Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 29, 1956 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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Traffic Toll today'• V*ar'» Accidents 4 1220 •Injury 0 Deaths 0 •AccldtnU Involving Injury ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community fnr More Than 120 Years Alton area: Occasional by TnMday afternoon. Low m o r n I n (t 85. HBuJi nftflfnoon (n mid-1'0*. Established January 15, 1836 Vol. CXXI, No. 244 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1956. 22 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press Girl, 10, Critically \ v Burned; Halloween Costume Ignites Saved By Mother's QuickAction ' GODFREY — A 10-yonr-old girl was in grave condition today after a flimsy Halloween costume caught fire while she and her two sisters wore playing near their Godfrey home. Janice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. y. \V. Pivoda Jr., Rt. 2. is in Alton Memorial Hospital with second and third degree burns of the abdomen, legs and hips. Her father is principal of rural schools in the Alton School District. Janice is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. \V. Pivoda Sr. The grandfather said that he had learned from one of the children that Janice had picked up an old packet ol matches while on the way to the play area and struck a match, the head flying off and igniting leaves. The child told her father that there was only one match in the package and Janice said she didn't think it would light because it was JANICE PIVODA, when she was 8 years old. Thp child was attempting to put out the fire in the leaves when a puff of wind caused the flames to flare and Ignite the dress. Janice and her sisters, Margie, 7. ami Carol, 4, were at a playhouse on the Pivoda farm Sunday at 12:50 p.m., when Mrs. Pivoda heard the children scream, she said. Janice, who had training as a Girl Scout, was rolling on the ground in an effort to put out her blazing costume when the mother arrived at the scene, a block from the Pteoda home. There were leaves on the ground, however, and they had caught fire and were adding to the bla/e. She struggled to get the child on plowed ground at the roadside and then dashed to call her husband who was at a tilling station about a mile away. Pivoda rushed the child to the hospital. VowSupport For Entire Demo Ticket EDWARDS VIM Jv—Sheriff Ken n<>lh T. Ogle's four fellow Democratic candidates for the East Side Levee District board of trustees have announced their support of the entire Democratic ticket at the Nov. 6 election, including Madison county state's attorney candidate Dick H. Mudge Jr. Sheriff Ogle, eliminated from the Democratic Country' Central Committee at the April Primary, when he opposed Murtge lor the party nomination for state's attorney, was asked today for comment about statements attributed to Mudge published Sunday in the East St. Louis .Journal. Mudge was quoted as saying that Ogle's purported plan to "dump" IV«> Respect for Soviet "is the best thing that '•aSwoS-asKf- '-••••<.<*" W".'' ••-•'••'- -"Wttr -vW^"" •r™, r '~- rr ^-.-fws&&rxrtvwfv**M*r^^*'--- -... ..r~~~ .-. •- •- - — - _ .-_ SOVIFT GUN AFIRE IN BUDAPEST—Smoke rises from blazing tires of Communist mobile gun on Budapest street after fighting in Hungary's anti-Soviet rebel- So Gun was set afire by rebels near building housing Communist Party ncwspa- , r FMgMi g was still reported in section* of today, despite prom- se bv Premier Imre Is ? agy to pull Soviet troops out of city. AP Wirephoto) 3 Face Charges 2 Tavern Operators Bound Over EDWARDSVTLLE - Alton ar- <°S !e > has bcpn thr(nvn out of the | complaints " by" "police" Chief j A second arrest, that of Opal - tavern operators Roy Mitchell | part - v ' T hope ll ' e Re P uW "'?. n Part >' J H e a f n e r charging attempted | Marie Washburn, 26, was made .... wont accept him. Men like him; . , ft issuance of war- Unnrtav afternoon when she ever happened to the Democratic • a)ld a third soucm . Party in Madfeon County . . . He j A] , thrpe were Break-In Foiled At Food Center As the result of police action at 10:35 p. m. Saturday, which frustrated an apparent effort to break into the Food Center at 1862 E. Broadway, two St. Louisians were taken into custody named in i was found a claw-hammer. and John Vambaketes were | don>t descrve to have an active ! I burglary after issuance of war- bound over for grand jury' action after waiving preliminary hearing at 3 p. m. Saturday at Madison on gambling charges filed last Tuesday by Dick Mudge, Democratic candidate for state's | interest in any party.' I rants by Police Magistrate | carne from St. Louis with rela- j Schreiber was approved by As- Ogle's comment about t h e': s j StHnl State's Attorney Durr. statement w a s : "My policy I First arrested was Jose Gon- through the years has been ... if i za ] e s, 23, who was found at I couldn't say anything good about j me rpar O { the Food Center a man I wouldn't say anything at i wnen patrolmen Paul F. Myers attorney. ! all. And there certainly isn't any- j an( i Harrv E. Williams drove man (Mudget, so I'm not going to j a i a t e evening check of the say anything at all." | premises. Examination of the Both were released on 1500 bond set by Madison Police Magistrate John Gitchoff, who had issued "keeping a common gaming house" warrants against them on Mudge's complaints j era tic Levee Board ticket "don't who had squatted on the ground The bondsman was Gust Boukas,! vote in Madison County." They at approach of the policemen, lives seeking information about Gonzales, described as her boy friend. Miss Washburn, police said, later wrote out and signed a statement, admitting she had been with her brother, Kenneth Nagy Says Russian Troops Will Leave If Rebellion Ends Tension Mounts Israel Bolstering Arab Borders JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector (/Pi--Israeli bulslcvd her Arab border* today with reserve battalions called up in what the government termed, a "partial mobilization." The United States took a grave; • Rebels Are Rejecting Whole Idea view of renewed Arab-Israeli ten- j sion and urged Americans to I leave the Middle east unless their i presence was essential. I The Israeli government, an-: nouncing the callup of the reserves, said it was "to block any possible enemy attack and afford | sufficient breathing space in case ! of attack." j Israel denied any intention of aggression West UN Support On Hungary UNITED NATIONS, N. V. JP— Healthy Ike Goes South In Campaign By MARVIX L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON Cfi — President Eisenhower, encouraged by a favorable new- medical report but concerned over Middle East de- bilization in Israel, "with conse- j ing up the West's demands that velopments that kept his plans | qucnt stop page of many civil ac-' Russia halt her military interven VIENNA yT-Hungary's shaken • Communist government said tonight Sovii't troops would leave Budapest as soon as the rebels lay down their arms. Defiant rebel radio broadcasts immediately rejected the whole idea. The freedom radio at Gyoer, rebel stronghold in the northwest, called on revolution fighters to hang on to their weapons and not surrender to Premier Imre Nagy, "a tool of the Communists." The rebel radio at Miskolc urged students in Budapest to pay no heed to the reported agreement for Soviet forces to pull out President Eisenhower sent two Western U. N. delegates expressed | 24 hours alter the rebels disarm messages to Premier David Ben-1 satisfaction today over the solid themselves. Gurion cautioning Israel to avoid j support they received both^ inside anv act "which would endanger and ou sl de the Security Council .. ' ,, i for their effort to end the blood-j the peace. He said in Washington the United States had information of almost complete" military mo- thing good I can say about this j into tne store parking lot for E Ugone Washburn, 22, and Gon- zalcs. when they drove here from St. Louis Saturday evening and the two men, after visits at several taverns, decided to burglarize the Food Center. Sheriff Ogle pointed out that the j store building disclosed a broken window, and near Gonzales., other four members of the Demo- Alton. Mitchell, operator of Forkey- ville Nile Club, and Vambakeles, liquor licensee of Sandbar Tavern east of Alton, had been at liberty on $200 cash bond each after their arrest last Tuesday mornin on Mudge's charges based, he said, on information furnished to him by a private investigator who visited the places are residents of St. Clair County and Ogb is the only present member of the levee board from Madison County. Ogle reiterated today that he was "for the entire Democratic ticket except for one man." but would not say that Mudge was the lone exception. Later, in reply to another report- questions. Ogle said he has .„ __________ ., ..... ~. When the mother thought the ! Friday and Saturday nights last ..^ o[)pn]y ^ j wou , d support flames had been snuffed out, she started back home for help when she saw the flames break out again. A second time, she beat out the flames with her hands. wei'k. Groshong (Edward D. Groshong, Mudge last Wednesday signed Gop candidate for state's attor- smilar complaint before an , )(?v , aga j nst Mudge." Ogle add- Edwardsville justice of UK- peace against James Todaro, as coun- The costume which Janice was i «>' liquor licensee of Domino's wearing was described as long, of j Tavern just cast of Alton. To- light material and ruffled. daro also is awaiting grand jury- Mrs Pivoda also was treated for action on the misdemeanor burns of the fingers which .she re-charge after waiving prelirnm- ceivcd when she smothered the I W hearing Wednesday alter- ed: "I won't openly support a man who don't want my support." Asked if he meant Groshong or Mudge, he said: "I mean Mudge." When asked about a statement published in last Friday's Teje- graph, in which Groshong repudi- fiames. The mother was in the hospital only two weeks ago when she gave birth to a daughter. Another burn victim being treated at the hospital is Robert Boyd, 28", of Cottage Hills, who suffered first and second degree burns to his face, chest, abdomen, and arms when his clothing ignited from a trash fire at his home, Saturday. noon. Oitchoff was quoted as saying. ,.. , . . , .... . ,, , ,, don t know, vou 11 have he bound Mitchell and Vam- beketes over for grand jury action "because there was some! doubt in my mind whether these,' were first offenses." j Conviction of defendants for second or third offenses on the charge could mean heavy fines and penitentiary' sentences. Round-Up in West End Bull Escapes From Truck At Third-Piasa Corner A cattle round-up brought unwonted Sunday evening excitement to the West End business district shortly after 7 p. m. when a fractious bull kicked the end gate from n truck and dove off in a dash for liberty. Escape of (lie bull occurred just as the cattle truck slowed for the stop at the Vogue corner, Third and Piasa. Passenger vehicles turning from Piasa west into Third blocked passage of HIP escaped animal as it headed > south. Apparently disconcerted by the headlight beams flashing on him, the bull paused momentarily, then galloped uphill on the north Third street sidewalk past the Snyder store to turn north into an alley. Motorists and a traffic policeman were ilso disconcerted HS the animal first started south, and momentarily, traffic at the busy intersection was snarled as drivers looked for a way to escape the charging quadruped. Following the truck from which the bull had leaped was a second cattle truck. Extra men from the laicks started in pursuit, while drivers reblocked the rear of the first truck so no other cattle could escape. A traffic policeman who chanced to be near on a motorcycle put in a radio call for police reinforcements. Other cattle trucks appeared. Six in all were line up before the escaped animal wns caught, and a plan was put into effect to form a corral of motor-trucks in Piasa street, immediately north of Fourth, Into which to drive the escaped bull. Meantime, policemen cut off southbound state route traffic at Fifth and belle and on Piasa at Fourth, and diverted the southbound vehicles by way of Belle and Fourth to Piasa. "Never before did I see such cooperation", exclaimed a traffic, sergeant who returned to the police station at 7:40 p. m. to re-port the bull had been recaptured. "Farmers and cattlemen jumped fron. the stopped trucks to join the chase, • 'ihle the drivers formed th" corral. But the corral perhaps wasn't necessary after all. Someone among the pur- sureVs got a lasso over the head of the bull when he was sur- rouned on W. Fourth, just below the Market terrace. The rope was so light, it was feared to try and lead the animal with It, and he was tethered to a parking meter until stouter ropes were obtained from one of the trutks. Then the reluctant and plunging bull was dragged back and elevated into a waiting truck." The whole procedure took only about 30 minutes but drew a fairly large gathering of spectators, many of whom left cars which they parked in the vicinity so they could enjoy the unexpected wild west'show,- Ogle, Sheriff Ogle said today: "I to ask Groshong." Boy, 5, Falls Under Truck Wheels, Dies A five-year-old South Roxana boy, Mark Wayne White, was pronounced dead on arrival at Alton Memorial Hospital at 4 p. m, Saturday after he was run over by a wheel of a truck driven by his father. Alton police were told the father, Athen White, of Indiana avenue, South Roxana, and three st.ns were gathering corn in a field which White has been farming a mile north of Bethalto. White was moving his truck from one section of the field to another when the boy fell under the wheel. The wheel passed over the boy's head and chest. The father carried the boy to the home ot a neighbor, Mrs. Margaret Bttts, who loaned them her automobile to rush the lad to the hospital. Chief of Police Clyde Tisdel of Bethalto furnished an escort and Mrs. Tisdel went along With Mr. White and held the injured boy. pital. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mi*. Athen White, four brothers, Paul, 8; John, 7, Jim- n.y 18-months and Billy four months, his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elza White of Wood River, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gilbert of South Roxana. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at s 2 o'clock at Smith Funeral Home, Wood River with Rev. E. J. Kolb of Zion Lutheran Church, Bethalto, officiating, Burial will be in Uoselawn Memory Gardens. Friends may visit the funeral home after 3 p. m. today. Adlai Says Ike's Stand ; Do-Nothing' By ERNTEST B. VACCARO BOSTON .¥—Adlai E. Stevenson attributed to President Eisenhower today a "do-nothing" attitude of "hopeless defeatism" on "how to save the world from hydrogen devastation." And he said, in a bristling reply to Eisenhower's H - bomb "white paper" of last week, the President "seems insensitive to the danger of radioactive fall-out from H-bomb explosions." The* Democratic standard bearer's statement and his own accompanying 3,000-word "H-bomb memorandum" constituted another round in the campaign controversy precipitated by his proposal lor a ban on tests of super- bombs. The memorandum said Eisenhower's assertion that a simple voluntary agreement with the Russians would allow "no safeguards, no control, no inspection" to insure stoppage of H-bomb tests disregards the key fact that violations of such an agreement "can no more be hidden than an earthquake." fluid until the last minute, flew to the Deep South on a vote-seeking foray today. The presidential plane Columbine III took off from National Airport at 8:39 a.m.. carrying Eisenhower to re-election campaign rallies at Miami and Jacksonville, Fla., and Richmond, Va. A planeload of newsmen and secret service agents had taken off an hour earlier, 25 minutes behind schedule and still without final word that Eisenhower definitely was going. As late as Sunday night James tivitics. Ike Issues Pleas In Moscow, Soviet Foreign Minister Dmitri Shopilov backed up Nagy with a declaration that Rus- shed in Hungary. - I sjan ' so ],|j ers would not be pulled Messages poured in from gov-: 0 ut of Budapest until the rebels ernments all over the world back- lay down their weapons. At the same time, the government-controlled radio announced tion. Some Western diplomats fell i j n(pr j or ;\[i,)j s ter Ferenc Muen- that this public pressure, plus the' ni( , h hafj f ij ss:o | V p r i tin; dread Corn- The U.S. President said he had i reported demands of the Hun- j munist sccret po i ic( .. also called on the Arab countries | garian government, to "refrain from any action which duce results. could lead to hostility," but that he had no report, that Israel's neighbors have undertaken any "such large scale mobilization." A responsible Washington official, who asked not to be quoted by name, said the Middle East picture is far more serious than at any time since the 194S Israeli- Arab'conflict. He said the next 24 hours will be critical. ClI 1/.C IJHJ J. l^WU v^\- 111 v. i . ) - j In her statement she revealed C. Hagerty, White House press The main American fear seemed JU lHCJIjLCln;jJlUllta<Ji.*'-»*-i**^-v»; >-• -' Jil_ her brother, Washburn, fled on 1 secretary, declined to rule out a to be that Israel might regard the approach of the police to the car in which she was waiting, in a nearby tavern parking lot, and that they drove back to St. Louis after deciding Gonzales might have been caught. Gonzales made no admissions after arrest, said police, but told a story of seeking a piece of wire to fix his automobile which had broken down. When they were unable to find the automobile, police decided Gonzales had accomplices who had escap- change of plans stemming from the situation in Israel which Eisenhower said caused him grave concern. Eisenhower put out a statement Sunday saying he had received reports indicating "almost complete" mobilization of Israeli armed forces on that nation's borders with Arab neighbors. Eisenhower appealed to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion of Israel to avoid any move "which would endanger the ed, and sought St. Louis police | P eace -" aid in the investigation. After arrest of Gonzales, pol- lice called Manager Ed Pilgrim for a further check-up at the Food Center which revealed no entry had been effected. Apparently the police car drove up just after the window had been smashed and before the would- be intruders had a chance to enter the -building. Kenneth Washburn was still unapprehended in the forenoon today. Relatives of Miss Washburn, who drove her to Alton yesterday afternoon, were dismissed after police questining which revealed they had no part in the burglary. When taken into police court, late in the forenoon today, Gonzales and Miss Opal Washburn both waived preliminary examination and were ordered held to the grand jury in bond of $3,500 each. The council recessed its discussions temporarily after a 1 ? hours of debate in an extraordinary Sunday session. Private talks were in progress to determine what the next step would be. In the council debate the Soviet Union failed to rally a single might pro-1 The af , repmcnt concerning the surrender o! rebel arms was concluded by Defense Minister Karoly Janxa. It was not announced who negotiated for the forces of the rebellion. The broadcast said the agree; ment provided that Russian army forces will leave Budapest 24 hours after rebel weapons have next few days as an ideal time to | orc j cr . country to support her claim ' nat | been delivered, the United Stales had started all j ^ ^ tjme bcforp thjs the trouble in Hungary and that -. b ^ Britlsh ForelRn Secre . Soviet troops were only helping, ^ Uov(Uold tne House of Com . the Hungarian government restore ' In Alton, Wood River Record Crowds Attend Reformation Day Rites Reformation Day rallies In two communities of the area Sunday drew record crowds. An estimated 1,350 overflowed the auditorium of the East Al- ton-WjOod River High School, to hear the Rev. Armin Oldsen outline the meaning of the Reformation in 1956 at the 10th annual Lutheran Reformation Rally. What was described as the largest crowd ever to attend a union service of the Alton Ministerial Association was on hand at the Alton High School Auditorium Sunday evening to view the movie, "Martin Luther," The crowd was estimated at 900 persons, who were there in observance of Reformation Day. The Rev. Paul Brown, pastor of Main gtreet Methodist Church and president of the Association, offered the invocation. The Rev. W. Freeman Privett, pastor of the Cherry Street Baptist Church and chairman of the Union Service committee, introduced the film and gave the benediction. At Wood River, the Uev. Oldsen described "Main Street 1956." He added, "We are living a country that can be de- 1st, scribed as an island of paradise with luxuries and pleasures undreamed of only a few years ago; but we are hanging on by only a thread from total destruction. Our advancement has been in material fields. That is the reason we still have troubles. Like Luther, we must trust in Jesus as our Savior from sin before we will experience the peace of mind Luther found. "We have learned to swim in the sea like fish; we have learned to fly in the air like birds, but we have not learned to live as children of God. We must go to the open Bible—a product of the Reformation." The service opened with the traditional "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," followed by two anthems of praise sung by a mass choir of 150 voices. Dr. William'Heyne of St. Louis was the director. The Rev. Alfred Beck, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Wood River, served as liturgist. Curtis Bodden Jr., student at Concordla Seminary, St. Louis, was organ- Chest Pledges Reach Total Of $155,000 Pledges totaling 5155.000 had been made today to the Community Chest, which placed the campaign at 60 per cent of its goal of $257,343. The advance gift phase has> been virtually completed. The team of Donald E. Renault was the first to complete its solici- ation. Reports fron Alton mercantile division have begun to come n, under the chairmanship of Ed Palen and Clyde Borman, with $1,650, reported to date. The building and construction division has reported a total so :ar of $1.042 under the chairmanship of Ed Leamon. In the case of many businesses and firms, the pledges this year show increases of 10 to 12 per cent. Campaign officials were hopeful that these will be responsible for boosting the total to the amount required. Activity is expected this week in the auto mechanics college, governmental, Bethalto, Hartford, Roxana, Wood River and service station divisions. So far only the governmental division has" reported, a total of $208. It was pointed out that a considerable amount of money is expected from these sources. Neighborhood solicitation last week yielded $1,900. It is expect, ed, when all reports from this division are in, that $2,000 will be realized. Originally, the campaign was scheduled to close Oct. 31. The campaign expects to extend the campaign for a few days longer, to enable all divisions to complete their work. General Campaign Chairman Dudley F. Glb- erson said, "We are sure the money to reach this goal is available. It is going to take the dedicated effort of everyone in connection with the campaign in order to successfully complete the job". Lefatex, Inc., from 40 employ- es, showed a total of 5211, Dua can Foundry was the first in dustry to meet its increased quota with J.1669. strike a blow at its Arab foes. Israel might decide, officials felt, that Russia is so deeply involved in trying to cope with its Eastern European difficulties that it would not be apt to rush to the Arabs in the Middle East, and that the United States is so concerned by its approaching election that it is not likely to take decisive action. Eisenhower said the U n i t"e d States has started consulting with Britain and France about the situation, in line with a 1950 Western Big Three pledge to take joint action to maintain peace and curb any aggression in the Middle East. Americans Warned to Leave U.S. diplomatic missions in Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Syria received instructions to warn Americans to leave unless they are "performing essential functions." There are between 7,000 and 8,000 American officials, businessmen, tourists and others in the four countries. The State Department described the warning as a precaution until conditions improve. It said no "full-scale evacuation' was contemplated. Today's Chncklc Now is the time for all good men to come to. (Copyright, 1956 General Features Corp.) Hungarian Delegate Peter Kosj in a letter to U. N. Secretary- General -Dag Hammarskjold had contended the events in Hungary "and the measures taken in the course of these events" were a domestic matter outside the jurisdiction of the U. N. But at the council meeting Kos said he would say nothing until he received instructions from Budapest. j Western delegates considered this especially significant since news dispatches were quoted in the meeting indicating that Premier Imre Nagy's version of the rebellion did not jibe with that of Soviet Delegate Arkady A. Sobo- lev. in London the Soviet Union is pouring more troops into Hungary. A dispatch from Endrc Marton, Associated Press correspondent in Budapest, said the government had virtually capitulated to a revolt led by a few thousand daring young men. He said the. most important concession in principle was an acknowledgment'that the revolution was "caused by the grave crimes of the past decade." But only a short time before these developments, there was still fighting in Budapest. Budapest radio reported shortly after 10 a. m. that there had been shooting in the capital's llth district during the night The council met at the request j and that "there still are ele- of the United States. Britain and | ments ^who want to disturb the France to consider "the situation! peace." created by the action of foreign; The broadcast added that 1 military forces in Hungary armed workers 1 units search- mar violently repressing the rights oIi"»S houses for arms were met the Hungarian people." Sobolev tried to get the issue thrown out, but 9 of the 11 council members overrode his objections. Yugoslavia abstained on mis and on a Soviet effort to postpone the with gunfire. The rebels claimed complete control ever a strip of western Hungary 100 miles long and 50 miles wide, only 19 miles west of Budapest at its northern lim- debate. Yugoslavia also sat out it. Rebel banners were report- the debate without taking sides, ed flying all over western Hungary and in cities throughout River Stages Lock & Oam 26 W Bureau 7 a.m. Rise .05 Stage -2.7 (Zero afls.M M.S.L.I Sea Level 7 a.m. Pool 41S.71 Tailwater 392.80 the land. The Budapest radio announced Soviet troops had begun pulling out of the battle-scarred capital as Nagy promised. Driver Only Injured WRAPPED —You've heard of cars wrapping themselves wound trees, a«a

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