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FA01TWO ALTON IVfttftNO T1LEOHAMI WKON1IDAY, JANUARY 4,It* New Meters At East Alton 100 Water Devices to Be " 1AI¥ ALTON, J.n. 4. - A mo. tm to pvrchase 100 water meter*, •i tt HOK of $17.80 per meter, was rflVrt by East Alton Village rd of Trustees at the bi-monthly meeting Tuesday night. Trustee Orvil R. Oglcsby. chairman of the water committee, Informed the board there Is sufficient money In the water Improvement fund to pay for the meters. After approving purchase of the meters, the board voted to employ •n extra man In the water department on a temporary basis to help test and Install the meters. The wage scale for the temporary help Was specified as $1.15 per hour. Mayor Otto F. Brazier Informed the board members that Installation of the new water meter test' er In the basement of the village hall had been completed and he Invited board members to Inspect the new testing device. By Installation of the new meters and the testing of old meters It Is hoped to Increase revenue In the water department, members of the water committee pointed out. The street and alley committee, with aid of the clerk, was author- lied by resolution of the board to secure prices on n pump that will be suitable for removing water Flood Threatens Sewage Plant At Edtvardsville from subways and basements In the village. Before passage of the resolution, Mayor Brazier told the board tha buckets were now being used to dip water from the subways so they could be used by school chil dren. The process of removing the water by buckets Is long and ted lous, it was explained, and often delayed using of the subways by the school children. Letters from Illinois Commerce Commission were read informing the board if hearings to be held In Springfield In connection with Brown Motor Coach Co., and Wood River-Alton Bus Line. Date of the hearings was given as Jan. 18. That of the Brown Motor Coach Co.; had been changed from Jan. 4 to Jan. 18. Both bus companies ere asking fer extension of service. KDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 4. — Waters of Cahokia creek threatened to flood the basement of the sewerage reduction plant, In the northwest section of the city, at 9 ft tn totilWe Men 'watched the swirling water creep closer to the plant last night. Twelve volunteer firemen and Capt. Dennis Hentz worked four hours at the Indian Creek levee at Wanda last night. The city street, department hauled sand bags and the city's new emergency truck was pressed into service. About 20 phones were knocked out here. Old Route 159 and new Route 150 were closed by flood waters. Traffic Is being routed over Routes 140 and 112- and also 111 from Roxnna south to 66, then to Edwardsvllle. The Marlne-Edwardsvllle road Is closed because Silver creek, six miles east of here, Is flooding over Its bridge. Traffic Is being routed over Route 140. Classes at the high school were dismissed at 9:30 a. m., today, after a sewer In the heating plant backed up. Classes are expected to he resumed Friday morning. Several motors In the building were flooded. 200 Volunteer RaybumSees Budget Cut Spending to Be Pared $1.8 Billion Continued From Page J. Hanfelder said, and emergency helpers aided eight residents In moving the contents of basements to upper rooms. The main low point In the levee, according to Hanfelder, was In the west bank, north of the Terminal tracks and south of Kendall Hill, WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. UP>— Speaker Rayburn said today President Truman's budget for the fiscal year 1951 will call for a cut of $1,800,000,000 from this year's spending. Rayburn (old a news conference I he new budget, to be presented next Monday, will reflect cuts of nround $3,000,000,000 In foreign aid and defense spending and an increase of about. $1,200,000,000 In domestic spending. The budget will be Mr. Truman's spending proposals for the 12 months beginning next July 1. Spending for the current 12 months is running at the rate of about $43,500,000,000 a year. With Congress members back for the new session there has been an Increasing clamor for a cut In spending. In advance of Rayburn's statement, chairman Cannon (D-Mo) of the House appropriations Commit tee told reporters his group was going to slash spending no matter what recommendations the President made. Cannon said he Is aiming at a balanced budget for the new fiscal year. Since revenue Is now running about $38,000,000,000 a year, that would require heavier cutting than Rayburn mentioned—or else higher taxes. "We will have HILLS PLUS SNOW PLOW EQUAL GOOD COASTING — Whi.le their fathers struggled with chains and made caustic remarks about the hills, these kids dusted off their sleds and put the hills to good use. Five inches of snow turned hilly Seattle into a winter paradise for coasters and skiers.—AP Wirephoto. a quarter mile east of Wanda school. The sandbagging operation was started about-3 p. m. Tuesday and continued on through the night. Volunteers were served coffee and food at the Red Cross Station In the Wanrta store, and at Wood River Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters and at the Eagles lodge. Volunteer Groups Truman Continued From Page 1. it legislation, social security expansion, liberalized laws for admission of Europe's displaced persons, aid to education, the highly controversial compulsory health Insurance plan, and careful development of natural resources. Mr. Truman also came out again for the Brannan plan for farm subsidies which promises to be a standout issue' In the 1950 congressional campaigns. Left Out Important 1949 itemt left out this time included: References to the' need for anti-inflation con- troll, a call for universal military training, and specific mention of a tax boost figure. A year ago Mr. Truman asked—but never got—a 14,000,000,000 tax increase. Figuring that total national production amounts to $255 billion annually, Mr. Truman declared: "If our productive power continue* to Increase at the same rate aa it has increased for the past 50 years, our total national production 50 years from now will be nearly four times as much a* it is today." In round numbers, that would be a production of one trillion, 20 billion dollerg annually. "Allowing for the expected growth in population," Mr. Truman went on, "this would mean that the real income of the avcr- agt family tn the year 2000 A. D. would be about three times what H la today." Be«l Income Now «4>«* Government economists Mid the "real Income"; of the average family in terms of purchasing power Is estimated at $4200, compared with $3400 in 1941 and $2600 In 1935-36. The estimates, based on tht 1948 dollar, would give the average American family 50 years from now, under M". Truman's vision, a "real income" of close to 112,600 annually. Discussing the global situation, the President declared the free world must remain on guard against the danger that earnest demands for a better life "may DO corrupted and betrayed by tho false promises of Communism . . . In its ruthless struggle for power," Tha United States, he said, has prevented the collapse of most of Europe and the Mediterranean area "under totalitarian pressure" and strengthened the foundations "of peace and freedom, abroad and at home." Mr. dene* Included among the agencies and groups helping, in the work of re- nforciiiK the levee was the Alton- iVood chapter of the American Cross, which set up a canteen in Wanda school. Helping were Shurtieff students, the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps, the Wood River Chamber of Commerce, the South Roxana Dads Club, farmers of the area, the Piasa Bird Council Boy Scouts, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Alton and Wood River , men and equipment sent by Hartford, Edwardsville and Wood River, the pastor and members of the Wanda Methodist Church. The Wood River Eagles lodge served food to 30 workers. Hanfelder said at 10 a. m. today that he had word from a Major Campbell at the Granite City Army Depot that the U. S. Engineer Corps would supply 15,000 bags for sand, to serve the levee area (more extensive than the Wanda district) and that 1500 or 2000 more bags in the Wanda area would "do the job" of making the levee completely secure. The U. S. Engineers, Hanfelder said, have always given support in connection with the levee, as the Corps had supported the entire levee district under an Office of Civilian Defense setup in former years. No threat to operating units of Shell Oil Co. refinery was Men by plant officials. If water topped the levee, only unused land of the refinery grounds would be covered, nnd the operating units, a mile awuy, would be unaffected. Along with other volunteers, members of Alton Flotilla of the Const Guard Auxiliary were called out to assist in levee work on Indian creek during the rain last night. Boats were furnished by the Red Cross to aid in evacuation, and they were manned by the Auxiliary members. to reduce the President's budget estimates," he declared before Mr. Truman had produced his spending figures for fiscal 1951. "After all, they are only estimates of needs." This top congressional handler of money legislation made the statement to newsmen while clamor developed—as In the last session of Congress—for federal economy and aginst tax increases. That was the temper of Capitol Hill as Congress awaited the President's special tax message that some believed will ask for larger taxes, perhaps with Increases of levies for middle and upper income Individuals, corporations and for estates. The President said he would have a special message on taxes, but did not say when. Instead of hew taxes, more pressures developed for a cut In taxes —in the excises of such "luxury" items as furs, luggage, jewelry, cosmetics and on transportation and communications. Mr. Truman is expected to recommend easing excises, but at the same time to call upon Congress to offset the revenue loss by Jacking up other levies. 2 Grade School Girls Accused in Extortion Plot ROCKFORD, Jan. 4 UPl— Two grade school girls were accused yesterday of small-change having operated a extortion racket Freezing Rain Continued From Page 1. Kosanke, Wife and In fa n( Injured Hurt in Auto Collision Near Farmersville day showed 15.4 feet, the rise In the last 24 hours being 8.2 feet. Tuesday's tornadlc storm with its downpour of rain had caused a rapid rise In all small streams in Alton area, as well as in Indian creek which brought serious flood threat last night and today in the Wanda-Glendale Gardens area. The 3.58 inch rain In Alton in the last 24 hour's was heaviest for a like period here since a 4.9- Inch rain was recorded on Nov. 1, 1946. Likewise, the 2-day total of 5.15 inches was the heaviest since the record wet November of 1946. At time of the Wood River tornado last May 21, rainfall In Alton was 2.12 inches. Last previous rain here comparable (o that recorded this morning WHS the semi-cloudburst of last June 27 when 3.33 inches of rain fell within an estimated period of eight hours, Only call against a classmate for almost a year. Edward Helt.er and Gerald Pratt, deputy sheriffs of Winnebago County, said the victim had handed over more than $50 of her weekly money allowances as payoff for "protection." The accused girls, they added, had threatened her with physical violence and demanded payments of from 10 to 55 cents a day. Names of the accused girls were withheld but the deputies said one Is a 12-year-old sixth grade pupil in suburban Rock River School, and the other a 13-year-old seventh grader. The deputies said the case was called to their attention by the fatWer of the victim who had demanded an explanation of his daughter for her request for an allowance increase. The victim then told the story, the deputies said, and the father was instructed to give her marked coins in her allowance. The officers said they found the coins in the 12-year-old girl's purse and that she named the seventh grader as the brains of the scheme. Th two girls were referred tht juvenile officer. to Weather Misery Continued From Page 1. to the police about a record of 59.7 reading for the date. M Below tm Montana In contrast, the high yesterday at Havre, Mont., was 23 below zero. But that was not the coldest spot in Montana. The mercury hit 50 below at Chester. Sub-zero temperatures were general today over Montana, the Da- 1950 MAID OF COTTON — Elizabeth A. McCee of Spartanburg, S. C., is shown above after she was chosen the 1950 Maid of Cotton last night. The 19-year- old beauty, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 117 pounds.—AP Wire- photo. Charles T. Webber, Hartford, Dies Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon kotas, parts Nebraska, of Iowa. Minnesota Colorado and and storm damage was booked at 12:27 a. m. today—tree limbs down on Elm near Hoffmelster. Truman expressed confl- thflt America will master the global challenge of Communism "at this crucial point In world history." To those nation* looking to the U. S. for leadership, he offered this pledge: "W* will not fall them." Mi*. Opel, iti, Carpenter, Dies EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 4.- Mrs. Caroline Opel, 85, died Tuesday night at the home of a son, F. H. Opel, In Carpenter. Mrs. Opel, who was ill seven Weeks, was born In Germuny. Feb. 24, 1M4. the daughter of Mr. and Mtt. WiWam Relfcr. She was married FWT32, 1888, to J. Fred Opel. who eftsd In 1M1. •urvtvinj In addition to F. H. Opel §re Three grandchildren an d It grandehlldrtn. The body rlU'Weber funv.al home «keri at 11 a. m., Fri- Heinei Evangelical jryteea at 9 p. m. lUton Loar, paitor of jjyUi olflclew. Burial peuietery. Three members of one Alton family were Injured in a collision near Farmersville Tuesday afternoon in which three cars were directly or Indirectly Involved. * Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kosunko and their 2-month-old son, Turn, all underwent treatment in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, for injuries. The family was on its way home from Ofthkosh, VVIs., after spending the holidays with Kosanke's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kosanke. Near Farinersvllle, Kosunko told the Telegraph by telephone, one cur approaching the Kosanke car attempted to pass another. Kosanke, believing the other car, was out of control, took to the ditch, but his left front fender did collide with the other car, he said. Mrs. KoKanke's head was pushed through the wtndshlld, and the baby's head struck the dashboard. Their other son, 14-month-old Carl William jr., was in the back seat. He wan thrown over the back of the front seat against the dashboard, but apparently escaped serious Injuries. The father this morning said Spread of AtheUin Urged MOSCOW, Jan. 4. (f>— The Soviet Journal of Science and Life says many people in the USSK continue to believe in God, U called yesterday for education of the masses in the spirit of militant atheism. The journal, organ of the all-union society for the dissemination of scientific knowledge, declared that the struggle against religious prejudices is one of the forms of the struggle for Communism. Junior Achievement ronferen«« Ronnie Medler and Ed Heeran of Alton, and Aaron Brown of Cottage Hills, have returned from Milwaukee after attending the holiday Midwest conference of Junior Achievement, Dec, 28-31. Dale Stobbs of Alton, national president, attended the meeting and delivered an address. Tn« other three youths were official delegates of the Alton area. physicians had informed him they did not think the younger baby's condition would be serious, though last night upon arrival at the hospital It was believed critical. Kosanke and Mrs. Kosanke both suffered severe cuts about the head. Kosanke said the driver of the other car involved was Kenneth O'Dell, 43, of Caruthersvllle, Mo., who was accompanied by hU wife I.orene, 38, Both were taken to St. John's Hospital. Wyoming also had suz-zero weath- ir. But snow had ended in most of the Rocky Mountain area and the cold wave was moving out In a southeasterly direction. Freezing rain or sleet preceded the cold-snow front In the lower Mississippi valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Driver* Warned of Tricky KoHd* Drivers were warned that tricky road conditions prevailed throughout all of Illinois, Iowa, the northern portion of Missouri, southern Wisconsin and Michigan, and the northern two-thirds of Indiana. Chicago'* Bureau of Sanitation had all its 95 trucks out in every ward of the city sanding and salting streets. Illinois state highway equipment was at work on the slick state highways. Flood waters sloshed through Charles T. Webber, 64, an em- ploye of International Shoe Co. at the Hartford tannery for 28 years, died unexpectedly Tuesday at 10:25 p. m. at his home, 12 Community Park, Hartford. Mr. Webber, a machinist by trade, had worked Tuesday. He had complained of feeling ill after he returned home from work, but his condition was not known to be cause for concern until later in the evening when h« took a turn for the worse and a physician was summoned to attend him. Death was attributed to a heart ailment. . He-had suffered a previous attack of illness last July, but had recovered from that attack and resumed work. Mr. Webber was born at Jack' sonville, Fla., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solon Webber. Before moving to Hartford, 28 years ago, he had resided in St. Louis, and while there was married to Miss Hulda Schmieder. Their marriage took place Oct. 25, 1910. While in St. Louis he had affiliated with Rose Hill lodge of the Masonic Order ,and had maintained his membership therje. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Chief Petty Officer Spencer Webber of Alemeda, Calif., and a daughter, Misa Mary Webber. His son is flying to St. Louis to attend the funeral and Is expected to arrive at Lambert Field Doctor Indicted For Murder Nurse Among Witnesses At Hearing MANCHESTER, N. H., Jan. 4. <*!—A popular young country doctor was under indictment today on a first degree murder charge In the mercy wiling of «i incurable cancer patient ,; The Hlllsboro County Grand Jury returned the Indictment late yesterday against Dr. Herman N. Sander, 40, father of three children, In the death of Mrs. Abhie Borroto, 59, wife of a Manchester oil salesman. Among five witnesses appearing befdre the 5ury were » nurse who, authorities said, unwittingly assisted the physician In Injecting air into his patients system, and a hospital librarian who called Dr. Sander's report to the attention of superiors. The state charges the air, In- lected Into the veins, hastened the end of the cancer-ridden patient as she lay near death Dec. 4 at Hllls- boro County hospital in Goffstown. . The doctor's hospital report contained a notation of the air In- lections. The jury deliberated three hours »efore returning Its Indictment. Dr. Sanders was not present. He remained at home. Superior JudRe Harold Westcott set arraignment for tomorrow at a. m. The penalty for first degree murder is death by hanging or life mprlsonment at the discretion of he jury. The indictment charged specifically that Dr. Sander injected "10 cubic centimeters of air four tims>s n close succession....Well know- ng the said air injection to be sufficient to cause death." Authorities quoted experts as saying that air clogs the passage of blood through the heart and, iven In sufficient quantities, causes death. Dr. Sander, under instruction of counsel, remained tight-lipped after receiving word of the Indict- nent. A member of the legal firm handling the case said, however, hat he was "greatly saddened by he news." Reginald Borroto, husband of he dead women, said he and his aughter were "terribly saddened" upon hearing of the indictment. Earlier, he had described Dr. ander as a "great physician." Reached by 'phone at his Man- hester home, Borroto said: "I think Dr. Sander Is the big- est man I ever knew. That ex- lalns my feelings 100 percent." Counsel for Dr. Sander, a former Dartmouth College ski cham- lon, declined comment. "County Prosecutor William H. Craig said: "Doctor Sander thought he per- ormed an. act of mercy, but there no justification for committing murder under any circumstances." The physician who has been at berty In $25,000 bail since last 'riday is free to practice. He has ellvered two babies since his re ase. Downpour Sleet Hamper* Garbage Haul Oty refuse collection service was rained out Tuesday, but the trucks were out on their routes today, making what progress was possible under the sleet-storm conditions. City Sanitation Inspector SU-ulf said that service was a day and a half behind schedule when the trucks set out today, and under prevailing Ice conditions, likely to last several days due to the cold wave, it may be Impossible to make up all lost time this week. Monday was a full New Year holiday for the refuse department; coming of the storm period Was unforseen, and the men had the day off. Early Tuesday, the crews were able to cover a portion of their routes, about a half-collection, before rain drove them in. Today, icy footing was slowing operations. Trucks were getting about, but the collection crew members were having trouble t& keep their feet In loading operations, and in handling ice-coated containers, and this was retarding progress. Truck Driver Wins $84,702 in Soccer Pool BIRMINGHAM, England, Jan. 4. UP>— Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moxon heard with horror today that they have won $30,251 ($84,702.80) in a soccer football pool. "I'm terrified," said Moxon, a 50- year-old truck driver. "We Just hoped for £500 ($1400) to buy some things for the house." "I wish we hadn't won it," said hli wife Clara, 49. "It's too much. It could wreck our happiness. We have been perfectly happy for 29 years." The money li tax-free under British law. KiwanisClub Seats Officers Award* Certificates to 25* Year Member* New officers of Alton Xlwanti Club were Installed it their dinner meeting held at Mineral Springs Hotel last night. They arts George Edland, president; Julius Seheef. fer vice-president! Howard (Helot, treasurer: Arthur BrUbaker, secretary. New members of the board of directors: Don Morrison, Robert Brauer, Robert Schlele and Dr. Robert Lynn. W. M. Harrold Thomas presented a past president's pin t« Ed Lindsay, president In 1MB. W. C. Gschwend awarded certificates for 25 years service to KU wanls to the following: Walter L. Budde, Carl A. Luer, John KinMl, j. 3. Dromgoole, John A. Gross- helm, Emll Huber. Droomgoel* and Luer were unable to be present. Most of these men wtrt charter members of the club. Resolution Would End World War II July 4 WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. (JP> — A resolution officially ending World War II next July 4 was promised today by Rep. A. L. Miller (R- Neb). This Is his third attempt to end the war. He . introduced. similar resolutions in the last two sesslonr of Congress. Hostilities ceased more than four years ago, but this country has never officially declared the war finished. By law this can bt done either by the President by proclamation or through a joint resolution by Congress. Until such action is taken, the President continues to have many wartime powers. MANUFACTURERS CLOSE OUT OF NATIONALLY ADVERTISED DRESSES central Illinois after steady 60-hour downpour. At Danville, 111., 50 families were forced to leave their homes along Stony creek. Major Floods Predicted Paul A. Miller, chief of the Indianapolis, Ind., Weather Bureau predicted major floods Wednesday over the full length of the Wabash nnd White rivers. A pounding 38- hour rain has forced at least 200 Hoosiers from their houses. Miller warned that all livestock be removed from lowlands. Several northern Missouri points also reported sub-zero temperatures. Nearly all sections of California reported sub-freeilng temperatures early today. Temperature readings ranged from 20 to 30 degrees In the central valleys. In the Los Angeles area freezing temperatures were expected to contlnu 'through tonight, the Passing truck drivers and aided the victims. stopped BARBERS' NOTICE ••rb«r MMIM In Alton WIN CtoM From t P. M. It 3:10 P. M., Tnurt., Jan. i To attend tha funeral of our deceated brother MNJAMIN REXFOftD •t 2 P. M. from Streeper Funeral Horns. Signed, EDWARD C. LANG, Fret. FRCO WINKLER, Secy-Treat. lARIIRS LOCAL 81, ALTON, III. REDUCED HIGH HTYUCD MATERNITY Weather Bureau said. Orchardista fought an all-night battle to save their multi-million citrus crop. Smudge pots threw their currents of warm air up around the branches of the precious trees, trying to hold off the frosty, killing air. The battle was so fierce that the Intense smudge thrown up by the fruit ranches completely socked in the San Bernardino airport. lequierii Mass Planned For Robert Ringling SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 4. UP)— A requiem mass was planned at St. Martha's Catholic Church here today for Robert Edward Ringling. Ringling, chairman of the board of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus and a former president of the "big top," died here Monday. He was 52. Another mass will be said at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Evanston, 111., Friday. He will be buried in the Ringling mausoleum at Des Plaines, 111. Cook County Clerk Met CHICAGO, Jan. 4 (^—Michael J. Flynn, 70, Cook County clerk, died last night about' two hours after he was stricken with a cough- Ing seizure at his home. He had been in ill health about two years and had not entirely recovered from an attack of pneumonia about 18 months ago. this afternoon or evening. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. at Wood River funeral home of the Streeper firm under Masonic auspices. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Thursday. NO MONEY DOWN /Uo. $14.98 VqJu.s NOW 'ID 1 .' A'a a*v« a uio« •«• leelios) te ehooaa (rent! You •4.W. OF WOMEN'S COATS art Fill OOATI 1/3 OFF 39.91 Values. 44.91 Values. 49.91 Values. 54.91 Valuei. 59.98 Valuei. 69.91 Valuei. 79.91 Valuti. 119.50 Valuei. .NOW 26.66 .NOW 29.99 .NOW 33.32 .NOW 36.65 .NOW 39.99 .NOW 46.66 .NOW 53.32 .NOW 79.67 •ava DEPARTMENT •TOM! 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