Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 27, 1953 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Awocltttd Prm, Vet, CXVttt, No, W ALTON, ILt., MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1953 22 PACKS Prlet 5c. KatibUihid Jt* 15, il Sigma Delta Chi Award For Telegraph Honorary Society Gives Citation for Service to Community Sigma t>elt.a Chi, honorary professional Journalism fraternity, has cited the Alton Evening Telegraph "For meritorious contribution to Journalism in recognition of its community service to which it has been constantly vigilant both in Its news and its editorial columns." St. Louis chapter of the national fraternity— which last fall dedicated a plaque here to the memory of Alton'! martyr editor, Elijah P. Love joy — Made the award to the Telegraph at a banquet in St. Louis where a similar citation was made to the Sporting News, published in that city. The Telegraph and Sporting News became the third and fourth newspapers in the area to have won the awards, which previously had been presented to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Colleges Represented Marking the importance of the Occasion further was presence of students and instructors from colleges of journalism at both the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri. The award was presented by Irving Dilliard, editor of the editorial page of the Post-Dispatch, a member of the award committee of Delta Sigma Chi, acting for Al Dopkin, St. Louis bureau chief of the Associated Press, who was unable to be present because of an out-of-town assignment. Third member of the awards committee is Louis LaCoss, editor of the editorial page of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Mr. D i 1 1 i a r d, who is widely known as a historian as well as the editor of one of the nation's great editorial pages, lauded, the Telegraph for its "long and distinguished service to journalism . and to its community" and praised its typographical style. The plaque was received by Joseph J. Dromgoole, assistant editor of the Telegraph, for Publisher P. B. Cousley. Expressing the "profound thanks" of the Telegraph, Dromgoole' said : "The Telegraph strives constantly to do what a newspaper should do — that which is best for its community and the people of its community. For 117 years — through six wars, through panics and depressions—the Telegraph has so striven. To achieve this, the Telegraph has survived boycotts and threats. "Before Lovjoy, the Telegraph, was, and today the Telegraph is ever more alert to the public weal..." Circulation Noted The Alton editor pointed out that the Telegraph today has the highest percentage of circulation coverage of all Illinois newspapers— the number of its daily issues more than 100 per cent of the number of homes in its community, according to figures of the Audit Bureau of Circulation. "This indicates," Dromgoole added, "that the community supports the kind of newspaper the Telegraph for 117 years had produced. ..That a professional society like Delta Sigma Chi should cite the Telegraph for what it always hai sought to do, and still seeks to achieve, is a cause for great satisfaction. For our publisher, the staff, and all connected with our newspaper, I express to you our profound thanks". , For The Sporting News, which was cited for its "outstanding service in promoting the welfare of (Continued on Page 8, Col. 1.) TELEGRAPH CITED — Delta Sigma Chi, professional journalistic fraternity, awarded plaque to Telegraph for its "meritorious contribution to journalism" in the form of community service at a dinner of the St. Louis chapter, Saturday night. Receiving the award (left) is ). j. Dromgoole, assistant editor, from Irving Dilliard, editorial page editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Seated is Hugo Autz, president of the chapter,—J-Staff photo. Weather Man Unkind Calhoun's Apple Blossom Show Attendance Slashed by Cold HARDIN — The old weather man was certainly unkind to .Calhoun County people Sunday. A wave of frigid air swept Into the area from the north during the week end dropping temperatures into the low 40's and most of the thousands qf spectators who were expected into the apple kingdom Sunday to view the apple blossoms in all their glory were evidently afraid to brave the inclement weather and stayed home by the fireside. It was a rough week a.11 arund on the Calhoun apple growers. Earlier sub-freezing temperatures delayed the opening of apple buds. Then two days of warm weather brought them out and the Apple Advertsing Club made plans to entertain the greatest crowd of visitors to the county in history. Jup pluvius then brought in the eold air and rain which cut down the crowd and dampened the spirits of people considerably. Howeyer all wasn't gloom for the Calhouners as many hardy souls, about 30 per cent of the usual throng, did turn out to see the spectacle and enjoy, the dinners which were served at the Brussels Lutheran and Kampsville Catholic Churches. The weather failed to keep the apple queen, Edwina Schulze, inside and she toured the county with her court and received a warfn welcome at all communities. She reigned at the dinners at Brussels and Kampsville as well as ceremonies at Hardin and Batchtown. Visitors to the river-bounded, bluff-saddled county also were able to see red bud trees, blue bell flowers and cherry trees in bloom as well as other woodland flowers and trees. Programs scheduled outside at Kampsville and Hardin had to be cancelled because of the weather but they were held at Brussels and Batchtown where they were staged under cover. i Reports from throughout the county late Sunday evening were that the blossoms would still be j on the trees for two or three days | and visitors will still be welcomed | this week to the county, Many visitors, apparently to beat the anticipated Sunday rush, toured the county Saturday to view the blossoms. 500 Masons See Paducah Lodge In Degree Work Nearly 500 Masons from the Alton area and Paducah, Ky., packed Franklin Masonic Temple Saturday night to witness the third degree w*orked by the degree team of Paducah Lodge No. 127. The occasion was marked by temporary' transfer of the gavel from Voris Williams, master of Franklin Lodge to his brother Joa Williams currently serving as master of Paducah Lodge. Another visitor who was awarded special honors was Oba Fields current secretary of Paducah Lodge and past grand master of the grand lodge of Kentucky. The Kentucky degree team came with full and special garlt) and equipment necessary to perform the third degree work as it is done in their state and made an impressive appearance. The candidate was James Doyle, of Kentucky. Such events are rare in Masonry as degree work is ordinarily confined within state lines and. the event necessitated special dispensations from the grand lodges of both Kentucky and Illinois. Preceding the session of the lodge the women of Walton Chapter Order of the Eastern Star served dinner to 300 guests and members of Franklin Lodge. A return visit of a similar nature is planned tentatively for the first Saturday in June when Franklin Lodge officers and members will take a candidate to Paducah and work the third degree there. P. J. Winkler Jr. Reported Dead In Plane Crash Paul Joseph Winkler Jr., V. S. Navy, was killed in a plane crash Friday at San Diego, Calif., his relatives in Alton have been informed. .Details of Ihe accident I were no) learned, but if was re! ported there were several other naval personnel dead in the crash. Winkler. '2U years old, was graduated from Marquettc High School in June, 1950, and enlisted in the navy in August of that year. He was studying electronics, his grand- t mother, Mrs. Amelia Winkler, 739 Petermined to achieve a sellout with the association for its 1953-54 ' Silver St. said today. Campaign Opens Concert Ass'n Aims at High School Auditorium Sellout of the high tchool auditorium — Employers and Laborer Union ToResumeTalk Whyers, in Letter, Points Out Effort Marie On Negotiations Negotiations wrre to hp resumed tonight by representatives of the Alton • Wood River Construction Employer?* 1 Council nnd of Local 218 tnternnllonnl Hnd Carriers', Building & Common Laborers' Union of America. Meanwhile, a strike In the area construction Industry has been called for 8 a.m., Tuesday, accord- Ing to Robert Whyors, union business representative. Does Not Agree Whyers In a letter to the Telegraph today took issue with a Telegraph editorial that pointed out the Alton p|jbllc schools building program $4,931,000) wduld obviously be curtailed by higher labor costs as proposed in the new scale sought by the union. Whyers was active In promoting the school bond campaign, along with most civic and educational leaders of the community. The letter from Whyers: ""I have carefully read the editorial entitled 'We Need Something to Clear This Air' appearing In the Saturday, April 25, 1953, Issue of your newspaper and in connection with the statements there made invite your attention to the attached phbtostats of the following: "1. Office copy of registered letter dated Dec. 10, 1952. from Local Union No. 218, International Hod Carriers' Building and 'Common Laborers' Union of America to construction Employers' Council of Alton-Wood River District, staling the desire 'Of such union for the negotiating of a new contract to replace the contract expiring Feb. 21, 1953. "2. Registered mail return receipt dated Dec. 11, 1952, signed 'Construtcion Employers Council, V. M. Huber. executive secre- try,' showing the receipt by the addressee of the registered letter described in paragraph 1 of this letter.. "3. Registered letter (and en- celope) dated April 9, 1953, from such Construction Employers' Council to such Local No. 218 which erroneously states that such council had not received the registered mail letter described in paragraph 1 of this letter and contends that the contract expiring Feb. 21, 1953, in full force and effect. "4. Registered letter (and envelope) dated April 17, 1953, from such Construction Employers Council to such Local No. 218 in which such council again contends that the contract expiring Feb. 21, 1953. is in full force and effect. "5. Registered letter (and envelope) dated April 24, 195:>. from such Construction Employers' Council to such Local No. 218 in which such council for the first time admits proper receipt of the loiter dated Dec. 10, 1952, expressing the desire of surh union for negotiations for a new contract and for the first time agrees to morl for the negotiating of a now contract. No Connection "From the above letters it is obvious that on Doc. 10, 1952, long before the school hond issue flec- tion Local Union No. 218 expressed its dosii-n to negotiate a now contract with Iho ahovo Construction Kmployors'Council; that such Construction Kmployers' Council continually rofusnd to so negotiate until its letter dated April 24, 1953; and that it is tho Construction Kmployors' Council and not Ixical Union No. 'J18 that has refused to negotiate. "It is to ho roKrotled thnt T, or some other official of Ixiral t'nion No. L'lS, was not contacted before tho publication of tho above editorial, since such editorial does a manifest injustice to I/>cul Union No. 218. "In the interest of justice and fairness with you. therefore, giw due publicity to the above letters (Continued on 1'ttge IB, Col. s.) DULLES RETURNS FROM EUROPE — Secretary of State John Foster Dulles chats with Iraliart Ambassador Alberto Tarehiam (left) and Netherlands ambassador, Dr. \. H. von Roijen, as he leaves his plane at National airport in Washington, this morning on return from Europe.—AP Wirephoto. American Jets CloselySupport Ground Forces SEOUL /P — Deadly American Sabre jets flew dive bombing missions in close support of Allied ground forces today for the first time in the 34-months-old Korean War. The Sabres—until recently used only for air battle with Red MIG jets — pounded Communist troops and positions. Twelve Sabres, flown by tho 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing, made the strike, the Fifth Air Force said. It did not locate the targets. Twenty-four U. S. Marine Panther jet fighter-bombers blasted an ammunition factory at Cinnampo with 50 tons of bombs while Corsairs hit a weapons and storage area at Haeju, On the Eastern Front, U. S. 45th Division infantrymen hurled back a pre-davvn attack of 150 North Koreans close to the main Allied line on the Eastern Front. The U. S. troops counted 26 Reds killed or wounded in- the 35- minute company-size attack near the Punchbowl on the Eastern Front. Four smaller probes also were stopped along the 155-mile battle front, including one against Allied listening posts near the Panmun- jom truce site. In the air, U. S. Fifth Air Force planes dive-bombed 250,000 pounds of high explosives into Communist troop and supply concentrations across Central North Korea. Thirteen Superforls hurled 130 tons of bombs at a 75-acre Communist supply area Sunday night near Sariwon, on North Korea's west coast. Night flying B26 bombers blasted an airfield at Ongjong above tho Western Front and destroyed 43 supply trucks. Surgeon Givos Advice On Stomach Ulcers NEW ORLEANS /P - A great surgeon today gave this advice about stomach ulcers and ci[*a- ret smoking to men of about 40 or over: Bo suspicious of stomach rancor i if you suddenly lose taste for foods i and lost a' lot of weight, and if "ulcer" treatments don't help in a lew weeks. Tho suspected ulcer may be cancer; you may well save your life by having most of the! stomach removed. | If you havo chost discomfort and j are a heavy cigarot smoker, got a i chest x-ray every three months. •, He thinks cigaret smoking is a i main cuuse V>f rapidly increasing lung cancer. These advices c;imo from Dr. Alton Ochsnor, prolessor of surgery at Tulane I'nivorsity Medical 1 school, describing caru-or experi- I ences to science writers on an I American Cancer Society Tour. series. No single performance ad- missions are sold for concerts. At the end of the week the as- more than 1100 memberships— nearly 125 folks, interested in great musio and the community launch sodation's board must know what the Alton Community Concert Association's 13th annual series campaign tonight. Nearly 75 had reservations for Paul Joseph's parents are Lt. and Mrs. A P Winkler of Alexandria, Va. where Lt. Winkler is stationed with the Coast Guard. funds are in hand so it can select They are former Alton residents the remainder of next season's at- In addition to his wife in San tractions. Diego and parents, and grand- Already announced has been the mother, Paul Joseph is survived Purdue's Victory Over Irish Thorn in Side of Communists this evening. The dinner will be served at 6 o'clock to allow the workers to go out on the job early, and begin visiting their friends and ether propsects immediately. IQ a modified way the campaign for memberships has been underway almost since the Concert As- sociatUd's 13th season closed early m March By that time the team captains all had beea chosen and most ol th* worker* enlisted- tfc» current week will be the last one during which Alton area resident will have a chance to eoraU " coronation. During the week the local association has the benefit of professional assistance from a campaign director, Mrs. Paauline Walston. assigned here by Community Concerts. Inc. Headquarters will be maintained during the week at the Gould Music Co. store. '551 E Broadway, just west of Henry. There a special telephone will be installed to receive inquiries. during June wiil Purcel. .and an uncle, Fred Wink*' Wofillior Alton and vicinity: Partly cloudy and warmer tonight and Tuesday. Highest temperature today about 65 Lowest Tuesday morning in middle 40t. High Tuesday Mar 80- River $*» 14VCI < 4 O> •/.tt» 'Vr- i<t> Stage 11.64 FaH .63 Ft. lure** 1 « IB Pool 418.49 Tailwater 407.12 Ky HONG KONG V - It simply i drove the Communists wild. The Canadian bishop wrote years \ ago in a letter to another priest in China: "N. D bit the dust. Purdue took them alter five years." For that Bishop Cuthbert O'Gara of Ottawa spent a week ol round- ihe (lock questioning in a Red China house foi reformation " £.xpelled Iroin China, the ailing bishop today told in a hospital how l hat terse thought sent his captors into a Iren/y The Passionisi priest was anest- rd in his Yuan Luis Diocese in Central "Hunan province in June, 19.')!. The Communists confronted him with the letter: "Who is this bandit. N. D." "Who is this man. Purdue'.' "IJon't hold anything hark" The bishop, ill lioni a bladder infection and months ot imprisonment, protested lecbly N D. was only a urmersily tailed Notre Dame which V.MS defeated in a game called football by another university called Purdue "That's a lie " said the angry questioner. "AH you tell is lies You hail belter tell the iniih. "Nilw ulio is- ihi.s bandit N. D.?" For a week, thc> hackled 'o a stalemate Hir Communist was convinced. Dulles Seeking Solons' Support i On 'Slowdown' i Returns from Paris Today To Get Financial Backing By JOHN M. HIGHTOWElt WASHINGTON /P-Secretary of State Dulles returns from Paris today to seek vital financial support from Congress for a slowed- down European defense program. This may prove to be a formidable task—not only because of the cost-cutting temper of Congress but also because of indications the defense buildup may henceforth go even slower than Dulles himself has advocated. The secretary was due to report promptly to President Eisenhower on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council meeting which he and other top U. S. officials attended. The Council set military targets for the Atlantic Allies ( for this year at an Increase of six divisions in Western Europe for a predicted total of about 56. Favors Stretch Out The Eisenhower administration had favored a slowdown or stretch- out of the program for a long cold war struggle with the Soviets Dulles thus abandoned the urgency with which representatives of the previous Truman administration had pressed ,the armament buildup. Dulles, in sessions with congressional committees, will have to convince legislators that this country is gelling its money's worth out of current military and economic aid to Europe and will continue to do so. Dulles reportedly cautioned European leaders they would have to make a 'bettor showing on tho European army plan by June 30 if Congress is to be impressed. Other I'rob i Mil* Although European defense problems have dominated his negotiations at Paris for the past week, Dulles hud a variety ol other major problems to discuss with Iho President. Among them wore: 1. The Moscow statement declaring Soviet readiness to join in businesslike peace negotiations with the peace plan which President. Kisenhoucr put forth April IK, beginning with an armistice in Korea and ending with world 'lis- arniamoril. '2. In contrast to their own peace protestations the Reds are now pressing an expanded war in Indochina . '.'. The Korean truce talks somewhat overshadowed by the exchange of sick and wounded war prisoners --appear to have come quickly to crisis following resumption after months of recess. In tho first of the new sessions tho Hods reportedly disagreed with all U. S proposals. This has caused serious questioning of their intentions about an armistice. (iouple Injured A* (!ar Overturns on Hi. l!W WOOD RIVER - Arthur Foster 68, and his wife Elizabeth, 64, of near Edwardsville were admitted to the Wood Rive? Township Hospital at 11:50 a.m. this morning lor treatment of injuries received w hen their car overturned down HII embankment on Rt. 159 between here and Edwardsville. According to the hospital report Mi. Foster incurred severe back injuries and Mrs. Foster a neck in.jury and laceration to the face. Thov were brought here by Siiauble ambulance^ New Truce Talks i Deadlocked Again Over PO W Trade Taft Will Aim ForTestVote on Tidelands 0 i 1 Looks for Ctearcttt Show Of Strength Late Today By TKX EASLRV WASHINGTON /P-Senate Republican Leader Taft, declaring "fillbusterers are weakening," aimed today for a test vote in the wordy battle cfver ownership of the oil-rich submerged coastal lands. The Ohio legislator said he looked for a clearcut show of strength late today on an amendment by Sen. Anderson (D-NM), an advocate of federal control of the controversial areas. But Taft said'he was "not awfully optimistic" about setting up a date for a final vote on the House- approved bill which has been a storm center of Senate, debate since April 1. Anderson's amendment would knock out the bill's provision to establish state title to the offshore lands within the states' historic boundaries. I would substitute provisions to give the federal government title to the lands, with 37'/i per cent of revenues from offshore developments in the marginal sea going to the coastal states. Backers of federal control, while conceding they are outnumbered 2-1 by senators favoring state control, have held the floor in long speeches which they contend are designed, not as filibusters, but to "educate the public." Taft has threatened around-the- clock meetings as routine beginning Tuesday, unless there is early agreement on a date for final voting. Once the Anderson amendment is disposed of, Taft said Sunday, he will call for votes on amendments by Senators Hill (D-Ala) and Malone (R-Nev). Hill's proposal would go a step beyond Anderson's by providing that federal royalties .from oil in the submerged lands he set aside for aid to schools. Malone's amendment would give the states title to mineral rights on most federal public lands within their boundaries. Opponents of state ownership had a strategy caucus scheduled today, but Hill said he doubted they would bo willing to quit talking right away. Taft said Sunday there was no press of legislation for the next two weeks but he felt the bill's opponents were "rather inclined to bo reasonable" about ending the debate. Blame Retired Army Officers In Iran Killing TEHRAN, Iran /I' Iran's government today blamed a group of retired Army officers and government opponents for the murder of National Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mahmood Afshartus, found strangled in a roadside grave Sunday. A communique issued by Col. llosseingholi Ashrafi, military gov- prnor of Tehran, said Ihe names of the alleged slayers and those who plotted the crime would bo disclosed later. Afsharlus. a relative of Premier Mohammed Mossadegh, was said to have made a number of enemies because of his part in recent political arrests and as secretary »f a commission which named Army officers lor retirement in a recent shukoup. A police communique said tie "died a martyr's death in the performance of his duties." UN Rejects Flatly Red Prisoner Exchange Pro. posaJ; Unwilling Captives Still Hurdle By ROBERT B. TtJCKMAJf PANMUNJOM, Korea fl»-Th« now Korean armistice talks d^ad- locked again today as the U, N. Command flatly rejected a Red prisoner exchange proposal which it said offers only return to Gam- munist rule of "endless captivity" for Rods who refuse to go hdme In their second meeting sine* Oct. 8, both Allied and Commtttrisl delegates stood pat on their Own plans for settling the exch«tng« problem and bringing a truce te Korea. Another session was scheduled for 11 a. m. Tuesday (8 p, m, Monday GST). Although the Allies threatened to call off the talks again unless tHe Reds show willingness to negotiate constructively, Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison, senior -Allied delegate, said It's "ifar too early" to think about such a move. Freedom Gate Closed Meanwhile, the Panniunjom gfftfl to freedom for sick and wountfiSd Allied prisoners stood closed by the Reds. ', The Communists said Sunday's shipment of 84 disabled Allied prisoners ended their delivery. However, a U. N. spokesman said "considerably more" sick and wounded Reds would be returned than the 5,800 originally pledged, but he did not give any figure. The transfer of Communists continued at its 500-a-day rate. , At Monday's 52-minute armlstlc* meeting, each side suggested; thai the other take another careful' look at its proposal, Hope for Good, Faith Harrison'told newsmen, "In this short time we have no real basis for assuming the Communists will not negotiate in good faith." A reporter had asked him If^thft UNC was considering a new suspension. . "I think It is QM^WlIarly 4 tfc come to any definite conclusion OE a matter of that kind," Harrison said. Harrison opened the meeting, by telling North Korean Gen. Nam D lha* a six-point proposal by Nam Sunday was "unreasonable frnd obstructive." He later said bluntly that the proposal was "unacceptable" and that the Communists "have proposed nothing which we can consider as either a reasonable 01 constructive basis for an armistice agreement." Nam devoted his remarks to * restatement of the Communist proposal. II calls for: Items Listed 1. Within two months after-an armistice, repatriating those pris- | oners who want to go home. 2. Within another monjh, Bending to a neutral state, to be chosen by the negotiators, all who refuse to go homo. 3. Six months for making "e* planations" to the refusing prisoners by representatives -of theii homelands. 4. Sending home those whc change their minds, 5. If there are still some left who refuse repatriation, leaving their fate up to a high-level post- armistice political conference. B. All expenses of prisoners held in a neutral state to be paid by their homelands. To tins plan, Harrison said: "It is a proposal for their (the prisoners i indefinite retention. Many ol these men have been held in custody unnecessarily for neai'lj two years as a result of the Utv willingness of your side to recpg« ni^e their altitude. , , , These captured personnel have the right to be released from custody ai soon after an armistice as is practicable." Seeks to Clarify Harrison continued: "Does your proposal drag on th« (Continued on Page 3, Col. 9.) Mother Didn't Tell Him Honeymoon Disappointment As Wife Gives Groom Beating Tl'l.SA. Okla. .V -"Some honey mum," moaned a battered and Moody 43-year-old painter. : Everything was fine, he explained to Police Sgt. Harry DeWeese. until the second night when they had their first argument. i l "AH oi a sudden she started beating me with her fists" he i said The bridegroom said he didn't I fight back. "We had a guest and I '' i didn't think I should. I stox) there l I and let her beat me and, bejieve, me. she really hits. I've never Ha4 such a beating. He called an ambulance wh*n his nose wouldn't stop bleeding- After attendants quelled tb* blopd flow, he refused to go to UM hospital, so police, trailing UM an> balance, hauled him off to teftd* quarters instead. Ther* he told officers the only uyuris* tua hridl suffered were bruised ttato. Sgt. DeWeese sympatMxMt. 9+ leasing the painter to 90 (MM* •*• try to mend lhe <|uart«l.

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