Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 27, 1952 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, March 27, 1952
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PAOfi TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, MARCH ft, 1932 Late Start for Tax Collection Shurtleff Vocal Mil sir Clinic h Sri for Sf11 unlay */ Storm Signals Over Controls Netv Conference Organised for 6 Area Schools Truman Asks Foreign Relief Benton Challenges McCarthy To Get Trial Before Election Auto Assessment Check Requires Books That tax collecting In Alton will (rtnrt unusually lute this yonr possibly on the verge of the .Tune 1 deadline when penalty Intern.-) payments hogin fn fnll due on llv first installments of really tuxes was disclosed In the city council. Wednesday night. Knarted by unanimous vote wns p previously approved plan In re- Quire that all persons Inking out tlty motor vehicle lirenses fin;! must show they either hnve pnld personal taxes, or that their vehicles now are listed for assessment. But prior to adopting the pond- Ing resolulirtn to put this progrnrn Into formal effect, Iho council heard a report from City Treasurer Osborne explaining that circumstances In connection with the tux collection programs this year may make It difficult If not impossible to fully enforce the resolution. Osborne reported that he WHS unable to secure last year's personal tax collection hooks so it could be determined if auto license (wheel tax) applicants paid property taxes, and that he also] would he unable to secure this year's personal tax books for (lie same purpose before the auto licenses come due ns of April J, (next Tuesday). Last year, he said, Alton lax books were ready for Hie Alton collector by March 8. Yesterday, he learned they cnnnol. be ready for delivery by April 1, or perhaps later. This delay means that It will be almost Juno 1 before Alton tax statements can be completed In his office so that actual collecting can be started. A slate's attorney ruling, he pointed out, is that if realty payments arc unrocelvod by June 1, they become delinquent as of that date, and a one percent a month interest penally must be charged against taxpayers. Ho asked If the council wanted him to hold up a start on collecting aulo licenses, due next Tuesday, but at the same time warned that many payments are received In the first few weeks, often from 200 to 300 a day. Alderman Parker secured a 5- minute council recess while he made a call to County Treasurer Harper to see If he could not get an assurance of quick delivery of personal tax books so the council plan to check property payments before granting wheel tax stickers could proceed unhampered. Later, Parker reported he had been unable to get response to phone calls, but expressed his ho- llef that "this problem can be worked out." Alderman Walskc-r said ho personally had talked to County Treasurer Hurper some time ago as to the council's project to force proof of personal property tax payments on cars before they were licensed, and that Harper assured him of "cooperation In every way." Negotiators Swap Plans for POWs The Annual voi •! mnsle clink: sponsored by Shurtleff flollegp will lie held in Hie (.Impel auditorium Saturday, beginning at Hi a.rn. Mrs. l.iiHln Warren, director of vocal music foi the public school 1 * .'it Noimatidy. Mo., will lend i\ discussion on "An Approach to Note Reiidinp." nnd lw<, demonstration groups, one from Hornet 1 Mann .School. Alton, and one from Jefferson School, Normandy, will present various approaches. Miss K.stbcr lJuncan, director of voenl music for Lanphler High School, Springfield, will speak on "Music for Everyone." Three-. fourths of the student body of Lim- phler Inke some sort of music course, anrl n group of girls' voices from Ihe school will demonstrate, Speaking to the assembly on repertoire, programming «m'l ni- dio will be Miss Louise. Mann, head of Ih' 1 vocal music, department at Cleveland High School, St. Louis. Miss Mann's madrigal singers from Cleveland will present musical selections. The clinic is open to all music Icac.herH and other Interested persons. There In no registration fee or wdtniss on charge. and Ladivs to Bowl Al St. Louis Two men's teams and one women's team from Alton Optimist and Optl-Mr«, dubs have been entered in an Eighth District Optimist International howling tournament Sunday at the Palladium in East St. l/>uls. The Alton howlers will roll at 2 p. m, A dinner and dance Is to follow at the Broadview Hotel, East, St. JxMiis. Alton Optimist President Jack Reed said today that plans will he complcled Sunday for an oratorical contest for youngsters, an event lo bo conducted on a local level in Ihe "Greater Alton area as Ihe sliirt: of competition that can eventually result In n. national win- icr who receives $1000, or second place $750, or third, $500. The subject of orations is to be "Optimism for Courageous Living." Reed also announced today the. appointment of Ed Hayes as chairman of lifetime memberships in Optimist International. Reserve Board 36 Are Initiated Trumnn Ask* Extrusion, Strongl liming R,V KIWIN n. HAAKINHO.V WASHINGTON, March '27 /I 1 Storm signals were up In Congress today on the mlminlslnitlon's request lo extend and strengthen Ihe network of price, wfigc, rent, credit nnd materials controls, Chairman Mayhnnk H)-SC) is pushing the Senate banking committee lo get its extension bill on lo the Senate floor. Hut progress wns suspended until next week after Office of Price Stahlllxatlon 'OPS) officials protested tentative Senate committee aft ions. Atriomlmcnt Kovlsnl f)ne WHS H vote lo revise the Horlong amendment which last yenr assured retailors and wholesalers of historic profit, percentages, or rnnrgins. on price ceilings fixed "her'Piiflor." President Trumnn nnd price control officials nine been pushing for repent of the Herlong amendment, saying It is Inflationary. An Htletnpl to kill it was healen .10 lo 'I in the Senate committee yesterday. Then the group voted lo strike out Ihe "hereafter." OPS officials said that, would reopen thousands of prici; ceilings fixed prior lo Insl August when the llerlong amendment began lo operate. 'Failure to kill the Hoi-long amendment nnd broadening ils application Is regarded HS a blow to Iho adminlslralion. Kent Controls Survive Rent controls in Chicago nnd other large cities survived by a 7-li vrtte In Ihe Senate committee. Sen. Dirkson (R-Ill) moved lo limit, the rent, control extension to strictly critical defense nrens. This failed by a single vole. President Truman hud asked a two-year extension of Iho entire controls program but. Ihe Senate group accepted, without n record vole, the one year extension proposed by Maybnnk. Still intact WHS the Cnpeluirt amendment which Truman has called "terrible." This amendment directs officials fixing prices for manufacturers nnd processors to consider nil post-Korea cost Increases nuch as wage and tax boosts prior to July 26 last year. ROXANA, III., March 27, /P A new slx-niernl>er high school athletic conference, to he known as (he Mid-Western Conference, was or- v,nr\\i.<><\ at a meeting here Wed- nesdny nixht. Members are Madison, Roxnnn, BHhalto. (Jreetivlllo, Highland Township, and Cnhokin Common- fields of Maplewood, III. Plans cull for a full conference schedule of hnxkothnll, basoball, track and football starting with the 1952 fall term. Oeenvllle and Highland Township currently have no football tenrn.s, but are expected to join In football competition by 1!)53. Highland Township Is withdrawing from the Madison-Bond-Cllnton County Conference. Narner temporary president of Ihe new conference was S. W. Frey, assistant superintendent of schools HI Roxana. 12 Airmen Killed In Two Plane Crashes TUCSON. AH/.., March 27. ,r Twelve military airmen were killed in two plane crashes in the soul Invest yesterday. Eight died In Ihe flaming wreckage of a B-2!) bomber from Diivis-Monlrwn air force base bore and four perished in the (-rush of a IM7 Strwlojet bomber from Kirklarid AFM on the edge of Albuquerque, N. M, Denmark Adopts New Lnw COPENHAGEN, I) c n m a r k. March 27 /p --• Parliament voted last nitfht lo make "gross crimes" punishable by dealh during war- lime in any period of occupation. Denmark abolished capital pun- i.shmonl in Ifl.'iO after 32 years had passed without an execution. ' MSA Authority Due End June 30 fly MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH ; WASHINGTON, March 27, /!'to Senator Henton (D-Conni, target of a two million dollar damage suit brought by Senator McCarthy '11- WIs), challenged McCarthy today KEY WEST, Ha.. March 27. ft to press for trial "before his bid President Triimnn today asked j for re-election next November." .Congress for extended authority! Commenting on Ihe "libel, slan- | to subsidize foreign relief ship- j flpr nnd C0ns pj r8 ry" suit and said he planned mcnfs nnd said he planned to ask later for power to continue guarantees if publishing investments abroad. '. The Mutual Security Agency I now has such powers-as did the ['old economic Cooperation Adrninls- ' (ration which It replaced but authority expires June 30. der and conspiracy" suit Ihe Wisconsin Republican filed yesterday, Benton said in a statement: "I can prove In court the truth of my carefully documented charges. "His sincerity can henceforth be judged, even by those who read as they run, by the diligence with suit . . . .. , . , ,, .which he seeks to bring his Legislation is before Congress to), () frja , Lct mc lnslst on actual trial before his bid for re-election authorize the president to designate any government department I or agency to continue subsidizing ! relief shipments. In Identical letters to Chairman Cnnnally (D-Tcx) of the Senate foreign relations committee and Chairman Richards fD-SO of the House foreign affairs committee, the president urged passage of this measure, and added: "At fin early date there also will next November. "An immediate review of his tactics Is urgently in the Interest of l.he people of the United States and also of the lens of millions throughout the world in whose eyes our country is being discredited by his tactics." Bentor said he had formally waived his constitutional immunity from legal action in this case — be submitted for the consideration con g ressmc n are not liable for any- of the Congress a request for au thorily to enable the government to continue the work of guaranteeing investments in Informational media enterprises." The president saiH authority for both purposes is needed to support "The mutual security efforts of the free world." He said "It Is essential that these activities be carried on after June 30, 1052." Under the inforrnlion program, Ihe government guarantees to American publishers they will be able to convert into dollars any foreign currencies which they earn abroad through sale of their prod- thing they say in Congress — "to compel him (McCarthy) to sue me or cease his reckless accusations." ucts. The program was designed to encourage American publishers to sell their publications abroad so as to increase the amount of factual information available about the United States. MSA does nr,t guarantee publishers they will earn a profit in the foreign market but only that in the event they can't convert local money into dollars, that MSA will do it for them. He Added: "I sought to bring him before an impartial tribunal — a procedure which he has avoided by consistently shielding himself behind his own immunity." The suit was based on Benton's charges under oath last September that McCarthy committed perjury, fraud and "calculated deceit" in pressing his Communists-in-government charges. Benton made the charges before a Senate election sub-committee in demanding that McCarthy be expelled from Congress. The Constitution says members of Congress cannot be sued for remarks thoy make in Congress. Benton's waiver offer has started discussion among other senators as to whether a member of Congress can shed constitutional immunity. Boy Trapped When Lamp Post Falls on Him BALTIMORE, March 27. /P- James Metzgcr, 12, was leaning against an old street lamp yesterday when it snapped oil. It pinned him. underneath and passers-by had to rescue him. He went to a nearby hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. It was the same hospital where his mother was having some X- rays taken. Discusses Money PARIS. March 27 Problems > — Finance and foreign ministers from 18 nations gathered here today to discuss Europe's money and trade problems in the face of mounting rearmament. The ministers started their three-day talks at the headquarters of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC). Barge Worker Fatally Hurt Charles Graff Victim^ of Arciclent A barge line employe, Charle? Graff, 25, of Commerce, Mo,, was fatally injured er.rly this morn- Ing at the Hartford loading dock of Shell Oil Co., when his clothing apparently caught In machinery of a pump and he was whirled Ic his death. Deputy Coroner Edwin Marks of Wood River, who responded to a call for an ambulance for the injured man, said that Graff had suf- ifered a deep puncture wound of the skull and fractures of his left arm. He was dead upon arrival of Marks at the scene of the accident. Workmen, who had returned to the barge about 4 a.m. and found Graff, told Deputy Coroner Marks, that Graff apparently had removed the safety screen from around the pump to work on it and had failed to replace the screen before starting the pump up. The barge had bee i towed to the Hartford dock early Wednesday morning by the steamer "Pollywog" which had then proceeded upstream. Graff was married and the father of three children. An inquest into the death will be conducted this evening by Deputy Coroner Marks. Mrs. Dorothy Spencer Hurt in Fall at Home Mrs. Dorothy Spencer, '<!6, of 10 Worden court, is a patient in Alton Memorial Hospital following a fall Wednesday in her home in which she suffered an ankle fracture. i reakiip By DeMolay Order ; By SAM H MUNSAN, Korea, March '21, —Korean truce negotiators today swapped detailed explanations of how they want to exchange prisoners of war as the UN command openly sought a 'compromise. An official Allied spokesman said "neither optimism nor pessimism is justified" al this point in the secret sessions. "We have been seeking a way to compromise on prisoner exchange," said Brig. (ien. William P. Nuekols, official UN .spokesman. The prisoner exchange neuolia- tors went into executive session Tueday so they could exchange opinions freely. Air War Slowed SEOUL, March 117, .T — Stormy weather over North Korea grounded Allied warplanes early today. On the ]55-111 ill* battle front only li^ht, squad-size Communist thrusts were reported. DtirinR the niulil Japan-based B-29 Superforts dropped liO.lHK) pounds of ail-bursting bombs on the front. Light bombers m niyhl attacks knocked out U5 Communist supply vehicles. UN naval aircraft and surface craft pounded both Korean coasts Wednesday. Pilots from the U.S. carriers Philippine Sea and Valley Forgo reported they blasted L'5t> nesv gaps in Red rail lines. Brunhilde Pregnant, I'luy Cast Vi'iirried SAN FRANCISCO. Marsh L'7. .-V -Brunhilde. a pregnant while K'nit, is on sia^e ai;am. lint impending motherhood has the cast a hit worried. Nightly Brunhilde appears twice at the Curran theater in Tennessee Williairu' "Rose Tattoo." Kach time she's chased. And that's a bit strenuous, you know. Previously Brunhilde appeared here in "Mr. Roberts " Bui her casting was cut short. She gave birth to twins in a taxi. Primary Vote Continued From Page 1. WASHINGTON. March 27-.T- Tho Federal Reserve Board voted 3 to 2 today to order a breakup of the Transamerlca Corporation's hl(? banking empire in five western slates. The majority found Hint the corporation—which controls seven billion dollars in bank deposits nnd half the bank lonns In California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington and Arizona tends lo "lessen competition and restrain commerce." In a minority dissent. Jimies K Vardaman, jr., said the record "fails to warrant or sustain" such a conclusion. . Hoard Member Oliver S. Powell joined Viu'daniHii In Ihe dissent. Chairman William M. Martin jr., M. S. Sxymc/ak and II. M. Kvnns, Ihe hearing officer, made up the majority. Triinsamerloa was built up over a period of many years by the late A. P. Giannlni. The case, the first even launched by Ihe reserve board agnlnsl a bunk holding company under lhc Clayton anti-lrust ad, Is almost certain lo be appealed ledernl courts and eventually Ihe Supreme Court. Council Plans Ceremonies Are Held Masonic Temple In to to I Continued Krom I'HRH I. a hea\y possible lot. Ralph A. Cent of Alton. Three name* for coroner appear on the Democratic ticket, of which two are AJtonians -Ben F. Ktaien. incumbent, and Thomas J. Burke. causing Hie city re\ cnue loss. Helmte Touched Off The license imbroglio was touch- oil oil when Ordinance Chairman \Vaide offered and called to first reading an amendatory ordinance that would hiue put back into effect the city's original wheel tax of 1!H7 set I in)}; lees of $f> per vehicle of ,'!") horse-power or less, nnd $10 lor vehicles over 3fi horsepower. At Us last meeting the council had referred lo the ordinance committee and counsellor n resolution by Alderman Parker calling for an increase in Ihe wheel tax from the present $:i,75 lo $."> a year. The ordinance drew immedia'te fire. City Counsellor Dtirr explained thai il had been necessary to have an ordinance ready by lime of the meeting, and thut he had prepared ihe one offered, expecting the council lo amend il to provide any rales desired. The ordinance submitted, he added, was taken verbatim from the city ordinance code revised in 1911 which he found chain cd lo accord exactly with the latest stale lavs amendment on the subject. Alter much healed debate the council reverled lo Ihe regular order of business, which allowed feelings io cool. Later, under Ihe call for "resolutions", the several motions lor special council and finance session, with directives to City Counsellor Durr lo prepare the needed ordinance lor license increases, were adopted unanimously with little added discussion. And al 10:3u p. m. the meeting adjourned and aldermen blurted home. A elass of 36 young men received the degrees of the Order of De- Molay nt Ihe spring ceremonial of Alton Chapter Wednesday evening at Franklin Masonic Temple. William Hornan, master councilor, was in charge of degree work. A number of members of the Masonic fraternity attended. Among those present was Frank M. Campbell of Springfield, whose grandson, was n member of Ihe class. Campbell was K resident of i Alton for many years working for • Illinois Terminal Railroad. Others j were present from Uillespie, Mat- j loon and Belleville. Don Bertier, retiring master councilor, was escorted lo Ihe Must and presented with the altar [lowers by Master Councilor Bill Ho- maim and extended Hie best wishes of Ihe chapter as he leaves Tuesday of next week to serve in the Navy. Bertier thanked Iho chap- j lei-. Bertier was recently elected by Ihe (irand Council along with William Bochm and IXm Mei/ger to receive the degree of chevalier for outstanding service to the order. Several chapter ofticers and advisors including "Uncle Pick" Flls and I.aVVrn Cravens, will attend the meeting of Illinois C.rand Chapter at Mai loon Saturday and Sunday. A dinner meet ing of IVMolay chapter of the district will he held Wednesday at Collinsvillc. and next Monday evening n joint l>e.Molay- Rainhow politick supper will be served at ti:!!() o'clock. Mrs.ManleyOn *' Hospital Board At Wood River WOOD R1VHR - - Mrs. Merle Mnnley. a Wood River housewife of 51(1 l.oreim avonr-, has been appointed lo Ihe board of directors of Wood River Township Hospital. The appointment was announce I today by County Judge M. M. Kinney. Mrs. Mauley will fill Ihe unexpii-ed three-year term of Norman Robey w lip was transferred last December to Casper, Wyo., by Ihe Standard Oil Co. Mrs. Mnnley is the second woman to be appointed to the hoard. The other woman member is Mrs. Clarence Quillen of East Alton, who served for 32 years in. the postal department there. | She bus been active in work of j the Methodist Church, has served as Sunday School aiperint'Midont for ihe past live years, and is a past president of ihe Plulathea class. She is also active in the Wood River Woman's Club. Mrs. Manley taught for a number of years in elementary sdiools of Wood River and Roxana. Both she and Mr. Manley are active in the Band Boosters organization of East Alton-Wood River Community High School. ALL PURPOSE SAW WITH BIG SAW FEATURES /-iiTr O 4 Cuts hard or soft wood up to a full 2 inches thick. Makes frames, joints, slots, etc. Accurately rips wide or narrow panels, cuts at any angle. Cuts rafters, joists, siding; large work or small, the Rip-cross saw does 'em all. IN 21/2 SECONDS CROSS CUT SAW ARBOR PULLEY FOR A-BELT DRIVE FULLY ADJUSTABLE RIP FENCE NO MONEY DOWN Terms 50° a Week HEAVY GAUGE FULL 6 INCH ALL-PURPOSE BLADE, r-v. 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