Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 7, 1951 · Page 2
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, September 7, 1951
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — M7. VERNON, ILLINOIS LEGION SHUNS BAN ON USE OF SLOT MACHINES Illinois Veteran* Also Turn Down Criticism of Koreon War. By Ataoelittd Pre»» CHICAGO, Sept. 7.—The resolu tlong committee of the American Legion's Illinois department has rejected a resolution to ban "public use" of slot machines in Legion posts. i The action was taken yesterday as the 33rd annual state convention began its four day run in Chicago. Albert C. Linenthal of Lake Bluff offered the resolution and condemned the Legion for gambling, which he said had been wide open in posts throughout the state Linenthal is a member of the national executive committee. Committee members discussed the right of the department to order its posts to remove gambling devices. Harley Hohm of Park Ridge said "Ijdon't think it's any of our busi ness whether they run slot ma' chines or not." He suggested individual posts can raise revenue in the manner they see fitw William Keith of Chicago said Legionnaires are opposed to open and notorious gambling where the public can walk in and- play. But he. suggested killing the resolution because it referred to "public use" and "I don't think that's specific enough," he said. In another committee meeting Legionnaires turned down a resolution which would have protested President Truman's action in sending U. S. troops to battle in Korea. Korean War Issue The resolution proposing criticism of the President's action at the outset of the Korean war was voted down 10 to 3 by the National: Security committee, headed by Omar McMackin of Salem. The group also rejected a companion resolution which would have called for a constitutional amendment to limit presidential powers to commit troops to battle. It endorsed use of Chinese Nationalist troops in Korea, bombing and blockading of Communist China, protecting Formosa, and negotiating with Franco Spain "solely on the ground of military necessity." Business sessions will end Saturday with installation of a new department commander, probably Charles C. Shaw of Paxton. Shaw is unopposed for the post, now held by Lawrence J. Fenlon. Shaw would be the first World War II veteran to hold the top state post. CHAPLAIN TELLS MT.V.KIWANIANS OF WAR CRIMINALS' LAST HOURS (Continued from P... On.) POSE FOR POSTERITY? "Miss Arkansas of 1951." in th« person of Charlotte Simmen, above, looks so lovely to a Little Rock sculptor that he proposes to carve a 68-foot likeness of her in the Arkansas hills for future fenerations to admire. The shapely miss will compete in the forthcoming "Miss America pageant at Atlantic City. N. J. Says Reds Work On Space Station 300 Miles in Air BIRTHS • Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Welge 1822. Montvale, Chicago, are the parents of a son, Richard Carle- toh, who was born August 29, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lynn O. Welge, 716 Harrison street in this city. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Shelton are the parents of a son born at the Naval Hospital in Norfolk, Va. The new arrival, who has been named Charles Glenn, weighed eight pounds three ounces. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Shelton of this city and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boger of Blu, ford. The father of the child, William Shelton, is serving with the U. S. Navy aboard the U. S. S. Raby, now on duty in South American waters. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Williams, 2808 Mannen, are the parents of a son, born in Jefferson Memorial Hospital, yesterday afternoon at 5:13. He weighs five pounds'14% ounces and has been named David Wayne. Mr. and Mrs. Willard W. Wright, Scheller, are the parents of a son born yesterday afternoon at 3:31 in Good Samaritan Hospital. The new arrival weighs nine pounds seven ounces and has been named Darrell Wayne. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Ezell, 419 south 18th street, are the parents of a son, Thomas Larry, born yesterday afternoon in Good Samaritan Hospital, at 3:52 p. m. He weighs five pounds 13% ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Roth, 2210 Casey avenue, are the parents of a daughter, born at 12:40 this morning in Good Samaritan Hospital. The little girl, who has been named Sherry Lynn, weighs five pounds nine and one-half ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Chesnek, Woodlawn, are the parents of an eight pound 11% ounce daughter born at 11:30 this morning in Good Samaritan Hospital. Reports Theft j Of Tire and Rim Gale R. Pasley of RFD 4, Mt. Vernon reported to police headquarters today that a tire, wheel and rack had been stolen from hist- truck. : •The theft occured between September 3 and September 6, he told police. The stolen items are valued at $60. By Assoclattd Prsis LONDON, Sept. 7.—A German rocket engineer declared today Russia is racing the west on a project to set up a military space station 300 miles from the surface of the earth. H. H. Koelle of Stuttgart, secretary of the German space research society, said it is "an open secret" among rocket experts that "the west and east are both working on this project with the greatest energy." The 26-year-old engineer told the second International Congress on Astrounautics—space navigation—that such an artificial moon could be placed in the sky at a cost of around half a billion dollars. First inkling of the fantastic plan. to create a new heavenly body came in the annual report of the late James Forrestal, then the U. S. Defense Secretary, in December, 1948. The report disclosed that an "earth satellite vehicle program" on which the Army, Navy and Air Force had made separate studies had been coordinated that year under America's central guided missiles project. Any developments since then have been top secret. Such a space station, rocketed into an orbit around the globe, could be used as a platform for launching guided missiles with atomic war heads. It would be invaluable as a military observation post. Gerecke, he said that the Bible had been given him in boyhood and that he had had it constantly with him all during World War I and World W^r II. SHORTLY BEFORE the 11 Nazis were to be hanged for their crimes, Chaplain Gerecke sought and obtained permission from Chief Justice Jackson for the wives and children of the Nazi prisoners to visit them in prison He said in most cases, they had remained Christians even though the * husbands and fathers had turned Nazis. Chaplain Gerecke said that he sincerely believed that seven of 13 of the top Nazi prisoners were fully repentent'of their crimes and that they were converted to Chris tianity before their deaths. In his concluding remarks th speaker warned that the Nazis and Adolph Hitler came into power because, in Germany, there is no separation of the church and the state. Ministers who were paid by the state went along with the leaders, except in a few cases. Those who rebelled usually paid with their lives for clinging to their beliefs. * * » HE EMPHASIZED the fact that only 80 percent of the voters in Germany put Hitler in power. The 20 percent who voted against Hit ler, in most cases, paid with their lives. "It cost a man something to vote." Stating, that, in this country "voting is free." he pointed out that only 52 percent of the quail fied voters in this country took the time or the trouble to cast their free vote in the last election He is of the eopinion that we had better change that. He compared the American free press with the restrictions on the press and radio in Germany dur ing Hitler's regime, attributing much of our way of life in the United States to the fact that we do have a free press. "Let's keep it that way," he advised. Chaplain Gerdecke said he hop^ ed that for the sake of his two sons who are on the front lines in Korea and all the other young people, both in and out of uniform, that x.j, in this country, "keep on building" and "be loyal to our high principles." With his mixture of Army slang phrases, (free translated for the ladies), the use of many German phrases, also freely translated, both used with an obvious sincerity, Chaplain Gerecke com pletely captivated his audience. Following the address, the floral arrangements used op the dinner tables, were awarded to Mrs. Wayne Moore, Mrs. Norman Gar. bers, Mrs. Lenore Garrison, Mrs. Mildred Elliott, Mrs. Arnold Bar thel, and Mrs. Bennie Carpenter. » » » THREE MEMBERS of the Benton Kiwanis club were present and extended an invitation to the local club to attend a concert which will be presented at the Benton High school, September 19, by Rubinoff, violinist. HOSPITAL NOTES Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Mrs. JoAnn Harshbarger. Discharged: J. W. White, Opdyke; J. M. Doty, Ewing; Mrs. Margaret Miller and infant daughter, Jean Ann. Good Samaritan Admitted: Mrs. Lucille Zapp, Beaucoup; Mrs. Ida Wells, Waltonville; Mrs. Amanda Jenkins; Mrs. Mildred Wilson, Waltonville; Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Smith. Discharged: Mrs. Lorene Lang; Mrs. Martha Ann Frazier, Wayne City; Mrs. Gladys Cox; Mrs. Mary Willis, Nashville, and infant son, Jeffrey James. RUMOR PLOT ON LIFE OF RED LEADER (Continued en Pag* Two) The report said white Russians, resentful of the communists, had designed the plot. Big Police Escort The Russian delegation had this escort: four state highway patrol cars, two Hillsborough police cars, one San Francisco police car, carrying four police inspectors, augmented by San Francisco police units as it reached the city line. New Violence on Yugoslav Border By Associated Prtss BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Sept. 7— Grim suspicion that the Soviet led Cominform may be trying to provoke a shooting showdown soon witl Premier Marshal Tito mounted here today as Yugoslavia reported two new border incidents. Amid growing reports of stepped up Soviet military activity in the satellite nations, the official Belgrade radio last night reported fresh violence*along the Yugoslav- Romanian frontier. The radio said 60 Romanian soldiers fired on Yugoslav peasants working near the border. Yugoslav border guards fired back in a 20-minute exchange. The report also said two farmers of Yugoslav nationality living in Romania tried to flee over into this country, one was shot dead and the other wounded as they neared the border. Eairlier this week a Yugoslav j was reported» killed on Yugoslavia's southern border with Albania. In addition t the growing num- 1 ber of border incidents, there have j been reports of a steady effort by j the Kremlin to obtain military information about Yugoslavia. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951 Official of U.S. C. of C. Speaks In Mt.V. Tonight H. J. Dollinger, of Chicago, assistant division manager of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will speak on the subject "Let's Not Lose Freedom by Default," before a group of industrialists, business leaders, and directors of the local Chamber tonight at 7:30 in the Chamber conference room. $225,000 BOND ISSUE TO FINISH SCHOOLS PLANNED <Contlnut« (ram Pat* On*> "However, it was obviously impossible to shut down the entire school system for a year to do so." Kindergarten classes can not be started until all of the schools are completed, Mr. Buford said. "The parents of the district have been very patient and understanding with us during the hardship period of half-day classes when schools have been doubled up so the new buildings could be built," he said. Junior High Now $750,000 A comparison of increased costs was given by Wilson who said that the Junior high school — recognized as the finest school building in southern Illinois — was erected 15 years'ago at a cost of §180,000. "The junior high would cost at least $750,000 today," he declared. He also estimated that the Field and Franklin at today's higher costs, would require $560,000 each to build — a 40 per cent increase. Police Patrol Problem In other action last night the board discussed the problem of police patrols at school crossings with Police Chief Verner Pigg and Aldermen Wayne Newton, Keiv neth Dillingham and Lewis Cam eron. The aldermen's suggestion' that the school board send a committee to confer with the city council at its next meeting was adopted. Chief Pigg reported that he did not have enough men to patrol dangerous crossings since his force was reduced in the city council's July economy order. H. J. Dollinger The increasingly grave International situation has pointed up the need for all businessmen to be alerted to the serious problems resulting to our domestic economy," local Chamber officials said. "If we are to escape total regimentation, which is the forerunner of a socialistic state, we must be better informed on national affairs and, at the same time, do something about them." The staff of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States was recently called to Washington for briefing on the vital facts of the world dilemma. The conferences were addressed by leaders in government, including Secretary of Defense Marshall. The importance of explaining the American business system to its own people so they will better understand its benefits and advantages was emphasized. What the people in cities like Mt. Vernon think, say and do may determine in the months and years to come, whether America will retain its heritage of freedom, Chamber leaders said. MacArthur Raps Truman, Praises Ohio Leadership By Atiocl.t.4 Pr.w CLEVELAND, Sept. 7.—A new wave of speculation about Gen. Douglas MacArthur's political intentions rose today following a speech in which he again attacked the Truman administration and said its leaders are not to be trusted. At the same time, MacArthur made a remark that brought applause and laughter from Ohioans, some of whom thought he was referring to Senator Robert Taft. He had praised Ohio's contributions to "leadership, past and contemporary." Then, pausing and smiling, he said: "Indications multiply that this leadership may even increase in the not too distanct future." After the speech, the general's aide, Major-Gen. Courtney Whitney declined to amplify when a reporter asked him if the statement referred to Tafft. "You'll have to do your own guessing," Whitney said. The genera' drew round after round of applause last night from an audience estimated by police at 9,300 in the public auditorium. The building had accommodations for 10,750. He cited the State Department as an example of what he called a "steady drift toward totalitarian rule." He said the department is assuming the character of a "prime ministry." Charge Youth Tried Burglary At Local Store Clayton Braden, 18, of Waltonville, has been charged with the attempted burglary of the Mound City Furniture Store here on the night of September 1. Braden, arrested by county offi cers, was taken before W. O. Page, justice of the peace, and his bond was set at $750. The youth was being held in the county jail today. Officers said that Braden suffered a cut to a finger when he smashed a rear window of the store with a rock. States Attorney Martin J. Dolan said that Braden has admitted trying to break into the store. MARRIAGE LICENSE Stanley Nowicki, Jr., Radom and Melba Dean Robbins, Ashley, Two Red Notes, Sharp Fighting In Korean War <C.ntlnuM from P.g. On*) another allegation — that the U. N. Command has not published the full text of Red statements on the alleged Kaesong incidents . General Ridgway's public information office said its records show that every communication of th* Reds has been released. Responsible Allied sources still had no indication what site might be suggested by the U. N. Command for resumption of talks, broken off by the Reds Aug. 23. f. 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