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THE ROSEL VOLUME 22, NUMBER 22 ·ncmd ·· second olui mattor under act or M*Mb ». in*. M RoeeUe. HI. REGISTER , ILL. FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1951 3 SECTIONS -- 20 PAGES $3.00 PER YEAR Study Roselle Building Code Illinois Bell Improvements To Aid Phone Service Extensive teleohone cable additions to the Bensenvllle communications network and the installation of o new local switchboard, at the 8 East Green Street exchange bulldlne will brinf! more thnn 830 telephones, now outside thn company's urban service area, into the urban telephone svstem here within the next few weeks. THE TELEPHONES, most of ·which nre on rural lines, are located in Wood Dnlo. the subdivisions of White Pines and Mohawk and the adjacent area sn'.'lhwest of Bcnsrnvllle. In arnounclnc the extension of the urban telephone system, R. F. Peterson. Illinois Bell man- nerr, said this week that construction crews have built over 5,200 miles of wire In telephone cable into the Bensenvllle net- gociation. Proposals are to raise restrictions and bar pre-fabs. work. William Tatman, district ' construction superintendent, is supervising the cable work ·which began in October. Action to consider changes in Roselle's building code was started last week when community officials got together at a businessmen's meeting. Here are George Sim, Jr., chairman of the zoning; bonrd, Ray Scamehorn, president of businessmen's group, N. W. Lies, president of the village board and Irvin Elbert, secretary of businessmen's as- Technicians are completing final testing of the new switchboard and other exchange in- stallftions which will make new telephone numbers available to the rural subscribers who will receive urban service. AN IMPROVEMENT in rind- Ing of these telephones which are now on rural lines will also result from the project, the manager continued. Subscribers will hear only the rings of their wn telephones rnther than those of other parties on their lines as well ns their own. Bensenville exchange 2.400 telephones. JorclFiii Photo serves Bensenville Woman Is 96 Years Old Mrs. Anna Swenson, 171 S. York St., Bensenvllle, wns 96 years old March 22. Her daughter. Mrs. Florence Rnsmiissen's birthday was March 23, si'-they gave a double celebrution. Neighbors, friends and relatives were entertained at luncheon with each guest given a imall individual cake with the numbers 96 inscribed on the ic- j Ing. Out of town guests were present from Moline and Chicago. Keeneyville PTA April Food Dance Tomorrow Night The Keeneyville school PTA has planned an evening of fun, entertainment, dancing and eating for all at the April Fool dance to be held in the school auditorium tomorrow (Saturday) night, Good accordion music by Mrs. Donald Nelson (Rogene Bering) and Dennis Cuchlara will keep you jumping. There'll be some exhibitions of square dancing put on by the students of the different grades in the Keeneyville school with Ray Soden, caller, Real old fashioned ham sandwiches, cake, coffee and pop -plus a l l - t h e other good things that make the "night out" complete, wll! be served by eighth gradr mothers. The price of tickets is very reosonnble. They may be obtained from any eighth grader or at the door. Everyone is welcome. Driver Arrested After Crash Near Bartlett Marvin Strnub, 18, rural rte. 1. Elgin, was arrested Sunday shortly after his car collided w i t h another at Irving Park rd. and B a r t l e t t id., north of Bartlett. Police charged h i m w i t h f a i l i n g to yield the right-of-way. His auto collided with one being driven by Alfred A. Mennell, BO. Chicago. juries. There were no in- Dems Name Two Candidates For Circuit Judges Fied W. Anderson, Downers Grove, and Col. Charles Edwards, Auroia, are the Democratic choices for the circuit judge posts in the 16th judicial district. They wore selected Monday night in Geneva at the Dems' annual district convention. They will be oppossed in the June 4 bnllotmg by four Republican candidates, who were nominated at the GOP district convention eaiher this month. Thpy are: Incumbents Win G. Knoch, Naperville. and Charles A. O'Connor, Aurora, and Harry C. Dnni- Vernon Franzen Dies At 40 Years Vernon W. Franzen, 40, 170 S. Addison St., Bensenville. died Good Friday at 9:10 p.m. ir the Memorial hospital, Elmhurst. FUNERAL SERVICES were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Peace Evangelical and Reformed church, Bensenville, w i t h the Rev. A r t h u r Ebcling officiating, Burial was in Mount Emblem cemetery, southeast of Bensenvllle. Franzen, who was a salesman for. n Chicago perfume and noap company until a short time be-'' fore hi; death, leaves his wife, Violet; two daughters, Marlcne nnd Donna Leo; his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Edward Franzen, and a sister. Laura Carry,-till of Bensenville. HE WAS AN active member of the Bensenville Lions and Fire department, the Royal Neighbors of America, Camp No, 7179, and the Elmhurst Moose lodge, DuPage Public Health Council Dinner April 25 The annual dinner meeting of the DuPage Public Health Council will be held at the First Methodist church, 1032 Maple ave,, Downers Grove, April 25 at 6:30 p, m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Howard Shaughnessy, deputy director, division of laboratories of the Illinois Health deportment. As decreed by recent state leg-1 Dinner reservations may be els, Elgin, Fous.t, Syi nnd Gen, Oassius Islation, there will be four Judges elected instead of three as in the past. made w i t h Mrs. Herschel Barnes, Walnut Pine, Bensenville, Telephone Bensenville 884-J-l, JP's, Magistrates File Annual Reports With State's Attorney About 50 of DuPage county's justices of the peace and police magistrate's have filed their required annual reports with State's Attorney Lee E. Daniels in Wheaton, The reports, most of which covered the year ending March 1, sverc scheduled to be approved yesterday, TnurMltiy, bv County Judge Russell W. Kconcy, JUSTICES OF THE PEACE Arnold J. Mueller, Addison, and Charles I. Turner, Roselle, and Magistrates George A. Sim Jr., Rout-lie, and John H. Mears, Bensenvillo, are the local men who turned in their records. They arc shown in digest below. Mueller: Cam Flnt» For village of Addison 017 $4,879 For slate's attorney 14 147 For village of Bensenvllle 8 97 For Conservation department 1 50 Totals ~640 $4,973 Turnvr; . For village of Bloomingdale 644 18,442 »lm Jr.) , For village of Bloomingrtdle 112 $1,089 For village of Roselte 19 276 For county treasurer 12 107 Totals 143 $1,452 alS! For state's attorney 12 $ 482 For county sheriff 3 45 Totals 15 $ 527 THE AMOUNTS OF FINES assessed by other justices of the peace nnd police magistrates are as follows: Magistrate Roswell Katon, Elmhurst. $12,332; Justice John Kunes, Lombard, $5,300; Justice Emil Schreck, Villa Park, S3'.281: Magistrate Frank Herrick, Wheaton. $3.072: Magistrate Joseph V. Dieter, Downers Grove, $2,866, and Justice Paul Daw, West Chicago, $1,266. Garbage! A Primary Problem In DuPage County; Engineer Offers These Recommendations By Bud Booth If Du Page county is able to establish and run its own garbage disposal cystem by the landfill method, the amount of preparation and work involved will be very extensive. This was made clear in a report recently released by C. W. Klassen, chief sanitary engineer for the state health department's division of environmental health Five Are Named In $30,000 Dram Suit A Westmont tavern operator, Clara Metzger, and four others were named defendants this week in the $30,000 Dram Shop suit filed with Robert C. Haen- uch, clerk of the circuit court, Wheaton. The other defendants are George J. Pheshar and Seymour Waterfall, owners of the building'housing the tavern, and Harold and J. W. Spannagel. According to the suit,, Steve Mark, Westmont, ww Killed last March 26 when the Spannagel auto, in which he was a passenger, was involved in an accident, Robert and Mat-y Mark and Edward Mark, parents and brother of the deceased, say that the Dram Shop act was violated 9y the tavern operator when she served liquor to Harold Spannagel, who was driving the car, just before the accident, The plaintiffs are asking $15,000 in damages on each of two counts. 3,170 Persons Take X-Ray In North DuPage A report on the tour of DuPage county's tuberculosis mobile x-ray unit through Bensenville, Roselle, Warrenville and West Chicago, was one of the features of the i eccnt meeting of the DuPage County TB association. A TOTAL OF 3,170 chest x- rays were taken in these communities, Gertrude Berls, executive secretary of the organization said. Twenty-four persons in this large group have been summoned to the Hinsclale sanatorium for examinations while 34 others were asked to see their personal physicians, it was reported. Miss Berls, who will represent this county at the annual meeting of the state association in Peoria April 16, said that Christmas Sual sales receipts have now hit $46,664, about $3,800 more than received the previous year. Other business at the meeting including the naming of three committees by County Judge Russell W, Keeney. president of the association. Following are the committees: BUDGET AND program: John Flllson, Glen Eilyn. chairman; John Hafner, Glen Ellyn; Harold E, Moser, Naperville; Dr. Harold N, Brown. Lombard, and C Raymond Wolfe, Elmhurst. Nominating: Mrs. G u s t a v Orth. Hinsdale, chairman; Harold E. White, Naperville; Dr. Robert B. Stewart, Wheaton; Dr. William C. Perkins, West Chicago, and Gordon Bunge, Downers Grove. Annual dinner planning: Ray Wachter, Downers Grove, chair- mnn; Mrs. M. F. Modjeska, Villa Park; Mrs. R. -Hugh Tvask, Hinsdale, and Mrs. G. E, Chamberlain, Lombard. The association's annual dinner will be held in May and at that time the nominating committee will reveal its choice for officers for the following year, Enlist In U. S. Navy Two Roselle youths recently enlisted in the U. S, Navy through the Elgin recruiting station, The new seamen recruits are Kenneth J. Penkala, 18, 141 E. Pine st., and Harold J. Andrykowski,'18, 55 W. Elm ave. services. "THE SANITARY landfill method o! garbage and refuse disposal with power equipment in Illinois is relatively new;" he states "therefore, it is impossible to indicate all the operational methods^ or anticipate all the advantages Iliat may be derived from saniiary landfills. This report is simpl| an attempt 'to wnluatp present sanitary JahdfillTcnowIedgR ai id applies to Illinois. . .[ V **"^ "Plans are essential to cdoidi- nate the various factors involved They should be prepared by competent professional engineers Remember that it is difficult iind often impossible to correct defects once an operation 4 is stdil- ed, but relatively easy to anlici- VOTERS EYE TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS TUESDAY 33 High Schools In Music Contest Saturday Bensenville Community High School will be host to 33 competing high schools in the annual music contest of this northern Illinois district this Saturday and more than 600 student musicians will be on hand in a bid for the various honors, according to Lynn Huffman, local school music director in charge of the entire program. THERE WILL be 12 separate contests, each with 4 or 5 divisions, consisting of aolos and ensembles of band and orchestra instruments, and vocal solos and ensembles. Each contest has about 45 entries. Twelve outstanding musical authorities of the area will act as judges and the entire program will be run off during the day. There will be 5 of these parallel contests running at the Tioga school, 4 at the high school and 3 at the Bible church, with each contestant limited to 6 minutes of. performance time. Schools competing are: Arlington Heights, Belvidere, Big Rock, Crystal Lake, DeKalb, Dundee, Elgin, Genoa-Kingston, Grayslake, Hampshire, Harvard, Hebron, Hinckly, Kirkland, Leyden, Miilta, McHenry, Maine, North Boone, Northbrook, Palatine, Richmond-Burton, S a n d w i c h , Shabbona, Sommonauk, Sycamore, Wauconda, Warren, Waukegan, Waterman, Woodstock, Zion-Benton, and Bensenville. ON SATURDAY, April 7, all but trie largest of these same schools will be represented in band, orchestra and choral contests, ngain at Bensenville. This competition will bring together some 15 high school bands, 2 orchestras and 20 choral groups. pate them in the planning stage." | On each f these Saturdays , KLASSEN LISTS six priman | adult admission will be oOc and school pupils (not competing) 25c. During the noon period each Saturday the Band Boosters association will serve a luncheon at the Tioga school cafeteria. points to be considered in sanitary landfill site location and operation: design basis, access roads, underground pollution, s u r - ' face pollution and drainage, operation and ultimate land use In the matter of design basis, about .75 to 1.5 acres of ground are used annually for each 10,000 in population if the garbage is compacted to 'a depth of six lect This .figures out to about one cubic yard 'per person per ycai Here are the'villagc and city otficials recently appointed to a special committee to study the DuPage county garbage 1 disposal situation: William R. Friednch. Naperville city attorney, chairman; President Martin W. Kgger- ding, Addison; Mayor William A. Gannon, Wheaton; President Philip A. Ganzhorn, Glen Ellyn, and Theodore M. Wardvvell, Hmsdale village manager. Actual compaction tests, to determine the actual garbage and refuse measurements per pound should be made by using an adequate quantity of representative garbage and refuse. Compaction usually decreases the original volume by about 20 to 35 per cent, Figuring that the average person's garbage is about two or three pounds daily, one ton of garbage and refuse would fill about one or two cubic yards when compacted. IN PICKING ACCESS roads to any landfill project the length of the haul is very important, according to Klas'sen, Since long hauls are expensive, because of time lost and vehicle operation, the costs should be computed before selecting the site of the dump. The access roads should be free of lieavy traffic iE possible, capable of withstanding the weights of the garbage trucks in all kinds of weather, and equipped with special safety measures for any existing road hazards. Underground pollution is extremely important at, landfills, because of the health factor involved. The proposed garbage disposal plots should not be located on rock strata without a complete study of the possible hazards involved. In Illinois, limestone strata often have solution channels of crevices to convey pollution. IF STUDIES REVEAL the presence of limestone, a minimum of 30 feet of clay till should be kept between the rock and the garbage or refuse. Drift wells should be no nearer than 500 feet to any fill unless there is no subsurface seepage. Surface drainage must keep runoff to and into the fill at n minimum and prevent puddles and ponds from forming adjacent to or on the landfill. Garbage and refuse should (Continued on page 3) Bensenville Boys' Southern Trip Ends Abruptly Three Bensenvllle area youths' trip through the south tncled ab- luptly last week when they were returned home by police to answer charges of "attempted bur- glaiy The boys are scheduled to appear before Bensenville Police Magistrate John H. Mears Saturday at 2 p.m. THE WEYRE PICKED up by Jackson, Mississippi, police on March 19 and returned to DuPage county with Sheriff Rollin Hall, Wheaton, and Harry Kolze, Bensenvllle police chief, late last Fuday. The three are now in the county jail under bonds of $1;OOQ each. KOLZE REPORTS THAI* the boys broke into one of the new Mam st, stores on the night of March 12 or the morning of Mrrch 13. They broke a glass door to gain entrance despite the fact that there was no merchandise in the store, he added. Marie Spanley, 79, Bensenville, Dies Mane Spanley, 79, died Tuesday in the home of her son, John, 193 Grace s t , Bensenville, where she had lived for the past 11 years. Services ane scheduled today, Friday, at 2 p. m. from Geils' chapel, Bensenville. Interment wftl be m St. Lucas cemetery, Chicago. In addition to John, she leaves a daughter, Elizabeth Arndt, two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her husband, John Spanley, Sr., preceded her in death. Local Lions Attend 'Roar 1 At'Belvidere A large group of Lion members from north DuPage's posts in Bensenville, Wood Dale, Itasca and Roselle, attended the 13tn annual "Lion Roar" in Belvidere, Illinois, Tuesday, night, ( Herbert Petry, Lions International president, \Y,as the, speaker for the occasion. Edgar M, Elbert acted as toastmaster for the evening. Lady Taxicab Operator Piles Injunction Against Village Of Westmont Laura Strauley, Westmont cab company owner, has filed an injunction against that village to compel the issuing of a license to permit her to operate two taxis. The injunction also asks for a court order to prevent the molesting of her cab drivers. She reports that she applied for a license some time ago, but that it was turned down by the village council's license committee. The Westmont license ordinance should be declared void, she says, since it is special legislation protecting favored cab operators. Annual Town Meeting Set For Tuesday The annual Addison nnd Bloomingdale town (township) meetings are scheduled in 'the villages of Addison and Bloomingdale next Tuesday, April 3, The Addison session will be at a new time, 8 p. m while the meeting m Bloomingdale will be at the customary 2 p. m. THE MAIN PURPOSE of the meetings is to pass the yearly township budgets and levies, but other matters pertaining to the township often enter into discussions. This was the case last year in Addison. A large group of irate citizens turned out at the meeting and expressed their extreme disapproval over the condition of the township roads. MUCH OF THE criticism was directed at Road Commissioner Fied Geils, rural rte., Lombard. He is not a candidate election next week. for re- Addison Home Gutted, Neighbors Come To Aid Of Family Of 4 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wolwer- ton, Diversey blvd., east of Addison, and their two children, w;ere left homeless Saturday night when their newly acquired shell home was gutted by flames. All of their clothes and furnishings were lost and damage was set at over $5,000 Addison Rural firemen battled the blaze for over 90 minute after one of the children used a neighbor's phone to call in the alarm at 8:40 p. m It's reported that the fire started in a closet. The Wolwertons are now living in Chicago with friends, but immediately after the fire surrounding neighbors came to their aid with clothing, food and shelter. Soil Conservation Program Sign Up Ends Tomorrow DuPage farmers who expect to take part in this year's Agricultural Conservation program, but wjio have yet to make their intentions known officially, had better hurry up, reports Michael F. Lies, chairman of the county PMA committee. The deadline for signing up at Lies' headquarters in the Wheaton post office is tomorrow, Saturday, March 31. Under the ACP farmers are offered incentive payments to encourage and assist them in following approved conservation methods. Special aid is being offered this year for the construction of sod waterways and the establishment or improvement of pastures. "In view of the emphasis now being placed on continued high production," says Lies, "the need for increased soil conservation work is greater than ever before. It is our sincere hope that all the farmers will sign up to take part in this program. Remember the deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, March 31." John J. Kelly, Elmhurst, and Fred W. "Kebbie" Koebbeman, Bensenville, are expected to steal most of the spotlight in Tuesday's Addison township election when they battle it out for the supervisor's post. INCUMBENT KELLY, WHO'S been supervisor for 20 years and head of the county board for two thirds that time, is expected to pull a substantial vote in all sections of the township, it's reported. He heads the Republican party slate. Koebbeman, a Bensenville businessman who's new in township politics, should draw heavily in the northeast section, experts say. H? is the top man on the Addison Township Taxpayer's party ticket. The other Addison GOP candidates are: Arthur S. Petersen, Bensenville, for assistant township supervisor; Adolph "Atz" Pfotenhauer, Addison, for road commissioner; Lawrence T. Murphy, Elmhurst, for constable to j fill vacancy, and William A. Ernsting, Bensenville, school trustee. The Taxpayer's other nominees are: Elmer G. Eilrich, rural rte. 2, Bensenville, for assistant supervisor; Kenneth Harvey, ruraj rte. 2, Bensenville, for road commissioner; Julius H. Armbruester, rural rte. 1, Bensenville for constable to fill vacancy, and Clarence A. Bostrom Jr., Wood Dale, for school trustee. Ernsting is the only incumbent candidate among these eight men. Petersen and Eilnch are seeking to replace Leonard Geils, Bensenville, who declined to run for third term as assistant supervisor. ROAD COMMISSIONER Fred Geils, rural rte., Lombard, also decided not to seek re-election and so Pfotenhauer and Harvey are running for his job. Clifford Simpson was forced to vacate his constable's pest when he moved to Evanston last year. The Bloomjngdale township election figures to bu rather quiet this year with only three candidates seeking the two jobs that are open. John I. Coppock, Bloomingdale township, and Earl Tedrahn. Cloverdale, make up the People's party. Coppock :s seeking re-election as road commissioner and Tedrahn is unopposed as the candidate for school trustee. COPPOCK'S OPPOSITION is furnished by Franklin Hahn. Bloomingdale township, who is running under the banner of the Voter's party. How They Voted In Town Election 20 Years Ago The Addison and Bloomingdale township elections next Tuesday will probably not set north DuPage county afire, but they'll certainly create quite a furor in comparison with their counterparts of 20 years ago. IN BLOOMINGDALE township on April 7, 1931, a record- breaking total of 46 ballots were cast m the three precincts, in Roselle, Bloomingdale and Cloverdale. Charles R. Broker was the only candidate on the ballots and received a unanimous vote for school trustee. Slightly over 1,000 persons turned out for real competitive balloting at Addison township's seven districts. William Senf, who was unopposed, led the victory of the Straight ticket by being elected supervisor. John J. Kelly, the present day supervisor, and H. C. Benhardt, won the two assistant supervisor's posts, beating out O. E. Schroeder and Albert Rosenwinkel. JOHN B. FROST and William E. Heuer were unopposed for constable and school trustee respectively and were thus automatically swept into office. The township elections of 1931 almost doubled the size of the county board. The 20 member group grew to 36 members since no alteration wns made to compensate for the increase in population that was officially revealed in the 1930. census tabulations. Alterations were later made, but not until considerable inconvenience was experienced in reorganizing the supervisors into larger quarters. 81 Permits Issued For Unincorporated Building In DuPage The 81 building permits issued for construction in the unincor- corated regions of DuPage county Hurinij February had a total valuation of $743,724, according to the latest report of Assistant Supervisor James Carruthers. Glen Ellyn. the county zoning enforcing officer. Fifty-five of the permits were for new homes to cost an estimated $538,250 in all or an average of $9,786 per dwelling. Other permits went out from the zoning department office in Wheaton as follows: nine remod- elings, $31,975; six garages and sheds, $8,200; two business buildings, $30,000; eight sign boards, $865, and one schoolhouse, $44,434. Carruthers also reports the receipt of two applications for change in zoning calssification and the issuance of one cabin.li- cense. Bake Sale Tomorrow The Bloomingdale Community club is sponsoring a bake sale at the hall Saturday, March 31, 2 to 4 p. m. Any donations will be appreciated. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Community hall remodeling program. Rural Youth Banquet The north Cook County Rural Youth is sponsoring their annual banquet and dance at Benhart's, Roselle, Tuesday evening, April 17, at 7:45 o'clock. This dance is semi-formal and open to the public. Tickets may be obtained from the members, or at the door. Tuesday's Polling Places Listed Here are the polling places, which will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., that will be used in Tuesday's Addison and Bloommg- dale township elections. ^ Addison township: District 1. village hall, Railroad ave., Bensenville; District 2, Village hall, Lake st., Addison; District 3, vill. hall. Walnut st., Itasca; District 4, Ral«h. G. Olsson home, 283 W. North ave., Elmhurst; District 5, Wood Dale Fire house. Wood Dale rd., Wood Dale; District 6, Fred L. Day home, 227 E. North ave., Elmhurst; District 7, Bensenville Motcr Sales, 97 N. York rd., Bensenville; District 8, Frank Gniot garage, 345 Addison ave., Elmhurst; District 9, Bensenville Community High school. York rd., Bensenville; District 10, Mohawk Property office, Irving Park and Church rds., Bensenville; District 11, Craft Pattern studio, northeast corner rtes. 83 and 64, and District 12, Wood Dale Community club, Irving Park rd., Wood Dale. BLOOMINGDALE township: District 1, Town hall, Roselle rd., Bloomingdale; District 2, Ted- rahn's store, C iry and Army Trail rds., Cloverdale; District 3, village hall, Irving Park and Roselle rd., Roselle, and District 4, Community hall, Lake st., Keeneyville. Relief Costs Rising! A total of 687 DuPage residents were recipients of $28,707 from the Old Age Pension program in January, reports Carl K. Schmidt Jr., executive secretary of the Illinois Pablic Aid commission. Below are the figures for the entire state as compared with the previous month. No. of person* January, 1951 .f.. 121,019 Total AT. payment peymtni per person $5,618,494 $46.43 December, 1950 121I549 $5,605,242 $46.12 DuPage children numbering 135 received $3,798 in aid under the Aid to Dependent Children program during the same period, Schmidt says. Both the number of children and the amount paid out went up from the December figures, as the table for the entire state shows below,. January, 1951 No. of children 61,251 December, 195 60,780 Total AT. payment payment per child $2,305,161 $37.»JC- $2,283,453 *37.S P -