Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 29, 1954 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, April 29, 1954
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f^&CS® TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 19S* Gives Warn ing Of 'Peddlers' AC! Groups Says "Know Firms, Salesmen' Gtizens of the Greater Alton fcfla ar* warned by th* hnshnesw Ethics and solicitations eommk- Wif of the Greater Alton Associa- tSSft of Commerce to he direful M. dolflg business with persons tfrfcnofc'n who claim to sell all types Of ffterehamiise. Joseph 3, Sffrtflfcnifln, 'chairman of flte etWtfnittee, announced this morn- m- •fhe GAAC has received com- ^SlUtS that men and women Iteve paid for many items by fiomemakers after which they failed to make delivery of the merchandise or to meet the or- ifcihal agreements. SprinRmart said. "At Spring opens up ita huds of flowers, trees and growing tjhings, so docs it also open up the streets for a host of non* resident peddlers, hawkers and salespeople with questionable bargains", Sprlngman stated. "Many reliable people sell from door to door, but it is well for our citi/ens to check well Iftto historical backgrounds of firms and salespeople before giving money or signing contracts. Our office is always glad to check out-of-town firms for prospective buyers. In the past we have been able to save some of our members hundred of do] la res ty exposing , schemes presented by fast-talking pressure sales* rflen. ; "At this time of the year many charity requests are going the rjbunds and the GAAC office will refuse cards of identification to shy group that cannot prove Its worthiness or integrity. Even a nlembership card or a charity solicitor's card held by a solicitor does not mean that the As- sbciation of Commerce guaran- tiee merchandise or any agree- merits that may be entered Into by homemakers with such people. However, the Association of Commerce will investigate any a:l 1 e ge d misrepresentation or . false claims brought to its attention and make n full report to the proper committee and the board of directors. '"An identification card from itie Association of Commerce does not imply that any person is compelled to give to any charity. All that' this card implies ii that the GAAC has investigated I: the- project and finds that Showers and Cooler us t#* Timjpcfiiriwt* MM! Awat A, 01 1.30AM April 2$ 1954 WEATHER IIlJRKAir FORECAST—Shown* or thumfentorma nrr> forecast for tonight In Michigan, tlir middle Mississippi valley and the central Plains. Kansax. Nebraska and Missouri Mill Iwve rain ulillo sno\v Is expected in the Dahofas. It will be cooler in the northern and central Plains region. (AP Wirephoto Map). To Battle Douglus Report Nixon Will Be Glad To Campaign For Meek in Illinois Senatorial Race George F. Ilerren Kites Conducted The body of George F. llcrrcn, 76, was interred in Zion Lutlwnin Cemetery, THelhnlto, Wednesday, where he h«d served an Kcxlon for 37 years. Tho rommltal riles followed services in Zlon Lutheran Church nt 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. E. .T. Knlb, assisted by the Rev. \V. Ci. Bnieggc- mnn. Pallbearers were Leroy, Elmer, Rnymond, nnd Edward J. Hen-en. William nnd Kdwarcl Dewerf. Us purposes claimed." and Ideals arc ns Dp. Humphrey Chief Picture of Miss Smith Given Memorial; Staff Heads Named W. H. Thomas, Alton attorney, | was re-elected jpresidcnly of the board of directors of Alton Memorial Hospital, and the election of Dr. Kenneth K. Humphrey .as chief of the medical staff, was confirmed by the board, at the eighteenth annual meeting Wednesday at the hospital. Members of the medical staff were elected previously, and confirmation by the board voted yesterday. Two new members, Mrs. Joseph C, Aldous of Alton and Fred B. Taylor of Wood River, were named to the board, and two others elected since the last annual meeting were welcomed by the board Wednesday. They were Col. Ralph B. Jackson, president of Western Military Academy, and Mrs. E. F. Paul. Other officers of the medical staff confirmed by the board were Dr. A. A. Brewer; vice president, and Dr. R. L. Worcester, secretary-treasurer, Charles R. Freeman was reelected as administrator, and Miss Virginia Crarnblet reelected director of nurses. Mr. Freeman will begin his sixth year as head of Hie hospital in June and Miss Crarnblet will start her sixth year as director of nurses in September. Tribute was paid by the board to the memory of two members who died since the last annual meeting. They were Paul H. Buxton, who had served us staff chairman of the hospital board frojn 1936 until his death in May of J953, and Joseph C. Aldous, chairman of tho finance committee for a number of years, who died March 8, 1954. Both were charter members of the board. A report of President Thomas showed the hospital financially sound, and that numerous physical improvements were made in recent months, including a four-roll ironer to the laundry, water softening equipment, and addition to a parking lot, and ediphone equipment. The report showed that M full- timie pathologist hud been added . to the medical stoif during the y$^r and that the hospital had operated at capacity or above, wjth some cases of ovcrcrowd- ingi Itif conclusion of the business meeting, members of the board joined other hospital personnel add guests, including Mrs. P. B. C^sley, for refreshments in trie hospital dining room. that time a picture of Miss C. Smith, who with her Mrs. Ellen gave Ltd bulk} the hospital, was to the board by Paul Copley, publisher of the Mr. Cousley said that there had long' been "unfinished business" in Uw hospital which had caused II. THOMAS WASHINGTON /P—Vice President Nl.xon Wednesday reportedly said he would he glad to campaign in Illinois for GOP senatorial nominee Joseph T. Meek and other Republican Meek visited 11m While House and talked with President Eisenhower for ;!0 minutes Wednesday. He told reporters that he had bwn assured of "full and complete support" from the Isisenhower Hdminlslralion irt his bid In knock Illinois Democral Paul Douglas out ol tho Senate. Meek declared: "My Congressional associates and I are returning lo Illinois with groat hopes and assurances of full and complete support from the Republican senatorial and congressional campaign committees and (lie administration." Meek Issued tho .statement after attending a luncheon given by Sen. Dirkscn (R-III) for Mock and Republican candidates for House seals Jn Illinois. Muck said, "We are convinced that wlml'the president needs most is more slrengtlr'lh tho national legislature .16-uphold his program ami• we/in Illinois are dedicated to 1 produce added Republican rep- resenlalion. "Our party does not present a rubber-stump administration and perhaps ...we will not always soe eye-lo-cye on some Issues, but upon the matter of foreign policy nnd his broad general program, we candidates, like Sen. Dirkscn I and his colleagues in Congress from Illinois, stand shoulder-to- shoulder with the .leader of tho Republican parly, President Eisenhower. At Hie parly's 1P52 convention the Illinois delegation mostly lined up for the laic Sen. Robert A. Tafl. Dirksen put Taft's name before the convention. Among (hose \vho dropped in during the luncheon were Nixon, House Speaker Martin (R-Mass), Semite Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) and Chairman Richard Simpson (Pa) of the GOP Congressional Campaign Committee. Included in a group of visiting Mate officials headed by Gov. William Si ration were Secretary of Stale Charles Carpentier, Auditor Orville Hodge, Trousuroi Elmer J. Hoffman. Ally Gen. Latham, Castle, and Warren Wright, candidate for treasurer. AKo present were four GOP candidates for House seals now lield by Democrats. They were Genoa S. Washington, Orvillo F, t'lirliiii, Ralph Lee Goodman and former Rep. Edward H. Jenison, Jonison, of Paris, is seeking to reverse a defrut handed him two years ago by Rep. Peter F. Mack Jr. (Di after reapportionmeut throw bulh into the same district. Sees Tighter Loans in FHA Capchart Expects No Liheruli/alion By ItOWI.ANI) KVANS ,111. WASHINGTON /I'-Sen. Capo- hart (R-Ind) predicted today tho Senate Banking Committee will ".sharply lighten up" the program of government loans for home repairs rather Hum liberalize il as President Eisenhower asked. v Cnpehnrt called a closed meeting of the committee, which he heads, to chart the future course of an inquiry into irregularities in (he housing program. Following that, tho group ar- rungcd lo hear Norman P. Mason, acting commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration since April 12, when the White House disclosed the irregularities. Eisenhower has ashed Congress lo increase Ihc lop home repair and modernization loan that may be made under government Insurance from Die present $2,500 to W.OOO, and to extend the repayment period from three to live years. "This committee is not likely to liberalize anything, and certainly not homo repair loans," Capehart said in an interview. "Some members of the committee have indicated the need fur this program may have passed. You can be sure that whatever legislation we write, from now on ijo one is going to get a loan for a burglar alarm system or a dog kennel or anything like that." KHA-insured home repair loans are now running at a rate of two million dollars a year. The average loan is $MO. The Bunking Committee has heard testimony indicating some of these loans have been used for swimming pools, tennis courts, fire alarm systems, pig pens, dog kennels, television aerials—and, in one case, alimony. Auto Industry Probe Starts Brownell Seeking ihle Anti-Trtift Violation NKW YORK ^>-Atty. Con. Herbert Brownnll .lr. says the Justice Department is starting a probe of thr> auto industry for possible antitrust violations bresuw of a "dcvPlfTping pattern of ront-entra- tion." Speaking Wednesday night bf- fore tr* Economic Club of New York, Brownell said: "W*« want to find out whether this pattern is nothing more than the conspqupnce of competitive forces «t work, or whether any one or more of the facts which amount to collusion or Ihp suppression of competition has been at work." Recently the Antitrust Division of the .Justice Department disclosed it was looking into four specific phases of the auto fiold. The phases wore riot enumerated. Last month, Rep. Shepard .J. 'rumpacker Jr. iIMnd) Introduced n resolution charging that independent car producers suffered from what be termed high firessure competitive practices by Ford and General Motors. Congress lias taken no action on Crumpackor's proposal. Crumpackcr also asked the Federal Trade Commission lo investigate whether Ford and GM were Irying to monopoli/.p the auto industry and whether their battle for sales leadership had violated any antitrust laws. General Motors rind Ford both denied their companies were engaged in a race for business or were trying to monopolize the market. So far Ihis year, Ford and GM hnve accounted for slightly less than 84 per cent of the automotive market. Chrysler has around 12 per cent, while Ihp small independents share the remaining 4 per cent. A General Motors spokesman says the company is basing production only on market requirements. Ford and GM further maintain that (heir production merely reflects public demand for their products and deny Crumpackor's assertion the two companies were forcing ears on dealers "through overporduction." Speaking generally, Brownell said: "The Department of Justice does nol assume that any given number of competitors in an industry is the proper number, or that any St * k * Hnle Engineer Cites Replacement April Parking Costs of Company's Property in State: Fines $1,050 In Washington House Set To Vote On Use of A r m y headA for a Vote on a proposal aimed at barrtng use of U. S military forces in Indochina without prior congressional approval. McCarthy-Army— Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens re- CHICAGO /P—If. S. COXP. general staff engineer for thp Illinois Bell Telephone Co., said Wednesday it would cost more than a bil- I lion dollars to replace the company's property in Illinois. HP was testifying as the company's second witness in the IP -Thr Houso j swo nd day of hearings before the Illinois Commerce Commission on the company's proposal for $24.900.000 annual rate increase. Coxe said he estimated the reproduction rrost at today's cost levels at $1,077.381,354 for til Bell Property in the state. He said . . turns to tho witness chair for the| $941 . M 2,396 of tho amount covers sixth straight day as a Senate sub-|, he pro p ort i on uspd for op( , rat j ons committee continues its inquiry in- i W jthin to thp feud between Sen. McCarthy' iR-Wis) and Army officials, including Stevens. Housing — Chairman Capohart 'R-fndi calls his Senate Banking Committee into clospd session to plan thp future course of a probe into alleged irregularitieg In certain phases of the government's housing program. Senate Ratifies Sugar Agreement the state y; that is. exclusive of lines and facilities in long line operations to other states or connections to Bell's properties in Lake County (Gary), Ind. In its petition of Feb. 17 for the increase the company contended that it needed additional revenue to provide a fair return to. its investors. Bell stock is valued by the- company at $140 a share and carries an $8 dividend rate or about 5.6 per cent. Mart* than !)0 per cent of the stock is owned by American Telephone & Telegraph Co. trActiiKtr-mM m rm_ r. . , Coxo, testifying before Commis- WASHINGTON JP - The Srnale „,„„ Examlnc Vwilllain Ilelandcr ralified Wednesday, 60-16, an international sugar agreement which Russia and Communist Czechoslovakia have given notice they intend to join. United States production and imports are not involved in the agreement made by 22 exporting and 16 importing countries and aimed at keeping world prices between 3.25 and 4.35 cents a pound. Domestic retail prices range around 10 cents. question of concentration can be considered without regard to the forces of the market place. "Where it appears, however, that (here may be dimmer of a serious shrinkage in the number of competitors engaged in a basic industry the department believes that the causes arc worth examination. "For it is the American phil- osphy that freedom and progress are best servgd by "multiple centers of activity rather than by undue concentrations of power." In Detroit, there was no immediate comment firms. from i.- automobile and William Gibbons, compared the reproduction cost figure he arrived at $941,342,3% with an origianl cost of $707.616.087, the difference chiefly represented by the upward cost trend of labor, materials and supplies. The hearings are expected to run daily through next week. They will be followed by a recess to allow some 30 municipalities and organizations to prepare their opposing case. By state law a decision on the company's petition must be rendered by the Commission within 11 months of the time of filing, or by Jan. 17, next year. Walter Johnson's Son Killed in Accident FAIRLAND. Md. fl'— Robert W. Johnson. 22-year-old son of famed pitcher Walter Johnson, was killed Wednesday night when tho car in which he was riding left the road near here and rammeri a fence. Johnson, who lived in Germantown, Md., died of a crushed skull. Council Accents Plat nnd a Gift To Widen Street Members of City Council, Wednesday night, suspended its rules by unanimous artion in order to vote immediate acceptance of a plat of Elm-Ar Place which includes a gift fo the city through Mrs. Caroline K. Meyer of a Ft rip of land for the widening of between Delmar and Elm/Sts. With the submission of the plat, already approved by the City Plan Commission, Alderman Parker spoke briefly to explain that street widening project, dating back eight months or mfcre, was worked out for the city before his recent death by H. L. Meyer, and had been brought into effect through Mrs. Meyer, as executrix of his estate. "We owe deep gratitude to Mr. Meyer, and also to Mrs. Meyer and his family for carrying out his wishes in this project," Parker concluded. "Speedy action now should bn taken to get the widening and resurfacing of the street completed." By dedicating thff strip, 9 feet wide by about 180 feet in length, lor use of the public, Mrs. Meyer's plat makes possible widen ing of tho present 20-foot Gerson lane to safe width for 2-vvay vehicle traffic. The now nairow Gerson lane affords the only connection between Delmar Ave and Elm Sts. in the half-mile stretch between Alby and Tibbett Sts. Shamrock Auxiliary Delegates Appointed EAST ALTON. — At the Wednesday evening meeting of Shamrock Machinists Auxiliary 397 at Machinist's Hall delegates were named to altend the invitational Illinois State Machinist's Council in St. Louis. They are Mrs. George Elaine, Mrs. Herbert Meyenburg, Mrs. Gene Perkins, Mrs. Frank Doyen, Mrs. Frank Riley and Mrs. Rudolph Puetz. The group also decided to extend the membership-drive until Aug. 1. 750 Motorists Paid Within 24 Hours Th*> April report of the City Traffic Bureau, filed today. shows total receipts of $1.050 in penalties for parking infractions. Police Lt. Roberts said 750 motorists whose cars were tirketed for narking violations paid within 24 hours after the tickets were issued, and under the parking ordinance provisions incurred $1 penalties. Others, to number of 150. paid too late to get their 50 per cent discount and it cost them $2 each to square up for the infraction. The April total was under those for February and March. Alton with routine traffic arrests, police in the last week have been paying a bit of special attention to mufflers. Thus far 17 complaints of faulty or illegal mufflers have been pressed. To date. April traffic violation arrests total 204, a record high figure for a single month. Traffic accidents number 122, just five less than the total on the corresponding date a year ago. Committee Named For South Roxana Troop SOUTH RO..ANA. — At a spe- rial meeting Monday at the park building the following troop committee was named for Boy Scout Troop 24: Ray Thompson, scoutmaster; William-Thompson and Bob Hanfelder, assistant scoutmasters; Lyman McNabney, institutional representative, and Lindell Johnson, troop committee chairman. Others on the troop committe* are; John Aiken, Charles C. Losch, Guy Bartlett, C. E. Elam, Harold Johnson, Arthur Ash, Don Wood, Chester Hendricks, and George Cadle. Attend Tea SOUTH ROXANA. —Miss Carol Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elder Larson of Rose Ave., and Miss Dorothy Huebner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Huebner of Roxana Ave., attended a tea at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis Sunday afternoon for girls interested in a nursing career. A fhinii CKK sold to a housewife fit Siilc-up, KtiRlniul, hud been passed as "Top-grade, British" at H packing station. the belief that il was a mutter which should be attended to without further delay. Then' has never been pia«r<l in lht> hospital a |x>rtrail <>i J\liss Kunire Smith uh<» uas xon- crally beloved in the Alton area because ol generosity \\ hereby she had brought happiness and relief Iron) siillerini? to n large number ol people. In ivrogni- tion oi Ihis fact he was presenting a portrait ol Miss Smith to be hung in a prominent place in the hospital win-re all eommjj and going t-oulii see it. The- picture in smaller form had been published in the Telegraph recently at the lime of Mii.s .Smith's surprise birthday party. The portrait was made 5 | without the kmmlcugi- W J\IJ SK Smith and was of such liinh quality it was deemed worthy of being enlarged and placed in a frame in the hospital she and her sister had founded. It was not known to Miss Smith the picture presentation was to be an item of business at the meeting. It was a happy incident.'Of the gathering after the annual meeting. Kiluunl Hunt Smith Funeral Services i Funeral riles for Kilwtirci Hunt Smith, retired Standard Oil Co. employe, and former glass blower, were conducted Wednesday at '.' p. in. in Streeper Funeral Hume try the Kev, Paul S. Krebs pastor of Twelfth Street Presbyterian C'luirch. Burial uas in Valhalla Memorial Park. Pallbearers \yerr John Flori, Clark Show, Anthony Jim. Fred Gibson. Miltunl Lau, anri Charles Pullen. / Among ouNof-town relatives here tor the Mineral uas a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Karl E. Smith of Toledo, O, Her husband, an Owens-Illinois Glasss Co.., em- polyp bad undergone a major operation recently and was unable to come to Alton tor his father's luneral. 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