The Rock Island Argus from Rock Island, Illinois on August 25, 1948 · 8
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The Rock Island Argus from Rock Island, Illinois · 8

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Wednesday, August 25, 1948
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-Moline New THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 1948. NO DECISION ON WATER SERVICE INNEWADDITION Proposed Development fit Fifty-third Street! Moline, Would Add 82 Houses. The Moline cfty council waterworks committee has discussed the request of Moline Development corporation for the extension .of sewer and water facilities to the concern's proposed new addition at Fourteenth avenue and Firty-third street but it has made no decision on the matter. Aider-man C. T. Parker told other aider-men- last night- His announcement followed, a letter from the corporation's agent, Martin Traub, Moline building contractor, which asked what the councils attitude, was oh request. Parker said that the city -vould like to have 80 or more new house, but nowc it's a question of w hether we halp the money to do the work." Offer Lend Trade. Frederick A. Peterson, 415 Fiftieth street. Moline, operator of Peterson Brothers boat house at the foot of Eighteenth street, which is in line with tihe citys proposed waterworks improvement program, offeied a land trade to the city last night. Peterson said he would vacate the grounds which the boat housf has occupied since 1892 in trade for a tract of ground west of the Bettendorf bridge approach and north of Rie roadway leading to the river edge with the provision , that the roadway be kept open. He also asked for a 200-foot frontage on the river. Mr. Peterson said it will cost about $600 to mm e the building and locate it on it new site and he asked for that amount in gddition to the trade. His request Was referred to the waterworks committee. . An ordinance providing for the vacation of a never-used 140-foot alley between Seventh and Ninth streets and Sixteenth and Seventeenth avenues.was filed pending a meeting of the street and alley committeir The provision is that the 10-foot strip Would be, divided between abutting property owners in return for their permission to pave an alley in the same area. The bid of A. E. Hudson Co., East Peoria, for a diesel-operated road grader was the lowest among those submitted a week ago and the contract for its purchase was awarded to that company. The -purchase price- is $9,322.22. UNDER REPAIR Repairs on the Silvis viaduct, shown above with by Sept. 15, it was announced today by Rock Island Lines officials, pairs has brought numerous complaints from residents of Silvis and traffic. the flooring up, will be completed Long delay in finishing the re-East Moline baca use of detoured Quick Action By Attendant Prevents Serious Fire at Moline Lutheran Hospital Fire, which resulted from ignited paraffin wax in an incubator in the fifth floor pathological laboratory of Lutheran hospital, Moline, scorched the interior of the room last evening but more serious damage was prevented by the prompt action of Ray E. Turley, 40, of 406 Twelfth avenue. Rock Island, an attendant at the hospital. Mr. Turley discovered the fire Moline Deaths Peter Munson. Funeral serv ices for Peter Munson, 92. of 1530 Seventeenth street, Moline, who died Monday evening in Lutheran hospital, will be held at 1 :30 oclock tomorrow afternoon 'in the Esterdahl chapel with Dr. Walter A. Tillberg, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, pfficiatihg. Burial will be in Moline Memorial Perk cemetery. i Axel J. Lind. Axel J. Lind, 71, of 1178 Twenty-sixtji street A, MoOine, retired machine operator and lifetime resident of Moline, died at 5:15 o'clock this morning in Lutheran hospital, following ah illness of two years. He had been in the hospital a week. Mr. Lind was born Feb. 16, 1877. in Moline and married Jessie Moore Aug. 25, J917, also in Moline. He was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Moline Eagles. He was last employed at American Machine & Metals. Inc., in East Moline. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Wherry of Moline; a sister. Mrs. Hilda Johnson of Los Angelef, Calif.; four nephews, a niece add two grandchildren- . Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Esterdahl chapel, with Dr. William Whitsitt, assistant pastor of First Congregational church, Moline. officiating. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Selma Jensen Mrs. Selma Jensen, 73, of 726 Twenty-third avenue. East Moline! widow of Christian Jensen, former Rock Island grocer, died at 9:J5 o'clock this morning at her residence after a month's illness. Funeral services will be held at Moline Gospel temple at 1 :30 o'clock Friday afternoon, tbe Rev, A W Kortkamji officiating. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park cemetery. The body will be at Esterdahl mortuary until 11 oclock Friday morning, when it will be taken to the church. Mrs. Jensen, the former Selma Wyberg, was born June 18, 1875, in Smoland, -Sweden. She moved to Sheffield, .11!.. when she was 15 and was married to Mr. Jensen on April 24. 189B. in Sheffield The couple moved to Rock Island, where they resided until Mr. Jensen died in 1936. Mrs Jensen resided in Moline several years and had resided in East Moline with a daughter, Lillian. for the last few year. Other survivors include a soh, Cor-Orville Jensen, just Returned from Trieste with the army. Mrs. Jensen was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, as well .as her husband. f and used a hoseline to drench the blaze before three companies of firemen arrived. His quick work prevented any panic among hospital patients and officials at the institution said that the fire was extinguished so quickly that many were unaware of it. The walla of the laboratory were scorched and some equipment was damaged in the fire which also destroyed 17 surgical sections for pathological examination and analysis. Turley said he was making his usual rounds of the hospital floors REPAIR WORK ON SILVIS VIADUCT TO END SEPT. 1 5 Railroad Superintendent Say Shortage of Steel Has Held Up Completion. Accident, Theft Are Double Trouble for Motorbike Rider, 16 Darrell Gravitt, 16. of 740 Thirty-eighth avenue, Moline, had a double run of bad luck last night and early today. His motorbike was wrecked in a collision with an automobile at Seventh avenue and Nineteenth street at 10:15 oclock last night and he left it in Stephens square, intending to take it home this morning. ' At 1:30 oclock this morning. Joe Wilkinson, a Yellow Cab driver, reported to police he saw two boys taking something from the bike. An investigation showed that the seat and two wrenches were stolen and Gravitt, who was called by police, amended his original plan and removed the bike to his home at that time. A youth riding with Gravitt said he bruised his knees in the collision but he was not identified on the accident report. Gravitt was- driving south on Nineteenth street and an automobile, driven by Roscde P. White, 1705 Eighth avenue, Moline, was making a left turn west on Seventh avenue, when the collision occurred. MOLINE ASKED TO STOP OSE OF TRAFFIC LIGHT ' State Authorities Say Full-Time Operation of Signal Violates Agreement. Discontinuance of the use. on a full-time basis, of the traffic signal at Fourth street ancLFitth avenue, Moline, was asked in a letter submitted to' the city council last night by R. M. Ferguson, of Dixon, Instate highway division engineer. Mr. Ferguson said that the highway department permitted the use of the signal only during school periods and that it was being operated in violation of that permit. William Coopman. city engineer. told the council he planned to discuss the matter with the local highway engineers today and that he hoped to be able to wrtrk out some adjusted schedule on tihe light's use. Says in Violation, Mr. Ferguson said there is not enough north and south traffic to permit use for 24-hour periods and he asked for its discontinuance except under the terms of the original permit. Mayor EH- Sohner said he believed the state was correct in its-request but Alderman Jesse Me- 4 Candles said there was at much j traffic across the street to th j school playground as there was during regular school hours.. Later during the meeting!, Al-! derman Paul Schulz proposed a motion acceding to the state request hut it brought several protests from some of the aldermen , who hcjfd that the light should be used until "it was turned off by the state." j , Alderman Schulz said there was a possibility that if the matter wa handled diplomatically the city not only would get permission to continue use of the light but might even get funds for a traffic-actuated signal at the corner as well as at another intersection. Tri-Ctty Clean Towel Servlca. Phone Moline I98IJ about 6:29 oclock last evening when he heard a noise in the laboratory. He tried to open the door which was jammed by a fallen piece of equipment and after forcing it, discovered the fire. It was believed to have started from a paraffin container which broke and spilled onto the electric burner or which boiled over onto the burner. The Rpck Island man grabbed a hoseline and within a few minutes had the fire out. Meanwhile, firemen were called but their only work was to determine that there was no danger of another fire. This One Got Away For Awhile, Anyway LeRoy Turner, 604 First street, Silvis, was arrested about 9:15 oclock last night by Silvis police on a warrant signed by East Moline police charging him with speeding and reckless driving. Turner, according to Patrolman Jack Gayrett, drove his automobile through East Moline last evening at a speed which at times exceeded 80 miles an hour. In fact he was going so fast that squad car officers were unable to overtake him, they said. They waited until he returned to his home in Silvis and had police in that city take him into custody. He was later released on recognizance and hi hearing has been scheduled before Magistrate Clyde Fuller for next Saturday. INQUEST IS HELD IN TRAIN DEATH IN EAST MOLINE Coroners Jury Returns Verdict of Accidental Death; Man Was in Tavern. Ask Legion Auxiliary to Be Draft Board Workers Members of the Moline Aijieri-can Legion post auxiliary and any other interested women today were asked by Carl Hesler, temporary chairman of the Moline selective service board, to serve as workers for the board. A meeting to instruct workers will be held at 7:30 Friday night in the city hall, he said. Workers, as well as draft board members, receive no pay for their work, The Legion auxiliary has a total of 264 members in Moline. Eastern Star Officials Will Visit Port Byron a Colon a Clementine chapter. Order of the Eastern Star, will take part in the official visit of the worthy grand matron, Clara W. Frances, and her official family in Port Byron high school gymnasium at 8 oclock. Sept. 1. Other chapters participating are Rose chapter, Silvis; East Moline chapter; Mystic chapter, Cambridge: Evangeline chapter, Erie; Minerva chapter, Prophetstown; Geneseo chapter, and Elsie chapter, Port Byron. Dinner will be served at the Archie Allen camp at 6:30 oclock. Reservations for the dinner must be made with Mrs. Opal Bull of Port Byron, not later than Saturday. CONFIDENCE CHARGE. Marvin Bahr, alias Martin B. Pfaff. 42, of Verdigre, Neb., was surrendered to Moline police by Davenport authorities yesterday -afternoon and his hearing on confidence game was continued in police court this mornihg until Sept. 4 Bahr was remanded to county jail in lieu 'of a $2,000 bond. Hillsdale, Hillsdale Mr. and Mrs. j Arthur Landrith and daughters of i Palestine, 111., and Mr. and Mrs. ; William Deupre of Indianapolis, i Ind., have returned to their homes ; following a brief visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Sutton. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Blaser and j family have returned from a vaca- j tion in Colorado and the Black ! Hills. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cole enter- j tained at a party last evening honoring their daughter, Sheryl ! Lynn, on her third birthday anni- j versa ry. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hanna left yesterday to visit friends in Michi- i gan and New York City., Miss Dorothy Boomer daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Boomer, underwent an appendicitis operation Monday night in Moline Lutheran hospital. 1 A jury probing the death of William Akers, 43, Ottawa resident found dead early yesterday morning on the Rock Island Lines tracks in East Moline returned a verdict of accidental death at ,an inquest conducted yesterday afternoon in the VanHoe funeral home by William Koster, deputy sheriff and acting coroner. Little new evidence was bnpoght out at the probe other than that Akers had been a patron at the Little Cowbell bar not far from the scene of his death earlier in the evening. According to Maxine Clementz, barmaid at the tavern, Akers had been in the saloon about 11:20 oclock and had made himself disagreeable and had been requested to leave. William Peterson, train master at Silvis railroad yards, was also a witness. He testified that he had been notified by a Rocket fireman to investigate a body lying on the tracks between Fifth and Sixth streets in East Moline and that he had notified police who went to the scene and found Akers dead. Check Trains Peterson said he also had all locomotives and trains which passed the scene checked at various points along the route but none showed evidence that they had struck the man. Since Akers body was not mangled, it was brought out that a locomotive could easily have struck him with sufficient force to break his neck and fracture his skull and yet leave no evidence of the contact on the engine or train. Akers body was sent last night to Easley and Roridett funeral home in Clay City, 111,, where funeral service will be held. Among the survivors is Mr. Akers mother, Mrs. Sol Ross of Flbra, 111. Repairs on the Silvis viaduct will be completed about Sept. 15, B. R. Dew. division superintend- ent of the Rock Island Lines, said j today. Cost of the viaduct repair is borne by the railroad though the job is under supervision of the state highway department. Under terms of an agreement between the railroad ahd slate and federal governments when right-of-way privileges were granted, the rail- j road must maintain overpasses. Steel Shortage. '"We have every available man ; I on the job, Mr. Dew said. "But j we also have a steel shortage. At j the time we began the repairs, we I expected the steel for the repairs i to arrive shortly afterward. We I still dont have it but we think it j will be here before long:. The viaduct repair job, begun ! early in June, has caused a detour j j of traffic on route 2 and 92 j j through East Moline, by-passing Silvis, that has residents of both : communities complaining to their ; respective city administrations and I state officials. Source of East Moline com-I plaints seems to be that the traffic on the detour passes through the city. In Silvis, the complaints revolve about the fact that the traffic does not pass through that city. The detour takes westbound traffic on routes 2 and 92 from the road about a mile northeast of the Births Moline. . Mr. and Mi's. Robert Carsell, 4145 Twenty-eighth avenue, are parents of a daughter born yesterday afternoon in Moline Public hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kelso, 1025 Fourteenth street, are parents of a son born last night in Moline Lutheran hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Steinman, 1714 Eleventh avenue, are parents of a daughter born yesterday morning in Moline Public hospital. East Moline. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Erickson, 1037 a Sixteenth avenue, are parents of a son born this morning in Moline Public hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Madde-lein 2555 Seventh street, East Moline, are parents of a son bom yesterday in Moline Publis hospital. Silvis. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beale. 101 la First avenue, are parents of a son born last night in Moline Lutheran hospital. viaduct, shuttles it through Meers-mans addition, past the dale hospital to Third avenue in East Moline. then down Thirteenth street to Eighteenth avenue where it returns to tlie original path of route 2 and 92. Eastbound traffic take the same course in i everse. 5c SALE 2 pkgs. 38c ERHARTS MARKET lil? 11th St. See the New it Spindrier Washers With the New Automatic Spin-llinse Appliances Downstair ftc Cafe Maude SILVIS REGISTRATION. A total of 63 pupils registered for instruction this fall at Silvis, McKinley school at pre-registration session held yesterday. George O. Barr, superintendent said. 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