Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on May 29, 1952 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO Cancer Society Citation Looms Group Tops Quota—Gets Set for Year Madison County Chapter of the American Cancer Society won ils way to fl promised national citation this year. It already has topped ils "fair Share" of S20.000 hy more than $2000 tn the annual funds campaign and has both its county and Alton city chairmen appointed for :1953, it was announced at Wednesday night's annual meeting of 'the chapter. The meeting followed a dinner at the Mineral Springs hotel. There It was disclosed that Leo J. Struif had volunteered to serve ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH \ic,r. OVER IN RECORD TIME — Mrs. Sue [f. M'Nrr. camnaifin IreanurcT for Mari^on Count 1 , Chapter of the American ', nn'or ^ L/l III I I t. ( I V. VI »' ' .••••• . I i r f ")") i""i ' /' another year as county campaign i Sodfly. han-r, ehcrr for -,/_.., it chairman, and Charles R. Neu- lo Robert Kt : l, Illinos rl<v,'.'on decker had accepted appoinlmeni cannvt'gn director, al A/cin^'My as city chairman. light's annual rr.rrt.ig c! the•' Mrs. Sue E. Miller, c.mipaign , | kl[ |r;-. Ihr clwplrr: "l,.nr treasurer for the organization, announced $22.046 had been contributed in the 1952 campaign so far-—with some communilies in the county yet to be heard from. James Payne of Granite City. was introduced as campaign cha.ii- man in the quad cities where contributions grew to $8200 compared .with 1951's $1700. I Robert Krit of Chicago, Illinois division campaign director said he intended to use these facts in Lell: ing a national conference how a :campaign should be run. Reds Big Guns Turn Back UN M i g 1 i p«I Barrage of Year f)r, La I on re tie to Speak at College baccalaureate ircorcl photo. Also announced at the rnetnber- • ship meeting was the fact that the Soroptimist Club, which previously had given a sta 'on wagon • to the chapter, now has set. -tp a special trust fund for maintenance ;and replacement of the vehicle. . Following the general meeting •ot the association, at which new directors were elected, the board :re-elected Mrs. Emil Tuber its chairman. Other officers elected were Dr. D. M. Roberts, first, vice chairman; Dr. B. A. Donnelly, second chairman; Mrs. H. Clark Foster, lay vice chairman; P. S. Cousley, secretary; and II. Edward Meyer, treasurer. During the open meeting reports were heard from chairmen and other officers of the association. Directors either elected new or re-elected for another term were Dr. D. M. Roberts, Dr. Maybellc P. Williams, Dr. E. J. Kinney, Dr. M. T. Pennell, Dr. E. V. Fergu- ,son, H. Edward Meyer, P. S. :Cousley, Mrs. H. M. Yolton, and :T. W. Butler, Alton; Dr. W. II. • Witthofft and R. II. Hessenflow, ;Wood River; Dr. D. Greenwood, :Livingston; Dr. II. A. Millelman • and Mrs. H. Clark Foster. Kast •Alton; Mrs. David Friedman, tGranite City, Elmer Allen, Collins- 'ville; and W. H. Thomas, Godfrey. 4 Mishaps Involve i Children, Bikes : Four accidents involving chil- "dren—and three bicycles—were re' ported to police Wednesday. In no case did the injuries appear to be serious. John Tindell, 8. son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tindell, 1'202 Norton street, incurred abrasions on his right elbow and an injury to his right knee when his bicycle came into collision with an automobile driven east in the fiud-block of Lawton street by Larry Maher, 1G, Wobbly Walker Is Rescued from Perilous Jaunt A man later charged by police and fined for intoxication was saved from possible traffic injury early today as he was "rescued" while staggering up the middle of the busy :«)()() block of Belle street and held until police could take him to the station. Melvin Weller of Jerseyville reported lo police he was driving his car on Belle street when he saw the man, identified ivs George Washington Evans, (i"), 917 Alby street, staggering up the middle of the highway. The motorist swerved his car onto the shoulder of the road to barely miss Evans. Meanwhile, two trucks had bnrcly missed running lhe man down. Weller confined the man in his ear while he requested Gone Schip- perl, a baker, to telephone police. Romov Estate Left to Widow KDWARDSVJLLK,- Under provisions of their joint will, tiled Tuesday in probate court, Mrs. Lucille D. Romov of Allon receives lhe estate of her husband, Michel Rumov. Rumov, head of nn Alton deed- rating firm hearing his name, died May ~'2.. The joint will, naming the survivor us beneficiary, was executed March 6. V.YM. Hearing on a petition for probate was set for July 8.- Value of the estate was not disclosed. The will of William Fred Davit/, of Allon, bequeathing his estate to his widow, Mrs. Christina M. Davit/, was admitted 1<> probate. Davits died at. AMon Feb. 4, six days after executing his will. 1214 Armstrong street, a student. Police were told the Tindell bov Vance Knowlson Rites Were Meld Wednesday Funeral services for Vance Knowlson, 44, proprietor of a welding shop at Kast Allon, were conduct ed at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Murks mortuary, Wond River, hy the Rev. William F. Rohn, pastor of First Baptist Church, Kast Alton. Burial was in New Douglas cemelerv. By .JOHN RANDOLPH SEOUL, Korea, May 29, f,fl — Communist big guns turned back an Allied raid with their might lest barrape of the year Wednesday. It was the same day Red truce nego- | llalors threatened to renew heavy j fighting in Korea. ! The Communists poured 7l2fi , rounds of fire on UN positions In the ^4 hours ended at R p. m. Wednesday. That's five lirnes the Reds' normal volume. Half lhe shells broke up an Al- j lied raid on a three-hill enemy' position near Korangpo on the western front. Heavy Communist mortar and artillery barrages also- pounded 1wo sectors east of the once .heavily-contested punchbowl on lhe eastern front. ; The P.ed artillery barrage near; Korangpo forced withdrawal of ! UN troops who hart wrecked Communist positions on three hills, nlong the old invasion route to South Knrt'B. In a savage fight northwest of Vonchon, Allied troops repulsed two Chinese companies preparing! lo assault the main United Nations! line. i The Eighth army reported OK Chinese bunkers, six machinegun ( nests and I'2 communications tren- : dies smashed by its Pallon and' Sherman tanks on the central: front. j Snys (led* Block Till Us I MUNSAN, Korea, May lit). i/Pi - - ; The chief United Nations truce' delegate today accused lhe Com- j munisls of blocking a Korean arm- ! islice out of disappoint men! that i so few Red war prisoners want to I go home. '; In another futile session at Pan- J numjom, Maj. Gen. William K. ! Harrison jr., reminded the Com- munisls Ihey had agreed to the screening -which determined, thai nearly 100,000 of 169,000 Red. POWs mid civilian internees are unwilling to be repatriated. He suggested another recess to give the Communists lime to reconsider their demand for the return of all prisoners. Hut the Reds insisted <m another meeting at 11 a. m. tomorrow (D p. m. Allon limn tonight.) North Korean Gen. Nam Tl launched into another bitter al- lack on Allied treatment, of prisoners. But he did not renew his Tuesday and Wednesday warnings of stepped up military action. WASHINGTON, May OT, I<T>> — Threatening Red hints of renewed large-scale warfare in Korea have been received in official Washing- Ion with deadly seriousness. They have sharpened the belief of top-ranking authorities that the Chinese and North Korean Communists, having built up a million- man army and n more, powerful air force during lhe 11 months of truce talks, may now launch a major offensive. The armistice negotiations stalled upon insistence by the United Nations command that none of its Chinese and North Korean cap- lives should be forced to go home, and upon a report of a survey among these captives that of 170.000 held only about 70,000 were willing to go home. Red negotiators have been equally firm in reiecting voluntary re- patrifilion and in denouncing the results of the survey. No one in the American government now seems lo see nny real hope for resolving the issue. Dr. Kenneth Scott Lalourette. professor of missions and Oriental history at Yale University, and past president of the American Baptist Convention, will speak at lhe 12olh anniversary baccalaureate service of Shurtleff College. The service will be on Sunday at 10:10 a. m. in Upper Alton Baptist Church. Dr. Lalourette received his undergraduate degrees at Linfieki College, McMinnville. Ore., and at Yale University. His M. A. ana Ph.D. are from Yale. Following extensive service in the Orient. Dr. Lalouretle returned to the United Stales and has been on the faculty of Yale for a number of years. His sermon is entitled "The Heavenly Vision and Hie Issue of Obedience." Mrs. Clarence L. Kealon of Cairo, whose husband is a member of the Shurtleff board of trustees, will sing at lhe baccalaureate service. The annual commencement concert of Shurlleff College chapel choir will be presented Sunday al I p. m, in the Upper Allon Baptist Church. The choir, under the direction ol Prof. Max K. Hodges < features as soloists Lynn Meerien, Phyllis Farrell, Forrest Taylor, James Kes- singcr, Albert Bucknr.r, Kenneth Wikowsky, and Wilriia Linton. Accompanists are Paul Mitchell and Robert. Proesel. The public is invited. Contracts Let For Road Work Chicago, Eflwarclsville Firms Got Rt. 140 .lobs Two contracts a w a r d e d at Springfield this week by the state division of highways for road improvements were for projects in Madison county. Madison Construction Co. of Edwardsville was awarded a $328,146 contract for 'M.T2 miles of concrete widening on Route 140 from near 1he east limits of Allon easterly lo near the east limits of Alhambra. For bituminous resurfacing of the same stretch of highway Ho follow the widening), a $456,858 contract was awarded the Fuller Paving Construction Co., of Chicago. Also awari ed was a contract for 2.\'2 miles bituminous resurfacing on I'.S. All. H7 from the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in East Allon lo "4 mile south of the Illinois Terminal Railroad west of Wood River, to II. II. Hall Construction Co., Kast SI. Louis, $509,265. Justice Department Checking Legality of Morris Ship Deals Taft-Ike Battle In Washington, South Dakota Directors of GAAC to Serin Belt Highway n,v O. MII/TON KKM.V WASHINGTON, May an. </D---A Senate committee reported today the .Justice Department is looking into "passible criminal violations . . . as well as conspiracy (o He- fraud the government" in ship deals by Newbolrt Morris, ousted government cleanup man, and Joseph K. Case>. Casey, a Washington lawyer, Is a former Democratic congressman from Massachusetts. Charging that Its own Inquiries inlrt the deals had exposed profit grabbing, lax avoidance and a web of international schemes to place U. S. ships illegally in alien hands, the Senate investigations subcommittee demanded: 1. Thai the government seize— and declare forfeit 'the tens of millions paid for- eight oil tankers sold to Casey and his associates and 3!) vessels sold lo rrthers under similar circumstances. 2. That the Internal Revenue Rureati and Justice Department "lake appropriate action" to collect: huge sums in taxes the subcommittee alleged were Illegally avoided in the deals. In the case of the Casey group, it recovery might ho between $K50,- 000 and 3il.40n.nnn. To Close f,or>|>hr>lr 3. That Congress clo*e what lhe subcommittee termed a (ax law loophole benefilling the China International Foundation, Inc., which Morris heads. Tt termed China International a charitable foundation formed ostensibly to benefit Chinese Nationalists. 4. That the Justice Department look into what the subcommittee called evidence that the old marl- Former Pastors To Re Guests of Trimly Church THURSDAY. MAY 29. 1939 Million Reds Alert to Strike Spring Offensive May Fol« low Buildup | The former pastors of Trinity [ Lutheran Church will be guests of honor next Sunday, as a part of i I he celebration of the golden anniversary of Trinity this year. The emphasis of the sermon to he delivered by Dean Leonard C. Wuerffel, Concordia Seminary, is to be on "Preaching <he Word." Holy Communion will he celebrated. The Rev. Paul Juergensen, pastor, will serve as the liturgist and celebrant of Holy Communion, assisted in the distribution by the Rev. h'dwin A. Sommer of St. Louis. All the former pastors still living have indicated they will be present. The former pastors are: the Rev. F. 11. Brunn, Rockfnrd, or- gani/pr of the church; the Rev. Arnold II. Semmann, Chicago, •senior counsellor of Northern Illinois District of 1he Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod; the bile Rev. Walter H. Dievker; the Rev. said The i Richard R. Torgler, St. Louis; the Rev William C. Gesch, Orange, Calif., and the Rev. Roland H. A. Seholdl, Chicago. Dr. Lutlwig Fuerhringer. who hold services before- the organization, has died. The plans for Sunday include a dinner a1 Hotel Stratford for Hie guests of honor and a fellowship supper at the church followed by a program and reception. William Wilken will serve ns master of ceremonies and addresses will be Biven by Ervin RoeniiiRke, chair- ny UOBRRT TOKYO, May 29—<T—United Na(ions officers in a position lo know said today a Communist force Just under 1.000.000 men is capable of mounting n spring offensive In Korea without warning. The figure is nearly 250,000 greater than the estimate of Red forces. Riven by Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway April 27 shortly before he turned the Far East United Na- lions command over to Gen. Mark Cla*. The latest estimate is shy of the 1,000.000 men Rrilish Prime Minister Winston Churchill told parliament the Reds had in Korea. It was assumed ClnJachill was talking in round numfcSrs. A year apo the Red armies In Korea totaled fewer lhan 600,000 men. The rapid Rrowlh in enemy strength has been brought about iin I he two grow months as more bitter not evaluate the Directors of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce will be j time commission, which sold theiman of the congregation, and the called upon to analyxe the Alton | ships, was guilty of confusion and honored guests, belt highway problem this evening ! mismanagement. Chairman Hoey (D-NC), in Mrs. .Hilin Cnr/ine and Mrs. , , . , . , Lurun Wilson sang two .selections, rode his bicycle, out of an alley in- accompanied by i-Ms. Marry Marks. to Lawton street and struck the I Les Palaky, .Foe Nolnn, Elmer left front of the car driven by the j Tnimn, M'omer Fowler, Charles Maher youth. Tindell received j Heuler. and Ross Nesler were pnll- treatment at SI. Joseph's Hospital ' )C "icrs. and was dismissed. At. St. Joseph's Hospital at -1:5(1 p.m. Wednesday, police learned that Diane Edwards, 6, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. William I.. Edwards. 'jr., had been brushed down by an automobile at the junction of Hill-j sla | p is p7o^sin^to~pay all the~ox~- Gary Asserts Continued From 1'iiR'e I. crest avenue and Milton road. Thr car was driven by Wilbur Burger, 3029 Edgewood street, police were | ].; nr | p liv j n j,_ told. Diane suffered a laceration of [ penscs in lhe bell line case, where only part was paid on the West the lower lip, the report shows. She was treated and dismissed. "Well, perhaps the traffic would he lighl enough on Sunday lo por- 1C- ^nii niui ui.iiii ,.T.TV.»I. .. . . At ASton Memorial Hospital Wed- "?", " 1P l :"- v '•° un ; 1 ' 1 '<' makp s '' p ' nesriav, Judilh Ann Owens, 6, i I?' 1 .P' W1S '»» '» "'e chun-h area," daughter of Virgil Owens, Cottage , hls . ln "' rvlow01 ' "'Kgcsled. Hills, was treated for abrasions to Gary gave no direct answer here, her left knee and ankle and dis-M'ul again reminded Hie city would missed, incurred when she fell off her bicycle. Roger Scott Grove, 2. 1007 Clawson stive), was treated for a laceration of the cheek and dismissed at Alton Memorial Hospital Wednesday, after a bicycle fell upon him. Imve the no-parking enforcement in its own hands. j Further Obstruction j While lhe slate highway division was having its bands full at the norlh end of the belt highway, trying to explain the situation. Krmiirm Hi?'!) Mas* Sun"' for L A. Sliarkey Funeral services for Leo A. Kharkov, advertising manager of the Telegraph, were conducted this morning at Old Cathedral. Father Thomas .1. Gous:h was celebrant of solemn renuiem \i\c.h mass. Father Brendan Keane was deacon, and Father Thomas Gorman was sub- deacon. The sermon was preached by Father Gough, and burial services in SI. Pal rick's Cemetery were rend by Father Keane. The funeral was held from Staten funeral home where. Tuesday night and Wednesday night. a steady stream of people visited the bier lo pay tribute to the newspaper man, who died about P hours after he had been stricken at his desk. Mon- dav morning. Pallbearers were Joseph J. Promgoole. William II. nierbiium. H. P. Brand and Robert O. Scott of the Telegraph, and James J. King and R. G. Meyer. S'liat** Croup Approves Sri/u re Late Wednesday night, Don Ap- il also was meeting considerable plcgale, ;;L', li?07 Union street, com- ' obstruct ion down at the south end. mander of Allon American Legion in lhe Hast Alton area. post, received emergency treat- Contract for constructing a two- ment at St. Joseph's Hospiial for a lane highway running south from deep gash in his finger, incurred ihc Wood river bridge "islands" at at the Legion Home, Sixth and K ;l <t Alton already has been let WASHINGTON. May 29 .T The Senate judiciary committee lias unanimously approved a proposed constitutional amendment which .would forbid a president to sei/e private property except under specific laws passed by Congress. The proposal, by Sen. By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS -. The sound and fury of the TaPl- F.isenhower duel for Republican presidential nominal ing votes were echoing today in places like Alabama. South Dakota and Washing- Ion. D. C. With Sen. Robert Tafl of Ohio just about through campaigning and Gen. Dwight. Kisenhower expected home in a few days, the Associated Press tabulation of pro-convention delegate strength now shows : Tafl 405. Eisenhower 38:">. Nomination at lhe July 7 national convention in Chicago requires fiO-l delegate voles. The Associated Press tally is based on concessions, pledges, instructions and avowed preferences. Taft who said some time ago he has jvisl. about wound up his drive for nominating - delegate votes before convention time — was assured today of a majority of Alabama's 14 dclegaaes. Taft backers claimed 10 votes as the Alabama GOP convention met in Birmingham to complete Ihc delegation by picking four at- large members. Kisenhower people conceded Tafl a majority -meaning Taft's name would be placed first in nomination since Alabama heads (he alphabetical roll call. I'liolo Finish lOxpectcd An Associated Press survey showed today that South Dakota's daily newspaper editors look for a Tnft-F.isenbower photo finish in lhe June 3 primary. The editors' estimates give Taft a slight edce: Til.2 percent lo Eisenhower's 4R.S. The primary is the last clearcut contest between Taft and Eisenhower before the convention. It is a winner-lake-all proposition with M Republican and eight Democratic delegates at stake. On the Democratic side, the editors put a delegate slate pledged to Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee ahead of one for Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. The percentage: Kefauver 55.6, Humphrey 44.4. Sen Karl Mundt of South Da- kola, who has kept his own counsel about whom he will support said of the Tall-Eisenhower jousl: THft Would Ruck Ike "I see a possibility that many of the followers of the candidate who loses may kind of sit on their hands and let the parade go by. instead of pitching in to help elect lhe man wbn wins the nomination.' 1 TMft lias said he would work for Eisenhower's election if the RCIV ornl is nominated. One question sure to come up when Eisenhower holds a scheduled news conference next Thursday in his home-town, McCarran i Abilene, Kan.: at 6:30 at their May meeting at lhe Mineral Springs Hotel. The hoard will be asked lo pass upon recommendations of the highways, streets and traffic control committee which has proposed a meeting with top officials of the Illinois division of highways and see if if is possible to rc-roule the proposed road, William V. Stork, president of the GAAC, announced today. I The national affairs committee, i Paul E. Shortal, chairman, will | meet Tuesday 12 noon at Hotel ' Stratford and hear a report from Col. F. E. Ressieu of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, on lhe proposed Allon seawall which it is es- limaled will cost, taxpayers about $.1,306,000. with a direct cost of $880.000 to the city of Alton. Shortal advises lhat any interested parties lean attend this meeting if they I will make their reservations with lhe GAAC offices. C. H. Sheppard, chairman of the GAAC city, township and county planning committee announced this morning that his group would meet Wednesday, June 4, at. 12 noon, in the Mineral Springs Hotel. Eli M. Greer, chairman of the Milton Area Council, said this group will meet Monday evening at Camp's Electric Co. store for their June meeting. A motion picture will be shown and refreshments served, he said. a speech prepared for Senate delivery, snid it WHS a unanimous report <t( his .subcommittee. The report spoke sharply of HIP fact that two ships owner) h>- China International hauled oil to Red China until shortly before the Korean war. The subcommittee charged specifically that Casey personally made false statements lo lhe Maritime commission, and accused Morris of misrepresentation in Mrs. Seliafly Flays Commies said Morris now admits his law firm received 5158.000 in fees from companies which bought the vessels, and that he got, 530,000 of the money. N nnipd Prolier Morris was named last Fob. 1 to root out any corrupt ion he could find in lhe government. Ally. Gen. ,T. Howard McGralh fired him April 3; Hours laler President Truman announced McGrath's resignation. At primary issue in the Scnnle inquiry were two deals in which Casey and a group of public figures in 1947 and 1048 ran $101,000 of cash investments plus loans to- talling many millions of dollars into a profit, of 3'i million dollars Associated with Casey in lhe ventures were lhe tale Edward R. j member Slettmius jr.. a former secretary 1 " of stale; Julius C. Holmes, a ca-!' reer diplomat now minister to lhe U. S. Embassy in London; Adm William F. 'Bull) Halsey, a World War II hero, and many others. Mrs. Phyllis Stewart Sehlafly. Republican nominee for Congress in the 24th District, was the guest . speaker at a meeting of the Ed-! 1 '"" wardsville Rotary Club, today. Speaking at St. John's Methodist Church. Mrs. Schlafly said, in part: "The fact that there are only 5n,0()() Communists in the United Stales is unimportant when we con past armistice talks almost daily. Clark would silualion. 80 Infantry Division* Officers who should know said enemy's current ground strength includes SO infantry divisions, backed up by a number of Chinese Communist artillery divisions, each containing approximately 100 big guns. A Chinese division is made up of about 10,000 men. Half these combat, divisions are in the forward areas. UN officers say the Communist force in Korea today is capable of greater offensive action than any heretofore allempted. These officers said (lie personal strength, firepower, logistical posi- and combat effectiveness of these Communist divisions ha§ markedly increased. One of the supporting artillery units is a rocket launcher division such as the Russians made famous on lhe eastern front in World Wai iff. sider that lhe Communist network has been able to place agents in key positions in lhe Federal Government and in the Los Alamos laboratory. "A Communist spy, Alger Hiss, occupied the number Iwo position in the Stale department and was lhe first secretary general of lhe UN. A Communist agent, Harry Dexter While, was the number two man in lhe Treasury department while stealing documents for Whit- laker Chambers. Even a confidential White House secretary. Laugh- 1 Iin Currie. has been identified as a j firepower of the Soviet apparatus : forces. (irent Armored Strength Tiie Communists arc known to have a greater armored strength lhan at any time since the North Koreans started the war June 25, 1950. Red air strength has increased steadily lo approximately 1800 aircraft, which includes 1000 jet fighters, according to the latest figures of these competent officers. Besides the numerical increase in ground forces, the enemy has retained his units, increased theii and redispositioned his George streets, while be was using a knife to open a box. Ira D. Fra/icr Hi IPS Held at KaM Alton Funeral services for Ira JYazier, of East Allon, wen; conducted at 3:30 p. in Wednesday in East Allon Pentecostal Church by the Rev. R. L. I'pton ol Middlcsboro, Ky . a long time friend of the Frazicr family. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Mrs. Ruih Mayn;ml was organist and accompanist tor H <ni;uU>tle. Mr. and Mrs. Lee McCormick. • Sp ' vcy ' Hut the state now is seeking to obtain rights for a freeway through lhe area, with a view to curbing ihc upspringing of hot dog stands,, watermelon markets, filling stations, and other commercial ostab- '*• lishmenls along lhe edge of a highway built by the stale to carry traffic rather lhan provide opportunities for commercial real estate development. Litigation to obtain this freeway from the "islands" to the edge of the city of Wood River now is under way before Circuit Judge iD-Nevi, was approved yesterday. It is an outcrowlh of coneressional uproar over President Truman's sei/ure of the steel industry Apirl j 8 lo head off a strike. The si eel sei/ure i-ase is now pending before the Supreme Court. Programs roiitlnui'il From I'age 1, Will the general reciprocate? Boy Scout Circus Was Huge Success Karl W. Sleinkraus, chairman of ! lhe circus committee of Piasa Bird . Council, Boy Scouts of America, j announced at the May board meet| ing of Ibis group lhat 3653 persons I attended the first annual Boy Scout circus held at Memorial I Gymnasium, Wood River-East Alj Ion Community High School, May 16 and 17. Nearly 1000 boys and Scout leaders look part, in the program and 67 units were in leading roles. He stated that the event Was extremely well received and that the committee is enthusiastic about promoting the circus again next year. Over 700 boys will be Scout campers this year at Camp Warren Levis, Edward Brown, chairman of the camp committee said. With 6-'5 actual registrations on file at the office, there are still 100 registrations available, Lawrence Keller, jr., chairman of the farm committee, told the board lhat this year 30 acres of soybeans and 38 acres of corn would be planted on the grounds which should net the council at least SL'OOO for carrying on the work of lhe camp. The budget committee, C. J. Jacoby. chairman, presented the hud- get for 1953 which totaled $45,333.05 to cover operational expenses and staff. The figures were in line with those of the current year with the addition of one staff member lo cover additional work needed within the dictricts of the council. The budget was adopted unanimously. Jewel Liiey and Lloyd Cru.>e. Pallbearers were E. McPhcr.son. William Moore, Lee Irvin Kdward Ladendorf, Edgar Gnty. and J. Edwards. At this point the itulge ha-> been conducting hearings on the point of "necessity" (or establishment of the freeway. Harold Talley. assistant attorney eenerHl representing the slate, said the suit blanketed the whole area Damages remained to Minor Mrc A wiring short circuit in the au- involved tomobile of Nelson K. Mcl-ineii. 8UU be settled after establishment of Blair avenue, caused a minor tiii- : ihe "necessity" question. alarm 8t Henry street and Broad ~- - *t 11:57 a.m. Wednesday, an- Milk prices ha\e risen H.'ifi per- by No. 1 and 2 lire coin- cent in Montevideo, Uruguay, I since l'J:>3. : church, will give the invocation.. ' Miss Bernice Frey will sing the j • national anthem to band accompa-1 'niment. Mayor Linkogle will speak : on be-half of the city. ' Miss Lelia McKinney will conduct the GAR rituul dating back lo "Order No. II' 1 of Gen. John A. Logan as national GAR commander. 'in 1868. and Kmil Bockstruck will read Lincoln's Gettysburg address. Next will be the formal address by Ralph Smith. War 11 \eterani ,-ind Allon attorney. j Alter the benediction by Ihr Rev Father Gierul, a salute uill be 11 red by squiid ' of veterans, and "laps" "ill be sounded by a bugle M Met fiom the Lesion corps. The btinci vull |lay a recessional. MOST RETAIL STORES Will Be OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT UNTIL 9 P. M. CLOSED ALL DAY FRIDAY MEMORIAL DAY Butler to Speak Tonight At Godfrey Graduation GODFREY—Thomas Butler, general manager of the Allon Manufacturers Association, will he the speaker al lhe eighth grade commencement program tonight at lhe Benjamin Godfrey Memorial. It was announced earlier in the paper that, the speaker would be Waller Woodcock. Orville E. Walker Riles Were Wednesday The body of Orville Edward j hoklin g Walker. 44. was interred in Na-1 "~ tional cemetery Wednesday following rites at Slalen funeral home. The Rev. W. Freeman Privell. pastor of Cherry Street Kapiisl Church, officiated at the service and Mrs. Fred Middlocotf sang Iwo hymns, accompanied by Mrs. Alfred Clayton. Pallbearers were Orville II o I b r o o k, Kenneth Carthorall, Edward Stewart, Ray Grey. James Smith, and Oscar Simpson. Few high ranking officers would express an opinion as to whethei the Reds were planning a new offensive, hut everyone has agreed they could. It would be a tough job them back. Mexico City Settling .MEXICO CirYTlviny 29, *» Mexico's irrigation chief says Mexico City is sinking more than a foot each year and millions of dollars are needed lo slop it. Adolfo Orive Alba, head of the national irrigation department, reported today that rapid drying out of the spongy volcanic subsoil under the capita! cily is settling it. . MEMORIAL Store Closed ALL DAY FRIDAY, MAY 30 we pause once again the brave sacrifice of those who fought so gallantly to preserve Hie freedom we hold so dear. Let us bonor them in the only voy tfccy would understand ... by prac- tising the democracy they fought to maintain. OVER 49 YEARS OF FRIENDLY SERVICE CATELY UPC-, W. THIIP IT, ALTON

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