Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 23, 1952 · Page 2
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 23, 1952
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNOM rLLINOI*. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1952 f; «i ROBBERY 13.8% BURGURr 8.7% NEGLIGENT MANSUUGHTER 7.7% MURDER 3.4% liAGGRAVATED ASSAULT 9.3% AUTP THEFT 8.8% 1951 CRIME LEVEL LARCENY FUNERALS Rites Tomorrow For Aluna Scotf NATION'S CRIME RISES— A mfllion-plus crimes committed between January and June of 1952 pushed percentage increases of crimes to 6.4% more than those committed during the first six months of 1951 as seen in the above newschart. Data are from the semi-annual report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Greatest increase wras in crimes such as auto stealing and robbery where something of value was stolen. Only decrease was in rape. FBI j experts predict that by the end of 1952 more than two million crimes will have been recorded. • STATES RIGHTS ELECTION RESULTS OF 1948— Above Newsmap shows how iVarious states voted in the last presidential election. The Democrats hope to hold these states and lure the dissident States' Rights faction back into the fold, giving them 342 electoral votes and the presidency. The Republicans also have their plan—hold the 16 states they carried in 1948 with 189 electoral votes, and take Washington, Idaho, California, Minnesota, lotv^a, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio, all with Republican leanings. This would give them 316 electoral votes, 50 rnore than the_?pg needejj tO-Win. SYMINGTON IS ACCUSED BY KEM AS PROFITEER [Says Democratic Candidate Mode Million on $200,000 Stock Deal. By Aiioeiated "ress NORTH KANSAS CTTY, Mo.— Senator James P. Kem, Republi- 'ican, charged Monday night that .;his Democratic opponent, Stuart !! Symington, made more than a mil- Ijlion dollars in "war profiteering" ilduring World War II. !; Symington was an administra- j:tion trouble shooter under Presi- jident Truman. il i Kem told about 150 persons at n4 Clay County Rebublican rally ilthat Symington made the money ijbn 50,000 shares of the Emei'son 'iPlectric Co., St. Louis, while serving as its president, i The Missouri senator said' the ij company allowed Symington to • |)uy the stock on option at a low price, and that "Mr. Symington got back his original purchase li price of $200,000, plus a total pro- Mfit of approximately $1,020,046. 'i "When this highly profitable fi stock option was granted to Mr. "Symington, a notice to stockhold- :!ers explained its purpose was to \. compensate the company president '•for 'extraordinary and unusual ;: services'," Ken said. "Was it because of the influence ::he could exercise in getting plush ': contracts that his services to Em- ;erson Electric Co., were consid- ;;ered to be so 'extraordinary and unusual' ?" Kem asked. 1 Syinin^on Denies Influence •i Synamgton has denied that he • had anything to do with awarding the defense contracts to the firm , while serving in the government. He resigned as president July 16, 1945. Two Residents Are Recuperating From Injuries Two Mt. Vernon residents were recuperating today from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Friday night a mile east of Salem. They are Mrs. Susie Scrivner, 1002 George street, and her daughter, Mrs. Beulah Gilbert, also of this city. Bob Gilbert, driver of the car, and another daughter of Mrs. Scrivner, Delores Harvey of Flora were uninjured. The accident occurred when the car hit a highway barricade and sideswiped a car driven by Leo Young of Salem. Mrs. Scrivner suffered a broken right collar bone and badly bruised left shoulder. Mrs. Gilbert was thrown from the car and was severely bruised. This Jail Was Bootleg Joint By Associated Pres.- GREENVILLE, S. C. — Police had wondered for a long time why it took drunks so long to sober up in the city jail. Jesse James McKinney, 32, the jail janitor, was convicted Monday in Police Court of selling bootleg liquor to prisoners. Funeral services for Mrs. Aluna Scott will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p. m. at the Marlow Methodist church. The. Rev. Bird Green will officiate and burial will be in Black Oak Ridge cemetery. The bwdy will remain at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call. Mrs. Scott died at her home on RFD 3, Bluford yesterday at the age of 84 years. Irving Peithman To Address Local Historical Society Irving Peithman, curator of the Southern Illinois University Museum, will be the speaker at the Jefferson County Historical Society meeting Tuesday, September 30. Mr. Peithman will talk on "Archeology of Southern Illinois." The meeting will be held at the junior high school and will be open to the public. It will start at 7;30 p.m. Minor Theft at Midwest Seed Co. Thieves took a small amount of change last night from a Coca- Cola machine in tlie office of the Midwest Seed Co., 406 south Tenth street. The theft was discovered about 10:30 p. m. by Charlie Waite, the manager. He was called to the company by an employee, who noticed the office light was out. Waite told officers that the money from the machine was all that was taken. ADLAI ADMITS FUNDS TO HELP STATE OFFICIALS iCoiitiniieo from pate on«p WELCOME FOR ADL.'\I—Seated In car at start of motorGiule from the airport In Bridgeport, Conn., Gov. .Adlal Stevenson is flven a hearty handshake by aircraft worker Ed Callendo. (XEA Telephoto) 149 PINTS OF BLOOD GIVEN HERE MONDAY; UNDER QUOTA Cars Collide at 10th, Broadway No one was injured in the collision of two cars at Tenth and Broadway at 3:30 p. m. yesterday. The drivers were B. C. McKinney, of RFD 5, and Nick Pras- senos, of RFD 4. HOSPITAL NOTES BIRTHS rm Si S0.000 EGOS f ACH YiAa (Proof Nen Week) How big & Job would it be, if jou had to go to work and rebuild and refurnish your home? Compare that cost of modern Extended Coverage insurance. (Proof of Last Week's Ad) Tin cans are not tin. Only \-\Vi.% of the weight of the tin plate can Is tin. nil mondwM-m yiRMON. ILL. Mr. and Mrs. Geoi-ge F. M. Ward, No. \ Grant, Place, are the parents of twins, a boy and a girl, who were born in Good Samaritan Hospital last evening. The little girl, weighing five pounds, five ounces, arrived at 10:39 p. m. The little boy, who arrived at 10:51 p. m. weighed thi-ee pounds, nine ounces. The babies have not yet been named. Mrs. E. H. Carter, 900 south 12th street, '. as received word of the birth of a daughter to Staff Sgt. and Mrs. John D. Nail, Jr., of Perry, Fla. The baby, weighing 6V2 pounds, was born at 4:00 a. JEFFERSON MEMORIAL Admitted: Lowell E. McNeal, RFD 6, Fairfield. Discharged: Mrs. Lethel Flowers and infant son, Orville Lewis; Mrs. Katie Johnson and infant son, Clarence Leon; Mrs. Wilma Jane Donoho and infant son, David Lewis; Mrs. Glenda Shelton and infant daughter, Diane Arlene. GOOD SAMARITAN Discharged; Mrs. Minnie Calverley, East St. Louis; Willard Wallace Wright; Scheller; Mrs. Beulah Schaefer, Nason; Frank Chase, Belle Rive; Mrs. Noma Loyd, Woodlawn. At yesterday's visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile, 149 pints of blood were donated toward the quota of 175 pints. Of 105 persons scheduled 85 kept their appointments. There were 93 walk- in donors and 29 rejections. Totals for today's visit are not yet available, but the registration was not adequate to meet the quota of 175 pints. Local hospitals are using an average of 100 pints per month, and unless collections improve, Jefferson county may lose the Red Cross blood program entirely according to a statement issued today by Harry Wolter, local blood chairman. "If we continue to use more blood in our local hospitals than we supply to the Center, we wiU obviously not be allowed to continue to benefit from the program," he pointed out. "This total of 100 pints per month does not take into consideration the number of pints used by Jefferson county residents who are hospitalized in St. Louis, and other communities where Red Cross blood is available to them, nor our share of military needs." The ne.xt visit of the bloodmobile will be November 28 and 29 at the Moose Lodge. MEETINGS Eagles Auxiliary will hold the regular meeting in the club room tonight at 8 6'clock. All members are urged to attend. Mary Belle Wilson, president. Mt. Vernon Chapter, No. 233, Order of Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 Tuesday evening in the Masonic Temple. Initiation. ROYAL ARCH MASONS A special meeting of Andrew D. Webb Chapter No. 160 will be held Wednesday Sept. 24 at 7:30 p. m. Past and Most Excellent Master Degrees. Refreshments. Rufus H. Irwin, H. P. Cecil N, Lovin, Sec'y. Turner Roehm Post No. 4, AM- VETS, will meet in regular session at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday, in the club rooms. Potluck supper at 6:15 m. Tlie Freedom Forum will be presented following the meeting. For information phone 1375. James Apgar, Commander Howard Phillips, Adjutant. GOP Club to Meet Sunday A meeting of Republican Club No. 2 will be held at Lena's Cafe, on Grand Avenue, at 6:00 p. m. Sunday, September 28. Announcement of the meeting was made by C. E. Sprinkles, chairmen, and John : Smith, secretary. He'll Always Be Ike, Says Mamie By Associated Press ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL — Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower thinks D. D. E.—the general's initials sound too much like DDT. So, she said today, she supposes his headline name will have to be Ike. "I'm sure he won't mind," she added. "I suppose he'll alvvaj's be Ike to everyone." Planes Destroy 158 Red Trucks By Associated Press SEOUL, Korea — U. S. B26 invaders pounced on Communist supply convoys Monday night and pilots reported 158 Red trucks destroyed — the highest one-night bag since February. Ground action tapered off after several days of fierce fighting at both ends of the 155 -mile front. The Reds jabbed at Allied lines with 20 patrols. All were beaten back. 3,332 Red Casualties The U. S. Eighth Army said 3,332 Communist troops were killed or wounded last week, the fourth highest weekly toll of the year. The bag of 158 Red trucks destroyed ran the September total to i,461. Although a high mark for recent months, the figure is far short ot the record 6,179 trucks reported destroyed between Sept. 27 and Oct. 27. Little Girl Is Bitten by Dog A little girl was bitten by a dog which was run over by a car on east Jordan street yesterday afternoon. l^rs. Ruth Dowdell. 321 Caborn, reported that i'^r little daughter was bitten by the dog. Police said the dog's body would be taken to the state laboratory in Centralia for a rabies check. Stolen Bicycle Not. Recovered k bicycle reported stolen during the weekend by Thomas E. Berry, 2227 College, has not,been recovered, after all. Police said today that a bike of the same description had been brought to the station before the report of the theft of the Berry bike was made. However, a check revealed that it was not the same bicycle and police are still looking for the> Berry bike. the salaries paid to them by the stale." The words "similar cash fund" apparently were an allusion to the !?1S,235 fund contributed to Sen. Richnrd M. Nixon, of Cnlifornia, GOF' candidate for \ ice pi-esideni. Chandler'.^ telegram liogan: "In view of the attack on Sen. Nixon, etc." In his reply, given in the form nf a statPiiicnt to reporters. Ste- \enson said: '"["here ha.s ne\-er been any secret aliout the fact that I have tried to reduce the financial sacrifice of a numher of men whom I induced (0 1 a\e private employment to work for the state of Illinois." .Stevenson's statement noted that: 1. The men were appointed officials. He said none liad sought pill lie office, nor were any elected to office. 2. Money civpii them, in addition to their regular salaries, came from a gt-neral fund and not directly from any individual contributor. 3. "The funds used for this purpose were left over from the 1P4S campaign for governor, together u'ith subsequent general contributions." Stevenson summed up by saying: "During my administration I ha\e never heard of an\' case of a promise, either direct or implied, of any favor in exchange for a contribution." The povcrnor-'.s press seci-etary, William Flanagan, said Stevenson would not answer a part of t h e telegram demanding that names of the contributors be made public. The amount in the fund was not disclosed. Flanagan said it was used for "general political purposes." Forsyth Isstips Denial Before disclosure of Chandler's telegram and the governor's reply, there were dnnials of stories in the Chicago Tribune and the Cincinnati Enquirer that Stevenson, to help finance his presidenlial race had used a "personal fund" raised to support his campaign for re-olection as Illinois governor. Donald Forsyth, a Springfield. f!l., insurance man and downstate manager of Ste\'enson's governorship campaic;n before he was nominated at the Democratic con\'en- tion, said no part of the governor campaign fund was spent on Stevenson's presidential campaign. Fors>th did not say how large the fund was but added Stevenson "ne\er got a dime of the money for his presidential campaign fund." Fors.\th said some of the money was turned over to the present Democratic go\ernor candidate, Sheruood Dixon, and the rest was used to wind up affairs of Stevenson's governorship campaign headquarters. While a flurry of assertions and dcniaJ.s rocketed in to New York from the IMiddle West about Ste- \'enson's campaign funds, the governor himself appeared in high good humor u'hen lie met with reporters in the late afternoon. Adlai Gives Cocktail Party , He gave a cocktail party for Justice Dept. Survey Of Funds Is Ordered By Associated *ress WASHINGTON—Attorney General James P. McGrangerj' was reported toda.\' to have ordered a study of the whole question of the legality of supplemental funds ro- cei"ed by public officials. \The survey, obviously, was prompted by the current furore over the disclosure that ,'51S.2,'!5 has been made available to Sen. Riciiard Nixon by California supporters, for use as a special expense fund while serving in the Senate. The Justice Department does not admit this. In fact, it is ans- vxering every question concerning the usrvey with a "No Comment ' iN 'o Special Nixon Survey No investigation of the Nixon fund, as such, is being made. But Justice Department aides have he- gun a general examination of tlie statutes relating to exi^ense accounts or othei- supplemental funds received by officials to determine just how far public officials might go in this field without transgressing the U. S. criminal code. The public discussion on the Nixon fund has brought public statements from other members of Congress concerning the practice of supplementing congressional salaries and allowances from sources other than the government. Some said it was necessary for non- j wealthy members of the House' and Senate to obtain outside in- 1 come by practicing law, making i speeches for pas-, \Nriting articles for a fee, or putting members of their families to work in their of- i fices here. j them in his hotel and stood around telling stories—mostly on himself—and trading banter. He shied awa.v from comments on the campaign and made no references to the Nixon case. Stevenson :s training his sights on another hot campaign issue— inflation and the high cost of living—in the speech he will deliver tonight in " altimore. Man Wanted Here Lands in Hospital Instead of Jail Depul.s' Sheriff Joe La|)pin returned In Ml. Vernon from St. Louis >esterda.S' \\ithoul his prisoner and for good reason. Lappin vveni to the cit.y after Geor.^o Walls. .'<;^year-old colored man who is wanted here on a burglary and larceny chnrgc. lie tonnd Walls in a hospital, .suffering fi-nm a dangerous case of l)lood poisoning. It developed thai .SI. Louis officers arrested Walls after he had an altercation witli a woman. Walls suffeieri a knife wound in the le .i,' in the fight and blood poison set in. He was removed to a hospital. Deputy Sheriff Lappin was informed that lie could have his prisoner if, and when, he gets well. 100 Denied Insurance; Reaches Bv Associated Prp-.^ GOSHEN. Vt. — Seventy-four j'ears ago Edward D. Blackwell was refused insurance as a bad risk. Today he celebrated his 100th birthday. Know the Best Way To Tell Her She's a "Darling'? CURTIS • 2 6L0CU\ rtORTH oi OAMLAN D AV E AND NORTH )?(& OH CENTQAIIACOAD m. today and has • been named Rebecca Asenath. Mrs. Nail is the former Asenath Mays, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mays, who formerly lived in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Carter is the great-grandmother of the new baby< Point one dor on all...tlie woodwork and woll PAHERSON-SARGENT FLATLUX TM WOMSm •NI.C9AT PAINT MAftI WITH Mi ^1 rSATIN-lUX: 1 feS?^ M70 «UALnT SIMI.«i«M IMAMK 011 wmm^wmrhl With walls and woodworit in th« same gorgeoui coloit, rooms talce on a bigger, brighter, gayer look. For a high gloss finish on woodwork, just ask for, BPS Glos-Lux. Itj color-matched to Flatlux. NOW ... MOM THAN IVIt... U» 4 >IOVi» MIMff MORGAN MASONRY SUPPLY 1112 Casey—Phone 4335 Plenty of Free Parking Space for ^ur .Customnrt Chief Ifai^ Rist USED CAR SALE I \ ALL THIS WEEK AT YOUR P&NTIAC PEAIERS JEFFERSON MOTORS $25.00 to $200.00 REDUCTION 50 Your DRI-GAS Dealer Ri^gs Maytag Sales Co. Phone 1210 Mt. Vernon, 111. MR. AND MRS. LAWRENCE WIL.SON sell their .5 room efficiency home located at 1411 White Street to a client for an investment. This transaction was offected through the local real cstat* firm of VIRGIL T. B.\ILEY, INC. MAGIC LETTERS OF RADIO PLEASURE! FM means Frequency Modulation, J^-also means a new, fascinating world of radio listening pleasure. Thousands of FM radio owners in this area now are enjoying a large, thrilling variety of virtually static-free programs broadcast only by FM stations. Why don't ;'0« too get the most out of radio ... GET AN AM-FM RECEIVER! I USED CARS and TRUCKS All Makes and Models LIBERAL TRADE IN—EASY TERMS JEFFERSON MOTORS 820 Jordan Phone 334 Wonderful Programs You Con Enjoy Only on FM... WANT A GOOD FM-AM PHONOGRAPH Plug In This RCA 45 RPM Player Play the world's finest music with all the tone quality of your present radio. ONLY For a limited time only, FREE Sfpt $6.00 worth of records. Ill BKOAOWAY AND HERE'S THE RADIO THAT'LL BRING YOU FM ^ AT ITS BEST- RQftVfelt)R LIVINGSTON It's the finest RCA Victor AM-FM table radio you can buy! Has large 8-inch speaker and the famed "Golden Throat" tone system. Phono- jack to plug-in your favorite record changer attachment. $7995 fEDTHERSTIUI MT. VERNON, IUIN0I5

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