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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1950 ALTON KVEN1NO TBtftORAttt Rain Cancels Good Round At Los Angeles ft? PKtCR ARTHUR LOS ANGELES, Jan. 0, </Pl— The Los Angeles Open golf tournament was rained out for - the first time in its nearly quarter- century history. So, if you read Sunday's papers—start off from there. This morning—weather permitting—the field takes off again at the same stage It wound up Saturday night. The storm spilled,an inch and a quarter of rain over Riviera's carefully contoured fairways, and inevitably created quite a few puddles. Most of the golfers ran into difficulty. In fact, as one put it: "It was like putting from a bathtub." But, unfortunately, it left little Jerry Barber the day's forgotten man. Barber was razor sharp— as any barber should be. Hitting them just right for the first time in his career, he wound up the day 10 strokes ahead of the field, putting together a 69-68-73 for a most creditable 210, Fel- low-Pasadfcnan Ellsworth Vines was closest, with 220. Barber was in, dried off, and dressed when the news came that it all had been in vain, but he was philosophical: "Well, I'll just have to get out there and hit 'em again." It took the rules committee almost eight hours from the first tee-off to decide to cancel it. Willie Hunter, Riviera's own professional, urged the PGA to cancel It, picked up his ball and stomped off when the committee refused. Sixteen players -in all quit during the round, including Ralph Guldahl, Johnny Revolta, Jimmy Thompson, E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, and Johnny Bulla. All will get another chance when play resumes. It finally took Ben Hogan, the sentimental favorite back from the has-beens, to bring on the cancellation. .Hogan, playing his first toilrnament since he-was left near death on a West Texas highway after an accident last February, carded a 73-69 the first two days. Yesterday he was four over after the first nine, and commented: "It's idiotic to go on, but I'll be as idiotic as the rest of them." His second shot on the llth was just short of a barranca (Spanish for dry gulch). He and the other members of his threesome, run- nerup Henry Ransom of St. Andrews, 111., and Otto Greiner of Baltimore, surveyed the gully, now running three feet deep in water. Just then the rules committee, including President Joe Novak of the Professional Golfers' Association, drove up. Even with a jeep, in which the committee was touring the course, the barranca looked formidable. I'll go on," cracked Hogan. "Anybody got a rowboat?" That was when the committee called it off. Ed'Furgol of Royal Oak, Mich., may have typified the entire day's doings. An iron slipped from his hand, caromed off three umbrellas, then clipped a spectator lightly across the nose. After making sure the fan wasn't badly hurt, Furgol opined: "Nuts." Box Office off In 1950, Opine Sportswriters NEW YORK, Jan. 9. UP)—A continued downward trend at the box office was predicted for 1950 sports today—but not for, college and professional football. In the annual year-end Associated Press poll ^51 sporte editors and writers, 40 to 90 experts said they believed the downward trend which followed the lush war years would continue this yean Nineteen others thought attendance at sporting evnts would remain on a par with 1949; 23 expect only a slight redution if any, and eight said attendance should go up in 1950. Many believe the leveling off period from the war years already has arrived. Professional football—particularly since the merger of the National League and the All-America Conference Into the new National- American -circuit — should bring about Increased attendance, said 26 writers. Another 20 were confident that college football would continue to show nationa-wlde gains next fall. Onjy nine thought major league baseball would show a boost In attendance, and the same number saw continued high box office for basketball, both college and pro. The pro football war between the rival loops, with conflicts In dates at jpany cities hurt the All- America Conference, but not the NFL. The junior loop averaged 26,307 spectatores per game as compared to 28,773 for 1948. The NFL showed a slight increase, 27,474 to 27,331 in '48, The total attendance for the senior circuit jumped from 1,639,858 to 1,648,440, for 60 games. The AAC fell from 1,611,298 to 1,104,877. The season, how- . BmltefMI ASSOCIATED rfcllS Michigan M, low* 48. Ohio Slate S3. Illinois M. Northwestern W. Purdue 9S, Indiana SI, Witconaln 99. •If 8tt»« low* Slate M, Colorado M. MISSOURI VALtBY Bradley 71, Drake 57. Wichita 38. Oklahoma Agglet 37. MlMaart Valley Saatkwest CenfeMiie* Baylor 49, texaa 49. Eastern dr?) Leati* Columbia 91, Yale 43. Princeton 77, Harvard 41. '• Dartmouth 47. Cornell 47. Senihern C«nf«rciice * Duke 98, North Carolina SUM M. William at Mary 80, Washington * Lee 56. Furtnan 96, Clemaon 99. North Carolina 83, Davidson 93. George Washington 86, Richmond 49. Skyline Six Utah 48, Colorado Agftei 40. Utah State 99. Denver 47. Sevlheaslersj Conference Auburn 69, MiM. State 84. Alabama 90, Florida 48. Tulane 64, Georgia Tech 69. Vanderbllt 67, Tennessee 81, Georgia 70. Mliilsilppi 92. Pacillo Ceast Cenferenee Washington 44, Idaho 40. Washington State 94. Oregon 48. Southern California 81, California 49. UCLA 71. Stanford 99. OTHER GAMES Kail St. Johns (Bkn) 7(1, St. Joieph 98. Viltanova 60, Valparaiso 99. Canisms- 55, St. Loul« 90. CCNY 61. Chicago Loyola 46, Pennsylvania 73. Lafayette 87, Army 51, Brown 43. Temple 55, Syracuse 92. Holy Cross 93, Boston College 48. Colgate 68, Penn State 87, Massachusetts 37, Norwich 88. Brooklyn College 108. Kings Point S3. Santa „ Western Kentucky 86, Eaatern Kentucky 61. " __ „ Maryland 71. Georgetown (DC) 68. Washington iMd) 97. Western Maryland 56, Navy 76, Virginia Military 26. Georgetown (Ky» 84, Berea 47. Kentucky State 60, Alabama State 37. Midwest Bullcr 50. DePauw 49. Cincinnati 63, Pitt 38. Notre Dame 76, Michigan State 89. Minnesota 74. Marquette 38. Rlpon 74, Monmouth 57. Belolt 82. Cornell (la) 53. Detroit 56. Wayne CMlchl 43, Eastern Illinois 72, Southern Illinois 51. Western Michigan 94, Miami (Ohio) 68. Eureka 81, Lewis (111) 65. Illinois Westeyan 69. Wabash 57, St. Cloud 56, Bemidjl Teachera 49. Canterbury 69, Indiana Central 99, Western Illinois 72. Illinois Normal 60. Quincy 57, William Jewell 43. Illinois College 80, Lake Forest 90. Southwest Arizona 69. Arizona State (Flagstaff) 44. Texas Tech 48. New Mexico 44. Arkansas Tech 94, Hendrix 47. Far Weit , Santa Clara 49, St. Marys (Calif) 37. Southern Oregon 67, San Francisco State 46. Pacific Univ 55. Whitman 48. Calif. Poly 65. Fresno State 60. Northern Idaho 86, Eastern Oregon 98. Lewis & Clark 94, College of Idaho 49. Prep Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PBE8S Saturday Marion 57, Harrisburg 41. Cathedral (Springfield) 60, Athens 40. Mount Vernon 63, Salem 29. Greenville 57. Shelbyville 41, Collinsville 52, West Frankfort 38. Quincy 55, East St. Louis 40. Rock Island 63. Sterling 39. Davenport 62, East Moline 33. Riverside - Brookfleld 59, Downera Grove 45. Glenbard 47. Hlnsdale 44. York 54. LaGrange 52. South Shore 61, Morgan Park M. A, 52. Freeport 44. ZIon-Benton 32. Joliet 45, Normal 44. Clinton 48. Urbana 39. Wenona 55. Odell 34. Evanston 46, Schurz 41. Argo 59, Oak Park 45. Morton 61, Leyden 43. Bloom 57. Marseilles 32. Dundee 48, Arlington Heights 36. Decatur 6O, Springfield 54. Greenville 57. Shelbyville 41. Sullivan 68. Charleston 28. Peoria Manual 87, Peoria Spalding 46. Princeton 64, Peoria Woodruff 43. Pekln 47. Peoria Central 39. Galesburg 35, Canton 29. St. Louis Man Shoots His Wife After She Dares Him ST. LOUJS, Jan. 9 — UP) —Police Lt. James H. Teeter said a man killed his wife with a gun last night after she had told him 'go ahead and shoot." Lt. Teeter identified the victim as Mrs. Charles Baltz. Lt. Teeter gave the following version: Baltz, 44, an electric manufacturing company employe, and his wife had been drinking. He said he wanted her to return to Mt. St. Rose Sanitarium where she had been a tuberculosis patient. Later she objected to his going to bed so he obtained the gun and warned her he would shoot If she didn't leave him alone. She replied: "Go ahead and shoot." He did. Baltz was held without charge pending an inquest. Reda Offer to Repatriate 2500 TOKYO, Jan. 9. C*)—Russia today voluntarily offered to repatriate 2500 more Japanese prisoners of war. The surprise offer came after Allied occupation officials had hammered at the Russians for an accounting of 376,000 Japanese prisoners of war western powers say are still in Russians hands. The world's largest crab is the giant spider crab of Japan, which sometimes measures 11 feet from tip to tip. ever, ran 56 games In 1948 and 42 last year. College football was a major sport to ihow a gain in 1949 attendance over 1948. A survey of 88 major schools showed that 12,398,157 persons attended 444 games. This compared with 12,005,625 for 443 games in 1948. There was a slight reduction In major league baseball attendance, compared with the all-time record of 20,972,601 admissions for the 1948 season. The 1949 total for the Nationand American Leagues was 20,312,327. Likewise, horse racing attendance wag off In 1949. Twenty states conducted, thoroughbred racing last year, with total attendance of 22,591,421. In 1948, with 21 states operating, attendance was 23,853,807. Arizona, which had flat racing in 1948, switched to harness racing last year. A boom was seen for boxing, provided Joe Louts decides to make an official comeback In quegt of the world heavyweight championship. HoosicrsMect Wolverines in Big Ten Baltic By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO, Jan. 9. CP>—Indiana Invades Michigan and Minnesota opens its conference campaign against Northwestern In two top games tonight that starts the unpredictable Big Ten cage race into Its second week of competition. Undefeated Indiana and Ohio State appear the teams to beat after Impressive starts but. after this week's seven game card, there might be a reshuffle of favorites. Most attention tonight centers on Minnesota's opening bid against the flashy Northwestern Wildcats in Chicago Stadium. Ohio State will seek revenge from DePaul in the second stadium attraction. The Chicago team whipped the Buckeyes at home 70-68 in their first game of the season. The third league engagement tonight sends Purdue to Illinois. On Saturday, Northwestern travels" to Ohio State, Indiana to Iowa, Michigan to Wisconsin and Purdue to Minnesota. The hurrying Hoosiers will peg for their eleventh consecutive win against a Michigan outfit that walloped Iowa Saturday, 66-46, behind well, balanced scoring topped by Don Mclntosh's 21 points. Indiana delighted a home crowd by edging Wisconsin 61-59 after an uphill struggle. Led by Dick Schnittker's 23 points, Ohio State set a Fairgrounds Coliseum team record at. Columbus with an 83-62 pasting of defending champion Illinois. Purdue, with its ace marksman, Howard Williams, ailing and unable to play, forced Northwestern to go all out for a 60-58 overtime decision at Lafayette. Ray Ragelis' fielder and free throw for Northwestern produced a 53-53 tie to extend the contest. Then he flicked in the deciding basket with 33 seconds left of the extra heat. Minnesota trounced Marquette 74-38 in non-league action. It was the Gophers eighth victory in nine outings. CHICAGO, Jan. 9. UP> — Dick Schnittker of Ohio State, Whitey Skoog of Minnesota and Don Rehfeldt of Wisconsin are primed for a battle royal for Big Ten individual scoring honors in basketball. With the conference season moving into its second week, these three stand out as the league's top marksmen on the basis of their scoring from the start of the season. Schnittker played only three preliminary games before leaving for football duty in the Rose Bowl. On his return he dumped in "23 points against Illinois Saturday. This gave him a 24.5 average in four games. Rehfeldt, the defending champion, is clicking at 18.6 in 11 contests while Skoog has 17.3 in nine. The Leaders (All Games) G TP Avg. Schnittker 4 98 24.5 Rehfeldt 11 205 18.6 Skoog 9 156 17.3 Calsbeek .....10 155 15.5 Ragelis 9 139 15.4 Fendley 9 134 14.7 Garrett 10 138 13.8 Donham 8 111 13.8 Vollers 10 137 13.7 Johnson 9 121 13.3 Couple Weds At Chesterfield CHESTERFIELD, Jan. 9, (Special)—Miss Virginia Mathis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mathis, and Russell Randolph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Randolph, Chesterfield, were married Friday at 7 p. m. at the United Church parsonage by the pastor, the Rev. T. C. Henderson. The double ring ceremony was used. Miss Wanda Lewis, niece of the groom, and James Mathis, brother of the bride, were attendants. The bride was attired in a blue street dress with matching accessories. Her corsage was of white roses. Miss Lewis wore an aqua street dress and her corsage was of pink roses. Mrs. Randolph is a graduate of Carlinville Community High School and is employed In Carlmvllle. Randolph is a farmer and the couple will reside in the west part of town, where they have furnished their home. Unit to Meet CHESTERFIELD — A textile painting lesson will be given at the home of Mrs. C. C. Robinson at 10 a. m., Thursday, for members of the Hagaman Home Bureau unit. Mrs. Clara Bowman and Lida Hebner will be in charge. A sack lunch will be enjoyed at noon. Fox Hunt Planned CHESTERFIELD—A fox hunt has been planned for Tuesday In Keller community. Hunters are asked to meet at the school at noon. Club Meet* CHESTERFIELD—Mrs. Vernon Doughty was hostess to members of the Harmony Community Club Thursday. A pot luck dinner was served at noon. Board to Meet CHESTERFIELD - The regular monthly meeting of the board of trustees of the United Church is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. at the church. "Dad's Night" CHESTERFIELD — Thursday Is the regular meeting night of the Chesterfield Parent-Teacher Association. The night has been designated as "Dad's Night." Members are .asked to donate pies. Coffee and pie will be sold and proceeds will be given to the March of Dimes. A program will be arranged. The meeting will open at 7:45 p, m. Street cars formerly used In New York City now operate in Vienna, Uma, Peru, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shipman RN A Juveniles Install Bobby Jacobs Seated As Oracle SHIPMAN, Jan. 9. (Special) — Bobby Jacobs was Installed oracle of the juvenile group of the Royal Neighbors of America at Its meeting at the Masonic hall, Thursday evening. Others installed were Kenny Archer, vice orncle; Jacqueline Schuetz, pnst oracle; Gary Christopher, chancellor; Shaaron Christopher, marshal!; Dottle Lou Taylor, assistant marshal!; Floyd Stoops, recorder; Londa Jacob*, receiver; Earl Stoops, Inner sentl- nel; Gary Jacobs, outer aenthul; Eugene Travers, flagbearer; Leslie Stoops, marching 1 musician; and Ruth Ann Travers, Billy Stoops and Charles Main, service committee. Officers were installed by the director Mrs. Ruth Trnvers, with Dean Steinkoenig jr., ceremonial marshal!. ' . Nineteen members were present. Miss Freda Eddlng, musician, and Mrs. Allie Stoops also attended. The birthday of Mary Lou Steinkoenig was honored and a farewell gift presented to Denn jr., Sandra and Mary Lou Steinkoenig, who are moving with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Steinkoenig to the southern part of the state. Refreshments were served following the meeting. Flainview Home Bureau to Meet SHIPMAN — Mrs. W. G. Frank will be hostess to the Plainview Home Bureau unit at 1:30 p. m. Lessons will be presented by local leaders. • WMU Hold* Meeting SHIPMAN—The Woman's Missionary Union of the Mt. Zlon Baptist Church, Piasa, met at the home of Mrs. Herbert Moore, Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Loren Lahr was devotional leader and the lesson was presented by Mrs. W. G. Wodicker. Mrs. Dewey Paynter, president, was in charge of the business session. The February meeting will be ar the home of Mrs. Loren Lahr. Others present were Mrs. Ronald Breitweiser, Mrs. Warren Black, Mary Ann Lahr, Mrs. Maye Odell, Mrs. Frank Gwlllim, Mrs. Alec Lyles, Mrs. William Freidline, Mrs. Charles Bartow, Mrs. Roy Talley, Mrs. P. E. Craig, Mrs. W. S. Reno, Mrs. Charles Crocker, Mrs. Orlie Bouillon, Miss Hazel and Miss Myrtle Perrlne. School.Attendance Goood SHIPMAN — Acting Principal Samuel Richmond reported excellent attendance at the high school, in spite of the weather, last week. Busses were running a little late. The school semester will end Jan. 20, and final exams will begin Jan. 19 and continue through Jan. 20. Shipman-Piasa Hunt Nets $50 SHIPMAN, Jan. 9.—(Special.)— The Shipman-Piasa Anti-Thief Association held its regular meeting at the Piasa Hall, Thursday evening. Approximately $50 was realized for the polio fund from the recent fox hunt. During the social hour, refreshments were served by W. E. Meredith, Raymond Haworth and Frank Strablow. Attend Meeting: at Bunker Hill SHIPMAN. — The Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Dickey and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Breitweiser and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Weidner and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Pocklington and family, Mrs. Roy Archer, Mrs. Lena Kulenkamp and Mrs. A. G. Schoeneman were at the Bunker Hill Methodist Church, Thursday evening, to hear Dr. M. D. Ross and Mrs. Ross, returned missionaries from Bidar district, India. Mrs. Hester Keely Diet SHIPMAN. — Relatives received word Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Hester Keely, 70, wife of John Keeley, St. Louis. Miss Esther and John Meehan, niece and nephew of Mrs. Keeley, and Paul Mills attended funeral services in St. Louis, Friday morning. Pia«a WSCS Postpones Meeting SHIPMAN. - The Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Piasa Methodist Church postponed its meeting scheduled for last Wednesday, because of icy roads. The. group will meet Wednesday at the home of Mrs, Russell Howard. Sunshine Club Will Meet SHIPMAN. — The. Prairie Dell Sunshine club will,meet Thursday at the home of Mrs. Erschel Matthews. Assisting hostesses will be Mrs. C. R. Albert and Mrs. Ira Albert. Mrs. Stouffe Improving SHIPMAN. — Mrs. W. T. Stouf- fe, who has been bedfast the past week at her home with a kidney infection, is Improved and able to be up part of the time, Shipmiui Notes SHIPMAN — Aubrey White returned to the Dewey Paynter home after spending the .holidays with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. P. White at Detroit. Bobby Barnett returned Wednesday from Galena, Kan. He accompanied his uncle, Harold Hunt, and Mrs. Hunt to Bay Town, Tex., where they visited Hunt's mother, Mrs. G. P. Hunt and his sister, Mrs. William Puderbaugh. Louis Richardson has received a discharge from the army air corps with the rank of corporal, and with his wife, is a guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Richardson. He was stationed at Albuquerque, N. M. Robert Duncan and Charles Bunt left Monday for Omaha, Neb., to attend a railroad telegraph school. Mr. and Mrs. Will Blotnn have returned after a visit with their daughter, Mrs. Glenn Myers and family at. Bunker Hill. Eugene Taylor, student at the Missouri School of Mines, Rolla, Mo., was a weekend guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Taylor. Gus Bechdoldt and George Leone of Alton visited R. B. Chandler, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Hurry and Mrs, Arthur Hurry were guests Tuesday of Mrs, Alice Hauts, St. Louis. Miles Christopher visited Tuesday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Christopher at Medora, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Christopher, Alton, were guests Tuesday of Mrs. Christopher's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. William Mann, Alton, were guests Monday of Mann's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Mann. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Frank and sons were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chesterman at Owaneco. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley '-mith, Al ton, were here Tuesday anri their daughter, Marilyn, returned home with them after several days visit with Ker grandmother, Mrs. Rose T. Smith. Mrs. Charlotte Meyers, who has spent the bist week with her daughter, Mrs, W. T. Stouffe, returned Saturday to her home at Plainview. The Rev. and Mrs. Owen Hamilton of the Bethel community were guests Friday of Mrs. Hamilton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Paynter. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Albert and children, Patsy and Mickey, visited Friday with Albert's sister, Mrs. Erschel Matthews. Attempted Jail Break Thwarted DECATUR, Jan. 9. UP)—Authorities thwarted an attempted jail break at the Macon County jail Saturday with the discovery of six saw blades and a pocket knife. Sheriff A. C. Ammann N said six bars of a bullpen housing 17 prisoners had' been sawed through. Two saws were found stuck to the bottom of a bunk with soap, and four others were found stuck to window sills with chewing gum. John Koch, chief deputy sheriff, named James John Kissee, 28, of Springfield, as leader of the at tempted "brealf. Kissee has been indicted for the burglary of a Nlantic farm home. Koch said Lynn Smith, 18, and Charles Lewis Davis, 19, both of Decatur and under indictment for burglary, and Ira Jackson, 26, Monticello, chargfd with automobile theft, also had part in escape plans. Jail . authorities became suspicious when Smith failed to appear at meal time. They then searched the cells. Sheriff, Ammann said he intends to learn how the saws got into the jail. The jail is on the sixth floor of the six-story county-wide building which occupies a square block on the edge of Decatur's business district. Unity Club Federated Unity Club will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m., at Booker T. Washington Center, 515 Belle. Mrs. Olga St. Clalr and Mrs. Harry Breckenridge will entertain. Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" Lottery Wat Urged in 1858 to Raise Funds for Alton School* Alton High Chess Team Loses to YMCA, 5 to 1 Victory In the chess match between the six-board teams of Alton High School and Alton YMCA went to the 'Y' team by n score of 5-1 Saturday night. The match was played at the Plasa room at the 'Y'. A return match has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 at the same place at 7:30 p. m. A commanding lead was achieved in the first hour of play for the '¥' as victories were scored by Dan Mahoney over Bob Cutforth, by William Newberry over Frank Waide, and Ed Jahn over Math Roth. William Homan then scored n point for the high school team over Dr. .T. W, Chambers, but Karl Hasemeyer defeated Don Bhllinger and Michael Markels jr., won from Kenneth Lewis. Tennis from other schools have been linitnd to n form a "chess league" for the Alton area. Otto Gross has undertaken to form a Shurtleff team, and Richard Hibbs Is plannliiR to organize a team of North Alton and Godfrey residents, while a preliminary meeting of a CollinsvtUc High team has been called. Husband of Comedienne Grade Fields Dies MILAN, Italy, Jan. 9 — (W Monty Ranks, film director hvis- band of British comedienne Gracie Fields, will be buried tomorrow in the Adriatic coast town of Cesena. Banks, 50, died en route to a hospital in nearby Arona after suffering a heart attack Saturday on the Simplon Orient Express, Miss Fields was wilh him when he died. They were traveling to their home on the Isle of Capri. Myrna Loy to Shed Her Third Husband HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 9. UP) — Myrna Loy, the screen's "perfect wife," will shed her third husband. She said yesterday that she talked by phone with her husband, writer-producer Gene Markey, in London. They were married in 1946. l Suffers Miscarriage BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 9. UP) — Nora Haymes, wife of crooner Dick Haymes and ex-wife of Errol Flynn, suffered a miscarriage. Burbank Hospital reported loss of the expected baby yesterday and added that Mrs. Haymes is probably out of danger. She and Haymes married last July. The baby was expected in June. That Alton High School began in 1858 in the basement of the First Unitarian Churchf that « public lottery was once suggested with prises amounting to $23,000 to provide funds for Alton schools, and that the bell located In Horace Mann school was brought from a southern plantation were only thres of many facts revealed during speeches made Sunday at the monthly meeting of Alton Area Historical Society at First Unitarian Church. The program, featuring the history of Alton public schools, was organized by Julius Marti, member of the history department of Alton Senior School, under the chairmanship of the society's president, Mrs. Frank J. Stobbs. Marti traced the origin and development of public schools In Alton and Mrs. Anna Kranz, a member of the Cottage Hills public schools, presented an account of the the public schools In Upper Alton to the tlme~the system was merged with Alton Schools. Dana Eastman jr., a student at Roosevelt Junior High School, read his history of the Piasn Bird, which was published recently in the Junior Historian magazine. J. B. Johnson, superintendent of Alton city schools, explained the function of the publication, which is sponsored by the Illinois State His- loriral Society. School day reminlscenses were mnde from the floor by members of the society. A short classroom scene was enacted with school bell, the old oaken bucket and dipper, and slate with Mrs. Anna Kranz as tench- er and Mrs. Alice Condit, Mrs. Flora Reid, Frank Eccles, and Frank Sargent as pupils. Early school books were discussed briefly by Mrs. H. L. Meyer, who distributed them among the membership for examination. The Rev. John G. Gill, pastor of the First Unitarian Church, gave the invocation and the secretary, Mrs. Helen Rohde, and the treasurer, Frank Sargent, presented monthly reports. Mrs. Frank J. Stobbs appointed Harry L. Meyer chairman of a committee to provide membership cards for members of the society. Named to Nazarene Post KANSAS CITY, Jan. 9. UP>— Dr. Harold W. .Reed of Kankakee, III., new president of the Olivet Nazarene College, is one of two men named to fill vacancies on the general board of the Church of the Nazarene. He was named at a meeting of the group Saturday. Lack of Funds May dose Roads SPRINGFIELD, Jan. »-.«*»*. A state official Mid last night thM Illinois "will have no choice but ta close many mile*" of Its primary road system unless a source of •» dltlonal highway construction rev* enue turns up. Charles P. Casey, director ol public works and buildings, MM the shutdowns eventually would result "because we will have reached the point where these roadi just couldn't be used any longet by motor vehicle traffic." Cas»y said half of the itate'1 12,000-mlle primary road networt Is either obsolete or worn out. • The proportion will rise to TO percent within the next 10 yeait If Income for road building 'Continues at present levels, he decler- ed. Casey's radio address wai th« third in a monthly series by itaU officials on state government ac» tivltles and problems. He said many other states found themselves in the same fix as Illinois after World War H, but moved toward a solution by boost' ing motor fuel taxes. Twenty-eight states have done this, counting 15 which boosted levies last year, he said. The 1949 Legislature defeated an attempt to raise the 3-cents. • gallon Illinois gasoline tax to 5> cents a gallon. William A. Brady Dies, Dean of Stage Producer! NEW YORK, Jan. 9. WP>—Funeral services for William A Brady, 86-year-old theatrical pro ducer, will be held today at St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church here. Burial will be in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery In suburban North Tarrytown, N. Y. Brady, dean of New York pro> ducefs, died Friday at his home. Announcement of his death wai withheld until Saturday so hit wife, 70-year-old Grace George, could continue playing her costarring role In "The Velvet Glove". A spokesman explained that the veteran stage and screen actress thought an immediate public announcement might prevent hei from playing. She said It wai Brady's wish that she continue. Brady brought 253 production! to the New York stage in his hall century as a top showman. Israel to Recognize Red Chin* TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 9. UP) — The Israeli government announced it would recognize ihe Chinest Communist government today. Repeating that Popular Bargain! Piston Ring Replacement SOQ95 Includes— • RINGS • GASKETS •OIL ONLY Be Thrifty in Fifty! 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