Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 29, 1941 · Page 4
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Sterling, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 29, 1941
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STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, STERLING. ILLINOIS Wednesday, October 29, 1941 Sterling Daily Gneffs Established IBS* P. F. Orandnn. Genera! Manager D. W, Grandon. Associate Ttirn to comic page for subscription rate* and other Classified information regarding Hie Sterling Ciarctt Judge Sheldon's Letter In Tuesday's Gazette appcarec ft letter written by Judge C. E Sheldon to Governor Dwieht H Green and Walter Rostnfield state director of public works am buildings. The letter is wel worth reading, inasmuch as i concisely covers the opinion o the majority of the people o this vicinity. For years Whlteside county ha been the plaything of the slat politicians. The Republicans fel that nothing need be handed thl county because of the strong Republican majority; the Democrats felt the samfi way because they realized that nothing the; could do would help matters any way and that the county would remain In the Republican column despite all the political wire pulling that might be done. The majority of the people have faith in the integrity o Governor Green and believe that he will, to the best of his ability be fair and honest with Whiteside county. The governor was over the Lincoln highway and knows conditions. Judge Sheldon's letter calls attention to these things and respectfully requests the governor to bring matters to a, head as rapidly as possible. Probably nothing can be done this fall or winter insofar as Actual work: is concerned. However, there is a vast amount of preliminary work to be done bj the highway department If these Improvements are to be made •nd it might hot be a bad idea If the governor, having decided on the improvements — and we believe that he has—were to issue . the necessary orders starting the ball rolling. Thus the preliminary work could be done thi winter and actual construction work done as soon as spring opens. Incidentally, Judge Sheldon's letter openi another subject, that of a bridge at Avenue a. 8l»r- ~- llnf and Rock Falls are the only s" cities in this section ^of the state .where the main state highway* are not connected by state-built bridges.'--Yet these are the lar- fect towns In this vicinity and /.this community, next to Rock• ford, is the largest In northern Tlllnr>t« .'_. It seems strange that this county ahpuld be penalized for remaining in the Republican column-. Perhaps Governor Green. , being a sensible man, Will take '—the -same view. We believe he • wilL loy Scout Drive —The annual Boy Scout drive opens here Tuesday, November 4 -^A strong committee has been selected and it is hoped to complete the work in one day. The men composing the soliciting committee are giving their time for a day and the least the rest can do-it- to lighten, their burden H much as possible, give without argument and let them |6 on about their business. The worthiness of the cause needs no defense. We are all for the •couU, so let'* get the Job completed In record time. ^ VoictOf ThtPrtss PATfclOTlSM ATOM SUNDOWN (JOUtt Herald-NM-0 Why should not Uw United SUtes fl«f to carried unfurled lira parade at An aiumr that will be iKBsMMUately forthcoming u that the proper display of the flag prescribed by U* flag code i» ag»lnst such — Showing. The flag cod* says: "The flag should be displayed only from suaris* to sunset or between such noun ss may be designated by proper authority." Who is a "proper authority"? Likewise many patriots may wonder about the authority of the flag S*de. Who wrote it? This code was drafted by the national Americanism commUalon of the American I*gton and M organisations were Mpresented. Binee then 4S other groups have approved toe code. The rules of Hag eti«i«t are not t etfklallr sanrttansd by the govern. •Mot although ar»y and nary «~ tidal* were owsulml. The osnfsr- ^ esto* oansUtutei UseU as a oantinu. tog body ao that other changes . night to MUTT MttS IAAM Ins -. when th* .Toliff Township school band (wrMf* on !h* ft^M b^twern halves, «* it did la«t Friday nifcht. what dM-<»- sppct could there have brcn In having the flag carried at thr head of thov vouths who reprrrrnt th r f;i- turr of Ameriro? Banners of the hleh Frhooi* of thi^ conference proudiy wre fiispiayd nnd sppiaud- rd »s each took !!<; turn in the spotlight Misht no! n grand finale to that part of thr b^twrTi halve* entei tftinment. have been, the un- furiiuj? of the Star* and Strips? Why should patriotism put on a night, rap? Patriotic onzftni7fl"ions would do we]] to approve, pioprr after du.'-k display of thr flag The Ha? should be in the breeze v. hen patriots parade at night. Denies Government Is Planning Extension Of Its Barge Lines Consolidation of CCC And NYA Is Planned WASHINGTON — <AP> drnt , r]t ST. LOUIS — (API Chester A Thompson, president of thr Kou'tn- nifht-owned Fedeial Barge lines said yesterday there \vns no intrn- tion of extending operations into new regions. There seems to br much concern Thompson said, over reports that the Inland Waterways corporation —born out of a World war emergency—was about to «sk congress for permission to operate on the Ohio river and its tributaries, BS well on the Intra-coastal canal west of New Orleans. "It is already prohibited by law from operating on Thompson explained the Ohio. 1 in a speech prepared for delivery at 23rd annual meeting of Mississippi Valley association. "and there Is no Intention of requesting or recommending changes in statute. "However. I am firmly convinced there are possibilities of much improved service and lower costs to shippers, if Interchange of loaded barges between various regulated river carriers could be arranged. "There will never be a thoroughly successful water transportation system on inland rivers until all common and contract carriers agree to exchange barges upon division of a through rate basis the same as railroads have done for years." Back-ro-Lond Trend Is Anticipated on Heels Of Postwar Depression BOSTON—(AP) — An Industrial depression accompanied by a back- to-the-land movement was predicted in the post-defense readjustment for New England yesterday by Roland B. Oreeley of the national resources planning board. Oreeley spoke at a meeting of the board with planning and land use officials of New England. "People will go into rural areas,' he said,'"not to find good farm land and to cultivate it on an intelligent basis; they will go to find an inexpensive live,.and most of them'will not be concerned about and^he pos- of fh« land *aklo« a'lt ter they become seUktf. .that 1* a Bloomy prospect, but we. can cope with it if we plan adequately/ ' . "One of the first steps in planning; (or this back-to-the-land movement is to work out means of guiding people to good farm land, to prevent them from trying to work poor land. The next step is to evolve tyx of providing* supplementary sources of income for these refugees from the city." Drunk in.Joil Disposes Of Produce on Truck MANTEO. N. C.—(AP)—A man charged with driving his produce truck while he was drunk turned the Manteo jail into a produce market. to He~and~fi5T truck were carleff jail. Housewives, seeing the array of fine turnips, potatoes, apples and hams outside the bastlle. pressed the jailer into service. Ha was kept busy ferrying th* money to the huckster the bars as vegetables swiftly changed hands. Sedition Trial of 28 Opens in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLJ8-(AP)-A jury of elevoo man and on* woman was chosen In federal district court yes- «rday to hoar the cases of M defendants charted with seditious conspiracy , against the government. In the indlctu^nt against them, most of the defendanU are listed as mben of tho eociaUst Workers party. Included ateo art several leaders of the old APL General Drivers Union 944. who bolted and formed a CIO affiliate. BEAU ADS thst civilian rirvrvRtion corps and tlT 1 national youth administraMon and to tramfrr p',1 CCC Rdmini5trsti-,o dut)^ from th'- war rt'-parim-'iif to the frdrial sTnn'v h^adfd by Paul V, MrNtitt. Mr. Rnrtw\rit a.vk^d MrNntt. to riraft plans (or f.'i? roiisolidation "tliiotiRli pro|v-r l^eislntivf 1 chan- tifl5." in condition with BuriRft Di- rrctor }!flro!d D Smith, nnd io ' prr- pstc atid carry into effect" arranKr- nirnt.s for tmiv-ff rung thr ndmin- L^trnt.He nnd supply riuur.<; of tht CCC to McNu'is AEOIICV. jXlip 1'pqurf.t was madr public by McNutt. HP dt^clowd that thr Prrs- idrnt had written him a letter declaring "In \i*w of current world condition.-:. i feyi tjmt the war department should be relieved from all activities which may In any manner Interfere with Its main objective—preparation for defense." Toft Urges Retention Of the Neutrality Act As Curb on President WASHINGTON — iAP)—Senator Taft iR-Ohioi replied to President Roosevelt's condemnation of "hamstringing provisions" in the neutrality act Tuesday with a declaration that repeal legislation, if passed; would Rive the President authority to "carry on an undeclared war." The senate naileries were crowded as Tuft took the floor to state the opposition's case. "The passage of the resolution before Uie senate Is direct authority from the congress to the President to carry on an undeclared war against Germany. Italy and Japan, on all the oceans of the world, and In all the ports into which sea-going ships may siiil." the Ohioan said solemnly. "If the members of the senate intend to keep their pledges to the people of the United States, pledges made by themselves, by their leaders and by their party, they can only vote 'no' on the present resolu tion." he declared. Alluding to Mr. Roosevelt's reaf- flrmation of "shoot on sight" orders to the navy. Taft said that anyone who heard him "can hardly doubt that he is proposing that the United SUtes carry on an undeclared war, and asking congress for authority to do so." ' *» - FOOT BALL MINTOI "^i HORIZONTAL Answer t® Preview* coach IT) -S;:-:rr (abbr >. 16 Tree. 17 Drunkard. 19 Part of !>>•-;' 20 L.irwn?'"ry fabbr.). 21 Mediterranean inland. 24 Life (prefix). 25 Coa r sf hominy <p! i 28 Solicitude 29 Universal language. 30 Note in Cluido's «ca!c 32 Kverythms that Rroxvt 33 Part of "to be." 34 Theater sign (mil.). 36 Like. 37 He graduated from - . im_ irgs iljTJE, /jfc^fe. Eonyu iUiSMBiAiVlY 9 Editor (abbr.) 10 Til. 11 Six (Rom). 13 Thus. 14 Tropical plant ivn tlOlOiNlisltaSK)! z 3353 a aan saa Sffi il COO E s-33Pa SjaiiiiK tiuaaa 4 J Pronoun. 44 Company fnbbr.) " <fi Over (poet.) 43 Type of archite-cttire. 50 Half an em. M lxx>k askance. ?: Similar. M Awesome. W Spam (abbr ). 59 He made two noteworthy s at the expense of Notre Dame, VERTICAL 1 Impede. 2 Either. 3 Squander. 4 Exchange premium. 5 The teams he coached won five -- 6 The state of being envious. 7 Earthenware jar. 8 Stupefies. 18 Trial-.. 22 Slops ne way. 2.1 Te)Iur."jrr> (symbol), 26 Avenue (abbr.). 27 Supplicate. 31 English street car. 35 Fetid. 38 Biblical name 39 War flyer. 40 Honey gatherer. 42 Obliterate. 43 Frozen dessert 45 Unit. 46 Medley. 47 Twenty quires 49 Demon 54 Prefix. 55 Musical note. 56 Year (abbr.). 57 Upon, renter of !he> aUlc. probably thought T w*s just going into rnitn* ec*.fmjps brrniitr she ss!d fomfthlnK about belrvg glad I had found somethinit I rnnW enjoy tip there. 7 harked up S!O - A!V. !i r n.:iy fa!l- inc 0'.r»r thr footstool. Whar. she .-n-,v in my fare fro/e her. Siie Minted to e r t tip. hut slnmsvd rio-'.n aea;ri f.'ith tri-;-,-.r o! the unknown ds.wnin? in hrr own ryr<;. ",Iu-! rome o;;: nf '•'•!"' ! ni- .••;• ;< v 'i. ' Risii? awav. anfi rion t ,lt nnif. ai.fl I II aftrr wr cr! O'.it to RT; ar. fa CIO Resumes Strike At Bendix Air Plant BENDIX, N. J. —(AP)— Tlie CIQ United Automobile Workers union voted yesterday to renew a strike at Air Associates. Inc.. and Immediately threw a picket line around the plant. The strikers announced they would continue their strike until the government seizes the plant or the company signs a contract. On Friday Robert Patterson, undersecretary of war, and William 8. Knudsen. director of the office of production management, announced settlement of the 25-day strike and agreement by P. LeRoy Hill, company prc.sldent, to reinstate 65 strikers at their former posts. The union accepted Saturday. The CIO charged, however, that yesterday wl*n the strikers returned to the plant the company failed to abide by terms of the settlement and attempted to make them sign reinstatement forms which they contended would deprive them of their former positions and pay. Ah* Associates holds $5,000,000 In defense contracts for aircraft parts. —College Bursar Dies— AURORA. ILL. —(AP)-- The Rev. Franklin W. Umbreit, 70, treasurer and business manager of North Central College at NapervUle, died in Copley hospital yesterday of injuries received in a fall Monday night. He had been associated with .he college and with the Evangelical Seminary at NapervUle for 33 years. Two daughters survive. I* your child a It m*y U »ilca *f " •%! iAtsBBBsl SS^BsV •*• •••Hill. la •Mtala Y«, ugtj. er»»l- «alM! , . B« wa OMM* iwa! troubk! If you ••*• *uf*ct DMT oUaf hat taox, a«t Jara*'* Vonslfos* right away I JayortU AoMrtca'* M*t kaowa woprManr wnoi s*oilr<««. S«i*»Uae*Jl» twM aas wot ay aUllioM for •w«r a «*»tury. It **Mb •tabONit wanna, rat act* vwnr soitly. If a* mmm* mn ta«v. Jaya^i MU SMMbr a* a ssUi - - Trfeg ••ft* Ntfe NATIONAL OlffNSff • No tcliiag, th«M dsyt, how long your car nay have to lut. So it't just good judgcacat to Malio owt-ol'towa trios by thrifty- Uaioa Paciic bu*. SIM! k««o your car ist good ihafo for ROCKFORD ..SUM CHICAGO ... , ISJt KANoA* CITY Hot ATLANTA, G A. Ill ot whea yo« really aotd it. hss> save vital dtfcaat SMttriaU, too. Aad the cast is f*r IMS thaa HOTft. CALT ..;..-. wioiat in SERIAL STORY- MURDER IN PARADISE By Marguerite Gahagan COPYRIGHT. 1ML NEA SERVICE. tNO THE STORY: Tw» M«raers at Paradise Lake renew the «M r» ounce between «cne«l teacher Mary O'Connar. vacattmistg there with her EMther. Manaie, and reawrter Dennis Flynn, srnt 4ewn fnnsi (he city t* carer the jl«cr. r*tice are eanvinccd sophisticated Herbert Card was killed by gangster Stash Veretti, although Card's aeath at first implicated Jeanie Marris, wh«sa he had cwirted far twa ssunsMrs anly to bring Margie DIXM to Paradise this year as his fiance*. Second sajrsteri- •a* death was that «f Mis* Millie M*rrfe, Jeanie'* stem spinster aant, wh* kept taeke* in her heart the secret *f a girihMd ramance with •nweae wh* signed his letters Kit." Other characters In the story are Lisa Helsaes, Misa MiDic'K maU wh« stays «a with Jeanie; elderly innkeeper Chris Carton; local editer Tad Palsacr. in tore with Jeanie, Ted. Mary. Jcanir, and Dennis .spend a pir smut evening in the city. The next day Mary calls at Jeanie's h*me and they diacarcr that Lisa U missing. SUICIDE — OR MURDER? CHAPTER XXI There was a window open so that nice, musty odor that all good attics possess wasnt so noticeable, but it still had a faint suggestion of camphor, and mothballs, and .dried WTTHONLVONf MCVKMGPAtl VATEI IIITI.. •URKS F0N SHaLLMT WgLLS •URKS $v$f«iot Wfttt As low an SK9 AND SslttT SfCTAL MHOP Bock fate icrbs. I could see strings of herbs banging from a rafter and as my eyes got used to the darkness I could see funny old trunks sitting around »nd furniture that made my mouth water with envy. I stood patting an old spool day>ed that was piled high with comforters, and back under the eaves was a walnut chest with darling Jrawcr pulls, I was still feasting my eyes and roaming around, for knew this was a real treasure house. A little footstool was lying in its side a few feet farther back ind I moved over toward it when made out a white object back in the gloom. Well, why go into details? It nras horrible enough. That white ibject was poor JUza Holmes, langing from one of the rafters. She still wore her high-necked, ong-sleeved house dress and her ite apron, and her poor head lung slightly to one side above the x>rd. I think I moaned, but Jeanie. *-ho was sitting on a trunk in the ' fir' r:'rr--M t r !l MTI n.tyv.i; of h p ;r " Mv on" d"':i a?, ny T:t>m ii.a: ho'iT a>, I Shf Wri- '.no irtiilifd to hr ( -;i.u<r by then she- had '' to susi>er: I hart found homblr. It wasn't unMl we v.alkir.e down the road to thr inn that I mrinastrd to eleven be it., [and thr -.-a., -h'- «il!rd I wondered if wed e\rr make our destination. "But viicicie. ' «he kept re|>rat- ins. "\\hy fiiould she hanz herself. Mary? Why? Was it ne- rau>e .she missed Aunt Miliie 50 mmh? Still. Llxa wouldn't forget me. She couldn't just leave me alone." "Maybe your aunt's death did something to her mind." I sug- Kcstrd. "Tlicy'd been together for a long time. They were both women who never made many friends easily; never talked much. Their lives . were pretty cut and tiried." "I can't understand it. Aunt Millie left her money, you know. And Liza—well, she "never talked much, but she did mention some things she was going to do with her mony. She was going to have a new black dress made. And a new hat. And she snked me to subscribe to a gaijdcn magazine and a little missionary paper she used to read. 'She told me that by the next j time I went to town she'd have a list of things made out for me to buy; Things she was. going to send to her niece's little girl. She liked to sew for her and she was going to make some school dresses. She wasn't thinking of dying, Mary. I know she wasn't!" What we both were thinking. but not saying, was that this might be murder and not suicide. A third murder — that was too much to put into words. * * * We were careful to state only facts when we got to the Inn and phoned the State Police. We could have phoned from Jeanie's house, but I'll admit I was panicky. I had to get away from there, and I think Jeanie was glad I had done it that way. The hotel phone was In a little writing room off the lobby and when I hung up after talking to Officer John Antler in as coherent a way as I could, with my teeth chattering and my knees going wobbly, Chris Gordon was stand- Ing in the doorway. I suppose the two of us must have had fear written across our white faces, because he looked and then spoke. "Anything I can do for you—?" Jeanie started to cry and I said, "Yes. get us some hot coffee. We've about at the end of our strength. Liza Holmes is up there at the house—dead—" He opened his mouth like a fish, snd took out his handkrr- chif-r to finop TUs rTWfl H* rttrtnt a sic nnv qtiMtions, but turned and ivrnt away, "fhf cofTw cftme b*>- forr Offirrr Antler arrived, hut he ' good tinr-. Dr. Oru-nv war 'with him. "You (rot a monopoly on finfJin? dead people?- he asked. ! I Mifrt I'd be more than wiUme to srll him mv concession. Rncl Him I RUrmptfd t/> tell thTn about, finding Lira. 'fi'nf thought a lot of Mi.« Mil- ,'ie." hr said. "That's prohshir jwhrtt preyed on her mind. Well. j wr il go on over. You girls won't i mind waiting downstair?. will I von'' Ynu won't have to come up with us." # • • Jranie said she was all right now. nnd so we got in their car and went back to the house. We sat there in !hr kitchen and Jennie got some milk for a big yellow- cat that tome meowing at the door The gut Mailed to cry. ''Hej was Lizas pet. He was the only thing I e\r; saw her make a fuss over. 1 used to come out here and find them silting by the stove. Heel be on her lap purring and pusliing her apron into balls with hl.s paws." Dr Orway came in at last and she looked up at him. "Why did she do it, Doctor? To go up there alone—" . He patted her on the head and looked at me. I saw something in his eyes that made me blurt out the question. "But was it suicide?" (To B* Continued) ANEW STAR ftr Ytir KHdMi l . .'• A Modern GM Range THAT STARS IN . ' '•mm • * • 13.005.50 Down Per Mo. one Vhf> attempts to convince Tft?y rrarv? w trbrptrti" m-f-r p*y or other (rrirvanee. Knox. who w»5 here for two dftys Inspectinst defense activities in th? Detroit area, was principal speaker at the formal dedication of the ar* s.enn.1. a S20.000.000 plant, begun is.*t March and now 95 per cent complete snd alrrndy in productton on the Oerlikcn 20 millimeter «ntl-aircr«ft machine jjun. Just before dedication of the naval ordnance plant. Secretory Knox was shown through the nearby Chrysler army tank factory and Riven a ride in one of the mobile fort- irver. The 1 big tank was put through n series of maneuvers during the ride. "Boy, oh boy. what a ride!" Knox exclaimed as he jumped out. The new naval ordnance arsenal occupies a 135 acre site north of Detroit and embraces 14 buildings, with more than a million feet of floor space. Besides the Oerllkon gun, a weapon of tremendous firing power that hurls an explosive shell. the plant will produce a variety of naval ordnance components, ranking from delicate fire control and direct apparatus to parts for gun mounU, torpef'o tubes and catapult guns. Knox Principal Speaker At Dedication of Arsenal Of Hudson Co., Detroit DETROIT — (AP) — Secretary Knox told several hundred workmen in the Hudson Motor Car Co.. naval arsenal yesterday that they must "give the He In the teeth" to any- Coughing Oe* relief from IMP»OVK> Ticks tnatmot that Bataa'Vfck* VapoRub gin am BJaflDI BaVftR Vpasj sjsjaj sjgsgsjgj ACTS 3 WATS AT QHCB to bringreUsf M .sfjg{rg«m tot breathliw paasagea wtth i chest and back surfaces Uka a, warming poultice... AndMMS i to ease omighs. ntisvs and brine real oomf art. TbgettbJstaprovodtnataKBt ... Just massage VapoRuto (or S caiautes OsT BACK as well aa throat and chest, then aproad thick layer on chest and cover wHhwarmsd cloth. Trytt! Tien FORTUIE ?HOES FOI MEM ECONOMY STORE 22 W. Third Street De Anne's 318 Locust Street STERLING. . . DLUNOn THREE SMART WAYS n BUY *T Damps 1. Regular Charge Account 2. Extended Charge Account 3. Convenient Budget Plan Stats nmfa; il 9 i •. &> Hin Enly! MONTH END, • oei •ee> THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF SEASONABLE WEARING APPAREL REDUCED FOR CLEARANCE! SHOP EARLY! EXTRA SPECI AM Jn478 DRESSES WORTH SJJf to 17 Jf We havo setocfA 7f Dresses frosa ew stock aa4 thoas for final elearanoe. Shop eartjr for host valves and SIZES I TO 41 Mostly Isoall Stee* DRESSES ORKATLY REDUCED JOT 470 MESSES OrigjMNr UO to MO DRESSES fts*. Wool, Mki NoroHy Bfatortak. All Now fall ftyiaa. fJSU 0 TO 41. OrlfiaallftJOhlOJO DRESSES MONTH END SALE SMfiT COATS COtOUIOY end FtAID REVERSI»LE COATS aa4 W«ol Drossos ol Etcry T]fp« AU Nc Styles. 8IZES I TO il WRAP-AROUNDS! POLO COATf! ROXY.ROY STYUKS! PLAIDS! $4 *7 • 17 ALL NEW PLAID FOOTBALL COLORS •ATIir4CTIOK GL'ARANTCfD

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