Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 4, 1952 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 4, 1952
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ALTON fiVfiWim TELEGRAPH „ Smith, 21'«dloTdd 1 ihlployed on a far™ itan over and in. today by ft -train composed of B ..and caboose west* vtfte East End place a m of, Mr. and , fth df 2U!i Hickory afreet. ' • ; l Accordfrig,,tS police, the mangled and partially dismembered body of tht iocldent victim was found be- twiefl tM falls'at the Illinois «venue crossing, but it appeared that he" hfld been .Struck oV fallen under 'ttfl train heir the 'Indiana' avende eroding, a" block east. No witnesses were found who ' could glvd- any Information how thi fatality 1 occurred, police said. None of the train crew had seen Smith prior" to the accident. The engineer, 3. If. Alexander of Venice and the fireman, Claude M. Gilbert of St. LoUfS told police a Jolt was felt as the 1 train passed the Illinois crossing. "They suspected a broken tail. The' train which had been moylng less than an estimated 15 Wiles an" 1 hour, was stopped and, on going back to the crossing, train crew members found the body. , Police were informed of the accident by" Harry Gehrke, 907 East. Fourth street, an OIG Co. supervisor, from the nearby east gate of the plant. , " Police Called the office of Coroner Staten arid Deputy Coroner Bonino responded with an ambulance, was a fatality, Deputy Coroner Joel When It Was learned the accident Russell was summoned and took charge of the body. Russell,.at 6,a. m. reported that he had secure^' positive identification of the body by Smith's father who said he'and Mrs. Smith, last had seen'the son at suppertime last evening. •. , Surviving besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith of 2115 Britain loins U.S. Protest Ask Change in Korean Scene MELVIN E WITT Hickory street *aret four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Mae 'Morgan, Mrs. Mildred Jones; and Roxie and Ruth Ann Smith, all of Alton. Thejjpdy Is at Russell funeral hom&^jWHere friends may call after 7 p. m. Friday. Funeral rites Will be conducted at 1 p. m. Saturday to Church i of Christ Divine, Missouri^ avenue, by the Rev. Dewey Bates. Burial will be in Alton cemetery. > Area Employment Prospects Good Outlook for employment in the next few months'ls^'good", with an expected, increase In most manufacturing activities arid in primary metals,. in particular, the Illinois State Employment Service office here noted In its report released Ordination Rites Set at Trinity Student Pastor Witt to Be Chaplain Melvln E. Witt, student pastor of Faith Community Lutheran Church In the Northside, will be ordained to the ministry, Sunday afternoon, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Blair avenue and Maple street. He is a member of the 1952 graduating class of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Witt of Cisco, Tex. The ordination service will begin at 4 p.m. The Rev. Paul Juergensen, pastor of Trinity Church, has been authorized, by President Welp of the Southern Illinois district of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, to be the ordinator. Pastor Juergensen will be assisted by the clergy of this area. The ordination sermon will be preached by the Rev. Otto Sohn, of Concordia. Special music will be provided by a male quartet consisting of Oscar Hoffman, Otto Wilkening, William 0. Frederick and Albert Erdmann, under the direction of E. G. Johnson. After the, service, women of Faith Church will serve at an informal reception in the church basement. Mr. Witt recently was assigned to the chaplaincy by his church body and has been commissioned a first lieutenant in the air force reserve. He expects an early order to report for active duty. At Community church, he will be succeeded by Milton Rudnick, a graduate student at Concordia, until a permanent pastor is named. The congregation of Faith church meets in Greenwood I.O.O.F. hall. Besides Faith church, Mr. Witt has served parishes in Chicago and Baltimore, and in Raleigh, N.C. Call Bids on 4 Road Projects In Alton Area By STAN CARTER PUSAN, Korea, June 4, Britain today joined the United States in protesting to President Syngmart Rhee over r'eccnt political developments In this temporary South Korean capital. Alec Adams, charge d'affaires, told correspondents the statement backed up the policies of the U. S. Slflfe Department given Rhee in H note yesterday. The American note from President Truman called recent political developments in Pu- san shocking. Informed sources said the British and U. S. notes expressed the same views on the South Korean political crisis as the United Nations commission for the unification and rehabilitation of Korea. The commission recently asked Rhee to lift martial law in Pusan and release 12 opposition assemblymen under arrest. HJ The UN.representatives voiced the opinion Rhee was attempting to control the presidential election in the assembly late this month by jailing his opponents. Rhee softened his policy today, apparently as a result of the double- barreled protests from the U. S. and Britain. A government public information office announcement said Rhee would not dissolve the National Assembly now. Earlier/ he was reported on the verge of disbanding it. Also, at Rhee's order, military authorities released a newspaper editor who had been arrested after criticizing the government. Martial law authorities were ordered not to arrest any more assemblymen not directly involved in what Rhee has called a "Communist plot" against his administration. Mr. Truman's note to Rhee was not made public. But a government source said it asked Rhee to take no "irrevocable action" until U. S. Ambassador John J. Muccio could return here from a shortened Osbomc Own Auto Aftet Some Diftfculty With the aid of » gimmick (Fiat opens locked automobiles, Andrew J. • Osftbfrte, city treasurer, this mdrntnf reemefed hlu car on Merchants narking lot in time to drlvs to. the city hall, get* too American Legion school award medals out of the safe, and pro* ceed to St, Patrick"* school where he presented them to two students chosen for the annual honor. Osborne was slated to make the St. Patrick's presentation at 10:30 a.m.-Prior to that time, he had several errands In the West End business district. Me parked his car on the lot and, because there were some papers of value, he locked the car carefully—so carefully, in fact, that he locked the keys In it. When he returned, ready to. go to St. Patrick's, he couldn't get In. He called police, who called Haper towing service and soon a Haper truck arrived with the gimmick that opens locked automobiles. Soon Osborne's car was open and the city treasurer was on his way, with about 15 minutes to spare. Recipients of the Legion awards at St, Patrick's were James Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Henderson, 2880 Hillcrest avenue, and Margaret Ann Huber, daughter of Mr.'and Mrs. Ralph Huber, 3537 Western avenue. Dies at Age 86 Former Altohian Lived fit California ;;< : Otto L, wuerkef, 86, former At ton resident and a jeweler for 65 years, dlJBd at 2 a. m. today a Los ies of a cerebral hemdr- Fail to Trace Otvnership of Mystery Safe Mr. Truman. The informant said the action referred to apparently meant dissolution of the assembly. The assembly went out of business yesterday when 52 pro-Rhee members announced they no longer would work with lawmakers they-.labeled "corrupt." recently. "Favorable weather condition will enable the construction industry to expand to a considerable extent, particularly if materials continue to be available," the report stated. (This prediction was written before the U; S. Supreme Court decision oh Truman's steel seizure). Employment in Madison and St. Clair counties, increased less than one percent in the Jan. 15-March 15 period, the ISES noted. In manu- facuring, -the largest increase occurred in chemicals (600 workers), stone-clay-glass (400), -petroleum products (200) and transportation equipment (2,00). The significant gain in chemicals are said due primarily to seasonal influences in the fertilizer segment of the industry. The most important manufacturing declines were reported in food, where approximately 900 were laid off, and in primary metals, which reported a loss of more than 400 workers, The food decline was centered almost entirely in the meat prodtfcts segment and was due to a seasonal drop in livestock receipts. The primary metals decrease resulted chiefly frOm a cut in the allocation of scrap iron. Among non-manufacturing activities, construction reported a gain of 700 and retail trade had a rise of 100, but transportation — communication-public utilities had a loss of 300. AH of these employment changes were Influenced by sea., sonal factors, particularly construction which continued to add workers M> weather improved. Unemployment in the two-county area declined from 6850 on Jan. 15 to 6100 on March 15, a drop of 11 percent, Of thjs drop, only 150 were women. Practically the entire two months decrease was centered in Alton and Belleville, where a goo4 portion of the employment increases were registered, also. Estimates of unemployment as of March 15 for the five sections of the area are: Madison and St. Clair counties total, 6400 (3850 male and 2250 • female) \ Alton, 1000 (450 male and 550 female); Belleville, 1100 (900 male and 200 female); East St. Lflwk, 2350 (1550 male and 800 fe- Igajf); EdwardsvJile, 750 (450 mile 4UU) 300 female); Granite City, 900 ($00 male end 400 female). Bids have been called by the state division of highways for Friday, on road improvement projects in 64 Illinois counties at a total estimated cost of $7,000,000 — and four of these projects are in or near the Telegraph circulation area. Tfiese are: Calhoun county — 11.66 miles of bituminous surface treatment on Route 754, from approximately 1.75 miles south of Hardin south to Brussels. Greene and Calhoun counties — 14.33 miles bituminous surface treatment and base strengthening on Route 155 from Eldred northerly 7.02 miles in Greene county and on Illinois Route 96 from junction south of Baytown easterly to Kampsville in Calhoun county. Scott and Greene counties — 5.36 miles of bituminous surface treatment and base strengthening on Route 155 from approximately two miles northwest of Glasgow, southerly for 3.12 miles in #Scott and Greene counties and on Route 731 from Illinois Route 106 easterly to Roodhouse in Greene county. Madison county (previously reported in the Telegraph) — 4,17 miles of bituminous surface treatment and base strengthening on Route 155 from approximately one- quarter of a mile northwest of the corporation line of Alton northwesterly to the Madison-Jersey county line. Hope Fades for Miner Trapped Af Ironwood Ownership of a small empty steel safe, found last Saturday afternoon near the "Big Arch" on the GM&O in the oldtime "Coal Branch" neighborhood, remains a mystery, it was said todqy by police. Widespread inquiries extending to officials of all nearby Illinois counties and of St. Louis has failed TO yield any instance in which a safe of the type found has been stolen./ Adding to the mystery, was the discovery in the creek near the Big Arch of a number of dynamite rhage, his sister-in-law, Mrs. A H. Wuerker of 311 Prospect streei was informed. { Mrs. 0. C. K. Hutchlnson, also of 311 Prospect, went to Los Angeles Monday after receiving word that her uncle had been stricken Sunday. Mr. Wuerker and his nephew, Adolph Wuerker, the son of Mrs. A. H. Wuerker, conducted a jewelry store at Los Angeles for more than 55 years. The nephew recently underwent a serious operation from which he is still recovering. Because of his condition the time of Mrs. Hutchinson's return is uncertain. Mr. Wuerker had Identified himself prominently in the life of his community since going west. He resided in the Jonathan club, was a thirty-second .degree Mason, Shrfner, and Knight Templar. He was a charter member of the Shrine band, and gained much pleasure from his versatile musical talent which enabled him to play many instruments including the flute, piccola, violin, and viola. He was employed at the Rabe jewelry store here as a young man, but went to Chicago a short time before moving west. His body will be cremated Friday, and Mrs. Hutchinson will bring his ashes with her when she returns home. couia return nereirom a snonenpa aps> Presence of the caps is be _ vacation with additional views or 7u.,«,i <„ >,„.,„ «, „„!„*!„„ ._ n.. 14 Selectees to Report Thursday I T, Head EDWARDSVILLE, June 4.—Fourteen registrants from the three Madison county draft board areas are scheduled to report here Thursday morning for induction into the armed forces in St. Louis. Two Alton area registrants in the group, as listed at the Madison county selective service headquarters, are Earl p. Calvin and Leslie L: Gerson. Also scheduled for induction are eight men from the Edwardsville- area and four from the Tri-Citirs, Seven Edwarrisville area selec- tees ako are to report Thursday for pre-induction physical examination. The county selective service headquarters has received no further draft calls for the month. E«ge»e Perkins Hurt In Fall from Anto Eugene Perkins. 33. of Roijte 1, Jerseyville, i« a patient in Si. Joseph's Hospital following a fall from an automobile Tuesday. Perkins suffered a laceration ol the left arm and abrasions to bis kit shoulder. Six sutures were required to close the wound in hi* shpul- (Jer, IRONWOOD, Mich., June 4, : JP~ Hope faded today that the last of five iron miners trapped Monday in a cave-in at the Penokee mine would be found alive as were three fellow workers yesterday. After the three miners walked unaided from the mine yesterday afternoon, rescue workers found the body of Jerma Olkonen. 36, of Ironwood, lying beside his machine. They continued working a half mile underground in search for the fifth miner, Serafin Zacharaewski, 36, but mine officials expressed fear he also had been crushed to death under tons of earth and rock. Victor Cox, 51, and Christopher Hocking, 46. both of Ironwood, and Mack Krockor, 54. of Bessmer, Mich., ended a 24-hour entombment when rescue crews broke through the rubble. They were taken to a hospital where physicians said they were in good condition. The cave-in occurred as the men were sealing off part of the Republic Steel Corp. mine. Cox, the fore- man'laconically described the experience as "one of those things," He said he. Hocking and Krocker gained shelter under timbers when the shaft crumbled but the other two miners were not able to get to a protected place. The trio began knocking on timbers with rocks and rescue men returned the signals for six hours as they sought to force an air line through. The crew digging last night comprised about the only iron ore miners at work in the entire Lako Superior ore field. An estimated 25,000 others in Minnesota, upper Michigan and Wisconsin are idle because of the steel strike. Variable Mile Length of a standard nautical mile in U. S. usage is 6080.27 feet while British, French, and German versions range from two inches to four feet shorter. lieved to have some relation to the presence of the safe, but thus far police efforts to trace their history after manufacture have been unavailing. No unexplained theft of blasting caps of the sort recovered have been recorded in 5-county area. The safe and caps were found by two Northside'boys, Bill Lodge of 75 East Elm street and Marvin Turner of 201 Oakwood, who' reported their discovery. Police sent Fred Haper with a tow- car to move the safe to the city garage. The safe about 18 inches square on top and 20 inches high, is estimated to weigh about 400 pounds. Sea Wall Talked By East Enders After hearing a report by Meyer Wiseman, the East End Improvement Association Tuesday night discussed the proposed Alton sea wall at some length, with most speakers opposed to the project, but the association took no official action. Wiseman reported on a meeting with the army engineers and described the construction, costs, and purposes of the sea wall. Discussion by the membership followed and several predicted that the project was too expensive for its limited benefits and would further cut off Alton from its scenic river view. * Members also questioned the ability to raise an estimated $880,000 in Alton to finance part of the project. The members also discussed a proposed new stop sign on Fourth street at Oak. Alderman Fred Watsker brought up the proposal. Tom Burke said that the stop sign would facilitate ambulance traffic from Broadway to St. Joseph's Hospital. Several members agreed that the sign should be installed if it was necessary for ambulance traffic, but several also suggested that a stop sign on • Fourth at Sherry should be removed, W. I. Godwin pointed out that Fourth street was resurfaced to get traffic off of Broadway. But with stop signs on Fourth now at Cherry, Central, Ridge, Henry and Langdon, Fourth street is not being used much. No action was taken but several East End members who are also members of the traffic commission were instructed to investigate reasons for the other stops on Fourth. Mrs. Emma Bruce Rites Are Set for Friday Funeral services for Mrs. Bruce, 42, who died Tuesday in St. Joseph's Hospital following a long illness, will be conducted at 1 p. m. Friday in Campbell Chapel by the Rev. William T. Coleman. The body is at Russell funeral home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in Alton cemetery. Surviving are her step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Terrell; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Baker, and nieces and nephews,.. all of Alton. H. Heads Millikin Alumni Ray Myers, former Alton recreation department superintendent, has been elected president of the Millikin University Alumni Association for the corning year. Election was at the association's annual meeting at Decatur last Saturday. . Ostrich farms were first developed as a commercial source of ostrich plumes about 1857. Ana Pauker M^^^MI I 10 Be Purged ifi Km R Austria, June 4, A Romanian Foreign Minister Ana Pauker." onetime tough darling 01 international Communism, teemed destined today lot aji Red "purge Her hdmetewft radio Bucharest accused her 6f being prb-eapitallsi ahd counter-reVolutionary, Western sources expressed be lief that hefty, hard*VIsaged Mrs Pauker and two former ministers who also were attacked in the broadcast were being made scapegoats for Red Romania's current economic woes. The 59-year-old daughter of « rabbi last week was .kicked out of the Romanian Communist party's polltburo. For the moment, at least, she still holds the foreign ministry. The Bucharest broadcast, accused Mrs. Pauker and two partners In disgrace—former finance minister Vasile Luca and former Interior minister Techarl Georgescu—of reducing the country to a state of anarchy. The broadcast gave credit for uncovering Mrs. Pauker's alleged sins to Georghe Gheorghiu-Dej who was named new premier of Romania Monday night. Rumors lave persisted that Ana and Gheorghlu-Dej were battling each other for control of the Red regime in Romania. Scanteia, the central organ of he Romanian Workers (Communist) party made these charges: "They lowered the standard of he workers and contributed to the rise in prices. At currency re- •alua'tion (put through in January) they withheld wages from many worker/ and employes because Ihoy were against the finance plan. VIiss Marilyn Hendricjss Honorary Society Officer Miss Marilyn Hendricks, daugh- er of Mr. and Mrs. George Hendricks of Moro, a sophomore at Washington University, St. Louis, ms been elected vice-president of Chimes ,the National Junior Worn- n's Honorary Society. Members are selected on basis of outstand- ng scholarship end extra-curricu- ar activities during their first wo years at the University. Miss Hendricks was elected re- ording secretary of the student enate, the all governing body of he school, and was awarded a enate key for outstanding work n senate this- year. In addition, he is scholarship chairman of ner orority, Gamma Phi Beta; an xecutive board member of Thur- us, the dramatic society*- and erves on the board of student af- airs which governs .campus organizations. ' She is a kindergarten-primary ducalion major. .'' • 49thBirthday Special! • Strike Idles Continued From Page t. tice. And these layoffs are expected to grow each day the steel strike lasts. In addition 10.000 Iron miners In Minnesota tossed down their tools and quit work in sympathy with the steel strikers. U.S. Steel announced that U is halting its fleet of 93 ore-carrying vessels on the Great Lakes until the strike's over. Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio). seeking the Republican presidential nomination, wants the Taft- Hartley act used immediately. He said he will fight any emergency legislation until President Truman has exhausted all available remedies. And he specifically mentioned the T-H act, of which he is coauthor. It provides lor 80-day strike injunctions^ Tire Stolen Francis Henderson, 293 East Elm i street, reported to police at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday that a tire had been stolen from his pickup truck parked near Owens-Illinois Glass Co. plant. PICNIC OUTFIT FOR ONLY Complete.. WITH TWO GENUINE V.P.C. THERMIC BOTTLES Thoroughly insulated to keep liquids hot or cold- — Plastic cover is an unbreakable cup,,, • Guaranteed • Fade-Proof • Stain-Proof • Non-Toxic . . . YOU GET THE METAL CARRYING CASE WITH , , , • 4 I'laiitU) Sectional Flutes Sine 10 W t 4 Plastic Cups to match; all witbutuiuliiiK timldiug water • 4 Serrated I'hwtic Knivei, 4 Fork* and i Spoons. • « Pint Vacuum Bottles all fitted In baked enamel metal carrying et^e. Graceful rounded corner*. large food compartment. NO MONEY DOWN TERMS 50c WWKIV 6*0!** Annoyer of Woman Pteitds fof Ctctnency The name of a man previously afoul Of the law turrte'd up again in; the Alton police report at 5 p.m, Tuesday, when a .woman Informed authorities she had , been accosted by a man . in an automobile at Fourth street and Central avenue that morning. the man had stopped his car and allowed it to roll back a short distance when he opened the door and exposed himself indecently, and invited her to enter, the woman said. She told him to go away and that she had his. license number, and the mfen then pleaded with her to give him "another chance" because, he said, he had a wife and haby, police Were informed. The license number was traced to an out-of-town man, who has been in the police station earlier this year, charged with intoxication and possessing obscene literature. Dripping Water Causes Fire Odor and Alarm Alton firemen at 10:52 a.m. today investigated an alarm at the residence of John Byrd, 1703 Mar<et street, whtre water had dripped onto an electric stove outlet and caused fuses to blow, creating a smell of fire in the house. No. 1 and 2 companies wilii (he ladder truck responded. There was no fire damage, Chief Lewis reported. The fire chief noted a blaze at Temple Cleaners plant on Harrison street, reported in the Tele- ;raph Tuesday, had been caused, probably from fumes arising from a spot-cleaning operation. These 'umes, he said, may have arisen to an exhaust fan near the ceiling and here been ignited to cause a lash. The. interior of the cleaning milding was undamaged by the "Ire, the chief said, with most damage to one rack of suits near the point where the fire occurred. Falls from Bike James Fallen, 12, of 1205 McKiney boulevard, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital Tuesday for reatment of an arm injury suffered in a fall from a bicycle. He eft the hospital after application f a cast. Counterfeit A counterfeit quarter was turned >ver to police by a Thrifty drug itore official Tuesday afternoon. t was said to have been passed in the store at 623 East Broadway, ihortly before it was recognized as spurious. WEDNESDAY, JUMB 4,1912 Reds Back Note With Threats Allies Also Give Note In Talks MUNSAN, Korea, June 4 # — United Nations and Communist: mice negotiators today exchanged strongly worded notes on prisoners of war. The Reds backed theirs with a renewed threat that Red armies In Korea might march, North Korean Gen. Nam fl laid on the Panmunjom conference table a written protest against what the Reds termed "barbarous and cowardly" treatment of cap^ Hired Reds on Koje island. H« reminded the Allies of earlier warnings that Red armies would not sit idle while Communist sol* diers are "massacred." f Maj. Gen. William K. Harrison, Jr., demanded that the Reds without further delay 1 'account for nearly 1000 United Nations Soldiers believed captured by the Reds but never listed by them. The senior UN command delegate'! note listed 91 names, mostly Americans, to add to 895 names compiled by the UN since December. The names will not be made public, Allied officers said, to avoid raising false hopes among relatives. The 34-minule session produced no progress toward settlement of the truce blocking issue of what to do about 100,000 captured' Reds which Allied screening showed refused to be repatriated in the event of an armistice. Only 70,000 Allied held POWS have said they would return to Red soil without a fight. The Communists demand that all their captured soldiers be returned. The Allies say no one will be forced to return. At Communist insistence, another session is scheduled tomorrow. Hit Targets SEOUL, June 4, /P—Allied fight- ir-bombers attacked North Korean targets in force today. Rains Tuesday had cut down air assaults to only a few sorties. Seven B-26s bombed Communist 'ront line positions in early morn- ng darkness after heavy clouds obscured targets farther north. Other B-26s reported 29 supply vehicles destroyed in the night. The rains Addled the 155-mile' ground front. Allied tanks southwest of the Wunsan truce camp caught about 75 Chinese in the open Tuesday afternoon and reported killing or vounding about 30. The tanks spotted the Red near the junction of the Imjin and Han rivers and ired from the opposite bank. AUTOMATIC DEFROSTING with your own refrigerator...only $095 KMKKfe., plug in the new Save food! Save electricity! And save yourself that weekly Job * H' d f' rostin 8 the refrigerator. Just plug in the new Paragon de-frost-it." Your refrigerator — regardless of age — will automatically defrost itself euery night. You'll save food. Clean coils don't absorb as much moistur*. You'll save electricity. Your refrigerator works leas—laiU longer. You'll do away with defrosting day ... in only a minute. That'i all the time it takes to plug In the new Paragon "de-frosMt." « C , an £ Li toda y- start r| 6 nt «way to enjoy automatic defrosting. Only |9.85 complete with cord .., nothing else to buy. ORDER TODAY;-Moil this Handy Mail Order Coupon DEPT. 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