Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 22, 1954 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Alton Party ¥mrtk «* Sfri< " Senators Eye * *• c^ ^ fKdilor's Note—This is Ihe fourth : organiA-itiims announced willing-[country for a thousand yrars find of a series of articles on Indorhi-' ness to plarr themselves under Ihe i whose troops pillaged 'aftr-r thr na by William I. Ryan. AP spe- National Army, ft probably took '• Japanese left following World War RpmiW an nrw'n , i™ 1 '* 1 in fl " mm ' in ' sl nffMrs. He some prrvuasion and therp «re no II Rut the ordinary peasants rr- p . . P.!., interviewed scores of persons In firm prospects of success for thr main «n»witre that 'virtm-v for ffo Sflfirch Also Shown in Canvass fcDWARDSVILLE - t Is Tnrnrd on Comic Hook* 1? — Senators in 1 + A * Atf ii*i"»»<> •-••> .-,>.,*.- ... f -\ i.. ... >...» fi-'.^ff, vi, •,, ,7,.'.,-.-».i fsi mi- muni uiiHwnrr rnai viciorv lor KO rensons ror jiivofiije ««« ts» _j «« , .u A ""Indochina, flew over the battle venture in virw of Ihe weakness would mean victory for thr Chi- . rrlnv? navp turned the spotlight on «mfl EdwarrtsviTle In the April 13 ;fll . rns mlf) |hr|1 Wf , n , , 0 SinKapfirr , of thr V iet N.-.rn government ' <~ <••••primary, as shown by the offi-i (0 ,. r[ , 0|( , lij . finr |j ni , s f rr , P nf rrn _ lan ,,„, ,„,,,.„ „,,,., cial canvass, are: Demoernttr Afton — No. 1. Lnciaii Harris; No 2. William E. Begley Jr.: No. 3, Percy F. t,auck; No. 4. Patrick S. ONeil; No :.. Francis L Maher: No. 6 Stephen B. Kennedy; No. 7, Ernest H. No. 8. tx-o F. Fifz- No. 9. Edward (Petet No. 10. Mark E. .lacoh- son; No. 11. Clifford (Mider) Fetter; No. 12, Wes Molloy: No. 13. Mnrion M. Rodi; No. 14. C. M. (Doc) Meyers; No. 15. Frank ' CHn 0 ),«. 0| , vpr Mlllitello; No. 1fi. I,es Brown; Nn. ]7, Pete Perira; No. 1*. Thomas Krepel Jr.; No. 19. sorship Ryan's concluding article The oldest and Ihr strongest of in the series will appear tomor- thr armed sects is thr Cao Dai. row i m wiu.tAM t,. UVAV AP FORKKl.V NfcWS ANALYST SINGAPORE /P-llo Chi Minh n-sr too ' ri(?h« Oritanlratton comic books featuring tales liurror and violence. Against nil this, Ho has a light Thov Rot wnfllcting answers irganinntion of disciplined Commu- wl '" n thry n! * pd *'H""ses at a which actually is an attempt tojni.sts, organized flown to the vil- Kr ' n * tf «ub(?ommlttre hearing if I embrace nil religions Rnsicnlly, j Ifige commissar level. This is he- '" rtl Doo '< s na d a bad effect on •I hero was no renl religion in Ihe ' mg lightened even more with f.'hi- >°" M K stf ' rs past in Viet Narn except ancestor , rinse help in the form of "political "I don't think it does the worship. The Cno Dai has saints | educators" who are instructing '"' "' narm '" ""Id one comic book has no renl following in Viet Nam, from many religions nnd from out-! Vielminh Communists how to P linlisnr ' 1 who took credit for put- said a Vietnamese leader, llo Is ' side the religious field. Victor i Iench Ihe villagers their political j losing ground politically in Viet S Hugo, for example, is a Cao Dal ~" Nam, said a French officer. Ho : .saint. The sect also has a pope manners. The Communist Laodong (Workers') party parallels Ihe gov- would win three-quarters of the m imitation of Rome and Cardinals ernment organization d i r e e 11 y. ./ tr:-. v,._. : , , L ... 1 __i.. J ,__ ; Over-all control Is totally in the i control, over n large area of south All three are more right than Viet Nnm. Its nrmed force num- >Tong. Ho's power WHS forced on bers about 20.000 effectives, reg- con-jiilarK nnd local mllilln. with (whose election hv a two-vote opponent Cleve H. Logan A No. wns an j —including women. flection tomorrow, said mi Ameri-, The Cao Dal has had physical j hands of Ihe Tongbo. central executive committee of the Communist parly. llo divided Ihe cijtinlry into mili- liiry districts with Communists In control of each district. The Army is orgnnixed on Ihe approved Communist line with n political commissar wielding tmr|iiestioned power over military officers. .Mnicow ItniilM fur lln The best guess is thnf Moscow _ m) . Glenn Senaefer; No. 20; Joseph l, r ,, ls Mmlv ponplf) , n |hp Vlfl , m(nh ! lhorl , y ovor nhou , , wo mi|||m) ,« « { * »L «.«••! !nrr " s hnvo hrf ' n ^illusioned "X «™«. "kp " stale within a stale vill: Nd. 22 Robert M. Miller what he has done to them with his i The Cao Dai. n member of the power. In an election. Communist "o-cnlled Nhllonal- , * . , . . , .. • .-.--..,..., ,^,, ...... >• 111,11 • • ». -. , . . v. in it i -*. •' ri ui n in u,~n i^ni ntiitil' margin Is being contested by his , m . n| . in KrH , n)lpns wmjl(J fr , Kh , p| ,; ls , him-, has opposed the govern' ;volm nwny fmm „,„ ^^ , n | mp|) , ,„ , hp p||J|l (i|)f| |IHR "* tm ™* lrtkf>n - •' .-.--..,..•,, ... i,, ,,,,. | i 111 •" m f^ui .•>?) i;> i iini ITI iim.ii w •jtionalism. hnlred of the French National Army. Armed by Ihe wnnled llo and the Vielminh to F^nch, Ihe Cno Dnisls arc fnirly br victorious with palpable Inter- of l.o's propagan- 26, Fred A. fSarge) Bomkamp;; d ., p n ,|, H hly would he decisive No. 27, Wcs Wright. , App^rmiw «f Mnllv No. 1, Joseph No. 2, J/)IIIS nnnenrnneps n f unity, Edwardsville F. Kellermnnn; Zak; No. 3, John f Mickey 1 Mockler; No. 4, Arthur L. Wetzel; No. 5, Joseph Gregor Jr.; No. fi, Augustus VV. Full/; No. 7. John Thomas; No. 8, Donald W. Mc- r Lean Sr.; No. 9, Roy D. Wolfe. Republican ' Alton — No. 1, Kenneth Burge; No. 2, Earl Littleton; No. 3, 'Clifford A. Thomas; No. 4, Har>ld T. Neiklrk; No. 5, Sam \ Evans; No. 7, A. Floss; No. 8. 'Roy N. Staples; No. 9, George Adams; No. 50, Jack O. Harris; 'No. 11, Maurice Callenderj No. 12, Elmer G. Pelot; No. 13, John ;F. Stobbs; No. 14, Everett A. ,Bacus; No. 15. Roscoe ;No. 16, Vacant. No. 17, • Samuel Leigh; No. 18, John L. Beard; No. 19. Clyde C. Campbell; No. 20, John E. Kelly; No. 21, Harry F. Hemphlll; No. 22, John E. Hemphill; No. 23, Harold F. Wadlow; No. 24, Robert A. Morrow; No. 25, Harry J. Long; No. 26, Paul X. Hanold; No. 27, Theodore B. Scott. •Edwardsville — No. 1, M. G. Schauerte; No. 2, John Harm- enirig; No. 3, George A. Schwalb; No. 4, Wilfred Pete Halbe: No. R, J; r G. (Jack) Zilch; No. 6, George E. Little Jr.; No. 7, Otto ». Raffaelle; No. 8, Chris F. Duitman; No. 9, Charles Schmidt. falter Named School Trustee EDWARDSVILLE — John R. Walker, Wood River Township, was elected April 13 to membership on the Madison County Board of School Trustees by n wide margin, as shown by official canvass figures released by County Clerk Eulalia Hotz. Walker, who polled 12,557 voles for one of the two county school trusteeships at stake, unseated the Wood River Township incumbent on the board, Dr. Francis D, Roberson. Dr. Roberson's official total in the three-cornered race to represent Wood River Township on the trustee body was 7,884. The third Wood River Township candidate seeking election a? school trustee was C. (Curly) Zackny, credited with 4,327 votes, in the official canvass. Incumbent board member Wil- Jard G. Flagg, Ft. Russell Town- 'ship, the fourth candidate on the separate school trustee ballot at the April primary, was reelected without opposition. The canvass gave Flagg 13,099 votes. Two board members were to be elected in connection with the primary April 13. Three of the four candidates on the ballot were from Wood River Township and the law provides that 'not more than one trustee can be elected from the same to>vn- ship. Holdovers on the seven-member board are, by townships: Logan Hickerson, Godfrey, president; Gordon Burroughs, Edwardsville; Karl Monroe, Collinsville; Lloyd Williams, Venice, and Leonard Turnbull, Nameoki. The official canvass of returns from the school trustee election showed a total of 33,600 ballots cast. The Viet Nam Ride has only Ihe appearances o f There is even a feeling of rivalry and resentment between the south and the north. The south is a surplus area, Ihe north n deficit urea. Tonkin and Annum were protectorates when Cochin China in the south was a colony, gelling political experience with Its own assembly. The Southerners, who pay most of Ihe taxes, are unwilling to accept the appearance of domirui- tlon by Ihe harder-working northern people. That is only purl of Ihe story. Viet Nam has a number of political parties, but nil sewn mnde up only of leaders without members to speak of. One of the firmest unifying influences probably Is the Catholic Church but it has only two million members. Religious sects operate (heir own armed forces. Only about a week well equipped. Other Sect* Another sect, the Ri ln h Xuyen. at best, has about 6,000 troops, also armed by Ihe French and led by Gen. Le Van Wen. who Is known as H gambling c/.ar, This organization has control of the area from Sfilgon to Ihe sea nl Cap St. •Jacques. It has gambling privileges to finance llself mid It is also rumored jt exacts tribute from Chinese mprchanljrln Cholon, a ell.y of 875,000. Cholon Is 90 per cent Chinese who govern themselves on nnclenl congregnlionnl patterns nnd are riot considered H political factor. The Hun linn sect Ims about 6.000 Iroops, organized niililnrily pit similar lines to Ihe Cao Dili but fur less influential. Over-nil there seems no single lender who cnn rally the whole country, no single ideal, no single rallying point at nil. Possibly Ihe only unanimity might bo haired ago, some,of these pnra-mllllnry of Ihe Chinese, who dominated Ihe venlion from Russia or China. The fact Hint the Chinese hnve now lipped to an estimated 6,000 their advisers and technicians and that Russian supplies and trucks are pouring Into northern ' Indochina does not alter this plan, since only appearances interest Moscow. One good bet concerning Ho— Ihls brilliant, fragile mysterymnn of the Orient—Is that there is no ease on record nf his having disobeyed n Moscow order. It seems unlikely he would do so now. So h will probably he Moscow calling Ihe turn for Indochina at Ihe Geneva conference. Ho, son of anil- ing class mandarin but a revolutionary since boyhood, long has been Moscow's most dependable political brain in Southeast. Asia. Whether he is nmv a military bruin, too. is open to grave doubt. More likely the Russians nnd Chinese have furnished new military trains from the outside. Tomorrow: What nre. (lie answers? Disclose Plot, 3 Soviet Agents of Murder Mission Surrender To U. S. Technically, a duck always is a female, the male being a drake, but in common usage, both sexes are called ducks. BONN, Germany JT — Three Sovjet agents sent to West Germany on a murder mission have glyen themselves up to U. S. nu- UiSlFlties, an American spokesman today. The spokesmnn said the ngents •a Russian MVD (secret police) captain and two East Gei-mmis— had been assigned to kill n member of an anti-Communist Kussinn group in Frankfurt cnlled the NTS. But he said the three surrendered and disclosed the details of the plot to American counter-espionage agents. The spokesman said MVD Capl. Nikolai E. Khoklov and Germans linns Kukowicx and Kurt Weber were after Georgi S. Okolovich, n member of (lie executives committee of the NTS in Frankfurt. In addition to exposing the murder assignment, the three have given American agents details of operations of the Soviet secret service, he said, The American authorities presented the Hussiun captain to a news conference here this afternoon. The two Enst Germans were reported still in "protective custody." The NTS which actively advocates the overthrow of the Soviet regime, is an American-helped ns sedation of Russian refugees in Germany. A leader in Berlin, Dr. Alexander Truchnovich, was reported kid- naped by Red ngenls last week. The official American announce- men! said Khoklov had cooperated fully with U. S. intelligence agents, telling many secrets of the MVD secret police and detailing name by name, office by office, the Red police organization from Moscow to Berlin and Vienna. Girl Scout Troop 83 Plans (lancer Crusade Girl Scout Troyp S;i (senior service) will conduct door to door Cancer Crusade on Sunday from 1:30 p. in. to 2:3U p. m. in area boundaries ••- Washington Ave., Sanford to Main to Urond- way. Mrs. Robert Stilt/, is scout leader. The English term "Easier" derives fimn Eosiro, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. Congress Capehart Predicts New Laws To Restrict B u i 1 d i n o Loans : WASHINGTON ff - Chairman Pspehart (R-Ind) at the Senate IPankfoig Committee predicts Conwill arm new housing leg- with restrictions that builders from gel- loans big- Street Repair Program Slated To Begin in May WOOD RIVF.R _ An "nil out" program of street maintenance here will gel. underway the firs! week of May, wenther permitting, City Manager Ray Harbaugh »aid today. "Instead of politically jumping back and forth all over town and doing a small portion on each street as wns formerly (lone for political rensons, the city crews will slnrt n Job and finish it nnd then proceed to Ihe next project." llarlmugli .snicl. Low morning lorn porn lures have precluded work slarting bo- fore time, he snid, spread asphalt and chips streets temporntures must continuously more than 70 degrees. Citizens will he notified through the newspapers when city crews will be in the respective sectors of town. since to on Charles Bradsliaw Funeral Services The Rev. R. L. I/>we, pastor of Allen Chapel will be the officiating elerymrtn for funeral riles Saturday at 1:30 p. m. in Ihe chapel for Charles Brad- shnw. who died Tuesday in St. .Joseph's Hospital. The Rev. George E. Young of Madison will give Ihe eulogy. Interment will he in Upper Alton cemetery. The body Is at Russel Kunernl Home where friends may call from 7-10 p. m. Friday. Andrew J. limerick Riles Conducted With the Rev. William Kimbrough, pastor of Elm Street Presbyterian Church, officiated Wednesday at 2 p. in. in Stn- len Funeral Home for Andrew J Emerick, 73. Burial was in Val- hnlla iMeinorinl Park. Mrs. Fred organist and Mrs. Frank Clayton, who sang two hymns. Pnllbearers were Clarence nnd Harry Kulp, George R. Le- i-oy, and Thomas Emerick and Emmet t Roberts. Middleeoff wns accompanist for Dragons — fabulous, huge, winged, fire-breathing liznrds or snakes—have n place in myths of ninny countries. the 'Arsenic And Old Lace'Opens Tonight At Wood River High WOOD UIVKR. -Two elderly, lovable women itemorali/.ing the entire Brooklyn police force will be one of Ihe highlights ot "Ar- sonic and Old l.acc." to be presented at the Community llijjh School tonight at s o'clock. Tickets may be purchn.seil at Hie door for 50 cenls. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the curtain will go up one hour Inter. Tin- police am not the only one demorali/.ed and bewildered when i;i bodies are discovered buried in the cellar ol the Brewster sisters' resilience. The ladies just seem to hnve a passion for killing lonely old men, "for charity's sake," by serving them poisoned elderberry wine. The muss homicide- mixed with laughter will be HIP final presentation of (lie school this year. The all senior cast includes Roger Wilbur, Dennis Hudson. Shirley Lindquisl. I'miline tjuinci. Roger Kingering, Irnm H.uiels mid Flank Ripsom in leading loles. Playing supporting purls in Ihr comedy are Hoex Joel 'i 1 , Don Snedeker, Tom organl/e n high school PTA or not. All parents nnd tenchers of the high .school us well ns eighth grade parents nre invited to at- The principal speaker will be Mrs. Robert 0. Iwnns of Quincy who is hi K h school chairman of the 1CIT. Kleineiitary school PTA members promoting the organization include Mrs. Clarence Cota and Mrs. William More of Lorena Avenue I'TA; Mrs. Russell Chappell of Lincoln School: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zngur of Hartford; Mrs. V. .1. Hra/ier and Mrs, Guy Helm of Knst Alton. ling out the first "horrol- comics.' Ar, opposing opinion came from a psychiatrist who declared, inng as these books exist, there are no secure homes." The hearings, which continue to- dny. were opened Wednesday by subcommittee .Chairman Robert C. Hcndrickson (R-NJ) with these mnrks: "This is not a subcommittee of bluenose censors ... We want to find out what dnmnge. If any, is being done to our children." Horror comics were defended as harmless by publisher William II. Cnines whose firm, founded by his father, originally sold comics based on science, world history and Bible -' K.'orlcs. Asked about the origin of more violent types of comic books, Gnlnes replied. "I didn't start crime. I don't know who did that. But I started horror." Gnineg gave the subcommittee an idon of how he judged good and bad tnsle In comic book covers. One of his books pictured a mnn with a bloody arm standing over a woman nnd holding her severed bend in one hand. This wns in good tn.ste, he declared. It would be in bad tnste, he said, "if the head were held a little higher with the blood dripping out." Dr. Frederick Werlhnm, senior psychiatrist of the ei(y department 01 hospitals, wnrned of danger in blood and thunder comic books. "It Is primarily the normal child who is affected," he said, explain- jng that abnormal children are loo wrapped up in themselves to be influenced by comic books. "It is the good child who is tempted and seduced by the comic books. As long as these books exist, there are no secure homes. . . "Every type of crime and delinquency is described in detail. The whole point is that evil triumphs and that you can commit a perfect crime." Wertham called comic books "an important contributing factor" to juvenile delinquency. He advised that sale ot comic books to children under 15 be forbidden so that parents, in buying them for their children, could screen out those Mint might be objectionable. Of "122 comic book titles published last month, many were considered harmless nnd only about a quarter nf them were termed a matter of concern to the subcommittee. City Political (Continued From THRU 1.) lee, representative of Alton, Foster, nnd Godfrey Township, hns been called by Chairman Robert .Morrow to meet at 7:30 p. m. Saturday at Mineral Springs Hotel. Under the Republican plan of party organization, townships of the county are grouped into nine districts, of which (he Alton area is comprised in District 1. Present district secretary is Clifford A. Thomas. The Allon-Foster-Godfrey dis- Irict comprises 31 precincts of which 27 nre in Alton. Many changes in the committee set-ups of both the Democratic nnd Republican parlies resulted from the recent primary. Unofficial returns of Alton township indicated there might be ns many ns 13 new members on each of the local committees. Of poslble effect on the Alton city Democratic Committee reorganization is a petition filed for hearing in County Court at Kdwnnlsville nt 'i p. in. Friday by Which Cleve A. Logan contests the election of Robert M. Miller as Democratic commit- teeimm in Alton Precinct '.'2, Miller, seen as a passible committee chairman aspirant, apparently was elected by a 2-vote over Logan 129 to 127. The contest petition alleges errors in vote counting. low femptrelvr'ft end Aft«» Ai Of MO A.M. 1ST April THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1934 Dr.Donnelly HeadsTeDetim lntn«l WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST—Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered tonight over the eastern Lakes region, the southern Atlantic states, the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, the eentral Mississippi valley and the central Plains. Elsewhere it^ win be clear with little change in temperature AP Wirephoto. Shippers' Forecast For Alton Vicinity ! Daughter Endangered Peress Reports His Family Subjected To Attack, Threats NEW YORK /T-Irving Percss, former Army major who refused to tell Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) whether he was a Communist, says his family has been attacked and threatened in recent weeks. Percss said stones were thrown at his home in Q u e e n s and smashed a bedroom window, "seriously endangering" his 9-year-old daughter, April. The family has also received numerous telephone "threats," Pc- ress told an American Labor party meeting Wednesday night in his first public speech since his clash with McCarthy. > Percss' discharge from the Army following McCarthy's recommendation that he be courl-martiallcd for refusing to answer questions, brought a further probe of the Army by the senator's permanent investigations subcommittee. This led to the senator's current' fight with Army Secretary Stevens and other Defense Department officials. Percss said other repercussions from his experience with McCarthy were: Pressure to hnve him eyicted from his dentist's office. Suggestions' of "possible suhver-1 sion" by April in her Girl Scout j Brownie troop. Objection to his wife's activities in the local Parent-Teacher Assn. and attempts to break up the organization because of her. Peress said a report he started a Communist cell at Camp Kilmer, N. J., amazed him. "No one was more surprised than 1" by the accusation, he said. David Northnut Riles Hold in Easi Alton Funeral services with military honors were conducted Wednesday at 1 p. m, in First Baptist Church, East Alton, for David Edward Northcutt, 35, of East Alton, a veteran of World War II, who died Monday. The Rev. William F. Bohn, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated at Ihe service at the church, and members' of Wood River Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, conducted rites at. Forn- wood .Cemetery, Roodhouse, where the body was interred. Organ selections were by Leslie Peart. Pallbearers were Durwood Vessar, Otis Crumb, Kenny Abnor, Thomas Longston, Andrew Klaffor and William F\>.\. The eggs of birds are large because they contain large stores of food for the developing embryos. Shippers' forecast (200-mile radius of Alton): Above freezing In all directions. Whiginn Gels 1-2 Years For Manslaughter EDWARDSVILLE.- Pleas Whi- giim. 21-year-old Alton Negro, was sentenced to one to two years in the penitentiary Wednesday by Circuit Judge R. W. Griffith after pleading guilty to manslaughter the Nov. 22 death of Lee Ester Irons, 20, also colored. Whigum, a smelter worker, admitted striking. Irons with a rock and his fist after an argument outside Whigum 's home at Alton. The argument ensued after Whigum came home to find that Irons had been riding in his car with his wife and two children. Paul Williams Jr., 29, and Charles William Easton, 30, both of Alton, pleaded guilty to burglary Wednesday and their applications for probation were set for hearing Tuesday. Duels in the modern sense were not known in the ancient world. Realtors Ask (Continued From PHRC. I.) building cost, matched a suggestion from committee chairman Capehart iR-Ind). No .More Profit* Capeharl said in an interview: "We are through with any approach to the housing situation which would allow builders to make profits out of mortgages." The apartment-project loan program under investigation expired in 1950, but some projects still are under construction. The law allowed the Federal Housing Administration to insure loans covering 90 per cent of the estimated construction cost of a project. Officials have testified that in at least 1,149 out of some 7,000 projects built under the program, the insured loan exceeded the final project cost. Capehart said that in any future housing programs, including both rental and sales projects, there should be "no question but that builder must be forced to return to the lender any excess loan above the final cost of the project." 'Greatest Schmoe on Earth 9 Capacity Crowd Sees Annual Kiwanis Show at Alton High o Sclzn Sill) Pounds of Opium SINGAPORE fP — Singapore harbor police seized over 300 pounds of raw opium Wednesday night valued at $30,000 (U.S.). Five Chinese were arrested. eTo Charity Cnhoon, Terry Slouffer, Mike .Mickey Bolo. Watson, Mitchell Bob and program Also under study are! The production is under the charges that householders all oven direction of Richard Clwridge the country u-m-n flr,n,.».^ i.. •*•,,., ~ _. the country were by unscrupulous home repair salesmen. IVUkiiu To Alletul WOOD IM'KR-Georjje T. \Vil- 45 Convivial Folk Wine, D i n e at Expense Of Dead Host Under His Will at Detroit DETROIT .•?—Forty - five con- viv-inl folk w i n e d and ' dined Wednesday night as guests of a df.'ad man who wanted them Jfl ','lmve the one on me." .The will of Carl Clarke a wealthy bachelor who died last original oil paintings and an etching of Abraham Lincoln. Among the guests was Gordon Mac-Edward, a 66-year old printer who had known Clarke for 35 years. "He was not an eccentric man," said MacEdward. "He was a quiet Nov. 17 at the age of 79, called for i ">an who shunned publicity. He H party to be thrown to divide up! would wilt the grass over his personal "trinkets" left overjsrave if he knew that the press kins, coiinly superintendent of j fn»n his half-million-dollar estate. S was here eating the same filet ., . . . M ,, • •"'••» j ou|.i . um-iiiu-ill ui r dim-Sen. herguson (R.Mich);.schools, and Mrs. Everett Butler. hp ' „ , group is investigating «!Wlg«d btavy "windfall" pro- ftot to huUders ol apartment pro- |Mtf uodar • WpfrWorld War U «, < . u . , h 'J ° amendment to extend through the next two crop years the present rigid high price props for major "-'" crops. attendance at a meeting called for Friday evening at 7:30 at the Community High School for the Purpose of deciding whether to The ivst of his fortune, made as'»i'K»on his friends ar« having, president of the Monroe (Mich. I j "Carl was a man who appreci- Steel^ Castings Co.. went to nine ated things in life that we guests j can't c o m p r e h e n d. He never looked at women. He fought all his life for the rights of the American charities : The objects, like the party, were bwui-re. They ranged from a tattered pair of sn.owsh.oei and an old-fashioned vacuum cleaner to Indian and Negroes. "Most of the people at this party are members of the 'Wednesday Nigluers Club' which Carl started back in 1914." Clarke's club consisted of a stag group which gathered monthly, mostly at his apartment, to hear lectures on the fine arts by authorities. Friends of Clarke and their wives ate $50-a-plate dinners while a string ensemble played from a stage and movie cameras ground away. Guests filed by one by one to draw a number from a silk top hat. The person holding No. 1 got first choice of Clarke's personal effects, and -so on until the 45 had picked. Then the numbers were reversed until the articles were gone. Alton Kiwanis Club presented their annual show Wednesday night to a capacity crowd at Alton High School Auditorium. The production, "The Greatest Schmoe on Earlh," was well received. As people entered the auditorium, they were conducted to then 1 sents by clowns. They were greeted by n group of gracious ladies (a number of Kiwanians). Master of ceremonies and ringmaster Ed Dolan did a professional job nnd kept the show moving well at all limes. Dolan is director of dramatics at Monticello College. In addition to acting as master of ceremonies Dolan gave impersonations of Lionel Barrymore and Gary Grant, and several other Hollywood personalities. He also did a ventriloquist stunt, taking the Ki- wnnis president, A. J. Crivello, out of the audience and using him for a dummy. Dolan provided the voice while Crivello went through the motions. An amusing skit, "Gloves & Shoes," a pantomime, done by Barney Lewis, Ed Leamon, and Malcolm Patrick, was well received. A hit of the show were the Ding Dong Daddies, composed of Bill Reed, Dr. Robert B. Lynn, Robert Muehlmnn, and Paul Bierbaum. This group, in addition to singing well, had been trained in dance steps. Three bows were required by the group to satisfy the audience. "The Stumblers," composed of Walter Budde, Dr. Ivan Pitts, Harold Gwillim, Clarence Nance, William Evers, James Adams and Forest Cockrell, wore costumes of the heavy woolen variety. The group did the acrobatic act of the show and showed they had practiced long. Paul Smith played several trumpet solos in the manner of Clyde McCoy and Henry Busse. Smith's manner gave you the impression that he had just returned to Alton after a tour with one of the big name bands, "Interlude" was done by Joe Goldfarb, Bernard Springman and Orville Schoeck. An original number provided by Allen Riehl and Forest Cockrell was entitled "Bruno the Bear." Riehl gave his interpretation of Liberace at the piano. He has been in many of the past shows and his act is looked forward to by the audience. Forest Cockrell. who acted as the trainer, is the new secretary at the YMCA. Pete & Pizza (Eugene Crivello I and Fred Hunt) sang two num.-1 bers which showed hours of practice. Thes» boys received heavy applause. Bill Reed, accompanied by his wife at the piano, sang "My Boy." He was in his usual good voice and won the audience. William (Mary Hnrlline) Osborne directed the Circus Band. For good genuine fun the number thnt wowed the audience, particularly Ihe women, was the "Ballet Loose." The fleetness of foot of these dancers practically put the audience in the aisles. Kiwanis President Anthony J. CrivelJo stated today that in his opinion this was the finest: show ever presented by Kiwnnis and he thanked all participating members as well as those who purchased tickets. The proceeds of. the show will be used by the Kiwanis Club in its boys and girls work program in the area. Of Men's Group TV. Bernard A. Donnelly was elected president of Alton Te Dpum, at a dinner meeting, Wednesday, in Old Cathedral parish. As president. Dr. Donnelly, a surgeon with offires in the Elfgen building, succeeds A. J. Crivello. Other officers are: J. C. Gorman, vice president; Joseph V, Schulz. secretary-treasurer; Lester Hoeber, assistant secretary- treasurer; Nirholas Schwegel, Francis Mcnnemeyer of Bethalfn, Ralph Henkhaus of Wood River, and Dr. Edward J, Kinney trustees. It was announced at the meeting that the annual "ladies' appreciation night" will be at St. Mary's hall next Sunday at fi:30. Members of Te Deum will serve dinner to the women of the various parishes who serve dinners to the group throughout the year. Speaker at the dinner was Dr. George F. Donovan, cultural affairs attache of the American Embassy at New Delhi, India, and a former president of Webster College. St. Louis. Dr. Donovan Speak* Speaking on India, Dr. Donovan said in part: "India, a country in area half the size of the United Slates, and in population two and a half times as great—has within a few years despile terrific handicaps, achieved political unity, launched an extensive educational program, established an educational exchange program, created special training institutes for prospective medical doctors, nurse* and teachers, and erected huge irrigation and land reclamation projects. BHttlegrniimt of Idem "India, is a nation to he watched and to be studied closely. As a new power she is experiencing many problems and solving them—in much the same way and with the same vigor and leadership Americans employed in building the United States a century ago. "Of tremendous importance 1o Americans is 1he realization that this Asiatic' sub-continent js a major battleground in the war of ideas. In the East it is comparable to Germany in the West in the struggle to win men's minds. Totalitarianism and communism are making every effort to attract the Indian intellectual. The average educated Indian rejects communism but needs urgently the inspiration and encouragement and the knowledge of western democracies." Rain Is Boon .:'**•*. (Continued From Page 1.) marked by extremely sparse rain. The drought has been so severe that fear has been expressed for crops and even for shade trees. Heavy rains are still needed to soak the soil to the proper depth of five or six feet. Reflecting the rains;, that have been falling north of' this area, around Keokuk, la., the river here rose more than three feet in the last 24 hours. ,)np*-l'liilli|)lnes Near Aeord MANILA 'JP —Japan and The Philippines were 600 million dollars away from agreement on reparations today and it appeared certain the latest negotiations would be broken off. Both sides held fast to their respective stands — the Japanese for a maximum payment of 400 million dollars in goods and services and The Philippines for an "irreducible minimum" of one billion dollars. NOW HURRY! TURN TO PAGE 13 •Cllfrf' TO...

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