Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 23, 1956 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 23, 1956
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23,1956 if&rmer West End Merchant William C Clark Funeral Rites Scheduled Thursday ; Funeral rites for William C. Clark, Tto, of 1603 Liberty St.. retired Alton merchant, will he conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. Jtonw-Quinn Mortuary by IV. •- t. J. Vance, pastor of First < ' 'Presbyterian Church. Committal tfte* in Alton Cemetery will be Under auspices of Fiasa Lodge. | ' A. F. ? A. M. of which Mr i Clark was a member. Friends .-may call at the mortuary after ;'$ p.m. today. ' The death of Mr. Clark Mon"day in Alton Memorial Hospital : followed a fall at his home Fri. day evening in which he incur• red fractures of his right cl»v- icle and hip. He had been in failing health for several years and'there had been a noticeable decline in his health in the past • two months. Mr. Clark, who was dean of the West End merchants at time | of his retirement in 1953, had ; been in business for more than • half a century in the West Third street area. His last establishment was at 329 Belle St., where he had been in partnership with Harry G. Modes In the drapery and rug business for 30 years. Previous to that he had been a partner in the Gates-Clark store In the Commercial Building. ' He,was born at Bethalto, April 1,1876, and had resided in Alton " since the age of 18. Before en gaging in business for himself, he had worked in retail stores on West Third street. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Piasa Lodge, A. F. ? A. M., and during the time he was in business belonged to the various businessmen'* organizations. Surviving are his wife, the lormer RJiss Minnie Yackel of Alton. They were married in Alton and would, have observed the 54th anniversary of their marriage next Monday, had he lived. In addition to his widow, he leaves two daughter, Mrs. Hunt er H. Look of St. Matthews, Ky. and Mrs. Dorothy C. Harris o Alton; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Pressey and Mrs. James Vine Alton; two grandchildren, Hunt er Look of St; Matthews, Ky. and Mrs. Robert L. Hesse o; Rock Hill, Mo., and two great grandchildren. W. C. CLARK News of Grains Most Prices Retreat Slowly By WILLIAM FERRIS CHICAGO IP — Most grains went :)jnto a -slow* retreat on the Board'of Trade today. Profit taking 'after the previous session's gpurt was a factor in the decline Corn showed independent strength. This was particularly true of the December future, up more than a cent at one time in reflection of comparatively ligh cash corn receipts, At times oats firmed but they were not able to make much progress. Soybeans were ahead early but quickly lost their gains. Wheai and rye had an easier tone al day. Estimated carlot receipts a Chicago: wheat none, corn 170 oats 8, rye none, barley 8 and soy beans 11. CHICAGO S> — No wheat; corn no 1 yellow 1.30H-1.3H4; no 2 1.301.31%; no 3 1.24-1.24%; no 4 1.22% 1.28; sample grade yellow 1.25- J.28; oats sample grade Tieavj white 79; soybeans no 1 yellow (Illinois) 2.37%; no 3 2.369;. Soybean oil: 12%; Soybean meal 45.50-46.00. Barley nominal: malting choio 1.30-45; feed 98-1.08. High Low Close Prev.Closi Wheat Dec 2.33 2.32V4 2.32%-% 2.32?* Mar 2.37% 2.36% 2.37%-Vi 2.37? Way 2.37% 2.36% 2.37% 2.37k Jly 2;28Vi 2.27% 2.27% 2.27% Sep 2.30 2.297% 2.29% 2.29?, Corn Dec 1.38 1.36141.37%-% 1.367 1.42& 1.41% 1.42%-% 1.41? 1.45% 1.44H 1.45% 1.45 1.47% 1.46% 1.47% 146 1.45 1.45% Mar May Jly Sep Oat* Dec .80*4 Mar .79% .81% .81% .81% .80% .76% .75% .76% .76 .80-80^ .81H--& .81 .75% .6 1.45T .79% .81% .81 .76 .76 Sep Ry« Dec 1.59% 1.57% 1.58%-»/4 1.58% Mar 1.63% 1.61% 1.62',i-% 1.63% May ' 1.46 1.62% 1.63 1.63% Jlyv ; 1.58% 1.57% 1.57',i 1.58% Soybeans Nov 2.46 2.44% 2.45%-45 2.45 Jan'- 150% 2.49% 2.49%-50 2.50% Mar 2.55 2.53% 2.53%-54 2.53% May 2.57% 2.56 2.56%-% 2.57 Jly 2.57% 2.56% 2.56%44 2.56% AWOL Serviceman Held to Grand Jury Waiving a hearing on a Mate burglary complaint, Kenneth F. fcribed by police as an AWOL •ervieeman, was held to the grand J«iy in bond of $3,000 by Police Magistrate Schrelber, Monday. The youth, home on leave, was picked up for investigation last Friday, police records show, and l»t*r gave admissions to instru* tlonj at a drive-in and a lunch worn on Belle street. Military iUtariUe* asked that to be heJd., Longevity Pay For City OK'd Approval to a resolution that all employe personnel of the city shall receive "longevity pay 'increases" next year was voted by the City Council finance committee, Monday night. The resolution, offered at the last Council meeting by Alderman Parker, and referred for a committee recommendation, proposes that longevity pay boosts, effective next April 1, be granted as follows: 2 per cent of salary after 5 years of service; 4 per cent after 10 years, and 6 per cent after 15 years. Brief Debate Committee action came after brief debate. Chairman Geiber suggested action should be deferred until Mayor Struif was again back at the helm of city affairs and could be consulted. Alderman Warren thought the proposal could just as well be taken up at budget-making time. Alderman Stobbs pointed out action now might be "premature." With union organizations in both police and fire departments, he suggested, there likely will be wage negotiations to be taken up when the next city appropriations are framed. Alderman Parker urged the resolution called for no expenditures now, merely set a policy and could just as well have action now as later. Difficult to Apply The resolution then was approved on motion of Stobbs, seconded by Warren. Stobbs,' however, pointed out that the longevity proposal will be difficult to apply in the case of hourly- paid workers who have had off- and-on employment by the city. The committee tabled a resolution, also referred from the Council, proposing action on an invitation for city officials to attend the annual Illinois Municipal League meeting, Nov. 11-13, at Springfield. Members held the Council already had voted to allow expenses of the 14 aldermen, city *clerk, treasurer, and engineer to attend the convention. Alderman Geltz said he felt a recent editorial in the Telegraph with regard to the convention trip as "unfair" in that it inferred all aldermen would make the trip. "I never have attended a meeting at city expense and don't believe all aldermen are going to the League meeting," he said. Charges 'Scare Tactics' Alderman W a rr e n declared that the Telegraph editorial seemed intended to "scare al- derrnen out of going," and averred that if he weren't working he certainly would attend. Mayor Struif is president of the League this year, and, with this in mind, Parker commented: "We should remember that never before has our council chairman been head of the League. If our mayor still is too ill to attend, it would be a slap in the face if the city weren't well represented. At the last meeting, I said I wanted expenses paid, But, in this case, I'd be willing* to go and take it out of my own pocket." Parker urged the committee to investigate the. matter of paying full-time salaries to inspectors failing to give full time to their city jobs. Alderman Dooley suggested this was another matter in which the mayor should be consulted. No action was asked or taken. Miss Nell McMahon Ritefe Conducted Hunt Fourth Gunman At Lincoln LINCOLN, 111. & —Authorities early Tuesday maintained a search for Charles W. Young, only ftigilive still al large out of four who wounded two state patrolmen Monday. Police late Monday seized Donald G. Johnson, 23. of Olney, 111. as he emerged from underbrush with his hands up. He was armed. Young, 24, address unknown, is believed to be armed. Blond, he is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds. State police Capt. Thomas O'Connor obtained warrants of assault with intent to murder against Young, Johnson, Arvid Jopp, 24, and William G. Wilfong, 31. Jopp and Wilfong are from Joliet. The four were involved in a gun battle Monday with state patrolmen Glenn Nichols and Robert Golightly, both of Lincoln, who were wounded, Nichols critically. The patrolmen had stopped the car of the four to inquire about a traffic violation when one of two in the rear seat began firing. Johnson and Young escaped. Police said the quartet is suspected of fleeing from a Sunday holdup of a drug store and a Saturday burglary of a sgorting goods store, both in Joliet. Red Cross Adopts Budget Of $59,622 A recommended budget totaling $59,622.63 was accepted Monday night by the executive board of the Alton-Wood River chapter of the American Red Cross. The board met at Red Cross headquarters, with Eckford deKay, chairman, presiding. The budget figures represents the goal of next spring's fund drive. It compares with last year's budget of $59,774. Harold Downey, executive secretary of the chapter, presented and explained the budget. Nominating chairman Louis Gleiber announced the nomination of Mrs. Mark J. Dunham as staff aid chairman. She was unanimously appointed. The board voted to send a delegate and named an alternate to a meeting next Monday of the Madison County Welfare Council at Granite City. The chapter received as proceeds from National Bowling Week a total of $66. United Fund Topic Of Emergency Corps EDWARDSVILLE. — A discussion on "United Funds" was the topic of discussion at the Edwardsville Volunteer Emergency Corps meeting Monday evening at City Hall. Earl Weis, president, presided at the business meeting. First aid equipment and motors were cleaned and checked. Blasts Ogle Madge's Statement on Gambling Charges Filed The text of a statement issued by Dick Mudgc. Democratic aspirant for the state's attorney office in Mndison County, follows: Adlai Aims "Following his replacement asi A • D^JM^rtf- Democratic county chairman af-|/\_l, JLJCvW Ol^lV ter his repudiation by his neigh-j bors in his 2-to-l defeat for com- mittepman in Granite City, Sheriff Ogle has now sought and ob- tfinrd refuge in the Republican Parly. At a Democratic Party meeting in Granite City Monday night, j he reaffirmed his support of my Republican opponent, I wonder what promises of immunity were •exacted for this open embrace? "Following the published reports of wide-open syndicated gambling in Madison County, I received positive proof that For- keyville Nile Club and The Scndbar were common gaming houses, anc* ,upon the failure of Sheriff Ogle to enforce the anti- gambling laws, I s,wore out a complaint against their operators. It is now common knowledge that these joints are operating in order to build up a fund to assist Sheriff Ogle in his desperate scheme to defeat me. "As soon as I received reports that wide-open gambling had been resumed in Madison County, and that Sheriff Ogle had made no effort to enforce the gambling laws or prosecute the operators of these joints, I obtained the assistance of a reliable licensed private investigator, Delbert A. Landers, of Granite City to investigate. He reported to me that on Friday night, Oct. 19, he visited three reputed gambling joints in Madison County. They were Domino's located two blocks East of the Alton city limits; The Sandbar, located one mile east of the Alton city limits; and Forkeyville nite club, located a mile north of Alton on Rt. 140. "At Domino's, a black jack game was operating and poker was being played? but the craps table was not then being used. At the Sandbar, black jack and poker were being played but the craps table was not being used. At Forkeyville, black jack and poker were being played, and there was no visible crap table, "On Saturday, he returned and was able to take the accompanying photographs of the poker and black jack games at the Sandbar. These points are being operated in order to build up a war chest to defeat me as the Democratic candidate for State's Attorney of Madison County..., "If I become the state's attorney of Madison County, these joints and all others like them will be closed and out of business. ..." , No Boosters (or Roosters TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ; K Tallahassee's city commission has passed an ordinance which makes the keeping of roosters in the city a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500 and 60 days in jail. Hens are OK. Issues By JACK BKLL CHICAGO tfV-Adlai E. Stevenson turned to what his aides called "bedrock issues" today as he prepared to fly to New York City on a final nonstop drive of presidential campaigning. The Democratic nominee put foreign policy — and his own GOP-opposed proposal to move toward the banning of hydrogen bomb tests — at the top of the list for discussion. He was expected to expand in a Madison Square Garden appearance tonight on what he said Monday was the "real issue" involved in an exchange of letters be t w e e n President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikolai A. Bulganin. Stevenson said the issue is: "What we are going to do to save the world from hydrogen disaster." Aides said Stevenson will also concentrate in the final two weeks on these subjects: Alleged GOP favoritism to big business at the expense of the little fellow, or, as Stevenson puts it, "General Motors vs. Joe Smith;" a vote for Eisenhower is a vote for Vice President Nixon; the high cost of living and low farm prices. Stung by Ike's Wording Stevenson obviously was stung by the wording of what he called Eisenhower's "unfortunate" message assailing Bulganin's latest letter offering to reopen discussion of possible curbing of atomic tests. The Stevenson camp felt Eisenhower went out of his way to attempt to put his Democratic opponent on the same side of the political fence with Bulganin. The President said Bulganin's criticism of Secretary of State Dulles was "personally offensive to me." He added that Bulganin's statements "seem to impugn my own sincerity." Stevenson said in a statement he shares Eisenhower's "resentment at the manner and timing of Premier Bulganin's interference in the political affairs of the United States." Then he added: "This is not the first time the Russian leaders have said things related to our presidential election. Mr. Bulganin himself expressed the hope 'some time ago that Mr. Eisenhower would run for re-election and then more recently other Russian leaders have said they favored Eisenhower for president." Clayton Fritchey, Stevenson's press secretary, said this statement was based on news dispatches saying Eisenhower had told congressional leaders July 25, 1955, that Bulganin told him at the Geneva conference he hoped the President would run again. Wanner WtAm* itfitttf FORECAST tot Ttt«d6y Night .figure* $taw low t*mp*rfl*vm £xp»tted WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST —It will be warmer tonight In the middle and southern Mississippi Valley; cooler in Montana, Wyoming, (he upper Ohio Valley and the Virginias. Rain is forecast for New England with showers expected In the northwest Pacific area and drizzle on the southern California toast. (AP Wire- photo Map) Stop Light At Indiana Adjusted Police were informed early today that the traffic signal lights on E. Broadway at Indiana avenue would be out of service, at least until noon, while some adjustments to the control mechanism, started Monday, were continued by an electrical contractor. Recently approved by city authorities was a change to permit westbound Broadway traffic to continue to move through the intersection while a left turn lane signal also gave a green light. As one of the steps in this program, the City Council banned parking on the north side of E. Broadway from Feldwisch avenue eastward to Olin-Mathieson office driveway. The automatic signal lights at Broadway and Indiana operate on a full-cycle stop-go basis in the hours from 6:30 to 8 a. m. and from 2:30 to 5 p. m. At other times, the lights merely flash a yellow caution signal. Traffic policemen were assigned to the Broadway-Indiana intersection Monday, shortly after 3 p. m. when some confusion from preliminary alteration in the traffic light adjustments was complained of by motorists. Police Probes Theft Of Kefauver Camera SALT LAKE CITY ff— The FBI,at the request of Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Estes Kefauver, asked police to investigate the loss of a $113 camera taken from his chartered plane during his 19-hour stopover here last weekend. Trans World Airlines, whose Constellation the Tennessee senator is using, gave Kefauver another camera. 219 Studying Strings 863 Instrumental Students Enrolled in Alton Schools Elimination of band instrumental music teaching in the fourth grade has left the public schools with 60 fewer horn, footers. But there is an 11 per cent increase of instrumental students in the school system, in proportion to the number of grades involved. Leroy Fritz, director of music for,the schools, said 863 were enrolled as instrumental students in the schools now compared to 923 last year when the whole program went down through the fourth grade. He commented in a report prepared for the board of education that "the schedules of the teachers are much more workable than they were last year," and added: "Considering the variations in the schedules, I would say the teaching loads are in reasonable balance, and that the present instrumental music teaching staff should be able to handle the program through the 1937-58 school year. We estimate that in 1958 the addition of one staff member should be adequate to run the program for an indefinite period." The pupil load distribution was as follows: Jean McCormick, 120 band students; .Charles Musgravcs, 156; Boy LaMarsh, 191: Harvey Vollertsen, 133; Joseph Brewer, 41 (part time); C. M. Stuchlik, 97 orchestra students; Cullen Clauser, 123 orchestra students. The orchestra development has been a new one in the schools during the past few years. Currently, 219 students are enrolled in the stringed instrument program. *• Toastmasters at Edwardsville Meet Says Foreign Students NeedFriends A feller needs a friend when he's a foreign student coming to this country to attend college, Major (and Dr.) Richard P. Martin, Illinois National Guard and instructor at Western Military Academy, told Alton Rc~ tarians Monday night Maj. Martin, who earned his doctor's degree with a study on problems faced by foreign students attending United State* colleges and universities, said that the need for friend* wai one of the most important Of course the language barrier is a big one, too, he said, for many of them. His studies had centered primarily on Latin-American students, and he became so interested in them that he made a tour of Mexico. He spent the major part of th« meeting showing colored slidei of photographs taken during thi« trip. Before his discussion, Dr. George Vernon, superintendent of the Madison County Sanitor- ium, reminded the club of the forthcoming referendum on continuation of the present sanatorium tax for another 10 years. The tax must he renewed at referendum each 10 years, ht pointed out. He cautioned against a misinterpretation of the wording on the ballot, which is required by law. This characterizes the levy ax an "additional tax", which means it is in addition to the county general tax. It will ( how. ever, not be an addition tax to that now paid, he stressed. Uses Slide Rule, Beats Rap for Speeding Combs and Harold Jung were | LOUISVILLE, Ky. .¥ — Marvin speakers at the Monday evening j Lee Ferryman Jr., 29, an en- EDWARDSVILLE J o h n meeting of Edwardsville Toastmasters Club at Edwardsville Country House. Combs spoke on "The Differ-: gineer, used a slide rule and * shea! of maps lo beat an $35 speeding fine. He convinced Criminal Court Judge Frank Ropeke the of- once in the Political Parties" \ ficer who arrested him was wrong and Jung on "Education Today".! in claiming he was doing 80. Per- George Dean gave the invo- ryman said the officer would have" cation. „ had to drive his motorcycle 140 Herb Loeh, toa.stmastnr for flip! m.p.h. from a standing start to evening, introduced Bill Jenkins' catch a motorist going 75, and the as guest of the club. I judge agreed. THIRD and PIASA ALTON SHOP WEDNESDAY 9 TO 5 THIRD & PIASA, ALTON WEDNESDAY HOURS 9 TO 5 •**••»••••• ••**••••••• • • • * * Solemn requiem high mass was sung by the Rev, Father John Crosson in St. Patrick's Church at 9 a. m. today for Miss Neil McMahon. He also lad the committal rites in St, Patrick's Cemetery, The Rev. Father Patrick iVright served as deacon with ihe y. Edward Kowaiski, as sub- deacon. Pallbearers were Joseph Monks Anthony Crivello, Leon St. Pet- irs. Al Waters, George Hornsey and Ferd Ppipert. From every angle . 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