Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 12, 1950 · Page 28
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 28

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1950 ALTON EVENING TILEORAPM Cost of Suits Battle Fought Now Decision Likely to Be Drawn By 8AM OAW9OT* YORK, (/to-The s*ml*annual prtee battle between the woolen mills and the makers of mtn's lulls approaches Its climax, At stakes Mow much you'll pay for « new 1 suit next'fall. It lookl now- like a draw. So you'll pay about as much as you did last fall, although some expect bargains tb appear here and there, think! to competition. , Fabric prices for next fall's lines wili b* announced shortly. Raw Wool prices have risen 10 percent sine* Christmas at the Australian auctions., The cutters, who buy the mills' output and turn it into clothing, contend that much of the wool now being woven into fabrics for next fairs Suits was bought at a bargain. They want from 10 to 20 cents a yard trimmed from the price of the standard grades of fine raw wool commonly used In men's suits. The wool bureau estimates 1 that the value of wool fiber in the average suit is only one-sixth or so of its retail price, depending on trimmings and quality of tailoring. Labor costs, and distribution charges, account for th^ major part of the price. The cost In wages of producing a man's suit has gone up 70 percent since 1941, the bureau says. Why can the Australians command such a high price for wool? Well, the demand for fine wool has risen much faster since the war than has production. The Yankee mills must buy Australian wool because American demand is far In excess of production. The wool bureau estimates American production this year will equal 2SO million pounds, while Americans will use 750 million pounds. . , , Mill owners aren't unanimous In their Ideas of new fall prices, to be announced soon. One here • ays: "Clothing manufacturers needs goods badly enough for mills not to be forced to make ridiculous prices." But another says It would be sUlcJde for mills to talk of higher prices in face of consumer pressure for lower priced suits, iven though the pressure for raw material continues upward. And what are you-likely to do? A survey of 1500 retailers, spon- lored by the National Credit Office, shows that sales of suits In the $35 to $50 bracket rose from 36 percent of total sales in the ihird quarter of 1947 to 51 percent in the third quarter of 1949. Most observers think the majority of you are apt to keep In that bracket this year. __ Artificial Mica Made, Called Major Discovery WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. UP) — Government scientists have developed a synthetic or artificial mica, relieving U. S. dependence upon Imports for that important electrical insulation material. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer announced It today with a declaration that "this discovery-is of immense importance to the United St&tcs " It was Implied that the development Is an addition to the national security. It was said to furnish a means of substituting a domestic product for an import which Sawyer called "critical In the manufacture of electrical and electronics equipment." Mica consists of transparent crystals. It Is popularly termed "isinglass." Sawyer said the synthetic mica "has essentially the same properties as natural mica but Is superior to the natural substance in Its ability to withstand high temperatures." Group Fprmed to Unite State Polio Services SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 12. OP— Formation of an agency to coordinate services for Illinois Infantile paralysis victims was announced today by Dr. Roland R. Cross, state health director. The group, known as the Illinois state polio planning committee, is comprised of representatives of all organizations dealing with dlag- nosls and treatment of the disease. Dr. Cross will serve as chairman. "I gotta cut down on smoking—I've bt«n bending ov«r twenty, thirty times a day 1*V Alder men Debate DELICIOUS AND DELIVERED CHICKEN IN THE BOX i Frwieh Frted Chicken Coto flaw French Frits N«t Rolls DELIVERED FREE! N»w OrJooai Style FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP Otiktall INN Fritted Fritt Continued From Pace 1. to know it," he continued, "for I am leaving on short notice If I get no action from the city." Myers added that his »ttorney had advised him the old depot cannot be legally be rented. "But", he added, "if it were leased for a purpose to serve the public interest, there might be a chance a judge would sustain it." ' Give And Take Wetstetn asked: "You told me you'd have to move out next Friday?" Myers replied, "Yes, I have arranged for other quarters on which I will close * deal If there's to be no city action." "Others are Interested In rent of the depot building," said Chairman Waide. "Who?" interjected Myers. "It's none of your business," rejoined Waide. "It is proposed the building be leased for best Interests of the citizens—not those of a corporation." "What Is more to Interest of the public than a transportation terminal," countered Myers. "There might be trouble legally on some other lease plan—there 'are court decisions on use of the public commons." | "As a businessman, would you act on 2-day notice of a proposal?" remonstrated Alderman Geltz. "In view of your proposal comes as of Jan. 11 would you expect us to jump to ; a decision?" "No," said Myers, "but the bus- line should have assurance that Its proposal! will have prompt consideration. ..This Isn't »cas« of short noyce—I asked leas* negotiations months ago." Wetstein complained that so far the council kji«w from any report the real estate commltteft '. never had met on the busline leasing offer. "I'm thinking of the public interest," said he, "but I also think the Brown Line should have con sideratlon. "It's just a business proposition," remarked Myers, "but *hy Isn't It being handled that way?" "That's the way It Is being handled," retorted Waide. "For your information, other corporations are interested in the old depot." Because of a recent GAAC sug geKtions as to the city advertising for renters when leases are to be offered, Alderman Perica moved the chamber's executive secretary Walter Woodcock, be heard. But J. Dooley as mayor pro tern started a protest, only to be interrupted from the chair. "I know you're going to gay requests for the -floor should go through the mayor pro tern; this Is out of order," ruled Mayor Lin- ogle. Later In the meeting, Wetstein offered a resolution that the Brown Motor Lines be permitted to remain as a tenant In the Union depot at $125 a month rent pending a report on the 1 leasing program, Instead of being charged $250 • month, the interim fee set by the council a month ago. But Geltz, with a second by Waide, moved this resolution lay over, and the chair ruled, "So ordered." Biwllne Pay* Tax Just before the council adjourned, Mayor Llnkogle Informed aldermen that City Treasurer Osborne had received (yesterday) from Citizens Coach ,Co. a check for 14718.15 as a payment of franchise and wheel tax. Monday night, the city finance committee was Informed of the need of this payment so that emergency street repairs may be kept going to end of the present fiscal year, other funds for street and sewer repairs being exhausted. The mayor and finance officers of the city were asked to request | I the payment of whatever might j be due. \ Wetstein secured adoption of a resolution that the city comptroller's office from now on be deslg- I nated to keep a record with regard to all franchises and leases granted by the city and see that notices be sent at the proper time to those from whom any payments are due, Referring to Monday's discus•ion, Weuteln said It appeared no office <*! the city ever had been Instructed to keep records for promoting collections of rents and FAYE DIVORCES ELLIOTT — In Cuernavaca, Mexico, actress Faye Emerson stands in court to file suit for divorce against Elliott Roosevelt on a mental cruelty charge. Beside her is'Licenciado Valenzuele, her attorney's aide.— NEA Telephoto. Ingrid Bergman Plans to Seek Mexican Divorce ROME, Jan. 12. MB— Ingrid Bergman will seek a Mexican divorce from Dr. Peter Llnd- strom, Hollywood surgeon, her attorney, Gino Soils, said here today. The Swedish film star said she would marry. Roberto Rossellini, noted Italian director with whom she made a motion picture on the volcanic Island of Stromboll, off Sicily. Nap U Repeated CHICAGO-— UP)— Miss Joan Edwards went to a movie. She fell asleep and woke up to find the theater dark, deserted and locked. She called the police to get her out. That's happened before, you say? That's what Miss Edward said. She recalled that 14 years ago, when she was six, she did the same thing. JANE WE8ENFR UKIRV i UFI MM •TAl'R »!• DIAL Perfect for Temples The Gothic style of architecture lends itself so perfectly to temples of worship because Its pointed arches and spires seem to point upward to God. fees, and that this phase of the city's business should be systematized in a business-like way. Council Names Continue* ttvm P*JJ» t« polling places designate* in the special election ordinance «nact- ed last Dec. 28. the appointment ot 81 judges to staff the polls *t the public policy referendum was mad« by adoption of a resolution of Alderman Warren, chairman of the council's special library committee, question Legality After the list had been road, Alderman James Dooley, noting no mention of any clerks of election, innulred, "Doesn't the statute say three Judges and three clerks must be named?" Chairman Warren referred the question to City Counsellor Durr, who replied: "So U does, but inasmuch as no legally-binding determination IS to be made at the election no clerks have been provided." He explained it was the plan that the Judges handle all the work at the polls. "But this Is an election called by the council, and I'm not In favor of carrying it out in any manner that might be Illegal," protested Dooley. Alderman Tlmmermeler said he noted an instance in which a judge on the list lived in a district other thrin the one In which he was designated to serve, a situation he felt also was Illegal. But no other aldermen voiced objections or comments, and roll call was ordered by Mayor Linkogle on approval of the list of judges. Dooley and Tlmmermeler cast negative votes, Timmermiere explaining as he voted, "I agree with Dooley that the referendum should be carried out just as the law provides." The resolution by Warren to change some of the polls locations then was offered and unanimously approved without comment from the floor. Text of Question Question to be submitted at tho referendum a week from Saturday is: "Shall a public library and reading room be established in the City of Alton In accordance with a certain ordinance passed by the City Council on the 26th day of October, 19949, entitled 'An ordinance fo create and establish a public library and reading roon. and to authorize the mayor to appoint a board of directors for same'?*' A "yes" and "no" vote is called for. I.B.V the October enactment, the council ordained a public library board be established to proceed at the earliest possible time with establishing and maintaining a public library pursuant to Illinois statutes. It authorized the mayor to name a board of nine directors The board remains to be appoint* ed. City tax levies ordinarily arc made annually In April. By law the council has ful power to establish a library anc levy an annual tax for Its support Purpose .of the referendum which through the sponsorship o GAAC and other groups Is to b<- held without cost to- the city is to inform council members o the sentiment of the citizens on the project. The result of the election cannot bind the council. The election ordinance set forth the question at issue a whether a public library be estab lished and "incidental there! whether the CIty'COuncIl ... sha exercise its power to levy a pub lie library tax In the amount no to exceed 1.2 mills on the dolla annually 'on all taxable propert In the city for library purposes." Tax Would Vield 1105,126 At request of Mayor Pro Ten J. Dooley at the outset of th meeting Township Assessor .Tame Gorman was invited to take th floor to explain the library tax. "I have been asked to give a idea of what the . library ta amounts to," said Gorman. ' realize, of course, that you a know the rate in the statute, maximum of 1.2 mills on the do lar. The question given me wa 'What does this mean people would pay?'. On our present equalized valuation the rate would produce about $105,126. This means that if a property owner was paying 5100 in taxes, the amount would be increased to $107.20; an increase of about $7 If the full amount of the maximum library tax were levied. By a vote o£ South Roxana Trustee Sign $146,000 WaterworktContract EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 12. — Subject to approval ot South Roxana voters at a special election, ret to be called, trustees of the yet to be called, trustees of the men ot p(U . t m^Un blood h«v« South Roxana Sanitary District f wrvert in (he national legislature. entered into a contract Wednes-1 ____^_____ SHUTTER QUEEN—Pretty a a picture is Doryia Lee Mickey vho was chosen from among uindrecis of ^competitors for thi title, "Queen of the New York 3 ress Photographters' Ball o .950." Donna, who won the till on her 21st birthday, will reign at the ball on Feb. 3. Indian C«nifeesnwn No full-blooded Indian ever ha* Ijeen elected to Congress, but many men of part Indian blood approval, the citizens could in crease the maximum tax to a rate of 2 mills that would yield abbu $175,000 annually. The tax rati 'or library purposes was the only one that the .state legislature di< lot cut In half under the new tax assessment bills in 1945." Timmermiere asked if the 1a receipts-could be used to provicl a library building. City Counsellor Durr said it would be possible to vote bonds for a building, but that he thought It also would be valid to use current funds for building, although how extensively he was unprepared to say. Tonybee Speed* Work LONDON— (If)— Arnold J. Toyn- bee, who has been writing his monumental "Study of History" for more than 15 years, believes he may finish the job sooner than 1952 as he earlier estimated. TELEGRAPH WANT ADS "CLICK" lay for sale of $146,000 In bonds 0 tlfe Municipal Bond Corp. Of Alton and ChicaRo to finance const ruction of a waterworks system n the unincorporated community. The Municipal Bond firm was ow bidder for the issue, submit- ing a sealed bid of 4 percent In- crest on $76,000 In water revenue bonds, 3'i percent on $26.000 in i general oblipntton bonds and 3H \ icrcent. Interest on $44,000 In gen-, eral obligation bonds. j Donald M. Bvickley, Edwards- ', vllle, attorney for the sanitary district, organized several years ago to promote water service facilities at South Roxana, said the next step will be tor trustees of the district to call a referendum election In the unincorporated area on the $146,000 bond Issue proposal. If the bond Issue Is approved by voters, the way will he opened for awarding of a contract, on bids, for construction of the proposed waterworks system. Buckley said residents of the area are hopeful construction can be started by next summer. South Roxana at present has no fire protection facilities, but with construction of a waterworks system fire hydrants could be installed and a volunteer fire department organized, .Buckley pointed out. Trustees and officers of the sanitary district are John Klceman, president; Raymond Smith, secretary, and T. A. Barton, treasurer. Quaint Money Slabs of copper in Sweden, tea compressed into bricks In China, tobacco, milk, cattle, and salt, all were used at one time as coinage. Record TOM The world's record for throwing a baseball is held by Sheldon Lejeune. He threw the ball more than 426 feet while playing with the Evansville, Ind., team in 1910. Well-Decked The "Queen Mary," giant English liner, has 12 decks, Including a promenade deck ?50 feet long and wide enough to accommodate two railroad tracks. Would Tell TttfMycrt Benefit* they Ree«fa If City Council carflwi 0ttl • «!•> ftttton m*«« WedftMtay nliht to Alderman Brown, property owiMft will rectfv* with their MX Wilt next Aprlnf a not* outllnlitt tht benefits provided it return for tilt payment of cty taxw. iSueh an explanation, Brown urged, could easily be prepared for incloiure with the tax Win when mailed by the city treasurer, and would afford a flue opportunity to offset misunderstandings and promote happy and undemanding relations between the city and lit taxpayer*. .. -I TONIGHT »OV ACUFF ' "O MY DARLING CLEMENTINE" Shown at 8:33 Top Radio Stan and Bands "Jamborc*" FRIDAY - SATURDAY STATI — TONITE — M run ic mini Shown «t IsOO -"sBO — AND — ROBERT ROCKWELL HANNE AXMAN IN "THE RED MENACE" Shown at «:«0 ' -PLUS- TWO SHORTS C0VERUP FRIDAY AND SAT. DENNIS ' WITT MIDTOWN 15S E. Fer»u»on • Wood River NOW - onds Sat. THI SURMISf PICTURE OF THI YIABI .M'O-M's >».««. GLENN FMD CHARLES COMMN GLORIA DC HAVEN JANET LEKN Shown 8:40 Only. — AND — Tim HOLT, Virginia COX "Irttbtn In tli» Shown 7:00 10:09. TONIGHT FRIDAY . SATURDAY Shown at 8:30 P.M. Only CrineHiftttfsof M W '^fc Wi^BB • • •ilk lUOflGt UUIU f'AUl MEWS iitlOl VAUNlINt Dliecltd bi WH.UAM C 1HOHAS PLUS SECOND FEATURE Shown at 7:00-10:00 r tDVENTUBE IH « M'fB^^P W STRANGE DANMBI^B T HOXANA, II.I.. THEATRE GUADALCANAL TONIGHT—FRI.—SAT. Ja.U CAKSON—Dorli DAY "MY DREAM It YOURS" Shown at •:!•. T«rry Moor*—••• Johnson "MIQHTY JOI YOUM8" Shown at 1:41. gELFXTTKD SHORTS _ PLUS SECOND CHAPTER - PLUS SPECIAL! LOOK! Kiddles Cartoon Show! CARTOONS HOUSK or HITS: NOW! Mat. Sat, 4 P. M. . . . You'M N«v«r Forftt . . • THE GREAT DAN PATCH' "» STAKRlMi SULLIVAN • M*«|0«H MVNOIDS rnen of ToMbttom" •'•'•« FRIDAY SAT Optn 12:4S-*7c Till « GRAND WERE WAS ONLY ONE MAN IN BETTY BUTTON VICTOR MATUM WARM it But*'. Niw DRAMATIC SMASH I DAVID BRIAN EXTRA! CARTOON "TOM THUMB IN TROUBLE" Shown li2S 3:2S 5:25 7i2S 9:25 * TODAY LAST TIMES * Walter Pldteon, Peter Lawford ETHEL BARRYMORE "Tilt Rid Danube" Shown 2:25 6:40 8:55 "TOUGH ASSIGNMENT" Shown 4:95 7:00 Optn 12:45-36c Till 5 PRINCESS FRIDAY r ft SAT, 2 TOP ACTION HITS RELEASED FROM PRISON TO CRACK TIE WORLD'S MLACKMMT MACKXT/ HOWARD DUIf 1 SHELLEY WINTER! DANDURYEA Shown 2:00 4:30 7:05 9:35 PLUS RIDING ... With the Speed of the Wind! FIGHTING ... With the Fury of Thunder! O'EN 6:30. WOOORIVER It's Iht PICTURE WITH "flUTSr Douglas Dick' Frank Iwijoy -iaHOBB •hown TiJH NOW! Thru fat. "Not Wanted" PLUS "HOLIDAY Of IN *[|0,

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