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PAOI TWO ALTON ttVfiNINO TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JANUARY Full Ticket for County Demos GOP Lacks Candidate for School Post EDWARDSV1LLE, Jan. 21 — The Democratic party now hf»« a complete ticket for county offices, Including a five-way race for sheriff and two candidates opposed for the county treasurer nomination. Republicans now have at least one candidate In the field for each of the seven county office nominations to be decided at the primary except one, that of county superintendent of schools. Only one candidate has filed for the other six GOP county office nominations except sheriff, and in that race four candidates arc In the field. Alton City Treasurer Andrew J. (Andy) Osborne filed here Friday afternoon as a candidate for county treasurer on the Republican ticket at. the April 11 primary. Latest to file for n county office nomination was Attorney William M. P. Smith, Edwardsvllle, who presented his petition at 11:30 a. m. today at the county clerk's office as a candidate for the Republican probate judgeship nomination. Robert M. Eckman, 525 North Fifth, Wood River, seeking election at the Primary as a Democratic senatorial committeeman, filed his candidate petition at the county clerk's office Friday afternoon. The filing period will close at 5 p. m. Monday at the county clerk's office. Jan. 28 is the final date for withdrawal of candidate petition*. A checkup at the county clerk's office shortly before noon today showed Republicans have 32 vacancies on their precinct committeeman tickets and Democrats, 22. Both parties will elect a committeeman In each of the county's 123 preclncti. Vacancies exist on the Democratic ticket in the following precincts: Helvetia No. 3, Saline No. 2, New Douglas, St. Jacob, Om- phghent No. 2, Colllnsvllle 6, 9 and 10; Ft. Russell No. 1. Wood River 3, 8, 9 and 11; Venice No. 4; Alton, 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13 and 16. Committee candidate vacancies In the Republican party include: Helvetia No. 1, Pin Oak, Hamel, Ft. Russell 1 and 2, Chouteau No. 1, Wood River, 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 12 and 15; Venice Nos. 6, 8, 9, 10; LIFE IMPRISONMENT— Sandra Peterson of Sommervillc, Mass., calmly chats with Deputy Farm Buying Power Drops Entire Economy Endangered. Brannan Says WASHINGTON. Jan. 21 i^ — Secretary of Agriculture Brannan snid today that the nation's entire economy Is being endangered by n $2,000,000,000-n-year drop In farmers' purchasing power. In terms of 1947 dollars, farm families have been losing purchasing power at that rale for two years, Brannan told a House committee. "It could drop another $2,000,000,000 In 1950. or another 15 percent, if farm prices aren't Improved," he said, adding: "I cannot conceive of a growing economy during a period when agriculture Is going through an economic wringer. We must guard against that." Brnnnnn's statement was released by the House Appropriations committee. He made It as he appeared before a subcommlt- Father John G. Schultz to Speak at TeDeum Forum THE REV. JOHN C. SCHULTZ Sheriff lune Cha'c (riphM a few ' leo to arKlle for nia department's ^ncn r June una.c mgm; a TC.W , t| for the next year> minuter; after a ck.fnct cour ,ury '^ ' pu , )n fl p , ug for the ,, Byt . fln . at Brady, lex, found her guilty of! non I)Jnn " )0 sct up a sys tem of the hitch-hike murder of Lewis : direct government subsidies for D aHerson and sentenced her to ; t.he producers of many farm pro- life imprisonment. photo. — AP Wire- Dilliard Lauds Book of River Road Scenery Irving Dilliard. editor of tl- editorial page of the St. Lou Post-Dispatch, has written a con plimenlary review of "Scene Along McAdams Recrcntiona Parkway." In Friday's edition, Mr Dilliiird wroto under the headin "North from Alton;" SCENES ALONG McADAMS HECHEA TIONA1. PARKWAY, a collection o photoRraphu by Robert K Grnul. wit a postscript by Paul D. Cou.ilcy lAllon Evrnlnf Telegraph. Alton, Til 4H p|i., $2.) One of the most, scenic areas ir this part of the country is the re gion which ranges north from Al ton along the Mississippi to Gruf Ion nnd Pore Mimjuette Statt Granite City No. 14; Alton Nos. 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18. 20, 26 and 27; Godfrey Nos. 1 and 3. Berlin Continued From Punn 1. be handed ov'er to Russia. He specifically accused the Finnish government of furnishing the alleged war criminals with false names and documents. Vishlnsky made his statement in an unusual press release to foreign correspondents, coinciding with the arrival in Moscow of Chou En-lai, foreign minister of the Russian-recognized Chinese people'* republic. Chou's arrival led to the belief that negotiations for a treaty of friendship between Russia and the new Chinese republic of Commun- lit leader Mao Tze-tung were nearing an important climax. Mao has been in Moscow for a month. Mailu Failure of Policy Vlihinsky, commenting on statements by Acheson at the National Press Club In Washington Jan. 12 that Russia Is taking over Manchuria, Inner and Outer Mongolia and Sinkiang, said they were intended "to put a good face on a bad game—the failure of American policy In Asia." Vishlnsky also accused Acheson of uncovering his own "nnnexion- 1st plans in relation to Japan and alio the Philippines and Ryukyu (Islands of the North Pacific)." The foreign minister snid Outer Mongolia had been an Independent country for the past 30 years. The other three areas mentioned by Acheson, he said, are integral parts of China. He added that the new Chinese people's republic Is capable of defending the interests of its own country, its own territory and Its own people, (In his address to the National Press Club Aclieson snid: "The Soviet Union Is detaching the northern provinces of China from China and Is attaching them to the Soviet Union. This process Is complete In outer Mongolia. U is nearly complete In Manchuria, and I am sure that In Inner Mongolia and Sinkiang there are very happy reports coming from Soviet agents to Moscow,") Expressing the suspicion that the Soviet Union hud called the signals on the Bulgarian demand for the recall of U. S. Minister Donald Heath, U. S. diplomatic authorities •aid the Russians may welcome a chance to force American officials out of Sofia entirely. The United States, replying to the recall note yesterday, declared bluntly that it will withdraw I Us entire diplomatic mission from Bulgaria and send Bulgarian diplomat! In this country home unless thf Communist government at Sofia drops its insistence on getting Heath out. The American government thus indicated that it has decided on a tough policy toward the Coin- muniit satellite governments uf Eastern Europe In respect to the treatment of American official and citizens there, The note to Bulgaria threatened to break relations unless the Uul garlan government did two (hints (I) Withdrew its request foi Park. For years there have been men with vision wlio have plannec and worked to skirt the river with an all-weather, modern highway, at the foot of the range of great white cliffs, some of them 250 feet high. This book is a collection of views of the river and the age-old bluffs. Many of the plctures_aree in handsome color. The photographs, which are the work of a staff photographer of the Alton Evening Telegraph, show, in addition to the waterfront, of Henry Rainey lake at Alton, glimpses of Elsah, Piasa Chauluuqua, Lockhavcn and the spire of the New England chapel at The Principla College. The name of McAdams Parkway has been chosen In memory of a distinguished family name of the area. William McAdams, early archcologlsl. of the Jersey county river botlom, was the father of Clark MoAdams, late editor of Ihe Posl-Dispalch editorial page, and John McAdams, late publisher of the Alton Telegraph, and grandfather of Clark McAdams Clifford, for the lust several years one of President Truman's closest advisers. The four-lane highway' now extends five and a half miles from Alton along the river to the Jersey county line. The next link is an eight-mile strip to prafton. From Grafton to Pere Marquetle there is now a splendid road. Eventually it is expected that the McAdams Parkway will be a section of a Mississippi river parkway from Minnesota to the Gulf. Mr. Grunt's artistic photugrupns should be a help in achieving boil the immediate nnd the long-tern goals. The chairman of the Mi-Adams Memorial Highway Committee Is Dr. H. W. Trovilllon of Alton. ducts. There he met Immediate opposition, with some subcommiltee members arguing that the cost of such a program might, run as high us $30,000,000,000 a year. Under Brannan's plan many farm commodities would be allowed to sell at what the markets would pay, with the government supplementing farmers' income by production payments or subsidies Subcommittee Chairman Whitten (D-Mass) argued that the farmer should get his Income In the market place, instead of from a sbusldy. List School Election Plans At Edwardsville EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 21.— Voting districts and judges ant clerks to serve at the Jan. 28 spe cial election in this area on proposal to organize an 86-square mile community unit school dis trict, with Edwardsville as the .high school attendance center were announced Friday by County Supt. of Schools George T. Wilkins. The polls will be open from 12 noon to 7 p. m. In each of the precincts designated for the election. The courthouse was named polling place for Precinct 1, embrac- The present farm program is ing tne city of Edwardsvllle, where designed to support market prices through government loans anc purchases intended to remove price depressing surpluses from the markets. Several commltteemen told Brannan they want to strengthen the present program instead ol shifting to subsidies. Farm price supports have cost the treasury only $1,000,000,000 in 10 years, he said. Brannan testified that "while 'arm income has come down more .nan 20 percent since 1947, the lersonal incomes of non-farm peo- le have gone up 10 percent." Then he gave some details. "How well are farmers doing? They are still making more than wice as much money as before the var, but everyone else seems to ie doing as well or better and, ,ctually, farmers have been mak- ng less money year for year the iast few years." Woman Collapses In Tavern; Police Seek Relatives Flood Continued Ftom P.iec I. Heath's recall; (2). Demonstrated "Its willingness to observe established International standard! of conduct" in the trout mem of AmtrlcM diplomats. Th» Mrt« held that restrictions on Up •ovemenU of U. S. officiate In lofla and "Indignities" whtab UMy tove suffered have m«4» H "virtually Impossible for the Iflptlon to perform Its normal diplomatic and consular func- terday the state's coal supply Is reaching n crisis. Other sub-zero ureas today were purls of Minnesota and North Da kotn. Snow fell In Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and Maine. There WHS u ruin belt from northern California into the Pacific Northwest and western Montana. in Thawing and heavy rains started landslides In Washington today and rivers were rising, some dangerously high. The slides cut off East-West bus service in the state and trains took time out for hours xvuillng for the mountain pusses to be cleared. Western Oregon and Washington' had a Inches of rain in the pust 48 hours but weather forecasters said they anticipated no major over- How from the larger rivers. The Milwaukee Railroad tracks In Washington were covered by avalanches, and trains were being rerouted over the Northern Pacific line. Westbound Milwaukee trains wore u day late in reaching Seattle yesterday. Slides In the Cascade mountains blocked East-West highway travel in Washington and along the Columbia river in Oregon. A survey of the Birds Point- New Madrid floodwuy and levee is planned today by Brig. Gen, 1'. A Feringu, president of the Mlssissip- pi Rlvur Commission, and Col. L. H. Foote, MtmphU di*Uitl engineer. rennga said tnat after the survey they may have a statement in connection with the return of refugees to the floodway. Alton police department late >iduy afternoon called the sher- f's office into cooperalion in an fiort to confirm the identity and ocate possible relatives of a wom- n who had been moved, uncon- cious, from a tavern at the out- kirts of the city to Memorial iospltal. Policemen who investigaled arned that the woman, who was escribed as in a coma, had been und collapsed at a table in Oak- ood tavern on Oakwood avenue, nd that the management had illed an ambulance to move her the hospital when it was found mt she couldn't be aroused. From a card she was carrying she was listed tentatively as Pearl Martin, 26, of 1245 Madison avenue, Madison, 111. Also fount) in her effects, police said, wns a card directing that in event of emergency an Indianapolis, Intl., address be notified. Because Ihe woman collapsed outside the city, a sheriff's deputy was called into conference, and '-e stated the sheriff's office would investigate and seek to get on Identification chock. According to the manager of the tnvern, he wns dozing when awakened by a patron who called his attention to the woman's collapse, nnd was unable to give any information how she came to be in the drinking place. Police later learned the woman had 1 een seen In the East End of the city early yesterday afternoon. Lester Brockmeier and Harry Hanser are to serve as judges and Miss Kathryn Ramsey as clerk. Polling places announced for the other nine precincts set up for the election were: No. 2, Glen Carbon School; No. 3, Acme School; No. 4, Goshen School; No. 5, Pin Oak School; No. 6, Quercus Grove School; No. 7, Hamel School; No. 8, Carpenter School; No. 9, Omph- ghent School; No. 10, Prairietown School. The merger proposal involves nine entire school districts, including the Edwardsville district, and parts of five others. Rural and urban areas will vote separately at the election, but the unification plan must carry in both areas if the proposed community unit district is to be established. Edwardsville and Glen Carbon constitute the urban area, votes in which are to be counted separately from the rural area, embracing all other territory in the proposed unit district. The following nine complete districts are Involved In the merger plan: Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Union Grove, Hoxey, Prairietown, Hamel, Quercus Grove, Columbia and Carpenter. Porlions of districts included in the proposal are "ioshen, Acme, Pin Oak, Suhre and Omphghent.. The Rev. John G. Schultz, R*- dcmptorist missionary priest from Washington, D. C., will speak on the Te Deum Forum at 8:30 p. m Tuesday at the Alton High Schoo Auditorium. Father Schultz's tal will be entitled, "The Bible o Modern Slogans," and will dea with man'* attempts to find peac of soul and mind. Father Schultz Is in hi? fourt season on the Te Deum Inter national and Forum platforms During this time, he has spoken i more than a score of midwestern cities. He has also conducted th "motivation weekends" for mem bers of the Te Deum Internationa throughout the Midwest. In his talks, Father Schultz ha emphasized that modern man's un happiness comes from striving foi the wrong goals In' his quest loi happiness. "Modern man," stated Father Schultz, "believes he can find happiness in the goods and pleasures of this world. Acquiring the goods and pleasures of the world does not give us true and permanent happiness, even when we have more than enough. The more we have, the more we want as the advertisers of this country have proven by making us victims of ballyhoo and slaves of our desires." To find true happiness accordin; to Father Schultz, man need look no further than the first com mandant, "This Is the first and greatest commandment," said Father Schultz: "Thou Shalt love the Lord, Ihy God, with thy whole heart and thy whole mind and thy whole soul." But first, people must jearn the Teall meaning ol love. "Lave means a union of wills," stated Father Schultz, "and understanding this, you will inderstanding this, you will understand that whatever happens to you happens by the will of God, and therefore by the love of God or you. And peace waits for him vho can learn to say, 'Thy Will be done, my God.' " A former teacher at Catholic Jniversity, in Washington, D. C., Bather Schultz is now a member f a mission band active in retreat nd mission work in most sections )f the country. During the war, Father Schultz was chaplain to he Fifth Brigade, Amhibious ngineers, and -served in the Juropean theatre. Father Schultz was educated at Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary and he Catholic University. He was 'Orn in Boston, Mass., and was rdained a priest in 1932. Father ichultz will be introduced by 'oseph J. Dromgoole. A musical! program will be given from 8 to :30. Hiss Trial Continued li'rom Pnpe 1. E. M. Sparks Funeral Services Monday The funeral of Kdwin M. Sparks, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Staten funeral home and fu- ncrnl services will bo conducted there by Msgr. W. T. Sloan of Old Cathedral. Entombment will be In the O rand view mausoleum, Friends of Mr. Sparks may call after 7 o'clock this evening at the funeral horn-?. Grant Ten Divorces In Circuit Court EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 21.—Decrees were entered in 10 uncon- ested divorce cases heard Friday by Judge R. W. Griffin in Circuit lourt. Granled divorces, and rounds, were: Marian Elizabeth Richards, from Jnrson Richards, cruelty, with the plaintiff awarded custody of a child; Geraldine Lewis, from Elbert Lewis, desertion; Elsie Meradith, from Alfred H. Meredith, cruelty, with the plaintiff's maiden name of Sledger restored; Harold C. Usery, from Nora M. Usery, cruelty; Phyllis Bryant, from Leroy Bryant, cruelty. Verna White, from Ernest White, desertion; Melba Fouls, from Charles Fouls, cruelly, with the plaintiff's former name of Adams restored; Leonard La Roux, from Loretta La Roux, desertion; Grace Evelyn Keller, from Erwin Henry Keller; June Plese, from Raymond Plese, cruelty. :10 p. m. yesterday after a 33- minute charge. Hiss—his reputation and future n the balance—was tense and re- axed by turns as he waited for a erdicl. He lowered his head once uring a' blislering wind-up attack y the government, which called lim a traitor. And at the end of the long day, he and his wife, Priscilla, left the courthouse and slepped into the night with smiles on their faces. He was accused by Whittaker of turning over AdamowskiNot ToOpposeLucas Decision Announced By His Boss, Kennelly CHICAGO, Jan. 21. (^--Benjamin S. Adamowski, Chicago corporation counsel, has spiked rumors he would seek the Democratic Senate nomination over Sen. Scott W. Lucas. Adamowski's decision not to run against Lucas 1 In the April Illinois primary was announced to reporters yesterday by his boss, "Mayor Martin H. Kennelly. This assured renomlnation for Lucas, the Senate majority leader. Lucas' opponent in the November election probably will be Everett Dirksen, former Republican, congressman. Adamowski, once the Illinois House Democratic leader, could not be reached for comment on his decision, which was made after a meeting with Kennelly. There was speculation, though, that an influential factor may have been President Truman's statement yesterday that he would stump the state for Lucas if his efforts were needed or wanted. Mr. Truman made the statement at a news conference. Adamowski was one of the few Illinois delegates to the 1948 Democratic national convention who was loyal to Mr. Truman all the way. Some other delegates, including Cook County Chairman Jacob M. Arvey, considered such men as Gen. Dwight Eisenhower as possibilities for the presidential nom- nation. Adamowski made one of the seconding ' speeches for the President following his nomination. Earlier in the convention he emphasized his stand by visiting the 'resident in Washington. Chicago observers, recalling his oyalty to Mr/ Truman, speculated .hat when the President came out or Lucas yesterday Adamowski lecided he .could not balk against Mr. Truman's wishes. Adamowski remained a possible Lucas opponent to the last, however. Charles Hopper, Altoniatt, File* For Treasurer Calhoun Cattle Rustlers Nabbed At E. St. Louis Charles Garland Hopper, Alton, a veteran of 25 months South Pacific duty with the navy during World War II, filed a petition for nomination to the office of county treasurer, subject to the Democratic primary in April. Hopper, n graduate of Alton public school, attended Shurtleff College and has enrolled in the « St. Louis University college of business administration for C. O. Hopper the ensuing term. He is a member of American Legion Post 126 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1308. He served with naval forces for | three years, concluding his careci at U. S. Naval Special Hospital San Bernardino, Calif, In a prepared statement, Hopper said: "If elected to the position o county treasurer, it Is my in tention to serve my constituency in an honest and fortright manner I have had extensive training anc seme experience in executive and administrative work and believe that I am capable of performing the duties required of the county treasurer." Sally Duncan Valedictorian Heads Graduating Class at Alton High Baker, Blind Since 9 47,Operates Otvn Business MINONK, Jan. 21. UP)— A familiar, friendly figure on Minonk HARDIN, Jan. 21.—(Special.) — He went that-a-way wrangler." Calhoun County, in which any Ytng can happen and usually does asn't been noted for its Western nge, but in the last couple o ays at least one custom of the 'Id West—cattle rustlin'—has been evived here. Only difference was that th< our rustlers, caught yesterday bj linois State Highway Police as hey tried to sell five heifers a ational Stockyards, East St. Lou , weren't required to play tht eading roles in an old-fashioned ecktie party. Instead, they were taken to the ersey County jail at Jerseyville or overnight lodging. This morn- ng the four men, against whom o charges have been filed as yet ere removed to the Calhoun ounty jail in Hardin. Implicated in the act were Tra y Booth, 28, Hardin, and three (brothers, William, 29; Clifford, 28, I nnd Alvin Teague, 21, all of Chat„ . 4 . , . »taie j tanooga Tenn. The brothers had Department documents in whole- I been , n th|g vlclnlty for , he paat sale fashion to a prewar Soviet spy ring. Chambers claims to have been a courier for the ring. Hiss denied e»er giving Chambers secrets or even seeing his pudgy accuser after Jan. 1, 1937. For these denials, he was indicted for perjury by a New York federal grand jury in December, 1948. His first trial ended in a hung jury—eight for conviction and four for acquittal. That jury was out nearly 29 hours. Blazing Cigars Red Fire Hazard BERLIN— U&— In Eastern Germany you can buy cigars that spit fire like Mount Vesuvius, according to the Soviet army newspaper, "Taegliche Rundschau. 1 ' The paper was complaining about the cigars on sale in the stale- owned, ration-free chain stores in the Soviet zone. Outstanding Record Compiled By County Probation Officer several weeks, posing as junk dealers. The catlle were slolen Thursday night, by means of a truck, from grazing land near here owned by the Holzworth brolhers. Deputy Sheriff Carl Beaty and Constable Pete Pethel, tipped off by a passer-by who saw the rustlers in action, checked tire tracks at the side of the road, then noti' tied state authorities, who were anticipating the rustlers at the stockyards. They nabbed two of the men when they returned for thier checks. The others were apprehended shortly thereafter. Sheriffs of Greene, Morgan, and Pike Counties were in Hardin this morning in an attempt to connect raids within their jurisdictions lo the prisoners. Pike County, particularly, has been the scene of a series of crimes in the past few months. ttvkitlenU Flee Nearly all uf the area's 12,000 residents fled their homes this week after army engineers un- lounced it might be necessary to lood the 212-squtii'e mile spillway o ease pressure on Cairo, III., and ther cities iilong the Mississippi, Investigation of the accident near St. Genevleve, Mo., in which Mr. Sparks' automobile crashed into a rock ledge after leaving the highway, Indicated thru Mr. Sparks might have been dead before his car crashed. S -lends recalled that u few s ago Mr, Sparks was hospitalized In Alton because of an attack of heart trouble. The undertaker at St. Gtwvieve, vho examined the body, and mem- lers of the Missouri Highway pa- rol, said Mr. Sparks apparently nid suffered a heart attack and lied before losing control of his r. SUle patrolmen «uld the automobile, left no skid marks In crossing to the opposite side of the highway where it crashed into a rock bluff. llnnlwure Diet OLNEV. Jan. 21. UP) ~ Roy F. Gibson, 69, a salesman for a St. Louis hardware firm for many years, died here yesterday after u lengthy illness. EDWARDSVILLE, Jan. 21 — More than 90 percent of all youth ful offenders placed on probatlot in Circuit Court here the pas three years have "made good,' Judge R. W. Griffith disclosed Fri day in praising the work of Cour Probation Officer Henry Siever Highland. After complimenting Siever h open court upon his report on a special assignment, a child custody investigation In a pending divorce suit, Judge Griffith publicly commended the probation officer foi "excellent work In supervising probationers." Siever, who had been assignee to investigate a case in which custody of a 2-year-old child was> sought by both parents in an Alton divorce suit, reported to Judge Griffith yesterday that the couple "hove now reconciled their differences and intend giving the marriage a new trial for the wel lure and best Interest of their child." "I'm pleased not only- with the result of this assignment,' Judge Griffith commented, "but also with the careful and considerate consideration given every case referred to you for Investigation and u report.' Then, in briefly reviewing Sle- ver's record as probation officer, Judge Griffith noted that "at least 150 first offenders were granted probation the past three years after pleading guilty in Circuit Court to criminal charges." Only 10 of those placed on probation failed lo "make good," hud their pro- bat Ions revoked and were sent to correctional Institutions, Judge Griffith observed. Rehabilitation of slightly more than 93 percent of those given a "second chance, he asserted, resulted in large measure from Slever's close supervision of probalionees. Judge Griffith termed the re cord "not only eminently' satisfac' tory, but a decided step In youth advancemem and good cilizen- ship." . Siever, after assuming his duties as probation officer, inaugurated the present plan of requiring all persons placed on probation, where they or their parents are financially able, to pay court costs in criminal cases against them. As a result of that innovation, Judge Griffith noted yesterday, more than $1800 in court -costs has been collected by the probation officer the past three years and turned over to the circuit clerk. In commenting on the court cost payment requirement in probation cases, Siever said It "saves the county a large part of the expense of maintaining my office and has a beneficial effect upon minor offenders and their parents." Persons granted Circuit Court [irobatlon are placed under Slevtr'i supervision and required to report o him at least once a month for a personal interview. In most cases he visits take place in the pro- mt Ion office here at the court- touse, but some probationers are ntervlewed by Slevers on periodic •isits to Alton and Granite City. A full report Is made on each pro- latloner's activities during his pro- itttion period. Complete 'Manhole' on Market Street Terrace In connection with a repair to the 24-inch sewer line in the Market street terrace at Fourth, the city streets department is completing a "manhole" that is designed to prevent a similar blowout from occuring In the future The manhole, as it is called, provides a small concrete and brick chamber at the point where u 7-foot section of the sewer was disrupted causing u large cavity to be washed out in the earth of the terrace. It was found that the break occurred ut a point where a small sewer from Market made junction with the large storm-water drainage line from East Fourth. Broken ends of Ihe large and small lines will be brought into connection by linking all to the mnnhole chamber. This is constructed with a heavy concrete base so lhat it will withstand a beating from swirling storm water at time of any future deluges. The concrete was poured three days ago, airi the job was to be completed today after the concrete slab had cured. Bankruptcy Petition Filed Against Cole Circus INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 21 W> — Three Illinois firms are listed as creditors filing bankruptcy petition against the Cole Brothers' Circus, streets is Orlyn Lutyen as he c'.e- livers trays of doughnuts he bakes but cannot see. He is believed to be the only blind baker operating his own business in Illinois. Confidently crossing railroad tracks and streels, the 39-year- old Baker makes all his deliveries on foot to stores and restaurants in the downtown district. He frequently makes the one mile trips carrying his wares from his shop in the kitchen of his modest home on the outskirts of this Woodford County community of about 2000. A room adjoining the kitchen houses his ovens, mixers and other equipment. There in his starched, sparkling white baker's cap, he carefully measures and weighs in- credients for doughnuts, coffee cakes, and sweet rolls. His pretty red-haired wife, Dorothy, ices cakes for him and does the selling in the kitchen shop. In between customers, she steps from behind the glistening glass showcase of bakery goods and gets her household chores done. Lutyen has been a baker for 20 years. Local townspeople pitched in and helped him get started in his own business after he lost his sight in 1947. Businessmen sponsored a benefit dance followed by a show during the 1948 Christmas holidays. The tools for his trade were made available by the state's division of vocational rehabilitation, and a member of the baker's union supervised his work until he could get the "feel" of it. Lutyen's blindness was causel by atrophy of the optic nerves. Library Ballot Continued From Pago 1. n the first hour and a half. But by noon, the total of votes polled apparently was at downtown olaces. By noon, 34 had voted in City Hall, and 32 at Union Storage, State and Wall, which is District 1 First ward. Telephone inquiries in the noon- lour elicited that 14 votes had Jeen cast at Rufus Easton school; 8 at Hellrung Shelter House in r ifth ward; 21 at Central avenue lose house in Sixth ward; 28 at ^orth Alton hose house; and 25 at Horace Mann school, Uppe- Al- Sally Duncan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Duncan of 1014 Henry, was higest ranking member of the Alton High School class that was graduated Friday night. Her scholastic average for her high school course was 96.3. Twenty-one of the 86 gradual PS received alphas for high average. Of these, six received gold elphaK, for averages above 95; and 15 were awarded silver alphas for averages between 90 and 95. Ranking second was Cora Winkler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Winkler of 1514 Jersey, whose average for her high school work was 96.1, which was .3 below Sally Ducan's. Other gold alpha winners, with their averages: Alyce Ann Guissal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ralph Gissal of 410 East Fourth, 95.9; Louise Arsht, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Arsht, 3526 Aberdeen, 95.8; Spejicer Dunham, son of Mark Dunham, 912 Main, nnd Mrs. John Bass of Chicago, 95.6; Rebecca Ann Baker, daugh- tei of Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, 2810 Benbow, 95.3. The winners of sliver alphas: Robert Lee Johnson, 94.6; June Nickell, *94.3; Douglas Shelton, 93. 75; Barbara Duncan, 93; Charlotte Sawyer, 92.9; Suzanne Clark, 92.875; Pat Miles, 92.81; Barbara Stockdalp, 92.5; James Lee Batesman, 92.4; Carol Combs, 91.8; Helen Haas. 91.5; Carl Nickuns, 91; Marjorle Thomasson, 90.8; Nina Jones, 00,3; Shirley Ditterline, 90.2. As valedictorian, Sally Duncan will receive a scholarship to Shurtleff College; Carl Nickens will receive the Renselaer award for proficiency in science; Lee Johnson the Bush and Lamb award for proficiency in science. Four students from the January and June graduating classes (to be named in June) will be awarded teacher college scholarships. Awards were announced by Supt. J. B. Johnson, and the diplomas were presented by H. Eclawrd Meyer, a member of the Board of Education. The address was given by Daniel R. Blount. International Shoe Co. executive. The school band played "Pomp and Circumstance" and the national anthem, led by Guy Duker; Marlette Burt led in salute to the flag, the school choir sang "Russian Will Be Done." The traditional ceremony of presenting the cane and chain was carried out by Dunham, president of the graduating class, and :he head of the June class. Invocation and benediction were by :he Rev. Virgil VV. Corrie, pastor of Main Street Methodist Church. CAAC Survey Continued From Page 1. 'Ave Vernum Corpus," Picnic" and "Sooh Ah war-time measure and it was pre- iumed that they would be repealed at the close of hostilities. These taxes are retarding business in many lines and are causing much economic suffering in certain lines of business. "Be it further resolved that the Board . . . stands opposed to any ype of legislation which will com- jei the citizens to subscribe to or become part of any government- onlrolled socialized medicine or lealth plan, as it is felt that the itizens of the United States of America should remain free agents n all respects when faced with he need of medical aid. , "Be it further resolved that the numbered 21. : Greuter Alton Association of Corn- Heaviest voting in the forenoon | merce stands opposed to official recognition of the Communst regime now controlling China, as we feel this would not be to the best interests of the people of the United States of America. "Be it further resolved that the Greater Alton Association of Commerce definilely does not approve of atlempting to operate oUr government with a seriously out-of- balance budget. It is felt by the directors that there are many opportunities of reducing the cost o£ government and that serious steps should be taken to investigate over-lapping, waste, inefficiency, ,on. Inquiries in the forenoon by which today are costing our citi- billions of dollars in Inc. The creditors, Frank Orman, Danville, 111., Revere Electric Manufacturing Co., Evanston, am) Coffing Hoist Co,, of Illinois, said n their Federal District Court suit hat the circus owes them a total Of $37,000. elephone to the office of City Clerk Price showed many voters vere confused as to the locations )f their voting places. Price esti- iiated that at least 50 inquirers had been informer from his office vhere to cast their ballots. The city, with its seven wards, las 27 voting districts. Eight of he voting places today were dif- erent than at the city election ast April. Six schools were used s balloting places for the plebis- ite. At some of the polls, judges said at noon they anticipated a larger vote in the afternoon than in the forenoon. City Clerk Price plans to make nn unofficial tabulation of the vote as soon as returns u.re reported to his office in City Hall after the polls close at 5 p. m. He believes the outcome of the prebiscile will be known by li p. m. Head judges have been asked lo bring their returns to his office as soon as thoy finish their count and enter it in their poll books. Because of the lightness of the vote, It was thought the vote count In each precinct would take the judges but a few minutes. The vote ut special city elections in Alton generally has been small In comparison to the vote at general city elections. The la&t city wide special election here was on Jan. 24, 1939, when 1791'volts were polled. The proposition before the voters was to increase the playground tax, and the proposal was approved 914 to 867. At the April city election, 1939, the' vote total was 10,907. At the mayoral election here last April the total vote was 11,745. At the April, 1947, alder- ... . manic election, the total was 6516.154, died during the melee. etc., zens taxes. Due to the continued increase in all types of solicitations, President Schlosser appointed a special commitlee to confer with the executive commitlee of Allon- Wood River Communily Chesl to explore this situalion. On the committee are Joseph J. Sprlngman, Hay Gibson, Louis J. Jun and Walter T. Woodcock. The board voted to support the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce in its attempt to get the Air Force Academy to locate in the Weldon Springs area. The executive secretary advised the board that election time for new directors was near and that it was his intention to have the ballots mailed out soon and thut these would be returned in a special return envelope, to be opened when the tellers meet. Postal Inspector, Hurt In Gun Battle, Improving ROBINSON, Jan. 21, (A»>—James A. Thompson, 57, post office inspector from Springfield, who was shot twice In the chest late Sunday night in a wild gun battle in the post office here, is no longer in critical condition, the hospital reported today. His condition still was regarded us serious, however. Another inspector, J. J. Scherer, 34, of Effingham, who was severely beaten by a janitor the two inspectors surprised In the act of ransacking mall, Is expected to leave the hospital soon. The janitor, Harry D. Taylor,

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