Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 27, 1955 · Page 1
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N'E'WSl attend the pre tribute to Thev include William -Weathei- Mye. Black Hawk War: Noah Thomas, Mexican War; George Trouth, Wainwright H. Parks, George Lenox. G. W. Hobbs. Ephraim Page. Joseph Blackburn, Lewis G. Rogers. John C. McCleary. W. A. Kcntner. William Lord. Jefferson Seavey. Clifford Eastwood. Fletcher Seavey. Albert Brimbleceme. Miles Bryan. J. G. Rand. Theodore Jonnson.' John Mensr-h. L. W. Mitchell. M. D. Hubbard. A. A. Beede. David S. Pace. Charles Page ana Willis m J. Cogswell, ail of the Civil War: Dr. C. A. Rob-bins. Spanish-American War and World War I: Ruth Seavey and George C. Plalten. World War I: Harry Smyth. World War II. and Jack Bonnell. Korean War. T. R. T. mal high T? north to ?2 south. Normal low 54 north to 59 south. Mild Saturday and Sunday. Cooler Monday and Tuesday. Warmer Wednesday. Precipitation averaging near one inch in showers about Saturday night and Sunday and again about Wednesday" Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday. Windy. A little cooler tonight. Cooler Saturday. Low tonight around 55. high Saturday low 60s. low Saturday night upper 40s. High Thursday ..... 76 Low today 60 Noon 16 Precipitation to 7 a.m., .28 inch. rise 5:3fi a.m. Sun.< . S:19 Dixon Evening Telegraph Sexving the Heart of Hock fliver Valley for More Than a Centuxy PRICE SIX CENTS DIXON, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1955 Number 125 104th Year Britons Return Conservatives Eden Wins "i 3*t a FAMILIAR EVENT take place Sunday in Palmyra cemetery (also known -> = SnP-ar Grove cemetery; northwest of Dixon. The event, of course, is the annual memorial service neia m sugar Grove church. No one could tell us just whei the first program was held in th< rhnrch and" adjoining cemetery hut several told us that the pro grams date back to at least the 1880s. The tradition has never been broken. One of the unusual features of the annual service, aside from Its continuity, is the number of important men who have addressed those who attended the services In rears past. Three Illinois Governors havn made the trip to Sugar Grove to deliver speeches. In the early vpars of this century the gover nors who spoke were Charles Deneeh, Frank O. Lowden and Richard Yates. Others included Lawrence Sher man, United States senator from Illinois; Robert R. Hitt, Mt. Morris, representative to the national Congress and a member of the diplomatic corps, and Justice William Fulton, of the Illinois Supreme Court. Many of these men came to Palmyra due to the efforts of Charles H. Hughes, Dixon, who took an active interest in the annual programs. Hughes was a Dixon bank president, county treasurer, state reprsentative and state senator. The list of more recent speakers includes many circuit judges, county officials, educators and attor- The speaker this year will be Sheldon Bross, principal of Dixon High School. Dixon's American Legion post will conduct a ceremony in the cemetery following the program in the church. Mrs. Charles Red-pbaugh, teacher of Sugar Grove School, assisted by Mrs. Lila Depuy and students are in charge n( music arrangements. The Rev. Donald J.lttlcjohn of the Christian Church in Dixon will give the invocation and the benediction. Vaccine Producers Agree to Standards ^^^^^ ^ - FIRST PICTURES OF SEPARATED TWINS— Here is a close-up of the Andrews twins, first picture since they were separated April 21 at Mercy hospital in Chicago, III. Joined atop the head, the twins were born Oct 1. 1954. Here they play with small toys. Christine, left and Deborah, right, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred J. Andrews, of Chicago. (AP wirephoto) Baccalaureate, Graduation Set Rev. John B. Hubbard Is Commencement Speaker Plans for the Dixon high school baccalaureate service and graduation exercises were announced today by toupt H. Lancaster. The Rev. Sidney Bloomquist, >r of First Methodist Church mi. will deliver the sermon for baccalaureate service June 5. topic will be "Making Life Pay." The Rev. John B. Hubbard, rec tor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Park Ridge, will be the commence- ent speaker June 9. He will speak i "The Seeds of Success." The Rev. Mr. Hubbard is a gradate of the University of Michigan and Princeton Theological Seminary, and takes a speciai interest n psychology, civics ana eauca-ion. He was chairman of the De partment of Christian Education in the Diocese of Chicago lor lu Choir to Sing The program for the baccalaureate service includes the procession al and recessional by the high school band, and the invocation the Verv Rev. Vernon L. S. Jni rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The high school robed choir sing three numbers, followed the Scripture reading by the Rev. Arthur A. Vinz, pastor of First Baptist Church: a prayer by the Rev. P. H. Lechner. pastor of 1m-manuel Lutheran Church, and the Ir^ **** ^ p3 REV. JOHN B. HUBBARD The audience will sing "Amcri-( Continued on Page 6> Exclusively for Young Pair oils Clear Way To Resume Production Cutter Labs Come Back Into Program On Active Basis WASHINGTON UP)— U.S. Snre-pon General Leonard A. Scheele announced today that all Salk noho vaccine manu facturers nave agreed lu pui. into effect at once revised safetv standards. He said these standards "represent the best that science can give us." Scheele's statement confirmed word given out earlier by repre^ sentaUves of the six participating pharmaceutical firms as they left meeting with. Public rieaitn serv ice scientists. The meeting ran into the early morning hours. Acceptance by the drug makers of the new government standards for making and testing the vaccine cleared the way for the manufacture of new supplies. Set Standard* The 'surgeon general, in an nouncing the new standards, also indicated .redeaxanc»,-.wa».-.<m.4h£f av for vaccine supplies- made by Pitman-Moore. Zionsville. Ind., and Wyeth, Inc., Marietta, Pa. Those plants were visited some time ago by Public Meaitn service teams, : no formal clearance followed government officials paused for another look at tne vaccine suua,- Scheela said his new advisory committee had told him that in its opinion "there is no question about ability ot tnese two manumc-rs to produce an excellent vac- He said the advisers had made "substantial progress" in reviewing data on lots of vaccine now under reappraisal and that they hoped to be able to make recommendations on their release "with in the next few days." Cutter Active Scheele also disclosed that the Cutter Laboratories, of Berkeley, Calif., was coming back into the program on an active basis under the revised standards. Cutter vaccine has been kept out of use for the past month because a number of youngsters who had been in-lecled with it later developed polio. Scheele— stating the new testing would "make a good vaccine bet am very gratified that th i p a n i e s have unanimously agreed that it is possible for thei adopt the revised standards wii » minimum slowdown in the pro duction of the vaccine that is con sistent with the added safety inherent in the new standards." Scheele said details of the revised standards would be made public later today. Salk "Hopeful" Dr. Jonas E. Salk. developer of the vaccine, commented that "the picture is most hopeful." But he gave no estimate of how soon the vaccine will again be available for (Continued on Page 6i City Library to Remodel The Dixon Public Library board of directors today announced plans to use a S5,000 bequest from the late Mrs. Mabel E. Shaw, publisher of The Dixon Evening Telegraph, to remodel part of the ground floor of the library building for use as a children's department. Plans call for dism; remodeling the tiing and cupied by thp library janitor into s»ction exclusively for the unity's younger patrons. The entire project is expected to cost about SS. 000, according to Mrs. John Devine, board president. Mrs. Shaw's gift will complete the remodeling, and other library funds will be used to equip Ihe department. Bids on the work will be opened June 24, with remodeling slated to he pioject fall. ; expected early Mrs. Devine said the ri./t wa.3 to he used by the library board in any way necessary, according to Mrs. Shaw's will. The board president said, "For the last couple of years the board and the librarian have been trying to find ways and means for such expansion, and this gift at this lime will rare for the physical details of the remodeling ifor the new children's department." start about July i. Completion ot \ Mri. Devae ilao Midi he Dixon Public Library is oper-ted upon a limited budget and its ervices to the public are increas ing each year, it grows mote Oii- . for the board to meet us inds. The board members, the library staff and the children of :on who u?e the library will in-d cherish the memory of Mrs. iw for her thoubg trulne*? in re membering the library needs with such a. generous gift." When the children s department. which now le located at the north end of the main floor, is moved, the vacated space will be used for reference materials and the youth rr-l-lertion. The south end will include magazines, newspapers and ft .bMwuBf ana tot adult*. INJURED IS OKLAHOMA TORNADO— Volunteei was injured wnen tornaao sirui,* ut iiumc smashed into iu uiucibul ^^^••^ ^ Observers in that community ot 5.000 reported that the disturbance, described earlier as a. tornado, caused considerable damage to the north and w-est sections of town. Hardest hit was a 60x200-foot concrete block warehouse used by the California Packing Co. for storage. The structure, which was eportedly 90 per cent empty, was flattened. One-half of the roof of a house owned by Jacob Walter was reportedly blown off by the wind. lse IS located only uuee blocks southeast of the destroyed ■varehouse. No Estimate Yet Practically every tree and television antenna, in the north and Dixon Hires 2 Firemen, 1 Policeman =.nd Fire Board. number of men on the fire depa on the police force. The City Conn- | cil lecently passed an ordinance \ increasing the number of full-time ! men in each department to 13. ! The additional firemen reportedly j fulfill the last big requirement fi hie list in order of their examina- CharltS- Tuiile. 47. ?07 Second St.. regained his full-time patrolman status on the police force. He -lad completed nearly nine yeais of service as either merchant po- iceman or patrolman before leav-ng the force in 1953. He rejoined he force in 1954 as an extra po- i. 23. 307 Narhu- ard vv. Nirkalus. ■ -°lc<-t .. Both were bom in Dixon and attended DUon schools. Clayton spent four years in the army and Nickalus spent five years in the navy. Elmer Jones, member of the Board, also announced that examinations for fire lieutenant will he given June 8. The new officers will h» picked from the ranks, Jones Midi One of thp r grade when Pre Out Of the S Communist par Khrushrhev .= working in heavv winds aid elderly thern Oklahoma city of Blackwell. Tr and almost a score perished in Blackwell. (Ar As Storms Lash Area Mendota Cleans Up After Freak Winds Hit Northwest Violent thunderstorms and winds that hit northeastern Illinois Thursday afternoon reportedly caused, only minor damage in the Dixon area although Mendota, located 30 miles southeast of Dixon, today is cleaning up the debris from a "freak wind. west parts of town were blown down. No preliminary damage estimate was available this morning, according to reliable sources. veral windows were also re portedly broken in the Mendota Community hospital as the result of living debris. No injuries have been reported as a result ot tne Clean-up work was started under floodlights late Thursday as workmen began hauling away die countless tree limbs and debris scattered over the town. This operation is expected to last several days. Eye-witnesses reportedly first noticed the storm about 3:45 p.m. when they saw what looked like a "whirling dust storm" approaching; "high in the air" from the southwest. Dust-laden winds reportedly then preceded the "big blow," observers said. The disturbance suddenly "dropped down" and reportedly "bounced or skipped" around the north and west part of town. Not a Tornado idem Tito greeted Thursday their popped no! the official head of the Soviet government. Premier Nikolai Bulgamn— though it was —but instead stoc :nf delegation ■ Nik Ui«n of who i.= the Soviet. Union by pushin ganin into the background . Khru publi' was a serious question. Khrushchev went further. He blamed the Soviet-Yugoslav break on "enemies of the people." And named -of c thes< La\ •eported that They v.-ho tornadoes wirephoto) Minor Damage Reported m caused scattered trouble." id that only 20 utility poles were reported broken in the entire 5,000 square mile Dixon area. Lines were reported down in Mendota, Paw-paw and Leland. A "few trees and tree limbs" were reportedly blown down in Ro-chelle and in Amboy. No damage was reported in Dixon. The weather bureau reported that .28 of an inch of rain fell in Dixon in about 15 r Commit Drug Addict to State Hospital, Elgin OREGON — (Special) — Ogle County Judge Helen Rutkowski Thursday committed Clifford R. Knapp, 5S, an admitted drug addict, to Elgin State Hospital. Knapp, who gave Rockford and Richland. Ind., addresses, was charged with being a narcotic addict and failing to register with state authorities as required by p, who wears false teeth :iur one-fourth carat dis set in them, told police h with a, fellow addict in a. hotel last weekend, an n left with 300 of Knapp' r pills. Knapp said that wa 's supply. Russia's Communist Party Head Blunders in Bekrade there Khrushchev may have slipped. President Tito heard Khrushchev out with what observers at the airport described as an unsmiling face and silence. His guests expected their host ««■ respond with a speech of welcome but he did not. Bei ia has been blamed for many things. But Khrushchev can hardly expect Tito, of all people, to believe Beria deserves the blame for the bre Ku: by ws very well that it was siln and no one else. If v had merely admitted 1 have been one thing, ring to shove the blame ay from Stalin and those among the present leaders of the Kremlin who shared in it, Khrushchev to a large extent negated the effect of his apology. Tito hardly could tell Khrush at the airport he was lying. But the marshal's silence mads cl«*r bis deep displMsur*. Big Vote of Confidence Working Margin Triples Majority Of Last Election LONDON UP)— Britain has given Prime Minister Eden a smasmns: vote or commence in an election that shook the opposition Labor party to its foundations, strengt n e n i n g leftist hopes to take over leadership from Clement At* lee. Thursday's election promised Eden's Conservatives a majority of 50 to 60 in the 630-seat House Commons. That guarantecd Eden's government a five - year of office with a. working i triple the 17-vote majority :nservatives had when th* last Parliament adjourned. Cain of « Returns from 611 of the 630 dis tricts gave: Conservative and allied partiel - 335 tnet gain 14 I. Labor— 271 (net loss 13). Liberals — i. Others, net loss 1. The result was a tremendoui oost in prestige for Eden, who had stood for so long in the shadow Churchill. predecessor, Sir Winston. apparently reflect- confidence in the Con servative free enterprise appros.cn-to the national economy, Eden* ■uccess in organizing the Big Four 'at the summit" talks, and pros perous times under the Conserva tive government. A big stav-at-home vote hurt th* Labor party cause. So did intro- party dissension caused by left-wing followers of Aneurin Bevan, the Welsh orator. Reject Labor The Laborites took the govern ment in 1945, in a vote that re flected popular resentment at war- Riistentv. The Conservatives came back under Churchill's lead- 1951, winning a majority of House of Commons districts but tally lagging behind the Labor-in the popular vote. This Um« the popular vote— as well as a majority of districts was firmly in'tht conservative column. election outcome means itons have rejected Labor's plans for more socialism and de- id. to stiCK wnn me v^onseiv*-s' free enterprise system. . also means that Eden— 57-r-old political protege of Churchill and long-time friend of the United States, will speak for Britain at the forthcoming meeting ot the Big Four leaders. With confirmation of the Tory victory by the final returns, Eden and (Continued on Page 6) Youth Center Fund Passes S1,000 Mark The Dixon Youth Center Fund topped 51. 000 today, thanks to J163 from 15 contributors. The total stands at $1,052.85 — slightly mor« than 40 per cent of the S2;500 goal. It is interesting to note that half o: today's contributions came from the students themselves. The Dixon hitrh -school GAA (Girls Athletic • Assuciaii«ni donated $75 and a I student. Martha Preston, contrib- Mrs. Lucy Roe. Youth Center dvisor. today released plans by he students to wash cars June i ind donate the proceeds to the fouth Center drive. The project rill be postponed one week if it ains that Saturday, Mrs. Roe said. She explained that the students lave organized a contest among the four high school classes and have elected team co-captains for each class. Further details will bt Ro». public in The Evening T-l«ph next week, accordmf to Mrs. Mail or bring in your "^outn Center" contributions to The Eve-ning Telegraph. Furniture pledfai should be maae oy mm. New contributors each day ar* listed at the top. The contributor* nd the amounts fiven: Y.F.W. Cootie* Victor Feterncm iCrotmni m Fit* * RRCHIVE® . , NE-WSPAPERflROH

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