Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 19, 1950 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, January 19, 1950
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»AOI ALTOtt tVBNfftO THUMDAf , JANtf A«¥ il, lift State Rests in Han kins Trial former Sweetheart Testifies at Jerseyville JERSEYVILLE, Jan. 19 (Special)—The trial of Lenard Hawk- In* Of Hartshorn, Okla., Indicted on a charge of murdering Albert E. Clark of Boise City, Okla., en~ tered Its final phases here Wed* nesday afternoon when the state completed direct testimony. Juanlta Drove of Judith, Mont., former sweetheart of the defendant, testified regarding her associations with Hawkins over a per* lod of several years which ended late last summer in Dalhart. She testified that on the night of Oct. 8 sha had gone to Dumas, Tex., to attend a dance with Otis Bensen of Dalhart. She testified In part, that: Enroute home, while she and Bensen were sitting in the car at the tide of the highway out of Dumas, an automobile pulled up behind them with the lights out. Hawkins came to their car and threatened Bensen, compelled the girl to get out of the car at the point of a gun. He and Bensen then engaged In an altercation during which a shot was fired. Bensen was knocked down and "pistol whipped" by Hawkins and robbed of his billfold and Its contents. George G.Britey SeefaRepubtirau Nod for Sheriff EDWARDSV1LLE, Jan. 19. — aeorge O. Briley, Alton, became the fourth entry Wednesday In the primary race for sheriff on the Republican ticket, filing his petition at 4:50 p. m. at the office of County Clerk Eulalla Met*, Three other candidates filed for the Republican sheriff, nomination Monday, opening date of filing for the April 11 primary. Five can. dldate* for sheriff have qualified for a place on the Democratic party ballot. Brlley's petition was the first filed for a county office nomination since the one-week filing period began Monday. Next Monday, Jan. 23, Is the final date for candidate filing for the primary. Boston Robbery Continued From Page 1. Taylor Quits Vatican Post Another Diplomatic Dilemma for Truman It was completely dry—although snow and rain had fallen yesterday. Forced Into Car Hawkins then forced Miss Grove 'Into his car and they started for Dalhart. Later they followed another road toward Amarillo, He •compelled her to change to men's >clothing which was done In the 'car. They then passed through Amarillo, went to a camp where they obtained a cabin. Early In the morning Miss Grove struck Hawkins with a fire extinguisher as he lay asleep. She ' escaped from the cabin, ran to the office of the camp, and later was followed by Hawkins. He paused when he reached the office and then returned to the cabin. He left In the car. That Was the last she saw of him until Oct. 15 when he en- the cafe where she was working at Dalhart. Hawkins had a gun in his hand. At sight of him she fled by a rear door. State Highway Patrolman Roger Sowersbe of Dalhart testified regarding his Inspection of the Clark car after it had been' found in front of the restaurant in Dalhart, Oct. 15. He retrieved a spent bullet from the floor board. The bullet, found In a mass of dried blood, was turned over to the sheriff at Dalhart and later sent to Jersey County officials. He identified a slug handed him by State's Attorney Petitt as the bullet he had retrieved from the floor of the car in Dalhart, by a mark he had cut In Its base. District Attorney Floyd Richards of Dalhart, Tex., testified that he first met Hawkins the afternoon of Oct. 17 at, the courthouse in Dalhart. He listened to Hawkins' story of what had occurred between him and Clark from the He said some of the' Information given by the tipster "checked with certain angles of the robbery and flme didn't." He could have got a ot of It from the newspapers, the police captain said, Ahearn quoted Hannlfen as saying In the collect call from Newark thai eight men participated In the robbery. Two were with him In Newark, he said, and the other five were In Boston, The police captain said the man named all those he claimed took part In the holdup of the vault's of an armed car company. The man said the holdup had been planned for seven months and that a pass key taken from an Impression of one held by a former employe was used to Ppen doors In the big garage housing the vaults. Newark police seized Hannlfen In a tavern shortly after he had put. in the collect call to Ahearn. Three other former convicts nlso are held for questioning in the case. Police Supt. Edward W. Fallon frankly admitted topnotch Investigators directing the multi-pronged probe lacked a single definite lead after running down scores of phony time they left Clayton, N. M., Oct. 3 until the night of Oct. 5 when Clark was killed in Jersey County. Hawkins sat at Richards' side while he wrote the statement on a typewriter, stopping at times to check the story with Hawkins. When the statement had been completed, Hawkins read it and later signed It. Elmer Burnett and R. C. Johnson witnessed his signature.: Dr. Ferdinand Goreckl of Jer- ••yvillt told ot the post-mortem examination he had conducted on the body of Albert E. Clark, the nature of the injury that had caused instantaneous death lot Clark. John Scheck, ballistics expert for Illinois Bureau ot Criminal Identification, described the gun taken from Hawkins at the time of his arrest at Mlddlewater and (he alug which had been removed from the footboard of Clark's car in Dalhart, and testified regarding toata made by firing the same kind Of ammunition in the weapon. Victim's Father Testlfle* C H. Clark of Boise City, Okla., father of the dead man, identified the billfold and other objects as the property of his son. Jerseyville Patrolmiin Herman H. Blackorby Jr., who went to Texas with other Jersey County oficers and drove the Clark car back to Jerseyville, testified. .-Sheriff C. E. Wedding told of his first meeting with Hawkins at Dalhart, and the trip back to Jeraey County. He described cf- forta enroute home to locate the restaurant where Hawkins had told of picking up a girl named Mildred, whom he claimed at that time had been In the car with him and Clark when the death of Clark occurred. Wedding testified Hawkins had ben unable to Identify any Of the places. Sheriff Arthur Powell of Greene County testified to his pan in the tips. He clung to the belief, however, that science may spring a trap on the seven commando-like raiders who seized a million and a half dollars—a million In cash—at the vaulted garage of Brink's, Inc., armored transportation company, Tuesday night. The robbery was largest cash haul in American history. A visored chauffeur-type hat- possibly dropped by one of the gunmen — is being examined by FBI chemists for particles of hair that might produce a lead. Highly skilled FBI agents, state and private detectives dusted every Inch of the Brink office yesterday In search of particles ot evidence that might supply a clue under chemical analysis. , Fingerprints appeared to be out as a medium to detection as the WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, <*)The sudden resignation of Myron Taylor as special U. 8. ambassador to the Vatican posed this thorny question today for President Truman: Should he name a successor to the post? The announcement late yesterday that Taylor Is quitting after 10 years as the President'* representative to the papal state brought to a fresh boll a controversy that has been hot before. Taylor, an Episcopalian, had held the job since It was created. During most' of those 10 years, there has been strong Protestant pressure to call him home. Only Tuesday a group of 15 Protestant clergymen called on the President to abolish the "alleged legation at the Vatican." But such a decision probably would result in equally vlglrous dissent from American Catholics. In Congress, there was some sentiment—especially among Catholics—for naming a successor to Taylor. Most lawmakers backed away front' the question. Mr. Truman himself offered no Indication of his plans. He accepted Taylor's resignation with "deep regret" and high praise for the job done by the 76-year old businessman. Diplomatic officials said that In deciding whether to name a new presidential envoy to the seat of the Catholic Church, Mr. Truman must weigh among other things the Intelligence value such an outpost has for the State Department In the cold war. The Vatican with Its close ties throughout the world, has been a source of useful Information for the United States. A prominent Senate Democrat who asked that his name not be used said he hopes the President will not make another appointment. "I felt that Mr. Taylor's appointment was only a war-time step," he said. "I don't think It should be continued. This would avoid a lot of unnecessary friction." Sen. O'Conor (D-Md) spoke out In favor of a successor for Taylor as special envoy to the holy see, adding: PRISON DOORS OPEN FOR CIBIS— Doors of the Lancaster, Pa., County prison opened last night for Edward Lester Cibbs, 25, Pitman, N. J., (right) as he was led in by Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. James Kan. Cibbs is held in connection with the slaying of Marian Louise Baker, 21-year-old college stenographer.—AP Wire- photo. Moral Decline Ha& Brought Economic Ills, Speaker Says gunmen's hands were gloved. Dusty indentations of their crepe or rubber-soled shoes were blocked off for possible clues. Every novelty shop In the city was being visited by special service ment In an effort to find where the gangsters purchased the grotesque ruber-type masks they wore. Firearms experts alerted dealers and pawnbrokers to be on the lookout for four .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolvers the gunmen seized from a rack the instant they surprised five cashiers and guards in the vault where the money was.seized. Police said they had strong evidence the gunmen passed up an additional million — not because they were unable to carry It—but because a sounding buzzer frightened them off. They quoted a Brink garageman as saying he sounded an office buzzer at about the time of the holdup in an effort to get into the vaulted section. Vault employes usually open the automatic door to the guarded office In response to the buczer. Police said the gang leader ripped the adhesive tape from the mouth of one of the five bound "It is my belief that the interests of the United States and the world more than Justify continuance of a representative there." In Vatican City, « church source made it clear that officials in the papal state would like to see a successor (o Taylor. Glenn L. Archer, executive of Protestants and other Americans United For Separation of Church and State; said In a statement: "Defenders of the American constitutional principle of separation of church and state will rejoice that President Truman has fulfilled his oft-repeated promise to retire Myron C. Taylor as ambassador, without senate confirmation, to the Vatican." Taylor was appointed by President Roosevelt in 1939 and given the job of helping (he United States and the Vatican to work more closely for peace In the world. Taylor told the President In resigning that he will return to private life. Scientists have developed a fog machine able to make any kind of fog. They now hope to be able to learn enough about it to disperse It efficiently, to design fog lights and beacons of better visibility, and possibly even to develop fog screens for military purposes. and gagged vault employes and .' company worker. swers It?" the gangleader asked. "He might get suspicious and notify police," was the reply. Police said that, the gang apparently frightened by the persistent sounding of the buzzer dropped efforts to get the contents of the strong box containing the additional million—and bounded out of the place with their enormous loot. This information did not throw investigators off their check of former employes of the company. They continued a minute listing of the present activities of former guards of the firm. Police are convinced the gunmen made their way through six locked doors by using a pass key or duplicate or such a key either lost or stolen or In the hands of a former Dr. James Johnston Marks 90th Birthday Dr. James Johnston of 2301 College avenue, was marking his 90th birthday today. With him was his daughter, Miss Margaret Johnston, and the two of them were receiving old friends who remembered the anniversary. Dr. Johnston's son, Col. Douglas Johnston, could not be here as his father's birthday, Jan. 19; had been selected by the superiors of Col. Johnston as the date for the Induction of Col. Johnston Into a new position at Mitchell Field, N. Y. But for the fact that Col. Johnston, under the circumstances had pressing official duties demanding his personal attention in conneq- tion with his taking over new responsibilities, he would have been here to celebrate his father's 90th birthday. Dr. Johnston, who Is ending his 90th year today, Is doing so In a state of strong mental and physical condition. The aged man calls for little attention of any kind and Is a hospitable entertainer in his own home when friends call. Dr. Johnston.was born In Dundee, Scotland. In his young manhood he came first to Canada then to the United States. He served for many years In the Animal Industry Bureau until it became necesesary from reaching the age to go into retirement. He has been enjoying the years since he was retired from active duty. Man's departure from moral re* llglous moorings has led to economic problems, and-In seeking so* lution he turns to the dangerous welfare state, Dr. Don A. Livingston of St. Lout* University told members of Te Deum International at a dinner meeting, Wednesday night, at St. Patrick's hall. Discussing "The Catholic Approach to the Welfare State," the economist said "we have economic problems primarily because men don't behave right. It takes good men to make a good system." The welfare state he described is one in which the state assumes the primary responsibility for the welfare of all the people. Describing the trend toward the welfare state, Dr. Livingston said: "We've had two world wars In 25 years and today are in a state of quiet terror with' the atomic bomb aimed at man's very existence; we see social and moral suicide through euthantsia which means killing the aged and the unfit, and we see moral suicides In birth con- troj, and In the breakup of the family. That is worse than phy- - LawRefusec Court Declines to Enter Randolph County Case SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 19. The Illinois Supreme Court today refused to step Into a controversy over constitutionality of the i§4? criminal sexual psycopath law. The court dented Attorney Gen eral Ivan A. Elliott's request foi permission to apply for an brdei compelling enforcement of th< law,' The statute requires mehta examinations of persons convlctei of sexual offenses before they are released from prison. Elliott had asked the court for leave to file a petition requiring County Judge William G. Juergen of Randolph County to abide by the law's provisions. The Menard state penitentiary Is located in Randolph County. The low provides that the county judge where a prisoner is 'con- Fined must order the mental test If the prisoner Is found mentally deficient, the statute calls for his committmen to a state mental hos pital when his prison term expires. Elliott said that Juergens contends the law Is Invalid and intends to Ignore It WabMh Hopes for Record ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19. UP)—The Wabaih Railroad hopes, to set new speed records with a $1,500,000 lassenger train being built by the 3udd Manufacturing Co. Arthur T. Atkinson, president of the rail- •oad, said yesterday the train probably would be used between St. Louis and Chicago. No date has been set for Its delivery, he added. sical destruction Social and Way Sought demanded: "What does that buzzer mean?" "Someone wants to get In here," the employe replied. "What happens if nobody an- Rewards which could total as high as $150,000 have been offered for the capture of the gunmen or recovery of money seized In the holdup. Receipts Total $18,580 trip to Texas and returning of Hawkins to Jerseyville. William Abernathy of Illinois Bureau of Criminal Identification rolattd a story of the reettact- ment of the death of Clark, south Of Jomyvllle. Abernathy acted In the .role of Clark and Norman Lee, another Illinois Bureau operative, took the part of Mildred. Stephen Canter, owner of n photo studio, testified to taking pictures of the reenac-tment scene, 154 Taverns in Unincorporated County Areas Issued Licenses ;e Donaldson, food River, Dies SJM« _, .,—. 80, a veteran War 1,41*4 at 1:30 p. m. Weel River Township SftlJ: £* bien • p - W^F^ IPllJP^ppiBJBJl m§ ma4» hl« home Mrt, Bart Hill, M4 Rlvtr, feed **en In lor Mi* put In addition to hli two EDWARDSVILUC, Jan. 19. — Full-year $300 licenses were issued to 154 taverns In unincorporated areas of the county during 1949, the Madison County Board of Supervisors was Informed Wednesday in a report by its county liquor license committee. . The committee report, submitted by Chairman Fred Grenzebach of Wood River, also showed 11 club permits Issued during the 1949 calendar year. Total receipts from county tavern license. Issued the past year were $48,580. The names of applicants, dates they were Issued licenses and amounts paid were shown In a de« tailed report, copies of which were furnished to all board members Wednesday. Some taverns. Committee Chairman Grenzebach explained, paid the full-year $300 license fee, but subsequently told their establishments and permits were then Issued to the new owner upon payment of a proportionate amount of the annual fee for the balance of the year. In some- Instances, ht •aid, taverns had changed ownership as often as two or three times during the year. Chairman Charles Harrison of the board's Investigation and MM- Sl*L-I 1 ?"." KS^"*..HP"**' "perwni en | of providing engaged In the bualnew enterutnnwal. rtcro* alien or transient lodging" in unincorporated areas of the county. The licenses were issued principally for operation of jtlke boxfs, pinball machines and tourist court* Harrison also reported license receipts of $150 for the first 16 days of the current year. State'! Attorney Austin Lewis, present when the report was submitted, promised legal action against persons who failed to pay their 1949 licenses, provided his office, is furnUhcd the necessary information on delinquencies. The county board voted an additional $-'0,000 appropriation of MFT rotund* Wednesday to complete construction of the 3500- foot section of paving for re-location and widening of the Job's Hill road near Kail Alton. The section of roadway, 44 feet wide with 10- foot earth shoulders, has been paved and the additional MFT appropriation will be used (or curb- gutter construction, erection of guard fence, seeding of shoulders and embankments, and additional work necessitated by washing of earth fills along the road section. Purchase of a new loafer- equipped tractor front Missouri- Illinois Tractor and Equipment Co., on the firm's bid of $2994.25, was voted by the board. Notice was read to the board that the Illinois Department of Aeronautics will approve, after Jan. 35, an application of Molvin " tor location of a restrict* neat" the right-of-way, means must be found for the improvement of the roadway within the city from the west Jiinils to Piasa. City Engineer Abraham said he thought at least one other state route into the city may also carry a federal aid classification. Through Senator Lucas, Gust Maggos and the GAAC river parkway committee recently were informed that federal funds available to cities for work oh the federal air primary system now amount of $8,800,000. This had aroused hope that an immediate way could be found to secure an allocation for the section of the, McAdams route within the city. Front Street Plan Some time ago, when the Front street widening project was in the planning state, suggestion was put forward that Front street might be accepted as a federal aid link of McAdams Highway. Under plans for bringing the McAdams parkway into the city, the highway would divide near present end of the West Broadway pavement, and the eastbound traffic follow a new route along the riverfront while the west, or outbound, traffic will follow West Broadway. This would would eliminate a bottleneck on narrow West 'Broadway. Since the Front widening plans were adopted, the City Council has acted to have Front made an official detour or bypass for tho state and federal routings on Broadway In the section from Plasa to Ridge, and state highway department approval has been assured. This makes It the more logical that Front might be accepted for a federal aid extension of McAdams Highway as far east as the Ridge connection to Broadway, possible further east If the rlty In the future finds means to carry out planned etxenslon of Front to another connection with Broadway. political suicide brings us closer to the totalitarian state, because when men gives lip his moral strength, he will 'surrender to the state ... "Two forces lead to the welfare state—the desire for wcllbelng and the search for security, and to gain it people turn to fascism as did the Germans and the Italians. There are two ways to cure a headache—one is to cut off your head, the other by medication... Duscussing labor - management, he declared collective bargaining has been just a "subtle phase of the class conflict," and said until they "get together they may hang together in some form of service state." The speaker was introduced by David Crivello. President E. P. Long presided. The invocation was by Father John Crosson, pastor of St. Patrick's, and the oenedietion by Msgr. VV. T. Sloan of Old Cathedral. The dinner was served by the Mothers Club of St. Patrick's. Board at Odds a 6000 gallon oil storage tank In- tead of a 4000 gallon tank as per ipecifications, the net saving ivould be $449.80. John C. Fallon, representing »Vuellner & Co., advised the board o change the general contract to mlt the glazed tile on the Interior walls of the gym and substitute laydlte, blocks, reduce the pipe renches under the central section f the'building to 40 inches, sub- >tltute cement plaster wainscot or ceramic tile work fh the cor- idors, omit metal • picture mold nd base screeds throughout the building, and substitute sand finished plastered walls for the smooth white finish. He said that these would total a saving of approximately $17,025. He also Itemized the alternates, together with several others which he said would save money but which he did not recommend. THE COLDEST PART of WINTER Is Yet to Com*! KEEP THEM UP TO 50% Continued From Page 1. motion passed, over a dissenting vote by Gouldlng. The building as agreed upon by the board .previously would provide for the base bid, omitting the gym ceiling, providing for one oil and one combination oil-and-gac burner, and a Haydite block backup in certain sections of the building. Prior to discussion about formally deciding on the type of building desired, the board heard representatives of J. J. Wuellner A Son* Construction Co., Thomas J. Fleming It Co., and Wegman Electric Co., tell of proposals to decrease the cost of the building. The Wegman representative told the board that $900 could be saved by the installation of a different type of fire alarm, and an additional $500 by system. Thomas J. changes in two sewer lines" and other minor changes which would save the board some money. But as the board hat decided to put In GIRL'S COATS Sties $16.98 Values Now $14.98 $19.98 Values Now $9.99 Thorrf* Removal After 21 Year* Ends Suffering A than, which entered the an* kie of Mrs, William Dune, 1900 Sycamore, whtn the wts • child of eight and Which hat remained In her foot for 21 years worked itsell to-tiM surface two weeki ago and thui brought to in end three years of tribulation, hospital trips, and untold suffering, while doctors gave treatment fdr a thrombosis and various other disorders. Today •ho told this story: "I was about eight years old when 1 ran a thorn In my tett ankle. My foot became sore and I was taken to a doctor, who removed the thorn....he thought. Evidently he didn't get It ail, be* cause two weeks ago, another piece more than a half Inch long and at big around as a match, came out the spot where the thorn had entered. "Three years ago my foot began swelling. It grew worse and the swelling raeched. my knee. The trouble was diagnosed as a thrombosis that had developed .below the knee and traveled to the ankle. Three veins In my legs were cut and tied In two different, places. I asked then If it could be a piece of thorn, but the doctors said no. I have be^n In the hospital three times for treatment and my foot has been so bad 1 couldn't do my housework. That leg did not develop as my right leg did jnd the doctor suggested that I had had Infantile paralysis. "My ankle began suppurating in August or September and three weeks ago the sore that developed was opened. Two weeks ago today, : removed the dressing and.found he thorn lying against the skin. The pain has gone from my foot and leg and the sore is healing." At Roosevelt Join Goldsby Mill lames Heil Given Medals Joan Ooldiby and James Hell received American Lffton awards at Kootmlt Junior^ High commencement MiMlM Wednesday night' at Alton High School auditorium, The awards wtrt pre* sented by Roy V. Stalp/ot Alton post. Miss Ooldsby, la the daughter of Mr. and Mr*. Harvey Ooldiby, 2334 Mound, and Hell It a sen of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hell of Agnes street, Rural Rout* 1. Robert B. Maucker gave the commencement addrtu at the exercises, at which-04 ttudmti were graduated. The program opened with the prelude, "Promotion March," followed by the processional, "Tune in Overture." The Rev. Richard E. Stephenson gave the Invocation. The girls' chorus of the school sang Take Me Down to the Sea," followed by "I Heard a Forrest Praying" and "Thy Word Abldeth," sung by the mixed chorus. J. B. Johnson spoke briefly be* ore Maucker's address. Following the address, Stalp presented Legion awards and Robert L» Gouldlng, member of the Board of Education of the school district, presented diplomas. The program closed with benediction and recessional. Waxes for all sorts of water* proofing, and tannins for making eather, are available In large quantities in the little-used bark of the Douglas fir stripped from ogs In sawmills. HEY FELLAS! Tell Mom to hurry down to ff/mTfjLgX JRHURRV SOLE OF STOCK UP ON STURDY LONG-WEARING BLUE JEANS Sim 6 to 16 $ 99 • Heavy 8-oz. Denim Sanforized ; Copper Rivets BOY'S SPORT AND DRESS SHIRTS 2.50 Vilun NOW '17 Pliid Flanntls? Wei term! Two-Tone! Whin. Siztt 4 to 16. K SKILLED WATCH REPAIRING JCWEUW MLPAIBCO A-l Work $29.98 Values Now $24.98 Men's Nationally Famous Fur FtH Hats By W RIGHT Girli' LEGGING SETS •IBM* to It $12.98 Volut, Now $6,49 $19.91 Voluot, Now $1,99 $24,91 Vtb,, Now $19,98 $34.98 Volt., Now $24.98 WNILI THIY USTt W, THUD IT. BOY'S EXTRA FINE POLO SHIRTS f •• SO *2 for $2.75 Rockot IH|ht jtripn Fine Quality. Lon| Sloovgt BOY'S HEAVY SWEATSHIRTS 'I 0 ?*.'!? bin •VY MOW AND SAVE! 8IING NO MONIY ATELY CATHY HOC. THUD ST.

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