Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 3, 1952 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, June 3, 1952
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PAOft TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Rescue Crews Seek Miners Five Entombed in Depths At Ironwood mONWOOD, Mtch., June 3-,<P- Rescue crews cautiously burrowed Ahead today, hoping to dig a life laving tunnel to five miners entombed more than half ft mile beneath earth's surface. The five were trapped some 2900 feet In the depths of the Pcnokee Iron ore mine yesterday afternoon when tons of earth and rock caved in on a sub-tunnel below the mine's 28th level. There was no hint to 'he fate. Theodore Nynan, Gogebic county mine inspector, expressed doubt that any would be found alive, "barring a miracle." But some miners said a solid rock formation located in the area of the cave-in might have protected the five from the crushing mass. The missing men are Victor Cox. 51; Christopher Hocking, 46; Serafim Zacharzewski. 56, and Jorma Olkonen, 33, all of Ironwood. and Matt Krocker, 54, Bessemer, Mich. All but Olkonen are married. Shifts of workers labored throughout the night at three separate rescue tunnels, mainly by hand—digging a few feet in the treacherous loose ground and rock, placing buttressing timbers intoj position, then digging some more. | How far they had to tunnel was a grim and unanswerable question. The scene of the cave-in is 2000 feet from the mine shaft which dives Into the earth at a 65 degree angle. First word of the collapse came when George Soderman of Iron- wpod stumbled from the shaft dazed and hysterical. He could not give a coherent account. Another miner, one of eight in the area who fled to safety through an escape hatch, said "We heard a loud crack; then there was a rush of air and dust and we made tracks." Ironically, work at the mine was to have ceased last night, as did Iron ore mining throughout upper Michigan, because of the steel strike. The Penokee mine is owned and operated by Republic Steel Corp. and the miners were to have gone out on strike. Egan Krause, president of the Penokee local of the CIO United Steelworkers Union, said all the Penokee miners would stay on the job until the fate of their five coworkers became known. Mine 'officials who went down to the cave-in would give no statements. It was the second upper Michigan mine tragedy in two days. Sunday three men were killed in an explosion in a mine on the Menominee iron range near Iron River. Shlpman SHIPMAN. — Mrs. Charles Meisner of Jerseyville spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schefer. Wayne Ruppert of Alton is visit- Ing his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wright. • Mrs. W. E. Meredith was summoned to Eldon, Mo., Saturday, by the illness of her mother, Mrs. Albert Meredith. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Candlcr of Houston, Tex., were weekend guests of his brother, R. B. Cand- Jer. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Thomae, Mrs. Tillie Thomac, and Mrs. Rose Smith were dinner guests Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Smith of Alton. Mrs. Nora Schoeberle and family moved from Brighton Saturday to their home here. Dan Schoeberle has completed his junior year at the University of Illinois and arrived home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs, W. J. Duffcy of Belleville spent the weekend at their home here. Pfc. Don Hudson, who has been on leave with.his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J, Hudson, returned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sunday. Pvt. Joyce Gwillim of Camp Gordon, Ga., is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gwillim. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Christopher, Gary and Mary Jane, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Christopher of Medora. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaefer and Mary Alice, Mrs. Charles Meisner, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schaefer, Mrs. Stella Lowis, Mr. and Mrs. Don Gwillim and son, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schaefer and Sally Jo, Mr. and Mrs. Seaman Schaefer, and Charles Schaefer were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Wilt of Ml. Pulaski at a potluck dinner. 2 Commissions In Joint Meet Here Wednesday Representatives of both the Interstate and the Illinois commerce commissions are scheduled (0 open a joint hearing in the council chamber of Alton city hall Wednesday at 3:30 a. m. for coincident consideration of the applications ( of Illinois Terminal Railroad Co. j for discontinance Of its electric train service between Alton and I St. Louis. The hearings arc to be held here in response to an invitation from Mayor Linkogle so that it will be more convenient for attendance of witnesses, many of whom will come from the area extending from Alton through the Trinities. The state commerce body has pending an application of the Terminal to establish motorbus service between Alton and Me- Kinley bridge, but hearing has been postponed indefinitely apparently because its necessity is pendant on outcome of the hearing on ending interurban electric service! The Alton city council at request of railway workers organizations has voted to oppose the Terminal's program. Continue Search For Hartford Man City Finances Session Topic Unkogle, DUIT Attend Meeting Weaver Continued From Page 1. Jack Holman Believed to Have Drowned The churning water of the Mississippi below Alton this morning Failed to give up the body of Jack Holman, 63-year-old Hartford man the father of a large family— who is believed to have drowned Sunday morning. Holman left the Illinois shore near Hartford in a motorboat, presumably en route to the other side to cut bean poles. His motorboat, its motor still running, was found emtpty where it had beached itself on a dike out from the Missouri shore. What happened to Holman, who was known to be a powerful swimmer, is a puzzle. The men who have volunteered to search for his body admit they are baffled by the great area in which an accident was possible. "We just don't know where to look," said one of the searchers this morning. "The river is wide at that point and he (Holman) may have fallen out of tne boat at any place, or could have swum to some other point from where he fell out. If he drowned, his body was probably carried downstream and will be found when it comes to the surface — probably at St. Louis." Atfer the boat was found, its motor shut off and it was moored to the dike, a search was started for its owner Sunday and Jt was not until late that the identity of its occupant was learned. Starting at 10 p.m. Sunday night and continuing almost to dawn Monday, the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps dragged the area, Monday, the search widened as acqut intances and friends of the Holman family joined the AVEC and the Coast Guard Flotilla 9 Auxiliary in the hunt along the river shores. Beside the Volunteer corpsmen, Harry Kcssler, Emmett Wathern and Carl Nevlin of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, with Capt, Glonn Edgar of St. Louis, joined the search. Others included Hartford Police Chief James Hall. Bob Newman and Frank Zagar in one boat and Ed Hargiss, Joe Lehman and one of Holman's sons, in another boat, J. Grlehl In Mlfthap Joseph Griehl of 608 East Seventh street, an engineer at Alton State Hospital, met with a traffic accident near Benld early last evening, police were informed, incurring a laceration to his chin. After securing emergency treatment, he remained there for the night, obtaining repair for his car so he was able to drive back to Alton early today, Steel Strike C'ontinupri From Pnjfe 1. come from Washington, was them for a brit-f greeting. Mrs. Harriett E. Stobbs spoke in behulf of the Alumni Association. Introduced, too. were Dr. John Young, president of Monticello College; Phillip Jacoby. chairman of GAAC's educational commit tec which had sponsored the event jointly with Shurtleff; and County Schools Supt. George Wilkins. Trustees of the college and members of the class that had graduated that morning were called upon to stand. Tenor Kenneth Wikowsky, a member of the class, sang Mi- iotte'i "Brotherhood." Invocation was given by the Rev. H, Brady, rector of St. l'l Episcopal Church; the benii- by the Rev, Roland E. Tut n- ftrst Baptist pastor. 1 Florida w«tm product nearly of the U. S. shrimp, legislation probably would face tough sledding on Capitol Hill. On this score, the president might ask for special steel-seizure authority. The Supreme Court struck down Truman's seizure on the basis it lacked legal sanction. Similarly, the Tan-Hartley law route would take time. The law rails foi appointment of a special fact-finding board. This board would have to hold hearings to get facts on the issues in dispute. Only after receiving the board's report could Truman authorize the Justice Department to seek the 80- day court injunction against a continued strike. Still another possibility: The workers, even if ordered by a court injunction to return to their jobs, might not do so. Coal miners refused to return under such an injunction in 19ot) even when ostensibly ordered back by their union leader, John I.. Lewis. Effects of the steel strike began being felt almost immediately. The government embargoed all shipments of steel from retail ware? houses to consumer goods producers. However, officials said most manufacturers have at least a month's supply on hand. Automobile manufacturers are likely to run into trouble if the strike lasts any time. Officials said they are down to a two-week supply. Some coal, iron ore and other mining facilities began to close because of the steel stoppage. Coal is sjoner-'ly in plentiful supply above ground. Mavor Linkople and City Councilor Durr went today to Springfield where, with representative? of ft number of other.,large down- Mate citie.i. they presented a summary of major municipal finano ing problems before the Illinois Municipal Revenue Commission. The mayor said Alton had be«n allocated 15 minutes for a factual presentation of principal revenue problems, and that a written summary was to be left with the commission. According to an Associated Press dispatch, the mayor told state legislators that the financial squee/c on his city has cost it the services of some of its most capable workers. In addition, ho said, the city has had to forego building maintenance expenditures "to the public detriment." Linkogle testified at a hearing of a legislative commission on municipal revenue problems which Is trying to find answers to pressing problems of cities. Troubles of Danville and East !(. Louis were described by offic- als of those communities. Linkogle said "several of our most trained and qualified personnel" quit the city to go to work fur neighboring industries at better pay. In an effort to halt the migration, the city in the fiscal year just ended raisqd'iire and police salaricc 15 perc«t and those of other em- ployes iPpercent at an overall cost of $35,000, he testified. The city has "absolutely exhausted" means of Increasing revenues further, he declared, but hopes to scrape by somehow on funds available this year. South Dakota, California Hold ElectionsToday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Primaries in three states and a convention in a fourth formed a political backdrop today as Gen; Dwight Eisenhower swapped his military career for a chance to be President. In South Dakota and California, Republican and Democratic primaries alike were selecting presidential-nominating d.el e g a t e s. Democratic delegates were being chosen in an Alabama primary and in a Maryland convention. At first blush, the South Dakota balloting looked .unimportant —only 14 Republican and eight Democratic delegates being elected to serve at next month's national conventions in Chicago. But to Eisenhower and his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ohio's Senator Robert Taft, the psychological prize far outfigured the small number of delegate votes involved. Taft and Eisenhower were rated ncck-and-neck for South Dakota's 14 GOP voles. It. is their last clear- cut joust before the July 7 convention. A Taft victory could dull some of the luster of the general's homecoming. A win for Eisenhower could make him. a hard man to stop at the convention. The Democratic race in South Dakota by comparison was mild. Sen. Estes Kcfauver of Tennessee is conceded a favorite over a state organization slate pledged to Sen, Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. Republicans take top billing in California, too, where 70 GOP and 68 Democratic delegate votes are at stake. Officials look for 3,600,000 votes from the 5,300,000 registration. California Gov. Earl Warren Is backed by the states' leading Republicans in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Taft has stayed clear of the California primary. Eisenhower backers have endorsed Warren. WINS OPTIMIST DISTRICT CONTEST—Michael Haynes, 12- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs Martin S. Haynes, 203 East Jennings avenue. Wood Rvc-r. displays the gola trophy and certificate he won Saturday- when he placed first in the Optimist District 8 oratorical contest at Jefferson City, Mo. He will compete in the international contest the latter part of this month — Staff photo. Chinese Peck At UN Defense Probes Beaten Back By Allies Supreme Court Refuses to Act Against Collaso's Execution Kane KANE. — Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ferguson entertained several guests at .'i family reunion Sunday. Present were Mrs. Charles Borgcr, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hill, Mrs. Charlotte Jenner, Charles Borger, jr., and their family of Lemay, Mo.; Roy Devening and family of Hardin; Mrs. Otis Sturmon, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Erwin, Byron Erwin, Fayne Murry, Jack Whitlock, and James Allen and their families SEOt'L, Korea. June .1 .T-Ki groups of Chinese riflemen pecked at United Nations defenses along a five mile sector of the Korea western front in predawn darkness today. A U. S. Eighth army staff officer said Allied artillery beat back all probes of the groups ranging in size up to 100 men. The staff officer said that in May the Eighth army inflicted 10,501 casualties on the Reds, including 5012 killed. The U. S. Fifth air force reported a "relatively poor morning" for its fighter-bombers as overcast and rain handicapped strikes against Red rail and supply lines. Eleven B-29s bombed the often- hit Kwaksan rail bridge in northwest Korea last night and encountered only meager flak. Crews said they sighted several Red fighters but the Communist planes did not attack. Truce Talks Stalled MUNSAN, Korea, June 3 K Maj, Gen. William K. Harrison today told Communist truce negotiators the UN command will not drive captured Reds "to you at the point of a bayonet." He declared at today's fruitless armistice session: "The attainment of an armistice is now prevented only by your inhuman demand that the UN command force prisoners of war to return to a way of life so repugnant to them that they prefer death In lljr PAUL M. YOST WASHINGTON. June 3 /P- The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with executions of a Puerto Rican who tried to assassinate President Truman and of a Nisei whose brutality caused American GI deaths in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. The high tribunal, after deciding yesterday that President Truman's steel seizure was illegal, handed down rulings in these capital cases along with a series of other decisions. The Puerto Rican. Oscar Collazo. took part in the Blair House assassination attempt of Nov. 1, 1950, in which a Washington policeman was killed. Collazo appealed to the Supreme Court to review his murder conviction and death sentence, but the justices unanimously denied him a hearing. Only executive clemency can now save his life. The Nisei, Tomoya (Meat Ball) Kawaklta, was convicted of treason in federal court in California because of his treatment of GI's at Japan's World War II Oeyama prison camp. Kawakita returned to this country after the war and was spotted in Los Angeles by one of his victims. Kawakita's life, too, can be spared only by executive clemency. He was born of Japanese parents at Calexico, Calif. It is believed that, if Kawakita dies in San Quentin's gas chamber as sentenced, he will be the first United States its stead. , . . The United Nations command will not drive personnel to you at the point of a bayonet." citizen ever executed for treason alone, John Brown, a native of Torrington. Conn., was hanged in Virginia in 1859 for murder and treason. He was captured In a raid on an arms cache at Harper's Ferry, Brown, an abolitionist, had singed the raid in a vain atlempt to touch off a slave uprising. In olher actions yesterday, the high court: 1. Upheld the use of a walkie- talkie radio set by federal agents in getting evidence against a narcotics peddler in New York City. 2. Refused to hear an appeal by James J. Moran, former New York City official who was convicted of perjury before the Senate crime committee. Moran, onetime political associate of former Mayor William O'Dwyer, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and fined $2000. 3. Struck down a Marshall, Tex., city ordinance which bans films if immoral character or of such character as to be prejudicial to the best interests of the people of the city." Justice Frankfurter said the ordinance was unconstitutional "on the score of indefiniteness." 4. Refused to review a protest by Snfoway Stores, Inc., against a ceiling price regulation on dry groceries which was issued in March, 1951. The Education Committee of Hertfordshire. England, expects to realize $28,630 from sales of garden produce grown by boys and needlework done by girls in the schools there. TUESDAY, JUNE S» 1952 Fewer Traffic Mishaps Listed Crashes With Tnjnry Ars More Numerous Traffic mlshnps In Alton for tin first five months of I he presrn year show a 14 percent decline ir number ns compared to the cor responding period of 1951, but tin number of crashes with lnjur.\ shows a 12 percent increase. Nf fatalities were recorded In tht opening five months of cither year Monthly reports of Alton police department show 566 moloi vehicle accidents have occurrer hero in the period from Januarj through May, and injury to per sons in 73 instances. Last year ir the same period there were 78( accidents with injur." cases In 65 May had 109 I raffle mishaps anc 17 of these were Mmy accidents A year go in May, we figures wert 141 and 18. Police enforcement ir traffic matters was stepped up it May bolh this year and last year Traffic arrests last month mini bered 86, and in May last year, 81 Bonriie Marie Lewis Services Held Monda) With the Rov. LaRue Jensen paslor of Upper Alton Baptis Church, officiating, funeral rile; were conducted Monday at 3:31 p m. In Strceper funeral home foi Bonnie Marie Lewis, 19-day-olc daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarenc* E. Lewis. Burial was in Uppei Alton cemetery. Mrs. J. P. Boslcy sang tw( hymns, accompanied by Mrs Alonzo Rosenberger. Four Night Classes Offered at Shurtleff Announcement has been made at the office of the registrar at Shurtleff College that four night classes will be offered in the summer session at the college. The offices svill be open for registration from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m., Thursday. June 5, and Tuesday, June 10. The classes that will be offered are psychology of adjustment, sophomore literature 202, differential equations, and educational and vocational guidance, all on Tuesday and Thursday nights; and surveying, to be offered on Saturday morning. All are 3-hour courses. For further information, persons interested may call the office of i I he registrar, 3-5431. Mrs. Susan M. Pearey Services in Wood River Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Maude Peavey of St. Louis, formerly of Wood River, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Streep- j er funeral home, Wood River, by the Rev. Alf Anderson of Cottage Hills. Burial was in Woodland Hill cemetery, Wood River. Mrs. Arlena Holder and Mrs. Pauline Stone sang two hymns. Pallbearers were Norman Williams, Gerald. Jerome, and Leo Jacobs. Howard Poore, and John Skundrieh. At a four-fold wedding at Wellington, New Zealand, three of the brides were sisters and the fourth was the mother of two of the bridegrooms. GRADUATES. AND FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL! ULO NEVER HAS TO BE WOUND! IT WINDS ITSELF AS YOU WALK 17 J.w.d AnH-mognmttc, ruitproof liond fxponiion band MISCOTT , wotertit* 17 Anfl-mogntf/c, ruifproo! Swt«p-i*cond hand fxponiion band TAKE A YEAR TO PAY UlTIMATIC $•11-winding 17 Jtwtf. J« Cold Swtwp-Mcond hand HAYWAKD winding, wattrfitt 17 J»w*lt And magntfie, rvftpra«f fipanifon bond *95 * Stlf-windlnf 17 Sw««p-ueend hand fipaniien band IT WINDS ITSILF AS YOU PLAY GATELY DEPT. STORE, Gately Bldg,, Alton, 111, Pll»»* »«nd m* BvH«v» »•!(•»Indlnj Modfl »t tavirtlua prlot 0 Ch»r»» It My Account a Opin ID Account Fur Hi. 0 lind C. 0- D. 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