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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Jfffflifeir Anfteiitrt Prm, Vol. CXV1II, No, 87 ' ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 2J, lift Parking Time Limit Change To Be Delayed Lack of Necessary Plates Prevents Work of Switch-Over New dials for the Altbn parking meters have arrived but the changeover to the new parking time limits, recently established by city ordinance, likely cannot be made effective until sometime next month. Ray Crane, the city meter maintainer, said today that the new meter dials one set for 1-hour meters, the other for 30-minute meters, are both on hand, but still awaited are the new plates to be attached to the meters listing the new parking hours. Extensive Job.. The meter plates, he said, are expected at any time now, but affixing these plates, and also changing the dials in the city's more than 700 meters will be an extensive job. Likely it will have to be done by sections of a few blocks at a time, and possibly the new regulations can be made effective for each section as the altertions are completed. Some special large signs to be posted in the "short time" districts also remain to be provided. Retiming of the meter clocks, Crane explained, can be done by a fairly simple adjustment to the clock mechanism. The job that will take the most time will be to install the new dials and affix the plates,' and it may be most expedient to do this work in the maintenance shop on the police floor of the City Hall. Just how the changeover will be carried out likely will be up for final decision after the new city administration takes over sfod everything is in readinesd to carry out the meter revamping as speedily as possible, Crane suggested. Rates Chdfcged Under the ordinance enacted by the City Council late in February on recommendation of the advisory committee on parking lots and parking problems, a 30-minute parking limit at a rate of five cents was set for meters on W. Third between State and Piasa Sts. and also on E. Broadway between Ridge and Henry Sts. On all other parking meters, a time limit of 1-hour was set, the rate to be five cents an hour or one cent for each 12 minutes. The present limit on all meters is two hours. The new ordinance also increased the penalty fee for violations of parking regulations from the present $1 to J2. Texans Arrested BUENOS AIRES, Argentina £>Five Texas businessmen arrested Monday on suspicion of violating national security laws have been released without charges, police announced Friday night. The five, all in the cotton business, were flown here at the request of U. S. Ambassador Albert Nuffer. Embassy officials arranged for the release with high officials of the interior ministry, which controls the police. Red Batteries Strike TOKYO /P — The Navy Friday night said three U. S. Marines and a Navy officer were wounded Thursday when Red shore batteries opened up on an Allied-held island in the bay of Wonsan. One Marine was evacuated from the island. The others stayed on the island and returned to duty. None of the men was identified. After 56 Yean Drummqnd Bequest Finally Goes to Alton Cemetery Fund 2 Alton Stores \ Entered, Loot Taken Is Small Overnight Intrusions at both the Gibson Furniture Co. store, 417 E. Broadway, and at the nearby Alton Tire Sales establishment, 435 E. Broadway, were discovered when the two places were being opened for business today; An unlocked safe was ransacked Drummond in his will. ~It had been at the furniture store, but the cash loot secured at each business place was trifling and apparently no merchandise from stock was taken. The buglary a tthe Gibson store was discovered by two employes Thad Keene of 315 Allen St. and Howard Hagerty of 439 E. Third St. They notified the owner, Ray Gibson, who in turn called the police. The office safe, left unlocked because it was used only for fire-roof storage of store records, was found to have been ransacked, and its contents strewn about the office floor. An estimated $4 or $5 in change was missing from the office. Entrance had been made by breaking a window frame and two glass panes in a side door \of the building. The intrusion at Alton Tire sales was reported to police by Edward S. Stobbs, one of the partners, The office had been ransacked. About 51 in change was missing from a cash box, also a Japanese pistol, and two fishing reels. Documents were left strewn on the floor. HallerSeeks 21st Term As Head of Board EDWARDSVILLE.—Gus Haller, Wood River Township assistant supervisor, has announced his candidacy for re-election as chairman of the Madison County Board of Supervisors for his 21st consecutive year in that office. Haller, whose 20-year tenure as board chairman is unsurpassed in the county's history, is expected to be unopposed for the chairmanship at^the board's annual organization session next Wednesday, April 29. • Letters announcing his candidacy for re-election were mailed by Haller to holdover and newly- elected board members the past few days. As board chairman, Haller also is ex-officio chairman of the Madison County Board of Review and head of the county's liquor control commission governing operation of taverns in unincorporated areas of the county. The board's organization meet- ing'April 29, upon call of County Clerk PJulalia Hotz, is scheduled to open at 11 a.m., daylight saving time, after completion of routine business at a preliminary session. The "old" board, after transacting its business, will adjourn and a reorganization session, at which new members are to be seated and a chairman elected for the year, will then get underway. Claim 'Meddling' GUATEMALA, Guatemala /P — The government claimed today that a thwarted military coup last month had the support of four neighboring Central American governments—El Salvador, Honduras, NiQaragua and the Dominican Republic. Team Mertibers Chosen for Marquette Fund Campaign With the selection of team members completed in all seven parishes participating in the Marquette High School $350,000 expansion campaign, the organization is rapidly nearing completion. When all team members have been assigned the organization will have reached it's total strength of 770. The area special contributions committee of which Msgr. W. T. dicate the Interest this campaign is evoking. To them and to all others participating in any manner in this campaign the Ursuline Nuns who conduct activities at Marquette High School today extended their appreciation. Subscriptions also are being re- cetved from service men in foreign ports, who through their parents and friends have received Sloan and Alvin A. Stolze are co- j word of this campaign, chairmen has listed prospective To improve conditions in gen- subscribers and contributors. This eral and to secure the counsel group will begin work over this ; and advice of those whose interest years ago a bequest of. $1,500 wns made to the City of Alton as trustee for the benefit of Alton cemetery by James T. Drummond, the income from the fund to be devoted to keeping up two burial lots belonging to Mr. Drummond In Alton cemetery. Today the principal of the fund and accumulated Interest, amounting to $1,254, was turned over to William Blerbaum, treasurer and secretary of Alton cemetery, to be used as originally intended by Mr. coming weekend in order to make as near complete a report as pos- sable gt the invitational dinners, scheduled for April 30 and May 1. Bishop William X O'Connor of Springfield has forwarded approximately 950 invitations to both dinners. They will be held in St. Mary's conception hall and will be prepared and served by women of that parish. Responses received have been from many of other faiths who hav» forwarded to the Ursuline Convtal fifts arid subscriptions. not |)OM from Alton, but St. Louis tnd other areas, the committee reported today. Their letters in- is in Marquette High School, the i Ursuline Nuns have requested the establishment of a board of education, to serve in an advisory and consulting capacity. As a result, a representative from each of the seven parishes participating in this campaign, will serve in this capacity. The actual formation will take place shortly. Monday at 8 p. m. in all parishes, organizations will meet. All team members will make their selections of prospects, upon whom they will call on Sunday, May 3, and during that week the final report meeting is scheduled for Monday, May U. a long tedious road that had to be pursued until the money was today legally turned over. Mr. Drummond was a long-time resident of Alton. He started In the plug tobacco business here and one time he was mayor of Alton. It is supposed that at the time of making his will Mr. Drummond, then a resident of St. Louis, believed that the City of Alton would be the best custodian to serve as trustee as, in his days as mayor the City of Alton did own and control the Alton cemetery. Possibly he erroneously believed the old situation still existed when he made his will and therefore he left the money to the city. Complications developed with regard to the money so that for years the Alton cemetery did not receive any part of the trust fund's income. Finally, the cemetery board was able to show a proper cause for putting the money into the hands of the cemetery fund where it will hereafter be held iri trust with the condition the cemetery will derive its legal portion of the income. This was made poossible when, a year or so ago, the City of Alton acoepted ownership of the cemetery. The city, in so doing, prepared the way for making both principal and the accumulated income from the Drummond trust fund available for use Under direction of the directors of the Alton cemetery as Mr. Drummond had provided.. The proper guarantee is furnished by the city and by First National Bank & Trust Co. that all* requirements had been complied with, so today the legal requirements all were conformed with. .- • The turning over of the money to the cemetery board's management will be a relief to the cemetery board which has long felt handicapped by 'lack of control of the fund. The cemetery board has been making rapid progress in building up the cemetery trust fund until the present day total, not including the Drummond principal and interest, has reached $140,000 and prospects have been promising of considerable money to be contributed now that the cemetery contributions are deductible in income tax reports. The cemetery is not taxable, being city property, and gifts to it are deductible in paying income taxes. Seize Currency MANILA if—Customs agents today seized $13,643 in United States currency from an American businessman about to board a plane for Hong Kong. Customs Collector Eliezar Manikan said Albert White, of White Brothers Export-Import Co., New York, had falsified his foreign exchange declaration. ~ Weather Alton and vicinity: Partly cloudy and cooler tonight and Sunday. Highest temperature today near 70. Lowest Sunday morning about 40; highest in afternoon near 60. River Stages S*» L«v*l v ».m. W. Bureau 1 ».m. i/«ro 8BV4X m.o.) l.otk * Dim 'it Stage 12.09 Pool 418.45 Rise 1.02 Ft. Tailwater 407.57 Daylight Time Schedule for Area Sunday Altoniansi Most Others in District, Will Set Clocks Ahead Daylight saving time will arrive at 2 a.m. Sunday, Clocks In the area are to be set ahead one hour. Alton has daylight time by or. dinance. It starts each year on the last Sunday in April. It ends on the last Sunday In September, Alton school district will go on daylight time. ' Most communities In the Alton area have accepted daylight time. Places in the area that have adopted daylight time Include Edwardsville, Jerseyville, and Wood River. Medora voted daylight time last June. Hartford, Roxana and East Alton will continue on daylight time this year. At Carlinville, voters rejected daylight time last Tuesday. At Edwardsville, the county, board is expected to adopt a new daylight time resolution but the Courthouse offices will go on the "fast" time with the Test of the area as there is legal belief that last year's daylight time resolution continues in effect on the county offices. In general, public expression of opinion on daylight time have been increasingly favorable since the practice became established in the area. More people are ; finding -it more suitable^ to -their after-work recreation and chores, apparently. 17 Are Treated At 2 Hospitals After Mishaps Seventeen persons were treated in the two Alton hospitals Friday and early today for injuries incurred in accidents. Victims of the mishap ( s were injured in motor vehicles, industrial, bicycle, home accidents, and one was a gunshot wound patient. Most-seriously injured of the 17 were two- Calhoun "County youths, Jerome Swan, 18, of Hardin,,and Richard Branham., 24, of East Hardin. Both are patients in Alton Memorial Hospital. Swan and Branham were brought to the hospttal at 2:15 a.m. today following an* automobile accident on Route 16, three miles east of Hardin. Swan sustained a fracture of the lower right tibia; a laceration above ^the left eye, and multiple abrasions and contusions of his logs. Branham suffered lacerations of the left ear and left forehead and right knee and lower legs. Also receiving,,treatment: at Alton Memorial were Richard Ingersoll, 13, of Jerseyville, who was treated for a hand injury incurred in a bicycle accident, and Lynn Campbell, 13-months-old, of Cottage Hills. Lynn was examined and treated for a sprained wrist suffered in a fall from a rear seat of an automobile. Parents of Lynn are Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Campbell. John Dickman, T>6, of Moridosia, an employe o[ the Henry Pratt Construction Co., was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital at 2 p.m. Friday after he had suffered from electrical shock while at work on a construction job at Illinois Power Co. He was able to leave the hospital later in the afternoon. Also treated at St. Joseph's was Leon Watsonr32, of 1520 Market St., who suffered a gunshot wound in the right arm. Watson remained 16 PAOK8 Price Be, BitabHstltd J«i, fft 3/ts Answer Ike On Peace Proposal «JK» , NATO Nations Say tied* Still Peace Threat / Russia Has Not Displayed Any'Fundamental' Change PARIS rt»-The 14 Atlantic Pact nations today told Russia that she has not yet displayed any fundamental change in Communism's threat to the security of the free world. In their final communique on the North Atlantic ^Treaty Council sessions here, the ministers of the NATO members said they would welcome "genuine efforts to reduce international tension," They said that the Communist attack on Laoes in French Indochina was only the latest example of policies responsible for aggressive warfare in several parts of the world. The statement by the NATO council, coming only a few hours after a lengthy statement of Russian views l in Pravda? appeared to challenge the Soviets to substitute performance for peace hints in settling cold war issues. Following up a council resolution adopted .earlier in the session, the member nations again called for prompt establishment of a six-nation European army (E. D. C). The communique was issued as British, French and American'for- eign ministers were converging on the French foreign ministry for a "Big Three" examination of world problems. One of these is how the U. S., Britain and France would handle a Soviet call' for a fpur- power conference on Germany if one comes out of Moscow. Before the communique was Issued, ending the NATO council's spring meetins*..the members voted to boost nation air strength by 2,700 more war poanes and 10 divisions of ground troops in Europe, an official reported. POWER INCREASED—Prime Minister Daniel F. Malap of South Africa and | Mrs. Malan relax at home after recent election which saw Malan's Nationalist party increase its parliamentary-majority. The election climaxed five years of controversy over racial policy. Malan's Nationalists are staunch proponents of white supremacy —AP Wirephoto. American Soldier Reports How U. S. Prisoners Turned Informer in Prison Camps TOKYO /£—An American soldier freed Tuesday after almost two years in Communist prison camps said today some Ur S. prisoners turned informer and "passed along to the Cbmm'unists information on what other prisoners were talking about or planning." "I guess some of them believed the Communist line. Some of them did it for the cigarettes . . , They didn't care about their buddies," said Sgt. Orville R. Mullins'-of Cov ington, Ky. He gave .no names and did not prisoners had The ministers also arranged to say J 1 ™ . many meet again in October. turncd intormer The new plane program will boost NATO's air strength to a total of 5,600 planes by the end of 1954. The additional aircraft will include trainers as well as jet and all-weather fighters. The 10 new divisions, four of them intended to be ready to fight and six of them in reserve, will increase NATO's land forces to 60 However, among the six reserve divisions may be a number of regimental combat teams which would be attached to existing first line divisions. Joseph Bech, Luxembourg foreign minister, said he and the other five ministers who have signed the Eluropean army treaty will meet here May 12 to begin their study of the proposed six nation political authority. Capchart, Jenner Bark Black, Dawson for Posts "You had to watch your step. You had to be careful who ydu talked to. and pick your friends," he added. Mullins gave newsmen the first accounts of death marches across frozen North Korean highways in interviews earlier this week. And today, resting in an Army hospital here, he recalled again the bitter months as a prisoner. He said there were lots of Russians in North Korea—all riding in jeeps or other vehicles while the Chinese walked—and' all dressed in snappy uniforrqs with epaulets and shiny boots. On the long march north, Mullins said, the column of prisoners passed two jeeploads of Russians sitting beside the road drinking. "They tried to get our North Korean guards to line us up and shoot us," he said. The Kentucky sergeant sairl all prisoners in his camp wore forced to attend indoctrination lectures WASHINGTON A 1 — Indiana! during which tho Communists 100 Prisoners Freed As Iteds Keep Promise Continue Exchange of HI. ,- ,.,- ., •-.-,''. ••• •Tff-f^^,^. .. . -* Wounded Beyond , Limit By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM R — Another 100 Allied prisoners—including a bonus number of Americans, British and Turks—were freed Friday as the Communists kept their promise to continue the exchange of sick and wounded captives beyond the original limit. The Reds said they would free 13 more Americans and 71 disabled South Koreans Saturday as truce negotiators return to this neutral zone for the first full dress armistice talks since last Oct. 8. Seventeen Americans, four British, four Turks and 75 South Koreans came back today, bringing the total to the 600 the Reds said they would exchange in six days. But of the tolal: 138 Americana l"5fi wore Americans—16 more than promised. Agree to Some Conditions But Reject Others \ Business-Like Dlgctigsiofl With West Ma Jar Point By EDDY GILMORB MOSCOW #-The Soviet UfilDft agreed today to business-like <tt*> oussions with tHe West on the grett controversies troubling pead* but flatly rejected what appear**! to be some condition's laid down by President Elsenhower. The Russian agreement was dui- lined in a statement carried acroi* the entire front pages of Moscow-'i principal newspapers-Pfat*&, tlfcf organ of the Soviet party's Central Commfttetpf Izvestia, the organ of the Soviet. The Soviet government will come any step of the Ami government or any otheiTgi ment if it is directed at the ttlttffa ly settlement of difficult tions," the statement said. "This is evidence," It continual, "of the readiness of the SoVf<&_ side for serious business-lik& dl$> cussions of outstanding problem!? 1 * The statement added ttia"t tnl* Russians Would participate Irt dl* rect conversations and, wheri rfei:- essary, in negotiations through tnf, United Nations. . *•*Statement of Leader* '/ Although It .was unsigned an9 entitled solely "On the Address, President Eisenhower," its i clear from the wording that • correct to call the article ment -by the leadership Of viet Union. It was clearly and definitely" s(n answer to Eisenhower'* April 46 speech. In that address, the President challenged' thk new Soviet government-, to proye It* p^'i^fsptureli by agreeing to global disarmament/ and taking concrete steps to end the tensions that threaten World War HI. In Washington today,- Wnlte House press secretary James A. Hagerty said there would be" no comment until the full Pravda statement has been received by the • U. S. government. The Soviet statement sharply attacked some things Eisenhower, „said and many things that U. S. Secretary of State Dulles has said since the President made bis appeal in speaking before; the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Accuse Ike Referring directly to Eisenhower's remarks, the Soviet statement accused him of trying to threaten the USSR with atomic war. v _ t (Eisenhower said the alternatives to true peace endeavors were: At worst "atomic war*" at best, "a life of perpetual fear and tension.") The statement fully agreed with Eisenhower's plea for a lessening *, f ' I Republican Sens. Capehart and would accuse the United States of Jenner are backing Clyde R. Black ; using germ warfare, and Charles M. Dawson for Federal Housing Administration posts. Black, of Logansport, Indiana, was suggested for the job of regional commissioner for 10 Midwest states, including Illinois, with head- in the hospital following emergency I quarters in Washington. treatment. Four persons were treated at St. (Continued on I'nge 3, Col. S.) Dawson, of Indianapolis, was proposed for the position of Indiana FHA director. Senate Passes Bill to Extend Rent Controls .'i2 wore British—12 more than i of tension and building peace but promised. j it accused him of not being very 15 were Turks-equal to the consistent in his remarks. *.V;V-' 4 -••*"****** number of non-Koreans the Reds said they would exchange aside from British and Americans. 17 others included men from Colombia, Australia, Canada South Africa, Greece, The Philippines and The Netherlands. 400 were South Koreans. Both sides have said they vvould continue the exchange beyond the 6UO originally pledged by the Reds and the 5,800 promised by the j U. N. Command. I Neither side has said how many WASHINGTON IV — The Senate more it will trade, but some ob- passed and sent to the White House I servers have speculated the ex today a bill to extend rent con- change could go on indefinitely. "In his address," It declared, "the President of the United States for some reason considered it possible to connect his proposals oi peace with a whole series of preliminary conditions presented by him to the Soviet Union, although these claims are not reinforced by corresponding obligations from the side of the United States." Making it clear it did not *ub> scribe to or agree to many of thest "conditions," the Soviet statement pointed out that Russia, too, hat claims and ideas about what should be done. trols to July 31 in areas which now have them. "Those who wish to see in thi Eisenhower Address a real striving The U. N. Command proposed for peace," the statement Friday that sick and wounded be Some 5,600,000 dwelling units are j exchanged continuously while hos- (Continuea on I'uge ''. Col. 3.) dared, "cannot but ask why U wai necessary for the President in • (Continued on Page 8, Col. i.) affected. Of these, about 4,300,000 are in communities which voted last year to continue the controls under federal legislation. Another 1,300.000 are in areas designated as critical because of the growth of defense activities. The House had passed the measure on Thursday. The Senate action by voice vote came after leaders agreed to lay) PASADKNA, Calif. .P— Myrtle, a ; back rattlesnake. Wakemaa Wtl aside temporarily a submerged re tinng rodent in the bacteriology fattening up the snakfl for ttM ownership bill which has starring role in a movif •** fef Mighty Mouse Myrlle, The Retiring Rodent, Big Wheel on College Campus land laboralory at John Muir JwiOf been under debate for more than , i planned to make. three weeks. President Eisenhow- Colle « e ' *** become a big wheel i But Myrtle er is expected to sign the rent bill on tn e Campus. She is now known ro j e an d ruinoj Waktman'l promptly. as My i He, the Mighty Mouse, be-, As Uie rattler coiled bk>wly, Myrtk Present authority for rent con-1 cause a lie bit a rattlesnake to' took in the situation in OM Irols ends April .'JO—next Thurs- death. FlffOQM VILLAGE — Crneral V,PW at Freedom V.Hdge near M on rnetdl landing Ltnp with Icdd of PCVY I t'er ca'c , (cnr dt Irft unde tents in background, dfter dm.dl fiuu l-'oii;i,M>jOMi. Th -, v>di AP Wirephoio. KG,-. day. i The extension was asked by Ei- fie! copter senhower to give state legislatures .'sr ho.r-tdl <*nd other local bodies a chance . ! .j gc — . io enact their own control meas- iurcs a" they \\anl. Myrtle did only what any self- eyed glance *wj reacted twiftly. She put her best t**4b respecting mouse would have tone \ and right behind tltt Wttiif'i under the circumstances. An instructor, Norman H. Wakemao, placed her in a cage as the intended meal of a lam-foot diamond head- The snake WM instant and Myrtl* MM* fcpk fti join the rest of tkt mfc* j» «fr other cap.

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