Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 26, 1954 · Page 1
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BACK! IM>Y\TF tO CANCER ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Weatfce* Afton ftTei: Continued fAttfftftt and Tuesday. •tonal Law the Alton Community for /Ifore Thnn 118 Yean dfo nhont d5, Hi I8W* Member of The Associated Press, 5c Per Copy. Vol. CXIX, No. 8t ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1D54 22 PAGES Established Jan. 15, 183& Vietminh Bombard Dien Bien Phu Still Holding Off on Attack Mrs. America By LARRV A1J.EN HANOI. Indochina ff— Dien Bien Phu reeled under violent Vietminh bombardment today but the French said the rebels still held off their long-expected third mass assault to engulf the battered northwest Indochina fortress. The tightly packed French Union defenders, driven into a cluster of fortifications less than a mile and a quarter across, were in an "extremely serious but not desperate" position, the French reported Sunday night. Today they said the situation was "unchanged." Informants in radio contact with the isolated, encircled plain said the morale of the garrison troops was "sky high" as they braced themselves for the bloody hand- to-hand fighting (hoy hoped desperately would hold back another all-out enemy attempt to sway the Geneva conference on Asian problems. The rebels leveled their heaviest mortar and artillery fire on the northwestern corner of the shrunken Dien Bien Phu redoubt. This was an altempt to rip bigger holes in the crumbling defenses in the northwest, opening a floodgate for the masses of Vietminh infantrymen waiting to sweep down from the surrounding hills. A Vietminh broadcast hoard in Hanoi trowed that the opposing forces would be "face to face very soon" irt a death struggle. The threat appeared to back up belief the rebels' Communist leaders were preparing to throw everything into one more attempt to wipe out Dien Bien Phu. Tfiis would give the Reds a resounding propaganda victory to back up their claims at Geneva, where an attempt may be made to negotiate an Indochina settlement. French planes nosed through mist and rain to parachute more ammunition, food and medical supplies to the shrunken target area at Dien Bien Phu. The fortress, under siege for 158 days, has been supplied entirely by air. The French now hold only one third of the area they controlled when open fighting broke out there March 13. Bombers and fighters supplied by the United States struck new blows at the rebel attackers despite unsettled monsoon weather. The airlift will continue into May with an undisclosed number of French troops still to be brought in. ' Stratton Says Ike Should Run Again in 1956 EVANSTON, 111. JP — GoV. William G. Stratton says he thinks it would be "a "good idea" if President Eisenhower ran again in 1956. He made the statement Saturday to about 75 students of Midwestern high schools during the Medill Press Conference sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity, at Northwestern University. Stratton told studenls from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana that "the Eisenhower administration has made a fine record." He had been asked whether he thought the President should seek a second term. Another question put to the governor was whether he thought Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) was an asset to the Republican party or whether he thought the senator would hurt the party's chances for victory in November elections. "This is out of my jurisdiction. I have problems in Illinois without worrying about the administration's problems," he said. Stratton said a proposed constitutional amendment which would redistrict the state's legislative districts and which will be voted on in November is "just as important as the senatorial race." lie said he would campaign vigorously for the amendment. When asked for his views on whether or not the United States should send troops to Indochina, his only comment was that the matter probably will be discussed at the governor's conference in Washington next week. Stratton will attend the conference. Stratton also said within the next two weeks he will appoint a commission to study higher education in Illinois and whether it can be improved. Indonesia Seek* Red JAKARTA, Indonesia ff -. Foreign Ministry sources said today Indonesia is going to try to seU its rubber, tin and other raw material! in Communist East Europe. River Lock * Bun M Stagf T.59 Fall .?6 pool 418.51 Tailwater 403.07 J A Winner AWARD TO WINNING BOOTH—Richard Maguire, right, president of the Olin-sponsorcd Junior Achievement company which won the booth or display contest at West Junior Saturday night, receives his company's prize, a plaque, from Lou Lohman, president of the board.—Staff photo. \ U. of I. Concert Band Draws 1,800 By PAUL S. COUSLEY An audience estimated at 1,800 attended Sunday•: afternoon's concert by the University of Illinois' 129-piece concert band in West Junior High Auditorium. Featuring the concert, as far as the homefolks were concerned, was the homecoming of Guy Duker, who went from his post as music consultant to the Alton public schools into the job of assistant to the university's director of bands last fall. Double Honor For Duker the honor came double i during the afternoon. He directed the regular program's showpiece, two movements from Berliqz' Symphonic Fantastique, then was called back later to direct Edwin Franko Goldman's new. march, "Illinois," dedicated to the university. It was called to the audience's attention by Director Mark Hindsley that Duker had written the words to the new march. His words had won a broad competition in the university. The Berlioz symphony movements selected were "Un Bal" and "March to the Scaffold." Perhaps more appropriate to the weather might have been the "Pastorale" movement which depicts a thunderstorm breaking the sunshiny calm of an afternoon. The Berlioz was timed on the program just as the sudden struck and sent thunderstorm some worried members of 'the audience scurrying to close, tbeir car windows. As an encore Duker directed the band in a march, "Serafand," by Wilcocks. Novelty selection of the afternoon was a "breakdown" of Sousa's march "Semper Fidelis." Each instrumental choir was given a chance to play a section of its part. Then the ensemble joined to play the whole march. John Phillip Sousa called the University of Illinois ensemble (Continued on Page 2, Col. X.) ernors Gov Meet To Get U. S. Briefing ~ -WASHINGTON jP-The nation's state and territorial governors assembled here today to be briefed on major government problems and to ask questions about Indochina, subversives, taxes and other issues. The special meetings behind closed doors will last three days. The briefings will not get under way until Tuesday, but President Eisenhower is having an initial conference with the state heads at a dinner at the White House tonight. The President started the briefings idea a year ago. Frank Bane, secretary of the regular Governors' Conference, said it was such a success that the governors asked for an opportunity to be brought up to date and to quiz'Vice President Nixon, Cabinet officers and other key officials. Reporters will be barred from the sessions. But the White House says Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado, chairman of the Governors' Conference, and Bane will talk to newsmen after each morning and afternoon session. Several side meetings of governors will be held starting today to discuss such things as t he Western drought and dust storms, how ti revive the ailing coal industry, and plans for the regular annual Governors' Conference to be held July 11-14 at Lake George, N.Y, Stevens Says McCarthy Tactics In Ft. Monmouth Probe Caused Lot of Excitement, Misinformation TEARS OF JOY — Mrs. Madison Jennings, 28, of St. Louis, Mo., uses a finger to wipe away the tears after being named "Mrs. America of 1955" at EI- Unor Village, Ormond Beach, Pla., Saturday. "I'm overwhelmed," was all the mother of an eight-year- old son could say between tears.—AP photo. Former Alton Resident New Mrs. America Mrs. M. Madison Jennings, former Alton resident, is the new Mrs. America. She was chosen Saturday night at EUlnor Village, near Ormond, Fla. Mrs. Jennings resides at 10,123 Tappan Dr., Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis County, Mo. Her husband is a chemist at Wood River refinery of Shell Oil Co. He is the son of Mrs. Margaret Jennings of 2408 Edwards St. and the late M. M. Jennings. Mrs. Jennings resided in Alton for a year, from September, 1946 to September, 1947, while her husband was attending Washington University, St. Louis. She made her home with her mother-in-law. The new Mrs. America was accompanied to Florida by her 8-year-old sjjn. She was chosen Mrs.< America 1955 over 49 other contestants from the 47 other states, the District Of Columbia and Canada. Last month she was named Mrs. Missouri "over six other finalists. Mrs. America 1955 is 5 feet 9^ inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, and haf a 35-inch bust, 25-inch waist and 37-inch hips. Her hobbies are gardening and bridge. Mrs. Jeninngs won 515,000 in gifts, a tour of Europe that she and her husband plan to take in October or November, and the Better Living Trophy. The gifts include a kitchen, silver service and gas appliances. She had never entered a contest of any kind before. Qualifications were cooking and general homemaking ability and personality. While Mrs. Jeninngs won none of the "special" proficiency" events at Ormond, the judges were struck by her statuesque beauty and "general homemaking" abilities. Mrs. Jennings wore an ice blue ruffled gown for the contest. Series of Boat Mishaps Girl Uninjured After Fall From Speedboat Into Lake DefenseFunds Recommended By Committee By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON JP - A Defense Department cash budget of $28,680,706,500 was recommended today by the House Appropriations Committee, with $7,615,523,000 earmarked to finance "the greatest army ever maintained by this nation on a full year basis in the absence of actual warfare." The total is $1,206,348,500 loss than President Elsenhower asked for the Army, the Navy and the Air Force and related activities for the fiscal year sarting next July 1. But the cut Imposed by the committee in a bill sent to the House for debate starting Wednesday was actually Jess than half as large as it appears. Committee cuts were about 541 million dollars, the balance of the reduction having been volunteered by the armed services or being in the nature of bookkeeping savings. Supplements Fumta The new cash supplements an estimated 48 billion dollars available to the services, from previous years' appropriations, In effect giving them $76.874,000,000 with which to operate. An additional $1,050,000,000 in carryover funds was rescinded by the committee, the sum including 500 millions from Army procurement and production funds and 550 millions from stock funds of all the ices. . Here's how the new cash would be split up, if the House and the Senate followed the committee's recommendations: * Army: $7,615,523,000, a cut of $595,477,000 from what the President requested and $5,321,883,000 less than was appropriated for the present year. Navy: $9,705,818,500, a budget cut of $209,181,500 but an increase ot $267,508,500 over current year appropriations. Air Force: $10,819,310,000 a budget cut of $380,690,000 and a reduction of $348,690,000 from 1954 funds. National Security Training Commission: $55,000, the amount requested. „ Office of the secretary of defense: 12V4 millions, a budget cut of one million and $750,000 less than was provided this year. Interservice activities: $527,500,000, a-budget cut of 20 millions and a reduction of $228,800,000 from 1954 funds. These activities Wide Range of Injuries 24 Persons Seek Emergency Treatment Over Weekend The emergency rooms of both Alton hospitals were in demand over the weekend when 24 persons sought treatment for injuries inflicted by such trival mishaps as dropping a can of beans on a toe, to the more serious automobile accidents and falls. A man sought aid of doctors at New Hope for Youngsters Controlled Tests of Salk Polio Vaccine Will Start Today Among United States Children By FRANK CAREY WASHINGTON ff - The test of the new polio vaccine in .selected areas across the nation gets under way today. Final sanction of the tests was given late Sunday by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis after an advisory committee of polio experts had recommended, the go-ahead following a two-day appraisial, primarily from the standpoint of safety.' The U. S. Public Health Service also approved the decision, which stipulated certain conditions for use of the vaccine first developed by Dr. Jonas £. Salk of the University of Pittsburgh. The foundation's action released stocks of vaccine which already had been delivered to 20 of the 45 states scheduled, to participate. Vaccine, for the other states is expected to be delivered in a fairly short time. Officials estimated that approximately 500,000 children in some 170 communities of the 45 states eventually will receive the vaccine, with 400,000 others receiving inoculations with an inert substance. These latter children will be among youngsters who will be used as "controls" for the test- en evaluation report' on which is not expected before late in the tall. While the vaccine has shown an ability to stimulate the body's production of antibodies of the type deemed protective against polio, U remains to be seen whether U can actually protect against an attack by virus under natural condi- and thafg why the nationwide field trials are being held. The first inoculations today are in areas of Alabama, Colorado, Virginia, Nevada, Utah and Washington. "Will it protect and for how long?" is the question to be answered by the tests, President Basil O'Connor of the polio foundation told reporters. The advisory committee said certain specifications (or manufacture of the vaccine had been set up some time ago and added that: "The possibility of infectious activity remaining in any vaccine meeting the specifications and minimal requirements has been reduced to a point below which it cannot be measured by practicable laboratory procedures." Alton Memorial Hospital in removing a crochet hook from the palm of his hand, He confessed to hospital attendants that it was an embarrassing thing to have happen, and said that he wasn't crocheting, but was using the needle to try to .eject the lead from a mechanical pencil. Ten-year-old Susan Kay Smith had an unfortunate climax to her tenth birthday anniversary celebration Saturday evening when she was injured while swinging on a, trapeze bar. Susan Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Smith of 2929 Forest Dr., was taken to Alton Mem- ordial Hospital where 20 sutures were taken to close a wound in her leg. The injury was inflicted by a bar of the trapeze puncturing Susan Kay's lag when she was attempting to lower herself from the play apparatus. Mrs. Smith said that earlier in the afternoon she had entertained a group of Susan Kay's friends at her home in observance of her daughter's tenth birthday anniversary. Two teen-age boys and a girl incurred injuries in an automobile accident at Hillcrest and Spaulding Sts., for which they were treated at Alton Memorial Hospital. Victims of the mishap were Ronald Fehrenback, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Fehrenbacb (Cant. Oo Page 18, £oj. 1) Robert Morrow Renamed GOP District Leader Preliminary to the reorganization of the County General Committee tonight at Edwardsville, the Alton Republican district, committee organized a meeting Saturday evening in Mineral Springs Hotel, re-electing Robert A. Morrow chairman. The district comprises the 31 precincts of three townships, Alton, Foster, and Godfrey. Jack O. Harris was re-elected vice-chairman, and Clifford A. Thomas, secretory. And a new treasurer, Kenneth Burgc, was named treasurer. Both county committees, Democratic and Republican, aro slated to organize tonight at the County Court House, this being the statutory dale, the second Monday after the biennial primary at which precinct commit- Icemen are named, Alton Democratic City Committee organized last Friday night. TopDiplomats Begin Geneva Peace Parley Ky KDDY GILMORB GENEVA /P-The top diplomats ot 19 nations met here today .with Asia's "future in the balance. Prince Narathip Pongpraphan Wan Waithyakonof Thailand called the assembly to order In the council chamber of the United Nations headquarters, formerly the League of Nations building. Final pence in Korea and an end to the bloodshed in Indochina were the momentous issues before the conference, but grave and bitter differences were still to be settled in preliminary debate. Prince Naralhip's selection as chairman for the first day, with Vyacheslav M. Molotov of the Soviet Union and Britain's Anthony Eden to follow on successive days, ended one of the disagreements. But the explosive issue of Communist China's place in tho proceedings was bypassed for later settlement or by the course of the conference. The first session lasted less than half an hour and the delegates adjourned. Prince Wan ^aid the conference had done nothing beyond ratifying the Big Four decision on the chairmanship question. Girl, 5, Blames Her Brother, 3, in Theft INDIANAPOLIS IP— A girl found by police in front of a broken shop window with a case of wedding rings in her hands Sunday insisted her brother was tho thief. So the officers took her to her home nearby. They found brother, but ho wouldn't talk—much. He was 3. His sister was 5. ny HAROLD BRAND In a series of separate incidents Sunday afternoon, a girl was thrown from a speedboat when the craft struck a wave on Alton Lake, another pilot was tossed from his boat when It struck a wave parallel, and another abandoned boat was sunk apparently when It was pounded against the Alton Locks and Dam. Miss Rosettn Ray, 3fi44 Horn St., was riding on the center deck In a speedboat with Joseph Mrazek, the pilot, 864 Washington Ave., and her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Tanner, 914 Royal St., on Alton Lake near the west end of Me- Adams highway. The boat struck a largo wave at about 25 to 30 miles an hour and Miss Ray was thrown through the air several feet and Into the water. She was pulled from the lake by the group in the boat, Although she was uninjured, she was shaken by her harrowing experience. Her watch stopped at 2:25 p. m., the time of the mishap. Robert Watson, 2323 Mound Ave., Nn his boat at high speed into a wave which tipped his boat nearly over on its side. The motion of the boat, and Watson's effort lo get clear of the craft and propeller, caused him to go overboard with his life jackets «nd gasoline can which were in the boat. However, the boat righted itself nfler Watson was thrown clear and the motor came to a slop. Thgmag lrjaube r who,,was riding nearby in his speedboat, rescued Watson and his equipment. A disabled motorbont was observed a short distance upstream from Alton Locks and Dam Sunday about 4 p. m. at the beginning of the wind and rain storm by Harry Slock, 52,'l Summit Ave., who watched the boat through binoculars. Another speedboat, came from the Illinois shore and rescued 1hc lone passenger when the bout was close to the tnlnler gates. The wind made it impossible for the rescuing 'craft to tow 1he other boat, another observer stated. A spokesman at tho dam said that they wore unable to leurn the Identity of the passenger and his rescuer who searched unsuccessfully for the disabled boat after tho storm. Apparently, the boat was sunk from being pounded by wind and rain against the dam, concluded a spokesman there. Men Found With Tools 'Only Looking for Girls' CHICAGO /P—Polico found Carl Mannelli and John Thomas, both 25, standing on tho roof of the Wisconsin Packing Co, Sunday night. Beside them was an assortment ot wrenches, hacksaws «nd other tools. But both men denied they hud anything like a burglary in mind. "Honest, officer," said Mannelli as police led him away, "we were just looking for girls." DaylightTime Arrives On 'Perfect Day' Daylight saving time could not have arrived on a better day than Sunday, which %vna as rnre ns a day in June. Sunny, warm, the day was one for the books. That the motoring public was enjoying the weather was evident by the strings of cars that glutted highways to the country From 4:10 p.m. to 5 p.m., a thunderstorm rolled out of the west and, to the accompaniment of n few ruffles of thunder that 'ollowed a dozen or so vlsua sticks of lightning, a couple of showers hit the area. At Alton dam, the rain was measured as .26 of an inch. The pelting drops served only to moisten the ground and freshen the landscape a bit before the evening sun reappeared to cast an artists' glow on the treetops. Saturday's high temperature was 85 and the low was 56. Sunday's high was also 85, with a low of 61. At 8 a.m. today, the temperature was 69. After Us mid-April rise, the Mississippi River here has been gradually falling. The stago today was a little over 7'/>i feet. The highest stage reached by the river here this year was a little over 10 feet several days ago. Citlhonit Crowd* Smaller Traffic Sunday was estimated at about 40 per cent of the usual annual apple trek crowd that makes tho pilgrimage to Calhoun County to ride through the spectacular orchards ot apple trees in bloom. Mid-week rains have pelted the blossoms off the trees ja spoiled nature's major Sunday show in Calhoun, but Dogwood and Rcdbud were in bloom as substitute attraction. One reliable observer at Harclln reported the cars Sunday in the Applo Kingdom numbered between 7,000 and 8,000. In Alton':! Northslde district! auxiliary police were stationed at the State-Elm intersection to safeguard pedestrians and the slute highway patrol wan on duty at the State-Delmar stoplight Police reported that traffic did not appear to be as heavy as in some previous years and the motorists returned earlier than usual from Callioun. the direction o 1'nron Aldft KtvKlcctcd BUENOS AIRES, Argentina IP— President Juan Pcron's vice prcs idenlial candidate, Rear Adm. A berto Tcissairo, headed for a overwhelming election victory to day. With the Peronlsta lead a most 2 to 1, a spokesman for th radical party opposition concede de-feat, The national Senate looko to remain unanimously Pcronisla WASHINGTON !P— Secretary. o! ic Army Stevens testified today hat Sen. McCarthy's "publicity actics" in probing for subversive ctivities at Ft. Monmouth, N. J., nused "a great deal of misin- ormation and excitement." But he rmceded McCarthy did "speed ip" some suspensions. Stevens denied he was trying to minimize the worth of McCarthy's nvestigation, bu' testified the Army's own probe for suspected subversives at the big radar cen- er would have reached the same end if McCarthy had stayed, out of the picture. Testifying at the Senate investigation of the feud between McCarthy and military officials, Stev. ens said the Army had Information on Its own on all cases brought «o light by McCarthy. Six persons had been suspended before McCarthy came into the Ft. Monmouth picture, he said, and Inter there 23-13 27 more suspensions. Of those suspended, Stevens said, 13 have been put back to work In non-service positions pending further investigation. Sixteen cases have been heard and boards are in process of making reports. Six cases remain to bo heard. Responds to Question Stevens' testimony about the Ft. Monmouth inquiry — one ot the points ot friction between him and McCarthy — was In response to questions from Ray H. Jenkins, special counsel fo the Senate Investigations subcommittee. Noting that Stevens conceded some suspensions had been speeded up by tho committee investigation, Jenkins asked if McCarthy had not done "an important piece of work that enhanced national security, time being of es-" scnce In detection of Communists" in the Army. Stevens replied that all could agree that subversives should be ousted as fast as possible. Jenkins askod if Stevens had not "damned with faint praise" th« McCarthy investigation. The sec- ^tary denied any effort to discredit or halt the Investigation and insisted he was just "calling th« shots as I saw them." Jenkins noted that McCarthy has alleged that "you wanted to stop" the investigation. "I never did any such thing," Stevens snapped back. Further rrobings Much of the whole forenoon testimony dealt with Monmouth, but there were* also further probings into Stevens' contention that McCarthy and his aides sought by improper means to secure preferential treatment for Pvt, G. David Schine, drafted former consultant to the McCarthy committee. Stevens said he considered the Wisconsin senator's efforts in behalf of Schino were "extraordinary." And he said he felt Roy M. Conn, counsel to McCarthy, acted with the "knowledge and approval," of Sen. McCarthy in Conn's requests for preferential treatment for Schine. As for frauds p. Cair, another McCarthy aide, Stevens said his activities in hehalf of Schine were (Clonl. on J'n K o in, Col. 2) — On Norlhside City Council To Get Plat Widening Much-Used Street Widening of a short but much- used Northside street, a narrow roimcfling link between Elm St. and Dolrnar Ave., is provided for in a subdivision plat to be submitted to City Council, Desperfite Situation French Desperately Seek Aid From Their Allies To Support Troops at Dien Bien Phu PARIS ^—France's frantic government canvassed today its major allies for fresh aid to stave of! defeat at Dien Bien Phu. The best it could do was a reported possibility that the United States might consider sending forces to Indochina if the proposed Southeast Asia alliance is formed. An authoritative French source in Geneva for tho Asian conference said President Eisenhower's government had turned down a French request that U. S. Air Force planes and pilots be sent into action at once against the Vietminh rebels. .The informant said U. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had told French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault that Washington's position would be much different if the Western Big Three succeed in their announced plans to form a 10-nation Pacific counterpart of the North Atlantic Alliance. Britain and France have agreed to study the possibility ot «uch a pact but made no further commitment, Conclusion of such an alliance, Dulles was reported to have told Bidault, would open the path for American consideration of a French request for direct military help. Until then, the French source reported, the Washington government feels the sending of American planes and pilots to Indochina without congressional approval would be an act of belligerency forbidden by the Constitution. Priifce Minister Churchill's Cabinet also was reported to have ruled out a suggestion to send British troops to Indochina. As worried crowds reminiscent of pre-World War II days gathered outside Churchill's office, the British Cabinet met in extraordinary session Sunday. The ministers were reported to have shelved, at least temporarily, any idea of direct military intervention. Sources indicated, however, the British might send more troops and planes to neighboring Malaya and perhaps stage British naval maneuvers off the Indochina coast as a "show of force" to bolster French morale. Premier Joseph Laniel's Cabinet was reported debating the siege crisis at Dien Bien Phu. With no major foreign aid immediately in prospect, it was reported considering whether to commission the commander, Brig. Gen. Christian de Castries, to ask the besiegers terms for surrender of the garrison with "full honors of war." Questioned about the reported^ appeal for direct American air intervention, Bidaujt said before his departure for Geneva: "You understand that, because of the critical situation wherein the defenders of Dien Bien Phu find themselves, everything should be tried to bring them aid." Wednesday night. The plat, now on file with City CJork Price after approval of (he City Plan Commission, is offered by Mrs. Caroline K. Meyer, widow of Harry L, Meyer and executrix of his estate. The proposal originated during tho lifetime of Mr. Meyer, and was subject of some conferences between Mayor Struif and him as iur back as last autumn, city officials suid, and now is to be carried out through the executrix of his estate. It had brief mention in tho cily Council several months u«o when brought up by Alderman Parker, prior to the death of Mr. Meyer. Under the subdivision plat, styled KIm-Ar Place, two lots are provided clxending between Klin and Delmar, and a 9-foot strip off the easterly lot is of. fered for dedication to public use. This 9-foot strip, about 182 feet long, would serve to widen tha narrow abutting street from 20 to 29 feel, and would provide ade. quate space for two lanes of moving traffic with possibly a small sidewalk as well for pedestrians. The present narrow Jane, in effect an extension southward of Gerson, Ave., seems to have no formal name, officials said. The dedication of the 9-foot strip for use of the public is conditioned by Mrs. Meyer with a single pro* viso that the city shall at its own, (Cout. oa Page 19, Col, I) fe

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