Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 2, 1952 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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PA08TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JUNE 2, 19SS Beds Delegate Speaks Softly Blostcry Gen. Nam 11 Has New Tone By SAM SUMMBRLTN M0NSAN, Korea, June 2, (#\ — ftluitery Gen. Nam II, chief Red delegate Ut the Koreftn armistice talks, toned down his voice today a« he railed again at Allied handling of Communist prisoner riots on Koje Island. But calm, qufet Maj. Gen. William K. Harrison, head United Nations command negotiator, said "I have no Idea that it has any significance at all." The Red chieftain used milder tones in repeating his charges that the Allies are slaughtering Red prisoners on Koje, the UN prison camp island, and are planning to retain permanently other Communist captives. Whatever the meaning of the change In attitude, Harrison said the Communist negotiators today "didn't act like they were mad at anybody." There was no progress in the 26- mlnute session on the issue blocking an armistice —- what to do about 100,000 captured Red soldiers and civilian internees who say they would rather die than return to Communist rule. The Reds demand their soldiers back. The UN command says not a single prisoner will be forced to return. Harrison again suggested a recess until the Reds had something constructive to offer. Nam II demanded another session tomorrow at Panmunjom at 11 a. m. (9 p. m. Monday Alton time.) SEOUL, Korea, June 2--/P—United Nations tanks today smashed into Communist positions on the Korea central front, blasting 48 Red bunkers. A U. S. Eighth army staff officer said the bunker-blasting acli- vities left 15 Chinese dead and 49 wounded. Tanks operating southwest of Kumsong inflicted most of the damage in a 5-minute barrage. Other tanks bombarded enemy positions south of Pyongyang, apex of the former iron triangle Red supply area. Long range UN artillery shelled Communist truck convoys at least dght miles behind Red front line positions for 6V* hours last night and early today. Harry Gustine, Track Star, Awarded Letter Harry Gustine, track star, was among the Alton High athletes recently awarded letters. By error, his name was omitted from the list of recipients. He was a member of the relay team, ran the mile, half-mile, and the low hurdles. May Fire Loss Less Than Half Month in 9 51 Alton's fire loss last month was less by half than the loss in May, 1981, Fire Chief Lewis' monthly report shows. There were 26 alarms last month, or one more than in May. •51. Value of buildings and autos involved In fires Jast month was $50,000 and the loss in this category was $1000. Contents involved In fires were valued at $20,000, with a loss In this category of $500 —to make the total loss $1500 in The five-month total loss in fires this year Is $36,600 in 205 alarms. For the same period last year the loss was $120,000 in 254 alarms. Engine company No. 1 went to seven fires; No. 2 to 20; No. 3 to four; No. 4 to 12, and .the ladder truck to nine. Causes of alarms were; Autos and trucks, six; grass and rubbish, three each; electric motors, public service, dump and out-of-nity, two jeach; flue, smoke, lightning, sparks, cigarcts, and matches, one each. Dr. McCrackcn Continued From Page 1. the acceptance of a handicap without cynicism and without the loss of happiness and the meaning of life." Fifty years or so ago. a brilliant young newspaper reporter was carrying the torch for Shurtleff College In his newspaper contributions. He was doing it because it was his alma mater and he was devoted to its interests. Today, seated in a wheel chair, that young man of a half century ago was being cited by his alma mater for distinguished services to mankind, services for which the reward of a well earned, richly deserved college degree of doctor of literature might almost seem inadequate as an expression of honor he had earned ^'u-ing the last 38 years of his nea. 1 helpless invalidism. Deserved Honors What had directed attention to Mr. Rhoades as a deserving object for honors from his alma mater was the fact of his determined resistance of a disabling malady. For 38 years he had been steadily growing more and more helpless as an arthritic victim, gradually approaching the stage where he was no longer able to perform any duties at all. His typewriter hand had become so hardened as to lose its cunning the machine was of necessity was retired from duty. In all the years Mr. Rhoads has shown a patience, a fortitude that was a fine example to his fellow man, without ever indicating he felt he deserved any praise. His little home of late years has become a shrine to which many discouraged, self-pitying folks have gone to be inspired. No special praise docs Rhoads think he deserves; no special service will he admit he has be- towed. That is a measure of the man's modesty. If folks think he has done any good It has been his pleasure to do it. He had the mental equipment to earn the degree of doctor of litratur, but in the earning of that degree physical disability stopped his progress. But his mind has continued to function clear up to now, and that mind has been full of plans for making happier and] better his fellow creatures through the sunshine he has been radiating from his sanctuary, that home could be called nothing less. the stone "Light House", 2705 College avenue. Some have been canonized for even less than Mr- Rhoads has done in the past 38 years while cruel fate, as the rest of us would call it, has not been sparing in its blows. Still those blows of fate have not been powerful enough, hard though they were, to dislodge (Us faith, his will to be helpful pure and more to those upon whom his light would chance to thin*. til)) withstand cold weather than wheat when It is grown produces more bodily warmth ^ Reopen Route To Riverfront R i-v c r Continues Fall; Stage 9.3 The Central avenue route to the riverfront was reopened today when the Joe Pohl firm put an excavp'ing machine <o work to remove the temporary snndfill with which the gap In the fiord protection levee was closed at time of the April flood. The Mississippi here, after n fall of 1.8 feet In the last 24 hour> wns nt a stBRe of 9.3 above low Water mark today—the lowest stage since March 10 Monument avenue dike, nopular fishing spot, emerged ns the river fell during the \ve"kend. The Pohl earth moving outfit was belnji tuned up today for a resumntlon of work of contlng the «nnrlfill of'the levee with earth. High water halted the work eight weeks ago. Marj Supreme Court Continued From Pace 1. commander in chief of the armed forces." Black added: "Nor can the seizure order be sustanied because of the several Constitutional provisions thai grant executive power to the president." . president Not LawmnUcr "In the framework our our Constitution," Black said, "the president's power to see that the laws are faithfully executed refute* the idea that he Is to be a lawmaker. Truman told his news conference May 22 he would abide oy the court's ruling and would turn the mills back *o their owners and then see what happens. At the same time, however, he president still Insisted he has the inherent power to sei/3 private industries in an emergency and that nobody—neither Congi-esa nor the courts-can take that power away from him. , ,- .. As to what he would do if the hieh tribunal ruled flatly that the "rlsident has no seizure power- ks It did today-Truman said he would cross that bridge when he ^Black's opinion today declared:. "The Constitution limits his (the president's) function in the lawmaking process to the recommend- ng of laws he thinks wise and the vetoing of the laws he thinks bad. And the Constitution is neither silent nor equivocal about who shall make laws which the president is to execute." Black said the power of Congress lo adopt "such public, policies as those proclaimed by the president s order' is beyond question. He went on: . •, "It can authorize the taking of private property for public use. It can make laws regulating the relationships between employes and employers, prescribing rules -designed to settle labor disputes and fixing wage and working conditions in certain fields of our economy. The Constitution did not subject this law-making power of Congress to presidential or military supervision or control. "It Is said that, other presidents without congressional authority have taken possession of private business enterprises in order to settle labor disputes. Conffres* Makes L»\vs "But even if this be true, Congress has not thereby lost its exclusive constitutional authority to make laws necessary and proper to carry out the powers vested by the Constitution 'in the government, of the United States, or any department or officer thereof. "The founders of this nation entrusted the law making power to the Congress alone, in both Rood and bad times. It would do no Rood •to recall the historical events, the fears of power and the hopes for freedom that. lay behind 'heir choice, Such a review would but. confirm our holding lhat this seizure order cannot stand. "The judgment of the district court is affirmed." That means the high tribunal's six-man majority agreed with the April 20 decision of U. S. District Judge David A. Pine lhat Truman's seizure was illegal and unconstitutional. "For the dissenters Chief Justice Vinson said courts may go he- hind a president's findings to sue whether a real emergency exists", Vinson wrote, "but, there is not the slightest basis for suggesting that the president's finding in this case be undermined," Vinson said tho minority fell compelled to register a dissent "because we cannot agree that affirmance Is proper on any ground, and because of the transcending Importance of the questions presented not only in this critical litigation but also to the powers-the president isic) and of future presidents to act in time of crisis." Vinson said, "Those who suggest that this is a case involving extraordinary powers should be mindful that these are extraordinary times." Jleviewk Tension* He then reviewed world tensions, citing that the United Nations was formed to take collective measures to maintain peace and security, and that the North Atlantic treaty binds each member nation to resist an armed attack against any member nation. Vinson said, "Our treaties represent nut merely legal obligations but show congressional recognition that mutual security for the free world is the best security against the threat of aggression on a global scale." Vinson cited thu government's argument that peace is precarious and then reviewed the role of maximum steel production in the nation's defense program. Solicitor General Philip B. Perlman, who argued the administration's case three weeks ago, sat in the courtroom today and listened lo Black's condemnation of government seizure. Perlman shook his head to indicate "no" when a reporter passed jm a note asking for comment. Black'i majority opinion, refer- jorie Dehner Gets Leadership Award MaT-.jory Dehner, 17, was given the Reader's Digest Association award given to students who show promise of leadership in their community The engraved certificate staled in part that the award was "in recogn i t i o n of past accomplishment and in anticipation of unusual achievement to come." Valcdictor i a n M. Dehner of the, high school graduating class at White Hall, she was also editor of the school paper, a member of the "Echo" staff, the school's yearbook, secretary of the senior class and a member o[ the band and glee club. She attended Alton High School in 1949 and 1950, prior to ihe time her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Dchncr, moved to White Hall. The family purchased a home at 217 West Elm street, and as soon as they are able to acquire possession will move back to Allon. Ike Prepared For Campaign. Winds-Up Post By THE ASSOCIATED PHE.SS Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower pushed into a busy schedule today put- ling the windup touches of his second mission in Europe before changing to civilian clothes and a political role. . Eisenhower flew into Washington yesterday, got a full dress, nonpolitical military welcome,- was whisked off lo the 'White House for two hours with President: Truman, and went to a downtown hotel for the night. An hour and a half before the general's plane touched down at Nalional Airport, Sen. Robert A. Taft made a foreign policy address over a nationwide NBC radio hookup. Taft. who is in a hot race with Eisenhower for the Republican presidential nomination, called for a foreign policy that would combine, "security, peace and solvency." U. S. foreign policy, he said, must resl on an air force slrong enough to protect this coun try and able to deliver atom bombs on Russian cities. He jabbed at Eisenhower by name over air force policy. Taft said: "There has been a steady deterioration In our comparative air pdwer, which began while Gen Eisenhower was chief of staff." Eisenhower will . have . an opportunity to answer, if he chooses, in the nationwide broadcast he is scheduled to make Wednesday from his hometown, Abilene, Kas. He has said he will lay his uniform aside before then. Meanwhile he planned a farewell visit today with the standing committee here on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and an afternoon visit to the White House. iMaoArthur Supports Tuft Gen. Douglas MacArthur came out openly for Taft in the hotly contesled Soulh Dakola primary, where 14 Republican delegales will be selected tomorrow. MacArthur sent a telegram to former Gov. Leslie Jenson, an army officer in the Pacific during World War U, saying: "Would deeply appreciate any help you can give Sen. Taft in South Dakota. I have asked Gen. (Albert) Wedemeyer, an old and trusted friend, to confer with you, Cordial regards." ring to Perlman's contention that the president's order could be sustained as an exercise of the military power of the coinmander-in- chief, stated: "The government attempts (to sustain the president's order) by citing a number of cases upholding broad powers in military com.' manders engaged in day-to-day fighting in a theater of war. "Such cases need not concern us here. Even though 'theater of war' he an expanding concept, we cannot with faithfulness to our constitutional sustem hold, that the commander—chief of the armed, forces has the ultimate power as such to take possession of private property in order to keep labor disputes from stopping production. "This is a job for the nation's lawmakers, not for its military authorities." Black commented that Truman's seizure order did not direct that a congressional policy be executed in a manner prescribed by Congress. Instead, he said, "it directs that a presidential policy be .executed in a manner prescribed by the President," 62 01$ 'Gmds 9 Of Shurtleff Enjoy Reunion Sixty-two alumni of Shurtleff College representing the classes of 1900-1914 gathered on the campus Saturday and motored to Mar- quettc Park for luncheon. Represented In the group were many states and many graduating lasses. Chairmen of the reunion were W. R. Sloman. '11. Pittsburgh. Pa., and Miss Nancy Lowry, '11. Alton. Among the alumni from other classes were C. R. Nixon. '09. Tulsa, Okla.; Lewis E. Worley, '03, Muskogee. Okla.: Lewis Halght, 04, Whiteman, Nebr.: Mrs. Jo Baker. '04, Chicago; William Dehner, '22, Shreveport. La.; Flossie win Lyons. '22, Washington. D. C.; Eliza Enos Horstman. '22. Atlanta, Ga.; John Howard, '08. Pitts- surg, Kan.: Mr. and Mrs. Ransom Harvey, "05, Chicago; Helen Moffat Thomas, '12, Chicago: Harlev Long. '27. Quincy: Julian Neill, '22. East St. Louis: Fred Srherrer. '22. East SI. Louis; Frank and Ruth Walbautn Short. '22. New Berlin. 111.; W. W. Stiflor, '02. Amherst, Mass.; W. R. Sloman. '11, Pittsburgh. Pa.; Eusebia Martin Smith. '09, Berwyn. 111.: Mrs. Nina Trih- ble. '02. Washington. D. C.: Waited W. Wood. '30, Toledo. O.: L. G. Osborne. '12. East SI. Louis, and Mrs. Fred Behrens, '02, Gil- lesple. Board of Review One Member Short EDWARDSVIL LF: —While awaiting appointment of a third member, the Madison county board of review formally organized for the year today at. a meeting In its quarters at the courthouse. : Present for the organization session were Chairman Gus Haller. Wood River township, and Arthur (Pete) Fields, Venice, constituling a quorum. A third member is yel to be named by County Judge Michael Kinney for a full term of two years. The two-year term of Paul K. Armstrong;, Allon, Republican member of the review body, expired last: December. The vacancy on the board, County Judge Kinney indicated today, will be filled later In the week. Haller, chairman of the review board by virtue of his chairmanship of ihe county board of supervisors, and Fields, are Democrats. Judge Kinney, presiding today in county court for trial of three condemnation suits involving right of way for the Humbert road improvement project north of Alton, told reporters'at noon today that he was considering applications for the review board vacancy. "I expect to announce my appointment later in the week." he said. Armstrong, it is understood, is an applicant for re-appointment to the board. In perfecting an organization for the year, the board of review this morning re-appointed James Chapman of Collinsville as Its clerk. Rules governing the board's work and reviewing of assessment complaints are yet to be adopted. Uniformity Asked In Special Sales William V. Stork, president of GAAC, advised this morning that the board of directors has voted unanimously in favor of all districts - promoting Greater Alton sales days in a uniform manner following the adopted retail calendar. When any special feature is added it is hoped all sections will use the same procedure. This rule is to apply only to area-wide promotions. Col. F. E. Ressieu of the Corps of Engineers will meet with the national affairs committee of the GAAC Tuesday noon at Hotel Stratford and discuss with this group the proposed Alton seawall that is estimated to cost $3',2 million with a direct charge against Alton of 5880,000. Paul E. Shortal, chairman, said anyone interested may attend this meeting, but should make a reservation at the offices for the luncheon. Bridge Traffic At New High *» Sunday Motorists Pack River spans Traffic was unusually heavy'over the Lewis A Clark bridge route and on the other state routes through the city, Sunday. A large uart of the traffic In the afternoon and evening was composed of homebound cars from Memorial | weekend holiday trips. I The only bulge in the bridge i traffic, however, came in the late i afternoon and In the early evening, and the buildup was the result of motorcycle racr-s at Jerseyvllle and the ball game in St. Louis. A traffic patrolman, assigned to I he bridge entrance at Broadway ond Langdon at 4:30 p. m. worked until 9 p. m'. and said he never had seen a heavier flow of vehicles >ver the bridge. First was the bulge from tho returning cars from the | motorcycle races. The second, after 8 p, m. was due lo the hall game. Police said the heavy flow of traffic was otherwise notable for the steadiness with which it kept up in the afternoon and evening. Because It was spread out over eight hours, the volume of traffic was deceptively great. The casual onlooker, except at the two bulge periods, might have thought the flow of cars no more lhan on any pleasant weekend. ' T,lnila Sue Ulmricli Graveside services for Linda Sue Ulmrich, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ulmrich of 828 Center street, East Alton, who was born prematurely Saturday in St. Joseph's Hospital, were conducted at 2 p. tn. today in St. Joseph's cemetery. Truman Urges Passage of Mine Safety Bill By House By fcltNKST B. VACCAttO WASHINGTON, June 2, <*> — President Truman declared today that every day the House delays passage of a bill to give the government power to enforce mine safety standards "Invites further disasters." He told the annual Conference on Industrial Safety a similar measure, passed by the Senate after a mine explosion In West Frankfort, III., killed more than 100 persons "will save a lot of lives and prevent a lot of Injuries." Truman recommended the measure, which also has the backing of John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers. The President said the speeded- up national defense program has brought on an Increase In work accidents throughout industry. This increase in accidents, he said, amounts to a "shocking national tragedy- -\ tragedy which Is all the more terrible because It is so thoroughly unnecessary." Suggest* Program The President suggested an eight-point industrial safely program that includes belter rna- clnery safeguards, education, organized safety programs in each company and modernized state safety codes. The President told the safety experts in his prepared address: "In recent years, thousands of miners have lost their lives in ac cidents that never should have happened. Thousands more have been injured. In a number of instances, mine disasters have occurred after warnings were given by federal inspectors." He said thai under the program he asked Congress to enact, the interior department could force mine owners to comply with fed eral safety standards. It does not now have such power. And. he went on: "I am happy to say lhat the Senate has passed the necessary legislation. 1 hope the House of Representatives will act on it very soon. Every day of delay invites further disasters." The President said work accidents took 16,000 lives last year, that 1600 workers were totally and permanently disabled, another 89,000 partially disabled and about 2 million temporarily disabled. This situation, he said, represents "u.Hold human suffering and misery ... an awful social waste, ... a severe economic loss to individual workers, to business and industry and to the entire nation." Program The President's program calls for: 1. Improved accident reporting and analysis, 2. Better guards on machines of manufacturers. * 1 3. Emphasis on safety /education by schools, colleges and plants. (In this connection he commended safety training woik of the University of Maryland.) 4. An organized safety program in every company, to study operations, accident records and safety techniques. 5. More extensive participation by tho workers themselves in safety measures. 6. Modernized and uniform slate safety codes. 7. Better'safety programs among federal and other public employes. 8. Development of an extensive program for education of tho general public in safety measures. Natal Protests Malan Tyrany Warns of Withdrawal from African Union A grove of 33.000 trees has been dedicated near Jerusalem, in memory of Field-Marshal Smuls. By AttTHtm GAVSHOtf DURBAN. South Africa, June 2 _ pro-British Natal this week formally warns it may quit tho Union of South Africa because ii considers the Nationalists government has violated the Constitution. The breakaway action, If tried could lead to civil war In the opinion of responsible government and anti-government leaders. But most South Africans seem to think the crisis dividing the nation will not go that far. The provincial council which Is like an American state legislature discusses tomorrow a resolution to be submitted to Prime Minister Daniel Malan's government. It calls for a new national convention to reaffirm the Constitution of 1910.- If Malan says no to the request, leaders say positive but so far undisclosed action svill follow, The council resolutions are sur« to be passed. The anti-Malnn forces have an overwhelming majority. Nalnlians believe (he Nationalists have broken both the spirit and the letter of the Constitution by giving parliament the velo power over Constitutional decisions of the union's high court. Malan pushed through his court bill ostensibly to further his white supremacy program. Most elephants native to Ceylon do not havo tusks. Rev. H. C. Wellington Rites Held Saturday Funeral services for the Rev. H. C. Weddington, retired Baptist Minister, who died at Kalamazoo, Mich., were conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday in Streepor funeral home by the Rev, LaRuo Jensen, pastor of Upper Alton Baptist Church. Burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. Organ selections were by Mrs. Alon/o Rosenbergcr. Pallbearers were William and Louis Miller, George E., and George VV., and Gerald Sewell, and William Noblitt. Among out-of-town relatives and friends here for the funeral wore Mrs. W. T. Elrod, Miss Dorothy Blrod, and Miss Alice Elrod, Marissa; Mr. and Mrs. James Elrod, DuQuoin; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Zempel, Lewistown; C. E. and Frederick Perrine of Raritan, and Mr. and Mrs. George Steadman of Beardslown. Mrs, Anna Johnson Rites Held Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Johnson, 69, wife of John Anton Johnson, were conducted at 9 a.m. today in St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Father Anthony Schmidt as celebrant of the requiem high mass. Msgr. J. J. Brune delivered the sermon and the Rev. Father Joseph Kromeneker officiated at committal rites in St. Patrick's cemetery. Pallbearers were Lev! 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