Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on June 3, 1955 · Page 1
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 1

Dixon, Illinois
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Friday, June 3, 1955
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Dixon Evening Telegraph Serving the Heait of Rock Rivet Valley for More Than a Century DIXON, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1955 PRICE SIX CENTS Number 130 104th Year Ford Wage Talks Deadlocked 7<m NOTES FROM A CITY EDITOR'S DAYBOOK— Several days ago we wrote a piece here telling of the proposed organization of a Federal Savings and Loan Association in Dixon. The story was a normal one except that we said that the organ ization was the outgrowth of some expressed dissatisfaction with thi loan policies of the local banks. We meant banks in the broad sense — those who save and invest money. The storv brought plaint from one banker. So -we'll broaden the statement to "lending institutions." That should include all and sundry and doesn cite any one bank or institution. Actually the "dissatisfaction" or "criticism" was summed up report prepared for Evert Kincaid and Associates, by Albert Dickens, a Washington, D. C. economist, The report was cited by the back ers of the proposed new Savings and Loan Association In their orig inal statement of intention. The criticism (and it depend: where you sit if you call it any thing) among other things, called our lending institutions too con servative. To quote: "Conser lism and a desire for ready liquidity characterize the local financial attitude as well as that of out- aide mortgagees." Now, If you're a director or a depositor in a lending institution," yonrd say, "That's great '!" If you are a would-be-homebuilder and you wanted a heavy - loan, and heard about down-payment deal in other cities, and wanted the same here and was refused, you'd be somewhat critical, we would imagine. Since the report concerned mort gage money for financing homes, we ll quote Uie paragrapn Dickens' report in its entirety. It should set the record straigh! "Except for the financing of 'self-help houses, about. S3 per cent of all mortgage money is furnished by outside capital, mainly by insurance companies. Of such loans from outside capital, 50 per cent are for conven tional mortgages involving a 40 per cent equity and a amortization period: 30 per cent are for GI loans, and 20 per cent FHA-insnred loans, though n suppliers of mortraee funds reluctant to confirm to GI and FHA standards. Only one local lending institution is FHA-ap-proved. In general, outside lenders prescribe severe terms for the granting of loans in the form of arbitrarily high equity payments and unrealistic ratios of loan to borrowers' incomes. In addition, though there appears to be' an abundance of POTENTIAL local capital, it is presently immobilized with one institution fully committed in outstanding loans and another nearly so though some credit expansion still is possible. There are also laree reserves of idle individual Const liquidity char acterize the local financial attitude as well as that of outside mortgagees. It therefore seems evident that prevailing financial practices constitute the main bottleneck in satisfying the housing market demands in the Dixon area. In passing, it should be noted that less than one-third of all owner-occupied Dixon residential properties were mortgaged in 1930." fe 6 C. J. C Jury Awards $8,000 for Rail Death OREGON —(Special)— An Ogle County Circuit Court jury Thursday awarded 5-V000 to the estate of an Iowa City woman killed in a car-train collision in Polo Feb. 1?. 1934. The judgment is against th! Illinois Central Railroad. Mrs. Florence B. Marshall, a saleswoman, was killed in the crash. The jury awarded S6.300 on the death claim and SI ,700 for damage to her car. The suit had asked S20.C00 for her death and $3,000 for damages. The jury deliberated three hours before returning Us decision. NewsfaperHRCHIVE** mSMl mm JOE AND MARILYN HOLD HANDS — Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe join hands as they enter theater lobby in New York City for preview of the glamor girl's latest movie. Separated, their divorce has not become final and they are often seen together. (AP 1 wirephoto) Local Area Firms Get Road Bids Township Road, Bridge Contracts Let Today Three Dixon-area contractors today were awarded Lee county tow ship road* and bridge building contracts totaling $33,327.87. Bids two other township bridge projects were rejected as too high, accord ing to County Supt. of Highways Fred Leake, Jr. The contracts were awarded Dy ndividual township road missioners with the approval of four of the five members of the County Board of Supervisors' road and bridge committee. The contracts call for the resurfacing of about two miles of a gravel road located east of Ashton in Ashton township, one and one-half miles of gravel road located south of Lee Center in Lee Center township and a bridge to be built, over Bureau Creek at a point two and a half miles south of Compton in Brooklyn township. Butler Low The Frank Butler Co., Franklin Grove, was awarded the contract in Ashton township for the low bid So, 227.47. The engineers esti mate was S5.«1.46. The bid m- ludes the price of hauling the gravel. other firms also submitted bids on the two-mile resurfacing project. Stoneridge Limestone Co., Rochelle, submitted a bid of So,-563.74 and Macklin Bros., Steward, submitted a bid of 55.594.31. Finnegan and Burger Co., Sterling, was awarded the contract in Lee Center township for its low bid of .$7,055.60. The engineers' estimate was S8.526.69. Their bid includes shaping, draining and surfacing the road. There were also two other firms submitting bids on this mile and a half project. The Ogle Construction Co.. Oregon, submitted a bid of S7.70l.65. Glen Mehlhausen. As ton. submitted a bid of S9.853.50. Mehlhausen was awarded the Brooklyn township contract to coj struct a bridge across Burea Creek. His bid of $21,044.80 w< less than three per cent high* than the engineers' estimate of $20,542.50. The Shappert Eng. Co., Belv dere, submitted the only other bid on this project. Its bid was 5j Advertise Again Leake, who opened the bids at 10 a.m. todav m the supervisor room in the courthouse, said that he will advertise for bids to construct bridges in Alto and Nachusa townships again at a later cate. He explained that >n!y i bid was received on each project. The bridge in Alto township is located three miles east and a mile south of Steward. The bridge in Nachusa township is located two miles north and two miles east of Nachusa over Franklin Creek. "We cannot use federal or state aid money in any of these projects since they are located on townsh: roads," Leake said, "but the tow ships will be able to use alloted motor fuel tax funds." Members of the road and bridge committee present today were: J. Clark Hess (chairman), assistant supervisor of Dixon township; George R. Webber, supervisor of Viola township: John Finn, supervisor of Marion township, and Everett F. Barns, supervisor of Amboy township. Infant, Pronounced Dead, Comes Alive at Mortuary HOUSTON (J> — A mortuary attendant detected life Thursday night in a premature baby girl given up for dead. He rushed her to a hospital. Early today the infant improved. The child, about four months premature, was born to Mrs. M. C. Dupree. Shortly afterward an osteopath who attended Mrs. Pupree notified the father, a 37-year-old floor refinisher, that the little girl was dead. Heart Beating But later J. Robert Corry, attendant at the funeral home discovered the infants heart still beating. She was sped to the hospital and nlaced in an air lock. Robert Kelley. the os teopath, told newsmen the chiid, when born, gave every appearance of being dead. Sne weighed z pounds, 2 ounces, including the towel she was wrapped in. he said. The osteopath said he spent 30 minutes giving artificial respira tion and respiratory stimulants. Such But finally, noting no signs of heart beat or respiration, he pronounced her dead. Shortly afterward ~- he was not ire how long — the funeral home as called, he said. Pat Foley said he had no idea hat time his funeral home was notified. Saw Her Move ut. he said, sometime after the child arrived at the funeral home Corrv walked into the room where she lay and saw her move. Dr. Kelley said that even tnougn the artificial respiration and the stimulants failed to induce breath ing In the baoy, the vibration re sulting from her being moved to the funeral home must have done District 271 Unity Explodes Over School Site Decision Election Is Scheduled For June 21 4-3 Vote Decides Site; Haenitsch Property Chosen By ROGER THOMPSON Telegraph Staff Writer ASHTON— ( Special) — The compromise between the two opposing factions in Commu nity Unit School District 2tl on a school building program exploded rnursday mgnt, as the board of education voted by the majority of one vote to call a special election on the purchase ot an open country high school building site. But major shifts in position oi the board members were apparent. A few short weeks ago Charle3 Bilderback. Berryl Beeghlv, Orville Englehart and Bruce Wheel er stood firm on a policy of small high schools for each community in the district, while Tom Gaski Joe Henry and .Vernon Schnell stood equally firm for a large high school to serve the west portion ol the district, including the Ashton Franklin Grove and Lee Center At that time, members of the large school group pleaded .vith the others to change their Thursday night the small school plan wasn t even mentioned. Bil derback, Beeghlv, Englehart and Wheeler voted consistently for large high school on a site about miles west of Ashton Haenitsch property. The other hree were equally consistent in ■oting against it. They favored building the school at the west edge of Ashton. An estimated 100 persons attend- 1 the meeting whtcn was moved from the usual meeting pi; the District 271 office and library to the gymnasium. There ha-been objections that spectator could not hear the proceedings of the board when they had to in the library which is separated from the school office by a rail ing and The special election will be held June 21 from noon to / p.m. (^L>1) with polling places in Ashton, Franklin Grove, Lee Center, Paw paw and Ogle County. The prop- ltion on the ballot win be to Duy i 18 acre site on the Haenitsch property (the site -would include the Sanders School property* and build a high school for the west portion of the district with money ber. bonds approved last iMovem- Committee Disagrees The reported compromise was eached during an unofficial meet- ng of board members May 27. But edly could not agree on a site when ;t Tuesday of this week, and the old lines again were drawn during the special board meeting Thursday. The board is acting under pres-ure of an injunction suit to pre- ent it from selling bonds approved last November and petitions for thdrawal of large blocks of ter ritory from the district. The complaint for an injunction was filed while the majority of the board still favored small high schools. Since then the Ashton has petitioned to withdraw and form a new community unit district. Lee Center Files Thursady afternoon a petition as filed in the office of Lee County School Superintendent John Torrens asking withdrawal of the Lee Center area from District 271 attachment to Community- School District 272 (Am boy i. The petition carried more than 200 sig- Officials said tne Lee center petition might run into difficulty if the Ashton area i's detached. The Lee Center petition includes property to the ed?e of the proposed Ashton district, and would separate the remainder of District 271 {.Continued on Fag« OFF WITH THE STEEPLE— Workmen needed to remove the bell from the Old Sacred Heart Catholic church at Pittsburgh. Pa., so they could install it in a new church being built by the congregation. It was a simple matter after the 59-year-old steeple was lifted by a giant crane— an operation that thrilled scores of sidewalk superintendents. (AP wirephoto) U-Rush on in California Stampede to Stake Claims Is Expected HOBO HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (Ji— About 200 men, some carrying guns, and several women camped in steep, rocky Kern river canyon during the night— the vanguard of an expected horde of uranium stam- peders due to stake claims today. Camping with the first arrivals near this tiny mountain resort were 53 heavily armed members of the Kern County sheriff's posse. All had horses, all wore sidearms and most carried deer rifles. Many also had walky-talky radios. Several physicians with blood plasma, stretchers and an ambulance accompanied the posse. •'We're Keady" "We're here to make a show of force, hoping that it will prevent any trouble," said Sheriff Le Roy Galyen. "But if anyone wants trou- Lowell Park Beach To Open Saturday The swimming season will open t Lowell Park beach Saturday at p.m., Cal Tyler, park board pres ident, said today. Two lifeguards will be stationed : the beach except in slack peri ods, he said. Workmen were in- ng boundary floats today. supervised swimming usually con- is at the beacn until Labor Weathei- rartlv c\r.u^ and v night and Saturday. Chance of thundershower tonight or Saturday. Low tonight mid-60s, high" Saturday upper 80s, low Saturday night upper 60s. High Thursday 75 p.m. FIVE DAY FORECAST: Illinois—Temperatures will average 6 to 10 degrees above normal; normal high 76 north to St south, normal low 54 north to 61 south; continued warm until turning cooler toward the middle of next week. Precipitation .75 of an inch to an inch and a half, as showers and thunderstorms Sunday and in the northwest half tonight and Saturday. ble. we're ready to cope with it." What the sheriff calls -'an explosive situation" was to be highlighted today with the opening by the federal government of 2,914 acres of public land to staking of mineral claims. In the center of this acreage 160 miles north of Los Angeles is the Miracle Mine. Although it is California's richest uranium strike, the mine has shipped only 48 Vi tons of ore, for which its owners were paid $2,600. Despite this modest output, the mine recently was bought for one million dollars. Expect Trouble Up to three thousand prospectors may race into the canyon to file claims. Claim jumping is expected and possibly trouble. The federal land is being thrown open to mineral development at the request of the original Miracle Mine owners, who developed the property unaware that it had been withdrawn from the public domain s ago as a possible dam site. Tavern; Gloria F< there, and Charles Hutchins, New- n policeman. Comstock was reported in critical condition at a Newton hospital. ■liss Fox and Hutchins were re ported in serious condition. Newton police said Dodd had been drinking in the tavern Thursday night. They the ■oiit'le them to \ alk t .Mis? 'Operation Car Wash' Saturday DHS Students to Polish Autos for Youth Center Fund The Dixon Youth Center Fund inched closer to its goal today as contributions totaling $99 from 16 individuals, students, organizations and business establishments pushed the total to $1,777.84. The goal $2,500. A real contest is on tap as the energetic students in each ot tne four high school classes square off Saturday in a car-washing contest. Each class has a garage reserv ed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cars will be washed at the rate of $1.50 each ($1.75 for cars with whitewall tires) - with all proceeds going to the Youth Center drive. Larger contributions will be welcomed. In addition, high school girls will be washing windows of cars parked in the downtown business dis trict. The owners can pay the girls or send their contributions to The Evening Telegraph. The garages at which youths will wash cars are, Trader Motor Sales, Harrison's Garage, Cities Service — Reilly's Garage, and Herzog Motor contributors each day are listed at the top. The contributors and the amounts given: Dr. and Mrs. T. 31. Mason 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Kickard 3ir. and Mrs. L. W. An dere house Club of Dixon, Ship 97 Dixon Dependable Welfare Club of the Freeman Shoe Corp Rainbow Inn Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Melvin Mr. Lee Hess & Sons Distrib- (Additional list < 5.00 3.00 io.no 10.00 10.00 Avoid Traffic at New Bridge Site work or grading being done i the McRobert's Crossing. W men today started removing old bridge structure. 3 Wounded by Gunman In Newton, la., Shooting NF-WTON Inwa. (,T>— An off duty policeman and two other persons were wounded, one critically, early today in a shooting spree here. Sought in Des Moines in the ( shooting is Thomas Dodd. about 28 (stock twice after they entered the said by Newton police to be a parolee from Illinois. He had been living here the past few months. Wounded were Elmer Comstock, US, operator of the Happy Corner The gunman then went to the Cardinal Inn here, where he forced ! Hutchins, Molly Sheldon and a j lamed Leonard Shell into the | man's car and forced him to j about a mile south of town, police said. tutthins was shot once in the st before the gun jammed. Miss Sheldon grabbed both the gun and and fled. keys and threw them into the weeds. She reported Dodd hit head with a flashlight Dodd then went to the home of a brother-in-law in Newton and forced him to drive to the home of Dovld's brother in Des Moines. Dodd reportedly ran away on foot after reaching Des Moines. Jobless Pay Plan Issue In Parley Negotiations Tense; Strike Deadline Sunday DETROIT UP)— Tense, near strike deadline negotiations between Ford Motor Co. and CIO United Auto Workers reportedly centered todav on the extent to which Ford would supplement unemployment compensation of laid off workers under a new contract. Well informed sources said sup plementation of jobless insurance has been accepted at least in prin ciple by Ford. But there were two divergent reports on how far Ford offered to go along this route, paralleling UAWs plan for a guaranteed annual wage. Whether General Motors Corp. also had accepted the principle or anything approaching it officially --ret. Differ Widely While usually reliable sources agreed Ford had accepted the union's demand in principle, they differed widely on just what had been One report said Ford proposed to supplement unemployment compensation only after a worker had exhausted his claims at the end of the 26th week and to pay only what he had been receiving in job- •ance payments for the next 26 weeks— half a year. That would guarantee a laid off worker, with maximum unemploy. ment compensation credit, at least yera s pay ax tne joDiess xnsur-ice rate. Another source reported Ford had agreed to supplement unem-plovment compensation of laid off workers for 26 weeks and no long- This would give a guaranteed li-annual wage, instead of th(» full 52 weeks sought by union President Walter Reuther. Company Offer The company has reportedly of fered to supplement a worker's state payments for the first four eeks he is icued to provide him ith an aggregate of 65 per cent of his regular take-home pay — the amount he gets in his pay en- lope after tax and other deduc- For the next 22 weeks Ford re portedly proposed lesser company-financed payments that would aggregate 60 per cent of take-home pay. The UAW had originally demanded combined state and com pany payments roughly equaling >rmal take-nome pay. .Later ed this dowTi to 80 per cent of full earnings, before tax and other deductions. It thus appeared that Reuther has won the principle of his guaranteed annual wage plan from Ford at least, but has gotten only part way so far in negotiations in achieving the implementing money arrangements he desires. The union has concentrated its bargaining on Ford, with a walkout possible there after midnight Sunday. There was no word that General Motors has accepted the supplemental unemplovment pay idea in its separate talks with the UAW. However, the unio nhas generally been successful in getting terms won from one major car producer spread to the rest of the industry. GM's strike deadline ies midnight next Wednesday. DHS Catholic Graduates Will Attend Mass On Saturday students- from St. Patrick's and St. Anne's parishes graduating from Dixon High School will have special baccalaureate ceremonies at St. Anne's cnurch. This will consist of a special mass celebrated at 9:15 a.m. at which the students will assist in caps and gowns. The mass will be offer ed by the Rev. Eugene U. marker, a. graduate ot St. Mary's University in Baltimore and present moderator of the CYD. St. Anne's choir under the direction of Mrs. Byron Chasteen will sing the choral parts of the mass. The baccalaureate sermon will be given bv the Very Rev. Richard J. French C.S.V.. Ph. D.. LL. D., a graduate of Catholic University of America and life-long teacher in the fields of education and toology. Father French will SpMk «• "Tilt Open Roads." NeWSPAPErRHCHIVE®

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