Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 3, 1958 · Page 1
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TRAFFIC TOLL tofltyi *«*r'« ACCIDENTS ... 1 658 •INJURY 0 80 DEATHS 0 3 •Actident Involving injury. ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 122 Year* CLOUDY THURSDAY: Low T2, High 90. Complete W««fh«r Pftf« t. Established January 13, 1836 Vol. CXXItl, No. 145 ALTON, ILL,, THURSDAY, JULY 3, .1958. 16 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Prow QuietFourth Expected In Alton Independence Day will be ob* served quietly in Alton—thanks to the city and state anti-firework! laws. And, in contrast to former years, no public events are scheduled. In years past, a picnic was sponsored at Rock Spring Park by the American Legion. But the work became too much for the dwindling profits, so the picnic was abandoned. The automobile, the beckoning highways, the radios and televisions at home, the growing popularity of cooking out at home—these proved too much competition for the picnic. And with the picnic went the public fireworks display—the only kind permitted under present laws. The picnic of Legion days was the successor of the old-time gathering, when orators held forth. The Fourth of July oratism became an "American tradition— usually it was an hour-long effort, an address of fulsorn, phrases, grand perorations, fancy flights of speech. In today's pace of living, 15 minutes is about as long as most people will listen to any speech. The home barbecue—with the head df the household cooking outside and some friends invited—has taken the place of the smaller picnic. The, air-conditioned home, with the ball game on the radio, has become another modern-day attraction. The day will be marked gener. ally as a holiday. Business will cease, public offices will be closed. The Telegraph will not publish. For those persons who work the five-day week there will be a three-day holiday. Police Issued their usual warning to motorists—to drive carefully, and above all to avoid mixing drinking and driving. The Fourth will fall on the first Friday of the month—the day on which Catholics receive Holy Communion if they are observing the nine-first-Fridays novena. Under new rules, mass is read in the afternoon on the first Friday of the month, except when that Friday falls on a legal holiday. So, on Friday, July 4; there will be NO afternoon masses and the regular week-day schedule will be observed. FilTerUp Day Is Also Death Day CHICAGO (AP)—This was get away day for millions of Americans. It was a day to fill 'er up and head somewhere—the city dwellers moslly to the wide open spaces and country folk to Ihe theaters, ball parks and race tracks of the cities. The National Safety Council estimated thai 45 million cars will run up a total of 12 billion miles during the long July 4th weekend. For many it will be Ihe last trip on earth. The council figured 410 persons may be killed in motor vehicle accidents in the 78-hour period Ilial begins at 6 p. m. tonight and ends at midnight Sunday. Inside Musts: EDITORIAL ....... PACE 4 SOCIETY PAGE « SPORTS PAGE1* RADIO ft TV PACE 11 COMICS ,... PAGE IS CLASSIFIED PAGE U OBITUARY PAGE 19 Council Approves Laclede Annexing With the signing Wednesday evening by Mayor Day of an annexation ordinance, unanimously enacted by City Council in special | session, the Laclede Steel Co. tract, was believed to have immediate y become a part of the City of Alton. The tract taken into the city corporate area on petition of the steel company extends eastward 'rom the city limits at Missouri avenue to the center of Wood 3 iiver creek—a lineal distance ot about 1 J ,2 miles, and approxi- WORTMAN TESTIFIES mates 200 acres located in Wood s||ch terri)ory shall enler ; uch Frank (Buster) Wortman, right, leans over to confer with his attorney, Morris A. Shenker of St. Louis, during testimony today before the Senate Rackets Committee. Wortman is the reputed head of the remnants of the old Shelton gang in East St. Louis. The committee is probing alleged gangster infiltration of businesses and labor unions—AP Wire- photo. Plans Set Orders For River Road Job Preparation of specifications for grading the McAdams highway the remaining distance to Graflon from the current Lockhaven project have been ordered by the Illinois Division .of Highways. C. H. Sheppard has been given the instructions, as project engineer, to proceed with this part of the preparation for letling a contract on this nine-mile portion of the highway. E. W. Riefler, district highway engineer, explained today that the next phase of work on the upstream portion of the highway would be limited to the grading with a view to tying up in any one year's work only what money would be actually spent during that one year. Thus, he pointed out. more projects could be undertaken in more places with the same amount of funds. Riefler said new problems in engineering had been presented by experience of the contractor now working on the three-mile stretch of the highway astraddle Piasa Creek at Lockhaven. As a result, his engineers are making more detailed soundings and tests of riverbed composition on the remaining nine miles from Lockhaven to Grafton than were made before. Composition of the riverbed material, Riefler pointed out, can influence the amount of material, particularly stone, that must be used in the fill necessary to ex- lend into the river the shelf on which the road will be built. Any further preparations to build the end of the McAdams highway within the city musl await determination of'damages other than land taken between the state and the Mississippi Lime Co., some of whose plant equipment is located on the intended right-of-way for the road. Anchor Inn Liquor License Hearing Is Continued EDWARDSVILLE—How one of their group obtained a case of beer and a half-pint of vodka the night of June 24 from a tavern outside the Alton city limits, and details of a subsequent drinking party that led to a juvenile fight and arrest of two of the boys, was described today before the Madison County Liquor Commission by seven Alton area teenage youths. The testimony was offered at a 'show cause" hearing on revocation of the county liquor license of Walter Burnham, 53, of East Al Ion, operator of the Anchor Inn Tavern at 2832 Easl Broadway, on the 4-lane highway just east of the Alton city limits. Burnham, accompanied by counsel, appeared at the hearing, but did not testify today. After interrogating the seven youths subpoenaed today, the commission continued the hearing until July 10 or 17, when Burnam will have an opportunity to testify or offer any evidence in defense of revocation action by the commission. Testimony this morning of the seven youths, ranging in age from 14 to 18, was recorded on a tape 2 Teenage Boys Admit Stealing Policeman's Car EAST ALTON - Two young teenage boys Wednesday night joy ride" on which they had em- stole a policeman's car, stalled it on Foslerburg Road and returned lo lown where they "bor- barked. They told police that, after taking patrolman Hubach's car for a "drive" on Fosterburg road, they had motor trouble and Ihe rear wheels locked. They Ihen hitchhiked back to the service slation where they took a 1954 station wagon and drove back lo Hubach's car. They attempted lo push Hulion, 446 W. St. Louis Ave., for bach's car, but f ailed and then repairs, was not parked in front drove the station wagon back to rowed" another car and used it in an attempt to push the policeman's car back to town. Don Hubach, patrolman whose car was taken, was on duly at Uie time of the incident and noticed that his car, which he had left at the Strattpn Service Sta< where the proprietor of the tion had leit it at closing time. boys confessed to the "double recording machine by Assistant State's Attorney John G. Mudge, who conducted the interrogalion of witnesses. In the absence of Counly Liquoi Commissioner Gus Haller, confined lo his home at Rosewooc Heighls by a hip ailment, Chairman Earl Herrin of the Liquor License Committee of the Boa re of Supervisors, presided. John G Graham of Granite City was the other commission member present. An 18-year-old Alton area youth, the first witness called leslified that the seven youths met first at a "hop" at Forkey ville the evening of June 24, then drove to the Anchor- Inn, where he testified he entered the place and bought a case of beer and half-pint of vodka without question from Ihe proprietor, Burnam After driving across the Lewis' Clark bridges, the group drank the beer and vodka, the witness rotated. Several members of the party then went back to the "hop 1 and others wenl home, testimony showed. However, several in the drink ing party went back lo the An chor inn, but were refused drinks by a waitress in the place, interrogation disclosed. A fight occurred between one ot the members of the drinking party and another Alton youth a a sale barn on Fosterburg roac later in the evening, with the result that the two combatants wenl to an Alton hospital and were Ireated there for injuries, one toi a "broken finger" and Ihe olhei for a broken looth, Ihe testimony before the commission showed. Two of the youths were arrest ed at (he hospital and subsequently paid a fine and costs of $25 each on intoxication charges. The seven participants in the drinking party denied lhal they had obtained any liquor or drank any at the "hop," a teenage ren dezvous outside Alton. the service it. Damage station and parked to Huhach's car as Hubach called the police sla-ja result of the "jaunt" Included lion and the slale police were no- tilled. At 1:30 a.m. today -Andrew Biro and Ray Allen, policemen, who were patroling in the irev ol the service station, noticed two boys and picked them up for questioning. The a broken driveshafl, broken steering column, a bent rear bumper and the rear wheels locked. Tiie boys were turned over to Louis Waller, Madison County juvenile probation officer. Telegraph Will Not Publish on July 4 The Telegraph will not publish tomorrow, July 4, Independence Day. Wortman Stays Mum On Activities Fliver Township. Thirteen aldermen and the mayor were present at the council meeting called by the mayor to act on the petition for annexa- ion, Alderman Hussong alone be- ng absent. About 30 spectators were in the audience section, the group including many iden- .ified with ACBG organization. In addition to enacting the annexation measure, the Council by unanimous vote also passed an ordinance to ease permit requirements from industries under the Alton building code for alterations, repairs, removals, demolitions, and maintenance of WASHINGTON - James Plumeri, alias Jimmy Doyle, a key figure in a Senate investigation of gangster infiltration of businesses and labor unions, refused today to say whether he once tried to push a well known male singing star out of a window. Frank (Buster) Wortman, al leged big shot racketeer in East St. Louis, 111., also refused to answer question under the fifth amendment. Wortman did say he is not an officer of any union, but balked at telling whether he runr unions, or is a member of Local 562 of the Steamfitters Union. A sharp eyed, sharp featurec ma]) in a neatly tailored blue suit Wortman also refused to tell the committee his occupation. His St. Louis, Mo., lawyer, M.A. Shenker, told the committee Wortman has been under "continuous investigation since 1954." Shenker said this has involved investigations by the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, grand juries in St. Louis and East St. Louis, and that ne has just heard another grand jury is about to be impanneled to investigate Wortman further. Wortman identified by Kennedy as an ex-convict, quickly ran up a score of 80-odd claims of privilege, covering questions concerning local unions, gambling opera lions, trucking operations, ano many other tilings. He gave his address as the Broadview Hotel, East St. Louis, but refused to say whether he has a home in Morris hills, a St Louis suburb. Kennedy comment ed that the suburb is referred to by some as "Hoodlum Hill." Residents of the suburb, Kennedy said, include Sam Magin, Dutch Dowling, Gordon Foster, and Ted Wortman. Kennedy said Foster and Ted Wortman are nephews of Bustei Wortman, and serve as "fronts" for some of his activities. Magin, who on the stand. followed Wortman also promptly invoked the privilege against self- incrimination, and was excuse* after brief questioning. Magin gave his address as Collinsville III., but refused to answer when asked for his occupation. Although Wortman refused to answer any his arrests, questions concerning Kennedy said Wortman has been arested 20 times as a robbery suspect, twice on con oealed weapons charges, ant three times for slayings. In 1933, questioning in Kennedy said, Wortman received a 10-year pris on sentence, part of which lie served in Alcatraz. Kennedy said the sentence was for assault on prohibition agents and that "Blackie" Amies was convicted with him. Wortman was i pleased in 1941. Kennedy sale Armes was killed in a gun fight in southern Illinois. „. But before he died, Kenned} asked Wortman, didn't Amies take Wortmun to southern Illinois as "purl of the old Capone mob.' An answer to thai, Wortman said, might tend to incriminate him. "And prior to that you were a member of llie Slielton gang Kennedy asked. He got the wmie answer. DATA AT THE DAM 1 a.m. temperature "eiierduy'l today 75 desiees. High 80. Law 73 Alver tune below dam at 7 s m. 4.3. Pool 23.4 Precipitation 24 hours to I •.0). None Goldfine Gave 37 Federal Employes Christmas Checks to fhe county clerk is necessary for Hie township change, it appears. The law provides that "the county clerk upon receipt of a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance of the city annexing plant structures and service equipment. This ordinance, asker* by Laclede, makes the Alton code per- mi,t requirements coincide with the Madison County building code which was modified from the original BOCA code form by the county board, it was explained, at request of industry. While the annexation ordinance brings the extensive Laclede tract into the city, its enactment alone doesn't transfer the tract from Wood River Township into Alton Township, which is coextensive with the city, City Clerk Price today pointed •to. a • statute provision in the Township Act that wh'ere'a coextensive city-township annexe? territory of another township, the new territory shall become part of the co-extensive township. How. ever, a certification of the annexing resolution or ordinance boundry change in the official records of his office." Earlier, authorities here recall, the statute required county board approval, but this requirement was eliminated by a 1955 amendment by the state legislature. City Clerk Price said today that Mayor Day signed the annexation ordinance after the council meeting last night, and hat he was today preparing certified copies. He proposes to file next Monday one certification with the county clerk and another with the county recorder's office. A map depicting the city boundary change by reason of [he ordinance was in preparation today to provide a supplemental record, also to be filed with the county recorder. Engineer C. H. Sheppard, who ias prepared plats of the annexed territory to be filed and recorded with the ordinance adopted last night, said today the area includes a corridor extending all the way to East Alton. The area was included in a purchase made from the Illinois Terminal in 1956, extending along the ok between Alton and GIFT-TAKER Eugene P. Kinnaly, administrative assistant to House Democratic leader Rep. John W. McCormack of Massachusetts, was named by Boston industrialist Bernard Goldfine today as a recipient of Christmas gifts. — AP Wirephoto. Secretary To Adams Got Check WASHINGTON (AP)—A sccre- ary to Sherman Adams and an aide to Rep. McCormack <D- Mass) were named in House hear- ngs today as having received checks from Bernard St. Louis. The corridor exlends about 9.000 feet from the main plant property of the Laclede Steel Co Al poinls it: narrows down to a width of 60 feet, but where it (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2.) Annexation Goses Off Laclede Tract From Milton What effect Ihe annexation by the City of Alton of the huge Laclede Steel Co. tract would have on Milton's plans was posed today as a question to John E. McConnell Jr., Wood River Township Supervisor and Milton resident. McConnell, a leader with Burl Rose and others in preliminary plans to solve Milton's sewer, in- corporalion and annexation problems, commented: "11 is hard to say what our nexl step will be." He pointed out that the Milton group had its eye on the industries of the area bordering the river and which had boundaries continguous with Milton's. If Milton's 16,000 residents would vote to incorporate, Ihen Millon could annex the industries in contiguous areas. Now Allon has annexed Ihe I'a-mile indus- Irial slrip owned by Laclede, and that closes off Milton from lerri tory occupied by Alton Box Board Co., Illinois Power Co. and American Smelling & Refin ing Co. This blocks off Milton annex- alion possibilities in Ihe industrial area from Allon lo Wood River Creek, McConnell poinled oul. He eslimaled Laclede's properly al $4 million, while the greater (and more lucrative tax- wise) valuations he listed as the other industries which, with Laclede, would make a total assessed valuation of between $36 and $38 million dollars. The Milton committee had noted at previous public meetings that this industrial valuation, combined with a valuation of $13 million in the Milton residential aiea of 4,000 homes, would make an overall total of about $50 million. Since bonds for building sew- erg can be issued up to five per cent of the assessed valuation, the $50 million would give Milton $2% million lor building sewers which is about the sum. needed, McConnell estimated. This possibility went out of the window with the annexation by Alton of the Laclede property. The Milton group lasl week had attempted to arrange a meeting with representatives of the industries al Alton's southeast edge, but plans went awry after the request had been made for the session. Milton now faces the alternatives of incorporating so it can build a waler plant and use revenue to pay for sewers; or Milton may become a part of a Wood River Sanilary Dislricl; or Mil- Ion can plan to annex to Alton; or Milton can take no action and the state will order the building of the sewers. McConnell pointed out in the last ciled allerna live that the cost of sewers would be twice as much." The problem for Milton, in a nutshell, is to find the most economical way to conform with the mandatory statute that compels areas such as Milton to take some physical aclion, such as a bond issue or construction of an acceptable sewer system, before January, 1961. An additional legal axe dangling over the unincorporated area is a federal law againsl casting raw sewage in the river. This means a sewage disposal plant musl be buill al the same lime as the sewers. Alton, too, has been mulling over the sewage problem. Mayoi Day has Ihis lisled on his program as Ihe prime city prob lem. Two plans have been advanced for Alton, one of which would provide sewage disposa for outlying areas such as Milton —with the outlying areas paying part of the cost and the othei is designed solely to lake care of Alton's needs. One of the Milton committee's prime objections to the hookup with Alton is that the construction cost include?- "a couple ol million dollars for a storm sewer for the downtown district," McConnell said. The outlying resi dents don't wanl lhal added to their bill, he saiu. McConnell envisions a situation developing rapidly in the next five years, where all Illinois suburbs are swallowed by Ihe cities through the simple process of being voted in by city councils. A law that will permit this is brewing at Springfield, he said. McConnell, in summarizing the Laclede petition for annexation to Alton, said, "This movement in Milton apparently pushed the industries into taking an action that the City of Alton has wanted toi 1 30 year»." Millionaire Sees No Wrong in Activities WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernard Goldfine acknowledged today making present payments to numerous White House and congressional employes. But he denied a suggestion that may explain the mysterious disposition of three-quarters ot a million dollars. He refused to givp House licence between a treasurer's check, vcstiRators his rer-ords on thejdrawn against a bank, and an $750,000 of checks drawn on finulsiorclinary personal check. ot his enterprises but never ..j s it not a f(u , t _,. LishlTlan cashed. House investigators had report- pet "incontrovertible proof" that Goldfine make payments to White asked, "that a treasurer's check, is purchased in the name of the person that is to receive it and masks the identity of the person House and congressional employ-|\vho gives the check?" PS in both the present and pasl| Goiiifine disagreed, saying that administrations. l- a i oUor always goes along with Goldfine Christmas said gifts they were for to "poor workers" in the government offices, "and if that's bad I'd like to be lold about it." Goldfine, Boston industrialist and friend of presidential aide Sherman Adams, was handed a list of 37. names as a second day >f hearings under oath got under A-ay. Largest to Kinnaly Goldfine said the gifts ran round $25 and the largest one vent to Eugene P. Kinnaly, ad- ninistrative assistant to R?p. was given a list which committee Christmas Joldfine. Eugene Kinnaly, administrative assistant to McCormack, denied to newsmen that he had received a check. He said he had received food and fruit as a Christmas gilt McCormack is the House Democratic leader. Goldfine, in the witness ctair o a House investigating committee of 37 names counsel t?ai( came from incontrovertible proo that Goldflne had made payment to federal employes in both the present and past administrations Goldfine pictured these as $25 o $50 Christmas gifts to some of he "poor workers" in the White House and at the Capitol. Then the Boston industrialist and friend of Adams, No, 1 aide o President Eisenhower, idenli- ied one of the 37 as Kinnaly. "Joldfine said that was the first name on the list. Rep. Peter F. Mack (D-I11) said another name on the list was a secretary to Adams named Laura G, Sherman. he House subcommittee investigating Gold.fine's relations with Adams and with other officials ind federal agencies, handed the ist of 37 names to Goldfine. Lishman asked him to identify the persons. Lishman said he was trying to lind out what happened to three- Khrushchev Has New Progr am By JOHN SCAL1 WASHINGTON (AP) - Premier Khrushchev is reported to have proposed some new steps Russia and Western countries might take to prevent surprise bombing at lacks againsl each other. The Soviet leader is understood to have mentioned them in an unexpected letter he sent to President Eisenhower late Wednesday afternoon. The State translating the 4'/i page document rushed a copy lo Eisenhower Wednesday night. Some U.S. officials were report ed to regard Khrushchev's sugges lions as more promising than Ihe formerly unacceplable proposals as set forth thus far for inspei> ion of each other's territory. While these checks explaining who they are from." "Yes, but your name never appeal's on the check," Lishnwn insisted. "Here, I'll hand you a photo- static copy of one," Lishman said. "All right," Goldfine said testily. "Hand me one." Signature Absent Goldfine said his signature did not appeal- on it. Lishman asked Goldfine if he understood thai a treasurer's John W. McCormack UVlasot, check was good indefinitely or un- louse Democralic leader. j(ji the issuing bank went bank- Goldfine said he had tinnaly for many years. known nipt, whereas a expired by law personal check unless cashed Robert W. Lishman, counsel forj w j m j n a year of issuance. "I only learned that today," Joidfine replied. "I never knew that until today." Rep. Charles Wolverton (R-NJ) objected that the committee members were being ''held in darkness to what the counsel has in mind." quarters of a million dollars worth "I think it would be appropvi- ot Goldfine company checks that'^-" Wolverton said, "for the remain outstanding and still un- committee to hold an executive cashed over a long period of time, session so lhat the committee can "We have records subpenaedi havp the information that Mr. from the Pilgrim Trust Co. (of Lisnman has. Boston)," Lishman said, "incon trovertible proof that Mr. Gold fine made it apparently a practice to have treasurers' checks purchased which he used for payments to various employes both past and present in the White House and on the Hill." "The Hill" was a reference to Congress, coming from Capitol lill. 37 Names on List Lishman then handed the list of "I don't believe it is the intent of this committee to withhold publicity about those in this or other administrations who may have received gifts from this witness." Lishman said the members of the committee had the list in question, but Wolverton insisted that he had not been supplied a copy. Sees Tax Evasion "It is available to all members who desire to have it," chairman J7 names to Goldfine. saying the Oren Harris (D-Ark), said. "You ihecks may have gone to federal •mployes "who may have been :oo bashful to get them cashed." Goldfine did not immediately dentify any one on the list pub- icly excepl Kinnaly. But he prolesled lhat only a small portion of llie checks represented payments to federal officials. He declined to produce •ecords on the full amount as Jshman sought. Goldfine contended that the ihecks were not relevant to the stated aim of the subcommittee's nquiry—to check on how federal regulatory agencies are following the checks that Department, after refusing to divulge details, some officials said Khrushchev's ideas, if sincere, could eventually open ;he door to limited East-West i-o- >pc ration to guard against sudden attack. The Soviet charge d'affaires, Sergei St r i g a n o v, ballyhooed {hrushchev's new message us 'an important new initiative" by Moscow to ease dangerous East- West tensions. He gave this description when ic handed the letter to Under Sec- etary ol Slate Christian HertiT Jr. but declined to provide any lelail. He reported only thai it wvered "a new, important is- he law. Goldfine said did represent payments to White [louse and congressional employes we'-e of the $25 variety. "At Christmas time these are all checks thai are senl lo some poor workers" who loil in government offices, he lestified. Christinas Checks "There isn't one check here thai hasn't been given as far as Christmas is concerned, and il that's bad I'd like to be told about it," Goldfine said indignantly. Lishmun questioned Goldfine on lus understanding of the differ' may have a copy." Before today's hearing, Rep. Peter F. Mack (D-I11) said Gold- 'ine's treatments of his favors to Sherman Adams, No. 1 White House aide, amounts to "income tax evasion by falsely listing gifti as business expenses." But Goldfine said the bills got routine handling by his accountants and if the Internal Revenue Service "feels we made a mistake . . we will adjust our returns." Goldfine, who gave his explanation in a statement Wednesday night, faces questioning about that and other matters under oath today before a House subcommittee checking charges that Adams, President Eisenhower's top aide, helped Goldfine get favored treatment from federal agencies. Chairman Oren Harris (D-Ark> said questioning of Goldfine probably will continue into next week. TODAY'S CHUCKLE This country would nol be in such a mess today if the Indians had adopted more stringent immigration laws. (© Gen. Fea. Corp.) Loss of $50 Grocery Fund Mars Man's Homecoming A State Department spokesman afterward told newsmen tersely ,hai the Khrushchev proposal* dealt with measures to prevent surprise attack. ST ALTON—A happy homecoming for Orville Combs, Wednes- jday was somewhat clouded—the grocery budget of $50 was missing. Combs, 31, 318 East Dr., has been a patient the past three weeks at St. Luke's Hospital of St. Louis, where he underwent surgery for removal of a brain tumor. He is progressing nicely, his wife reports, but it will be * long, slow convalescence of Iwo or three months. Following surgery, paralysis of the right side sel in, Mrs. Combi stated, and he has been taking therapeutic treatments at the v hospital. "1 look instructions so 1 will be able to administer the treat ment at home," Mrs. Combs said. "He is improving. He can move his right leg a liUte now." | To relax a little after the strain lot recent weeks, Mrs- Combs spent an afternoon in an Alton theater before doing her grocery shopping. Her $50 grocery money was carefully tucked in her billfold. In the confusion of leaving the show with her two small sons, Michael, 8, and Mark, o, the billfold fell from her purse. When she reached the grocery store and discovered Ihe billfold was not in her possession, she rushed back to the theater where the wallet was recovered—all ptt» pens intact, but no money. Fifty dollars is quite u bit ol money any way you look at it. It's a great deal of cash to find—U'» a staggering amount to lose. An appeal is being mad* to the "someone" to please return the money to the Combs

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