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Atf dH ftVEMlKO Ifighiit ^Ifetcr Receipt * f3249 Nctt^ itt 4!;frdifi Parking Devices ij|^ ^ _^* JO 1 - Qlj* patlcTng meter receipt ;**iaehed ft new high of $3249 in Oecember and boosted the tola for the; first nine months of tlv v:tfty fiscal year to $26.237. The Hgh return for the month ^M. December was due to tw f'' ftetors, It was pointed out today l'_ by City Treasurer Osburne. First I*' the Christmas holiday shopping { rush Increased the patronage a *' the meters. Second, flv^ollectl l» from the meters were banked in ,] December, so that receipts re *•' present earnings from a full five *, weeks, u situation that occttff 5 once each quarter In the I The average weekly collection | * Jrt December, Osborne noted, wag ! Irt round figures, 650 as compared ; to a normal average of ftbou ,: $800, and directly reflect*' the \ return resulting from the'Hoiid&y \ ' season. Last week 1 * mete* collect -, Ion of J727 was the largest eve made. But the first collection banked In December amounted to only $550.48, cplisideranle undo the normal average. Traffic Bureau VleliU $900 Receipt* ffbm the City Traffic Bureau In December amounted to $300, Treasurer Osborne 1 * repor show*. This was the name showing a* In October and November. The Traffic Bureau collects $1 penal ties from motorists given arm tickets lor parking meter infract Ions, Although the penalties against strangers In the eUy were omitted in the ten days Just be ['fore Christmas, the penalty, col t{ lections under crowded parklni h conditions held up to a' norms 1 point. For the first nine months oi h the fiscal year, the Bureau lias i, collected A total of $2525 which H represents 2525 parking violation* || since last April l. If Revenue from the police cour -,i also was higher than average in ;^ December, the treasurer noted ,," Magistrate Hawkins having turnec ;; Jn $2260 as fines and fees due the " city from cases handled through t hlu court. A small item in the city's Dec>< ember Income, said Treasurer Os- i> borne, wa» that from city' aufco- ;,• mobile 'licenses (wheel .tax) >; amounting to »37.B5. In the first f« jline month of the flUcaV-.twrlod, ; a total of 6891 auto licenses* have .< been Issued, and, in addition, 381 t replacement license stickers • have I: been issued. It was thp expccta- I; tion of city officials that at least ; ; 7000 automobiles would be licensed | by the city this year. Because f; the fiscal period has three months U to jftin, this total may yet be A reached although It !«' urtusual for ; many new vehicle licenses to be *; taken out, 4; -Monthly financial. reports of the t clty^er* being closed 'Friday be- today Is a municipal office | ,,|, I I ' Nlxt Job for the city trpasure.r'4 of«4«, said Osbornp, will*be pri- pamlons for tftx collecting. It Is hlsyilan to start making .up Index hobKtt early in January; this, ?an b« dofte )n part without Awaiting for ^completion of the tax" b'ook extensions at Edwardsvllle. The treawrer'* office will require gdme competent typists in hla office for tM,<Work of making the Indexes and*-inter typing the tax statements, Each year, the treasurer, as eX'.dfflelo town tax • collector, must, augment his office staff so that the collection program may be carried out, Schbol of Stewardship At Firit Baptist Flrsr Baptist Church, Fifth and Market/ will conduct a school of Ktewaflfahjp to begin Jitn. 1 and <5ontlmit for each Sunday;evening ih January. Each session 1 will open at 7i30. , , Brief group discussion on the use of time, talent* and money will be field for* the adults under the IPajtor, the young people under youth leaders; and « story period wU be ijeld for the smaller children. A general assembly period will W held fcftch night featuring an aspect of Stewardship. For Jan, l this will be a sound moving film entitled, "I Am With You,", On Jan. (t there will be a film, "Why Do We Live?" On Jan. 15 another Outstanding movie, "Suit of (he Earth." On Jan. 22, a film, "A Christian and His Money," and the closing night, Jan, 20, a sound movie, "And Now l SPC!" , All Interested persons are In- ,VHed, ! Father Shea to Read Requiem for Father , -The Rev. Father T. R. Shea will 1uct funerhl services for his ir, Louis Matthew Shea, Mon- morning at Decatur, Father B»«a Is assistant pwtor of Old ledrol, His father died Thurs- at Decatur. (Jemn requiem mas? , will be • at 11 a.m., Monday,' 'in St. sk'» Church, Deflilur, WU& gather Shea as celebrant, Father 'A> K> Ettelbrueh of Deustur as BJ«wm, and Father Aloyslus Harte £i KmcttM, 111,, as subdaaeon. and ftttMt Mlehjfei O'ShWghnoltfaf \ J^V 360 *** Powell, pajj- the fijiCBtur parish, '-• the sermon. H brflther»ifl.iB,w of 'dKWfcfcj&»»* Wfejr * tight, worked lor the W«* b«Ut)V»4 f.MWt ?t^4rn| ? wwy Venice Gt»cet*8 Trial Date Re-sa f»i* Jan. 13 EiJWARfoSvllLLE, Dec. 31.— A motiot tat new trtaJ filed on behalf bf a 81-year-old Venice Negro grocer convicted tn Circuit Court here Nov. 17 of manslaughter ih the fatal shooting of a Negro eustoTrter, was scheduled for hearing Friday afternoon but reset for Jan. 13 yesterday by Judge R. W. Griffith. The motion, filed Nov. 23, cites 21 grounds for granting of a new trial and seating aside of the Jury's verdict, which found Silas Freeman guilfjc of manslaughter In "*; o! shooting of Mack Bride Bagby, 45 in Venice last Sept. 3. Sentencing of *Freeman, who faces a manslaughter sentence ol 1 to 14 years, has been deferred pending the court's ruling on his motion for new trial. Tornadoes Continued From Page 1. 194& tornado Was that of March 19, lp48, .which struck heavily in FosterVurS, Bunker Hill, Alton, and Gjllcsple, causing 32 deaths, and .property losses never com- pletely'tabulated, but running to a great figure. The 1040 Blow Chronologically, the devastating windstorms of the decade opened with Alton tornado of March 2, 1940, which swbpt from the foot of Central avenue northwesterly to Northslde, wrecking 18 to 20 houses, damaging scores of, others, and causing losses estimated in excess of $250,000, Craflon experienced a small tornado on April 19,1941. Then twisting winds held oft until 1945, when on June 1 and 9, successive a^l tornadoes crossed 'the Mississippi, here to wreak darnage to buildings near the foot Of Langdon, Jan, 30, of 194"? 'brought a small but typical twister through BUst Knrt, , Alton,, a "windstorm, May 17, then a small 'tornado that caused much 'damage June 29, at Brighton. ' In addition to' the Fosterburg- Alton tornado In 1948 was a tornado that swept Jersey county, Elsah township, on March 26, Causing heavy .damage; a small tornado tilflt struck Roxans, Feb. 27; and a minor twister in the Dow area, 'July 'it ; rt Kloodi lii Yew The quintet 'of grpnt floods of the ,'40'a occured In the following order 6t Injenslty, the top stages being shown In 'feet 'above "low water mark:" . Date Crest May 24, 1943 .......... 34.5 July 2, 1947 • ............ 33.9 April 3, 1944, .......... 33,85 June 13, 1945 .......... 28.7 June 30, 1942 .......... 28.2 Three yeaM's were marked by 'off season" floods! In addition to R minor spring flood, 1941 provided 'an autumn flood, topping at 24.B feet on Nov. 7. In i942, a winter flood chested Dec, 31 'at 23.8. And In 1946, another winter lood of the 'Wash", variety crestld', Jan. 13 nt'aSiS/jteeU • ' " J The great Mod of topping at 34.5 feel, , . . llghest stage Jftcbrdecl .TicfeVltt, .68. 'ears, being, exee'e'ded otiiy by the 'Jood of 1B44 with Its June clrest of 36,94 feet and three floods of th" 40'g exceeded the 1903 stage of 33.80. The now-ending year of 1949 Is he second In ten In which the Mississippi here has railed to reach lootl-poliu. Opening the decade, 1940 brought a top stage of only 11,9 feet, This year the river's highest stage was 19.9 feet, March Lowest stage this year was minus .0 Nov. 28— not quite a foot under low water mark, and only relatively low 'reading. All III Range of Temperature Temperature this year has had A moderate range, Rending* taken ttt the Telegraph building have Successf ttl Lists Accomplishments o Year in fteport Greater Alton Association o Commerce closed today Its most active, and prodfletive year, Spokesman announced. Among accomplishments In 195( it can point to the opening up o the McAdams Recreational Park way as one cf Its most, effective This improvement has opened u th*. entire matter of local hlghwa; improvements, the spokesman con tlnued, It Is expected that the Im provemerrt of the river road wii bring in at least a million visitor during 1950 in connection with Al ton lake regattas, sporting event and sightseers. Dr, H. W. Trovil ion, chairman of this committee has put In time, effort and person al expense In carrying on the wor! of this GAAC committee. GAAC summary of its accom plishments included: Eflrly In February, the GAAC voted endorsement and support o a bond Issue to get a new brldg across the G. M. A O, tracks a Elm street and also a new garag for the city. This referendum wa approved by a wide majority About the same,time the Associ ation "smoked; out" the armor question and proved that plans fo an Alton armory were being given the by-pass in Springfield. Early In March, .the Better Busl ness Bureau committee,' Joseph Sprlngman chairman, revampe- the solicitation policy and. Was In strumental In cutting down th nuisance and expenses of many Itinerant peddlars nod magSzin salespeople, Annual Dinner «t Temple With Jeff Williams as the speak er, the annual GAAC dinner, wa held In Franklin Masonic Tempi and described as one of^ the out standing meetings* of the year. During the sessions of the Gen ernl Assembly in Springfield, th directors and legislative tommltte were active In supporting good ani opposing bad bills. • With the announcement Aprl 15 that the Jennie Hayner Library was to close June through August due to lack of funds, the GAAC had n comprehensive survey/naifi of the entire library issue.' and came up with the suggestion tha Alton have a free public library During this same period, the asso elation prepared an extensive ro tall calendar, worked with tax payers group* lo -Alton, Spring' field, Chicago and Washington Hooking, more economy In government and repeal of the many so called luxuty Inxes. The,<j)'ealor Alton Association o Commerce WAI on the scene aimoul before the,.storm hart passed that the-Wood River area, In May, Alft,o, at this same time, representatives of tho association wore fighting the pro tnx Increase ant May carried on a very henslve clean-up, i pnlnt-up campaign. C0m' and - from .1 above zero last [an, 30 to 90 degrees on July 1 and 3, with neither u aero nor a ,00-dcgroo reading being register' 6d, At Alton dam, however, tern- under xero and above 100 degrees were recorded. .Although July was n hot month rem the standpoint of how it foit o residents, with* high humidity' ind much temperature In the flu's, he month's claim to fame in 1049 x'Bts on its 37-year high-record alnfnll of 0.81 Inches, It was the vettvst July sine* the tin a Plata alley flood year. in a iR«hour storm period, July JO-ift, rainfall ightning' set was 4.75 Inchw. fire to the Old Cathedral, causing about $80,000 lamage, and the deluges caused mien street damage. • January had three times its uirmal vninfall with i\ total of 5,34 inches, it provided an Ice tormln Its final week and closed vlth severe cold weather, a rearing, of minus 1 degrees at the ederal dam. Ice gorged In February to temporarily halt navigation n the Mississippi between Alton and .Grafton. One of Grm>i>ost Summons July's copious rains made the lummer one of the greenest In many years, causing unusual growth of foliage. September arid October provided added rains to prolong (he verdant season ba- f ond a normal span, October alnfall, exceeding 6 Inches, virtu* ally doubled normal precipitation. Aymlstlce Day, contrary to radjtfon, was marked by warn, 4lMfhttul weather conditions, 'hanksglvlng day had snow flur* le»j and Christmas w«» marked y minor showers. Mrs. Delia Robinson • Interred m Oak Grove Funeral rites for Mrs. Delia IpWnsOn, 83. of 32 Eckard, Wood River, w»re conducted at 9 p, »«. , . In Mftrks mortuary, Wood River, by the Rev. R. A. I4pp- O f First In July, the offices of the attso- olntion wore used In bringing about the settlement, of the restnurant and hotel employes' dispute, which had affected the community foi several weeks. ' Helped During Holidays During tho holiday season, the association hai contributed liber ally of lime, effort and money In making the community a ; center for all'activities. It financed one laid out the program for the Halloween window-decorating contest In cooperation with the Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce, It contributed $200 to the Halloweei parade and more than $1000 was spent to bring Santa Clnus to Alton and finance a successful Chrlst- mns parade, One of the most far-reaching moves being promoted by the GAAC In Its public relations program, which will sponsor A teach ers' Institute for plant visitation, vocational guidance for younu folks, better human relations In plants, stores and offices, and makfi possible open debate and council on human relations problems. Ail during the'year, the association has supported a strong program for tho private and free enterprise system In the U.S.A., and at the Alton level. Many meeting^ have been held wllh outstanding economists, political leaders and others to discuss the'problems'of the day. At tho start of the yoai', the association hired a new executive secretary, Walter T. Woodcock, who came from Rockford, where he had been manager of the trade development department of the Chamber of Commerce. Fry Funeral to Be At 2 P. M. Monday Funeral rites for Marlon Adolluh Fry, 63, of 216 Elble, Wood River, Western Cartridge Co., employe, who died Thursday In Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. In Streeper fun-, oral homo, Wood Rlvef, by the Rev. W. F, Bphn, pa»tor of First Baptist Church, East Alton. 8ur» ial will be In Oakwood cemetery, The body is at the funeral home where friends may call. A»1tM, Aid to Locut* Relative The police department today received a letter from a Mlnnewta resident nsking that aid be given In an effort to locate Robert IS. Ervlng who was residing In Alton when last heard from. "Relatives In Sweden," said the writer, "are advertising for.him." Police Chief Galloway asks that anyone here having Information communicate tlw Freed on LOS ANQ extsrtlqn Jir «n4 Tao> **w m*m»>mm*'^ L*a»Uca Thousand* Celebrated End Of Cmffiry Fe«ir T tw Smn Solve Btirgkry At Edwardsville Recover Half of 12200 in Loot EDWARDSVILLE, Dec. 31 —A burglary here early last Tuesday morning at the Schulte jewelry store, 211 North Main, has been solved and approximately half the $2200 worthy of loot recovered as a result of the arrest the same morning of a young woman at Lincoln In connection with two break-Ins there, Sheriff Dallas T. Harrell and Police Chief August Soehlke announced today. The young woman, Identified as Ethel Marie Kukllnskl, 20, of Washington, D. C., was apprehended in a parked automobile at Lincoln about 5 a.m. Tuesday, three and a half hours after discovery of the burglary at the Schulte store, and arresting officer* found a quantity of jewelry in the glove compartment of the machine, authorities here were Informed Friday by Logan County Sheriff C. L. Kief of Lincoln. Rings and watches found in the glove compartment of the automobile, were Identified Friday night by Mrs. George Schulte, wife of the jewelry store • proprietor, and her daughter, who'accompan- ied Chief Soehlke, Sheriff Harrell and Deputy Hugh Petitt to Lincoln to examine fhe recovered jewelry. Value of the recovered loot was placed at $1021. * Chief Soehlke said today Sheriff Kief reported the young woman was arrested early Tuesday In an automobile parked near a clothing store In Lincoln which had been burglarized. The woman, Soehlke said, named a 35-year-old man as Her companion In the Edwards- vijle and Lincoln burglaries. The man, a parolee, whom the woman said f)ed from the automobile just before her arrest, is being sought by state and federal authorities Chief Soehlke reported. The machine In which the woman was arrested bore a Missouri llbcnse plate and had been reported stolen In Chicago, Chief Soehlke said, The Logan County sheriff reported a garage In Lincoln also had been entered early Tuesday mornlrig. Warrants have been issued at Lincoln naming the young .woman an an accomplice In the Edvvards- vlile and Lincoln burglaries and others are to be Issued here charg- ins both the woman and her fugitive companion with burglary-larceny In connection with the Schulte jewelry store robbery, Sheriff Harrell said today. The burglary at the Schulte store was discovered at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday by Merchant -Patrolman John Huse in making his rounds of th;«|;bU|iih6»8)t.-d|siiaot, A glass-? cutting tool * hadI" .been used to break out « portion of the front window, after which watches and rings had been scooped from a Christmas display. . > Doctor Accused Continued From Page 1. grand jury scheduled to open next Tuesday. On Dr, Sander's decision to resume practice, Dr. John F. Wheeler, secretary of the New Hampshire state hoard of registry in medicine, said: "No action is contemplated at present and none will be taken so far as the board is concerned unless the man is found guilty following a trial." , Husband Support* Doctor Strong support for Dr. Sander came from the dead woman's hus- land, Reginald Borroto. Descrlb- ng the doctor as a "wonderful nan,'.' Borroto declared: "I cannot believe that he is in any way to be blamed for my wife's passing, He has my complete confidence." However, Mrs. Borroto's three brothers were divided In their opinions. "As far as I am concerned," said Thomas Constantino of Bangor, Me., "it should have been left o the will of Qod," Bernard Constantlne felt Dr. Sander's "Actions were wrong," fie added that he held "no malice" toward the physician, Mother Is Better Off The third brother, Louis Constant Ine, said he felt "now that she Is gone, she Is better off," The man who swore out the nurder warrant, County Prosecutor William H. Craig, praised jr. Sander, one of the town's eadlng practitioners, but added; "He thought ho was performing an act of mercy but there Is no ustlflcatlon for committing murder under any circumstances." s Sharp criticism of "mercy kill« in all forms," came from Dr. John F, Conlin, director of medical fty AtSfitASfQi&t ft , tfee. Flfty years ago, at midnight oi Dec. 31, 1899, hundreds of American comrrtanitles celebrated t 1 dawn of the 20th century— a year ahead of time. Thousands of people believed that Jan. i, 1900, wist fhe beginning of the new centuty. fhty didn't know about the calends experts' explanation that 1900 the last year of tfie l&h century and that the 20th century did no begin Until Jan. 1, 1901. There was midnight firing of ol Civil War cannon and pistols, blow Ing of steam whistles and ringing of church bell*. Groups san "Auld Lang Syne," "Darling, I Am Growing Old" and "After th< Ball Was Over." Ladles in floor-sweeping skirt* which covered a layer of gwnticoat* served great bowl* of oyster ttew at "century (uppers." Men In Sun day black suits and stiff-bosomed shirts, with adami apple-jabbln_ collars and long detachable cuffs, let go with barber-shop harmorr Well-to-do householders boasted about their new electric lights. Medical quackery flourished on th popular ignorance about eleetrl city. Many a "run-down" middle- aged man went to bed wearing an electric belt and a long nightgown with fancy embroidery in the cen ter and a silk-stitched collar (These deluxe nightshirts retailed for 78 cents.) * It was an era 01 comparatively low wages and low living cost*. The standard wage for common labor was a dollar a day. Top grade bacon sold for 12 cents pound, beefsteak for a family o four cost 25 cents, and calves live: was "dog meat" in those days. ' The "electrical age" was wel on its way, but most homes stil were lighted by gas or kerosene lamps. A telephone was a symbo of affluence. There were no Hoi lywood, no radio programs, vacuum cleaners, no vitamin, 'pills. John D. Rockefeller gave $10, 000,000 to the University of ChJ cago. "Bathhouse John" Coughlln and alderman and saloon keeper of that city, termed the donation a waste of money. Said Coughlin "One of my bartenders Is a collegi graduate." Carrie Nation "was in a Kansa jail !for throwing a stone through the winddw of a saloon. A western newspaper disclosed that iere were baths in the basement of the Capitol where "congressmen cleanse their cuticle at the expense of the public." . ' City Prepares Continued From Page 1. prices for the new year. B: H Qouldlng's Sons, jewlers, expressed appreciation for patronage in 1899 H, M, Schweppe, the clothier a 117 West Third, wished all friend: and patrons a happy new year. Firemen stood helplessly by on that New Year's Eve 50 years ago while the 7-room frame house o James Coleman was 'destroyed b; fire. The water plug was frozen Turner Hall, "known as a place of music and mirth," was fhe scene of the Maennerchor's New Year's Eve celebration, highlighted by the presentation of an opera. With the turn of the century ;he then-new Lowell' School was first occupied, New Chicago Code Permits Prefab Homes CHICAGO, Dec. 31 (ffi\— Chicago Homes may be pre-fabrlcated and built partially of non-plaster walls and ceilings under terms of the new Chicago building code. information and education for the Massachusetts Medical Society. Obligation of Physician "The primary obligation of the good physician," declared Dr Conlln, "it to maintain and preserve life, certainly not to destroy '"The law maintain* that the physician is not the final arbiter of the right of a patient to live. Circumstances do not alter this situation, wheNter the request for relief from life comes from the patient or a relative." County Sheriff Thomas O'Brien quoted Dr. Sander as saying: "1 feel that I did right, morally. I don't think I committed' any crime, t may have broken a law,' According to O'Brien, the doctor readily admitted injecting the air intravenously four times. He said Dr. Sander told him Mrs. Borroto died within 10 minute* of the first injection. The doctor's wife, the former Alice De Witt, 37, of Sussex, N. J., defended her husband, calling him 'conscientious and idealistic." "To anyone who knows my husband," she said, "and knows how conscientious and Idealistic he is, the very thought of any such charge (murder): It just impossible." STORES CLOSED SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31st Becniue of .New Ytw'f Kvt, Moit Downtown Stores Will Clow At 5 P, W,, Saturday, DM, 31. Stores Will Remain Opon Until $ P. m,, Saturday ALTON DOWNTOWN Delay Asked Walkout Cotild Come Af* ter Midnight Tonight A« ST. LOUIS, „„ ^, eleventh* ttis&t *pp*»l fdf 1 *«-^«, postpflfttmeftt »f th« threatened strike by &,«» employes of the Southwestern Sell Telephone Co., was made today by Qev. Fortes* Smith of MHaaet i. A union leader stld it will receive *'ierlot« consideration." This development followed a union announcement that present plan* call for a walkout any time after midnight tonight ftld Made In Telegram Gov. Smith made hi* bid for another truce in a telegram to 0. L. McCowen, president of Southwestern ttvldon 20, C16 Communiea- Hpn» Worker*. McCowen wa* not available for comment. But vice-president Frank P. Lonergan of the union, who usually acts as spokesman, said: "If we receive such a telegram, we will certainly, give It serious consideration--^ same as we have all recommendations by the governor." • . Lonergan said the union probably would have an announcement to make late today. A* the midnight deadline neared, .company and union official* had no plans for conferring again before 10 a. m. Tuesday.'Both sides agreed to attend a meeting arranged by a federal conciliator for that time. Smith Ready to "Throw Book" In one of the strongest statements he has made as the state's chief executive, Smith warned that if a strike Is called the state "Is going to throw the book at them.". The walkout would hit communications in the company's territory of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and a small area In Illinois near St. Louis (not including Alton). At Jefferson City late yester* day Gov. Smith blasted both sides for failing to make "a diligent effort to settle this" and added: "I am" not going to let a strike go on and tie up the state If we can keep from it. We're going to use the full force,of Missouri law to keep from having a shutdown." Gov. Smith has a powerful weapon—the state's King-Thompson law prohibiting strikes against public utilities. Penalties under the law are severe. Strike After Midnight When does the union Intend to strike? The best answer it would give is "any time after midnight tonight." ....r The latest word .came , from Frank P. Lonergan, vice president of Southwestern Division 20, CIO Communications Workers, late yesterday. This wa* after a fruitless conference between company and,union leaders In the office* of the o. sr conciliation (and* Media*' tlon Service,, "7-1 '/* *""f "As of this moment, we have not changed our plan* for a strike any time after midnight Dec. 31," Lonergan told newsmen. He was .reminded of an earlier statement-by Everett E.' Colter, the union's attorney, ., thai as , stsrtlng Church, eist et C 9«rd -rT«!, L rtlftbrtted het ty ftfday at he* home on East second South street. Members of het family fiave been vtetttag het thf* week. Mrs. Keplinger ha* been ill tot teveral day*. — • *«.. . n ji ,i t ,1,1 Two Calhoun County Deaths MARD1N, Dec. 31 (Special) — Mrs. Elizabeth Berrey Creech died at the home of her ion, Robert, near BatChtown, Friday morning. She was a. stater of the late Dr. Berrey and widow of the iat* Henry Creech. She i* survived by the son, Robert, at Batchtown and a son, Ernest, Jerseyvllle. • Mrs. Susan Ansell, 83, died at her home on Fox Creek %t 9 a. m. Friday. She was the widow of the late Thomas Ansell and the moth- ei**of a large family, two of whom, Harry and Glen, live on Fox Creek. Both bodies are at the Hanks funeral home and no funeral arrangements have been made. An infant child of Mr. and Mr*. Herman B. Hagen-was burled Friday afternoon in St. Norbert'* cemetery. East Altonian Wills Estate to Husband EDWARDSVILLE, Dec. 31.-i Filed Friday in Probate Court,.the will of Mr*.-Rosa. M. Cooper, East Alton, who died last JUne 11, bequeath* her estate .to the husband, Edward J. Cooper, East Alton. Hearing on a petition to probate the will was set for Jan. 28. The will, executed Feb. 11, 1919, nominates the husband as, executor. . "things now stand" the walkout In six states would begin as the flew year starts. "As of now we will not give a definite time," Lonergan said. The contract dispute involves a union demand for wage' increases of 15 cents on hour, job rcclassl- flcatlons In certain cities and other changes. Transit Union Votes Strike ST. LOUIS, Dec, 31 W) —AFL bus and streetcar operators have voted overwhelmingly to reject the St. Louis Public SeFvlce Com- > pany's offer of a pay increase of 7 cents an hour. ' * The result of balloting was announced last night «a 2296 against aecep.tande, and only -11, votes 1ft favo* '6l"Jhe ( o^er, c t ' , - .^The company's Contract with the operators expires at midnight tonight. The union has asked for a, pay boost of 15 cents, and has' renewed, a demand that the state force the transit, company to submit to, arbitration. k*w/r»r~ aximum CottsttltaiiOft - .. flfttt » promftt from Selft. Lttcal ffi'ttti Mt will be ctrt ift on tne maKmg of foreign p»»cy^*s fir al fit can The Senate Democratic leader told reporters at a he-.vs conference yesterday h* stand* ,fc* "maximum" consultation between congressional committees and the State Department on world proB» lems. Me repeated this in a rate; broadcast. "We must sustain the bipartisan foreign policy at all costs," he de. clared. "The Republicans Will find me cooperative all down the line." Lucas* pledge came in response v ' to demands by Sen. Smith (R-KJ) and other* that the GOP shire In policy-making a* well as In car* rying out those policies later. , Commenting on recent attack* on the bipartisan policy by some Republicans such a* Senator* Wherry of Nebraska and Jennet of Indiana, Lucas observed: "One of the best ? ways to destroy the United Nation! would be to split the bipartisan policy Into political camps." '.-•"• Summing up expected actions by the new session of Congress, Lucas forecast that efforts will be made to link some increases in corporation taxes with any repeal that may be voted of wartime excise levies. He disclosed that the administration will try to. strengthen in hand on the tax-handling Senate Finance Committee by making the ratio'/ eight, Democrats tuid flvq Republicans. The committee now has seven Democrats and six Republicans. At his Georgia home/Chairman George (D-Ga) predicted some substantial cuts in excise levies. Lucas said action is unlikely in the new session on President /Truman's plan for compulsory health insurance, on repeal of the'Taft- Hartley Act and on the Brannan farm subsidy payment plan. He called, however, for extension of rent controls and for action on housing aid for middle-Income folk. He said he i* confident Congress : win liberalize the displaced persons act and will consider President Truman's "point four"-plan for aiding in developing the world's backward areas. ," Edward Matthews FuneralServices .Funeral rites for Edward Matthews, 74, of .631 East Fourth, who died Thursday, were conducted at..lO:30 a.m. today in Streepev funeral home,by,the Rev. Francis ,M\ »'Henderwin f ,t pastor of College lowing rites here"'the' body was taken to Springfield for burial In Oak Ridge cemetery. " l Pallbearers'* were L. T. Rouck- man, Jack Bailey, Charles Pllger, George Slnas,; Travis Streeper, and Walter Shewmaker. I: Since 1903 At thia tim*j <»ach year ,.. w«'v* re- d*dicated ountJvM to the principle of the golden rule .. . which makes It necessary for us to keep ever seeking to render qn improved service ... that we may ... Help more and more customers along the road. To find better values and lilt their load; To arrange budget terms that make for good cheer— And in this small way to find, and to give, a glad New Vearl ... one ... and thanks again for your patronage » th« year just ending . ., the large*t of our caretr. ^

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