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TWO ALTON KVKNINQ TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JANUARY ft, Easement for Levee Project Mayor Signs Agreement — City to Be Paid Announcement was made today •' that Mayor Llnkogle has signed a • conveyance provided (or hy easement ordinance enacted hy the City Council last. Sept. 28 to grant perpetual right tn Wood River Drainage & Levee district for use of the City's riverfront commons on which to erorf the flood proter- iSchaefer. He held that position linn levee jfor 10 years, from 1933 to 1943. In April, 1943, ho volunteered for Price to Renomintttion As Congressman Congressman Melvin Price (D- 2Mh Illinois District) now serving his third term as a member of the House of Representatives, today announced that hf> will bo a candidate for the Democratic nomination for re-election to Congress in the April primary. Price, who is n native of East St. Louis, first went to Washington 16 years ago as secretary to former Congressman Edwin M. ihe land envoi ud by tlic casement extends along the rlverlront trom the bridge approach in Henry park across all public lends as far east. as Monument, a distance u about 1100 leet. Ktght is granted to use the strip, about 200 feet in width, on which to erect, main tain, and operate the flood protection works. City Counsellor Durr said today that the mayor had executed the casement conveyance, with attest of City Clerk Price, after a written assurance from the levee board that payment of $200 an acre would be made the city for use of the land actually occupiec by the levee, an area of about 26 acres. After the ordinance was enacted by the council, protest had been filed by East End Improvement Association to the granting of the easement with no damages or compensation because a portion ol the lower Central dump,was to be occupied, a step that ultimately means abandonment of the city dump In that area, The protest was supported by the council's realty committee headed by Alderman M. Walde. Negotiations followed between a council committee and an East End Association committee, and the Levee board which was said today to have resulted In an agreement being reached. LaCrosse Dredging Co. now Is engaged in making the hydraulic sand fill for the levee In the section downstream from Plum street under the sand pumping contract awarded it by the U. S. Corps of Engineers last spring. The company has been anxious to proceed with clearing the route for the sand fill on the section between Henry Park and Plum. At the LaCrosse Co. office here today it was said no work yet has been started on the clearing of the levee route within the city although 'Its sub-contractor for that work, Joseph Pohl, has been ready for the last month to start operations. Formal notice of the execution of the easement agreement by the city officials was as yet unreceived by the dredging company, it was explained. Although company officials had informal knowledge of the signing of the easement agreement, It was said the contractor must have'formal notice "through ' channels" from the Engineer •Corps for work In the Alton levee sector to be started. . - Because ot the recent upturn in 'the Mississippi that followed the heavy rains early last week, the \ dredge making the hydraulic fill 'below Plum street is idle. The rlv- ;>r reached a stage last Tuesday ' that forced a temporary cessation of work, and tho stage today still was too high to permit resumption, as had been hoped. The company has left Its pontoon line and dredge unmoved so a quick resumption of pumping can be had as soon as the river declines sufficiently. The river Is falling and today "was at a stage of 8.3 feet, only a foot higher than when pumping had to be halted, and this gave hop* that sand pumping might soon resume. It had been expected when dredging started that Ice In the Mississippi might interfere during the winter period. The season thus far, however, has been highly unusual In that no floating Ice has appeared here. Instead, high water cam* to Interfere with tho levee project. Fred E. Keene ,49, Dies; Was Long 111 Fred 1!. Keene, 49, a native of West Alton, Mo., and a former resident of Alton, died Saturday at 5:25 a. m. at his home in Silver Lake, Mo. He had been In falling health for three years. He was born July 22, 1890, at West Alton, where he spent his early life. He had resided at Silver Lake for three years. He was married Nov. 1, 1925, to Miss Velma Odle. Surviving, In addition to his wife, are a son, Ralph W. Keene, Alton; two brothers, James A., Godfrey; Eldrldgo, Llnksvllle, Wls.; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Klrksay, Mrs. Cecil Green, Mrs. George Steinson, and Mrs. Allco Brake, all of Alton, and two grandchildren. A son, Cpl. Howard Keene, died In 1946. The body has been brought to Alton and Is at Stnten funeral home, where friends may call until noon Tuesday when It will be taken to West Alton Community Church for rites nt 2 p. m. to he conducted by the Rev. Hubert Sparks. Burial will bo In Kbonczci Cemetery. service in the army and served s an enlisted man until Novembu;, 1944, when he was elected to his first term as « congressman. He Is a member of tbe armed service committee and had served on the joint congressional committee on atomic energy since Its Inception. Price has taken an Important role In the preparation and passage of all legislation cor cernlng atomic power. During his three terms In Congress, Price's record shows a particular interest In legislation providing for railroad and mine safety, benefits to veterans, small business and labor. "1 regard my work in Washing- Ion as a job," Price remarked in announcing his candidacy. "I consider myself an employe of all the people In my district. That's why I have made frequent reports to the people of my district — my employers—on the radio and in the newspapers. If re-elected I shall continue to devote myself to legislation that I consider to be In the best interest of the nation." Key Sentences In Message Expression in Financial Terms of U. S. Aims Faulty Applications Delay Slate Automobile license* Truman Budget Continued From PUR* 1. end other trust funds which operate separately. Social security, for instance, takes in more each year than it pays out in old When such cash age pensions, operations are counted in, th? excess of actual federal payments over Income would be $2,700,000,000, or a little more than half as much as the deficit reported by Mr. Truman. The social security payroll tax, which rose this month from 1 to IV* and $700,000,000 to the country's annual tax bill. The receipts in fiscal 1951 will be about $2,515,000,)00. percent each on employers employes, will add about f2.2 Billion Drain However, Mr. Truman proposed ncreascs In the pensions- and oth- r benefits which would drain off 12,200,000,000 of that sum. But also urged that the payroll tax be raised to 2 percent on Jan. 1, 1951, and that It be applied to the first $4800 of the worker's income, Instead ot the first $3000 as at present. . The flouse already .has approved a bill increasing the tax base to $3600, and Increasing the size of ;he pensions paid by about. 70 percent, and bringing about 11,000,000 more persons under social security coverage. The Senate is expected .0 approve some such revision this spring. The program urged by Mr. Truman would Include farmers among .he protected groups, raisnig the otal of newly covered workers to about 20,000,000. The President declared that the niblic's demand fcr more adequate old age protection is proved by nbor's demand for industrial pen- ion schemes. "The basic approach should bu hrough a comprehensive public n'ogram, ot old-age, survivors and disability Insurance," Mr. Truman ;'Kued, "rather than through a multiplicity of unrelated private plans which would inevitably omit large numbers of the working population and treat others unequally." He again called bn Congress to create a compulsory health Insurance system. He urged that a "small payroll tax of one-fourth of 1 percent each on employers and employes become effective Jan. 1, 1951, to defray initial expenses." The message indicated this would add up to $500,000,000 in new taxes annually, but gave no Indication of the total, obviously much larger, that would he required when the plan went Into full operation. S.F.Busch,87, * Jerseyan, Dies JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 9.—(Special.) — Slgel Frauds Busch, 87, j died at 12:50 a. m. today at his 1 home In Otter Creek township, A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Busch, ho was born July 16, 1862, In Jersey County, Surviving are three sons, George and Carl, Jerseyvllle, and Roy E, Buscri. Warrenton, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Magulre, Jersey, nine grandchildren, 18 great and one great, great granddaughter. His wife and Mrs. Anna Fiedler Dies at Age 91 Mrs. Anna Backhaus Fiedler, 91, widow of Rudolph Fiedler, died at 2:20 a. m. Sunday at Alton Woman's Home where she had re- skied for the past five years. A native of Germany, Mrs. Fled, ler was born Feb. 26, 1X38 at Machteburg. She had resided In Alton (or many years and before entering Alton Woman's Homo, had made her home on Hill road. The body Is at Strecper funeral home where friends may call after 5 p. m. today nnrt until 10 a. m. Tuesday when It will be taken to Alton Woman's Home for rites to be conducted at 2 p. m. Burial will bo in Alton cemetery beside tho siavo of her husband. $wo sons preceded him In death /Funeral rites will be conducted WM)M*day At 1:30 p. m.. in Evan- ffJictJ Church by the Rev. J. W. •tPtrkw, H»rlal will be in Oak Cemetery. The body is at funeral home, Mil liter T f. m,, Youth on Cage Team in Japan KLrWKD, Jan, 9 — (Special) — Pfc. William W. Howland, 19. son of Mr, and Mrs. Elza Howland, Route 1, Kldred, Is a member o( the basketball squad of Company "fc:," nth Infantry Division of tho dth Army In Japan. Howland plays guard. The team has won five games. Howland enlisted In Alton In May, 1048. He completed his basic j A fair mnplo'ymenV practices WASHINGTON, .Tan. 9. '*»Some key quotations from Presl den! Truman's annual budget mcs- sagn for the fiscal year beginning .Tuly 1. section by section. General Statement Tliis budge! -.. .Is an expression In financial terms, of the fiction. 1 this government ran and shoulc 1 take at this time to build toward economic growth and the expansion of human ; freedom, in our own country and In the world; Spending For the fiscal year 1951, budget expenditures under this financla program are estimated at 42.4 billion dollars, about 800 million dot lars below estimated expenditures for the current year. Income ! Budget receipts under oxistins tax laws are estimated to bn 37.' billion dollars, a decrease of about 4GO million dollars below the present year. Deficit The estimated budget deficit, for the fiscal year 1951 Is thus 5.1 billion dollars under present tax laws, compared with an anticipated deficit of 5.5 billion dollars in the fiscal year 1950. New Taxe* I shall shortly recommend to the Congress certain adjustments In our tax laws which will duce some new additional revenue in 1051, not. reflected in this bud' get. These adjustments will result in a larger revenue Increase in subscminnt years. Effort* of Budget Action Irresponsible and short-sighted budgetary action could contribute to a worsening of the world situation and to a decline In production and employment in the United States... .The recommendations I am making, both for expenditures and for revenues, will contibute to continued economic development. Toward a Balanced Budget I am confident that ;he fiscal recommendations provide n solid basis for moving toward budgetary balance In the next few years. War and Pence Cost* As in all recent years the budget for 1951 Is dominated by financial requirements to pay for the costs of past wars and to achieve a peaceful world. Estimated expenditures for these purposes are about 30 million dollars, or about 71 percent of tho total budget. Foreign Aid These programs are proving to bo an investment paying dividends, far beyond their cost, In enhancing our own security and In providing a basis for world peace and prosperity Total expenditures for International affairs and finance are estimated at 4.7 billion dollars, a reduction of 1.3 billion dollars from 1950. National In 1951., expenditures for national defense are estimated at 13.5 billion dollars, an increase of about 400 million dollars over 1950. The present level of expenditures Is substantially less than was anticipated a year ago. Draft-Military Training Extension of authority for selective service is vital as a positive demonstration of our resolve to maintain the strength of the free world. I point out again the necessity of a program of universal training. Veteran* Benefits Expenditures for veterans' services and benefits are estimated at 6.1 billion dollars in 1951, a decline of 825 million dollars from 1950. Other Expenses All expenditures, other than those for International, national defense and veterans' programs, and interest on the debt, total 12.5 billion dollars, about 29 percent of the total budget. Public Health Insurance I again strongly urge the adoption of legislation providing for a comprehensive system of prepaid medical care insurance, Social Welfare The decisions of tho Congress on pending legislation will determine the direction which this country will follow in providing basic protection asalnst the major economic hazards ;of old age, unemployment, Illness, and disability. It is my strong belief that it is a responsibility of the government to provide this 'protection* Public Debt The public debt amounted to 252.8 billion dollars on June 30, 1949. Estimated budget deficits of 5.5 billion dollars in the fiscal year 1950 and 5-1 billion dollars In the fiscal year 1951, together with certain minor adjustments, will cause tho debt to increase to 263.8 billion dollars by the end of 1951. Housing To close the biggest remaining gap, 1 am recommending legislation which will aid middle-Income groups to obtain adequate housing they can afford. I am recommending « 1-year extension of rent control authority. Aid to The welfare of the nation as a whole demands that the present educational Inequalities bo reduced. I urge the Congress to complete legislative action to permit the federal .governmnt to did the states. V*rm Price Support* The operation of government price supports has served to cushion the decline and has been a major factor In preventing a serious postwar recession in the economy ns n whole. As the necessary adjustments In agriculture are completed, we should look forward to it reduction In budgetary expenditures for this purpose. Atomic Knergy Tho United States Is seeking both to develop atomic energy for national defense purposes and to realize the great promise of Its use for Industrial ana other peacetime purposes. Our atomic energy development program will continue to require substantial outlays. WorMiif Condition* Clifford Retires At Standard (Ml Was Employed «t Refinery for 41 Years Frederick O. Clifford, pioneer Slandard Oiler, retired today on an annunlty after a continuous employment record of 41 years. On Feb. 4, 1948, he was awarded a 40-year service emblem. On Feb. 4, 1908, when the ne\v oil industry was being constructed on the banks of the Mississippi, Clifford, then 23, was employed at the Wood River refinery. The greater part of h I s forty - one years, since Nov. 1, 1908, has been with the accounting division where he was employed as a clerk in the payroll department. Before taking up clerical duties, Clifford was hourly worker for two years, first job was at the pipe shop, and, later, after a few months with the light oils division, he was transferred to the main office. As an assistant director of Industrials relations he was one of the pioneers in establishing employe- employer contacts at Wood River,. Clifford was born- and reared in Alton. He Is the father of two married daughters; Mrs. D. A. Tartar of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. William R. Holden of 903 Liberty, Alton, 111. There are three grandchildren, Thomas C. Holden, age 5; Jefferson S. Holden, age 2; and William R. Holden jr., 6 weeks old. He resides at 418 Belleview. an His 7 Car Accidents At Wood River Mrs. M. Callahan Suffers Head Injuries WOOD RIVER, Jan. 9 — Seven automobile accidents were reported to police over the weekend, one in which two persons were injured. At 10:40 a.m., Sunday, Mrs. Morris Callahan, 143 Madison avenue, was admitted .to Wood River Township Hospital for eye end head Injuries sustained from a mishap in which a car driven by Paul Billion, 138 East Penning avenue, slid into a ditch on Route 111. Billion received a fractured right wrist and was taken to the Wood River hospital .for emergency treatment. A car belonging to H. L. Kessinger, 124 Park, received damage to the left side when it was involved in an accident while parked Ferguson avenue near Wood River avenue. Mrs. George Franklin of Glendalc Gardens, driver of the other car involved, reported Jamage to the right front fender. The mishap secured at 4 p.m., Sunday. Cars driven by G. R. Hagen, 402 Seventh street, and Clarence Clark, 2516 GlawsOn, Alton, were involved in ah accident at Edwardsville road and' Wood River avenue at 5:30 p.m., Sunday. Hagen reported damage to the left front, lender and Clark to the left side of his automobile. Jerome Leverett, 840 Center, East Alton, was involved In an accident with a car parked on Wood River avenue at 8:30 p.m., Saturday. At 7 p.m., Saturday, a three- way accident involved cars driven by Robert Irwin, Paul Borden and fioy Arnold. Two other slight accidents occurred Saturday with no reports filed. At 7:30 p.m., there was a minor mishap at Sixth street and Ed- wardsvllle road and at 8:30 p.m., another mishap at Whitelaw and Beach avenues. Annual Red Cross Meeting Jan. 19 The annual dinner meeting of Alton-Wood River Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held, Thursday, Jan, 19, at 6:30 p. m., at the Y.W.C.A., It was announced today by Dr, G. F. Ordcman, chapter chairman. The meeting is open to the public and anyone who has contributed $1 or more Is entitled to vote for the eight persons nominated to serve three-year terms as members of the board of directors. The names proposed by the nominating committee are as follows: Mrs R. M. Smith, East Alton; Mr. H. C. Gramme^ Wood River; Mrs. L. G. Roberts, Alton; Mr. William Sroneham, Wood River; Mr. Otto Brazier, East Alton: Mrs. B. E. Rassett. Mr. Carl Nlnne- niann. Mr. J. ,F. Schlaflv. Jr., Alton Reservations should be made no later than Jan, 16th by phon- 'ns. 3-7701. Insist* training at Fort Knox, Ky., In July, 1948. He ha* been serving with the 1940. At present, he Is a squad leader. Realignment schedules provide for the return of Howland lo the United States in November, 1950, commission should he established. To keep minority groups economically submerged prevents the best use of available manpower. I am renewing my recommendations (or grants to states to assist them to encourage Industrial safety. lobless Pay The syitiB/n does not cover enough worlaVs, and does not re- LONDON. Jan. 9. <fl» - - Kdltor Kenneth do Courcy was still exclusive today with his story that Russia set off another atomic ex- nloslon neain Saturday nlnht. Thirty-six hours after he said the blast occurred, there was no supporting evidence frpm any other source. De Courcy. editor of the monthly "Intelligence Digest" and a former Intelligence operative, predicted Russia's first atom blast. I^tst week he said there would be unother at midnight Saturday in i '' Soviet Asiatic republic of Ke- sakh. SPRINGFIELD, -fan. 9—(Special. )—Applicants for tlllnols automobile passenger and truck license plates were urged by Secretary of State Edward J. Barrett today to check carefuUy In supplying data required on applications. Me said failure to do so Is causing delay in filling many thousands of applications and Increased expense in postage as well as slowing up service on eligible applications. The secretary said improperly completed applications for automobile passenger licenses is responsible for return of an average of more than 600 a day. Likewise, errors in truck applications cause more than 20(r of those to be returned each day. Errors In applications, Mr. Barrett said, include failure to show a Hen on the face of an application for a certificate of title, Incorrect assignment of title, failure to sign an application or to have It notarized and wrong amounts In paying the license fee Or for transfer of license registrations. "All motorists will be best served if an applicant will carefully check 'his application before sending It in," said Secretary Barrett. "This could be done by checking each item and then rechecklng It with the notary. More than 600 applications for passenger automobile licenses are sent back dally because of Improper completions. "And more than 200 truck license applications are returned each day because of failure v to include the current safety stub received when a truck has passed a safety test. Other truck applications are ineligible, because of inaccuracy In estimating the weight of the truck, the load or the total, and failure to show the correct body style of vehicles." Secretary Barrett said negligence in checking applications, rather than evasion, was responsible for Inellglbillty of applications. The automobile department in AntoAceidents Kill at Least 5 ManElectrocutedStepping From Wreckage , Br tut AtsociAtfen At least five persons were killed in Illinois this week-end in accl* dents On the state highways. One of the five survived a crash when his car left the road, but was electrocuted, when ' he came In contact with a power line after stepping from the wreckage. Mere's a breakdown of the accidents: Elec C. Raa*aach, 42, of Lisle. was electrocuted yesterday after surviving an auto crash on state highway 53, hear Joliet. Police surmised Raddadh got out of his car lifter it hit a high tension pole and' then was shocked by a live wire knocked from the pole. His body, bearing a burn on the forehead, was found neat- the car. A head-on collision killed three persons and Injured two others early Sunday tn an accident just west of Pittsfleld. The dead were Hayward Patterson, 12, Pittsfleld, Charles Hll- dreth, 24, Grlggsville, and Clifford Tyslnger, 21, Valley City. Clau'dette Kasson, 14, and Shirley Patterson, 13, sisters of Hayward, were Injured. All victims were passengers In a car which collided head-on with a trailer- truck. The driver of the truck, C. B. Woolery, was not hurt. A two-car crash early Sunday Route 21, just north of the Cook County line, took the life of one woman and injured.three oth- on ers. Miss the secretary of state's office estimates that more than 500,000 applications will be returned to applicants in 1950 because of an expected rise in the number of passenger cars and trucks in,the state, unless greater care is taken in completing the application forms. Out of these 500,000 applications returned, 200,000 will be completed properly, but the incorrect applications received with j miscellaneous items under one fee, will necessitate their return. In 1948, more than 200,000 applications were returned and in 1949 it was close to 300,000. With less ineligible applications, more em- ployes would be free to relieve congestion and afford more prompt service in handling applications, Mr. Barrett said. Close to 2,500,000 motorists are expected to apply for 1950 plates, he said. 7FoxesBagge4 Continued From Page 1. through the lines, possibly when the group would leave an area unprotected in order to cross a stream. So, the drive scheduled for Jan. 21 will have a more experienced crew to lead the hunt. It has been planned for the hunters to register before 9 a. m. at the Civic Center and each hunter will be given an identification card which will be turned in when the hunter leaves the field. Saturday's drive was \vithout accidents and the registration Is merely a means of making the drive even safer. The hunters will bo transported to their starting points in a covered truck and the women will serve lunch at noon at. the Civic Center. Hunters unable to make the morning drive may register--for the afternoon event, during the noon break. The next drive will be centered just west of Ramona Place, east of town and east of th* "blacktop" road, and again at the north of town. It Is hoped the "rough footing" will be relieved by the next drive. Only shotguns will be used, because the rifle fire could carry too far and endanger the lives of other hunters. The object of the drive organization is to keep the danger at a minimum. Nearly All Illinois Roads in 'Good Shape' SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 9. UP) — Nearly all Illinois main roads are in "good shape," the State Highway Division reported today. Thawing temperatures have left roads free of Ice except In scattered places around Bloomington and Watseka, the division said. Three highways in south and southeastern sections were closed by high water. These are U. S. 50 from Lawrenceville, 59 the Indiana line, State Route 33 between Palestine and the Indiana line, and 149 east and west of SSelgler. Dorothy Kastner, 25, of Chicago, was fatally injured. Her companion, Elmer Olson, Chicago, suffered a broken leg and jaw. Thomas Simpson, 29, Island Lake, and Miss Marilyn Frollck, Lake Zurich, occupants of the second car, were injured. Mrs. Elsie Swan Dies at Age 57 Funeral Wednesday Afternoon In failing health since October and a patient in Alton Memorial Hospital since Dec. 26, Mrs. Elsie Svr-an, widow of Truman Swan, died Sunday at 10:55 p. m. She resided at 939 Delmar. Mrs. Swan was born Jan. 28, 1892, in Sangamon County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Lewder. She moved with her parents to Alton in 1904 and had made her home here since then. Following the death of her husband In "1939j'; she had worke ! for eight years at Western Cartridge Co., and for the past two and one-half years had been employed as a nurses aide at Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Fannie Lowder, who resided with her at the Delmar avenue home, and two brothers, Harry and Jesse R. Lowder, both of Alton. Her father and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Swan was member of Elm Street Presbyterian Church and pastor of the church, the Rev. Marshall Rice, will officiate at funeral rites Wednesday at 2 p. m. in Gent funeral home. Burial w'U by in Valhalla Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home, after 2 p. m. Tuesday. Mrs. Isabella Koesterer Dies at Granite City Mrs. Isabella Koesterer of Granite City, mother of Ray Koesterer, proprietor of Ray Motor Co., Wood River, died Saturday at 5:15 p. m. in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Granite City, following an illness of several months. Surviving In addition to her son, Ray, are another son, Richard, Jennings, Mo., and two daughters, Mrs. Dan Phelan, Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss Florence Koesler- er, Granite City. The body is'at Mercer funeral home, Niedrinhaus avenue, Granite City, where friends may call. Fu- Shoelaces Only Problem fof&irh With One Hand Tenft., Jan. 9. little girls with, only one pilr of handl between them agree the future looks bright — except for those pesky shoelaces. Phyllis Detwelller, 12, of JVll- loughy, Ohio, brought the subject up In a Sunday visit at Betty Lou Marbury's home near here. No matter how she tries, she can't tie them tight with just one hand. Both girls-have had their right hands amputated to stop the' spread of a malignant lesion. Betty's operations was just two •weeks ago. Phyllis lost her hand two years ago. So, a veteran amputee, she flew down from Ohio to cheer Betty up. "You'll be all right," she said. But Phyllis cautioned the younger girl to "do things for yourself" and not be dependent on others. Betty's doing fine already. Naturally left handed, she hasn't been able to do much with her right hand, any way since it grew worse last September. Phlyllls heard of 10-year-old Betty's plight several -weeks ago when newspapers over the nation carried the Tennessee girl's plea for prayer to save her hand. Betty's plea brought her over 10,000 letters. And Phyllis, who knows what the next few years will be like, came down for a clrl- to-glrl talk. New Budget Continued From Page 1. starting July 1, and take In only $37,306,000,000. This deficit would be piled atop the one he foresees for the current fiscal year ending June 30, amounting to $5,534,000,000 since revenues of $37,763,000,000 are expected to fall that far short of the spending total of $43,297,000,000. And the federal debt, which accumulates with deficits would amount to $263,800,000,000 by June 30, 1951—over $1754 for each person In the country. One Truman proposal would hit both ,employes and their bosses with a starting tax of 25 cents on each $100 of pay, beginning Jan. 1, 1951, to "defray initial expenses" of his-national health insurance program. The President did not specify, but presumably the tax would apply only to that part of payrolls now subject to social , security taxes—the first $3000 under present law. j - A third revenue-raising request called for a $395,000,000 hike in mall rates to help solve a $555,000,000 deficit in postoffice operations. The brunt of the rate rise would fall, on magazines, mailed advertising and newspapers. Congress has refused to vote even smaller hikes In the past. Mr. Truman saw some expenditures at home as urgently needed, and the benefits he proposgd were numerous and broad. $50,000,000 from tax funds in fiscal 1951 to "aid middle-Income groups to obtain adequate housing they can afford"—a start on something Mr. Truman called a brand- new program. $1,000,000 for beginning a program to assist "capable youth" to get a college education, and a new $30,000,000 subsidlty to medical schools along with $290,000,000- plus in grants to states for grammar and high schools—this last the renewal of another controversial I issue. $1,000,000 for "initiation of research to find means of transforming salt water into fresh water in large volume at economical costs"—s o m e t hi n g water-short New Yorkers might welcome. Those were just nibbles, although most were new ideas. The big benefit proposals were lashed to aggressive renewals of long standing Truman aims, ajnong them: Bigger social security benefits for more people, both with respect to old age insurance payments and _ unemployment compensation; increased relief payments to the needy aged, the blind, and dependent children; further housing aids, business loans, farm price ports, and so on. _____ 3 Burglaries Over Weekend Store, Cleaning, 1 Barker Shops Entered Three minor burglaries were re. ported- to the police during the weekend. About 8:40 p. tn. Saturday police were Informed that the Lowery barbershop at 304 Washington had been entered and about $16 in change taken, A locked cabinet had been opened by removing the screws. The intrusion qps dlscov- ered by one ot the barbers, Paul Nale. At 3 a. m. today policemen discovered another burglary In the same neighborhood. Entrance had been made by a small window to the Washington Cleaners, 305 Washington. The manager, Mrs. Marie Tyler, was called and found about $1 in change, Including 50 pennies, had been taken. Reported early Sunday forenoon was a robbery, at the Double Q store at Broadway and" Lampert where an intruder, " entering through a coal hole, had secured $66, seven. cartons of clgarets, and three dozen candy bars. Two Instances of shoplifting In the West End retail section was listed Saturday afternoon. At "the Ames store, 110 West Third, two women's suits, priced at $29.93 were missing. Mrs. Clyde Atherton of 2213 Humbert informed the police Sunday of the theft of a 'sled of- her son, taken from the yard at the family home Saturday night. A policeman petroling the West End business district early Sunday found two screwdrivers, one a( Third and Belle, the other on State, north of West Third. "KTELY. t ^ nrpT <:T/~II neral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in St. Peter's Church, Granite City, GATELYX ^t^^^^f ^^^^ i^^Mfl^^BB^b place enough of the. wages lost through unemployment. I shall submit proposals for legislation to overcome these and other defects, PRICES SLASHED Boy's All Wool SUITS OVERCOATS UP TO l /2 m SUITS M4.M Value Ntv 12,47 I2D.M Value Nfv 11.11 OVERCOATS II*.M Value NOW .. ll.»5j •H.M Value NOW OFF NATIONALLY ADVERTISED DRESSES MANUFACTURERS' CLOSE-OUT FALL AND WINTER DRESSES BRING NO MONEY! $ 9.98 VALUIS-NOW 94.99 $14.98 VALUES-MOW 97.49 $16.98 VALUES-MOW 9*.48 $17.98 VALUIS-NOW $19.98 VALUIS-NOW 100% Wool Coats! • Fur Trim Cojti! • Tax Free Fur Coats! • Good Selection $39.91 Vilutt-Now 986.66 $49.98 Values-New f33.32s $59.98 Vslms—Now 939.90 $79.98 Vilues-Now 953.32 •I THRIFTY IN UN AT GATflM •MINO NO MOWIYI M,INt NO MONIV1 MINt NO MONIYI

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