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-rtJLV .27, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PACU8 1,500 Liquor Licenses in State Revoked or Suspended at Places with Gambling Stamps SPRINGFIELD, III. (SpecinD- Revocnllori or suspension of more than 1,500 liquor licenses hy the Illinois Liquor Commission has been the major factor In the reduction of sales of Federal gambling stamps in the stale, Gov. Otto Kerner said yesterday afternoon nt his press conference. The revocations or suspension —and most of these were license suspensions — were made by the strife liquor control agency because of violation of Its Rule 20, %vhlch means possession of Federal gambling stamp. the Effect of the liquor commission's action Is to have the U.S. Treasury Department now make new and more frequent investigations to see If the Federal stamp has been purchased by any person or organlzalln which Intends to use such devices as slot machines or plnball machines. Now, If a Fedeal stamp is purchased, the purchaser can have his state liquor license suspended or revoked. If. that stamp is not purchased, the licensee may be held in violation of Federal law. Gov. Kerner also announced permanent appointment of Howard S. Cartwright of Chicago, as chairman. Other members are Leo Nelson, Chicago, and Sam Ruben, Rock Island, who also served' on the first liquor licensing agency in Illinois by appointment of the late Gov. Henry Homer. Snys Charge The governor also labeled as "false," charges hurled at him by State Treasurer William Scott who had said the state may be facing financial disaster because of 10,000 more workers Kernel- added to the payrolls. Scott charged there is an ever-incrasing spiral in employment. The governor said he has accounted for 7,102 more workers on the state payrolls, 2,550 of whom are hired in the various universi- ies to handle increased enrollments, and several thousand more of whom, are temporary, summer employes. Other than the field of education, the governor said, "Illinois ranks 49th of the 50 states in the ratio of state workers to each 10, • 000 of population. We have GO state employes to each 10.000 peo pie," he said. "Only New Jersey, with 57, is better than we are." Earlier last week the newly established crime commission, to which eight more members must yet be appointed, was the center of a controversy before it opened for business. Speaker John Lewis of Mar- ln 'Air Fads* Magazine SIU's Dr. Duncan, Ex-Navy Pilot, Tells Crash Story EDWARDSVILLE — "Now It :an Be Told" is the title of an article by an SIU professor who balled out of one of five fighter ilanes destroyed near Atlanta, Ga. in 1950. The article, to appear In a forthcoming Issue of Air Facts magazine, was writ- en by Dr. Robert W. Duncan of SIU's Humanities division and Is first-hand discussion and analysis of a Navy Air Reserve squadron cross-country calam- ly. The monthly publication, published in Princeton, N.J., is a magazine for which Duncan las written intermittently since 1943. President of the Alton chapter of the American Assn. of University Professors last year, Duncan served on the state executive committee of AAUP and was this spring elected to represent the Edwardsville campus on the faculty advisory committee of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Duncan received his master's and doctor's degrees from the University of Cincinnati and taught at Wayne and Wichita universities before joining the SIU staff in 1957. Duncan, his wife and three sons live at 816 Grove St., Alton. Dock Cornell to Retire As Guard At 1st National Dock Cornell will retire as lobby-guard at First National Bank on July 31, George M. Ryrle, executive vice president announced today. Cornell, prior to joining the bank in 1952, had served with the Alton Fire Department for 211/2 years. When he resigned from the department to join the bank, he held the rank of cap- lain. In his position as bank guard, he has become a favorite of bank patrons. After closing hours on Tuesday afternoon, July 30, the bank staff will honor Cornell with a reception in the bank lobby. With his wife, he resides at 205 W. Elm St. He is the father of Mrs. Melvin Heffron, Edward and Donald Cornell, all of Alton. Stung by Wasp Angelo Mormino, 54, was stung by a wasp Thursday night while trimming hedge at his home in East Alton. Mormino, 325 Bender Ave., Friday was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital for Ihe insect bile. Pocohontas Farmer Named To Madison-St. Clair FHA shall, announced appointment of two Democratic members (two Republicans had previously been named) as House representatives on the commission. One of these was State Rep. Leo Pfeffer (D- Seymour), who was also one of two legislators voting against the bill which established the commission. Statewide criticism followed. Lewis said he accepted the re- commendatin of the House minority leader, Democrat Paul Powell on Pfeffer. Powell said Pfeffer "was entitled to recognition" for his long service in the H o u s e. Pfeffer said hq was being attacked because "I won't be a 'yes' man on the commission." Eough Trouble' The governor said yesterday he had enough trouble running "... the executive branch without getting into the legislative branch. The governor was asked if he would name the House sponsor of the bill, State Rep. Anthony Scariano (D-Park Forest), to the commission. Gov. Kerner said he probably would not. The crime commissin is to have four House members; four Senate members and four public members to be named by the governor, and he did not indicate 'whom or when he would announce them. The governor also signed a series of bills which creates the slate's first code department for public aid. This replaces the storm-centered Illinois Public Aid Commission which so often was the target of the legislature in the last special session and in the last regular session. He also appointed Harold O, Swank, Chicago, a director of the new department. Annual salary is $27,500. Gov. Kerner said the new department Is a "major step forward." One of the roughest political fights in this session (and one which may leave unhealed scars by the time of the 1964 Republican primary election) is anticipated Aug. 5 when members ol the Illinois Budgetary Commission meet. This Js a fight between a com- blnation of Republicans and Democrats against Republicans. It Is also considered a fight between the House and the Senate. House Speaker Lewis and Majority Leader W. J. Murphy of Antolch have Joined with Powell and three other Democrats to try and unseat Sen. Everett Peters as commission chairman, Peters is seeking help from sev- era men who indicate they may next yew. If they commit themselves either way, they make enemies, and as candidates, they won't be needing enemies next year (or, W one oJ them saiq: "No more, at !«*, than we've ulready got?) Harold F. Kiepe, county supervisor for the Farmers Home Ad- ministralion, announced today the appointment of Robert R. Fenton, Pocahonlas, 111., to the Madison-St. Clair FHA Committee. This appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the appointment of Robert A. Johnson, Dorsey. A committeeman may not succeed himself. Fenton is a successful progressive farmer in the Pocahonlas area. He participates in agricultural and leadership activities in the community and has experience and knowledge of the needs and problems of today's farmers. The purpose and function of the committee is to review applications of farmers for loans from the FHA to determine their eligibility, to certify the value of real estate offered as security for a loan, and to advise and assist the County Supervisor in carrying out the program of the FHA. The FHA makes loans to farm- BLASTED SHOTGUN Patrolman Dale Grills examines a double-barreled shotgun, that had been held by a 17-year-old boy who was shot by the blast of second gun. The shot from the second gun struck the barrel of the double-barreled gun before striking the boy. Boy, 17, Peppered by Shot From Half-Brother's Gun ers who are eligible for: 1. Purchasing livestock and ;quipment and farm operating expenses on a security agreement basis; 2. Purchasing of family-type farms and enlargement of presently small farms to family-typo units and to purchase or refinance smaller than family-type farms; 3. Refinancing real estate debts; 4. Soil and water development; 5. Financing recreational enterprises which will supplement farm incomes; 6. Rural housing (including service buildings and farmstead water systems) and Senior Citizen rural housing; 7. Soil and water conservation loans to associations; 8. Rental housing for Senior Citizens in rural areas to individuals or associations. The other two members of the committee are William E. Bergmann of Caseyville, and Wilmer L. Schaller, of New Athens. From Cancer Society SIU Microbiologist Gets $25,000 Research Grant CARBONDALE, 111 — A new grant of almost $25,000 from the American Cancer Society has been received by Carl C. Lindegren, Southern Illinois University mi- crobiologisl, bring Ihe total contributions to the society to help finance Lindegren's yeast genetics research to $244,650 since 1952. The new grant of $24,548 is the largest;annual sum the society has presented to the director of the SJU Biological Research Laboratory. Along with grants from other scientific agencies and industries interested in yeast research, it helps support the basic investigations which have made SIU the world's largest yeast genetics re search center — in number of people involved, in equipment and laboratory facilities and in production. Approximately 50 persons — faculty, visiting scientists, graduate students and undegraduates — are working in Hie laboratory here ir addition to Lindegren and his wife Gertrude. Lindegren's "breeding stock" of yeasts now number more than 50,000 — all of one strain but no two alike — each stored in a tiny vial and carefully coded. ' The Lindegren's are now com pleting u definite book, "Yeas 5enellcs," on contract from a major publishing house, ATTENTION ... TRUCK and CAR DRIVERS We Repair and Change All Kindt of Tlroi, 24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE Insist On Union Service CAiL HO 2-8623 HAPER'S 24-HOUR Pearl St. Alton, HI. 2 Rebuffed Boys Break Window Two youth were ach this morning /lagistrate O. W. fined 550 by Police Vernor of Vood River after they broke a indow at a girl's homo be- avise she refused to attend a arty with them. The youths, John Stogsdill, 17; f 624 Washington, East Alton, nd Leo Spano, 17, of 844 Hal- oran, Wood River, went to the girl's bedroom window, awak- rnecl her and asked her to at- end a party with them. When the girl refused the youths threatened to awaken ler father. The Mirl told them o go ahead and returned to jed. Her window then was broken by a rock. Police apprehended the pair at 5:52 a.m. when they were observed 'throwing beer cans' out of their car at Seventh and Whittior. A 17-year-old Alton Negro boy Friday was peppered at close range by the blast of a 12-guage shotgun that was accidentally discharged as it was held by his younger brother. In satisfactory condition today is William Morgan Crumer Jr. of 1426 Thorpe St., son of Mrs. Mattie Crumer. Crumer and his 15-year-old half- brother, Gerald Morgan, were playfully brandishing shotguns the one his brother was holding acci dentally went off and the shot struck young Crumer in the righl hand and arm, right side and abdomen, and also struck the gun he held. Crumer was rushed to St. Jos eph's Hospital for treatment. According to Alton police, a witness to the incident, Willie Boyd of Chicago, said Gerald and another brother, Julius, 5 were flipping pennies on the flooi and Julius said he won and grab bed for the change, Gerald stop ped him. The two then started t argue, Crumer, who had an un loaded double-barreled shotgut across his lap, told Gerald to stop picking on the younge brother. Boyd said Crumer waved the shotgun in Gerald's direction Gerald went to another room anc got a single-barreled shotgun and put a shell in it. At the same time, Crumer loaded his gun Boyd said. "I told the two to quit fooling around with the guns and take the shells out of them—and Gerald did," Boyd said. "Crumer start ed to take the shell out but did not and put the barrel back into firing position. At the same time Gerald placed a shell in his gui and put it into firing position whei an explosion accurred," Boyd tolc police. Boyd told Patrolman Dale Grill he did not know which gun had jone off, but saw the barrel of Crumer's gun was damaged. After checking the guns, Offi cer Grills found that Gerald's gun iad gone off, with the shot from t striking the barrel of the othe ;un and then Crumer. In his statement to police, Gerald Morgan concurred with Boyd's statement, except to say Crumer :iad struck him at the time of the argument with his brother, Julius. Police were told the argument over the pennies game was not serious. The whole incident was horseplay, police were informed. Gerald Morgan was to be interviewed by juvenile authorities today. Policy Lapse Alleged; Cab Firm Fined The American Taxi Service, 117 Market St. and two of its drivers were fined a total of $(50 Friday after the firm's auto liability insurance allegedly had I a p s e c and they wore charged under the Illinois Responsibility Act. On complaint of Andrew C. Wilson, an investigator for the Secretary of Slate's Of/ice in Springfield, Police Magistrate George Roberts fined tlio company and two drivers, Lennip Dorris and William Baumhardt, $10 and $5 costs on each of four charges. Wilson had told Alton police that the taxicab firm had failed to comply with the Illinois Responsibility Act requiring passenger liability insurance and had been given until 1 p.m. Friday to remedy the situation. Officers were requested to arrest any drivers of the firm seen operating and Wilson would follow with the proper state charge, according to the report. Dorris and Baumhardt were arrested the report said. Later at 4:35 p.m. Wilson told police that the firm had complied with the law and it was all right for the axicab company to operate again. Thieves Break Window., Take $351 in Cash COOLING OFF Accepting electric fans for World War I veterans at Alton State Hospital is Dr. Abraham Simon, hospital superintendent, left, Handing him one of the appliances is William Dead rick Sr., vice of Wood River's Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 2859, who was chairman Archers To Pop Targets An archery tournament on Aug. 8 and a balloon shoot on Aug. 9 at Rock Spring Park will be held in connection with archery classes conducted by Janet McBrien. A balloon shoot with a 15-yard range was held by the two archery classes in the park recently. The contestant breaking the most balloons in 12 tries was declared the winner. Winners were: 8 to 10 year old group—Gregory Scott, first, and Charles Fleming, second; 11 years old and up — David Westerhold, first, and Dennis Walls, second. The following tied for second place in both groups: Clyde Totten, David Totten, Danny Seibold, Jim Moore, Mike Mormino and John Chrling. A burglary of Jack Keller's Service Station at 283 E. Elm St., in which the thieves threw a brick through the front door glass, was reported by police this morning. Keller said that a total": $351.39 was missing from tin station, taken along w i 11 checks and credit card invoice! from a cabinet-safe. The door glass of the station had been shattered by th thieves, who threw a brie through it to gain entry. A pr. bar or some other instrumen had been used to open the cab net door to obtain the loot. of the gift project. Looking on are representatives of other local V. F. W. units that participated. They are, from left, Gene Hubbard, Cottage Hills; Neal Gray, Alton; and John Uelashmet, East Alton. Pelol and Shannon Divorces Granted Two divorces were granted on •ial of the suits before Judge I. Streeper in Alton City Court, hursday. Janet Pelot obtained divorce •om Thomas A. Pelot of 3102 'ranor Ave. on averments of ruelty, and under the decree the laintiff's maiden name of Coatey was restored. Mary Helen Shannon of 420 E. .h St., Wood River, was granted ivorce from James W. Shannon n grounds of habitual drunken- ess. The decree approved awards Irs. Shannon household goods, nd provides the defendant retain is automobile. 'Heart Attack'' Call Was False A practical joke that caused nconvenience to an Alton physician was reported to police Friday evening by Henry Burch of 2510 Donald St. Burch said that Dr. Harry Mantz received a telephone call that Burch had had a heart attack. Dr. Mantz rushed to Alton Memorial Hospital to attend to him, the report said, but not finding Burch there, he then called on Hurch at his home Bui'ch was not ill, he said and had no knowledge of Dr Mantz being called. Power Line Tower Zone Hearing Set Aug. 13 by Board Alton Board of Appeals has called a public hearing on Aug. 3 for consideration of an application of Illinois Power Co. Zon- ng varialion to permit erection if several power transmission line owcrs within the easterly borders of the city. The appeal to the boai-d is for a variation to permit the steel towers in an R-2 residence district. Joseph V. Schulz, chairman of the Board of Appeals, said that understands about five of the towers needed for the transmission line will be located within the city. Two Youths Charged When Discovered in Laundromat Two youths were arrested by Alton police early this morning and charged with disorderly conduct and vagrancy after they were caught hiding in a laundromat. Arrested were Lonnie Dean McGiffin, 21, who gave a Jerseyville address, and Patrick Douglas Hager, 20, who gave an address in the 1200 block of Rodemeyer Avenue. Police said they received a call about 2:20 a.m. today that two subjects were attempting to take a machine off the wall of the Soft Water U-Wash, 2012 State St. Surprising the pair, police said they found one of the youths lying on the floor of the building with a tire tool in his hand and the other hiding behind a water cooler, holding two screw drivers. The transmission will extend northeasterly from the Illinois Power Co, generating plant on the river front. It will be almost parallel to its present transmission line in that area, said Schulz, but somewhat west of it, with some portions crossing the easterly edge of the city area. The company has acquired a number of properties over which the line will cross, and the pro ject has required removal o demolition of six or seven houses Towers for the new line will be higher than those on the presen line it parallels, said Schulz, and the spans between towers will be longer than on the existing line The line is to cross Route 67 and E. Broadway near the Dance service station, on the Alton ..side of Wood River bridge, and the line at that point will have an elevation of about 120 feet over existing buildings, he said. 5 Edwardsville Teen-Agers Hurt in Crash EDWARDSVILLE — Five Ed- vardsville teenagers suffered minor injuries about 12:10 a.m. •oday when their auto went out of control on Rte. 143, about a mile east of Edwardsville, and overturned. Driver of the car was Gary Hollowich, 16, of 406 Roanoke. Taken to St. Joseph's Hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment, in addition to Hollowich, were: David Matlock, 16, 1713 N. Main; Walter Pratt, 15, Rte. 5; Fred Crook, 16, 923 Troy Rd.; and Joseph Garde, 15, 636 Orchard. Garde was kept overnight in the hospital and released this morning. The other youths were released following treatment of minor cuts and bruises. OPEN SUNDAY ALL DAY! 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