Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 19, 1951 · Page 2
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Tuesday, June 19, 1951
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THE REGISTER-NE\A^ — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WRITER TO BE TRIED BY CZECHS yfiHiom OoHt, Prague Cor- ratpondtnf for Associof- •d Pn»§, H«ld by Reds os Prisoner Since April 23. Mf. V. Officer Earns Commendation By AiMclatad Prtn LONDON, June 19. — Reports Ifrom Prague today said the Czech foreign ministry has informed the p. S. embassy that Associated Press Correspondent William Oatis will be placed on trial within a few days. Oatis. 37, was arrested April 23 Ion charges of hostile activities toward the Czechoslovak government. The Prague report said Vilem Siroky, Czech foreign minister, told U. S. Ambassador Ellis O. Briggs of Oatis' forthcoming trial when Briggs called at the foreign ministry last Friday afternoon. Oatis' arrest did not become known until April 26, nearly 72 hours after his disappearance from his office and lodgings in Prague. He was last seen while preparing to keep an appointment. Three Czech agents seized him as he was putting his car in his garage. A native of Marion, Ind., Oatis had gone to Prague last June as chief of the Associated Press bureau there. Shortly Before his arrest he had informed the U. S. embassy he was being shadowed. At the time of his arrest was announced, Frank Starzel, general manager of the Associated Press, said the AP knew no basis for the charges against him. Oatis had been wTiting for the Associated Press since 1937, except for four years when he was in the United States Army during World War II. The Czech announcement of April 26 said the charges against him included activities hostile to the state, gathering and disseminating information considered secret by Czechoslovakia and spreading malicious information regarding the Czech state through illegal news channels. The announcement said he had misused Czech Citizens in his activities. Four other employes of the Associated Press in, Prague, all Czechs, disappeared in the month before Oatis' arrest. Presumably they too, are being held as defendants of witnesses. LT. COL. mVIN L. HARLOW, of Mt. Vernon, ia the recent recipient o( s letter of commendation from M«j. (Jen. Edwin P. Parker, the Provost Marshal General, Department of the Army. H ARLOW is assigned with the ^Military Government Department, PMG Center, Camp Gordon, Ga,, as executive officer and instructor. As a member of the staff and faculty his "excellent instruction presented during militry government classes—smd skillful handling of the many difficult subjects presented to the students—reflects special credit on the ingenuity and per-' serveranee of...(the) Military Gov- erntment Department Staff in the pursuit of its assigned mission." The commanding office of the PMG Center, Col. Francis E. Howard, further commended Col Harlow for the "high quality of your performance of duty. You did the work, yours is the credit." Harlow served for 52 months in the European Theatre as a Military Government Officer. Four Teen-Agers Take Watermelons Four teen-age boys were picked up by city police last night for taking watermelons at the Mt. Vernon Distributing Co. They were ordered to pay for the melons and to report at the police station today. No charges had been filed in the case. HUGE TELESCQPE FINDS RUNAWAY STARS; THEORY UNIVERSE Is EXPLODING By Associated Prtss ILOS ANGELES, June 19.—Palomar's "Big Eye" has reached 2,000 million million million miles into space and found vast groups of runaway stars which further sup- pdh the theory that the universe is (exploding, a noted astronomer r ^rted today. [This is described as the first significant work of the 200-inch Hale telescope in the area outside our own milky way or galaxy. The, achievement constitutes a loiig step toward determining the sizle and nature of the universe, the position .of the earth in it, and whether there may be many more e ^ths and solar systepis similar to o^rs. This was reported by Dr. Milton L.: Humason (pronounced Humm'- a-son) in a paper prepared for the iUtronomical Society of the Pacific. Dr. Humason is secretary of; the Mt, Wilson and Palomar Observatories and an expert in gt #rlight analysis. In 1942 Dr. Humason calculated thie runaway speed of star bodies 250 million light years away. The new work takes the measurement ot\ out to 360 million light years, a distance increase of roughly 50 per cent. Observer In Cradle To get the new data Dr. Humason had to sit for as long as six hours at a stretch in a fantastic looking cradle at the upper end of the telescope, seven stories above the observatory floor. The objects he observed were whole clusters of galaxies, so distant that even the big eye did not distinguish individual stars or even single galaxies. In his new research Dr. Humason found star groups 300 million light years away with a runaway speed of 31,000 miles per second. Another group 330 million light years distant was speeding away at 34,000 miles per second. The third group, 360 million light years out, was going away at 38,000 miles a second. These figures confirmed the speed factor of the red shift. The speed of light is the yardstick which astronomers will use for measuring the distances of the outermost objects observable in space. Dr. Humason's next goal is 500 million light years away. This is about half as far as the big eye can see. MacARTHUR HEARING- POSSIBILITY OF REVOLT IN SOUTH CHINA By Associated Prtss WASHINGTON. June 19.—Vice Adm. Oscar C. Badger said today he thinks bombing of Red China's supply lines should be confined to Korea "for the time being." Testifying at the Senate's MacArthur inquiry, Badger said he does not think it would be wise now to adopt the step urged by Gen. Douglas MacArthur and bomb bases and supply routes in Chinese Manchuria. Badger said he is opposed to a naval blockade of China by the United States alone, but believes with Adm. Forrest Sherman, chief of naval operations, that the United Nations should institute such a blockade. MacArthur was dismissed from his commands on April 11 for publicly advocating the bombing of Manchuring bases, use of Chinese Nationalist troops from Formosa, and a naval blockade of the China coast. MacArthur said the U. S. should "go it alone" on 'all three if U. N. partners failed to join in the action. Badger also expressed belief that Communist deverses in Korea are strengthening the cjiance that South China may revolt against its Red masters. He said the area of Manchuria, inner Mongolia, Sinkiang "and possibly, North China," is "generally deemed to be securely under Communist control and definitely subservient to Moscow." But in the areas of China to the south, he said, there is. still "a chance of revolutionary repercussion against Communist tyranny and imperialism." DEATHS AND FUNERALS L. 0. Honey Dies; Funeral to Be Held Wednesday Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at Union Grove (Bell) church for L. O. Haney, 78, a former resident of Mt. Vernon who died at his home in Centralia Sunday at 11:30 p. m. Mr. Haney was a stationary fireman at the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company for 25 years. He moved to Centralia nine years ago and resided at 939 east Broadway. Born December 24, 1873, in Marion count>-, he was the son of Abner and Melvina (Smothers) Haney. He was married June 3. 1905 at luka to Nettie Weems. Surviving are his wife, one son. Sister of Mt. V. Resident Dies James E. Eckert has received word of the death of his sister, Miss Edith Eckert of Tower Hill, III. Fvmeral services will be in Tower Hill. .4rrangements are incomplete. Lacey F. Haney of Champaign, a daughter,/ Mrs. J. L. Cherry of Centralia, six brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral service will be cfl«i- ducted by the Rev. Sam McCoy of Mr. Vernon. Burial will be in Union Grove cemetery. The body will lie in state at the family re.sidence. WAR DEPT. APPEALS FOR BLOOD; DISREGARD QUOTAS State Senator Left S465,000 By Associated Prtss JOLIET, 111., June 19.—Richard J. Barr, veteran member of the Illinois senate who died Monday, left an estate valued at $465,000. Barr's will, filed in Will county proljate court yesterday, listed $400,000 of the estate in real estate and remainder in personal property. Barr, 85, had served 48 consecutive years in the state senate. The residue of the estate after certain bequests was to divided among three children—Richard J. Barr Jr., and Mrs. Mary West of Joliet, and William Barr of Washington. "Disregard all quota limitations and collect more blood." This was the plea relayed to the local Red Cross office today from the War Department. The need for whole blood and plasma has increased to the point that a last minute appeal is being issued prior to the Bloodmobile visit here on Friday. At present there are only 35 appointments toward the old quota of 144 pints. Figures released today by the war department show that since August of 1950 up to a few weeks ago 80,000 pints of whole blood had gone to Korea through Red Cross and 480,000 units of plasma. It takes 2.4 pnts of whole blood to make one unit of plasma, according to blood center officials. "Experience shows that for every pint of whole blood used in Korea it takes six units of plasma to support it," stated Harry Wolter, blood service chaii-man today "This means that usually when a man in Korea • uses one pint of blood he will be given six units of plasma also." The need is urgent for more donors to supply this vitally needed supply of lifesa\ing blood." Bloodmobile At .4rmory The Bloodmobile will be at the Armory Friday, June 22 from 12 noon until 6 p. m. All persons from 21 to 60 years of age may become blood donors, or from 18 to 21 with written parental consent. Doctors and nurses will check each prospective donor prior to the donation. Sandwiches and coffee will be served in the Canteen. Call 2083 for an appointment. Blood collected here also supplies local residents hospitalized here or away when requested. Red Cross Blood is given at no charge. Navy Researcher Quits Under Fire By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 19 — Dr. Stephen Brunauer, suspended chief research chemist in the Navy's weapons development section, has resigned in the face of a Senator's charge that he was "one of the figures in the atomic spy ring." After the Navy announced his resignation yesterday, Brunauer said "past mistakes" of 25 years ago .cost him his job although "I have been a strong anti-Communist for 18 years." He Said he resigned to avoid being "a source of embarrassment" to the Navy. The 48-year-old Hungarian born scientist declared himself "intensely loyal to the United States." Brunauer was a civilian employe of the Navy. He was one of the targets last year of Senator McCarthy (R-Wis.) who charged Reds had infiltrated the government. This year, on May 8. McCarthy told the Senate it had been learned "during the atomic spy trials" that Brunauer was, "although not the major figure, one of the figures in the atomic spy ring." McCarthy did not elaborate. , At the same time the Navy suspended Brunauer, the State Department suspended his wife, Mrs. Esther Caukin Brunauer, who was a liason oficer on the U. N. relations staff. Enlishments Open In All Branches After Draft Exam The Army. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard will not afccept enlistments from registrants who have had their pre- induction physical examination but who have not been issued orders to report for induction. Such enlistments will be allowed up to midnight July 14, 1951, local recruiting offices reported. The Marine Recruiting office is on the second floor of the city hall building. THE •y A«iMlM «4 Pr«M CmCAQO, June 19 — A warm June day appeared in prospect for most of the nation toaay — with the far southwest in line for more hot weather. Temperatures again yesterday generally were above 100 degrees from the Rio Grande Valley to the Interior Valleys of California. Top marks were 111 at Presido, Tex., 107 at Wjnk. Tex.. 105 at Yilma, Ariz., and 101 at Blythe, Calif. THE SHOWER AREA extended over the middle Mississippi Valley. Michigan, northern Texas and Oklahoma and the northern Great Plain states. It was warm and humid over the southern states and northward into the Qhio Valley and readings generally were around normal in most of the western states. TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1951 HOSPITAL NOTES Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Mrs. Fannie Junk- Ins, Sesser; Mrs. Sadie Patterson; Mrs. Marvin Sledge; Mrs. Velma Anderson, Scheller; Willie B. McKinnon of Mt. Carmel. Discharged: Hosea L. Foster, Thompsonville, 111.; Sam Hart, W. A. Shaw, Wayne City; Miss Audrey L. Ferguson, Wayne City; Mrs. Dorothy Bilderbeck, Mt. Vernon route 1; Miss Dorothy Beck; Miss Eileen Haas, Mascoutah. Oood SnmaritRn Admitted; Mrs. Inez Shreves; Miss Anna L. Emmerson; Mrs, Pansy Davey, Mrs. Josephine Williams, Mrs. Vera Garvin. Discharged: Mrs. Katherlne Laur, Sheldon Lynch, West Salem, 111.: Rev. Newell G. Brown, Mrs. Ruby E. Plerson and infant daughter, Beverly Gall. AT PREM IERE _Tenor Mario Lansa, former piano mover, waves as he and his wife arrive at Egyptian Theater. Bollywood, for openinc of "The Great Caruso," In which he leads. Boys Break into Bayer Body Shop Two colored boys broke into the Bayer Body Shop, 817 Harrison street, early last night and stoJw an automobile body sander valued at S75. The boys were seen and were scared away from the building before they took any other items. A description of the boys was given to city police, who are investigating the case. Airport News Senate Okays H Day Rate in TB Hospitals By Assoeialed Pr«M SPRINGFIELD. IU„ June 19.- The Illinois senate wants to create a 10 member legislative commission to study the problems of controlling, sexually dangerous persons. Other measures approved by the senate and referred to the house called for: Limiting the charge for patients in state tuberculosis hospitals to $6 a day. Returning to county school superintendents the power to control school district boundaries. T^-o years ago the authority was given to county judges. Creating the office of county supervisor of safety, to be held by sheriffs. The house passed a senate- approved bill allowing high school districts by referendum to increase the maximum property tax rate to Sl .UVs on each SlOO valuation. The jsresent limit is $1. MARRIAGE LICENSE Jerry H. Thompson and Eunice Faye Castleberry, both of Mt. Vernon. T h a For Your Generous Response To Our Great SALE of k DRESSES Continues All Week, 1 Claude J. Hall flew here from Clarksdale, Ark., today. M. J. Hulcher flew to the local field today from Virden, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rush of Pa ducah, Ky., Ross Bennett and Carl Edmison of the local field flew to Evansville, Ind. today. PHILCO Air Conditioner MEETINGS BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Paul Warren, 1104 south 10th street, are the parents of a son, Stephen Paul, born at Good Samaritan Hospital, yesterday afternoon at 1:16 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Hal G. Mason, 502 north 6th street, are the parents of a daughter, Victoria Jean, born at Good Samaritan Hospital, this morning at 12:02 a. m. «*rr8 THIS ^Y. YOUR HONOR "--Stonn Bergh. . 34.inch. ki^ nidfet of Malveme. Long Island, N.Y., shows the trouble he bu «A «D be trief to put his nickel in a parking meter. Bergh who 4lriv «t«i tailored to fit him. was out looking for help —"—tifgtd him for Ulegal parking. Now, he'U teU it «• a Judgfc ^ LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL! Even for the Hard of Hearing We Know Hearinii For YOU It's Next Best to Natural Hearing And hundreds have said "It's just like living again." Our testimonial letters in our files gives us proof. Consult Dr. J. Frank Wallace and learn the truth about your hearing problem. 513 So. 15th Street or Phone 3108 for Appointment in Your Homo There will be a stated meeting of Mt. Vernon Shrine 66, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Tuesday evening at 7:30. Ceremonial and social hour. ETTA MYERS, W. H. P. NELL KELL, W. S. Attention, Moose Members Regular meeting to be held Tuesday, June 19th, at 800 Broadway. All members are urged to be present. ROY HOLDER, Gov. JIMMIE ALEXANDER, Secy. 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J?"' and! of satisfied customers in this communty were not aeq^^^ through accident, but through fair and eoulUble dMHfO with always the golden rule uppermost tn our nrind for our eitenw. r 1 919 Broodwoy Phone 518 ^ Ward's Bicycle ^ Table Model Radio ^ Rod and Reel ^ Baseball ^ Baseball Glove ^ Roller Skates ^ Bicycle Basket PARADE WILL START AT THE ARMORY AT 1:30 P. M. — FRIDAY - JUNE 22 BOYS-GIRLS-WIN A PRIZE RIDE IN WARDS BIKE PARADE TO BE HELD FRIDAY, JUNE 22 REGISTER AT WARDS. Absolutely no entry fee of any kind. Fill in your entry blank today in Wards Sporting Goods Department. Come on iri—everybody's entering; there is no age limit, DECORATE YOUR BIKE. Decorations on your bike or on your* self, a funny or orlginol costume hos as much chance of winning as an elaborate one. Whatever you do, you'll have loods of fun. RIDE IN THE PARADE. The real fun starts for all the riders when the Parade begins. Get all your friends registered to ride in the Parade. Bring your,fn'^>lv—they'll want to see you ride. WIN A PRIZE. See oil the wonderful prires (similar to above) now on display m Wards store windows. If you con ride a bike, you may win one of these prizes in Wards Bike Parade. Enter today. L J

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