Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 26, 1955 · Page 1
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keep the Dixon Youth Genter operating. We think the response has been good considering: the fact that tne people of Dixon, as people in practically ever'v other community. have "been asked to give to this or that almost constantly for the past six months. This paper has devoted many column inches of space during this period to foster this or that drive, "plug" a benefit show or production and give a little "publicity" for some worthy cause. The appeals come almo«t-with-out let-up. many rim concurrently. There's the polio drive, the heart fund, the cancer drive, Christmas and Easter seals, the Salvation Army drive, etc., to mention only a few. Appeals are heard from time to 5ma to perhaps consolidate the jrives into one or two big drives p eliminate the constant yet "painless" drain on John Q. Public's pocketbook. Debate on this question could go on forever. To bring this dissertation up to date, the problem at hand concerns •very parent m Dixon because it deals directly with tht youth of Those "in the know" say that the center'* operating expenses cannot be met by $1 membership dues and receipts from the pop and candy sales. They add that the $2,500 goal was set to possibly eliminate annual fund drives. The center is open 'Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights and has accommodated an average of 500 students a week during the past two years. That's 500 less teenagers hanging • round on street corners, riding around m cars and having no place to go and nothing to do. Dixonites saw what happened between i951 and 1953, when the Youth Center ceased to operate because of lack of funds. It is up to the people of Dixon, especially the parents of teenagers, to show responsibility to their community. The teenagers themselves are not unaware of their plight. Plans are now being made for projects to raise additional money to keep the Dixon Youth Center's doors P They have promised to furnish the labor to remodel the center this summer if the community mill pro\ide the materials. One thing is sure, as we have pointed out before, the money contributed stays 100 per rent m this community. The results can be seen and heard right m your own back vatd. M. H. Youth Center Fund Just Shy Of S9Q0 Mark 7 he Di\on Youth Center Fund neared the SP00 mark today as the result of 17 contributions Wednes- dav and today totaling $232. The evact total is SSS9 So. the goai is 52 500. Uednetdav s contubutioni- totaled JK5 and todavs amount was ?147. The fund dnvr lecoi.ed a welcome .'100 "shot in tne aim" today from the Rejnnlds Wiie Co. Mail or bring In jour "Youth Center" contributions to Tne Evening Telegraph. Furmttiie pledges should be made by mail. New contributors each day are listed at the top. The contributors and the amounts given: Reynolds Wire Co 100.00 T)r'. Samuel Adlcr 3.00 3om Brnderirk Truck Sale* J°-m> Mr. and Mrs. hen J. Mall S.nn Frioml >orthern HI. '-a* Co- - -. 1S-I"» Montgomery Ward 10.00 Cledon's 5.00 Home Builders, First Baptist Church S-00 Robert L. Warner 10.00 Dixon Progressive Club 10:00 Carl O. Matson ... 10:00 (Continued on Page &) NfWSPAPF.kRRCHIVE® . Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heart of Bock River Valley for More Than a Century DIXON, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS Dial 2-1111 tZl jaqumM 104th Year Set to Produce Vaccine Again Through an appeal in. this nnnpr Dixon residents have been asked almost daily for the past week and a half to dig into their pockets and nurses for contributions to Who Says Money Is the Root of Evil?|gc/j00/ Board FttVOrS IX A HUDDLE OX THE HIGH SCHOOL lawn are some of the members of the Dixon Youth Center governing bodv for 1955-6. They are deeply concerned about money— money that is needed to keep the center operating. Looking over the contributor list in The Dixon Evening Telegraph are, left to right: Mary Kavanagh, Martha Lindquist, Mrs. Lucy Roe (.f acuity adviser), Janice LeSage and Pi iocilla Legislative Remap Wins Big Majority in House Lee, Whiteside, DeKalb Is One Senatorial District SPRINGFIELD, 111. (#>— By a wide margin, the Illinois house today approved a bill revising legislatr 1901. House opposition was concentra-d among a small minority of embers disgruntled over the new districts staked out for their areas. ote was 129 to 15 and 4 present, with 77 votes required for passasre. The bill moves to the Senate for final action. At the outset, Rep. Marry Lavery (R-Chicagoj agam tried to stall the bill by demanding that the bill be n full. The filibuster, now-fizzled out and the House proceeded with the passage vote. A "Good Job" Durmg debate, Rep. Arthur Drague (R-LaGrange) declared that although the remapping pro posal would not satisfy all legislators it represented a "good job" in trying to equalize the districts. Under a 1954 constitutional man date, the bill stakes out 58 Senate and 59 separate new House districts to replace the 51 existing districts, each pending one senator and three House members to Springfield. It calls for giving Chicago and Cook County a majority in one chamber— the House— for the first time since Illinois became a state in 1818. Downstate would retain a firm grip on the Senate. Way Cleared The way was cleared for a passage roll call in the House on Wednesday when 15 opposition amendments to the bill were rejected and one by Rep. Geoige L'DALL. Kan. tf>— A senes of lethal tornadoes whirled across Kansas and Oklahoma Wednesday nisrh: hammering 13 towns and killing at least 77 persons. Approximately 700 persons were injured. The twisleis dead tne mo'i punishing blows to Udall, a south-cen-tial Kansas community of 750. and Blackwell. a northern Oklahoma-town of 10.000. The towns are 80 miles apart. At least 55 persons died at Udall 15 at Blackwell and 5 in Oxford, Kan. A twister killed two others at Sweetwater in western Oklahoma. Lightning claimed two additional live? in Oklahoma. No Texa« Death* The twisters, the year's most devastating, also roared into Texas but apparently caused no deaths in that state. Udall was virtually destroyed and more than 200 persons were injured. In Blackwell where the tor-nardo leveled homes and factories in an ea«t side area of about 36 square blocks some 500 were injured. Other towns hit included Geuda districts for the first time ) B r y d i a (R-Prophetstown) wa s adopted. The Brydia revision affected three proposed new Senate districts m the northwestern part of the state, producing this align- 35th: DeKalb, Lee and Whiteside counties. This would be identical with the existing 35th District. 53rd: Rock Island, Mercer and Henderson counties. This arrangement is identical with the existing 33rd District. 57th : Knox and Warren counties. By transfer of Henderson into the new 53rd, the 57th would become a two-county district. Rep. Harold Widmer (R-Free-port), who supported Brydia's proposal, said it would "go a long way toward relieving tensions" over remap in his part of the state. Lost on Test On its first test, the Brydia amendment, the 15th offered dur ing nearly five hours of argumem Drsw i bill. it won 86 to 35 i s beaten 64-63 but As required by the constitutional revision last year the reapportionment allots 29 House districts to the 101 downstate counties and 30 to Cook County, on a population basis. Twenty three of the Cook County districts are in Chicago, seven in the outlying portion. tanly Springs in south-central Kansas and Enck. Durant. Shaltuck. Ma>- . Camargo. Leedey. Talogi. Cneyenne. Deer Creek and Sliong Cuv in Oklahoma. Both Udall and BiaeKwell lost their electric powei. Communications weie hard hit Caught by Surprise Debn? and mud covering: the streets hampered rescue crews. The tornadoes caught the residents by surprise. "It sounded like a freight train coming through the house." said Johnnv Walker. 37, of Udall. "There was an explosion, it seemed like, and all the windows shattered."' Walker's home was one of the few remaining standm* :n Udall. At Blackwell. the Hazel Atlas Glass Co. plant, a two-block factory m the center of the storm's path, caught fire after being flattened. Thirty-five workers on the night shift escaped before the structure collapsed, however. Bread trucks and other commercial vehicles were pressed into service to speed the injured to hospital.. basis, 31 of the Senate districts laid out downstate, and 24 in Cook Countv divided 18 m Chicago 6-Jn the county _outsidei Chicago. The present arrangement gues downstate a 32 to 19 latio of supe riority in both chambers. Severe Weather Predicted Here CHICAGO IS— The weather bureau issued the following severe weather forecast today for parts of Illinois and Wisconsin- Showers and thunderstorms now occurring in extreme western portions of Wisconsin and Illinois will spread eastward across the remainder of these states by late this afternoon .and reach the lower Michigan-Indiana area early to- and Wisi There central Eisenhow funds to st< eluded in severe thundei storms v this afternoon or eve-restern sections of Illinois the counties of Hancock, nd. Pike in extreme west Illinois until around 5 rclock this afterm Eisenhower Asks Atomic Ship Funds WASHINGTON (D — Piesidcnt Eisenhower today asked Congtess for 512.650.000 to stait constiuc- 's lequest today for t construction was in- I U lepoiled aboaid. A !\oy fiom Goodfclov ! Ba^e pu-h°d througn Texas rarce <ounti y burncd-out hulk of th | plane. It was beli Waiter Air rorce h>as Port;! ; leveled. l:ghts usged W»st toward the six engincd town duung the eaily morning houis to aid rescue crews. Approximately ?0 per cent of the community was demolished. Ftae-ment? of buildings were left standing here and thcie. Search for Dead The twister snapped off telephone poles at ground level and wires criss-crossed the streets. Cars parked m the streets were smashed by falling brick walls. Ram accompanied tne twister and < ontmued to pour down after it i had passed. Annexing New Areas Would Add Kingdom? Nachusa 105 Students in New Territory Making Request The Dixon board of educa tion Wednesday night told residents of the Kingdom and Nachusa? areas that it would favor annexation of their areas to the Dixon school district. The residents had asked the board two weeks ago for its opin ion on the annexation of about 20 square miles of territory eluding a strip of land running south from Grand Detour through the Kingdom to Nachusa. The Kingdom area now is a part of Community Unit School Distinct 271, and would be annexed to Dixon district at Grand Detoui The Nachusa aiea, now a nor high school district, would then be attached to the Dixon district through the Kingdom. The annexation, which must be approved by the county board of school U-ustees. would bring a total of 79 elementary pupils and 26 high school students into the Dixon district. The Kingdom area .has 31 grade school and 11 high school students, and Nachusa has 48 grade school and 15 high school students. 4 Recommendations The Kingdom area has a prop-■ty valuation of $1,000,000 and the Nachusa district has ¥1 fiOO.000. for a total valuation of $2,600,000. The board of education listed four tentative recommendations which Indicate its ideas for school operations in the new territories if they are annexed. The recommendations are- 1. Riverside School in the Kingdom aiea be closed 2. Nachusa School continue to operate with all eight giades serving the same area as present. 3. Elementary children of the Kingdom area to be transported by bus to Dixon and assigned city school or schools according availability o£ room. This is temporary measuie. as the tendance center for element: children should be designated near the homes of the children possible. The elementary child of the Kingdom area would attend school in Nachusa or other satisfactory attendance center when adequate housing is provided in the future. (A possible enlargement of the Nachusa School was mentioned in the discussion of the plans ) No Further East 4. High school students of both school areas would be transported hy bus to the Dixon High school. Board President John Dixon said the residents of the aieas involved (Continued . rage 8) Twister Kills 77; Injures 700 Uda'l occupies an area of about thiee fourths of a mile squaie. Polue, civil defense woikeis and highwa\ patiolr area= < onveiged the tow the injured and search for dead still in wiecked bu;!ding=. pk»iucee <enteis were seL up at nearby town? The'giade school at nraiby Mul-\ane was turned into a temporary hospital for the mjuied. Others were taken to Mulvane homes. Two hospitals at Wmfield reported at least 10 of the injured weie in critical condition and appioxi-mately 30 in serious condition. The" tornadoes hit 10 Oklahoma towns, killing at least 19 persons. Lightning claimed two lives. At Blackwell, with telephone rnmmumrations wiped out, amateur short-wave radio opeiators broadcast appeals for help which brought ambulances, doctors, nurses, firemen and rescue units from numerous surrounding towns. Temporary Morgue Cues of the injured could be heard in the darkness by rescue (Continued on Page 8) Commencement sters of t bv the synod. Kasl IS! people ere ordained as min-church in a special •reniony Wednesdav night. Thev aie the Rev. Roger K Hansen. Rockford: the Rev. J a me J. White, Peoria; the Rev. Karl F Luiikevics, Kalamazoo; the Rev Linwood L. Monte. Monroe, Wis. and the Rev. Phillip E. Snoberl; Fcigus Falls, Minn. Also Wednesday the delegates ap pro\ ed a pi; , Lu.op • and statu nan for the synod The position will be established next year. At pies-ent two part-time officers fill these posts. Eiwin Erdmann of Trinity Lulh- eian Chinch, DcsPlaines. was elect ed tieasiuet for a one-yeai teim. He i enlaces Rov L Fosbeis;. RocL-foid, who has completed 21 veais in the job. Fo=;be>g has leached the age, 63. set The Rev. John Cooperiidei 1 fp.go. rcpoited that S80 000 pledges and $50,000 in cash iged in Cook Count; nnational piob- fu a -eferied to ( Fi It derlaied that anv attempt to i discuss the situation in those countries would be completely inad-missable. It also said the United States planned to enter the proposed conference with a policy based on ••positions of strength." The note said "all that n bting Speal iters JANET NEWCOMER AND CHARLES LESAGE will be the student speakers at the Dixon high school graduation ceremony to be held in the auditorium June 9 The senior speakers were elected Wed-nesdav bv the graduating class. Both have been honor students through four yeais of high school, and have been active in many extra-curricular activities. Lutherans End Meeting Today Approve Full Time Positions Of Secretary and Treasurer The state convention of the Illinois Synod, United Lutheran Church in America, ended its meeting today in St. Paul's Lutheran church Dixon, after a morning of routine business. 000 for the home, probably within The s night. i meeting began Monday The relocation of Carthag col- lege was one step nearer approval today after approval of the move by the English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of the Northwest, meeting in Billings, Mont. ' The Illinois Synod approved the move Tuesdav, and the Iowa Sy nod last week. The Wartburg Synod will act next Defeat Bill to Drop Farm Adviser Aid i ad vi i fro the Far defeated Wednesday by the Illinois Huuse Agricultural Committee. The comnuiLre voted IT to 5 in tinning down the bill. The measuie would have denied s'ate funds I to anv farm or home adviser who t on accepts contributions, tiavel ex-..ndlpense* m fiee office space from 250,-I anv pnvat» organization. Soviets Formally Approve Bis Four 'Summit' Meet JlOSCOW 'P—The Soviet Union foimally arrepted today an invita :es to j nmit. At the e-conditions " done despite the fa . the fu- tihty of such attempts in negotiating with the So\iet Union has been shown in the past." In an unpi ecedented Step, the Soviet Union included separate sections of its notes to Britain and hich did not appear in .hington I the note to the United States. is with the Com- j These, sections weie scarcely veil-democractes in ; ed appeals for France and Britain to suppoit the views of the So- United States. against those or tne "The Soviet government believes France and Great Britain hardly agree that the above mentioned declarations of leading officials of the United States contribute to an appropriate atmosphere for a conference of (our power.," it Mid. 3 Companies Accept New Regulations Opens Way for Early Resumption Of Inoculations WASHINGTON (JPU-Three manufacturers of Salk vaccine today declared readiness to go along with the gov-ernment's new production and testing standards. An overnight shift from the doubts with which the maker first heard the proposals was apparently underway. Resolution of the differences would open the way for release of more vaccine and early resumption of the all but suspended mass inoculation program against polio. el." stand by companies at & luncheon break in a series of eetings with government offi cials in which differences were being threshed over: - Eli Lily & Co.', Indianapolis; Wy. eth Laboratories. Marietta, Pa., and Sharpe & Dome, Philadelphia, ready to accept the new standards. Pitman-Moore Co., Zionviila, Ind.,' opposed to them. Parke. Davis & Co., Detroit, giv-ing no indication of a change from the "initial view of its official* that they were not entirely satisfactory. Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, Calif., not taking public stand. Not Same to All The exact nature of the government proposals has not been disclosed but the comments of various of the manufacturers made It plain that the practical effect would not be the same a« to all companies, perhaps because of di-1 ferenees in size" and operating methods. Kenneth F. Valentine, president of Pitman-Moore, aald they would require * "consideraole Increase " the volume of tests ana, in ni« opinion, would not mean a aata But E. N. Beesley, president of Eli Lilly, said his company would not have to make any tests in addition to those already made, nor would its production time b* increased. "Clearance Panel" Beesley and Valentine talked with reporters just before the start of a closed door meeting of executives of all six vaccine manufac turing firms with government officials at the National Institute* of Health. Among various scheduled ses sions was one with the newly es tablished "vaccine clearance pan- Valentine said the purpose was "to try to see if we can get a meeting of minds." The panel, which includes such top polio scientists as Dr. Jonas E. Salk. developer of the vaccine, was given broad powers in connection with clearance of vac-It also will undertake "continuing review of the manufacturing processes, review testing procedures both by the manufacturers and by the National Institutes of Health, and evaluate plant inspections by the National Institute of Health " "Ready to Move Ahead'' Surgeon General Leonard Scheele announced the appointment of tht panel Wednesday and also the establishment of new testing standards. He said. '"We are now ready to move ahead." meaning to resume quickly the nationwide poiio inoculation program. The objections from the manufacturers came then as a snag to his hopes. As the new conferences went head today, tne health service re ported there were 246 new cases c* polio last week. This compares with 206 m the preceding week and an average of 126 for th« corresponding week in the yaarJ li»50-5i inclusive. The weekly summary said 31 pa-lalytic cases had been reported among parents and brothers and sisters of persons who had been (Continued on Page S) I Weather Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms tonight and Friday. Thunderstorms locally severe this afternoon or evening. Waimer tonight. Low tonight low «oa. High Friday low 70s. Low Friday night upper 80s. Low today 41 Noon «• SunriM 5:38 a.m. Sunset 8:18 p.m. SF.WSPAPF

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