Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on May 28, 1952 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, May 28, 1952
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TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 19S2 Predict Boost Of Food Ceiling An limit Expected From Government Chief of Police P r o v e d to fie Army Deserter fly Wtt.MAM O. V.AK.V WASHINGTON, May 28. <M The government is expected to announce tonight celling price boosts Of about a penny each for n wide range of food items. That's how much the Office m\ Price Stabilization (OPS) estlmat-i ed the increases would bring to| the grocer. It said the nation's; food bill would go up about inn; millions dollars a year under the new ceilings. Four food distribution groups { •aid that, if the grocers got all , celling boosts they are seeking it would cost the consumer only about five cents a week per per- > son. ; "OPS is using scare tactics In i an effort to perpetuate controls." laid ft statement hy the National Association of Retail Grocers, thp j Cooperative Food Distributors of i America, the National Association I Of Food Chains and the Super! Market Institute. ! Competition Knctor ! "The public should understand that competition is the factor today which Is keeping food prices down," the statement sniri. "OPS i has little or nothing to do with it. More than 50 percent of all the foods sold today in grocery stores are below ceilings. OPS officials said the ceiling price Increases are necessary be- j cause earnings of the grocers have i declined. Affected by the higher margins' and ceilings will be some of the : items In this wide range (if foods: ; Dry cereals, canned vpgeinblps' and soups, pickles, vinegar, olives, most canned meats and processed : fish such as smoked fish and her- j ring, oleomargarine, cookies and \ crackers, fro/pn foods, jams and Jellies, canned fruits and others. Tuna and salmon are not included. About I'p.nny Per Item OPS officials said for the most part the increases would run abrAil a penny per Item. On some larger cans or items and on more expensive quality foods the higher margins can mean ceiling rises of two cents or slightly more. Although overall margins will he higher, they said in some cases it may not mean an Increase on an individual item. The officials said the Increases are being allowed on those Items on which grocers figure they can get Higher prices. They said margins have not. been changed on Items that are selling well below ceilings—only on those items near or at ceilings. OPS said the agency now Is making a detailed survey of earnings for the food industry. When this Is completed about mid-June, a study will be made to see whether margins then alltnved are sufficient to allow distributors the same margins over costs of materials that they had the month before the outbreak of the Korean war. If the margins are insufficient, further upward adjustments will be allowed around July 1. Jenny, Record Holding Hen, Dies of Effort CUDWOKTH, Kng., May 28 - ,T — World titlist Jennifer — the hen that laid 10 eggs in less than an hour — was dead today from overwork. The pink-eyed prolific chicken hadn't produced for farmer Charlie Rogers for days. But he brought her into his home in front of the fire on Monday and Jennifer let loose — a jackpot of 10. "Jenny spent Monday night in her cardboard box and I tried to make her eat," Rogers' daughter explained. "But the laying effort had been too much for her." Neither Jenny nor her 10 eggs will provide a single morsel on any- dining table, despite Britain's food shortages. "I've asked a taxidermist to set Jenny up in a glass case with those 10 eggs," Rogers said. HATTLK CRKKK. Mich.. May 2R, A 1 Police Chief Ray Sturgis, j •10, of New Haven, Mich., who was I unmasked as an army deserter in i the role of respected citizen, was under sentence today to serve 15 years at hard labor. A courtmartial board of Ft. Cus- te.r last night convicted Slurgis of deserting the army in 1944 while on leave in Pontiac, Mich., from : Camp Young, Calif. i The FBI arrested Sturgis in the little southeastern Michigan village i Pop. 926' last March 12. Sturgis went to New Haven in 10-16 to make a new life for himself under the name of Russell j Mclntyre. He won the affection and j respect of the villagers as their i school bus driver and chief of police of a two-man force. A petition signed by 926 resi- • dents of the New Haven area was. presented to the board. It asked : leniency for Sturgis. , Tax Payments Mount Rapidly | Collection? Top f^ft Year' Hv SI50.000 Congressmen Ask Lindbergh Nome Clef i red Grand Jury Eying Hendy Case, Belief jap Women Give Tests To Prospective Grooms TOKYO, May 28 .T The women's youth corps of Higashi village on northern Honshu island yesterday set up a groom qualification test. Fifty youths, all in iheir 20s, were put through a physical test including marathon run, rice has carrying race, chinning the bar and ploughing. Then they fated ,> panel of women uho tested them on intelligence. All 50 flunked. The \\omcn proclaimed them unfit for marriage. P. S : The men today were detests for the maidens. A three-year drought reduced the cattle population ol the giant King Ranch in Southern Texas from 85.000 10 60.001). KDWARDSVILLK- The Patrick Hendy murder case apparently wfis under investigatipn today by j the Madison county grand .iury. Seen in the courthouse corridors outside the grand jury room, awaiting call to testify, were Alton police officers whose investigation led to arrest of two suspects in the slaying. Coroner Ben F. Stalen and several physicians. Meanwhile. Hendy's brother. Dan, and his 51-year-old widow, Mrs. Kva Hendy, are being held at the county jail without bond on murder charges while awaiting outcome of the grand jury investigation. Patrick Hendy, a 48-year-old laborer at. Shell Oil Co. refinery, was fatally shot the night of April 14 in the basement of his home in Alton. His brother. Dan, in a written statement, has admitted firing the fatal shot. He told Alton police and county authorities he shot, his brother because he was in love with the victim's wife, F,va. Mrs. Hendy has denied complicity iin the murder. The grand jury, for the May term of circuit court, was impaneled Monday hy Judge Quinlen Spivey, who instructed the body to investigate reported gambling operations at "Club 7800" on Col- Hnsville road. The "private club", which opened May 17, reportedly closed down shortly before the grand jury was impaneled. There has been no indication that the grand jury has yet begun an investigation as directed by the coiirt. Among about 25 criminal cases expected to be presented to the grand jury is the April 27 fatal shooting of Jack Kelly at his Hi-Ho j night club near Madison. The I grand jury is expected to recess j Thursday afternoon, returning | Monday Jo complete its work and i report, to Judge Spivey. I Road -Building Bill Considered Today in House WASHINC.TON. May 28 T — Final vole on a $1.27li.200.00(l road- huilriintr bill was the first order of business today (or the House. Kxcept for eight million dollars to continue work on I he Rama road in Nicaragua and 16 million dollars to be spent over a two- year period for further work on the Inter-American highway linking the United Slates with Central America, all of the money provided in the hill is for domestic work. All is subject to actual appropriations later. The domestic projects contemplate continuance during the fiscal years 1fl"><l and Iflfii) of the present federal-aid highway program. Under this program, the slates match a large part of the money put up by the lederal government. The amounts the stales would receive under the bill for each of the next two years include: Illinois. $2:i,78ti,(HlO; Indiana, Sl'J,- 938,000; Iowa $11.820,000: -Missouri, X15.025.000 and Wisconsin $12. •!!!>, • 000. With Alton township tax rnllec- i iion.« holding a lend of $l.V>,r)00: over the showing for the corre-1 spending period a year ago, City , Treasurer Osborne announced to- ! day Ihnt the collector's office will he" closed both Friday and Satin-: day for the Memorial weekend j holiday period, the same a? other i city hall offices. Kvenintc collection hours have been continued this week, nml the: last opportunity this week to pay) taxes here will be from 6 to .) p. m Thursday evening. Collecting will then resume next Monday^ Because of the rapid clip at which payments have been received, along with evening hours, Oabotne said, his office staff needs i a "breather". And because a dou- | hie holiday will he widely ob- i served here it also appeared no i substantial sum would be collect- j able Saturday. For these two lea-1 suns, he decided he might as well go along with the municipal weekend holiday program. The sum of $%.5'28 was added to the tax collectif/n hy payments Tuesday, Collector Osborne said, and the grand total collection up to 5 p. m. yesterday amounted to $593 833 By Thursday night, it is estimated, half the aggregate expected tax collection here will have been exceeded. ! Many property owners calling! at. the city hall to pay general taxes are taking out Iheir city automobile licenses at the same lime. However, the demand for wheel tax slickers has slowed materially as crmipared to last. week. The total for the year issued through Tuesday was 3680, and the average for the last two days was 58. Approach of the Memorial weekend has heen heralded by a moderate upsurge in the demand for fishing permits, it was said at the office of City Clerk Price. Along with local demand, there has been nn increase in calls for non-resident licenses, mostly from Missouri residents, Price noted. WASHINGTON, May 28 <P Two Illinois congressmen want the House to investigate why Charles A. Lindbergh's services to the government have not been more widely publicized. Reps. Richard W. Hoffman and Richard B. Vail both Republicans •••- said a conspiracy of silence hides the famous flyer's deeds. In a joint statement they said the Roosevelt administration "tarnished" Lindbergh's reputation because the flyer opposed the late president's attitude, toward World, War II. In separate resolutions. Hoffman and Vail proposed creation of a special House committee to inquire into: di Confidential reports Lindbergh made to the government before World War II on the German air force: (2) his activities in the Pacific and elsewhere during World War II; and CJ) his confidential surveys of air bases and other activities in the interest of national defense after World War II. Ki-Y Program Report Given II ad dad Telln of Work \\illi Youth FBI Spy Relates Red Methods Reds Thrown Of Gathering Information Qff Three Hills Traffic Control System For State-Del mar Seen Bids have been called for Friday, June 6. by the slate hiKhw-iy division furnishinE and installing an automatic traffic' control system at the intersection of State street and Dolmar avenue. Stop-go liRlits long havp been souRht hy the city for HIP busy intersect ion, which has proved n bottleneck when traffic is heavy. It is the junction of State Route 100 and Routes 67-111. Rppnrttnit on the progress of the Ki-Y prrrgrarn 'youth niovpnipnt j jf)intly sponsored by the Kiwnnis ' Club'nnd Alton YMCA), George Hadded, hoys' secretary of thp YMCA Tuesday evening addressed j Kiwininns. He said there are four Kl-Y groups in operation, at ! Humboldt. Clara Barton, Milton ! 1 and Lowell schools, each with an j average enrollment of 15 to 25 boys. : "The past, two years of the Ki-Y , program have shown a tendency ! toward working with smaller ! groups," he said. He stressed that hhe morn a person is given freely j thn less apt he is to help himself "Present, facts show that those nations of the world which havp > received the most fr<mi us are proportionately those nations which are doing the least to help • themselves." i Julius .Schaeffer, past president of the club, was program chairman and introduced Haddad. The president and chairman of the inter-club relations committee of the East St. Louis club were present. A J. Crivello, ticket chairman i/f the recent. Kiwanis Kapers, reported that over $1200 had been turned in to date. Money from this ; show helps support the work of the program. Ingrid Back In Hospital ; ROMP:, Mny 28—/['--Expectant | mother Ingrid Bergman was hack today in Salvatore Mundi hospital. which sent her home after a false i alarm last week. This time doctors said she will give birth to twin? in a dav or so. B.r fit) C'RKAOH WASHINGTON, May 2S. -T- j Senate investigators made public l today a sensational Jitory of all- j male sex parties run by a Coin- j munist envoy to the United States | lor the purpose of extracting information from effeminate. American guests. The diplomat was named as Teo H. Florin, former lirst secretary j of the Chechoslovakian embassy j here, in testimony given to the Senate's internal security subcommittee hy Joseph Molnar, a young Czech writer who said he observed the carryings-on for the FBI. Molnar and two other witnesses testified that subversive, activities in this country are directed by Iron Curtain country representatives operating under diplomatic immunity. Chairman McCarran iD-Nev) of the internal security group called this a "shocking and alarming" situation and demanded in a statement that the state and justice departments invoke the McCarran anti-subversives act to rid the nation of "these treacherous aliens." Molnar and the other witnesses- C/ech-horn Pavlina Svoboda, former employe of the Czech embassy, and Matthew Cvetic of Pittsburgh, long-time undercover agent for the FBI in Communist organizations- gave their testimony at various limes since early last July but it was kept secret until today. Molnar said he was a euest of Florin—who later was ordered to leave the United States—at the Czech diplomat's apartment on 20th street. Washington, during several parties. "Sometimes." the witness went on, "he had invited several men whose conduct convinced mo of • their homesexuality. "At none of these parlies were ; there any female guests present. The men embraced each other, kissed each other, and helped each other take off their coats. "At various intervals two men at a time would disappear into one bedroom and would reappear 30 or 40 mlnp'ps later. The others, meantime, ?re dancing, flirting and becoming tender to each other." Meanwhile liquar flowed freely, Molnar said, and his diplomat host would turn the conversation to politics "when the men became sufficiently intoxicated." Then, instead of going to sleep, (he envoy would write a detailed report, "which he delivered the first thing in the morning to (lie proper authorities at the embassy," Molnar added, The witness said he observed these activities, beginning in 1946, before agreeing with the F. B. t.'s approval—to supply information on military and other subjects to the Czech espionage apparatus. | Me said all the data he gave them was fictitious and that much of it was passed on through another of the witnesses, Miss Svohoda. In turn, Miss Svohoda confirmed Molnar's story that the information was gathered for her boss, Ervin Munk. who in 1!M9 was in charge of the C/ech consulate in New York. The New York and Pittsburgh consulates of the C/ech government, along with the embassy in Washington, were described as key links in the Red spy network. Tank Supports Troops IB Prr-tiiwn Raid SEOUL, Korea, Mny 2fl, </& -• Tank-supported United Naiions assault groups threw the Commun- lists off three hills today In a fornj | Into Red lines near Korangpo or the Korean western front. A U. S. Eighth army staff of fleet said the three units then returner to their lines. An Incomplete earlj | report said one of the groups kill| ed or wounded at least 30 Reds. i The raiders attacked in pre-dnwr darkness and ran Into heavy Reri artillery fire. But, the staff officei said, UN tank fire aided them in knocking the Reds from their positions. On the central front, Alllec tanks damaged SI bunkers, 12 communication trenches and »l? weapon emplacements. Scattered patrol skirmishes wen reported on the eastern front. Ten Okinawa-based B-29s last night bombed the rail bridge at Kongunyong in extreme Northwest Korea and met meager antiaircraft fire Another Superior! hit the rail yards at Chinnampo the port city for the North Korear I capital, Pyongyang. KoiU Again Threaten MUNSAN, Korea, May 28, UP)— For the second straight day Communist truce negotiators today hinted that Red armies in Korea would march because of Allied handling of captured Reds. Thf UN command delegation dismissed the threat as propaganda. Yemen, a country in the southern part of the Arabian peninsula, i? about the size of Nebraska but has four times as many people. ilon Changes Mind About Airplane Trip LONDON. May US ,T --- A reception committee was told last night that. Charles Laiighlon changed his mind about flyinc to London after a plane made n :iOO-mi!e false start with H shaky engine. The committee headed by Author J. B. Priestley said that, when the plane reached London, Passengers told him the plane developed engine trouble 300 miles out; of New York and turned back. When the flight was resumed four hours later, Laughton wasn't around. KmluriiiK First Faust, one ol the world's most popular operas, firs! was produced at the Theater Lyriqup, in ISr/V IL was Gounod's first and most lasting success. Find .'i Stolen Bricks Of Gold, Fourth Missing MONTREAL, May 28, /P-A Quebec mining company today got back three stolen gold bricks—real ones--but is still out a fourth. Provincial police said last night they had solved the $115,000 theft with the arrest of two employes of Kast Malar-tic Minos. Ltd. Authorities said at least one more arrest is expected. They said three of the stolen .ingots, weighing 10."i. 103. and 66 I pounds, were found hidden near | the refinery. The bricks were stolen last Wednesday by thieves who burned i open 'a vault with an acetylene j torch. Minor Blaze Two fire companies at 3-.rv2 p. m. Tuesday extinguished a minor fire that burned a section of siding off a small shed at 1he rear of I he Bluff City brewery on Pearl street. No. 2 and 4 companies and [the ladder truck responded 1o the alarm. Chief Lewis said the fire had started in some undetermined manner. •mum SAYS HE HASN'T EATEN IN 37 DAYS—!! .-i 1 : (.. .',-ii i . i 11 1 .' tv Mr 1 ' .1 ' iir I ii : ,1' • r'O ;•. . A new Industry for assembling ,...,. , , f TV sets is nhoul in be slnrted in '''''•' ( '' l(l Culm. L.ri"n ..:: i: I < _ . .,, _ *w\ ' i 1 I '! ;> ,\ U , '. ' i AP \VilOpllGlO pi. NEW BARRIER IN BERUN — V.c-.t B,<i n >,_, bicycles at nf.v tarr.-r (,-tv.t- J !••• i ,-,• ,.;\ \\- ht sectors of tU O ••.:,-'! < ,, :t c ! Lu.-rt n f... ,_, i _ . day issued ordeis 10 ''i.cot 'o K 'i ' .-,' > • <">oit >.•, M pass in the Iro/i C^t,,.. !,-.•. ti,;.-, .,,.- ,:,- ,, „• West German boica.--AP .v<(q i^c \^ :,-. -c *K-n MOST RETAIL STORES Will Be OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT UNTIL 9 P. M. CLOSED ALL DAY FRIDAY MEMORIAL DAY Get ready for a wonderful Holiday... ONE STOP Store open Thursday until 9 P. M. Here you will find everything the family needs for holiday fun in th« sun. So shop early or late tomorrow in our bargain-filled departments. ... get all your needs on one account... $ 1 weekly On purchases up to $52 $ 2 weekly On purchase* up to $104 For Men Short sleeve Sport Shirts Cool Summer Slacks Colored Sport Tee Shirts Smart Swim Trunks White Cotton Tee Shirts • 1.99 5.95 • 1.59 • 1.99 •59c For Boys Colorful Swim Trunks 1.49 Striped Polo Shirts 1.45 Cool Sport Shirts 1.95 Western Blue Jeans 2.49 White Tee Shirts 59 For Women Halter and Short Sets 3.98 Denim Play Shorts 2.49 8-oz. Denim Blue Jeans 2.59 Colorful Swim Suits 4.98 Washable Plaid Blouses 2.98 For Girls Fancy Swim Suits 3.49 Colorful Polo Shirts 1.98 Colorful Plaid Blouses -2.48 Cotton Play Shorts .99 Washable Cotton Dresses 2.98 Over 49 Years ol Friendly Service Cool, Comfortably Aii Conditioned Gately Bldg. West 3rd St., Alton

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