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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

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FAOITWO ALTON KVENWO TELE GRAPH MtPAY, ^ Kosanke Baby's In jury Serious Child Has Multiple Skull Fractures Faye Emerson, on Way To Divorce, h Still Democrat Carl A. Kosanke, proprietor of the Kalamazoo Sales A Service, whose wife and two-month-old son, Tommy, were Injured In an automobile accident Tuesday, near Farmersvllle, was In Alton Thursday, and reported that the baby, Tommy, was more seriously injured than was first believed. Tommy suffered multiple fractures of the skull and has been placed In an oxygen tent. He ar- peared slightly improved Thursday night, however, and took his 10 o'clock feeding nurses said. Mrs. Kosanke incurred lacerations of the scalp, a nose fracture, and a chest Injury. She and the baby are patients In St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Carl Williams jr., U-month-old •on of Mr. and Mr.«j Kosanke, apparently escaped with minor injuries and he was brought to the home of his grandmother, Mrs. L. T. Rebenack, in Wood River, to be cared for until his mother is able to leave the hospital. The Kosanke family was returning from Oshkosh, Wis., after •pending the holidays nt time of the accident. Kosanke, who escaped with minor Injuries, has been In Springfield attending his family until Thursday evening, when he cnme to Alton to bring his son, Carl William. After settling the baby in his grandmother's home, he returned to Springfield. Refuses to Halt $50,000 Suit DANVILLE, Jan. 6. <<T>—Federal Judge Casper Platt today refused to dismiss a Negro woman's 150,000 damage suit against six Cairo public officials. He rejected a contention by one of the defendants, Paul S. Bauer, named as a deputy coroner, that the government has no jurisdiction. Bauer and five Cairo police officers are accused by Mrs. Bessie F. Johnson of violating her civil rights. She says they beat her April 2, 1947 when she went to the Cairo police staUon to ask why her two sons were being held by police. She filed her damage suit last November. She claimed she was denied due process of law rights under the 14th Amendment to the federal Constitution. The judge today gave her 30 days in which to file an amended complaint. Named as co-defendants with Bauer art Roger G. Barber, Tom Graves, Victor S. Throgmorton, Louis Sams and Clifford Gllmore, all listed as Cairo policemen. Fire Sweeps Through Home Killing 5 Children M1SSOULA, Mont., Jan. 6 (flt— A flash fire swept through a two- Story house In near-zero weather today, burning five children to death. Two of the 11 children In the horn* and Jim Parrlsh, who was earing for them, were burned seriously. Four other youngsters escaped Injury. The blaze was dlcovered about 3:30 a. m. Within a few minutes, (lames had spread throughout the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mo- Itnda, parents of the 11. They wer» In Spokane, Wash, with smothtr daughter. youth Nahbed in Act Of Stealing Mail Pouch MORRIS, Jan. 6 UFI-A 17-ycar- old Marseilles youth was trapped Jn the act of stealing a mail pouch from a station platform here last night. Marlon Judy, 17, wos held under three state charges of grand lar- •eny after Police Chief Arthur Olson and Assistant Chief Ray Shannon said he led them to four other tilt and emptied mail sacks he had •tolen earlier this week. Chief Olson and Shannon watch•d the station platform Wednesday and Thursday nights. Last night they nabbed Judy as he picked up a pouch consigned to an out-going train. DALLAS, Tex.. Jan. 6 <#> — •I'm still n Democrat!" actress Faye Emerson chuckled here today. On her way to Mexico City to divorce Elliott Roosevelt, son of he late President Franklin D. ftooscvell, she added: "I vole with my head—not my 'icart." The dark-blonde, brown-eyed, 12-year-old Texas beauty cleared customs and breakfasted lightly nfter the American Airlines plane from New York landed at 4:05 a. ni. The ship took off for Mexico at 4:44 a. m. A scene of sleet and Ice and a 2S-degrec temperature greeted the nctress as she stepped from the plane nnri she sighed: "I had to come back to Texas for this nice brisk weal her. It. was warm In New York." She's n native of Beaumont. Her est rangier! husband has been seen recently with Georgeanne (Glgi) Durston, a pretty New York cafe singer. "Do you know Miss Durston?" Miss Emerson was asked'In an Interview. "I surely do," she replied. "I rend about It In the papers." "How do you feel about this situation?" "I feel fine, I keep telling newspapermen," she said. She refused today to elaborate on her life with Elliott Roosevelt or the estrangement, saying: "The-e aro Just some things that one doesn't discuss at a time like this." She added, however, that, she thinks "Elliott is a lot like his father." P. J. Simmons Honored On His Retirement P. J, Simmons of 911 Brown has retired after 27 years service with the A & P Company. Simmons started with the company as manager of the first A A P store In Upper Alton 27 yenrs ago. He was honored «t a dinner given at Hotel Stratford by A & P officials. Co-workers at the Plnsn street store presented him with n $50 check. He had been employed at the Piasa store the past 10 years. No Damage in Fire at Glass Plant Locker Room A fire of undetermined origin in a batch house locker room nt the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. caused no damage this afternoon. The Alton fire companies No. '2 and 4 and the ladder company answered the call at 1:35 p. m., but company firemen had the fire well under control when the city firemen ar rived, to Farm Government ATHENS, Jan. 6. (jf\— King Paul today called on John Theotokls, ap«aktr of the Greek Parliament, to form • new cabinet with authority to 41aaulv« parliament and proclaim § §an»ral election. His *f)ectl«B M premier followed the i»* raajjutlnn of Premier Alex ar HtPp^M' coalition cabinet fcl a dispute betw«or __ '(RoyalUt) and Llbera fMitttor* over timing of th« r Miuajnantary election. GOP Plat form 'MayTakelW Taft Believes Republican* Can Reach Agreement WASHINGTON, .Tan. 8 UPi — Sen. Taft. (R-Ohin) said today he Is confident that Senate and House Republicans can agree on n cam-j,,^, it* good will and name will Setting of New York Sun With 116-Year History Was Sad ">—It Is a sad to see a great B.v NEW YORK, and bitter thing newspaper rile. An that's the way It was this wpek when the famous New York Sun ceased publication a* a separate entity after more than 116 yenrs. Bought by publisher Roy How- 3 Persons Hurt Continued From I'IIKD 1. noon, and no traffic Interruptions reported. t At Alton lock and dam sleet, and ulso sleet mixed with rain, was recorded and precipitation for the last 24 hours was found to have been .28 of an Inch. Records at the dam show total precipitation here of 5.46 Inches In the first six days of January. This Is more .nan twice the normal preclplta- Jon for the entire month of Janu- arw, which the Weather Bureau ias found to be 2.44 inches. Last January, however, precipitation also was unusually high, 6.24 nvhes; and In January, 1947, precipitation was sub-normal, 2.02 .nches. The Mississippi here continues to fall after Its sharp rise early In the month. Today's stage of 12.9 feet marked a decline of 2.3 feet in 24 hours. At the locks It was said no float- Ing Ice yet has appeared, although at temperatures such as have prevailed for the last few days, ice ordinarily would be expected. Boat traffic through the dam continues heavy for this season of the year. A dozen lockages were made Thursday. On an annual basis, this about the dally average. An apparent Instance of juvenile mischief, coupled with the sleet storm, resulted In damage to an awning «t the jewelry store of Ed Ott, 223 Market. Ott informed police that someone let down the awning last evening, after the store was closed. Sleet and Ice weighted It down so It was torn. In addition, whoever let. the dawning down made off with the crank. "That crank has been out on the awning for 10 years," said Ott. "1 never have taken It In at night, and last night was the first time anyone ever touched It." Traffic policemen made a safety Inspection tour last evening of the coasting places set up by the playground department, At four Intersections they found no barricades to keep traffic tiff the slopes, and conferred with the recreation superintendent to get barriers placed. In the •arly evening a large "patronage" of the coasting spots was observed, it was said. Man Kidnaped Continued Krom 1'nge 1, shootings of Walter and Victor Reutlter. Waller Reuther said ho bellev ed it possible that Communists are Involved. Only a few hours before the abduction, Thomas submitted to a lie detector test at Detroit police headquarters. After the test, Chief of Detectives Jack Harvllle said he was convinced Thomas was telling the truth about how he found th'.' dynamite, Poti-.'e called the watchman In for questioning after they learned he had been absent from bis room- Ing house from Dec. 37 to Wednesday night. Thomas explained that he had some time off, whirl he spent visiting friends. Police were questioning Thornr at the hoipitMl, but officers har no immediate report on what lu had to say. When the watchman was fount at 8:22 A. m., a rope WHS stil around his feet, the loop was around his neck and there were rope burns on his wrists. paign platform for this year's congressional elections. "It may take somo time," Taft ndded In mi Interview. Originally Tafl was one of the GOP members of Congress who were lukewnrm to National Chair- mnn Guy Gnbrielson's proposal to "formulate a statement of principles on which the party will campaign to regain control of Congress." Gnbriolson named himself head of a 15-mernber policy-making group from the national committee late In December. It will try to tie its platform proposals In with versions written by separate committees In the Senate and House. The conference of all Republican senators voted Tuesday to cooperate with the Gabrlelson move and Conference Chairman Mllli- kln (R-Colo) yesterday named 15 to the Senate campaign policy group, with Taft as chairman. The Mlddlewest, Rocky Mountain and Far West areas got nine places on the committee, with six going to Northeast senators. "I think It's n pretty representative group of Republican philosophies and regions," Mlllikln said. Only three of 14 Republican senators who must face elections this year accepted places on the group, which Mlllikln said would, deal with "a restatement of aims and purposes of the Republican members of Congress." They were Senators Taft, Alken (R-Vt) and Young (R-ND). Numerous other Republican senators who are standing for reelection declined places, It was learned. But Mlillkin said all GOP candidates in the Senate and House will get a chance to go over the party promises and pledges before they are made public. Sen. Vandenbcrg (R-Mich) declined a place on the group but agreed to cooperate In Its work, Representing the Northeast are Senators Brcwster and Margaret Chase Smith, both from Maine, Ives of New York, Lodge of Massachusetts and H. Alexander Smith of New Jersey. Besides Taft, the Midwest Is represented by Senators Butler and Wherry of Nebraska, Ferguson of Michigan, Mundt. of South Dakota and Young of North Dakota. From the Far West are Cor- :lon of Oregon, Knowland of California and Watkins of Utah. House Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts Is expected to name his 15-membcr group by early next week. Sleet, Freezing Continued From Page 1. live on as the merged New York World-Telegram and the Sum But the New York Sun that Charles A. Dana made Into a n«- tlonnl institution— was dead. That Is the way the men and women who put it out felt. After the paper had been put to bed for the last time, they held wake for It in a nearby bar. It was the quietest wake In newspaper history. Only nbnut n score of the editorial staff of 190 attended the informal obsequies. The rest, stunned, hnrt simply gone home. An add thing about the wake was that few of the men and women talked about how the shutdown would affect themselves, how hard it. would be for most of them to find new Jobs In an overcrowded field. They kept their personal problems to themselves. What they wanted to talk about wai their paper, the New York Sun, which some of them had worked on for 35 to 45 years. For a newspaper staff, like an army, h;is pride of servicp. And the Sun had been America's first "newspaperman's newspaper." "How could anything 116 yenrs old die?" asked one reporter, unbelievingly. Pulit/.er-pri/.e winning reporter Malrolm Johnson, who wrote the story of the Sun's sale, told them all he knew. He said the asslgn- mcTit was Riven Ui him by 70-year- old executive editor Keats Speed, OIK; of New York's besf-loved editors. And he said Speed wept when he gave it to h'm. Johnson worked nil day in secret rn the story-- o the »un wouldn't be scooped on K:< K st day. Arc! when he handed in He story, the city editor rend the first page, and broke Into tears. He asked JrO'nson if he would 1'ke a byline. "I told him that was a story no Sim reporter v, onld wint a byline on," Johnson said. And it bore no byline. The men talked at the bar about feme of the great Si:n reporters of the past— Frnnk Ward O'Mal!»y and Richard >;ardlng Davis. A few were bitter. They* questioned the management'* explanation that the Siin's sn.'e had bocn m (n necessary by r'jfng production costs and falling circulation and- DdvertlstaK revenue. These fa'..'i rs have helped kill many metropolitan dailies In the last half century. n.o wake dldr't last. long. Mo't of IJ't newsmen and nomen shook hands nnd left the bar early. Th»-y threw n farowell glance across the street, wh»re the darkened Sun building stood, lit by bright moonlight iind many, many niorrt. ties. Hawkins Pledges Help to Safety Patrol Groups Police Magistral* Hawkins pledged support to the school safety patrol boys during a hearing Wednesday afternoon In police court at conclusion of which he dismissed a traffic violation charge against Lester J. Oldham of Roxana based on an accident Dec. 16, near Clara Barton school on Main street, In which a 7-year- old school boy was injured. The mishap occurred at a school stop on Main where patrol boys were on duty In the noon hour, and a police complaint of careless driving had been filed against the motorist. After two hours of testimony, the magistrate dismissed the charge for lack of evidence to show an ordinance violation. The chief Issue was whether Oldham had brought his car to a full stop, as he contended, before the boy who met Injury ran out. In commenting on the case Magistrate Hawkins urged more Instruction for patrol members. He suggested to the two patro] boys present that they carry p per and pencil when on duty and note the license number of any cars falling to make proper stops so that there might be suitable prosecution of the violations. He advised the boys they had full right to signal a stop to any vehicles, Just as any pedestrian, by a specific ordinance provision, has a right to do at a crossing. And he assured that authority of the patrols I! properly exercised would be upheld. Chambers Held Mental Case Expert Claims He Is Psychopathic Personality NEW YORK, Jan. * (*>—An unprecedented federal court fflOV* has produced expert testimony that Whittaker Chambers suffers from a mental condition causing "chronic, persistent and repetitious lying." The stocky, 48-year-old Chambers Is the key prosecution witness, In the perjury trial of Alger Hist, former high State Department official. Over strong government objections, Dr. Carl A. L. Blnger, a psychiatrist, testified yesterday that In his opinion Chamber* Is a "psychopathic personality." This, he said, Is a recognlted mental disorder which makes Its victims prone to lie, steal, deceive and to make false accusations, among other things. Federal Judge Henry W. Goddard said it was the first time that psychiatric testimony had been used in federal court to Impeach the credibility of a witness, although such testimony had been used in state courts. He said he was permitting the testimony, over government objections, because the "outcome of the trial Is' dependent to a great extent upon the testimony of one man—Whittaker Chambers." "Mr. Chambers' credibility Is one of the major issues upon which the jury must pass," he said. "The existence of insanity or mental derangement is admissible for the purpose of discrediting a witness." Chambers, self-described ex- Communlst spy courier, claims AltonJohOttice Head Honored, AtEdwardsville Two flftt, (ymbollc of civic tef- viee, w*r« presented Louis o. Rupp, manager of the local Illinois State Employment Service office, yesterday at the regular weekly luncheon meeting of the Edward* vllle Rotary Club. A walnut and copper plaque, on which Is inscribed "A tribute to Louis O. Rupp, In recognition of outstanding service to the community," was awarded Rupp by Thomas William, an attorney, In behalf of the Edwardsvllle Chamber of Commerce, of which Rupp is a past president. A desk pen set, on which is Inscribed the Rotary emblem and "To Louis G. Rupp, for outstanding Rotary service" was given Rupp by the Rotary Club, of which Rupp Is also a past president. Rupp, who assumed his duties In the local office several weeks ago, was also lauded by the current Chamber of Commerce president, James W. Morrison jr. For more that a decade, Rupp was in the forefront of civic moves In the Edwardsville community. Ship Enroute to Shanghai ABOARD AMERICAN FREIGHTER FLYING ARUOW, Saturday, Jan. 6, (JPt — This big cargo ship slipped quietly out of Hong Kong early today and head ed for Red Shanghai, whose ap preaches the Chinese Nationalists say are mined. that Hiss before the war fed him a steady stream of State Department secrets for relay to Soviet espionage agents. When Hiss denied these charges, a federal grand jury indicted him for perjury. 3 Burglaries In Two Days Two Offices and Garagt Broken Into Two minor burglaries were re« ported to the police «arly today, and another was listed Thursday afternoon. When Ted Cales opened the Superior garage at 1489 Pearl at 7 a.m. today, he found there had been an overnight Intrusion x In which entrance apparently wai made by way of a ventilator on the roof. A quantity of clgarets, cigars, candy, and chewing gum, all to value of about ?22 was taken, he informed the police. At the O W. Magulre Sign establishment at 1432 Pearl It was found an intruder had ransacked through the office In the night, but apparently nothing was taken. Report was made to the police yesterday afternoon of a burglary nt the office of Dr. P. 3. O'Neill. 208 Market, In which about $2.50 was taken from a desk drawer. It appeared entrance was made from a fire escape. Recovered at 10 p.m. Thursday was an automobile which Glen Jenkins had reported taken from the Jenkins garage lot, 2637 East Broadway, between 3:30 and S p.m. Policemen driving past the lot near Broadway and Sering saw two youths flee from a car that apparently had Just been stopped at the lot. The boys ran south towards the railroad tracks and got away. Policemen after a short, fruitless chase, determined the automobile from which the youths had run was the one listed missing in a report from Jenkins about an hour earlier. Americans Told l'>om 100 miles off (he Chins coast-Is estimated at between 100 and 200. They Include government officials, inlsslonitrk's, nnd 4 few business nnd professional people and their families. They presumably would have leu difficulty In evacuating than Americans have had in leaving Conununlst-beselged dtiei on the Chlne&L' mainland, since Formosa lias several ports within a»y reach of the U. S. Seventh Talk In th« W'ltern diana to the southwest corner, was expected to reach Clinton and Terre Haute today. Both forks of the White river, which courses across the lower central part of Indiana and Into the Wabash south of Vlncennes, were above flood stage and rising. Four units of the Indiana National Guard were on call for emergency duty. In Illinois, the Fifth Army at Chicago sent aid to some areas and kept In close touch with conditions In the flooded sections. The greatest flood danger In Illinois was In the eastern and southern parts of the state. Many families were made temporarily homeless in Villa Grove by flood waters from the Embarrass river. Other families In Vandnlia, In houth central Illinois, fled their homes when the rain-swollen Kaskaskia river ripped through a levee in three places, spilling water over the lowlands. No Immediate relief from the cold was in sight for southern California. Temperatures of 24 above were reported In some Inland points today but generally the readings were not as low as yesterday. Growers In the Imperial and Coachella valley vegetable areas said tomato crops were badly damaged by the free/Ing weather. But thus far the damage to citrus groves has been confined to frosting of new leaf growth already nipped during the December free/e. Don Anderson, information director of the California Fruit Growers Exchange, said he did not expect any severe losses although about one-half of the 300,000 citrus acres is unprotected. Cold weather In Texas was blamed for five deaths In the last two days. There wore sub-zero readings again today In Minnesota, the eastern Dnkotas, northern Wisconsin and northern Iowa. But they were above the low marks of the past several days. Lows Included 21 below at Pembina and Grand Forks, N. D. Fair weather was reported In the northern and central plains and most of the Southwest. It was shirt-sleeve weather In Florida and Georgia and along much of I ho Gulf. Bui It was subfreezing In western Tennessee and Arkansas, with rain. New high temperature readings lor the date were set In many eastern and southeastern cities yesterday. The mercury hit 83 at Cross City, Fla.; 81 at Tampa, 77 at Macon, Ga., and 73 at Atlanta and Birmingham; 75 at Norfolk, V«., and 6-1 at Philadelphia, The day's high at Los Angeles was 58 and it was (U at San Diego. Mrs. C. S. Carson Dies at Age 87 Mrs. Carrie Seller who was reared on Carson, 87, a farm on Seminary road, died at 6:30 a, m. today In Betheida Hospital, St. Louis. A resident at Bethesda-Dll- worth Home for 15 years, she sustained a fracture of the hip at a fall at the home Thanksgiving day. Mrs. Carson was born Fefc. 7, 1861 in New York, and came to the farm on Seminary road at the age of two with her parents, the. late Mr. and Mrs. August Seller. Surviving are two brothers, Frank Seller, who lives at the farm, and John Seller of Brighton; and a sister, Mrs. George Kortkamp of Arpin, Wis. An only child, n son, died 10 years ago. Funeral rites will be conducted Monday at 10 a, m. in Williams funeral home, 4535 Washington, St. Louis. The body will be brought to lugersoll. Cemetery for committal rites at noon Monday. The cemetery Is located on the Seller farm. HIIMIIIUII Baby Hurled Brief funeral rites were conducted nt 9:30 a. m. today In Streeper funeral home for Connie Lynn Hnssman, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry K. Hassman jr., of 3543 Aberdeen, who died Wednesday in Alton Memorial Hospital shortly after birth. The Rev. Father William Croke officiated at the rites at the funeral home and at Valhalla Memorial Park where the body was Interred. Hrmuou to titwk CKNTKAL1A, Jan. 6, tflt—State Rc|>. Hubert .). Branson tH.-Cen- trnlla) announced today he will souk re-election to a Hth term, lit* was elected 27 years ago from the 42nd District. It embraces the southern Illinois counties of Clay, Clinton, EHlngham and Marlon, Spioial Sillinc! 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