Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 24, 1953 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, April 24, 1953
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pun two ALTON BVBNINO TKLEORAPH Seek to Extend Rent Controls Taft Would Not Interrupt Tidelinds Debate WASHINGTON ffi - Senate Republican leader Taft said today he - would see about getting a bill to intend federal rent control through the Senate without interrupting the prolonged debate over submerged oil lands. The rent Issue Is squarely up to the Senate now. The house voted 18^ to 68 Thursday for a bill to continue the ceilings for three months In cities which now have them and for a year in critical defense areas. Both types are due to expire April 30, unless extended. Taft said "we might be able" to get the House measure through the senate by unanimous consent before next week's deadline. Such a plan appeared to be the only way to save the limited extension proposed for fedeflal rent controls. So far Taft has been unavailing In all his efforts to get a debate limitation in the submerged lands debate he labels a filibuster. Foes ' of the senate ownership bill Thursday blocked a move to set a final vote for next Wedne'sday. On his part the Ohioan has been Just as adamant against setting the gubmerged lands bill aside temporarily for any other measure. However, by unanimous agreement it would be possible to break info the debate long enough to pass the House rent controls bill with no discussion. t There was a possibility such consent could not be obtained in the exchange -of recriminations over the submerged lands. The general controls which would be extended for three months in the House bill apply to about 4,300,- 1 000 rental units in 1,400 cities. The critical area controls apply to another 1,300,000 units. Streeper Continued From Page 1. of the formation of the committee. It was adopted by the group on motion of the committee chairman at a meeting i held just before court opened yesterday morning. Judge Streeper accepted the committee report, entering an order to make it effective a week hence so that there will be due time for all attorneys of the area to be given notice. A second section of the new rule also approved on recommendation of the committee, provides that in all cases of default divorce, the coroborating testimony of at least two witnesses in addition to -the plaintiff shall be offered. The statute merely requires Streeper told a reporter, no number being specified. It has been the rule, however, evidence of at least two witnesses be produced. This left it open whether a litigant could be one of the required witnesses. The new rule, effective in at least some other courts, is expected to mean a greater weight of Independent testimony be offered before a default divorce is granted, since the testimony of a litigant will no longer suffice as that of a required Witness. The special committee of five attorneys is to make a complete study of the last published rules of the court, issued in ]9.'!9, and suggest other appropriate revisions. One thing will he to insert a rule for pre-trial conferences. Such conferences now are being used, hut. are cited as a point in which the 14-year-old Alton rules of procedure have gotten out of date. Speculate on Continued From Page 1. responsible to him 1 and has boon partly responsible for the HII of courteous firmness with which all lawbreakers are conlmnied at the police station. In addition to this, he has cooperated with business men in incidents involving the prevention and detection of fraud, shoplifting and "high pressure" phony salesmen. First Named In IMS Galloway was named chief in 1945 under Struif and served several weeks after Wadlow was elected, until Claude Berkley was appointed. When Linkogle was elected, Gallo\\»y was appointed chief again. He was the second man in Alton to recoi\e an appointment to attend the FBI Police Academy in Washington D. C., in 1945, but at that time decided to remain in Alton because ol the pressures ol the war which still affected the police department. Alton police force totals 39 men, with two more patrolmen to be added soon. Appointments ot the mayor must bf confirmed by Qty Council. How many ol the aldermen will enter Upon their duties uncommitted to policies of the new mayor was un- Would Strike Out All Labor Laws Of Last 21 Years WASHINGTON /l>-John,L Lewis asked Congress today to strike from the law books "lock, stock and barrel" all labor laws passed In the last 21 years.. The burly mine workers chief, In a prepared statement, told the Senate Labor Committee: "This proposal is seriously made. The ever rising tide of Industrial strife In recent years and the repeated governmental Interferences .., under existing law and the bit- j tcmess engendered thereby In nil segments of our population Justify the Congress in stripping the statute books of both the Wagner and Taft-ttartley Acts." That would leave two basic laws dealing with organized labor—the 11932 Morrls-LaGuardia Act and the 1914 Clayton Act. Hits Wagner Act The Taft-Hartley Law, passed In 1947 to supersede the 1935 Wagner • Act is now up for possible revision I before the Senate $nd House Labor 'Committees. Most of organized labor favored the Wagner Act and wanted it kept on the books. No matter how amended, Lewis said, the Taft-Hartley Act will remain "a thorn and a spear in the side of American labor." He added: ! "A liberal application of cologne ! or a generous sprinkling of 'Chanel 1 No. 5' cannot and will not deodorlxe I an otherwise odorous creature...." The law, Lewis said, "is a specie of fraud on not only labor unions but upon the country at large." Limited Injunction The Norris-LaGuardia Act limited the use of injunctions-court orders which forbid certain types of conduct—in work disputes. The Clayton Anti-Trust Act attempted to exempt labor unions from prosecution by declaring that labor Is "not a commodity." Lewis' union has been the target three times of the Taft-Hartley Act's 80-day, norslrike provision for use in a national emergency dispute. "It can be categorically staled," he said, "that in each year when strikes have occurred the coal production was greater than in the years in which there were no strikes." He said this "negates completely the hue and cry of national emergencies" and added that the nation "has never suffered irreparable injury from deprivation of coal." i Lewis said the present law's i "fundamental evils'" cannot be cured by amendment i VFW Installation Ts SJated Sunday Evening Installation of officers of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1308 is slated I Sunday evening at Veterans Mem| orial Center, 603 W. Delmar Ave. A buffet lunch will be served at i6:30 p.m., the installation is get i for 8 p.m. and a'dance at 9. ! Clarence Cox is retiring commander of the post and William Peterson, Alton policeman, will ho new commander. Other officers are: l-'red 1 lousier, senior vice- commander; John Kdmondson, junior vice-commander; Harry i Lessner, chaplain; Konnlh Porter. ] quartermaster; Vostle Kelly, ad- j jutant. In the latter part of May, the VFW post plans to stage a "grand opening" and dedication party at the Veterans Center, which has been remodeled since a fire damaged it extensively. Belt Highway Route Is Eyed Alternate by GAAC Chile is buying dicsel generators to solve its power shortage, Santiago reports. Bandit Continued From Page 1. liam Scholl and John Fredericks. The dead robber was not identified immediately. The get-away car was reported to be a two-tone green (Oldsmobjlp) sedan with an Illinois license. licit/' condition uns not immediately known. The satchel carried by one of the intruders appeared filled with currency, but the amount svas not disclosed. At fl luncheon meeting Thursday of the highways, streets nnd traffic committee of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce, nn alternate route for the proposed belt highway was discussed. The committee held that the alternate route for (he belt highway should be supplied with a spur to be built from Route 100 to Route 67 to connect with the by-pass highway. C. H. Sheppard described the proposed nlternate routes us beginning at a point 700 to 1.500 feet north of Delmar Ave., and Route 67 Intersection, extend In a southeasterly direction, northerly of Oakwood AVP., and Upper Alton cemetery, with a subway In the vicinity of the present Seminary St. subway, thence to connect with SBI Route 140 east of Starlight Theater, nt the beginning point of the proposed county highway to Hast Alton. Chairman Frank King presided. Others present were Dr. Lafayette Young, Jack Folmer, Harry L. Meyer, Harold Cordes, M. C. Gallaway, Ralph Gent, C. 0. Jones, Ray Gibson,, Bert. Rose, E. J. Wade, Harry Kluge, John Carr, Bert RHchey, mayor-elect Slrulf, W. T. Woodcock, and W. V. Melzger. Greater Alton delegates to the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the U. S., will leave this weekend for Washington, D. C., where they will hear reports from national officers of the Chamber and also addresses by President, Eisenhower, Vice President Richard Nixon, Cabinet members and leaders in the commercial world. George A. Fischer, GAAC president, Russell Casleel, national I councillor and Waller T. Wood- j cock, executive director will rep- 1 resent, the GAAC. • i!9 Area Youths To Be Inducted EDWARDSVILLE- Nineteen A1- ! ton area registrants are scheduled ! for induction into the armed forces May 1 in one of three such calls for the month received to date at the Madison County Selective Service headquarters. A group of 11 from the TH-Cities also is to report for induction May 1. In next month's third call received from stale headquarters, '24 Edwardsvllle area selectees are scheduled for induction May 7. Pre-induction physical examinations are scheduled for May 6 for 50 Alton area youths, while on May 13 an additional 28 from the Edwardsville area and 22 from the Tri-CHies are to report for similar tests. The county Selective Service headquarters also announced that | college students who could not take a draft deferment examination Thursday, or one previously conducted last Dec. 4, may apply for a special lest to he given May 21. Application forms for the ex- i animation are available at the county headquarters here and must i be filled out and returned by May 11. Applicants for the tests who failed to take eigher Thursday's examination or the one conducted last Dec. 4, must complete and 1 return a new application by May 11 in order to take Iho special test May LM. The deferment examinations are conducted at colleges and I only students already attending I such institutions are clcgihle to ap- , ply for the special test. i I AltonCpiupteryLotOvvners To Hold Session May 13 A meeting of lot owners of the Alton Cemetery will be held Wednesday, May 13 at the First National Bank & Trust Co. directors' room tor the purpose of amending I he by-laws and for the transaction of other business. One item to be : passed upon will be the election ' of directors and increasing the i board from five to ten directors. THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1902 by carpenters who were paid only 40 cents"an hour and the total labor cost of building the house, which stands in good condition today HS part of the Wicken- hauier rstate in Milton. The 'hoiro was probably the first project of the late J. J. Wuellner, founder of the construct.on firm. Old Hut Solid House, Built in 1902, Is Part Of Wickenhauser Estate Harold Bartholomew Is Injured in Work Mishap To he sold soon at public, will he 25',i acres in Milton that Wickenhauser, truck farmer, who died last Aug. 6. The property had been left to him by his father, William Wickenhauser, pioneer landowner of Milton who, at one time, ownerl some 60 acres extending north from Rt. 67 on the east side of Milton Rd. Passage of time has added tremendously to the value of what was once an undeveloped wilderness. The Milton area has been subdivided and developed, and as the Wickenhauser tract remained through the years it became ringed by modern homes. It is now the' last major tract in Milton that has not been subdivided. Hence, it has possibilities from the standpoint of anyone who would subdivide it. The tract, was used as a truck farm by Edward Wickenhauser. At his dealh, it reverted to nine other heirs in eight shares. On the tract is a seven room two-story house, in good condition, that was built in 1902 and was one of the first projects of the late J. J. Wuellner, founder of 1 the local contracting firm. A ledger preserved over the years shows the carpenters received 40 cents an hour. The labor cost of building the house totaled $363. Nine heirs hold title to the tract and, this week, the paper work which must precede a sale of the property was being completed. John W. Wickenhauser is the administrator for the estate. Wood River Youths Guilty of Rape EDWARDSVILLE—Trial of five Wood River area youths on a rape charge ended Thursday afternoon in Circuit Court- before a jury had been selected—when the defendants entered guilty pleas and were sentenced by Judge Kdward F. Barcis to prison terms of a year to 18 monlhs. (liven penitentiary sentences of 18 months each were: John Hoi- man, Robert Dale Hamor, Charles Leroy Haydon and John Lee Fudurich. The fifth defendant in the rape case, Thurman Dale Moore, was sentenced to a year's prison term. The quintet was on trial for raping a teen-age Kast Alton girl Feb. 17 last year. Although trial of the case began Wednesday morning a jury had not yet been selected when the defendants' guilty pleas were accepted by Judge Rareis about mid-afternoon Thursday. The five defendants were'represented by three attorneys. Harold Bartholomew, 29, of 727 East Seventh St 1 ., is a patient in St. Joseph's Hospital for examination and treatment of leg Injuries suffered this morning in an industrial accident. Bartholomew, who is employed in the brass mill, of Olin Industries Inc.t was injured when the j upper of several pans he was carrying toppled and knocked him to the floor. X-ray examination was to be made to determine whether he had j incurred a fracture of the right leg. Tokyo and London will be linked by a Comet jet service this year. Tavern Owner Robbed of$700 Armed Holdup Man Escapes in Rain Meld up by an armed mnn who waylaid Mm In the pouring rain at 4 a.m. today just as he left the Esquire tavern, in which he Is a partner, James Gallagher of Kflst Alton, was forced to hand over the days receipts, estimated \ at $700, nnd also the keys to the | business place. j Gallagher said he had just closed the business place, which is on 1! Route 140 (College Ave. extension) near the Forkeyville viaduct over the Burlington tracks, when he was robbed. Rain was pouring down, and he had just locked the door, nnd wns about to dash for his car when he heard someone demand his money. Looking up, he related, he found he was menaced by an armed man whom he could see only indistinctly in the rain and darkness. After he handed over the tavern receipts, he was also forced to yield the keys. The rwbber ran and Jumped into a waiting car, and, although he could see only the outline of the vehicle, Gallagher expressed the belief there must have been a second man at' the wheel because the car started quickly. Due to loss of his keys, Gallagher was unable to set back into the Esquire to report the hold-up. 'He Was forced to walk east across : the viaduct to the Forkeyville wedge to reach a telephone whence he could call the sheriff's office, he said. Deputy sheriffs were dispatched through the sheriff's office to make investigation, but the robber had' gained such a lead in the getaway that efforts to get any trace Miss Amelia Flynn's Estate in Probate Court RDWARDSV1LLE. - Letter* of administration were Issued Thursday In Probate Court In the estate of Miss Amelia A. Flynn, Alton, who died April 0. Mis* Flynn, a retired teacher, was a charter member and former regent of Nfnlan Edwards chapter of fhe Daughters of American Revolution. She left no will and Alton Banking ft Trust Co. was appointed administrator of her estate. Listed as heirs were a brother and two sisters, Earl B. Flynn and Mrs. Jessie Fischer of Berkeley, Calif., and Mrs. Ella M. Smith, San Francisco,, Calif.; a niece, Elizabeth F. Goold of Stockton, Calif., and a nephew, William Byron Flynn. Portland, Me. , Value of the estate was not shown In the petition for admin- tratlon. In her will, filed Thursday, Miss Mary Budde bequeathed her estate to a niece, Anna M. Klinke of Alton. Miss Budde, long a resident of Alton, died April 15. Her will, executed Oct. 11, 1947. nominated the niece as executrix. Hearing on a petition for probate was set for May 15. Predicts Turnover NEW YORK ft — Attorney General 'Herbert Brownell predicts a turnover of about 40 per cent of the Justice Department's personnel by next year. This would mean replacement of about 12,000 of the department's 30,000 employes. Brownell told the. New York City Bar Association Thursday that personnel records now are under study to get rid of "the diffidends, the dawdlers, the deadheads." of him were futile. Paul Turner, the Alton deputy, was assigned to further Investigation today. Esquire tavern is at the former location of Zimmie's tavern. FRIDAY, AfRlL I*, IfN I, ^iB^^^^M^^^^M^MMMnMtfiiinif*** 11 !" 1 *"* 1 * •••••••••••^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ U. S. Warships Save Wounded Resetie Men from Island Near Woman i By TORRE8T KDWARDg SEOUL fl»~F0ur U. S. warihlpi steamtd throuRh a bombardment from /Communist shore batteries today in a bold operation to rescue wounded men from an Allied- held Island at the entrance to Won* san harbor. There was no report whether the ships were hit or whether the mission was successful, but the Navy said the ships and supporting Navy Pantherjets silenced the Red guns. The ships were the light cruiser Manchester and destroyers Owen, Henderson and Epperson. In the air, Capt. Joseph McCon- noil, a Sabre jet pilot from Apple Valley, Calif., was credited with downing his 10th Red MIG to become the Allies' fifth double jet ace. He also damaged another. Along the ITiS-mile front, Allied foot soldiers and Red troops tangled in bitter, small-scale fights. The Eighth Army said 14 Red probes, the highest number in a month, hit Allied positions. Sixteen U. N. patrols reported skirmishes. South Korean raiders killed or wounded 69 Chinese in a bloody small-arms fight near Christmas Hill on the Eastern Front, th« Army said. South of Panmun.jom. where disabled war prisoners are being exchanged, an Allied outpost beat off two assaults by an estimated 70 to 80 Chinese. The Reds left seven dead. The Eighth Army said Red casualties inflicted by Allied ground troops in the week ended Tuesday totaled 3,534 including 1,780 killed. Most were credited to the Short Trips Home SEOUL .T — American soldiers goinK home on rotation after May I will tincl their trip four to seven days shorlor. Transports will be sent direct from Korea to V. S. purls, bypassing Japan, the Army said today, The Army said thai will save I I s million dollars a year in transportation costs and 8,000 man- months in tune. Is Kremlin Regime Frightened? In thf department, Galloway un- d*r eivil »enice holds the rank of Mjrgttnt, t» which rank he would !*vert In the event he is not re- duel. Hy \VIUMM L. HVAN A I' Foreign New* Amtlynt A rising tempo of oppressive measures against workers and laniHTh in the Soviet hinterland indicates that a frightened regime sits in puwer in the Kremlin. Communist party leaders have been instructed to tighten the screws on workers and peasants in all the lli Soviet republics to wring out a maximum of production at u minimum of cost. That is riot the only sign of uneasiness in the Kremlin. Apparently the purge is continuing a purge of unreconstructed Stalinists. They are being lopped from responsible liarty and yov eminent positions. Security measures have been tightened, with Russians lakinu over tlie chief police posts from men o| other nationalities in the republics outside the big Russian Sovi«t Federated Socialist Republic. The impression- is that Premier Ueorgi Malenkov and police czar Lavrenly Bwla.his first deputy, are working in concert to bolster their power. The best information is this: So long as Malenkov remains in the top post. Beria is sale, and so long as Beria remains in the No. 2 spot, Malen- kov is safe. The tightening of the security forces begun before Stalin died. This slipped through Soviet censorship this week. It ties in with a report from a reliable observer who was in Russia at the time of Stalin's death. \ This observer got the impression that Stalin suddenly soured on the power ambitions of the Malenkov- Beria combination, that possibly he even suspected his power twins engineered the deaths ol Andrei Zhdanov and other Stalinist leaders Thus the arrest of the doctors and the fantastic story o/ their plot all denied after Stalin's death. This year's May Day slogans assuming Soviet citizens that ttoey, have civil rights seem to be part of the story. The doctors' plot episode must have shaken the Soviet cituenry, which is now being told that the regime in power is its protector. The party press now is demanding all-out production on farms and in factories^. The "May Day socialist competition" is going to fantastic lengths. l*i the Ukraine, for example, two women tractor drivers are singled out as shining examples because their brigades had tractors in operation 20 hours out of 24. 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