Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 26, 1952 · Page 1
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, September 26, 1952
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Thursday: high, 79; low, 45. Last night 'F low: 46. Airport noon temperature: 80. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SOUAr,E DEAL, FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER VOLUME XXXI t —NO. 307 MOUNT VIZRNCN, ILLINOIS — FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1952 SOUTHERN iLLlNO»S: Foll» tonight and Saturday. Wormtr in north portion Saturday. Low tonight 46 to 52; high Saturday 72 to 76. 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER IKE OPENS DRIVE IN DIXIE STEVENSON MAY REVEAL FUND DETAILS CONTACTING DONORS FOR PERMISSION Has Trouble Because So Many Confribufed; Makes 2 Major Speeches in Indiana Today. By Ajsocintcd Press Bv DOrOLAS B. ( ORNELL EVANSVILLE, Ind., Gov. Adlai E. Slc\'ciison arrived in Evans- \'illo today for an allcrnoon cam- paiRP speech hut ga\p no immediate hint about when ho will speak up about his controversial Illinois fund. l-Iowever, the Democratic nom- itiee said a short time earlier, upon boardins: liis plane at Springfield. 111., that he is contacting contributors to his much discussed fund for supplementing state salaries, with a view to making their names public. Stevenson said he was having trouble with his canvass because there were so many donors. He did not indicate whether he would disclose their names or discuss the matter publicly in Evansvillo today or at Indianapolis tonight. Before boarding bis airplane for another campaign tour, Stevenson told newsmen "eight or nine" key state employe^ benefited from the fund, and he had been in touch with all of tl:em. The campaign tour, to last two days, takes Stevenson to Evansville, Ind., Indianapolis, Paducah. Ky. and Louisville. After th' nominee :iaid he was contacting !5?>iilTihutc:t,, a vsportsr asked: "With a view to making their names public?" Stevenson replied "yes." He said he would issue a statement on the fund later on, and possibly mak 'P a speech dealnig with it. He did not say when. The governor's party took off for Evansville. at 9:53 a. m. central standard time. The Democratic presidential nominee, starting the semifinals of his campaign with a dash into Indiana, also had an opportunity to open up on the political alliance between Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Hoosier Sen. William E. Jenner. Will Talk About Fund The wni-d fiom Wilson Wyatt, Stevenson's campaign manager, was that the Illinois govei-noc definitely "will have something further to say" about the special fund that has become a target for a heavy, daily bombardment from the Republican camp. Wyatt wasn't going so far as to say the Democratic candidate for the White House was really worried about repeated GOP suggestions that Stevenson may have "something to hide." Yet the fact that the governor agi-eed to say something more indicated that Stevenson was squirming a bit under the Republican needling. So far, Stc\enson has declined to reveal how big the fund was, who contributed to it, or who got what amounts from it. What he has said about it boils down to this: Although there has been no secrecy about the fund, it would be a breech of faith to name those who bcntfited from it. The fund sv&s set up with money left over from Stevenson's 1948 campaign for governor, plus some donations made since. It has been used for gifts to a few pei'sons Stevenson p has appointed to state office. As ^ a result, competent men who could not have afforded otherwise to give up better paying private positions, have been drawn into state ,jobs. Top Republicans — including Sen. Richard M. Ni.xon, the GOP \ice presidential nominee — keep insisting that isn't enough explanation and the public has a right more. Nixon Got ."jil8,000 Nixon has been on the spot him» self for accepting and spending an .'FlS.OOf) fund donated by California political friends to help him meet expenses. Stevenson said last week it was up io the Republican party to bring out who gave the money, whether it influenced Nixon's actions as a senator, and whether any laws were broken. Since then, Stevenson has been as quiet about the Nixon affair as he has on details about his own fund. But late yesterday he told Wyatt^to relay to newsmen a pro- t) mise of some further statement on the Illinois fund. Between now and Oct. 18 Stevenson will fly into 17 states in the West, and South. There will he appearances in more than 35 cities. For torlay, the schedule called for a Stevenson speech at E\'ans- ville, Ind., in the early afternoon a.M a major address on economy in government at Indianapolis tonight. Something more than 13 elec- '5 tora^ votes are at stake in Indiana NEW SPILLWAY, DAM AT MT. V. WEST RESERVOIR Illinois Cities Water Co. ColVipleting Another Major Improvement. Entire Dam Strengthened, Shoreline Deepened, Strong Spillway Replaces 60-Year-Old Spillway. SENATOR NIXON IS EXPECTED IN MT._OCT. 20 GOP Vice Presidential Nominee fo Tour Southern Illinois. Another ma.jor improvement in Mt. 'Vernon by the Illinois Cities Water Co. is ncaring completion. The .job includes widening, raising the top elevation and strengthening the weak dam at the No. 1 reservoir, at the western edge of the City, and construction of a new and larger spillway. When the first company was organized to furnish water to the town of Mt. 'V^ernon 61 years ago —on October 23, 1891—tlie population was onlj- 3,233. Lake Dry In 1896 A small reser\oir was built to impound the domestic supply of water. This small lake went dry in 1896 and a large supplemental supply has been required since that time because of the demands of the steadily growing city. Very little attention has been given this small reservoir (now known as Reservoir No. 1 and by many as the "old reservoir). It's storage capacity of about 50 million gallons is insignificant as far as adequate supply of v\'ater is concerned. Without daily pumping from other larger storage supplies northeast of the city fres- servoirs number 2 and 31 this small lake would be pumped dry in a matter of a few days. It's primar.N' pui-pose is to impound a supply near the filtration plant as a safeguard in the event of an emergency. Water is constantly being used from this storage and at the same time a steady stream is being pumpca In from the other large lakes. During the last 60 years numerous small leaks have develoned tlirough 5-tne Viari'ow tJaht.' cauSed either by -burrowing animals or by natural seepage. Water Over the Dam The dam was endangered in August, 1946 when a heavy rainfall-washed out the L. & N. railroad track bed between the rcs- servoir and the L. & N. pond. This sudden release of some ten acres of water into the reservoir proved the spillway was mucn to small to carry the flow. Water rushed over the dam about a foot deep. The nai-row dam held but if it had washed out many homes would ha\e been flooded and possibly lifted from their foundations. Now that more fine homes have been built along the lov<.' area which carries the natural flow and discharge from the reservoir, the water company deemed it necessary to strengthen the weak dam. Dam Raised This is being done by widening and raising the top elevation to about five feet, where only a one and one-half foot freeboard formerly existed above the spillway crest. In addition to improving the dam, the shoreline is being deepened on the north side so as to retard growth of cattails and other unsightly vegetation. The dirt removed from the shore line dredging is being used to improve low and shallow points and in straightening the lake's contour. The second phase of the major improvement is the building of a new spillway 53 feet wide at (he crest. The job was about 60 per cent completed today. The spillway as being constructed of reinforced concrete with two rows of interlocking steel piling in the headwall, which serves to prevent seepage under the concrete. It is being built on the natural earth slope near the filtration plant. The filtr.- 'ion plant grounds have a fresh, new look. Buildings have been painteted and the grounds have been improved by landscaping. Upon completion of the new spillway the oil spillway will be removed and further landscaping will be done around the plant. Sen. Richard Nixon, GOP vice presidential nominee, is expected to make a talk in Mt. Vernon on October 20. That was the word this morning from Congrersman Charles W. Vursell of. Salem, who has been in contact with Nixon's headquarters in Washington, D. C. Congressman Vursell stressed that Nixon's itinerary to Mt. Vernon and southern Illinois cities io not "official" and that plans for a rail tour and rear platform talk in this state are still in the making. He said that .Senator Nixon is expected to arrive in Mt. Vernon about 12:30 p. m. on October 20. Details of the tour will be announced later, he said. DIGS UP ,'i;300 By Rssociatod 'ress ASHTABULA, O. — While digging up a pipeline in his back yard, John C. Bates uncovered a package containng !S300. The money included .SIO gold pieces and banknotes issued as far back as 1877. STARTS IN ILLINOIS OCT. 17 By Associated Press CENTRALIA, 111.—Sen. Richard Nixon. Republican vice presidential nominee, plans a rail tour of Illinois and rear platform talks at a dozen cities starting Oct. 17. ' Rep. e. -W. Bishop, 'Cartervilte Republican, said today Ni.xon's first talk would be at Kankakee on Friday, Oct. 17. Bishop said other stops would be: Rockford, Frceport, LaSalle, Jolio!, C c n t r a 1 i a, Carbondale, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Belleville, East St. Louis, Granite City. "For most of these cities it means that Nixon will be the top Republican to appear there in the campaign." Bishop said. "We had tried to get Eisenhower but he said it would be physically impossible to make such a tour. • Bishop said Nixon would open his Southern Illinois campaign at Centralia Monday morning. Oct '20. P'l'om there he nlanned to talk on the same day at Carbondale and Marion, presumably the next day at Mt. Vernon, Belleville, East St. Louis, Granite City. Bishop said his Washington sec. retary had detailed only Southern Illinois stops. He safd the intinera- ry was made at the Nixon headquarters, sub.iect to expected ap- pro\al by Illinois Republican officials. Bishop also ar.iounced that the president of the Illinois Women's Republicans Clubs, Mrs. James L. ?Ienry. would make an organizing lour of Southern Illinois. Sept. 30-Oct. 1-2 she planned to v i s ! t Murphysboro, Goreville, Grand Chain. Metropolis, Rosiclare, Harrisburg, Ridgway. DONATION FOR JEFFERSON MEMORIAL ELEVATOR R. LeBen Garrison of the local Jaycees presents a check for $362.91 to Irvln Hertenstein, president of the Board of Directors of Jefferson IMeniorial Hospital. The contribution is to be used for the fund for the new hospital elevator (in the background) which will soon be in operation. Tlie Jaycees raised the money at a recent Western Horse Show. In the picture, left to right—L. F. Harpole, hospital director; Omar Browning, hospital vice president; C. T. McFall, Jaycee vice president; Hertenstein; Garrison; Norman Garbers, hospital director; H. E. Roane, hospital director; Sara Bennett, hospital director. Standing in the elevator (center) Is C. W. Hayes, who is in charge of the elevator construction. ^ (Leitzcll Photo) 43,000 CHEER CANDIDATE IN CHARLOTTE Eisenhower Tells Overflow Crowd at Stadium He Recognizes No Democrat Mortgage on Dixit. ASSAILS TRUMAN MONEY POLICIES Ike Heads South Aftei Tumultous Acclaim in Baltimore Where He Said Defense Unifico- tion Failed. Vote Contest in Four Springfields By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Mayor Bill Karchmer of Springfield has challenged three other Springfield mayors to a "get out the vote" contest. Karchmer issued the challenge to the mayors of Springfields in Ohio, Illinois and Massachusetts. The results will be tabulated on the percentage of registered voters who cast their ballots Nov. 4. MIXOH CAILS . FOR AIRING OF ADLAI FUNDS Senator Speaks to 6,000 Solt Lake City; In Texas Tonight. in Democrat Gift: Ham for Nixon By Associated Press WHrrriER, Callf. — Directors of the Whittier Democratic Club took a caustic view of the report to the people by their fellow townsman, Republican vice presidential nominee Richard M. Nixon. They announced Thursday thai they are sending him a ham. Ike Appears in Pajamas and Mamie With Hair in Curlers -c on •c'AS* T -wo) ABOARD EISENHOWER SPE- CIAY — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower began his campaign invasion of the South today with a pajama appearance. The Republican presidential nominee was awakened when his capaign train stopped at Salisbury, N, C, before sunrise to take on ice. When a crowd of about 200 persons chanted "We Want Ike," the general came to the back platform in pajamas and wearing a I posed to be resting." maroon I'obe. He shook hands and said; "Wait a minute and I'll try to get Mamie." Mrs. Eisenhower came to the |)rivate car door in a negligee, her hair in curlers, and waved to the crowd. One man shouted: "You even look good in the morning, Mamie," Eisenhower said nobody told him the train was going to stop and his staff would "give me the devil if they knew I was up—I'm sup- By Associated Pres^ S^LT LAKE CITY—Sen. Richard Nixon was greeted wiih shoMts and applause during iiis speech here last night when he promised a counter - offensive against the Democrats who accused him of u-rongdoing in accepting an SIS,235 political fund. The Republican candidate lor vice president, saying he's had a "rough time" himself, turned his guns on Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic presidential nominee. He spoke of Stevenson as "the chlorophyll candidate" and demanded a full, public airing of the Illinois governor's own special fund. What Nixo,. described as "an important speech to me," dicw an estimated 6,000 people. It was his first since flying away from Wheeling, W. 'V., yestei'day with a 112 to 0 vote by the Republican National Committee to retain him on the national ticket. The California senator .said if there was any question whether he would continue his attacks against ci'ime and Communists in the government (lie ansucr was: he's going to redouble his eflorts. Frequent applause and cheris interrupted his speech in Utah's capital city. Thei-e was font stomping qncc. The 6,000 tlKure was estimated by the ouner of the downtown ballroom where Nixon gave his ad.lre^^s. Nixon announced he would deliver a "major" talk in Aniarillo. Tex., tonight on the dangers of subversion from within. He is duo there at 6 p. m., (CSTi, alter campaigning at Ogden, Utah and Colorado Springs, Colo. Nixon, in his Salt Lake City appearance, insisted again that ,Si('- venson lay all tlie facts fib'nit his special fund for Illinois . SIHIP em­ ployes before the American people. Demands CPA Aeioiinting Thi.s time lie added a dem .i /ifl that the Illinois go\ernor call iii a certified public HccouniHiii. MS he himself did to chock his .SIS- 000 fund, (o estah/ish v \-horc tlir money is coming from and who 's getting it. Marciano-Walcott Fight at Granada 848 POUNDS OF GOLD STOLEN FROM TORONTO Nationwide Searcli on in Canada for $300,000 Worth of Gold Left Unguarded in Cargo Shed at Airport. Only Four of 10 Boxes in Shipment Arrive in Montreal. By Associated Press TORONTO, Canada.—A nationwide alarm was out today for nearly a half ton of gold, valued at about $300,000, which vanished after it was placed in an unguarded, padlocked cargo shed at nearby Malton Airport terminal. Police said they believed the gold had been stolen but there appeared to be some question as to where the theft might have taken place. Officials were closemouthed about details of both the disappearance and the subsequent investigation. If the bullion had been stolen, it was Canada's thidr major gold theft in four months. Packed in six boxes weighing a total of 848 pounds, the gold apparently vanished late Wednesday. Police were not called in, however, until Thursday morning. The six boxes of precious metal were part of a shipment of 10 in transit to Montreal. Only four of the ten, containing about $150,000 worth of bullion, were checked in at the final destination. Officials of Trans-Canada Air linos, which operated the air terminal, declined comment on the case except for a brief statement saying: "As far as T C A. is concerned, the gold is just missing. We have no official knowledge that it was stolen. Nor do we know exactly what it is worth." Those details were known: The gold was delivered under guard to the airport by Brinks, Inc., the armored money-car firm. It was turned over to T. C. A. cargo handlers who signed a receipt for it and placed it in a wire-net cage. The cage was locked with a small padlock but no guards were stationed near it. Left Truck 3 Minutes An employe look some of the boxes from the shed and started to wheel them on a hand truck to the waiting piano, 120 feet away. Halfway thcj-e he left the truck alone for three or four minutes while he went 60 yards to the Postoffice to pick up mail for the flight. The plane scheduled to carry the gold arrived in Montreal at 10:45 p. m. Wednesday. Six boxes were reported missing the next day. Both police and airline officials refused to say whether there were any signs of tampering with the Nixon Declines To Take Coat By Associated Pres^ WHEELING, W. Va.—Sen. Richard M. Nixon hurried to catch his campaign plane here Thursday. A Wheeling policeman tried to hand him a brown topcoat he thought the Republican vice-presidential nominee had left behind. "No, sir," said Nixon. "I don't take anything that doesn't belong to me." CHARGES STATE DEPT. TRIES FOR OCnS TRUCE Jenner Seet Campaign Move to Advantage of Russia. SABRE JETS SHOOT DOWN 4 MIGS TODAY Boost. September Total to 56 Red Planes Destroyed. The Rocky Marciano-.Ine \\'al- padlock on the 8 by 5 foot wire cott heavyweight ehampioii.ship cage, or whether the six missing fight will be shown at line Granada 'boxes disappeared from the cargo Theatre, stalling Suiula>. shed, whether they had been load- Tho round-by-round film will lir ed on the hand truck and might By Associated Press SEOUL, Korea.—U. S. Sabre jets today shot down four Communist MIG jets in the first air battles in four days, the U. S. Fifth Air Force said. The blazing dogfights boosted the September toll of Russian- built jets to a record 56 destroyed. The old monthly mark of 44 was set last April. The Air Force said the swift Sabres also damaged four !\IIGs in battles with 16 Red fighters east of Sinuiju, south of the Yalu River. One damage claim was not confirmed. The U. S. Eighth Army sai<i Communist troops probed Allied outposts north and northeast of the Punchbowl on the Eastern Front Thursday night and early today. Six times the Rods loll back under withering U. N. mortar fire. Allied fighter bombei-s ronoucci their attacks on the Communist supply system. Land-based U, S. Marine planes bombed Red military targets on the Haeju Peninsula on the Western Front. Pilots said they wrecked 31 troop and supply buildings. By Associated Press WASHINGTON.—Sen. William E. Jenner (R-Ind) says the State Department is maneuvering for a Korean War truce about Oct. 15. Jenner, nominated for re-election, told a Republican rally Thursday night: "I have just received information from sources that know what is going on that the State Department frantically is pulling every international wire in its hands for a truce about Oct. 15. "If the administration can obtain a truce this fall, it could have obtained one a year ago and saved thousands of American casualties. "A year ago, however, the administration needed the war to prolong its artificial prosperity. Now it needs to end it temporarily for political advantage. "If there is a truce before election, it will be a Russian truce and will be only for campaign purposes. And as soon as the election is over, Russia will strike again." Polio Strikes 22-Year-Old Son Of Mt.V. Couple •} Gene .Moser, 22-year-old son of Mr. and -Mrs. Clarence S. Moser of 1021 Harison, has been stricken u'ith polio at San Diego, Calif., whore he is stationed with the U. S. Navy. He is in a hospital there. .Mr. and Mrs. Moser received uord this afternoon that their son's condition has become worse and tliat he has been placed in an iron lung. His wife and their two children, Debbie Lynn, age 23 months, and Leslie Howard, age two months, are residing in San Diego. The young Navy man resided in St, Louis when he joined the Na\'y. His father is a machinist at the Pressed Steel Car Company here. Lie to Give Up Office in U.N. Five-Day Forecast carried. Only 8 More Days To Safeguard Your Vote October 6 is the Last Day to Register have been grabbed while the attendant was away, or whether they v\'ero put on the Montreal plane and disappeared later. Blame Organized Gang: Investigators said they believed the gold had been stolen by a i u ell-organized gang who had been given an inside tip-off. Five day forecast for Sept. 27- Oct. 1. Illinois: Average tcniporaturr 3-6 degrees above norma). Normal maximum 71 north to 78 south. Minimum 48 north to 53 south. Warmer north Saturdaj-. Warmer Sunday. Minor temperature fluctuations thereafter. Average precipitation one-tenth inch occurring as scattered light showers Sunday night or Monday and again Wednesday. By Associated Press UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. — Secretary-General Trygve Lie has decided to step down from his $40,000 -a-ycar United Nations post on Feb. 1, 1954. at the end of a three- year extension of his term, and retire lo Nor\vay. Some say he woiM like to be prime minister of that country. This was disclosed today by persons who know the mind of Norway's former foreign minister. He has been top boss of the 4,000-man U. N. Secretariat since 1946. When he leaves, he will get a lifetime pension of $10,000 a year, but he cannot hold public office until he has been away from the U. N. for five years. Lie is 56. By JACK BELL, ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL — (AP) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower opened a second invasion of the South today to the thunderous welcome of 43,000 cheering North Carolinians at Charlotte. Greeted with a massed "I like Ike" chant from 18,000 persons who overflowed Charlotte Memorial Stadium, the smiling Republican presidential nominee aserted that he was going to recognize "no political mortgage" by the Democrats on Dixie. Before he spoke, Eisenhower : and his wife, Mamie, got a smiling, cheering greeting as they rode through Charlotte's packed streets in the early morning sunlight. The general told the applauding stadium crowd that when he first entered the political lists he was advised not to "waste time" in at- tempthg "to court the South. "They said to me, don't cross the Mason and Dixon line, that whole country is mortgaged to one party and you would be merely wasting your time," he said. The crowd roared as he declared: "I recognize no political mortgage on the South." llisenhower'hit at what he called the administration's "cheap money" policies and increasing centralization of power in-Washington. He declared that he thinks 'The leadership you have been getting has failed you." Raps Unification "Failure" The, Eisenhower invasion of North Carolina followed up- a major address he made Thursday night t: Baltimore, where he rer ceived tumultuous acclaini for his slashing attack on the Truman administration's defense policies. The Republican presidential nominee — speakire from his background as a-'gen <: of the Army — told a howling crowd'of 12,000 persons who jammed Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory that armed forces unification in a virtual failure. Continuing his bristling indictment, Eisenhower said nstead of duplication the United States has reaped triplication" from efforts to mould its fighting forces into one. Opposes Compulsory Training He adopted the same line pursued by Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, with whom he recently has joined forces, in opposing universal military training so long as the Korean War continues the necessity for the military Iraft. Eisenhower's schedule today takes him through North Carolina and Virginia, with a major speech tonight at Richmond. Eisenhower's attack on the Truman administration's defense policies was delivered against the background of one of the greatest ovations Baltimore has given a presidential candidate in many years. Mob Scene At Exit After he spoke, Eisenhower's e.xit was something of a mob. scene. Excited ci'owds pressed around his car, cheered him on his way and even demanded his reappearance after he had climbed aboard his campaign ti'ain. Ike and Mamie, as the nominee himself names them, came out to say good night. The general was in a plaid smoking jacket and Mrs, Eisenhower in a black dress, carrying a bouquet of orchids. They joined school children in singing "America." Spurred by the cadenced applause of the audience, Eisenhower lashed out at his old cronies in and out of the aiTOed services. After this reporter had asked. James Hagerty, press representative, to check with the general the reporter's impression that Eisenhower was authoring an indirect attack on the Joint Chiefs of ' Staff, the Republican nomine* made a change in his prepared adr dress. "Constructive Critlcisra" At the point in his advance text?- i: whei-e Eisenhower said he believed-: # he was making "constructvJe"_ , criticism of the defense program, J, Eisenhower added the J< Chiefs of Staff to this ori sentence: "By this criticisVn 1 do not (CoaUnttcd

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