Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 25, 1956 · Page 2
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PAftE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1956 $25,000 Goal For Retarded A minimum poal of $25.000 for the 195G fund drive was set by members of the Madison County Association for Retarded Children as the organization Tuesday announced its committee for Na' tional Retarded Children Week. Nov 11-22. ' Tlio group mot at Onizrd club- minis. At the meetinc Robert Wilkinson, chairman of the Week committee, named general committee members, including: Mrs. Jean Walters, secretory; Mrs. "Thclma Hausafus. treasurer; Mrs. Annabelle Harmon, division chairman for Wood River. Knst Alton, Roxana and Hartford; Mrs. Harold Knecht, division chairman for Edwardsville. Troy end Collinsville; George Boker, chairman of special collections; Robert Walters, chairman of spe- ciaJ events: and Dan Blodgett, chairman of campaign supplies. The members were told that the Elks dub will have a pancake breakfast during the Retarded Children Week to aid the fund drive. The group will also affiliate with the International Council for Exceptional Children, it was announced. Father William Croke introduced Sisters Mary Rose and Mary Alosia of the St. Coletta School for Retarded Children at Jefferson, Wis. They described the work of the 488 students at the school and showed films of the classes, buildings, and grounds of the school. The school also conducts a psychological clinic and summer school for teachers of retarded children. The teachers told the Madison County group that retarded children need security above all, and expressed the belief that arts, crafts, and general courses help students feel secure. J. Harley Hayes of Olin-Mathie- scm Chemical Corp.. and Robert Wilkinson of Alton Box Board Co. have accepted the co-chairmanship of the 1956 campaign of the Association lor Retarded Children, it was announced today by Clarence W. Hausafus, the society's presi dent In assuming the co-chairman' ehip, Hayes said that he welcomed the opportunity to lend his sup port to the job of helping the mentally retarded In our community Hoefert Gets City Contract On Fire Truck : On report of the fire depart' '; ment committee, the Alton City - .Council Wednesday night awarded ''to Hoefert Bros, as low bidder a contract to furnish a Dodge fire truck chassis at $3,588.81. The committee then was authorized to take bids on a pumper and other equipment to be installed on the chassis to give the city a new fire truck especially adapted to bat tling grass and brush fires. Alderman Parker again protest ed delay on the Norlhside stree improvement projects, Theresa and Mather, and offered a resolu tton that the Board of Local Im provements secure an attorney "with more time to give to im provement matters". "I'm nof'angVy, just want to~ge: something started" commented Parker as the resolution was referred to the improvements boar< of which he is a member. |. Claim of Harold Daech for $17.90 : due to a sewer stoppage outside "bis property line was approvec :•>" for payment on report of the ',- claims committee. Plats of Frank end Oena Whyte's subdivision for four lots on Hoffmeister Street anc I of Smith-Herb subdivision were ac ' cepted on recommendation of the City Plan Commission. Paving Brick },. Throivii Through House Window " ' How a paving brick had crash ?. ed through the window of the :': Jiving room of their home, nar rowly missing a television set was told to police by Mr. anc Mrs. Wayne King of 1302 High land Ave., at 10 p. m. Wednesday King was asleep on a divan when the brick scattered a bar rage of glass and thumped to the floor, near him. Meantime, Mrs. King told no lice, she had heard the sound o an automobile stopping in fron of the house, and had starlet from the living room to a fron room to look out. King, on awakening, ran out side but found no one in sight he reported. Police searched the ftres but got no immediate trace of the marauder. Police took custody of the brick. It had smashed through a storm window and regular window with glass puru-s 36 by 48 Inches, then continued its shattering path through a Venetian blind. The Moon Shine* Bright MEREDAN, Miss. IP— Meridan firemen battling a home blaze had the hejp of the owner until, digging in the ruins, they discovered a moonshine whisky still. The householder left quickly. Schlosser Commends Alton District Audit Shows 83.78 Per Cent of School Funds Spent for Instructional Services and Supplies Young Poles Continue Their Riots By COMN FKOST WARSAW iP— Young Poles ignored appeals Wednesday night to nd anli - Soviet demonstrations and displayed their sympathy for •Umgarians fighting Soviet domination in Budapest. Wladyslaw Gomulka. the new Communist party boss, made clear f hat the Poles could not expect! any withdrawal of Soviet troops mm their country in the loresee- ible future. A crowd of 250,000 received in lilenee a statement on Soviet roops from Gomulka. who led \ilish Communists in their revolt asl week for "freedom and sov- reignty." Gomulka declared that the Sovel troops would remain as long as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has bases in Western Germany. He attacked anti-Soviet sentiment as displayed in demonstrations in several Polish cities ear- ier in the week, and asserted Communist authorities would tol- rale no action against the Polish state. The crowd of 250,000 included 'actofy and farm workers, office clerks, villagers and students who ;athered in front of the 35-story Palace of Culture and Science, 'ormerly known as Stalin Palace, to hear Gomulka. The crowd cheered when he said "it depends only on us how long Soviet troops may remain here." But there was only stony silence when he added that government policy requires that the Russian troops stay as long as the West had military installations in West Germany. The students, ignoring appeals to end demonstrations, paraded from the University of Warsaw crying "Rokossovsky go home." They were assailing Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky, the Polish-born' former. Soviet marshal who remains" as defense minister in the Polish government. Boys in crewcuts and girls with pony tail haircuts marched to the headquarters of the Polish United Workers (Communist) party. A delegation was refused admittance, and the students relumed to Warsaw University, where banners proclaimed "Long Live Free dom in Hungary." Violence flared briefly when a group of young demonstrators started marching toward the Hungarian legation to declare their "solidarity with the Hungarian people." Young Communists, some armed with clubs, sought to force them back. Fist fights broke out, but order was restored in a short time. Gomulka stressed that Soviet- Polish friendship remained a firm policy of the government. Juan Jimenez Wins Nobel Prize of '56 STOCKHOLM, Sweden ff— Juan Ramon Jimenez, 74-year-old Spanish poet best known for his odes to a Donkey, was awarded the 1956 Nobel prize for literature today. Tiie award was made by 18 literary experts of the Swedish, Academy of Letters from a field of about 30 candidates proposed for the $38,000 prize. The award, the richest in literature, was made possible under the will of the late Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor of dynamite. Jiminez, who left his native Spain in 1936 during the disoi-ders of the Spanish Civil War, has lived in nearly every country in the western hemisphere, including the United States, during the last i20 years. He is now living in Puerto Rico, where he went in 1951 to become a visiting professor in the college of humanities at the University of Puerto Rico. He now edits the literary section of the university's campus newspaper;' and acts as a counsellor to students interested in writing. His best-known work, "Platero Y Yo" (Silver and Me), written in 1914, is about a light grey don key named Silver to whom the poot makes poetic speeches while wandering along the roads of southern Spain. The poet, whose full name is Juan Ramon Jimenez Mantacon, was born in'Moguer, a village of Huelvu Province, on Dec. 24, 1818, the son of wealthy landowners. C. J .Schlosser, Alton account-1 ant, told the Board of Educa- j tion of Ihe Alton School District' Wednesday that 83.88 per cent j of the expense of the educational fund of the district was spent for instructional services and sup plies, after auxiliary expenses had been removed. This. Schlosser pointed out in report in on the audit his firm made on the district, was in e\-' cess of the generally accepted average of from 75 to 80 per cent foi the purpose. He added that he feels the district should be commended for the amount of the educational fund spent for instructional services and supplies. Schlosser's report also showed that the gross expenses per Student for the last year was $361.47 as comparer with $342.40 for the previous year. The net cost per student, based on an average enrollment of 8,653 students, was $300.69, the report added. Sc.hlosser reported that the revised system of accounts was working adequately and praised the compel ency of the school personnel in charge of the accounting. He also made several recommendations. He suggested that orders should be recorded when countersigned to further extend the encumbered budget system the district -now uses. He also suggested that a new machine be purchased to replace an old one, allowing more speed in the working of the school personnel. Schlosser's report also noted that the practice of signing orders in blank has been discontinued by the school treasurer. The report said that the practice "is dangerous, and has only expediency to recommend it." The audit also showed the 1955 tax levy extension of $2,679,406.22 with the extension among townships of the district as: \Vood River Township, $707,311.95; Foster Township, $61,256.94; Alton Township, $1,646,879.88; Godfrey Township, $261,- 29S.92; Moro Township, $2,079.04; ard Jersey County $779.49. The audit report showed land value of the district at $876,528.86, with building value at $10,789.192.08, and equipment value at $923,918.95 for the year ending June 30. Schlosser pointed out that the value of the land and buildings were the appraised values, except those bought or constructed since 1953, which were listed at cost. The audit showed that a total of $5,226.700 in bonds were payable. GAAC Offers Foster Home Turns to Golf BROOKLWK, Mass ff -Charlie Devens, who went directly from Harvard to pitch for the 1932 Yankees,, will be tournament chairman when the 1U57 U. S. Amateur Golf Champion' ship is held at the country club here. Devens was with the Yankees through 1931 Appearing in 16 games during a three-year span. He won five games and lost three. \ Solution One of the problems which has plagued authorities in Madison County for many years may soon be at an end, the Greater Alton Association of Commerce, said today. The problem has been the temporary care of children who have come into police custody because of abandonment and similar causes. The Health and Safety Committee of the GAAC has studied the problem for some time, the spokesman said. After conferring with police and the courts, the committee submitted a plan to the GAAC board of directors which has been adopted and forwarded to Judge Michael Kinney. The proposal has also been submitted to the Chamber of Commerce at Wood River, Edwardsville and Granite City for their support. In its letter to Judge Kinney, the GAAC outlined the proposal as follows: "We suggest for the court's consideration that two 'foster homes' be set up on a standby basis. One of these should be in the Granite City area and one in the Alton-Wood River area. Each would be paid a nominal amount for being on this standby basis to take children at any time of day or night." Police would deliver the smaller children and those who do not require police custody directly to these horns, where they would be kept until the court had determined their final disposition. This arrangement would require less than the cost of one employe of a county juvenile detention center which has often been mentioned as the only solution. It would not provide for delinquents who require police custody." Walt Disney Voted Producers Award HOLLYWOOD A 1 - The Screen Producers Guild has voted Walt Disney Its annual milestone award for his contribution to motion pictures. The award will be presented Feb. 3, president Samuel G. Engel said. Others who have received the award are Jesse Lasky, Louis B. Mayer, Darryl F. Zanuck and Cecil B. Demille. Ornithologists have found that birds sing an average of 18 hours daily most of the year. ILLINI HOMECOMING QUEEN—Blonde and hlue- cyed, 19-year-old Nancy J. Hurt, Maywood, 111., was named Homecoming Queen for the 46th annual festivities Saturday at the University of Illinois in Champaign. She was selected by campus-wide vote. Illinois gridders will play host to Michigan State, the nation's No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll. (AP Photo) Nixon Says Ike Best 'Rights' Bet By JOE HATX CHICAGO (ffl — Vice-President Nixon said today the Eisenhower administration will deliver on its pledges to broaden civil rights but that an Adlai Stevenson administration would be unable to do so. That is the case, he said in a speech prepared for a rally here "because the Republican party is solidly united behind the Presi dent's program" on civil rights while the Democrats are split into two warring camps on the issue Nixon chose for -the speech a ballroom in a predominantly Negro section of this metropolis, which has a large Negro population. His schedule called for a full day. of campaigning in Chicago and its suburbs. He is to fly to Rockford, 111., for a speech tonight, then return to Chicago tonight. The vice-president said in his Trianon ballroom speech: "As long as the Democrats who presently are chairmen of key committees in the House and Senate hold their positions, civil rights legislation will never see the light of day. "Only by electing a Republican house and Senate and putting the committee chairmanships in the hands of men who support President Eisenhower's position will America be able to make the progress that all of us want toward the goal of equality of opportU' niry." Nixon said the Eisenhower administration had the best record of accomplishment in the civil rights field of any regime since 1865; Nixon tore into Stevenson Wednesday night on the H-bomb testing issue in a speech at suburban Evanston before an en thusiastic overflow crowd of about 4,000 in a high school gymnasium. The vice-president said he was willing to predict that Stevenson's injection of the issue into the campaign has "cost him whatever chance he might have had for the presidency." For the first time, Nixon called on all candidates for Congress to stand up and be counted on the H-bomb issue, asserting: "I believe that every candidate for the House and Senate, Republican and Democrat, should state before election day whether he favors the Eisenhower proposal for disarmament, which insists on inspection, or the Stevenson proposals which provide for stopping tests based on a simple agreement without inspection." GOP Caravan To Be in Area Next Thursday A Republican campaign caravan will hit four points In the Telegraph circulation area including Alton — on Thursday, (Nov. 1) of next week. Candidates traveling with the caravan will be Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, Hon. John W. Chapman, Hon. Elmer J. Hoffman and Mrs, Ea'rle Benjamin Searcy. The itinerary: Jerseyvllle courthouse, 10 a.m.; Granite City Optimist Club luncheon at the Granite YMCA, 12 noon; Mineral Springs Hotel meeting and buffet dinner, 3 p. m.; Corlinville courthouse, 8 p. m. Russia Hurt Mid-East Influence tt.v JOHN M. tflGltTOWER WASHINGTON ff - Russia's show of the iron fist in Hungary seems likely to damage her ability to build influence in South Asia and the Middle East. The entrance of Soviet troops nto the struggle against Hungarian students and. workers, even at Ihe request of Hungary's Communist government, is regarded in Washington as something Moscow must have wanted desperately to avoid. Some U.S. officials think this action will destroy a myth the Soviets have long nourished. The myth is that people under Communist rule are happy with their lot and feel their system is best. A part of the myth is that there are voluntarily friendly relationships between Moscow and the satellites. Tliis picture has been offered to countries in the African-Asian belt for years as the alternative lo Western colonialism — a happy slate of good living which op pressed peoples could look forward to if they could throw off the "imperialism" which the Reds denounce. The Western Allies have maintained that the Soviets have been imposing a new imperialism upon vast areas, particularly the satellites in Eastern Europe. These conflicting arguments have been important in the "battle for men's minds" going on in neutral countries. Last weekend's successful revolt against Soviet domination in Poland was not nearly so sensational as what has since happened in Hungary. The big difference is that the Poles never took any overt action which the Communist authorities Largest Indian tribe in the United States is the Navajos of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, which numbers more than 70, 000. Occasional Showers Kgurtt WEATHER FORECAST— Showers are expected tonight in the Mississippi valley and western Lakes area, with snow In the eastern Dakotos, northern Minnesota and the northern and central Rockies, with snow mixed with rain in Idaho and eastern Washington. It will be colder in the central area and the Northwest and warmer from Wyoming to northern California. (AP Wirephoto Map) Kefauver Says Campaign Is Picking Up Speed; To Confer With Stevenson By B. L. LIVINGSTONE SPRINGFIELD, Ohio UB — Sen. Estes Kefauver headed today for a meeting with Democratic standard bearer Adlal Stevenson to swap notes on a campaign he says is "picking up fast." With the presidential election race in its final two weeks, Kefauver said he had encouraging reports for the afternoon meeting with Stevenson at Springfield, 111. The two were to compare ideas and plan strategy for the closing campaign sprint. Kefauver told newsmen he found could use as an excuse for calling in Russian forces. growing Democratic strength around the country. A few days ago, he said, the Democrats were "closing the gap" on President Eisenhower. Today, he said, "we are picking up fast." Speaking at Springfield, Ohio, this morning at a rally at the city square, Kefauver said Republican "boasts" of peace and prosperity is just talk about "a shaky peace, unsteady prosperity and no progress at all." "There are a few, of course, who are enjoying unprecedented prosperity under Eisenhower and Nixon," he said. "But they are the pets of this special interest ad- ministration — the big stockholders, and bankers and the corporation executives. "The average American citizen, doesn't have a pass to the White House." Kefauver said he h.'is found that "people everywhere are worried about what has happened to our country under 8 part-lime president." "They are even more gravely concerned over the prospect that if the Republicans are re-elected, Richard Nixon would become the dominant figure in the party. "Some of them may like Ike, but Ike can't succeed himself. Richard 192 Apply For Absentee Nov. 6 Ballots EDWARDSVILLE — A total of 192 Madison countians hav« filed applications to date at her office lo vote an absentee ballot at, the Nov.' 6 election, County Clerk Eulalia Hotz announced at noon today. Of that figure, 533 have voted and returned their ballots to the county clerk's office — 170 of them casting their ballots in the special booth provided in Uie cnlranceway. Miss Hotz said. Thirteen of Uie 533 persons who have already voted are registered voters who are ill, hospitalized or otherwise incapacitated find unnhle to go to the polls election day, the county clerk reported. Nov. 1 is the late day for absentee voters to file an application for a ballot by mail and 12 noon, Saturday, Nov. 3, la the deadline for making personal application for an absentee ballot in the clerk's office. Polo* Condemn Antt-SemltlMii LONDON if— The Polish Communist party today adopted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and "all kinds of nationalist tendencies alien to the ideology of the party." The resolution, part of a declaration by the new Titoist type leadership of the parly, was reported in a broadcast by Warsaw radio. Nixon would wield the real power, and that concerns them." Kefauver flew here Wednesday night from Detroit, where he engaged in production-line handshaking with auto workers at th« main gate of the Ford Motor Co., and zoomed around Detroit In a 150-mile motor tour. ammonton 219 Piasa Street, Alton Third and Piasa, Alton You can write your calendar around The beauty of a blue suit is that it's so right f&r every occasion .. and the beauty of a Hammonton Park Blue is the individuality that comes from Animated Style 0 . Every man in the room may be wearing a blue suit. .. but yours has the individuality of trim line, brisk appearance, up-to-the-minute fashion outlook. And what wonderful, wonderful worsteds. 75 now ... the L.E.C. flam ... mett convenient tvaf to «0y "clwge It" Dresi Right . . . you can't afford not to CHICAGO IVAN5TON OAK PARK EVERGREEN GARY JOLIIT ALTON I

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