Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 28, 1955 · Page 1
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erRRCHIVE® . Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heaxt of flodc Rivex Valley for More Than a Century Number 126 104th Yei DIXON, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS District 271 to Pick Central Site NOTES BEFORE GLOS ING SHOP FOR A LONG WEEKEND— We hope you have a pleasant holiday whether you're staying in Dixon or taking to tne nign-ways. While part of Memorial Day is a solemn occasion, it also marks the beginning- of summer— long, hot days, vacations, picnics, swimming. If you're traveling, we know you're a Rood driver. But there are several million other car* on the highway. Watch out for them. If vou plan to attend the Memo rial service in Sugar Grove Church Sunday (we wrote about it yesterday) drive five miles west ol Dixon on Ait. Rt. 30 and turn right on the new blacktop road. The cemetery and church are one mile north of the highway. The tin 3 p.m. Dixon will be quiet Monday all public buildings and most of the businesses closed, dui remem ber Tuesday is the final day for returning the assessor s property schedules and for paying tax bills. "We have received the final report on the rose sale conducted by the DLxon Lions Club. The club sold 692 dozen at S3 per dozen. Six hundred dozen was the goal. The flowers will be delivered June 4. In addition to those sold, the Lions Club will deliver 65 doeen roses to patients in KSB Hospital. Mansion .Nursing Home, Kest Haven Nursing Home, Lee County Nursing Home and shutins. Profits from the sale will go into the Lions Club General Chanty fund. Time to cover the typewriters and relax. We won't be working Monday either. T. R. T. Sweet Loot YONKERS, N. Y. Every Fri day 75-year-old Samuel Bodian makes a trip to the bank. He gets several hundred dollars for a-knitting mill where he works, puts it in a brown paper bag and alway; ■follows the same route back. Friday, a thief, apparently fa miliar with Bodian s routine. laid him, grabbed the bag and Bodian told police, however, that he had made the trip to the bank four pours early Friday. The sec ond tnp, he said, was to get strawberries and that's what in the bag. Honest to Goodness Sheriffs Posse 8 MEET THE LEE COUNTY MOUNTED POLICE ! Sheriff John Stouff er Friday made 15 members of the Green River . Saddle Club special deputy sheriffs. The group will participate in the Morrison Centennial celebration Memorial Day as sheriffs posse. Stouffer explained that the group will also be called upon in case of emergency, such as a lost child in a wooded area, etc. An estimated 50 members of the club will ride in the Morrison event. There are more than 300 members in the club. Jim Sommers, Ambov, will be in charge of the posse: He is shown»at right being sworn in by Stouffer. The eleven other members deputized are: Bottom row (L-R) — William Fowler. Amboy; Rey-naldo Clarke, Amboy; John Miles, Lee Center, and Chester Beams, R.t. 4, Dixon. Middle, row (L-R) Elmer Underhile (president of the club), Rt. 2, Amboy; Don Kessel. Franklin Grove; Roland Williams, Pawpaw; and Francis Murphy. Amboy. Top' row (L-R) Francis Rex, Franklin Grove: Al Beardih", West" Brooklyn; and Bob Shafer. Amboy. Special deputies not in the picture include : Ralph Full, rural LaMoille; John Clark Sublette; and Melvin Becker, LaMoille Hundreds Will March in Dixon's Memorial Parade Sheldon Bross Is Speaker For Annual Observance Between 600 and 800 men, women and children representing nearly two dozen organizations, are expected to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade in Dixon Mon day Once again, this yearly observ ance is under the direction of the Dixon Memorial Association and is dedicated to all those who fought for their country. Sheldon Bross, principal of Dixon high school, will deliver the Memorial Day address at Oakwood Cemetery. Bross will be introduced by Richard Keller, president of the DLxon Memorial Association. The Rev. E. E. Schaefer, pastor Nation Plans Programs to Honor Dead Memorial Day (By The Associated Tress) Americans began the Memorial Day weekend today. . in many places across the land, in many ways, they will pause to salute those who died in battle. Soni will marc In Nei Memorial Day parade Monday will honor Albert Woolson. 108-year-old survivor of the Grand Army of the Republic. Woolson himself plans to spend a quiet day at home in Duluth. Minn. Some will sing. In the spectacular Hollywood Bowl. 700 musicians and vocalists will join in a premiere of "The Requiem.'* by Hector Berliez, in a three-faith serv- Most will pray— en masse in churches, in family groups, beside a grave, or in the quiet privacy cf a room once occupied by a boy. In the Arlington National Cemetery near the nation's capital. Vice President Nixon will place a vrcath at the marble tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monday morning, then deliver an address". The scene will be mirrored across the nation, at the Little Arlington National . Cemetery, in In, cemetery at Ft. Bragg, N. C, wherever heroes lie. President Eisenhower plans a quiet weekend at his farm at Gettysburg, Pa., scene of a battle in the war from which the Memorial Day holiday stems. The President urged all Americans to "take maximum care for safe driving" this weekend. American Legionnaires at Rice Lake, Wis., will reverently drape grave of St. Jonas Manhem a Confederate flag, specially obtained from Iuka. Miss. Manhein. native of Germany,, fought with the South in the War Between the States, married a girl from Alexandria, La., and settled in Rice Lake in 1R7S tn become leading citizen of the Northern corn-Enemy dead will share in prayers at the post cemetery at Ft. Devons. Mass. There rest the bodies of 11 Confederate POWs, who died in Boston's Ft. Warren Prison during the Civil War. and seven Germans who died in prisoner camps of World War II. Neither will those who died at sea be forgotten. A boat will put out from Wildwood. X. J., to strew wreaths on the Atlantic, while a continent away a. procession of Coast Guard and other vessels will sail from DePoe Bay. on Oregon's central coast, in the Pacific's 10th annual "Fleet of Flowers." With jet planes forming a cross as an aerial backdrop, a "God of the Mountain Pageant" will be Maged in San Bernardino Mountains, near Redlands, Calif. of Grace EUB Church, will give the invocation. Dale Wickerts will present the general orders of the day. The Dixon Civic Band will play "America" and the "Star Spangled Banner" to open and close the cemetery program. Special Homage Special homage will be paid to 12 veterans of World Wars I and II and the Korean War buried in Chapel Hill and Oakwood cemeteries since Memorial Day last year. "Veterans buried in Chapel Hill cemetery, include : Lars Skogsberg, W.W. JJ: Paul Hoffman. W.W. H: Glenn Buisker, Korean; Donald Jones. W.W. II: Lyle Jeffers, W.W. I, and Arnold Mon. Korean War. Those interred in Oakwood cemetery include: Clyde W. Ross. W.W. I: Jason W. Stanley, W.W. II; Frank Garland, W.W. I; Bert H. Christ, W.W. I: William Haynes, W.W. I; and Clifford Allen, W.W. I. The parade will form at 10 a.n facing south on Highland Avent between First and Second Streei and is scheduled to start at 10:15 Line" of March The line of march will be east Second Street to Dement Avenue then south to Oakwood cemetery. This year's route was reportedly changed to eliminate climbing the Galena Avenue hill. Walter A. Kygei', parade marshal, and Keller remind all Dixon citizens to display the American flag Monday. These two men will march at the head of the parade. The rest of the parade line-up in order of march : The DLxon Municipal Band: Lt. Harold Eddy, assistant parade marshal; National Guard; Women's Relief Corps (in cars); Ladies of the GAR (in cars;: Daughters of the American devolution (in cars): Children of the American P-evolution (in cars) ; and American War Mothers (in cars). Mothers of W.W. II (in cars); United Spanish American War Veterans (in cars); Disabled War Veterans (in cars); Dixon Grade School Band'; Darrel Rinehart, assistant parade marshal; Veter- (Continued on Page 6) May Resume Vaccine Program Next Week Health Dept. Head Now Optimistic Second Shots May Be Given Before Peak Polio Season WASHINGTON m— The stalled ntipolio inoculation program showed signs today of getting set to roll again, perhaps next week. S. Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele. in a burst of optimism, said late Friday the program may yet reach its immediate goal— com pletion of second shots or tne sain, vaccine for nine million school children before the late summer peak of the polio season. A third "booster" shot also is contemplated, but this would not come until seven months later. Scheele said at a news conference it appeared "quite certain" that some vaccine supplies — held back for nearly three weeks for extra safety checks— would be released next week. He said Public Health Service approval of further supplies would follow 'progressive ly thereafter." Scheele '-'Optimistic'* Earlier, he had told the- House Commerce Committee he was ""very optimistic" now and that he expects the inoculations to. "go forward rapidly" after new vaccine releases. Acceptance by six vaccine manufacturers of tighter production and testing standards cleared the way for resumption of the mass immunization of first and' second-graders. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is paying for the shots. The revised standards, mostly technical in nature, were described by Dr. James Shannon as providing for more heat to. kill any live virus, and for "more frequent testing, more sensitive testing" than has been the requirement up to National Institutes of Health, said the stiffer requirements — ' worked out by a committee of scientists — now contain a "safety factor that was not there before," One new requirement, he explained, involves tests after the vaccine has been poured into dispensing bottles ready for shipment. This is designed to make certain no living polio virus has gotten in after other tests. The additional testing safe-: guards, Scheele and Shannon said, should not add very much to production time after the program gets going full blast. Scheele, who heads the Public Health Service, said the vaccine expected to be cleared next week would be supplies already distributed, but frozen when the inocula tions were halted three weeks ago for safety rechecking after some youngsters who had received shots came down with polio. Three Break Four Minute Mile Barrier . BULLETIN LONDON \fi — Laszlo Tabori of Hungary, and Chris Chataway and Brain Hewson of Britain all ran aile under four minutes today. Tabori won in 3:59. Chataway, a London brewer, as timed in 3:59.2 and Hewson of the Royal Air Force' ran it in J. i race was an invitation in ternational mile event held as part of the British games at White City urn. A crowd of 25,000 was e stands despite a raw, over- The track was heavy and the temperature was about 50. Charge Iowan For Operating Heavy Truck Slate's Atty. James Bales Friday filed an information in the county clerk's office charging a Cedar Rapids, la., man with operating a truck i.320 pounds overweight. The information was filed against Carl Beck, driver for the Union Freightways Co., Chicago. He was arrested May 4 at the Rt. 51 and eigh s a preliminary hear ing before Justice of the Peace El liot Arnould. Compton, and is free on $500 bond. He is scheduled tc be arraigned at 11 a.m. Tuesday ir Lee County Court. If guilty, he wil! be assessed a fine at the rate ol eight cents a pound ovei-weisrht. The NCIC Has Many Pretty Queens BEAUTY AT THE TRACK MEET— These 10 lovely young ladies composed the North Central Illinois conference queens' court at the loop's track meet Friday night. Each member school was represented by a queen. From left to right: Frances Clausen, Dixon; Mary Terese Grivetti. Spring Vallev: Carol McDowell. Ottawa: Shaven Wnitten. Princeton; Marilyn Sarter. Rochelle; Ann Burkholder. Sterling; Judy Werland, Rock Falls: Janet Welsrh. Menriota; Nyla Vandenberg, Gene*eo. and Janice Mummert, DeKalb. The ladies of the court presented medal* to track winner* from their own *caooi*. See Chaos In British Rail Strike To Begin Tonight; Tories Working To Ease Confusion LONDON W— Buoyed by their smashing electoral triumph, Prime Minister Eden and his Key con- tive ministers sought ways ert the chaos expected to fol low a threatened nationwide rail en as the last results of Thursday's election were being counted, thousands of Britons rushed by train from London and other cities to the seashore for their annual three-day Whitsun weekend. The holidaying families ignored the prospect that the na tionalized rail lines may be operating only a skeleton service after midnight tonight. Eden's government faces t task of keeping essential supplies moving and somehow easing the confusion when these people try to get back to. their homes and jobs Monday night. In thanking the nation for the votes which confirmed him in office with a tripled majority in the House of Commons, Eden warned last night that "industrial disputes ... are already causing us great In addition to the threatened rail strike, a sputtering dockside walkout that has slowed cargo handling in four of Britain's biggest ports for a. week was still going on. But the possibility of a rail tieup was far more serious. It was called by a union of locomotive en gineers and firemen to enforce de mands for pay raises to preserve their traditional differentials over less skilled workers. Youth Center Drive Rises To IL127.85 e Dixon Youth Center Fund rose to SI. 127. 85 today as the result of contributions totaling S75 from three individuals and three business establishments. The drive is scheduled to end next weekend after the Dixon high school students finish their car ling; project. The goal in the drive is set at $2,500, more than y.ice as much money now in the 'kitty." Mail or bring in your "Youth Center" contributions to The Eve ning Telegraph. Furniture pledges should be made by mail. New contributors each day sted at the top. The contributors Mr. and Mr?. Allen Wlllt- Mr. and Mr*. Donald B. .von louses, some -"arm macninery. ;rain and killed an undetermined lumber of livestock on the Henry Piep-r farm, located three mites of Mt. Mom i^pcr told Cxi* Count; ; that it would cost $^0,000 to lace the barn and about $10.(100 replace each house. The total damage could easily range upward to $100,000, according to autnon-Cause of the fire reportedly is un known. It was the second fire on the Pieper farm in three days. Pie-per called in the authorities after a minor fire Wednesday. Morris Pieper. son of Henry Pieper, U frea today on bond* to 2 Factions Agree on Compromise Propose Building Central School West of Ashton ASHTON— ( Special) —The two factions of the board of education for Community Unit School District 271 apparently have reached a com promise on the long-disputed school building program. Board President Charles Bildir- taek today announced the board rill hold a special meeting Thurs-lay at 8 p.m. to select a site for . central high school on Alt. Rt. 30 omew-here between Ashton's west city limits and the Haenitsch Cor ner about three miles west of Ash- i. Under state law the residents will be asked to approve the sits in a special elecbon. Four Factors According to the announcement, there were four determining fac tors which brought about the com promise. 1. The district faces nonrecogni-tion from, the state department of public instruction. It now is on pro- 2. The petition now- filed with the county board of school trustees asking detachment of the Ashton from District 271 woOTtl de- teat any possibility of any of the remainder of the ttistnct receiving recognition under any condition. It would necessitate the remaining area (which includes Franklin Grove, Lee Center and; Pawpaw) being dissolved by law and being annexed by other districts. 3. Ashton's withdrawal is oria solution for the Ashton area, but it stall does not guarantee the possibilities of a good school system for Ashton. 4. The entire building program ; being held in abeyance due to le prevailing situation. The board is attempting to solve the problems of the building pre- grant before the Ashton petition receives" a hearing by the board of trustees June 3. Unofficial Meeting The district has been torn for iveral years over the building rogram. The present board has been divided four to three on the building program. Four have fav ored small high schools in eacn community, and three fa.vored a larger high school to accommodate, students from Ashton, Franklin Grove and Lee Center. Apparently the decision to select a site for a central school near Ashton was reached Friday afternoon when the board held an un official meeting. Bilderback said the decision to call the special ieeting and select a site waa Weafier- Partly cloudy today with scattered showers and thunderstorms: cooier; high near 70. Hich Friday 7!) Precipitation to 7 a.m. .51 Fire Marshal Will Probe Possible Arson in Ogle Co. ORKGO.V-lSpe.iqll- Morris farm fire 'nan $70,000. The wind-blown lestroyed a large state deputy fir? marshal is due to arrtvs svidence »( possible arson in a rural Mt. that caused damage estimated at mora reportedb taling $2,000 after he was arrested twice Friday for assautl and battery and for resisting arrest. The younger Pieper reportedly as.<*aulted a hired hand. Jesrte James Chessea. when he returned home Friday afternoon and found the barn burnin?. Chessea signed a complaint against Pieper. Pieper then reportedly tried to: strike Deputy Sheriff Wendell Lonf when Long attempted to serve him with a warrant for his arrest. Pi* , per operates the "farm for hi* father* Oregon. Polo. Forre*on and Mt. Morris fire departments each ««nt two truck* to the scene. The fir* _ N.EWS1 kHHC

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