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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Mtmbtr AiMttftf Firm, Vol. CXVII1, No, II ALTON, ILL,, THURSDAY, APRIL 23,1953 40 PAGES Prlca 80, Stttbllihtd JtB, li> LinkogleNames 9 Members of Library Board Gift of Hayner Building, Equipment Provided City Facility A nine-member board of directors to administer the Alton public library program was appointed by Mayor Llnkogle and unanimously confirmed by vote of the City Council, Wednesday night.* Named on the board are Paul Zicke of 2121 Johnson St., secretary of the Alton-Wood River chapter of the Red Ctpss; Mrs. Ruth Buxton of 618 E. 15th St., and Mrs. Melba McAdams of 1801 Seminary St., who have been members of the Hayner Library board; J. M. Bailey of 1311 Belle St., principal of Lovejoy School; Paul Crivello of 2436 Henderson St., Alton Postoffice clerk; W. I. Godwin of 208 Mounier St., owner of the office supply firm bearing his name; Hu bert Watt of 413 Sanborne St., business representative of Alton Paper Workers Union; Mrs. Dorothy Davidson of 2914 Edwards St., who has been active in the League of Women Voters, and Lucas Pfeiffenberger, Alton Brick Co. execu tive. To Operate Library The board will steer into operation the public library program made possible by the gift to the city of the Hayner Library and the subsequent City Council action in February to provide for the establishment of a public library board as authorized by state statute. Coincident to the action last last night to set up the board, the council made a tax levy of $27,555 for library purposes this to constitute a fund to be administered by the new board. Under the state statute and Alton ordinance, the three board members are to be named annually to three-year terms effective as of July 1. But to get the project started, all initial nine members have been appointed at one time, and will draw lots to determine respective terms. ., Paul W. Zieke, who has headed an advisory group which promoted the library program, said today that it is understood the new board will officially take over library administration" ne~xt v July"l so*that its initial year will coincide with state law provisions. Meantime, however, the board may informally proceed with plans for the change-over in which it will assume operation of the present Hayner City Library, which will be the nucleus of the new library system. By ordinance the municipal library will continue to bear the name "Jennie D. Hayner Library." Zieke said that some conferences now are planned between the present Hayner board and the new Alton library board to prepare for the switch to municipal operation. Later the new board will efect its own officers. No Alderman Named) When Mayor Llnkogle named his (Continued on Page 37. Col. 8.) Futile Search Conducted DroicnedGl Search was continued throughout Wednesday night and todty for the body of a Scott Air Bait Midler drowned at 2 p. m, Wednesday in the Mississippi about two miles downstream from Wlnfleld dam at a 1 point some 20 miles upstream from Alton. William Creed, about 25 years old, went under after a flimsy 10- foot plywood boat, powered by an outboard motor, came apart while he and a buddy, James Lester of Buda, Tex., and Scott Air Base* were riding in water estimated to N be 40 feet deep. Lester, who later appeared In a state of shock, said, he is a strong swimmer and, after the boat collapsed, had started for shore. He said he looked back to Creed who shouted he was "allrlght." The next time he looked back, he said, Creed was gone. The two had been at a cabin where they were staying on a two- week furlough from Scott base^ Coroner Ellis Inman of Calhoun County said he understood Creed was a St. Louisan. Members of Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps searched late Wednesday afternoon and night for the body and were joined by river- men of the vicinity today. Council Action Helps to Clear Span Entrance Clearing the way for an important improvement of the entrance to the Lewis & Clark highway bridge at Broadway and Langdon St., the City Council Wednesday night enacted an ordinance vacating the westerly half of Langdon for a distance of 99 feet immediately south of Broadway. The ordinance makes it possible for the bridge company to proceed with a project to widen the wekt approach to the bridge, thus relieving traffic congestion now created by the sharp turn vehicles must make in entering the bridge from the west. The bridge company, which has been working out the improvement project for the last year recently acquired the former M&IB &B Co. railroad building at the southwest corner of Broadway arid Langdon St. and will raze this brick building in order to round- out the entryway to the approach structure. L. H. Maas, bridge manager, who was called to the council floor to again explain the project, told aldermen that the contractor who will raze the building is ready to proceed on five-day notice! He asked immediate passage of the ordinance because possibly four work-weeks could saved if the "old council" would act now instead of leaving the project'lie over for the "new council" to be organized next Tuesday. Maas, earlier in the year, had given the City Council a full re(Continued on Page 2, Col. 8.) Centennial of Diocese Alton, See for 70 Years, Will Join in Celebration May 4, 5 Alton, which, for 70 years, was' 1 the see, will help celebrate the centennial of the Diocese of Springfield-in-Illinois, on May 4 and 5. On the evening of May 4, at 8 o'clock, a Holy Hour of Thanksgiving will be celebrated in Ss, Peter & Paul's Church, once the Cathedral of the diocese, and three bishops will take part, Presiding will be Bishop William A. O'Connor of Springfield; the sermon will be delivered by Bishop John P. Cody, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis (Mo.), and the Moat Rev. John B. Franz, first bishop of Dodge City, la., will be present in the sanctuary. Fathers Joseph P. Jordan^ and Thomas Manning of Bethalto will be deacon and subdeacon, re* spectively, and Father* Francis J. O'Hara of Springfield and William Croke of Alton will be master-of. ceremonies. Father Ralph S. Guido of Benld will recite the prayers, and Father Thomas J. Cough of Ss. Peter & Paul's will expense the Blessed Sacrament at the beginning of the ceremonies. The 60-voice choir of Marquette High School, Alton, will sing, under the direction of Father John J. Freeman of Wood River. On the following day, May 5, solemn pontifical high mass will be celebrated In Old Cathedral, with an arcfehJchop, three bishops, and monsigwwri tajuag part. The sermon will be praaebed by Archbishop Joseph 6. Ritter of St. Louii. Celebrant of tfae mass will be Biifeof) Albert B. Zuroweste of BeUtvULf. Bishop O'Connor will be to Ms* i»nctuary at wUl be Bishop Franz. At thit mass «f thanksgiving, Bishop Zuroweste will carry the crozier presented to the late Bishop Janssen by the priests of the Alton Diocese of which Father Janssen was vicar general when named first bishop of Belleville. When consecrated at Belleville, on April 25, 1888, Bishop Jaanssen was presented with the crozier which, according to liturgical authorities, is considered among the finest in the country. Officers of the mass will be: Msgr. J. J. Brune of AJton, assistant priest; Fathers Michael Costello of Granite City and E. J. Douglas of Wood River, deacons of honor; Father William B. Whalen of Highland, deacon, and Father Andrew Robinson of Alton, subdeacon, of the mass. The master of ceremonies wiU be Father Gregory Holtgrave of Belleville and the assistants Fathers Croke and O'Hara. A choir of 70 boys from the parochial schools and Catholic Children's Home and 30 boys from Marquette High School will sing Bottazzo-Manzetti's "Missa Sane- tissimi Rosarii" with Father Freeman as director, and Mother Carmelite, Q.S.U., as organist. Women of Old Cathedral parish will serve lunchaon for visiting prelates and clergy, following «i$s, in the parish hall. The Alton celebration will be one of tkree in the diocese. On May 4, at Qui&cy; first see of the diocese. Bistop O'Connor will celebrate pontifical mass. On May 6. he will celebrate pontifical mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Springfield in the presence of Samuel Cardinal Stritch, archbishop of Oucago, City Finances For Next Year Set by Council Tax Levy Ordinance for Budget of $731,675 For Expenses Final steps for next year's municipal financing were completed when the City Council, Wednesday night, with all members present, enacted a tax levy ordinance. The ordinance, based on an appropriations ordinance earlier enacted, levies an aggregate of $374,032 in general and .special tax items, which with other miscellaneous revenues, of 357,643, makes a budget total of $731,675. Last year's ordinance provided general and special levies to a total of $329.941. The 20 special levies in this year's ordinance include a new ilcm of $27,555 for the public library, increases approximating $11,000 for retirement of bonds, and a $3,000 increase'for firemen's pensions. The tax, levy ordinance was enacted under suspension of the rules after its introduction by Ordinance Chairman Waide. Later the council enacted a resolution to allow the city to borrow when necessary on anticipation warrants issued against the several component levies. Also enacted after third reading was a weed control ordinance, sponsored by Alderman Parker, which provides a new means to enforce orders for cutting weeds on vacant lots. The meeting of the council was its last business session of the municipal year. One of the final actions, on motion of Alderman Carl Dooley, seconded by Alderman Whetzel, was to vote unanimously two weeks' vacation pay to Mayor Linkogle. Dooley pointed out there had been similar action on retirement of two previous mayors. Mayor Linkogle, remarking, "This is something wholly unexpected", thanked the Telegraph in New *Dre*8 9 The Telegraph Is appearing In a new type dress, and with a new style In headlines—both designed for easier reading. All news, type, 8*polnt in size, now Is set on a 10*point slug—providing greater space between lines. This is In contrast to the former style ot S-point type on a 9-point slug. A "slug" Is the printing-trade term for the lead upon which type is cast. The headline style has been changed By removing all dashes. This provides greater space between sections, makes easier reading. Dashes between stories also have been eliminated, for the same reason. The space between stories has been increased. The entire newspaper now presents the appearance of more "white space" which makes for easier reading. The former style was adopted when the shortage of newsprint forced conservation of space. Now that paper in available, the Telegraph has adopted the new type dress. Comment from readers Is invited. To show the contrast In type styles, the Telegraph prints the following paragraph in both the old and new styles: OLO STYLE The Telegraph has changed the style of selling its news type from a 9-point to a 10-point slug, in order to assure easier readability. The old style had the lines of type close together. The size of the type is 8-point. so the difference is achieved by setting the lines on wider slugs. This provides greater space between the lines. The goal of modern typography and newspaper make-up is easy readability, and this the Telegraph hopes to achieve by the changes now in effect, NEW STVf.K The Telegraph has changed the style of setting Its news type from a 9-point to a 10-point slug, in order to assure easier readability. The old style had the lines of type close together. The size of the type is 8-point, so the difference is achieved by setting the lines on wider slugs. This provides greater space between the lines. The goal of modern typography and newspaper make-up is easy readability, and this the Telegraph hopes lo achieve by the changes now in effect. members. He left the chair, calling Mayor pro Tern Warren to preside, after the resolution was offered. Alderman James Dooley praised the efficient services given by all Mayor Linkogle 1 3 appointees. He voiced the hope that '"at least some" would, be retained by the new may«fr, commenting, "I feel all deserve consideration." On resolution of Finance Chairman Whetzel.^seconded by Alderman J. Dooley, compensation in amount of $15 a month was voted to Miss Helen Yeothan, deputy comptroller, in her special position as official representative of the city in accounting and handling the municipal retirement fund. Parker to Keep Fighting for Crime Group A fight to bring about establishment within the police department of a crime and vice commission, for which he recently secured City Council approval, will be continued by % Alderman Parker. Referring to failure of the Civil Service Commission's initial effort to conduct a comparative examination to effect promotion of a police sergeant to head the commission, Parker declared he wants it known that he doesn't intend to take any rebuff to the commission project "sitting down," "I see by the paper that the second step towards the commission went by the wind and only one sergeant was ready to take the examination" Parker commented. . . "I'm not loo well pleased to see the project burning out. "J don't know now just what should be done, but I'll come up with something later—and this is one thing in which I won't be a good loser." South Korean, Tells of Torture In Prison Camp By BILL SHINN FREEDOM VILLAGE, Korea /P —A South Korean sergeant who lost all 10 fingers told a shocking story today of torture in Korean Communist prison camps. M. Sgt. Kim Ka Sung, 25, was among the sick and wounded Allied prisoners exchanged this week at Panmunjom. He was captured by the North Koreans in 1950. He said he was taken by three Reds to a lonely village, handed a shovel and ordered tb dig his own grave. But he said he clubbed his captors while they were lighting cigarettes, seized a burp gun and killed them. Kim said he was recaptured and taken to the Communist prison at Hoenyung in December, 1950, and tortured for two weeks. He said the Communists forced him to drink water in excessive amounts and pdured hot pepper powder into his nose and mouth. He was suspended from the prison ceiling "with his hands and legs tied behind him and beaten, he said. He said that after his arms had been bound for a long time, the circulation was bad and doctors told him his fingers would have to be amputated. "I doubted that," he said, "but there wasn't much I could do." He said the fingers on his right i hand were amputated with a saw, without anesthetic. Three days later, he said, they cut off the fingers of his left hand with a knife. Reds Have Black Market BERLIN ff — An East Berlin court has sentenced the manager of a state store in the city's Soviet sector to 11 years in prison for illegal sale to West Berlin customers. Red newspapers said the offender, Heinz Trapp, diverted 20,000 pairs of women's hose into West Berlin markets. Two women working for Trapp each were sentenced to eight years in prison. Woatlior Alton and vicinity: Partly cloudy to cloudy and cooler tonight and Friday with occasional showers or thundershowers. High today in middle 70s. Low Friday about 55, high near 70. River Stages Ike Would Confer Anywhere to Gain End of Korean War President Say§ He Is Awaiting Developments Sea l.»v«l 7 • m l/*ro 3U.V4H m.c.) Stage KJ.fifi Kt. Rise .11 Kt. W Burf»n 1 » m Lock * U»m •;« Pool 419.43 Tailwater 406.04 Public Power Is Condemned _ v \ By Committee Interior Department Told I'D Quit Competing In Field WASHINGTON, /P-vThe House Appropriations Committee said today the Interior Department should quit competing with private enterprise in the field of power. To put force into its recommendation, it asked the House to cut the department's budget for the fiscal year 1954 by slightly more than one-third of the amount former President Truman asked. The recommendation was en- bodied in a bill carrying $404,863,239 to run the department for the year starting July 1. This is $202,473,161 less than Truman requested in January and $137,074,262 less than the department received this year. Deep cuts were made in funds requested for transmission lines and power plants. The committee laid down a general policy for future guidance of the department. These instructions could be eliminated or revised by the House, or by the Senate, but the House committee's recommendations normally carry great weight. The committee told the department: N It should be "concerned only with those functions or activities which private enterprise cannot or will not undertake. Where private enterprise is unable to completely develop resources without assistance there should be a working partnership between the federal government and private interests in which the latter should discharge its obligations to the fullest to serve the public Interest and place additional property on the tax rolls. . . . "Essential and completely justified projects in the construction stage shall be carried to completion . , . „ but wherever possible, private enterprise shall be taken into partnership to build, own, ami operate that part of each project that can be handled by private ownership under conditions thai protect the interest of all the people," the committee said. "In all future projects or new starts, which include transmission lines, private enterprise shall be urged to take the, initiative in constructing, owning, and operating such works before money is made available [or federal construction." SUSPECT SEARCHED — State narcotic agents Fred Braumdel- ler and Louis Noel (hatless) frisk Roy E. MacArthur (left) after his arrest at Oakland, Cjatif. Wednesday. The agents said MacArthur had made a sale-of heroin to an undercover agent at a drive-in restaurant. MacArthur, co-pilot on the Pacific Airlift.for Transocean Airlines, was charged with smuggling almost pure heroin from Japan into the United ^States by air through Travis Air Force Base, Calif., for a year and half, Braumoeller said.—AP Wirephoto. Eisenhower Warns Allies Not to Relax Arming Programs HiucomB AIDS MPATRIATION - HP ai 21 it e.dGudtiGM hG\pitdl near Sa<J. K^i-.d, „-/. a helicopter carryi dfter the trip from the exchange iite dt ! 3't!'^dr«u-s 'tr-iid by at the .k and v.c,,' ..r.d UN p ,.-, i Communists To Free More UN Prisoners Pledge Return of 'All' Sick, Wounded POWs In Stockades By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM K— The Communists said today they would free more disabled Allied prisoners— a startling reversal of their earlier insistence on releasing only 605. They did not say how many more, nor their nationalities. But they did pledge to return all sick and wounded Allied troops in North Korean stockades as well as those captured recently. The unexpected move apparently stalled off a possible U. N. protest that the Reds were holding back some disabled captives. Allied prisoners exchanged in four days have said many more seriously sick and wounded were left behind in North Korea, ('lurk (inititicd Gen. Mark Clark, U. N. commander, said he svus gratified that the Communists, "in response to repeated requests from the U. N. Command, have agreed to return ... all UNC personnel in this category." Some of the recently wounded prisoners came back Thursday, (Continued on Pace 'J, C'ol. 7.) Must Not Be guard by Current Red Peace Campaign, Says President PARIS /P—President Eisenhower warned America's allies in the North Atlantic alliance today ndt to relax their rearming because of the Russian peace campaign. "Until the conditions for genuine peace have been firmly established, it would be foolhardy for us to delude ourselves about the dangers confronting us," he said. U. a. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles read the President's message to the opening session here of a three-day meeting of the 14-nation NATO Council of Ministers. First action of the session was the signing of contracts totaling 550 million dollars for European airplanes to fortify Western defense. Charles E. Wilson, U. S. defense secretary here for the NATO meeting, hailed the signing as an example of NATO cooperation which will "provide essential j military equipment and at the same time serve as economic aid" to ' the countries producing the planes — Britain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy. The U. S. will put up $281,540,000. ! The largest single order placed by the U. S. was for MO million dollars in jets from the British. France i got a U. S. order for $8ti,540,000 for a jet interceptor. All planes will be distributed among the 14 NATO (Continued on 1'ufie 3, Cut. 3.) Has Had No Reaction From Kremlin on His Plan WASHINGTON /P — president Eisenhower said today he is ready to do anything and confer any* where to bring about peace In Ko* rea. - ;'. The President told a news con* ference, however, that like evety^ one else he is simply waiting now to see how developments go in Koran His statements were in respona* to a question as to whether he felt the chances are good for a prompt truce in Korea. In reply to another question, th* President said he has had no re* action from the Kremlin to th* world peace and disarmament plan he set forth a week ago. He said the government Is study* ing and analyzing the prisoner ex* change situation, and that obviously, from news stories of atrocities, something is wrong. r He added that he as yet has rib full and complete report on th« matter and so can't determiner what the actual facts are. Summary On other matters, the President}' • 1. Said he is confident deferiis* spending will be cut < for the fiscal year starting July 1, but that hfc is not ready to estimate how much the saving will be." J 2. Announced that the National Security Council has advised him it would be advantageous to national security for the Unite'd States to participate in construe* tion of the St. Lawrence Seaway, He said the* cpu^dlhia made ntf recommendation yet as to the extent of American participation, 3. Said he believes It would have been wise for the House to vote funds to continue the administration program foV starting 35,000, public housing units. The House voted Wednesday to end the program. Eisenhower said, however} he does not" feel that House members who joined in the vote against funds for public housing were defying him. 4. Said he and other administration officials are studying plans for reorganization of both the State and the Defense Departments. The plan will be sent to Congress soon. 5. Declared emphatically that plans for defense of Europ§ against possible communist Aggression cannot be based either'on the idea that an attack might be imminent, or that it might come several years from now. Defense: plans, he added, must be flexible enough to meet all emergencies. Anyone who tells you he pan predict the day or hour of an attack is crazy, the President said. 6. Remarked he is not necessarily against any change in the recip* rocal trade act but feels that a simple one-year extension beyond June 12 would be the best move at this time, pending further study of the situation. Bankers on Strike ROME K— Italian bank workers went on a 48-hour strike today for pay increases and other benefits but tanks remained open with skeleton staffs. Two Survived Senate Shelves Tells Tale of Death Aboard A d ministration Motor La unch in Indian Ocean Atrocity Plan WASHINGTON V A proposal to inquire into Red atrocities against prisoners of war in Korea has been put temporarily on a Seriate shelf After being assured that the Army and State Department will step up rollei'tion of evidence with a view lo later war i-rimes prosecutions of the Communists for any atrocities against United Nations prisoners, the Senate Appropriations Colnniittee dropped plans to investigate. Some members of the committee said they regarded Wednesday's two-hour inquiry, ordered by Chairman Bridges (R-NH), as "premature." Rep. Judti iR-Mmn) said, meanwhile, that the Communists are using the exchange ol sick and (toutuiued on ftte -. t'ol. $.) KUWAIT. Persian Gulf .V — "It the Seychelles Islands. They had was 40 days before the women j drifted more than 600 miles. { The tanker landed Selby and An* one by one, the men toine, terribly weakened by hun« "After that died, and their bodies were pushed geri overboard. "The last man to die was thirst and exposure, hBff Wednesday night. The two youths, of mixed French i sk.pper. We were too weak to push and M ric an blood, come from th* his body overboard, and it re-; MwA of Mfthe |n thfi ! mained in the launch." i This was the conclusion of harrow ing story told here today by iwo youths picked up after drifting in a disabled motor launch for 73 days m the Indian Ocean. The eight others wluo perished. one by one, of hunger and thirst included two women and the lather of one ol the boys. The Italian tanker Montallegro. ><** ™»* «**» «•* »"•*" picked up the two survwors. Selby' when it was gow. tiWlf *«• Corgat. 15. and Antoine Vidot, 30. mg but a Uttl« rajB l§ p|^ «| on April 14, two and a halj months 'hirst , after their launch, the Marie "W« caught «Jx ««• IMt |f Jeanne, broke down Feb. 1 only a, hand, but they oeJy t«iMt «V I few miles from its home port iflj empty st'}ta*ehs, M the | erned Seychelles, an Indian (Detail tne island group 700 miles north«a^ of Madagascar. At the beginning ol their wd*al, the youths said, there w*rt abeul 66 pounds ol fruit and tturM gailOM of water aboard the "It lasted about a watlc/' recounted-

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