Southern Illinoisan from Carbondale, Illinois on April 1, 1956 · Page 3
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Carbondale, Illinois
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114 Carbondale Herrfn Murphysbcro SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN, SUNDAY, APRIL 1f 1956 Pae Threi naer msMra sesme Miss Hope Angel, 34, former Pittsburg resident, died at 5:15 p. m. Friday in Rreese Hospital of injuries suffered in a wreck one rrdle south of Carlyk oa Pit. 127, Friday. Editor of the "Illinois Educator", publication of the Illinois Education Assn., she was en route from Springfield to Marion for an Easter vacation with relatives. Miss Angel was bom at Pittsburg on Nov. 30, 1921, a daughter cf Claud and Abbie I larris Angel. She graduated from Marion I I i h School and the University of Illinois. She was employed on the Peoria Star, Vandalia Journal and The Marion Daily Picpublican be- WITNESS MISHAP Two Herein men, James Bracy, insurance man, and Bob Walden, contractor, were traveling alxbut a quarter of a mile behind the car in which Miss Hope Angel was fatally injured. Bracv said Saturday the driv-er apparently lost control of the car, went off the right side of the road and then crossed the road to the left side before overturning and going down a 25-fuot embankment. Bracy said Miss Angel was thrown about 100 feet from the car. He and Walden, who were returning to Herein from a trip to Springfield, stayed at the scene until after authorities arrived and an ambulance had picked up Miss Angel. fore becoming associated with the IEA in Springfield where she lived at 525 E. Pine St. She leaves her mother; sisters, Mrs. Echo McNail of Rt. 2, Marion, end Mrs. Iiilian Vineyard of Rt. 1, Pittsburg; brother, Don-tld of Dearborn, Mkh., and grandfather. Frank Harris of Pit. 2, Clarion. Miss Angel was a member of the First Methodist Church of Springfield and Theta Sigma Phi and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Coal Banks Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call St the Mitchell Funeral Home, Marion. ORB ABSHER DIES Services Fir Marion Man To Be Monday Orb M. Absher, 68, 704 N. Logan St Marion, died at 5:55 a. m. Saturday in Marion Memorial Hospital. He was bom Oct. 17, 1887, in Williamson County. He was married to Rachel Cast and was a retired salesman. Absher leaves his wife; brothers Taylor of Carrier Mills, Charles of Kankakee, John and Arthur of Marion, and sister; Mrs. Clifford Stevenson of California. He was a member of the Warder Street Baptist Church where services will be held at 3 p. m. Monday. The Rev. N. L. Hamlin and the Rev. George Holland will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Marion. WARRANTS SLATED Warrants for seizure of personal property for delinquent taxes will be served beginning this week in Pulaski County Sheriff Robert 'Aldridge has announced. Aldridge said that approximately $30,000 in delinquent taxes hav$ been collected in the past w eek. He said outstanding taxes amount to more than $20,000. POLICE BRIEFS Herein: Robert Thrcgmorton, Marion, fined $5 and costs by Justice of the Peace George Wood on charges of running a stop sign Marion: Ralph Hale, Rt. 1, Ma- kanda, fined $10 and costs for loud muffler on state ticket bv JP Corbett Edwards Marion: James Clark, Marion, fin ed $5 and costs for no opera tors license "lor motor Dike on state ticket by JP Corbett Edwards Marion: Jack Holderheld, Manon, fined $5 and costs for no opera tors license for motorbike on state -ticket by JP Corbett Edwards Marion: Donald Jvkson, Marion, fined $5 and costs for loud muffler on motor bike on state ticket by JP Corbett Edwards Murphysboro: Clarence H. Burke, 34, Grand Tower, fined $14 including costs by Police Magistrate Charles Helwig Sr. on charge of speeding. Murphysboro: James Steele, 33, Carbondale, fined $9 including costs by Police Magistrate Charles 1 lehvig Sr. on charge of improper passing. B KARNAK RUINS The giant handsaw wheel looms up amid the charred wreckage of the Main Bros. Box Youih Denies He Resisted Marion Officer Robert Poole, 17, Marion pleaded not ciriltv to resisting an of ficer Saturday in Williamson County Court. The charge was filed by Herman Burnett, Marion policeman who was suspended by the City Council Wednesday pending further investigation into the report that Burnett hit Poole, and shot at his car as he drove away. Burnett, off duty at the time, was talking to two Marion youths on South Market Street after they had sped around the public square on a motorcycle Tuesday niofit. Poole arrived and after an exchange of words by Poole and Burnett, the officer reportedly struck Poole in the mouth with his gun. Poole fled in his car and Burnett fired two shots at the tires, each striking a fender. Burnett was suspended at a special meeting of the Council until Monday when the Council will discuss the case again at its regular meeting at :30 p. m William i'ooie, b buch-jfered anan St., father of the youth, pre- pared a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against Burnett Friday. However, jude ay. However, Judge agie has delayed action on the charge i pending the hearing for the youth. Judge Cagle has not issued a war - rant for Burnett. Bond of $1,000 returnable! April 16 was set for Poole. His father asked for a jury trial. BOND SET FOR AVA MAN HELD ON CHARGE Bond of $750 has been set for Jonnie D. McCure, 33, Ava, held in Jackson County jail in Mur-physboro in connection with taking money under false pretenses. McClure was arrested by East St. Louis police on a change of mortgaging farm stock and 200 bales of hay to the Rex Loan Company in Carbondale to finance a car. The loan company said an investigation indicated McClure docs not own the mortgaged property. HEARING ON MT. VERNON WATER SYSTEM APRIL 24 A hearing on the Illinois Cities Water Co.'s injunction suit against the City of Mt. Vernon in Mt. Vernon's fight to acquire the city water system, is scheduled in circuit court, Mt. Vernon, on April 24. The water company will ask the court to enjoin the city from proceeding with its suit to condemn the water company's property. ARKANSAS DRIVER FINED ON VIOLATION An Arkansas truck driver was fined $100 and costs in Murphysboro Thursday evening for overloading a semi-trailer truck. Jackson County authorities arrested Sherman A. Alexander near a Raddle grainery where Alexander's truck had fallen through a bndge. bhenir Howard Uieatham said the truck was loaded with 550 bushels of shelled corn. Alexander was fined by Justice of the Peace Kenneth Eberle. Ends Navy course Ronald A. R3thert, utilities man, construction apprentice, U SN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Rathert of Campbell Hill, graduated frcm the Utilities Man School at Port Hueneme, Calif., March 2. Before entering service in Auguvt, 1955, he suended Tiico High SchooL nf in Fata! Iccidenf & Lumber Co. sawmill, which was destroyed by. fire Friday. Company workmeij search through the WTeckage which was OWEN RUSSELL DIES Goreville Resident Suffered Heart Attack Owen A. Russell, 76, Goreville, di;d at 5 a. m. Saturday in Marion Memorial Hospital after suffering a sudden heart attack. He was born in Goreville on April 11, 1879. He was married to Mar)' Et Raye who preceded him in death. Russell leaves children, Mrs. Opal Francis and Mrs. Agatha Bar-ger of Marion and Mrs. Bonnie Royster of Coif ten; brothers, Or-val of Pertyville, Mo., and Ver-nell of Goreville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Marion after 2 p. m. Sunday. HerrinMan Dies Of Wound Amos Joseph Bellett, 68, 1200 N. 11th St., Herein,' died Friday from a gunshot wound. Bellett was found in a building behind his home about 11 p. m. Friday following a search. His wife reported him missing upon her return from church. He suf- a .22 caliber bullet wound jn he3(. An inquest was scheduled for 2 p. m. Saturday at the Storme Funeral Home. Herein. jeett was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Her- rin Veterans of Foreign Wars and tne American Legion. ue leaves his wife. Frances: daughter, Mrs. Angelyn Tygett of Herein; son, Amos of Donald-sonville, La.; sisters, Mrs. Mae Scott of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Emile Mitchell of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Louis of Paducah, Ky.; Alex of Detroit, Mich., and D. L. of Herein; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Mon day at 2:30 p. m. at the Storme Funeral Home, Herein, the Rev. Larry Toler and the Rev. W. A. Shoopman officiating. Burial, with full military rites, will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p. m. today. POLIO CLINIC SET IN STEELEVILLE SCHOOLS Polio vaccine will be given Wednesday to pupils of the ele- men i ary schools m the Stcdevill e area. The clinic will include pupils in St. Mark's Lutheran, Stceleville Elementary, and Percy Elementary schools. The clinic will open at 9:30 a. m. at the Steeleville Grade School. Parental permits have been received for about 275 students. SERVICES HELD FOR STOCKTON CHILD Funeral services for James Stockton, infant son of M. Sgt. 3nd Mrs. H. F. Stockton, were held this week at Columbus, Ga. The child died Saturday. Besides his parents, he leaves a brother. Homer; maternal grand- 9 O parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mc- Coy of Royalton and paternal Grandfather Homer Stockton of Benton. MAKANDA REPUBLICANS HEAR JUDGE WRIGHT Judge Clarence E. Wright was keynote speaker at a meeting of the Makanda Township Republican's Club at Giant City State Paik Friday night. Wright spoke in support of the Eisenhower and Stratton adminis trations. About 300 persons attended the meeting. I i still smouldering hours after the blaze ftarted. Firemen estimated damage at more than $200,000. Shift Of Wind Saved Burning Karnak Plant Eyewitnesses said Saturday a shift of wind saved the Main Bros. Box and Lumber Co. from complete destruction in a fire that destroyed the company's sawmill at Karnak Fridavf Firemen estimated damage at between $200,000 to $250,000. The blaze collapsed the cbrrugated. iron saw mill and scorched a veneer mill, a boiler plant, and a giant crane. A nearby "box factory and power plant.was undamaged. The saw mill is the largest in Southern Illinois. The saw mill and box factory provides employment for a large percentage of residents of the Pulaski County town of 600 persons. The plant has 175 employes. Company employes were clearing debris Saturday. Company officer Allen Main of Karnak said the company plans to begin rebuilding the saw mill Monday. He estimated construction will take six to eight weeks. The blaze originated in the waste box of the mill's main band-saw about 10 a m. Friday. Main was uncertain of the cause but said it was probably an electrical fire. "In two minutes, flames covered the entire building," an employe said. The company makes all types of band wire boxes and supplies companies throughout the country. It is the only such factory in Southern Illinois, Allen said. The box factory was almost destroyed in a fire in 1946. Ozark To Begin Airfreight Run Special ceremonies will accompany Ozark Airlines institution of airfreight service at the Williamson County Airport Monday, April 2, Station Manager Claude Jackson, Herein, said Saturday. In addition to passenger, mail and express service, the airline will now offer fast airfreight deliver' to points on its system and to other cities throughout the United States and foreign countries bv : connections with other airl lines. On April 2, a representative of Ozark will be aboard Flight 41 arriving at 9:43 a. m. to receive first day airfreight shipments. As a salute to Ozark upon its inauguration of the new service, a representative of American Airlines will also be aboard the fhght to congratulate Ozark personnel at the airport. Vince R. O'Brien, southwest regional manager for Ozark and Maurice Knocke sales representative for American Airlines in St. Louis, will greet representatives from companies presenting shipments on the inaugural flight. The shipments will be transferred at Nashville to one of American's fleet of all-careo oi combination passenger-cargo aircraft. "Many firms are finding that the speed of airfreight helps them to compete more effectively in old markets, to develop new markets, to reduce inventories, to eliminate vareh0usin2 and to effect other savings," Jackson said. He said that w ith the American Airlines connection shipments from the Williamson County Airport can be delivered in such cities as New7 Yoik, Boston, Washington and Dallas the following day. Adams Slaying DueBefore Pulaski Jury Action on murder charge against two Cairo men in the slaying of Olmiisd tavern owner Clate Adams is expected n be taken by a Pulaski County grand jury Tuesday. The jury was recallel at t h e request of States Atty. Loren Boyd by Circuit Judge C Ross Reynolds of Vienna. The session will begin at 9 a. m. in the coun ty courthouse at Mound City. Boyd said Saturday he called tbe . i i jury to consiaer any criminal matters facing the Count)'. He said murder charges against Alfred Leroy Reahm, 37, and Norman Halliday Jr.? 33, "will probably be taken up." Clate Adams, 57, was shot four times arid died on his tavern floor Feb. 23. Halliday has signed a statement naming Reahm as the slaver and admitting he was an accomplice. He said robbery was the motive. Nothing Was Stolen Ballistics tests have shown the bullets fired into the tavern proprietor came from a .45-caliber automatic owned bv Reahm. Reahm's gun was found by highway workers near the scene of the shooting Feb. 24. Boyd had previously indicated he would seek murder indictments against the two men in the April term of Circuit Court, which was scheduled to begin April 23. Jurors scheduled to report Tuesday include: Charley Nowlen, Barbara Bode, Don Ivy, O. M. Cochran, end Thelma Floyd House, Mound Citv; Edna Elkins, Harry Wind-land, Helen Droge, John Holder- field and Charles Austin Jr., Mounds; Elsie Kesler and Clarence Taake, Ullin; Muriel Boren, Villa Ridge; Ado Sivia and Frank Kallack,, Wetaug; Roscoe Herren and Forrest Churchill, Perks; Edward Lilly, Pulaski; Alfred Shu-maker, Olmsted; Wesley C Kel-leyt America; Marion J. Badgley and Alvin Parker, Grand Chain, and Otis Canada, Karnak. POWELL WARNS OF REA RATE INCREASE DANGER State Rep. Paul Powell1, Vienna Democrat warned Friday night of a danger of an increase in REA electrical rates. Speaking at a Democratic meeting in Herein, he said REA con-tracts with utilities will expire soon. Powell said the Hoover Commission has recommended shifting the financing of the program from die government to private banks at higher interest rates. Powell also commented on re ports of a power shortage in Southern Illinois. He said he would continue investigation of the question. He also endorsed Herbert Pas-chen and Roscoe Bonjcan, Democratic candidates for govenor and lieutenant governor. They are the only state Democratic ticket members with opposition in the April 10 primary. Ballerina Svetlova fit SIU Ballet Russe, Met Dancer To Perform April 9 Prima Ballerina Marina Svetlova, former member of the original Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and leading dancer with the Metropolitan Opera, will conclude the season with an appearance at Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale Monday, April 9. Appearing with the Paris-b oin star in the 8:15 p. m. concert will be her own touring group consisting of Jack Beaber, leading male dancer; .Elbo Ocampo, exotic Spanish dancer; and Pianist Theo-dor Haig as assistant artist. Svetlova began dancing at the age of eight and soon became known as the "baby ballerina". For three consecutive years she won the coveted International Championship of the Dance, an achievement never before equalled. After touring 'North America and Australia with the Ballet Russe, she was appointed Prima Ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera Association, filling a vacancy that had existed for 10 years. Fo seven seasons she was lauded for her performance in "Carmen," "La Traviata, and bamson and De lilah." Since 1944 Svetlova has been touring with her own concert qroup, making more than 500 appearances in over 400 cities across die continent. Last summer, she sparked the first tour of the new English company, the Cosmopolitan Ballet. She has appeared in gue-t roles and as a leading per former with most ot the vvoild s foremost ballet companies. Admission is by membership in die Carbondale Community Con- Ted Holmes Caiterville Boy Wins 2nd Trio A second expense-paid trip to Miami Beach, Fla., was won Fri- day by Ted Holmes, second Car- terville carrier to win the 1956 Home Reading Club grand prize. The 15-vear-old Cartcrville Community High School band member earned the trip both in 155 and this year by obtaining subscriptions to the Southern II- linoisan and magazines offered by the club. He has been a carrier for the Southern Illinoisan since May 8, 1953. Holmes is a son of Mrs. Alice Holmes, 210 Dobson St. His hobbies are music, photography, fishing, and rad o. He plans to study engineering in college. HERRIN MAN HELD IN COUNTY JAIL Roy Fincher, Herein, was arrested Friday night on a charge of intoxication in Zeigler. He is held in the Williamson county jail pending futher investigation. He was placed on two-years probation March 5 by Judge H. L. Zimmerman in Williamson County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to a burglar)7 and larceny charge. HERRIN MAN SENTENCED ON DRIVING CHARGE Ellsworth (Punch) Pearce, Herein, was sentenced to six months in the county jail for driving while under the influence of liquor by Judge A. R. Cagle in I Williamson County Court Friday. Jim Triplett, Herein was placed on six months probation by Judge Cagle after he pleaded guilty to vagrancvr. EASTER SEALS ON SALE AT CARBONDALE OFFICE Jackson County residents overlooked in the mailing of 1956 Easter Seals can receive seals at the Southern Illinois Assn. for the Crippled office at 1300 S. Thompson St., Carbondale, Mrs. Karl H. Merkel, campaign chairman, said today. The organization prov'des services for crippled children and adults which are not provided for by other organizations. Some 4,000 volunteers in Southern Illinois are helping with the fund raising, Mrs. Merkel said. The campaign closes April 10. it Marina Svetlova cert Assn. Southern Illinois University students with activity tickets are admitted free. Strike Of Teamsters ASSESSMENTS SET Union County To Begin Personal Property Check Monday Union County will begin its 1956 assessmentof personal property for 1957 taxes Monday. County treasurer Ethel Turner said 1955 county taxes will be payable beginning May 10. Mrs. Turner said figures for various items of personal property are flexible because of varying prices of taxable items. She said the assessment will be on a 40 per cent basis of the property owner's valuation. The following deputy assessors have been named by Mrs. Turner: Robert Iludgens, Mark Apple, Co rnelus Basler Robert Newton, (Artie Lee Lindsey and James 1 recce, Dugan Tripp, Floyd Miller, Frank Kimber, Robert Mow-cry. Ruby Collie, inside Jonesboro; Clifford Hamilton, inside Cobden; Tell Groner, inside Dongola; and Kenneth Frick, inside Alto Pass. Anna precincts one through six; Lenna Keller, Josephine Redenbo, and Mamie Vaughn. Marion Man Sentenced Donald Goddard, 23, Rt. 3, Marion, was sentenced to 60 days in the State Penal Farm at Vandalia by Judge A. R. Cagle in Williamson County Court Saturday for reckless driving. It was the second Saturday in succession Goddard was fined in the court for reckless driving. Judge Cagle imposed a $75 fine March 24 after Goddard has been arrested by state police in a chase from Herein to Marion. Goddard was involved in a wreck near New Virginia, be tween Johnston City and Marion on Rt. 37, about 10:15 p. m. Fri day. After he had passed a car his car skidded sideways into the on coming car of Paul Stilley, 706 V. 10th St., Johnston City. Mrs. Stilley, a passenger, was hurt slightly. Chester Legion Program Set Alva Courier Post 487. The American Legion, of Chester, will observe April as "Child Welfare' Month," Commander WTib Alms said Saturday. Alms said the Legion has two primary child welfare goals, first to assure care and protection for children of veterans, and second to improve conditions for all children. During April, Post 487 will join with more than 17,200 other Legion psts throughout the nation in conducting special programs to focus public attention on the needs of America's 58 million young people, Alms said. Among programs recommended by the Legion's national jdiild welfare commission this year are better services for mentally retarded children, prevention of delinquan-cy, scholarships for children of deceased and disabled veterans, spiritual or religious training, and strengthening of family life. ! Otis Ileyon is child welfare chairman of the Chester post, and will be in charge of child welfare activities for die month. One of the programs under study by the Chester post is a j "Come to Church" Sunday in co-I operation with the churches and I Sunday schools of Chester. "Child Welfare has been a basic American Legion program for more than 30 years," Alms said, "and during that time the American Legion, together with its affiliated organizations, has spent more than 125 million dollars on activities of all kinds for vouth." BRUSH SCHOOL HEARING IN MURPHYSBORO M0NDA A public hearing on a petition !to disband Brush Creek Grade ! School District 73 is scheduled ; Monday night in Murphysboro. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p. m. in the Jackson County court- l house, County Supt. of Schools N. Wheeles said this week. The Brush Creek District has petitioned for disbandment, with the district to be annexed to De Soto Grade School District 86. Supt. Wheeles said th district does not have enough pupils in average -daily attendance to qualify for state aid funds. or Ivertii Progress was reported today in averting a threatened strike which would affect area highway work and construction of the Thomp son Lake dormitory proiect at - Southern Illinois Hniversitv. Negotiations are being carried on in Springfield between the Il linois Conference of Teamsters and Chauffeurs and the Associated General Contractors of Illinois. Robert J. Young, field secy, of the Associated General Contractors, said accord has been reached on all but three of 19 conditions presented by the union. The AFL teamsters are asking wage increases of 50 to 90 cents per hour. Young said there was a chance of agreement on "a couple more of the conditions" but foresaw rio likelihood of wage discussions starting before Saturday night. Contract Expires The negotiations have been going on since February, The union contract expires at midnight Saturday. Russell Stephens, Carbondale contractor, said Saturday that area contractors were optimistic about reaching a settlement. State and federal conciliators are taking part in the negotiations. The union is represented by Sam Treft of West Frankfort and WTilliam Doty of Alton. Representing the contractors is a labor relations committee hded by Fred Mautz, Effingham. Although the strike would af-feet construction work at SIU, drivers on the University payroll would not be called out Max Sap- penfield, SIU personnel office di rector said. Sappenfield said SIU drivers are on a two-year contract negotiated in 1955. It will not expire until June 31, 1957. Buncombe Still Split On Issue The Buncombe School District still is split on the rebuilding issue. The current move for consolidating Buncombe and five neighboring Jackson County school districts docs not affect plans for rebuilding Bumcombe School, according to Loyd M. Bradley, attorney for the Bumcombe School Board. "The Board intends to begin construction as soon as possible after April 6," Bradley said Friday. Construction is to be financed by about $15,000 in fire insurance receipts and $6,000 from a bond issue voted March 17. The per iod for contesting election results expires April 6. Buncombe School was destroyed by fire the night of Jan. 8. The proposal to rebuild carried by an 11 -vote margin in the election which closed a hotly contested campaign. Residents were about evenly divided on the issue. Final plans and specifications for a four-room school have been approved by the Board. Opponents joined with residents of neighboring districts to file a petition for consolidation Thursday with V. N. Wheeles, County Superintendent of Schools. If the petition is found in order, WTieeles must publish notice, or- der ballots printed, and hold a special election on the proposal. The election may be set for April 21, Wheeles said. Residents say they understand the petitioning group may seek to enjoin the Buncombe School Board from proceeding with construction if the consolidation proposal is approved by the voters. Plans for the consolidated school district building would be made by the new seven-man board to be elected following the consolidation vote. The single board would replace six present boards. Districts involved in the consolidation move are Makanda, Pomona Ridge, Pleasant Hill, Rock Springs, Waggoner, and Buncombe. MINE REPORT ' Mines Working Tuesday Fidelity New. Kathleen Pyramid Truax-Traer No. 2 Not Working Monday Freeman 4 Buckhprn Zeipler 3 Old Ben 9 Old Ben 14 Old Ben 21 Orient 2 Orient 3

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