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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Mifflbtr Asieeltttd Prm, Vol., CXVIII, No, W ALTON, ILL,, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1933 22 PAGES Prtct Se, Kstiblfihtd Jtn, SI* Speculate on Mayor-Elect' Appointments Belief Expressed Struif to Retain Lewis', Police Head in Dotibt As the time nears for the new pity administration to take over the reins of government April 28, there has been Increased speculation as to what appointments will be made by Mayor-elect Leo Struif. Apparently, Struif intends to *, ^gratifying generosUy of the '53 Red Crnsf School Board Drive Goal Ji:ft Take Bond! TFett Over The 1933 fund campaign of the Alton-Wood River Red Cross chapter has reached and passed Its goal of $42.538, It was announced today. The success of the drive continues the outstanding record of the local chapter, that of never having failed to raise the necessary funds for Its budgeted needs In this area. Campaign chp.irman William M. Cox Jr., said- "The success of our fund drive In March is the result appoint Fire Chief Lewis in response to popular sentiment, but the Telegraph to date has been unable to learn what the new mayor's intentions are concerning the police chief. Slruif, reached hy telephone at 10:45 a.m. today at the Noll . * • i i JV1.I1 \fifl V*O»3 »i» » i.f • Agency, where he is a real estate ; ^ jn bcha]f of salesman, said, "I'd rather not . A|sf) or oufsfanding have anything said about any ap- ^ support K j V en by both industry pointments until the night they are i flnd ]abm . The contribution by ]a . citizens throughout the greater Alton-Wood River area, together with the untiring efforts of the volunteer workers in the campaign." An encouraging aspect of the 1953 campaign is the increased number of small gifts, showing a more widespread support of the Rod Cross in Its many fields of local area, significance is made (next Tuesday). ' Almost unanimous approval has been given by businessmen and the general public to the past performance of Fire Chief Lewis, under whom the department has expanded and improved. Because of this, bor organizations was more than double that of 1952, it was nounced. Co-chairman J. Homer Kennedy has pointed out that at present the Red Cross has received $43,556.14 in donations. He explained that with Each Bidder, to Put Up $75,000 As Show Of teood Faith When sealed bids are received and opened on (he $4,931,000 school bond Issue May 13, 7:30 p. m., at Maskell House, the bidders will send In or appear with certified checks for $715,000 each. That much is required as a guarantee of good faith and for security for the performance of the bid and as liquidated damages in case a successful bidder fails to take up and pay for the bonds. U.S. Threat to Red Chinese Could End Wan Mac Arthur the fire chief has served in that | p ] odges an d delayed contributions capacity during terms of two dif-; , ne total should climb still higher, fcrcnt mayors, Wadlow and Lin-1 kogle. Appointment Indicated Struif has previously indicated to the Telegraph that he intends to reappoint Lewis as fire chief. Continuing reappointmcnt of Chief Leivis on a merit basis has led to the belief in sonic quarters that the old "spoils" system of George A. McKinney Is III in Hospital George A. MrKinney, for nearly 60 years in the, employ of the Millers MutuaJ Fire Insurance Association, was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon seriously ill. After X-ray examination it was announced that ttm malady affecting him was pneumonia. At first It was local politics may be fading from the picture. In the past, it has been the practice of new mayors to , , , : UUUU1C L/ncuiiluliici.* «it 4,1.101 *fc wuo appoint persons to whom they owed j , t mjght be heart troub , e political debts—even at the expense of removing outstanding men in the police and fire chief positions. Several businessmen have approached the Telegraph with a request that this newspaper point out the disadvantages of the "spoils" system — particularly in reference to the police chief, inasmuch as the present fire chief does not seem to be threatened as a victim of politics. Police Chief Raymond L. Galloway, 47, has been on the force 24 years. As chief of law enforcement in Alton, he has been in a position that, while it does not woo popularity, does command respect. As Mr. McKinney is scheduled to retire formally from the service of the Millers Mutual on the 60th anniversary of the beginning of duties there after completing his formal schooling and preparing to serve the company of which his father, Dr. A. R. McKinney, was then executive secretary. Mr. McKinney was reported improved this morning. Gets Pension, Then Jail AKRON, O. ff — Judge Walter B. Wanamaker has postponed sentencing Arthur Wells for 10 months so Wells can work long enough to draw a pension. Wells, 64, pleaded guilty to one „..„ downtown businessman point- wounding two men with a gun dur- ed out to the Telegraph Thursday, i ing a card game. An employe of a rubber company, he needs those 10 more months work to the eligible for a pension. Chief Galloway has demonstrated an ability to cooperate with the commercial interests as well as ^ residential population and law en-: streamline Government forcement has been kept on an in- MOSCOW & — Two more Soviet telligent level during his term. republics — Armenia and Azerbal- (he school board Thursday noon: Chief Galloway, observers note, jan _ nave streamlined their gov- In the absence of Dr. Robert has organized the police depart- i ernments in line with changes ment so that it operates more ef-; ma de in the central administration Alton Community Unit School District board Thursday noon okayed a notice of sale of the bonds. This was a major step inj the program to provide the district with eight new schools and five additions. The bond sale is to be advertised three times in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Dally Bond Buyer and once in the Telegraph. By these publications, the qualified bond buyers and the citizens whose taxes will pay off the bonds will be informed, the. board surmised. Superintendent of Schools Johnson added that he has had requests from 53 individuals for copies of the sale notice, and is mailing out the notices in reply. With such a large issue to be bid upon, it is expected some bids will represent the combined interests of more than one bonding firm, bank or individual. Top Limit 3 Percent The top limitation on interest has been set by the board at 3 percent and, at present interest rates on school bonds, the bids will probably offer interest rates between 2 and 3 percent. The interest rate remains a matter of speculation, however, until the bids are opened. The bids will be read publicly May 13 and the award will be made to the low bidder. On the suggestion of G. L. Davis board secretary, the board decided to have its regular meeting at 5:30 p. m. on May 13 to dispose of routine business prior to the 7:30 p. m. meeting to open bids at the Haskell House. It is expected the latter meeting will be attended by a larger-than-usual crowd, including the representatives of bone buyers. The bond issue has a top rating for security. Amos Watts, attorney with Chapman & Cutler, Chicago bond attorneys, has sent to Kenneth Kelly, school board attorney, a letter approving the bond issue. (This, in effect, is one of the biggest boosts possible for the prestige of a bond issue). Other matters to come before Construction Workers Set On Strike Call Approve Move for Next Tuesday; Employers Issue Statement Robert E. Whyers, business representative of Laborers Local Union 21S said today a strike in he construction industry has been called for 8 a. m., next Tuesday. Whycrs, in a written statement, said the union had complied with the section of Its agreement with employes that covers reopening of the contract for wage adjustments. The employers of Construction Employers Council has declined to negotiate an agreement Whyers assorted, on the local's demands. Statement fastied The negotiation committee of the Construction Employers Council is sued this statement: "T h e Construction Employers Council has met with Local 218 three times for the purpose of negotiating a new contract. Representatives of Local 218 walked ou of the last meeting after demand ing a SlVa an hour base wage in- BANK ROBBER GIVES UP — As police and plain clothesmen hide behind cars one of the men who attempted to holdup the Southwest Bank walks out front door to give himself up. .An injured policeman and another bandit, also wounded, are lying on the sidewalk in front of the bank.- AP Wirephoto. (Photo by Jack January of the Post-Dispatch.) crease plus certain additional pa> demands which the council con siders as calling for "feather-bedding". The council has been and is at all times ready to meet with Local No. 218. "Building costs in this area are already higher than in most parts of the country. The Construction Council does not want to increase the cost to the taxpayers of the new school program by consenting to demands which will make construction costs in Alton the highest in America. "The demands of Local No. 218 Two Other Holdup Men, P o 1 i c eman Wounded; Employes Take Refuge In Basement ST. LOUIS /P-One bandit shot and killed himself and two others and a policeman were wounded in are jeopardizing future construcion an attempted hold-up of the South- work in Alton as well as the sale j west Bank today. Bandit Kills Himself'Seek Extension In Holdup Attempt] 0 * Sick ™ w Repatriation U • O • W ill H Clp 40 M ore Americans Freed, of our school bonds. The taxpayers will have to pay higher school Indochinese Against Reds WASHINGTON /P—The U. S. has secretly allocated more military aid to Indochina in a move to boi- 1 17 to Be Returned Saturday By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM /P—The United Nations today sought an indefinite General Says We Can Still Destroy Base Russia Might Settle Con* flict Equitably When Warned WASHINGTON 3>_Gen. Douglas MacArthur declares that U, S. threat to strike at Red China might force Russia to settle the Korean War "and all other pending global issues on equitable terms." . ( Vigorously renewing the controversial program which led In part" to his ouster by former President Truman as the Allies' Far East commander, MacArthur said in • letter made public today: . "We still possess the potential to destroy Red China's flimsy Industrial base and sever her tenuous supply lines from the Soviet. . "A warning of action of this sort provides the leverage to Induce the Soviet to bring the ,Koreatt struggle to an end without further bloodshed." Such a threat, MacArthur said • In a letter dated April 19 and addressed to Sen. Byrd (D-Vaj, would face the Communists with 4' possible "Red China debacle." When the Soviet saw the U. S.'had "the will and the means," he said, It "might well settle'!. Korea and all other world issues equitably. Not Road to War ! He declared he was sure jt would not lead to World War ICtT MacArthUr blamed "the Inertia * of our diplomacy" for throwing away what he called "the golden moment" to achieve peace, after he had badly beaiten the North Koreans in October, 1951. Not only was this opportunity thrown away, he said, but a extension of the exchange of sick One bandit, trapped in the bank | s tor French and native forces now and wounded prisoners of the Ko- with capture 'imminent, shot and rates and a lot more principal and i killed himself as police poured interest if Loca 1 ! 218 persists in its demands." — Contract Expires Whyers said the contract expired Feb. 21, and meetings have been held since then with representatives of the empoyers. The laborers, according to Whyers, are seeking a wage increase of 52Vicents an hour. The present scale L is $2.07'/2 cents an hour, and the union seeks $2.60 an hour. tear gas into the building. About 20 persons, including employes, took refuge in the basement. Another bandit, driving the getaway car, escaped uninjured. Two of the other robbers were wounded, one in the back and another trying to stop a new Communist I rean War as 40 more Americans offensive. Authoritative officials who disclosed this today said the extra money will go for more American "hardware" —- guns, tanks, artillery, planes, ammunition and other military supplies. Delivery will be speeded but it is in the foot. The condition of one doubtful if the additional equipment! urday. returned to freedom. The 40 brought the total of Americans liberated in the past five days to 119—one short of the 120 promised originally by the Reds. The Communists said 17 more Americans would be included in the 100 Allied troops returned Sat- was reported serious. can arrive in time to influence the: Tne Rods nave returned 500 Al- The robbers were surprised by j outcome of the battle between I ]j od prisoners, as scheduled. They two policemen who were cruising j Communist-led rebels and French ; navp roce ived 2,499 Communist dis- ure to capitalize on the situation contributed to the entry of the Chinese Communists in the^fighting. He wrote that normally tht Chinese would not have "dareof" to entry into the war, b£tt that "by one process or another it vftu con. jectured by, or conveyed to,'th« Red Chinese" that their territory would be designated as sanctuary free from U. S. attack. . MacArthur agreed with ByrS, who had written asking his comments, that there were ammunition shortages in Korea. He said the late 1 Gen. Walton Walker't ficiently than has been observed j following the accession of Premier hi the past under less professional Georgi M. Malenkov. chiefs. H« has demonstrated a knack for obtaining full service out of the officers and men who are (Continued on PaRe 2, Col. 1.) Both governments have merged their old ministries of internal affairs and state security into new ministries of internal affairs. the absence of Dr. Lynn, board president, J. J.-double time if the men work on Middleton served as president pro-1 those days. Also sought arc dif- of Other union demands are pay j bank on husy South Kingshighway ; for holidays, election days, and in Wesl st L OU J S . ' Then the Rains Came Shifting Weather Pattern Ends in Series of Torrents Rain which fell in a series of! lot. A streets crew early today torrents, principally between 10 p. was removing the mud and debris v * * ,, hat se ttied within the intersection m. and midnight, flooded streets, . . . ?t. for forming pools at many points distances nortn and soutn o [ which were a factor in a number st. of traffic mishaps. Clogged sesvcr inlets and clogg- tern. The hoard approved two applications for teaching jobs—one of Rose Marie Kutz, Spanish teacher, and the other for Mary O'Donnoll, primary teacher. Point System Pay Hike C. R. Freeman, chairman of the salary committee of the board, moved for a revaluation of points (a point system is used to determine the amounts of teachers' salaries, according to their educational attainments, etc.). The board approved the motion to increase the basic $3,000 annual pay $100 a year for each teacher with a bachelor's degree and above. On recommendation of Supt. Johnson, the board approved a re- ferentials for certain classes work. Weather Alton and vicinity: Cloudy and windy with occasional show- erg and thundershowern tonight. day with showeri In the torn Kighth Army was once down tc "five rounds per gun." The 1,200 word letter lashed oul at former Secretary of the Arm> Frank Pace, who told senator* within a couple of blocks of Ihe i forces imlhe Kingdom of Laos. . a bled, including 700 Chinese at a The new funds will he turned i rate of 500 a day except for today, over to the French and Indochina j when one North Korean refused The policemen responded to an s t a |p s to help finance a French to return. alarm minutes after it was sound- p i an for creating 54 new comman- f| ie jj ^ w jj| re | urn 500 more ed by an employe at 10:15 a. m.jd o hattalions during this year to Rpds Saturday. j April 9 that MacArthur thought it One of the policemen, Cpl. Rob-11 f j Knt against Communists in alii ln another lent at this neutral I ]95 ° l he w . at> would be over ert Heitz, 4.1, wont to a rear door, j aroas O f Indochina. The amount. xonp ]j fl j son officers met for the an the other, Patrolman M. F. ! wns no t disclosed. '.second time this week. The Com- Stein, went to the front entrance. This p]an was out | inpf j to Presi-1 munisls asked a one-day postpone- | made "a labored effort" to link Stein reported hearing one. shot, dpnl K j scn ) 10wcr hy French Pro- ment of the resumption of full-i him with the "ammunition short which apparently struck Ileitz in! mjpl , Rpne MaV e. r 'and his aides • scalp armistice negotiations which | aR e >n Korea during the last twt Partly cloudy and cooler Salur- the head. Stein looked through the, durinK lop i e y e l ( a lks here three hnd | )Prn s i a tod for Saturday. ; years since I left there." " window and saw one bandit, armed I wpcks ago ' i I|p promised the. Reds they "Completely fantastic," MacAr with a machine gun 7 approaching. could expect "an increase over our thur said. that December. MacArthur asserted Pace had noon. Low Saturday morning near Sfi, high in afternoon in mid-GOs. Five Day Forecast Temperature* will average near normal; normal maximum B2 north, 68 south; normal minimum 39 north, 45 south. Colder. Saturday; warmer Monday; rolder Wednesday, precipitation will average .75 of an inch a» The rainfall totalled 2.75 inches j ed drainage sewers resulted in —extremely heavy — According many complaints to the city street tn the gage at Alton dam. : department which were given at- Farmers welcomed the rain and ; tention today, have reported it was needed to I Two Collisions moisten the subsoil. Caucea Injury The heavy downpour was Indirectly responsible for a man being hospitalized Thursday night. Victim of the incident is George Police listed two auto collisions in which wet brakes on two of the cars were cited ai partially responsible. The first collision was reported at 10:55 p. m. at 13th and Langdon. Parker, 61, of 210 W. Delmar Ave. j The vehicles were a coach driven east in 12th by Will Smith of 2125 Hickory St. and a coach driven south in Langdon by Laverne lapsed after attempting to crank \ Oettle of Millspring addition, God- a construction worker. Parker was moved to Alton Me. morial Hospital after he had col- , .. .. . . rinnnnn • i "howpM Friday night and again solution authorizing 5100,000 in an- f Tues(|av or Wednesday. licipation warrants to school funds; as a safeguard to meet the payroll, etc., in ease the tax revenue is not forthcoming until late in River Stages ge» Level i a.m. W Bureau 1 a.m. (Zero 3fl.SU m.r.) l.ork & Dam the front door. The bandit was using a woman customer as a shield. , As the bandit made a hroak for j the door, Stein fired. The bullet • struck the bandit on the right side, i A second robber, carrying a | satchel, was trapped in the bark corridor of the bank by police reinforcements Leader Denies Plan to Loiver Farm Supports WASHINGTON .T - Chairman original estimate" of 5,800 Red sick ' and wounded to be upturned. The Communists promised to give back "all" Allied sick and Spoking Causes Byrd, in his letter dated Aprii 1, told MacArthur the Senate armnd services subcommittee o! He,., was taken to city hospital Hope (R.Kan, of the House Agnas were Ihe hu, wounded bandits, culture Comm.llec has put a damn- " ' wounded, including those captured which he is a member is trying recently. . to find out. why there were ammu- Daniel said fitter the meeting n jt| On shortages in Korea, that il a wounded soldier should be captured now. he would he returned readily under the Allied for a continuing e.v Police said the wounded er on administration proposals thai Stage 11.07 Ft. Rise .51 Ft. Pool 418.65 Tailwatcr40fi.ri5 bandits gave Iheir names as Wil- (f nntlniiPd nn Page 2. <'«>!. '!.) change. SinHarly. Daniel s;nd. if a pris- MacArthur referred to his pro gram of striking at the Chines* mainland-a program which former President Truman opposed as potentially leading to worldwide Amman's ouster of Mac- 'Cooling? Period his automobile that had stopped in frey. standing water on Belle St, Smith, according to the report. Complaints to the police focused said he had driven through a pool on a pool about 18 inches deep which formed in the "dip" of New of water that impaired effectiveness of his barkes, .June or early July. Anticipation warants are issued by local banks at an interest rate which would be 24 percent until July and 3 percent thereafter until the tax money comes in and the sum is repaid to the bank. The resignation of Roberta Stokes, fcast Junior teacher, was accepted. Only other business to come before the Thursday noon session ot Parties to default divorce suits ing office he personally has the board was the approval of an m Alton city court will have a amendment to the school district's. " (:00 |jng-off period" of at least a contract with Architect Albert M. (jooclde winch provides that Ihc Fosiprburg school will he included it, the terms of Ihe contract. Judge Streeper to Require Wait Of Week on Divorce Suits Consress act soon to lower farm oner is taken ,11 while m a prison Arthm . (wo ggo for ,,, n<l|b> the News- camp lw w "" kl ** p "R' hle ./ orf »" ordination" led to a lengthy uv me m\\» pa tnation, The process, if fully price supports. He told a meeting of paper Farm Editors Association adop|( , d ( , ou | d oppn thc way for a Thursday night that farm leaders mu( , h , arger cxt . h . inj . e of gll . k and in Congress have no idea of chang- wolimlo( j ing a price support law providing ! . for high level, rigid supports for: Fire in Puwin I vestigation in the Senate. The general recalled that Washington officials vetoed his proposals early in 1951 to bomb Chinese bases, blockade China and use Chi- ac- Belle St. between 17th and 20th Mrs. Hazel Cameron of 3518 Gill- where many vehicles stalled. The ham Ave., a passenger in the Oettle police cruiser was sent to the car, was listed as incurring injury scene at 11:45 p. m. and remained j to her upper right arm. neck and until nearly 1 a. m. to aid in keep- head. The other crash, at ing traffic open. Cars on encountering the pool > was at Broadway and V of water splashed water which ! between a convertible <, '». m., e Ave .1 west was drawn into the engine compartment, grounding ignition wires. The police car was used to shove « number of the stalled vehicles out o/ the dip to pointswhere th* engWM cculd be restarted. 'an over tjje curbs at tod Belle intersention entering the Dooley service station »re* tad th* Wtuteway Laundry lu 1'aiU to Make Return entirely loo many cases were he- mn brought in tor imincdiatf lion Although HIP court procedure is have suffered from governed primarily by statutes and pi ice declines. high court rulings, Judge Streeper Benson said said he has felt the court should do wlinl n could through reasonable Under Hie new rule when any i regulation to assure divorce liti- crops divorce is sought on a written en- , gants would have more lime "to " ~ try of appearance, the complaint consider the score" on the step clerk of court for at least one they were taking before they rush- major farm products through 195-1. ' TOKYO /P - Thousands of Ko- nese Nationalist troops from For- Hope made this comment after reans were made homeless today mosa. Secretary of Agriculture Benson by a fire which raged through an He said his requests to bomb fell had told the same group demands estimated square mile of tempor- and blockade Red China and use lor lower supports are coming ary houses in Koreas southeast Chinese Nationalist troops "were Irom "grass roots" (aim groups, port of Pusan No casualties were actually approved by the Join! ; Chiefs of Stafl on Jan. 12, 1951.' week before a trial as result <>! a new rule of procedure, adopted Thursday and ordered b> Judge Streepei to bci ome effective as of April 30. particularly livestock feeders who recent sharp it was not vncon- ceivablc that Congress might provide lor lower supports on 1951 Tragic Quake In Pacific SYDNEY. Australia <?—Reports reaching Sydney today said the 15-Ycar-Old Bride Fatally Shot B Brother During Argument AUH'STA. Ga. .P-A 15-year-old on Broadway and a sedan in which John Huber of 519 E. Ninth St. was starting a left turn north into McClure. According to the report, brakes on Bullock's car, wet from passing through the pools along E Broadway, failed to enable him to to his wife in their parked car the retard his car sufficiently to avert then (ailed to return Value oMhc Theft of two IWXPS of sox in a semi-shoplifting incident was re- week before it may be heard by ed into court for action. ported to the police Thursday by the court. A week ago .Judge streeper nam- severe earthquake in the Pacific linde of two hou ,. s was , ala i| y 8hDt Mrs. Clifford Baxter who said she Heretofore, rules of the court ed a committee of tue mumljers was keeping store during an ah- have permitted hearings of default of the Alton hai, withiiilson Brown erly damage as < h.ui man to suggest revisions m the rules ol 'ouil procedure He suggested lf> this group, he said that the matter of a 'breathing liven ce cases, The detective said Barbara Cor?y l.edbetier was shot in front ol seme of her husband from Ins MIIIS immediately on their filing establishment at 1721 K. Broad- sometimes within a matter of way. miniiie.s. after the suits were dock- She said an ostensible male et«l patron was given permission to .Judge Sireeper told a reporter spa-e" m dctault step to HIP curb to show the sox thai there has been criticism ol was something thai in New Britain, as well as landslides and power failures. Message from Kabaul. capital ol lion. New Britain, said no loss of life had night during an argument over ji Sl . USMng a proposed visit 10 a plans lor a wedding-night oelebra- n i g |,t dub with a group ol friends An argument developed. Detective A. I- Jennings said should Deeming speed with which dir actions could he can ted immediate t onsidciation The IIPW riilr is Ihc I yet been reported. Sydney's the shooting was des.nbtxl by have Riverview College observatory friends as accidental but that the said the disturbance was. centered bride's 18-year-old brother. James I, m t at Mt. Bamus volcano. 8D miles F. Corley, was arrested on a the accident. j merchandise v\as given as V6.2o. ( tlnough couit, and that since tak-j (( ootiuued on i'agf -. < l)l ' ol Rabdul. i charge oJ murder. said, arid the brother W*nt rungs to his tar and got a revoivtf. friend grabbed his arm revolver discharged Th» struck the young bridf to lower abdomen.

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