Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 24, 1955 · Page 1
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ning Telegraph. Furniture pledges should be made by mail. New contributors each day listed at tiie top. The contributors and the amounts given: Gladys Ireland tfeauty Shop 5.00 United Steel Workers, Nn. 2(1Xfi .f>.0<) Dixon Klk* Club KO.OO I.. .1. Welch CO 3 0n Hollywood Style Shop . . . 5.00 Charles K. Lesage, .M.D. t0.<«> Peter Tiper's 25.00 Yandcnberg Paint Co. . . . 5.00 Lee County Chapter of War Mothers 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Yount 30.00 Knsingrr Shoe Store 5.00 City National Bank 300.00 Dixon Unitarian Fellowship ..' 3-00 KichW Br"S 25.00 Doiiclas Shaw 5.00 Mn|l,rrs of World War II 5.00 W. Vlalkrr 5.00 Medusa Cement Plant .. 10.00 J. Richard Keller 30.00 Hey Bros 10.00 Mrs. Charles R. Walgreen 25.00 Hal Roberts 35.00 Mr. and Mrs. Otto Oberg 5.00 .Mr. and Airs. A. V. Lund 5.00 Dixon Kvcning Telegraph 25.00 (Continued on Page 6) erURCHIVE Dixon Evening Telegraph Seiving the Heart of RocJc Rivei Valley for More Than a Century Number 122 104th Year DIXON, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS Polio Serum Study Continuing NOTES FROM A CITY EDITOR'S DAYBOOK Problems of iuvenile delin quency are usually left to the cops and the courts while individual citizens sit around and cry, What a shame. In New York City where the city idministration is ready to move into the delinquency picture with a multimillion-dollar program to nip youthful crimes of violence at She bud. they have outlined a lew ■Jungs for citizens to do. The program was drafted by Deputy Mayor Henry Epstein, who spent 10 months studying- New fork City's delinquency problem. Mr. Individual Citizen is given a few things to do. Here they are. rhey might be applied locally. 1. Live by the Golden Rule. Meet youth half way. 2. Set an example yourself as a law aviding citizen. Respect the police and cooperate- 3. Remember 97 juveniles in 100 are not delinquents. 4. Work to cooperate with those whose job it is to help children. Try to understand the teacher, the club leader, and the social worker. 5. Jndge people hy what they are, not what they look like. Those who foster prejudice in any way sre promoting delinquency as surely as those who put a gun in the hands. of a chiid. G. Give youth an opportunity to take a hand jn youth affairs. Do the young people have a chance to make the really Important decisions in programs for their benefit? 7. ' If concerned about young people, Mr. Citizen can lend a hand himself. Youth organizations need volunteers as typists, receptionists, club leaders. 8. Remember that affection is the. stuff humnn spirit grows on. u. Make clear to children the difference between right and wrong: "Lay down the law" but be fair. "Law is the adhesive that binds our society together: it is not to be violated lightly." the report declares. "Our city must dedicate itself to a reign of law and order, and youth who think they are outside limitations which the rest of society accepts have got to learn the facts of life." C.J.C. Youth Center Fund Rises to $687 Today The Dixon Youth Center Fund hit $657.85 today, thanks to two sizeable contributions from the Elks Club and the United Steel Workers of America local. Today's total is slightly more than a fourth of the 52.500 goal. The drive is scheduled to end in less- than two weeks. Today's contributions totaled S115. Mail or bring in your "Youth Center" contributions to The Eve Illinois Lutherans Assemble in Dixon | In v DIXON'S ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN* church is host to the four-day annual meeting of the Illinois Synod of the United Lutheran church in America, and local delegates greeted visitors to the meeting today. Shown above (left to right) are the Rev. John E. Cooperrider, Chicago. Illinois Synod publicity chairman; Edward F. Fisher, lay delegate: .Chaplain J. R. Spaid. Great Lakes Naval Training Station, and the Rev. George J. Currah, pastor of St. Paul's. Lutherans Begin Debate On Shift of Carthage Delegates Vote Down Debate Limitation Bv ROGER THOMr50N Telegraph Staff Writer Delegates to the 36th annual meeting of the Illinois Synod of the United Lutheran church in America today voted to begin debate this afternoon on the question of moving Carthage college from Carthage to northern Illinois. i Proposals to limit debate on the , relocation to one hour and a ques- : period to 20 minutes were re jected after several members ask- full discussion. One delegate a matter involving $5,000,000 shouldn't be rushed. The college board has recom-i ended that the- school be relo cated to be nearer the center of church population from which it draws its students. The Iowa Synod approved the move last week, two others must do so before final authority- is granted. Begin Sessions The 250 ministers and lay dele gates from all parts of Illinois are eeting in St. Paul s Lutheran Cnurch. Dixon. The meeting began Monday night and will end by Tnursday noon. The Rev. Roger P. Burchett, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Metropolis, was liturgist for matins today, and Dr. Walter H. Traub, pastor of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha, Neb., was the speaker. Following the brief service, the meeting opened officially with greetings by Edward Fisher, lay chairman of the Dixon church, and the Rev. George J. Curran, pastor of St. Paul's. The Rev. Er-win A. Wenrit, president of the DR. ALFRED J. BEIL Chicago conference, gave the sponse to the greetings. Dr. Harmon J. McGuire. Park Ridge, president of the synod, presided over the business session. Di;r:: l he r synod officers were reelected. Tm Rev. Luther C. Mueller, of Trinit; Lutheran Church, Harvard, wa; named secretary. He has served the post for 13 years. Clarence Linebergef, assistant superintend ent ot the Chicago scnooi system a member of the wumette Lutheran Church, was named statistician. He has served six years. Delay Reelection Reelection of Roy L. Fosberg, Rockford, as treasurer wa-s delay ed because of a con6tiutional point raised by several delegates. Fosberg has served in the post for 24 s and has reached the manda-retirement age of 68 as speci-in the Synod constitution. The executive board had recommended that the constitution be set i to allow the reelection of Fosberg to allow him to serve one mor term. However, at least wo deli gates argued that such action could not be taken. After brief debate, the matter was referred back to the executive committee. Nominations were made for posts on various boards of church organizations. The election is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, and the results are to be announced Wednesday. The candidates for the board of the Nachusa Lutheran Children's Home are the Rev. John M. Spaid, of Reformation Church, Chicago: the Rev. J. B. S. Kaufman, of Grace Church, Villa Park: Mrs. John Vitek. of Edgebrook Church, Chicago: Mrs. H. G. Twietmeyer, of Woodlawn Immanuel Church. ! Chicago; the Rev. Paul R. Boll-i man. of St. Paul's Church. Oregon: | the Rev. Robert H. Engen. of I Trinity Church. Manlius; Orville Sell, of St. Paul's Church, Oregon: Donald Smith, First Lutheran i (Continued on Page 6) Remap Encountering Opposition in House Bill Is Filed Today; Some Delay Action Speaker Wood Calls For Short Debate; Vote on Thursday • SPRINGFIELD, 111. (&)— A bill making an historic revision of Illinois, legislative districts was filed today in the house and immediately bumped into-resistance. Speaker Warren Wood, eyeing a business jam before the- June 30 session windup, announced a time table calling for debate on the bill today and Wednesday and House passage Thursday. After the bill W33 submitted. Rep. Harry Lavery .(R-Chicago) object ed to its immediate consideration. He was supported by four other law makers disgruntled over the new map but 120 House members voted to overrule them. Asks Reading Lavery then sprang a filibuster ing maneuver by demanding( that the bill be read in full — a consutu tional requirement customarily by passed. The 15-page bill took about a half hour to read'. When ibis, was done. Wood set the measure for a hearing before the entire House beginning at noon (CDT) today. Lavery, serving his first term in the House, apparently was dissatisfied with the bill because it splits up the 48th Ward in his present 31st District and takes away from him some normally . Repub- An identical proposal also was introduced in the Senate. The bill ^ i by i tees of the House and Sen: set to work on the red: problem shortly after the ture opened its regular ses January. Are Required New districts are required by the constitutional amendment approved by voters last November. The di: tricts have not been changed sine 101. Under the lineup, House districts ill total 59, an increase of .-er the present number. Sena istricts will total 58. an increa: of 7. Downstate will give up it House control, electing 87 mer bers to 90 for Cook County but will hold a 34 to 24 margin over Cook County in the Senate. With the downstate area losing three House Districts, or a. total of nine seats, remapping necessarily places some of the sitting representatives in the same districts or adds new territory for them. Ten of the 29 downstate House districts would have more than three incumbent representatives— the number elected from each district. Some House members confronted with this picture are expected to run for the Senate. The Senate map throws three Chicago senators into, one district and two others in another Chicago (Continued on Page *5i 'Promjubilee 'Plans Unveiled .is are Hearing completion for the second annual Dixon ' to be held June S in honor of ali Dixon high school juni seniors, according to general An estimated 350 juniors and seniors will be treated like visiting royalty during their "night on the The program, which includes everything from swimming to dancing, is essentially the -same as last year's highly successful venture in all-night entertaniment with the least possible supervision. The customary Junior-Senior banquet in the Loveland Community Building will start the 15-hour marathon of fun and variety on its way. Then the Prom Then comes the prom in the high school gymnasium from 9 p.m. until midnight. Dance musjc for the affair will be furnished by Don Scott and his orchestra, Rockford. Following the dance, the "red j carpet" litewlly will be rolled out i Howard Lieber. for the upperclassmen as they enter the Dixon theater for a Hollywood-style premier. White-coated Junior Cnamber of Commerce members will be on hand to park the cars of the honored guests as they drive up in front of the theater. The spotlight?, the anticipated crowd, the news cameramen, and a master of ceremonies will be present to provide additional glamour and excitement. Willaim Rhodes, chairman of the "premier," promises to have a premier of a new movie and is presently working on a surprise feature in addition to the movie. Next, at approximately 2:30 a.m.. the "party" moves to the nearby Elks Club tor A nightclub atmosphere, food and a floor show. Then a "Dip" At approximately 5 a.m., those teenagers still awake will go home to change into bathing suits or old clothes and will meet again about 6 a.m. at Lowell Park for a swim in the Rock River. A "sunrise breakfast" in the open a; approximately 7 a.m. will culminate the festivities. The menu consists of orange juice and bacon and eggs, according to Chairman George Lindquisl. Miss Dorothy Butler will he in charge of the floor show entertainment at the Elks Club. The acts will be furnished by high school students. At least four lifeguards will be on duty during the swim. They will be under the supervision of Mrs. Katy Boyd. Lindquist said. All juniors and seniors must sign (for their souvenir tickets at the principal's tickets will after-midnigl: The officr . be ? "Prom Jubih Those without : events. The juniors ho do not attend the banquet and dance, may take pan in the later events, providing they have the necessary tickets. Contributions from local businessmen and individuals will be welcomed, Lieber said. They shouid be marked "Prom Jubilee" and mailed or brought, into either theater. The Evening Telegraph, or either bank. ;vluct- ed in cooperation and with full approval of school authorities and organizations. The purpose of the event is tr "give the students a night on the town but to keep them off the higlv ways and from swimming or boat' in? in unsupervised places," Liebei said. Halt! What Gives? HOLD TOUR GROUND! Police Sgt. Ray Wilson is holding "two "man-eating" alligators at bay with his .38 caliber revolver until the reptiles ca^be recaptured and returned to their cage in front of the police station. The 15-inch swamp dwellers were recently sent to Dixon from Florida by vacationing police and fire commissioner Paul Potts. Rumors had it that the baby alligators have to be force-fed for the first year. Officer Charles Tuttle already has received the police department's "Order of the Bloody Finger'' as the result of a brief but painful encounter with Snip and Snap. Dulles Rejects Neutral Germany Ends Reports U. S. Might Agree to Reds WASHINGTON (/fl i»«retary of State Dulles, with special authori- on from President E1««nhower, today totally rejected any policy of trality for Germany Dulles said the stand applies t est Germany and also to a un: eri Germany which might soin ly result from bringing togethe the Eastern and Western zones. Clearing up an uncertainly whic resulted from Eisenhower's n ; at ; Dulles told reporters las has been officially informed of the jnf p. aclor Heinz Krekeler U leclared that it is t is United States thai neutrality has no apt l country of the char* ndustrious people, strategic posi-ion and power resources. He said he does not believe that inyone seriously thinks the Ger-nan people are designed to play he .role of neutrality. Eisenhower recognized at a news •onference Wednesday the exist- tral states between West. He empha-case of Austria this neutrality and not urn. That produced on that the United vision a neuM r.l e negotiations with Diamond-Studded Narcotic Addict Held in Ogle County OREGON- (Specian— Ogle < .-ear-oiil man who claims th re he was 13 years old. . R. Knapp. who lists a. Roi i hotel and Richland. Ind., esidence. was arrested on nn ot1 street Monday af'emr.on by Oregon Chief of Police C. J. Wil- Lang. s and Chief Deputy Sheriff Ed Knapp is cinrged villi being a larcotic addict and with failure to egister this addiction with state minorities as necessary under II-inois law. He is scheduled to be nraigned before Ogle County .hic:ge Helen Rutkowski at 3:30 m. today. Oruzs .Stolen He reportedly told auUionuea ) hat a fellow addict, who lie claims tayeri with him in a Oregon motel '.st weekend, took 200 morphine nd 100 oth»r narcotic tablets from Knapp flabbergasted the author-ties by telling them that the 300 larcotic tablets, which reportedly cost S2R. would last him only a ;. The authorities are investi gating the possibility that Knapp is a dope peddler. He is not employed. A check with the federal narcotic authorities reportedly showed that I Continued on Paje 6). Call in Salk, O'Connor to Capital Talk Polio Foundation President Critical Of Serum Handling WASHINGTON (JP) — Dr. Jonas Salk and Basil O'Connor today joined closed-door discussions of government scientists and advisers on the future of the polio vaccine program. Salk is the developer of the vaccine, and O'Connor is president ot the National Foundation for Infan tile 1 O'Connor asserted Monday in a speech in New York that "politics" has become involved in the vaccine program. Salk. who failed to attend th* advisor session held here Mon day, told a reporter in answer to question that Dr. Leonard Scheele,' the ' surgeon general, knows why he (Salk) did not attend. Salk would not say why ha w&i absent. Called By Scheele Today's session— a continuation of Monday's all day and all night ting— was called by Scheele to draft recommendations as to how soon the nation'^ polio inoculation program should resume and how far it should go this summer. as attended oy health serv* ice scientists and advisers, the accine advisory committee ot Ui9 National Foundation for Infantils Paralysis, officials of the American Medical Assn. and of the state and territoriapnealth officers assn. In Monday's speech in New-York. O'Connor stressed his faith in the vaccine. He spoke of "national and "state politics" as complicating factors in the situation. He also mentioned supply, demand and " "economic factors of com petition" as being involved. Demand* "Release " Later. O'Connor demanded tha.t e government "release immedi-ely" the results of its study of polio vaccine made by Cutter Lab- tones, Berkeley, Calif. t -was the occurrence of ths disease among children inoculated with vaccine made by Cutter and other drug firms that led to suspension of the mass immunization program over two weeks ago to permit safety double checks. All Cutter vaccine has been withdrawn for use for nearly a month pending special analysis. Of 79 post- inoculation cases so far confirmed, 59 have been among children who were injected with Cutter vaccine. Scheele declined to comment on O Connor's demand. However, a Public Health Service spokesman said "we have preliminary information but no final report" on the Cutter study. Members of the National Foundation's vaccine committee were among those summoned by Scheele. Also called to today's meeting were officers of the American Medical Assn.. representatives of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, technical specialists from the si^c pharmaceutical firms licensed to make the vaccine, and government scientists. Decision Near This conference, coupled with Monday's day-and-night meeting of the government's medical advisers on polio vaccine matters. portance might be in the offing. (Continued on Page 6) Weathei - .'!■: DAY FORECAST: Illi- : Will ; below ver- ma! north and 2 to 5 degrees beiow normal south: normal | high 76 north to SI south, r mal low o- north to 57 south. | Generally cool except briel warming in south portion Thursday and about Saturday. Precipitation will average around one inch, with showers in south Wednesday and gen eral precipitation Thursday or I Friday and again Saturday or j Sunday. Cloudy 3-nd cooler ionight and Wednesdav. Low tonight 50-53. High Wednesday 33-6*. Low-1 Wednesday night High Monday S8 Low today ....S3 Noon '6 Sunrise 5 :38 a.m. Sunset S :ll I p.m. erRBCHIVE®

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