Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 6, 1950 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, January 6, 1950
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PAOI ALTOM BVININO TIL10RAMI MtDAY. JAMUAKY i, Carrollton Pastors To Form Alliance CAtmoLLTON, Jan. 6.-(Spec lal.) — A meeting of local Protestant pastors was held Tuesday eve nlng In the Methodist Church to lake preliminary steps for organ itlng a ministerial alliance. The Rev. J. B. Goodman was named temporary chairmun of the organization and the Rev. E. H .Edwards was named secretary. . It Is planned 1o complete forma tlon of the organization at the nex meeting of the group and to elec permanent, officers. Purpose of the alliance will be to further the Interest of the varl ous churches here and to create public Interest in church events The alliance would be especially effective in planning union ser vices, which often nrc held on »uch occasions as Good Friday, Thanks giving, and Easier. Churches represented by thel pastors were the Assembly of God the First Presbyterian, the First Methodist, and First Christian. Garrolltonian Sells Interest in Firm CARROLLTON, Jan. 6.—(Spec inl.)-VThe Interest of James Mid kiff in the Mldklff and Slemer Mo tor Co., Is being purchased this week by Midkiff's partner, A. J Siemer, and his brother, E. Slemer Alton. Upon completion of the sale, the business will be known as the Slemer Bros. Motor Co. Mldklff purchased the business at the close oi World War II from Leo Geers and operated It for a time as the Mld- klff Motor Co., later selling a part interest In the business to A. J. Slemer. Mldkiff has not announced plans far the future. Three Babies Born at Carrollton Hospital CARROLLTON, Jan. 6.— (Special.) — Three babies were born this week In Boyd Memorial Hospital. No other patients are bclriK received into the hospital as the medical and surgical wing is undergoing repair. Babies born were a son on Jan. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Angel, Kampsville; • son on Jan. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Elsa Kuck, Hamburg, and a son, on Jan. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jones, Golden Eagle. Asuncion, Paraguay, has let a contract to pave 5*4 city blocks. Y'S OLDEST RESIDENT— Warren Slocum (right), today received visitors m his room c ii the Y.M.CA. where he has stayed for the past 38 years. Left is Mrs. Robert Brown, housekeeper, and sealer center is a neighboring resident of the dorm, Fred Secor. Slocum, 81, was guest of honor at a birthday party Thursday night, arranged by other dormitory roomers.—Staff phofo. President Asks Continued From rage 1. said, "at. the earliest, date consistent with the welfare of tht country." Progress will be helped by Improved business conditions nnd the fact that "federal expenditure's should decline somewhat over the next few ycnrs." "Jn the lorij,' run, the government's fiscal position depends upon the health of the national economy. It. will not. be promoted by drastic slashes In expenditures which are essential to our economic growth and to continued pence, No DruMir. Tiut Incr«uM* "Neither will It be promoted by tax increases so drastic at to stifle buslnes activity." Both the new leglfclntlv* re- liiests are familiar administration :>roposals. Both are unpopular with bankers. In further detail, hey are: 1. Permanent authority to con- rol consumer credit. If need be, and permanent authority to regu- rvto the credit given by all banks covered by the Federal Deposit nsurancc. Also, stronger controls iver commodity speculation. This, and a repeated request.for nother year of rent ceilings, were .tr. Truman's only nods to the asard of inflation. 2. A "substantially" longer ' period for the repayment of loans made to business by the Reconstruction Finance Corp. Ten yean Is now the limit; the administration thinks small business, especially, need more time. Hammers on Single Them* Again and again the President hammered at a single theme— the need for business expansion to nbsorb a constantly growing labor force In well-paid jobs. Almost as often, he stressed a major hazard to prosperity—the slackening, already perceptible, In business Investment. If it should continue, Mr. Truman «ald, "our prospects for full recovery and continued expansion would be seriously endangered." "There Is no need for this decline to continue," h* declared. He then launched Into a glowing picture, based on American growth in the past, of a future In which American families would consume In ever-growing quantity the output of farm and factories. "Within five years we can achieve an annaul output in excess of $300 billion," said Mr. Truman. He compared this to the )9<I9 output of $259 billion, and added: 91000 Gain In Family Income "The gain in national income, would be equal to an average of nearly $1000 /or every family In he United States. "This would greatly Improve standards of living. It would go far toward our goal of the com- MARACON AT COURT— John Maragon (left) poses with hi* attorney, William A. Kehoe, jr., at the door of district court today before entering a plea to a perjury indictment growing out of testimony before a senate committee concerning his business deals.— AP vVirephofo. See .. • Compare this PHILCO REFRIGERATOR Value Triumph Yes, now for the first tin* . . . • huge fully enclosed Full-Width Fro/en Food Compartment at lowest frictf Yours only in this super* value, Philco quality "793*** 7 cu. ft. Capacity in tlii floor spact of a "4" Amazing capacity ... 14 iq. ft, shelf area . . . and it's the most usable storage capacity ever offered at lowest price! ^ Greatest Features over offend at lowest price! GLASS -COVIRID CIISflR ORAWII COLD STORAOI TRAY PI IK ''' xt ' lusiv « I'hilco Self-Closing • MM Door Lsich • Acid-Resisting Porcelain Interior • Hermetically Sealed Unit • 5-Year Warranty. DEMNIS BROS SOO EAST BROADWAY-ALTON. ILL. plele elimination of poverty. I would provide employemtn op portunilies for about 64 million workers. "Such prospects are not fanciful They are based upon our long term record of achievement "Our immediate goal for 1990 should be to regain maximum em ployment . . . We should striv* this year to reduce unemploymen from 3V4 million to 2 million, 01 2H million at most. "This would mean about 8' million civilian jobs. It woulc mean stepping up our national out put by about 7 percent above the 1949 total. "These are our objectives for this year under the employment act. If we put forth sufficient effort, we can reach these objectives before the years' end." 58.7 Million Job* In 1»40 Employment in 1949 averaged S8.7 million. Unemployment averaged 3.4 millions or about 5 percent of the working force, and at its worst point in July, reached 4.1 million. The President's message also carried a capsule review of the economy today, after a year which started with a frightening kwsi- ness slump: "As 1950 opens, renewed confidence prevails in the American eaonomy," said Mr. Truman. "This confidence is in itself an element of strength; and it is justified by the facts . . . "Allowing for price changes, the volume of goods and services purchased by consumers in 1949 was actually learger than in 1948. Business is proceeding with good profit prosepcts. Home building in 1949 reached a higher level than ever before. "More important still, employment and production, which declined during the first few months of 1949, have in recent months been moving upward again. Employment Is Up "Considerably more people now have jobs than at the low point last year. Industrial production has Increased by 9 percent since July. Holldsy sales have hit an all-time peak...." The 17-page message was backed up by an economic review, exactly 10 times as long, by the President's council of economic advisers. The review made clear the surprising nature of Mr. Truman's forecast of a $1000-per-family rise in national income. Deep in the coun data was a table hitherto unpublished, which showed that the average family income had reached $4231 In 1948, a 59 percent increase since 1935-36. Adding $1,000 to that by 1954 would bring the average family income well over $5000, the income mni'k by which Americans used to judge a "successful" man. The advisory council, now lacking a chairman, is made up of acting chairman Leon Keyserling and Dr. John D. Clark. They are charged, under the employment act of 1946, with counseling the President on policies to maintain maximum outfit, employment and buying power. Price* ut Stable Level The council enlarged on Mr, Truman's policy stand on prices, using more diffuse language. He said simply: "In general, prices now seem at or near n stable level consistent with continued expansion of business activity. There are few if any major J areas In which price Increases would be justified In present circumstances. In some outstanding areas, price cuts are feasible and needed to maintain and expand sales." The council scolded the steel Industry for last month's boost in prices. Statements Issued by steel leaders to justify the $4 a ton boost, It said, did not Impair the contrary findings of the presidential steel fact-finding board. The fact-finders said that the granting of CIO's pension demands not only would not justify n price Increase but would still leave room Cottage Hills Scouts Elect Roberta Clay President For 3 Months COTTAGE, Hills, Jan. 6 — Officers (6r the next three months were elected at a meeting of the Girl Scouts, Wednesday 'evening, at the home of Mrs. Paige Baker, leader. Elected were Roberta Clay, president; Barbara Miles, vlct president; Patty Farrant, secretary, and Ruth Albright, treasurer. At their next meeting, the girls will meet at the Baker home after school for a chili supper and to paint and repair furniture for their meeting room, part of scout requirements. Mrs. Baker's assistant Is Mrs. George Pace. To Attend Bunker Hill Meeting COTTAGE HILLS. — The Rev. and Mrs. Cline Barkey, with a group from the Cottage Hills Bapis! Church, will attend a meet- ng of the Mississippi Valley Fellowship at the Berean . Baptist Church, Bunker Hill, Saturday atfernoon and evening. ' Cottage Hills Notes COTTAGE HILLS. — Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Smith and granddaughter, Rayola, Bethalto, and Mr. and Mrs. William Schoenbaum were supper guests Monday evening at 'the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hodge. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Self and laughters, "Elsie and Judy, Fcstus, Mo., visited Monday at the home £ Self's brother and family, Mr. nd Mrs. Emery Self. Other guests it the Self home were Mr. and VIrg. C. E. East and family, Camdenton, Mo., and Harold Rantz and Mr .and Mrs. Ben Runion. Lee'Truglllo has returned to his work at Granite City Steel Mllli after being home three weeks suffering with a throat ailment. Mrs. Bertha Leonard, Granite City, Mrs. Nora Lee Bugg, and son, Eugene, and Miss Margaret Cook, Wood River, and Miss Dena Cato were guests Monday atfer- noon at the home of Mrs. Hazel Williamson. In the evening, Mrs. Williamson and son, Don, and Miss Cato. were supper guests at the home of Mrs. Williamson's brother and family, Mr. and Mrs, Truman Cook, East Alton. Mr. an Mrs. Leonard Schoenbaum were dinner guests Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lemon jr., Bethalto. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Pace and daughters visited Monday with Pace's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pace, Alton. Dicky Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs; Warren Brown, has returned o his home after spending a week at the home.of his brother-in-law Mrs. Floyd flock, Edwardsville. Jimmy Hodge, son of Mr. and Mrs. James 1 Hodge, spent the past week at the home of his grand* parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hodge, Nashville. WANDERERS BACK AT HOME—Michael O'Terry, 10, and his dog, Terry, who set out "to conquer the world" and walked H miles before their feet gave.out, soak their tired tootsies at night after police brought them home at Redondo Beach, Calif. Mike told the cops his parents had insisted he keep Terry chained or get rid of him. Mike and Terry answered by taking off. Mike told newsmen he has a feeling "someone's gonna wallop me."—AP Wirephoto, Circuit Clerk Shows Net of $1029 Despite Divorce Decline EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 6. — An increase in automobile damage suit filings, which offset the steady decline in divorce cases, resulted in net fee earnings of $1029.39 for the office of Circuit Clerk Simon Kellermann jr., during the half-year ending Nov. 30. Kellermanh's semi-annual report, showing the highest balance for the office in several years, was audited Thursday by County Auditor' James Tr Callahan, assisted by two members of the officers committee of the county board of supervisors, W. J. Meyer of Alton and Gilbert Loyet, Highland. The $1029.30 in excess fees has been turned over to the county treasurer. The report listed total fee receipts of $7153 and $6^28.61 expenditures, including the six-month salary of Clark Kellermann and his staff, and operating expenses of the office. In discussing his report, Clerk Kellermann said today that naturalization cases have fallen off to the lowest figure since 1912, but he expects an upsurge of such cases with their filing of applications for citizenship by foreign- born brides of World War II veterans who have been living in the United States at least two years. Kellermann said that during the six-month report period he had received only six declarations of intention to acquire citizenship and but seven aliens had filed peti- tions.for final papers. Back during the 1920's he said, that number had been filed at his office in a single day. Kellermann said the number of divorce cases filed has fallen off nearly 75 percent from the peak Dr, I Minn Bowman Diet, Famous as Geographer BALTIMORE, Jan. 6. <*>— Dr. tsaiah Bowman, ftt**ident emert* ttis of Johns Hopkins University and one of the world's foremost geographers, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital this morning. He was 71 on Dee. M. Dr. Bowman retired as president of Johns Hopkins University Jan. 1, 194ft. He died of a heart attack. Ht • was stricken at his home late yes* terday afternon and taken to the hospital about midnight. Dr. Bowman was a close adviser to President Wilson when tht World War t president advanced his League of Nations plan. The famed educator gave similar help to President Roeemlt throughout World War B and the preliminary work en the UrttM Nations. Now If s LOS ANGELES, <*—**» •» frosen tree this Christmas? lee sculptor Tommy Sherbloom. He's taking orders. Sherbloom, who chisels lee Instead of stone, hangs ornaments and electric lights on a tree the* freezes It within a block of Ice. He trims the Ice to the exact shape of the tree, plugs In the lights, 'and behold—a sparkling crystal decoration. Such trees last six to 10 hours. Volcanic Sckool The University of Hawaii hold! one of Its extension course school on the rim of a volcano, so the students can study botany, geol« ogy, and volcanic phenomena. Germany's U-21 was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship on the high seas. period immediately . following World War II. County Auditor Callahan said the semi-annual report of Coroner Ben F. Staten of Alton would be audited within the next few days, and submitted to the county board, of supervisors for approval—along with audited reports of Clerk Kellermann and County Recorder Harry T. Harman—at the board's Jan. 18 session. Acts AT ONCE to relieve (CAUSED IV COLDS) For years thousands of Doctors prescribed PERTCSSIN. it acts at one* not only to relieve coughing due to colds but also 'loosens up' phlegm and makes it easier lo raise. MKTUSSIN is safe for both old and young.Pleas- ant tasting. UonaU Burgess Receives Injury BETHALTO. — Donald Burgess, son of Mr. and Mr*. Jamet. Burgess, 520 Lagon, suffered a ractured collarbone when he fell against a stove in his home while laying win a brother, Thursday. ie received emergency treatment, ut was not admitted to Wood liver Township Hospital. I Die in Heal Wave SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 6 UF> — Three persons have died and 4 have been prostrated in a mid- uinmer heat wave in the Sydney area, where the temperature today soared to 102.2 degrees, the tighest in four years. or steel price cuts. The economic advisers did not name the other Industries In which t believes price reductions would possible and beneficial. n» rMt n*< Regularly $10.95 NOW ONLY What a wonderful opportunity . . . what tremendous laving* ... in this timely January clearance of discontinued ttylei. A wide selection of siiet and widths, but not every style ai ovary siia and color. (Sale for a limited time only!) Come in tarty for 6«et aviecficm \ 211 MASA, ALTON, ILL , If YOU WISH fUCI AN 0*011 N40NI US AT DRESSEL-YOUNG DAIRY STORM • HOMOGENIZED MILK . • PHONE TRI-CITY M

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