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Today 1933 "Innocents Abrdad." Welcome, Dollar Wheat. Getting Ford Is Not E«y. Religion, Nazi Style. _B» ARTHUR BttlBBANS— NEW YORK, June 26—How wise are the British, how calm, reminding you of a seahawk poised aloft, watching for a fish to appear, then diving and GETTING the fish! ™ u o s e modern "Innocents ft," Americans sent to Lon- 8 conference, report that England "straddles everything, praises every plan, and refuses to agree on any." plans that Innocent Americans suggest are not, in Europe's opinion, of any consequence. We were sent, first, to cancel the war debts. That, thank heaven, hasn't been done. Second, to keep the dollar, now free from the gold basis ball and chain, from becoming too active In this world and promoting American trade. Third, to cut down our tariff, and throw our manufacturers and workers into direct competition with the cheap labor and low living standards of other countries. Nothing much .has bean done in any of these three directions thus far, praise to the Lord. So England simply sits, watches and straddles. In international fiffalrs, our representatives in foreign countries may truly be called "Innocents ad." Americans are not so in- ^t in other directions. For .....Since, we know something about tennis. In yesterday's games at Wimbledon five Americans won, and Ellsworth Vines, champion American, beat G. R. D. Meredith, Knglish, in straight sets, 8-1, 8-2 6-. 0 Why not make diplomats of our tennis players and tennis players of our diplomats? Tennis is not Important. Wheat that you could have bought a little while ago for J2 or W cents a bushel sold yesterday ior one dollar on the grain market of Fort Worth,'Texas. Many farmers will welcome the battle cry: "Good-by, gold dollar! How do you do, dollar wheat?" i Herbert R. Wilkln, who is a Detroit banker of consequence, NOT a red Russian bolshevist, makes the interesting statement that the closing of banks in Detroit; was done by Wall street powers "to get" Henry Ford. The accusation will -interest Mr Cummings, the Attorney General of the United States, and President Roosevelt. The financial gentlemen did not "get" Mr. Ford, an undertaking not easy in t,he case of a man With JWjfr or five hundred millions in wfl^on hand. But whoever engineered .he clos' tag of those Detroit banks, if any< body dm; eaused hardship,, worry and loss to tens',of tho.u?{ujds,tl «4not deserve such treatment. The distinguished Mr. Fedora and the impartial and powerful At trrney General might get more in formation from Banker Wilkln; Gabriel and other angels, listening to Protestant church services in Germany, will notice changes if, as is expected, Dr. Ludwig Musl- fcr becomes head bishop of the Ocrman Reich. Last Sunday in Koenigsberg's ancient Schloss- kirche, built nearly seven hundred years ago, he demonstrated his views of religion on a Nazi basis. He preached only fifteen minutes, calling the Nazi revolution "God's hour for the German peo- P'e," and introduced a loud, uniformed storm troopers' band playing martial tunes in place of an organ. He changed the Lord's prayer around considerably, introducing the words, "For thine is the third reich." Some dictators, like Mussolini, are wise, and some others not so wise. '•*; ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH (Established January 20,1836) 3c Per Copy ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 1933. Member of The Associated Press Ellison Still Is Prosecutor He Declares Notifies New Judges Brown's Ouster is Void, In His View Death of C. H> Venner in New York Recalls Water Plant Deal 30 Years Ago Asks To Be Heard Regards Self As in Full Charge of Dog Track Case Formal notification that he was not regarding as effective a removal order entered recently in the Circuit court affecting his tenure of office as special state's attorney in the dog track cases, has been sent to the three Judges of the Circuit court by C. C. Ellison. At the request of State's Attor ney Lester Geers, Judge J. R. Brown, before retiring from office, entered a formal order vacating earlier orders entered in the Circuit court naming C. C. Ellison as state's attorney. A copy of a letter written by Ellison to the three judges has been received by the Telegraph which appears to be formal notice that Ellison still regards himself as special state's attorney in the case and entitled to participate in any further proceedings in the dog track case that may take place in Circuit court. Incidentally it probably would be noticed, also, that Ellison might still claim compensation for whatever .services he had rendered, and demand a division of the fine that might be imposed, and paid, if any is imposed later on. Prompted by Wilder Action. The letter of Mr. Ellison, dated June 24, was apparently prompted by newspaper publication that Richard Wilder, one of those Indicted, had surrendered after keeping out of the court jurisdiction for a long time, had given bond and it appeared the case was up for disposition. The typewritten copy of the letter follows: Judges D. H. Mudge, Maurice V. Joyce, and Alfred Relss, Judges of the Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois. Honorable Sirs: I am informed that upon June 17 last the Honorable Jesse R. Brown, a former circuit judge in and for the Third Judicial Circuit of 1111- Continued on .page 7. oeta Garbo, young Swedish pi, came to Hollywood, earned a lortune in moving pictures. Now sne buys a home in Stockholm, weden, and the average American says: "why couldn't she buy herself a bungalow in Hollywood, settle there, and show gratitude to the country iu which she earned her money?" That sounds convincing, but if a young girl from Brooklyn had gone to Stockholm, made a fortune and returned to buy a house m Brooklyn, the same average Ame r i can would have said: "Good 1 , Amerj can girl. She may make money nniong those Swedes, out she cornea here and spends it JJ1 the good old United States, inree cheers for her." Vatican City reveals the fact that the bomb exploded in the Portico of St. Peter's Cathedral on wJl, y was made ln Spain. Tt was widen in a.basket such as peasants Wy, to divert suspicion. A Spaniard has been arrested. ine crime is supposed to have been an act of retaliation for recent Vatican action in connection, with seizure of church property and oppression of religious schools in The person guilty of the outrage. •"""Wto: be a Spaniard, is no I,of his country's new govern", for such a crime, that might B endangered the person of the ™l», Is calculated to stir up in °Paln a revolution with which the "w government could not cope. hi» M cltles wm to Interested in ••h 8 . New York's experiment, selling baby bonds" direct to citizens In aenonunations as low as $10, with '; interest. That is Continued on page 7. Take Society Matron and Auto. bandits slug John J. Bhlnners' ohauf- t her . tba "Whine «nd forced biorb. B £5 om P»»y them for a few ooo ,?,,. whlls "wy «ed from a $1,. thL JSP «°*P»»y holdup. Then ee ? her and continued in ft walUog machine. Case Within $123 Of Total Assets Claims to Be Passed On At Hearing July 6 by Referee Creditors of the Alton Barium Products Co. apparently will receive little for their accounts if all the claims filed as costs of the bankrutpcy proceedings are allowec by the referee in bankrutpcy, Leigh M. Kagy, who will hold a hearing July 6 for passing on the report of the trustee in bankrutpcy, R. G Husklnson. The case has been long drawn out but has reached the stage now for adjudication. The fees claimed In the case are listed as follows* Trustees' commission, $1,342.50 trustees' expenses, $225.60; attorney for the trustee, $10,000; petitioning creditors attorney, $5,000; his expenses, $1,340.76; attorney for the bankrupt, $1,450. The specla master's commission and expenses aggregate $1,014.80. The tota amount listed of these expense claims to be passed on is $20,373.71 The claims of creditors filed and allowed, secured and unsecured is as follows: Prior claims, $17,151.47 secured, $67,461.32; unsecured, $117,058.25. The total of these claims is $201,671.04. The comparison o: fees of those connected with the bankrutpcy case for services and the receipts from assets of the com pany Is interesting, in that there i only $123.17 apparently lef for the $201,671.04 due the creditors if additional costs are not charged against assets a further expenses of the proceedings In giving the statement of the assets derived from the proceeding the sale of the property to Augus Luer is omitted for the reason tha he holds a mortgage for $200,000 on the property which he bid in for $100,000 and it cannot be affected nor Included for the benefit of th other creditors. Indications are that the orlglna creditors' share will be so small tha if there is anything left, it would not be possible to make distribution of it, the fractions would be so small. In the assets Is $16,260 due th< company under an Insurance policy for use and occupancy which is t be settled at that figure by com promise and at the hearing th question of how much is to be paid for costs and expenses of collectliv that amount will be determined That Item could easily wipe out the little balance of $123.17 which othe claims would have left for the creditors. Struck by Automobile. James Bosley of 2400 College ave nue called the police at midnlgh Monday after picking up Jack Scan Ion of 305 McClure street who re ported having been knocked down by an automobile. Police took Soanlon to the hospital for exam inatlon and thence to his home, i appearing he had Incurred no seven hurt* Weather Forecast ILLINOIS—Cloudy tonight and Wednesday, probably scattered showers and thunderstorms; continued warm. Was Forced by Court to Give Up Control of Pumping Station 1 / Clarence H. Vernier's death In his New YOrk home Sunday awakes nemorles of Alton people of more .han 30 years ago when Venner was ;he head of the corporation which then served the City of Alton with ts water supply. Venner had wide fame as an Individual who had legal troubles with arge corporations. His usual role was as a minority stockholder fling a suit against some corporation, )Ut his fame in this vicinity was >ased on his taking over a whole waterworks system in Alton, transferring its assets WOm the New England Water Co., to the Baston Water & Light Co., a new corporation he had organized for the purpose. It was he who built the present pumping station of the Alton Water. Co. at a time when the pumping station was on the site where the old Bluff Line freight station was in Alton. Moved Equipment After building a pumping station in the name of the Boston Water & Light Co., he moved the pumping equipment from the old place to ;he new without proper consent of the owners , of the New England Water Works Co., and hitched the sumps onto the system of pipes erf the New England Water Works X!o. and went on pumping water to the customers in Alton. Later the United States court nade Venner give back the pumping station, which it was said had ieen built with New England Water Works Co. funds, and also to restore title to the pumping machinery. Later the bondholders of the New England Water Works Co. conveyed the title to an Alton syndicate which was organized by J. P. Porter, C. A. Caldwell, George M. Ryrie and others, to own and operate the water works system, and still later that company sold out to the present owners. Diversion of Property. In the light of the U. S. court decision Venner's seizure of the water works system from its legal owners and transferring it to his own new company was the largest diversion of property from its rightful owners ever committed in the city of Alton. It created a great stir at, the time and the fact that ;he transfer from rightful to a pretended owner was made known at the time through news stories published in the Telegraph.. , Venhe,r'.ttpvet figured in : any en' * rsal owners; by order of the United States court. ' At the time of his death from pneumonia Sunday, he was 77 years of age, 'A press dispatch about Venner's death said: Headed- Securities Firm. Venner was president of the Continental Securities Co., the C. H. Venner. Co., the General Investment Co. and the New York Central Securities Co., and before 1892 he had been a member of the New York, Boston and Chicago stock exchanges. He gained most prominence, however, through his almost constant litigation against such corporations as the Interborough Rapid Transit Co., the United States Steel Corporation, the New York Central Railroad, the New York Life Insurance Co., Bethlehem Steel Corporation and 20 others. . "I have investments to protect," he once said, "and it is a bad thing to permit large corporations to jam through plans involving millions." Moro Hew Rain, But Residents Doubt It MORO, June 27.—(Special.)— The long dry siege Moro has been experiencing was broken for a short while Tuesday morning by a hard shower lasting live minutes. The sun then came out hotter than ever, and an hour later the residents were doubting their eyes, and wondering whether there really is a foundation to the "mirage" idea." There were enough eye witnesses, however, to warrant the assertion that Moro had had rain. Teachers' Pay In County Decreased $110,000 Last Year Totalled $1,005,961; Was $1,115,946 In 1931-32 EDWARDSVILLE, June 27 — Earnings of teachers in the county, ixcluding those in rural schools, for he past year was $1,005,961 in comparison with a total of $1,115,046 or the previous year, a decrease of 110,000. This fact was pointed out in the annual report being compiled in the county superintendent of school office, by L. P. Wetzel, rural school visitor. The total number of elementary and high school teachers in the county for the past year, with the exclusion of rural teachers was 772 Of this number 217 were high school teachers. The total number of men teachers was 188, and the ;otal of women was 604. The en- Jre number of teaching positions or the past year was lower than previously. The earnings of all men teachers amounted to $297,912, while those of the women totaled $708,049. The report includes 39 school districts and shows the total, enrollment of boys as being 10,274, and flrls, 9524 in elementary schools The high school enrollment is shown as being boys, 2982; and girls, 2595, a grand total of 25,375 The daily attendance was stated as being 22.195. The number of high school graduates was 858 of which 444 were ty>ys ajid. 414. girls. State Cement Is Sent 34 Counties SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 27, M>) —Ernst Lieberman, chief highway engineer, today announced authorization of cement shipments to 34 counties for the paving of 200 miles of state bond issue routes and the construction of overheads, subways and brides. Since the state's cement price war was ended by a 2,000,000 barrel contract with the Marquette Cement Co., shipments authorized by Lieberman will permit 450 miles of paving Counties which will get cement authorized today for bond issue roads are: Cook, McHenry, Kane Will, Du Page, Lake, Henry, DeKalb, Stephenson, Carroll, Whiteside, Jackson, Union, Gallatin, Alexander, Randolph, Saline, Sangamon Logan, Cass, Schuyler, Morgan Champaign, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, Tazewell, Peorla, Stark, Warren, Henderson, Pulton and Knox Involved are 76 projects. The highway division also authorized the shipment of cement for 21 miles of county motor fuel tax roads in the following eleven counties—Crawford, Iroquols, Lake, Livingston, McHenry, Marshall, Moul- trle, Peoria, Sangamon, Warren and Cook. Lieberman said highway contac- tors have started preliminary work employing hundreds of men. $64,100 for Downstate Relief. CHICAGO—Headed by Winnebago county, with $20,000, and La Salle county, with $15,000, 10 downstate counties were named by the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission to share in $64,100 for the period from June 22 to 30, The othe counties and the amount each wll receive, follow: Bond, $1,000; Grundy, $1,100; Jackson, $1,000; Peorla $7,200; Randolph, $500; St. Olair $9,3$$; Tftzewell, $4,000, and Will $B,QQO, Monmouth Bank (o Reopen. OHIOAOO—State Auditor Edward J. Barrett authorized the Monmouth Trust and Savings Bank to reopen lor unrestricted, business. aWCurve On Highway Being Cut POSTERBURG, June 27 — (Special)—Under the supervision of Ben Hermann, recently appointed road overseer in this neighborhood by Madison County Highway Department, a shary curve hi the road >n Hermann hill will be reduced The curve being located about in ;he center of the steepest hill in Madison county, the point has long seen considered very dangerous The curve is so sharp that it is often called a twist in the highway Men are at work on the job today cutting down the steep bank that has served to make the road wind and also has shut off the vision of drivers. Mr. Hermann was also at work ;oday scarifying the cinder roac from Fosterburg north to the enc of the cinders at the Macoupin county line. The surface of the road hash been like a washboart and the work to be done is Intendec to restore a smooth surface. Look For Drop in Number of Beer Licenses Much Interest is being shown in the possible number of licenses fo sale of beer to be sold by A. L Ranft, local representative of th< Internal Revenue Collector, who li engaged now in taking care of ap plicants for Federal licenses. When the beer licenses were bought las time from Ranft there was no city and no state license required, bu that situation is changed. It i expected there will be a sharp re ductlon in the number who take ou Federal licenses since they will hav to procure two other licenses a well. All this v/eek Mr. Ranft will he in his office in the postolfice build ing from 8 "a. m. to 3:30 p. m. H says that the 10th of July is th last day for renewals and it is de sired to issue as many of th licenses as can be by the last da 1 of June. R.F.C. Shows $26,000,000 Profit In 16 Months WASHINGTON, June 27 OP)—Th Reconstruction Corporation mad about $26,000,000 between Februar 2, 1932, and May 31, 1933. The reports of the corporation t< Congress show an operating sur plus of $17,802,000 up to Decembc 31, 1933, and a surplus of $8,228,77 accumulated between January 1 1933, and May 31, a total of $26, 030,778 forthe 16 months. The in come was derived from interest o loans of all kinds. But the corporation will not d so well hereafter. Congress attend ed to that. It directed the corpor ation to give the emergency helie administrator $500,000,000; the fed eral farm administrator $300,000 000 and to supply $200,000,000 t the Home Loan Corporation. Th relief money will never come back Wabash Handles More Cars ST. LOUIS. June 27, W)—Th Wabash, Railway Company toda announced it handled 12,381 car loads of freight last week as-com pared with 11,506 in the same wee last jear, ^iiy to Pay Old Bills on Street Work lommittee Acts After 2- Hour Discussion of Report Accounts Total nterest on Balances Ends Under New Banking Measure Both Sides of the Question After deliberating for almost wo hours Monday evening, the finance committee of City Council ,ccepted with minor changes a re- »rt of the street repairs commlt- ee setting a plan for payment of 1835.68 in street and sewer repair bills which accrued in the latter part of April and were left for layment in the present adminls- ration. The bills cover both labor and materials, and the committee analysis showed a considerable por- ion of the work was done on dirt streets, normally cared for by the ward appropriations. Because of the small sum available this year in the paved street repairs fund, the committee proposed that $226.40 in bills be paid •rom ward alottments of the current year. Must Limit Work -This amount was revised somewhat In the discussion, Item by tern, but,, in the main, the committee plan to find the necessary money for the settlement of the April accounts was adhered to, and this last batch of. bills from the previous administration will now be paid. The report gave some sharp crit- .clsm to the manner in which the )llls had been charged to the streets fund as the last municipal year neared its close, but Chairman Davey explained orally that there 'was absolutely no malice intended." While the committee felt the April bills must be paid, he said, it also sought to bring about a clear understanding that paved street repair money must not be applied on dirt street projects and that a rule on the point must be definitely established. • Mayor Butler also urged that those who worked need their money" and pointed out that the main issue was one of getting the money with the paved streets fund •o be cut about two-thirds this year. Payment Was Delayed tie $835 account was : one held headers of the two most potent delegations at the World Economic Parey in London, Neville Chamberlain (right). British Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Secretary of State Cordell Hull are pictured in an informal little conference of their own after both had addressed the assembled delegates. Confession of Slaying Sweetheart is Barred CHICAGO, June 27, (XP)—A con- esslon John L. Mlnzer gave police hat he killed his sweetheart, Miss Amelia Sailly, 28, formerly of West Frankfort, 111., probably will be barred from testimony hi his trial, 'udge Harry A. Lewis in Criminal jourt indicated. However, he said he would hear urther arguments by attorneys for the state before ruling. His reason or barring the confession he said would be on the ground that when ralice told Minzer any statement might make might be used for jr against him, they were making a >romise. ;' pending ''an" iriveS'tigatiori of how:tne charges had been made to the paved streets account. Because of the comparatively small sum on which the paved street repairs and sewer work must be handled in*the present year, the committee further proposed a program to limit rigorously charges against these funds to the exact purposes for which they have been set up. In brief, the plan recommended s that money allocated for street and sewer work be used only for ;he purpose designated that no supervision of charity work on dirst streets be charged to street funds excepting by a vote of the council; that no work on sewers be done that is not of public nature and no allowances will be made for cleaning sewer laterals between the main sewer and property lines; that any construction or replacing of laterals be granted by the sewers committee only when investigation shows the city liable because dt faulty construction or tion, Cost of Supervision In the matter of paying supervision of all charity work from the paved streets funds, as was done Continued on page 2. Alton Brakeman Escapes Death In Fall From Train W. A. Keyes, Toppled From Car, Throws Himself to Side SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 27.— (Special.)—W. A. Keyes of Alton, an Alton railroad brakeman, had a narrow escape from death beneath the wheels of a moving freight train about 11 a. m. Monday when he fell from the top between two cars, but he managed to throw himself clear of the train. He is in St. John's hospital suffering from a sprained back. Keyes said he was walking on the runway on top of a freight car, anc coming to the end, started to step across to the next car when the runway hanging over the end collapsed He was thrown to his back agains the edge of the car and then he fel between the cars, but he manage* to grasp the bars and throw himsel' to the side. Informed that man had been crushed beneath the wheels, polici sent an ambulance and two motor cycle policemen as an escort to the scene, near Myrtle street on the Alton tracks. )ef eat Threatens Governer's Tax Assessment Bills lummings to Cut U. S. Dry Forces in Half WASHINGTON, June 27, W> — Attorney General Cummings announced- today that more than 1,300 employes ,pl ,the Prohibition Bureau'-.will- 'beKlurl6u rt «» • •"«>» missed"Jiine":3ff' to ,.thc*com^;f||681. WASHING,tpN, Jtlne 27, C/W— Attorney General 'Cummlngs is reorganizing prohibition forces with the intention of spending in the new finaclal year oly half the $8,000,000 Congress made available. His plan likely will cut in about half the nearly 2,500 men and women employed under the prohibition bureau. Some will be fur- oughed, some discharged. Cummings hopes to have the new line up completed by the time the present fiscal year ends at midnight Friday, Already, at the recommendation of A, V. Dalrymple, prohibition director, Cummings has eliminated Puerto Rico and Hawaii as separate enforcement districts and split the fifth district in half. Deal Continues— In Summer Weather The new deal of mid-summer weather in June continued today with the thermometer at the Telegraph showing its customary 96 de- frees before 2 p. m. No general weak in the heat is in sight, but for the St. Louis area the Weather Bureau indicated scattered thunder showers are likely. A cooling breeze Monday night gave relief during sleeping hours, md the mercury fell to 71 degrees ay 5 a. m. Monday's peak temperature, one degree less than that of Sunday, was 94 degrees at 4 p. m., it was reported at the A. 8. & R. Co. at Federal, the lowest maximum in 10 days. Bcnton Editor Weds Bookkeeper BENTON, 111., June 27 </P)—W. C, Choisser, publisher of the Benton Evening News and attorney for sub- district No. 9, United Mine Workers and Miss Mural Wilson, bookkeeper of the Evening News, were married here last night. Illinois Rich In Mineral Wool Rock CHICAGO—A statement that Illinois is rich in -deposits of a rock from which mineral wool is produced, was made by Dr. M, M. Lelghton, Urbana, chief of the state geologic survey, before the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. The wool is used In Insulating material in the building industry. Dr. Lelghton did oot give the exact locations of the fa deposits of which he epoke, THE AD BROUGHT A CAKE! The Swap Ads of the Telegraph are a most interesting lot. One day last week the following offer was made— WILL EXCHANGE — Ex r pression lessons for farm products and poultry. Phone . This advertisement came to the attention of the mother of a small girl, who was interested in expression lessons. The advertiser was called, and the mother agreed to bake a cake sons for her little girl, each week in exchange for les- It isn't necessary to have money to get what you want. You :an exchange your talents, your services, or household goods, or other articles for something you want. There Is a special rate on Swap Ads, Note the rates printed at the top of the Swap Column— or Phone 39 for further information. New low rate on other ads—Sic per word. iouse Balks at Measure To Put Corporations Up to Board SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 27, (XP) —With four days to go before ad- ournment, scheduled for Friday night, defeat today was threatened or Gov. Horner's tax assessment ills. Ranking with the utility regu- ation and minimum wage ioieasure as the most 'controversial issues remaining,on, the administration pro"•""- ""- -' '^'- "'site &q*pedita&'\lMt light only*wnen Democratic leaders orped overnight adjournment when they failed, 80 to 68,. to table a motion to strike the enacting clause. Passage would empower the gov- rnor's three-man tax commission o assess the capital stock of manu- acturlng, industrial, newspaper, mining and mercantile corporations. Leroy M. Green, Rockford Repub- ican, led the opposition to the bills n the ground that they grant un- iue authority to the commission and might result in excessively high axes on corporations. The Illinois Manufacturers association has called meetings to fight the proposal. The administration seeks to pass he bills as a means of equalizing orporate assessments and obtain- ng several million dollars additional annually, from companies which now are under the Jurisdiction of local assessors. At Mr. Horner's request, Dem- icratlc leaders also are ready to put ull strength behind the insurance, lousing and Chicago school board Jills, which are competing for at- «ntlon with a dozen or so appropriation measures and scores of other proposals. Recommended by Gov. Horner and 'resident Roosevelt, and opposed by he manufacturers association is the >ill to fix minimum wages for work- ng women and minors. This bill is also before the House, after Senate passage. Little trouble is expected when the louse acts on the proposed authorization for a $40,000,000 non-referendum bond issue to put cash at the disposal of the Chicago board of education. The big battle facing the Senate, which held only a perfunctory session yesterday, will be over the Horner bill to give the state Commerce 3ommlssion firm control over the rates and security issues of utilities. Other administration measures till awaiting final Senate action are ive bills dealing with state regu- atlon of insurance companies and two measures providing for rebuild- ng of city slums. Boys Set Car in Motion, It Crashes Into Porch Answering a call to the Thomas Dabbs home at 1116 Harrison street shortly before 6 p. m. Monday where a runaway automobile was 'said to lave struck a porch, a patrolman earned that the car was that of Sharles Brltt and had coasted away trom a parking place in front of his lome at 1129 Harrison street. His .nvestigation revealed that some boys, tampering with the car, apparently had set it in motion, after which it ran across the street, over the sidewalk, and crashed into the Dabbs porch. Sales Tax to Go in Effect On Saturday Passed by House With Bare 77 Votes Required Foes to Sue Again Proceeds Go to Relief For 6 Months, Theh to Abate State Levy SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 27 C/W —The House today passed the last of the companion biUfl to the two percent sales tax, finishing legislative action on the entire issue. It was announced that Governor Horner would sign the bill today. The measure was sent to Governor Horner for Viis signature when the Senate concurred in a minor House amendment. Governor Horner signed six bills, including the Ohy- noweth measure abolishing probate courts in McLean and Macon counties. He vetoed one bill. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 27, M>) —Illinois' new 2 percent sales tax has been approved by both houses of the legislature. It Is to become effective Saturday, with only two technical moves necessary to complete enactment of the Horner revenue system. A hard-fought victory was won by Gov. Horner when the House approved, 77 to 74, his plan for a tax on sales to raise money for unemployment relief and property tax reduction. House passage came last night after a roll call requiring more than two .hours to complete. For the man on the street and the retailer he patronizes, the new sales tax will be virtually identical with the 3 'percent levy which became effective April 1 and was ruled unconstitutional a month later. The big difference is in the rate, reduced from 3 to 2 percent. Only two minor steps need to be taken before the tax is placed in effect for the next two years by the governor's signature. Both are regarded as formalities. Need Minor Action. One Is for the Senate to concur in a minor House amendment. The other is for the House to pass a companion bill providing that for the first six months of the coming biennium all revenues shall be paid directly to the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission. The battle which was waged for months in legislative halls again is to .be transferred to the: courts'. .Opponents of the sales tax'h'ave promised that suit for an injunction will be filed to test the constitutionality of the bill; , Gov. Homer's first. sales tax, which became effective April 1 and charged 3 percent, was declared void on a suit brought by the Council of Illinois Merchants, which has continued its opposition. By bare constitutional majorities, the revised 2 percent sales tax passed both houses. On the final House roll call, 57 Democrats were joined by 20 Republicans in furnishing the necessary 77 votes. Read Appeals for Aid. Vociferous, last-ditch opposition came from 21 Democrats and 53 Republicans. The only two members who did not vote were absent because of illness. Four of the five companion measures were passed by the same roll call. Most of the downstate members who voted for the tax explained their stand by reading telegrams from chairmen of their county relief commissions saying that need was urgent to provide for feeding and sheltering the unemployed. Similar comment was made by the Cook county sponsors of the bill. Anti-administration votes were accompanied by repeated declarations that the sales tax would unwisely perpetuate the "dole" system, bear heaviest upon the poor, relieve, the wealthy of their revenue re-' sponslbility and work an injustice^ on merchants, particularly in border counties. Two Percent on Sales. There were charges that votes had been bought by patronage, but supporters of the administration program did little talking. In the roll call, the three Madison county representatives, Schaefer O'Neill, C. W. Burton, and I. H. Streeper, voted against the bill. A sales tax was promised by Gov. Horner before his inauguration and has been the most controversial topic before the legislature during most of the six months it has been in session. The 2 percent sales tax Is to become effective July I, the first day of the biennium. The bill will expire on July 1, 1935. Isolated and occasional sales by persons not in the business of retailing are the only exemptions. This is intended to put farmers outside the scope of the tax, but motor Finds Miner Was Not Ambushed; Shot Himself HARRISBURG. 111., June 27 U>>— The shot which wounded Tom Boczkiewicz, United Mine worker, was not fired from ambush after all, Sheriff Choisser said today. The sheriff asserted Boczkiewicz had admitted he was wounded In the left leg early Monday when his own pistol was discharged accidentally. The miner at first reported he was wounded while in the yard of his residence in Oalatia. fuel must pay the additional Impost. Retailers are to pay 2 percent of their gross receipts from sales of tangible personal property each month to the. State Finance Department, which will have charge of administering the tax. For 18 months starting Jan. 1, revenues will be used for abatement of the state property tax. Wood River Restaurant Owner Files Bankruptcy SPRINGFIELD, June 27 (Special) —Nick Kosti, owner of Nick's Cafe & Waffle Shop, Wood River, today filed a petition for bankruptcy in district court here. • : The petition stated assets of $1093 and liabilities of $8764. Fall Over Kitten Is Fatal LITCHFIELD, 111., June 27. Mrs. Mildred Smith, 8$, died today of a fractured hip suffered Sunday night when she tripped and leu over a kitten.

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