Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 26, 1950 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 26, 1950
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AtTOtt BVftMINO TSLfiORAPfl WEDNESDAY, APR!!. 28,1§» Group Studies SWaeo Program r IS on Relationship of City and Baylor tr, Relationship, between the City Waco, Tex., and Baylor Unlver- 'was Studied by reproscnutlves hurttef t College and the Great- rer Alton Association of Commerce, Hit ft weekend visit to the Texas 'City, The Alton group went to 5 Wa<S6 as guests o? Dr. David A. 'Weaver, president, ctf Shurfleff, un« ?der a plan approved by the Shurt- •ileff trustees nt a meeting In *I31oomlngton Feb. 17. Dr. Weaver 'formerly was dean at Baylor. * In the group were 1. H. Streoper iltt, a member of the executive ; committee of the Trustees of Shurlleff; Waller T. Woodcock, executive secretary of the Greater Alton Association of Cr/mmerce; Lawrence Keller, Jr., of Alton ,» Banking & Trust Co.; Walter ;Stobbs, of Alton Tire Sales Co,, nnd • President Weaver. They Inter^viewed n number of Waco repre- .'sentatlvea. These were: Fre/1 Husbands, secretary of the Waco t Chamber of Commerce; George {Bellew, member of the board of i- trustees of Baylor University; Dr. Wllby T. Qooch, vice president of 'Baylorj Dr. Leonard A. Duco, as- islstant dean of the university; and JRdbert Dupree, president of First i National Bank. ; .Dr. Weaver reported on the In- j "Dupree, senior member of the "Waco conference, reported that :, the Chamber cf Commerce had - rebognlzod a number of years ago the value of an educational Instl- i ttitlon In its city, and that ho had been active In developing close [hlhiibny between the Chamber of :CWntnarco (which meant, the en* tiff city) and Baylor University. t "At one time, Baylor University jww Invited to Dallas and the ! board of trustees, because of the • financial Inducement offered, look- fed favorably upon the proposition. I Afc 'this point the Chamber of Com- jmejrce of Waco become active and i set* about to demonstrate Its wills' fniness to support the university •. if 3t would remain there. •f IfA modern auditorium which I seats . 3500 was given to Baylor ;* University by the city at a cost of I approximately $450,000, with the I understanding -that It be used f Jointly by the university and tho * city. Various organizations Includ- |lng educational, religious, social, I political and business orgnnlza- I tlons, use this building which Is a I community center in which all I tip? pride. e Jlpupree pointed out that Baylor i Is a church-related college, fll- ', though he and many at the chief i sponsors are members of other denominations. There was no emphasis upon the denominational aspect of this venture. Among tho t student body are Newman clubs, I Westminster clubs, Wesley clubs, f and other clubs representing other | leading denominations, . * ' ' t ."Dupree said citizens never had | been, concerned about control of * this enterprise, but were basically I concerned about developing an in- I stltutlon from which all would I .profit. He calculated that the uni- \ vfitttty, with an ennollment of I- 5000, was worth $9,000,000 per year | to the City of Waco; that he hod I baen a leader In the movement to | develop a close relationship bo- i tween the city and the university I aver the 44-year period. I "Last year the Chamber of Com- I merce gave Baylor an entire city i. block on which is being completed | the Browning building, under the I supervision of Dr. A. J. Armstrong. I Some time ago the Chamber of 1 Commerce agreed to give the unl- ' verity all the property needed for ) ah expansion of the university pro*\ gram. In 1944 a corner lot adjacent •! to" the other university property S was given to the university, on J which now stands a modern dormi- ; tory which houses 300 men. • "The most recent project spon- | sored by the Chamber of Cotn- « merce is the construction of a • stadium which will seat 40,000 peo- I pie, with ample parking space of i, 100 acres. This project Is a Joint I enterprise by city and university. I The stadium will be completed for | use the coming season and Is be! Ing landscaped. • "Mr. Dupree emphasized, repeat- t "edly the financial gain to the City I of Waco, and the added cultural value of such an institution. The larger the institution the greater Its influence, other things being egual." Woodcock Statement Secretary Woodcock, asked his Impressions of the Waco confer- I encos, said: I "It was indeed refreshing to see I such close harmony In community I cooperation through ' the Waco I Chamber of Commerce and Baylor f University, it being tho city's chief j> Industry with 5000 students, Mr. * Dupreo in oMr conference was em- i phatlo in pointing out that before the business people of the com: munlty united 'in any type of a drive wanted to know first how • much of any funds for any private '• organization was being 'put on the line' by said organization, including Baylor University. "Here In greater Alton we have always recognized the Importance of supporting our local colleges and educational Institutions' in any of their laudable undertakings. However we have not obligated ourselves in such large enterprises as have been promoted in Waco. ;. Our trip to Baylor University was educational, inspirational, and well worth the time spent." Medorian's Father Succumbs at Glasgow MEjDORA* — Word has been received here of the death of Thomas Gourley, 65, Glasgow, at 5;40 p. m., Tuesday, in that community. Survivors, in addition to his widow, are Mrs, Roy Whlted, Medoro; Mrs. Francis Norton, Pearl; Chester, Carrollton; Roy, Rood house; Mrs. Buhal George, White Hall, and Arnold and Leland, Qlai gowi and 10 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are in complete. 2920 Buena Vista who asks ft reclassification of his tract, 85 by 220 feet, at. 2707 Palmer, from A to 13 residence usage to permit him to erect another house nt that address. He would moke the new house his home, his petition slates. Letter from Doctor* Alton Medical Society, In a communication to the council through Its president, Dr. Harry E. Mantz, sets forth that nt n recent meeting It acted to "heartily approved any measure that would bo undertaken to protect the community from rabid dogs." Tho letter points to the seriousness of rabies hnd desirability of prevention, and concludes: "I assure you that, you will have the complete support of tho Medical Society In any undertaking ... to control this potential menace to the community." Council members were Informed a few weeks ago that a model dog ordinance was soon to bo submitted. Such an ordinance was discussed nt. an East End Improvement. Association meeting. The present city dog license ordinance requires Immunization against rabies. Downtown Business Men's Association, in a communication signed by Earl Hicks, president, Informed tho council of Its desire the pnrk- ng meter ordinance be changed to provide for meter operation on Friday evenings, when stores aro open, Instead of Saturday eve- ( lings. Kiwanians Visit Dr. Skeele Bier „ Reuter Heads Bethalto I Area School Board I BETJfALTO — Pr. W. J. Reuter f WM. elected president of the Board f of "Kduoatlon of Elementary Pli< * trkjt 152 «t last week's organiza I tlonai meeting, Caputo • waj appointed „. Thi bowd wlM meet to__ to Wr* twehew for the cow ln« year, flwt. B* Ni Hl« bM m- - -**** 'i^wtfon t» wWe et the cviwent whool year, Doctor to Lwrn New Meaning /or jfotitteiftj? WOtm RIVER — A ta«s defended by Attorney Ed Oros- hong at Granite City, Tuesday, brought out « bit of evidence that a doctor has been delivered a "bouncing baby"— and not the kind that comes with delivery room work. Oroshong wfl* defending a man charged with non-payment of support money. The defendant, whose plea was that he only makes $12B a month, tried to prove he Is destitute and unabje to pay. When a check for $70 was presented as evidence that the (Wondnnt hml paid a doctor's bill of thnt amount by check last month, the judge asked how It was that If ho had no money he could pay such bills. "Walt until the doctor tries to cnsh It," the defendant replied. The court found the man destitute nnd tinnblo to pny. City Council Continued From Ptgn 1. Alton Klwanis Club at its meeting ' Tuesday night at Mineral Springs hotel stood a minute In silence Jn memory of Dr. W. A. Skeele, who was a member of he club. After the meeting the club went In n body to the Stolen funeral home to pay their respects to Dr. Skeole, Guest at the meeting was Herb Ohley. The program wns In charge of James Chandler who Introduced Bob McGee, Gale Wyman and Loren Can-others, leaders of the Kl-Y group. This group presented a minstrel show before the Kiwanlans. Optimist Club Will Install Officers May 9 -Alton Optimist Club Tuesday night at Hotel Stratford heard plans for tho club's Installation of officers, slated May 9, 6:30 p. m., at the Stratford. President Jack Reed appointed Ed Hayes chairman of the committee on arrangements for the Installation dinner and dance, ns- sister by Dr. James McBrlen, Maurice Eddleman, Andrew Hogue and Harry Buck. The Optimists voted to old the Cancer drive Sunday afternoon, with Leo Mercuric securing 10 cars and SO workers to make calls at homos In Alton, to distribute literature and collect any donations .thnt might be offered, The workers are to meet at Hnsljell House at 1 p. m, Sunday, for Instructions. The . Optimists are to enter a team In the Not-So-Good League, under the direction of Abbott Whlttels, It was announced, Next Tuesday the Alton Optimists will meet with tho Optimists Eighth District group at Hotel Mark Twain, St. Louis. In a recent district bowline tournament, the Alton Optimist team placed fifth. Charles Barrow Funeral Services Funeral services for Charles Barrow, 71, of 1204 Florence, who was fatally injured Thursday when struck by a motor vehicle on Broadway, near Main, were conducted at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Curtis Martin. Interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Two hymns were sung by Mi's. Burton Holloway, with Mrs. J, R. Watson as accompanist. Pal^bearers were Arthur Hlgglns, & M. Barnwell, T. S. Jenkins, Robert Richardson, Howard May, and J. R, Watson. Home Nursing Class Registrations will be accepted for the May tipme nursing class, according to Mrs. Margaret Weber, chairman of home nursing for the Red Cross, The classes will be held at Alton High School May 1, 3, 8, 10 15 and 17, starting at 7:30 p. m. Mrs. Fred MuU will be the Instructor in charge of this class, which is. given free of charge, Registrations may be phoned to MM. WfUer, 8-0073, be. fore May 1. Board, Awards Garage Bids Cottnty Structure on Ma- Hue Road to Cost $99,192 EDWAR&SVILLE - Contract* totaling $99,192 were awarded Tuesday by the Madison County Board of Supervisors for construction of a new county highway department garage on Marine road enst of here. On recommendation of its now bullrtlng committee, the board awarded four separate contracts, ns follows: General construction, S. M. Wilson & Co., Granite City, on a bid for $83,207, lowest, of oeven receiver!; electrical work, City Kleclrlc Co., Colllnsvllle, on Its $3410 bid, lowest of three submitted, and Alton Plumbing & Heating Co., on bids of $5650 for heat- Ing and $8925 for plumbing. The Alton firm's $5850 bid on hunting equipment wns low by $4600. Two other proposals submitted were for $10,250 nnd $12,881. Because of Its "extremely low bid" on heating, the committee recommended thnt the Alton firm also be awarded the plumbing contract, although Its proposal of $8925 for the work wns $368 above the next lowest bid, submitted by Broadway Plumbing & Heating Co., Alton. Vote $80,000 for Dorsoy Howl A resolution calling for Improvement of the 9300-foot section of highway from Dorsey eastward to Route 112 and appropriating $80,000 In motor fuel tax refunds tor the purpose was adopted by the board. The Improvement will consist of grading, drainage structures and a soil-cement base seven Inches thick and 18 feet wide, with bituminous surfacing, and six-foot «mrth shoulders. The board also appropriated $3000 In MFT refunds as the county's portion of the expense for Installation of automatic flasher signals at, the Illinois Terminal Railroad crossing on U. S. 40 bypass two miles east of Troy. The lights arc to be Installed by the railroad under order of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Drench's Alteration Bid Is Low Edgar Drcsch, Edwardsville, was awarded a contract for alterations at the county treasurer's office to provide quarters for County Assessment Supervisor Hubert J. Hayes nnd his staff. Breach's bid of $2340 was the lower of two received by the courthouse committee. Contract for digging a well to supply water at the county highway department's yards on Marine road was awarded to Lenas Nelson, Cottage Hills, on recommendation of the board's road-bridge committee. The contract calls for a well six feet in diameter, to be lined with brick furnished by the county, at a cost of $6 per foot of depth. The board authorized payment of $370 to Herman Kalmann for 2.4 acres at land needed for construction of the proposed ColllnavlUe- Granlte City paved highway, plans for which were approved by the board Tuesday. Ilond-Bridge Group Seeks Bid* Under authorization by the board, the road-bridge committee will receive bids on the following equipment and materials needed for maintenance of county highways this year: A 27-cublc foot capacity rotary scraper, 600,000 gallons of road oil, 25,000 gallons of liquid asphalt, 1000 tons of stone chips, 30,000 feet of bridge lumber and 15,000 pounds of corrugated metal pipe. County licenses Issued to operators of juke boxes, plnball machines and tourist courts now total 71 and receipts amount to $1775, the board was Informed by Its investigation and special license committee. ^^^^^^^^^ugg^ngg^jm^mfSjMMSBH^HH^H World Parade AM StrUkeu Police »cted At Ui4Q p. m, to move to st, Joseph's Hospital Everett Mofirldfi 50, of Neb9. who had been taken ill, apparently with • heart attack, when to the 300* block of J:W. Archer, 91, Shipman, Dies SHIPMAN — J. W. Archer, 91. who had been 111 for eight weeks, died of infirmities at the home of a daughter here at 12:15 p, m., Tuesday. Mr, Archer, who was born In Rosedole, Is survived by six children, Including O. A. Shultz, Mrs. H'arry Sanner, Roy, J. C., and J. O., all of Shipman, and Mrs. H. D. Chappel, Alton. Services will' be conducted at 2 p. .m., Friday, at the Methodist Church. Burial will be in Shipman cemetery. The body will be «t the Archer homo after 4 p. m., today. Edwin Hildenstein Funeral Services Funeral rites for Edwin HUden- steln, former assistant In the county auditor's office at Edwardsville, who died at Oberlln, Kan., where he had gone for benefit of his health, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. In Streeper funeral'home by the Rev. Paul S. Krebs, pastor of Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church. Burial was In Upper Alton Cemetery. Mrs. Russell Dennis, with Mn. Alonzo Rosen herger as accompanist, sang two hymns, Pallbearers were Robert Day, David McKee, W. T. Beekmnn, Bay Graham, Melvln Hildenstein, and J. H. Wilder. Among out • of»town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. ami Mrs. John W. Hildenstein, Ed- wardsvllle; Mrs. Mallndft Baenzlr ger, Houston, Minn.; Mrs. Arthur Weiss, Mt. Vernon, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Tliomas, Blanco, Colo.; Mrs. James Walsh, Carml; Mrs. Thomas Kirk, Webster Groves, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs- James MoQuell- ty and two sons, Decatur; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ward and daughter, Pat, Plalnfleld, ind.; Robert Lynn, Springfield; Wendell Hildenstein, Champaign, and Robert Day. Normal- Also In attendance at tht rites were a group of Eastern Stir io4|t members from Springfield, Antwerp Port Idle Third Day; New Revolt in East Indonesia ANTWERP, Belgium, April 28, —Cargo handling at fh« Aflt« werp dock* wns at n standstill again today as n Communist-led wildcat strike entered Its third day. Of the 14,000 dockers regularly employed, only 10 took Jobs of- ferred at the early shift hiring. About 350 police patrolled the dock area to maintain order. Fascist Official Dies NAPLES, Italy, April 26, (/P) — Attlllo Teruzzl, one at Benlto Mussolini's ministers and a member of the Fascist grand council, died at nearby Proelda today. Imprisoned after Fascism's fall, he recently was freed because of ill health, Ororgo VI Wed 27 Years LONDON, April 26, <#> — King Qeorge VI and Queen Elizabeth quietly celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary today. The royal couple returned yesterday to Buckingham Palace from their lodge at Windsor near London. Sharp Quake In Japan TOKYO, April 26, (JPl—A short sharp earthquake was felt In the Kobe-Osaka-Nagoya area today. There was no Immediate report of damage or casualties. An army spokesman at Kobe said American Installations there had been shaken nnd buildings cleared of occupants. He said the shock there was of nbout 20 seconds duration. New Indonesian Revolt JAKARTA, U.S.I., April 26, M>i —A new revolt against the central Indonesian government wan reported today to have broken out In the state of East Indonesia. Reliable neutral sources snld separatists on the Island of Ambon, traditional capltol of the Moluccan Islands, had proclaimed an Independent slate of the South Mo- luccas. Budapest Official III. BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 26, <#> — Budapest papers today reported the resignation •of Arpad SMkaslts, chairman of Hungary's presidential council. S*akiSlts, who mentioned "health reasons" in his one* sentence letter of application, was president of the Commu- Ist-domlnated Hungarian republic from Aug. 3, 1948, until the post was supplanted a year later by the presidential council. Western Curves on TV PITTSBURGH, April 26 — f#) — Buxom Mae West of the stage and screen says she may put her curves on television. "It will keep dad at home at * least once a week," she quipped yesterday. She Is appearing here In a revival of her play, "Diamond Lll." Tientsin Evacuation Planned HONG KONQ, April 26, HP> — The U. S. consulate said today the American President liner Gen. W. H Gordon will evacuate between 800 and 1000 foreigners Saturday from red China. The Gordon left Okinawa yesterday for Taku Bar, the port of Tientsin. It Is scheduled to arrive here Friday. U. S. Envoy In Burmit RANGOON, Burma, April 26, OF) —David M. Key, new U. S. ambassador to Burma, presented his credentials today to President Sao Shwe Thalkc. Key praised Burma for her "valiant struggle" for unity. Truce Dog Thnt Bit Boy Police were dispatched Tuesday forenoon to trace ownership of a dog which was reported to have bitten a pupil, Richard Bazzell, of 1012 West Ninth, when he was on the Irving school playground. USSR Forms Ruble Area Policy Aimed at Absolute Economic Control VIENNA, April 26 — '/Pi — Russia is pressing a campaign to drive the dollar out of business dealings of her satellites, informed Western sources said today. She Is setting up a "ruble area," a rival of Britain's sterling bloc and the U. 3. dollar zone. The anti-dollar measures are part off/ft long-range program the Sovletf ftre readying to gain absolute control over the economic policies of the Eastern bloc nations. Out the window will go present mutual aid treaties binding the Eastern states together, and — gradually — unilateral trade pacts between Eastern European states and the West. Moscow thinks these give the satellites too much freedom to make deals of their own. Replacing them will be a central customs union controlled by the Kremlin, with payments fun- nelled .through an International payments bank 'in Moscow. Informed Western sources say all trade will be figured in rubles. All East bloc currency will be pegged to that money. AD prices will be quoted In rubles. Poland already quotes them that way. Other Eastern nations are expected to follow suit soon. Most of the present treaties and trade agreements are calculated on the basis of the dollar. Russia's plans to change this have a psychological fcnd propaganda aim. One Western economist explains Russia's objection this way: "No matter how loudly Russia proclaims the inevitable collapse of capitalism, her arguments didn't Daylight Time Starts At Courthouse Sunday fiftWARB8Viy»£ — A motion re • establishing daylight saving time fot courthouse offlws and county institutions during the summer months was adopted Tuesday by the Madison County Board of Supervisors. The switch to "fast" time takes effect at 2 a. m. Sunday, when eioefcs in Edwardsville and other communities observing daylight time will be turned ahead one hour. Opening and closing hours of taverns in unincorporated areas of the county will be affected by the time change, which also applies to bdard sessions and committee meetings. Courts will observe daylight saving time, beginning next Monday. The City Council here voted in favor of daylight, saving time at its April 4 session. Clocks will be turned back an hour, to central standard time, on Sunday, Sept. 24. mean a thing while the people knew their own currency and their own trade Is pegged to the capitalist dollar. "The less the people hear about dollars, the easier It will be to convince them that the dollar Is worthless." With the Moscow - dominated customs union calling the trade turn, the Soviet satellites—Poland, Czechoslavakla, Bulgaria, •Romania, Albania, Hungary and East Germany—then no longer will be In competition among themselves for Western markets. Prices for East bloc goods In the West probably will rise, since the central agency can charge whatever the traffic will bear. The creation, however artificially, of a* ruble area is considered by Western sources as primarily a psychological step in the cold war, just as the establishment a year ago of the Economic Council of Mutual Aid (ECMA) had been largely a propaganda move. No Syndicate Says Odds Man St, Louis 'Commissiotief* Speaks at Vice Inquiry 9 WASHINGTON, April 26, Wfc — Betting Commissioner James A CMtoll of St. LouU -- the 'MR, BtG" of the odds-making busltiess —told senator* today he knows of no organized nationwide gambling syndicate. He testified under oath before a Senate commerce subcommittee that so-called "betting commission. ers" and bookmakers operate n* Independent businessmen with no feeling of any "moral wrong," and he insisted there Is no connection between big-time gamblers and crime. "I can state without any mental reservation," he said, "that I know of no such (gambling) syndicate, combination or organization. "To the contrary It Is my firm belief that all of the accepting and laying off of bets Is conducted on a purely competitive basis and there Is no relationship between operators, commissioners or by whatever name such businessmen are called * * * " Carroll was a witness at the committee's hearing on a bill to ban the movement of gambling information across state lines. Carroll is known to betting men throughout the country as th« man who announces the "official" winter-book gambling odds on the Kentucky Derby and the major league baseball races. Hence his title of "commissioner." Federal agents were reported searching for Frank Erlckson of New York to subpoena him as a witness also. New York police officials have described Erickson ai a known "lay-off" bettor. We $Me Jt. .. Iftu Can (jet 9*! IT TAKES ONLY 2 MINUTES TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT AT GATELY'S OUTFIT YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY ON ONE EASY BUDGET ACCOUNT! NO MONEY YOU GET THE GOODS AT ONCE! 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