Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on August 27, 1952 · Page 15
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 27, 1952
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TEMPERATURE Wednesday: high, 93; low, 63, Last night's low: 59. Airport noon temperature: 89. MI VERNON MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUAF:E DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO^NONE -NEWS A NON-PARTISAN PAPER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: 'iAoSti|^ fair tonight and Friday." C«n*j tinued warm. Low tonljiht S6 to 62, high Friday 90 to 94. VOLUME XXXI I —NO. 283 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1952 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER • ADLAI OPENS FOUR-POINT AHACK LIGHT PLANE CRASHES NEAR TEXICO PILOT AND 2 YOUNG SONS ARE INJURED St. Louis Bus Driver Flying in for Visit With Relatives on Form Hits Power Line. A St. Louis man and his two young sons wore injured at 10:45 a. m. today when a small plane hit electric high lines and crashed in a field about four miles northeast of Te.\ico, in Jefferson county. The injured were identified as Charles Winegardner, about 40, and his two sons, Richard and Billy, ages 11 and 8. They were rushed by ambulance to Salem Memorial Hospital for treatment. Persons in the Texico and Range neighborhoods reported from the scene early this afternoon that the two boys were apparently not seriously hurt. The physician who attended Mr. Winegardner at Salem Memorial Hospital said that he apparently had suffered a fracture of his bacl\ and that he was paralyzed from the neck down. He also treated the two Winegardner boys and reported that they were not seriously hurt. Mr. Winegardner was" taken to^ a St, L;->uis hospital. The Winegardners reside at 5875 Elmbank, St. Louis. ^• The plane flip-flopped after4iit- ting the high lines and landed about 50 feet away with its^wheels in the air. The plane did not catch fire and did not appear to be badly damaged. Coming in for Landing Winegardner was apparently coming in for a landing in the field near the home of his brother- in-law Morlie Williams, when the crash occurred. The crash scene, just north of Panther Forlc church, is about a half mile east and a half mile north of the Williams home. Friends reported from the scene that Mr. Winegardner drives a Greyhound bus and that Olney, 111. is the end of his route. They said that he has a part interest in the small airplane, which is kept at Olnej- and that he frequently flies from Olney to the Jefferson county home of his relatives for brief visits. His father, Chester Winegardner, li\cs at Boyd. MT .y. BUSINESSMAN DIES Roy B. Maxwell ROY B. MAXWELL FUNERAL 11 BE Former Supervisor, Manager of A-G Stores Here Dies Suddenly. CHARGE WOMAN SWINDLED BANK 0 V ER $450,000 By Associated Press MINEOLA, N. Y. — A 47-year- old business woman has been accused of swindling more than 3450,000 from a local bank by falsifying home loan applications. The woman, Mrs. Lillian B. Robinson, was arraigned Wednesday on a second degree foj'gery charge and held in $10,000 bail for grand jury action. Mrs. Robinson is president of Ideal Industries, Inc., a building supplies firm, and secretai-y-treas- urer of Ideal Aluminum, Inc., with plants at Roslyn and East Williston, N. Y. The charge against Mrs. Robinson was made by William H. Abel, president of the Central National Bank of Mineola. He alleged that Mrs. Robinson obtained the money over a four-year period by falsifying loan applications and certificates of completion of home improvement jobs. Acting Chief Police Inspector Stuyvesant Pinnell said Mrs. Robinson brought loan applications and certificates of completed work on homes to the bank, which accepted the applications and extended funds to the Ideal Company for the amount of home moderization involved. PRESSED STEEL NETSJ952,125 Pressed Steel Car Company, Inc. today reported a net income og ,$952,125 for the six months ended June 30, 1952, after provision of $138,899 for Federal and other taxes on income of subsidiaries but without provision for such taxes on the parent company's profit due to the prior year's loss carry-over. This compares with net earnings of $1,005,843, for the first six months of 1951. Roy B. Maxwell, one of Mt. Ver•non's best known businessmen, died at 3:50 p. m. yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Death was due to a heart ailment. Mr. Maxwell was 56 years, three months and six days of age. He entered the hospital Tuesday. He had been active in business and civic affairs of Mt. Vernon for the past 36 years. In the grocery business for 15 years, he served as manager of A. G. Stores, Inc. and as secretary- treasurer of A. G. Warhouses, Inc. Mr. Maxwell was a past president of the local Optimists Club. He was active in political affairs of his city and county, serving two terms as supervisor of Mt. Vernon township, on the Board of Supervisors, and two teiTns as alderman of the fifth ward. He was born May 21, 1896 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Rupert J. and Anna Maxwell. On October 6, 1921 he was married, in East St. Louis, to Ruth Hutchison, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert B., who is serving with the U. S. Army in France; one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis LaFata of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother. Dr. C. G. Maxwell of Springfield, 111.; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Bayne Wilson, minister of the First Methodist church,, will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time after 3:00 p. m. Friday. " Stole Tavern Fan By Associated Press MARION, 111. — Judge A. R. Cagle has imposed a Siix months sentence for larceny on Luther Frey who was acquitted last winter of murder. The ' Marion coal miner, 36, was sentenced Wednesday in Williamson County Court after pleading guilty to theft of a tavern fan. In February a jury acquitted him of a charge of murdering Paul Rametta of Marion. Frey pleaded self defense. U.S. DEFENSE SLOWEDJMiH B^I^ETS Senafors Report Too ^^ny Gimmicks on Planes, Hjj^ • LevelUndedsion:' ::*r^ WASHINGT.C >m «^i5:^»*'g ^^.|r ^defense mvestigJttQ^j excess of- gadgfets indecision. have ;-iSl{ tary aircraft produGtion ?;ian :%pr^#| MAY RUN IKE IN TEXAS ON DEMOCRATIC TICKET Gov. Shivers Has Objections to Stevenson Other Than on Tidelands Oil; Fears Nominee Would Follow Truman Policies. May Put Jke on Slate of Democratic Electors. By Associated Prcis AUSTIN, Tex.—Texans had a hint from their governor today tha 'j Gen. Dwight P Eisenhower's name might be placed on the state Democratic party's ticket as a presidential nominee. Gov. Allan Shivers indicated such a possibility in a radio address last night in which he said tidelands oil was not the only issue on which he based a decision iiot to vote personally for Gov. Adlai Stevenson, Democratic nominee. Shivers repeated previous attacks on what he called "Tru- manism." He said he thought Stevenson "a beter j an than Tru-' man" and would if elected give a better admini.sration. "Yes his \'iews on Texas tidelands are an indication that „he * would continue to hold IKE READY TO* START FIGHTING By Associated Press NEW YORK—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower today assured his followers that his prelirn- inary sparring for the. presidency was about finished and that Eoon he will undertake "a fighting, hard - hitting cam- "paigns." the views and countenance the policies that Truman and people around Truman have establisheji," Shivers said; "Oscar Ewingj federal social security administrator, and his views on socialized, medicine are rolled up-^in:'?|ftfe%«nficv' packager along wlthi*a,|{Jtifttinuation of the highest spendmg and highest taxation" in the history of/this nation and a continuation of centraligovi} ernment j-iwers concentrated in Washington," Shiver.3 said; .: "Those .who have seized the great Democratic party," the governor continued, "have misused it, absorbed it and changed its his- ^tpry,. its policies and its tradi- "tionsi'* He asked Texans to tell him the latest of a series from the Senate armed services preparedness subcommittee headed by Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex). In order to speed aircraft production to meet a possible Russian atomic attack, the report suggested appointment of a full-time production czar by the President and an overhauling of present basic defense legislation. Some of the same recommendation^ were made last November, by the same defense watchdog group but Chairman Johnson, in a separate statement, indicated they had not been carried out. Johnson said the airpower buildup has been slowed down by a "capacity for indecision which at times has reached amazing levels." Although the Defense Department did name a production czar, Johnson said, "he did not receive the necessary authority and eventually was reduced to the status of a job holder part-time." Aides of Johnson said this was Clay Bedford, industrial leader who was named special assistant to the secretary of defense. . The report also called for a greater share of federal funds for air power and less for gi'ound and sea arms. The report was sharply critical of constant changes in models and additions of gadgets and gimmicks to aircraft designs. It said there was a need for design freezes and mass production. Too Many Gimmicks "A tendency toward "gimmick- erie' has loaded some of our planes with gadgets to a point where their effectiveness has been decreased," tlic report said. Comments in the report included: "The histoi'y of our air buildup is a saga of bad programming, neglected warnings, lack of coordination, abuse, misuse, and disuse of power, bad advices to the (Continued 9D page two) SOLDIER, WIFE "LOST" FROM EACH OTHER ON MOTOR TRIP A soldier who had temporarily, Carmel. Too late, he learned that "lost" his wife asked Mt. Vernon police for help last night. Sgt. William Hurt contacted officers at 9:10 p. m. and related the following incident. He and his wife left Belleville, 111., dtiving different cars and headed for Mt. Carmel, 111. He told his wife to take route 158 to Mt. Vernon and they would meet here before going on to Mt. he had given lier the wrong route. At 9:i0 last night she had failed lo reach Ml. Vernon. The sergeant described the car to police, asked theni to be on the lookout for his wife and to inform her that he would be waiting at the police station in Mt. Carmel. The car she was driving was described as a 1949 green Dodge convertible. Police said they paw no car of that description during the night. State Attorney Gen. Price Daniel, Democratic nominee for U. S. Senate to succeed Sen. Tom Connally, is among many Texas Democrats who have recently writen Shivers asking ft r a double set of Democratic presidential electors. One group would be those pledged to Stevenson. Ihivers predicted the State Democratic Convention in Am- arlllo Sept. 9 would "make such arrangement as you people of Texas desire to be made." He hinted that Eisenhower's name might be put on the Texas Democratic ticket with Stevenson's name on the national party ticket. "Their right to vote for the candidate of their choice is a basic freedom of the people," he said. Shivers first expressed opposition to the Stevenson candidacy last week when the Illinois governor declared himself against any "blanket cession" of tidelands oil to the states. Stevenson at the time said he favored some sort of compromise solution to break the present stalemate. Ike Favors State Control Eisenhower has said he would favor legislation by congress giving the states control over their submerged oil riches. NAB ESCAPEE FROM PRISON By Associated Press BENTON, 111. — Illinois Patrolman E. W. Simmons said he arrested a man Wednesday who identified himself as William Elmore, 31, an escapee from the Michigan state prison at Jackson, Mich. The officer said Elmore was ai-- rested driving a car stolen from Detroit, Mich., and for questioning about three bad checks passed in Benton and a recent Ashland, 111,, robbery. FEAR RECORD TRAFFIC TOLL By Associated Press CHICAGO.—The coming three- day Labor Day week end probably will bring an all-time high in traffic deaths for that holiday, the National Safety Council said today. The council estimated that this year's toll may reach 480. Previous high was 461 last year. "Forty million cars will be on he move this week end," Ned H. Dearborn, council. president, said in a statefent. ONLY 10 NEW TEACHERS IN MTXGRADES Six of 104 on Faculty List Are for Kindergarten. The Mt. Vernon grade school system will have only 10 new teachers this term, Superintendent J. L. Buford reported today. Six of the new teachers are for Kindergarten classes which will be operated here for the first time. In addition to regular grades there will be two special classrooms — for crippled children and for slow learners. Buford announced that there will be a meeting of the 104 faculty members at 10:00 a. m. tomorrow at the junior high school. Separate teachers meetings will be held in each school Friday afternoon, starting at 1:30. School will start next Tuesday when grades 1, 2, 3 and 7 will enroll in the morning and 4, 5, 6 and 8 in the afternoon. • Names of new teachers are indicated by an asterisk (•) in the following faculty list: OFFICE AND SPECIAL J. L. Buford, iSupt. v.. R. Render, Ban;^ Harry DUnhain; Orch. , -Kathryn Richardion, Nurse. ' \'»?rginia Rileyv Sec.,,.. Maxine Patyne, Sec. ' CASEY JUNIOR HIOHS SCHOOI^ Marie Anderson. Winnie Davis. iPearl Dodds. 'Ogle Ellis. "'Jessie Hill. Virginia Hill. Gladys Hussong. Ruby Johnston. Worth Lacey. Will Lee. William Roy. Ann Setzekorn, Gertrude Snodsmith. Dorothy Taylor. Everett Thompson. Beatrice Tuttle. Louise Williams. Vermadel Wood. Zella Young. Arthur Edmison, Pr-':ipal. EDISON SCHOOL *Mary MacWherter. Carrie Lee Randall Nora Whitlock. Lorrell Nowland. Freda Robinson. Lorine Tarr. Mae English. Elizabeth Kell. •^Lewis Hilliard. Audrey Purcell. •"Barbara Hayes. Harry Anderson. Gale Ballard, Principal. FIELD SCHOOL Gertrude Roy. *Imogene Hilliard. Katherine Young. Lorraine Smith. Nannie Agnes Spivey, Gladys Carpenter. Fayne Pearcy. Doris Cummings. Aline Wells. Vernon French. Faye Lerch. Lena Cross. Geneva Elder. Josie Lambert. Minnie Turrentine. Denver McDonald, Principal. FRANKLIN SCHOOL •"Dorothy Caraker. Frances Drennan. Ruby Wells. Eleanor Hodge. Maisye Williams. Lenna Smith. Ada English. Dorothy Woodworth. Marian Davis. Viola Harris. Glenn Richardson. Gladys Ross. Mary Hicks. Walter Nowland. Charles Rohlfing, Principal. LINCOLN SCHOOL •Olva Phillips. Beatrice Bond. Alberta Johnson. Alma Carey. Selm'a Henry. Helen Riley. Belle Warren. Minta Jack. Hazel Quinn. *Sue Davis. Judson DeWitt, Jr. Grace Brown. Frank Hughey. Harold Hathaway, Principal. MANN SCHOOL •"Betty Kellow. Hulda Acks. Feme Ryder. Allzine Hicks. Theo Hughey. Irene Brake. Beulah Dycus. Susie Cross. La Verne Tuttle. Feme Rude. HONOR MT. V. MAJOR IN KOREA During ceremonies in Korea, Maj. Jack E. Moss (right) of Mt. Vernon, is awarded the Army Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant by Brig. Gen. William E. Crist, commanding general of the United Nations Civil Assistance Command, Korea. Moss was cited for meritorious achievement last May when, he assisted in the movement of 11,000 Korean civilians from homes too close to troubled prisoner of war camps on Koje Island. His wife, Catherhie, and daughter, Judith Aim, live at 1602 White street, Mt. Vernon. (U.S. ARMY PHOTO) PROSPERITY IS MAIN PLEA IN CAMPAIGN Stevenson Bosing Com- poign Strategy on Cloim Americans "Never Hod It So Good." ACCUSES IKE OF "ME-TOOISM" Democrot Candidate Says Republicans Are Split on Foreign Policy, Saddled With McCarthyism. SECOND DRAFT CALLKMtSEPTf B|C^2D mi Six Men to Be Inducted on 19th, Ten Go Into Service Tuesday. Jefferson county's second draft call for September was received today. Miss Doris Knight, clerk of the Selectiye\;Service Board here, announced ?ti»at;vsix young Mt. Vernon and Jefferson' county men will go to St. Louis, Mo. on September 19 for final examinations and immediate induction. One other September draft call is pending. On next Tuesday, September 2, ten Jefferson county men are scheduled for induction and seven others will take pre-draft physical examinations. HURRICANE IS GAINING POWER By Associated Press MIAMI, Fla. — The tropical hurricane cradled in the Atlantic three days ago is expected to increase its walloping power today. No reports were received from the vicinity of the disturbance early today, the weather bureau here reported in an advisory but its center is estimated to be 360 miles north-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The hurricane—the first of the season—continued its west-northwesterly course at a speed of about 10 to 12 miles an hour. Winds of liurricane force—a minimum of 75 miles, an hour—churned the Atlantic in the heavier squalls. STRATTON SEES ADLAI DEFICIT By Associated Press DUQUOIN, 111. — Williain G. Stratton, Republican nominee for Governor of Illinois, in a speech at the DuQuoin State Fair Wednesday said the next state administration must cut spending or an increase in the state sales ta.x will be necessary. Stratton predicted tliat Illinois would have a 40 million dollar deficit at the end of the year, adding "when Gov. Adlai Stevenson took office the state had a 150 million dollar reserve." He promised, if elected, to keep the state within its budget. He criticized Stevenson for his appointments and his travel about the state. PROHIBITION. mms Ruled Off State Ballot; Socialist-Labor Slate is Approved. By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, 111. — The State Electoral Board ruled today against allowing Progressive and Prohibition party candidates on the Nov. 4 Illinois election ballot. The board sustained objectors who contended the Progressives did not meet the legal requirement of having petitions signed by 200 voters in each of at least 50 counties. It upheld a protest that Prohibition party petitions were not signed by at least 25,000 voters. The board overruled objections to the Socialist-Labor slate's petitions, thereby qualifying the party's candidates for ballot listing. The decision wat announced by Chief Justice William J. Fulton of the State Supreme Court, who acted as chaii-rran of the board. In Chicago James H. Wishart, Illinois Progressive party state director, issued a statement saying the decision "was intended to rob the people of this state of any choice at the ballot bo. on the issues of civil rights, inflation and peace . . . the decision in Springfield must and v/ill be rserved by the people in this state." REDS EXTEND DEATH PENALTY TO CHILDREN By Associated Press VIENNA, Austria — Amid mounting reports of a Communist crack-down on children, western sources reported today that Red Albania has extended the death penalty to children over 12 years old. Only a few weeks ago, large- scale arrests of teen-agers were reported from Romania, but sources here said the new Albanian penal code is stronger than in any other Communist land, including the Soviet Union. The new law provides death sentence for all persons over 12 convicted of "conspiracy against the state, damage to state property or economic sabotage." The age limit for conviction on other criminal offences is 14 years. IS A BLACK PANTHER ROAMING THIS COUNTY? SOME THINK SO (Continuid an pu* two) Is a black panther loose in Jefferson county? Some folks seem to think so, according to reports received in Mt. Vernon from vai'ious sections of the county. . A squirrel hunter reported the other day that he saw what appeared to be a panther while he was hunting. He described the animal as "coal black and about the size of a large police dog." A youngster in Fielcjs township I kind." reportedly saw an juiimal of the same description recently while he was feeding his rabbits. The "black pa,nther" story was talked about again one night this week when some anima^ fought and quickly killed a bird dog at the home of Virgil Moore, west of Dix. A dog at the Alton Fairchild home, northwest of Dareville, was attacked recently and some folks in that area believe the attacker was a "strange aniftial of some By Associated Press Gov. Adlai Stevenson's first major addresses indicate his campaign strategy will lean heavily on •a four-punch attack emphasizing "you never had It so good" and ah attempt to stamp his Republicim presidential opponent, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a "me-too" candidate. Stevenson, Democratic presiden- - tial candidate, in a speech at the American Legion Convention ' and in another delivered: Wednesday night at a Democratic rally near Asbury Park, N. J;, hit hard dh these points: • . . 1. Prosperity-7-"The people of this country are better off than they ot any other people have ever been." . 2. Me-tooism—"On. domestic, pol- ic>*, only now are they (the Repub- ?licans) sloWly and\jreluctantly a<;-- cepting the ideas,success£uBy^sporis fsdriai Byi^h^,r^D !^naticratva ,:;pe[^ .tnore to me as, tliougb'iHey aive llfping to stand on our- prograral" "S. Foreign pblacj^—^^jDre "Republicans are split wide open, on foreign policy . . . Some of us are re- lUct&nt to admit that peace cannot be won by some clever diplomatic maneuver "or by propaganda." ^ 4. McCarthyism—"I am not in the delicate position of another candidate for high office, who faces the ticklish problem of whether to swallow his principles and endorse all the candidates running on the same ticket with him." Eisenhower has said he-would support Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the controversial Republican senator from Wisconsin, if McCarthy is re­ nominated. But he added at the time he would not give blanket endorsement to. any one who "does anything I believe to be un-American in methods or procedure." Some have charged that McCarthy has gone too far with certain accusations connected with his Communists-in-government drive. Sen. William F. Knowland (R- Calif) said Wednesday in Seattle that Eisenhower's proposed support of McCarthy was based oh the general's recognition of the importance of Republicans winning control of the Senate. Knowland said Eisenhower.\yould be under a "terrific handicap" if he were elected without such control, and added: "In this year's close race, the party can't afford to lose a seat in Wisconsin." Bushel of Red Herrings On foreign policy, Stevenson's statement that the GOP program was about as firm as "a bushel of eels" drew a quick retort from GOP Sen. Mundt of South Dakota, who said the Republican platform is better than "what Stevenson is attempting to do—to stand on a bushel of red herrings." President Truman once said that certain charges of communism-iriS government were just red .herrings. Both Eisenhower and Stevenson continued mapping campaign strategy today in New York, conferring with party leaders and supporters. „ Ike Getting Labor Support • Eisenhower scheduled a , busy day, bolstered by word that he could count on a "surprising" labor vote. Richard J. Gray of Albany, N. Y., president of the three-million- member AFL Building and Cbri- struction Trades Department .and' a long-time Democrat, told Eisen-= hower Wednesday he believes his and many other labor organlzaT tions were swmging to the Gen-, eral. • . REPORT 20th ! CASE OF POLIO IN THIS COUNTY Jefferson county's 20th ciit« a«'„ polio was reported today. In Stephen Qiffbrd BeU. HWWUiS vear-old son of Mr. and MnJ ford BeU of 612 south 16th M was taken by ambul|inca thii „ ning to St Anthony's Hospital Alton, 111. , J , His illness was diagnoridt

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