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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Mttnbtr of Tht Attociattd Pitta, Se Ptf Ctpf, Vol. CX1V, No, 366 ALTON, ILL,, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11,1950 Bttablithtd January IS, 1IM. \ School Board To Study New Policy As To Negro Pupils NAACP Attorneys Expected to Attend Meet* ing Tonight The Alton Board of Education this evening will begin giving careful consideration to the subject of admitting colored children to all the schools in Alton. The question of alleged discriminatory segregation has been brought up by representatives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Elijah J. Conley of Salu street In Upper Alton Is the colored man who is presenting his objections to the present system of assigning children to schools In Alton. The charge is made that the Board of Education is discriminating against colored children by assigning them only to certain schools by themselves, where they have colored teachen and colored janitors, as well at colored supervisory officials. Tht superintendent of schools, James B. Johnson, said today in gumming up his viewpoint that he was unwilling to admit that there was any illegal discrimination. Colored children, he said, are admitted to Alton High School. The Conley demand is that two children of his who are assigned to Lovejoy school be transferred to East Junior High school. The accommodations in all the schools of Alton are identical Supt. Johnson said. There would be no educational advantage derived by any colored children if they should be transferred to schools of their own choice instead of being assigned as they are. So far as validity of complaint that the col- lored children are being transported by bus conveyance to certain schools, the same is true of the white children. Where there are basement rooms used for housing colored children, there are more of them being used for housing white children due to crowding. Two lawyers representing the N.A.A.C.P. called on Supt. Johnson yesterday and indications are they will be at the school board meeting this evening., Conferences have been held with colored people who say they do not encourage any sudden move to break up the present system, but it is understood there are others who demand immediate action to satisfy the wishes of the group calling for Immediate action to wipe out what they call discriminatory segregation of- the races and which Supt. Johnson says he is not ready to admit is illegal discrimination. Elijah Conley, who is spearheading the demand for a change in assignment of children in the Alton schools, has one child at Alton High and two at Lovejoy school. There are all told between 1000 and *1100 colored children enrolled In the Alton schools* The total enrollment in all the Alton public schools Is about 7000, white and colored. Discussing the subject today, Supt. Johnson declared that the schools attended by colored children are well located for their convenience, in the main, and that where the colored children are be- in transported by buses, such as is done to Lowell school, they have Identically the same facilities as white children who likewise have to be transported to schools where they may be entered. One demand made on Supt. Johnson is that no colored instructors be discharged, If the change OMtuued en Ps*e S, Col. 4. First B-I-E Day in Greater Alton Area Set for March 24 3 Bald Eagles Seen Near Clifton Terrace Marking the return of wild life to the Alton lake area, three bald eagles were seen Tuesday Just below Clifton Terrace on the McAdams highway. One flew away at the approach of the reporter's car, but the other two were fight- Ing over a large fish carried by one In Its talons. The reporter, awed at the sight, completely forgot the camera he carried beside him on the seat of the auto. The two fighters hardly noticed the moving car, and continued their struggle while they twisted and turned in the air. The course of the engagement carried them out away from shore, and at last the fish was dropped and the two then flew away, Man Killed by Falling Tree Luther Calvin Brakeville of Maple Park was killed this morning near the Macoupin-Madison County line, north of Foster Township. Brakeville with his brother, Leonard, and a nephew, Leonard jr., was felling a tree. The«tree split and fell on Brakeville, who was believed to have been killed instantly. Luther Brakeville, who was In his 60's, resided with his brother, Leonard at Maple Park. '200' Club Put OnBookmaking Charge List EDWARDSVILLE. Jan. II 1 .— (Special.)—Apparently overlooked in the filing of gambling charges Monday, the "200 Club" at Madison was brought into the lineup Tuesday afternoon when State's Attorney Austin Lewis issued a County Court information naming Harry Wrest on a bookmaking charge. Wrest, reportedly a part-owner of the Madison establishment, was charged with operating a racing handbook Jan. 5 at 200 State, Madison, address of the 200 Club. Ball was set at $500, the same amount "as in each of the 18 gam- Ing Informations filed Monday by Lewis charging 16 persons with bookmaking and two with distributing punchboards and bingo trees. Arraignment has been set for 1:30 p. m., Friday. Horserace betting activities In Granite City, halted for many months, were resumed In December with the opening of four "bookies" there, the informations Indicated. The group of gaming Informations filed Monday by State's Attorney Lewis named four Granite Cltians on bookmaking charges: Clara Barnholz, Lester Fehling, William Skldmore and Isaiah Hughes. Two individuals also were charged with bookmaking at the Hyde Park casino in Venice, which closed its dice games just before Christmas. The 200 Club's handbook reopened Nov. 10, but its casino has been shut down since last Aug. 13, when Sheriff Dallas T. Harrell personally visited the place and ordered it closed after the club and the home of State's Attorney Continued on Pace S, Col. t. Trucks Wait at Mines Collinsville Becomes Coal Boom After UMW Slowdown Gty Colllnsville's coal mine boom is at ita peak. Since John L. Lewis' miners went on a three-day week last August, four major Collinsville • mines and other smaller mines of that .area, have been doing a rush business that gathered Impetus a* the. last cold spell struck. The Collinsville mines are\ manned by miners of the Progressive Mine Workers, not in Lewis' UMW. The PMW miners are on a six-day week. Long lines of trucks may be seen daily waiting at the mines to carry their loads to points near and distant. Some of the trucks are those which have come from Arkansas with cattle to the National Stockyards at East St. Lou- Is and which are used to haul coal back. Tho coal, of medium grade, is the only supply available to most of the area, as the output of other mines In the nation has been drastically curtailed. 'tegular*' Served first Most active of the mines in Col- llnsviUe is the Lurrmghe No. 2, which employes more than 300 , men. It 1s 260 feet deep. Although none of the mine operators has confirmed the statement that regular customers are served first and others afterward. It Is believed this Is the case. There are two lines of waiting trucks, observers report. One line la composed of regular euatomftn and the other includes traniioMt fcyjrafs. Attajs a** vicinity dealers send their 'tjsjesw to the Collinsville minif ts) haul truckloads of coal back, sHrecUy to consumers. Tht boom la coal hat revived an Industry that, in the past, was the chief occupation in Collinsville. In recent years, however, the trend has been for Collinsville residents to work out of town, in St. Louis, Alton and Granite City. Ordinarily, there would be som« trucks in line for coal during cold snaps In the past, but nothing to compare with the present lines. At least one mine the drivers are given numbers, which determine their priority of service. The line Is serviced as meat counter lines in groceries were during the meat shortage some years back and In rush hours today. Beside the Lumaghe mine, the Lew Williams Coal Co. mine (200 feet deep) and the Bunker Hill Co. mine are operating full blast. Plan Modren Shafts The Lumaghe firm is building a new "million dollar" mine, with a sinking slope shaft and electrical equipment. Including coal drills and the irfte. The coal is to be removed by compressed air blasts, not by powder explosions said to be more hazardous. The "million dollar" mine, informants reveal, will probably be sunk at a cost of more than a million. Plans for construction of a similar modern mint- are contemplated also by the Lew Williams' mine, according to reports. In each of the projected mines, the coal 4s to be moved by a conveyor belt, which Is a more efficient system than the hoist method, Informants report. '' The four major mines in Collinsville employ some 600 men. The, grade of coal extracted in that area It described as of "medium" quality, A similar mining boom is underway at AUunton. The first Business-Industry-Education day to be held in this district will be promoted Friday, March 24, by the Greater Alton public relations committee under the supervision of Greater Alton Association of Commerce, Alton District Manufacturer's Association, Wood River Chamber of Commerce and the schools of greater Alton, Final plans for this event were completed Tuesday by the committee at Mineral Springs hotel, with Paul J. Rothacher, chairman, presiding. The purpose of the BIE-Day is better to acquaint the teachers in the school with the practical day-to-day operation of manufacturing, retailing, finance, hospitals and public institutions, also to bring the Industrial, commercial, professional and educational leaders together into a closer comprehension of each other's problems. At a conference with public and parochial school heads, the program was given unanimous endorsement by school superintendents from Alton, East Alton, Wood River and. Roxana. It also was decided at this time to include the Godfrey and Bethalto schools in the program if they desired to cooperate. Those in attendance Saturday included J. B. Johnson and Raymond Ready of Alton public schools; A. Edson Smith and H. H. Smith, East Alton-Wood River High Schools; D. U. Frey, Roxana High School; Latham E. Harris, Roxana elementary schools; Charles T. Gabbert, East Alton schools; Rev. Father Paul Hebenstreit, Catholic parochial schools; George T. Wilkins, county superintendent of schools and his assistant W. A. Brian; Thomas Butler, manager Alton District Manufacturer's Association; Russell Bell, executive secretary, Wood River Chamber of Commerce, and Walter T. Woodcock, executive secretary, Greater Alton Association of Commerce. Program Outlined All segments of industry and the professions of the greater Alton community are being invited to participate. Letters went out today from the committee asking these leaders to attend at a special meeting of the organization Tuesday noon, Jan. 17, at the Mineral Springs to enlist in the event. Outline of the program for the Jan. 17 meeting will include a general statement of the purpose and objectives of the greater Alton public relations committee by Woodcock; analysis of the purpose by J. B. Johnson speaking for the educators; Russell Castell for business and industry, and Russell Bell for chambers of commerce. There will be a panel discussion with Thomas W. Butler as moderator. Robert Minsker will speak on in- plant program. W. C. Myers on transportation. Charles Smith will welcome teachers and O. J. Miller will speak on things to anticipate. This will be followed by a question and answer period with A. Edson Smith and Woodcock added to the panel. Summary of the program will be given by C. J. Schlosser, president • of Greater Alton Association of Commerce, and Thad Carter, president of the Chamber of Corn- program for BIE- Wood River merce. The Day will start with a general assembly of 500 teachers at Alton High School auditorium in the morning. After a briefing on the day's activities they will meet In small groups and go to the different plants, stores and offices where special programs peculiar to each business or profession will be presented. After a recess at noon for lunch, the plant and of- office visitation will continue throughout the afternoon. To Visit Planti The schedule in the plants, stores and offices will include visits to all departments and sections with tours guided by experts. The teachers will be welcomed by management and will be given indoctrination into the mysteries of "what makes the wheels go around from the basement to the attic." This will include the story of raw materials, manufacturing processes, distribution, production control, personnel, financing, profits and losses, sales and general plant or office^ public relations. .The BIE-Day idea first was tried out in Lansing, Mich., about three years ago and has been taken up by chambers of commerce and business organizations throughout the country under the leadership of the American opportunity plan of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. The Greater Alton public relations committee is working in harmony with the national chamber's program. Members of the Greater Alton public relations committee are Rothacher, general chairman; F. H. Blaske, Butler, B. E. Bassett, Minsker, Ray A. Gibson, Norman Krumholz, Johnson, Ready, William Fairbanks, Bell, A. Edson Smith, Rev. Hebenstreit, Woodcock, O, J. Miller, Paul McCormlck, Dr. H. L. Allen, E. H. Ryan, David Saylor, H. S. Sedgwlck, Rev. Edgar J. Vance, Thad Carter, Frank Eccles, Scott C. Spencer, Charles Smith, and Jesse Ford. Attlee Calls General Election Feb. 23 LONDON, Jan. 11. Ufl— Britons will decide In elections Feb. 23 whether they want to keep on the road to Socialism or return to Winston Churchill's brand of free enterprise. Laborite Prime Minister Clement ended months of guessing early today by announcing the election date after a cabinet meeting. Politicians on all sides Immediately got set for one of the most crucial election campaigns In Britain'* history. Both the ruling labor party and Its major opponent, Churchill's Conservative party, express** confidence of victory. Public Library Plan Endorsed By Ministers Committee of Association Informs Mayor of Action The public library proposal has received endorsement of the Alton Ministerial Association. The association, meeting Monday, voted to endorse the proposal —which comes up for a "straw vote" referendum Jan. 21. After voting Its sentiments the association authorized a committee to call on Mayor Linkogle and communicate its sentiments to him. The committee had a lengthy conference tfith the mayor Monday afternoon, and a spokesman afterward indicated satisfaction with what It had learned. During this conference the mayor expressed agreement, with the association's concern over the personnel of the library board. He assured the committee he would make his selection from among the best and most respected people of the community. "At the same time," the mayor tcld the committee all of us must bear in mind the fact that Alton's initial public library board, when it is named, will face a tremendous task. "Its personnel must of necessity be people who will have time, or who will be willing to take much time, energy, and thought to the big job of designing and supervising the setting up of an Alton public library program." Other observers have pointed out that the possibilities of the library program are broad. A spokesman for the state library, speaking before a local woman's organization recently, reminded that it would be possible to keep the setup completely flexible. She pointed to the state's program of providing "bookmobiles," or trailer libraries to accommodate areas uncared for otherwise. A wide scattering of reading rooms throughout the city, with circulating groups of books and periodicals in each one, was another possibility. All- might—or might not necessarily—revolve around a principal central library. GeneNorvelFs Sentence Cut To 60 Years EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 11. — (Special) — State's Attorney Austin Lewis received notice today that the life sentence of Randol Eugene Norvell, one of the convicted kidnapers of the late August Luer, Alton banker and meat packer, had been commuted by Gov. Stevenson to 60 years. The cut in the sentence was in recognition of the participation of Norvell in malaria experiments at the state penitentiary at Menard. Norvell was sentenced in the kidnaping case on Oct. 8, 1933, and has completed 16 years of his term. Under the commutation of sentence, Norvell will be eligible for parole three years from next October—and earlier if granted time off for good behavior.* Norvell was one of seven convicted in the Luer kidnaping. Four were given life sentences, the others short terms. Sentenced to life were Norvell, called the "brains" of the kidnaping plot; Percy Michael Fitzgerald, Walter (Irish) O'Malley, and Mrs. Lillian Chessen of East Alton. Waukefan Alloted Houiinr WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, <rt>>— An allotment of 260 units of low- rent public housing was approved for Waukegan, 111., yesterday by the Public Housing Administration. The administration said the Waukegan housing authority plans tp build 130 units In each year of a two-year program and had asked a planning loan of $88,000 for the project. The loan must be approved by the President. Dog Bites Postman, Starts Life Term DALLAS, Jan. 11. UP)— Kaiser, a big mongrel dog which bit a Dallas postman last Dec. }2, began serving a Jlfe sentence today. Justice of the Peace W. E. (Bill) Rlchburg yesterday ordered Kaiser's owner, a 66- year-old woman, to keep the big dog chained or securely fenced In the rest of his life. It she doesn't she must pay • total of $183 In suspended fines and court costs—and Kaiser may lose his life. Miners To End Strike 2 Levees Called 'Danger Spots' In Flood Zone 2000 Taken from Homes In Illinois; Little Wabash at Record High By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two levees were called "danger spots" today In hard hit Illinois flood zones. Assistant State Police Chief John Ritter said breaks in either the Wabash river levees at Russellville or at Maunle would add only a comparatively few more persons to the hundreds already dislocated. An Increasing leak in the Russellville levee, north of Lawrence- vine, was reported this morning. Sandbags were rushed by boat and truck from a supply station about nine miles distant. Unofficial estimates of the number of persons ousted from homes in Illinois were about 2000. Ritter said another 2000 persons had been dislocated across the Wabash in southwest Indiana around Vincennes. Schools Remain Closed At Carmi the Little Wabash hit an all time high of 37.11 feet at 3 a. m. Wednesday, and started falling. The previous high was 35.98 in January, 1949, which had topped 1913 and 1937 crests there. White County schools at Maunie and Norris City remained closed. U. S. Highway 460 at Carmi was closed by 18 inches of water and a 60-mile detour was required to reach nearby Crossville. Route' 33 was closed between Palestine, 111., and Vincennes, and Route 50, between Lawrencevllle and Vincennes. Telephone repairmen were trying to restore communications between Lawrenceville and Vincennes, working in boats. The Ohio river was surging upward along its southern Illinois- Kentucky banks. Old Shawneetown Filling Chief Ritter said storied Old Shawneetown was expected "to fill up like a tub full of holes" by the time the Ohio reached a predicted 51 feet this weekend. Flood stage was 33. Ritter said. Old Shawneetown's 60-feet levee "has had no repairs for years" and the streets would.soon fill with seepage. He estimated the Old Shawneetown population at 850 to 900. The 1937 flood, which caused most residents to move to New Shawneetown, was the old town's fifth major flood since 1898. Ferry service at Shawneetown and Cave-in-Rock was halted. Ritter, who toured the southeast Illinois flood zones yesterday, said 100 national guardsmen were patrolling the Wabash levee at Russellville. A break there would wash out an estimated 125 rural persons, he estimated. Others he said have evacuated. Wabash Rising Inch an Hour The officer said the Wabash was rising nearly an inch hourly and only 2 feet of freeboard was left along the levee at Maunie. "Freeboard" means the amount of levee out of water. Ritter said some 900 White County persons were behind that levee but they could move into a part of Maunie which would remain flood free in the event of a breakthrough. Area residents were sandbagging the dike. High winds and a temperature fall to 30 degrees were reported at Lawrenceville. Mass typhoid Im Conitnued on Page 2, Col. «. Public Assistance Allowance toBeCut CHICAGO, Jan. 11, .«•)—The Illinois Public Aid Commission said yesterday that because of an increasing load It will have to cut public assistance allowances next month to basic necessities. The commission reported that 21,600 new names have been added to its rolls during the last four months and that there are prospects of a $21,000,000 deficit in the fund for general relief, pensions, and aid to dependent children. Applicants for assistance were reported at 16 percent greater than a year ago. The allowances to be cut off from the February payments were for education, recreation, medicine chest supplies and personal care, the commission said. The reductions will amount to about $586,000 a month and will affect approximately 330,000 relief beneficiaries in all categories except the program for the blind which still is within Us budget. Crazed Gunman Terrorizes Cafe Customers 3 Hours, Kitts 2 MENDON, Mass., Jan. 11. G»— A liquor-erased gunman shot and killed the Mendon police chief and a young .woman-after robbing the Rod Rooster Cafe and holding customers M bay for three hours oarly today. Two other patrons and the gunman himself were wounded as terrified customers cowered behind the bar and booths during the gun battle. Chief Matthew Mantonl, 39, and Miss {Catherine Brady, 22, of Uxbridge, were killed. Police said the gunman, identified as Harold Ward, 32, of Mendon, walked into the cafe about midnight — just before closing tint*. He seised 1100 from the owner, Aubrey Hensel, at gunpoint. Then he remained for several hours, threatening the owner and customers at pistol point, while he consumed quantities of liquor. The daughter of the owner finally got to a telephone and summoned Mantonl, As Mantoni and a fellow officer, Clarence Grant, entered the establishment, Ward opened fire. In the exchange Mantonl and the Brady girl were killed, apparently instantly. Ward's wound Is not serious, Men Wanted For Murdering 3 Negroes Held SALL1S, Miss.. Jan. 11. <£>)— The last two of three desperate white men wanted in the vengeful slaughter of three Nepro children were captured without struggle today. A heavily armed posse captured Leon Turner, 38, a former convict, and Wendell Whltt, 24, In a potato house two miles from the home of Turner's father • near here. The capture in a desolate central Mississippi area climaxed a relentless 57-hour manhunt which earlier had brought the arrest of Malcolm Whltt, 32, Wendell's brother. The three were wanted for the pistol slaying last Sunday night of three Negro children, Frankle C. Thurman, 10, Mary Burnslde, 8, and Ruhy Nell Harris, 4. District. Attorney Henry L. Rodgers said the three men, after drinking heavily, entered the home of the Negroes to "kill the whole family" in revenge. Rod- gcrs described Turner an the ringleader. Rodgers said his Investigation disclosed the murderous attack on the Harris home, in which a 15- year-old Negro girl, Pearllne Thurman, also was shot and wounded, was conducted in blind, drunken fury. Rodgers said the first accounts of the shooting led hint to believe there was a rape motive, but last night, he explained, he was "convinced revenge was the motive." He said the trio had been jailed on armed burglary and attempted rape charges involving Harris' wife during a previous attack on the Negro sharecropper's home. MoreMunitions To Be Shipped To Nationalists Man Divorces Wife to Wed Her Daughter WASHINGTON, .Ian. 11. <*)— More tralnloads of American made tanks and other arms probably will soon be orf the way to the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa. Diplomatic authorities said today that 300 tanks and armored cars being put aboard a Turkish freighter at Philadelphia represented only a part of the belated deliveries of orders the Nationalists placed in this country last year. They were paid for from the $125,000,000 Congress voted in 1948 for military aid tor China. Although President Truman has ruled out any further American military aid to keep Formosa from capture by the Communists, the government has been helping speed the completion of orders already placed. The shipment at Philadelphia came from an army ordnance depot at Lima, Ohio. Some earlier shipments went via U. S. naval vessels. Officials say there Is no conflict between this action and Mr. Truman's thumbs down declaration of last week. The Nationalists already have title to the munitions now being shipped, having checked out the last of the $125,000,000 fund from the treasury months ago. Most of it went to the Defense Department which either sold arms to the Chinese as surplus or advanced equipment which Is to be replaced as new models are manufactured. The Chinese embassy declined to say how much arms-on-order remained to be dispatched. U.M.W. Chief 'Suggests 5 3-Day Week Be Resumed Order Affects 66,000 Dip gers Out in 'Cold War' GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 11, >l—The law told Mrs. Helen Bishop today there isn't much she can do about the marriage of her divorced husband and her 16-year- old daughter. There was nothing illegal in Victor Bishop's action last Friday when he took young Jean *Lorenski to South Bend, Ind., and made her his wife. So said the Kent Connty prosecutor's office and Mrs. Bishop's attorney agreed Although the 35-year-old mother tearfully, explained that "Jear didn't know what she was doing," she admitted she had been advised there was "little hope" of forcing an annulment, ' Bishop, 35, married dark-haired Jean just 21 days after his divorce from her mother became final. "I gave him a divorce when he told me he was in love with a younger woman," the mother said. "But I didn't know the other woman was my own daughter." Jean Is her daughter by a previous marraige which ended in divorce. On the mother'! appeal yesterday, Assistant Prosecutor Claude Vanderploeg obtained a warrant charging Bishop with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Later he quashed it, stating that the couple's marriage certificate was valid. Case of Collinsville Miner Debated SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 11 — <*)Illinois and local leaders of the Progressive Mine Workers union today conferred on the case of a Collinsville miner denied work because he is installing gas heat in his home, President Dino Fratigllone and two other officials of PMW Local No. 3 discussed the matter with John Marchiando, state president of the union, The coal digger suspended from his job is Charles Walchekauskas, 56, who until Monday was employed at the Lumaghi Coal Co. mine Waichekauskas said he U installing gas heat in a house he is building to provide added comfort for an adopted son, Edward, who was stricken by rheumatic fever about -six years ago. The local union has a by-law providing for a two year suspension of any member who doesn't use coal or wood heat. A coal company spokesman said Walchekauskas was suspended be- cuuse fellow miners objected to his intended use of gas and Indicated they would refuse to go Into the pits with him. Weather Mostly cloudy and warmer thit afternoon, tonight and Thursday with occasional rain by Thursday afternoon. High today about 45; low Thursday morning about 35; hifhost in afternoon in low 50's. Ship- S ri' forecast: 18-22 north, -26, oast 30-34 wtst and south. Fall .02 Ft, Tallwater 403.01 Truman Not Telling Plans For Tax Hike WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, WPt— The White House said today President Truman hopes to have his special tax message ready for Con gress next week. He has indicated he will cal for a "rrtnderate" boost in taxes But so far even his Capitol Hil lieutenants are In the dark on Granite City, halter for many They appeared to be discouraged about not being taken into the President's confidence and there was some private talk that the whole House attitude might make it even tougher to win approval of his request*. ' Congress members generally have shown little inclination to vote a tax increase in an election year. The President Is expected to ask for a cut in wartime excise taxes on such things as jewelry, luggage, etc., this would be offset by raises in other levies to produce a net increase in tax revenues. Charles G. Ross, presidential secretary, told reporters Mr. Truman is still working on the message and there is no chance that it will be sent to the hill this week. The President's friends in Congress are having to guess like everybody else at what he means by a "moderate" increase. These speculations, purely guesses and unofficial, ran around $1,000,000,000 and upward. Mr. Truman has promised a special tax message, uncloaking the details of his tax plans, very soon. Meanwhile, a House member usually close to the President told newsmen that the men in Congress who must carry the administration's tax battle know nothing Continued on Page 2, Col. J. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. John L. Lewis today ordered 66> 000 striking coal miners to go back to a three-day work week Monday. These miners had quit their Job n seven states— refusing to work ven the three days weekly per- mltted by Lewis in his "cold war" vith mine operators. But other miners laid down heir tools In a continuation of off* again, on-agatn strikes. About 000 of the 4000 coal diggers in Wyoming stayed off the Job. Lewis sent the following message o presidents of the United Mine) Workers' districts where miners had quit all work: Ordered Back Monday 'Will you please transmit to our members who are idle this week my suggestion that they . resume production next Monday." Some 32,650 . miners have been on full strike in Pennsylvania, 7,500 In West. Virginia, 6000 In Alabama, 5000 in Kentucky, 4000 n Ohio, 090 in Utah and 250 in Virginia. 16,000 Were Idle In Illinois There were 16,000 on strike In [llinols last week, but they went back to work last Monday. Operators have taken the view ,hat this checkerboard strike pat* ern is part of the harassing tactics Lewis is using In his battle Tor higher wages and welfare) benefits for the miners. They look on the three-day work week as a piece of the same. As they see it, Lewis is trying to cause the operators all the difficulty he can without bringing things to the point where the government would be impelled to intervene. Public Pressure Indicated Today's back-to-work order may have resulted from Lewis' apprehension about the growing clamor from coal operators and members of Congress that President Truman act under^he Taft-Hartley law to restore' fun coal production. Mr. Truman has refused to consider the three-day production week an emergency warranting • his Intervention. But the full strike by the 66,000 miners had further curtailed production and increased demands that the White House step in. i Presumably, the miners will lump to meet Lewis suggestion. From him it Is the equivalent of an order. And the miners hav* yet failed to follow their chief- ain's wishes. While Lewis' telegram said noth- ng specifically about a three-day week, aides of the United Mine Workers president said that was the intention and that It would be understood that way. They pointed out that the miners are undeA standing Instructions to work only three days In mlnet which have not signed a new con* tract. Contract Expired last June The old working contract expired art June. Lewis has persuaded only a relative handful of the industry to sign on his new terms— a rise from 914.05 to $15 a day in the basic wage and from 20 to 35 cents in the tonnage royalty paid o the union's welfare fund.. The increasing temper In Congress that the government should step Into the situation was lllus- .rated when Rep. Jacobs (D-Ind) said he thought the President should Invoke the Taft-Hartley Act. Jacobs, a former labor attorney In his home state, has been a strong Continued on Page S, CoL *• Oakwood Isn't Oakwood Wrong Names Still Stick to 3 Cemeteries of Alton Area Officers of Upper Alton Ceme- ery are asking the public to use the cemetery's rightful name and to refrain from using its descriptive name, Oakwood, when referring to the burial place. Under- akers also have been asked to use the name "Upper Alton Ceme- ery" and to thus assist in getting nto general use the name that s almost forgotten. The cemetery was chartered as he Upper Alton Cemetery in February, 1845, by a special act of eglslature, as the Corporation Act had nrc yet been passed. In hose days a corporate body was set up by the state legislature; now, by seeking a charter through ht secretary of state. Name Rejected In the years that followed, the name Oakwood came In general use because of the numerous oak rees about the grounds. After the Village of Upper Alton was annexed to the city of Alton in the spring of 1911, the cemetery board made application to have the name legally changed to Oakwood. Application was made March 3 and four days later the secretary o( state notified the board that he request was rejected because a charter had already been issued to another Oakwood in Illinois whereas there was only on* Upper Alton Cemetery. Halfway efforts have been mado at times to make use of the legal name in everyday use, but no con* carted attempt has been mad* until.this time. •City' Is 'Alton' Cemetery Upper Alton (or Oakwood) Is one of three cemeteries In Alton long designated by wrong name*. For years, Alton Cemetery waa called "City Cemetery," and today many persons still mistakenly think of it as "City" when in fact It Is Alton Cemetery. Similarly, St. Patrick's Cemetery, on the Northslde, is called Greenwood though it never ha* borne that name. A settlement on the Northslde that antedated North Alton was called Greenwood, and when North Alton into being, and then was to the City of Alton, the Greenwood continued, la use, so far as the cemetery WM concerned. To call both cemeteries by proper names would *•<_ chance of any confusion MMjtM Greenwood and Oakwood. Vis), down though t*»j9V* have the two "wood*" been < ed because newspaper* fc clsed *xtr*m* caution In Ing burial place* whoa account* of funeral*

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