Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 23, 1953 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, April 23, 1953
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\ ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, APBllrl* IfSf 'Bays Opposes South Korean* o^«««!«* M fJ M i* Hit Communist Housing Halt r . . 0 Lines in Rams Tidelands Bill Communut Propaganda Mnrfe Price Critical Prisonert Tired, Not Convert* GAAC Directors Will .Continue Investigation • The housing committee report of the Greater Alton Association of 5 Commerce received over an hour's : hearing at the board of directors meeting Wednesday night when w. 0. Hays, a board member and secretary-treasurer of the Carpenters district council of Madison County and vicinity, debated the fldvisibllity of the GAAC again agitating the housing situ SEOl'L /P-South Korean raiders stabbed deep into Communist lines at four points along the 155- milr baltlo front, today, killing and wounding scores of Red infantrymen. Allied fighter-bombers struck Communist supply lines and'troop concent rat ion arms while ti. S. Sabre jets' swept North Korean skies without sighting a Red MIG once i jot> ROK raiding columns slashed Into Chinese trenches on the western, west central and eastern fronts, driving the Reds out in bloody ! Ki ation, particularly relative to the present 1 construction 1 work being carried on at the "enry St pro-; d h( ject of the Madison County Hous- ; Army rpportpd ing Authority. j The rniriprs blfw up communist Hays objected to the recom- bunkers, cnv es and trenches . , . mendation of Ihe housing commit-; , npn re turned to Allied lines. < tee Instructing George A. Fischer, j AI | ipd rnorlars and artillery president of the GAAC and Walter ; rainpd Rnpl | s on one Red-hold hill T. Woodcock, executive director: ahout -p, ml i e9 sollt h of the Panto endeavor to stop the present mun j om neutral area for two hours project now being pushed on Henry np f n re the South Koreans swarmed St. up the slope and inlo Communist The committee suggested that; trenches. ' when these two men are in Wash ington attending the Chamber of ^Commerce of the U. S., annual meeting they contact the proper officials and through them get a stop order on the entire project. The dispute was finally settled by the board voting to Instruct the delegates to investigate the entire housing situation while In Washington and then bring a report back to the committee and the board. The board also voted to make a further study of SB 150 in the Illinois Assembly dealing with referendums on public housing pro- 1 jects, as it was the opinion of the ; board that they had not seen a copy of the bill and did not know what it contained. Fischer stated that It was policy of the GAAC to oppose what he termed "socialized housing", and that in so far as he was concerned personally he was standing pat on that idea. A complete report was given to the board on the progress of McAdams Memorial Highway by Dr. . H. W. Trovillion, chairman of the GAAC committee pushing this project. He stated that with the possibility of the Illinois Terminal Railroad making a fair deal with the state for its abandoned right of way between Clifton Terrace road and Grafton it would appear that the completion of this highway would soon be a reality. He pointed out that Gov. Stratton has lent his support to the project and : that many organizations throughout the area have offered their official endorsement and support. Dr. Trovillion read from several reports on the entire Mississippi j wpre auptloned „ to bri a totaj Parkway project which is tied in Q[ ^ 926 ^ with McAdams Highway, and also from a committee hearing held; last year in Washington at which j Huskinson Home Bid Is Raised, Seek Sale Okay The bidder on ^Ihe R. Guy Huskinson home, 203 E. 12th St., has hoisted his offer to $12,000 and the conservator of Huskinson's estate will ask the Probate Court to approve the bid, though it is below the appraised value of $20,000. Schaefer O'Neill, attorney, said this morning that the conservator, C. J. Schlosser, is willing to accept any secured bid over $12,000 before May 4, when the court is to have a hearing on the sale price and, at which time, Judge Joseph J. Barr will make his decision. In his report to the court, Conservator Schlosser points out why he asks approval of the bid: "The premises which consist of a large frame residence on the corner of 12th and Easton Sts. have been vacant since Jan. 1, 3952. and have deteriorated and depreciated in value; "Taxes on the real estate each year are $374.62 and because of the size of the house and the size and condition of the rooms it is impossible to obtain either purchasers or tenants who would pay rent on a purchase price equal to the bid of $12.000." Huskinson has been bedfast in an Alton hospital for more than 16 months and his'doctor,, hospital and nursing bills have exceeded such, according to medical report, that he cannot regain his health. Approval has been given by the court on sale of household articles from the liuskinson home, which "Mink" for Statement on National Banks April 20 WASHINGTON /P — The comp- a call for a statement of the condi- •>f all national banks at the of business Monday, April 20. Senate Shelves Continued From Page 1. Parker to Fight GAAC on Housing he and State Sen. Milton Mueller were witnesses. Due to the transfer of board . member Francis B. Wallis the ^^_*^^^ }s * u ? board was called upon to fill the vacancy and by unanimous vote " elected Richard B. Odell, executive at Owens-Illinois Glass Co., to fill the vacancy. * "Routine reports from various I committees and area councils were passed upon without objection. The wounded prisoners to divert Amer- rheeting was held in the directors j ican attention from "the main ,room of the Wedge Bank where ! campaign"—a thrust toward rich th« board was dinner guests of j Southeast Asia. The drive started Lawrence Keller Jr., a member j Just after Peiping announced ac- oi the board. ceptance of II. N. proposals to exchange sick and wounded prisoners. Rep. Zablocki (R-Wis) said the Laos campaign is "very serious" ' and agreed with Judd that the attack should be turned over to , the United Nations. Laos has pp- Notice that he planned to "fight, titioned for U. N. help but no with all his power" a mo\e by n ' action has been taken. GAAC committee "to knock out the! The two congressmen are menv .low-ront public housing project" j D crs O f a four-man foreign affairs •recently put underway on the. subcommittee which returned re- llenry St. site was given Wedncs-' ven \\ y f mm a swing through the day night in the City Council meet- i p ar Kast. ing by Alderman Parker. j T ne Senate committee's decision "The city has great need for this not to nol(1 hearings on the atroc- housing," he declared. "The op- |j( i es rppor ted in Korea was ari- position is wholly commercial. nou nced by Bridges. He said Wai- .They (the committee) take an ob-1 , or Bec j e || Smjlhi under serreta ,. y peeling attitude because they can't; of Matei and other O ff ioials to i d pell lumber. If they could show. the com niiUee in a closed session frhere was no need for the housing,; tney were concerned over the pub- J'd be with them- -but there is a , icitv alrPartv given released sick great neeci-and J'm going to fight | and WOU||dei j Americans in Korea. Jor '*' ' C'ite Point* ( Parker's comment uas injected! Into discussion of a letter from '• iMadison County Housing Authority , through Executive Director D. F. I Bridges said the officials urged, and the committee agreed, that: 1. It svould be "very unfortunate" to stir up new publicity dur- Braner notifying Maypr Linkogle, • tne „ of isonei1(i the authority cannot pay I5.UOO to j attending a con- remunerate the city for building in-1 • i u • • u i fpection unless it fust gets full gressu)na1 ,. heann « '»i K b. comph- Ti7 f t. i < cate negotiations for exchange of (uearance tor such an outlay from .. ". 3. Publication of facts now known to the military might bring reprisals against U. N. prisoners still held by the Red Chinese and North Koreans. cepting the $5 600 and naming a inspector. auditing section of the Public Housing Administration. The let- i ier included the statement: "We |<?el .that payment for sen ices ! rendered, such as inspections, is thoroughly unjust. . . ." Explaining the communication ft Parker's request through U* City Engineer Fail-field Fail-field however, replied that I PHA representatives who were in letter from Director Braner I Alton last month to adjust the con- 10 t Blatter which is in protvj troversy as to the city's making Wplutkw and soon can be) inspections as required by ordi- | think any action nance "had full authority to make ft* temporarily deferred. that mean- Up tity h«« t**n unable to Talk Continues SVo Agreement Rfarherl on Halting Debate , WASHINGTON ft -Threat of round-the-clock Senate sessions next week failed today to produce any agreement to limit debate on a bill lo establish state ownership of offshore submerged lands rich j in oil. I One Democratic leader who has j been pushing for passage of the 1 bill said, "There will he no compromise-not svhen we've got 60 certain votes." He asked that his name not be used. Hls,80-vole estimate agreed with that of Republican ladder Tnft of Ohio. Absenteeism played a part In Taft's reversal of a decision to force a test vote Wednesday night. Taft says lie may move Monday to kill a substitute by Sen. Anderson (D-NM> which would establish federal control of the submerged lands. The motion would cut off debate temporarily, forcing an immediate vote on Anderson's proposal. , Taft said he will withhold the motion If an agreement has been reached by Monday to curb debate or fix a time for voting. That condition was also attached to the decision of the Senate GOP Policy Committee to hold 24-hour sessions beginning Monday. Today is the 16th day of debate on the measure. Taft concedes that a vote on the Anderson amendment, would not shut off debate on the bill Itself, He says his purpose is to show how the Senate is divided. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) spoke seven hours Wednesday and retained the floor overnight under an agreement that he complete his speech in another hour and a half today. Henry Sedgivick Leaving for Pos.t In Trenton N. J. A new manager for Alton's Soars Roebuck store was being introduced today by Henry S. Sedgwick, who is being transferred to Trenton, N. J. as floor manager in the big Sears store* in the New Jersey capital city. The new manager is James B. Adams of Garden City, Kan., who will take charge of the Alton store Friday. Mrs. Adams accompanied her husband to Alton to seek a house into which the couple will move. Sedgwick came to Alton six years ago last August to take charge of the Sears store on Piasa St. The period of his direction of ; the store has boon one of great ! success in building up the volume of sales and in expansion of the southeast corner of Fourth and store facilities. The building at the Piasa Sts. has been enlarged, and the building at the northwest corner has been occupied, and other structures in the neighborhood have been utilized to widen facilities of the store. Mr. Sedgwick's move to Trenton ; is a promotion for merit, in recognition of the wide expansion of the store's business and facilities in Alton. Sedgwick's stay In Alton has heen marked by participation in civic activities. He has been ^a leader in the Greater Alton Association of Commerce, the Downtown Business Men's Association, the Community Chest, Boy Scouts, 1 and was a busy man today resign- I ing his positions in these organizations. He also was one of the founders of the Godfrey Civic Association and took a leading part in establishing the Godfrey civic ; center. He will offer his Ramona PL home for sale. Mr. and Mrs. Sedgwick are parents of a son attending Alton High School, and a daughter in the God' froy School, Mrs. Sedgwick and the children will reside here until the end of the school term, and Sedgwick will make weekend visits here. Eisenhower Continued From Fag* 1. members, with delivery between now and June, 1956. Eisenhower's warning did not specifically mention the recent change in the Russian line, but his implication was apparent in the light of the ministers' avowed in' tention to discuss fully, and assay, the conciliatory line Moscow has taken since the death of Stalin. "We deplore the fact." Eisenhower wrote, "That civilized, nations are compelled at this stage of human history to devote so large a portion of their energies and resources to the purpose of military ; defense. I "I have already expressed the I hope that it will be possible in the i foreseeable future to devote part Of UiBW resources and energies to more constructive purposes. 1 know feat this can be accomplished if all nations wUl cooperate sincerely in creating the necessary ^wWkunjt for lasting peace." But "realization of this opppr- fly otfORor, MtARTftfjR FRKKDOM VILLAGK, Korea fl> The wearying barrage of Communist propaganda In North Korea's war prisoner camps apparently made most prisoners more tired than Red. Almost every disabled prisoner returned (ells of Red efforts to indoctrinate Allied soldiers. The prisoners say a small minority apparently was swayed by the Communist war of words. But in the main, they agree Red attempts to convert prisoners to communism wore poorly planned, poorly executed and poorly received by the Allies. The Chinese apparently slacked off r>n their propaganda about n year ago. But the insistent pounding from camp newspapers, loudspeakers and libraries loaded with Red literature continues. Before then, there also were lectures and study sessions in almost every camp, and Chinese movies intended to prove that the United Nations was waging gorm warfare. The Rods also told the captives the Allies were conducting "wanton bombings on civilians." They further said taxes were high and food short in capitalist countries while just the opposite was true in Red nations. The prisoners' diet, mainly rice, did little to prove the Rod statement. The Communists generally dropped the compulsory classes about a year ago. Before that, one prisoner said, he was refused medical attention unless he continued with his "studies." Camp libraries contain mostly Red literature, but to men starved for something to do, reading Red literature was one of the few pastimes available. The effect of this is quickly apparent in talks with the prisoners. They used Red stock phrases such as "war-monger," "Chinese people's volunteers," "imperialists," and "wanton bombing." But they are simply words used from long habit and not from conviction. ! Denmark Feels Crisis ! COPENHAGEN, Denmark /P — Socialist refusal to form a new ' government despite their election gains this sveek left Denmark in Ihe throes of a political crisis today. Charnel-Home Scene Depicted By Freed POW th* agreement as to the county au-, tunny," Eisenhower added ifl an- thonty compensating the city" and other clear reference to the Soviet reiterated assurance the matter: t'liion, "will depend primarily oo 'the deed* of MUNSAN /P — A charnel-house scene* of Allied prisoners' corpses piled in a mountain valley was described today by a young South Korean freed by (he Communists. ' SRt. Park Chon Soo, 24, said the ! Reds killed "a lot of Allied prisoners" in December, 1950. "It was j more than hell." i He said more than half of 2.000 captives held in one area died in January and February of 1951. i He said their bodies were piled ; | In a mountain valley and moved i daily by oxcarts. ' Another South Korean said he 1 Saw comrades killed on a death | march northward^ M.Sgt. Han Myuhd Dong, 28. who ; returned today after spending two ' years and two months • in North | Korean POW camps, said he saw j North Korean guards kill seven of j BO South Koreans on a 22-mile i death march. i Why? j "No particular reason. . . except ; that they were suffering from wounds and frostbite and could not walk fast," said Han. Park also said he saw 14 friends ; killed by North Korean guards on a march to a Communist POW camp in North Korea. He said the Reds "kicked the j prisoners and shot them after ordering them to step aside." He said j he was one of 340 South Korean j POWs forced to walk at gunpoint j despite cold, frostbite and wounds in November. 1950. Park said no medical treatment was given to the wounded on the 95-mile march from Chosen to Whapung. Park was captured by the Chinese Reds Oct. 30, 1950, at Chosan. Of Budget Cut \ Says Atomic Energy Plans Will Suffer WASHINGTON, ff - nep. Price rlMll) said today the new administration is planning to cut spend' ing for atomic energy "to tflfe bone" at a time when "the Kren> lln is stepping up the tempo of its atomic: effort." Cuts of hundreds of millions of dollars will be made in former! President Truman's two billion dol» i lar atomic energy budget for the j year starting July 1, Price said in; an interview. j However, Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R-NY). chairman of the Senate- House Atomic Energy Committee,! said in a separate interview the, extent of reductions has not been finally decided. He expressed belief the Eisenhower administration "will not' touch the heart" of the program because it is "convinced, of the; importance" of expanding it. Price, a member of Cole's committee, cautioned Congress in a speech prepared for House delivery ; against "ill advised" funds cuts.' He said he was not protesting administration reductions but will j fight against any further cuts by Congress. Price and Cole agreed that Russia is making rapid progress in atomic development. "We know that Russia has atomic bombs in numbers," Cole said. "And the Russians are making, sizable progress—so much so that i we should do everything to avoid letting them use their bombs." Price said in his speech that the committee had received abundant top-secret evidence of an Increased tempo in Russia's atomic program. Sheep Sickness Strikes , JOHANNESBURG. South Africa j ,T—Blue tongue sickness, a virus j disease spread by mosquitoes, has; killed more than one million of| South Africa's 34 million sheep so far this summer. It is the worst outbreak of the disease in the Union's history. Urges U.S. Aid | BANGKOK !P— Adlai Stevenson today urged all possible American military aid to Indochina to stop, a Communist Vietminh offensive which he said is aimed at Thailand, rice bowl of Southeast Asia. Just before leaving for Rangoon! by air, the 1952 U. S. Democratic i presidential candidate told The Associated Press he is convinced the Vietminh thrust into the tiny ; kingdom of Laos is the opening of j a Red drive for Thailand. Stevenson is on a world tour. t/irfoft Sfcritfitr y Side of Strike George Girth, iseretary of the bargaining commitwe of tnterna* ttonal Shoe Co. tannery employe*, today,i«sx»ed • brief statement re* girding the work stoppage at the Hlirtfort plint early this week. His committee represents the Amalgamated Mtett Cutters it Butchers Workmen of North America, AFL, Local 3f, He said: "A striJfe vote was taken March 13 at Laborer' Hall in Wood River. The vote was counted the same night, The result was kept secret until Saturday, April 18. The work stoppage of Monday, April 20, occurred when workers were ordered to leave their regular occupations and move finished non-perishable leather for shipment. Negotiations 'are still in progress with Conciliator Nick Flllo, in East St. Louis. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 30." When the tannery was closed for a day by the strike, union leaders couldn't be reached for a statement. A company spokesman said the stoppage resulted when em- ployes refused to load leather. The chief point at issue in the negotiations is the question of departmental vs. plantvvide seniority, spokesman have said. , Communists Continued From Page 1. pale and unbelieving. The day's total was 14 Americans, 5 Australians, 6 Colombians and 75 South Koreans. Forty more Americans are due Friday: So are 4 British, 4 Turks, 1 Hollander, 1 Canadian and 50 j South Koreans. , j Some wounds were fresh and j still unhealed—Marines from, the j battle of the Panmunjom outposts! earlier this month and Colombians! caught in the Red onslaught over! Old Baldy a few days before. The first eight patients were: chalky-faced, some obviously in J pain. They were rushed to doctors for first aid and later to hospitals. 79 Americans Return The 14 Americans brought the total of U. S. troops returned to 79. The 40 promised for Friday would make a total of 119, just one short of the 120 promised originally by the Reds. Stresses Needs Of Education Te Deuiit Told Sacriflcts Mttst Be Made Greater sacrifices mutt bt Rttde by catholics to their ettooftlenal systems may keep ptee wlfcr the times, Dr. William ChsrJei Kerf* macher of St. Lottfi Ufirvfrilty told Alton area Te tWurn it i dWher, Wednesday night, in St. Patrick's School hall. The increased cost of fduettion must he met, the professor said, so the schools may keep pace with growing needs of education. Me pointed out that Archbishop Hitter of St. Louis recently Indoresed the public school tax Incrase .In that city. , "1 am glafl the Archbishop pub. licly indorsed the tax increase, since it was necessary to meet educational needs; and we Catholics face also the necessity of the greater cost of conducting our schools." To those who might complain about the rising cost of education, Dr. Korfmacher pointed oilt that one flying fortress costs as much as 30 school buildings.... and a flying fortress can be destroyed In a minute." "We spend for defense—necessarily so; and we must spend for education." Dr. Korfmacher was introduced by A. J. Crivello. Span Entrance port on just what the bridge company was planning so that aldermen last night had full background information on the project. The way was paved for the enactment of the vacation ordinance, under suspension of the rules, when the council's realty committee, through its chairman, Alderman Wetstein, presented a recommendation that "in view of the great public benefit proposed the bridge company request be granted, an ordinance be ordered drawn 1 and accepted". The recommendation was adopted unanimously. The ordinance enactment followed by a 13-1 vote, Alderman Watsker objecting to what he felt was "undue haste". LOOK WHAT YOU SAVE DURING THIS Shop tomorrow night till 9 SALE TOPPERS Many of these coats were Bought to sell for as much as 24.98 Before Easter OUR PRICE WAS 16.98 Aoir Reduced to only • . • • For town, for Uavtl lor wbtrtvtr turn- mtr takM you ... You'll always look wieurt in a toppor «• • Shop Gatoly'i tomorrow and §har« tht savings... All to* wanted colort and fabric* still available in all tiio r«mfM . •. Beautifully rayon Uaod ,.. 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