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THURSDAY, JANUARY II, IftSO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FAOB TW Namcoki Merger Petition Dismissed Judge Holds Consolidation Common to Public EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 19 - A petition for permission to fit* quo warranto proceedings challenging legality of the recent merger of Natneokl with Granite City wai dismissed Wetfntaday afternoon by Circuit Judge R. W. Griffith. The petition had been filed on behalf of Sam Shackelford, former Nameokl police chief, and other Individual!, after State's Attorney Austin Lewis and Illinois Attorney General Iran A. Elliott had refttttd to Institute quo war- ranto proceedings to test the merger's legality. In an order entered Wednesday Judge Griffith allowed a motion for dismissal of Shackelford's petition, holding that the merger of the two cities was a matter common to the public and therefore Shackelford had no legal right to seek a quo warranto action. Judge Griffith, In a letter advising attorneys of his ruling, after previously hearing argument of both sides on Shackelford's petition, cited an Illinois Supreme Court decision to the effect that the attorney general or a state's attorney "has an absolute, arbitrary discretion to determine whether he will Institute quo war- ranto proceedings or not, in all cases which are of purely public interest, and such discretion cannot be controlled, coerced or reviewed by the Individual citizen." The only time an Individual may be granted leave to file for a writ of quo warranto is when the right Is personal to him and not common to the public, Judge Griffith explained. In concluding his letter to attorneys in the case, Judge Griffith pointed out that "Inasmuch as the facts alleged ... are purely of a public nature, involving annexation proceedings, and neither the attorney general or state's attorney is disposed to file quo war- ranto proceedings, the petitioner has no legal right to file a quo warranto petition, and the motion to dismiss the petition is hereby allowed." The merger proposal carried at special elections held recently In Granite City and Nameokl. Mrs.LouiseRenken Dies at Age 76 Mrs. Louise Renken, 76, widow of Frank Renken, died Wednesday at 10:50 p. m. at her home, 814 Brown, where she had resided for nearly a half-century. She had been in ill health since April, but bedfast only since Sunday. Early last spring, Mrs. Renken underwent surgical treatment and she had never fully regained her strength following the operation, but had improved to the extent that she could be up and about the house and occasionally attended church services. Born Oct. 17, 1873, at Bethalto, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Krieger. Her parents were early settlers in the Bethalto-Dorsey area, where Mrs. Renken resided until her marriage, Oct. 8, 1899, when she moved to Alton. She had been at the Brown street residence for 48 years. • Mrs. Renken was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church, which she and her husband helped organize, and she had been a longtime member of the Aid Society of the church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Albert Warner, Mrs. Vera Korte, and Miss Leona Renken, all of Alton; two sisters, Mrs. Otto Johnson and Mrs. Marie Burges, Dorsey; two brothers, Edward Krieger, Gillespie, and William Krieger, Dorsey; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1942. The body is at Streeper funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p. m., today. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday at 3 p. m. at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Juergensen, pastor. Burial will be In Oakwood Cemetery. Brief service will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. at the funeral home. Nino out of ten American children have one or more decayed teeth by tho time they reach the ago of six years. CARNIVAL Melt Turner EvBunkerllill Resident Killed BUNKER MILL, Jan. 19 —(Special — Mr. and Mrs. Chattel Wright received word that her tan, Billy Bert Suiter, a cadet at Bak- trsttetd Military Academy and • ormer resident of Bunker Hill, was killed In a car accident at 9 p.m., Saturday, in Bakersfield. The body Is enroute to Bunker Hill, where funeral rites will be d at Jacoby Funeral Homo at J p.m., Saturday. The Rev. E«arl Brown of the Baptist Church will ifflelate, Surviving, In addition to his mother, are his father, William A. Sutter, Bakerstield, his brother, William Frank Sutler, Cottage tills, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sawyer, Bunker Mill. Home Bureau Meeting BUNKER HILL — Mrs. Wlliam Moulton and Mrs. George >ugger gave a lesson on "Textile tainting," when 11 members of he Home Bureau met all-day at he home of Mrs. George Gugger, Wednesday. At noon, a sack din* ner was served. 20th Century Pinochle Party BUNKER HILL — Mrs. Carl Lucking, Mrs. William Flte, and "Must you scream so, Pet? The neighbors art liable to think I'm beating YOU!" Upper Alton Eighty-Eighth Birthday Marked The eighty-eighth birthday anniversary of Mrs. Eliza Rodgers was marked yesterday at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Siddens, 3710 Coronado, with whom she lives. The family gathered at noon for dinner and spent the afternoon reviewing and reliving old times, when all were together. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Rodgers, Everett Rodgers, Mrs. Edith Mossenburger and grandson, Stephen Paul, and Mr. and Mrs. James Donaldson, In addition to members of the Siddens family. A brother, William D. Colbert, of Equality, who will be 91 Jan. 22 is ill and was unable to attend the dinner. One Is Well Ordinarily, the fact that a child is well would not make a news item but when the child Is one of four in the family and the only one who Is well, the item might be comparable to the old saw, 'dog bites man.' Dickie, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bono, 2017 Park Is well, at least not bad enough to require aid. His brother, Tommy, 6, was brought home from St. Anthony's Infirmary Tuesday where he has been 111 with virus pneumonia. Another brother, three-months old Paul, Is home from St. Joseph's. He, also, had virus pneumonia. Billy, 11, is home 111 with a flare-up of tonsll- Itls. ( Dorcas Luncheon Friday Mrs. P. L. Perry and Mrs. Frank Peterson are giving a luncheon tomorrow for members of the Dorcas Class of Main Street Methodist Church. The luncheon will be given at 12:30 at the home of Mrs. Perry, 2209 Humbert and proceeds will be used for class benevolences. Attending Funeral Among the relatives from Alton who are attending the funeral of Raymond Lambert In St. Louis today are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boss, Falrvlew Drive, who were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schneider of Jerseyvllle. The rites were held at Fuety funeral home at 9 a. m. and the body was placed In Greenwood cemetery, Alton. Formerly of Alton, Mr. Lambert died Monday in East St. Louis. ,, Announce Birth Mr. and Mrs. Robert Briggs of Denver, Colo., are announcing the birth of a daughter, their first child, Sunday, Jan. 15 at 12:45 p. m. The babe has been named Ruth Ann and weighed seven and one-half pounds. News of the babe's birth came to the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark King, 818 Fullerton. Mrs. Briggs will be remembered as Miss Eleanor King. Birthday Club Met Mrs. John Conour entertained the Birthday Club at her home, 3534 Western, yesterday. Mrs. Mathew Gormley was a guest, she taking the place of Mrs. Howard May, who was detained at home by Illness In the family. Games were played and prizes were given to Mrs. Les Little and Mrs. Harold Wolfbrandt. The meeting opened with a covered dish dinner at noon. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Wolfbrandt, 1520 Rodgers. Pastry Sale Saturday The Mlo-Mio Class of Main Street Methodist Church will hold a baked goods sale Saturday in he store of Aero Bottle Gas Co., 1646 Washington. Money derived rom the sale will apply on the fund for the proposed church educational building. Mrs. Floyd Galll- ler is chairman of the coirynittee. Fractures Arm In Fall Mrs. Charles Davis, 2609 Ida, '-. n Memorial Hospital, where she was taken Monday evening fol- owlrig a fall at her home in which the left arm was fractured just be- qw the shoulder. Other injuries consist of bruises to face and side. :n falling, Mrs. Davis, who will v« 73 years old Feb. 3, pulled with her to the floor, the telephone and was thus able to call for help. Complete Soundings on Highway Residents of Humbert road understand that soundings have been completed along the GM A O ral!- road for the construction of either an underpass or an overpass across the railroad in the proposed Inner Belt Highway. It is said that drill ings were made to a depth of 55 feet and that no rock strata was encountered. This Information is necessary for foundation building. As the county highway department is not doing any work on the old road that is not required at this time, residents are given the impression that the proposed road is assured. Gathering at Parsonage The parsonage of the Hillcrest Church of The Nazarene was the scene yesterday when groups of pastors of churches allied with the denomination gathered there. The group Is assembling for the East St. Louis-Roxana zone rally which is being held at the Granite City Church. The Rev. William B. Kelly, pastor of the local church returned yesterday from Decatur bringing with him the Rev. Lloyd Byron of Kankakee and the Rev. Jack White of Olney, district president of Nazarene Young People's Society. They were luncheon guests at the Kelly home. Last evening, the Rev W. S. Purinton, district superintendent, and his wife were guests at the Kelly home. Sisters Mark Birthdays The birthdays of two sisters, one Monday and the other yesterday were marked at separate gatherings. Monday noon, three sisters of Mrs. Lloyd Leese, 3644 Berkeley Now Re-Opened Completely Re-Modeled KITCHEN! Now Equipped tt rv« Noon-Day BUSINESS LUNCHEON A N. D EVENING MEALS STILL SIRVINC THI SIST IUMSO HAMIURCIRS IN THI ARIA! •S»1S""*"»»^»^»^ P ~ DRIVE INN US E. Ferguson • Wood River TONIGHT - Lait Tina. gathered at her home for dinner md the afternoon. Last evening he birthday of Mrs. Lester Kinney, 3618 Horn, was observed. At last night's gathering, which got underway at 9:30, there were (resent a group composed mostly neighbors. There were Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Whyte, Mr. and Mrs. ugene Balllett, Mrs. - Bonnie reesmeyer, Miss Joy Norman and Emli Netzhammer. Refreshments were served as soon as all arrived. Vhen the honored guest, Mrs. Kinney, started to open her gifts, Ights went off and It was some momenta before the group realized hat a joke had not been played >y one of the guests. A gabfest provided entertainment. Notes. Mr. and Mrs. Robert O'Connor, 3612 Western, are planning to leave the last of the month for a week's vacation in New Orleans. Mrs. Harry Koehne, 1825 Orchard, remains at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she was taken a week igo for treatment. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Teipel, who have been living at 4 Walnut Court, moved Monday to Venice. Mr. Teipel, a telegraph operator for the GM*O railroad, was transferred to Venice several months ago. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Estes, who have been living at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carr McDonald, 1639 Main, parents of Mrs. Estes, will move Saturday to the residence at 3008 Edwards, which they have purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Newton Black, who recently moved away from Alton. Mrs. Selma O'Hare left last night for her home In Detroit after having been here since Thanksgiving Day convalescing from an extended illness.* She has been with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Fry, 3601 Coronado. Gayle Dee, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Aulabaugh, 920 Fullerton, was taken to the family home Sunday from Memorial, where she has been 111 with pneumonia. Connie Sue, three months, is also III. Mrs. Ralph Gerdt were hostess-* at a pinochle party for the '20th Century Club, Tuesday evening, at the home of Mrs. Lucking. Small donations were received trom each person attending. Prizes were awarded to Miss Kath* erlne Dey, Mrs. Malchus Baker, and Mrs. George Link. Refresh* ments were served. fellowship Supper BUNKER HILL — Fifteen members of the Baptist Voung People'! Union met Tuesday evening at the Baptist Church for a -fellowship supper. After the supper, the iroup went to Towervlew Nursing Home to sing. Announce Birth BUNKER HILL - Mr, and Mrs, Don Myatt have named their son, born Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Donald Michael. Mrs. Myatt is the former Dorothy Sneeringer. He Is the first grandchild of the maternal grandparents, Mr, and Mrs. Charles Sneeringer. Mr. and Mrs. James Myatt are the paternal grandparents. 3 Petitions Filed For Naturalization In preparation for hearings In naturalization cases at the February term of City Court, an examiner from the St. Louis district naturalization office spent Wednesday here at the office of Court Clerk Boschert to supervise the completion of several petitions. Clerk Boschert said today that no definite date yet has been set for February term hearings on citizenship applications, but that a day early In the term likely will be appointed. The term opens Monday, Feb. 20. Three naturalization petitions have been docketed for disposition before Judge Boynton. Convicted In Bex Murder LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 Fred Stroble, 68, was convicted today on a charge of murder in the brutal sex slaying of 6-year-old Linda Joyce Glucoft. The conviction was returned without a recommendation of leniency. The UN Assembly has called on all nations harboring Greek children to arrange for their return to Greece shortly. Mrs. M. Challacombe ' Dies at Carlinville CARLINVILLE. — Mrs. Mary F. Challacombe, 88, widow of J. J. Challacombe, died at 6:30 p. m., Wedneseday at the Weatherford nursing home, Carllnvllle, where the had been a pal lent for three months. Born Aug. 14, 1861, in Chesterfield township, she was the daugh* ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Fenton. Mr. and Mrs. Challacombe went to housekeeping in the Challacombe vicinity near Medora and resided there until 1920, when they moved to Medora. Since her husband's death In 1938, Mrs. Challacombe made her home with her children. She was the oldest member of the Summervllle Presbyterian Church, near Mcdora. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hounsley of Chesterfield; two sons, H. E. Challacombe, Me. dora, and Clifford Challacombe, Van Dyke, Mich.; a stepson, J. N. Challacombe, Carllnvllle; a brother, Orange Fenton, Chesterfield, and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body Is at the Warner Funeral chapel in Medora. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Luckman Quits as Head Of Lever Brothers Firm NEW YORK, Jan. 19. (*1— Charles Luckman has resigned as president of Lever Brothers Co., makers of Lux soap and Rinso, because he couldn't see eye-to-eye with the British and Dutch capitalists who control the American company. Financial and business circles were somewhat surprised yesterday when It was announced that Luckman, 40-year-old "wonder boy" of American business, had quit because of a policy disagree ment with the foreign parent com panics. The nature of the disagreement was not revealed. Malta has received $100,000 from the UN Children's Fund for a milk pasteurizing plant. Senate Vote Ends Fight on Oleo WASHINGTON, Jan. i» Uft — A smashing Senate vote of M to II brought almost to a complete end today the long fight to repeal fed* era! taxes on oleomargarine. Nothing remains now except to adjust quite similar Senate and House bills and for President tru* man to sign the final repeal version Into law, Dairy state senators lost on* point after another in their Sen* ate battle to protect butter from what they called unfair competition by an Imitation. It was a victory for southern senators and others who said a wholesome food has too long been unjustly taxed, and that housewives should have easy access to the cheaper table spread. The net result of the Senate voting, which wound up with the 56-16 decision for repeal last night, Is: An end, effective July 1, to tho tax of 10 cents a pound on yellow oleomargarine and of one-quarter aaM a pouiia a variety. Federal taaat WnOleMHef ft •flu fMftfll from H td Hfl •• alM would be wiped oHfc To prevent tho «Jsil> ;.«* at oleomargarine as aatlng places tervlni lino would have to so customers by potters, • Ing or serving it in a Ihape. Alto retail package* •**•*• low margarine would hata !• at In a triangular shape. «n Passage of the oleomargmrlni tax rtpealer delayed, but didla*" stop, a drive for a multl-mUllo* dollar slash in excise taxes v erally. ttOAt KOTICl VftTlci or CUtk PATt ce n Mr«by tiven »aan I •i -T w_ i that nrri MoMtoy la Marsh. ID* Ci«im DIM In **• estate .,-- iE M. i*wii. IMMSM*. WWHM If «BO Probnc court el Mritam Cotmtr. M* nols. ind that claim mw be MIM •Rilnit th. Mid Mtttt Ml Or IWttl*,, said dote without IMUMM of tuimnoM. D.,.a Attornty <H. W. TODAY LAST TIMES * VICTOR MATURE LIZABBTH SCOTT LUCILLE BALL "EASY LIVINfl" Shown 3:30 S;SO 7:38 S:« OPEN llt«—4Te TILL • GRAND FRIDAY — * SAT. •aa? TONIGHT Gary Cooper "PRIDE OF THE YANKEES" Shown at S:20 PLC8 SECOND FEATURE "DRUMS OF THE OONBO" Shown at 7:00 10:J8 FRIDAY - SATURDAY "WHITE •MMMBWgsHMM ^^^Tjjf •bow* •:»•• AND SHUDDER DRAMA The Brut* Man 1 Wlla TQM NEAL a*d iANB ADAMS •JMWB iiai • aw. TONIGHT, FRI., SAT. Sylvia, lUbiey-Fnd MacMurray "TNI TRAIL OF TNC LONESOME PINE" Technicolor. Ill* Fred AaUire-aiiifor Rogers "TNI MkUtLlYS Of MOADWAY" taOalar, atli TONITE — TONIGHT FRIDAY—UTIMUY Shown at 8:25 P. M. 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