The Daily Register from Harrisburg, Illinois on February 13, 1948 · Page 1
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«~~----- Register Classifieds Get Results THE THE DAILY REGISTER, HAHRISBURG, ILL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1948 NEW SERIES, VOLUME 33, NO. 192 CHANG UPPORT About Town And Country By TIMOTHEUS T. Story of Meanest Thief Has a Happy Ending TRUE STORY DEPT.: Timo- todav tells you a couple of stories, one a modern tale, other a saga of the days gone by. STORY NO. ONE: The Daily . a couple of days ago, a short, front page story Hofiistcr. a \ear u the meanest thief of the ^ear-he stole a receptacle foi March of Dimes collections that fesr^r, s iMk Place down at Margaret's lie the story said, during the hours that the restaurant was" open for business. Oh what words Timothcus heard on the streets from people who h d heard of the. dastardly trick "infantile paralysis would be too rood for a person who would do such a thing." one fellow said. -Something is bound to happen to a person who would steal money from crippled children" -«·»»»· predicted. another "I'd like to get hold of the fellow who pulled that trick, third person threatened. Well, the guilty person phoned The Daily Register office and admitted the act. It wasn't a he, folks; he was a she! It was Mrs. M. B. Gaskins who got it! She's the township chair- Grants Delay In Hearing On Injunction Judge Bradley Sets Feb. 23 Date in Eldorado Inn Case A hearing on an injunction which seeks to close' Herb Simmons' Checker Inn at Eldorado, scheduled to be heard in circuit court this morning, was continued by Judge Loyd M. Bradley until :) a. m. Feb. 23 upon motion of Sim mons' attorney. D. F. Rumsey. Rumsey, in asking a continuance, said that he had been employed in the case only yesterday, that a relative was ill and that he was up most of -ast :iight. "I want a chance to look up the law and be prepared in this case," Rumsey said. . State's Attorney K. C. Ronalds, who with Paul Massey, Eldorado chief of police, filed the petition seeking to close the place, previously announced that he was ready to begin the hearing. Seek to Close Inn The petition seeks to close the Checker Inn, charging that the establishment is a nuisance, and basing the injunction on the dram shop act. About 15 persons from Eldorado, including four ministers, were present this morning to attend the hearing. Judge Bradley earlier this morning had sentenced one man to a Industrialist Vivien Kellems Defies Gov'fr Action, Will Stop Collectives Taxes of the March of Dimes cam- and she was making Col- man paign lections oi the containers. -" her rounds she went to Margaret's ar.d took the money. The cash is in safe hands, folks! It will go for what was intended. No mcame got it after all. And I know it makes us all very happy to know that the meanest thief of the year hasn't turned up yet. And it ; makes Timo- prison term, extended the parole of another, and granted parole to a third. . ,,.,, Glen Hurst of near Carrier Mills, charged with incest in an indictment returned by the grand jury Jan. 26, pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to a five year term in the penitentiary. Before accepting the plea, Bradley devoted much informing Hurst of his legal rights Charles Goodson, on probation TO WED ROCKEFELLER TONIGHT. The former Mrs. Barbara Paul Sears (above) is shown as LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13--UJ --Vivien Kellems, Wcstport, Conn manufacturer, said in a speech prepared for delivery before the Los Angeles Rotary club today that effective at 4 p. m. EST she "deliberately" vyould stop withholding federal income iaxes :romj her employes' wages. "From this day I am :iot collect-: ing nor paying their income taxes for them," Miss Kellems said. She called for the abolition of the income tax as a substitute for another round of wage increases. "There are many sincere people who will censure me-for breaking the law. Knowing this and havjng been through one New Deal smear and persecution, I still break this law, deliberately," she said. She said the taxes were deducted as usual from the paychecks received today by the 100 workers she employs at Westport making steel and copper cable grips. She said a court decision would be necessary before she would do it Tough Policy In Foreign Aid Urges Code of Conduct for World Relations OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 13--OLE)-Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio moved westward today into the grain belt, seeking support for his drive for the Republican presidential nomination. Taft arrived here from St. Paul, Minn., where last night he gave again If High Tax Harry (President raui ov;oi£ \.auv*^j *a ·»».«...- --- -0 -- -- - - - - , , . she reigned as Queen of the Lith-1 Truman) wants me to get chat uanian Day" festivities at the Cen- money for him, then he must ap- uanian Day" festivities tury of Progress Exposition at Chicago in 1933. Mrs. Sears will be married at midnight tonight to Winthrop Rockefeller, second son cf John D. Rockefeller and heir to millions, in the Palm Beach home of Winston Guest, internationally known polo player. (NEA Telephoto) ~ f r sicrv '.hat has- a * ' :. -·*··* STORY NO. TWO: A bunch of us were talking the other day, and the story about the prospective juror who disqualified him- jel£ in police magistrate court last week came up. You remember, when he was asked his views en the enforcement of gambling laws, he said he thought the town eught to be wide open. Several brought up unusual incidents in the courts of the justices of the peace and State's Attorney K. C. Ronalds told this one, which happened in Eldorado many, many years ago: The case was called to trial and the six-man jury was selected. The jury heard evidence all morning and was dismissed at noon for dinner. It was to report back at 1 p. m. As the jury filed out, one member walked up to the desk of the justice of the peace and handed him a folded slip of paper. "What's this?" asked the j. p. "It's my verdict," said the juror. Divorcee to Wed Winthrop point me an agent for ;he internal revenue department, he must pay me a salary for my work, and he must reimburse me for my expenses incurred in collecting that debt. "I won't be siternoon." coming back this The juror came back. Staley Reduces Prices ol Products DECATUR. 111.. Feb. 13--U!-- Tne A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company, soybean and grain processing concern, has cut prices on jtf products, as a result of the drop ·T grain prices burg, was brought 'into"court by county officers. Ronalds told the court that the probation expired Jan. 18,' but that on Jan. 7 Goodson was arrested in St Louis on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon: However, Ronalds pointed out. Goodson was released the same day. Bradley granted Ronalds' recommendation that the probation be extended for one year. Pleads Guilty Martell Chavis. colored. Carrier Mills, represented by Atty. Clyde A Whiteside. entered a plea of guilty to a charge of larceny of scrap metal from the Blue Bird coal mine, and this plea was accepted. He was granted one years probation on the condition that he make restitution of $50 to the coal company and pay the court costs. Tom Williams, also colored arrested with Chavis in connection with this same case was scheduled to appear in court but did not show up. rarripr James Duncan, colored. Carrier Mills, entered a plea of not guilty to a larceny indictment He is charged with stealing money and merchandise tokens from, the Was son department store in earner Mills. Duncan was represented by Atty. Lester Lightfoot PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13-- (U.E)--Fabulously v wealthy Winthrop Rockefeller, and^ blonde d vorcee Mrs. Barbara -Sears will be married here tonight after a "love at first sight" romance, and they have set the ceremony for midnight to make sure it is legal. 'I am not a tax collector and if an American citizen can be fined and thrown into prison for not collecting taxes from his workers, then let's know about it now. Let's see what the court has to say about this law--it's not the first one passed in violation of the constitution." Miss Kellems said she realized she was running a risk, but said that she had discovered that "like ail bullie and blood-sucking parasites, those mangy, Communistic bureaucrats are at heart yellow cowards. So no matter what they do, I'm standing on my rights un- the most detailed account so far of his ideas concerning U. S. foreign policy. Speaking before the St. Paul' Republican club, Taft proposed that representatives of this nation meet with officials from other countries to write a code of laws governing nations and their con-j duct with each other. , He also demanded a more "practical and hard-boiled" attitude toward aid to Europe. He said t h e j aid program should be placed under an administrator who could make certain that money would be sent abroad only for projects "of clear economic value." Rule of Conduct . "We have talked of justice, he said, ''but we have shown no real interest in justice either in the United Nations Charter, in the drawing of boundries and the assignment of territory, or in the Nuernberg trials in Germany where we enacted an ex post facto law and enforced it retroactively under the elaborate pretense oi justice," he said. He said that before the United Nations could ever set up a strong FOILS SUICIDE LEAP. Dispatched to investigate a* "suicide '" O n a Cleveland, Ohio, bridge in police force it must have a legal , til the court hands down its verdict." system for the police group enforce. =hould to strongly that we to sit down with C11VJU'-*. l ' » vww~ -- ^^ UA*. ·*»·*·- -1| · nil those nations who are willing Rains Flood Areas South River to do so and write a law gover- pri faxes from" wages. · However, a small battery shop owner once in Pennsylvania refused to pay social security taxes on his employes. This exclusive winter resort i The federal tax bureau seized one * "**' W.**** _ ! -- . · . . _ _ 1 .-.__. r, n * * f l x \ V * 1lt/_ town where social columns read like the blue book hummed with excitement as news of the secretly planned marriage slipped out over the diamond-studded grapevine. Rockefeller. 36-year-old grandson of the late famed John D. Rockefeller, applied for a license to wed the ex-actress Tuesday afternoon at Okeechobce. a tiny fishing village about 60 miles irom here. . , Florida law requires a three-day wailing period .after application for a wedding license, and while Rockefeller's lawyers believed it of his trucks. every so often, auctioned it off and kept the proceeds s (In Washington a spokesman for the internal revenue bureau said that the income tax law made an employer a "deputy collector.' However, he refused to make a flat statement on what steps would be taken to punish an employer who refused to make the deductions. ,, . (The first legal steps would be taken to collect the tax from the employer. The government could seize property and auction it ii In addition to the un- Healless House With Dead 'Granny' hours after the application filed, the hapov couple decided to wait until^ midnight to play safe. No Cinderella Marriage . Rockefeller stunned the social world when he removed his name from the list of Americas most eligible bachelors by announcing , another five per cent negligence penalty, phis a 540 annual penaltv on each return the employer failed to make--employers make quarterly returns for each employe »and there is a S10 penalty on each late return. - Friends- of the scid it was nment couldn - t ^ fromlhe employer, the inch, down a rule of conduct for na itons, with particular reference to a definition of aggression, he said. Depends on People "When that is done, we should agree on an interpretation of tnat law bv an impartial tribunal and agree "to abide by the decisions of that tribunal." ,. He warned that "too lavish distribution of American dollars will do more harm than good. "Most of the economic recovery in these countries depends on the people themselves, on their willingness to work and on sound governmental policy," he said '·Only their own government can balance their budget, maintain a stable currency and create tne incentive to produce and export. to describe the wed- diriiTas' a "Cinderella marriage." despite,the fact that Mrs. Scars lived in a fourth-floor walk-up AV~«f V J k » ^ » « » ""· "· ~r-~-f » - - _ « vidual emplove still would be liable for his entire tax. the bureau spokesman said.) apartment in a Third Avenue, New C ftn York, tenement building.. Jjvil. NEW YORK, Feb. «^c price of soybean meal has reduced to $68 a ton from i January price of S104. Corn «cn meal has dropped from S90 ·on io $78: crude soybean oil 28 cents a pound to 17 1-2 arid refined corn oil from cents TO 25 ccrrts a pound. prices on all industrial starches m ^'Jik corn syrups have been 't tO cents a hundredweight an ?"«. \f 10 per cent reduction, Sta- -., , The little bov - President, hc W«c - couldnlt believe his "granny TM lat on the stairs in the cold hous^ and pulled, his thin pajanv as around his shivering ^od. "Grannv went to bed last Thursday'and I couldn't wake her " h e explained to police who i\eimiuui: *" "·*· *····" building, past which clevat__ and day. said Mrs. Scars i is furnished elaborately j BELLEVILLE. 111.. Feb. 13---Although hc denounced the style." ·s. Scars was ^ars xva"= first married to!111., told'the BclfcviUc Republican s£rT Jr. now a dinlo- club here last night he felt sure ·.3V"** 1 * _ . ·» _ i . « _ ^» -..«..1*3 K** v*tr*fTf\n n\* n, came to investigate became . . suspicious matic official in Paris and wa: wouW fec pa$scd b v"car «o i no * from him less than two ' Cor.cres:.. , . TM Brooks told 250 persons attcnd- WASHINGTON, Feb. 13--«U.E-- House Republicans cocked an anxious eye at tumbling prices today and decided to adopt a wait-and- see attitude toward rent and other economic controls. Chairman Jesse P. Wplcolt of the House Banking committee said he thought that instead of passing a new rent control law, it might be a good idea for congress to extend the present law for 30 .days to see what's Agoing JaJiap; 'pen to the nation's economic structure. It's possible, he said, that congress might approve an entirely different rent control bill at the end cf March than it would within the next few days. The present rent control law expires m 16 days. "If prices continue to drop for 30 days to two weeks, or do not go back up, we can assume that this is the stabilizing recession \ve've been waiting for," the Michigan Republican said. Flea Falls on Deaf Ears , President Truman's news conference statement yesterday that he still wants congress to. approve his whole 10-point anti-inflation program, including price-wage controls and rationing authority, fell on deaf cars on Capitol Hill. Wolcott. in fact, said the time may have come when the legislators will have 19 do more thinking about supporting markets than i trying to bring prices down. ! "If the tendency is for pnccs ', to go further down then all need 1 for further controls is dissipated,' Airs Don Priest. 75, wife of j h e said. AT T "Mosc" Priest, died at her while Republicans have not residence in Liberty at 4:45 p. finally ruled out the aaministra- m Thursday -after a long illness, uon's request for authority to m. inui;»u«»j ."«. m =._ ^.^^ , i : -- ,,_,,;,, ,,, w hisky makers. By United Press Rain today brought floods to areas south of the Ohio river and spread a sheet of ice to the north as most of the nation shivered in sub-normal temperatures. The first improvement in the industrial fuel picture was reported. Natural gas deliveries to Detroit were scheduled for Tuesday, permitting 150,000 workers, idle for weeks, to go back to v/ork. Senators Ask New Method To Fix Parity Changes Proposed In Tentative Draft Of Long-Range Bill By DAYTON MOORE United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Feb. 13-- UE-Some farm-bloc senators today advocated sweeping changes in the government's program for supporting farm prices. The changes were proposed in; a tentative draft of a bill providing .for a long-range farm program. JThe present support price law expires Dec. 31. Proponents of the legislation said its main purpose is to stabilize farm income and production. They said it would work out so that farmers would be guaranteed at least 11 per cent of the national income. This is about three-quarters of their normal share of 15 per cent. The proposal calls for these two main changes in the present system of supporting farm prices: 1. Changing the method of calculating the so-called parity price for various farm commodities. Revise Parity Calculations 2. Revising the way of applying' the parity to determine what price the government will guarantee the' farmer for a particular commodity. Parity price -- under both the present system and the new proposal--is defined in terms of purchasing power. It is the amount of money the farmer must get for his products so they will have the same purchasing power in terms of what the farmer has to buy in the way of clothes, shoes, etc. -as they did in a so-called base period. Two major changes would be made in the method of calculating parity. The base period would be Warmer temperatures _jnoyed a ;movin£ - one", .of. the preceding^ · . TM^ ·* * * » A! I -- TV.,1- jT~"X«Tr? * f, . * _ ,,_ Tfc *».· '"«n**i tl-»rt -f iTfA VOQrC 75, Dies a! Her Home in Liberty eastward with the rain. But a cold wave rolled behind the first respite in weeks of below-normal temperatures. The mercury was below the average mark in the rest of the country with the exception of Florida. A" three-day blizzard in the Rocky Mountain area ended and highway and rail traffic returned slowly to normal. Rain-swollen creeks and rivers overflowed in Tennessee. Shelbyville, with a population of lo,000 persons was isolated when a small ! river rose eight inches in an _hour 'and spread over one-third ot the town. . Rainfall in the area totalled three to four inches. The band of freezing rain extended from the Mississippi river through northern Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. An ice jam on the Ohio river above Cincinnati piled higher and threatened the harbor installations 30 miles downstream. r.ngm- eers hoped that the thawing weather would melt the huge pack and prevent a sudden break. The cold wave already sent tenv oeratures tumbling as it entered the United States in Montana and the Dakotas. The thermometer would fall to five to 15 below in tonight forecasters · - " · " h i t 10 years. It'is'now the five years 1909-1914 for most farm commodities. Sliding Scale of Support And the cost of hired labor would be added as a factor in fig- uring'the cost of things farmers must buy. It is not considered now. and Mrs. Tnno 11 IBH 1 *. SIT- »«a m««»»v*« . lu j,v wvi.j, -.- ----- .. to her husband who survives. She but Wolcoit has been cool all a member of the Methodist: along and is a bit more so no*. . June 11 1894. she was married;to go along on sucn a program · C Tlfr. Rev Winsiow Drummond. j in- the clubs annual Lincoln Day it W i11 He in state .J£r of the Fif Presbvtcrian dinner that the Marshall plan o{ thc funeral. S£L SwStShn Bcadf across! would result' in "higherprices. Mrs. Priest lea; Mrs PricsC was born in Zen-' ration grain to whisk? makers, those areas tonignu ioi«j*-- ith? IndL on No* 12, 1872. and Wolcoll said his wait-and-see po- said.. The TOld ^J vn -jJt m Anna Warner. On j.senate has shown a willingness -~-"" Blanket of ice Covers Highways in Missouri, ilnois MRS^^w Missouri and Southern 'yzing church. Rev.'Floyd Jent and Rev. Paul'Secks $1,000 in Dodges as Result church Sunday at 2 p. m. Burial Qf Auto Collision will be in Gullcy cemetery- Thc bodv was returned to the family; Ilcy McDowell, .through his at- ?*· residence from the Gaskins fun- lorncy , Alphcub Oustin. has W^Jf"^ cral home at noon today.where,,, complaint in circuit court see*-lot .1 pastor ffi^nS Jrom 1 (hls'isS'Vc^C,higher taxes, rationing, price con- £ll?fficiaTM at the ceremonies. trol. more and greater shortages. Wl11 °" "!___ - regimentation of industry and a ~ ' _ l _ ^ " _ _ _ « ._**. ·* *-* l t ^ * f » T ^ T until the hour ''j nj , $1000 damages from John iCCobb as the result of a collision some In using parity to support farm prices, the government now guarantees the farmer a fixed percentage of parity for each unit of a particular crop. For most crops/ it is 90 per cent-- the minimum set by law. The national total income of farmers is not considered. The proposed plan calls for a sliding scale of government support prices, depending upon; the available supply of a particular crop. The new support price would range from 60 to 90, or maybe ewn 100 per cent of parity. It would go down as the supply-- carryover plus current production-of a particular commodity goes up. In other words, when crops are short, the support price would be high. When there are big crops, the support price would be reduced. This is not done under tne present system. Other Congress Action Only the Senate was in session. The House will meet again Monday. Congressional news, meanwhile. included: UMT-- Chairman Walter G. Andrews of the House armed services committee said he hopes to get the universal military training bill before the House "within two or three weeks." "Depressing"-- Sens. Harlan J. Bushlicld. R.. S. D., and Sen. Milton R. Young. R.. N. D.. infroduc- cd a bill to repeal an export-Umit- ins law which requires that a reserve of 150.000.000 bushels of wheat be carried over into the crop vrar that starts July 1. xoung l prcdict cd. ^ran or had a "depressing- effect on the | Nine Local Masons I Special Meeting | At Cave-ln-Rock Lodge local pipes 3S* h?r~^ld-adopted son, »"uri«». amo to the house 3 received no answer to attended a ,, of thc Cave/In- ·uuc Thursday night wit- nz thc reception of thc dis- ocputy grand master and conferring of a dcjjrcc by ·«n Rock Lodge No. 444. The ... ;'' OIJ was past masters' night 30 ' the lodge. In attendance from Harrisburg Irii i } ' erbcrt p «*. Cecil Mitch- I U1 - A. D Abncy, E. 0. Joy, John *"**- their back r and went inside -here they found the child huddled on the stairs. The boy, an orphan Linda Lou Partain, had tried for a week to tell his ··gramJr how cold and hungry #,,*, police found Mrs. Bor- body in bed. An ambulance aocior said she apparently died SnT heart attack about a week The boy apparently _had been doctor -M E. Bishop Hill. MINES ', 6. 16. Washer work. 47 works. works. Bird works. S idle. sa (shall plan out of thc hands of th 'leaves beside her · '.,, ^ ou \c ]3 wc5t of _Harrisburg|snow x ^^ arc the'grain market "'*·" .- , ., ·_ -·· «hr» -Business Basis"--Rep. WaltHo- said the internal told a House com- ia. Wash., office work because of "outrag- force operations icss basis." National As- Snow was falling' '^oughoui;! ^-^^-^^^se? WU western Missouri, the H*J«a indusl ^ ^^ at the Patrol said, "and it isnt ncip- ^^ ratcs ^ mcn M 9nu f a cliir- ing a bit" . c crs/he said, already arc doing that Two men, Francis E. Avad. As- !_.^ v j thou t. federal legislation. tonia N. Y., and Alexander Polo-1 loma. i ; .* WUcd whcn | thc ice cov T^e Weather °-ercd highway near St Joseph, j husband a son. Clyde Priest, 1,000 Idle at Two The opponent of the aid procram in Mouth, Suffers Severe Burns tX°^^^TMTM* l Oi! Worker Kilhd essential traf- Southern Illinois--Cloudy with SreeS A 1 little chanse in temperature to- 4ho3s were 'nfcht and Saturday forenoon. Cold ice MaU Wve Saturday afternoon and night T* Lou*'with temperature fallins to 5 to i-! 10 above by Sunday morning. w Adams said it was i\a«' KFFXSRI'RG 111 Feb 13--O Ridgo cemetery- , ,_ ...,, -^ employed at the Ohio Oil, communi ;?;. -Ffanclf^Martin* ll-vea^d' Survivors include I J o c M d * Coa ; hcrcP0 n , hc ? aMlinc loaoirig ^ ^ Icral hospital 'nutrition average of rcarly 10.000 iMrs. Lura Partain of Harrisburg. covcr "firannv can't said "if she was Fd^have to go an back to an orphanage. [Saturday morning. i NFWSPAPFR! NE^VSPAPFR!

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