Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 20, 1953 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, April 20, 1953
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»;•*• V tftOSfWO AtTON KVENWQ TELEGRAPH MONDAY, APRIL 20,19SJ $52 Stolen in Store Robbery Intruders Fail to F i n rl Miirh Loot Sttmifat Family Of Meximm cm Way to New Jnb I • Police wore called at 8:1" a; m. foday flflrr a safe robbery hart been discovered at Standard Home Furnishers, 500-02 E. Broadway. Subsequent check of records by the store management revealed $44.94 In money had been secured from U cash box !<cpt in the snfc. also about $8 \vorlh of postage stamps. Whether flny merchandiso was missing could not bp immediately determined, but it was possible some small articles had hern taken, police were told. Skylight Kntry Doors of the store were found tightly locked, jusf as they had been left at store closing time Sal- urday, police said, hut invostiga- tion revealed a skylight affording access to and from the roof had been opened. Intruders on leaving the store apparently had disdained to use n ladder which stood nearby on the second floor, but had mounted some shelves below the trapdoor 1 ' opening in the ceiling, immediately under the skylight, or shaft cover, on the roof. . Contents of a large safe were Scattered about in the office where thieves had rummaged in search of cash, the police report shows, but no marks were found to indicate how the safe had been opened, Receipts Banked Store receipts of Saturday had been banked, it was said, this accounting for the comparatively small sum obtained by the burglars in looting the safe. A small safe, also in the office, was ransacked, police noted, but this receptacle used only for fil'e- proof storage of some records, had been left unlocked. It contained some small filing cases that were moved to the second floor by the intruders, who rummaged through them there before their departure. Among police theories is one that an intruder might have slipped into the store to conceal himself during the Saturday business day and later carry out the robbery. Unable to open the locked doors to the store, he might then have been obliged to use the opening t6 the roof as a means of exit. William F. Preidecker Rites Conducted Monday Private funeral rites were conducted at 10:30 a.m. today in Streeper funeral home for William Frederick Preidecker, 79, a resident for half a century in Upper Alton. Burial was in Upper Alton j cemetery. The Rev. LaRue Jen-; sen, pastor of Upper Alton Baptist Church officiated at the rites and Neal Clawson sang two hymns, | accompanied by Alva Heeren. Pall- ! bearers were Russell Ringering. T. ; M. Kohlhepp, Albert. Klumb, Roy Gunther, Larry Mead, and Travis Streeper. Mr. and Mrs. Jose Rangol nnd seven children, a Mfxlcnn family stranded with their station wagon in Alton last weekend, havo been sent on their way to the farm at Morrison, III., where they woro originally bended from Texas, n representative of Ca.fnolle Charities snid today. When the family's funds rnn low nnd they became lost and confused about tholr destination, the Charities organization helped them arrange to stay with another family of Mexican descent Thursday and Friday nights. The Chnrillos office learned tbo name and location of the farm which was Iho goal of the Mexican fninily, In a call to Crystal City, Toy. Then another call vvns put through to Uio Markmnn farm at Morrison nnri the owner snid ho had a job there for the father Of the family and was expecting thorn. So the family was given money for n menl, the tank of their car was filled wilh xas. and they wore sent, on their wny Saturday morn- Ing—after tJioir routo was cnm- fully explained to thorn and diagrammed on a map. Seeks $50,000 In Damage Suit I EDWARDSVILLK -Injuries sus- ! fnined lost Oct. 1 whon he al- I legodly was beaten by a former I Kdwardsville patrolman nnd nn- i other local resident are the basis of a $50.000 damage suit, filed In Circuit. Court by Orten Snnkoy, 77- year-old owner nnd operator of n service station a mile south of hero at -the intersection of Rt. 150 and Glen Carbon rond. Named defendants were Carl ; Crane, a former member of the ! Kdwardsville police force, and Los Strnder. I Sankoy alleged that Iho pair | "without provocation . . . and with i intent, to rob and kill" him, brutal! ly boat him nnd thon "cast and : heaved, his prostrate body Into t,ho , middle of Glen Carbon road near Rt. 159. Sankoy asked a $25,000 judgment against the defendants for his Injuries, plus $25,000 as ex- amplnry damages. Injured In Fall Receiving emergency treatment in St. Joseph's Hospital early Sunday> was William L. -Kolk, 28, of 309 Spring St., whom police learned had suffered some cuts in a fall at his home in which glass in a picture frame was broken. 100 Prisoners Continued From Page I. New Angle on Probe of Vote Phofoftrflphir Copies of Poll Books Marie Owner* Claim *Myglery tfomlf AtEdwardsvllle Oatis Release Move Stalled 'UN POWl REACH PANMUNJOM — Unidentified UN prisoners of war arrive at Parirnunjom as exchange of sick and wounded POWs begins.-—AP Wirephoto. Korea Fighting Slows to Stop Warring Armies Swap Prisoners Pint-sized Tornadoes Strike Southern States Over Weekend Brother Sees Andrew Leigh Film Sam Leigh last week viewed the last motion picture made by his late brother, Andrew. The travel film was shown at Standard Oil Co. refinery at Wood River where Sam is employed. Andrew Leigh, stage, screen and radio actor, completed his work in a leading role of the travel film just before his death in Chicago. POWs Report Continued From Page I. Said, "I was treated very well," adding the Reels gave him aureo- mycin and streptomycin — "the whole works." Pfc.i Almond L. Nolan of Re\ville, N. Y., didn't think the treatment was "too had ... although the first winter was pretty rough." Is'olan was captured in December 1950. Pvt. William U. Brock, 21. of Rome, Ga., said DIP Reds "treated Us good sometimes." lie said Iho Rods "Iticd to give Us lectures in bacteriological warfare hut we wouldn't listen to it. So they quit with some of us. ' "We would sleep through lectures and wouldn't listen. There were some \\lio liMcnod They were moved downtown into the village without guards." reception tent, they boarded helicopters and ambulances for Freedom Village. Each was given a package of cigarettes and a letter from Gen. Mark Clark, U.N. commander, as i they stepped over the line. Some were bearded; some were clean-shaven. All looked older than ! their years. One had a bottle of Chinese beer i in his hip pocket. Another had a i bottle of wine. Chinese I'nlforms All wore new, blue Chinese uniforms, peaked caps and black tennis shoes the Communists gave them at Kaesong, six miles up the road. i In contrast, some Chinese who went back had soiled and torn their now uniforms given them by the U.N. A large number of the Reds refused breakfast in a haughty manner before they started for the Communist side. There was laughter from several of the returning Americans. Others stumbled from the ambulances a bit bewildered, as if they could not believe they were at last out of the hands of the Reds. As quickly as the Allied prisoners could be sent south, they started I moving. Clark met them at Freedom Village and slmok hands with nearly all. He saluted Pfc. Robert C. Stell of Baltimore, Md., a stretcher 1 rase, and inlmxluced himself to the Negro soldier. To Pfe. Donald K. LoGay of l.eo- minister, Mass., a prisoner of ihe Reds lor I'd months. Clark said: "I)o you feel Rood"" I.oGay answered: "Damn right." ('Nark said nothing. The 100 Allied soldiers runic hack in two groups. Most \\aved 1 through windows of the ambulances as they drove up to the Allied receiving tents. By FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL R— Fighting along the 155-mile Korean hattlefrortt sputtered briefly then all but died -out today as the warring armies swapped disabled prisoners at Pan- munjrtm. Aside from a few patrol contacts; the Reds threw only throe light ! probing attacks against Allied forward positions, the Eighth Army said. * ; Murky weather grounded most | U.. N. warplanes today following \ Sunday's mammoth assault against. Communist front-line positions.-The Fiflh Air Force called it the biggest close-support effort in six months. More than 225 jet and propoller- dr,iven fighter-bombers dropped fire and explosives on the Red lines from dawn to dusk, concentrating on the WesteYn Front. There was a brief air alert in the Seoul area Sunday night when three to five Red planes circled the big west coast port of Inchon and Kimpo Airfield. No bombs were dropped. The Navy announced that a shell from a Red shore battery south of Wonsan hit the main deck of the U. S. destroyer Kyes Sunday, causing only superficial damage. | Continued From Page 1. hers Watson B. Miller and David J. Coddaire, Coddairo, in a separate statement concurring with the main opinion, said the result of the board's order "is not to outlaw the Communist party nor is it punitive (or past conduct." Must Register "This proceeding is concerned solely with \\hal amounts to the determination of a status," Coddaire wrote, "the order has, in effect. H forward-looking function aimed at registration or identification, as do many regulatory measures." Coddairo described as "devoid of merit" a claim of the party's lawyers that the McCarran Act carried "a built-in verdict" which left the hoard no discretion other than to find as it did. In addition to opening the way for a long legal battle on the constitutionality of the McCarran Act, enacted by. Congress over former President Truman's veto. tin 1 board's decision presaged the early tiling of registration petitions against a number of alleged Communist fronts. Rrown recently told a House ap- prorialions subcommittee that Atty lien. Brownell had advised him he is ready to proceed against 1!5 alleged Red fronts. It's time to roll up your sleeve - • • 9 For Our Armed Forces • To Combat Polio • To Help Save LIVES In Our Local Hospitals BLOODMOBILE ^"ROUNDHOUSED WOOD RIVER WED PHONE 3-7704 Fir ATLANTA SP Pinl-sizcd tornadoes and a strange, hurricane- like wind battered throe Southern states over the week end. killing 10 persons and injuring more than 400., Property damage climbed Into the millions of dollars. Countless homes were wrecked. Hundreds were left jobless when the winds devasled an Alabama cotton mill. Threp grammar schools in Columbus, (la., were so heavily damaged that 2.000 children were being reassigned to other classrooms on a double-session basis. \ With surveys still in progress, 625 homos in Arkansas. Alabama and Georgia were reported demolished. Approximately 3,500 others were damaged, at least half of them extonsivoTy. Gov. Gordon Persons of Alabama estimated the economic loss in his state at between four and five million dollars. Damage in Arkansas was fixed at about 1< 3 million. Georgia damage, confined principally to the Columbus area, was estimated at several millions. To a large part of the nation today it was spring in name only. Freezing temperatures were common in parts of the Midwest-21 at North Platte, Neb., 22 at Bismarck, ;N.' D., 30 at Bradford, 111. j Except in some parts of the i South, where Miami's 90 set a new j high for April 19, temperatures east of the Rocky Mountains were | below seasonal average, and in j Northern Illinois, around the Great j Lakes, in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New England there were snow flurries or light rain. 1 West of the Rockies, it was warmer than normal for this season but continuing light rains in Central and Southern California cooled off these areas. Investigation of alleged illegal voting In the April 1 Alton city- township elettlon continued from another angle Saturday and today. A commercial photographer, said to have been hired hy an individual. Saturday and today at the City Hall made photographic copies of 79 pages of the poll books of seven precincts, as well as of tally sheets showing the total votes. • i It was assumed the photos were made so Iho checkup on voters correct addresses can be done at leisure and, also, so the photos can be introduced as evidence In the event some attempt Is marie to prosecute individuals where there is evidence of illegal voting. The women of the VFW local auxiliary have virtually "rested their case" in their investigation Of the poll hooks, according 1 to a spokesman for the group. Their main objective has been to obtain future assurance of fair elections through Ihe passage hy the city j council of a permanent registra- j lion law, the spokesman declared ! and such an ordinance seems as- i sured to them. The charges of illegal voting In- 1 elude incidents of multiple voting by one person and some voters list- i Ing wrong addresses. No legal action against any individual has !been taken. Pair Held on Assault Charge'Out on Bond KDWARDSVILLE—James Henry Walker, 26, of Alton, and Charles Clifford Hammon, 19, Cottage Hills, were released from the county jail Friday afternoon on $1500 bond each after waiving preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace M. G. Schauerte on a charge, of .assault with intent to rape a 13- year-old Cottage Hills girl Wednesday night. The warrant naming the pair was issued by Justice Schauerte upon a complaint signed Thursday afternoon by State's Attorney Fred P. Sehuman, after questioning the two defendants. Russell Miller Plant Workers on Vacation Employes of Russell Miller Milling Co,—with the exception of the office force—today began a plant- wide week's vacation. The firm employes some 250 persons. James Mulroy. manager and ; vice-president, said the employes are to be back on the job again i next Monday. He said the plant- j wide vacation is not an annual practice hut.-"it -depends on cir: cumstances" and has been done before. Parked Car Hit At one time, the strong, springy hooks of the tea/.lc plant wore used to raise the nap on cloth in weavers' shops. They have been replaced by brass bristles. Board Orders ! On responding to a call by Hom- ; er Berkley of 209 W. Elm St., who had heard a crash in the street i near his home at 2 a.m. Sunday, j police found that a coach driven | by Thomas Dean, 27, had, .collided ! with a parked sedan. The parked car was owned by James F. Murphy of 208 W. Elm St. l GOtJFRRY—Gene schippwt and Charles Cotter were irr a Jubilant moot! today and they had a reason to Uc. The bright red bomb easing that mysteriously disappeared from the Sehippert'a front yard last fall was back In tbelr possession. Tbe men made atfrip to the county seat Sunday and claimed the "bomb" at the sheriff's office. The easing set up In Schtppert's yard as an ornament last fall disappeared one night and was found on Highway 67 later by night riding deputies who, carefully loaded it into their car and took it to Edwardsville where they reported they had found a "live bomb". Later it developed that pranksters had rolled thfl casing down the embankment In front of Schlp- pprt's home on to the highway where it was found. Schippert said today that he and Cotter intended to secure the ornament to a concrete base In the front lawn so pranksters would be unable to move it and create another mystery. "And when we get the job completed", Schippert addpd, "We are going to have a dedication ceremony". The bomb casing was given to Cotter by a World War H pilot. Jerseyville Youth Finer! After Crash At 4:50 a.m. today police were called to State and Grand Sts., where they found a parked coach of William Looper of 1258 State St. had been struck by another machine, the driver of which had departed. Charles A, Hazelwonder, 18, of Jerseyville, whom police found at the scene, said the absent driver was Richard Eugene Munsterman ! of Jerseyville with whom he had ' been riding en route back to Jerseyville from "Forkeyville-" Both automobiles were so damaged, Haper towing service was called to remove them, and the Munsterman car was ordered held. Hazelwonder was charged with intoxication, and was fined $10 and costs on a plea of guilty today in police court. Car Ransacked Oliver Taylor of 1407 Cyrus St. informed police early Sunday forenoon that someone had ransacked his car while it was parked on a lot near Pearl and Bozza Sts., during the night, taking his raincoat and some ( cigarets. AP ReportsftotHseernible Progress NEW YORK /P-The Botfd el Directors of The Associated Press said today there has been no "substantial, discernible pregreir toward obtaining the release of William N. Oatis from a Czecho- slovaklan jail. Oatls, chief of the Af bureau in Prague, was jailed two "years ago on charges of espionage. He is under a 10-year sentence. The board noted also, In Its report for the annual membership meeting of The Associated Press, world-wide news-gathering co-operative, that another AP employe, photographer Frank Noel, is Kill a prisoner of war in Korea. "Freedom-loving people everywhere continue to denounce the detention of Oatis and demand his release," the board said. "The Czech government thus far has turned a deaf ear to pleas based on humanltarianism and has been equally unresponsive to the economic and political pressures imposed as a result of the treatment of Oatis. It is the board's fervent hope that before the members assemble again, Oatis' freedom will have been restored." The board said available information indicated that both Oatis and Noel are in "reasonably good health and receiving humane treatment. Prolonged incarceration, however, must be as galling to them as our failure to effect their release is frustrating to us." "Every possible effort is being exerted in their behalf," the bqard said. The board presented Its report for a business meeting of members prior to the annual luncheon, at which Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey was to speak. Rector Reynolds Rites Held by WoodRiverLodge Wood River Masonic lodge conducted services in Gent funeral home Sunday at 2 p. m. for Rector Reynolds, retired Standard Oil Co. employe. The lodge also conducted rites* in Scenic Hill cemetery. Graf ton. Pallbearers were Otto Ratz, Ambert Mebery, Ray Wagman, Walter Pierson, ChrU Schmidt and Elmer Boschert. NHN& typt rel-rimys nlm stnliM. 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