Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 25, 1952 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, March 25, 1952
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1952 DogPoundNeed In City Told Special Comniillre in Report to Connril Alton's need of «n adequate animal shelter or dnR -/wind WHS hrlefly presented to aldermen nt the cily finnneo session Monday night, in Ihe city hall, by Dr. Oor- don Moore, rhnirrnnn of n special eommiltoo of riti/.ons which has hccn sludylnR I ho problem of suitable flofj control. "Tho committee finds there is a definite need for proper control df dogs of the nren." snld Dr. Moore. "We forsee dnngor from rallies continuing for nt least n few years after the outbreak of I his last year. . . . "The committee thinks a big need exists here from fhe community welfare standpoint for a dog pound. It would be a distinct aid In control of rabies. The faoil- itien would have to he such that thfy could he kept clean and sanitary-hut they rrced not be at all elaborate." Dr. Moore based his report largely on what the committee learned on a trip to Dccatur, which, It had ascertained in advance, has an outstanding animal shelter and Impoundment program, with two paid employes. After outlining what the committee saw there, he summarized Docatur's system as an "ideal set up." As to cost of a program here, he added: "If Alton has a building, animal shelter upkeep with two employes, and food for impounded Animals, and a suitable vehicle, annual expense might be 56000 to $7000. "We think the ultimate proheltn —the bugaboo of the whole project—will bo how to finance the annual operations." Alderman Tlmmermicre suggested that in absence of a humane society, Alton might form a "tail wagger club" to aid In sponsoring an adequate dog program here. He further proposed that to get the program started, one of the veterans' temporary housing structures be retained by the city and converted into a temporary pound, Mayor Linkoglo thanked Dr. Moore and his committee for their services and report, adding "The group gave not only Its time, but spent Its own money to Investigate and get the data needed here." An anti-climax was provided, however, when Tlmmermierc Inquired as to possibility of the city finding any funds for dog pound purposes next year. City Counsellor Durr, who has been working on next year's budget, replied: "With mandatory additional expenses faced for next year, we'll be fortunate to coma out, even." 80 Hnme Bureau Member* to Vint Alton Indus tries Fire Kills Six 'House Probes Leon Meyer Is Congress Unlikely to Ask Ike Secret Curtain InLosAngeles ¥° r * Deeply\ Rot Leader j To Return for Testimony QnTruceTalks »"' i m •*,* • tf *•* « * *-» A* • m **. *A ml * : ..... GAAC Will Elect 2 New Directors TWO new members will be elected to the board of directors of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce at the next meeting at Alton Banking & Trust Co., Thursday, April 24. This decision was made Monday night at the March meeting of the directors at Pore Marquetle park. Two vacancies now exist due to resignations. William V. Stork, GAAC president, appointed F. H. Blaske Harley Yolton and Paul J. Roth acher as a nominating committee to present names for consldera tlon by the board. It was "ladies' night" nt the meeting and directors and theii wives were In attendance. Actions of the Milton Area Conn ell, East End Council, educational Inter-community relations, refni trade development, and the town ship and municipal affairs com mittee wore approved by the board, Executive Director Waller T. Woodcock reported on his recent trip to Washington where ho testified before the Civil Aeronautics Board for tho civic memorial airport In behalf of getting a regular Stop here for tho O/ark Airlines. Woodcock questioned the need fnr high subsidies gis r on airlines and stated that in most cases ho believed that continued high payment to airlines from Iho government treasury should ho investigated. Wotlilnstun nuli.v Kite* The body of Michael Gregory Wothinglon, oight-monlh-old son of Mr. and -Mrs. Joseph Wolhinglon of 2518 Coronado drive, was inter- rod in St. Patrick's cemetery this morning following gnuosido services at which the Rev. Father William Croke officiated. t'ndor sponsorship of the inter- community relations committee of the GAAC. SO members of the Madison County Homo Human will visit three greater Alton mantiffli luring plants Wednesday and will have luncheon at noon at Hole) Stratford. William V. Stork. prof;i-j dent of the association, will welcome the women, nt the luncheon,' Henry II. McAdiims, committor' chairman, will preside. j The committee on government j controls will meet nt noon Thurs- lay, at Mineral Springs hotel, nnd llscuss need for further price j wage and credit controls inasmuch j ns most prices are below celling i MC| by the OPS and that with slrin-j gent credit controls many item* hat tho public needs cnnnot be had due to government credit rest He- ions, according to O. .1, Miller, •hairman of the committee. R. A. Tingley, chairman of the j <Jorth Alton Council of the GAAC. j innounced this morning that his: group would meel for dinner. Thursday, April 3. fi:30 p. in. sit Solhimo's. The Milton Area Conn- will meet at Camp's elect tic •store, Monday. April 7, at 8 p. m. 1 M. Groer, chairman, announced yesterday. In Liquor Deal By B. I.. WASHINGTON, March 25. XT- Mouse tax scandal Investigators dug deeper today Into the intricate liquor import deals which netted Skid Row Hotel Burns in Early Morning «y PAt L IHT/KL LOS ANGELES, March 25 /P Fire which flashed swlfily in a .six-floor skid row hotel killed at ""d a sovon-rnllliori-dollnr lens! six men today. headache, A nichl clerk who ran through the Klpin ' ;i Braying liquor Importer, corridors knocking on doors, then was recalled for the second day hurried bnok lo his switchboard i hf>fm ' p a «"»••"? w «y* and means lo wain others by telephone, was j subcommittee, credited with saving many lives. | The rommittee sought to find Club Hears I Meat Prires By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It «<»emed unlikely today that f.t i Congress would invite Gen. Dwlght Eisenhower home, but there w'as a prospect he might announce next week whatever hl» plans are for An estimated l. r >0 were in the! 01 " W "V S(?n - Bridges (R. . 100-room St. George Motel, at 115j Nfn nn( ' Henry (The Dutchman) Fast Third street, when the blaze <'nino\vnld. Washington public re- Blast Knocks Worker W Feet, Starts Blaze A blast from a churn vat In which pulp and chemicals are mix- for making synthetic sponges blew Everett Lawrence Shaw, 1i), workman lending the vat, about 10 feet, shortly before noon today at Alton Manufacturing Co., 420 West Broadway. Shaw told a reporter he was standing at. the vat when it "blew" and that he was catapulted over a cart used for hauling salt on the second floor manufacturing room of the two-story brick building near the end of the paved section of West Broadway, "1 lit rimning or ralher crawl Ing-and kept going on downstairs," ho said. Ills right arm was "blush burned" fouter skin reddened and peeling at spots) and a small burn was noted on his loft forearm. His eyebrows and hair In front: were singed but, otherwise, he appeared unhurt. Five other workmen in the vicinity of the blazing vat also ran out of the building. None was hurt. Three fire companies responded lo the alarm and firemen donned gas masks to enter the fume-filled building tind quench the flames that continued in the vicinity of the mixing vats. Police aided by blocking Broadway west of William street until the fire was under control. Material such as was in the vat is readily ignited and friction or a spark may set It off, workmen said. Fast Third street, when the bin/ft broke nut nl 5 a.m. (Alton time). Police said 10 were hospitalized with burns or injuries. The night clerk, Leland Whithouse, 57, said: "The first I knew of the fire was when someone called down from Ihe fourth floor when he saw .smoke. I ran upstairs. I went down a back stairway from Ihe fourth lo the third floor. Then T saw the fire. It was coming from room :!12 til Ihe roar. The door was open." One of the occupants of 1112, identified by police as A. D. Bern- hardl, fell or jumped to his death in an alley. The other occupant, Emll Mongec, was in n hospital with critical burns, Until they could question him, fire, department arson Investigators said they had no idea how the blaxe started. Whitphouse said the two mcr cheeked in about 1. :'IO a. m. Tho hotel Is just off main street. It caters chiefly to men transients. Of the rlead beslden Bo.rnhnrdt, all suffocated. Two were identified tentatively as J. R. Moore and Charles Ellis Black, addresses iindertormined. Policeman W. F. Meyer said he ran up a stairway from the lobby Leon Meyer will head the Alton ,. ,, .... ,, „ notary club this year beginning In H . y .T", HnrV .7 "I™ !''* Pmfifs ! J"'y- Announcement of his eler, tax ; Mori" by the hoard of director* named last week was made nt Mondny night's meeting of the dub. Uf succeeds Bert Wuellner. New officers and new directors will meet with Ihe old board and officers until July, when they assume their duties. Also named to office are Milton Cnssella, vice-president; Robert Stillwell, secretary; and John Maguiro, treasurer. The club heard from Paul Woodson, National Stockyards livestock commission man, nn expression of wonderment over why retail meat prices remained as high as they tire, with stockyards prices falling so low. And he got at least n partial speculative answer from club members themselves. Intlons man, Interceded In Klein'* behalf with the Internal Revenue Bureau. Klein told tho committee yester- j day he did not know Bridges and I that he wouldn't krlbw Grunewald ' "if I fell over him." I Last week William Power Ma- lonoy, Grunowald'g fiery lawyer, told Ihe .committee he a.<iked Bridges "as n personal favor" to inquire about the Klein case. , Maloney said he did so nt the City Employes Continued From PIIRO 1- they lo the second floor child lying at the and found a head of the stairs, The child was sped off lo a hospital. The elevator operator, Little Chief White Fngle, 71, a Yaqui Indian, and his wife, a Cherokee, were asleep In their sixth floor room. "I tore the screen off the window," said Mrs, While Fngle. 51, "and we jumped throe feet to a fire escape." The blaxe wns quelled nn hour after it started. The blaze was tho third major firo of Iho riighl. A few hours earlier, a 5400,000 blnze swept a two-story business building a few blocks away, on Broadway, gutting a clothing store, dress shop, jewelry store and restaurant. One wing of the Bel Air Country Club was burned out in another fire shortly after midnight. President Frank Winnie estimated the loss at $200,000. Six employes escaped. Town Board Hears Annual Reports suggestion of I. Alfred Levy, his I Retail grocers, said John New York law partner, an old (Mend of Klein. Malonoy said Levy felt Klein was the victim of an "injustice." Members Continued From have to raise Us prices up to Sl'j a ton to pay lur uat;c in, rcn-.c- rt'oommondc'd by WSR l<n Murray's union. The union said it lias made ar- rangemrnls to open negotiations with V.S. Sieel Corp. and with Jones & Laughlin Stool Corp. tomorrow in Pittsburgh. Murray expects to negotiate uith a U.S. Stool team headed by Vice- President John A. Stephens. Murray's cousin, John Murray, a I'SW district director, will ho the chief union negotiator in the J. & L. talks. Other negotiations arranged are with Bethlehem Steel Coip. Thursday in New York, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., in Youngstown; ftepublic Steel Co., Thursday in Cleveland; and Inland Steel Co., ( East Chicago. Information whether they nre enough or not. enough. But I don't understand why we should be criticized because wo don't ptiy more when we nre piiyinu what you have asked.'V Cily Finance Inspector Kohle reported that more than 700 are pay- inK business licenses here, nnd that the year now ending is the best I lie city ever has had from standpoint of tax collections. Tho few paying nothing, he said, are those who have nothing the city mayllcense. Total license revenue, he said, would be slightly less this year lhan last, but this will be duo mainly to a decrease in the amusements (theater admissions) tax, while collections, as a whole, are more complete than ever before. Alderman Welstoin regretted that the council last December "failed to pick up $11,00 in added revenue by increasing the corporate tax a step that would have hurt no one." ."When the council failed to see lit lo lake the $M,OUO increase it nn^lit have had." he affirmed, "it failed at the very start of the* present program to seek more urgently needed revenue." Sale-, Tax Slum- Wet stein suggested to Godwin that the attitude of business groups to a cily share in the slat ('-collected sales tax might make or break perhaps the most important proposal now shaping up for adequate financing of cities in Illinois. He pointed | out that the Municipal League will s|x>nsor a bill tit the next session of the legislature to increase the sales tax and pay the added amount to the municip.alities. Kurlter in Iho meeting, the li- naiice commilloe sot $1(100 as the amount to be budgeted hy the eil\ • lor the annual municipal audit ol accounts now required l>\ slate law The cinnmil lee approved a rcso- luiion. pending in ihe council, lo order L'S more lire hydrants next year. Fire Chief Lewis said that the cost will he So.') each. The city now has fi.'li hydrants, he said, .and under its contract the rate tor pings over fiUO is $.'i") a year m- 1 stead of the base rate ot ,$1,V I Tho report tor tho clubs offering j to pay a il'iO annual instead 'of the present S100 uas presented : by Post Commander IXm Applegalo I of Ihe Legion. "Wo don'! feel the ; clubs can afford a rai«e, hut we ; want to do the best wo can in civic j interest." said he. Alderman J. Dooley asserted "It a rare showing of public spirit for the groups to volunteer such an increase, and expressed thanks through Applegate to the several organizations. Members of Alton town board assembled in the city hall office of Town Clerk Paul Price at 1 p. m. today for their year-end meeting, provided for by statute, at which annual reports of L. K. Walter as township supervisor and general assistance supervisor were to be approved and certified for submis-1 pp ,', 1 ^"ff,', sion lo the electors In annual town mooting next Tuesday. Tho meeting PIT from Ihe hoard to Iho electors. At its semi-monthly mooting Monday at Supervisor's office, the board audited relief claims for tho first half of March, and town Pinay Pushes New Economy Budget Over PARIS, March 2!), /P -- French 1 Premier Anloinc Pinay today pushed an eoonoini/ed budget which levies no now taxes into the tax- conscious National Assembly. Pinay proposed economies on almost all government: spending except Tfic four billion dollar arms program. The cuts would save 110 billion francs (320 million dollars). Ho estimated increasing yields from existing taxes would add about GO billion francs 1175 million dollars) to previous estimates of government income. I The cabinet approved the ba!-! anced record-high budget of 2789 j billion francs (510(825,000,000), as well as a Pinay proposal to cancel billions of francs in virtually un- collectable back taxes. Heavy penalties are decreed for future tax evasions, which hitherto have been lightly punished. The budget goes first to the Assembly's finance committee and may reach the floor of the Assembly for approval this week. Child Survivor Of Cold, Storm Is Recovering •(Hire, who deals with many of thorn as a paper products salesman, are restricted so closely as to markup on nearly all other Items by the manufacturers, that they must make a good profit out of their meat counter to keep in business. Wooflson nevertheless — and he was joined by several others having reason to observe meat retailing closely — held to the opinion that with wholesale meat prices where they were now, 7'ctailers would be wiser to pull back their returning. The development spiced presidential nominallr/n races already quickening In stales like Wisconsin and Nebraska. It goed this way: Th»? Senate foreign relations committee had shelved a proposal to ask Elsenhower, Allied defense commander In Kurope, for personal testimony on the foreign aid bill. The proposal, originally re- lected 7 to 5, hod been reconsidered and set aside pending testimony of Elsenhower's right hand man, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenthcr. Gruenther talked to the committee yesterday. Afterwards, three of the five senators who had voted for the proposal originally said they were satisfied with the information Gruenther gave them. Reports April 27 Eisenhower, being boomed for i he Republican presidential nomination, reports April 2. vin radio and television, on the first year of western buildup under his command. He could ask then, or later, to be relieved. House Democratic lender Me- Cormack of Massachusetts, meanwhile. said Elsenhower should give up his command and become an active presidential aspirant. In Wisconsin. Sen. Kstes Kefauver told a reporter Wisconsin gave him the "rare experience" of be- prices and stimulate greater sale of meat. Woodson said St. Louis area meat storage facilities were bursting with the products of packing houses, and that livestock on the hoof had sunk appreciably in price during the past year. ing favored to beat President Truman and Nebraska posed a "tough Job" of winning out over Sen, Robert Kerr of Oklahoma. Three Republican candidates sought the Wisconsin vote — Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio, Oov. Earl Warren of California and former Oov. Harold Stassen of Minnesota. Taft and Stassen carried on full- tilt stump campaigns, Warren was considered a vote-gatherer among Democrats, too, as he Is In California, since parly lines may be crossed at the polls In Wisconsin. \Vrlte-rn Drives Elsenhower a*nd Taft write-in drives put steam into the Nebraska campaign. Rep. Buffett of Nebraska, back home to direct the Taft drive, told a young Republicans meeting that Taft "can not be defeated because he never has been defeated." Nate Holman of Lincoln, an Eisenhower backer, told the same group that Elsenhower's write-in campaign will succeed because "the people of Nebraska feel so strongly about him." South Dakota Republicans have a choice in their Juno .'! primary between two slates of 14 delegates, one for Taft and one for Eisenhower. Taft backers decided at Huron yesterday to enter a slate, Elsenhower supporters took similar action a month ago. California felt a stir of activity among Democrats and Republicans. Herbert C. Holdrldge of Los Angeles declared as a Democratic candidate and a 70-member GOP delegation for Warren was named. The primaries are June 3. James Smiley Dies James Smiley, 78, of 740 Washington avenue, died at 12:10 p.m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital. He entered the hospital last Saturday at 12:10 p.m. Results to Be Published Says Nuckols By SAM MJMAfERLIN MUNSAN, Korea. March 25, R< —Korean truce negotiators drew a curtain of secrecy today across their talks on exchanging prisoners of war. "The negotiations arc being conducted in secrecy or privacy, but the results of it will be published," said Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols, UN command spokesman. The news blackout was established In an effort to break one of three deadlocks preventing agreement on an armistice. The theory Is: negotiators will talk more -caddy about possible compromises if they are out of the propaganda limelight. Their problem is how to exchange prisoners. The UN wants prisoners of war to decide for themselves whether they will be sent homo. The Reds want all POWs repatriated, whether they like it or not, A second group of staff officers reached general agreement on the secondary question of ports o." entry to be used during an armistice. But it deadlocked on the key issue of whether Russia shoulu be recognized as a neutral nation supervising the truce. No secrecy is involved in these talks. The Reds rebuffed an Allied effort to break the deadlock. The Allies suggested each side name only two neutrals instead of three. The Communists insisted Russians be among inspectors stationed at the ten ports of entry. OCONTO FALLS, Wis.. March '25 .T — The sole survivor of a trio of children lost in a forest wilderness over the weekend today was recovering from the harrowing ex- Four-year-old Mary Ann Church. whose- sistrr and cousin perished of exposure before rescuers found , rl . i , ., , iK was lo aftord opportunity fori.i , , L u . i , , • „ '' , ' 'hem vestordav at an abandoned ri'parmg a n v recommendations ' , . , c .„.,. ,,..!.„ ..... i .- ,,... .,_..._ summer resort, ate her breakfast claims to tho end of the month, Relief claims totaled $355.09; town claims $2019.7-1. Town Attorney Armhruster presented for the files a brief showing Alton as a political township, contentedly in the hospital hero this morning. Meanwhile, relatives planned a double funeral Thursday afternoon for Mary Ann's sister. Kathy, and her cousin, Steven Kennedy, both five years old, following services at the Community Bible Church at Mountain, Wis. The thinly-clad children wandered into Nicolet forest Saturday afternoon chasing a porcupine. They became lost in a heavv snowstorm. wholly unrelated lo an incorporated town, and dirroeing from n school, or congressional township. ^ „,,„„«.,,,„„.„ was hp , mv f ,. 0(V . ing. Kathy and Sloven were found dead yesierday in an oiithuildmq of a boarded-up summer resort one mile southwest of their home. Public Education for Disaster Is Stressed Members of the Auxiliary Police Corps at their regular instructional Mary Ann was seated in the sun on the front steps of the hotel. meeting, Monday night, wore -id- Whether Mary Ann will lose por- dressed by Mrs. William Lewis, tions of her fro/.on foot was un- who. in telling of civil defense in i determined today. Hospital oifie- Kngland in tho late war. stressed Mats said she slept well last night the importance of education of tho and told them today she had a in preparation for disaster tingling feeling in her toes. She as the host means to avert panic declined milk when she was hroug'it and reduce casualties when omen;- | 0 a physician's office yesterday encies arise. She urged particular- and asked instead for a cup of j ly civil defense education for ,-o|'i'ee. school children. | sjg j n | lnson . t | M > man who found Mrs. Lewis, a native of England, j Mary Ann. told today how ho spoke from tho viewpoint of her! played a hunch that led him to actual experience in first a id, the children. stations. She related many per-! "I figured if they wore lost in sonal experiences to illustrate her' the snowstorm, they would go suggestions on the need for ado-j down wind, which was southwest," qiialo (iMining and preparation the -10-year-old tavornkeoper and thrmighoiit Iho present budding spoilsman said. "That's the way civil defense program heiv. j I went, and that's where I found Maurice Wade head of tin I presided, and more lhan |i hers wore pi esent a I in citv hall. them " He lound Mary Ann. uho led him to the outbuilding in the summer camp There lay the fro/en bodies of her sister and cousm. Johnson's ilisem cry ended the weekend search of Iho area arouril I.uUruood \\heie the families of the children live m caluns. Hun- Fifes Cause of ("alls Two grass tires of hiqor extent than usual resulted in alarms ' dreds of \olunteors, took part. answered by Alton lire dor : rtm-'i'l . - - -- . Monday afternoon. Tho first was j \- I,..].,, i \\;| ,., to a hill at Iho rear of I'll!) Kast i :>lt llold>> J ' " llft ° 11 I Twentieth slreet. No. .3 comp.uv 1 SefVU'PS Held Monday ; responded. Tho second call was to! Follow ing funeral services at 2 j (an area that extends from Sports- p m . Monday in Marks mortuary, j m.uis park on Fast Broadway lo Wood River, with the Rev. Father i 'sir iT^ ° f pl ' opc '" y hchiml "^jJohn J. Freeman officiating, the: i L ' \\ashmgton aven'i. . body of Nicholas J. Wilson, 81. was I I Chiet Lewis said the latter fir.?' interred in St. Joseph's cemetery,, i was started, apparently, by a wind- j Alton. ' borne piece of burning paper from a trash burner. No. 4 company responded to the alarm and then called upon No. 2 for an assist. The fire did not damage any property, Chief Lewis said. William and Jolm Bacheldor, Lester Fletcher, Anthony Avromo- vitch. and Louis Zagar. •Auld Lang Syne" was Andrew Dress up for Easter NO MONEY DOWN best Put your foot forward in the Easter Parade! . . . it's Gately's for the Neivest SPRING STYLES Smart shoes that take you striding with pride wherever you go . . whatever you do. For our new fash- Ions give proud accompaniment to suit, coat, gala occasion dresses. 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