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PAOtfTWO ALTON EVENWO TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, APRIL IS, IWS Court System Plan Opposed Fares 'Hard PnlP Within IKLD, 111. .T T» was plain today that HIP move for an overhaul of the stale's court system faces a hard pull in the Illinois General Assembly. Frpsh evidence appeared Tuesday in the report of a nine member legislative group that spent nearly two years studying where to begin and how far to go. The commission a creed that "reorganization, unification and integration of our judicial system is an Absolute necessity." Howevoiv only a hare majority of live members-all Republicans-could get incethrr on an approach and (lie five were split sharply on one vital issue. A minority member called their proposal on choosing judges B "farce" and said it expressed a "wistful and forlorn hope." A two thirds vote in both Senate and House is needed to refer the- proposed constitutional change for a vole of the people- on acceptance or rejection in November. 1934. Parallel* Other Plan The majority plan parallels, with one notable exception, the proposal endorsed by a joint committee of the Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations on judicial revision. It calls for: Appointment, of judges by the governor from among nominees chosen by special non-partisan nominating commissions, rather than their election Jn contests of choices made by political party conventions. Terms of 12 years, Instead of the present nine, for Supreme Court justices; 12 year terms for Appellate Court judges and eight ycat terms, instead of six as now, for Circuit Court judges. Probationary initial periods In office of one to three years, followed by non partisan elections In which voters would ballot solely on whether to retain the incumbent for a fdll 'term, and then a' second or third term. Abolition of the positions of master in chancery, police magistrate and justice of the, peace, along with Superior, Probate and municipal courts. At the trial level, there would be only Circuit Courts each headed by a chief judge chosen by the Supreme Court, with at least one associate judge from each county in the circuit and a quota of magistrates fixed by the Supreme Court. Broad Authority Broad administration authority by the Supreme Court over all inferior courts, including the right of temporary transfer of judges. Division of the state into three judicial districts; one consisting of Cook County, another of the northern third of the state outside Cook and the third the lower two thirds of the state. Each district would have to provide -at least two of the seven Supreme Court justices. The legislative commission, headed by Sen. Edward P. Saltiel (R-Chicagoi, \\'as divided on provision for selection of the judicial nominating commissions. A majority of five favored leaving the question for legislative determination in 1955, but one of these said privately he would back a conflicting recommendation of the joint bar committee. The bar group wants half of each nominating commission to ho made up of lawyers, and holds that this feature should be written into the Constitution. Bill Would Up County's Share T.,CM TttlieritatirR Tax for Slat* PropnsPtl Cnncer Vntunlwr* Ax Cnr Driver* MAY BE AMBASSADOR TO SWITZERLAND — Dr. France:, !jizaheth Wilhr will be named by PrrSidrnt Fir,onho'A<~r to bo the 1 -rst U. S. arnbci^VKinr to S.v.tzor- l-ind, The N<-,v York TITCT, wd toddy. U. S. riip ! oi",)t c rrprr^rita- I on in S'.vitzerl.jrrl '/>on i r > to be r tilled from nn'/.'on to ^ri'brr.'//, Mi c . ng tho rn\cr, s fcini-' fron~; rluef of rrv,/,on to d" rvr^irior. Dr, \V !!''. fl v! ( "r,in 'err pn rr rv- irp CnT'r off"fT, 1st', hrr hornr> ' a^, Rrdld.Kh, Cdiif. — AP Wire-; pholo. « East Alton Man 'Identified' in $4,280 Robbery -R - House 158, given first reading Tuesday in the Genera! Assembly at Springfield, would enable Mndison and other counties throughout the state fo collprf four per cent, or double the present two per cent figure on Inheritance taxes paid by estates. County Treasurer Guy Harper, n fnember of the legislative committee of the Illinois County Treasurer's Association, was present in Springfield for the first reading on (he bill. Madison County last year, Harper explained today, received only about $9,000. as irs two per cent share of inheritance taxes collected on estates in the county. Under the new measure, if enacted into law, that figure would have been doubled, to about $18,000, which would greatly have helped county finances. At present the Stale of Illinois receives 98 per cent of all inheritance taxes collected in counties throughout the slate. Since the middle of November n small but Inynl and dependable group ha* comprised the volunteer transportation corps of the Madison County Chapter. American Cancer Society. They nave mafle daily trips, driving the station wagon, a gift to the local chapter, taking patients for treatment as requested by family physicians to local and St. Louis hospitals. The committee of "regulars" consists of six women and one man. a shift worker driving according to bis wqrking schedule; they are, Mrs. Alfred Clayton, Mrs. Fred Kllis. Mrs. Harry Fia/ier, Mrs. Richard Hihhs, Mrs. Charles McQuigg, and Mrs. S, C. Olson, and Clarence Delehanty. Other members of transporta- | (ion corps, giving lime as often as possible, are; Mrs. Julius Brown, I Mrs. O. J, Knapp. Mrs. ?Jarl Link, ogle, Mrs. I. H. Streeper, and Mrs. John Volmer. In order to maintain this serv- i ice on a satisfactory basis more i volunteers are needed because once i treatment is started it must be | continued without interruption. | At present four patients are he- ing taken to St. Ixjuis every day. Persons interested in participating in this volunteer service are requested to call the local chapter, American Cancer Society. RICHMOND, Va. /PAn TCast Alton, III., man has been Identified as one of two men who staged a $4,280 Christman Eve robbery in Hammond. Police said nn employe of Moore Loans, Inc., identified from FBI photographs Byron Ralph Moore, 25, of Kast Alton, and Scollie Ray Muckelrath, 24, of Navarro, Tex., as the men who held him at pistol point while looting a safe and money box last December. Moore and Muckelrath were arrested in Nevada for bank robbery and are being held in Texas on charges of robbing a bank at San Angelo, Tex., and interstate transportation of an automobile. South Africans Vote in Record NumbersToday For New Members Allied Planes Spot Convoys With Prisoners Senate Probers Set to Broaden Investigations WASHINGTON .T 1 The Senate's rash of investigations WHS hroad- rncd today with the appropriations committee's hiring of tour former FBI agents (or a practically unlimited field of inquiries. Confirming employment of the Staff, Chairman Bruises iR-NIh said the tour \\ill "investigate anything and everything the committee thinks is necessary to the intelligent handling of money hills." As an example, Bridges said the agents—headed by Paul Kammcr- jck with Elliott \V>man as counsel —probably will look first into reports of "terrific waste" in the handling of surplus property. "We have been told thai some agencies base declared certain items surplu.-. disposed of them lor Almost nothing, and a short time later other agencies have < orne along and bought them for about wlia' tlic> oiigmally cost," Bridges said. The new addition brought to eight the numbei u! Senate imt">- ug at ions currently under way. Pledge Continued I rom Page 1. ton WHS on a number of niatior> including Kinds ol I he area. The (luvcnior assui:fd the delegation he was heartily in sjmpatliy with both the Jfollliiu.' highway and (tie McAdanu Highwa.v and that the General A&sembly's .current appropriation would <uiitain iunds to cover both projects, Special incentive to i«i->h Hie McAdams Highway project was given during the paM month by announcement that the Interstate Commerce Commissioji had granted permission to the Illinois Terminal railruad to abandon its right ol w»y between Alton and (iratton th»r*by leasing a nearly perfect w 4 Lvvo-l&ue iughvvgy. By ROBERT B. Tl'CKMAN M U N S A N, Korea /P -Allied planes today spotted two truck convoys highballing sick and wounded U. N. war prisoners toward the gate to freedom at Pan- munjom. There was no report of a third convoy the Rods said also is moving south through North Korea. The three convoys are carrying part of 600 disabled IT. N. troops to be traded for 5,800 Red sick and injured beginning Monday. Red anti-aircraft guns poured fire at one Allied photo-reconnaissance piano that dropped to take a close look at one convoy. Along the convoys' route, war- | supply trucks crowded I ho road ! as the Rods took advantage of an apparent "no fire" order given Al- j lied planes, pilots said. Hike Nil m hern Meanwhile, the I'. N. Command said 9.'IO Chinese prisoners are being readied for exchange--MO more than the 700 the Allies told Red liaison officers at Panmunjom would be returned as sick and wounded. There was no immediate explanation for the higher figure. Even as the announcement! came, almost 750 Chinese Reds on the first lej; toward home rebelled briefly against the I'. N. They refused for -"a hours to leave a landing ship that took them Irom C'heju Island to the South Korean mainland, but they finally filed off alter armed Allied guards wearing gas masks came aboard. The Chinese all had asked for return to their homeland An American officer said: • "There were the usual nuisance demands to harass us, but most of the demands have been resolved as of now." No Other Active | There was no report here on ftny further action toward revival of the lull-scale armistice talks. The Communists have been pressing the C. N. Command to reopen negotiations but the UNC has --aid cvhanuc ol the sick and injured inuit come lirst. The truce ! talks have been deadlocked lor a 1 year and suspended since last Oct. 8 over the issue of prisoner repair!- ! alion, last big harrier to a truce. ' I n Washington. authoritative '. sour cos said the INC IM expected ! 10 agree soon to a resumption of i the talks. They also said the I'NC pro!)- , ably would agree to a Red proposal thai Communists who to go home he placed under control of a Millie neutral nation with Switzerland preferjed as that nation. The Allies refuse to return any prisoner against his will. The Reds have- iriaisted that all war prisoners be repatriated. lawperer Released Harry Ninunons ol lL'l;j I'nion St., informed pohi e Tuesday forenoon Iliat accompanied by William hi- holt, he had pursued and caught I a man he found in Ins parked car, tampering vviilmlie glove compartment at 7::jU a m. The man was allowed to go his wa.v. Nimmons said, alter u was determined nothing w as musing iron) his sutomo i bu«. i .TOHANNK.SRt'Rr,, South Africa /P -- South African totors turned out in record numbers today for a momentous general election climaxing five years of stormy struggle over racial policy. Kxcilornont .ran high. The accidental explosion of a hand grenade, killing two persons, set. off wild rumors that: bloodshed had already marked the voting. The blast at the mining town of Nigel wounded two others and wrecked a farmstead. Police said the grenade was a war souvenir. Police made several arrests in parts of Transvaal of persons accused of voting twice, but in general voting was orderly under the watchful eyes of police. Mining millionaires, bearded Boers and plain citi/ens of this far South British Commonwealth land B trekked from city, bush and factory to voting stations. Ragged trousered Negroes and Indians stood silently, even sullenly, by as the while man's election began — silent because they are voleless, sullen because the two chief parties are pledged to main tain white supremacy. Their major campaign-difference was over how to do it. Tho governing Nationalists, with a highly-geareTP political machine controlled by'Prime Minister Daniel F. Malan. claimed right up to the opening of the polls that victory would be sure and easy. The rival United party,'which the late field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts helped found, said cagily they could win if every supporter voted. Turnout, of 1,200,000 white voters was expected. At. slake were l!!fi of the 1f>9 seats in Parliament. The Negro attitude toward the "black peril" talk from both sides in the election campaign was one almost of contempt. Non-white leaders have been conducting what is generally acknowledged to be an effective passive resistance campaign against race laws. They said regardless of which side won the election, the defiance campaign would continue. A campaign to double the membership of Alton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was launched today, following a men*- ing of officers and campaign leaders. Tuesday night. The NAACP now has a membership of 250 in Alton, and a total of 500 is the goal of the campaign which will continue through April 23. General chairman Is Mrs. Eliza Williams, and group leaders are Mrs. Gertrude Johnson. Mrs. Lillian Graves, Mrs. Gertrude Williams. Mrs. Tilman Kilson. Mrs. Viola Cobb, and Mrs. Pat McCain. The program of the chapter this year is headed by "emphasis on and study of greater job opportunities." * $12* Million In Road Jobs State Call* for Bids on Afany Project* SPRINGFIELD, Til. One of the largest single road lotlings in state history was scheduled today when the Illinois Division of Highways railed for bids on $12'i million worth of construction projects. Sealed proposals for the work will bo opened Friday, April 24. The third bid-taking since Gov. Stration assumed Office last January provides for improvements on a total of approximately 200 miles of roads in 42 of the state's 102 counties. Forty-two miles of now concrete pavement and construction of 23 bridges are included in the call, The program includes: Bond County O.:i"-mile gravel or crushed stone surface course on FAS Route 782 from 3.8 miles north of Keysport. Greene County—12.3.1 miles bituminous surface treatment or crushed stone base course on FAS Route 7-14 from US Route 67 near Herdrtn eastern to Wrights and Greenfield. Macoupln County-6.62 miles bituminous surface treatment on gravel or crushed stone base course from Woodburn to Brighton on FAS Rt. 736. Madison County—3.78 miles concrete widening on IIS By-Pass 40 from near intersection of 111, 157 easterly approximately 4 miles; 3.92 miles bituminous concrete resurfacing on the same project. Jersey County—S t e e 11-b e a m bridge over Ruyle Creek, 3.5 miles west of Medora, and 0.58 mile of earth grading on FAS Rt. 746. Bond County—Triple steel beam bridge over Crooked Creek 4 miles north of Keysport on EAS Rt. 782; triple steel beam bridge over Galum Creek 4.3 miles north of Mulberry Grove on FAS Rt. 729. Delinquent Youth Problem Talked Velde Ready to Talk to or Question G. Bromley Oxnam WASHINGTON IP - Chairman Velde (R-111) of the House un- American Activities Committee said today, he is willing to talk informally with Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, the Methodist churchman who has been outspoken in his criticism of the committee. He indicated that if the bishop also appears in an open hearing, he will be asked "pertinent questions" about his affiliations. Velde told reporters he has sent word to the bishop that he will be glad to see him "at our mutual convenience." He said the message was sent In reply to a letter from Oxnam asking for an informal conference. Velde. noting that he and members of his family have long been members of the Methodist church, said he thinks the bishop "has a legitimate reason for attacking the methods of the committee." "We are very willing to hear his criticism," he added. "We know we are not perfect in our procedures but we have been authorized by the House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote to proceed as we have in the past. "The bishop should, when he criticixes our procedures, take into consideration the record of his own activities and we will take his criticism as we take any other criticism but we shall also ask the bishop pertinent questions relating to his affiliation with various groups." , The bishop has said the committee's file on him connects him with organizations he never belonged to and with some organizations declared to be subversive after he quit them. Oxnam was one of the first to denounce Velde's statement last month there was a possibility the committee might investigate Individual clergymen for communist acivity. Following Oxnam'a reaction, another member of the committee, Rep. Donald L. Jackson (R-Calif), made a house speech in which he violently attacked the church leader as one who "served Ood on Sunday and the Communist front for the balance of the week." Another result of the controversy was the introduction by Rep. Roosevelt (D-NY), of a resolution calling on the House to unseat Velde as chairman of the committee. The resolution Is pending in the Rules Committee. "Now." Velde told newsmen, "1 want that resolution withdrawn or to come to a vote." "I want to know if the House membership believes I am able to be chairman of the committee," he said. Contract Awarded for Calhoun Road Project SPRINGFIELD, 111. (Special) The state Division of Highways today awarded seven contracts totaling $757,310 for highway construction projects in six Illinois counties. Today's awards included: Calhoun County—2.54 miles bituminous surface on gravel or crushed stone base on FAS Rt. 754 from Main St. in If a r d i n south, Bituminous Fuel & Oil Co., East St. Louis, $230,220. 3 Sabres Shoot Down Red Jet American Tn fan try men Halt Attack By STAJf CARTER SEOUL /P-three U. S. Sabrs jet pilots shared in the desttucMon of one Communist M1G over North Korea today and on the ground withering fire from American 45th Division Infantrymen hurled back 150 to 200 attacking North Koreans on the Eastern Front. The Reds left 30 bodies sprawled on barbed wire entanglements on a hillside below an Allied trench line {(ear Heartbreak Ridge. Another 25 North Koreans were listed as wounded in the 45 minute battle, the Eighth Army said. Action was light elsewhere along the 155-mile front. The three Sabrd pilots who mad« the triple play MIG kill are Capt. Vincent E. Stacy, of Crystal Falls, Mich.; Lt. Robert D. Carter, of Bluefield, VV. Va.; and Lt. Henry A. Jones, of Memphis, Tenn. Each was > credited with one-third of a kill. Light B26 bombers destroyed 69 Communist supply trucks on North Korean highways Tuesday night, the Air Force said. Harry Routzohn Dies, Was in Labor Department WASHINGTON X — Harry N. Routzohn, who had been the Labor Department's solicitor for only a month, died here Tuesday night. Routzohn, a former Republican congressman from Ohio, suffered a heart attack April 9. 76 Lead "IMRS" Stolen Reported to the police Tuesday by S. R. Griffin, manager of the N. O. Nelson Co., was disappearance of l.!)00 pounds of lead from the company warehouse at ]J9 Indiana Ave. The lead was in 25- pound sectional pins, of which Tti had been stolen. Value was said to be about. $-175. Sgt. Fred Norton Calls Parents from Tokyo,Japan In a telephone call from Tokyo, received here at 1 a.m. today, Sgt. Fred Norton, who has been in service in Korea since last October, told his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Norton, and family members, of -Ti26 State St., of his arrival in Japan on a recreational leave. Sgt. Norton, before entering active service, was circulation manager of the Telegraph, and had been a member of the Alton battery, ING. After arrival overseas he was assigned to an infantry division. He recently was attending a divisional signal school. On rejoining his regiment, he told his parents, he found that during his absence he had been on an earlier list for a leave in Japan, and had to wait for a later opportunity which came three days ago. Norton said that he had hopes of being returned to the United Stales by next October. He is serving in a battalion communications section. 3 Hub Caps Stolon A. L. Lindblad of 620 Forest Ave., informed police Tuesday afternoon of the theft during the night of three hub caps from his automobile which was parked in front of his home. In making its journey around the sun, the earth travels in an ellipse with the sun at one focus and travels faster when it is closest to the sun. The U.S. Bureau of Mines has saved more than 165 million tons of coal by controlling fires in inactive elf posits, at a cost of less than a cent a ton. There are aproximately a million j delinquent children under court ] jurisdiction, each year there is an i increase in juvenile dependency and need for expert care of under-: privileged boys and girls and in most: cases our states and communities seriously lack facilities to meet these responsibilities. i So stated Hugh Green, officer 1 in the Chicago region of the National Probation and Parole Association, ; speaking before the health and safety committee of the GAAC at the Hotel Stratford Monday morn- i ing. ! By 1960 there will be an increase ' of 50 percent of people between ' the ages of 18 to 20 years of age and at the present pace state courts and statutes are inadequate to meet this challenge of increased need for delinquent and neglected children, he said. In Illinois there are only four detention homes outside of Cook County. These are located at Galesburg, East St. Louis, Peoria and Quincy, he stated, and in many cases these homes are inadequate and have assigned to them inmates who belong elsewhere. What is needed, he said, is a county wide committee of citizens to study this problem and check into the actual cases coming before probation officers and know ! what is actually going on in the ; county and then have this committee come up with a program that will meet the present need. The speaker was presented by Mrs. Elner McAfee, county probation officer. Dr. Gordon F. Moore, presided. v On The Farm Front Aphids, Weevils Threatening Red Clover Fields in Area EDWARn.SVIl.LE — Aphids and clover leaf weevils are threatening extensive damage to red clover fields over the county, including farming areas around Alton. Farm Adviser Truman W. May reported today in urging farmers to keep close check on their red clover fields for insect infestations-and to spray promptly if treatment appears advisable. A number of farmers have reported infestations of aphids and clover leaf weevils In red clover the past feu days and more fields probably are being damaged, May explained. "BoKh these insects are favored by rool weather and it is v unusual for both to be present at the same lime in large enough numbers to cause too much damage," the farm adviser said. Normally, Mother Nature keeps the two insects pretty well under control, but because of present weather conditions fanners should l>e on the alert and spray then- red clover fields to prevent damage if infestations are heav >, May warned. With wanner, moist weather, aphids would be rapidl> reduced by lungus disease. lad> beetles and wasp parasites. The clover leaf weevil, a small green work with a white stripe along us back. »l*o is an easy \ictim of fungus disease that spreads itpjdiy u warm weather. If aphids are severe, spraying with pa rath ion at the rate of a fifth of a pound per acre will give excellent control if tempera| lures are over 50 degrees, May | said. However, because of the haz- ; ard involved, use of parthion ii ! recommended only for custom spray operators and others experienced in its application. Where aphids and weevils are both present, benzene hexachlo- ride or lindane emulsion are recommended, at the rate of a third of a pound per acre in enough water to cover. Thi* also controls spittlebugs. which are expected to develop in some fields, May asserted. It only clover leaf weevil is found DDT or methoxychlor at the rate of a pound and a half per ; acre will give good control. ! Sprays should not be used on i pastures unless the livestock is re< moved for three weeks, May warn- j ed. With fields to be used for hay, i there should be a three-week period ! allowed b e t ew e e n treatment and harvest. Red clove for hay will have ample time to be rid ot spray residue if treated this month, the faitn adviser pointed out. . Seeding* of sweet clover also i should be watched for sweet clover weevils attacks and sprayed with DDT if much damage i» apparent, May advised. Walter Widenhoefer Is Elected YM Director Walter Widenhoefer, head of the ! auditing department at Laclede j Steel Co. was recently elected to the board of directors of the Alton YMC/\ to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Harold M. Carter. Widenhoefer has been active in the YMCA program and annual membership "round-up" drives for the past several years. He has been one of the top producers the past two years, serving as a "range boss" in the recently-conducted drive. He has been on the adult program committee of the "Y". His' term extends through 1955. Carter had been elected by the "Y" membership just this year, but found it necessary to resign due to his activity on other community boards. Widenhoefer is married, has two children and resides at 946 Herbert St. you al QUU& wvU* ud •«« ptrl eraftiUMUlup M »U if •ssiiiiT ttAMsiii 4ml 4dd it to \wt 4w>uut ATELY APRIL SHOWER BARGAINS . . . . . 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