Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 18, 1952 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1952 Aid to Farmers Splits Leaders Farm Bureau Wants leas Activity By OVm A. MARTTN WASHINGTON, March 18 ft Whether fanners should have lew help or more help from Uncle Sum Is an Issue driving n wedge between two groups of form organization lenders. In the forefront of Inn fight nre the American Farm Burenu l-'rdcr- ntlon and the Notional Fnrmer.i Union. The farm hureau, generally regarded as "conservatlvfi" on economic Issues, wanls less fndcral activity. The farmers union, whlnh espouses greater government participation In farmlng.has undertaken a campaign to discredit Its sister organization with farmers. The union also Is directing criticism at the national grange, which agrees morn closely with the hur- cau's philosophy than with the union's. In Its attacks on the bureau, the Union has been getting help from secretary of agriculture Brannan. In general, the farm bureau favors an economic set up under which factors of supply and demand set farm prices with a minimum of government Interference. The union, on the other hanft, wants the government to support farm prices at higher levels than now prevail. The bureau wants Congress to reduce appropriations for many department activities, particularly for payments to farmers for carrying out soil conservation practices. This the union opposes. Likewise, the bureau favors reducing activities of local farmer committees which now help administer farm problems. It feels these committees often are used for political purposes. The union charges the bureau Is siding with a "big business" attack on federal farm programs. This farm organization battle may greatly Influence the outcome of this year'* presidential election as well as the future course of government In the field of farm economics. Strong farm support hat been credited with swinging the 1948 election to President Truman. Only last week the president praised the union for Its efforts In behalf of farmers. Town Meeting April 1 Advertised By Price One of th« Important annual chores of the city clerk In his ex offlcio capacity as town clerk was performed today by . Paul Price when he posted five notices calling the annual Alton town meeting in the cliy 'hall for 3 p.m. Tuesday, April I—Just two week* from today. Notice of the meeting also Is being advertised In the Telegraph by Clerk Price. At the annual town meeting, open to all voters of the township, annual town appropriations and tax levies are made. One question likely to be put before the electors Is whether they would prefer to have the town meetings held in the evening instead of tho afternoon. The statutory hour for opening the town meeting is 2 p.m., but .electors have the power to change the time if they so desire. Supervisor Walter and some of the town board members believe that evening hours for the town meeting might make it possible for more voters to attend and take an active part in town governmental affairs. Allies Hedecornte Air PANMUNJOM, Korea, March 18, /P — The Allies announced today they will soon redecorate the allover this truce village. Four silver, sausage shaped balloons will replace the round orange ones used to warn airplanes away. The old balloons were filled with explosive hydrogen. The new will contain non-lnflammahle helium. Morri ns Continued From rugs 1. ation last month when Rep. Potter (R-Mich) said Morris had been used by "iron!" groups during his public career In New York Cily. In the house, tax investigators scheduled a private session with former internal revenue commissioner Joseph D. Nunun jr., now n New York attorney. The Houst ways and means committee is investigating alleged irregularities in the New York tax collecting anon cy. Monroe D. Dosvling was fired yesterday, the third revenue collector ousted in the New York office. Revenue commissioner John B. Dunlap announced the president had accepted Dowling's resignation-by-request because of "irregularity" in one of the collector's income tax returns. Dowling, a Negro, took the $11.500 job last August from another ousted collector. He was not available for comment. "DEAF BILL", as HP appeared 17 years after his death and as he looks today. Changing Gas Lines Is Cause Of Much Work It just seemed like those holes stayed open a long time on State street: hill. Actually there were nearly a dozen different holes, all made within such short dlslances of each other that they appeared to bo only a few holes. Edward Foeller, assistant manager of Union Electric Power Co.. explained today that the firm had made the'holes In the Slate street l pavement within the last month l.o change gas service lines to houses along the route. These lines were old and most of them were too small to handle Ihe greater amount of gas now necessary for homes, especially since It Is used for space healing. In the State si reel phase of its gas system rehabilitation work the power company's men did a lot of preliminary work before making the street excavations. The connecting laterals had to bo driven from the houses out under tho streets to a point where they could be hitched to the main, before the individual surface excavations could lie made. The excavations went between 30 and 36 Inches down, but were small so they could be refilled quickly. Even so each required several days for making excavation, then securing Ihe connection, tumping down ths refill, and finally reapplylng the surface. Other work Is continuing about town, also involving excavations, Foeller said. For several years now the company has been carrying out H program of putting clamp joints on its mains. The old joints, made in days before heavy traffic conditions had 1o be met, have become loose from the overhead vibration. They were made of lend and jute. Now since greater requirements for gas volume hnve necessitated installation of high pressure regulators nt points throughout the city the higher pressure of the gas in the mains has brought to light the lenky condition of the old joints. Oppose* tlittlHtu HAVANA, Cuba, March 18—rt 1 -The first open political defiance of tho eight-dny-old revolutionary regime of Fulgencio Batistii came last night. Lenders of Congress culled on the Cuban courts to de- olnre all nets of the Batista government illegal. Batista led nn army coup which seized power from President Carlos Prio Socarras March 10. Yellow Fever In Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, March 18 -/T—Jungle yellow fever, carried by a mosquito which livei only in the forest has killed 4C'J Brazilians since last May. Streeper On Circuit Bench Newly Klerled Judge Fills In for Harris City .Tndire T. H. Strapper, newly- rlorlrvl two week* ago, spent his first <l«y on Ihe hrnrh not in thn loffll court, hut In circuit court nt Edwnrdsvillf. He wnx substituting for Circuit .Tudgf" BnrciK, who called him in to sit this morning nftcr bolrig rn- qiionlivl to servo a* a pallbearer Tor n friend. .IiiflRf .Slreeprr snlrl Harfls In- lono>r| to return to Kdwardsvfllc nnd relieve him this afternoon. Judge Slreepor Is scheduler] to preside for lhf> first time In his own court here In Alton on Thursday when he will conduct the regular midweek, •or motion day, session. On polling the Alton member* of the hnr at a recent meeting, Judge Slrceper found they desired to hnve the Thursday midweek sessions here continued. This arrangement was begun some years ago by the Inte Judge W. P. Boyn- lon. Klrrwppr will open court Thursday morning. He received his commission as judge of Alton city court last Thursday after tho city council canvassed the vote of the recent special elertlon and formally declared the result. Incidentally, Streeper Indicated today, there'll be no marriages performed by him—even though some folks have asked him to. He said he'd already rejected a request from a St. Ixjuls couple to tie the knot for them. "I think the wedding ceremony should he performed under auspices of the church," he commented, "I never want to encourage any of these 'hurry-up' marriages." Playground Title Runs Back 80 Years Olin Gift Formally Accepted By Cily In connection with the deed to the Olln State Street Playground, formally presented to the city Monday through Wnlertowcr Dads club as the result of an enabling gift by John and Spencer T. Olln, Hity Clerk Price has received for he city files an abstract oC title o the properly which traces its nistory back over 80 years. First entry in the abstract, shows acquisition of the tract in May of 1872 by William Armstrong at a master's sale under decree of Alton city court. The price paid was VI 881.20. The recent transfer by which the city was enabled to secure the tract from Alton Water Co. was at a figure of $6500. Gift of theXDlin brothers made it possible to exercise an option secured by the Wa- lertovver Dads organization which has fostered the playground for 21 years. On voting to accept the gift of Iho tract last: December, the city council leased the playground for 20 years to the Dads Club for administrative purposes. The club plans to continue Improving the playground. It has been raising funds for the purpose of upbuilding the playground ever since the club was formed. In the last three years, il has expended $7000 on the tract, and has about $3500 on hand at the present time for further im- provemenls. The abstract turned over to the city shows that, after William Armstrong acquired tho tract in 1872, he transferred it the same year to Hannah Johnson at $2000. Hannah Johnson, and her husband, Harrison Johnson, in 1875, sold the tract to Henry Watson and Harry Taylor from whose hands it passed into possession of Alton Water Works Co. in 1876, and Ihence to New England Water Works In 1893. Alton Water Co. took over in 1SMH5. After the tract no longer became essential to operations of Alton Water Co., the utility gave a lease on the property so that it could be made n part of Alton's playground system. Baritone Or Director, It 9 * All One to Bill Baritone Rill Reed will double In baton tonight. \ Or rtiaybo it shoujd he put the other way around. For flrnd, who won his greatest popularity for public performance as a barltrmr will appear basically as a director tonight, during the Alton Senior and Junior High Choral Festival in West Junior Auditorium. !!«?'» director of the West Junior High chorus. But Mrs. Doris Rue, Senior High chorus director who Is arranging fhn program, announced today Bill would appear before the evening was over In his better-known role thnt of a baritone. Hr'll do a brief solo In the closing group, when all the choruses combine In "America, the Beautiful." Both choruses and their directors found flccoustlcs of the West Junior High auditorium suitable for their performance nt the dress rehearsal Monday night. They gave the hall a slightly different test from that of previous musical performances there. Instead of tho stage, the choruses will use the bleachers down one side to sit on and perform from so that no moving about will be necessary. The audience can be seated on the remaining bleachers, and of course, on chairs placed on the main floor. < Prison Machine Shop Contract lo R& R R & R Construction Co. of Alton has received the general contract for construction of a machine shop at Menard prison, the Illinois state division of architecture and engineering revealed Monday in announcing awarding of contracts totaling $172,284. The R & R bid was $113,950. A Correction Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lawton of Bunker Hill are parents of a daughter, Janet Kay, born Friday I n Alton Memorial Hospital. Through error the name of Mr. Lawton was listed as Thomas in an announcement of the birth and address as Route 1. Alton. The baby is the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Lawton. Mrs. Lawton was before her marriage, Miss Ada Graul, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Graul of near Fosterburg. Allied Gunfire RoutslOOOReds Scattered Attack Fails to Dent Lines By SAM SUMMBRMtf SEOUL, Korea, March 18, /P- AUled gun« routed 1000 Chinese Reds who tried to punch through UN lines on tho western front before dawn today. A U. S. Eighth Army staff officer said the scattered attacks along a four-mile sector northwest of Korangpo failed to dent the Allied line. Allied warplanes prowled North Korean skies but heavy clouds sheltered many Communist ground targets. Fighter-bombers blasted 57 new holes in the wobbly Red rail system before noon. Other attacks were mounted against the Communist front lines. A flock of giant snow geese set off air raid sirens In Seoul early Tuesday morning. Radar observers reported "unidentified targets" sweeping in from the sea off In- chon at about 85 miles an hour. Interceptor pilots saw nothing, but. radar plotted the flight directly overhead. As the "targets" swept back toward Inchon, antiaircraft guns prepared to open fire. Then huge searchlights outlined the geese and the "raid" was over. Ground action the rest of the day was minor. F-80 Shooting Star jets hit Red frontline troop and artillery positions for the fourth straight day. Pilots reported they killed 15 Communist soldiers and destroyed eight field pieces, and anti-aircraft gun and 18 troOp bunkers. Overheated Motors Are Listed As Fire Causes Firo' companies' Nos. 2 and 4 responded to a call to the Leo F. Fleming home at 2319 Washington enue, Monday, and found a wash washing machine had over-heated. No damage resulted. At 9:29 p. m., Monday, Companies Nos. 1, 2 and 3, and the ladder truck responded to an alarm at Russell-Miller mill, where the motor on a conveyor became overheated and ignited dust. The blaze was extinguished before any damage was caused except to the motor. Water pressure amounts to about a ton per square inch for every mile of depth. California Storm Shrieks Across New Mexico, Texas ALBUQUERQUE, March 18. M"> I —The storm that deluged Calffor-1 nla last week shrieked across the j high plains of eastern New Mexico i and West Texas last night In the I worst duster in years. Winds up to 110 miles an hour churned the dust to sullen clouds 15,000 to 20.000 feet high. I A small tornado ripped Into Wichita Falls, Tex., with some property damage. Billowing flust halted auto travel near Hobbs, southern New Mexico oil center. Eight persons were hospitalized there after highway smashups. Across the northern edge of the cold front, Oklahoma City and Ardmore, Wichita Falls In Ok!a- homa received heavy showers. The storm brought rain today to Kansas City and Wichita, Kas. The weather bureau said the storm moved In from the Pacific coast. Hobbs apparently bore the brunt of the New Mexico duster. Gusts ranged up to 76 miles an hour. Streets were covered with sand as the wind let up at. 4:30 a. m. Police Issued warnings against picking up electric power lines which had blown down. An oil well fire raged at the height at the wind, but was put out quickly. Trees Uprooted The Wichita Falls, Tex., tornado damaged roofs, uprooted trees and disrupted electrical power. The weather bureau warned that other tornadoes might develop as the storm passed today over Texas and Oklahoma. The storm center was moving northeastward and was expected to strike the Chicago area tonight. Only rain was forecast for the Chicago area, however. The weather bureau said the amount of rain and snow would increase as the storm moved east. In the West Texas-New Mexico area, the wind whipped around a mixture of rain, snow, hail and sand—particularly sand. Precious top soil, dried to dust by what has been called one of the worst droughts In the southwest since the 13th century, whirled high Into the air. The wind reached a top velocity of 110 miles an hour at Wink, Tex., near the New Mexico line. The mixture was described as "pink hail" at Stamford, Tex., and "a shower of mud" at Portales,, N. M. Snow left by the storm blocked three New Mexico highways early today. At the peak, two other highways in the state were closed for several hours because of blowing dust, one after an accident that sent eight people to the hospital. Cars Stalled The New Mexico highway department early today was still hauling stalled cars out erf the mountainous area around Alamogordo, where between four and eight inches of snow fell. Mountain roads from Alamogor- do to Roswell. Artesia and Corona wen? closed by snow. Motorists were warned to drive carefully on other highways. Aside from Wichita Falls, the only damage reported was a few signs blown down. But the clouds of dust, towering from 15,000 to 20,000 feet high, remained over the area today to get In people's hair and eyes and generally make housewives unhappy, A large area of precipitation extended from the northern plains and the western Great Lakes regions southward to Eastern Texas and the middle Mississippi valley, ft was rain in most areas, with light snow In northern Minnesota and North Dakota. Wet snow, with falls up to four Inches, hit western Nebraska today. Snow (lurries were reported in northern New England but generally fair weather prevailed In the eastern states. Rain fell from northern California northward through Oregon and eastern Washington. Montana appeared the coldest area early today with temperatures near zero in some area. Southerly winds brought warmer weather to the middle and lower Mississippi valley region eastward to the appalachlans. Allen Rielil Wins Speech Contest Area 4, District 8 of Toastmasters International had a speech contest Monday night at the Young Women's Christian Association with the Alton Toastmasters, 230, as host. Seventy-nine were present for the dinner preceding the contest. Entrans and their clubs were Oscar Bardelmier, Edwardsville; Jim Weaver, Illini of Wood River; Al Beyer, East St. Louis, and Allen Riehl, Alton. Mr. Riehl won'the prize in. the contest and Al Beyer received sec ond award. Invocation was given by Pat O'Hara and group singing was led by Arthur Brubaker. Jerry Trat- tlcr was toastmaster of the evening. Guests included Phil Ogden, East St. Louis, area governor; William Metzger, a charter member of the Alton club; William Beikema, Bert Mann, and George Bordman Perry, past governors of District 8; and Harry Hodde, Springfield, lieutenant governor of District 8. Thirty-two states' have state sales taxes. Damage Suit Asks $25,000 WoorlRiverWomatiAlleges Auto Injuries EDWARDSVILLE — Mrs. Martha II. Dyer of Wood River filed suit Monday in circuit court for $25,000 damages for injuries alleged suffered in an automobile collision. Named as defendants are James Weger and C. M. Weger of Meadowbrook. Mrs. Dyer's suit claims that she was injured and her car was damaged in a collision on Nov. 27 on Route 159, about 3'/4 miles north of Edwardsville. The suit alleges that C. M. Weger was named defendant because James Weger was operating an automobile as the former's agent, and her car was in collision with the auto. Linkogle Will Attend Municipal League Meet Mayor Linkogle plans to attend a meeting Thursday in Chicago of the executive board of Illinois Municipal League of which he is a member. He said he likely would take a night train after attending the Wednesday evening meeting called by the city finance committee for a discussion of city financing problems and next year's municipal budget. All business groups of the city— the GAAC, East End Improvement Association, and East End, Downtown, Upper Alton, and Northside businessmen's groups — have been invited to have representatives at the Wednesday financial discussion. The group will include aldermen and all city department heads and interested elective officials. Mrs. Verna Maggos Services Held Monday The Rev. O. W. Heggemeier, pastor of Evangelical & Reformed Church, conducted funeral rites Monday at 2 p. m. in Streeper funeral home for Mrs. Verna Maggos, wife of Paul Maggos of 3413 Brown street. Interment was in Upper Alton cemetery. Mrs. J. P. Bosley sang two hymns, accompanied by Mrs. Alonzo Rosenberger. Pallbearers were John and Harry Maggos, John, James, and Theodore Vambaketes, and Keith Cox. (iirl Kitten by Dog Robert Walton of 601 Edinond street informed the police Monday afternoon that his daughter, Sue Ellen, 7, had been bitten by a dog when near a store on McClure street, and that he had taken her to their doctor for examination and treatment. The child had been unable to give a description making it possible to trace the dog, it was 'said. Dead 37 Years Continued Front Page 1. complexion. Seventeen years later the body had shrunk to 60 pounds, 5 feet 3 inches and the color of leathery tan caused by dehydration. In embalming the body, no viscera were removed and injection was made through the femoral artery. He is solid as a rock and, after the original dehydration,, changed not at all. TURN TO- PAGES 18 and 19 See the WEDNESDAY SPECIALS Offered By Downtown Stores In Connection With the SILVER DOLLAR PHOTO CONTEST MDress up for Easter NO MONEY DOWN hand it to you The way you continue to bring us your Chicks . . . as increasing numbers of fond parents have been doing since 1903 . . . makes us as proud as a mother hen. That's why we make it our business to know Baby's needs well as those oi their bigger brothers and sisters. as Depend on us to keep 'em cool in summer, warm in winter, guard growing toes, expanding waistlines and above all, make them happy little fashion plates from cradle thru school. Easter Parade reading from leit to right . • in Miniature I New spring coats with all the smart high fashion • touches found in their older sister's new season's styles , } Smart two-tone suits for that young run-about, j> Handsomely tailored for that boy from Z to 7 \ For a pretty outlook on Spring—our fresh new >• group of dresses designed to pamper her young and good fashion tastes I One-piece style rompers in colors yellow and blue— • Daintily trimmed of contrasting colors 14" • Dresses for our carriage trade. Choice of white- J« blue—and pink—Smartly trimmed 4" 2" 198 Children's Dept. Second Floor

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