Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
Other Cities Fijfhl Sinn* ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4, (/P>—Mayors of several St. Louis suburbs, including East St. Louis, III., joined this city today in its recently launched campaign to rid the metropolitan district of smoke. Meanwhile another smoke pall— the eleventh in a little more than a month—overhung downtown St. Louis this morning. Visibility was not more than three blocks at 8 a. m. Under consideration to solve the. problem is a suggestion the city purchase large quantities of smokeless fuels produced by the processing of southern Illinois eoal, nnd make these fuels available to the general public at the lowest possible price. Mayor John T. Connors of East SI. Louis said the idea of processing Illinois coal "appeals to mo." "In order to succeed," he added, "this plan must have the cooperation of the mining industry and off health authorities." Mayor Frank L. Martini of Maplewood said the St. Louis county League of Municipalities, of which be is president, would discuss the plan at its next meeting. "As for Maplewood," Martini ns- serled, "anything which helps SI. Louis will help us, too, am) our cooperation can be counted on."