Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 21, 1955 · Page 1
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Dixon, Illinois
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Saturday, May 21, 1955
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N Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heart of Hock Rivet Valley for Moie Than a Century Dial 2-1111 Number 120 104th Year DIXON, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS Uncover Thefts At State School Man has learned to split the atom, crack ,the sound barrier and knows how to prevent many dread diseases but he has failed to conquer one of nature's most annoying pests — the common mosquito. There are more than 3,000 aperies of this tiny insect known to science but each variety seems to carry the standard equipment. Such varieties as the Aedes. Culex, Taeniorhynchus and Anopheles also transmit disease. Man has tried all kinds of insecticides, sprays and lotions but his best weapon seems to be a healthy swat with the open hand. This method scores a "crushing" blow on the lowly blood-sucking varmint. The mosquito has swarmed into the Dixon area and has become a mighty unpopular creature during the past week. The drugstores -in Dixon have experienced a heavy "run" on any and all mosquito repellent* during the past we*k. Two druggists told this reporter Friday that they were forced to re-order more repellent after their stocks were cleaned out. General comments heard around town included such prhases "They're as big as horse flies this year!" "The mosquitoes are rible," "They're out earlier than usual," "I can't even sit in my back yard after supper without being 'attacked' " and several un quotable references to the little nuisances. The general consensus was that the unusually warm spring weather is responsible for the early abundance of mosquitoes. Many were quite skeptical of what the results would be if the city, or the breeding areas, " isprayed either by air or by truck. They thought that the spraying Is too temporary- for the expense involved. Several city officials were of a.bout the same opinion. Paul Potts, commissioner of public health and safety, said he had been swamped with calls from annoyed citizens wanting to know what was going to be done. L. J. Welch, commissioner of public propertv, questioned wheth er it would be practical to spray the whole area. Mayor William Slothower didn't seem" to think that it was up to the city to do something.- He explained that the Men's Garden Club has appointed a committee to find out the estimated cost of spraying the city. Mayor Slothower added that he was under the impression that such a job, if done right, would cost several thousand dollars. He point ed out that some insecticides would also kill plants and flowers. Meanwhile, man's ancient battle against the elements goes on. To paraphrase, each man. woman child will wear their own badges of courage" until the silent, monsters are either killed or die of old age. Pardon me while I scratch the welts I received last night when I foolishly ventured outside apartment. M. H. Tot Swallowed Sleeping Pills; Is Recovering ROCKFORD (Special)— A three>year-old Rockford girl was reported in "fairly good" condition in Rockford Memorial Hospital today after swallowing about 25 pneno-barbital (sleeping! tablets in the home or her parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Sibigtroth. Friday. When Patricia became ill. it feared she had eaten something pcis^nnus whilf visiting th' of an uncle and aunt, the Harold Carlsons, of the Lighthouse community near Oregon. Thursday night. A check at the farm Friday- indicated the only poison around was poisoned wheat. However, the Sibigtroths discov ered the pills were missing, and pnysieians said the child s toms indicated she had eatei Mrs. Sibigtroth said the pills were iaiten from a kitchen cabinet. FATHER'S AUTO KILLS BOY— A stunned father, Herbert Hankemeier. left, shields his eyes with his hands as hospital attendants prepare to rush his injured son, Daniel. 2. to St. Elizabeth's hospital at Appleton, Wis. Hankemeier struck the child with his auto as he was backing out of driveway. The s dead of skull fracture on arrival at the hospital Sign Agreement in Long Southern Bell Strike 64-Day-Old Walkout Ends in Compromise ATLANTA— MB— Economic life in the South took a long step forward today with the signing of an agreement in the 68-day telephone strike id a complete settlement of the costly railroad walkout. The strikes against the Southern Bell Telephone k Telegraph Co. and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and its subsidiaries affected more than 75,000 workers in many parts of the South. Millions of dollars were lost in rages alone. Spreading violence caused damage estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Began March 1* Both strikes began the same day March 14, but the LAN-walkout hit harder at Southern economy. freight shipments to a crawl in some sectic-s. Passenger service also was1 curtailed and some industries had to use trucks to reach markets. Southern Bell service was nearly armal most of the time. Still to be determined was hether an estimated 40.000 CIO Communications Workers of Amer- 'ould approve the contract settling the telephone walkout in South ea st em states. * A. SmalUvood. CWA district director, said the agreement was an "honorable document" and expressed confidence the member ship would accept it. Sign Friday Smallwood and F. M. Malone, Southern Bell vice president in charge of personnel, signed the agreement Friday night after both sides made concessions during prolonged negotiations. Smallwood said machinery for ratifiration already was? in motion "but will take several days to complete since about 40,000 people in 700 towns are involved." Workers were expected to return to their jobs after ratification. A Southern Bell statement said the contract provided that "there will be no lockouts or strikes during the life "of this agreement." The contract is for one year and is to be ratified by May 27. Full details will not be made public until after the union votes on the contract. Reveal Compromise The agreement was reached through a compromise. The company had maintained that a no-strike clause, not included in. the previous contract, was one of the major obstacles to settlement. The union finally agreed to the no-strike clause but held out for complete arbitration, better wages and working conditions. The contract also included, the company said, wage increases of from $1 to 54 weekly for the 50.000 nonsupervisory employes, increasing company costs more than 7 million dollars annually. At the time of the strike the contract maximum wage for operators in cities the size of Atlanta was S57 a week and in smaller cities and towns $43. Craft worker ;ekly under the maximum Bao Dai Aides Ordered Arrested for Treason SAIGON. South Viet Nam— W- nrrest and trial on treason charges of state Pao t>*j and several lead* ri?ty. The accused men face the \ict»d: The orders, aimed at opponent; who attempted to unseat Nationalist Premier Ngo Dinh Diem by civil war or coup, were announced by Deputy Defense Minister Tran Trung Dung. They were issued as a series of political developments apparently to strengthen the pre- Staged Coup The two accused Bao Dai aides are ex-army Inspector Gen. Nguyen Van Vy and Col. Nguyen Tu Yen. commander of the former ruler's old imperial guard. Vy, who was named last month by Bao Dai to replace Diem, staged an abortive coup against the government with Yen's aid May 1 after the premier refused to accept the dismissal. The coup failed when the national army backed Diem. Vy and Yen were last reported to be somewhere in the vicinity of Dalit, a lull resort when the The government today ordered the of two top aides of absentee Chief r? of the outlawed Binh Xuven so-death penalty if caught and con- ler guard has been stationed. This force voted May 13 to abandon its old designation and become regular units of the national army. Several Arrested The French News Agency reported Friday that several former top South Viet Nam officials also had been arrested on charges of complicity with the Binh Xuyen. Among them, thp agency said, was Ung An Uncart, an uncle of Fnnce Buu Loc. formsr Vietnamese ambassador in Fans. The charges against Diem's op ponents were announced shortly-after the government disclosed France had bowed to the premier's demand that she withdraw her troops from Saigon. Government officials said eventually the French torces would be ronr.-Mi :▼>>'! two or three coastal embarkation point*. Youth Center Fund-Just Shy Of $500 Mark The Dixon Youth Center fund drive today stood just a few dollars shy of $500, thanks to donations totaling $155 that poured in Friday afternoon and this morning. The biggest boost came in the form of a $100 check from the City National Bank. With the fund drive due to end about June 5, the contributions have to average about $170 per publishing day during the next two Mail or bring in vour contribu tions to The Evening Telegraph. All furniture pledges should be ade by mail. New contributors each day are listed at the top. The contributors and the amounts given: Lee. County Chapter of War Mothers 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ynunt 10.00 Erzinger Shoe Store 5.00 City National Bank 100-00 Dixon Unitarian Fellowship 5.00 Eichler Bros. . ;„ 25.00 Douglas Shaw 5.00 Mothers of World War II 5.00 W. Walker 5-00 Medtisa Cement riant .. 10.00 J. Richard Keller 10.0'.) ICey Bros 10.00 31 rs. Charles R. Walgreen 25.00 Hal Roberts " 15-00 Mr. and Mrs. Otto Oberg 5.00 ."Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Lund 5.00 PItoii Evening Telegraph 25.00 Donald V. Rosecrans ... 3.00 E. C. Kennedy -3.00 DeLuxe Cleaners 5. no Shoaf Adv. Agency .... 5.00 Dixon Home Telephone Co 25.00 Lawton Bros 23.00 Raynor Mfg. Co 10.00 Salvation Army 5.00 Kae A mould Ins 5.00 Dixon I.e. and Fuel Co... 10-.00 W. David Ames 10.(><» F. X. Xewrnmrr 10.00 Pi\on National Bank ... 100.00 Willard Jones Memorial. 4.8-5 T"tal Suffers Stroke MOUNT CARROLL. 111. (.?> — er.ry Truninger, 76. Carroll Conn-sheriff, is in a Freeport hospi tal recovering from an apparent itroKe suffered >nday. Truninger was found unconscious n his living quarters in the Mount Carroll courthouse. , Weather- Mostly fair with little change in temperature this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. High this afternoon upper 70s. Low tonight about 55. High Sunday near 80. High Friday M . Suns( Advertise for Band Shell Bids Next Week Will Build If Bids Are NotTooHigh Plans Call for Construction on Page Drive Site The Dixon Park Board will advertise the "first of the week" for bids on the much publicized band shell construction project, according to word received today from Park Board Atty. John Dixon. e action is the result of the Park Board's meeting Friday night. The bids will be received and opened June 10. Dixon said. Kon pointed out that rhe Park •d might run into financial dif ficulty if the construction bids are too high. He believed, however, that the project will become a reality, this summer if the. bids are near the anticipated cost. "The Park Board nad had plans prepared for the band shell." Dix- xplamed, "that call for it to be constructed south of the high school on Page Drive." He added that "if the band shell is built, the lagoon will be filled in provide sufficient room and the. ;a will be relandscaped." AshtanJEiles To Leave District 271 A petition signed by Ashton area residents asking detachment of that area from Community Unit School District 271 was filed late Friday with Lee County Superintendent of Schools John Torrens. The petition will be considered by the county board of school trustees at 8 p.m. June 3 in a meeting in the courthouse. The petition reportedly includes the signatures of 901 legal voters of the area. That figure represents about 70 per cent of the 1.297 legal voters who live in the area, according to those who asked the signatures. Signatures of two-thirds of the legal voters are required on a petition to detach. The petition carriers conducted a census to determine the population of the area. They said the area in cludes 2.167 persons. The group sponsoring the detachment move hopes to establish a new Community Unit District with Ashton at the center. A minimum population of 2,000 is required by law for such a district. The proposed new district would include the old Ashton high school district area plus some new prop erty to the south. Valuation of the proposed dis trict is $13,000,000. The minimun required is $6,000,000. Chicago Woman Raises Bond on Extradition Case Mrs. Margaret O'Conner. alii Mabel Paus. 28, Chicago, is fr< on $3,000 bond again. Another pr fessional bondsman from Chicaj posted her latest bond. jewel theft in Madison. The first professional bondsman from Chicago to post her S3. 000 bond lost his money when Circuit Judge Robert Bracken ordered her bond forfeited when she failed to appear for trial on time. She was served with fugitive warrants from Wisconsin. Indiana and LaSalle County, 111., after State's Atty. -Tames Bales dismissed a etand jury indictnrml charging h«r with larceny and being an accessor;,- after the fact. Return Fugitive Deputy Sheriff Donald Sachs, Ashton, left this morning for Chi cago to pick up Delbert Rex. wanted in Lee County for wife and child abandonment. Rex was arrested lalp Friday by authorities in Haywood, HI. HAS SIXTH NATURAL BIRTH— Mrs. Ellerbe W. Carter (above) holds baby born to her minute before this picture was made at Titusville, Fla. She delivered her eighth child, a daughter. An ad- 'ocate of natural and painless birth, Mrs. Carter has had her last children without a doctor in at tendance. She is in her forties. Dixon Police Enrolled in Traffic School Dixon policemen, from the chief to the Officer on the beat, will attend night tiaffic school classes in the city hall for the next three Capt. J..E. Van Meter, recently ppointed head of the local traffic epartment, will conduct the lasses. Capt. Van Meter complet ed a three-week traffic course at orthwestern University April 8 id graduated with the top score the class. The traffic education sessions ill be split into two divisions, litre are 1-t hours of classes on tap for the ranking officers and 18 hours of classes for all personnel. Capt. Van Meter said the objec- ve of the training is to achieve safe, rapid and efficient movement of traffic with the least possible Ke said that he will stress uni-rmity of procedure and action by The policemen when dealing with the two main traffic problems — moving and parking traffic. The training sessions will start st 6:30 p.m. and will last an average of two hours each. The classes will start Monday. Capt. Van Meter said that he will spend an hour each on orientation and a discussion of the highway transportation Ths , ,. Mi ning topics and the i each: Policies, two hours: traffic due' tion, two h^urs: records, four hours; legal authority, one hout: investigation and reporting accidents, one hour: management, two hours: tiaffic law enforcement. 10 program and methods, three hours; power and equipment needs, one Fear New Slowdown Of Vaccine Contemplate New Tightening of Safety Standards WASHINGTON — (JP) —A possible further slowdown of the mass anti-polio inocula tion or school children loom ed today as the government reportedly contemplated lurcher tightening of safety standards lor the balk vaccine. Meanwhile, the government— on Ivice of a panel of scientists — decided to continue the dosage and vaccination procedure worked out in last year s field trials of the polio preventive. Because of the vaccine scarcity, there had been discussion of pos sibly reducing the dosage— now 1 cc per shot — and changing the method of injection to spread supplies. The government also decided against curtailing inoculations during the summer height of the polio season. Although the advisory group did say the most favorable time for vaccination is before the epidemic season, it. added in a statement Friday night that administration of vaccine during a polio outbreak "has its place in preventive medicine.1' Some doctors had voiced concern lest .administration of 'the vaccine during such a period might provoke the disease. Conference Monday Resumption of vaccine shipments after one safety recheck halt had been hoped for next week. But the possibility of a new delay, in distributing the vaccine arose when vaccine manufacturers said their technical Epecialists had been called to a Monday conference here. The subject: new safety standards. Parke, Davis fc Co., Detroit, said three 'of its virus experts would attend. Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, said it planned to send several of its top production and research men. The public health had ; the meeting it was said to have called. The manufacturers reportedly were told, in connection with the Monday conference, that new requirements may be applied from now on to all vaccine approved by Extra Tent Days Such stiffer standards may require an extra three to five days of testing, informants said. If a complete retesting is required of vaccine already made, between 28 and 35 days would be needed. But hope was held out that a new system, said to be under study, would substantially reduce the time required. Vaccine supplies to continue the inoculation program have been scarce, although some of the Parke-Davis and Eli Lilly product was released a week after a double-check by health service teams. Trouble was, most of those released supplies already had been (Continued on Page 6i Secret Lover Slays Young Mother; Ends Own Life WEST NEW YORK. IS". J., '.?» -peeling a second child in a week, ei to buy fish for supper. Outside walked a man who had been refused when he asked her to marry him in 1950. Unknown to her h". had lived nearby more than foui' months. Minute? lalrr. m)?. Joan Emp-?op. 26. was lying dead on the floor from four bullets and Alfred T, Carpenter, 35, of Hollis. N. Y., had ended his life nearby with the same pistol, police said. An emergency caesarean operation by a doctor with a butcher knife failed to save the baby, who died 15 minutes later. Carpenter a body wn found in his rented furnished room around the corner from the store. Near his body were a. diary, recording in detail the activities of Mrs. Empson and h«r husband, William, 23. an insurance underwriter; and a pair of field glasses which police believe were used to watch her movements. Although the room which Carpenter rented last January was within sight of the Empson home, relatives said she was not aware he was in the neighborhood. She had noi seen him sine* 1950, when abe maxned her buabtnd. Two Sisters Are Held by Authorities Officers Find Huge Stock of Articles In Woman's Home Two sisters, who had been employed at the Dixon State School for a total of nearly 40 years, were arrested late Friday by Shawneetown, 111., authorities for the alleged theft of an undetermined amount of merchandise from the Dixon institution. Superintendent Robert Wallace signed complaints for larceny against Mrs. Effie L. Vinyard. 68, and Flora M. Graves, 57. The two are being returned to Lee County today by Sheriff John Stouifer. In a prepared statement. Wallace said that '^preliminary investigation has shown that Mrs. Vinyard had in her possession articles owned by the Dixon State School." He explained that Miss Graves, who had been an employee there for 32 years until her suspension Friday, possibly is implicated in the thefts of clothing, shoes, soap, etc.. that has occurred for "several" years. Dismissed Jan. 3« Mrs. Vinyard was dismissed Jan. 30, 1955, after six year's employment. The sisters were resident employes at the institution and shared the same quarters, waiiace said. Both women reportedly held responsible positions at the state school. Miss Graves was in charge of the linen storage stocks and Mrs. Vinyard was the condemning officer, one who sorts out stores no longer valuable. Wallace said that at least a part of the thefts occurred during May of 195*. He added tha t Miss Graves' suspension is pending further investigation. • He added that steps have. been taken to eliminate further thefts at the institution. States Atty. James Bales said that the two sisters will be given a preliminary hearing upon their return by Stouffer and their bonds will be set. Meanwhile, the two sisters are being held in Shawneetown, Gallatin county, for investigation aft- (jauatin .county authorities sd into the home occupied bv Mrs. Vinyard yesterday and dis covered '-a house full' of articles, some, they said, being identified as coming from the Dixon Stata Mrs. Vinyard lives in Omaha, a small town two miles northwest of Shawneetown, and neighbors described her as a "fine woman." All Hush-Hush Investigators from the Department of Public Welfare were conducting an inventory of the articles, said to include shoes, clothing and other articles. The investigation was on a "hush-hush" basis, the Telegraph learned and Gallatin authorities were warned not to give out the information that they had confiscated a truckload of merchandise tucked into closets, basement and rooms of Mrs. Vin-jard'j dwelling. A Shawneetown official source *id t t it i to serve a search warrant, that Mrs. Vinyard invited officers to search her home. She also denied-that ths articles were taken front the Dixon Mate School, althouen public welfare investigators were reported to ha\e positively identified soms of the articles and instituted legal proceedings. A pieiiminary estimate of the (Continued on Page 6) Finish Work In Evaluating Assessment Dixon Township Assessor Arthur C. Handell said today that he and his deputies have completed their oik in covering the township for He reminded taxpayers that if i*y have no: listed their personal property for th? year, they should i so by M*.y 31. As of June 1, a 50 per cent "pen alty is added to all listings of personal property that have not been filed previously. Handell reminded that tne ks-essor's office has duplicate cardt m all cars and trucks in the township. He said property improve ments mad* by April 1 Uua year .axe tWMLblt. aperRRCHIVE* _ _ N: HRCHP EWSR EWSPAPER

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