Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 23, 1955 · Page 1
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N The complete emu mi) tee mefts rinpr- the eailv pait of the session, and reports are given on pro-giess to date. The five sub-committees— education, community, build ings, finance and public relations — then hold separate meetings to concentrate on their special inter ests in the work. The meetings, held the second and fourth Mon days of each month, aie open to the public. Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heart of Rock Rivet Valley for More Than a Centuiy Number 121 104th Year DIXON, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, MAY 23, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS Scientists Study Vaccine Data mm NOTES FROM A CITY EDITOR'S DAYBOOK— The Dixon Lions club has some-thin? nice in store for shut- ins in connection with their Rose Day event, June 4. David Ames told us today that members will deliver roses to each of the nursing homes i:i Dixon, to the Dixon KSB hospital, and to e\ ery home shut-in whoso name is available. It's fairly simple to deliver the loses to the hospitalized patients lut names of other shut-ins are leeded. 11 j ou know of a shut-in whob* life would be brightened by a doien roses, please call Davo Ames at 3-0401. Give him the address and name of the person who is a shut-in and the roses will be delivered. The offer is extended to the greater Dixon area, Ames sajs. Xhe deadline for names is Fridaj, May 27. So hurry with those names and make someone happy. This is a nice gesture on the pan of the The howls of anguish you may hear in Lee and Whiteside counties are those political observers object ing to the planned reapportionment of these districts. The latest word is that Lee county will be linked with Bureau, Stark and Henry counties in a new 40th House district. Despite ap peals by Rep. Charles K. Willett and others, it appears that Lee county stands a good chance of losing its representation m the Illinois House. The legislature is scheduled to act on a final plan tnis week. Take out a map and glance at Stark county and you'll discover that it's far, far away, as legislative districts go. Those drafting the new district- disregarded Lee county's plea that it be aligned to Ogle, Carroll, Stephenson and Jo Daviess to the north, where our residents have common interests. Whiteside county, formerly linked with Lee and DeKalb in both the Senatorial and House districts, now finds itself aligned with Rock Island and Mercer counties in both branches of the legislature. It has not made Rep. George Brydia, Prophetstown, a happy man. The preliminary plans also placi Lee and DeKalb counties in th< 35th Senatorial district, whacking off Whiteside county in the present alignment. La. Salle County State's Haiiand Warren, who is credited with makinjr his county "clean,' gambling-wise, now has ordered mayors of all towns in the county to remove the 10-cent, five-ball type of pinball machine from all establishments. The order affects public estab lishments, private and fraternal clubs. He requested the mayors to report to him by 4 p.m. today. Warren i« quoted as saying that this type of "pinball slot machine wa« devised so as to have no potential for lawful u«e and was intended for gambling purposes and "not to be played for amusement." Rock Island county took similar action re-centlv. C. J. C. Invite Public To School Survey Meet The Citizens School Survey Com mittee, which is conducting a study of the buildings and curriculum of the Dixon school system, has in vited the public to attend its meet ing at 7.30 p m. today in the hig; school. THE DIXON JAYCEES opened their sale of American Flags Sat-urdav. plugging the national emblems for "Flag Week" in Dixon. Wm " (Bud) Herzog (left! Is shown making a sale to Wayne Hersh-berger at a booth set up in the business district Saturday. The flag and standard are being sold for $3.95. A house-to-house canvass was scheduled for early this week in an effort to provide everv householder with a flag to*'"be flown on national holidays. Youth Center Fund $542.85 One-Fourth of Goal Reached in Drive the Dixon Youth Center Fund result of contributions totaling S50 : and a local physician. The goal is S2.300, roughly h\e times the amount now in' the "kr_- The money is needed for cp-ng expenses and to purchase mals for a redecoration pro- Mail or bring in your "Youth Cen-:r" contributions to The Evening elegraph. Furniture pledges should be made by mail. w contributors each day are listed at the top. The contributors and the amounts given : L. J. Welch Co -5.00 Hollywnori Style Shop . . . 5-00 Charles H. Lesage, M.D. lO.tm Peter Piper's 25.00 Vandenberg Paint Co. . . . 5.00 Lee County Chapter of War Mothers 5-00 Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Erz ngpr Shoe Store .... National Bank n Unitarian Fellou- DETROIT W— Secret their final full week today amid r happened in the six weeks to date. The iatest report was that General Motors Corp. had offered the CIO United Auto Workers some form of a "thrift plan'' as a counter-proposal to the UAWs demand for a guaranteed annual wage. The Detroit Free Press noted that E I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. has announced plans to start a thiir't program late this summer. Du Pont owns about 23 per cent of General Motors stock and the two big companies have an interlocking dircc'orship. Under the Du Font plan, the company will pay every employe 25 cents toward the purchase of Du Pont stock for every one dollar the worker invests in United States savings bonds. A news blackout has veiled the UAWs tails with GM and the Ford Motor Co. from the start. Neither company nor union ■ourcc* Mothers of World War II W. Walker Medusa Cement Plant J. Richard Keller Hey Bros Mrs. Charles R. Walgreen Hal Roberts Mr. and Mis. Otto Oherg Mr. and Mr«.-A. V. Lund Dixon Evening Telc- grnph Donald P. Rosecrans ... E. C Kennedy DeLuxe Cleaners Shoaf Adv. Agency .... Co. Law t oi Home Telephone Bros. Rue Arnould Ins Dixon l«e and Fuel Co.. W. David Ames Hint GM Offers 'Thrift Plan' to UAW Members jn.no in.oo 100.01) ounting speculation over what has would comment on the "thrift plan" report. General Motors earlier was reported to have given the UAW some kind of counterproposal at a blackboard session late last week. Ford and the union held an unusual session Saturday but there was no hint of what happened then. The Ford-UAW contract e\pu< June 1. GM's five-year part wi; the union runs out six days late Negotiators may make a speri effort to reach agreement before the Memorial Day weekend. Both companies resume talks with the UAW today. As the talks resumed, returns from UAW locals continued ■show overwhelming support for strike if necessary to win a guar anteed wage. Sisters, Charged With State Set Larceny Hearing Here For June 6 Justice Merrick Sets $3,000 Bond Here Sunday Night Two elderly sisters, charged nth the grand larceny of merchan dise from the Dixon State School, today are fiee each on S3, 000 bond. Mrs. Effie L. Vinyard, 68, and liss Flora M. Graves, 57, who had been employed at the local institution for a total of nearly 40 years. aigned late Sunday before Justice of the Peace Edwin Merrick. Merrick set the bond and contin ued their preliminary hearing until 30 a.m. June 6. The sisters voluntarily returned to Dixon Sunday with Sheriff John Stouffer. The pair were seized Friday bv Gallatin County, 111 , authorities following a raid-on Mrs. Vinyard 's Omaha, 111., home. Omaha is a ■mall town two miles northwest of Shciwneetown. Find Merchandise The clothes and merchandise. which was estimated to be worth "several thousand dollais." reported! y was found tucked into closet?, the basement and rooms of Mrs. Vinyard s duelling. Investigators from the Department of Public Welfare are im ported to have positively identified some of the confiscated articles as being from the State School here. Miss Graves was released on bond late Sunday and Mrs. Vin- bonds. was released this morning. property owners signed both Superintendent Robert Wallaci gned complaints for grand lar eny against both women Friday Employed 32 Year* Miss Graves, who had been an nploye of the institution for 32 ;ars until her suspension Friday, as in charge of linen storage stocks. Mrs. Vmyaid, an employe if six years, was the condemning officer — one who sorts out stores 3 longer valuable. The sisters were resident em ployes cf the local institution, even 19^5. the same quarters. Mis. was dismissed Jan. 30, allace said Saturday that pre liminary investigation has shown that the thefts of clothing, shoes, . etc.. has possibly occurred 'several years." Conant Says Allies WiU Stay in Berlin MAINZ, Germany '.?>— U. S. Am-assador James P>. Connant reite*--ted today the Western allies will tay in divided Berlin "until it as become asrain the capital of a Germany reunited in peace and freedom." Conant referred to the four-jwer meeting in Berlin Friday m vluch the Russians rejected a tern plea for intervention against East Geiman road taxes ghmg heavily on Berlin truck traffic. "I cannot imagine that the So-set Union will not be ready now, ■hen theie is so much talk abo.t ?l;ef of tension, to respect the Big Four agreement on nor- ratfic between Berlin and the West." Connant told Rhineland- Palatinate legislators on a visit to Minz. I must admit, however, that re was no trace of a mood ie-,-ing tension in our talk Fnanv. But one thing is certain: we will stay in Berlin and will preserve the economic health of the city- has again become the cap-Germany reunited in peace and freedom." STUDY REPORTS WASHINGTON (J) — Chairman McClellan (D-Ark) says the Senate Investigations subcommittee plans to study reports ot "terrific waste " in the armed forces after it com pletes an inquiry into alleged graft uv military »penaing. THE PLANNING COMMITTEE for the eighth annual Cub Scout Indian Ceremonial to be held June 5 in Lowell Park is shown above Seated (left to right) are Harm Krull. chairman of the event; Ferris Walker. Gus Swan and Mrs. Alvah Drew. Standing are Roy Thomas, Russ Willis, Ken Barnhart and Ken Mercer. Thomas and Willis are Sterling residents, and all others are from Dixon. Church Delegates Arrive For State Meeting Here Opening Service Tonight; Expec ct 300 Will Attend Delegates to the 36th annual meeting of the Illinois Synod of th United Lutheran Church in America began arriving in Dixon today The 300 representatives of congregations thioughout Illinois will mee at 8 p. m. in St. Pauls Lutheran Church fot the opening service o the meeting which ends Thursday morning. A Confessional service and Holy Communion for ministeis and delegates will begin the meeting. Dr. Harmon J. McGuue, president of the synod will give the sermon, "In Remembrance." The Rev. Luther C. Mueller, secietaiyor the synod, will be the liturgist, assisted by the Rev. George J. Curian, president of th;s Northern Conference and paster of St. Paul's Church. Dr. Traub Chaplain Dr. Walter H. Traub. pastor of KountzeMemoi'al Lutheran Church Omaha, Neb., will be the chaplain for the meeting, and is in chaige of the meditations which will begin the morning and afternoon sessions and the Tuesday evening service. The foimal opening of the meet-i? will be at 9:30 am. Tuesday nth Edward Fisiier. lay chairman of St. Paul's Church, Di::on. and the Rev. Mr. Cunan giving greet- s. This session also will include ;istration of ministeis and lay egates. adoption of the program the synod, appointment of com-ttees. reports bv the officers, mnation of candidates foi the ;cutive boaid and election of ■retaiy. treasurer and statisti cian. Dr. Alfred -T. Beil. piesident of he Iowa Svnod of the T'nited Lutheran Church, will speak dunng the ifternoon session Tuesdav. He represents the national church oigan- ization. Repot l * also aie s. beriwied Tues-iv afternoon and evrni-.iz The Paul R. Boili ill give the ' losing lJear Cartha?" Svnod business me< ports also will mak< part of Wednesday's Registration Bcgms Today 'Nt fall Will tr. foi kindci from 1:15 to i :15 p m through Thursday m Jcffer Oiegon, cla V.e." torfpy coin, South Central and Washington Schools. Children whose last names beain with (he letlets A tlnouqh F won to iftister todav. G through L Tuesday. M th'ough S Wednesday and T through Z Thursday. DK. WALTER H. TRAUB I the afternoon session the delegat? will leceive the leport of the I tees of Carthage College, who ommend that the school be nn to northern Illinois. The Towa od appioved the move last wr Ministerial candidates will b< dained by synod officers Wednes day night. The final business meeting will be held Thursday morning. Brodie Twin Is Gaining. Hospital Says irftion operation, was reported naking "slight daily progress" DUt •till on the critical list today. Doctors at the University of Illi-iois Research Hospital will keep ,im on tne cntical list until they determine with certainty whether hemorrhage deep in his bram as stopped. Pociney. 44 months old, now can utially feed himself at meals. He listens to music from his phono- raph and plays with toy balloons. ,e can sit up for a short period, hen aided into position by a Rodney eemed well along the load to notmal life, after the Dec. 17, 1952 separation, until the hemor-ihage struck him early this month. Doctors perfoimed an exploatoiv Government Assembles School Thefts. Free on BondTovExrns operation May 5 but w ere unable i dren vaccinated. *hcn to halt the bleeding. Subsequently, there were indications the 1-looding may have stopped spon- Reapportionment Tops Slate in Springfield .ote Thursday. UP'!' -e and Senate is -tio.i Tuesday, nen Wood plans it for a passage P3«age stage is ^satisfied legisla-1 to try to change icnt pioposal. ,11c. the Assembly stake out 3« new Senate distnds and 59 new House districts to replace the existing 51 districts. Legislation dealing with a city-sales tax, revenue article revision and judicial reform is docketed for hearings dining the week. The Senate Municipalities Committee is scheduled to consider a [pioposal Wednesday for permit* a half-cent city sales tax with-referendum. It is part of the legislative program agi Gov. Slratton and May< r Richard Daley of Cmcago. Also up Wednesday is a House Executive Committee hearing on a haul the Illinois Comt system. Republican leaders are prepared to offer change* to the original amendment in an attempt to gain some, .support. The Senate Executive Committee will hold a session on another amendment to rewrite the State Constitution's tax article. Stratton has said a new revenue article will provide the only permanent solution to financial probi* the state and local governing , bodies. Meeting to Result In More Tests or An Early Clearance WASHINGTON (IP) — A government-sponsored meet ing today may provide tne anxiously awaited word on when the program of inoculation against polio can get off dead center. ent scientists and rep-s of firms making the Salk polio vaccine assembled to study evidence which may lead to iy clearance of existing sup-r (2) added time-consuming tests which might further delay clearance. The group will advise Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele, who will make the final decisions — "a* ion as possible," he promised. Go Over Findings Scheele said the session waJ called to go over the findings turned up by health service inspector* during a plant-by-plant study ot testing and manufacturing process- A health service spokesman said Dr. Jonas E. Salk, the vac- loper who has sat in on previous discussions, had sent word he could not attend today. A halt in the program was rec ommended 15 days ago. Since that time, the u. S. Public Heaitft service has cleared the vaccine jprevi-ously distributed by two makers, but much of that has been used. The Senate Labor and Fublie Welfare Committee, meanwhile, arranged to meet in closed session to consider various proposals for federal controls over manufacture and distribution of the vaccina. Sees No Need The Eisenhower administration has said there is no need for such controls, but Democratic leader* forecast the committee would approve a standby control bill. Chairman Hill (D-Alaf said over the weekend he hoped the committee could complete work in a few days on a bill under which the President could "absolutely control the distribution" of the vac cine in the event black markets or any other unforeseen factor should develop. Chairman Priest (D-Tenn) of the House Commerce Committee announced plans to start hearing* Wednesday on Eisenhower's request for 28 million dollars to assure vaccine shots for children whose families could not afford to pay for them. Urgency Needed There was added urgency in the situation because of the imminent closing of schools for the summer. If second shots of the vaccine are not given to first and second-grads children by then in the National, Foundation for Infantile Paralysis' free program, presumably clinic* will have to be set up. There was no new report from the government Sunday on the number of post-injection polio Saturday's report put the con-fn med total at 79, of which 5 were fatal, out of neaily six million chil- Blazing Stove Calls Firemen A Dixon woman. Mrs. S. V. Stafford. 1C19 University St., required medical attention to quiet an "upset condition" early today when j hei gas suv. e reportedly burst into | names a.= she was cooking, j The biaze scorched a small area I on the kitchen wail and caused I only mmor smoke damage to ths house. She reportedly had extinguished the fire before the fire de partment arrived. , — Weather- Partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms and turning cooler tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and cooler. Low tonight 50 - 5S. High Tuesday 62-68. Low Tuesday nicht iS-52. Hiph Saturday ?S Low Sunday 61 Precipitation to 7 a.m., Sunday. .14 inch. High Sunday 83 Low today *K Noon M Precipitation to 7 a.m. today, .09 Inch. Sunrise 8:38 a.m. Sunset 8:15 RCHIVE1 EWSPAPERS SFWSPAPFKr

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