Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 31, 1955 · Page 1
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Dixon, Illinois
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Tuesday, May 31, 1955
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N Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heart of Bocic River Valley for Moie Than a Century Number 127 104th Year DIXON, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS Ike Wary of Red Chinese Moves NOTES FROM A CITY EDITOR'S DAYBOOK — There's nothing like a tornado to stir up a tempest of tall stories. I have just returned from Northern Missouri where I was an eyewitness to a baby-sized twister which nonetheless gouged a sizeable gap in some forest land and smote down an isolated farm house. The couple residing there fled to the basement just in time and escaped with some head injuries. My wife and I and her parents watched the thing develop in late evening and saw the funnel dip into the ground just a few miles away. It was an evil and nasty thing to observe. We Joined the awe-stricken throngs the nevt day, in a tour of the damaged area. Neighbor* had gathered to help the victims of the blow. The local newspaper reported dutifully that they had built their home after a 12-year struggle and little, if any, of the loss was covered by insurance. (Local tornado Insurance salesmen please copy.) A tornado, a current one, that is, is never as fearsome as the blows of years ago. Old timers can remember all sorts of freakish things that have happened, adding story onto story until a relative new comer to tornadoes begins to wonder if he's seen anything at all. Our Missouri tornado wasn't hours old before some pretty fair-sized stories had developed. For instance, there was a man who had met a man who had told him that so-and-so was standing in his doorway last night when the wind came along, lifted his wallet out of his overall bib pocket and whisked it and $75 away. He felt nothing, this frisked victim, except this curious tugging at his wallet. I was pondering this uncommon etory, picturing the man standing open-mouthed in the midst of this tornado, when another story came along. It seems an old pump someone's yard had been hoisted straight out of it3 housing and earned a considerable distance. Nothing else damaged nearby. Then do you know what happened? The wind had lifted a garage from its moorings, swept it clean away, and left undamaged the spanking-new car it once housed. There was even some dust on the fender and . . . When one is traveling in the tornado tall-storv league, one has to be nimble. So I resurrected one told by my grandmother. It se that a tornado swept by her Kansas prairie home while everyone crouched in the storm cellar. When the blow was over, the family emerged and found that the only visible damage occurred in the wood box in the kitchen. The 1 had picked up the kindling and swirled it into the bedroom: I could ha\p added that, as grandmother told it, the wood was found piled neatly near the Fire Marshal Checks Farm Ruins, Leaves OREGON — (Special) — A State deputy fire marshal reportedly made an inspection Saturday of the ruins left after a S70.000 farm fire near Mt. Morris, but left without contacting local officials. The marshal was due to inspect evidence of possible arson in the blaze which destroyed a large barn two tenant houses, some farm machinery, gram and livestock on the Kenry Pieper farm Friday. Attempt Breakiu A break-in apparently was at tempted late Monday or early today at the Albers service station, 402 first St., Dixon. Officers Charles Tuttle and Glen Camerv reported that the back door had been jimmied hut that the Uon was not entered. Military Unit on Parade in Dixon THE DIXON NATIONAL GUARD UNIT is shown as it marched east on Second street to Oakwood cemetery for Memorial Day ceremonies .vionaay. A PART OF EVERY PARADE, yet always thrilling to the spectators, is the color guard. This is the guard which led the Memorial Day parade in Dixon Monday. Gunman Shoots Seven, Kills Two Ohio Banks Terrorized; Police Wound Armed Man DAYTON, Ohio (T) — A gunman, apparently not interested in robbery, today shot down seven persons, killing two, in two downtown Dayton banks before being shot himself by police officers. The gunman, identified by police as Richard Meyers, 47, was badly wounded and captured in Winters Bank, after shooting one person there and six others in the Tnnd National Bank next door. Police said Meyers walked into the Third National at about 10 a.m. and began shooting. Before racing next door, he killed George Sa\ra- ya, 60, a local operator of a small giocery chain. AIos fatally wounded was Joseph Gavin, former University of Day- athletic director and new pub-relations man for Ohio radio and television stations. Mejers was finally shot and captured by two-city policemen and an off-duty policeman. Police were unable to give any motive for the shooting spree, but said the gunmen gave no indica- he was interested m robbing either of the banks With thet exception of one. the condition of all those wounded was lepoited critical. Dixon Youth Center Fund Nearinff Half -Way Point The Dixon Youth Center Fund today stands at Jl. 237.07— nearly 30 per cent of the ?2 500 goal. The third and final week of the drive is scheduled to end Saturday. Checks and currency totaling $109.22 were received from 20 contributors during the Memorial Day weekend. Perhaps the most unusual contribution came from Donald Hugh L.ilyroth. 30. now serving a one year to life sentence in the Johet penitentiary for parole violation. Lilyroth fNo. 25265), who is a former Dixon resident and has a police record dating back to 1941, sent a Trust Fund check for $2.22. Two projects are on tap thi-week to raise additional money to keep the Youth Center operating. Fazzi's Ail-Stars and Moats' Truckers, Polo, will play a benefit soft-ball game at 8 p. m. Wednesday at Reynolds Field. The second project will be a car washing contest Saturday between the Dixon high school freshmen. sophomores, juniors and seniors. Details on the pro]-ect will he published later this week. AU proceeds will be given Kr. Divon Loan and Building .1.00 Arch Williams and Son. . 3.00 Jones Funeral Homp . . . 10.00 Wayne Wolfe. Barriage Barriage Appliance ... -i.OO Stony Point Laundry . . . 5.00 Mr. " and Mrs. Harold Rorer 5-00 Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Prrs- cott 10.00 The Rev. Vernan L 5.00 Lilvroth. No. 25265 2.22 Potters Cleaners 10.00 M. M. Kime and granddaughter. Jan» JO.oo Mr«. Lucille Gorham ... 1.00 Mr. and Mrs Herbert Klatl .... 2.oo Mr. and Mrs. Mel Burgard 10.00 Mrs. Winifred Berg 5.00 Linda 3iae Green 5.00 Mr. Scofield's Home room 1.00 Clayton Rhodes Fred Store 5.(10 (See Previous List on Fa*e 4) Parade, Speech Here Highlight Memorial Day The elements smiled Monday or Memorial Day ceremonies in Dix on. After days of cloudy, threat ening skies, a bright sun shone on the hundreds who paraded to Oak-wood Cemetery for the annual program to honor the deceased war The Dixon Municipal band, the grade school band, the State School band ana the State School drum and bugle corps furnished the music for the representatives of veterans organizations and their auxiliaries. Boy and Girl Scout troops and school children, who took part in the parade. Bross Speaker The speaker during the program in the cemetery was Sheldon Bross, Dixon High School pr: pal. He gave thanks that "all through the pages of our history we have had men and women have believed in freedom so much that they were willing to die for their country." Bross asked the audience of most 1.000 persons to remember the words of Abraham Lincoln, "That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died vain; that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the peo ple, shall not perish from the earth." "We must remember," Bross continued, "that there are con stant forces in our world that would destroy this freedom. . . We must be ever on guard agains aggression and against those that would destroy us." Must Prevent War* The speaker said we must prevent wars "through promoting understanding, friendliness, coop eration, to establish Deace, good win toward men. ' Bross was intioduced by Richard Keller, president of the Dixon Memorial Association, which sponsored the observance. The Rev. E. E Schaefer. of Grace E. U. B. Church, gave the invocation, and Dale Wickerts read the general oiaers ot tne cay. On Sunday Bross was the main speaker at the annual Memorial Day observance in Sugar Grove northwest of Dixon About 150 per sons attended the program, which included a ceremony in Palmyra -Weather- teied thundershnwers near the Iowa bolder late tonight or parlv Wedn»sdav. Low tonight low 5ns. High Wednesday near Low Wednesday night high 50s. High Saturday 7i Low Sunday * 51 Precipitation to 7 a.m. Sunday, High Sunday fi7 Low Monday 43 High Monday ........72 Low Today 44 Illinni — Tcmppi attires .viil isl: noimal high 76 north to S3 south normal low .=m north to 60 south: warmer Wednesday, cooler toward end of week. Participa-ton one to two inches, as showers beginning in the northwestern section Wednesday or Wednesday night and spreading o\er the southeastern section by Thursday, and ending over the weekend. End Segregation Soon As Feasible — Court Justices Are Unanimous In Ruling Some Details to Be Left to Local District Courts WASHINGTON UP)— The Supreme court today directed that public school segrega tion of white and Negro pupils be ended as soon as feasible, taking local conditions into account. courts could decide whether prompt and reasonable start toward full compliance was being made by local school authorities. Warren said the high tribunal ex pects full compliance to be earned out as early as practicable. He added that lower courts, sitting as courts of equity, "may properly take into account local problems. Can't Yield Warren said the "validity" of tin Supreme Court's decision in the segregation cases cannot be yield ed because of disagreement with them. The high tribunal on May 17, 1954, had declared unanimously that racial segregation in the schools was unconstitutional. In its opinion then the court said it real ized that "problems of considerable complexity were involved. It heard arguments for four aft ernoons last April on how to go about ending segregation. During the arguments, attorney: for Southern states contended th< high court should fix no deadline for integration, should not iss specific orders on how it should done, and should leave details to the states and their school boards, under supervision of local U. S. district courts. Urged Quick Action Counsel for Negro parents urged the tribunal to order segregation ended by next September, or by Sepetmber, 1956, at the latest. The Eisenhower administration, through Solicitor General Sobeloff, suggested the Supreme Court follow a policy of "moderation with a a degree of firmness." Sobeloff suggested the lower courts be told to grant 90 days for submission of plans for integration as soon as feasible. He said school boards could be given more than 90 days if they made a proper showing that the time was un- Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty A Dixon man, Clarence Bowen. 34. 1715 W. First St.. today pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while acated and was fined $100 bv County Judge Helen Rutkowski. Eowen was arrested Friday by Dixon police officers Ed. Trotter William Boehme. Xo acci dent was involved in Bowen's lest. Dixon Woman Fined After Auto Crash A Dixon woman. Minnie Ellen. .1114 N. Galena Ave., was fined S50 late Monday for leckless • :ig after the car she was dn collided with a parked car on north na Avenue near the Chamber- hn Street intersection. e was also given emergency ment at Dixon KSB hospital for a possibl* fractured nose, at ding to the a evident repor Police Magistrate Lawrence Boos assessed the fine. The mishap occurred about 11 MO m. Monday when the JWien hide, which was traveling north r.n Galena Avenue, rammed an auto owned by Raymond H. Flow ers. 22, Rt 1. Dixon. The impae pushed the Flowers vehicle ovei the curb. Both ca-s reportedly jWOrt cocsdera&ly duuged. BELGRADE VISITOR— Here's a close look" at Soviet Premier .Nikolai A. Bulganin, the nominal head of the Russian government. The Red statesman wore that benign look on his arrival with fellow Soviet delegates' at Belgrade's airport on a conciliatory visit to lugosiavia s .uarsnai j.ho. tivr wirephoto) Deaths Set New Record For Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Motorists traveling the nation's highways on the Memorial Day holiday weekend died in lecord numbers in au'.omobile accidents. The total traffic deaths had reached 36S today, with an additional 129 drownings and 86 deaths in miscellaneous accidents. The overall total stood at 550. also a new high for a four-day Mem orial Day holiday period. As the highway death toll lose Monday, the National Safety Coun cil revised its death toll predic tion upward from 360 to "at least This year's total accidental deaths compaied to 530 last year •hich 362 persons were killed otor mishaps. 93 drowned and st their hieb in miscellaneous accidents. DENY HEARING WASHINGTON IJPI— The Supreme Court today refused a hearing to William Heirens. of Chicago, who is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to three murders. Freed Fliers En Route to Hawaii Base Will Meet Their Families; All Appear Healthy HONG KONG UP)— Four ' American fliers released by Communist China after more than two years imprisonment reached Hong Kong today. Less than three hours later they took off for Hawaii and reunion with their families. .The men. who had been shot Sown in the Korean War, appeared tired but in good, if subdued spir its. They told newsmen at the air port that they had been "well treated." U. S. Lt. Col. O. W. D. Simpson, who greeted the men at the Communist border, said their mental attitude "was extremely composed and they gave no evidence of being brainwashed." The four, all fighter pilots, are Capt. Harold Fischer Jr.. 28, Swea City, Iowa; 1st Lt. Lyle W. Cam eron, Lincoln. Neb ; Lt. Col. Ed win Heller, 36, Wynnewood, Pa.; and 1st Lt. Roland W. Parks, 24, Omaha. "We are all terribly glad and happy to be free," Cameron said to newsmen. "What more can we say?" "Tell our folks hello!" the fliers chorused. Arrive by Train The four men arrived just after noon by train from Canton at the border village of Shunchun. The Air Force said in Washington that the men would be given a complete physical checkup in Hawaii. Secretary of the Air Force Talbott announced that a special plane would fly their closest relatives to Hawaii for a reunion. Although newsmen were not permitted to question the four, they said at the airport they were first told last week that they were going to be sent home. The four refused to say where they had been held prisoner in China. American authorities had said they believed the men were held most of the time m Mukden, Manchuria. Dressed in Blue The airmen were dressed in Communist blue trousers and faded blue, collarless shirts when they ciossed the bolder into Hong Kong territory at the Lowu Bridge. They changed to new white shirts (Continued on Page 6) New Filibuster Breaks Out; Illinois House Work Halted SPRINGFIELD. 111. (Ti-A new house today as the legislators retu their session with all major issues Reps. Paul A. Ziegler iD-Carmu and Carl Pnehs iD-Pana> launched the delaying tactics in the face of one of the worst logjams m legislative history. They demanded that all bilU be customarily bypassed. The only explanation offered came from Pnehs who said he was "tired of being pushed around." Calendar Crowded The House had just begun work on ;ts crowded calender, which lists 552 bills, when business was slowed almost to a standstill by the filibuster. Speaker Warren Wood, in an attempt to settle the trouble, conferred with Ziegler and Preihs. Afterwards. Wood said they talked about the Broylcs antisubversive bills which are pending in the House, a bill for a convention and exposition building in Chicago, and a harness racing bill by Preihs awaiting Senate action. Before Preihs and Ziegler started their delaying maneuver. Rep. Harry Lavery (R-Chicago) told the House he was calling off the filibuster he spatked last week against legislative teapportionment. Lavery said he had arromplish'd baa purpos* by focusing mention filibuster broke out in the Illinois ned to work for the final month of indecided. Important Rill« Still to be disposed of ate such impoitant matters as constitutional imendments to overhaul the couit and tax system.-, raise the state sales tax, permit cities to levy a endum. Korean veterans bonuses, state school aid and a host of other The Senate has set a committee of the whole hearing Wednesday on the pioposed amendment to rewrite the state tax article, which Gov. Stratton has said is needed to bring a permanent solution to state and local financial problems. Court reform, bogged down for months, is listed for another hearing and a possible votp by the House Executive Committee Wednesday. Stratton's plan for boosting; the state sales tax a half cent for two years is ready for a passage vote in the Senate. Signs of dissatisfaction with the tax program agreed to by Stratton and Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago have been appearing steadily rs the Assembly moves toward the June 20 tonal adjournment. Action on Fliers Must Be Watched Warns Against 'Hit or Miss' Conclusions By MARVIN AKROWSM1TH WASHINGTON <JP)— President Eisenhower said today Communist China has implied that it released four imprisoned American airmen in an effort to relax tensions in the Far East. But the Piesident told a news confeience the situation needs to tched carefully. He cautioned against what he termed any hit or tclusions with respect to the intentions of Red China. Asked about the prospects for elease of other Americans held by the Chinese Communists, Ei- • replied he had nothing on Uiat at this time. Eisenhower opened his session ith newsmen by noting that the Communists had released the four American fliers early today. He said the airmen were at the moment en route to Honolulu and that members of their families ould be flown to Hawaii to greet them. Asked Reaction \"hen questioning began, a re porter asked whether the President felt that release of the four indicated the Chinese Com munists are sincere about trying; to relieve world tension. Eisenhower replied that messages received by this government imply that is the stated intention of the Reds. Then he added that the whole situation must be Iwatched carefully without any lilt or miss conclusions. Eisenhower, tanned from a holi day week-end of golf, also dealt with these other topics/ Polio Vaccine — The President said it looks now as though there will be enough Salk vaccine within 30 days to handle the program calling for inoculation of first and second graders. He added the program for those age groups should i completed in 60 days. On the same subject, Eisenhower oiced earnest hope that Con- giess will provide the 28 million dollars he has asked for inocula tion of children whose parents aro unable to pay for vaccinations. Politics— The president said he does not like politics in what he termed the deiogatory sense of the word. He added, however, that the presidency is fascinating when considered in the sense of striving for such things as world peace and minimization of the chances of war. The opportunity to meet thousands of people also makes it interesting, he said, adding that some phases of the political aspects of being president are to say the least intriguing, even if fatiguing. Eisenhower'!; remarks came when a newsman asked how the Piesident liked the game of politics after three years. United Nations—Eisenhower announced tha't he has decided to go to San Francisco June 20 to attend the opening of ceremonies marking the founding of the United Nations 10 years ago. Standby wajre-price controls — The President said he feels it would be psychologically unwise for Congress to vote him standby authority to impose wage and pnee controls in time of emetgency. He said some people fee! it would be a SocKi idea to have such authority on the books, but on the other hand some feel that if the authority were there, it would be used. Auto strike— Asked whether the government might find it necessary to intervene if there should be an automobile industry strike, Eisenhower said the executive department of the government as such should not project itself into such situations. The government does have mediation facilities to handle such disputes, he noted. It would be unjustified for the government to intervene, the President said, except in the case of a national emergency. Asked for hi? opinion of the annual wage guarantee the CIO Auto Workers Union is seeking from Ford, Eisenhower replied that he only was going to say again that he favors extension of the coverage of unemployment insurance. Some states provide for 28 week» of insurance, but many do not hav* covcragt ot that duration, b« mmU ARCHIVE* N RCHIVE* FWSPAPFRl FWSPAPFKr

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