Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on August 28, 1952 · Page 2
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1952 ASKS mm TO HELP KEEP NAVYSTRbNG Kimball Soyi Arming it Insur- once; Legion Electing Officers Today. By Aiioelattd Prass NEW YORK — Serretary of the Navy Kimball today asked the Annerican Legion to help keep America strong on the seas. "You can help us", he told Legionnaires at their national convention, "by suporting our requests for appropriations to create and maintain the strong armed forces this country is going to need as long as aggression stalks the world." ' Kimhall followed Secretary of the Army Pace in the list of speakers for this.morning's convention session. In their prepared remarks, both extolled the merits of their respective services. The Legion today elects its national comander. Lewis K. Gough, 44, Pasadena, Calif., and Walter E. Alessandroni, 39, Philadelphia, are major contenders. Kimball said the nation has increased . its investment in its armed services about 100 billion dollars in the last 20 years, adding: National Insurance "For the richest nation on earth I think this is a more or less modest investment in national insurance. The total investment is less than one-third of one year's rational income,- and while of itself, it is a tremendous amount of money, I do not beiieve it is excessive. "The stakes are high in this battle for freedom in which we are engaged and It cannot be won with tokens or 1. 0. U's." Kimball reiterated his belief that strong naval forces "are the , most economical forms of national security insurance." But he added that no branch of the service can be short-changed "without throwing the whole scheme of our defense out of balance and running the, risk of a national disaster." Army Is Stronger Back only a few days from in specting American forces in, Europe,, Pace said the Anny has made' "substantial and heartening" progress since the start of the Korean War. . Regarding the state of the Army, Pace said the facts "fairly lead to a conclusion of cautious optimism, tempered by the consideration of tenuous problems that lie ahead." In the 26 months since the Korean conflict began, he said, the Army has grown from 593,000 men to more than 1,550,000. "Our tralijing system," he said "'is second to none in the world." 'The quality of our leadership" he went on, "as well as the numbers of officers available, is substantially better than when we .started pur buildup for World War FUNERALS Weapons Better Weapons have improved, too. Pace said, "and the potential of the atom will in the future be added to our firepower in the form *of guided missiles and artillery." The elections in Madison Square Garden this afternoon mark the conclusion of the four-day, 34th annual convention. The Legion Auxiliary, the women's organiza 'tfon, also concludes its sessions. Three others ha ^e been mentioned as possible candidates for national commander, but observers at national headquarters said these men were seeking only to place their names before the convention preliminary to candidacies next year. Wednesday the 40 and 8 society the Legion's fun-makers, elected : John O. Newberry of Jefferson City, Mo., to head the group. r 8t. Louis Next Year • ; Next year's national sessions .will be held in St. Louis. Legion resolutions adopted late : Wednesday included: : Ol^sition to participation by this country in any form of world federation. Continued efforts to improve relations between Spain and North "Atlantic Pact NATO countries, and further military and economic aid to Western Germany. Declarations against any mani- [ infestation of Communist aggression or infiltration in Southeast Asia, ivthe Far East and Middle East naif: tions. ;/ ;That the Communists in Korea "he advised of our immediate intention to speedily end the truce talks if no agreement is reached." "More aggressive effort" by the government to obtain the release of Associated Press Correspondent William Oatis, now confined in a . Czechoslovakian prison, and of other Americans in Red jails. George Spongier, Former Resident Of Opdyke, Dies Funeral services for George S. Spengler, a former resident of Opdyke. were held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Mowery Funeral Home in Fairbury, 111., with Rev. Cecil Lockard officiating. Burial was in Graceland cemetery. Mr. Spangler, 81, died August 23 at the Washington, 111., nursing home, where he had been "a patient since August 18. He had been in failing health for the past three years. He had been residing since July 20 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Koltze, of Washington, 111. Mr. Spangler was born in Livingston County, 111., July 14, 1871, a son of Isaac J. and Amanda (Wareham) Spangler. Except for a few months in Oregon and Michigan, he spent his entire life in Illinois. In 1891 he moved with his family to a farm near Opdyke, in Jefferson County. He lived in that neighborhood until 1914. He was married March 28, 1900, in Mt. Vernon, to Nettie Moore of Mt. Vernon. He had farmed in the Fairbury, 111. community since 1916, moving to the present home in Fairbury in October of 1951. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. John Koltze of Washington, 111.; and two brothei's Blaine Spangler of Chicago and Ira Spangler of Dahlgren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church, near Cropsey, 111. having joined that church in 1888! Louella Dawson Of Near Wayne City Dies Today (Special to The Register-News) WAYNE CITY, 111.—Mrs. Louella Dawson, 61, died at 6:00 a. m. today at her home near Bailey Church, north of Wayne City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p. "m. at the Bailey Church, with the Rev. Dwight Rogers and the Rev. Delbert Goff officiating. Burial will be in Bailey cemetery. The body will lie in state tonight at Combs Chapel and will probably be taken to the family home Friday. Mrs. Dawson was born October 17, 1890 near Wayne City, the daughter of S. L. and Catherine (Spicer) Barnard. She was married in 1912 to Lewis Dawson, who survives. •. She was a member of the Bailey General Baptist Church. ' Besides her husband, she is survived by a foster son, Charley Roach of. Orchardville; 3 brothers, Arthur Barnard, of Wayne City, Ordie Barnard of Scales Mound, 111., and Clarence Barnard of Geff; and three sisters, Mrs. William Barnard, Mrs. George Wilson and Mrs. Nettie Reed, all of the Bailey neighborhood. RECORD TOTAL OF NEW POLIO CASES IN U.S. Report 3,503 Coses in Wsek; Michigan Has Most, Illinois Second. MEETINGS A.F. L. D. Williams Funeral Friday Funeral services for Lindsey D. Williams will be held Friday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Bird Green and the Rev. Dewey Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood cemetery. The body wiU remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call. Mr. Williams, 68, died at 5:00 p. m. Tuesday at his home, 2024 Logan street. James Gatewood, Wayne City, Dies (Special to The Register-News) WAYNE CITY, 111. — James Gatewood, aged Wayne City resident, died at 10 a. m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Stevens, in Wayne City. The body was taken to Combs Chapel. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. By AiieeUtori Prtit WASHINGTON — A weekly record total of 3,503 new cases of infantile paralysis was reported to the U. S. Public Health Service for last week. Announcing this today, the service said the previous record for any one week since it has kept reports was 3,416 for a week in August 1949. That was the year in which the highest annual total was recorded. Despite the upsurge last week from 3,110 cases in the preceding week, this year's cumulative total since Jan. 1 ran 547 below the 1949 figure for the same period. There have been 19,980 cases this year and 20,527 in the 1949 periodi Nine northern states showed an increase of about 400 cases over the previous week, and accounted for about 45 per cent of all cases reported during the period. Michigan for the second straight week led the nation in new cases, 300 for last week and 244 in the preceding week. Illinois was next, with 272 cases last week and 223 the week before. 2,953 Cases In Te.\afl Te.xas continues to lead the nation in cases this year with 2,953 since Jan. 1 and 162 last week. Iowa has moved into second place for the year, with 1,230, including 246 last week. AIR FORCE, NAVY PLANES BLAST REDS By Aiseeiatcd Prtu SEOUL, Korea—U. S. Air Force bombers rained new destruction on Communist sirpply centers near Pyongyang, the'capital of North Korea, Wednesday night after planes from three U. S. Navy carriers—including the newly repaired Bo.x—bombed Red power plants in the nor 'east. The fury of the aerial strikes was in sharp contrast to light action along the loS-mile battlefront. The U. S. Eighth Army's evening tactical summary Thursday was the shortet of the war— 21 words: "U. N. patrols engaged enemy units up to a platoon in strength, as action continued light along the Eighth Army front." A briefing officer said that didn't mean it Jwas the quietest day of the war.i, The Navy said the Boxer and two sister ships off northeast Korea, the Essex and the Princeton, sent ui 222 individual flights that dumped explosives on the huge electric plant at Chosen and other facilities from Kojo to Chongjin. In a flaming raid on Sohung, 50 miles south of Pyongyang, 15 B26s unloaded destruction on a Communist supply center after civilians had been warned to flee. Pilots reported 25 fires and three large secondary explosions in the target area. Twelve B29 Superfortresses bombed a 115-acre supply dump north of Pyongyang, and two B29s hit a rail yard. Five B26s bombed an enemy supply center near Chunghwa, south of Pyongyang, and 16 other light bombers cratered a main supply road east of the Red capital. U. N. Loses 1,572 Planes The U. N. Command announced in Tokyo that combined Air Force and Navy aircraft losses since the war began 20 months ago now numbered 1,572 planes against confirmed Communist losses of 642. An additional 143 Red planes prr' ably were shot down and 620 damaged, the Air Force said. The Navy claimed its pilots damaged 88 Red planes. That would make a total of 1,49." Communist planes destroyed or damaged. YOU BUILD OR WE BUILD WHERE? The Most Desirable Home Location In Southern Illinois Live in JAMISON'S WESTERN GARDENS Telephone 372 Today! Ipecial meeting' Mt. Vernon ^ge: No. 31, A. F. and A. M., Fiiiday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p. m. Work .injthe- Third Degree All members ui^ed to attend. Visiting brethren S lcome. Special refreshments will tserved from 6:30 p. m. to 7:30 p. m; , R. H. Whitaker, W. M. Wm. E. Reavis, Secy. Vernois Post 1376, V. F. W., will meet at the Amertca'n Legion liHome, Thursday, Auguist 28. at 8 P. m." : ; Robert Riley, Acting Adj. iiv The regular meeting of V. F. W. .Auxiliary will be postponed until vSeptember 11. Evelyn Fisher, Secretary. > , VarneU Rebekah Lodge No. 296 f^w ^U meet ir. regula'* session in the ",'1,; O; Qj^.Temple Thuraday even- 1. ln|. (August 28, at 8 :00, o'clobk. p' Past Noble Grands of, the lodge "i ^ll be the special guests for the -"!mmim ^iOtfiC6TS of Rebekah Dis- 25 will also present. |/^l«St»me. : • i : 1. . . Joy Jines, N. G, ^$fm4, R, BAgan, Rep'.-Sec'y. . JOHN P. BRESNAHAN. MGR. WHITE LOAN CO. Loans Usually Completed in 15 Minutes 1116 Broadway Mt. Vernon, Illinois Phone 19M LOANS MADE TO RESIDENTS OF NEARBY TOWNS Gerber the Magician wiU entertain at. the Mt. Vernon city park during the Labor Day celebration next 3Ionday afternoon and night. Last Performance Of Play Tonight The final performance of "John Loves Mary" will be given tonight on the Mt Vernon high school auditorium stage. Curtain time is eight o'clock. A large attendance is e.xpected, as advance sales of tickets has been heavy. Wednesday's first- nighter audience was "small but enthusiastic." The Chamber of Commerce- sponsored play stars Jimmy Patterson and Pat Shurnas with a home-town cast. Proceeds of the production will be used to buy school crossing traffic control lights. LIGHT, LICENSE PLATE STOLEN Theft of a tail light and license plate from a Mt. Vernon Distributing truck was reported to police headquarters yesterday afternoon. The theft occurred while the driver was making deliveries during the day in Mt. Vernon and nearby towns. Only 10 New Teochers In Mt. V. Grades (Continued From Page i) •Richard Sanders. Beulah Bledsoe. Naomi Bogan. Charles Inskeep, Principal. WASHINGTON SCHOOL •Lois Howell. Mable Tolliver. •^Esther Davis. Claribel Grooms. Arnold Ross. O. L. Farris, Principal. AIRPORT NEWS Donald McClain of the local field flew to Moline today. GUARDS ROBBED OF $65,000 FIRED By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Four Brink's guards were out of a job today because they had lunch together last Monday. While they were eating in a hotel cafeteria their unguarded armored truck was rifled of §65,000 in cash. The money was recovered next day with the arrest of Ray E. Farmer, 26, a former Brink's em­ ploye who ha^d a key to the truck U. S. Defense Slowed Down By Gadgets (Contlnaed (rom cage one) e.xecutives, and a general refusal on the part of our governmental agencies to pull together. "In our opinion, no business organization would countenance the excuses and self-serving justifications for either the unrealism of the schedules established or the inability to meet even the reduced schedules. "Despite attempted legerdemain with charts and graphs, nothing can obscure the fact that our planners have failed miserably." The report said the Air Force in June, 1951. planned monthly production of 1,050 aircraft, later stepped this up to 1,400 a month but cut it back in January of this year to 800. PUBLIC SALE SATURDAY, AUG. 30th 1 p. M. Af 320 Opdyke Ave. Mt. Vernon 5 rooms of household furniture including some antiques. W. H. SMOOT, Auctioneer W. A. LOWRY, Owner PANTAGRAPH SAYS DIRKiEN MADE ERROR By Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, 111, — The Bloomington Panjfagraph said Wednesday tiiat Sen, Dirksen (R- 111) made a misstatement of fact about Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, the Democratic presidential nominee. Stevenson owns about 25 per cent of the newspaper's stock and formerly .worked as one of its editors. He relinquished editorial and management voice in the newspaper when he became Illinois governor. The newspaper took note editorially of a statement isssued by Dirksen in Washington August 18 in which he was quoted as saying that the Pantagraph, Stevenson's "own family newspaper which endorsed him f6r governor has so far been unable to. endorse him for re-election or for President." "The Pantagraph endosed Governor Stevenson for re-election on April 17, soon after his nomination in the Democratic party primary," the newspaper said in an editorial Wednesday, It continued: "We said among other things at that time. 'He has given the state an intelligent, honest, economical administration in the interests of all its people. He has .dealt swiftly and effectively with wrongdoing wherever it has shown itself during his administration. His reelection will assure us of four years of excellent government'." The editorial concluded: "We hope that hereafter Senator Dirksen will confine himself to his pwn opinion and, as Samuel Goldwyn put it, include us out." The Pantagraph has not yet announced its support of either candidate in the present election campaign. Tlie newspaper has never supported a Democratic presidential nominee. POLICE RACE IRON LUNG TO POLIO VICTIM "v Associat<>d Press WAUKEGAN, 111. — Police today staged a dramatic early morning race to save a man critically ill with polio. Officers got a telephoned S.O.S. at 5:30 a.m. from the Lake County Polio Foundation in Highland Park, a Chicago suburb. Patrolman David Fendick commandeered a passing truck because the police cars were too small to carry the bulky respirator. He raced with the truck to St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan, loaded the lung aboard, and started out with a police escort for Highland Park, 14 miles away. The lung was delivered to Highland Park Hospital 15 minutes later. The hospital said the polio victim, William F. Berg. 33-year-old consulting engineer, was in "fair condition" today. He entered the hospital last night and his condition became critical early this morning. The call to Waukegan was made because tlie hospital's two iron lungs already were in use. Lake County has had 103 polio cases so far this year. JUDGE TELLS OF JUSTICE DEPT. INTERFERENCE Testifies Washington Wonted "Whitewosh" ef St. Louis Tax Scondols. MR. AND MRS. W. O. STUTTLE sell their 4 room home located at 1108 Jones Street to MR. AND MRS. FRANKLIN E. ROGERS for an investment. Mr. Rogers is a farmer and liyes in the vicinity of Nason. This transaction was effected through the local real estate firm of VIRGIL. T. BAILEY, INC. WEEK END SPECIAL.! CANADIAN ACE BEER CASE 24 12-OZ. BOTTLES CASE 24 12-02. CANS $3.19 QUARTS 29c CASE 12 QT. BOTTLES $3.19 NO DELIVERY MONDAY OPEN UNTIL NOON HOME BEVERAGE DELIVERY 1215 Casey — Phone 3097 By AtiaeUUd Prats WASHINGTON — House Investigators today received a sworn statement from Federal Judge George H. Moore that the Justice Department in terf erred with a grand jury Investigation of tax scandals at St. Louis last year, Moore quoted the late Drake Watson, the U. S. attorney at the time, as saying that Ellis N. Slack, then a Justice Departnfient tax attorney, "wanted" the partial report the grand jury returned. That report gave the tax collector's office a clean bill of health and has since been termed a "whitewash" by one of the jurors. Slack is now acting assistant attorney general in charge of the tax division. In the witness chair before the House judiciary subcommittee investigating the Justice Department, Slack had just denied vigorously, that he was in any way responsible for the partial report. He declared: "I wish to emphatically state that the idea of a partial report was not mine, and that I had nothing to do with its drsifting or its contents." Slack had denied in advance, too, that he ever told Watson he "wanted" the partial report. Ordered New Probe After the partial report was returned, Moore ordered the grand jury to make a further investigation. In the end it returned a number of indictments, James F. Finnegan, St. Louis tax collector and close friend of President Truman, was indicted and convicted of misconduct in office. Moore's statement was a deposition made in Ottawa County, Michigan, Aug. 19. The committee staff produced it following Slack's testimony. Moore said there was difficulty about getting Justice Department clearance for Watson to work with the grand jury on the tax cases. The judge said he finally telephoned the then attorney general, J. .Howard McGrath, and quoted McGrath as saying he preferred that tax cases be handled through "regular channels." Months after the grand jury returned its indictments, Moore said, Watson discussed with him the circumstances of the grand jury's making the partial report. • "I have always thought that report was prepared under your di rection by some of your assistants," the judge said he told Watson, "and that you probably acted on a nudge from the Department of Justice." Watson Confirmed Suspicions "Mr. Watson answered: 'you are right, that is what happened. Ellis Slack wanted such a report, one that would bring the matter to a close; and he further told me that he had talked with' you and that that was yotir wish also.' " Moore said he advised Watson that any such assertion by Slack was untrue. The judge went on to say Watson Sues for $20,150 After Collision of Motorcycle, Dog A collision involving a motorcycle and a dog has resulted in s $20,150 suit in circuit court here. The suit, Harold Burchell vs. Etha Stover, Dee Stover and Walter Rhodes, was filed in the office of Circuit Clerk Harley Warren late yesterday. Tht plaintiff states that on last January 15 he was riding his motorcycle on U. S. Route 460, near the Green Gates Farm, a short distance southeast of Mt. Vernon. The suit states that the dog ran out from the farm property and "attacked" his motorcycle. The motorcycle and dog collided, the motorcycle turned over and the plaintiff was thrown to the ground, the complaint asserts. Burchell asks $20,000 for injuries suffered in the accident and $150 for damage to his motorcycle. He demands a trial by jury, j Sues King for Million Dollars By Asftoctnttd Praia SANTA MONICA, CaUf.As the youthful king of Iraq,arrived in Southern California on a royal tour he was sued for a million dollars by a Los Angeles resident. The damage suit was filed in Santa Monica Superior Court Wednesday by Irwin Gielgud. The 17- year-old King Faisal II arrived in Santa Barbara Wednesday on his tour of California. Gielgud, in his suit, alleged the King falsely caused his arrest and detention by port authorities in Basra. Iraq, Nov. 30, 1951. The Los Angeles man said he was taken from an airliner on which he was traveling from Karachi, India, to Istanbul, Turkey, and held for three hours. also told him that Slack "wanted to have the draft of such a report submitted to him before it was presented to the grand jury" and that this was done by telephone. Annual SOLOMON & WOOD REUNION Sunday, Aug. 31 At the Mt. Vernon City Park RILEY E. JOHNSON Iniur.n.. Broker i. Ag.nt Writ.s tvsry rorm of' In.urine*. Auto and truck for lets mon.y Investigate. Tire Company Is 132 yean old. Polio and 9 other dread dlieaies. Full coverage. Heipltalization. L'ift—)tt day ;.of age to 80 y.ari of age, Young ' and eld. Any ether kind you need. PHONE CALL OR WRITE 704 S. 23rd St. Mt. Vernon, III. futi. Ph. 955—Rei, Ph. 2341 Available and at your lervice 7 dayi a week, 8 A.M. to 9 P.M. ENJOY THE FUN OF HOLIDAY PICTURE TAKING WITH A NEW KODAK or BROWNIE CAMERA Let Snap Shots Double Your Labor Day Fun BROWNIE HAWKEYE. 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