Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 6, 1950 · Page 1
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f-1 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Mtmbcr of Tht Associated Press. 5c Per Copjr. Vol. CXIV, No. 302 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JANUARY «, 1950 Established January IS, 1836V Lock Tonnage Set New Mark During 1949 Total Exceeded Previous High Record by 11 Percent In Its twelfth year of full operation, Alton lock and dam broke iU best previous business record, that of 1948, by 11 percent. Freight locked through the dam In 1949 aggregated 6,198,998 tons. This was a lead of 613,878 tons over the 1948 showing of 5,585,120 Laughed Till They Choked 1000 Witness Miracle of Templeton on Icy Night nage ever passed 26 in the final tons. Helping to build up the big Increase In commodity traffic for the last year was record freight movement of 575,310 tons in December. This was the greatest ton- through Dam. month of a calendar year when weather conditions generally serve to greatly curtail barge line movements. December's high showing was achieved principally because of the relatively warm weather which left an open path for towboats on the. Illinois waterway to Chicago. No Ice appeared in the Mississippi at Alton in December to hamper boat movements or locking operations, and the month's freight tonnage was exceeded. only in three other months of the year. The December showing compares to November's all-time monthly record of 707,882 tons. It eclipsed the December 1948 figure of 303,398 tons by 89.7 percent. During 1949 a total 12,949 vessels wece locked at Alton, and 3742 lockages were made. This compares to 12,253 vessels and 3786 lockages In 1948. "Vessels" is the term used to describe all power-boats, barges, sailing craft, or pleasure boats. The relative increase in lock- ages and number of vessels since the end of War II has been less than the increase in freight passing the dam because the period has been one of growth in power of towboats and in the size of barges. Thus fewer boats and barges now are needed to move the same quantities of cargo as was the case five to ten years ago. Those in touch with river transportation affairs consider the showing of freight moved through Alton locks in November and December to be remarkably high for that season of the year. Often cold weather conditions and fogs greatly hamper boat movements by November, almost certainly by December,. and hence .the records set in these moderate weather months of 1949 may go long unequaled. Constituting a large proportion of shipments in December, as in November, were cargoes of oil towed upstream. Much of these shipments originated in the Wood River refining area. The Corps of Engineers began announcing records of the traffic through Alton dam in November, 1937, and the year of 1938 was the first for which an annual freight tonnage records was given. In 1938, twelve locked years ago, the tonnage here was 1,369,459. Tonnage for 1949 was four and a half times greater. >0 Hones Killed CHICAGO, Jan. 6, UP) — Thirty horses were killed today in a spectacular fire which destroyed the Greentree Stables in suburban Norwood Park. One stable hand suffered second degree burns and a second was slightly injured. Five other stable hands escaped. Six horses were led to safety. Damage was estimated between $40,000 and $50,000. Dinner Honors *Y Dormitory 9 s Oldest Resident (Picture on Page 1ft.) Resident men of Alton YMCA dormitory held a special dinner Thursday evening at the 'Y' In honor of Warren Slocum, who has been a resident for 38 years, and who celebrated his 81st birthday New Year's Day. Mr. Slocum was a glassblower with the old Illinois Glass Co., years ago, and was retired when the automatic systems were Installed. Paul Schlieper served as master of ceremonies. Mr. Slocum, who has kept himself fit through all of these years by being punctual with everything he does, and has climbed the 54 steps to the thrid floor made the statement that he had been a YMCA member for 60 years. He said: "You know men, I was living here when the building caught fire back in 1814. Those of us living here at that time barely had time to get out. It was a cool, March 11, and most of us found ourselves in the street with little on. I grabbed a coat and a pair of pants. We couldn't buy anything until the stores opened." He told the experience of a dormitory man who hurriedly crawled under his bed to get an old pair of work shoes, while he left a new, expensive cornet burn in the fire. He has had his present room for 25 years. Other residents say they can practically set their watches by him. He was given a new bath robe by the men, and a box ol his favorite cigars from the 'Y' employes. * In addition to the 27 residents who attended, special guests were Mrs. W. Slocum of 2600 Edwards street, sister-in-law, his nieces, Mrs. Sue Miller and Mrs. Ellen Thompson; and a nephew, Warren Mullen. Feed the Birds; Sportsmen Will Bear Expense To keep birds and wildlife from starving during the icy weather, the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club has arranged to pay for feed which Alton area residents may get at 'feed stores for the birds and other wildlife. A club spokesman said todt.y that the club has arranged with three stores in the area, Hoffman Feed & Supply in Alton, Neuman Feed Store in Wood River, and J. V. Apple Co. in East Alton, to give a supply to anyone who asks for it and charge the purchase to the club. The. spokesman pointed out that the continued icy weather has covered the food normally eaten by birds and wildlife and mortality is expected to be heavy unless sportsmen provide feed. Anyone interested in aidirrg the club in its project may obtain feed free at any of the three stores mentioned. Truman Missouri U. Speaker WASHINGTON, Jan. fc, UP1 — President Truman today accepted an invitation to make the commencement address at the University of Missouri at Columbia, Mo., on June 9. On that occasion he will receive an honorary degree of doctor of laws. G. A. McKinney Honored By Employes on 75th Birthday G. A. McKinney, executive vice- president of Millers Mutual Fire Insurance Association of Illinois, was honored at a surprise party given by the employes Wednesday afternoon at the company's home office at 320 Easton, on his seventy-fifth birthday anniversary. The chain of surprise events opened with the morning mail when McKinney received a shower (two bundles) of birthday cards from all the office personnel and many of the field representatives. Later in the morning the Employ- es' Association presented Mr. McKinney with a bouquet of red roses and white snapdragons. At S P. nv McKinney was called to the office of C. D. Kellenbefter on the main floor and found the office force assembled. Mae Orel- soenor, president of the Employes Association, presented Mr, McKinney with • radio for his office. As McKinney turned to extend his thanks to the assembled group, he was surprised again to find his wife, Mrs. Bess McKinney, and Mr. J. W..Buckingham, retired tormer vice-president ol the company, among the group. McKinney, who has been with the organisation for 57 years, since 1893, traced some of the early history of his association with the Insurance business. At that time the office was on the third floor of the building housing the Schweppe clothing store, which today la the Bond store. McKlnney's first Job with the organisation wae poUey welting. In those days the policies were written by hand and required some time to com- Plett. Fallowing this part of the pro- grans, i, K. Mann, aalee manager, C. A. McKINNEY presented an engraved wrist watch to Mr. McKinney from the sales force. After expressing his thanks once again, McKinney with 'Mrs. McKinney headed the line to the office recreation room, which was decorated with red, white and blue streamers, and a large birthday cake was on the table/ Refreshments were served by a committee from the employes, By P. S. COtlSLEV The miracle that is Alec Tern pleton finally exemplified itsel in Alton last, night. Mr, Templeton's is a many faceted power. The first one apparent to the audience last night was the attrac- tlonal phase. But others soon developed. On a sleet-icy night, the like o which had cut Community Concer audiences to 400 and 500 two previous consecutive seasons, Mr Templeton drew to Alton High Auditorium last night between 800 and 1000 people. (A man from the city desk, who claims he doesn't know too much about music, but who battled the sleet and managed to hear the closing and—he thought—the bes part of the concert, said this "When a man can pull a gate o nearly 1000 persons on a nigh like this, in Alton, then he's got plenty. That was a tribute to a personality—and Templeton admit tedly is one of the music world's great personalities.") It demonstrated an attraction whose universal drawing power upon all walks of life is stronger than that of any living individua" in entertainment and music. It's doubtful any other single artist, either musician or entainer could have packed the crowd into Alton High Auditorium on such a night that Mr. Templeton did last- night—or anywhere near it. He Hears the World Doubtless the miracle of Alec Templeton is the very factor that threatened to handicap his life, For general absorbance of the world's knowledge, Mr. Templeton has been limited all his life to the sense of hearing. That sense is acutely developed To a man who must recognize acquaintances by their voices, the power of mimicry must be almost natural. And that is one element of Mr. Templeton's performance. Except that he goes one step farther. Through his mimicry he can lampoon, only gently, the person or thing mimicked. If his lampooning were otherwise than gentle, he would lack his power. Alec Templeton spends almost all his time, spare or otherwise, making or listening to some kind of music. In his lifetime he must have had a tremendous part of the world's music in all fields funnelled into his memory. Thus, (as he did last night) he can take five notes given him by the audience, improvise them, on the moment, into an attractive composition of his own; then improvise those same notes into the styld of any composer the audience may name. In doing this he throws ia recognizable bits from • these composers — just to brand the pieces more plainly—but largely sticks to the theme given him by the audience. The composers called off last night were Mozart, Chopin, Rach- maninoff, and Gershwin. Probably the biggest "payoff" came, though, when he took two serious and two "popular" tunes, and wove them together into an Improvisation that set all the crowd to at least twittering, much of it into a roar at times, and some small portions into major choking spells. Rudolph Pokes in a Nose Here Rudolph, the Reindeer, would poke his Red Nose right into the midst of the Skaters' Waltz only to be chased off with a snarl from the "Tiger Rag" or a flourish of the Saber Dance. Of these, Rudolph seemed to be the favorite. No Templeton program would be complete without his mimicry. That came in the encores, where he imitated first an opera singer In "My Heart at They Sweet Voice," then "Bing Crosby. "Mary Had a Little Lamb," a la hillbilly, then Cuban, was priceless. And "Through the Ring in Five Minutes" took the audience through Wagner's "Nibelung Ring" in even less time. Irving Berlin's "Marie" shut things off, but the house lights had to be turned on to stop the applause. Before the major part of the audience began to get what it had come for, Mr. Templeton demonstrated that he wasn't all fun and frolic. As soon as he^got warmed up on a bit of Bach ('Prelude and Fugue in G Major" and "Sheep May Safely Graze,") he went into Beethoven, Chopin, Richard Strauss, and the more modern composers: Villa-Lobos, Mllhaud, Poulenc. Ravel and Debussy. Recognizing that soon he would go into a second program, rather than the second part of his program, he responded with Debussy's popular "Glair de lune". Subtle Programming Another Templeton wonder is the subtle manner in which he works through his programming toward the true Templeton label. Vocalise in B Flat was a simple little thing in any mood. "Relaxation" had certain element of humor in it; several chuckle-provoking twists of rhythm. Then "Bach Goes to Town" broke near the edge of the "all out" type and "Dvorak Has a Sense of Humoresque" plopped the ffudience right into the middle of the riot. Even the most edgy of sensibilities couldn't have been hurt—though a few might have v had to add to their sense of false security in serous music by accusing Mr. • Tern- Dletdn of profaning their holy ground. Just to make sure any com- vlalnt completely lacked justice, Mr. Templeton likes to lampoon 'Bing" as well as Bach; boogy as well as Beethoven (and he did in the last). Navy Recruiter on Sign Should Abandon Ship HARRISBURG, Jan. 6—UP) Passersby plagued by high waters smiled a little grimly back at a smiling sailor on a nearly submerged signboard. The service recruiting advertisement, standing In a flooded field along Route^ 34 north of here, urged: "Let's go Navy." 3 Persons Hurt InFalls;Child Coaster Injured Sleet Adds to Traffic Hazards—Temperature Of 15 Forecast End Coal Strike, GAAC Demands Because of the "coal shortage that has become acute," Walter T. Woodcock, executive secretary of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce, today sent the following tele- sjrnm to President Truman, United States Senators Lucns and Douglas, and Congressman Price: "Coal shortage in this community has become acute. Dealers supplies about exhausted. Many families desperate for coal to heat homes. Unless relief comes very soon we suggest use of present laws to end crippling coal strike." Sleet that pelted down, Friday night, added to Alton's weather discomforts, and made even more hazardous automobile driving that had been dangerous since the freezing rain of Wednesday night. Forecast for today was: Cloudy this afternoon, fair tonight and Saturday; somewhat higher afternoon temperatures; continued cold tonight; highest temperature, today about 28; lowest Saturday morning near 15, highest in afternoon about 34. A child met injury last evening in a coasting mishap near his home, and three persons were hurt Thursday in falls on the ice. Norman Card, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Card of 2403 LaSalle, suffered a deep laceration above his right eye Thursday evening in one of the first coasting accidents of the winter. He was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital following the mishap where six sutures were required to close the wound. The accident occurred on Clifton street, near the Card residence, when a shed on which Norman and a brother, David, 6, and a neighbor boy were riding, got out of control and went over a steep embankment. .Norman's brother- and the neighbor boy apparently fell off the sled before it went over the embankment. Norman was catapulted into a pile of bricks. Hurt in Falls Three persons incurred injuries in falls on the ice Thursday re-" quiring hospital treatment. i They were Mrs. Nona Marshall of 2707 Judson; Miss Agnes Fiske, 1108 Alby, a teacher at Delmar school, and Judy Hayes, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hayes of 1001 Vincent. Mrs. Marshall and Miss Fiske are patients in Alton Memorial Hospital. Judy Hayes was able to return home after emergency treatment in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Marshall suffered hip and shoulder injuries, possible fractures; and Miss Fiske sustained a shoulder injury, a possible fracture. Mrs. Marshall fell near her home and was found by a pedestrian and a neighbor, who carried her into her house to await arrival of a doctor and an ambulance to move her to the hospital. Miss Fiske was Injured when she fell while attempting to board a bus on Elm, on her way home from school. Judy Hayes was playing in the yard at her home when she fell on the ice, injuring her knee. Five sutures were required to close the wound. Cindcri Placed Street department crews moved out again with cinders to coat some of the hills and slick spots after the sleet and rain late Thursday night. At the city tool house, it was said there had been no calls for cinders in the early fore- Continued on Page 2, Col. 2. U.S. Can Offer 61 Million Jobs This Year, Truman Says Britain Recognizes Red China Scandinavian Nations May FollowEngland Action Believed Taken to Protect Billion-Dollar Investment LONDON, Jan. 6 UP) — Great Britain extended full diplomatic recognition today to the Chinese Communist government. The first major western power to recognize Mao Tze-Tung's red regime as China's legal government, Britain severed relations with Chiang Kai-Shek's hard- pressed Nationalist, administration. The Nationalists promptly replied frctn Chiang's Formosa headquarters with a note breaking off diplomatic relations with Britain. Joint Action Expected Other Western European powers were expected to follow quickly Britain's lead. Authoritative' Danish sources said Norway, Sweden and Denmark probably would announce joint action soon, simultaneously in the three Scandinavian capitals. The long-anticipated move, taken primarily in an effort to protect Britain's billion-dollar investment in China, brought a split in Anglo-American foreign policy cooperation. U. S. Secretary of State Acheson said in Washington yesterday the question of American recognition o£ the Chinese Communists was premature. The announcement by the foreign office said British recognition is on a "de jure" basis. That is, Britain accepts the Peiping "people's republic" as the government of China in law as well as in tact. Nationalist Envoy Notified The Nationalist ambassador to London, Dr. Cheng Tien-Hsi, was notified in advance last night that, as a result of the British action, Continued on Page 19, Col. 7. Weather Seen as Favorable For Tree Burning Weather conditions this afternoon are felt to be just what could be desired for the Twelfth Night burning of Christmas trees in the sunken garden at. Riverview Park. The big fire of evergreen trees has been set to be started at 7:30 this evening. A larger number ol Christmas trees than ever before has been stacked up in the canna garden awaiting the placing of fire to kindle the whole mass. The fire is to simulate in a small way a forest fire in western piner- ies. It is expected the attendance will be larger than ever before, as more publicity has been given the event than has been given for any former Tweltfh Night observance. Besides, the number of trees to be burned is greater than ever before. The advice is given that any who wish to see the Twelfth Night fire be on hand promptly at 7:30 tonight, since the fire will not last long. Those having cameras, and especially those with color films, are urged to bring them along and gel some action pictures of the fire. Sleet, Freezing Rain Bring New Misery to Flood Belt Americans Told to Leave Formosa Underlining US Policy Ohio Mining FirmsSueLewin For $10 Million COLUMBUS, O., .Inn. 6, ».T>— Eight Ohio coal mining companies today filed separate suits asking about $10,000,000 rinmnges from John L. Lewis, other top United Mine Workers union leaders and the union treasury. They based their actions on UMW strikes and the current three-day work week. The same companies filed companion suits against members of the union asking court injunctions burring them from abiding by Lewis' three-day work week. Five of the damage actions and five injunction petitions were filed in Common Pleas Court in Guernsey County (Cambridge) and three damage and three injunctions were filed in Franklin County (Columbus). Filing the suits in Cambridge were the Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Co., the Warner Colleries Co., the Y. & O. Coal Co., the Jefferson Conl Co. and the Cadiz Mining Co., all of eastern Ohio. Filing in Columbus were the New York Coal Co., the Lorain Coal & Dock Co., and the Powhatan Mining Co., all Hocking valley operations. The firms asked damages on the basis of tonnage lost by various strikes and work stoppages. They estimated the 1949 loss at more than 7,000,000 tons. The suits were filed under Ohio's Valentine Act, an anti-trust law which prohibits combinations ol any kind to limit or reduce the production or affect the price of coal and other commodities. It gives injured parties a right to double damages. The damage suits are directed not only against Lewis, but against John Owens, UMW secretary-treasurer; Thomas Kennedy, UMW vice president, and other UMW officers. In the suits asking damages, the coal operators said strikes and work stoppages ordered by Lewis cost miners $11,600,000 In lost wages, an average of $1300 a miner. The welfare fund also lost $2,450,000, the mine operators said. The injunction suits asked the court to prohibit union members from obeying the "dictatorial" mandates of their leaders in following week. the current three-day Man Kidnaped In VAW Case, Later Freed By THE ASSOCIATED PBESS Sleet and freezing rain created new hazards and slowed relief Friday for hundreds of homeless or heatless families in Midwest flood areas. Memphis struggled in the wake of Thursday's severe Ice storm its worst in 17 years, as freezing rain fell four hours Friday. The Southwest and California counted heavy crop damage from cold weather. Freezing rain fell also in southern Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, where rain-swollen rivers and creeks have caused great hard- trip and have spilled over thousands of farm acres. At least three lersons died. Chilling rain also swept states from the Ohio river southward across Tennessee and the central 3ulf states. It extended over Pennsylvania and New England. Snow lurries blew over the Great Lakes. It was a little warmer today In he Northern Plains and the upper Mississippi valley. But It continued cold in the Southwest. It was 19 above at Tucson, Ariz., and 25 at Bakersfield, Calif. Three nights of freezing weather in Arizona's Salt River valley lave caused a citrus crop lost es- Imated at 15,000,000. In some Missouri and Illinois 'lood areas, overnight rain left a two-inch coat of ice. Highways are very slippery. A wide band of freezing rain and sleet impeded highway travel from northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania southwest ward across most of Indiana and southern Illinois into southeast Missouri and Arkansas. Rain fell In eastern Texas and the Tennessee valley. The worst ice storm in 17 years curtailed all public utilities, including transportation, in Memphis. No immediate relief was In sight. All schools were closed until Monday. City bus transportation service was cut 50 percent ol normal as hours of sleet and rain turned to Ice and nearly paralyzed the Mississippi river city of 350,000 Thousands of Memphis homes were without electricity and many without heat. Some 6000 telephones were out of service. Business places were asked to close early today to enable workers to get home before darkness. Subfreezing temperatures and snow flurries were predicted. Rain fell over many parts of the flooded sections of Illinois and Indiana again today. Highways were blocked In many places and rail and highway travel was disrupted. The rising waters of the Wab* ash river nearly Isolated Logansport, a city of 20,000 in northwest Indiana. The crest of the Wabash, which flows from northeast In* Continued e» P»l* 2, Col. I, DETROIT, 0«n. 6. UP)—The watchman who found a dynamite charge planted last month at the CIO United Auto Workers headquarters was abducted early today and dumped, alive, beside tho River Rouge. He was found this morning, trussed up and suffering from exposure. The watchman, William Thomas, 58, told police two men grabbed him 'at 5 a. m. and drove away with him in a car. Doctors at Wayne County Hospital said he was temporarily in serious condition. Thomas said he was walking on a downton street when lie was seized. The abductors tied his hands and feet and placed 0 loop of rope around his neck, ho said. Thomas was night watchman at the UAW's three-story international headquarters here the night of Dec. 20 when unknown plotters placed 39 sticks of dynamite outside the building. The charge did not explode. He spotted the dynamite In a little-used stair well leading to the basement. Police believe the dynamite attempt was part of a plot against the UAW connected with the Continued on Page 2, Col. 2. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, UP) — A quiet official move to clear Americans out of Communist-threatened Formosa today underlined a U, S. "it's-nol-our-fight" decision which brought roars of protest from Republicans. Diplomatic officials said the word had gone out to Americans lo leave the Chinese Nationalist stronghold unless they had important business there. A general warning to evacuate was avoided, authorities said, lest it weaken Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's precarious hold on the island. Chiang reportedly faces a grave threat of Internal revolution on Formosa, as well as a possible Communist attack. The possibility of an uprising may have played an important part In the decision announced yesterday by President Truman not to send any military help or advice to Chiang at this time. Mr. Truman's (announcement brought a near-solid wave of angry comment from congressional Republicans. They promised not to give up the fight for aid to Formosa. The debate crackled on the Senale floor for more than five hours yesterday. One chief complaint was: The President Ignored Congress and the bipartisan foreign policy in reaching his decision. On the other side, Democratic leaders gave Mr. Truman strong support and denied the bipartisan policy was being kicked overboard. Republican criticism was led by Sen. Vandenberg of Michigan, who has been one of the chief defenders of the administration's foreign programs. Vandenberg issued a statement saying: "The Formosa question is pres ently clarified, but it is not settlec by today's executive statements. He expressed regret that th President had reached his decisio without consulting "the appropri ate committees of Congress." Obviously the announcemen had caught him by surprise—as i did virtually all the lawmakers both Republicans and Democrats The only senator known to have any advance word was Chairman Connally (D-Tex) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Secretary of State Acheson gave Connally notice of what was coming during a visit to the Capitol late Wednesday. Acheson apparently tried to reach Vandenberg, but the gan senator had left for his home. One senator said that even Sec' retary of Defense Johnson and the joint chiefs of staff were not notified in advance. Vandenberg made it clear he does not favor active American military aid for the Nationalist ;overnment. But some of his colleagues— notably Senators Taft of Ohio and Knowland of California—favor im- nediate U. S. military assistance as a means of halting the spread of Communism in Asia. Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois warned that such a move might lead the United States into ,var. "And if you get into a civil var on the island of Formosa," * said, "you're in World War III ust as sure as I'm standing on this Senate) floor." Connally said the President was 'absolutely right" in his Formosa stand. 'If the Republicans want to make it a political issue," he said, 'just let them take It to the icople. They'll see the people are behind the President." The number of Americans on Formosa—which Is located about President Calls On 3 Groups To Face Faets Of Economy Asks Power to Control Credit, Aid Small Business By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 UP) — President Truman declared today the United States can offer it! people 61 million jobs this year, 64 million In five years and, in the end, "the complete elimination of poverty." In a sober yet optimistic innual economic message, Mr. Truman told Congress the nation's economy has emerged strong and stable, and with reborn confidence, from its postwar crisis. $5000 Income Indicated The way lies open, he said, for a rise in national income equal to nearly $1000 a year for every family by 1954. His startling statement seemed to mean an average American family income abovt $5000 four years hence. Mr. Truman called on business, labor and farmers—as well as tho government — to rise to th« "magnificent challenge" ahead: A steady growth of income, employment and production to hitherto unknown levels. The President added two point* to his legislative want-list: Standby powers to control credit, and more liberal loan terms for little business. He again asked a "moderate" tax increase. But he proclaimed this turning- point in national policy: Prices — • with some "outstanding" exceptions — are generally close to the level where they should stay. "The basic economic problem facing the country now if not inflation." Hands Off on Wages As for wages, the administration hopes to keep hands off. "TheM adjustments," Mr. Truman said, "are now in the hands of management and labor. That is where they should remain." The economic mesage, read to both houses of Congress by clerks, was the second of a trio of early- session reports submitted to the lawmakers by the President. The first, on Wednesday, was .he State of The Union message. On Monday he sends Congress the final one, outlining his budget proposals for the 12 months starting icxt July 1. In the economic message, the President seemed to have penned a potent morale-builder for business. He gave credit to industry, abor and agriculture foe the 'judgment and restraint" which, he said, helped pull the country hrough the 1949 recession. Goal* Can Be Achieved The lofty goals ahead, he predicted, can be achieved if thf same groups pull together and tt government hews to wist policies — namely, the policies he blue- Tinted in today's message and Wednesday's State of The Union ddress. The proposed tax increase will ot be severe, he promised. But (-. kept his secret on the kind of ax changes wanted, using the lame words as before: Change* •hich will "reduce present in- cjuities, stimulate business activ- y, and yield a moderate amount f additional revenue." The budget will be balanced, h« Continued on Page 2, Col. 2. Continued on Page M, Col. ft. The Cinder Season Weather Cloudy this afternoon, fair tonight and Saturday; somewhat hither afternoon temperatures. Continued cold tonight; highest temperature today about 28; lowest Saturday morning near 15; highest in afternoon about 34. Shiopers' forecast: North and west 1418, east and south 20-24. River Stage* W Burtau 1 a. IS*ro **.«! m. Stage 12.9 Ft. Fall 2.36 Ft, Uv«i 1 • railwater 408.38 Heavy Rains Snow and Ice Have Damaged City Streets The last three days have been just one round after another of cinder- spreading for the streets departments crews, because of the sleet and ice storm of Tuesday night, but Street Supt. Parker is somewhat more concerned about the damage done by the Tuesday rain- he is about the icy storm than pavements. When the Ice-sleet-snow covering melts, Parker pointed out today, the streets department must resume the job of removing mud and gravel from East Broadway, clearing catchbasins, and filling street settlements resulting from 5-Inch rain deluge uf Monday and Tuesday. Streets department men worked Into the evening last Tuesday, he said, removing mud from East Broadway opposite Illinois avenue, seeking to eliminate the encrustation there before the freeze set In Earlier that day the men had worked to clear clogged catch* basins. In one catchbasln, near Ninth and Belle, he recalls, clogging had been caused by t lard- can lid. In another catchbasln that failed to carry off storm water the impediment was a couple of old bicycle wheels. But the job of making repairs) of the rain storm damage was hardly given a good start before the ice storm halted operations, A washout that has made it necessary to close the roadway under the railroad bridge in River* side park remains to be repaired! also a washout In Market between Seventh and Eighth. In addition are numerous street eettlementi that have been marked by karri* cades or warning light* and left foi attention until weather cos* dltlons permit. Streets employee took tuni Thursday getting a few hours of sleep and rest alter many been on duty almost M hour* the program of cindering glisei streets, said Parker. He waa bop* Ing with a little more snoderatiMl In temperature today to 'ayrajji wit and speed the melting tha* will end the need of abragivas t* •as.

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