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ALTON tVfNINO TKLlOKAMt SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, Man Wounded While Hunting Second Man Treated for Accidental Injury Two rural area men, Thomas Hughes, 35, of Brighton. Route 1, and Jewel Orban, 23, Bethalto, were brought to Alton Memorial Hospital today for examination and treatment of gunshot wounds suffered accidentally. Hughes, an employe of Shell Oil Co., suffered wounds to his head, back, and arm, while hunting this hiornlng. Following treatment he was released from the hospital. Orban suffered an eye Injury and was treated by an eye specialist ' Kenneth Prewltt. 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Prewllt of 3600 Western, Is a patient In Alton Memorial Hospital for treatment of a leg Injury, a fracture, suffered while playing basketball. Prewltt I* • student at East Junior High School. George C. Bates, 62, Virden Lumberman, Dies CARLINVILLE, Jan. "l<l.—(Special.) — George C. Bates, 62, suffered a heart attack at his home In Vlrden Friday morning and died at 2:30 p. m. Friday enroute by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital, Lltchfield. Mr. Bates was born Feb. 14, 1887, in Bird Township, a son of Q. H. and Addle Eldora Forsythc Bates. He was married Feb. 16, 1913, to Leila Brown and they made their home following their marriage In Klncald, where Mr. Bates started In the lumber business. He continued active In the lumber business In various cities until the time- of his death, at which time he was manager of the Cummlngs Lumber Co,, Vlrden. He and his wife had recently purchased a home on East First South street In Carllnvllle, where they had planned to move. Mr. Bates was a member of Zlon Methodist Church In Murrayvllle. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and active in civic life In Virden, where he resided at 233 South Springfield street. Besides his wife, he is survived by one brother, Victor, Chesterfield; one niece, Doris Bates, Chesterfield, and one nephew, Carter Shearburn, Virden. His parents and one son, Keith Brown Gates, preceded him in death. The body was removed to Wiese funeral home in Carlinville, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Sunday. The Rev. F. L. Crouch will .officiate. Interment will be In the Murrayville Cemetery. City Gets $274 From Signs on Parking Meter* First payment has been made to the city of fees due under the franchise granted last July to James M. Duncan to place advertising signs on the parking meter standards. Received by City Treasurer Osborne from Parking Meter Advertising Co. and Duncan is a check In amount of $274.80 which has been entered as the January payment for the business done in December. Under the franchise- contract the city is to receive 15 percent of the gross collections from the sale of advertising space on the meter standards. The recent payment of $4718 to the city by Citizens Coach Co. under franchise provisions, Treasurer Osborne's records show, Included .$743 as the "wheel tax" on buses, and $3075.15 as the percentage due on Its gross business In the city. The franchise calls for payment of 1 percent on the first $300,000 of bus receipts, and l'/i percent on the ne.xt $100,000. The gross Income on which the fee was based was shown as $378,012. Germania Shows Cain in Assets Britain Starts Salvaging Sub Loss of Life Put at 65; 15 Survivors $342,495 Loans Made for New Homes Last Year Rites for Lewis* Mother Scheduled Today SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 14, {JP> — Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Louisa Lewis, mother of John L. Lew- Is, were set for 2:30 p. m. today at the Lewis home. John L,, president of the United Mine Workers, and four other surviving sons and two daughters were here for the rites. So were top lieutenants of the union leader, and Illinois UMW officials. Dr. Richard Paul Graebel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was in charge of services, Mrs. Lewis, who died Thursday at the age of 91, will be buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Ban on Liquor Ada Called 'Prohibition Bill' WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (O>t— Liquor industry spokesmen yesterday denounced MS a "prohibition bill" a measure which would ban the Interstate advertising of their products. They called the bill unfair, un' warranted and probably unconstitutional, and declared further that the people do not want It. The measure, on which hearings are being held by the Senate commerce committee, was introduced by Sen. Langer (R-ND). Alton Cermanla Building & Loan Association made loans In aggregate of $342,495 for the erection of new homes and $312,294 for Improvement of existing dwelling In the lost year according to the annual report of the manager and secretary, E. F. Horn, presented Friday night nt the annual meet- Ing of the shareholders. Horn, who has completed 32 years as secretary of the association, toid those at the meeting that 62 loans had been made for building of new dwellings, and 86 for the remodeling or Improvement of other structures. The year ending last Nov. 30, according to the reports of Horn and the association's auditor, C. J. Rchiosser, was marked by larg gains for Germania, and assets ir creased almost a half million dol lars from $2,530,263 to $3,051,338 Both savings through the assocl ation and loans in all categoric showed upturns. In comments on the figures in his report, Horn showed that 89 persons started new accounts witl the association last year; that 3" families started buying homes In addition to 62 others securing loan for building new dwellings. In 186 Instances, members made fina payments that cleared their home of Indebtedness. Dividends distrlb uted at the two semi-annual pe Hods, June and Dec. 1, totalet $82,922.66. Total reserves, Horn pointed oul were Increased to $414,300.51. The average loan last year, ac cording to the report, was $4176.03 The total number of now loan 1 for home purchases or building Inv provement.s was 239, and the a?' gregatc loaned was $998,071.65 Average savings.of the 3158 active accounts was shown as $743. The shareholders reelcctcd three directors whose terms expired: R G. Husklnson, L. J. Mlsegades, and E. F. Horn, and to fill a vacancy occasioned by recent death of F W. Horn, then elected Victor H Unterbrink, assistant plant engineer of Western Cartridge Co. Directors met for reorganization aflor the stockholders' session and relected all officers: W. J. Jenkins, president; H. J. A. Gerard and GoorRe L, Davis, vlce-prcsl dent; K. F, Horn, secretary-man at>er; W. G. Osborne, assistant secretary; R. G. Huskinson, treasurer; and O'Neill &. Davey, attorneys. The meetings were in the association's building at 617 East Broad' way. Immunity Asked for Military Men Testifying WASHINGTON, Jan, 14, '(^Pi- Senator Brewster (R-Me) said today top military officials due to testify on Formosa In the Senate should be promised Immunity from punishment If they differ with President Truman's policy. Brewster told reporters he doesn't want military men appearing before the foreign relations committee to get into troubln as did Adm. Louis K. Donfeld. Den- leld was removed as chief of naval operations after he publicly opposed Pentagon policies, but defense chiefs denied that "reprisals" were Involved. Cold War Waged on East German Scales BERLlN-UP»-West Borllnt-rs claimed to have found they were putting on nine pounds of weight •very tlmo they consulted an automatic weighing machine In the Soviet sector. Hack In west Berlin ao they said, they had their normal weight again--nine pounds les than In the east. The French-licensed "Kurler" said the gauges of automat It- weighing machines In the Soviet Motor were deliberately changed to give east Berliners the Illusion they put on weight and to make them forget strictly rationed food ' Austerity economy, ttaSHtl Being Unbuilt Afghanistan— (Jf>— This Mldrat, mud-walled city U ro- kUlMMu to the tunei of a military fcand Modern civilization and un InerMSlDg Mrthrale have brought the fTMtMt building boom In Ka- Mll'l MH«ry. Pushing things along U MkfTfSjfe Mayor Chulam Mo- hilHIUli **o has had strings of UfMp A W so work can go on lit Uw night. Ho also • military hand to enter- workers. Reports Phillips' Home Sale Is Completed Sale of the home of Capt. Joseph Phillips, who was given a 5-year suspended sentence at Kl Paso, Tex. after a trial last month on a charge of slaying his wife's boy friend, was completed today, Gene Walton of the Noll Realty Agency reported today, The Noll Agency acted for Capt. Ceorge Galnes, a friend of Phillips, to sell the house and raise money to help defray legal expenses of the trial. Tho house has been bought by Alvin H. Nelson, laboratory technician at American Smelting & Refining Co., who moved here from Butte, Mont., Walton said. The sale price was $9500, CHATHAM, England, :Jan. 14. i/Pt—The British navy today sought to salvage the submarine Truculent and began investigating the wreck that sank her with a lots of 65 lives. Divers went down at daybreak to see how the 1575-ton U-boat could be raised from her salty grave. She lay 54 feet under the Thames estuary shipping channel, some 15 miles east of the naval base here. A navy board of Inquiry scheduled Its first sitting today at Chatham barracks. It Is to Investigate how the Truculent came to be rammed and sunk Thursday night by the 643-ton Icebreaklng motor tanker Dlvina from Stockholm. The Truculent went down within a minute after the little Divlna sliced her bow In clear weather Thursday. She had 80 men aboard —62 navy men and 18 dockyard workers. Fifteen have been rescued. Ten bodies have been recovered. The admiralty said last night 23 hours after the accident, that "no hope can now be entertained that there will be any further survivors." The bodies of 34 or more men were believed still to be inside the Truculent. Of the 15 rescued, five were on the conning tower when the blow came. The other 10 were within and bobbed to the surface through an escape hatch from the unflood- od after third of the vessel. One of the survivors said he believed up to 40 men had hurried aft before bulkhead doors were shut to close off the forward end. Some of the other 55 men were presumed to have gone through the escape hatch and been lost in the dark waters. The rest were inside the submarine. Looking like men from Mars, globe-helmetcd divers and rubber suited "frog men" swimmers worked until dusk last night seeking signs of life aboard the Truculent. Divers tapped her hull with their iron boots. They exploded hand grenades in the water. They got no reply. Their effort to fix an air line into the hull failed. Two questions which the board of inquiry might take up were: 1. How the Divina happened to run afoul of the Truculent, Capt. Karl Hommerberg of the tanker could not explain. He told a re- purler he and a local pilot both were on the bridge. "It was dark but clear, and we saw the submarine ahead and gave warning of our approach," he said. 2. Why so much time elapsed before the crash was reported — time during which many of those in the water might have been saved. Tho admiralty got Us first word of the disaster an hour and 20 minutes after it happened. It was a message from a dutch vessel picked up by the North Foreland radio station and relayed to Chat- liam. The Divina meanwhile was under arrest in Sheerness harbor detained pending the inquiry. Secretary of St. Louis Church Federation Dies ST. LOUIS, Jan. 14, MP>—The Rev. Clark Walker Cummlngs, executive secretary of the Metro- lolllan Church Federation of St. Louis, died at his home last night. :le was 64. Cause of death was not determined immediately. Dr. Cum- mlngs had not been 111 but com- ilained before retiring last night .hat he felt weary. He Is survived by his wife and 1 and two daughters. Expansion of Cemeteries Asked WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. MB— Jills introduced yesterday by Sen. Tydlngs (D-Md) call for the expansion of two national cemeteries n Illinois. The National Ceme- ery at Rock Island would be in- reased by 30 acres. The land out- Ide the walled enclosure of the Confederate Cemetery at Spring- leld would be added to the Spring- leld National Cemetery. Illinoli Cowboy A Winner DENVER, Jan. 14 — UP) — An lllnols cowboy gave western cow- oys a lesson in steer wrestling esterday at the 44th annual nn- ional Western Stock Show and lodeo. Harold Cox of Chatham, 11., twisted his steer to the ground n 0.8 seconds. The closest time to Is was 19.7 seconds. Seven of the 1 steer wrestlers found the steers oo tough to handle. 'SEE HOW EASY IT IS'—Mrs. Patricia Scott, who lost her left leg above the knee in a 1943 streetcar accident, shows 13-year-old Ruth Miller of Los Angeles how handily she gets around on her artificial leg. Ruth's left leg was amputated above the knee earlier this week to check a bone cancer which doctors feared would be fatal.—AP Wirephoto. Coalition Hits fairDea!' Rules Committee Could Decide Fate of Program WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. t*> — President Truman's "Fair Deal" program was at stake today in a struggle for control of the House between administration Democrats and a coalition of Republicans and southerners. The GOP-Dixie team struck the first blow yesterday with a move to restore to the Rules Committee its former power House legislation. to bottle up 105 Persons—Record Number— Donate Blood at Carlinville C. F. Habekost, Alton, Leaves Estate to Widow EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 14 — Filed Friday in Probate Court, the will of Charles Frederick Habekost, Alton, who died Dec. 23, bequeaths his estate to the widow, Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Habekost, Alton. ' Hearing on a petition to probate the will, which failed to disclose the value of the estate, was set for Feb. 7. The will, executed last March 25, nominates the widow as executrix. Worst Storm Continued From Page 1. Fort Wayne from 62 to 26 am Chicago from 48 to 16. A blizzard blew into Minnesota and colder weather spread acros most of the North Central region Strong Winds Reported The storm which struck over the northern Great Lakes region wa accompanied by winds of 40 to 50 niles and hour throughout the Vorth Central states and gusts o 60 to 80 m.p.h. Heavy snowfalls vere reported in upper Michigan The cold weather covered the Pacific Northwest, the northern locky Mountain states, the north- rn Great Plains and the upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys. The below-zero readings extend•d into Washington and Oregon ^he snow belt extended to Ellens- urg, in central Washington, where there was 14 iiyches of snow 01 the ground. Spokane's snowfal measured 21 Inches and the mercury dropped to six below. At Pendleton, Ore., the low was -2. It was lower in Minot, N. D., -26 and -24 at Great Falls, Mont., and bolovy zero temperatures were general throughout the storm belt. Visibility Zero Visibility was reduced to zero as winds of 55 m.p.h. whipped up four to eight inches of snow in southern Minnesota as the blizzard hit the gopher state. Temperatures tumbled sharply. Snow, fell over North Dakota and most secondary roads were blocked. In the Midwest flood basin, the outcome of the worst threats of the season depended on Immediate weather conditions. More families were evacuated in the area along the St. Francis river near Kcnnett, Mo. A dozen national guardsmen were ordered to the district for flood duty and took supplies for families forded from their homes. DANGEROUS IUSINISS— Fighting an oil well fire is dangerous business, Photographer Don Bo>ett can attest. He scorched hands and face to g_et this picture of an oil well fire, raging at Elk City. Ok la . smce Fucsddy. Fire-fighters are shown pouring water on cables, used to pull debns from around to well to keep them from snapping. After molten wreckage is removed, professional fire-fighters will blast the well.—AP Wirephoto. Reteiie Workers Fifty families were evacuated yesterday as water spread over IS blocks of lowlands along Pigeon creek at Evansvllle, Ind. The Ohio river reached 44.8 feet and is expected to crest at 45.5 feet Sunday. Flood stage Is 42 feet, but the expected crest is not expected to cause serious damage. The Ohio also was rising at Mt. Vernon, but upstream at Cincinnati a two-foot drop in the big river's level wa* reported. The crest of the Wabash river passed Vinceiwes, Ind., at 27.3 feet yesterday. Rains of the past few days were expected to keep It high for several days. Many business establishments in Hoblcltm 1 , ill., were flooded as the Ohio river (Joodwaters poured into the community of 2000. Some 60 families have been evacuated. Across the Ohio river In Smithland, Ky., the waters lorced evacuation of all business houses. Families in that community and in other small Kentucky towns along the Ohio and Cumberland rivers have' been forced to move from their homes. lUiii Kiids The colder weather also was expected in the flooded areas of the Ohio river valley, sending temperatures down to around normal from yesterday's spring-like read- Ings. Rain, which had doused (he watershed (or several days, had ended. More families left their homes as waters spilled over low- CARLINVILLE, Jan. 14. (Spe clal)—Public spirited citizens an organizations rallied to a situation which had become quite serious in Macoupin County when 105 donor gave blood at the American Re Cross bloodmobile visit, Thursday here. An intensive campaign for bloot donors had been made by the Re Cross blood chairman, Victo Wiese, and until the day arrive for the visit, the quota had no been filled, but a last minute ap peal to the public got results am a large number of donors respond ed than at any previous visit o the bloodmobile. Its success wa in spite of bad weather and bac roads. Last year, the blood bank in the county ran out of its blood sup ply some months before the end o the year and much doubt had been expressed as to the success o Thursday's visit. Boy Born to Shipman Couple CARLINVILLE—Mr. and Mrs Robert Shultz, Shipman, are par ents of a son, Robert Dale, their first child, born Friday at Macou pin Hospital. The mother is the former Miss Shirley Emery. Macoupin Polio Drive Gets Underway Monday CARLINVILLE] Jan. 14 <spe cial)—The 1950 March of Dimes campaign gets underway in Macoupin County Monday, Jan. 16 and will continue until the end of the month. During the two-week period citizens of Macoupin County will help write the answer to the threat of polio epidemic next summer by providing for continued care and treatment of polio patients of 1949 and prior years. Macoupin County tins had 12 cases of polio since the last drive. The city chairmen and their corps of volunteers will contact all organizations and persons in the county. Oil Stove Flash—No Fire Damage An oil heating stove flash at the residence of Mrs. Marlon Mitchell, 16 West Ninth, resulted In a fire alarm at noon today, answered by Alton engine companies 1 and 3. Fire Chief Lewis said the flash caused no fire damage. Fire, No Damage at Auto Lot.. When alcohol boiled in the radiator and flared on the motor of a coupe at the Earl Wilier Motor Co. lot, 2301 East Broadway, Alton fire department companies 2 and 4 were called, responding to the alarm at 9:45 a. m., Friday. Chief Lewis reported the fire caused no damage. lands. Other river for major floods. Highway traffic areas braced was snarled :hroughout the storm belt. Air rnvel was halted and train serv- ce curtailed. It hit hard on the Washington coast. Winds reached a velocity of 60 to TO miles an hour and at Redmond, Ore., it howled at u velocity of 78 miles an hour. Seattle's weather bureau said the storm was one of the worst in the city's his- ory. The city was blanketed,with i 10-Inch snowfall. The mercury was 13 above last night. A dozen or more fishing boats at •rays Harbor were grounded or ank. The coast guard guided lost •essels to port through the swirl- ng, powdery snow over Puget ound Across the continent, storm warnings were hoisted on the At- antle coast from Maine to North Carolina. Winds of 40 miles an lour were reported. A cottony fog hung over New fork, halting operations at the Hy's busy airports and hampering hip movements In the harbor, 'ales off Iceland and Newfound- and slowed ocean liners and ships vere arriving In New York one to our days behind schedule. More freezing weather appeared prospect tonight in the Call- ornla citrus districts. Heavy snow ranging up to 6 feet on the level blocked many roads in northern California. Strong winds with gusts up to ,60 M.P.H. whipped the northern coast and heavy rain (til all along the coast. While the immediate aim of the southerners is to block action on a bill to end job discriminations, they made clear that they are prepared to join with the Republicans against other major parts of the Truman program if their strategy is successful, Directly at issue Is a rule pushed through the House last year by administration leaden who felt that too much of their "must legislation was being stalled in the rules group by Republican-southern teamwork Formerly such bills could be jarred loose only by a hard-to-ge petition signed by more than half the House members. The new rule enables committee chairman to call for a House vote on any bill which has been before the rules group for 21 days. Under that rule, the administrations- backed fair employment practices (FEPC) bill—a key item In Mr Truman's civil rights program—is due to be voted on In the House Jan. 23. But yesterday the coalition forced through the Rules Committee by a 9 to 2 vote a resolution which, if approved by the House would knock out the 21-day rule and restore to the committee its former tight grip on legislation. By resorting to technicalities, Rules Committee Chairman Sabath (D-I11) can block a House vote on the proposed change until after Jan. 23. He indicated to newsmen that he will do that. That would enable Chairman Lesinski (D-Mlch) of the Labor Committee to call up the FEPC bill—if Speaker Rayburn recognizes him. But there are eight other bills that can be called up the same day under the 21-day rule, and Rayburn—-an FEPC opponent — can recognize some other chairman first. If that happens, the FEPC bill will have to wait two more weeks before Lesinski gets another chance. The coalition hopes to change the rules in the meantime —which would leave FEPC where it is now: Bottled up in the Rules Committee. Rep. Allen of Illinois, committee Republican, told newsmen abolition of the 21-day rule would save an estimated $5,000,000,000 because bills calling for that much spending just won't be able to win Rules Committee approval. U. of I. Man to Speak Before Machinists "Unions and the Law" will be the subject for Phillips L. Carman of the institute of labor and industrial relations, University of 111! nois, when he speaks Monday to the International Association of Machinists in the Alton-Wood River area. Carman will speak at Machinists' hall, 161 Shamrock, East Alton, at 8 p. m. Monday. Carman will also talk about the development of collective bargaining as a legal right climaxing in the passage of the Wagner Act in 1935. Present status of unions under the Taft-Hartley Act will be discussed In detail. Currently, Carman Is coordinator of extension for the Institute, where he is professor of industrial and labor relations. He has held such government posts as chief of the industrial relations division, office of labor production, War Production Board, and vice-chairman of the national wage stabilization board. The lecture is being sponsored by the machinist group and conducted by the University of Illinois extension division and the institute. City to Make Market Sewer Repairs Soon Sitter Held In Baby's Death TORRINGTON, Conn., Jan. 14. JP>—A 'teen-age baby sitter has been arrested In the death of a 2- fear-old boy placed in her charge. Police Chief Hugh E. Meade said he baby sitter, Florence Michalak, 18, admitted she put a pillow over he child's face "to stop him from crying." Railroad Wants More Coal WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 — (*» — The Des Molnes Railroad Co. asked congressional aid yesterday to get coal from southern Illinois mines. The road appealed to Sen. Gillette D-Ia) to ask the Inter-state Commerce Commission to direct mines City Engineer Abraham said today that work will be started « tooft as weather conditions permit on a repair of the storm-water sewer line in the Market terrace at Fourth, Which burst du« to the deluging rain early lart week. Some surveying has been done to determine the general extent of the needed repair, and Street Supt. Parker has some temporary shoring done with grain doors and timbers, he said, to forestall further damage until suitable replacement can be made of several broken tile. Excavating In mid-winter for the replacement of tile likely will be the major problem in Handling the job, Abraham said. A fill also will have to be made when the job is finished to close a large cavity in the terrace where earth was washed down into Plasa trunk sewer after the pipe line collapsed. The streets department Friday carried on filling work to close a washout in the market embankment immediately north of Seventh, Abraham said, but some drainage adjustment work remains to be done there to complete the job. Another bit of storm damage about the Market terrace at Fifth remains to have attention. County Filing Starts Monday Four Demos Seek Sheriff Nomination EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 14 — Candidates filing for the April 11 primary election In Madison County will begin at 8 a. m. Monday at the office of County Clerk Eulalla Hotz. Petition forms taken out from the clerk's office in recent weeks indicate that interest will center chiefly on the sheriff race in the Democratic party, which already has four announced candidates In the field. County offices to which both parties will nominate a candidate at the primary include county judge, county clerk, probate judge probate clerk, sheriff, county treasurer and county superintendent of schools. Both parties also are to nominate candidates for state and district offices, including U. S. senator, state treasurer, state superitnendent of public instruction, clerk of the state supreme court, state representative, state senator and congressman. One committeeman is to be elected by both parties at the primary in each of the 123 precincts in Madison County. Monday, Jan. 23, is the last day for candidates to file nominating petitions at the county clerk's office and office of secretary of state, while Jan. 28 is the deadline for candidates to withdraw from the primary races. Home Advisory Body Of Red Cross Meets The home advisory committee ot the Red Cross chapter met at noon Friday in the chapter headquarters. Several new members were Introduced, and the chairman, S. Harold Roberts, gave a resume of the duties of the committee, chief of which is to act as clearing agency for Red Cross aid dispensations in excess of $100. Present were Dr. Mack I. Davis, L. L. De- Wester of Wood River, Mrs. Harold Talley, David Wroughton, and C. W. Steinkraus of the commit- ;ee; and Mrs. Helen Wieland and Mrs. Margaret Coleman of the chapter staff. Others on the advisory body are Vfrs. Robert Stouder, Sirs. Omar L,yons, A. J. Osborne, Dr. Ed Mul- vill, Mrs. Victor Koenig, and Harry W. Patton. Survey Shows MostBritish Women Use Birth Control LONDON, Jan. 14'. UP)—A royal commission has found that the ma- iority of the British married worn >d use some method of birth con- ;rol. The commission, studying Bri ain's population problems, found .hat 60 percent of married couples ake preventive measures agajn&t mving babies. i^™^^^™ Fewer Wed in County in 1949 Cupid's Dart Scores 1939 Times; Drop of 196 EDWARDSVtLLE, Jan. 14 -. Dan Cuptd'i marksmanship was poor the part year, at leait in Madison County, and County Clerk Eulalla Hotz — who keeps box score on the little cherub with the bow and arrow from marriage It- censes issued through her office — can prove It. Cupid's darta found the hearts of 1939 couple! who took each other for better or worse during 1949, fewer by 196 than the previous year's figure for marriages, records at the county clerk's of. flee show. June, traditional month of brides, was high month for th« year with 232 marriages. Of the 1939 marriage ceremonies performed In the county the past year, 484 were by justices of the peace, 1395 by ministers, 67 by police magistrates, two by Salvation Army officers and one by the county Judge. Alton led the entire county In number of marriages, with 567. Figures for other communities in the area as shown by figures compiled at the clerk's office were: Edwardsville, 186; Wood River, 121; East Alton, 93; Cottage Hills, 23; Hartford, 22; Godfrey,' 14; Worden, 13; Bethalto, 18; Roxana, Meadowbrook and Moro, seven each; Mitchell, six; Fosterburg and Dorsey, four each; South Roxana and Ft. Russell township, two each, and Carpenter, one. The figure for Granite City was 383 marriages, and for Collinsville, 165. Marriages performed in the county, by months, the past year were listed by Miss Hotz as follows: January, 152; February, 165; March, 125; April, 170; May, 146; June, 232; July, 163; August, 139; September, 183; October, 178; November, 153, and December, 133. From a post-war peak of 2855 marriages, set in 1946, the number of marriage ceremonies has steadily declined, records at the county clerk's office show. The record low figure was 484, registered in 1938 after passage of Illinois marriage health laws. Following are the marriage totals for the county for the past 12 years: 1937, 1066; 1938,, 484; 1939, 581; 1940, 719; 1941, 742; 1942, 571; 1943, 726; 1944, 1330; 1945, 1649; 1946, 2855; 1947, 2386; 1948, 2135, and 1949, 1939. Tax Estimate Date Extended n southern Illinois, controlled by he Truax-Traer Coal Co. of Chiago, to allot a supply. The road vants 3000 tons. ANGUS WARD REPORTS ON CNINA-Angus Ward (left) ormer U. S consul general at Mukden, China, who returned to Washington last night after his release by Chinese Communists, talks ver the China situation at the Stare Department today with Undersecretary of State James E. Webb (center), and W. Walton Butter - 'orth, assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs. A short me later the State Department announced that it is recalling all American official personnel from Communist China.—AP Wirephoto. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. UP> — Because Jan. 15 comes on Sunday this year, 1949 income tax estimates due to be filed on that date will be accepted up to midnight Monday. The 24-hour extension of the filing deadline was announced today by the Internal Revenue Bureau. Several million persons are affected, but the great majority of taxpayers, whose full tax is withheld can ignore the date. Those affected are: 1.' Farmers who received over $600 income in 1949 but prefer (o wait until the Jan. 31-March 15 period to make their tax payments. They can declare now, pay any time up to March 15. A new law provides, however, that farmers who are going to make a final return and payment by Jan. 31, finishing up income tax duties and payments that early, may skip over the Jan. 16 date. 2. Other persons whose tax Is not covered by withholding, if they have not yet filed the required declaration or wish to change earlier estimates to avert the penalty for declarations that err more than 20 percent. The non-farmer group required to make declarations includes doctors, lawyers, other professionals, persons owning their own business, and higher-bracket salaried workers who pay outside or in addition to taxes withheld from regular pay. Final tax payments need not be made until March 15, although taxpayers can make final payment at any time now. Heart Association Chapter Planned With Alton to be host next Wednesday evening to an Initial meeting for the organization of a Madison County chapter of Illinois Heart Association, Mayor Linkogle took a hand in the promotional ef- iorts today by sending letters to county officials, municipal officials and heads of semi-civic service and health organizations inviting them to attend, or to assist in the project by sanding representatives. The meeting, set for 8 p. m. Wednesday, is to be held in Alton City Hall. In his letter, Linkogle points to heart disease as "America's greatest health problem," and refers to the fine work being done in research and educational activities by American Heart Association. He urges cooperation in the project to set up a Madison county unit that may take an aggressive part in the organized move to reduce the ravages of cardiac diseases. "Purpose ot this letter is to respectfully urge that you attend or have a representative at the initial meeting" . . . says his latter. "It U my hope that the meeting may be attended by representatives o; all the towns and cities and organized groups of the county so that all may become familiar with the projected program, the national and state organizations, and... take action to assure organisation of a county chapter." Ignoring a threat by the Lord's Day Observance Society to prosecute them if an admission charge was made, the Sheffield, England, Parks Committee went ahead •nd held Its (lower show on Sunday and charged 80 cenU admit* tion. '

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