Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 27, 1954 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, April 27, 1954
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Piasa Merged tanned Director Of Latter Association £ SnTtfeftMders, at Separate, m " ter at ft JSttt tteeting, Mon- iy aprpoved the plan of mer. T of rninpis Building ft Loan ;ssociath5ff with Ptesft Building Loaft Association, Aftef tftft shar%nt>1aers trt8et« «Jt Of fNd Piasa Building ft Association the members the board of directors of the t|l*iasa met with directors of >;tae iTIinois Building, Loan As; : sociatioti, in response to an in- %vitatldtt by the Illinois. : ? Albeit E. Wilson, former sec* ; tetary of Illinois Building & Lonn Association, was elected •'a director of the Pis SB. .*. the officers of the Plasn "• Building are Df. J. Mather .-Pteiffefibetger, president, who "has -served as president sine* ;Joly 12, 1918; Paul B. Coosley, , vice president, a member of the , board of directors since 1903; V M, A, Wuellner, vice president, .: member of the. board «inae -;193l! Emil W. Joestlng, treasurer, elected briginally in July "1930 ,• Otto E. Cichlar, secretary, /first elected to that position in '-1930, having served as assistant ' Secretary prior to that date. '. Gllson Brown : was renamed ,_- attorney. He wa» elected in -July of 1932, and acted as attorney for both associations— ^having served the Illinois Bulld- /Ing & Loan Association 32 years 'land the Piasa 22 years. s " There were 15 stockholders ^when the Illinois was formed '*ln 1903, of whom five arc still tallve. They arc Warren Slocum, >.F. W. Mummert, D. A. Wyckoff, ^.Herrnon Johnson and E. .1. Mc- McPhlllips served con- [ Middlt>lmvn fins Wilt Be Detouredttriefly With the Third and Market St. intersection soon to be partiBlly closed to traffic, due to the Third St. widening and repaying job, the Middletmwi bus route will be temporarily detonred, wheft necessary, o avoid rise 1 of Market St. The company has announced that as so«n as it becomes uaff-asablr o contlmw through the Third and Market' intersection, the Mlddle- n busses will use Afby and Srondway"between the Fourth nnd Alby and the Broadway and Market intersections. ^tinuously for 51 years as a dl- >*ector t retiring at the time of ;Uhe consolidation of the Illinois :; with the Piasa.. Alton Tofl»tma»t«ri» Meet AJton Toastrnasters Club No. «|230 met Monday evening at the " Springs Hotel. Toast- naster for. the evening was Ray Jllictt. Guest for the evening Jim Blankenshlp, Joe of Tucson, Ariz., was tja visiting Toastmastor. IfTliree Theaters 3g-' v..- • (Continued From THRO i.) action of $45 a week In the cost operating the theater." Both Goldfarb and Beck said ;y would pay $85 a week for ic man if the union Is agree- ible. Other Costs Riga s < Jfoday, told the; Telegraph that ther operating costs had in- reased, including film rental. three theaters have been op- rating at a loss, they snld, Even "ie recent action of Congress in (moving the 20 per cent- federal ix failed to make up the deficit. "We didn't pass on the tax movaLto the patron, hut kept to increase our revenues. But at was insufficient to wipe out. r losses," the three owners ,aid. Union Statement Two officials of Locul 268 TSE today were queried by e Telegraph but did not elab- rate the union's viewpoint aside ni stating the determiantion maintain two projectionists at theaters was voted by "u «3§iajorlty of the union members" :J»t a meeliqp Tuesday morning. •jJ Wallace Foster, union business •asgent, stated, "I have nothing J-fo say other than that we .-have Always had a tw<«nan operation fgver snce sound pictures came." "*£ Otto P. Huff, union president, ;iiiaid, "They (theater owners) Basked for one-man operation und ';we took it up before the union and the members turned it down," The union local, said Huff, numbers about 22 propec-tionists including two or three "retired." The union is operating in the ' area including Alton, Hast Alton, /Wood River and part of Edwardsville. In Congress t Senate Debates Bill on Wool WASHINGTON ffj -The Senate df-bates a bill lo aid domestic wool producers and prases toward a showdown vote on (in amendment that would extend for two years the present high, rigid price supports on six bnsir rorrrmoditie.i. Senate Republican eaders predict defeat for the amebdmfrtt, which could cripple the administration s plnn for flexible price props. Aid — rhrector Harold Boy Cuts Hand In Underwater Collision nt'V Daniel I>ppermfln, 8. son of Mr. and-TVtr*. W. If. Dcpperman of 1103 Henry St., suffered a head injury requiring four sutures Monday pverrfne in nn accident while swimming at thr- Y.W.C.A. pool during thr "family nighl" hour TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1954 TestimonyLies Denies Discussing Going Underground ST. LOUIS ffi~ Robert Manewitz. one of five Communists on trial here, has denied testim«ny*by Daniel dived into the pool and; previous apparently struck a buckle on the lhat hc had'di'scu'swd the government witnesses bathing rap of a pir) swimmer, who was submerged, bin mother swld. and a laceration was Inflicted about an inch long. Following the mishnp he was Stn.wrTof the Foreign Operation! lHkrn "> *"• Joseph's Hospital moving underground. Manewitz told a Federal Court jury Monday before he left St. I l/wjis to move to When this change in the route Administration tells the -House I whcrf> tnr> f ' ul wa * sutured and * made, passengers will board the ! Foreign Affairs C'nmmlttoe about *"* apparently Was doing Wddletown buses at the Faulstleh i n,p administration J s foreign aid fim '- hm hB(1 hpr>n kpnt nomn ' rom building corner Instead of at the drug store building corner at Broadway and Market. City Engineer Fafrfletd said that It has been hoped to keep the Third and Market intersection open dur- ng most of the paving period, but that it will be necessary to work well out Into the Intersection dwr- ng the construction of new catch- basins. This, It appears, will leave space only for one-way traffic. Thft one-way rule there may be found necessary tomorrow, salt Falrfleld. In the East End, closing of one ilock of Bom St. between Wash ngton and Pearl was ordered Monday noon so that the contrac tors doing the concrete work fo he Bozza resurfacing improve ment may proceed with Installs Ion of the "transition s'abs" or aprons bordering the Intersections Three Children Enter Hospital With Injuries Injuries requiring hospital reatmcnt were suffered by three children Monday. The trio Included Susan Fields, 2910 Watalcc Avn., Doan program. Accident Victim's Condition Critical school BS lire. a precautionary meas- -ovelnce, 6, Mallicr, nnd Sandra Cnllahan, 2, of 505 Winker St. Susnn Fields, who silfferal a .aceration of her left palm requiring two suluren, nml Dwin Lovelace, who was hit on lop of his hend by « rock, wore routed at St. Joseph's Hospital. Sandrn Cnllnlwn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Callahan, cceivcd treatment at Alton Memorial Hospital for n gnsh on he palm of her left hand, Chicago Police Solve" The.fl for Canada Cop CHICAGO yp- Chicago police olved a theft case for a honeymooning Canadan policeman bo- ore the victim oven reported it. When Arvid Landstrom, 28, of oronto. went to the central police atlon to report the theft of $450 orth of his bride's trousseau from loir car, IIP found they already ad the thief roperty. Policeman Marion and the musing Rybakowlsz ad arrested Porter Henry, 23, hen ho saw Henry hoarding a reetcar with his arms full of omen's clothing. Judge Oscar S, Caplan sentenced :nnry to a year in the House of orrcction Monday on a larceny nargo. Ogle, Thomae (Continued From I'ngfl 1.) ossion. "We should pot be overconfident, and I pledge myself not o be overconfident of victory In November, but we will make a clean fight and we will win," ienator Douglas said. City and township Democratic chairmen introduced included lobert M. Miller of Alton, elected Democratic cominiiteeman n Alton Precinct M and subsequently named parly chairman it Alton, whose election to the •ommiiteemanship is under con- est in County Court. His stains WHS not questioned n the Democratic county con- 'enlion Monday night. John R. Olson, 2J5, of Belleville, husband of the farmer Pntrlcln Hauler of Alton, (rmnined in s critical condition ! torlny si St, Mary's Hospital, fcnsl St. Louis, where has has beer* n patient since Sunday morning following nn automobile accident. Olson suffered o |iead In.lury and had failed to rcgitlli consciousness up until noon today 1 . The accident occliircri on Route 157, a mile north of (French Village, when Olson's nutorliobile tailed to make H curve and Nn into a yard nnd struck a utility pole. Olson and a passenger, William F Zayic, In the Olion automobile, wore thrown out ofjthe car. Zaylc, who escaped with (minor Injuries, WHS released from the hospital following emergency treatment. Mrs. Olson's pnt'nnls, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hastyr of 1111 Me- Pherson Ave., havh been In East St. Louis with tiieir daughter, since the accident. Hurlfonl Ciih Sroutft To Exhiljit Projects HARTFORD—Tie Cub Scouts will use the "Oil" Ihemc In dls. playing their project for the month at the rcgilar pack meet- ng Tluirsday in the school build- ng at 7:30 p. n. The boys wtll exhibit replicas of small' filling jslations, com- )lote in every detail. August Sorgea Is cubmaslcr and Sam Fulkcrspn is assistant. Jen mothers are'Mrs. Bill Fitz- ?h, Mrs. Van Fulkerson, Mrs. 'Jwlnn Sorgea ana Mrs. Frances Newman. HARTFORD Hand Mrs. Klrjiy,, of 110 E.| 6 St. . Rose eceived emefgcncy ti-ealittont Sunday for a deep laceratioi lo her thumb and palm of ho Wood River Tov 1 right hand at nshlp Hospital. The injury oufurerl while she was attempting t)j put up a storm window at her libme. The frame slipped from thojpnnc and as she grabbed for the pane to keep H from breaking, the sharp glass foil on her hniul. Six stitches wore taken lo <floso the woumU She was dismissed after treatment, To HARTFORD Surgery Mrs. Virgil Vaughn, of K. U|rch St., is scheduled to undergo plastic surgery on her right nrrn n! Wood River Township Hospital today. She has spent the last throe weeks in the hospital due to plastic surgery on her left arm and is exported to remain at least two weeks after this operation. Church Conference Set HARTFORD - Tho annual conference of ^hc First Baptist Church will bj? held at the church Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. The pastor, (he Rev. Joseph Humerickhousej has stated all annual reports are lo be turned in at this time and all officers of the ,coming! fiscal year will he installed aN will' assume their duties in lilav. The girl swimmer suffered no ill effects of the undej water collision. Vnndnh Continue Overturning Tombstones •Another Instance of cemetery desecration waK reported to the police Monday evening. George E. Clayton of 2701 Salu St. Informed the desk sergeant that on visiting Short Cemetejy on Gulp Lane, east ot Upper Alton, he found that a tombstone on his lot had been wantonly overturned. The Incident, apparently vandalism, he determined occurred sometime after late Thursday aftirnoon and Saturday. Clayton said only possible clue he had noted was the track left by an automobile which apparently had been stopped near his lot since last Thursday afternoon. Police recalled that the vandalism In which 16 gravestones and monuments were overturned in Alton Cemetery occurred last Wednesday or Thursday nights, nnd saw some connection between the similar Incidents as possible. Suggestion was given Clayton to make a full report of the Short Cemetery vandalism to the sheriff's office. .Cabbie Finds $15,000 Bracelet; to Get Reward CHICAGO JP-\ Chicago cab driver who turned in a $15,000 diamond-studded platinum bracelet ho found in his cab has been promised a suitable reward. Howard Hannan, 39, had already turned It in Monday night when a Detroit couple, Gerald Krandall, 40. an Industrial diamond dealer, und his wife, Sonja, who says she formerly was fashion designer for Queen Farida of Egypt, reported the loss. Krandall,, Second., Ave., s . ., Detroit, said he would ' reward Hannan If the insurance company doesn't. He said the bracelet is worth $15,000, although Insured for only $7,000. Mrs. Krandall, a native of Cairo, Kgypt. said she once designed fashions for Queen Farida, former wife of ox-King Farouk... Norway ConvicU 8|>le» VARDO, Norway A District Court convicted a Soviet citizen of Norwegian descent on charges of attempted espionage, today. The court gave him a comparatively light sentence of one year in Jail. 1951 h» spoke at a party meeting, urging members to "lake precautions." "We were trying to -give thought," he said, "to the protection of the Individual members." The trial continues today. Manewltz testified he separated himself from party activities and took on the name of Robert Mann when he moved to California. He raid he "took a leave of absence" from party duties after the move and remained inactive until his arrest in September 1952. The witness said he moved to California because of harassment of his family as a result of his Communist activities. He testified crosses were burned in front of bis home here, firecrackers were set off after midnight and "derogatory remarks were made in the neighborhood." Manewit/, said he served in St. Louis as a member of the state committee and secretary of the Young Communist League and as state educational director, financial secretary and member of the slate committee of the Communist party. Other defendants, all charged with conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the govern- men, are William Sentner, James F. Forest and his wife, Dorothy Rose, and Marcus A, Murphy. 3 Men, Woman A re Found Guilty OfShelteringRed SAN FRANCISCO ;P-A federal court jury Monday night convicted three men" and a woman of sheltering a fugitive Communist leader. The four, Mrs. Shirley Kremen, 22; Samuel I. Coleman, 41; Carl Ross, '11; and Sidney Steinberg, 39, were found guilty of harboring Robert Thompson, a Communist party chieftain, who disappeared in 1951 following his conviction in New York of conspiring to advocate overthrow of the U. S. government. < Arrested by the FBI In a Sierra hideout last August with the four convicted Monday, Thompson is serving a term in Atlanta federal prison. Mrs, Kremen, Coleman and Ross also were found guilty of harboring Steinberg, himself a fugitive from a New York indictment charging conspiracy to advocate overthrow of the government. The three face maximum prison sentences of .11 years and fines of $15,000 each. Steinberg faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $15,000. Mineral oil output, in West Germany hit a n<jw high of 200,000 tons in a recent month. More Fair Weather F O P f C A WEATM5B BUREAU fOBKCAST-Scattered showers arc forecast for tonight in New England, the Middle Atlantic States and the Pacific Northwest. Elsewhere conditions will be generally fair. It will be cooler in the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, the middle Mississippi valley and the Pacific Northwest with little change in temperature expected elsewhere—AP Wirephoto map. Senate Confirms Squire On Board WASHINGTON JP-The Senate has confirmed the membership of Frank C. Squire of Chicago to the Railroad Retirement Board. The action, taken Monday, had been held up for several weeks because of an objection from Sen. Paul Douglas (D-I11). Squire has been a board member 10 years. Douglas said he wanted assurance from the Civil Service Commission that Aboard members were subject to a presidential order authorizing the removal of some top-level jobs from the civil service roster. When he was assured that the ruling applied to the railroad board, Douglas withdrew his objection. The Senate Labor Committee has approved President Eisenhower's reappointment of Squire in March by a 7-0 vole. Democrats on the committee, including Douglas, had refused to vole. Grand Jury Declines To Indict Official TAYLORVILLE, 111. JP — The county grand jury declined to indict Christian County State's Attorney Scott Hoover on charges he did not-eriforce gambling laws. The grand jury reported its decision Monday to Circuit Judge J. G. Burnside. It had been investigating charges made against Hoover by three local attorneys after state police seined quantities ol gambling equipment in the county last year. Hoover contended the investigation was "just politics." He is a Democrat. The special prosecutor who conducted the inquiry, for the grand jury, Thomas Sweeney, is a Republican who was Hoover's predecessor as state's attorney. Rotary Club To Sponsor 'Pops' Concert May 24 May 24 was announced as date for the Civic Orchestra's annual pops concert at Monday ngiht's Rotary Club meeting. The club sponsors the concert annually. This year a majority of the funds derived from it will be turned over to the Girl Scout camp building fund. The past two years the club has made contributions to student nurses' loan funds in the Alton hospitals. Fire Chief James Lewis, chairman of the committee selling tickets for the concert, distributed 10 each to members present last night. Jerome D. Crossler of the du- Pont Company described the wonders of "petrochemical" manufacture, which now obtains from petroleum byproducts and wastes the material for manufacture of such things as clothing material, anti-freeze, lucite, dairy sprays, garden sprays of various kinds, including weed killers, refrigerants, and wrapping materials. He was introduced Green. by A. R. Motorist Kills Self After Being Injured BUFFALO, Okla. ^-A 62-year- old motorist, in agony with a broken jaw, shot himself to death shortly after being injured in an automobile collision Monday. The higlfway patrol said Fred Barnes of Locust Grove stepped out of his damaged auto, placed a .38 caliber pistol to his right temple and fired. Illinois and Indiana — Average temperature 2 to 4 degrees below normal north and near normal south. Normal maximum 65 north to 71 south. Normal minimum 43 north to 49 south. Cooler north tonight and Wednesday. Warmer north Thursday. Turning cooler Friday and Saturday. Precipitation total 1 to 2 inches. Showers Wednesday and Thursday and again over weekend. Charged With Killing Former Wife's Husband CHICAGO ^-Robert J.. Haley surrendered to police Monday and faced arraignment in court today on a charge of fatally stabbing his former wife's husband. ' Haley, a factory worker,' had been sought since the stabbing of Joseph E. Weber, 32, on April 22. Weber's wife has two children by her earlier marriage to Haley. A coroner's jury Friday recommended that Haley be held for murder, after Mrs. Weber testified Haley had threatened Weber and that she recognized Haley in the scuffle outside the Weber apartment door. Vonian Kills Self * By Electrocution MONTEBELLO, Calif. vP—Police Said Monday Mrs. Nora Doerges, 67, placed an electric toaster, radio and heating pad into a bathtub full of wafer, seated herself in it and then plugged the appliances into an extension cord. When her daughter Jean found a note on the bathroom door saying, "Don't open this door.' Get help," she called police. Mrs. Doerges ,was dead when found. $3343 Relief Bill* Allowed Town Board Hear? Steps In OsWtie Suit Of Alton to*n Board disposed of an business Sn hand in a 20-minute meeting at fh% office of Supervisor Walter, Monday afternoon. Town Attorney Armbruster was unable to be present because of a case m which he was appearing in County Court, but sent a letter to the board in which he stated that he was preparing a brief to be filed April 28 in Circuit Court in connection with the quo war- ranto petition which Town Collector A. J. Osborne seeks to press against the Town Board. .Validity of the Town Board ai now composed of town officials is challenged by Osborne who contends the City Council should now be the duly constituted auditing body because Alton city and town are co-extensive. Armbrnster has contended in answer that Osborne has no private fight to bring the quo war- ranto action, and had advanced the further contention that Alton city and township no longer are coextensive. Circuit Judge Spivey has given both sides in the controversey right to file briefs for his consideration before he rules on Osborne't petition for the right to press the action in quo warranto. The city has petitioned to intervene as a party plaintiff. Supervisor Walter reported the death of Vane Stillwell, 15 years a township employe as investigator for the general assistance office. Members then made up a fund to send flowers and had an expression of their regret at Stillwefl's death placed in the minutes. Claims for the first half of April were audited and approved in amounts of 53,343.56 for general assistance and $1,122.84 for town fund expenses. Ordered paid were the dues ot the town justices at $5 a year for membership in the Illinois Justices and Magistrate's association as is provivded for under the town budget. For H. P. Beneze, the meeting started his 29th year as a justice of the peace. Earthquake Jars Tennessee Area MEMPHIS, Tenn. JP—Ten seconds of fear gripped thousands ot persons Monday night as a "moderately strong" earthquake jarred along part of the New Madrid Fault. The fault, which runs from Cairo, fll., to Memphis, "was 1; the site of a series of monstrous earthquakes in '1811 and 1812, one of which formed nationally known Reelfoot Lake. The tremor Monday night was felt here; at Blytheville, Ark., 60 miles to the northwest; Jackson, Tenn., 80 miles to the northeast; and Corinth, Miss., 80 miles to the east. Other Tennessee and Arkansas cities closer in to Memphis also reported a thorough shaking. The only damage reported was in Memphis, where a resident said the plaster in the ceiling of his' home was cracked. A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR YOUR DURING Boy.' and Girls' Week April 24th to M»y ]*t Keep them i»f«, happy nnd healthy ut home. KIDDIES National Man discovered beer soon after ho learn|>d lo cultivate grains. i In Washington Coal State Governors Map Another Plan On How to Get Industry Out of Doldrums By J. FRANK TKAfiU: WASHINGTON ff - Coal state governors today mapped another .discussion on how to help' the coal industry get out of its doldrums. Gov. John S. Fine of Pennsyl- Jnia, who initiated Monday's meeting on the same subject by •visiting governors and representatives of management and labor said the time and place of the .jpllow-up meeting were uncertain. He told a reporter it would be .held, today or Wednesday, depending upon the schedule of the gov- • ernors, who have come to Washing- 'too at the invitation of President 'lower for a briefing on na- *nd International problems. the conclusion of Monday's meeting, the governors Fine to appoint a corn- to confer further with man- and coal state to make recommenda- gwwncw also had planned a ' g for an exchange to be followed by t but other cum Iftt Hflgfegeraenls forced Fine said ho probably will name the members of the committee at the next meeting and dial steps might be taken tlion to curry out his recommendation that a permanent governors' committee on the domestic fuels industry be set up. At Monday's luncheon and meeting, John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, said a strong coal industry was vital to the nation's peacetime and wartime future, and served notice that he would not consider any wage cut for his union workers in the bituminous and anthracite industries. Lewis said it had been suggested that a wage reduction might help coal regain some of its lost markets. But he said that was not the answer to the industry's plight and added: "There isn't going to be any negotiated wage decrease in the coal industry, bituminous or anthracite." .Fine, Tom Pieket'r, executive vjiee-president of the National Coal Assn., and Frank W. Earnest Jr., president of th* Anthracite Institute, stressed, the importance oi coal to the nation's economy and defense and ui^ed a hall to the unlimited Impoj-lalion of residual oi). They, like LeLvis, also said thai ftr »«Sf~ <£ *-n^* *; «-t**'<~»v-v* x** **"*;•£ "*•„•> V \;r*,**9>. <*«*** ««#>.** "* :*H ^ fib I* «H n •* * ' *tS;Nfc* ^i« u fc iy^ ,i ** "Vfh* »Y»T '»t -^ ^ JSv* F'K '>?>* tV •»* i it^,! h t > ' «,\ -r SIM >> <».>< k* "t^l ^kff* \) V—-V ^ R A .— '. N<, this nation would he vulnerable to defeat at the hands of an enemy if it came to rely so much on oil. especially industry imports, (hat ths forgotten. Coal, they said, wa« a life saver in World War 11 tnd would be again in a national nnergency. As it is, they continued, residual oil is causing mine shut-downs and uiu'mployijient, the railroads are sufferiiiK u loss of revenue, und other industries are being, hurt by the millions of barrels of residual oil beint! Lewis and for adopt log mportisd annually. Earnest also called a national fuel policy to guarantee availability ot all fuels to meet the particular needs of th« Mure. Secretary of told the group ment was en research" in ai phases of industry and i continue (o d in this iieid. the Interior .McKay the Interior Depart- aged in "intensive ffiSSI S -*k^K$S m •:r.<S:-5v.' .-'.-. [/ ^- A 8-PLAY GIANT PLAYGROUNDER AIR-GLYDE GYM SET Originally 39.95 Gately's Low Sale Price 95 « mm m $m 3|fM; Gamy SI* fSPSX? No Doicn r<i\inent • H n ' I I ' 21^ *w* v ''., *ute,^,.i YOU SAVE s problems and will all it can to assist '"•"f • GIANT 7J FOOT LEGS • 7i FOOT HEAD BAR t ALL 2" DIAMETER TUBING 2 SWINGS WITH NQN-TIU SEATS AIR-CLYDE CHINNING AND TURNING BAR EXERCISE BAR HARD ENAMEL FINISH

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