Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 21, 1955 · Page 6
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Dixon, Illinois
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Saturday, May 21, 1955
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First Views of McRobert's Crossing's New 'Face-Lifting The Beginning of the End! Construction work recently started on one of the true 'trouble spots" in Lee county — the dangerous old McRobert's crossing, southwest of Dixon. The project is costing more than 5181,000 but will eliminate a narrow bridge and a sharp curve from the heavily traveled Rock Island road. County Supt. of Highways Fred Leake, Jr., explained that the federal government will pay 50 per cent of the cost, the The Dixon Evening Telegraph— Dixon, Illinois page 6 Saturday, May 21, 1955 Dottie Dixon's DIARY Notes About People and Places You Know Phones: Office 4-9741 or 2-1111 Home 2-7581 G Ph/M Robert Shoemaker left Monday night for Bainbridge, Md., where he was to take a test for submarine school, which will be in Connecticut. Mrs. Shoemaker and their two children, Becky and Calvin, remained in Dixon, and are in residence at their new home, 624 College Ave. ' The Rev. and Mra. C. Harding Veigel and daughters, Charlotte Ann, 9, and Rosemary, 5, were in Milwaukee last weekend, and visit-1 ed Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lovercio. ; The Rev. Veigel preached on Sun-; day at the church where he for-merlv had served for five years. He had spent the previous week at Fond du Lac, Wis., where his appointment to a new church was read. His wife and daughters join ed him on Saturday. On Monday, the family visited their new churches, at Boaz and Sylvan, Wis. Paul Nusbaum, Melvin Murphy *nd E. L. Fazzi Monday and Tuesday attended the convention of the Knights of Columbus in Rockford. USE A SPEED QUEEN Automatic washing machine, with a stainless steel, rustproof, corrosion-proof tab. Good-looking, practical. Kreim's. —Adv. Mrs. Ida Fuller was entertained at a party this afternoon in honor of her "birthday, Monday. The guests were nine members of the King's Daughters Sunday School class of Grace Evangelical church. A large, beautifully decorated birthday cake was a feature of the refreshments. The party was given by Mrs. Fuller's daughter, Mrs. Harold Edous, 1911 First St. The Eldena school picnic, origin ally planned for May 29, has be' changed to Sunday, May 22 at Lowell Park. On May 29, a scrain-ble dinner will be held at 12 noon at the Eldena church in honor or the Rev. and Mrs. C. Harding Veigel and their family. The Dixon Lion's club will meet Tuesday at Loveland Community house. Following the noon luncheon, Sherwood Dees, assistant superintendent of Dixon Public schools, will talk on "Modern Education." Wanda Helfrick, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Helfrick jr.. 1501 Peoria Ave., returned Thursday morning to school. She had been convalescing at home following surgery at KSB hospital. DED YOU KNOW THERE IS ONE brand of beer that tastes better than any other because it is aged longer? —Adv. :Mr. and Mrs. Clair B. Gamble. £09 E. McKenney St.. have spent the past few days in Chicago. Six members of the Dixon Men's Garden club made a trip to Belvidere Tuesday night to assist in organizing a new men's garden club in that city. About 80 members from ths Rockfocd and Love's Park clubs also attended the meeting. Those present, from Dixon included Leroy Glessner, Ed Carry, Elwin Glessner, Vincent Oehl, Harry Raffenberger and Walter C. Knack. A scramble dinner will be held at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, May 22, in honor of the Rev. and Mrs. C. Harding Veigel and family, at the Kingdom church. Visitors from Chicago on Thursday who worked among the Dixon NewsfapeJIRCHIVE® .... State School ptaients under the Volunteer service included Mrs. Lucille Miller, Mrs. Ruth Tharp and Mrs. Ruth Flegle. They took treats and toys to the 96 boys in B-12 South, and also took 30 young boys down to the B-Side Park, where they served ice-cream and cookies and played games. THE BEER OF THE GRENADIER is aged longer than any other beer. Keileman's Old Style Lager beer. —Adv. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller, Denver, Colo., have left Dixon aft er a visit of two weeks with Mrs. Miller's sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tully and family, 814 Van Buren Ave. On their way home, they stopped m Iowa to visi relatives of Mr. Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Fred DeBaufer, 416 Second St., returned to Dixon on Tuesday, after spending the winter in Sarasota, Fla. They traveled by automobile. DON'T THROW AAV AX THOSE old screens — trade them in at Sulli- 3 on Sterling aluminum combi nation screens. Call 2-0981 today. —Adv. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hart. Chica go, Mrs. M. H. Nicholson, Mrs. O. S. Swanson, Oak Park, arrived last Saturday for a visit with Mrs. Grace Rowland, 805 First St. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Durham, 719 N. Jeffei-son Ave., will spend the weekend with their son. Cpl. Ernest F. Durham Jr., • hospitalized at Ft, Benjami rison, Ind. -dd The Golden Rule class of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church met Tuesday evening for a supper at the Fellowship hall. There were 22 members in attendance. Miss Berneice Good, president, was in charge of the busi ness seession and Mrs. William Worley Sr., conducted devo! Hostesses at the meeting Esther Young and Mrs. Iren len. The j eeling of the class win tie held at Miss Good s home 1208 Peoria Ave.. June 21. LET THE RAINBOW INN make the arrangements for th< wedding party! Perfect service with spacious surroundings.— Adv. Mrs. Gladys Seneff and M othy Gonnerman have J Marion, Ala., where they attended the graduation exercises of Mrs. Senneff's grandson. Ross Melvii from Marion Military Instiiut They drove there with Ross' pa ems, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Melvii Sterling, and will return next Wed nesday. Victor Eichler went by air Tue: ly to Amarillo, Tex., being cailed there by the sudden illness of his aunt. DR. LANDT. OPTOMETRIST will close his office at 4:30 n.r Wed., May 25. Will open NEW onice June 1, abov Clothing Store. —Adv. Mrs. Arthur A Vm-r am\ nH„,..„ i-Ave., is in Atlantic Citv, N. J. InltPTld fhA hnnrH „<• ' „,„„„_. meetings and the fourth annual American Bantisi wnm»« h»M week nrior to thp nr»nin-r *r f annual sessions of the Amer Baptist convention. On Mav 4,000 women were expected to •lid lh« fnnrfh annual y,,»oi;„r. |Woman'B Day program, which h the had Kindergarten Registration Next Week Dixon parents whose children will attend school for the first time next fall will register their chil- •en for kindergarten classes from :15 to 4:15 p. m. on Monday through Thursday in Jefferson, Lincoln. South Central and Washigton Schools. Children whose last name begins ith the letters A through F will register Monday, G through L on Tuesday, M through S on Wednesday and T through Z on Thursday. is important to have all the information about each child at this time in order to make plans for the number of classes needed. Each child must be five years of age before Dec. 1, 1955, to be eligible. Presentation of a birth certificate at the registration requested. Parents are asked to make every possible effort to register their children at the listed times. Democratic Women Plan Party Rally s Lee County Democratic Women's organization is planning a party rally and nam dinner in Lowell Park with Richard Dalev, nayor of Chicago, as the principal peaker. Mrs. James Burke, chairman of the group, said today that a com- iittee will go to Chicago soon to implete plans for the rallv with Mayor Daley. No definite date has been set for the meeting, but Mrs. Burke said the group hopes to schedule it in June. She said Democratic groups from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin will be invited to attend. nd the rally will be open to the public. is presiding officer Mrs. Maur-B. Hodge, Portland, Ore. The national council of American Bap tist women represents all women county will pay 27 per cent and the state will pay the remaining 23 per cent. The Shappert Engineering Co.. Belvidere, is replacing the bridge and rebuilding the approaches. The Trompeter Engineering Co., Peru, is rebuilding about a half mile of blacktop between the bridge and the Dixon city limits. The Trompeter firm also is construction about three blocks of connecting curb and gutters. The first view shows the western approach American Baptist churches from Maine to California. Mrs. Vinz, who is the first vice- president of the Baptist Women's Mission society of Illinois, will re in Atlantic City for sessions of the convention, which will con tinue through May 24. BEIER'S BAKERY IS A FINE old institution with modern methods. It's Dixon-owned. Support it! —Adv. and Mrs. Harry Lester. 1218 Long Ave., last weekend visited Mrs. Lester's sister, Mrs. Dagmar Hurten, Sunday out-of-tov Don Bro i Otta\ -dd— isitors In Dixon from were Shirley Edson and i. both students from Wheaton college. -dd THE I.AZY SUSAN HAS empting sandwiches and salads, ilso dinners served with famous 'relish tray." Suits your taste to i "T." —Adv. The Junior Women's Missionary ociety meeting, held Monday eve-ling s.l Betiiel U.E. church, was it tended by 32 members. Sewing i-as the activity of the occasion. and shirts and dresses for boys and iris of the church's mission sta-ons all over the world were made. The Progressive class of St. aid's Evangelical Lutheran church met Tuesdr.y evening in the Fireside room with about 20 mem- The class president. Mrs. Doug las Becker, was in charge of the nd devotions were led by Mrs. Edith Flanders. Rev. James Foescher, as sistant pastor of the church, gave talk on •"Evangelism," and also told of a convention ht had attended recently. The next, meeting of the class will be n picnic June 21. at Lowell Pfirk. This will he the last session of the class until fall. SOMEONE REALLY LAID AN ECG!-Om o C. ^»«" hens can be mighty proud of laying the egg at left. Broken open,, the oversized egg yielded not only a normalwhi te and 1 yolk t*ft. also another complete egg of normal size Trouble a. Kmttte, oi Bethel Kan., doesn't know which hen laid it. At rigM.-B aa average-sized egg. New Traffic Light Control System Ready at Maywood MAYWOOD, HI. <tf- -The nation's first vehicle-operated emergency traffic light control system will be completed in Maywood next weeK. Designed to lessen risk of interjection collisions involving fire trucks and police cars on emergency runs, the radar traffic con sols are operated c-y swucnes in he fire and police vehicles. A flick of the switch sends di-•ectional signals to traffic lights ip to four blocks ahead, activating flashing yellow lights in four directions for three seconds, and j setting lights on red — or stop i'JI the emergency vehicle has gone one block past the intersec- Also, a rapidly flashing yellow signal is continued with the steady ■ed light in two directions, visime j to motorists whose paths cross I that of the approaching emergency ■ ehicle. This rapid yellow flasher also serves to warn approaching emergency cars or trucks that they are crossing the path of a similar vehicle. The equipment was supplied by Electronics Protection, Inc., of Chicago. -'We've tested the system under varying traffic conditions," said Fire Chief David C. Smith today. "The results have been very good." He said the four-way halting of traffic apparently is a better solution than stopping only the flow across the emergency route. "Some motorists would halt their cars in our path in any event." Smith told an interviewer. "With the four-way stop, we have a pathway open to the intersection on the left side of the street, which might not be the case of lights were green for the emergency route." The chief said the four-way stop system "also leaves us free to make turns at controlled intersections." He admitted he has some qualms about the rapid yellow flash for intersecting traffic. "Some motorists habitually jump lights," he explained. "And the Obituaries CLARKNCE C. MULLER MT. MORRIS — (Special i— Funeral services for Clarence Charles Muller, 62. who died Friday, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Finch Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Dean Frantz. pastor, officiating. Friends may call in the funeral home Saturday and Sunday Mr. Muller was bom in Lincoln Township, the son of Fred and Mary Floto Muller. He married Alice Hamilton Nov. 27. 1919. He farmed northwest of Mt. Morris until 194S when he retired and i ed to town. He was an active member of the Church of the Brethren, and the family will establish a memorial fund in the church. Survivors are his widow: three sons. Marvin, Forreston. and Earl and Kenneth, both of Mt. Morris; a daughter, Mrs. Norene Fager, Forreston; eight grandchildren, four sisters. Mrs. Lizzie Phillips, Mrs. Fred Stengle, Mrs. Conrad Stengle and Mrs. Les Hitcman, all of Forreston, flashing yellow light could be confusing to them. At any rate, we on t go barreling througn tnese tersections heedlessly." All of the city's fire and police emergency venicles have Ceen equipped, and electrical wont i e-mains to be done on the stop lights at three intersections. Two Sisters (Continued from Page 1) articles found in Mrs. Vinyard's home placed the value at "between 510,000 and 512,000." Six-Hour Job An authoritative source stated material was now at the Shawnee-town courthouse after workmen spent six hours taking the articles from Mrs. Vinyard's home to a truck. At the Dixon mpossible to he alleged said State School, it was learn the extent of looting from the •corns. Supt. Wallace ment" to reporter's questions, indicating only that the theft would amount to "more than $50" and thus constitute grand lar- Guest Speakers At Polo Church Sunday Classes The Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Heckman, Polo, will speak to the combined youth and adult classes of the Dixon Church of the Brethren Sunday at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Heckman also will speak during the regular worship service. The Heckmans are missionaries on furlough from duty in Nigeria, West Africa. They will speak informally to the Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p.m., and show colored slides to the entire congregation at 7:30 p.m. Fear New (Continued from Page 1) used and only a limited amount became available for new injections. Three other licensed manufacturers have been awaiting similar approvals, but a Health Service spokesman said earlier this week such further actions would be held up for an indefinite time to permit "another look-see at this whole confused picture." The Pitman-Moore Co., Indianapolis, one of the vaccine makers, said in a statement Friday night that a visiting Health Service team had completed Its work there. The company said it had distributed 700.000 doses and it now has on hand more than two million doses "which in our opinion are eligible for release and which we can ship as soon as approval is given." Solid rubber tires are being used nore extensively on vehicles in roal mines, having been found mora effective for some operations. of the bridge. The center picture shows an action shot of one of the : sev eral earth-movers used to transport hundreds of tons of dirt to the eastern approach. The final view shows how the eastern approach has been built up and how the degree of the old curve has been greatly lessened The project is expected to be completed about the middle of August, according to Leake. . Reds Accept Invitation To Farmers MOSCOW (J) — Russia has formally accepted a L.S. invitation to send over a group of farm experts to study American corn and hog raising methods. In a note delivered Friday night to the U.S. embassy, the Soviet government said it would send 10 or 12 experts to tour the U. S. farm belt and added that it was ready to issue visas to a group of American agriculturalists to pay a return visit. The note suggested the Ameri cans come here aoout mid Juiy — the same date set in the U. S. in- The idea of receiving a Soviet farm delegation to see how Iowa and other U. S. farming states produce crops and livestock was broached by the Des Moines Keg-ister after Communist Party Sec retary Nikita Khrushchev demand- d that Soviet farmers grow more corn and hogs. President Eisen- >r said later he favored ex changing agricultural delegations. KSB Hospital Admitted: Mrs. Kathleen Webb, Mrs. Mary Jane Crombie, Dixon; Grace Mundt. Sterling, and Mrs. Laura Stuiia, Lee. scharged: Da rion? N?iir- kom. Rock Falls and Mrs. Minnie Chapman, Dixon. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Geiger, Dixon, a daughter, May 21. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Iselson, Dixon, a daughter, May 21. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Helfrich, Dixon, a daughter, May 20. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kabel, Freeport. a daughter, May 20. Mr. and Mrs. John Rock, Dixon, a son, May 20. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd. Kemp, Dixon, a daughter, May 20. Red Precedent BERLIN — The Soviet commandant in Berlin set a precedent today by attending a U. S. Armed Forces Day parade at Templehof Air Field. Maj. Gen. P. T. Dibrova stood in the reviewing stand and saluted smartly as an Army band played the U. S. anthem. Then he watched 4.000 American troops find 20 tanks maneuver across the field and chatted cordially with Henry Parkman, assist ant chief of the U. S. Mission in Berlin. Clean-Up day will be held Sun day at Camp John Ralston. Every one interested in girl scouting is invited to attend. Work will begin at 1 p.m. There is still work to be completed before the camp is ready for this Cleau-Up Day Lodges NACHUSA CHATTER Nachusa chapter No. 5fi. will hold a practice meeting at 7:3C p.m. Monday. There will be practice on the seventh degree. Licensed to Wed County Clerk Sterling D. Schrock Friday issued a marriage license <o Harold V. Schafer, 35. Dixon, and Mabel D. Fischer, 26, Van Or- Mop Up After Rain, Floods By The Associated Press The iob of mopping up from he damaging flood waters and tor-ential rains in Southwest States continued today under clear skies. Tne rain area moved eastward and centered over the interior section? cf the Gulf States. Thousands of persons forced from their homes by floods pre pared to return as streams and 5 receded in the storm swepi areas of Colorado, Texas. Oklahoma and northern New Mexico. In southeast Colorado more than 1.000 persons forced from their s by the Arkansas Kiver at La Junta were able to return to their homes. Damage In Millions Damage to property and crops as estimated in the millions of dollars, an estimated four million dollars alone in southern Colorado from floods. Six deaths w-ere attributed to the storms and floods •hich hit the Southwest area this :eek. The i the South cm Youth Forced To Pay Tribute Or Get Mauled NEW YORK Fourteen-year- old Joseph Thompson claims he been playing hooky from school because he was forced to choose almost daily between pay- i dime to an older classmate or taking a beating. The situation was disclosed Fri-ly after young Thompson's moth- r was called to the Haaren High School to explain why her son had been absent for three weeks. Mrs. Joseph Thompson said s! >uldn t understand the boy s tru-icy. William Deerson, dean of the school, then conferred privately I with the boy, who accused John Burgos, 16, of terrorizing him for Thompson said Burgos would de mand 10 cents or offer to beat hirn up. If he had no money, Thompson said, Burgos . would take his fountain pen and hold it until he produced the dime. rgos was seized and charged with petty larceny and third degree assault. He was held in S500 for a hearing next Thursday. Church News BIMANUEL LUTHERAN Sixth and Highland Paul Lechner, pastor 9:15 a.m. Sunday School and Parents' Class. 10:30 a. m. Worship. Sermon: "Going Home." Sunday afternoon, 4:30, Luther League picnic at Lowell Park with St. Paul's League. Meet at St. Paul's Church. Monday, 7:30 p. m., Adult In struction class. 7:30 p.m. Boy Scouts. Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Immanuel vs. Brethren. Reynold's Field. 7:30 p.m. Choir practice. Card oi Thanks We wish to express our gratitude to -all our friends, neighbors and relatives for the beautiful flowers, use of cars and acts of kindness during our recent bereavement in the loss of our loved one, John R. Crawford. Mrs. John R. Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Crawford and Larry. *lf*m frw— wyw m*mmjy*m tywjflj White House Dining Room % Miles West on Alt. 30 Chicken -- Entertainment SATURDAY NIGHT Orders to Go — Phone 2-8871 fl'Vh' hVUii inf|> i. <nA> innn no Hi ill J today was in Okli- which had light showers. :al! deei oved eastward. ised. H e s t mounts were less than one Inch at Maiden, Mo.. Chattanooga, renn., and Jackson and Green-rood, Miss. Falls in sections of he South Plains region this week neasured up to 15 inches. Southwestern Louisiana was threatened with floods with falls some areas ranging up to 13 inches. Pleasant Elsewhere Scattered showers fell in sec tions of the Middle Atlantic Coast today and also in parts of eastern Oregon. Idaho and western Mon- na. Pleasant spring weather, ith clear skies, prevailed in most other parts of the country. was a little chilly from New England westward across ths : Great Lakes into Michigan with early morning readings mostly in the 30s and 40s. But :he rest of the country from tha Rockies eastward had moderate eadings in the 50s and 60s north and central and in the 70s through the Southern States. In the Far .Vest temperatures ranged frcn he 40s and 50s in northern sec tions and along the Pacific Coast to the 70s and SOs in the Southern :'t region. Phoenix was one of the warmest spots with 84. Returns From Auxiliary Meeting Mrs. Cnarles Lesage. S14 Chula Vista, Dixon, returned Friday evening after having attended th» meeting of the Illinois State Medical auxiliary ir. Chicago. Mrs. Lesage was re-elected councilor for the second district which includes Lee. Whiteside, Bureau, LaSalle, Woodford and Livingston counties. 5. Lesage plays an active part is a past officer of the Lee- Whiteside Woman's Medical au» iary. This is her third year as a i ember of the state board of tha Medical auxiliary. Scout Luncheon The Dixon Girl Scout board and ie organization committee of the board will entertain all Girl Scout lers and assistant leaders with appreciation luncheon Monday the Plum Hollow zolf club. Luncheon time is 1:15 p.m. AT YOUR SERVICE EVERY DAY WITH ONE DAY SERVICE IN BY 1 P. M. OUT BY 5 P. M. DeLUXE Cleaners — Tofforj Hatters — Clothiers 311 First St. Dial 2-0711 NewspaperHHCHIVE*

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