Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 25, 1955 · Page 1
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 1

Dixon, Illinois
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Wednesday, May 25, 1955
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\PF.rARCHIVE® . Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heart of floclr River Valley for More Than a Century Number 123 104th Year DIXON, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1955 PRICE SIX CENT3 Expect Word on Serum Today NOTES FROM A CITY EDITOR'S DAYBOOK Should crime news rate Page One? Should it be abolished from Page One altogether. Should it be handled on basis of just plain newsworthi-neas? That gubcct is inspired by Pres ton Grandon, publisher of the Sterling Gaiette. in his daily column, "It Seems to Me." The Gazette does not print crime news on Page One as a matter of newspaper pol- Publisher Grandon's column km In turn prompted by the announcement by the Rev. Duncan Howlett pastor of the First Unitarian Church, of Boston, that he had changed his views regarding printing of crime news on the front pages of newspapers. The pastor said he is glad newspapers put major crime news on Page One, even though the news itself still nauseates him. The constant front-paging of such news, he said, is like the beating of the torn torn of doom in onr ear.*. It has made people aware thnt something should be done to combat crime. Quoting Publisher Grandon: "In our humble opinion, putting the emphasis on crime by placing it on the front page causes more harm than can be obtained by what the pastor refers to as "beating the torn torn of doom-" W» laiow "Pres" Grandon quite veil. Wa began our newspaper career on hi* newspaper. We've always respected his principles and his ideals. We know he wouldn't object to a friendly debate on the issue of Page One crime news. Hi* policies are in line, somewhat, with those of the Christian Science Monitor, one of the nation's great newspapers, and others scattered throughout the nation. The definition of "crime" is a broad one. A crime can he one of act or omission. Within the definition falls a wide range of human behavior. Human behavior, what man does, says and thinks, makes up the far greater share of our news. In fact it is difficult to find a news story that doesn't consist of the human element. Publisher Grandon ii obviously aiming at crimes of violence, the news that is jarring, unsav-on and unpleasant to some. Giving It Page One prominence, although perhaps justified, would spark criticism from some area*. Yet Page One is a potent position to spotlight these deviations in human conduct. In a search for guidance m handling crime news, we've drawn home conclusions from the criminals themselves. Criminals dread the newspaper spotlight. Whether they be murderers, political fakeis. or whatever, they shun newspaper publicity, pai tirularly if it appears on Paee One Many newspaper reporters can testify that they've been admonished by courtroom characters to "Buiv this, pal'" That means, put the story back with the liver ads ■Nhile thi* is not the only justification for publishing crime news on rage One, it is indicu-ti\e lhat criminals discover thnt it is a sure-tire waj to focus public attention on their lawless —Weather - Partly cloudy and not much change in tempeiature tonight. Thursdav considerable cloudiness with occasional showers. Low tonight uppci High Thursdav around to Low Thursday nigh; mid 5n?. High Twvlaj . Precipitation to Her Auto Just Went the Wrong Way X WALNUT WOMAN. MRS. EDNA ARNOULD ffar right), found herself in a strange predicament about noon Tuesday when she attempted to park the car she was driving on East Second street. According to eye-witnesses, Mrs. Arnould was driving east and pulled into a parking space in front of the Florence Mulkins residence, 324 E. Second St. Observers said that she was attempting to back her new model car closer to the curb but apparently had it in a forward gear instead of reverse. The car lurched forward over the curb, blowing out a rear tire en route, and embedded its right front bumper in a high embankment in the Mulkins" front yard. The onlv damage to the car was the ruined tire. Miss Mulkins' only comment was. "I'm glad that embankment was "in front of my house." Others in the photo are Officer Frank Chapman, left, who investigated, and Jack Andrews, shown replacing the blown-out tire. Receive Bids for Streets Near Washington School Rockford Firm Is Low; Council Okays Squad Car The board of local improvements met Tuesday night following a lengthy city council session to open bids on a paving, resurfacing, curb and gutter construction project in the vicinity of the Washington school. The project includes nine blocks construction on Forrest East McKenney Street, Bradshaw Street, and Sterling Ave- plus three blocks of lesuifac-on Bradshaw Street. The esti mated cost of the project was $74,67.52. The Rockford Blacktop Conduc tion Co., Rockford. was the appar- low bidder with a bid of $69,-95. Valley Builders Inc., Spring ley, submitted the only other bid, 576. 213. 40. The bids were re ed and placed on file. 75-23 Ratio ayor William Slothower ex plained that the city would pay 75 per cent of the cost out of motor funds. The remaining 25 per cent would be paid by special ssessment of the property owners ver a ten-year period. In earlier action by the City Council : recommendation by Paul commissioner of public health and safety, to accept the der Motor Sales' bid of $2 325 a new Oldsmobi'.e sedan replace the 1952 Pontiac -squad was unanimously accepted. The bid includes the trade-in. explained that the Olds- mobile was the lowest priced car that could meet the specifications. Ten bids were received and placed on file May 17. —A motion by Orval 'Gearhart, Jr., commissioner of streets, to advertise for bids for a three-ton and a one-and-a-half-ton truck for the street department was apmov ed. Gearhart explained that the three-ton truck was needed to replace the one now being used for a garbage truck and the lighter truck was needed to replace the 1940 model now being used by the sewage department. Seeks Ordinances —Mayor Slothower instructed City Atty. Gerald Jones to draw-up ordinances to eliminate parking on the north side of Lincoln Statue Drive and to eliminate parking of vehicles over a certain weight in the River Street free parking area. Commissioner Potts suggested that cars be allowed to park only next to the river on Lincoln Statue Drive to relieve rongestion around the statue of Lincoln, a local landmark. L. J. Welch, commissioner of Bill to 'Screen' Textbooks Wins Committee Approval SPRINGFIELD. 111. school textbooks has re Called an "evaluation" bill bv is supporters, the measure was labelled "censorship" legislation bv opponents at the committee hearing Tuesday. and time to look over all the textbooks." the witness said. The measure was called "a con- to harass" a school Under the proposal, three or j board by Kenneth Douty. who .ext as antagonistic to or incom parable with American principles and ideals could ask the state school superintendent to set in mo tion ; prorf Robert E. Owen?, chairman of the Illinois American Legion's textbook committee, said the procedure would involve appointment of a committee whose decision could be appealed. The committee's judgment would not be binding on school boards. Owens said. "This is moie of an aid for school boards in smaller communities who don't have tht funds tive chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union Also opposing it were spokesmen for the Illinois As?n. of School Boards, the Illinois Education Assn. and the Chicago Teachers Union. In general, tbev said the hill would interfere with the demerit-ic processes of elective school boards, which under present law-have exclusive right to determine suitability of textbooks. Similar legislation has- been defeated in previous sessions. Chief sponsor of the current bill is Rep. Paul Ziegler iD-Carmi;, public property, said that he felt that tile sueet was being needlessly broken up in ihe free parking areas by heavy trucks being left there for several days at a time. — A resolution was passed to dedicate approximately 15 feet of land from each the Oakwood cemetery and the Dixon auport to the state in return ior $500 compensa- »eded For Highway Mavor Slothower explained that the land is parallel to Rt. Alt. 30 and is needed to meet requirements for the leconditioning of that stretch of highway. —A resolution was passed to allot $12,000 in motor fuel tax funds during 1955 for the purpose of oiling the dnt streets in Dixon that are included in the artenal sys- — Monthly and semi-monthly bills and salaries totaling $17. 40t 11 were paid. The total includes the final balance on the city's new aerial firetruck". Remap Foes Losing in House Fight SPRINGFIELD, 111. (/P>— The first of a series of amendments offered by foes of the reapportionment bill backed by Republican and Democratic leaders was defeated today m the Illinois house. The vote was Si to 5S io i eject ice the plan foi Thursday, bnn • Rep Joe Consideration of other tension's most of them favored oy small knots of lawmakers adversely affected by the "agreed" plan, followed on the heels of Russell's defeat. wstermg attempts launched bv ow opponents at the outset of COACH DIES ST. LOUIS </P>— Robert Klenck. a former St. Louis University basketball and baseoall coach, died today of cancer at St. John's Hospital. H» was 45. Replace Adm. Carney As Operations Chief Was Center Of Formosa Controversy President Indicates Replacement Has No Link to War Views WASHINGTON (.P)— Presi dent Eisenhower today nomi nated Kear Adm. Arleight A. Burke to be chief of naval operations succeeding Adm. Robert B. Carney. Carney was the center of a recent controversy over the likeli hood of a Communist attack in the Formosa area. The president also nominated: 1. Adm. Arthur W. Radford for a new two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Nathan F. Twining for iv two-year ter mas Air Force chief of statf. rhel-.this month Eisenhower nated Gen. Maxwell D. Tay lor to succeed Gen. Matthew Ridgway as Army chief of staff. A Critic Also Ridgway, who has been critical of administration plans to cut Army manpower, is to be replaced by Taylor July 1. Burke's nomination to succeed Carney will be effective Aug. 18, hen Carney's tuo-year term ex- The controversy over Carney cenieied on the question whether he did or did not tell a group of newsmen a Red attack in the For mosa Strait was likely by mid-Apnl. Carney discussed the subject at an off-the-record dinner and some of Ihe participants later reported nid-Apnl date as a time when administration expected the Reds to hit. Carney subsequently as identified as tt>e speaker. Later the admiral denied he h-ui spoken of expectations. He said lie only discussed r apabilities and said the Communists could make an attack by that time if they chose. Newsmen Disagree ne of the newsmen who took part in the dinner briefing differed among themselves as to just what atney had said or meant. Some zreed with Carney's version, oMi--s with the previously published ?counts of the dinner. The incident brought an implied Eisenhower rebuke of Carney. "White House Press Secretary anies C. Hagerfy was asked today hether the ' incident had figured i anv way in Carnev's forthcom-ig lepla cement by Burke. Hager- " Absolutely none, and that's why wanted to issue ihe statement bout how the President feels." Hagerty said Eisenhower asked lrn to tell newsmen that, in the 'resident's opinion, Carney is leav-ig his post "after one of the most istinguished and outstanding rec-rds of anyone in the Navy." LOS ANGELES W-Presbyten; he chuich to "act now to abolis segregation." Action on a committee plea for i racial "Operation Desegrega tion ' in rhuuhes and communities highlights the closing day of the J6?:h General Assembly ol the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Upholds Con\i<tion Tuesday the Permanent Judicial Commission and the assembly upheld the conviction of Claude William." on chaiges of heie^v. sub-veision of the faith and violation of presbvierv ml»s The judgment also sustained his ouster in Mich- Wilhams. former industrial chaplain in the Detroit presbytery and now a resident of Helena, Ala., had appealed rulings of the Detroit presbvterv and a .ipenal judicial commission of the Presbyterian s\nod of Mulligan. OFFICERS OF THE ILLINOIS SYNOD, United Lutheran church, are shown above during the state convention being held in St. Paul's Lutheran church. Standing (left to right) are Clarence Linebarger. Chicago, statistician; Roy L. Fosberg. Rockford. treasurer, and Dr. Harmon J. McGuire. Park Ridge, president. Seated is the Rev. Luther C. Mueller, Harvard, secietary. The Rev. Mueller and Linebarger were re-elected Tuesday, and Fosberg is up for reelection later in the convention There is no election for president Lutherans Okay Carthage Shift Illinois Group Sets Up Certain Conditions Py ROGER THOMPSON Telegraph Staff Writer Approval of the relocation of Caithage college from its present site in Carthage to a site in northern Illinois was belie\cd assured today after the Illinois Synod of the United Lutheran Church in America voted by a large majority to favor the move. Synod delega Paul's Lutheran Church, Dixon, ap proved the plan by a vote of 144 to 42 late Tuesday. The Iowa Synod endoised the plan last week. All four of the synods which support the school must approve. The Northwest Synod, whn_h made the original suggestion to move the college, is scheduled to vote on the plan today during. its meeting in Billings, Mont., and the Waitbuig Synod, meeting in Lake Geneva, Wis., is scheduled to act Uus week. Qualify Approval After a question period which lasted about one and a half hours, the Illinois Synod approved the Carthage relocation, but attached three qualifications: 1. That at least S4 500 000 and adequate acreage for the site must be secured from the sale of piesent ^ampus and piopeity, financial aid from th? community where it is to be located (expected to be aoout Presbvterians Deliberate Abolishing of Segregation fh» report of the Fermanent Judicial Commission. ". . . Before a our church, the church requites complete and unequivocal commitment to the solemn vows of ordina- ■Ample Support" •onder that the Rev. ;i taming the view i, even desires t . be labeled a Piesbytenan minister . . . The appellant . . . must be Th* commission ipportrd that it had found "ample support" for the finding on the heresy charge in Williams' own writings. Originally Williams also was charged with "teaching and preaching of communism." But the judicial com-mi.-sion found, as had the iower bodies, that the charge was too vague and not sufficiently documented. $1,000.0001. gifts from contributing synods, gifts from individuals and alumni and other sources. 2. That no individuals in the synod be solicited for gifts until after there is assurance that the present college facilities aie to be KEY. W. \. KISER lade definite cc 3. That the at Minnesota. rnoval of all sup- iake the resolution effective. President Speak«s Dr. r.olf Dokmo. president of the Carthage College board of trustees, answered questions about the move before the vote. He said the college should be neater its center of student population. Many of its prospective students live in north Hanoi Iowa and . A 75-aoe site would be needed j to establish a college to accom-\ modate 800 students. At present the enrollment is aoout 400. Dr. Dokmo f-atd the new campus would include an administration and union building, men's and women's dormitories for 600 students, a library, gymnasium, classrooms and space for music and science work. No site has been selfcted, and the board has set a target date of four (Continued on Page 6) Government Conference Nearing End Surgeon General Hints Decision May Be Imminent WASHINGTON (JP) — A manufacturer of Salk vaccine said he expects word from the government today whether the polio inoculation program "is going ahead, is to be altered temporarily, or is, going to be called off entirely." Keneth F. Valentine, president of Pitman-Mooie Co., Zionsville. Ind., told a reporter he believes that is one purpose of a meeting of administrative representatives of vaccine-producing companies, called by the Public Health Serv-ice for this afternoon. Hints Move Some imminent move was hinted by Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele in a statement Tuesday night in which he said he was confident of the safety of the vaccine already used with the exception of two suspected lots produced by Cutter Laboratories of Berkeley, Calif. Scheele told a House Commerce committee hearing today that Cutter Laboratories, a 58-year-old firm, has been licensed to produce biological products since 19U. He said that over-all "they have an excellent record." Secretary of Welfare Hobby, In a statement sent to the committee, said 13.350,000 children could bt vaccinated under a proposal for a 28-milfion-dollar federal fund to provide free vaccine for those unable to pay for it. She said tha formula for dividing the money among the states would give a larger relative amount to low in- 92 Cases The Public Health Service- re ported that the number- of con firmed cases of polio among persons who have been vaccinated ii now 92. This is an increase of four since Tuesday. Of the four new cases, three received vaccine made by Eli Lilly Co , Indianapolis, and one that was produced by Wyeth. Inc., Marietta, Pa. The latest total of polio cases of all kinds since April 10 is 682. Of the vaccinated pel sons who have deveolped polio, 60 received Cutter vaccine. In an earlier statement, Scheele mentioned 56 cases of paralytic polio as having accurred among children injected with Cutter vaccine. He said there was "strong presumptive evidence that there was a cause and effect relationship between the cases of paralytic poliomyelitis and the two lots of Cutter vaccine out of the nin« released." Tests Continue However, he said tests of the Cutter vaccine "continue in progress." And in Berkeley. Calif., the Cutter Laboratories put out a statement saying. "It is our understanding that this is an interim statement and not a final report . . . The final determination of it is yet to be made by the U. S. Public -Health Service." All Cutter vaccine has beer, kept out of use for nearly a month. pending the outcome of these tests. In an apparent geneial leference to the possibility of additional post-moculation cases. Scheele saia: To the extent that a single in- . the 1954 rieid t . fully Dixon School Board Wifl Meet Tonight e£- The Dixon board of education is scheduled to meet at S p m. today in the music room of the high school. Tne special meeting was called to announce the board's decision toward annexation of about 20 square miles of area on the western fringe of District 271 and the . Nachusa r.on-high school district. The Dixon board will state its attitude toward the proposal. The actual petitions for th« change are acted upon by tha county board ol school cruaue*. rHRCH siFWSPAPF.

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