Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 20, 1956 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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truffle toll Accidents 4 'Injury 0 16ft Deaths 0 £ •AtcldsnU Involving Injury ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 120 Years Alton ftfca: OctMtefiftl tonight. Low Sunday fttefttng In low 50s. Htirti Sunday ****** noon In low 70s. Established January 15, 1836 Vol. CXXI, No. 237 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1956. 18 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press Adlai Says Ike Leads To Disaster By JACK BEf,L CINCINNATI 5>—Adlai E. Stevenson says President Eisenhower is providing the nation only "leadership to disaster" because any bold international action by him would "split the Republican party right down the middle." Stevenson told a cheering audience which filled Cincinnati's 3,800-seat Music Hall Friday night that Eisenhower's recent state rnent that there was "good news" about the Suez Canal crisis was "highly misleading." "My friends," the Democratic presidential nominee said solemnly, "there is no good news about Suez. Why didn't the President tell us the truth? "Why hasn't he told us frankly Uiat what has happened in these past few months is that the Soviet rulers have accomplished a Russian ambition the czars could never accomplish? Russian power and influence have moved into the Middle East—the oil tank of Europe and Asia and the great bridge between East and West." In a full-fledged indictment of the GOP administration's foreign policies, Stevenson said that "the central fact is that the leader of the Republican party cannot possi bly deal with the problems ot today's world." The crowd cheered as Stevenson said: "I ask your support not because I offer promises of peace and progress, because I do not. I promise only an unending effort to use our power wisely in pursuing the goal of peace. "I ask your support not in the name of complacency but in the name of anxiety." Stevenson flies today to South Bend, Ind., for a noon political rally and to watch the Notre Dame - Michigan State football game. He speaks tonight from Chi cago over closed circuit television to audiences at Democratic fund raising dinners in 20 cities. The Democratic nominee got one of the most enthusiastic receptions of his campaign in normally-Republican Cincinnati. Earlier, Stevenson drew large audiences lor two speeches in Kentucky. He spoke at Louisville and Lexington. James A. Finnegan, Stevenson's campaign manager, said he had received estimates that Stevenson would carry Kentucky by 50.000 votes. Stevenson, in 1952, captured the state by a slim 700-vote margin. Revenue From Fire Insurance Companies Up Alton has received a large increase this year in revenue from the 2 per. cent tax on non-state fire insurance company receipts, it was announced today by City Treasurer Elliott. Thit year's collection from the impost on the insurance companies amounts to $11,425.31 as compared to $8,070.10 last year. And the increase of $3.355.21, Elliott points out, approximates 40 per cent Illinois Muncipal League make the collection of the 2 per cent tax for its member utilities on a 5 per cent tee basis, and fee incurred by Alton this year will amount to $521.27, said the city treasurer. Elliott, who received the payment check from the League Friday, said he had no information why the amount collected this year was so much larger than in the past. It appears to reflect a large additional volume of fire insurance business within the city in the last year. When the city appropriation ordinance was prepared last April, city officials, basing their anticipation on experience of previous years, estimated the amount of the 2 per cent impost for the present fiscal period at only $8,000. Hog Knocks Doivn Ladder , Strands Farmer KANE - Mrs. qrville Darr, hearing frantic shouts for help late Thursday, followed the cries a quarter of a mile into the country by automobile, ended at the barn of-W, H. Bates. Bates was atop the structure and explained he had gone to the roof to make repairs, whereupon a hog had knocked the ladder away from the building, leaving him stranded- * River Stages Look & Dim M (Zwo 3S5.4B M.S.I*! W, Bumu 7 ••»• B«« Uv«l 1 ».ra. Rise .20 Pool 418,63 Stage 84 Tallwater 392.35 Family Killed SURVIVOR OF FLASH FIRE — Randy Williams, seven months, is held by nurse Mrs. Teresa Berra at Herrin hospital Friday after surviving an explosion at Herrin Thursday. Killed in the blast were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Williams; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kerley and brother, Freddie, 3. (AP Photo) Khrushchev & Co. Russians Slip Out of Poland WARSAW, Poland UPi — Nikita Khrushchev and other top Soviet leader* slipped quietly out of Poland today after talks aimed to stem the country's rush toward independent communism. The Polish people were told of the Russians' visit only after their sleek TU104 jet airliner whooshed away from a military airport. The Soviet leaders arrived unexpectedly Friday in the midst of signs of a crisis in Polish-Russian relations. A communique said a delegation from the Polish Communist party's politburo will go to Moscow "in the nearest future" for consultations with the presidium ot the Soviet Communist party's central committee. During the visit, reports circulated in Warsaw of the arrival of troops at the city's outskirts. Their strength, nationality or whom they supported was not known. Soviet as well as Polish forces are stationed in the country. Vladislaw Gomulka, the rehabilitated former Polish leader purged and jailed at Stalin's order for attempting to lead Poland away from Moscow's guidance, continued his comeback despite the visit Gomulka, reportedly on his way to the top in the party hierarchy, had been pictured as bitter over the Russians' sudden arrival. Seek 'Cooperation' The official communique did not mention the presence of Soviet military men in the Russian delegation, which was reported by authoritative Polish sources. It said the coming talks in Poland will aim at "further political and economic cooperation between the Soviet Union and Poland and to further strengthening of friendship between the Polish and Soviet parties." Pravda, the Soviet Communist party organ, charged that portions of the Polish press have jumped the Communist line and are preaching a broad anti-Marxist campaign "which is shaking the very foundations of the Polish Democratic Peoples regime." The Yugoslav government newspaper Politika said in Belgrade the arrival of Khrushchev postponed a Polish Communist showdown vote on introduction of Ti- toist reforms in Poland. The official organ's Warsaw correspondent apparently was present at a Polish Communist meet- ing interrupted by the Russians' arrival. He said the central committee was split on party politburo recommendations for introduction of self-management for workers and relations \vith the Soviet Communist party on a basis of equality—when Khrushchev suddenly arrived. Yugoslav President Tito has been seeking greater independence from Moscow for the satellite countries. A dispatch from Warsaw to The New York Times quoted Polish sources as saying troops were placed around the city at Khrushchev's order to back up the Soviet leader's demand that pro-Russian elements be kept in the leadership of the Polish United Workers- Communist—party. Threatens Walk Out The Times correspondent, Sydney Gruson, reported Polish Communist party chief Edward Ochab forced Khrushchev \x> halt the movement of one Soviet army division to Warsaw by threatening to walk out of Soviet - Polish talks and "break off all contact." At another point, Polish informants told Gruson, Ochab warned the Russians: "Don't think you can keep us here and start a putsch outside. The party and our workers have been warned and are ready." Khrushchev arrived in a TU104 jet airliner just after the Polish Communist central committee had restored to power ^several prominent Communists jailed as Tito- ists during the Stalin era. In the Soviet party were Marshal Georgi Zhukov, defense minister; former foreign minister V. M. Molotov; deputy premiers A. I. Mikoyan and L. M. Kaganovich; Marshal Ivan S. Konev, supreme commander of the Warsaw Pact military organization Unking Soviet and other Communist armies, and Gen. of the Army A. I. Antonov, secretary general of the Warsaw pact. Wladislaw Gomulka, former first secretary of the Communist party in Poland who was jailed during the Stalin era for Titoism, reportedly took an active part in the talks with the Russians. Ike Claims Adlai Talks Only Folly By MARVIN I,. AttROWSMtTIt LOS ANGELES IP — President Eisenhower, in a hammering new attack, Friday night accused Adlai Stevenson of talking "incredible folly or from incredible ignor ance" in proposing the possibility of ending the military draft. Addressing a cheering capacity crowd of 22,000 in Hollywood Bowl, Eisenhower also charged the Dem ocratic presidential nominee with hurling a "baseless insult" and a "preposterous accusation" in saying the Eisenhower administration has been marked by a "contagion of corruption." Ending a vote-seeking tour of Washington and Oregon as well as California, Eisenhower scheduled a midday speech at Denver's airport today en route to the White House. He planned to get home tonight. The President Friday night hit out hard at Stevenson and other Democrats who have been criticizing Vice President Richard Nixon. Eisenhower called such criticism "fatuous, foolish and futile" — an attempt to "belittle the character of this great American." Praises Nixon In Nixon's home state of California, Eisenhower departed from his prepared text to praise and defend his running mate. In a campaign speech Wednesday 'night, Stevenson denounced Nixon as a man "whose greatest political talent is a mastery of personal innuendo, who cries 'treason' and spreads fear and doubt, . . a man whose trademark is slander." Swatting first at Stevenson's "contagion of corruption" charge, the President harked back to the days of the Truman administration and said: "If I were anxious to win the confidence of the American people, and remembering the Washington mess of only four years ago, there is one word that is the last I would take from the dictionary to use in a political argument —and that word is 'corruption.' "I scorn this preposterous accusation—and I condemn it as false —because it is a baseless insult to the many men and women as sociated with me in public service today, whom I know and trust" Speaks 'Folly' Sailing into Stevenson again for proposing that an effort be made now to end H-bomb testing, and that thought be given to terminat ing the military draft "in the foreseeable future," Eisenhower said: "I don't believe that any political campaign justifies the declaration of a moratorium on ordinary common sense. "My friends, we might afford to be tolerant—in an amused way—of the current effort to sell senseless economic panaceas in a political bargain basement "We cannot be very tolerant of the suggestion that the peace of the world can be bought on the same terms and at the same counter. "And the man who today dismisses our military draft as an 'incredible waste' is a man who, while I do not question his sincerity, is speaking incredible folly or from incredible ignorance of war or the causes of war." In a- speech in Ohio Thursday, Stevenson called the present drafl system "an incredible waste" of man-power and money. Baby's Rattles Are Attached To Snake MIAMI, Fla. OB — Those were nice rattles Al Rudolph found Fri day in his baby daughter's play- yard. The only trouble was, all eight of them were attached to a live snake. Rudolph shot the rattier. President in California HAPPY IKE APPLAUDED AFTER SPEECH _- President Elsenhower stands arm-in-arm with bis wife, Mamie, and beams over the awiluuse that greeted him at the end of his speech in Hollywood Bowi last night. Leading the demonstration are Gov. Goodw^i J. Knight ai$ Sen, and Mrs, Thomas B. Kuchel (right), (AP Wirephoto) Four Children Perish as Flames * Destroy 7-Room Grafton Home; Officials Seek Cause of Blaze Victims Were Asleep Upstairs GRAFTON — Four children of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Wahl died early today when fire consumed their two - story, seven - room frame home where they had been sleeping upstairs. Neighbors responded to the screams of the children's mother, Mrs. Virginia Wahl, who was standing outside the house as it was engulfed in flames about 1 ' a.m. The father, off work at 31 p.m., had not returned from East Alton where he is employed at Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. It was said he had been delayed when he aided a friend whose car had failed to operate. Dead are: William, 12; Irene, 11; Norbert Jr., 9; Homer, 8. The Wahls are parents of two other children, one recently married, Mrs. Clyde Farmer of Grafton, and another girl, Anna Mae, 14, who is living with'her grandmother, Mrs. Edith Morrison, a block away. Next Door House Saved Grafton Volunteer Fire Department and the Grafton Volunteer Emergency Corps, aided by townspeople, attempted to battle the blaze, but the structure was a mass of flames and was destroyed. They managed, however, to save the Homer DeSher- NOTHING MADE OF WOOD could withstand the terrific heat that engulfed the Norbert Wahl residence in lia frame residence next door in Grafton early today. The Wahl children dead in the fire were (from left) Homer, William, Norbert Jr. and Irene. th !. east e " d , of ^ e city- ., . •> J ' ' ' Cause of the fire was said to se unknown this morning. The children's bodies were moved to the Jacoby Funeral Home at Jerseyville. Mrs. Wahl stated that she was awakened by the noise of the fire and tried to reach the children, but the stairway was a mass of flames. She was asleep in her first floor bedroom. Tried To Beach Victims Duane Plays, a neighbor and member of the fire department, said he tried to reach the interior of the home by way of the rear door, but the flames were all through the downstairs 3 Women Hurt As Car Overturns WOOD RIVER — Three women, including County Clerk Eulalia Hotz and Mrs. Emily Douglas of Chicago, wife of U. S. Sen. Paul Douglas, were slightly injured early Friday evening when the automobile in which they were riding overturned on U. S. Rt. 67. Also slightly injured was Miss Evelyn Bowles, 35, of 107 E. College Ave., Edwardsville, who was in the automobile at the time. The trio was taken to Wood River Township Hospital and released after emergency treatment. Miss Hotz. 48, of 107 E. College, Edwardsville, suffered a cut to the right knee while Mrs. Douglas, 55, was treated for cuts and bruises to the right knee. Miss Bowles was given treatment for cuts of the right forearm and left knee. Police said Miss Bowies' car was headed south on Rt. 67 and apparently did not see the W. Ferguson avenue cutoff in Wood River where the route conies to a dead end and where she was supposed to make a left turn. Instead, the car continued straight ahead onto the unfinished pavement and struck heavy pilings and overturned. The automobile was heavily damaged. Miss Bowles is a chief deputy clerk in the county clerk's office at Edwardsville. Sen. Douglas was delivering an address in Alton at the time of the accident and was rushed to the hospital when informed of the crash. Jordan Sees VN Severe With Israel & UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. ff Jordan expressed confidence today the U.N. Security Council would deal more severely with Israel's latest Border attacks than it hag done in the past. But there was no Indication any member of the 11-nation council was preparing a resolution on the subject. Members appeared to be waiting to hear Israel's defense against Jordanian charges. The council decided, Friday to consider conflicting Jordan and Israel complaints and listened to speeches on Jordan's allegations. It then adjourned in the hope of hearing Israeli Ambassador Abba S. Khan next week, Eban is in Jerusalem lor consultation^, On Manager Plan Half Required Petitions Are In Petitions are being returned to the Alton League of Women Voters, and at present more than half of the required amount have been turned in, Mrs, Andrea Munger, chairman, announced. The League has had many requests from interested citizens who are willing to go from door-to-door to get petitions filled for them, she said. League members report that they are receiving enthusiastic response from their friends and neighbors when they are approached for signatures. The Council-Manager Committee has announced that it will gladly take a petition to anyone who wishes to add his signature if he will phone any of the following numbers: 3-6108, 2-4218, 2-1742, 2-7294 or 3-6424. Plans for the public meeting to be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, were completed. The meeting will be held at Alton High School Auditorium at 8 p.m. Dr. Paul Krueger of Ferguson, Mo., who has served as a councilman under a city manager, will be the speaker. Benson Says Farm Prices Turned Up EAU CLAIRE, Wis. W—Farm prices "have turned the corner after five long years of decline," says Secretary of Agriculture Benson, and farm income "is on the rise,' Benson reviewed the administra- ion's farm program in a speech Friday night as he ended the irst day of a two-day visit to Wisconsin's dairy farming country. He encountered what he said was the first anti-administration farm lolicy demonstration in his tour hat has covered 11 states. Benson was greeted by the demonstration at the village of Durand, one of three wayside stops he made en route to Eau Claire from Minneapolis. As he reviewed the administration's farm program before an audience of about 200 persons a group of 16 sign carrying demonstrators circulated through the audience. Their placards read, "You fooled us in '52, not again," and "How confused can you get?" a sign carried by a four-year-old boy said "Utah needs you Mr. Benson. We don't," Today's Chuckle "Have I told 'you about my grandchildren?" "No. And I want you to know I appreciate it." (Copyright, jaw Fwtaww Corp.) Meeting Set On County Welfare Unit A meeting aimed at organizing a Madison County Welfare Council has been set for 7:45 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Labor Temple, 2014 State St., Granite City. Mrs. R. H. (Gladys) Levis H, chairman of the steering committee for the formation of the Council, in letters received by area civic leaders today, asked their help in the movement "as an individual interested in your community." The letter stated the group is being organized to coordinate all existing social and welfare agencies' services through a central clearing house, as well as to search out the unfilled needs of the community. Many problems will be tackled, the letter states, including such problems as where to house delinquent children — other than in jail. Also to be considered is the situation where two or more agencies overlap. Slogan of those form the council seeking to is, "Help Make Madison County a Better Place in Which to Live." Tree Limb Breaks Boy's Foot Dennis Bryden. 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bryden of 2440 Sherwood Terrace, was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital Friday for treatment of an injury to his left foot, suffered Friday afternoon during recess at Thomas Jefferson School. The first metatarsal bone of the boy's left foot was fractured when a tree limb was accidentally dropped on his foot by a playmate. Following reduction of the fracture and application of a splint the youth returned home. # Eleven-year-old Carol Brockman of 1603 Piasa St., received treatment at the hospital for a cut to her right hand, inflicted by a butcher knife, and Michael Fairbanks, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fairbanks of Clifton Terrace, was treated for laceration to his forehead, sustained when he fell against a brick wall. Two Jerseyville area men were patients in the emergency room of St. Joseph's Hospital Friday for treatment of injuries incurred in accidents. They were Monnie Hartman, Rt. 1, Jerseyville, who suffered an injury to his left index finger, and Chester Warix, Rt. 1. Jerseyville, who sustained a cut to his upper lip. Both left the hospital after emergency treatment. Also treated at the hospital and then dismissed were Thomas Stalcup of 461 California Ave., East Alton, who was injured in a fall from a porch, and Delbert Sauls, 140 Lakeside, East Alton, also hurt in a fall. Tivo Guest Artists Civic Orchestra To Open Season Monday at West Jr. Opening its 1956-57 winter concert series, the Alton Civic Orchestra will offer a double bill of guest artists at West Junior High Auditorium Monday evening. The concert, beginning at 8:15, will feature Mrs. Martha Deatherage, soprano, and Robert Oldham, pianist. Both are members of Monticello College's music faculty, and both are affiliated with music depart- ments'of St. Louis^ churches, Mrs. Deatherage as soprano soloist and Mr. Oldham as organist and choir director. Oldhara is familiar to Alton audiences, more recently as director of the Alton Choir Directors and Organists Guild's annual chor- festival. Earlier he served lor half a dozen years as organist for the Community Chorus's annual presentation of "The Messiah" at Christmastime. He has appeared in numerous organ recitals in the interim. Mrs. Deatherage will be giving her first general public performance in the city with the orchestra Monday night, though this is her second year at Monticello. Dress rehearsal ot both orchestra and guest artists is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday at West Junior High, where the season's opener was moved when it became apparent the new East Junior High Auditorium would not be completec in time. Other Civic Orchestra concerts this year probably All be at East rooms. He also tried to reach the upper rooms, where he knew the hildren were sleeping, by way of a ladder on the west side of the home but was repulsed by :he flames from an upstairs window. Shortly after the window was broken the porch collapsed. The landmark in the community was over 100 years old. Nor- }ert Wahl was born in the house as well as all of his children who )erished in the blaze this morn- ng. Irene's body was not found at he same time as her brothers, DUt was discovered about 9 a.m. :oday. Wahl stated that he believed :he children were not awakened jy the fire, but died without put- ing to use, the fire escape measures he had discussed with his sons. Burned Quickly Irene was sleeping in a separate room, as was William. Homer and Norbert were in the same aedroom. William was to have lad his first summer wtihout the restrictive activities as a result of rheumatic fever. Firemen stated that the fire lasted only a short time due to ;he white pine construction and! the asphalt siding which had been applied to the frame home. Jersey County Coroner Rodney . Jacoby, who has conducted a preliminary investigation into ;he fire, has not set a time foy inquest into death of the children. The bodies are at Jacoby Mortuary in Jerseyville and funeral arrangements have not been made. State's Attorney Claud J. Davis of Jersey County and a deputy Illinois fire marshal were investigating circura. stances of the fire this afternoon. Navy's Blue Angels Get New Commander PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Navy's Blue Angels, crack flight team, planned to receive a new commander today in a 300-mile an hour ceremony. Cmdr. Ed Holley wa$ ready to take over from Cmdr. Richard L. Cormier as the Gnunman Cougar jets roared Naval Air over the Station's Pensacola Sherman Field in a tight diamond torjua. tlon. Holley is a native o! Aikea, S.C.; Cormier is from San Calif. ^ , Cormier is bejna transferred tf> the west coast f*,

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