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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1956 PaschenAide Quits inBank Deal Probe CHICAGO «ft~A second aide of Cook County Treasurer Herbert C. Paschen, Democratic nominee for Illinois governor, has resigned during an investigation into deals Affecting banks. John W. F. Smith, chief dork in Paschen's office, quit Friday after he was served with a subpoena to produce recoi-ds of the Herbert C. Paschen Employes Assn. Monday before a federal grand jury. The Chicago Sun-Times said that banks serving as depositor- let, for some $39,940,000 in county funds had been solicited for at least $39,000 in contributions to the employes' fund. John E. Sullivan, chief deputy to Paschen, resigned Thursday following disclosure that he was a director and former president of the Bank of Elmwood Park in which resigned State Auditor Or- vilte E. Hodge had a large stock interest. Sullivan also resigned as treasurer of the All-Illinois Paschen- for-Govcrnor campaign. Smith, as chief clerk for Pasch, en, reportedly administered the employes' association affairs. The Sun-Times said that banks -were solicited by treasurer's office employes for contributions . equivalent to one tenth of one per cent of the amount of interest- :iree county funds they held on de- posit. Paschen said "The Sun-Times is running a scandal - mongering /report In the attempt to discredit , a fund set up by law for a worthy purpose. . • "Its own report states that the , amounts contributed to the fund were small and made voluntarily. Further, it states that none of the money was used for riotous living or campaigning or paying lor political broadcasts." Paschen said the fund is used lor such things as flowers and burial assistance for deceased employes of the county treasurer's office. The Sun-Times said that a survey of the 59 banks holding Cook County funds brought admissions from a number of bankers that they had been solicited. . One banker, who admitted having mad* a contribution to the fund which, he said, was probably less than $100, was quoted by Chief in Trouble the Sun - Times as amount was given saying the voluntarily, and adding: "It's been common practice for years." Another banker was quoted by the Chicago .Tribune as having admitted making contributions to such, funds under former Republican .. County Treasurer John Brenza and others. This banker was quoted as saying he regarded the practice as "no more serious than buying a couple of tickets to a golf day" and adding: "It was so minor that I laugh about it—It sounds silly." The Sun-Times, in another story, said that Smith had refused to account for funds estimated at to $531,390 in 1953 when he had charge of funds from closed banks under former State Auditor Benjamin 0. Cooper, Democratic predecessor to Hodge. Smith said of this report, "There'i nothing to it. I never made such a refusal. They certainly never would have let such * matter lie all this time." Aluminum Mediators Wait For Response PITTSBURGH <»-The Federal Mediation Service today awaited replies from Aluminum Co. of Ajnerica and the United Steel- viforkers on a proposal to resume negotiations Monday in an effort to end the 4-day old strike. The company said Friday it was ready to return to the bargaining table. The union still has not replied to mediation proposals. Some 18,000 USW members struck 12 Alcoa plants in a dispute over wages and contract terms. The union also has 10,000 members on strike at nine plants of Reynolds Aluminum Co. Contract taofts and wages also are the •tumbling block in settling that dispute. Alcoa settle' 1 from across the Unitet 4 States. Berman summoned 18 and called for testimony from only one. But by this time that testimony was not needed. The seven silver stare on the witness stand had changed the course of the trial. Opposing the eloquence of Ber- rnan, Sevier presented the Kovern- nii-nt's case -TMthodically and quietly, as if he were building an arch and placing one stone at a time carefully on top of the other. Then two of the corps' lop grn- i-rals kicked out the keys-tone. To Entomb Two More Unknown Servicemen WASHINGTON <« —Two more unknown servicemen will be entombed beside the Unknown Soldier of World War I on Memorial Day, May 30, 1958. President Eisenhower signed a bill Friday providing for burial of an unidentifiable member of the armed forces killed overseas during the Korean War. Similar entombment for an unknown victim of World War II was put off at the outbreak of the Korean War. Both unknown servicemen will jguee here. She has rolled a 601 i be buried in special crypts beside e#m* and hu histi game* of I their World War I comrade ill Ar- I lias ton National Cemetery. with the Alumi- union a three-year contract which the firms said was similar to the agreement Die union accepted from the basic steel industry. The Union rejected the offers. The union has never said pub licly what it will accept in the way of settlement. Its demands include .a layoff pay plan and a substantial but unspecified wage hike. Alcoa settled with the Alum - num Workers International Union with a three-year no-strike contract that will give 15,000 AWIU workers an average hourly paek- 9g0 increase of 46 cents in the (text three years. "Ibfe workers were earning an hourly average wage of $2.22, Af* Is ftfo Barrier In Howling SANTA MONICA, Calif. .V- NeUb KUichiwr is prooi that howling knows no age barrier. Kh# U Tt y*t bowled In two lea POLICE CHIEF INDICTED — Portland Police Chief James Piircell Jr., 48, of Portland, Ore., was indicted by a Multnomah Comity grand jury yesterday on a charge of incompetency, delinquency and malfeasance in office. He is accused of not upholding the law. This picture was taken just before a recent appearance before the grand jury. (AP Wirephoto) Busted To Private McKeoii Kicked Out of Corps, Given 9 Months' Sentence PARRIS ISLAND, s.c, rine S. Sgt. Matthew C. McKeon was ordered kicked out of the Marine Corps, reduced to private and confined at hard labor for nine montfis for the drowning of six recruits last April S. The marines in the courtroom gasped as the stern court martial president Col. Edward L. Hutchinson read the sentence. McKeon, standing at rigid attention, seemed to slump wearily as he heard the words. The seven-man court - martial- six marines and a Navy doctor- required four hours and 15 minutes to reach a sentence. McKeon technically was given a bad conduct discharge, which is less than honorable, was fined $30 a month for nine months and given nine months at hard labor. As the jury left the room, McKeon was asked how he felt about :he verdict. His eyes filmed with tears and he spread his hands in a gesture of helplessness. He seemed unable to get any words out. "No'comment, let's get out of here,'' defense attorney Emile Zola Berman said bruskly. His court-martial was the most spectacular in 180 years of Marine history. The commandant of the corps, Gen. Randolph McC. Pate, four silver stars gleaming, testified for the sergeant. Pate told the court in his opinion McKeon should lose a stripe J for drinking and be transferred for "stupidity" in leading the raw recruits into the tide- flooded mud and grass of Ribbon Creek. Under certain conditions as outlined in the prosecution's case, he agreed a court- roartial was indicated. A three-star general came out of retirement to tell the court that American fighting men need more night training such as McKeon ordered. Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) FJ'er, a five time winner of the Navy Cross and outspoken hero beloved by the corps, said the McKeon march, barring its result, was good training practice. Berman has told reporters all along that he was defending McKeon by defending Marine training methods—so effective in the past for turning out reliable and rugged fighters. He made a nation-wide appeal for ex-Marines to testify to night marches by recruits similar to the McKeon march. The response was staggering as some 200 offers flooded into this remote island Texas and New eastward into Warm, Humid Air Blankets Most of Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Warm and humid weather prevailed over much of the Mid-Continent today while it was fair and pleasant in the Northeast and most of the West. Wet weather was in store for wide areas from the Northern Great Lakes region westward through the Dakotas and southward through Mexico and Georgia. Temperatures were around 7 de- jrees higher than 24 hours earlier in a broad area from Louisiana to Western Alabama northward to the Great Lakes region and eastward through the North Atlantic ?oast states and westward through Iowa and the Eastern Dakotas. Another warming trend was reported in the Northern and Centra] Rockies westward through Washington, Oregon and Northern California. The cool air in the East moved southward, bringing some relief from the hot weather from Virginia southward to Northern Florida and Eastern Alabama. Temperatures climbed above 100 degrees again Friday as far north as Norfolk, Neb., and south through Kansas, into Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas and Texas. Readings in the 90s extended into Southern Minnesota, General rainfall was reported from the Dakotas eastward through Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and the northern section of Lower Michigan. Falls in most places were light. Early morning reports: New York 68 and clear; Chicago 74 and partly cloudy; Washington 66 and cloudy; Miami 80 and clear; New Orleans 78 and clear; Denver 63 and clear; Seattle 53 and clear; Los Angeles 63 and clear; San Francisco 55 and drizzle. Four Outboards Still in Race Up Mississippi BATON ROUGE, La. WV-Four outboard motorboats continued up the Mississippi River today, bent on cracking the New Orleans to St. Louis record in a race sponsored by the Mississippi River Marathon Assn. and the Mid- America Jubilee. Six boats were entered as the 1,058-mile race opened in New Orleans Friday afternoon. One was swamped before they crossec the starting line and another pulled out with motor trouble a St. Rose. Of the remaining four to reach Baton Rouge was the Flying Home II, with Bob Gregory am Ed Herold of East St. Louis, 111. aboard. It checked in at 7:30 p.m last night and out at 7:55 p.m. The Bing Ding, piloted by By ron Poole and Lonnie Kirkpatrick of Carmi, 111., was in at 7:57 p.m and out at 8:40 p.m. the Electroi IV, with Lyrie Andress and Rich ard Borth of Ann Arbor, Mich, aboard, was in at 10:10 p.m. am out only two minutes later will only a fast check. x The fourth boat, piloted by Bil Merrill and Al Weaver of Wayne City, 111., came in at 10:47 p.m and left about midnight. Merril reported his motors were picking up sand and clogging. Prizes include a $1.000 trophy and $500 cash for the winner Second is worth $300 and third jao. Education «» Defined At Graduation class of Shurtleff College was told Friday night that the first objective of a liberal arts education is to do something to your personality, not to your pay check. Dr. Roland E. Turnbull, president of the college, indicated that he purpose of an education was not to set the person in a mold nit to give him a basic foundation and a framework in which to work, with God as the final reference. The students were advised not to lose heart at. surveys which indicate that their years in college may have been mis-direct- ed. He j-.ited one such survey which showed that only 38 per cent of college graduates actually went to work in the fields in which they majored. "What conclusions can be drawn if this._..is_so?" he asked. " . . . (were) 62 per cent badly advised, 62 percent pursued mistaken goals, 62 per cent were too mmature to judge their own abilities?" The college president discounted this when he added that the object of education was to do something to the personality and not the pay check. The commencement exercises were held in the Upper Alton Baptist Church. There were 15 degrees of bachelor of science conferred, four as bachelor of arts and one as bachelor of science of business administration. One of those graduated was Mrs. Paul Glaeser, 1409 Spauld- ng Ave., whose son, Midshipman John Glaeser, was in the audience. Young Glaeser is home rom the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., on 30-Say leave. Also in the audience were her sons, Charles and James, and her mother, Mrs. Clara Steinmetz, and her husband. Dr. Turnbull was assisted in conferring the degrees by Prof. Eldon Dittemore. A reception was held following the ceremony to honor the graduates. Dr. Turnbull continued his address .in the direction of not only asking what education is but what it is not. Among the things it is not, he said, was stuffing facts into unreceptive minds, it is not defined n the quantity of material passed through an assembly line ol freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, it is not defined by taking classroom no^s for four years, it is not possible to speed up education, and it is not something divorced from the whole personality. "Education means a sense ol difficulty, involving discipline which must be maintained everlastingly," he said. He continued, saying that there must be a desire for education, that discipline must be practiced. The pupil must be informed that we start to learn at the point of opposition," Dr. Turnbull said, in outlining the necessity for discipline. He asked what would happen when knowledge and education were achieved? Would it make us hard, proud, sophisticated—or reverent, humble, before the multitude of mysteries in the universe? "We are living in an atomic age," the college president said, an age of achievement in a world of science but an age of regression in our sense of community, of fellowship with our Eellow man." He asked the students to look about them at the world, at South Africa with its racial segregation, at Russia and China, and at our domestic scene. He urged the graduates to reappraise values when such was necessary. "Is a man educated unless he has learned how to reappraise values; until he puts man before tilings?" he asked. "And how can that be done unless we recognize God as the ultimate criterion of all values, the final frame of reference?" The educated man is one who has found his place in the scheme of things, whose frame of reference is God, he concluded. The exercises closed the summer activities at the college Classes begin in the fall semester, Sept. 20. Joyce Jameson Ferguson, omitted in earlier lists, received hei bachelor of science degree. Moose Recieve 2 New Members At Edwardsvillc EDWARDSVILLE. — The Ed wardsville Moose Lodge met a 8 p.m. Friday in the Moose Hall with 24 members present and Al vin Schaefer, governor, presid ing. Two new members were initi ated into the club. They were Ralph Johnson and Howard Dew It was announced that the an nual picnic will be held Sunday at the American Legion Park. All members are cordially invited. It was also announced that the Moose will celebrate their 42nd anniversary Sept. 9. Stevenson Tells Harriman to Aim Al Administration (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Adlai Stevenson Friday asked Gov. Averen Harriman of New fork, his chief rival for the Dem- cratic presidential nomination to im his political harpoons at the Eisenhower administration — not t Stevenson. Stevenson told newsmen in New fork, "I think there is enough to riticize in the Eisenower admin- stration without .Democrats criti- izing one another." The former Illinois governor, he 1952 Democratic presidential ominee and front-running candi- ate for the job again, referred o a speech Thursday night in r hich Harriman said a. policy of moderation" would lead to a democratic defeat in the Novem- er election. Harriman did enson by name in the speech, ut Stevenson has advocated a irogram of moderation in implementing the Supreme Court de- visions outlawing racial segrega- ion in public schools. Chandler Steps Up Campaign Stevenson said, "I presume Gov. H > arriman is doing what he thinks >est fo® our common cause" — Continued Warm Sunday ****** ttfc ftittttft WEATHER FORECAST—It will remain cool tonight in the north and middle Atlantic (dates, warming up a bit around the western Great Lakes. Temperatures will be on the high side from the Mississippi to the Rockies and over most of the South. Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered from Michigan to the Dakotas, over Florida and in western Montana. (AP Wirephoto Map) not mention Ste- Others Expected Soon Three of Steel Industry's 'Big Four' Sign Contracts NEW'YORK W-Three of steel's 'big four" signed strike-ending contracts Friday night and early oday with the United Steelworkers Union. The signings apparently marked the end of the 35-day-old work stoppage, and maintenance crews in several of the mills were ordered back to work today. U.S. Steel and Republic Steel, first and third ranking steel producers in the nation, initialed pact Friday night. Jones & Laughlin, the No. 4 producer, and Wheeling Steel, ninth largest, signed early today. Big Bethlehem Steel, expected to be one of the • earliest signers, recessed talks until shortly before noon today. More than 30 other firms were expected to conclude union pacts today. U.S'. Steel has 186,000 employes; Republic, 49,000; Jones & Laughlin, 28,000, and Bethlehem, 89,000. Pittsburgh Steel, which has seven plants and some 10,000 em- ployes, signed Friday afternoon. Crucible Steel, a major company, ago Friday, but tfie ironing out of individual contracts—including ringe benefits and local problems -proved to be time-consumers. The basic pact — a three-year no-strike contract — calls for an hourly wage estimated at explaining that by "common cause" he meant "the success ol the Democratic Party;" Meanwhile, Gov. A. B. (Happy) landler of Kentucky stepped up iia campaign to convince South- em Democrats that he is the logical man to. take on President Eisenhower in the fall. The former baseball commissioner and ex-senator was in Wilmington, N. C., looking for convention support following a two day tour of South Carolina. He said he is "an active candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination right down to the wire." So far there has been little evidence of convention support for Chandler outside of. Kentucky. Many Southern • party leaders already have indicated they're for Stevenson. But dandier said neither Stevenson nor Harriman, whom he described as "the so-called front running candidates," are acceptable to Dixie. Stevenson, he said, is a "doj ;ooder and an internationalist." And he said Harriman "wouldn't i run well in the South." Supreme Court's Is Final Say As for his own qualifications, Chandler said all anyone has to do is examine his Senate voting record "on controversial issues affecting the South." But on the top issue in the South—segregation of Negroes and whites in schools — Chandler said any talk about the Supreme Court ruling against this practice "is ust engaging in conversation." * "We know," he said, "that the Supreme Court has the final say on the law of the land." Many schools in Chandler's state now are being integrated. On the Republican side, Harold . Stassen still was plumping for Gov, Christian A. Herter of Massachusetts to replace Vipe President Nixon on the 1956 GOP ticket. On leave from his post as President Eisenhower's disarmament adviser, Stassen was in New York City hunting support for Herter and assuring reporters that his drive, while admittedly uphill, is gaining strength. Like Chandler, Stassen also has no visible backing from any big names in his party. One GOP leader, Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin of Maryland, refused Stassen's invitation to join the pro-Herter cause. McKeldin, who placed President Eisenhower's name in nomination at the 1952 GOP convention, told! Stassen in a letter he won't back any aspirant for vice president until the presidential nominee expresses a preference. So far Eisenhower has said he is "delighted" that Nixon wants to run again. But Eisenhower has stopped short of endorsing Nixon for renomination. signed Thursday night* The union reached basic agreement with the industry a week package 45 to 55 variously cents an hour. The average wage under the old contract was $2.46 an hour. In Gary, Ind., several hundrec maintenance workers returnee Friday night to U. S. Steel anc Republic plants, A union spokesman said some 35,000 workers al the two firms' ifcills probably would not be back on the job unti the middle of next week. Another 28,000 steel workers are employed at the Injand Steel and Youngstown Sheet and Tube mills in East Chicago. Those two firms have not yet signed contracts. Big Three Are Awaiting Response to Their Call For Conference on Suez LONDON W—The Western Big Three awaited response today to :heir call for a 24-nation confer- ?nce to work out a peaceful solu- :ion to the Suez Canal crisis. Facing them was a fresh accusation from Egypt that her rights lad been ignored in this week's London talks on. the Canal ques- .ion. But in the criticism Egypt neith- r accepted nor rejected an invitation to the Aug. 16 conference on international control of the waterway. Diplomatic sources here lave said the conference would be held regardless of whether Egypt attends. British diplomatic sources said :oday it was assumed that Egypt would accept the invitation, if for no other reason than to send a representative to use the conference as a forum for explaining yp&i—nationalisation of—the- wes'fa canal. The sources said the Soviet Union's reply may come after Egypt's position is made known. Britain and France meantime pushed ahead with military preparations in case peaceful means to settle the issue fail. Claim Trickery A Moscow Radio commentator said the Western Big Three apparently intend to use the conference to restore foreign control of Egyptian territory. "Who can fail to see," he added, "that the solution of any question affecting Egypt cannot be achieved without the agreement of Egypt herself?" The attempt to deal with Egypt's nationalization* of the important 103-mile waterway at an international round table was decided on by Dulles, British For eign Secy. Solwyn Lloyd and French Foreign Minister Christian Pineau at a meeting in London this week. Reports from Cairo said shipping continued to move normally through the canal, although ship- owners of the major maritime powers still were paying their tolls in London and Paris to the old Suez Canal Co., which had operated the waterway since it was completed nearly A century ago. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser cut short a vacation in Alexandria and returned to Cairo Friday night to study th« implications of the projected conference. He also conferred with U. S. Ambassador Henry Byroade for an hour and 43 minutes. Claims Right* Ignored AH Sabry, Nasser's aide, issued a bristling statement asserting th» sTern Big Three's declaration on the canal took no notice of Egypt's rights. He said it was issued in an atmosphere of military and economic pressure implemented from Paris, London and Washington. Sabry said the Big Three did not even mention that the Suez Canal Co.'s concession was to end! in 1968, and charged that omission proved the Big Powers never intended to hand the canal over to Egypt. A proclamation by Queen Elizabeth of a state of "great emergency" paved the way in Britain for a call-up of Army reservists. The government indicated it would return to uniform less than, 20,000 of the 400,000 reservists. Dip cubes of liver in biscuit mix before pan-frying in butter. Lady Wearing a Shawl Won BALTIMORE, Md. ff— No records are kept of such things, but one of the biggest wagers ever made at Pimlico was a show bet of $7,000 placed by an elderly lady wearing a shawl. She bet Native Dancer in the 1953 Preakness. The horse won. MEETING OF ALTON-WOOD RIVER AREA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION MONDAY NIGHT--AUG. 6-8 P.M. 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