Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 30, 1956 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1956 Speaks nt Champaign Kefattver Savs Middle East tf War Erases Peace Slogan Man on Visit Ra "' er Thm By tDMOM) t.K BRfcTO* CHAMPAIGN, 111. /P-Sen. Estes Kefnuver says that Israel's military thrust into Egypt "knocks! into a Cocked hat the peaceful i slogan ot the Republican campaign." j The Democratic vice-presidential candidate, commenting Monday night on the Middle East crisis, also said that what he called "zig zag policies" of Secretary of State Dulles contributed "to the conditions from which the present conflict results." Meanwhile, Kefauver carried his campaign into Illinois, still ham- j sorting that re-election of Presi- mering on the theme that H-bomb i dent Eisenhower is (lie best way- tests should be suspended as soon to encourage anti-Russian moves Nixon Ends California Tour Today By JOE HALL LOS ANGELES /P-Vice President Nixon winds up his campaign- i ins; in California today after as- a* possible and that the Eisenhower administration, as he puts it, is riskily ignoring possible radiation danger to future generations. Kefauver got a boisterous, good- natured greeting from University of Illinois students when his Main- streeter campaign plane landed after midnight. Warm Welcome The majority of the welcoming party wore paper coonskin caps, one of which was presented to the candidate, and held up pro-Stevenson signs. Kefauver and Sen. Douglas (D.-IU.), who also was in the welcoming party, exchanged wisecracks with the students while a leather-lunged minority group chanted "We like Ike.' His talk at the university today is the first political speech, campaign aides said, to be permitted on the campus since 1890. Regulations against political appearances recently were relaxed to allow presidential and vice-presidential candidates to appear. Kefauver said in his prepared talk that the Eisenhower administration" has tried to suppress and hold back the disturbing reports that have come in from various medical laboratories about the dangers of strontium 90, one of the by - products discharged into the air when nuclear weapons are tested. "We may now already be close to the danger zone," he said. "You can see that we may already have gone too far with our reckless testing of nuclear weapons." Raps Ike's Policy Describing what he said were the cancer-producing effects of •trontium 90, Kefauver said: "The unimaginative, inflexible Elsenhower policy of having military security built upon bigger and bigger and more numerous kinds of nuclear weapons is bringing to all mankind the risk of a worldwide plague of illness from radioactive poisons." He had on hand charts he said were prepared by the Atomic Energy Commission showing increased concentrations of strontium 90 in Wisconsin cheese, Chicago milk and the bodies of stillborn babies. The locations, he said, are not significant, but "the same general picture" would emerge from similar tests where. "They have tried to present this Btory in a reassuring manner, but I do not find it reassuring and neither will you," Kefauver said. "Recent Information indicates that the concentrations of strontium 90 now present are much closer to the maximum permissible concentration than the scale on this chart seems to say." Clear Hodge Manager In Forgery Case EDWARDSVILLE _ William Mehl, manager or desposed State Auditor Orville E. Hodge's Granite City insurance firm, was cleared of any criminal liability in alleged forgery of a state warrant for $621.85, used for purchase of equipment* for the firm, in one of nine not-true bills returned by the Madison County Grand Jury last Friday. The grand jury returned the not-true bill in the case, which involved a state warrant dated July 23, 1953, and cashed Aug. 6 the same year. The 56 indictments returned by the grand jury last Friday, all suppressed until bench warrants could be served by the sheriff's offce on defendants, have not yet been made public. Others exonerated by the grand jury in not-true bills returned, and charges on which they were cleared, were: William Jacob Alsop, Thomas Robert Hendnrson and Violet King, possession of burglar tools; Joseph W. Greenwell. Kenneth Whyers and Richard Franklin Driver, attempt to commit burglary in connection with an incident last Aug. 8 when they were picked up at the Here Takes Own Life Educator Suggests Six State Offices Become Appointive An iinrmploynd Madison man apparently rommitted suicide in the basement of ths home of Alton friends Monday night. With an eight-inch butcher knife imbedded three-fourths of its, length in ihe rhpst. and throat" 10 " 1 * of sl;ltf> lrpasurer - autiitor slashed, the body of sn-ycar-old | of plll)lk ' "'-™" 1 '*. attorney gnn- CHirAGO .T - A school nrlmin-| istrator suggested today that six I stale offices now filled by election] be made appointive. : Dr. Richard G. Browne of Spriivufipld, executive officer of the Illinois Teachers College Board, said the six offices are in satellite countries. Nixon, speaking at Occidental College Monday night, said that "for the first time the Iron Curtain shows real evidence of cracking," then declared thnt the Eisenhower administration has steadfastly pushed liberation of the satellites. However, he made no direct claim that administration policies j in this field caused the riots in Poland and Hungary. Nixon praised Eisenhower as a "symbol of peace and freedom" whose "world stature and prestige is such that he will be able to mobilize the great moral force of free men everywhere and of those behind the Iron Curtain who want to be free." By contrast, ho said, Adlai Stevenson is a "confused, weak and vncilliating man" who "has scoffed at and belittled the liberation position of the administration." The outbreaks in Hungary and Poland "mark a great turning point in the struggle between communism and freedom," Nixon said. "The low point in that struggle was reached during the seven years of the Truman administration when 600 million people went behind the Iron Curtain. "During the four years of the Eisenhower administration the rising tide of Communist conques has been checked and the free world has been strengthened to the point that the men in the Kremlin realize that if they embark on aggression any place in the world they will be met by superior strength based on our ad< vantage in the field of atomic weapons.' Edward Joseph p emtka was found on the basement floor of t h e Seldon Russell residence, '121.1 Norton St., at 8:15 p. m. The knife blade pierced Perot- ka's heart. The throat wound would not have caused death immediately, according to Pr. Henry Halley, pathologist, who performed an autopsy Monday night at request of Coroner Ben F. Staton. Dr. Tlalley said the blade had pierced the heart and caused death. Circumstances o f the death, confirmed by police investigation Indicator.' that Perotka had been despondent over his inability to secure employment and had killed himself. He was the uncle of Mrs. Seldon Russell, assistant director of nurses at Alton Memorial Hospital, who was attending a meeting at the hospital at the time ol the incident. Seldon Russell, who discovered the body and callet' police, reported that he had been giving instruction to a Masonic candidate in a car outside his home and could see Perotka in the living room, watching television. When he entered the house, about 8 p. m. he said, he dis- coverde Perotka gone from the living room and noticed the basement door open and the light on. He went down and found the body lying near the north wall, head against a clothes basket. No suicide note was found. Girl, 13, Robbed Of 'Trick Or Treat 5 Sack "Halloweening" complaints to the police took a new tack shortly after 7 p.m. Monday when a girl, believed about 13, called the desk sergeant to report she , had just been robbed—that two made any- j boys had snatched and run away with her well-filled "trick 'n treat" bag. The complainant pave her name as Evelyn Witch ei of 515 Williams St. Police were inclined to regard the incident as part of the pre- Halloween revelry in progress among children. But the desk sergeant told the young complainant to go home and tell her mother what had happened. Then, if her mother felt police action was advisable, to so inform him. Man Burned When Truck Catches Fire Marvin Schramm of Palmyra was rushed to Carlinville Area Hospital this morning for treatment of burns to his face and hands sustained when the truck he was driving turned over and caught fire, near Hunt and Kahl's htore, on Route 67. It was reported the truck was empty. Contribution Container Stolen From Store Scored by police was the theft over night from the counter at Kenny's Coffee Bar on State street at W. Third of a luekemia contribution container. Kenneth Ruyle, lunch room operator, told police the receptacle contained an estimated $2 in small coins, From the Wally Berger automobile firm police received a report Monday afternoon of an intrusion at their used car lot office, at 1836 E. Broadway, which occurred over ihe weekend. The intrusion went unnoticed until examination of a desk in the afternoon revealed it had been ransacked. Then a broken windowpane was discovered. Nothing seemed missing from the office room. Orville W. Paddock estate north j Of here; Earl R. Herrln, embez- 1 Hethalto Zlement Of ?80 from Sears Roe- ueui<mo buck & Co. last Aug. 6; Robed jj pa r Kraus, rape; Harold Williaim, r J- r«ckles« homicide in the auto- \l onroe mouroe BETHALTO. — State Senator mobile death last March 9 of James 0. Monroe, Sr.. discussed Rosetta WJlken; Donald R. Me- national and state issues of the New, also reckless homicide, in current political campaign as the automobile death also March 9 of Leroy B, Scranton; Burton Kirby, asiault with intent to commit murder in a knife attack on MeJvin POP* on June 30; David Lee Giger, theft of a motor fcootcr Sept. 10 from Irvin Mcrrii. principal speaker at a "Ladies' Night" crowd at the Bethalto Democratic Club Monday evening. The meeting was arranged for women members of the? club and Democratic worker in the Bethalto aik-a. The bouy was taken to Staten Funeral Home, and this morning, moved iO the Leahy Funeral Home at Madison. Man Injured As He Siverves Car To A void Dog Ray H. Cook, 38, an employe of Union Tank Car Co., is confined to his bed at his home, 3008 Glenwood Ave., as result of an injury to his spine, suffered Sunday when he swerved his automobile to avoid striking a dog. The accident occurred at Farina, 111., as Cook, accompanied by his wife and son, Kenneth. 5^, was returning from Flora, where they had visited Cook's mother. Mrs. Cook said that in swerving the automobile to avoid hitting the dog, her husband narrowly missed collision with a concrete abutment. Monday Cook reported at Alton Memorial Hospital for examination and from there went to his doctor's office. Admitted to the hospital Monday was Mrs. Lurena Sheary, 73, of 2116 Norside Dr., who was injured in a fall at her home. Donald Hopper of 1310 Milton Rd., sought treatment for removal of a foreign object to his left eye. The object blew into Hopper's eye, he said while he was working on the roof of a house. He returned home after removal of the object. At St. Joseph's Hospital Bernard Wright, 17, of 1300 Yeakel St., was treated for a shoulder injury suffered while playing football. Defense Issues Soar Higher NEW YORK (^-Defense industry issues went higher as the stock market was mixed late this afternoon, rebounding from a heavy well-off on the Israeli- Egyptian crisis. Gains and losses ran to around two points among key stocks. Volume was estimated around 1,900,000 shares compared with 2,420,000 Monday. Steels, aircrafts, motors and oils posted gains in a recovery from late Monday's break following first news oj[ the Israeli drive into Egypt. U. S. government bonds rose. Ernest Camerer Rites Wednesday Afternoon The body of Ernest Camerer, whose death occurred Sunday, will be moved from Simpson Funeral Home Carrollton, Wednesday at noon, 10 Eldred Baptist Church, where funeral riles will be conducted at 2 p. in. Burial will be in Richwood Ceni- eiery. Friends may call at Simpson Funeral Home this evening and until noon Wednesday. Undergoes Surgery Mrs. Virgil F. Campbell of 917 Hixon St., is u patient in Alton Memorial Hospital following a gall bladder operation this morning. Mrs. Campbell, who is employed at the Alton. Evening Telegraph, entered the hospital Monday afternoon. ernl. secretary of slnle. superintendent of public instruction, and clerk of the Supreme Court. Citing constitutional reforms he said are needed In Illinois, Dr. Browne said, "let us hope that the indefensible double executive structure of Illinois can be remedied by following the established principles of the short ballot." He noted that proposals have already been marie to make the treasurer and auditor offices appointive. The county's "hydra-headed executive branch, its lack of a chief executive, and its curious mingling of executive and legislative functions in the county board of supervisors in 84 downstate counties," Dr. Browne said, "do violence to the political theory upon which out national, state and city governments are based." 11 Selected Stocks Following are today's 1:30 p.m. quotations on eleven New York Stock Exchange issues research has indicated are widely held in the Alton area, as supplied to the Alton Evening Telegraph by Newhard, Cook & Co., from its Alton branch office. (The New York Exchange closes daily at 2:30 p.m. (Alton time), so these are not the closing quotations): AT&T 167U, Gen. Motors 46%, Granite City Steel 52%, Olin Mathieson Chemical 53*4, Owens- Illinois 66^, Shell Oil 76 1 i, Sinclair Oil 58%, Socony 52% 'ex- dividend). Std. Oil 'Ind.) 579s. Std. Oil (NJ) 55 7 «, U. S. Steel G9U. Summed'!eld School Nets $143 on Event GODFREY.—A good turn out was recorded at the fall festival and chili supper at Summerfield School Saturday evening. Austin Says Toll Roads r Too Costlv j ROCKFORD. III. i,|V-Richard B. Austin told a Rockford rally Monday night the Illinois toll highway system will cost 800 million dollars more than necessary, and he blamed Gov. William G. Stratton. The Democratic nominee for Slratton's job said the state could have had the same highway improvements for 30 million dollars under n federal program. Instead, Austin told an audience of about 400. the state program pushed by Stratton will ultimately cost the state double the amount of the 415 million dollar bond issue. The Chicago Superior Court judge predicted that the Legislature will be asked to investigate the sale of toll highway bonds which he said were sold for 8 million dollars less than face value. Austin predicted he will defeat the Republican incumbent by 300,000 votes, and that he may even carry downstate Illinois. Both in his speech and in a preceding news conference, Austin said a "surge of voter interest" presages election of Hie entire Democratic ticket in Illinois, Austin said that Stratton was in a measure responsible for the Orville E. Hodge financial scandal. He said the governor acknowledged to U. S. Senate investigators that he had known Hodge was "unsound and Unreliable." Austin said if Stratton bad ordered semi-annual audits, the former Republican state auditor's treasury looting would have been limited to $330,000, instead of lli million dollars. Peter C. Drainer Rites at Westwoocls JERSEYVTLLE—With the Rev. Father Paul P. Heinen as celebrant of the requiem high mass, Gross receipts was $143.62, it funeral rites were conducted at 9:30 a.m. today in St. Mary's was announced. P a r e n t-Teacher Association sponsored the event. The proceeds will be used for the pupils. Church of the Westwoods, for Peter C. Drainer, 98. Burial was in the church cemetery. Occasional Showers "• Batatas** FORECAST For Tvetday Night fi$vm Show taw fi*p*tf«di WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST — Rain is expected tonight on the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Florida. Showers will cover the central and western Great Lakes westward through the Mississippi Vally. Showers on the North Pacific Coast will spread eastward bringing some snow to higher elevations in the Rockies. (AP Wirephoto Map) British, French Warn Egypt, Israel: 'Stop Fighting' ofG? Prices Holding To Small Gains By WILLIAM FERRIS CHICAGO ff — Grains mostly held onto small gains on the Board of Trade today after an initial buying rush faded out. Prices moved ahead several cents in early dealings in the mar- { T." ket's first reaction to news an Is- ,,' (Continued From Page I.) able to mobilize 500,000 men. So far neither side had published any casualties in the fighting. Two mechanized Israeli columns: crossed the border Monday night.' Israel said the expedition's purpose was to clean out bases of Egyptian commandos who have been raiding into Israel. The first word of air activity came from Tel Aviv, an official there said Egyptian fighter planes had attacked Israeli troops in the Sinai, strafed an Israeli convoy in Israel's adjoining Negeb Desert, causing some casualties, and shot down a small Israeli military observation plane. Seek Air Support A military spokesman in Tel Aviv said the army had asked Premier David Ben-Gurion's government to order the Israeli air force into action in retaliation. A war scare spread around the world, and Western diplomats reacted quickly. The Arab nations surrounding Israel all have said they would regard an attack against one as an attack against all, raising the threat of a general renewal of the 1948 Palestine war. ' There were these rapid-fire de-, cago: wheat 3. corn 112, oats 6, white weavily 79 1 4; sample grade heavy white 79. No soybeans. Soybean oil 12%-%. Soybean meal: 47.00-47.50. Barley nominal: malt- Ing choice 1.30-45. Feed 98-1.08. High Low Gose Prev.Close Wheat Dec 2.35H 2.34'* 2.35H 2.34'i Mar 2.40"i 2.39=8 2.40^-',* 2.39>,i 2.41 2.39',a 2.4014 2.39";'B 2.30'i 2.29% 3.30% 2.30 2.32% 2.31% 2.32V6-U 2.31% Jly Sep Corn j Dec rr.eli army had invaded Egypt. Most of the demand came from previous short sellers. j After the first hour of active! May Jiy l.SS'-i 1.371s 1.37%-ii 1.37 1.431-1 1.42 1.42i*-% 1.42 1.46% 1.45H 1.45Vi-% 1.45 1.47ft 1.46% 1.47-46"i 1.46'i dealings the market turned quiet.: ^ May Jly Sep 1.46»g 1.44% Oats Dec .S0';i .79% Prices receded and in some cases dipped under the previous close. A watchful waiting attitude developed. The tense international situation dominated trade attention. However, beneficial rains Jell in a good section of the winter wheat belt. The United States agreed to let Italy buy 60 million dollars worth of surplus American farm products. Estimated carlot receipts at Chi-! ^ .81% .81' 2 .76 Sep .~6 1 Rye Dec 1.59 Mar 1.64 May Jiy .SOii .75% .76Vi .81's .75 f 'i .76Vi Fliers Try To Control Jet 'Booms' Lt.-Col. Ben O. Moore, commander of. the Alton area Air Force Reserve unit, told the Rotary Club Monday night folks might as well get used to jet plane noises — including sonic booms. As for the "booms", he said, the Air Force and fliers, themselves, do their best to control them and keep their effects away from densely populated areas. The Air Force, itself, provides special areas for the pilots to make their sonic barrier breaking tests in. However, he pointed out, It is necessary that flying students gain experience in passing through the sonic barrier so they will recognize the effect on their planes and on their flying. As for the jet noises, efforts are being made to discover a way of muffling them. The noise, however, does mean more power; known methods of reducing it mean loss of power. All fighting planes need all the power and speed they can muster il they are to be successful in defending the country and effecting their purpose. Cul. Moore also presented a tnpe recording made against a i background of air force sounds. ! Me was introduced by Maj. ! Charles Jackson, who explained I that the Air Force had a policy i of making gix>d on sonic txxim .damage which could be proven. 27 Respond to Jury Call in City Court . 1.44?i Roll call of the venire by Court Clerk Boschert today re- .80 j vealed 27 prospective jurors in ,81'ii Alton City Tourt as compared ,S0 7 8 to 23 who responded yesterday. .75 1 2J Judge Streeper Monday had ,"K : 'n i asked a check up by the sher- 1.57 1.61 1.62'i -62 1.62 J , 2 1.64Vi 1.61% 1.62% 1.62 1.59 1.56% 1.57U 1.56% Soybeans velopments: barley 11, soybeans 2. The U.K. Security Council was! CHICAGO av-No wheat. Corn called into emergency session in No 1 yellow 1.33-33'4; No - 1.33,' Nov 2.44",* 2.42 2.44'i-44 2.41'i Jan 2.49% 1.47V4 2.49 1 4-'/3 2.46% Mar 2.54Vi 2.52 2.54 2.51 1 i 2.56 7 s 2.54% 2.56'i-% 2.53% Jly 2.56% 2.5-1% 2.56 ] .i-% 2.53^ Largest lake in Illinois is Crab Orchard, n man-made lake cov- New York. i No 3 1.29%-1.31^i. Oats No 1 heavy i ering 10.95 square miles. i Uf's office because of the fail- j ure of five, all reported duly summoned, to appear. Four of the absentees of Monday were on hand today. One of the four was excused because of illness. Judge Streeper said the apparent failure of the filth venire- man to appear after a reported second notice by the sheriff's office, would be looked into further. The torch which is the lymbol of leamint, is called a flambeau. Back up your Election Hunch with a "gentleman's bet" ...make it TOP LEVEL, no creasing, no pinching. Flat and flat* tering, $12.95 & $20 GUILD EDGE, Crafted by hand . . . ihe ultimate in fine hats. $20 Who will it be , , . Ike or Adlai? A lot of men think they know the answer — and ore ready to back up their opinion with a little wager. In matters political/ the traditional bet is a-new hat ,.. and when the bettors are especially shrewd, it's a new DOBBS. A new DOBBS? That's where we come into the picture. We've fitted many a triumphant winner... in many an election year... and the day after this one, we hope to do the same for you. A new DOBBS tor Fall is the best bet yet THIRD AND PIASA, ALTON — SHOP WEDNESDAY 9 to 5

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