Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 20, 1950 · Page 24
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January 20, 1950

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 24

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TWKNTY-KOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Finns Still Defiant, fiservative By EDWIN SHANKE LONDON, J«n. 20, UP>—The reflection of President Juho Kustl Paariklvl, Finland's oldest active •talesman, demonstrates again the almost defiant, stubborn Independence of the hardy Finns—a nation of 4,000,000 living in the thadow the red colossus. Despite a Communist pressure campaign, the Finns chose once more to place their Independence In the tired but'capable hands of • man who helped build the little republic after the first World VVnr M Its first prime minister. Though almost 80, he still Is the dominating personality In Finnish politics. "The old mnn In the (presidential) palace" talks the .Russian language and understands Russian ways. He sees the need for good relations with a big neighbor, but without sacrificing treasured liberties. Through the critical years of Finland's independence he was the man the Finns most frequently chose to deal with the Russians. He began his political career as a radical but shifted to conservatism and now is regarded above party politics without party affiliation. He commands Russian respect. While he knows what the Russians want, he knows too, what his people want—the right to live In freedom, free to deal with west, or east. That may be a reason for Communist desires to see him out of the way. Their eventual aim Is .to tie Finland tightly Into the Russian bloc of satellites. And if over there was a moral bulwark against Russian pressure, It Is Paaslklvl. The Russian note demanding surrender of 300 alleged Russian "war criminals" and charging Finland with a breach of her peace treaty in the midst of the presidential campaign was regarded at an open pressure move in sup port of the Finnish Communists. The outcome of the election undoubtedly will drive Finland's Communists to a new wave of agitation—especially because they face the prospect of again being kept out of the government, although they registered some election gains. Reports from Helsinki Indicate that when the new presidential term begins March 1 and the present Socialist-Democratic minority government resigns, a coalition of Conservatives, Progressives and Social Democrats will take place. These are the parties which supported Paaslklvl. The Communists are expected to be excluded for Instrument HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 8 The player across the top 13 Narcotics 14 Consumed 15 Apple seed 16 Abstract beings 18 Beverage 19 Green vegetable 20 Severe 21 Choose 3 Philippine palm 4 Parent ft Followers 6 Confined 7 Royal Italian family name 8 Vegetable 9 Note of scale 10 German king 11 Mourner 12 Scythe handles 17 Symbol for iridium 25 Dry 26 Permits > Answer to Previous Puitle ii.ii (Ml J KJ * 1 ? II • 22 From (prefix) 27 Cipher 23 Exclamation 24 Distribute, as cards 27 Vehicles 29 Anent 30 Mystic ejaculation 31 Pronoun 32 Down 33 Frees 35 Finishes 38 Higher 39 Near 40 Resting place 42 Harmony 47 Anger 48 Playing card 49 Missile 50 United 51 Sharp flavuiv 53 Handled 55 Group of eight 56 Scatters • •M*«AW«*f4 1 Burst open 2 Each 28 So be it! 33 Term used in music 34 Emetic 36 Mended 37 Horses 41 Impress 42 Ago 43 Comparative suffix 44 Wiles 45 Corporal (sfc) 46 Pitcher 47 Particle 52 Earth goddess 54 An (Scot.) Relief Needs Must BeMet-Stevenson CHICAGO, Jan. 20, Steven says Illinois must not low a shortage of relief funds to interfere with "justified demands" for public assistance. "If the money to do the job Is not sufficient, we will have to find more," the governor said in an address before the 50th anniversary meeting of the Jewish Federation of Chicago last night. The governor was referring to recent allotment cuts made by the Illinois Public Aid Commission because of dwindling funds. The commission said It was lopping off allowances for "less essential" Items—such as tooth second time. That's not likely to sit. well with the Kremlin and further pressure moves are almost certain -to follow. paste, shaving equipment, school supplies and first aid kits—to keep from overstepping Its budget. The cuts applied to persons under three programs, relief, aid to dependent children and old age pensions. "1 believe—and I know that the IPAC agrees—that public assistance to our less fortunate citizens must be based on Individual needs," the Democratic governor said. Earlier this week the cuts xvere criticized by a group of Republican state senators. They said the reductions were "across the board, regardless of the needs of an individual recipient." The IPAC has said Its budget is strained because of mounting relief rolls. It now has 338,000 persons receiving aid, up 16 percent from last year. ' A function of the U. S. Bureau of Mines is to attempt to reduce federal expenses by testing fuels. One of Florida's representatives n the Hall of Fame is Dr. John jorrie, ice machine inventor. HLTOI1 REFRIDERHTIDn 550 E. Broadway Dial 3-7722 Television Clearance Sale $179.95 Canute 10-inch Stawart-Warnar WAS $340.00 $289.95 Cfnttlt 15-inab WITH FM KAOIO Wllcei-Gay WAS $299.95 $445.00 Cental* 16-lnab RCA Viatar WAS $599.95 $65.00 Fartabla |.lMb •lift TV WAS $124.50 THESE SETS ARE And Are In Exc Benefit Movie At Bunker Hill BUNKER MILL, Jan. 20.—A travelogue In colored movies ant slides, titled "An Alaskan Moll day," by Luther and Clara Mason, will be presented at the Sharon Theater, Thursday, at 2:30 p. m. for school children. An evening performance for adults will be held at R o'clock The fh-m Is sponsored by the Civic League, for the benefit of the book fund of the public library. The Masons spent last summer in Alaska. They made the trip by car and with a camp trailer. Sewing dub Meets BUNKER HILL—The 12 members of the Sewing Club met Wed nesday for a 1 o'clock covered dish dinner at the home of Mrs. O. C. Weidner. The afternoon was spent in sewing. The February meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Gilbert Fahrenkrog. Kum-Joln-Us ClaM Meets BUNKER HILL—The Rev. L. E. Dude was a guest of the Kum- Joln-Us class of the Methodist Church, Thursday afternoon, when it met at the home of Mrs. Harold Bartels. He spoke to the women on this, month's book, "Our Faith In the Bible." It was decided during the business meeting that the class would give $50 toward the advance missionary program of the Methodist. Church. The class will have a soup and pie supper Feb. 3. Mrs. H. F. Scheldt assisted Mrs. Bartels in serving refreshments to the 16 persons present. Baptist Society Hold* Meeting BUNKER HILL—Mrs. Lee Sut- .on led the devotionals when the Baptist Missionary Society met Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Earl 3rown spoke on the "Ministry of ^rayer" and Mrs. Howard Harnon- ree and ^Trs. Ben Fensterman Quarry Polio Campaign to Start Monday GRAFTON, Jan. 20.—(Special.) —The March of Dimes campaign will get underway In Quarry town ship Monday, Mrs. Charles, chair man, has announced. Quarry's phase of the national campaign has been deferred a week because of the home talent play, "It's a Date," presented at the high school auditorium Wed nesday and Thursday by the Civic Improvement Association. It ll estl.nated that $5000 will be needed to meet the 1950 demands on the Jersey County chapter of the National Foundption for Infantile Paralysis. New Residents GRAFTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rankin and children, Shirley and Billy, Vermont,, III., moved Into the Wilson home at Chautauq'ua, recently. Rankin Is employed on the Illinois Power Co. job, near Alton. Remodel Summer Home GRAFTON. — Henry Thomas, Grafton carpenter, is remodeling the cottage "Rare Fre," Springfield avenue, Chautaqua, summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sheile, sang a duet. During the business meeting, it was announced that a number of boxes of clothing had been sent to various missionaries, since the last meeting. The new project consists of sending Chrisian literature to the Philippines. Twelve members were present at the meeting. Break* Shoulder and Hip BUNKER HILL—William Weidner fell Thursday morning, break- ng his shoulder and hip. Mr. Weidner, 84, is a patient at Alton Memorial Hospital. He Is the ather o£ O. C. Weidner. feast at. Lewis. Mr. and Mm. Thomas own the cottage, "Tom's Cab'n," also on Springfield avenue. They spend their summers there. GRAFTON. — "The Life of Ab raham" is the subject of the ser mon to be dlelvered by Benjamin Sauerweln at the 10:30 a. m., service, Sunday. Sunday school con venes at 9:30 a. m., and evening service at 7:30 o'clock. Eldred Soldier Receives Transfer ELDRED, Jan. 20. (Special) — Cpl. James Kurtz has been transferred from Ft. Benning, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N. C. His wife and their son, Jimmy, who had been living near Ft. Benning, have returned to Eldred and are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Pegram, sr. Mrs. Kurtz and son will go to Ft. Bragg to reside as soon as living quarters can be secured. Cpl. Kurtz, a former Eldred resident, is a son of Frank Kurtz. Attend Baptist Rally ELDRED.—Twenty-seven members of the Baptist Young Folks, accompanied by five adult mem- Mrs of the church, attended a rally of the West Central Baptist BYF Association at Manchester this week. Mrs. 1'yatt Join* Bureau ELDRED.—Mrs. Wllford Pyatt jecame a member of the Eldred Home Bureau unit at the last meeting of the organization. Mrs. George Varble and Mrs. Herman Camerer will be joint hostesses at the next meeting of the unit, scheduled for Feb. 21. Eldred Notes ELDRED. — Elwood Mathenjf will undergo major surgery for an. nternal ailment at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Thursday. Edward Lee, captain of the river barge, "Sally Ann," re-joined his crew at Alton, Thursday morning, alter a week's visit with his father, William La*, and brothers, Robert and Jimmy. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clendenen are spending a week at Hot Springs, Ark., for the benefit of their health. Mrs. Leslie Flatt underwent a tonslllectomy at an Alton hospital, recently. Smithboro Soldier Dies; Burned Fighting Fire COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 20. <*»— Pvt. Martin A. Revis of Smithboro, III., was one of the five soldiers at Camp Carson who died of burns suffered while fighting a brush fire near, here Tuesday, Camp Carson officials announced yesterday that Revis died Wednesday night. The fire which swept a 50- square-mile area destroyed 87 buildings at- the camp. FRIDAY. JANUARY *. HJO George Donaldson * Funeral Saturday funeral services for George. Don* ahteon, 58, of 514 Second, Wood River, who died Thursday in Wood River TownsMf) Hoslptal, «HII be conducted Saturday at PHItnore, hl« former home. The R«v. William 3. Arms of Peoria will officiate at the rites. The body Is at Streeper fnim-nl home, Wood River, where friends may call until 11:30 B. m. day when it will be taken to fill* more. Donaldson, « former em- ploye in the Army Engineers Depot at Granite City, was a veteran of World War I, with service In the battles of the Marne, Meuse, and Argonne. Travelers to Italy now may export $400 worth of souvenirs duty free, provided the souvenirs "are In keeping with the social position of the traveler." Clark to Speak MEDORA— Everett Clark, student at Shurtleff College, will deliver sermons at the 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. services of the Kemper Baptist Church, Sunday. Sunday school will be at 10 a. m. and Baptist Youth Fellowship will meet at 6:45 p. m. A mild pneumonia Is developed by nearly every case of measles. SAVE UP TO 50% SHOE SALE MOST SIZES IN LOT FOR MISSES AND WOMEN $6.99 Dress Shots SO.99 2 $4.95 Casuals SO.99 2 All Women's Rubber Goods Reduced! ir 23rd Year 804 EAST BROADWAY Between Oak and Spring Streets WESTERN SHOE STORES I THE ISSUE! DO THE PEOPLE OF ALTON WANT A PUBLIC LIBRARY? » The urgent need for a library is evident to every citizen in the community. The cost is very nominal. At the referendum Saturday, January 21, the question must be answered by the good people of this city-Do we want a public library and reading room? IF YOU WANT A LIBRARY VOTE FOR IT SATURDAY! There have been a lot of people in Alton who have emphatically stated WE MUST HAVE A LIBRARY-Now is their opportunity to put this wish into definite form ... The Mayor and the members of the city council have done their part in providing this election to give YOU the chance to express your will... WE URGE YOU AND ALL CITIZENS TO VOTE "YES" FOR A PUBLIC LIBRARY AND READING ROOM FOR ALTON. SERVICES EVERYONE WILL GET FROM A PUBLIC LIBRARY 1. There I* an urgent need for public library and reading room In the city that will be open year 'round with sufficient fund* to guarantee trained personnel and wide selection of all types of w^arfltiv mat/MnIa! . ) NON-VOTERS CAN DEFEAT LIBRARY The citizen who would like to see Alton have a library, but stays away from the polls is the one who might be responsible for the defeat of this urgent need ... Through the Association of Commerce the expenses of this election are being paid so that YOU CAN VOTE ON THE ISSUE - Unanimous support of churches, schools, social, civic and commercial organizations means nothing if the members of these associations do not vote. reading material. 2. A publicly-supported library and reading room will provide an excellent cultural, recreational, educational and factual center for both children and adults with access to the fine literature of the world in science, the arts, commerce, economics, religion, history, professions and political economy—plus a reading room containing up-to-the-minuto newspapers and periodicals of all description*. 3. Our current library U not able to fill the urgent needs due to the limited financial resources. The rapid growth of our community presents the very pressing need for a more modern library and facilities. (Through no fault of its own, the present library cannot meet the present demand.) «. In order-to ratabllvh a permanent library which will always have guaranteed fund* with which to operate, it 1* Just good *en*e to provide this through a publicly administered body which can be financed through a moderate tax levy. In this case a maximum of 1.8 mill*. 5. A publicly-supported library will have the opportunity of enjoying the assistance of the Illinois State Library Board, and will receive much free assistance therefrom —a service we are already paying for in our state taxes. 6. Communitie* throughout the state of 8000 and let* do have very modern libraries uipported through regular modeit tax levie* and there I* not a city the like die of Alton within the state that doe* not have modern well-financed library. 7. Under the proposed ordinance, the Mayor will appoint a board or commission to operate the library for the benefit of the community. This group will make a monthly, Mini-annual • or annual report to the Mayor and the City Council, who in tarn will set up the funds la the appropriation ordinance to carry on the financial need* of said library. 8. The matter of operation, housing, purchasing, etc., will be in the hands of the •omuiMion to be appointed by the Mayor. This will be comprised of respected citUen* representative of all segment* of Alton voter*. TAX COST Tlit tax on this will be a maximum of 1.2 mills — This meant about 12c on each $100 auesMd valuation. If your TAX IILL totals, sax $50 »"ii will moan an increase of about $3.40. The city council, does not have to aiMss the full amount if funds are not needed. For Cars to Take You to the Polls Coll 2-7180 3-7126 3-3714 3-6676 ELECTION SATURDAY, JAN. 21-POLLS OPEN 6 A. M. TO 5 P. M. GREATER ALTON ASS'N OF COMMERCE 211 East Broadway Phone 3-6676

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