Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 19, 1955 · Page 1
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N Endorsed Wednesd Executive Committee were re; lutions to piohibit divcision motor fuel revenues for purpn; oth*r than road? and to exerc food from the sales tax. the lattci a perennial In,nr Fail Tn \.»le Meanwhile, a second scheduled vote in committee on the plan drafted by lawyer groups to overhaul the state's century old court system failed to materialize. Backers of judicial reform r-on-tinued groping for ways of answering objections of a foimidable opposition contingent without sacrifice of what they legard as vital features of the plan. Their resolution ha* been s'urk in the committee for over two A principal concession being worked on would provide for nonpartisan election of judges on the trial court level rather than selection of candidates for the bench by special appointive, nominating commissions Judges now pre chosen in partisan elections, ,-unning under political party standardi. Dixon Evening Telegraph Seiving the Head of Rock Rivet Valley for More Than a Century Dial 2-1111 Number 118 104th Year DIXON, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS Report Sharp Rise in Polio Rate 7<M mm NOTES FROM A CITY EDITOR'S DAYBOOK — And what about the promised band shell along l-'age Drive : After some-glowing pi onuses by the Dixon Park District boaid, news concerning the much-needed bandshell has faded into the background seemingly. The latest word, several months ago, was that the job was to be done before the band concert season. Meanwhile the "word" has been drifting around that (1) the park board has delaved the project for lack of funds, and (2i that there is dissension on the board over the eite for the shell. We don't mean to be critical, just a memory "jogger" on the fact that the project ha* been Riven a few false starts in newspaper publicity. The public has been led to believe that it was to receive a long-sought-for public improvement and It's time that the park district board quit hedging on the proposition. Newspaper files are quite en-during and they can recall when the Dixon public was given the impression that the bandshell was "set" for this summer. The park board members are men and women of high integrity. We know that they'll pro-tide a concrete yes or nd answer before very Jong. Two former Dixon residents, both celebrities in Hollywood, .enjoyed unusual roles recently. Lou-ella Parsons, the celebrated Hollywood columnist for King Features Syndicate, interviewed Ronald Reagan in a magazine feature appearing in the Los Angeles Examiner. Ronald 18 married to the former Nancy Davis. Chicago. Louella, in her article recalled: "Ronnie and I always have had on« big thine in common— we both lived in Dixon. 111. He shared the glory with me on Louella Parsons Day in Dixon In 1»39. In Dixon, where Ronnie wa* a lifeguard, there Is a plaque with the names of the people whose lives he saved." Mayor William Slothower. be sides running a city, has several sidelines — operating a hardware store and growing some of the finest iris seen hereabouts. He's passed along the word that his iris gardens are in full flower and he's inviting the public to look in on them. There are reportedly 70 different species of iris in the Mayor's garden. You'll not want to miss them. The ins are at their peak. The Mayor lives at Third Street and Douglas Avenue-Drop around, says Major Bill. C. J. C. Court Reform Bill Remains In Committee SPRINGFIELD, 111. 'fl — Courl reform remained on the shelf today as two other pioposed amendments to the State Constitution achanced to the Illinois House calendar following committee ap- pi oval. the HERE'S YOUR "WINGS'* SARGE! Arthur Ray Wilson (left). 46, a veteran of nearly 14 years as a patrolman with the Dixon police department, todav- was picked by the police and fire board as sergeant. He fills the vacancv caused when former Sgt. Earl Kelch-ner (right) was named chief of police. Wilson was picked from six candidates on the basis of merit, seniority, military credit and the examination given Wednesday evening. Wilson is married and has four children. He lives at 1410 W. Ninth street. The promotion also includes a hike in pav to $310 per month, plus longevity. Board members were: Elmer Jones, George Kauffman and Joe Vemer. PERFECT 1Q— John Francis Schivell. 12. who scored a perfect 190 in an intelligence test, browses through some books at his home at Cleveland, O. He aspires to become a research scientist. (AP wirephoto) WTiitesideWithRockMand Co. in Final Senate Remap SPRINGFIELD, 111. W— The Illinois senate apportionment commit tee todav voted approval of a map setting out the state's 58 brand new senatorial districts Among these are five southern Illinois districts which were selected in a last minute reversal of previous subcommittee decisions. The actions, including one in northern Illinois to align Henry with Bureau County instead of Whiteside, cleared the way for introduction of a reapportionment bill in the Geneial Assembly next week. In it will be piovisions also for 59 House districts, as required in the constitutional amendment adopted last Novembei. Was Forecast Early Assembly adoption was foreshadowed Wednesay with agreement of Chicago Democrats and Republicans on IS proposed new Senate districts in C"!C?gc, long a threatening problem to re-mappers. Yoiee vo:e> m the Senate Apportionment committee adopted <™'o-conimiitee proposals foi Chicago, northern and southern Illinois areas appaiently without a negative except for Sen. William F. H e n s 1 e y, Lawrenceville Repub- Hensely and Sen. Paul Broyles (R-Mount Vernon t were dissatisfied with the map as it affects their districts and weie unable to agiee on an alternative. *• Rejects Brydia Plan The apportionment committee proposal for a H?nry-Bureau Coun ty district after hearing testimony Wednesday. Rep. George Brydia (R-Prophetstown) argued for putting Whiteside with Bureau, but was opposed by Reps. Joseph Peterson (R-Pnnceton), Orville Chapman (R-Bradfordi and Tobias Barry tD-Ladd). ported to have ambitions for enter- ng the Senate. In the committee hearing today. 3en. Lillian Schiagenhauf (R- Quincy). who acted m subcommit- o put Bureau with Whiteside said she was not then aware thai Sen. Marios E. Munleman (R-Rock Island) favored harms Whit ith Rock Island and Mercer • es. Muhleman also testified esday. saying "we have a \ •orking relationship between R.ock siand and Whiteside." Chicago Woman Served Warrant For Wisconsin Justice of the Peace Edwin M -k Wednesday afternoon ; bond at $3,000 for Mr«. Mar~ar«i (ITnnnor aiia- Mabel Pan- 2* Chicago, for appearance in circuit court June 16 foi her extradition hearing. Mrs. O'Conner was also served with a fugitive warrant at Mer-rik's hearing. The warrant, which contains a complaint signed by-States Atty. James Bales, gives the state the authority to hold the defendant for Wisconsin author-1 A Lee County grand ,iurv indul-ment charging' Mr* O'Conner with larceny and with being an a/rp-,. sory after the fact was dismissed Wednesday by Circuit Judge Robert Bracken upon a motion by Bales. Besides being wanted in Wisconsin for an estimated $400 jewel theft, she is also wanted in LaSalle County, 111., and in Tndu Mrs. O Conner vis in the county n»er*» «oa orjqift bow u* Mr j jaii untDlt W pott Ui« boad. Top Air Russian Reds as Good! As U. S* He Tells Legion Disputes Statement Of President on Superiority in Air DETROIT UP) — A. high- ranking air force intelligence officer says the Russians have fighters and bombers equal in performance *o the best planes trie umtea states now has and- the Russians ave more of these planes. Brig. Gen. Woodbury M. Bur gess, deputy chief of staff for intelligence of the Continental Air Defense Command, said in a speech Wednesday night, "The Russian air force is currently at better." as good as ours, possibly- Ike Rejects Idea President Eisenhower, at his sws conference in Washington Wednesday, rejected any idea that united States may have 1 control of the air to Russia. Eis> hower conceded that the United States may not have as many B52 Denies Weakness WASHINGTON W— Secretary of the Air Force Talboti said today this country's air power is greater than that of Soviet ftu«si;i. But he «sairi he is surprised at recent Russian advances. After a r«o-hour closed-dour session with senators, both Talboti and Gen. Nathan F. Tnininjj. Air Force chief of stafl, told they iSl-d rent tear about Russian a eral "did not tell (hp better lay night t ■ good as The statement was made i>y Brig. Gen. Woodbury M. Burgess, deputy chipf of statf for intelligence of the Continental Air Defense, Command. intercontinental jet bombers "as we should like at this moment.'' He added, ' I don't know the exact number but to say that we have lost in a twinkling all of this gieat technical development and technical excellence as well as the numbers in our total aircraft is just not true.'* Ahead In Missiles Speaking to an American Legion post at Selfndge Field. Suigess said he also feared "the Russi are ahead of us in the effort to perfect the guided missile. "One of our troubles.'' he said "is that we have been underestimating the Russians " Burgess said the Russians have two new bomheis eo.ual m size and performance to the Air Foi re's new eight-jet B.32 but that the Russian aircraft only have four bomber comparable B47 and yet having nes is hemg flown by Burgess said the Rui (Continil"d on Pa; Force Officer Says Planes Equal Ours WARY OF APPEASE ME NT- President Eisenhower, his expression stern, tells his press conference he does not believe the American people think he will fall into an appeasement trap at the proposed international conference among Big Four leaders. The chief executive also said he feels soon good might result if he can sit down for talks with Russia's Geor- gi Zhukov, the Soviet defense minister and his long-time friend. (Af wirepnoioj Rochelle Youths Held in Iowa for Polo Auto Theft OREGON— (Special I —Four Rochelle youths, charged with stealing a car in Polo Wednesday night, were held today by Maquoketa, Iowa, authorities after the car was involved in an accident. They are Thomas Yberra. 17; Raymond Ruiz, 15: Rusty Vasaldo, 20. "and Oscar Trevino. all reportedly cannery workers in Rochelle. Ogle County offictals said today the youths apparently took a car belonging to the Rev. Merle Hall from a downtown street in Ashton and drove to Polo where they ran out of gas. Officials said the youths aban doned the Hall auto at the north edge of Polo about midnight and took an auto belonging to Bi Fnson from in front of the Prison The Fnson car reportedlv rolled over and snapped several utility poles in Maquoketa. Iowa officials said one youth was injured, but apparently not seriously. They said Ogle County authorities probably could return all four to Illinois today. All four are charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Oliioan Fined $100 in Ogle OREGON — (Special! — A O-l-v.mbus. Ohio. man. Floyd Hardi-mnn was fined nOQ and costs by Juoge Helen Rulkowski in Ogle • Coui t Wcdn ;sday ■es of operating a motor ve-v.-hile under the tnfluence of Rating beverages. His dnv-k ense was sent to Spungfield. idiman wa~ ancsied bv St-fie e Officer Fred Fromm. Ro-' near Rochelle Wednesday EDITORIAL Extend Daylight Time Since the Chicago city council has extended daylight saving in that city for another month starting this autumn, a number of downstate Illinois cities are lining up to get in step and will enjoy the extra hour of daylight until the end of October instead of the end of September. How about the city commissioners in Dixon giving some consideration to such a program7 The benefits of the extra hour of daylight are many. It gives hours of extra pleasure to the worker who only has his evenings for outdoor fun or work in the yard. The daylight hours are safer for driving and they save lives. THE EDITOR Ike Vetoes Postal Pay Increase Asks Congress to Reconsider New Legislation WASHINGTON (.flP)— President Eisenhower today ve toed a bill to boost the pay of 500.000 postal workers by an average or s.b per cent. The president told the Senate ir a veto message he regretted hi: action and earnestly hoped ant recommended that "the Congres: ivill quickly consider and enac postal pay legislation that will be in the public interest and fai all the half million employes who the postal service." said the vetoed measure 1 impose "a heavier burden upon the taxpayer than is necessary." Eisenhower listed these three easons for his veto: "First, the bill creates new dis-rminations or inequalities which ■ould affect many thousands of •ostal employes. "Second, the bill creates grave dministrative problems such as the establishment of thousands of dividual pay rates. It forces awk- ard and practices in a government depail- ncnt whose operations affect every •rerson. every enterprise, every immunity m the country. "Third, the bill imposes a heaver burden upon the taxpayer than s necessary to establish salary ales throughout the department .-hich will compare favorably with rates for similar work elsewhere .n government and in private in dustry." The President has indicated an verage 7 S raise is about as far s he is willing to go. I GLASS HOUSE— This mother spar- ow found what amounted to a For Rent" sign in broken fflass Df this arc light over a St. Paul, Minn , street corner, and prompt- t about building a nest in it. workers are holding off re-until a brood is hatched, iwhile hoomg that some er rant wind doesn't carry away the rest of the shattered glass. (AP wirephoto) ANYONE FOR TABLE TENNIS' Norma Lebre, 14. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lebre. 1123 Peoria Ave.. Dixon, was one of more than a dozen teenagers applying elbow grease Tuesday atter-and evening during "Opera tion "Clean-Up of. the Dixon ioutft center. Youth Center Fund Climbs To $222.85 The Dixon Youth Center fund passed the S200 mark today with the addition of S88 from nine con- butors. The total now stands at S222.S5. The goal is $2,500. The money is needed to purcha quipment, supplies and to pay for operating expenses. An average of 500 youths a week have made use of the center and its facilities during the past two years. Send or bring in vour contribu-ons for the "Youth Center" drive i The Evening Telegraph. It-ems of furniture should be pledged r>ew contributors each day • be listed at the top of the list. The :ontnbutors and the amounts gi Donald P. Rnsecrans - 3.f E. C. Kennedy 5.( DeLu.ve Cleaners 5.1 Shoaf Adv. Agency 5.1 Rae Arnnultl Ins Dixon Ice and Fuel Co.. W. David Ames F. X. Newcomer Speaks Tonight An address on "Federal Reorganization" by former Piesiduit Heibert Hoover is scheduled to be broadcast tonight from 7:30 to S o'clock tCDT) over the NBC radio network. Mr Hoover will be speaking at the 39th annual meeting of the Conference Boatd. a non-partisan bus- is and industrial tart-finding or- Business Tinder' Denies He Paid Government Workers -hat he said. Jerome Sihiesinger. a uditor for the Army Qua ter Coips in New York. s\ Rubin arranged to pay hi; Schle . tnp to Puerto Rico aid he < i assumed name on the trip. Sehlesmger. now an income, tax auditor in the New York office of Internal Revenue Service said he never told his Army bosses about the tnp. Rubin had just denied from the | witness stand at a public hearing hefore the senate, investigations ; promptly contradicted part of the i r of >• tiles and t I subcommittee that h« koaw au> \ denied they were bribes. for the pur 206 Cases Reported Last Week Inoculated Cases Remain Same as U. S. Halts Serum WASHINGTON (JP) — A (or the armed force?. Allecert <;ifl<, Rubin was called back to th« stand as the committee sought to unravel stories told by Wednes day's witnesses about alleged gifts of a coat to a woman government contract officer, a home fieezer and fine lingerie to persons not then named, and $50 bills to a $60- eek government inspector who sharp jump in new cases of polio was reported today by the U. S. Public Health Serv- For the week ended May 14, new cases totaled 206— up 30 per cent over the., previous week. The number compares with 151 i the second week of May last ear. and an average of 116 lac the last five years. However, for the first time since the antipolio vaccination program ran into difficulty the number of polio cases among inoculated persons lemained unchanged at 77 confirmed cases. 23 "Contact" Cases In another development, the Health Service announced that 23 cases of polio have now been re ported among individuals, not inoculated themselves, who came in close contact with children, given. i made by Cutter Labora-of California. In these in stances, the inoculated children themselves have not contracted th« disease. nesday night when it suddenly an- ounced that for several days at least there would be no furtHer clearance of antipolio vaccine. The result was to add uncer tainty to the whole vaccination program. The only explanation wat a statement by a public relations spokesman for the Health Service that the delay was ordered for "an- look-see at this whole very confusing picture." »f> Ket lection Surgeon General Leonard A. Schelle said, however: "This delay should not be inferred as reflecting in any way on the vaccine of the companies whose manufac turing and testing processes ara under study." Because the shortage of vaccina greater than expected, the na tional conference of state eui- ologists. meeting in Atlanla, asked an opinion from the Health on possible use of smaller doses. ^ There was no immediate reaction here. Although the Health Service said there was no change in its figure of 77 for the number of polio cases among inoculated children, it said it does have a new suspect case under investigation in Nebraska. That makes seven or more suspect cases under study. The others are in California, Idaho, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Illinois. Five Deaths. There have been five death3 among vaccinated persons. A Health Sen-ice spokesman estimated that inoculations with the Salk vaccine "are now pushing the six million mark." The 77 confirmed cases since use of the vaccine started about Apul 3t i-ompaie with a provisional total of 6S2 cases of all kinds of polio, including confirmed and uiKonfiimed c».ses. repoited by-state health authorities suic? April 10. The total covers all age groups. The upward jump for the week of Mav H. with 206 new cases lepoited for the first time pushed the total foi this "disease year"— which started about April 1 — ahead of the number in the comparable How the lendar voar total for this vcar il! behind the figure. "9 Total Case* eie, had been 739 rases this :ase year" reported through Saturday, compared with T1S ar ago for the similar period. For the calendar year the 1955 total is 1.S03. compared with 2.271 i the similar period a year ago. Still approved for use in the lass inoculation program is the relatively small portion still un used from the 7,850,000 cubic centi- (Contimied on Pagt 8) -Weather- Mostlv fair and cooler tonirtt. Friday sunny and cooler. Low I tonight upper i0«. High Fridav 70. Low Friday night i around SO. High Wednesday M No< today ..St Sunrise 5:41 a.m. Sunset 8:12 RRCHIVE® EWSPAPERt

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