Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on June 1, 1955 · Page 1
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 1

Dixon, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 1, 1955
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This city of 1- a "Save ular to staged by t the ^successful on Chamber of Commerce a short time ago tt wa« pointed out that the bus Jin» needs 3,000 more patrons a week if it is to «nr\ive. Owner of the line is Eugene Curry, who wa* negotiating to begin service in Di\on when the Illinois Commerce Commission called a halt. C. J. C. -Weathei- Moslly fair tonight, becoming partly cloudy Thursday with scattered showers late tonight or early Thursday A little warmer tonight. Low tonight high 50s. High Thursday low 80s. Low Thursday night low 60s. High Tuesday 75 Low Today 50 Noon 73 Newspaperese® . Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heazt of Rock Rivez Valley, for More Than a Century DIXON, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1955 12 PAGES PRICE SIX CENTS Dial 2-1111 Number 128 104th Year Ford Strike Threat Delayed NOTES FROM A CITY EDITOR'S DAYBOOK — A federal savings and loan asso ciation for Dixon has apparently been approved by the Federal ilome J-,oan DanK. According t an announcement bv local sponsors, they have ceived permission to organize the First Federal Savings ana i^oan Association of Dixon. Initial sav ings and investment account sub scribers are now oemg soucuea. All savings and investment ac; counts will be insured up to S10,- 000 in accordance with rules of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. At the moment, it is planned to raise $150,000 initial capital for the new bank. This will be done in the form of pledges. A site for the offices will be chosen and business will begin. Dividends will be paid in accordance with the usual custom of Federal Savings and Loan Associations. Formation of the association was the outgrowth of some expressed dissatisfaction with loan policies of the local banks, a criticism which was contained in the economic report incorpor ated in the City Planning Report by Everet Klncald and Associates a few months ago. Sponsors of the new bank ar Alden F. Hunter, Howard G Swanson, William E. Hubbell, Joseph F. Villiger, Ralph Salzman, Carl E. Plowman, Donald S. McWethey, Paul Potts, Lyle Bellows, William C. Mooney, and William J, Wolf. Everyone, is seems, is angli for the location of Carthage C lege in or near their city. I location of Carthage college to a spot in Northern Illinois has been approved by three of the four sponsoring synods of the United Lutheran Church in America.' Cost of moving the college, if it is relocated, has been estimated at $4,500,000, with the "sponsoring" city providing about 75 acres of land and an "inducement" of a million dollars. Rochelle is the latest city to make a bid for the college. Others on the list include Freeport, Rockford and just about e\ery sizeable city in Northern Illinois. Di\on al*o has eyes on the venture although local Chamber officials ha\e been told that, in all probability, the college would require a larger city near which to locate. No site has been ruled out, however. At Rochelle, John W. Tilton, a local builder and industrialist has pledged S20.000 to get the college fund rolling. Dixon* own Ronald (Dutch) Reaean i< going to be honored at Eureka's college's 100th annual commencement on June 12. Ronald, nf mo\ie and television fame, will be awarded a Centennial Citation. He's of the class of 1932. Harold K. StaMsen. assistant to the President, will be the commencement speaker. Fireman's Helper Wields an Ax ,.rt>i c: * nr/vrrmtr *,i.-=t, lot. Tii.sHjv af th» hpiVht of the fire that eutted the interior of the t AnnayA a cVifr,r-H r«rfH»Tir» inns Madison Ave.. Di ton. Robert Ashford (with fire axel. 21-year-old ,„n r,f T.pnnarri Ashford. was ordered off the roof shortly after this picture was taken. quired emergency treatment early today at Dixon KSB hospital- overcome by smoKe. n« ™« "UL ^u"*^ ft frame house and had been burning for some time before neighbors turned in the alarm at 11:02 p. m., according to Fire Chief Gail Keys* fall. Keys Dixon firemen, a volunteer and several neighbors battled the blaze ioi neatly three hours. Keyser said that the firemen were hampered when the flames got be- veen the insulation and the ou..de walls of the house. Robert Ashford, 21, son of Leonard Ashford and former Dix- high school athlete, required irgencv treatment at Dixon K3B hospital early today when he said. by smoke wnne attempting to save some auto parts he had stored on the second floor. •tedly fell off the front porch roof after the dense smoke became too much for not injured in the neighbors. Leonard Ashford lived ie house with his two sons, Robert and Richard, 18. Keyser said that there is a possibility that defective wiring the basement started tne lire al though he could not make a pos itive statement. The fire burned a laige hole in the first floor, then reportedly traveled to the second floor through a cold air vent. The second floor received the most fire damage, although some rooms on the first floor not dam aged by fire were heavily damaged by smoke and water, Keyser added. The house was partially covey insurance. Keyser said. furnishings reportedly were not insured. Iowa Newspaper Hints of Big Scandal in Gram Bins DES -MOINES ',¥)— The Des Moines Regist»r s. Washington Wednesday that a multi-million dol construction has been uncovered :r. the Departrm The Register says that one House committee has completed report "on the laxity in the XIMBEK DEFECTIVE WASHINGTON (.?) — Official: said today a "number" of (eel bins purchased by the Agrieul ture Department last year fo storage of eovernmen'-oune surplus grains in the Midwe« h»ie been found to be defectu either in materials or in ere< They said the. department has sustained no losses, however, as the result of the defects and that no losses are anticipated. inspection of the bins in which the huge surpluses of corn, wheat and other grains are stored," The newspaper adds: m a di "patch from loss in grain bin of AgnrulMire. he Senate Permanent Investi gations subcommittee also has made investigations into the pro duction of thousands of defective gram bins that aie spilimg and spoiling the grain stored by the Commodity Credit Corp. "Investigations indicate that the grain bin situation will match in scope the theft and conversions of Commodity Credit Corp. grain a. few years ago. the secret report of the House committee continues." The Register says the Senate group has evidence that 8,960 grain bins fabricated by one firm and sold to the federal government last year have been proved defective. The 8.960 bins were purchased and erected throughout the Midwest, many of them in Iowa." Imv The youth e fell off me roof alter being l the fall. Firemen shown fighting the stubborn blaze are Cliff Henley and Fire Chief Gail Keyser (on roof). ft ft ft "'ft' ft" Firemen Battle Stubborn Blaze Leonard Ashford Home Damaged by Flames A stubborn fire of undetermined origin late Tuesday and early today gutted the interior of the Leonard Ashford residence, 1008 Madi- Ave., Dixon. The blaze apparently started in the basement of the two-story wood Plan FBI School Here In June The Federal Bureau of Investi gation will conduct five police training classes m Dixon between June 3 and 24 for state, county and local law enforcement officers from seven northwestern Illinois counties, according to Sheriff John Stouffer. The training school is being sponsoied by the Lee County Sheriff's office and will be for authorities in Stephenson. Jo Daviess, Carroll, Ogle. Lee, Whiteside and Bureau counties. This training prosrram will be a basic type school which is design ed for officers who have not had prior police experience and will also serve as a lefresher course for veteran lawmen, Stouffer explained. The classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 3. 10. 16, 3 7 and 24 and will be conducted in the Lee County Board of Super The subjects to be dis til = sec! 1 elude: defensive tactics, complaints, descriptions, report writing, interviews, signed statements, techniques and mechanics of arrest, searches of person, fingerprint identification, latent fingerprints, crime scene searches, col- and of Will Enforce Speed Boat Regulations The Rock River Valley Boat Club todav announced a strict motoiboat safe'? campaign will go into effect on Rock River Sunday with prosecution for offenders. Virgil R. Childers. vice piesi-dent of the club, said all persons operating motorboats on the nver in the Dixon aiea are asked to star away from the congested area at Lowell Park. Motorboats leaving from docks at the park will he rongPSi»d area. Those who op erate at hiv'h speeds are tirfred to do so onlv above and below the park. Speedinc a.lso will not be allowed within the Dixon city lim- Childers said the safety measure will be enforced by special deputy sheriffs and game war- signed t Okay $69,459 North Side Street Project Washington School Area Contract Let Dixon Accidents Down 20 Per Cent In May, Says Potts The board of local improvements met Tuesday night following- the Dixon city council session to award a north side Davins:. curb and gutter con tract to a Rockford firm and voted to advertise for bids tor a S17,000 sanitary sewer project in Assembly Park. The Rockford Blacktop Construction Co., Rockford, wa3 awarded the contract for its low bid of $69,The project includes rune blocks of new construction on For- Avenue, £;ast McKenney Bradshaw Street and Ster ling Avenue plus three blocks of resurfacing on Bradshaw Street. Valley Builders, Inc., Spring Val ley, submitted the only other bid. 1 was $76,213 40. The en gineer's estimate was $7-4,76 (.52. 75-25 Program The city will pay 75 per cent of the cost out of motor fuel tax re ceipts. The remaining 25 per cent -would- he paid by special assess ment of the property owners over a 10-year period. The Assembly Park project calls for the installation of an eight-inch sanitary sewer on Park Lane, Burchell Court, Douglas Terrace and Garden Park Way. The esti mated cost of the project is $17,-494.44. In earlier action by the council: —A parking ordinance was amended to prohibit parking on the north side of Lincoln Statue Dnve between N. Galena Avenue and Hennepin Avenue. —The members heard a plea from George Lindquist, representing the Dixon high school parents, to replace the four street lights now out on the street facing the high school. Lindquist pointed out that they will be needed for the forthcoming graduation exercises. Mayor William Slothower explained that present plans are to mount five new street lights in the high school area with increased candlepcwer. He added that the new lights will be mounted higher to discourage "little boys that throw rocks." Must Pay Costs —Blair Ritterspach, 1015 Idiewild Dr., Dixon, was instructed to inform his neighbors that the only positive solution to correct the con- pioiect. of their street wa? to insu-i paving, curb and gutter Mayor Slothower explained mat :ince Idiewild Drive is not an arte-lal street, the improvement would lave to be paid for by a 10-year iro-rated assessment of property owners. Orval Gearhart. Jr.. commission er of streets, added that temporary patching of their street would las onlv until the first big rain washed —Paul Potts, commissioner of public health and safety, told the councilmen that tiaffic accidents were down 20 per cent during May as mmpaied to May of 1954 He explained that there were 33 mishap*, including 13 causing; more than S100 damag", during th° month just completed as compared to 40 accidents, including .s causing more than $100 damage, in 1954. Potts expressed his gratitude to local motorists for their cooperation in the police department's anti-SDeedmg campaign and said that he believed That the ger.eial slowing down of traffic contributed greatly to this accident decrease. iVaroed Head of Kankakee Schools KANKAKEE, HI. '.TI — Dr. Anthony Marinaccio, 42, today was named superintendent of Kankakee public schools'. He will succeed Kied McDavid who is taking a supennlenrlenc v near Peoria. Ma- s, fish- nna<cio now is superintendent at not op- j Mexico. Mo. His appointment is erate boats at. high speeds. J effective Aug. 1. WIXGED DRINKING FOUNTAIN— This "mother and child" scene, viewed from a plane flying directly overhead, shows a navy F7U-3 Cutlass twin jet fighter plane being refueled in mid air through a drogue device trailing from an AJ-2 tanker plane. The streamlined jet fighter is based at the Atlantic City. N J. =ur station. (U. S. navy photo via AP wirephoto) SPRINGFIELD. 111. (.?>— For a fourth time since 1949. the Illinois House has approved fair employment practices legislation. A favorable vote of 80 to 3a Tue;*-day advanced the latest version to the Senate where FEPC bills failed in 1949. 1951 and 1953. Tough sledding again apDeaied in store. JOHN B. ADAMS John Adams New Principal At South Central School John B. Adams. 27. Ransom, 111., has been named principal of South Central school for 1955-56, school officials announced today. Adams will replace Mary All Buchanan, who i: ived i . graduate of North e. where he received ana degree. He i i degre the University of Illinois for work elementary education ad minis-He has been principal of the Ran->m Consolidated School the past two years, and previously taught rs in the upper grades of Somonauk Elementary School. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and their two sons plan to move to Dixon in August. Adams attended elementary and high school in Batavia. and, after graduation, spent two years as a military policeman m the aimy. While attending North Central Col- athlet president of the student body in his senior year. He was elected, to Beta Beta Beta, honorary scientific society, and to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. While attending the Um-versitv of Illinois, he received a Link Foundation scholarship. Illinois House Approves Fair Employment Measure Count'- through the mandaioiy delay and leconciliauons bronchi about during the waiting period by judges. Rep. Nobl» W. L"e iR-Cnicagol estimated the cost of the employes pay boost at 21 million dollars dunng the 1955-56 fiscal The mooosal calls for creation of | million dollar hike pro- a bmartisan. five member commis- administrate si on appointed bv the, govcmoi to 'tnough he was 1 work atrainsl denial of jobs by em- the one apoi. plovers for reasons of race, color ^ vote v as lS to 12 The bill was th okav»d bv the Hot day following a ? vbrftked bill < \ed Tuesday. The fu.=l of 55 vocated bv Rep. Ralph Meven-e late :n the ?on (P.-M^.:ne> a m«Ps of ; of filibusters '."stoppinsr the flight of dollars" slowed business in both Gen- Iiora Illinois horded cities into 1 Assembly branches for several jneighboi mg cities in other states. horns | i nin.y-se.en o>n-i nou. e Other important measuie* pass- 'DherS.Jn co-spon«»iin0 ed bv the House and lefeired to ;lhe b:,L the Senate :n the closing lush call ! Pa*s Other Bi!U for a 60-day "cooling off" period in j other bills passed by the House divorce rase=. a 10 per cent pay in- jand routed to the Senate provided crease foi state employes and mi- :{or: position of a "use" i^x on out-of- Biennial oneiaung appiopna-state purchases hv lilinoisans. jt,,-.ns of 2«2 million dollars to the Vote lis-io 'Illinois Ptihhc Aid Commission. ing divorces was okayed lis to 10 despite assertions by opponents that it failed to overcome legal defects that caused the Illinois Supreme Coutt to invalidate a similar 1953 enactment. Rep Pollack de< lared that before the earlier statute was simck down more than 4 0O0 tottering marriage! wer« saved in Cook 'jlP.38T.TS9 io the four institutions under Teachers College Board and -$1S.9G7.272 to the Welfare Depart- :, which administers mental hospitals. Repeal of the law prom biting re-ail sale of whisky in containers ioWhng less than one ounce. Fixing penalties up to a 5500 (Continued on F&gt •> Four -Day Extension Of Contract UAW Wants Time to Study New Proposal; 'Far Apart': Reuther DETROIT (^P)The CIO United Auto Workers union today extended its contract with" the Ford Motor Co. from midnight tonight to next Monday morning to provide more time for further negotiations. Walter R Reuther, UAW president, and Ken Bannon. director o£ i's Ford department, is sued a joint statement saying that Ford had made a new proposal to s union Tuesday but that nego-tors "are still far apart on many portant issues, in addition to the question of the guaianteed annual wage. Reuther's Statement Reuther sard the four-day contract extension was to give th« union and company added time "to explore the company's new proposal and to try to work out our differences on all unresolved issues." In annni.-.r.cir.g the contract extension Reuther said union negotiators had advised the Ford comp any that "the contract will not b« extended beyond Monday, Jun« "If agreement has not been cached between now and that dat« . strike will begin," Reuthera statement added. 2,000 Walk Out Approximately 2.000 workers at Ford's. South. Chicago, assembly plant quit work today in apparent anticipation of a strike tonight. Following issuance ot Keutner a statement union and company negotiators continued their bargaining sessions. It was announced that moratorium on any staiemema of what went on in the closed door meeting would be observed by th» company and union until noon tomorrow. Earlier today Ford was reported to have indicated willingness to bargain on the union-demanded guaranteed annual wage. John S. Bugas, Ford's vice president for industrial relations, refused comment on the reports, published in Detroit newspapers, as he entered crucial negotiations with a walkout of Ford's 140,000 employes hanging in the balance. The session was delayed an-hour when the CIO United Auto Workera (Continued on Page 6) Youth Center Fund Marches Nearer Goal The Drxon Youth Center Fund today hit Si. 424. 91, thanks to contributions totaling S1S7.S4 from 10 individuals, business establishments, organizations and a charity With the drive in its final week, ihe total in the "kitty" is still slightly more than 51.000 short of the $2,500 goal. The biggest boost today cams fiom the Dixon Coordination Council. Its check for $117.84 represents the balance left from a drive nearly 10 years ago that was to be i used to purchase recreation equip- ! Don't forget the benefit Softball ! game tonight at Reynolds Field. The game matches Fazzi's All- 1 Moats Ti tickers. Foio. . The money t \ie<*<-! inmgh: will be given to th- youth Center Fund Mail or bunt in your "Youth Cen-er" contributions to Th* Fv»-nmg Telegraph. Furniture pledges should be made by mail. New contributors each day are listed at the top. The contributors and the amounts given: Dixon Coordination Council 117-84 Rook River Ready-Mix 15-00 Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Harcrave 5.<") Snow Whit* Bakery .... 3.00 Dr. and Mr*. 5. J. Lipnitzky .V90 Frye Ij»wn Mower Shop 5.00 Witeleb Plumbing Shop 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Klingenberg 5.00 Twentieth Century Literary Club 5-00 Dysart Fund lor Char. ity Previous contribution* ar* litted on P*g» i. NewspaperHRCHIVE®

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