Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 22, 1953 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 22, 1953
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*AOB TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, ittl Committee OKs Parimutuel Bill La wmakcrsFcarGambli tig At County Fairs SPRINGFIELD, 111. .1>-Countermeasures to legislation w h i c h some , lawmakers contend might lead to parimutuel betting at county fairs today moved to the Illinois House floor with committee approval. The two bills, being pressed by representatives from Rork Island, survived strong opposition in winning endorsement Tuesday by the Agriculture Committee 13 to 9, with 'two members voting present. They would require voter approval before any harness or thoroughbred racing program with parimutuel betting could be inaugurated in most downstate counties. The sponsors agreed to make the bills apply to counties under 140,000. rather than under 150,000, population. Rep. Richard Stengel (D-Rock Island) said the introduction of racing tended to bring with It an influx of "undesirable" persons, and that communities ought to have the right of rejection by ballot. Offers Amendment An amendment to make the bills apply to Chicago and Cook County wa* offered by Rep. Clyde Choate (D-Annk)» who said "if a referendum Is fair for the people in counties under 150,000, it's fair for the people of the entire state." Stengel spoke against it, and the amendment was beaten. The two bills were submitted after the House on March 25 passed and referred to the Senate legislation to cut the daily state fee for .prospective downstate race program operators from $500 to $50, and to allow racing meets at any time of the year agreeable to licensing authorities. Authored by Lewis Passage of the legislation, authored by Rep. John W. Lewis (RrMarshall), stirred protests from clergymen and others, particularly In the Rock Jsland area. v Stengel said the "best way to kilj thoroughbred racing in Illinois is to permit it in everybody's back yard." Rep. Paul Powell of Vienna. Democratic minority leader, said the General Assembly set up racing in the state 26 years ago and that it wasn't in everybody's back yard yet. Powell .said state regulatory agencies gave sufficient protection against its unwelcome and unwarranted spread, and dwelt on the benefits that flow from state tax revenues which stem from racing. Rep. John K. Orris (D-Chadwick) voted against approval of the socalled Rock Island bills, saying he preferred the "status quo" and that the measures mig4it prompt expenditure of "ridiculous" sums for referendum*. Postmaster Seeking West End Office Space Postmaster Harold Klinke said today that he is still seeking a suitable place for a contract postal station for the west end business district in Alton. A classified station such as was giyen to Upper Alton is not being considered at Washington and a contract station such as the one in the Young store is what is in mind because it would be much cheaper than a classified station. More space is desired than is available in the Young store, also a place where there could be more hours in the day for the office to be open to the public than is the case now in the Young store station. The postmaster said that it is desired to have the office open to the public 40 hours a week. The Witlels property on State St. has hoen considered, a co-tenant of the postal station to be the Wittels loan shop. Other things being satisfactory, the room is not enough to satisfy postal requirements, especially during holiday business times of the year. The west end contract station does a great volume during the year and space available is hard to gpt. There are some adequate places that can be had in the west end but Klinke says the rental is more than the Postoffice Department is willing, at this time, to agree to pay. Competition (Continued f'rum t'age 1.) Service Commission to call an examination lor a lieutenant rating for the commission. The commission then called the examination, citing that utuier its rules all police sergeants were eligible lo take the test. Reports current have indicated there was a feeling of reluctance among police sergeants to seek the post of heading the commission. Duties, authority and powers of the commission are unspecified in the council action creating it. Ilttnoh Cities Vote, Three Okay Straube Loses Sergeant Tells Boxing, Wrestling Program* Hit AaftotlfttM Pfmw Matt Btldhauer Jr., and Joseph Delmanowski, a former mayor. Citizens approved a water treat* Three Illinois cities approved boxing and wrestling by overwhelming votes Tuesday. i ment plant in an advisory vote. The issue carried In city elec*| 4.333 to 1,790. tlons at Monmoulh, Belvidere and: PERU—Mayor Prank Konetshny Taylorville. Three other rilie-s | was re-elected over Robert H. Pott, hoff. Chris Zenzen and Calvin AtEdwardsville Moorman Elected Mayor By 406 Vote Margin CuntlHUCQ Pafe KDWARDSVILLE Alderman He did not recall what started It, but said the prisoners occasional* ly "decided W refuse to work, eat or fall out for roll call." That night, he said, the prisoners attended 0 motion picture.. George L. Moorman Jr., scored a, When the captives started to file 406-vote upset vtetory over four-jo^ ,. tne flrat tnTW or f^r were Havana and Carlinville - rejected I Bresler. Peru also approved a, „„,.„,„„.. m ,,., lrlB ,,t daylight saving time. The Issue! WOO.OOO road improvement bond tdwardavllle s municipal was beaten by the following votes: Issue. Molinp, 3,335 to 2,740; Carlinville, I LOVES PARK -Victor H. Jen- 1.212 to 1,130; and Havana, 907 to 82ft. Monmouth. largest city In Illinois to vote on local option this year, remained wet by a margin of 2,266 . city clerk, was elected mayor i of the state's youngest municipality, near Rockford. He defeated Frank S. Lnrson, 1.302 to 912. MATTOON -H. B. Kwing was won by only 119 votes. fo 1,2*6. Four ypar» ago, the wets elpptpd mfl y° r and vote " named four city commissioners from a _ . . , field of eight and re-elected a po- By titles, elertmns were as fol- |jf . e maKistrate Ewlngf a RflrBRe owner, defeated Dwight Hawkins, township supervisor, 4,039 to 2.996. Mayor G. W. Smith lost out in the CflndjdfltM f0f , Tuesday. Moorman, who headed the "Par- lows: ROCK ISLAND-The Citizens Committee for Good Government, which supported the newly Jnnugu- pj." m ' a ' r ^* rated city manager form of government, elected its candidate for mayor and three of its choices for aldermen in a field of four. Carl F. Bauer, a former school board ticipation" party ticket, was credited in unofficials returns with 1,872 votes in the three-sided mayoral incp. Mayor Straube polled 1,466 votes and the third candidate, Alderman Louis H. Hartung, a re- Hrrd postal employe. 754. Moorman carried four of the city's flvp wards. Moorman, elected fifth ward alderman four years ago in his first hid for public office, is employed as a cost estimator at Shell Oil bayoneted" by Chinese guards, Le- Gay said, "they didn't kill them— just put them In the hospital." After such disturbances, LeGay said, the Chinese usually "picked out an instigator." He said these men and others who "were against them (the Communists) all the way" were sent to a labor camp. "We didn't see them again," he said. Draft Exams' Sites Listed Shurtlcff, Blackborti tftd , Belleville tncltittetf CHICAGO JP~Some 3,438 fctU will tftks draft examinations in 42 Illinois colleges Thursday according to an tf^ nouncement Tuesday by Cot. Pittf G. Armstrong, state director ef selective service. The colleges outside the Chicago area are: Blackburn College, Carlinville Shurtleff College, Alton Aurora College, Aurora Belleville Township Junior Col* lege, Belleville _, , . , ,, Illinois Wesleyan University, LeGay was asked if he knew of Bloomington any sick or wounded prisoners left behind when he came south to be released. "We had two in our company Co. refinery at Wood River. The: who were real badi - he rep iied. He Charleston Southern Illinois University, Car* bondale Carthage College, Carthage Eastern Illinois State Collegi, commissioner were Roy Adrian, a 7"' '-"".•' " l """" " •-" ;."r j wno were reai oaa, ne repuea. ne real estate man- Leo Srofield . 4 °- veBr ' old mayor-elect lives witn! sald that when tne xvord was giv en reai estate man, L*O aconeia, a u . ...... __j 4U»— ..u:u-«« „, -im? . ... THREE-ALARM EARLY MORNING FIRE— A three-alarm fire. fought by 21 fire companies, routed an es-timafed 100 guests from a five-story downtown hotel at Kamas City early Wednesday morning. There were no deaths or injuries. The fire started in a women's public rest room on the fourth floor, and was confined to the fourth and fifth floors.—AP Wirephoto. Haivaiiam Notv Want to Change Our Calendar By ED ORKA011 WASHINGTON W -Those Hawal- ians, who want to* become citizens of our 49th state, will bear watching. Even before they're admitted to the Union they want to change our calendar all around. This far-rnaching proposal Is made in a bill introduced by the Pacific territory's nonvoting delegate in Congress, Joseph R, Farrington. If his bill were adopted, starting in 1956 the whole country would operate on a "perpetual" calendar which would do away with all Friday the 131 hs. This calendar was invented by a Honolulu man, Willard E. Edwards, who says his system has been endorsed by scientists, business leaders and other prominent persons as "the begt timttable they have ever seen for running the world." For more than 30 years Edwards, now a Pearl Harbor electrical engineer, has been crusading for adoption of calendar. his "perpetual" Edwards would divide the year into four quarters of 91 days each. That adds up to 364 days. The missing day would be sandwiched in between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Every four years the additional leap year day would be fitted in between June 31 and July 1. Now, then: Each quarter of Edwards' year would start at the beginning of a week and end on the last day of a week. Each month would have 26 work days plus Sabbaths. Besides eliminating Friday the 13th, a day some people consider unlucky, what are the advantages? Final Regular Council Meet Alton city council will hold its last stated meeting for March tonight but aldermen still will have one more session, a special meet- Ing on April 28, before the city's administrative year is brought to a close. At the meeting tonight, virtually all pending business will be disposed of and the decks cleared for the adjournment sine die next Tuesday. Claims to the end of month will be paid and there will be a final opportunity for action on any resolutions laid over or referred for committee reports at earlier meetings. One pending ordinance which already has had two readings is a measure aiming to give the city stricter and more effective powers~for the control of weeds. Filed with the city clerk is an ordinance asked by Lewis & Clark Bridge Co. by which the city would vacate a portion of the west side of Langdon, immediately south of East Broadway, so that an important improvement to facilitate movement of traffic onto the highway bridge approach may be carried out. Curtis McCleery Rites Are Conducted Tuesday With the Rev. J. C. Kofahl officiating, funeral rites were conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Staten Funeral home for Curtis member, was elected mayor over „ magistratei r-*-.__u c«u«.«fM« C ,1'irt 4f* K RAA r. Welsh and Melvin M. Taylor, insurance men. Frank French was re-elected no- Donald Shelter, 6.-120 to 5,644. KANKAKEE Kd P. Madison. Republican candidate, was elected mayor over E. C. Erirkson, Democrat, 5,024 to 4,053. The GOP also elected its candidates for other major city offices, ifowever, the Democrats won four aldermanic posts to three for the GOP. Including holdover members, the city council setup now Is 8 Republicans and 6 Democrats. Vance Elected MONMOUTH—Col. Donovan M. Vance, U. S: A. Ret., was elected mayor over Elmer Pedigo, 1,877 to 1.357 in almost complete returns. Vance was the Union Party candidate and Pedigo ran as an independent. CARLINVILLE-The city went Republican, electing GOP candidate Carl Brueggeman mayor over the Democratic incumbent, Virgil Clark. The vote was 1.498 to 955. Republicans took over the city council, 6 to 4. The Democrats formerly held a 6 to 4 edge. BELVIDERE-Citizens approved a $60,000 bond issue for new ornamental street lighting, 2,046 to 1,098. Mayor Lester Cunningham was re-elected over Harry Perkins, a former mayor, 2,030 to 1,227. The election was non-partisan. TAYLORVILLE—J. L. McAdam was re-elected mayor over three opponents by the following vote: McAdam» 1,636; Leal W. Reese, 1,231; Carroll E. Lantz, 816; and Emmett E. Weakley, 48. WAUKEGAN—Mayor Robert E. Coulson, Republican, was re-elected over Walter (Whitey) Hallpn, a Democratic alderman, 6,064 to 4,893. Approve Bond Issue Waukegan voters approved a $350,000 bond issue for construction of a garbage incinerator plant, 5,603 to 3,717. However, they defeated a proposed tax boost to operate the new plant. City offi- , cials said they believe the plant McCleery. Burial was in Upper Al- j wi n be constructed and the tax opposed, polled 2.710 votes. Clarence Cornelius Kites Are Set for Thursday JERSEYVILLE — Funeral services for Clarence Cornelius, 67, of Dow, who died Tuesday in an ambulance as he was being moved to an Alton hospital following a heart attack, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. In Salem Church, near Dow, by the Rev. Edward Souders. Burial will be in Lamb Memorial cemetery, near Otterville. The body is at Jacoby Bros, funeral home where friends may call after 7 p. m. today. Cornelius, a son of the late John A. and Margaret Utt Cornelius, was born Nov. 12, 1885. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edith Cornelius; two sons, Everett L., Alton, and Paul M., Dow, two daughters, Mrs. Marion L. Lyons, Jerseyville, and Miss Virginia Corneu'us, Dow; a brother, Winfield of DOw; a sister, Mrs. Walter Fessler, Dow, and three grandchildren. Nelson Barker to Note 90th Birthday April 28 ! re< l eived 22 V° tes> Donbrow 220, J l \ and Blume 219. Nelson Barker, who lives in the j Fourth Ward (four-year term)— Gum hotel, is preparing to cele- j Marvin B. Baird, 322 votes for a victory margin of 119 over incum- his wife and three children at 1017 , (hat di8ab i ed prisoners would be Troy Rd. ! repatriated he asked the Commu- Tsvo incumbent officials. City nis(g if these two men could go Clerk Edward -H. Poos and City j irst Treasurer Joseph F. Rotter were , ' Too 8lck (0 Movft re-elected Tuesday. Poos received | The Reds answcred that they 2,366 votes and his opponent, Rob- were ,, too sick to move ,, LeGay ert S. Wayne, 1,187. Rotter, un- said. The young Massachusetts soldier In the only other city-wide race, sald medication treatment "1 got Police Magistrate Donnell Hof-lj wouldn . t consJde r good." His. meier was defeated for re-election afm wag broken when he was cap . by former Alderman Elmer E. Betzold, 2.080 to 676. Seven aldermanic posts, two of them for unexpired two-year terms, were filled at Tuesday's election. Of the five 1 candidates campaigning for alderman on Mayor-elect Moorman's Participation party ticket, three were successful—Paul H. Ohm, Marvin B. Baird and Louis F. Boullion. Following are the unofficial results for alderman: tured, he said. The Reds put a splint on it but took it off in two days. "I wasn't X-rayed until just four months before we left. They operated on 5t last month for an infection," he said. In Freedom Village, South Koreans' harrowing tales shed more light on the nearly 8,000 Allied soldiers who have vanished in the Korean War. Most of the returned ROK sol- James Millikin University, Deci. tur Northern Illinois State Teacheri College, DeKalb Knox College, Galesburg Greenville College, Greenville Illinois College, Jacksonville Joliet Junior College, Joliet Western Illinois State College, Macomb Moline Community College, Moline Monmouth College, Monmouth North Central College, Naperville Illinois State Normal University, Normal Bradley University, Peoria Quincy College, Quincy Augustana College, Rock Island University of Illinois, Urbana Principia College, Elsah Eureka College, Eureka Olivet Nazarene College, Kankakee votes his nearest opponent, Paul II. Werner. Werner polled 160 votes nutrition and exposure while in Red hands. They said the i- Mrs. Alma C. Shirley Services Held Tuesday ••—»••»»»• <!*_*. *f\,* U\SA*l~V4 -1.W V V/irO ! • . f and the third aspirant, Wilbur s . | Communists pressed many of Schwager, 100. comrades into the North Korean Second Ward - John W. Hair, Army ' and tried to get those wh ° unopposed, 495. returned today to join. Third Ward — Paul H. Ohm, whose plurality was seven votes over Rudolph W. Donbrovv and eight over George E. Blume. Ohm ed term) — Charles W. Blumberg, elected by 19 votes. Blumberg polled 211, Charles Caulk 167, George W. Handlon (Participation party) 192, Robert V. Dustman 84, and Ben Bange 62. ' Fifth Ward (full four-year term) —Louis F. Boullion, who polled 424 votes for a decisive victory. Henry bent Charles G. Stahlhut, who poll-i B. Johnson received 176, C. C. Cored 20.3. Barney Hans, the third candidate in the race, received 76 votes. oniotis 148, and Stanley Kyro 130. Fifth Ward (two-year unexpired term) — Orville G. Marti won over Fourth Ward (two-year unexpir- James R. McGowan, 677 to 168. Funeral services for Mrs. Alma C. Shirley, wife of Fred Shirley of 301 Grand Ave., East Alton, were conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday in Streeper funeral home, Wood River, by the Rev. William B. Kelly. Interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Two hymns were sung by Mrs. Lee Suhling and Mrs. Elvis Buttry, with Mrs. Kelly as accompanist. Pallbearers were Rex and I George Amon, Alvin\ Primis, Wilbur Wonnacott, Floyd and Art Tomerlin. Ulster (Northern Ireland) has launched a tourist drive in Northern England. ton Cemetery. boost sought in another referen- Mrs. Alfred Clayton was organist i duni- The tax ^^ would have and accompanist for Mrs. Hurley, j bcen from 6 to 10 cents per , noo who sang two hymns. James Tern-1 va i uation . It was bea ten, 4,542 to brate his 90th birthday April 28. He is in good physical health and his mind is keen, his memory good. He has eight living children, four sons and four daughters. He is a long time resident of Alton. •••••••••L IfUW- • • an easier Charge Plan that gives You L-0-N-G-E-R to pay! pie, James Brockmart, Theodore and Harold Bartholomew, were pallbearers. 1.' Anniversaries and holidays would always come on the same day. 2. Numerous three-day holidays could be arranged. Christmas, for instance, would always fall on Sun-; Jollll J. Maloney RitCS day, so that Saturday-Sunday-Monday observance could be made an annual event. 4,061. LINCOLN—Mayor Alois M. Feld- Virgil McCleery Sr.. and Homer Flynn; matli Democrat, was re-elected over John Kenning, Republican. Voters also approved a $975,000 bond issue for a sewer rehabilitation and improvement program. House Passes BilltoRaise Drinking Age Are Set for Thursday W 1 The body of John J. Maloney, WOODSTOCK — James Cooney, an attorney, was elected Wood- 68. of Wood River, retired Stand- stock '' first may ° r Under the city aid Oil employe, will be interred in St. Patrick's cemetery, Alton, Thursday, following rites at 9 a. m. in St. Bernard's Church, Wood River. The body is at Marks mortuary, Wood River, where Iriends may call. Bollfold Found form of government, j Cooney beat Arthur Perrson, a i barber, 1,653 to 574. CANTON. — Mayor W. Paul Woods, Citizens Party candidate, was re-elected in a close contest with Harry Sebree, a write-in candidate. Woods got 2,301 votes to 1,994 for Sehree, Voters defeated Thomas J. Loyd of 601'a East a proposed five mill tax levy for SPRINGFIKLD. 111. ff — By a Bl ' oadwfi y brought to the police de- a municipal band, 2,131 to 2,095. vote of 112 to 12. the Illinois House P arln '°» l Tuesday afternoon a bill- ROCK FALLS-Albert E. George today passed a bill to forbid the fold he had found in the 300-block ° f Y " Th " xl Sl< was elected mayor over Louis sale of liquor lo women under 21. Rep. G. William Horsley, Spring- i * nd some ldt> ""f"'«"™ <-ards of field Republican, said the legisla-! * l ' ank H'^'^w'" of Jerseyville. lion was needed lo curb a "great (leal of trouble vuth teen agers" in taverns, Horsley is one of five sponsors of the bill, which advanced to the Senate lor a final vote, UN May Ask (Continued From Page I.) 54.97 Pignatelli, 1,160 to 1,133. OLNEYM. D. Borah was elected mayor over Walter Kester, a city commissioner, 1,633 to 1,37'.'. Borah is an automobile dealer. Mayor Kmanuel E. Miller did not seek re-election. LASALLE—B. D. Bruno, opera- kmtgeet priced winner erf the Utt Hialeah meet win w«s Blue •ma win paid $iS7.4Q tor *«ch $2 ; reports that the Reds will not ex- The law now bans the sale of: change all sick ami wounded pris. liquor to minors, which means j oners should make inspection of males under Jl and temales under ' their prison camps a prelude to 18- resumption of truce talks. Rep. Peter de Vuono, Chicago: full-scale negotiations are sched- Republican, declared it was "ludi- uli'd lo resume here Saturday crous" to require that a woman be shortly after the Communists have older to obtain a drink than to completed the return of 605 sick marry. . and wounded. The movement of But Horsley retorted he saw no f> Suu Red prisoners north from connection "between the state of t'. N. prison ramps will not be intoxication and the slate ol main- completed until May 1. I110| 0'." | Peipmg radio, as if attempting On another vote the House rle-,!o drown out the atrocity accounts fealed a bill which sought to per-' of (reed L'. N. prisoners, screamed mil local rent controls. The roll that Red repatriates "were war- call showed 65 for and 68 against. ! torn and emaciated, shivering in with 77 votes needed for approval, thin shirts and trousers which the The bill by Rep. Samuel Sha- Americans issued three days ago." pu-o, Kankakee Democrat, was op-! Actually, U. N. officials pointed posed by Governor Stratton's floor out, all Communist prisoners re- leader- Rep. Franklin U. Stransky ceived th* same food and medical of Savanna. treatment as Allied trccps. Stransky said a ''better and Red medical teams continued to more American way" to handle the spray all returning prisoners «ad rent question lies in the Stratum their belongings with insecticide, supported legislation easing tenant Allied officers said the Commit evictions in harOsliip ua.->es This IIIMS said the treatment was n*c- bili already has passed Die Senate essary proiei tioo against "Allied and i* pending u» the Hou*e. ' j K erm wariarje." tor of a welding shop, was elected mayor. He defeated the incumbent, yw el witt iMfiee ud pert eranwHMhip ee ail GATELY S Planned Budget Account used like a regular Charge Account with these extra advantages Advantage I. Advantage 2. Advantage 3. 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