Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 21, 1941 · Page 4
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Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois · Page 4

Sterling, Illinois
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Tuesday, October 21, 1941
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STERLINg PAtLY GAZETTE, STERLING, ILLINOIS Sterling Daily Giieffi P. f prmndon. General Manager D W lirandon. Associate Turn to comic p*sr« for subscription rates and otbwr classified lafonna- tk» regarding The Oas«tt« Drinking Drivers Drink is the cause of 20 per cent of the motor fatalities in the United States, according to a study completed by the National Safety Council. The figures published in the 1941 edition of "Accident Facts" show a driver or a pedestrian who has been drinking was involved in one out of every five fatal accidents. i Many of the drivers or pedestrians were not thoroughly Intoxicated but their drinking had prevented clear heads and steady hands. Of the drivers in fatal accidents 11 per cent had been drinking. Of the 12.500 pedestrian deaths, 18 per cent had been drinking. A typical 'test U that of Evanston. 111., where alcohol testa made of 2,000 drivers not Involved In accidents showed only 18.5 per cent with alcohol In their blood. Of the drivers Injured and hospitalized, 45 per cent had been drinking. • The drinking driver, whether one drink or a dozen, is a menace not only to himself but every one else. Too Much Glamor s . Maybe we're wrong, but it ap. wars to this writer that we pay too much attention to the glamor jttrls of Hollywood, who have fiothing but a clever makeup and ft shapely form, and not'enough Attention to the girls who are the real backbone of America— , the girls who are preparing themselves to become homemakers. ' tional stand on "a free press," it Jnight be the best thing for the country* if the government would «lamp down on the use of sev- fral pages of newspaper frivolity tach Sunday. Thus we would Conserve paptr for defense and Blso save ourselves the trouble of thumbing over a lot of useless frivel which nobody reads except the stajceatruck girls— and they Would-be "better off if they didn't lead it.. .-•v. No Shortage Hero The government j»f~sH6Tfager6ulr who can be - ve it after looking over- the increasing array of love and murder literature oh the news •lands? food .ehufeh m*n fan tnto thlf « they must not bf condemned. It has brought the earth ffcr from the primeval savagery. even thoxjfh ferrm firms Ml] take* ft Iaj««e in that direr iron TKVW »nd th«-n The idealistic i< always Just out of reach or out of .«!eht. hut we never rest !n trying to achieve it. At moment"! we fee! it. ss when we are moved Govcrnmenl to Help Small Concerns Get Contracts with Army WASHINGTON — fAP> — Vew steps to aid small >VJMJT'V, hv st s good lecture or church «*>rvwr.j spre( ,rfinR defense order-; as *:ririv Little rbiD* run up ftnd down our! ns po<nibie were announced Monday backs. But It in only for th« mo r merit. Soon we are back In the prosaic world. Nations nre sometime* moved in the same way. They insist on Roinp; out to cleans* the world. They shut their eye-; to the existing evils at home and look for tht dragon abroad. A high sounding slogan carries thfm over hlffh and low With gaze transfixed a.s in a tranc they slash away in bloody orgy. When they awaken, It is wit the start of a drunk. They loo like a tree that has been hit b a cyclone. It will be years before the scars are healed. Meanwhil as soon as their vision clears, the find that new trouble is brewin abroad—but they may th«n be toe by the army qiisrtrrm.t.strr rori«. To carry out the program, the department Mid prices will no be thp dominating factor in Tuesday, Octo^r 21, 1941 'OTTOMAN EMPIRE" making awards. Awards to a Rlnglf bidder f.u'. h? limited. Awards will be madr :r>, as many regions, and to a? many suppliers in each region as i.< ;w- weak and too wise to crusade their ideals. fo Says U. S. Munitions Wouldn't Last Week In Russo-Nazi War WASHINGTON — (AP) — Rep J. Pamell Jhomas »R-NJ> assertet Monday that United flutes amunl tlon stocks were insufficient to sup ply the army for on* week U 1 were engaged In fighting on a seal comparable to present Rusao-Oer man opera), u. Sabotage. »..1kes and other wbrl stoppages caused by labor disputes he told newsmen, have slowed u production to such an extent tha ammunition on hand amounts to only about two per cent of a year' defense requirements, Hrmtded that ha had confidents information tha.t the war depart ment had underestimated the tun needed for adequateSeananston o anti-aircraft defenses Tmd hence "not a city in the United States is protected from enemy air attack.' Consequently, he mid, "American cities along the Atlantic seaboard must necessarily expect token al raids if our relations with Germany continue to grow worse." With the sole exception of th Panama Canal, Thomas said. COM been weakened by transfer of ar tlllery to western hemisphere bases outside ol continental United States He conceded that "our navy is already the world's most powerful the air force is expanding rapidly our pilots arc probably of the beat our standing army is Seasoned and well trained." But in view of the ammunition supply shortage, he said an American expeditionary Ifree now would be "Just pain suiold* " Kail Unions Reject Federal Arbifratiofr Ckonct for Jet If the Russians get licked, In fmite of aid from the democra- jOe*, Brother Stalin may not find ft necessary to attend church, After all, Susans* It TtrriHt * Sterling younistera.hava thus far refrained from Hallowe'en celebrations and the suspense is ieally becoming terrific. Voict Of Tht Press •: 8TBiyiNG FOB IDEALISM ... (Springfield Out* Journal) Men are for idealism, even though the Idealistic don not exist. Who ever saw an Utopia? Who 'ever •greed what it wast All major ware, as well as peacetime disagreement*. art caused because men cannot agree on great issues. Today, of the world to entrenched it th« other half, berauea each insists that life is not worth if its own Idealism to not per- tad throughout the earth. We cannot live on U Hitler wins. •nd Hitler cannot live on If pe win. 4a no common ground for arbitration can bt reached, the net result fin only be mutual wmttpttnn. jpd after mutual tihiiisUmv the iar-weary foes will atlD fee forced sit together at a oouferenoe table i Of Piy Controversy CHICAGO — (AP) — President Roosevelt's emergency fact finding board waa notified Monday that the five big operating unions, embracing a membership of 960,000. would not accept arbitration of the railroad wage dispute. The five-man board offered ita services as arbitrator last Saturday, and railroad Monday to management TPtace—lu agreed case in th* board's hands. But Charles U. May, chief counsel of the five brotherhoods, read the following statement a few hours later: "At the ttee the mediation board proposed arbitration, the conference nmlttae repreeanUnf the enptay- rejepted the proposal and expressed preference for a hearing of the kind now being conducted by the emergency board. "The action of the eonmlttee was approved by the general chairmen In regarding freedom, liberty, fra tprnity, and other idealistic states, man usually insists upon his own Interpretation ol what auto things He intends to impose Me ay all the rest. He intotor- ont }f the other man dots not afree ejr co-operate. And intolerance to iii exact oppoftile of freedom and fraternity. That is the vicious eir- • e}t. Intolerance is a dorp seated *», often even hidden fro* him »a practice* its of the eeveral organisations. The position taken by the committee and ratified by the general chairmen Is unchanged." The non-operating groups also refused arbitration when it was offered by the mediation board several weeks ago. The emergency board's offer would not become effective unless both the railroads and unions asked for arbitration agreed to accept the board's recommendations. UMW Organizer pt ad DO QUOIN. ILL. — (AP) — Funeral services were held today for Anthony Anderson, t), United lliae Workers of "In the matter of prices." the department announced, "the quartermaster general recojrntzes that a wide distribution of defense orders will entail Increased costs, since small plant* may be unfamiliar wi and inadequately equipped to produce quartermaster items "Within reasonable limits, .depending on circumstances surrounding Individual procurement oidcrs bid prices will not always govern the award of contracts Direct negotiations will be made with bidders In a Articular region where it is desired to make awards, when the bid prices are considered too high. Every reasonable effort wil b« made to induce such bidders to accept a state quantity at what is considered a fair price to them." Quartermaster procurement district headquarters to be used as the basis for regional distribution o! awards are located in Boston. New- York. Philadelphia, Atlanta. JefTer- sonvllle. Ind., Chicago. St. Louis, San Antonio and San Francisco. U. S. Officers Expect Use of Poison Gases Before War Is Ended By Rice Yahner CAMDEN. S. D. — (AP) — Chemical warfare ofllcers. training «n ever-growing group of specialists in the Carolina maneuvers, expressed a belief Monday that neither Germany nor England could force a decision without the use of gas. The terrible weapon, so effective in the World war. has not been used in the present fighting. Expert* working in the two-month field exercises of the First army ontended that England, on the de- attons, U in the most advantageous position to use gas, because a fast- moving, attacking forces does not have the opportunity for the extensive preparations necessary. It also was learned that the U. 8. army has perfected a secret, more efficient compound for neutralization of mustard'gas, probably the principal agent any of the armies could rely on m chemical warfare. Mustard gas burns victims externally and Internally and. authorities say. caused about one-third of the A..E. P. casualties in the World war. In Army maneuvers throughout the nation earlier this year little I Depicted country. € Its capital 12 Fruit, 14 Eared. 16 Part of "be. 18 Provided. 19 Hostelry. 21 Musical note, 22 Parent, 23 Two fives. 25 Electrified particle. 26 Money of account 28 Peri. 29 Boat paddle. 31 Completes. 33 Model. 35 Bones. 38 Astronomical instrument. 39 Tear .again. 40 Vegetable. 41 Poker stake. 42 Fiber knots. 51 Always (poet.). 54 That thing. 55 Each (abbr.). 56 Roof finial 58 Sun god. 60 Pronoun. 61 Emmets. 63 Stack. ..., .. . ,65 Commands. 44 Soft mineral. 6 6 Hardens. 46 Dance step. 4«Not high, VEETICAL 60 Compass 2 Opposite ol Itoint down,- "> ! 3 Portuguese com. 4 Mohammedan infidel. 5 Suffix. 7 Northeast (abbr,). 8 Sea otter. 9 Constellation. 10 Railway (abbr.). 11 Pillar. 13 Upon. 15 Simpleton. 17 Form of "I." 19 Within. 20 Negative. 22 Plural (abbr.) 2* Inhabitants of Normandy. 27 Rues. 28 Perfume. 30 Ammonia substance, 32 Pertaining to dower. 33 Seize. 34 Mineral rock. 36 Perched. 37 Exist, 43 Dish. 45 Eagle's nest 46 Stud. 47 By. 49 Plural pronoun. 50 Note in music. 52 Type measure 53 Cereal grass. 55 Finale. ' : 57 Italian ri,vcr. 59 Beverage. 61 Land measure 62 Senior (abbr.). 63 Pint (abbr.). 64 Cloth measure. SERIAL STORY MURDER IN PARADISE By Marguerite Gahagan OOPTRIGHT, 1ML NKA B0VIOK. MO THE STOEY: Qaiet Paradise Lake planted into cha«« with tw« nur- den—that «f MpkisUcated Herbert :«rd, whoa palice toipect caufiletr Stash Verettl «f aaardcring; prim, elderly Ml** MiiUe MerrU, whoae death bafllea even state police. Both todies ware foaad ky Maadte O'Connor, who has to the lake with her schMl teacher, daughter, Mary. was said orToo the lurfioe, done in demonstratlnr the tactical use ol fas, the ever-present threat in con- filet. State Recovers Most Of Its Missing Autos SPRINGFIELD. ILL. —. <APV V ~— Fred F. Etaich. state superintendent of transportation, reported Monday his office has recovered 149 out of the 1ST state-owned automobiles reported "missing" when the Green MminUtratW»^tookoiTic«l_5t Jan- uary,--r In many cases, Emich said, the cars were in possession of discharged state employes. In others, the cars had been turned over to relatives of dismissed employes and in some caeca it waa necessary to trace the machines to clUes outside the Cat*. Emkh said state and local police departments were on the trail of the light cars still unfound. As yet.none of the former em- ployes who keep cars originally as- ilgned to them for state business tas been prosecuted, ttnich said. The state's main objective, he explained, was recovery of the auto- •ly ••let Involved lion. Mont M ft; pretty, bewi dared Jeaaie ; Matrfa, niece of MM Millie, wbooe awnmer romances with Cord bad lasted two yean — ••til he came to Paradise thto with dating her as his fiancee. Local editor Tod Palmer alibis fat Jeanie when she is first works with city reporter Flynn, an old .flame of Mary's, om the mysteries. Dennis and Marjr both oelieve Mavdte is concealing aotnethlng she knows about the case. Mary is hurt when she sees Dennis at the ion — which 1s ran by oMeriy Chris Gordon— deep in coBTenaUon with Margie. faces, same I've thought and wondered who — who would have killed my aunt, and the oaly tiling I can think is that some poor, demented person must have seen her in the boat alone—" Her voice faltered then. "But as for myself or Liza — why, we've lived in that house all the sum- of course—same generation, jners I can ^emember and. I've WITH LIZA CHAPTER XIV -Feminine -nerv*s-can^ft>-«-curser and so can a silly fpminin f heart blamed my vile temper and cuttinfi remarks on an upset digestive system due to too much murder in the air. Maudie accepted it without argument. She was beginning to act- like herself again, and was finding the cottage too confining, which suited me since I would prefer being alone with my own thoughts. I sat- around that afternoon making some notes for' next semester's classes in Lit. T. -I was seeing myself in the yean to come doing the same uninteresting tasks. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself by the time Maudie and McCool came back, and I was stead of thinking how badly I felt. "I dropped around to the Morris house." she said lighting. a cigaret and slipping her shoes off. "Jeanie wasn't in, but I had a little chat with Liza Holmes. She certainly was devoted to that poor dead woman. They were -a lot alike. same stem, thin dreadful clothes." "She doesn't seem like one you/d enjoy chatinf with," I Interrupted. "You mustn't Judge people by their—appeafanc-es.—Marj-V^—she- _ said sternly, rubbing McCool's stomach with a silk-covered foot. He thumped the floor appreciatively and _ Maudie continued, "You said the same thing about Miss Millie and that woman had good sense. She was observant, a good Judge of human nature." "She certainly slipped once In that judgment," I pointed put. "Whoever bashed her head in must have sold her on the lact that he or she was nice and friendly." ., • —-No-one-put-anything over Miss Millie" |.er-tone—was fw the mull." sh? «*f<1 !n an obvious ffTort to throw rrtf off. "There Rhmild b* ramr ne*-« from thf bo\<: today. Why your brot.hrr* Rre so rarHw*. in vntinR 111 nfver know. Thry should rfftli?? hO 1 * T worry whT. T don't hrnr from thrrn." •'Th*-- 're probably fKUr.Mrss thr to^'n rr>!." I «-s;ri in ;. : .,-.r :n rt of TV;-.;-.-, :a; ?.!ar;: r IJ:xon. " to mr TTiry \\r-ir r' siifi I a-krd C DITO:I j'.sri n i' yc • Hr ?-a:ci -i;" harint. p.: id Tvo::;r<i look on . IIP ncirirci that !f VUJSIIIP.'.^ didn't PK k up shr ti b" thp O!5l7 Irft. ' How <; your mothrr ir-s? l;f vud, mail / "Stie's quiowi down " I Mid. "She tvrm viMtine today. She dorsn't like to be tied down and t'R-o t:a>< at homr were plenty for her. so fht went to the Monru-os — Jeanie s. I rnrnn." "She's not homr," HP said. "Well, she visited with Liza Holmes." 'Shouldn't think your ma would find Lira much company," he said. I InuRhrd. "That u»s my opinion, t(x>. but she wid Liza was n smart woman. But mother liked Miss Millie, too. They had a couple of chats and apparently Miss Millie was in one of her good moods because mother said she liked her." -Well, takes all kinds of people to make up a world," he Raid and 1 took the letters and started out, still hoping for a glimpse of Denny. The lobby and bar were empty. I supposed he was over at the State Police Post where, I hoped, some progress was being made. to end all the suspense, • • • Jeanie Morris was at the cottage when I got back and young Tod Palmer was with her. "Liza told me you had been over. Mrs. O'Connor, and I was sorry to have missed seeing you." she said. "It's nice to have friends at a time like this." I suppose people were already brginlng to stare at her with curious eyes. I was glad Tod was around to ease that loneliness, and from the way he looked at her I could see that he wouldn't mind the hours he might spend acting as a Boy Scout. "Do you and Liza Holmes stay in that big house all alone?" Maudie asked. Jeanie looked slightly surprised. "Oh, we don't mind. I — I guess I'm used to the house being quiet — " "Quiet, yes. But is it safe?" TJhe-SJ&Jajahed^aUy^^ it is. I'm not scared, of course Lost in Kearny incident George A. Calvert. Gillesple, 111, fireman. 1st class, listed as among the 11, sailors missing In the torpedoing of the U. S. destroyer Kearny off Iceland. "Maudie reads mystery novels." I explained. "You mustn't let her upset you." Maudie sniffed loudly. "I'm not trying to upset anyone. I'm Just trying to suggest the child use ordinary precaution." "Precaution against what?" I said, but she glared at me and emptied her Ringer ale glass. (To Be Continued) Begins Move to Half Civil Service Wages To Illegal Jobholders CHICAGO — (AP) — A legal move to block payment of salaries to state employes who may be hold- Ing Jobo in violation of <he civil service act was begun Monday by a Chicago taxpayer, James Gordon. His attorney, Michael F. Ryan, who also represents the Civil Service Protective association, petitioned the circuit court for leave to file an injunction suit against six state officials. Judge Cornelius J. Harrington set Oct. 28 for a hearing on •^e-^se^ttionr^5tmrt"p^rnnssiBH™mTS^ be obtained before a suit may be th* f>r'.«t*le of*. to restrain approving A copv of the propfwd injunctl hill. Jil""d with th" p":irion s)-,ow the defenrtp.nt.«s would be Ux\«<s Mate o.'firisL":: Warrrn Wnftht, ire*stir*r; Arthur C. Luedrr. auditor; Ge-orRft B. MrKlhbrn. director of finance: Rob-rt L Hur:lM. prrMdMif. «nd John V. Cllnnin mid FTnrM Hcxwr mfmtyis of the mil service hoftrd. The .MiiL would "" r thOT offt, ials from paying ss!nrir-s !o rnv,ilo\f s holding temporsrv flppointment. 1 ; to posi tion.'; v, lurh. ur.rlrr »!'.»• 1ft w be filled only b\ th^e who pa.s^'d civil sen ire rxsnilnationy. RVAII'S a.'-MK'iarr. Attv Richard F. McParthn. .void (lint ' nt pre.«ent yv- eral hundred emplo;. rs have been appointed illeRalh The proprv-rd in nine' ion complain .^Rid that Go\. Oreen hnd announc ed th/it Hunter hud " -iOO civil serv ice workers undVr iir.rstlgfttion for all^crcl pohtirnl tutiMtlo. that (iom* 1.200 printed !r.M£np.t:on forms were furnished variou.s department, heads 'to be i^ed by directors of said de partment.s for the purpcve of ob tainiiiR, under coinpulslon. the resignations of civil ser\ire employes who were jsusspecfd of nny connection w .sympathy with the Democratic party." It added Hint "a patronage com mil tee i-s rowpirliiR with Hunter to circumvent and \1olnte the «tat» civil service act" and declared that the set "is now brine ined to creat* a spdlL«i system to entrench the Republican slate machine." Hurt's Euj Ti»e«T«ti«j| Way To Get Relief Oet after thcwe dlitrtailnc of couahinc and MM miaery oC the COM the widely uaed Vfcto way...BoU aotne water. Pour It Into a bowl. A«W a food •nonfat of Vicka VapoRub. Then breatba to the itaamiaf medicinal vapon. With every breath you Uke VapoRub'a medication aoothta IrritaUoD, quieta ooughinff, balpe clear bead and breatblnc pa*- u«e§. FOB ADDED KBUBP...M bedtime rub Vicka VapoRub on throat, cheat and back. IU poultice-vapor action work* to briaf vw Been grant you that, she knew too much. At Jeast I should Imagine that was W" I •"Uflk lika Jp • - • IMdW^^mWBBI • 4VMP^v^V JtMUlui" ' T^pl. * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^*^^^^^^P , • Be Ready-- erganlaerof thia area and a charter of the meal DMWA. •ojy Nttls if you I tr a III ifiilailt MW! ALL HAKt MAIf FM ^^*^*^^e^ ^•^^•^^•^^^•^e^Be^F ^^BpBvBNmV ™ ^B ^m^^^B MLflKir •-Ml lenia Doer Ceworing Set inflidea everything you ef Uoek or _. , >.:£> • At tht In* elna of a up your »UM to aveM iw Much ef th* uuauH. m»mt •tusrjr eoMeltlea ef Mlblt. ea jpur efcert. Teu -wiurtbrvnrMeatfeetB what hapMned," she added hurried- start asking .questions. "I forgot to WiHi Zip-In Unin« FmrHt Jfaterlala are Fleeces and all-wee! •erriat Ceat aaawa fa |M.1a, Silt 12 to 20 MR. AND MRS. EVERYBODY JfcEAD THIS _ •_ .JaArfaarldtA-—Jr-JtJtnBWkJ- IMPORTANT MESSAGE Sears Employes 1 • •''»•' In ntwspoptr porlonce you hovt scored tht greatest triumph possible when you mokt Qflopd "BEAT." To have a "BEAT" you must hove something no one elsewhere has! • Sears' employes . . . and its a big family . .-, qre all stirred up to a high pitch about this "LEADERSHIP SALE" NOW IN PROGRESS-Jor it certainly is a "beat" of far reaching importance. You know the way costs are rising- — and you realize therefore that SEARS' "LEADERSHIP" PRICES SHOUT, 'BUY NOW/ It's a sale extraordinary, with stocks of great magnitude and variety. • Sears' employes urge you, Mr. and Mrs. Shopper to hasten your footsteps to this history-making "not to be missed" purchasing opportunity. By all. means read Sears' "Big Double Page Ad" appearing tomorrow night . . , for its 5 gold mine of buying opportuni- • ties. SIGNED, SEARS EMPLOYES ROf BUCK AND CO 'I!

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