Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 26, 1952 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Member of The Associated Press. Sc Ter Copy. Vol. CVXI1, No. 62 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, I9S2 Established January 15, II3& Relief Costs For Township Are Lowest in 5-Year Period Drive-Ins Are 'Owl' Haller Informed State Law Forbids Liquor Curb Service Alton Township Expenditures Feel Impact of More Jobs Net oxpeditures of $83,105 for general assistance (relief) In Alton township In the fiscal year just ending were the smallest in a. 5- year period, The current year's outlay was a decrease of $30,250 or almost 27 percent under last year's township relief bill of $113,355. This big drop in i-ellef dispensations is disclosed in the annual report of Supervisor Walter, ex officio supervisor of general assistance. Submitted Tuesday to the board of town auditors which certified to the correctness of the supervisor's accounts, the report now goes lo the annual town meeting, April 1. Of last year's net expenditures for general ' assistance, Walter's report shows, virtually $72.333 came from the township relief fund, provided by local taxes, and $10,772 was supplied by the stale through Illinois Public Aid Commission. Demands Are Txnvor Because of the drop in relief demands, which began laic last spring, the IPAC contributed state money to augment relief disbursements here only in three months at the outset of the fiscal year. State funds were received only for the months of March, April, and May, the report shows, the largest amount, $4848, being for Jast May. Relief demands declined as local employment opportunities took an' upturn starting last June. Last previous year when net relief costs in Alton were less than last year was in 1946 when the total outlay was but $67.262 with township It'txes paying the entire bill. In 1947. the figure was $87,371 and the state contributed $15,571. In 1948, assistance demands climbed another, notch to a total of $116,522. They reached a postwar peak of $152,495 in 1949 when the state chipped in $72,735. Supervisor Walter's report of net receipts and expenditures shows total available relief funds for the year totaled $100,053.84 including stale money; and. after disbursements of $83,104.92, the current (March 31) balance is $16.948.82. The year opened with a balance of $6059.27. Income included net tax receipts, after payment of anticipation warrants, in amounts of $32,464.31; tax anticipations of $50,000; repayments by other township, $758.56, and $1O,772 from the slate through 1PAC. The disbursements comprised $54,145 for home relief; $10,187.67 for hospitalization; $5209 for institutional care (county home); $95.40 for aid to transients; $620 for burials; and $12,847.85 for administrative costs. "Home" Relief Greatest expenditure under "home relief" was $33.540 for food. Rent came next at $9458.09; and medical care was third, $5814.97. For personal incidentals, assistance recipients received $1003.08; only $778 went-for clothing. "Administration" included $9825 for salaries and covered office rent, light, heat, fuel, and janitorial service. Waller made no comment-to the boiU'd on the relief showing except to point out that demands had so tapered off during (he year that only in two months was the relief load sufficiently high that any fMale help c-ould be claimed. (State reimbursing payments come in the month following that in which they occur.) The township levies a one mill relief tax, set by statute, so as to be able lo claim stale aid if needed. The (own board has recommended this lax bill basis be continued next year. In emergency, the town then may claim slate assistance, meeting unexpected demands. On the other hand, if relief demands take no upturn, the town will build up a balance that will bo a cushioning fund for I he future, reducing the heavy borrowing against forthcoming taxes that have been necessary over the last five years. At its year-end statutory meeting yesterday, held in the city hall office of Town Clerk Price, the board checked the supervisor's final reports, both on general assistance and general town funds, certifying to their correctness. Next year's budgeting needs were again reviewed, and a tentative budget made a month ago was rechecked under guidance of Former Alton Girl Victim in $39,500 Theft The married daughter of an Alton couple lost $39.500 in jewelry to burglars at her home in Front- onac, near St. Louis Tuesday night. She is Mrs. Robert Emmott Murphy, 21, the granddaughter of the late Christopher II. Mucker-man, who was vice-president of I ho City Ice & Fuel Co., St. Louis, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Muckcrman. 102 West Ninth street. Alton. Her father is head of the Hyndman Ice & Fuel Co. here. The Murphys. who were married Feb. 9, discovered the burglary shortly before midnight on their return from a visit at the Mrs. Christopher Muckerman home on Geyer road. Entry had been gained to their recenlly-built home on Clayton road, west of Geyer road, through a back door. The glass had been broken with' a brick. Loot included a platinum bar pin with 70 diamonds, valued al $15.000: a platinum bracelet with eight diamonds, $.$10.500; a woman's platinum ring with 15 diamonds, $5500;' a wedding ring, $1500, and two diamond wristwatches, $4500 and $2500. Also taken was a small gold clock worth $350. Murphy, a salesman for the Forest Cadillac Co., 7733 Forsyth boulevard. Clayton, said he and his wife had left the house about 7 p. m. On discovering the burglary they hurried back to the Muckerman home to telephone police. Murphy said the loss was covered by insurance, at least in part, Elf gen Requests Business Usage Class for Tract Among petitions addressed to city council for presentation tonight is one from E. K. Elfgen asking that his residence tract on the northerly side of Elm street, immediately east; of Tibbitt street, be reclassified under zoning from A-2 residence to business usage. The tract, which has a frontage of about 398 feet along Elm street, extends through lo Dclmar avenue, the petition shows. Such petitions are referred by the council to the Board of Zoning Appeals for public hearings. Under the report of the finance committee, the council will allow claims and bills to the end of Ihe present month, which also is end of the fiscal period. This means for offiicals and a majority of the city employes a double pay, or | full month's salary, under pay : Contract Lot for Work warrants to be distributed Thursday. Subject of a probable report lo the council by City Treasurer Osborne, tonight, will be the pending plan to require proof of payment of personal taxes, or assessment listing of their cars, before motorists may secure their 1952 city automobile licenses. A committee report approving the plan was adopted by the council at its last meeting. The city treasurer's office lias Ihe duly of issuing the motorve- hicic licenses. "Appropriate action" in observance of liquor regulations ruling out "drive-in's" is suggested In a letter received recently by Madison County Liquor Commission Chairman Gus Haller from the state commission. The suggestion grows out of testimony offered in behalf of the license applicant ' the appeal of Thomnf "Babe" Thomas from the Madison county commission to Ihe state commission two weeks ago, Said the slat, commission's letter to Haller, dated March 13: "The commission has directed me (A. G. Geoca-is, secretary) to call your attention to an activity prevalent in Madi-son county, which appeared in the recent Thomas case. "Any retail liquor licensee who serves beer and/or alcoholic liquor to 'curb service 1 , or operates us a 'drive-in', is in violation of the Illinois Liquor Control Act. Specifically, the 'clear view' provision cannot be complied with in this type of operation; also the problem of control of service to minors is rendered quite difficult. "Therefore, in accordance with the Illinois Liquor Control Ad wherein the State Commission is to submit rccommer.dations and advice to local liquor control commissioners, the above mentioned is herewith submitted to you for your consideralion and appropriate action." Testimony presented before the commission in behalf of Thomas had contended that Thomas, in operating his drive-in restaurant on the Milton road, found it advisable to sell beer to his customers. Many customers, Thomas told the commission, drove in to his place and stopped to order sandwiches and beer. When they fount! they couldn't, get beer from him, they went on to other drive-ins where beer was sold. Apparently on presumption that (lie beer-selling drive-ins were located in Madison county, the communication was sent to Chairman Mailer. The Telegraph was sent a copy by the commission secretary because, he wrotr ; "The contents of your editorial of March 18, 1952, have been called to the attention of this Commission, and we thought you would be interested in eur letter of March 13, 1952, addressed to Mr. Gus Haller, local liquor commissioner of the county of Madison. . . ." 7'he Telegraph's editorial prolesl- ed issuance of liquor licenses lo drive-ins on th» basis of safely, pointing out '.hat selling intoxicants lo persons seated in automobiles was obviously a strong encouragement to drunkeii driving. Apparently the "drive-in" characteristic of t'.e Thomas place did not became n isnie offered by Ihe county commission in it; denial of the Milton area license. Opposition to the license was based on Ihe place's proximily to a church. Congressmen Told Beauties Of Area Along McAdams Road Honriii<rs in Washington On Scvnir Highway Route End At Pore Manjnetto Park il-JLol., March 26.•P— A $58.<n2 contend. has been let by the slate for improvement of facilities at Pere Marquette State Park, nea v Graf Ion. The state architecture and engineering division announced Tuesday that the contract, awarded to Grohne Co., Inc., of Decatur, covers rehabilitation of the park lodge, custodian's residence, gucsl cabins and other buildings in t upper rccrealional area. 'Miss Alton' Miss Viola Neuhaus Is Chosen Jaycce Beauty Contest Winner Stress on the outstanding historical sites in the nrert. ns well ns tremendous engineering advantages that could be tnken by routine the proposer! Mississippi Rivet Highway over Hie MeAdams Memorial rond was In id before n House public works subcommittee hearing in Washington Tuesday. Illinois State Senator Milton Mueller, a member of the stale's Mississippi Scenic Hi"lnvay commission delegation, nnd Dr. II. W. Trovillion of Alton, his alternate on (lie commission and Greater Alton Association of Commerce McAdams Highway chairman, offered the testimony in behnlf of the loenl routes. Dr. Trovillion said lie was mueli encouraged by the subcommittee's renction to fheir presentation, which included copies of Ihe Telegraph's illustrated booklet. "Scenes Along Ihe MeAdams Highway." Hen rings On mils The subcommittee was condu'l- ing a hearing on bills Dial would authorize Ihe federal public works department to proceed with nelio'i necessary to construct the Gulf lo source parkway—subject to np- pronriations. Illinois Director of Public Works Charles P. Casey presented a large volume of documentary Information to the subcommittee. In presenting his testimony, Senator Mueller emphasized thai Alton was Ihe site of Elijah P. Lovejoy's assassination, an incident in Ihe nation's history which mi"hl well have been the turning point o'f events leading up lo the Civil War. Lovejoy, an abolitionist, was assassinated while fighting against slavery and for freedom of Hie press. Sigma Delta Chi. national honorary nnd professional journalism fraternity, has selected the site of his killing for placing of their annual historical plaque this fall. Among other historical sites listed by Mueller was the Confederate cemetery- only one in Ihe country recognized, for maintenance by the feder;il government. Also mentioned were the silos of the Civil War prison on I'nelo Remus pint. Shurlleff and Monlieello colleges (both centennial insliliitions), Ihe Wood River massacre niva. Lincoln-Douglas Square, and the Piasa Bird painting on the bluff Ho be replaced). Hydraulic Method The slate senator pointed out lhal Hie hydraulic method (sand pumping out of the river) of creating right of way along Hie river-j bank for Ihe road should be mn'-hj less e.\pensive than bnvine rk'bl j of way: thai Ibe route of Ihe iwd < would lie level ils entire distance: and lhal the therapeutic value of : the beautiful scenery along Hie highway, alone, should make il valuable. i Crossroads and entry roads lo. Hie highway would be much Ie-s numerous than on an inland road he pointed out. ; Mueller and Trovillion were re-; turning by train from Washing-i Ion today. They mel at luncheon | and dinner Monday and yeslerd.iy wilh members of Ibe Mississippi . Scenic 1 fighw ay Commission headed 1 1 by Chairman L. P. Greensfelder of i St. Louis. j I lining wilh them were member:^ of the House from Ihe affecfd areas of Illinois. They \\ere honored guests in I lie House Mori- day, when Hep. Mel Price of Ibis district presided al opening and closing 'if Ihe session. McCarthy Files Slander Suit Against Benton WASHINGTON. Mnjvh 2fi .f Son. McCarthy (R-Wis) lodny filed a two million dollar suit against Sen. Renlon (D-Conni, necuslni! him of "libel, slander nnd conspiracy" to seek the ouster of Me- ' Cnrthy from the Senate. The suit Is based on Henlon's assertions last September thnl McCarthy committed perjury, fraud and calculated deceit of the American people in pressing his charges that Communists have in- fillriiled the government. Ronlon made the chnrces before n Senate elections subcommittee which has been looking Into Henton's contention thnl McCarthy is unfit lo serve in Congress. Benton last week offered to waive the congressional Immunity from suit. A section of the din- stitution provides Hint members of Congress nre Immune from suil for remarks (hey miike in Con gross. McCarthy said he was accepting Ronlon's offer to wnivo lrnmuni!v There was no immediate comment from nenton. lie is In Lns Angeles, where n Senate smnll business luxation subcommittee ex- McCarthy told reporters he plans poets lo open hearings tomorrow, lo serve as his own attorney, lie is n lawyer and was a judge In Wisconsin when elected to ll-c Senate. AskerJ whether there was nny precedent for his suil, McCarthy replied: "1 know of none." Ike's Political Illegal to Pay Steelmakers In Moline Now Opponents Line ? fl -™ 6 ?/ 1 * J « * Up With Him, Opposing Taft S I a s s r n Offers to Split His Drlrgalrs .in Wisconsin Continued on Page t, Col. 2. Weather Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday with occasional rain or snow; afternoon temperatures in middle 40s today and tomorrow; lowest Thursday morning about 30. Shippers' forecast: North »nd east 26 to 30, south and west 28 to 32. itiver W Buretu i * lu L.OC* tt D«m W (£tro 389 48 rn C.> Sea Level 7 » 0» Stage 19.77 Ft. Pool 416.0^ Fall .32 FU Tailwater 415.25 A crowd eslitnated ?tl 71)1) persons Tuesday night at Alton YWCA gymnasium saw Miss Viola Neuhaus. 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. N'euhaus, 2427 Brown street, win Ibe title of "Miss Alton" in a beauty contest sponsored by the Alton .Junior Chamber of Commerce. Contestants were judged on their skill as entertainers as well as their physical attributes. Miss Neuhaus' act was a panto- mine lo 1he accompaniment of a popular record. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Rest Friend," from Hie New York show, t "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Was \ulcdictiirioii She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Alton High School, attended Sburlleff College and Patricia Stevens Models finishing School. St. Louis. She is a * Admission to the contest was free and Ibe crowd overflowed into the second floor corridor. Judges were Miss Dorothy Colonius. Alton High School drama director; Dr. !•'. ,M. Boals. former Jayi-ee ollii ial and a musician; Mrs. William Hippo, former director al the Stevens modeling school. St. Louis; Mayor Karl Linkogle; and Al llaegele representing the Giealer Alton Association of Commerce. The girls modeled apparel from the Vogue. Second place winner was Miss Norma Jean Helwig. 21. ol the Telegraph's classified department daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. llelwig. 1012 Brown si reel She is •a champ baton I wirier. Miss llel- Boost for Car licenses Up To Aldermen Taft's Name to Stay on Ballot In New Jersey TRENTON. N. J., March 2fi .T Slale superior court lodny ruled thai Sen, Taft's name wilt remain in Ihe New Jersey April 15 presidential preference primary. Judge Ralph J. Smalley , dismissed a slate suit seeking removal of Tnft's name after Attorney General Theodore D. Parsons (old the court there was "an overriding public interest" not to remove. Taft announced last week I hut he was withdrawing from vim New Jersey primary election campaign and Inter wrote a letter lo Ihe secretary of stale form/illy requesting that bis name be taken off the presidential ballot. Secretary of Stale Lloyd n. Marsh instituted the suit lo comply wilh Taft's request and named all 21 county ck-rks as defendants. The suit was contested by six Republican voters and one county clerk. In dismissing Ihe ease, Smalley said that "In view of overriding public interest and in view of Hie telegrams 1 have received from county clerks. I feel now lhal tl % o sentiment of the public is for Tafl's name lo remain on the Ixil- lot. The case will be dismissed and there will be no restraint lo the end that Hie name of Senalor Tall may appear on Ihe ballot." I'iH-k Officials Will Attend Short Course I'nder sponsorship of I lie l.'ni- ve-rsiiy of Illinois, a short course in public park mailers for the benefit of park commissioners and supervising park olficials is lo be conducted at Allerlon park. Monlieello. III., on Thursday through Saturday of Ibis week. Mrs. Donald I). Grtiver is lo represent Ihe Alton park commission at Ibe sessions on Friday, and. with Mr. (irover, will drive lo .ModlirHIo to attend. The Alton park superintendent, E. F. Dor- inann, plans lo altend lor Ihe lull three days. r»v I'm: AHHOCIATI-ID PIU:M Some of Gen. Dwlghl n.' Eisenhower's political opponents appear to be lining up on Ihe general's side against Sen. Robert A, Tafl of Ohio in Hie run for the Republican nominal Ion for president. Humid K. Slassen, In a somo- whnl surprising announcement yesterday said ho would split his delegate strength in Wisconsin with Eisenhower. Thus, if Slassen were to win 12 delegates in the April 1 Wisconsin primary, lie would nulh- ori'/.e six of them lo vole for Eisenhower at the Republican convention in July. Taft backers called this announcement "an evidence of weakness." They sold It would bring additional votes lo their man. Earlier, Ihe backers of California's fiov. Earl Warren In Wisconsin said that Ihe delegates Warren wins in that stale will go for Elsen- hower if It appears lhal Warren cannot win Ihe GOP nomination. There was much talk In a number of slates about write-in votes. Eisenhower got .106.000 write-in voles In Minnesota, where Slassen was Ihe winner in a contest for 25 delegates. Slassen, Incidentally, made no offer lo split those delegates with Eisenhower, Write-in votes are not counted In Wisconsin. They arc In Nebraska and Illinois. In West Virginia they could have an unofficial significance. In Nebraska, a slale-svide newspaper poll found Eisenhower and Tall, neither listed on next Tuesday's presidential preference bal- lol. lop choices of Nebraska Republicans, The survey showed 42 percent for Eisenhower, 39 percent for Taft, 8 percent for Gen. Douglas MaeAr- Iliur and 7 percent for Stassen, witli other percentages scattered. Of these names, only Stassen's is on the ballot, Write-in drives for Taft and Elsenhower are under way. ' In Illinois, where voters MOLINE, III., March 26 /P — II is now Illegal to own n ffiderat Rambling stamp within lha limits of Ihn city of Moline. The city council Inst night passed on ordinance outlawing thn possession of gambling stamps. The vole was 13 lo 0. Violators of the ordinance ere liable to a fine of not less than JL'5 nor more than S50 for encli day (he new law is disregarded. On March 19. 59 persons from throughout Rock Island county surrendered their gambling stomps al Hie suggestion of Slate's Attorney Bernard .1. Moron. The grand liii'.v, which had suhpcnaod the stamp owners, said il would return the stamps lo the federal government for cancellation. The grand jury wanted lo ask "i9 persons why they bought the stamps and lo what use they In- ended lo put Iliem. Some of the ndividuals told Ihe grand jur.v hey did not intend lo violate the aw, others declined lo testify on lie grounds they might incrimt- late themselves. Before Hie grand jury action, Moron said he would recommend hat no liquor license be renewed or taverns or clubs whose operators possessed Ihe stamps. Mot-fin said on March 19. there 'Now ore no stamps in the •cmnty," DemandingFull Acceptance of W S B Proposal Industry Responsible for Any Strikes, Leader Says Onera Becomes Way of Life ior Lincoln Citizens Itcmcr Ki-lcascil IIANOVKU, Cermanv . March 2C .'(' Olio Krnesl Kemer. caustic mouthpiece ol Hie Na/i-hke So ciahsl lieicb Party i.SI'I'i, \\as i" leased Irom jail loda.v aller .serving a lour-month sentence lor sla'i- clering Chancellor Konracl Adenauer and the' I'oiin ic-gime. express n presidential prefrcence on Apr! 8, Ihe COP balot lists Taft. Slassen nnd Riley Aivin Bender of Chicago. Illinois Imv permits write-ins. In West Virginia, where May 1.1 is primary day, write-ins are not legally counted. Tafl and Slassen are entered in Hie GOP contest and Kisenhower hackers reasoned: why not write in Eisenhower's name anyway and keep unofficial lab. In Paris, close associates of Kis- enhower said they believe Ihe Ren- erril will ask lo be relieved soon so be can return in May to campaign for the GOP nomination. They said he feels American domestic polities is cluttering up his role as an international commiind- er. He may pick April 2. when lie reports publicly »n Kiiropenn defense 1 progress, lo announce his plans. Sen. Ksles Kefauver of Tennessee gene-rally was considered an nl- mfisl sure winner in Hie Wisconsin primary. He goes against two sidles hacking President Truman, but little effort was being made on behalf of Hie President. Kefauver is Ibe only candidnte for Democratic nomination on the Illinois ballot. In Washington, meanwhile, John Foster Dulles said lie looks for- I morr ward lo expressing his views about foreign policy. Dulles, a Republican. i|iiil yesterday aller two years as an adviser lo Ibe stale department . lie said Senate approval last week of ihe Japanese pence treaty and lebilecl Pacific pads ended his l ask. LINCOLN, 111., March 26 /P-Opera has become a way of life In Incoln. Farmers, factory hands, office vorkers, housewives nnd students are learning opera by singing It. They nre members of the Lincoln College community chorus, which ins put on four operatic performances In the last year In addition o choral programs. Membership in- Ihe chorus Is open lo anyone who can curry a tune nnd IH willing lo attend the weekly two to three hour rohears- nlso. In the two years of its ex- Istecnce, fore than 250 persons have participated in the chorus Its repertoire exceeds 250 uomposl lions of a wide variety, hicludin opera and operettas, masses, pop ulnr favorites nnd even new, ui published compositions. The director of the chorus I Wllllnni II. TiiCR, 26-yenr-old di rector of music at Lincoln Collog nnd lenclier of vociil music in Ihe high school. He is n graduate o Illinois Weslcyim in nearby Hloom- in.ijlon. The singers IhemseiVes he:J[ .ihoost 1 Ihe works to lie undertaken ly Ihe chorus. In Ihe last year, lias presented Gilbert & Sulli- I •nn's "II. M. S. Pinafore," Von •"lolow's "Miirtlui," Hi/et's "Cur- uen" and Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Mikndo," Hehearsnls nre unrlei- vny for Gershwin's "Porgy nnd .less," Costumes generally are designed nd ninde by chorus members. Lo- nl instrumentalists nre augmented by music-inns Irom n neighboring university, The chorus was started two years ago ns a college-sponsored group to give singers in Ibis town of 14,()()() an outlet for their love of music. Residents of neighboring smnll towns hnve begun participating. Performances fire enthusiastically pnlroni/etl because almost every one in town knows one or of Ihe singers. The chorus has become an integral part of community life in Lincoln. I'arkinji Meier Stolen J/ast Halloween Is Found wig is a graduate ol. Alton High School, attended Shurllell College 1 , and is n student ni Hie Washington University night school of journal,, , ism. She was awarded a unsl secretary nt Alton Banking & T rust , waU . h jn adflilion , .Murquelli- of Phi Tau Co. arid a member Omega sorority. Kach of the 12 contestants received from the Jaycees a chain bracelet and a pift certificate for apparel. Miss Neuhaus' apparel certificate was for a greater amount than Hie others' — $100 — and in addition to this she received a cake and a bouquet of roses. "Miss Alton" will be entered in Hie state Jaycees' contest slalc-d in May at K/ist St. Louis and. if she wins there, w dl go on lo Al- lantic City N. .1 laier in Hie summer to compete for Hie national title. o other gifts. Studi-nt Miss JoAnn Stork. IX, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stork. l.'!22 Washington avenue, a Mart|uette High sludenl and a graduate ol the Stevens modeling school, was awarded third place. She sang a popular song to a record accompaniment. Her pri/.es included a $25 radio gift certificate. A spokesman for the .laycee, expressed appreciation to Alton merchants, auto dealers. Alton Hanking & Trust Co. and the Telegraph lor assistance in staging the contest. Master of ceremonies was Mar- Continued ou I'age 2, Col. 1. Slalfcl for presentation in I he- city council lonk'bl al its last meeting ol the liseal vear is an irdinHhi e providing for an in- • in Hie city automobile |j- •ense The ordi/iani e il \'.;i- said luda 1 . vould lollow Ihe provisions ol a ccenl amendment fit Ibe state notor vehicl' 1 ai' makim; the annual fee ST> on '. chl< les of '!."> horse: [lower or les--. and Jill) on vehiiles ol more than Ti horsepower. 'I lie pi I'senl ]h en-e is S'i.Tj. At Us last meeting the conned I relei red to its ordinance committee and city counsellor a re-solution proposing Ihe city license. 01 wheel lax. be inci eased from Vi.7.", lo S") a vehicle, and It was estimated this would increase the auto license I'd eipls L/y about $f)GUO a I year. The city In enses more than 71)00 cars and trucks annually. A considerable- percentage nu'.v arc 1 of more than \',\t horsepower. The recent statute amendment m addition lo making possible a higher v.lie.'ltax in iitics. provides thai up to ?,.", percent of the fees j i ma> be u-ed lor salaries of po- i Ilicernen used in regulating traffic. I Coming lo light during Hie c'lty council search lor muie munu ipal i cv enue i- a riea r tin -ee-qiiai lei - ol ,i cetilurv old enactment slill un Hie Illinin- sl a 1 1 it e hoo!;- u tin 1 1 i ciji ,1 1 c •. all able-bodied uale cili/en-- m CM' _'l and under iill to labcc on Hi" streets .-'till alle;. •• of ihe city lor not line than two dav s in each yi- f i . J-'r/r those disinclined lo .'. mk then 1 is a provision lor < om- mutation ol their labor ie- qtimmcnl al 7,") cents a dav. With a probability that mo-,1 of Alton's able-bodied males would be inclined lo pay the 7J cents (M'r di< m instead ol geliir.j. out v. ilh a pick and shovel or an oil sprayer. A resident who calls ihe slalule provision lo attention suggts.1.-, the law may l;e a line. Uliexploilecl source of c Hy income In keep the earth streets in older Appaietilly all needed, under the old slalule. is a city ordinance ordering street laboi. and providing suitable- lines lur any who refuse. ( ily Cciurl Hour !>::!<> The iiiid-week session ol city court, second to be conducted by recent-elected Judge I. II. Strecper, \\ill convene al 11 :'.',(! a. m. Thursday. H vvas .said today by Court Clerk Hoscberl. The lime lor opening court lias been moved back a hall bom lo fl::i(l. be- said. Judge Slrecpcr feeling lhal will be more convenient for allornc\s and lili- ganls. liny (.'rane. city meter mainlnin- er, said today thnl the- stolen parking rneler, ri'innanls ol whic-h were found in Ibe river nc-ar the foot of William si reel. Sundny, liy two boys, apparently is one stolen from a point nenr I'roaelway nnd Market slrei'l Insl Halloween. A (lunge was still affixed lo the meter slanilard when it was taken Irom the river, he said. Tin Hint disappeared Halloween the last to be stolen 'Mange nil." And Irom Hie city standpoint il vvns a $70 prank. PrTTRir.mrW, March he CI.) United SteelworkerS tie- innded sleol Industry acceptance the Wage Stabilization Board's roposal for mottling the ste«il dls- ute as negotiations opened today llh one nil.'or producer., Tipforo ne tlptlons got under •ay w»lh .Tones & Lnughlin Steel orp., USW District Director Johi fiirray told newsmen: "\Ve'"o going .o present the reo mmomlations of the Wage Stablll- nllon Bonrd to the compariy In ill and we expect the company to ccept the recommendation, vhich /ere handed down. If they don't iey'11 be responsible for any iteel lant shutdown that follows." The WSB has recommended that ie union and industry sign a Mew ontract calling for a 17W cent ourly pay booost nnd other eerie- Is. Other union negotiations With I her steel companies on .the rec- mmendatlons w" follow In rapid ire order. • , : Murray Tlr-gin* Talks President Philip Murray of both ie CIO and the USW begins talks nth the giant U. S. Steel Corp. ither companies begin their negbtl- lions with union leaders tomor- ow. Comment from ,T< & L. officials vas sparse. W. R. Billot, compariy Ice-president and chief nego- Inior for J. & L. said, only: "Any comment, from the com- inny before we actually go Into icgotlrillons would be premature." John Murray, who heads t.h,e JSW district which Includes part )f the 40,000 .1, & L, USW members 'in Pittsburgh and Allqulppa, 'a., and Cleveland, Ohio, said he ookcd for prolonged negotiations, adding: ''We have a lot of non-economic Itmcs to consider on which, .he WSB made no recommendations. A strike of more than 650,000 workers In basic steel producing plants Is thi'eatened for April 8. Officials hove urged both sides to work for a speedy settlement to avert n walkout. Meanwhile, n bittpr scrap among high administration officials I,') Washington over wage policy slm- merer! down ns negotiations re- sum ed,; . The administration row centered around defense mobilization boss Cluu'loa- tJ. Wilson. He Duelled it off by labeling Wage Stabilization Board (WSB) pro- flfs for settling the steel wage ssues "n serious threat" to Infla- ion controls. Seeks to EIISO Situation Wilson later sought to ease the iiiuntion by issuing a statement inying that, while he hadn't •hanged his mind, the WSB plan vn.s "appropriate as n basis for trying In work out a settlement,." WSH Chairman iNnllian P. Fein- sinner' seemed satisfied. He had cut short ti western speaking tour lo fly back In Washington for what looked like a showdown fight be- I ween I be WSB and Wilson that only President Truman could settle. Left unanswered, however, were the two bin questions: (1) were I lie WSB's settlement recommendations Hctuully out of line? (2) would the steel companies have to gel. price boosts, ns they claimed, lo pay Ibe higher wnges? The WSB's proposals cnll for a I7' ; -cenI hourly pay boost — of which 3 cents' worth would be piiid in I he ful urn — plus other benefits, including the union shop. The latter proviso would require all sled workers to belong to Philip Murray's CIO union. It appeared beyond question thai whatever is done about the sleel fbw, it will hnve a vast influence on the drafting of legisla- lion ID extend present economic controls, mid (he ultimate congressional debate. The present controls law expires June 30, Madison 1951 Sales Taxes Were $3,321,715 Illinois Department of Reat Springfield today issued Curses Dust Common Enemy for All In Bi<» Texas Maneuvers ~ The- venue meter | n report of sales tax receipts by was-county for Ihe calendar year 1951, and together wilh the 1 number of taxpayers and the percentages of tola) receipts reported in the various counties. The report shows that sales tax revenue during the year was $192,- u.Vi.K.Vt for the year ending Dec, .'!!, lli.'il. Total number of taxpayers was l.'i(i,8.'!2. In the Telegraph circulation aiva. the- report by counties showed: Hy TIM PAKKKH v. nil LONG IIORX AGGiti:s- sOl; IX TLXAS. March L'li .T I iii-t i- ihe common ene-iiiy. Lverv soldier taking part in I.xeicise Lung Horn, biggest joint nriuv-air lorce maneuvers in I!. S. hMorv h;is lakc-n tune' Iroiil his battle ,e-tio/i to cm sc Hie dust. The drought has made Hi c|i|s| almost unbelievable On well- travelled dirt mail- it lie-s in pillowy depths ol >i\ In 1- mi lies. Si'.iiti-rcd ram ovi'i the ma:,en* er nrc-a last night brought some ii-hel from Ihe dusl. Hut unless this ram devi'lops mlc, a drought brenkei a lew hours ol problem. Tbe diis ami many a jeep ditch. DIM piovidc co\ c-r lor hole's in For a ccmvov ol more than n problem. ItS a roadbloc-k. Tbe luckv Joes in 'be leading ve'hiclc' gel only what dust is handiiiL' in the 1 air Irom previous Iralfic. Those behind Hie Icaelii-g I exasl vf >hie>ie nave' real "rouble. A layer of feathery, pe'iieralini; dust caliche', central Texans call it shrouds everyone. Few soldiers are without their goggles. A contrary gust of wind will tiring a column to a near-hull. The blinding dust settles slowly and drivers must creep along mean- j County Madison Macoupin Jersey Calhoun Greene Tax- pavers L'SI.'i H.K) L'.'iti i:H :i7ti Total Paid $3,321,715 665,235 225,655 81,505 298,227 Karkley l.auils Press LOS ANUKLKS, March 26, #— "Nexi to the pulpit -and perhapg even more so than the pulpit—the press has the widest influence (OP good or evil," aaitt Vice President Bark ley. ( liiiif»e Rxecute KeU» TAIPKH. Formosa, March 2J. Chinese Nationalists today sunshine will bring back the dusl.; while. If they don't, they end up in cuted six Kormosans convicted t'w one \ciucle, It presents a'the ditch. Many do. 'f cue j being Communist *gent|»

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