Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on June 2, 1955 · Page 1
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 1

Dixon, Illinois
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Thursday, June 2, 1955
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Pink Streets Are Rejected 1,05 ANGELES i.P — A proposal that fy» Aneeie? paint it« «trret«. past*! color* »uch a* pink and niaine wa? made t" the City Council by Miss Elisabeth Black, retired general manager of the Municipal Arts Department. She said this would beautify the city, cut down the glare from blacktop streets and thus reduce accident*. , The City Council Wednesday took a short look at the JtfO.fmo-oo* exrwiw Involved Mid rejected ttte prwwMk Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heart of HocJc Rivei Valley for More Than a Centuzy 22 PAGES PRICE SIX CENTS DIXON, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1955 Number 129 104th Year UAW Gets f Job Security' Plan The staid old Dixon Public Library is practically bursting with activity these days. Along with the project o£ converting part of the ground floor into a children's department, as announced last week, plans are now going ahead to have all Dixon Evening Telegraph files microfilmed. On" top of that, the library staff is launching a summer reading club for the small fry. The microfilming job is one of the library has hoped to do for some time. It's being made possible through a cooperative effort on the part of the library, the Evening Telegraph and the State Historical Library at Springfield. They'll share the $4,000 cost of making a negative microfilm, a«d each will receive a positive print of the film for that price. Each wiil have the complete file of the Telegraph from the first issue on May 1. 1851, to the present, with certain lamentable exceptions. There is no known file of the Telegraph for the years 1861 to 18fl8. All efforts to find the papers which tell the fascinating story of Dixon during the Civil War have failed. If anyone has any copies irom that period, he could perform a valuable service by calling either the Tele-graph or the library. The files to be filmed are being packed this week and will b« sent to Cleveland for filming. The Library hopes lor delivery of the films and a viewing . machine in July. They'll be housed in the newspaper room on the ground The main advantage to the library, of con*#e, is the saving of space- The microfilming process reduce* a 16x21 by 4 Inch volume of papers for a three month period to a roll of film, which, when boxed, measures 3- inches square by l'/j inches -deep. Another feature, which will relieve the minds of the librarians, is that the film can be used easily without damage to the newspapers. In the past, anyone using the brittle old papers of 5s> years a#o found that they shattered and tore More than 2.H00 pounds of papers will be shipped. The libiary's summer reading program is the first since 1952 Going along with the kids' popular subject today, ths theme of the program will be "On the Trail Witn Davey Crockett." About 90 children have registered.. For each throe books they read and report on they will receive a paper svmbol in the shape of a coons'kin cap which be tacked to a colorful poster in the library. They'll follow Da\ey along the trail where he uas born in a log cabin, where he "kilt a bar uhen he was three."' to Congress where "he served a spell." to where he made friends with Ihe Indians. The trail ends uhen Davey leave« Tennessee for the Alamo. All childien with 35 books tc th<=n- ciedit on Aug. 12 will be Heated to a fiee movie on Aug. 13 The piogiam is open to all children served by the Dixon library who are in the third grade (<r above. The books to be credi ted must he within the child s leading level. T. R. T. (EDITOR'S NOTE: The Dixon library really isn't staid. It jnst looks that way from the out- ARRIVE IS HAWAII— Four American fliers released by Red Chinese after two years in prison arrive at Hickam Field, Honolulu. Descending the plane ramp are (top to bottom) Lt. Lyle Cameron of Lincoln, Neb.; Lt. Roland Parks. Omaha. Neb.; Capt. Harold Fischer of Swea City, la., and Lt. Col. Edwin Heller of Wynnewood, Penna. The men will be reunited with their families, being flown to Hawaii by the Air Force. Hold 4 Dixon Youths in Ogle Suspected of Theft, Baby-Sitter Beating OREGON— ( Special) — Four Dixon youths today were charged by Otrle countv authorities with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the reported theft of 57 and the beating of a baby sitter in a Grand Detour home last Friday night. Phillip Sofolo, 20, and Alvin Greenfield, 20 , both employes of Dixon manufacturing company; Floyd Walls. 21, employed by a tree trimming service, ana rtoger McKean, 17, a student m Dixon jHigh School, were scheduled for preliminary hearing at 6 p. m. State's Attorney Wayne Bettner nd Chief Deputy Sheriff Ed Lang asked that the home where the incident took place and the baby sit- :r not be identified. The 13-year-old girl reportedly had been to a drive-in theater with of the vouths. who took her to the Grand Detour home. The four youths reportedly came to the jme about midnight. The youths signed statements ad-litting being in the home, but ,d not admit taking the S7, as alleged by the girl. The girl was the youths returned. She had bruises on her arms and gs. but the youths would not lmit deliberately striking her. So--lo was' quoted as saying he might have hit her." The youths were picked up m Dixon Wednesday. They are held under $1,000 bond each. Bettner said not all aspects of the case had been uncovered as yet. but that the investigation will House Committee Okays Postal Pay WASHINGTON (,?) — The House Post Office Committee today speedilv approved a Senate bill to provide 500,000 postal workers average 8 per cent pay raise. The bill reported by Republic leaders to be acceptable to Pre dent Eisenhower, who vetoed previous increase, passed the Sen- 78-0 Wednesday. Bakers Return PEORIA. 111. (.?>— Five wholesale bakeries were back m operation today following settlement of an 18 hour strike. The bakeries supply from 85 to 90 per cent of the bread and rolls in the Peona Youth Tells of Wild Ride In Stolen Mendota Auto A Little Rock, Ark , youth, state prison farm May 21 aft today is being held by Mendoi and reckless driving. George Mlinson. Jr.. 23. was apprehended by Mendota police in a Mendota tavern late Wednesday after leaving the scene of, an auto collision near the Lee-LaSalle County line on Fa. 51. The youth readily admitted stealing a 1354 Lincoln from a Mendota restaurant owner only a half hour before the crash, according to State Patrolman Richard Robb. The car was demolished, Robb added. Munson admitted driving at speeds up to 115 and 120 miles an hour just prior to the mishap, Robb said. He explained that the speeding auto literally "flew throught the air" when it struck a section of the highway under construction. "The car knocked •ho was released from the Vandaha serving a sentence for auto theft. authorities on charges of auto theft ding 380 feet and finally stopped when it collided with a tuick driven by William Hodge, Comp-ton."' Robb added. Robb said that when he and Patrolman William Spencer rived on the scene they learned iarl giv i Mu'is into Mendota. for medical treatment but that the youth re fused to enter the hospital, * "We checked immediately to Fee if the car was stolen, then advised Mendota authorities to arrest the youth," Robb explained. The mishap occurred about 8 p.m. The owner of the stolen car estimated its value at S4.000. The officers estimated the damage to :everal j Hodge's truck at $100. Hodge forms, Inot injured. Mun«"n escaped with I flipped over on its top wtule Had-1 minor eutt and biuiN* „ Four Fliers Gay, Happy as They Prepare to Meet Kin All Mum on Details of Prison Life Sign 'Confessions' That They 'Intruded' Communist China HONOLULU UP)— Four American fliers, chipper and gay despite more than two years of Chinese Communist bram-wasmng attempts, rejoin their families today. Nine of their closest relatives, collected from across the United States in an Air Force plane, w;ere scheduled to land at Hickam Air Fore* Base today. The four jet fighter pilots— all captured in the Korean War — planned to be at the airport. Tell Experiences \ The airmen— Lt. Col. Edwin Heller. Capt. Harold E. Fischer, Lt. Roland W. Parks and Lt. Lyle W. Cameron— told of their prison experiences at a press conference Wed nesday ni^ht a few hours after they arrived from Hong Kong. They talked freely but balked on i two points— whether they signed a confession to win their freedom and whether their planes crashed in Chinese or Korean territory. They said they "played along" with Red attempts to brain-wash them and pleaded guilty to Communist charges of ' 'intruding China" and "provocative attack." But, they insisted they remained unaffected by the Reds' attempts sell them on life under com munism Must See Lawyer Asked about confessions, Fischer said good humoredly: "I believe 1 11 wait till 1 see my lawyer about answering that ques- Of where they crashed. Heller said. "Let's let that question ride for awhile." Maj. Gen. Sory Smith, Pacific Air Force commander, struck a sober note. He told a small army of press, radio and television men: "We have four men here. There should be 15. Please keep that in Sm'th referred to 11 other American fliers still held captive by the Communists. The implication was that anything the four might, say ght be used against the 11. rung a . It T Hong Kong Wednesday on a special (Continued on Page 8) QUICK EDUCATION — Margaret Gregory, 32, traveled around with her tneaincai iamuy as a cnua and never went to school. Here she studies at Syracuse, N. University, where she will receive a college degree .Tune 6. after vear of -lesident studv. S squeezed four years of work into one after getting high school cred its a bit at a time between service u & Wftc. (AP Wirt photo) have been why the men talked little of their worst experiences and much of the lighter side. 40-44 Behind The men themselves indicated there was still "40 or 44 American nationalists still in China." possibly including some Navy personnel. They said they had heard of a Navy plane shot down In Washington, the State Depart-lent said it believes the Chinese Reds hold 63 Americans. The four freed men arrived from :HTk , All1 W * • 1 |y NOT ONE FOR THE BOOK — James Donovan, 17, of Astoria, L. I., N. Y., objects verbally and muscularly in Astoria police station as he is hustled toward booking on a charge of felonious assault. Donovan, who beat a gun possession charge on a technicality 12 days ago, was accused of beating up a doctor, battling two policemen and two detectives, "and" kicking a news "photographer. (AP WirephotoK Big 4 Meeting 'Last Chance' Nixon Says Peace May Rest on Summit Talks CHICAGO m— Vice President Nixon today said the Big Four conference could be the world's last chance "to avoid a catastrophic war." He asserted the 1 5 to the parley "will be before the whole world- including their own people." 'Nixon, featured speaker at the final session of the annual convention of Rotary International, devoted most of his prepared remarks to the forthcoming meeting between the heads of state of the United States, Russia, Fiance and Britain. All Mailt Peace lid the people on both sides of the Iron Curtain want peace, and leaders of the fiee nations 11 go to the con' ■.ace as their object The vjee picsinem ference may snow " tiaied peace is possil the danger of nude hang over us for ge •"This confetence could be the worid void a catastrophic Chani ihe Kr of Ta< He ad- trial before the whole mg their own people, veiywheie will be ask-those who scuttled, ob- icted and sabotaged previous ferences changed their ways? ve they renounced their pre-usly declared policy to conquer world? Will they agicp to a sett lent which will recognize the hi of individuals to be free, ions to hp independent and all peopl»s to be free from aggres- said the con-vhether nego-Ie or whether also sounded a wary note. past conduct fh; the dilatory action* of ( nmmunist leaders represent a change in tactics rather than a change of heart," he said. "It is the standard Communist tactic to retreat at times for the purpose of being better able to move forward towaid their announced ultimate goal of world He Ittves to the President Eisenhower and State Secretary Dulles — combine mili- and diplomatic experience that will not be exceeded by the ;smen of any other nation. He added: "They are men of peace. But they are tough-minded men who know that the only way to live in peace with a potential aggies-sor is to be stronger than he is and to let him know that you will use your strength if he starts a fight." The vice piesident cxpiessed the hope that "world public opinion will be sufficiently strong "the Russians to try to find the ] W Soviet disarmament pioposal "booby trap" and said: "If BAKERS FIELD. Calif. California's roaring g^ld r Canyon, 40 miles east of hei Predicting an "explosive situa-,n." S'nenff Leruy Galyen has ordered T5 armed deputies into the myon today. They have orders i confiscate ail fuearms. Up to 3.000 prospectors may the i 'number of 20-aere claims when the land is opened for staking at 10 a. m. The area comprises some 60.000 acies. Already Two Mine* Already located there are two mines. One consists of the Kergon claim?, held by the Great Lakes Oil and Chemical Co.. and the other is the Miracle Mine of the Wyoming Gulf & Sulphur Co. Mira cle has shipped more than $4,000 worth of uranium 308. It is California's richest uranium strike. Mircle also has been stockpiling ore pending settlement of a claims dispute which has resulted in widespread confusion among piospect- Afte-r uranium ' « found i i tafrters Report 60 'Contact' Polio Cases Family, Friends Of Serum-Treated Children Affected WASHINGTON UP) — The Public Health Service report ed today that 60 cases of po lio, at least *z oi tnem paralytic, have been reported in family and other contacts of persons who have been given the Salk polio vaccine. The number of cases reported among vaccinated persons is 114. In testimony at a congressional hearing last Friday, Surgeon Gen eral Leonard A. bcneeie sam ne though it was possible for a ■parent or anvone else in close contact with a vaccinated child to contract polio, as an indirect re sult of the inoculation, even though the inoculated child does not. prove it. think it is possible," he I don't think we can ever 240 New Cases The health service's weekly re port listed 240 new confirmed and unconfirmed polio cases over the nation during the week ended May :s. This is slightly under tne cor-ected fijrure of 247 for the pre ceding week but is higher than t any corresponding we evious five years. The total of 240 compaies with ,6 in the similar 1954 week, am i average of about 135 for thi corresoonding week from 19o0 through 1954. The 240 new cases orougnt me jmber reported since Jan. 1 to 2,290, compared with 2. 686 in the corresponding 1954 span. Total 1,33s For this "disease year," the total was 1,226 through May 28, compared with 1.133 in the same 1954 period. The "disease year" begins (Continued < hould agree to it. Communist | the Vvarsnawsky sei denomination of the world would probation on tne rei leMtable." I after ms leleasc iro: i Page i Rockf ord Man Gets Prison On Tax Charge CHICAGO A Rockfoid scrap iron dealer was sentenced to pti-son and his son was placed on probation today for evading $142,905 in income taxes from 1947 through 1950. Judge Joseph Sam Peuy of US. Distnct Court sentenced Sidney y. 52. to a year and a on on one count of the I four-count indictment. He directed California Uranium Rush Due to Begin on Friday pi— A uranium stampede reminiscent i ;h days is expected to nil Kern Rivf Friday morning. the with the same entnusia.Mii wi-.ich , arked their search for gold a ! ntury ago. Stakes were pounded • 1 over the rough hillsides, wmch rm the west flank of the Sierra. Reverted to Public And then it was discovered that the iand had been withdrawn from the public domain some 30 years befoie. at the request of the Southern California Edison Co.. to become a power reserve. Prospectors immediately sought the assistance of the Atomic Energy Commission. They were successful, and the area reverted to public domain. For a time it was believed that the claims already staked would be validated. But the Bureau of Land Management ruled other- This meant that th< be dnven all over again, to re-movs the stigma of trespassing, and it i* th» reclaiming process | wttoto will tuxt Fnd*> > IFord Agrees In Principle To Demands Detroit News Says Ford to SetUp $55 Million Fund DETROIT UP) — The Detroit News said today the Ford Motor Co. has offered the strike-threatening CIO United Auto Workers a ''job security" plan accepting the principle of the. union's guaranteed annual wage demand. The newspaper said it had learned this from "a high union offi- The News said the Ford offer entails a 55 million dollar fund "unprecedented in industry." "It appears to represent some of the thinking of both Ford's pre- i-ious 'Dartnership in prosperity offer and the union's guaranteed annual wage plan," the News said. It accepts the principle of pro viding for a Ford employe while is out of work— -tne principle .vhich UAW President Walter Reuther insists." Made Offer Ford made the union a new offer Tuesday. UAW President Walter Reuther said a new offer, requiring more union consideration, causing the union to postpone a threatened strike from Wednesday midnight to next Monday. Without describing the new offer Reuther has said that it still left Ford and the union "far apart" on reaching a contract agreement. It was felt, however, that the UAW never would have granted the four-day contract extension unless it had high hopes that a contract agreement could be reached before the new Monday deadline. How It Works The News said this was the gist of the Ford offer as it obtained them from the union source: "Payments based on a percentage of each weekly payroll will be made into the fund. "Under the plan, when a Ford worker is laid off he would draw -mary state unemployment compensation. When he had exnaustea tnese state benefits, he would begin ing from the company's job security fund. The size of the week ly checks from the fund were not disclosed by the union official." State unemployment compensation payments vary widely between states. In Michigan the average state payment to an unemployed worker is S30.13. The national average is about $25. Ask 80 rer Cent The UAW, in its widely-publicized guaranteed annual wage plan, has been trying to get the auto industry to commit itself to pay idle workers SO per cent of their normal gross earnings for as long as a year, less any state unemployment payments he might With the emphasis in the auto industry negotiations previously on Fold, the imminence of a showdown with GM led to speculation that both major auto firms were almost equally under the union's fire. Few expected that both companies would be idled at once. Walter Reuther. president of the CIO-UAW and the CIO itself. pledged in g: anting the Ford counsel extension to Monday, that tne UAW would stage a strike m Ford operations then if there was He Cashes in On Contests iiate* that since then he .500 contests for a total . 11 trip*, five autonic-a college course in about his life. -Weathei- Partiy cloudy with occasional showers or thunderstorms tonight and Friday. Little change in temperature. Ixiw tonight low 60s. High Friday middle 80s. Low Friday night low 60s. High Wednesday .... Low today 3» Precipitation to T a.m., .4 inch. Sunrise 5:33 a.m. Sunset 8:33 NewspaperHRCHIVE* HI WSPAPtRl IRCHIVE® .

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