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V ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, APRTL t* lift ^ration's Sales Tax Plan K c P p Levies ott Services By ftOQHR LAN15 , til. .? ... A hlR segment of Illinois business is Iftted up against Oov, William r,. iStratton's bill to keep service occupations under the state sales tnx. The measure was assailed by r ' spokesmen for more than a score of business groups at an Illinois House hearing Wednesday. ; It was called a "rtevv" tax. ft I "death blow" nt the printing In- i'dustry, and unfair and discriminatory against enterprises near the • state'i border which have stiff { competition from outside rivals. \ The House defered action on the fb'ill which would revamp and i freeze Into la\v some rules adopted »hy the State Revenue Department I last Dec-ember pursuant to a State ' Supreme Court decision. ' Kxtenrt I,evy ; The rules extended the sales levy .'to building, printing, pharmacy, ' tailoring and many other service ; occupations previously exempt. ,: About 10 million dollars ft year in > new state revenOe Is involved. ' Stratton contends his bill does ', not represent a new or additional tax, a position challenged Wednesday by William L. Avery. ftn at- :tprney representing the Chicago ; Association of Commerce. ' ' "There hasn't been any tax be:fore on doctors, tailors, printers and a lot of other service occupations," Avery declared. : Henry L, Coco, speaking for the Chicago Allied Printing Trades 'Council, told the House the bill if : enacted "will deal a death blow • to an industry that already is fight- •ing for its existence." : The administration bill would in effect add two per cent to selling prices of Illinois firms, a boost they can't stand, Coco said. . ' Other Agreements ; Similar arguments were advanced in behalf of tool and die • makers In '^Rockford by Clifford .•Wood, an official of a machine (tool company there. ; Other objections came from : spokesmen for the Illinois State . Ch'amber of Commerce, the Illinois •State Federation of Labor and .'groups of druggists, plumbing end •sheet metal contractors, general } contractors, home builders, and t paper merchants. ; The bill was defended by Richard 'J. Lyons, Stratton's revenue di- 'rector, who denied that it meant ;a new tax. f Lyons said it proposed granting .-service businesses "s,uch relief as justifiably can be 'claimed, by •shifting the Incidence of the tax from the supplier level to the serv- j iceman who completes the retail transaction. 25 Members of !House to Ask •Tax Bill Action Dinner Receipts To Be CAmn to Cancer Society Folks cnn rat their \vny to bet- tcr health for the country next Wednesday night. The: American Cancer Society will receive the, gross receipts from nil dinners server! nt the SkngRR Steak House. F.dwardsvillc Rd., Wood River, between 5 and 8:30 p. m. thnt day. Announcement, of the benefit wns mnrte 1odny through Madison County Chapter of the American (dancer Society. Tickets for the turkey dinners (a uniform menu was decided upon because of the large number* expected) f.ttn be obtained through locnl chairmen of the Cancer Society's April fund campaign, or cnn be bought nt the steak house Wednesday night. C. B. Neudeckrr Is Alton c«n> pnign chairman; Dr. James A. Wiseman, Wood River's. The Cancer Society announcement said employes of the steak house were donating their services for the evening. ' 3 Hurt As Car Crashes Into Tree Woman Fined in Traffic Death Wind* Sweep St. Louh 86.Mile Probation, Aftrr Guilty Pica FT>WARDSVTU,E - Mrs. Marie A. Sly, 3fi, was fined $250 and costs nncl granted probation for year upon her plea of guilty in Circuit Court Inte Wednesday after ,t» -belted the St. t/nils area flay with one gunt recorded at 86 miles an hour. No atrious Injuries were reported but property fin mage included a one i collapsed building wall, a roof torn off one conl storage shed, a chimney blown off one home, one brick noon to a reckless nomlelde charge growing out of M truffle fatality at Alton nearly 1hree years flRo, Mrs. Sly, now employed as cash-1 were blown up wall rollanaedi uprooted trees and broken plate glass windows. Hoods of several automobiles Three persons met In.lury and were removed to St. Joseph's Hospital after a conch collided with a tree In front of the home of Mrs. Kmma Wilkinson. 1712 Stale St., at 9 p. m. Wednesdny, Admitted for treatment were two passengers In the vehicle, Mrs. Charlotte Ann Miller, 21, of 271B Residence St. who Incurred abrasions about her knees, and Mrs. Letha Mae Kilchln, 19, of Hardln who suffered a fracture of her nose and a shock condition. The driver of the automobile, Darrell M. Smith, 28, of Jersey- vllle, listed as custodian of American Legion park, escaped with a small laceration on top of his head. He was dismissed from the hospital after emergency attention. Police pressed charges of careless driving and intoxication against him. On pleading guilty before Magistrate Schreiber today, Smith was fined a total of $50 and costs. Joseph Fischer Has Barber Shop Reopened Joseph L. Fischer has reopened his barber shop at 802 E. Sixth St. He suffered a broken leg, just bef6re New Year's, and was incapacitated and forced to close his shop. Fischer, who resides at 160 Liberty St., has recovered and reopened his shop. lor of fln office supply compftny at Toledo, 0,, mad* application for probation after entering 'her guilty pica before Circuit Judge William «. Juergens. The reckless homicide Indictment Hgfilnst her. returned by the grand Jury Jan. 12, 1951, charged that hef automobile casued the death of Clyde R. Stinnett at Alton on July 16, I9M). When arraigned previously on the charge, Mrs. Sly had pleaded Innocent. As a condition of the bench probation granted by Judge Juergens Mrs. Sly will he restricted from operating nn automobile In Illinois during the one-year probationary period. In agreeing to probation for Mrs. Sly, Assistant Stage's Attorney Austin Lewis pointed out that, In view of her employment In Ohio, there would be no objection to her icrv- Ing the probationary period outside the state, Investigation by the slate's attorney's office showed, he said, thftt Mrs. Sly hart "dozed at the wheel" at the time of the fatal accident, i Two other reckless homicide cases ftre scheduled for jury trial next week In Circuit Court. shields, forcing over the wind- drivers to turn their cars around before the hoods could be lowered. Weatherman Harry F. Wnhlgren described the storm *ns "one of the heaviest here In recent yeirt," Anto Licenses ToBe Speeded Oaborn P Plans Fast for Motnristi State Police Collect 925,000. In License feet at Blockade Crime Squad Head Tests Are Listed Blustering Wind Continued From Pftgfi 1. WASHINGTON ;P Twenty-five .House members have joined in an attempt to force a vote on a bill to reduce income tax rates 10 per .cent on July 1—six months ahead :of the date now scheduled. i If they can get 19'! colleagues ;to join them, they will succeed. • They are members who, up to [today, had signed a petition to by- 'pass the House Rules Committee : and bring the tax cut bill to the House floor dispile opposition of :thc GOP House leadership. The rules group has bottled up the bill Since mid-February. To be effective, such a petition Acquired 218 signatures,, a majority Jof the full House membership. Some Republican members claim ;t.hcir leaders are exerting pressure tq prevent GOP members from : $igninp. However, 22 of *the first 25 signers are Republicans. House members who have said .they signed, or were reported by colleagues to have signed include: Republicans -Chauncpy M. Rccd of Illinois, Mason of Illinois, Clare Hoffman of Michigan, August II. Andresen of Minnesota, Burdlck of North Dakota, William r. Cole of ^Missouri, Gross of Iowa, McVey of Illinois, Withrow of Wisconsin. Cunningham of Iowa, Kerslen of Wisconsin. Jonas of Illinois, Richard W. Hoffman of Illinois, Shafor of Michigan and Wint Smith of Kan- jpas. I Democrats--Waller of Pennsylvania, Thomas J. O'Brien If Illinois and Madden of Indiana. Beltline Continued From I'ag* 1. East Alton, near tht 1 Iralln; islands. The committee adjourned after .the tour, but will meet again lo prepaje a recommendation. • Preceding the GAAC committee tour, Mayor-elect Struif had his second meeting in two weeks with (iowntown business men. The meeting yesterday was with (lie Downtown Business Men's Association board of directors. There he assured them he plan- pad U) organize his administration feiiidly under its department heads *? that he could devote much of hil time to securing a number of improvements for the city. top three he named as the wn heUline, alleviation of thf parking jam, and completion |ll tte WcAdaow Highway. MV*vef, be pointed out that the must consider t>enou$,y WftS* Valky sewer problem. ia the Uglu ol the raited iV proposal to build running north of the ed like flying saucers into the turbulent sky. Some reports of slight freezing came from the Fieldon and Hardin areas, but it was not believed Ihe cold caused damage to fruit. The slight rain and snow flurries that came with the wind were totaled at .01 of an inch at Alton dam. The largest tree felled by the wind blocked Prospect St. in the 400-hlock during the latter part of the afternoon. Street Supervisor Jack Johnson said its trunk was at least two feet in diameter, and that it had been uprooted—not broken off. After notification by a near resident, he dispatched a streets department crew to the scene and opened a passageway for vehicles. But there were so many other calls about blocked streets' that complete removal of the trunk and branches had to wait until forenoon today. , Because of the size of the trunk, Johnson said, Fred llaper would lie asked to send his largest "wrecker" and load the city trucks after sawing operations were completed. Another giant tree, said Johnson, blew down completely blocking Main St. at Salu St. shortly after 5 p. m. and crews opened a passageway for traffic and pedestrians After 8 p. m. the streets department had another call to Main St. A big limb fell near Bostwick St. to block a sidewalk. Another tree llmh was picked up by a streets crew after it fell at Seventh and Ridge Sts. Also coming to attention of Supervisor Johnson was damage lo the roof of the home of George Crivello on Bluff St. A falling limb dropped directly on the roof. Between 3 and 4 p. in. police received a report from George Barker of Godfrey that a tree limb was blown down at Sixth and Langdon Sts. The call was referred to the streets department. City Klectrical Inspector Alexander said today that wind damage cost the city at least $40. The big glass globes were blown from three Whiteway standards, and It appeared from hurried initial examination that the metal fixtures that hold the globes also were ruined. The glass luminaires cost about "2 each, said Alexander. A freak of the late afternoon gale was to dislodge a mail box at Broadway and Market Sts. Manager Carter of the Kresge store witnessed the incident, police said. and reported it to the police dealt. Thence the Information was red- layed to the postofflce. One of the police cars met minor damage due to the wind at 11:30 a. m. Just as Patrolmen William H. Petersen and Ray Qooley reached the corner of State and Prospect Sts., a rollaway school , stopgign vv at. blow n against the side of the department coacfc. Washington P,TA In Closing Meet Group Elects Officers for Coming Year The year's last meeting of •Washington school PTA'was held Tuesday night and K. F. Schiermeier was elected president for the new year. Kenneth Schulenberg was named vice-president, and M r s. Dudley Ciiberson secretary. Otto Koikmeyer was re-named to the post, of treasurer. Robert K. Graul, retiring president, thanked the group for help in the past, and introduced the new president. Committee reports were heard, and announcements were made about the social and the beginning of school next year. The annual ice cream social will be under (he direction of Mrs. Russell Cirisham, and she announced committees and helpers for booths and dining room. Mrs. Raymond Ready told of plans for the summer round-up of pre-school children, and Mirs. Julius Schaeffer, principal, told her schedule for registering students next fall 1 . Following the business session, children of grades five and six who make up a chorus, sang three numbers, under the baton of Miss "Enola Shearer. Instrumentalists were next on the program, with hoard of education supervisors instructing. A rhythm band from the second grade then played several numbers, with Mrs. Lathrom leading from behind the record player. Vickie Shctf beat out the Ume for them. Miss Vogel's pupils in the fifth grade offered a play. "A Day in Birthday Land", using, as the young announcer put it, every character in the fifth grade, It was of cours^, a fine job, appreciated by every parent of a fifth grade pupil. Comminsion Set* Date for Event April 27 The Alton Civil Service Commission ha* set April 21 nt 7:150 p.m., for n competitive examination ftt the City Hnll for Appointment of n police licutennnt to head n crime and vice commission recently an- Ihori/rd by the City Council through adoption of a resolution sponsored by Alflermnn Pnrker. The examination, Recording to ft formal notice from the commission which hns been posted on the police ' department bulletin board. City official* have net plan* for speeding the 1 collection of city automobile licenses thin year, and will seefc to have the bulk of the tusk largely completed before the tax paying rush opens at the office of City Treasurer Osbojne. To mike the isiiuanee of license* as convenient and expeditious as possible for vehicle owners, Treasurer Onborne has opened a special office on ..the main floor of the city hall where the $5 windshield stickers will be disbursed. He received an additional supply of the necessary receipt books today and announced that he in ready to handle a license rush of any proportions without delay to purchasers. Police Chief Galloway whose department enforces the license ordinance said mat he had conferred with the treasurer on plans to press nn "educational campagln" as early as needed to remind the mojor- ists that the licenses are due and payable, and must be. obtained without delay. THfcre hns been a fair demand for licenses thus far this week and it is expected to pick up Friday and Saturday forenoon— always favorite days with license-buying motorists. , Galloway said the police will start tagging cars with reminder tickets as soon as demands shows any signs of slackening. The tickets will enforce purchase KANKAKE£, 111. #-Slate police set up a sevtmhtnir highway blockade etriy today and collected more thin 138,000 In truck and passenger ear Itaenro fee* at an all* night court iwnlon, Twenty-wit itate policemen and 3T invettlfatort from the nerretary of itite'a office itopped all vehicles crowing the Washington Avenue bridge over the Kankakee River from" midnight to 7 a. m, It wan the Beginning of a state-wide enforcement drive, trrtveri of vehicle* without IBM state licence plates were taken before Police Magistrate Herman Snow. The motorlitu were fined and allowed to pay delinquent license fees In court) Twenty-seven truckers were brought to court and paid truck fees ranging from $640 to $894, depending on the size and weight of their trucks. They also were fined $2B and S4 rosin each. Sixteen oth- is licensed in Mlwour! and h* con- he did not need minds platen on hit haul from CMosgo to Mt, Vtrnen. Hit case Is ptmdlng, Robert Chinski, of KanHakee, was the flint Btaimger oar driver stopped. Me paid the fine and H- cenie fee, City o! Alton Geti First Bill on Levee -The City of Alton has received it» tint assessment bill from Wood River Drainage * Levee District, and ihe amount of the statement \n hands of City Gerk Price is $100, Alton Is liable for assessment heeauae the East find commons, and various sections of streets and alleys uouth of Front St., between the foot of Langdon and .Plum, are )f%tecfed by the flood protection evee, which walls out high stages of the Mississippi. The bill Just received Is understood to be the elty'i share for the first year of operation and maintenance. er truck canes were pending. In addition to paying license fees, errant passenger car owners paid fines of $10 and $4 coiits. »» ,-, <, w , The bridge carries four state j JWrs - < 'OttlPlia Wert.4 highways across the river. They are Routes 45, 49, 52, and 54. State police stationed men within a radius of 50 miles of the blockade to make sure that drivers were not attempting to skirt the blockade, Calvin Gordon, chief investigator for the secretary of state's office, was in charge of the roadblock. The first trucker stopped by police was Robert Steffen. 30, of Mt. Vernon, R driver for the Viking Freight Co., St. Louis. His truck tailing no penalty. sets forth thnt «ll police sergeants j without delay, but at the outset Dog licenses are being issued at eligible for the exnmlnnllon must wi " bp m(> re courtesy notices en- the police desk in other years. nppenr before the commission at Ihe appointed time. The notice was transmitted for the commission by its secretary, Charles W. Feldwisch. Mnyor Linkogle sftld that, as hns been his custom in matters directed to the commission, he sent a letter of notiflcation-to that board last Friday setting forth the text of the Council resolution and requesting specifically that the conv mission take action before the Council's fina'l business session of Ihe city administrative year, April 2'2. Secretary FHdwisch said that after receipt of the published minutes of the council, containing the vice commission resolution, the board went ahead to call the examination without awaiting further official notice. Procedure by commission rules, he explained, is for the commls- s|on to announce the results and make appointments after intra-departmental examinations for advancements or Initial assignment to new grades. Thus the result of the examination should be declared before the next uldermanlc session. The resolution adopted by the council to set up the crime and vice unit was enacted March 25 M follows: Be it resolved that a Crime and Vice Commission be established within the Police Department of the City of Alton, Illinois. Be it further resolved that the City Civil Service Commission is granted permission and is instructed to call as soon as possible an examination for a lieutenant rating for said Crime and Vice Commission, such examination to be given to the present police lieutenants and sergeants. Rites Held Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs. Cornelia Werts, 89, of Fosterburg Rd., who died Sunday, were conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Fosterburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hoyer. Burial was in Fosterburg cemetery. A granddaughter, Mrs. John Browning, was pianist, and accompanist for her husband, who sang two hymns. Grandsons, Bernard, Orville and Robert Werts, p:arl and George) Blolna and Leland Bollhorst were pallbearers. Granddaughters were flower girls. Sabres Down 2RedMIGs Fighter Slish Front Lines By FUMllBSf HOWARDS SKOUL ^>-U. 8, Safer* jett met down two fted MtG« and damaged three today while flahtef-bombeni alaihed at Ctmtnnntm twntllne positions and blasted communication! in North KWBS, But Allied pilot* watched helplessly as hundreds o! Communist supply truck* rolled toward the front down §n attack-free corridor, For the second day Allied reconnaissance pltets reported trucks moving almost bumper to bumper on North Korean roads down which the Reds are sending sink and wounded U. N. soldiers for exchange at Panmunjom, • On the ground front Chines* Communists struck twice in Central Korea but both attacks were thrown baeta south Koreans defending battered Texas Hill smashed an attack by 80 to 120 Reds while American Infantrymen battled nt hand-grenade range for an hour before stopping a smnller Chlnw force on Jsckson Heights, the Eighth Army said. A California Snbre jet pilot shftt down his ninth M1C» in a buttle 40,000. feet over the Suiho Reservoir near the ManchiirlBn border. He was cjapt. Joseph McConnell of Apple Valley, Calif. Four U. S. president* graduated from Harvard, three ft\om Virginia's William and Mary, whll» ten did not graduate or university. from any \foman Is Fined $50 Truck License Fee Suit Under Advisement CHICAGO /P—A suit to prevent Ihe state from collecting new truck license' feei was taken under advisement Wednesday, the day ihe -^ T\ • 1 1 /~il VIO^IHS-IIL *% trvjiicoua.v, um Wfi.v ilic Un Disorderly Charge j increased fees were due for pay- A fine of $50 and costs on a disorderly conduct complaint was Imposed In police court Wednesday on a woman, 52, recently come here from St. Louis, after she was picked up hy police who were assigned to Investigate a series of shopliftings In West Third St. variety stores. Leading to police action was a complaint over the shoplifting of a Jl.1'5 tube of lipstick. Goods recovered by the police, however, were claimed by managers of three different stores. The woman entered a plea of guilty to a complaint filed by one of the store representatives, and was ordered held for payment of the fine. Fred Zimmerman Sr, h Reported Improved The condition of Fred Zimmerman Sr., retired traffic manager of Olin Industries Inc., serious for several day*, was believed to be "a little better today," relatives reported. Zimmerman, who is ill of pneumonia, is a patient in St. Anthony's Infirmary. Mobs Rioting Continued from Pago i. hang them to a tree," he shouted. Declaring that the persons guilty ol planting the bombs would not escape, the President said: "If to finish the evil ones inside and outside the country, if to finish the dishonest and bad actors it is necessary for me to earn from his| tory the title of tyrant, I will do it with all pleasure." The government said that most ol the injured suffered only minor cuts and bruises. fbe official announcement said that Jacyua wa» arrested as he raced from a subway in which ope bomb exploded. ment. Judge Rudolph F. Desert of Superior Court took the suit under advisement, It was filed by trucking interests operating in Illinois and asks the court to hold up collection of the fees until the judge can determine if they are constitutional, i Filing the suit were the Illinois Agricultural Truckers Association; Charles F. Mansfield, a Springfield trucker, and Hillard Waller of Wichita, Kan., who does interstate trucking. They contend that the Illinois Supreme Court, though it has ruled in favor of the higher fees, has never settled the constitutional question as it applies to interstate shippers. They also charge that the fees discriminate against the interstate trucker who must pay the same fee as Illinois truckers even though he may seldom travel in Illinois. , Earlier this 'month, truckers i groups protested against the fee | increase by setting up pickets On i two downstate highways, by keep. ing their trucks off the highways and with a demonstration at the Capitol Building in Springfield. Oliu Sales 30 Pet, Over 1952 Period EAST ALTON, 111. - Tentative first quarter figures indicate that > Olin Industries, Inc., will show a j 30 per cent increase in sales over | the same period in 1959, and an increase of approximately 15 per cent in net earnings, J. M. Olin, president, told stockholders at the annual meeting today. The improved aalw and earnings resulted from stronger demand for the company's products, Mr. Olio said. Th* compaay's final first quarter fiium, without audit, will be ready iionday, April 30. and thereafter the company will report Us quarterly. 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