Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 5, 1952 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, June 5, 1952
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fc AjBi^^iJ> ^^j^t w^^^^^a^ ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH je Prisoner RelatesCnielty Conducted Wednesday sir%fee* to* ttefman to Bit j Jutie 5~ North Ko»W today hew court", behlrtd barbed ntftrkfca* him for death by beating fceeause he deposed Com- prisoner said he execution only because he and 16 other anti-Communists were ris&i&f ty American Infantrymen yeifertlay. , However, he showed injuries he said were in tfewy Weffes, 6?, of Bethalttt. civil engineer, were conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday in East Alton Methodist Church by the Rev> William fcobartsofi, pastdr of North Alton Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. C, M. Carlton; Mrs, Mildred Robinson was 1 soloist and she was accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Joe Nolanl. Pallbearers were Walter Hale. Leslie Prehn, T. P. Eggmann, Joe Nolan, Leonard Adkinson, and A. V. Andrews. mansr, Body Is Found Rites for DeowningVictim Pmtal Wvrken Still Hoping for Their Payday Set Friday Get). Ike flieted during a week of "painful questioning" before his trial. The 17 prisoners were found tied ..up In a, tent by soldiers who entered tough compound & tqid haul' ed down Communist flags and signs, Two of the anti-Communists were near death from beatings and starvation. „, The young soldier fearfully 1m- Jployed newsmen who talked with Miim through an Interpreter not to 'dfvulge his nanie because his fatally still lives in North Korea. IBs story: Anti • Communists were tried secretly at night in, the compound holding 4200 North Koreans. Prisoner^ condemned to die were gagged to smother their screams and beaten to death with tent There, wete 15 executions in his compound. • About 200 anti-Communists still 'are In the compound.. Red leaders know who they are*. ' ; • He was' a fame* before the war • and was a private in the North Continued From Page 1. '^Korean army when captured in «'October, 1950. He has been a pris,- oner on Koje since February. 1951. •' UN officials said he was not se$legated when prisoners were Screened because Communist leaders controlled his Compound so tightly no screening was permitted. .--The leaders told camp officials all .* prisoners In the compound wanted " to rejturn to Communism Geii. Douglas MadArthur and would consult him about Far Eastern policies If elected. MacArthur Openly supported Taft In the latter's head-on delegate clash with Eisenhower in the South Dakota primary. 5. He refused to discuss personalities when asked if he would support Sen. Joseph MeMafthy (R-Wis) in the latter's bid for re- nomination. Eisenhower .said he believes in uprooting Communist influence from government but "I believe it can be done without besmirching the reputation of any innocent man." 6. He has given no thought to cabinet appointment and can not say whether he would name a Negro to the cabinet. 7. He has no connections with the Trumah administration that would prevent him from attacking its policies. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Taft and Eisenhower Opponents of '*, -• Continued From P*ge 1. } must -replace 'pres'ent electric cars - at cost of 1900,000, niake bridge re• pah's of $4450', replace the Mitchell • overhead at $250,000, and make , track renewals at $99,712, a total o,f ' $1,354,162. Its estimate on bus \ transportation showed a capital outlay of only $200,000. ' Several motorbus lines, who see ; the Terminal attempting to invade i their certified routes as .an active .' competitor apparently were with; holding most .of , their fire for • the : hearing tomorrow on the bus route * phase of the Terminal's program. The attorney, for Citizens ,Coach -, Co. asked that an order be entered , directing * the petitioner to show ( why it should be granted bus serv- j ice rights encroaching on a route . already certificated to his com-. , William J. Walsh as attorney for . the Alton-Wood River Bus Co. entered a general objection to the joint proceedings, questioning the sufficiency of the application to the • state commerce body. Attorney Olsen of Springfield for Jacksonville bus line, objected on a jurisdictional point, saying his company felt it improper for a hearing at this time on competing •bus service because a hearing di; rectly on this matter was set for Friday. Later US Examiner Lyle over; ruled a respondent's objection for ; Jacksonville Bus line to admission ; of a statement by President Ward of the Terminal that his company : proposed to substitute busses for the electric trains. W. C. Myers, head of Citizens Coach and Brown Bus Lines, was present at, the hearing although still recuperating after a severe. illness and surgery. Ralph Coons BRT local president, and a group of trainmen, were among spectators. Floods in the Zambesi and Pung- we rivers threaten rail traffic in Mozambique. were locked In a neck-and-neck scramble for South Dakota's 14 Republican presidential-nominating votes. Returns from the Tuesday primary— the last Taft-Eisenhower direct clash before the GOP national convention next month—show the senator 591 votes ahead of the general, with only 16 precincts missing. Returns from 1931 of South Dakota's 1947 precincts give; Taft 64,700, Eisenhower 64,109. " Eisenhower made four main points .in his speech Wednesday night his first since he stepped out of uniform. With a crack at the Democrats-^- Vone party has been in power top long"—Jie called for: 1. Cooperation between the "economic elements of our country." • : ,•..., ;.•'-, -•.••' 2. Battling inflation by bringing the national budget "under control." 3. Eliminating of "waste, duplication and 'extravagance" from taxation machinery. , 4. An end to "gradually abjsorp- tion by the central government of functions thai belong to local communities and to the individuals.*' Elsenhower winds up his Abilene visit-and goes fo New York tomorrow night. He has a news conference scheduled Saturday 5n New York. I Among Democrats, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and President Truman had a conference date at the White House today. The President has shown no enthusiasm for Kefauver's candidacy for the party's presidential nomination. Truman says he wants to remain neutral and Kefauver said yesterday: "I think that's what the president should do." Kefauver is fresh from primary victories in South Dakota and California. Kefauver and California Gov. Earl Warren, who seeks the GOP presidential nomination, ran away with the California primary votn. The prizes—70 Republican and 68 Democratic delegate votes—helped push Kefauver way ahead in the Democratic delegate - gathering race and assured Warren of a strong voice in the Republican national convention. The Associated Press tabulation of pre-convention delegate strength, based on known and conceded preferences, now stands: Republican — Taft 420, Eisenhower 387, Warren 76 (not counting South Dakota). Democrat—Kefauver 244, Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia 86 Vi, Mutual Security Administrator W. Averell Harriman 85%. found near the point where his empty boat had been recovered, the body of Jack Holman, Sr., 63. Hartford man drowned Sunday morning when he fell out of his motorboat apparently; was removed from the Mississippi shortly before 7 p. m. Wednesday. George Keck, 193% Goulding avenue, East Alton, a commercial fisherman, was baiting a trotline at a dike near the Missouri shore acrossMhe river from Wood River when shortly after 6 p. m. he saw the body floating In the backwash behind the dike. Keek's wife was in the boat with him. The fisherman fastened a line from the body to the dike and returned to the Illinois shore where he reported the discovery to Wood River police who then notified Hartford Police Chief James Hall. Hall notified Deputy Coroner Ed Marks of Wood River who secured a cruiser piloted by Harry Lawton and, accompanied by Joe Dooling, all embarked to the place where the body was moored and returned it to a waiting ambulance at Standard Oil Co, pumping station south of Wood River. Later the body was moved to the Streeper funeral home at Alton. Marks said he has tentatively set the Inquest for 7:30 tonight at his funeral home, 633 Lorena avenue, Wood River. There will be no autopsy, the deputy coroner said, as there were no evidence of any violence and the circumstances make it apparent that Holman fell from his boat and drowned. Holman had left the Illinois shore early Sunday morning, presumably en route to the Missouri shore to cut beanpoles. At mid-morning, his motorboat was found where it had beached itself on a dike and its motor was still running. It was not until later Sunday that the ownership of the boat was traced and search was begun for the body. Previously the search for the body had slackened and Miss Nellie Holman, a daughter, told the Telegraph her brother was about the only one left searching. She said her father's eyesight was poor and that he was blind in one eye and expressed a theory that he might have become.lost while trying to swim to shore, Holman, a railroad section worker, with New York Central for 30 years, had resided in the Hartford, Wood River and East Alton area for the past 28 years, moving to Madison county from Carlinville. He was born at Vandalia, a son of the late James Holman and Mrs. Holman. His mother, who is among the survivors, resides at Carlinville. In addition to his mother he Is survived by his widow; Mrs. Lillian Hazel Holman of Hartford; four daughter, Mrs. Erriia Massey, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Nellie Watts, Wood River; Mrs. Martha Lehman, Hartford, and Miss Joy Bell HOl- mari, Hartford-* five sons, Thomas Wesley, Wood River; Fred and Frank (twins) and John of Hartford and Jack jr., East Alton, and a sister, Mrs. Dolly Rehl, Carlinville. The body is at Streeper funeral home, Wood River, where funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Woodland Hill cemetery, Wood River. Friends may visit the funeral home after 5 p. m. today. WASHINGTON, June S, £-Half a million postal and other fedetal workers who haven't been paid for the last month were hoping the House would get back on the job today and vote some money for them. Their overdue payrolls constitute about half of a compromise $071,342,641 Appropriations bill that had a high priority on today's House docket. it previously had passed both the House and the Senate but a 4 deadlock over Senate language withholding funds to enforce the President's seizure of the steel mills delayed final action. Monday's Supreme Court ruling in the steel ^ase ended that deadlock. ,But when the bill hit a new obstacle—widespread absenteeism among House members. A House vote earlier this week was blocked because a quorum Was not on hand. Better attendance was expected today, with" the Senate ready to act as soon as the House votes. Many federal workers missed their June 1 paychecks because Congress had failed to pass the bill on time. Thousands more face payless paydays If the bill doesn't become law soon. Most of those now affected are postal employes. Congress appropriated the pay money in regular bills passed previously, but seubsequently gave pay raises that used up the money ahead of schedule. New appropriations for the fiscal year starting July 1 can't be used until then. The money in the pending bill would supplement funds provided for the fiscal year ending June 30. City Planning Problems Grow GAAG Group Sees Neet i'or Area Unity President Won't Be Nominee Or Create Disorder WASHINGTON, June 5. ff— President Truman said today he will attend the Democratic national convention' after it has chosen its presidential nominee— and he will not be that nominee. The President added that he'd like to attend the whole Chicago convention but won't do so because his presence might create a disturbance. Truman was told at his news conference some Republicans have said he is engaged in a "devious plot" to get the nomination for himself. This he denied and said such charges usually originate . in warped minds. Of yesterday's statement by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower that the Democrats, have been in power too long, Truman replied it is up to the people to decide that. He declined further comment on Eisenhower's opening campaign speech, saying he is not at all interested in the Republican pre- cbriven'tion race. Albert Welling Estate Bequeathed to Widow EDWARDSVILLE — Filed Wednesday in probate court, the will of Albert Welling, Alton, who died May 21, bequeaths his entire estate to the \vidow, Mrs. Anna C. Welling. Welling, 72, a caretaker for 27 years at Elmridge, the home of Miss Eunice C. Smith at Alton, previously was an employe of Illinois Glass Co., predecessor Owens-Illinois Glass Co., founded by Miss Smith's father, the lato William Eliot Smith. A petition to probate the will, filed by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Welling Starkey of Alton, was sot for hearing i-xecuted last June 18, named the widow as sole beneficiary. Value of the estate was estimated at $10,500 in the petition for probate. Mrs. Sarah B. Starhuck Rites Held Wednesday With the Rev. Raymond L. White, pastor of Mt. Gideon Baptist Church, East Alton, officiating, funeral rites were conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Streeper funeral home WoodjRiver, for Mrs. Sarah Belle Starbuck, 73, of East Alton. Burial was in Woodland Hill cemetery- A sextette, accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Maynard, sang two selections. Pallbearers were Joseph Ackerman, T, S. Bilyeu, Horace Barnett, Barrfey Duvall. Bailess Newell and Herman Johnson. Red Tape Stifles Song LIVERPOOL, ting., June 5— fl>— Beniamino tenpr, offered to sing for Korea- bound British troops he met at a The cOmplicatioijs of a . metropolitan area were pointed u Wednesday evening at a meeting o the, Greater Alton Association o Commerce city, township anc county planning committee held a the Mineral Springs hotel. C, H Sheppard is the committee chair man. One of the most complicatet subjects discussed at the meeting was the problem of handling ai area within the Alton fringes with a population of 15,000 people out side of any regular Incorporatet town or city. It was the consensus of the meet Ing that the number one problem was that of getting coordinated planning within the Greater Alton Wood River-Godfrey townships so that short planning would not fur ther distort the picture for the community-at-large in the years ahead. Some of the programs with in sufficient long range program ming include the highway systems recreational facilities, parks, city and county zoning, traffic codes transportation depots, sewage dis posal, parking and industrial loca tions, a committeeman said. It was pointed out that the area now represents a population o: more than 80,000 people and planning for the future nhould be on the basis of a major industrial city program. The committe voted to invite Don Morgan, community planning expert of the University of Illinois, to come to Alton and advise with leading citizens on meeting the challenge of the future. The Wood River' Township Chamber of Commerce, Alton Dlstriol Manufacturer's Association and all public officials will be invited to take part and discuss possible formation of an area-wide organization to bring about orderly and planned growth within the community-at-large. Albert H. Terry sr, Rites at Independence Funeral services for Albert H. Terry, sr., 88, who died Saturday at the home of a son and daughter- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Terry, jr., in Wood River, were conducted at 1 p. m. Tuesday, in First Methodist Church, Independence, HI., by the Rev. James C. Bryant. Burial was in Independence cemetery. Mrs. Sherman Redmeyer and Mrs. Kenneth Kelk, with Mrs. Leonard Wagley as accompanist, sang. Pallbearers were Ben Obermark, Edward Gross, Walter Maedeker, and Hugh Harrison. At a public dinner in London the Marquis of Anglesea said British hotel and boardinghouse vegetables tasted like a mixture of rejected rubber and discarded table napkins. Government Seeks Easier Conviction of Gamblers By CttAftLES MOLONV WASHINGTON, June 5~/P-The government means to make it easier for Its tax collectors to convict gamblers who evade paying the SSO-a-year occupational tax Congress imposed on them last fall. fd do ih the Internal Revenue Bureau started steps today to require numbers operators, bookmakers and other bet-takers jo pay the tax before they start operating. Now, they're required only to pay their occupational tax by the end of the month that they start In the gambling business. Changing a tax regulation involves so much red tape, however, that the pay-before-you-go rule for gamblers can't be made effective before Sept. 1. The bureau has convicted about 50 gamblers of evading the occupational tax since it was impose:! last November. But it's having no easy time trying to enforce that law or A companion tax Congress passed last fall to nick gamblers !or 10 percent of the amount of bets they take in. For one thing, the bureau asked Congress for money to hire 7000 additional agents and Congress refused, so the bureau is having (o rely largely on local police for tips and evidence against tax- evading gamblers. Also, a federal judge at Philadelphia recently ruled the occupa- ional tax was not valid because it was " v a police measure under :he guise of A tax law." The Supreme Court would have to agree, however, before the bureau could get rid of its enforcement leadache. Other district judges have upheld the law*s validity. Where convictions have been obtained, sentences have tteen modest for the most part. Pines inv posed so far range from $28 to 52000. Judges have given Jail sentences of up to a year and a day, but officials said the sentences have been suspended in many cases. Revenue receipts from the two comparatively new taxes oft gamblers have failed so far to come up to even one percent of the 400 mil- liori dollars a year Congress estl mated they would bring. The 10 percent levy on bets have yielded only three million dollars, the occupational tax only about $575,000. Baby Boy Is Injured In Two-Car Collision WOOD RIVER—A 13-month-old boy was injured shortly before noon today in a two-car collision at the intersection^ of Whitelaw and Acton avenues. Jimmy Nicosia, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nicosia, 552 Metzger avenue was taken to Wood River Township Hospital for emergency treatment and X-rays. The extent of his injuries was not known at noon. The boy and his mother were passengers in a car driven by Mrs. William Errandi. 11 South Main street. Driver of the other car was Dr. L. L. Baker, Wood River physician and surgeon. Dr. Baker was traveling north on Whitelaw avenue. His car collided with the right side of the Errandi car which was traveling west on Acton. Extensive damage was done to the front of the 3aker car and the side of the Errandi car. THURSDAY, JUNE J, 19S2 UN Negotiators Pat on Pows Truce Talks Remain Stalled MtlMSAN, Kotea, Jun§ 8 * UN truce negotiators today accused the Communists of Insisting that thousands of Allied-held war prisoners be chained or handcuffed and shipped back to the Reds like cattle. MaJ. Gen. Wllllafn K. Harrison told the Communists their demand for forced repatriation of all Allied-held prisoners "falls on deaf ears. The UN will not forcibly and violently drive to your side «nyoht who resists returning to you." He reiterated that the UN screening program showed ''Incon- trotfertibly" that 100,000 prisoners would rather die than return 'to Communism. The chief UN negotiator's address came after North Korean Gen Nam H charged that recent outbreaks of violence on Koje Island have proved the Allied principle of voluntary repatriation "unterly bankrupt." , The negotiators will meet (Friday at 11 a. m. in Pahmunjom. Light Aotlou SEOUL, Korea, June 5, IP— Ailed and Communist patrols skirmished Wednesday through one of the lightest action days of the stalemated, 23-months-old Korean war. The biggest Communist units met by United Nations patrols, on the central front, numbered about 30 or 40 men. The infantrymen traded irief volleys. Vacation-Time Bargains for The Play Crowd THIY NIID FOR SPECIAL FACTORY RELEASE to Tlttl C8IBIT MIN TO HAVf A PUN - Leonard Berry, J director of the National Retail Credit association, sooke rs of the state organisation meeting at Mineral Sp^ng . At left is Clyde Bom a i\, and right, WJter T. WootOGo!<: GIRLS'BLUE JEANS Made of 8-oz. Denim, all sanforized GIRLS' PLAID SHIRTS Wrinkl-Shed Cotton in bright colors GIRLS SWIM SUITS In colorful satin lastic, all sizes CHILDREN'S SUN BACK DRESSES Just the thing for summer fun pier here last night just before he sailed for Canada. "But," he am told that I cannot because of what you call 'red tape.' " GIRLS' T-SHIRTS Miss Japan Chosen TOKYO, June 5 -ff~ Himeko SANDALS Choice of colorful •tripw or plain Kojima was selected today as Miss Japan to compete in the Miss Uni- Long Beach, BOYS' BOXER SHORTS year-old Kojima is In plain color gabardin* weighs 124 pounds. Offered regularly at better stores everywhere at 2.98. We have secured this lot of 200 pairs of first quality all leather sandals to sell at the never BOYS' SWIM TRUNKS In bright colored print*, only before low price pf BOYS' BLUE JEANS 8-oj. denim •onforiied BOYS' SPORT SHIRTS choice of many 1 95 bright patterns ... POLO SHIRTS In colorful stripes .... SECOND FLOOR fake Elevator Visit Alton's Most Complete Shop for Children ol All Ages /lir.Co,ndJtionid Gately Bldg. Wept 3rd St. MRS. JANE EDWARDS, who marked her 82nd birthday a/ at her ho/ne, 231!? Edwaioi iiieet.—Staff photo,

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