Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on April 2, 1938 · Page 3
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Decatur, Illinois
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Saturday, April 2, 1938
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Saturday, April 2, 1938. ifo. P. picks DELEGATES TO COURT MEET Alternate List Also Chosen in Extended Meeting . Sixty-two Republican? were se-lected'bv the G. O. P. county committee last night to serve as Macon county delegates and alternate delegates at the third district Republican judicial convention May 6. More than 600 delegates from the 16counties of the district will gather at the Hotel Orlando on May 6 to select the G. O. P. candidate to r,.n for justice of the Supreme court in the special judicial election June 97 The election was called to fill the vacancy created by the death of Lott R. Herrick of Farmer uity. Deliberate Two Hours After a pre-meeting caucus, Wil liam H. Walker, county chairman, appointed a nominating committee to select a slate of delegates to pre sent to the meeting. The committee, consisting of Mayor Charles E. Lee, L E. Stephenson, S. A. Allen, Mark McEvoy, Harry Behrns. Jonas Wil son. Otto Kujawa and Mrs. iSola Heinz, retired to the circuit court jury, foom and deliberated nearly two hours on a list of delegates. The list of delegates and alternates was promptly given unanimous approval when presented to the central committee by Mayor Lee. chairman of the nominating group. List Delegates The delegates named: John W. Evans. William H. Walker, Judge John H. McCoy. Edward A. Hayes, Charles E. Lee, Ed Jacobs. Mrs. W. G. Phillips, Mrs. Lucy Op-linger. Mrs. May Payne, Alex Campbell. Elbert Smith. Frank "Neil, Joe Merold. Lloyd Born. Rev. Isaac Summers, Glenn Moran, Arthur Watkins. Richard Kerwin, A. J. I Shatter, Rocco Bertaldo. Rev. m. Harrison, T. G. Wells, C. C. Nichol son, James E. Henson, Harold Brintlinger. W. E. Redmon, George W. Allen. Tom Greanias. Thomas H. Armstrong. Dr. T. C. Buxton and Dr. Thomas Lahners. Alternate Delegates John Stathas. Mrs. Minnie Tucker, Charles Burkhardt, J. F. Mettler, August Fischer, T. V. Ramsey, Dr. C. E. Woodward, Miss Fannie Biv-ans. Mrs. E. A. Kirby, Rev. W. T. Heckman, Hilary Brock. Harry Kruse. L. C. Dunn, W. R. Hopkins. Mrs. Margaret Tiffany. Mrs. Grace Downing. Mrs. C. M. Chappell, Edgar A. Allen. Mrs. Ray Murray, Dr. C. L. Montgomery, Harry Moothart, Tom Harding. Frank Walker, Louis Burstein, W. C. Gilmore. John Min-tun. H. A. Goerges, A. B. Nauman. Mrs. William Hamilton, Mrs. Rosa McMorris and Robert Patterson Members of the county committee voted to empower Chairman Walk er to fill any vacancies that may oc cur in the list of delegates. . ; INJURED HIKER HELD BY POLICE Joel Zipperer, Savannah, Ga., who was picked up by deputy sher iffs two days ago in a dazed con dition on route 36, four miles west of Decatur and taken io St.-Mary's nospuai lor minor treatment was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail on a vagrancy charge Friday atternoon by Justice R C. Rentfro. Zipperer said that he fell from a truck on which he had been rid ing when it swerved sharply. He aid not know the name of the driv er. Authorities are investigating Zip. perer's record and have sent his picture and fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for identification because deputies report that he has told such a variety of stories about his past experiences. Chief among Zipperer's m a n y claims is that he was wounded fighting as a Loyalist in the Spanish civil war. He had the wound, but officers said Friday that Zipperer had changed his story that he told of working for a telegraph company in the battlefields of Spain and quit after he was wounded. Contributions for Red Cross Fund Slow Only $io had been received here yesterday in response to Red Cross appeals for contributions to aid sufferers ir, recent Midwest tornadoes. mcai quota has been set at iss Mary v. Love is in charge we uecatur drive for funds. -".urioutions may be left at- the "eaaquarters in Linxweiler build ffl8 or at The Herald & Review. Permit Asked for Well At Rear of Theater Corporation Counsel W. J. Carey ffid Commissioner Beecher Hughey rcicu yesieraay 10 aP-r reje an application filed n the city council by Woolen -. of Wapeli, for a permit to M. IS'11 at the rear of the Lto" Urt ?6ater- water would be in th I an air conditioning plant 10 the theater, it was said. DR. JACK TO N. Y Or. foci! r t-, . . Xew v 7 ' jacK ,s saving for in.,1 Irlc. today t0 a'tend the an- lte Z rZ8 0t &e American Col- tie wiyficians to be held in naidorf -Astoria hotel April 4-8. and letlng 10 conslst oi civics by Df6! 8lso wiU be attended : o- stX? Gdyear and Dr- v?l f .T foy- rr 2s It's all business at LUCAS TOPS DEMO POLL Whitten Sees Smashing Victory in County Fred M. Whitten, regional direc tor of the campaign, for Scott W. Lucas and otner candidates indorsed by Governor Horner, predicted a sweeping primary victory for the Horner ticket Friday. The Macon county leader, who has spent much of his. time in the regional headquarters at Cham paign, declared he expects the 1938 Democrat primary to be a repeti tion of the 1936 HornerrBundeson campaign, so far as the 16 counties in this region are concerned. Heavy Favorite "Our campaign workers have completed a poll of 56 of the 70 voting precincts in Macon county Mr. Whitten-said, "and the results are as favorable to Lucas as a sim ilar' preliminary poll was favorable to Governor Horner's candidacy in 1936." The Macon county chairman re called that in 1936 Governor Horner piled up a Macon county lead of 10 to 1 over Bundesen for the Democratic nomination for governor. ' Igoe Strength Grows In the rival Democratic headquarters supporting Michael L. Igoe for United States senator and other candidates running with the indorsement of the Kelly-Nash Cook county organization, Thomas Smith. local manager, said he is encour-aged by response to the Igoe candidacy in Macon county and predicted a vote of surprising size for Igoe. Saving their open campaigning to the final days of the campaign, both Democratic campaign groups have been engaged in quiet organization campaigns in all sections of the city. At Horner-Lucas headquarters, it was said candidates supported by the organization and speakers for the state slate have been attending from three to five neighborhood meetings each night. GRADE FIVES SEEK TWO CAGE TITLES IN GAMES TODAY Roosevelt and French schools will meet this afternoon in the finals of the annual Decatur Community Recreation association's grade school basketball tournament. The game, scheduled for the Johns Hill junior high school gym, will start at 3:10. St Johannes will meet St. James school at 2:30 p. m. in the final game of the parochial school tour- ;y. First on the three came card will be a contest between Oglesby and Gastman schools for third place. The game will start at 1:50 p. m. Salvation Army Takes Mortgage on Citadel A mortgage has been filed with the county recorder showing a loan of $1,250,000 to the Salvation Army from the Western and South ern Life Insurance Co. The Decatur Salvation Army Citadel was listed as partial security on the loan. According to practise mortgages are filed in all the coun ties where a mortgagor has property. Maj. W..R. Conway, Decatur corps commander, said yesterday that the Illinois Salvation Army was negotiating a loan with "an insurance company," but did not know if the local properties were included as security. Postoffice Receipts Continue Sharp Gains Postal receipts continue to ex ceed last year's record breaking ngures, it was shown yesterday in an announcement hv Postmaster James M. . Allen, listing March in come at $38,466.24, an increase of $1,176.79 over the same month last year. As a result receipts for the first quarterly period were brought to $106,426.20, as compared to an in come of $100,270.15 for the same period in 1937. Cat Nurses Own Offspring, Three Young Squirrels feeding time for the three Proud and considerate is the NYA FORCES BOOSTED 75 Additional Workers to Get Assignments Soon Authorization to increase the local national youth administration rolls by approximately 75 was given yesterday to Leo F. Hayes, Decatur district director, by William J. Campbell, state director. Practically all Decatur's certified but inactive NYA workers will be immediately assigned to various projects, Miss Gwen Win-ningham, area supervisor, reported. The quota increase awarded the entire district will amount to 500, Mr. Hayes said. There have been no assigning of additional workers in the local district since last January, Mr. Hayes said. Projects now being carried out by NYA workers include park work; Community Recreation Association maintenance work; clean up programs at the Boy Scout camp and at camp Kiwanis and a general improvement program at the water works. WEATHER MAN FOOLS 'EM ON ALL FOOL'S DAY It took April Fools day to prove that the Weather Man is a tricky old-timer. He chose to push the temperature down to freezing' yesterday and threatened to bring more frost and even colder temperatures. Lowest reading registered early yesterday was 32 degrees, and the highest for the day was a chilly 46. Merely freezing weather was not expected to hurt tree buds or blos soms or garden plants which began sprouting during the warm spell last week, but continued cold would damage crops, especially fruit Annual Millikin 'Sing' Will Be Staged Tonight The fourth annual "Millikin Sing," in which all of the univer sity's sororities and fraternities will take part, will be held tonight in the college auditorium. Each of the Greek letter organi zations will be allowed 10 minutes in which to present its "Sing" program. TWO HURT IN CRASH Mrs. Vivian Jackson,. 40, 1324 East Moore street, and Harry Beiler, 841 East William street, vere treated in ai. iviary nuo-pital Friday evening for injuries sustained in an automooiie acciaeni at the intersection of Jackson street p.nd Prairie avenue at 5 p. m. Mrs. Jackson was cut on the forehead and bruised on the knee, while Mr. Beiler received a iractureo rib. Both were discharged. .,5, ' ssgj. DECATUR squirrels and kitten, and the mother of her adopted children. (Herald-Review Photos) Cat Mothers 3 Squirrels, Own Kitten With the combined efforts of two families and the maternal spirit of a mother cat, three tiny squirrels are being raised in domesticity in the James Hanson home in ;he 2100 block of North Thirty-first street. The mother of the group doesn't seem to mind her unusual experience even though three kittens in her own brood of four have already died. She nurses the three squir rels better than she nursed her kittens, for the three apparently died for lack of nutrition. Like Brother and Sister One kitten survives, and it gam bols about with the ugly-f a c e d squirrels like ordinary brother and sister kittens. The Hansons first thought that it would fail to live, but it seems to be taking its share of food with the squirrels now. The strange brood came about when James Hanson, Jr., found the three squirrels while he, his father, and his brother, John were out looking for sassafrass. Mr. Hanson put the baby squirrels in his pocket and carried them home. They didn't have any means of taking care of their new helpless pets, however, so they enlisted the aid of the cat belonging to the Connor family in the 3300 block of East Wallace street. The Connors provide the cat, the Hansons provide milk for the cat. the cat provides milk for the squirrels, and the three children in the two families each take a squirrel as a pet. Besides James and John Hanson. Noble Dean Connor shares the pets. They haven't named the squirrels yet; in fact, the little animals just opened their eyes yesterday. Negro Held to Jury For 'Bottle' Assault Henry Calimese, Negro arrested Thursday night and charged with assault with a deadly weapon by John Saunders, waived preliminary hearing before Justice E. E. Gray Friday and was bound over to the grand jury under $7,000 bond. He was sent to the county jail on failure to supply a bondsman. Saunders told police that he was resting between basketball games at Centennial" Junior high school Thursday night, when Calimese approached and struck him with a whiskey bottle. Saunders was treated in St. Mary's hospital for a cut, forehead and particles of glass were taken from his eye. RETURNED TO GREAT LAKES Herman L. Coffman, alleged deserter from the United States navy, has been picked up by Decatur police and returned ' to the Great Lakes Naval training station. ' HERALD mother cat protects them all with a watchful eye. J.M.U.ADDS 12 COURSES Secretarial Courses to Be Offered Next Year Addition next year to the Millikin university curriculum of a group of 12 new courses in secretarial science was announced yesterday by Dean C. L. Miller. The new courses will be a part of the department of business ad ministration and economics and will increase the department's pro gram to 38 courses and about 90 hours of academic work. The de partment's faculty, now consisting of three instructors, will be in creased to four. An increasing demand for secre tarial training in business, industrial fields and high school commercial teachers led to introduction of the new courses. Dean Miller said. He explained the courses will be of fered primarily for students taking four-year courses with major work in other departments. Subjects in which instruction will be offered are: elementary an8 advanced typing, elementary and advanced shorthand, office organi zation and management, business English, commercial teaching meth ods and business law. Enters Guilty Plea in Child Delinquency Case Chester Cunningham, 27, of Macon, pleaded guilty to a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor when he was arraigned be fore Judge J. H. McCoy in county court Friday. Cunningham made application for probation and his case was referred to Probation Officer E. U. McDonald He was arrested several days ago on a complaint brought by Web Workman of Macon. Spanish War Veterans To Meet Monday Night Regular meeting of the Scott Wilson camp No. 55 and Auxiliary No. 18, United Spanish War "Vet erans will be held at 7:30 p. m. Monday in the K. of C. hall. An nual Muster Day will be observed at this meeting, according to Commander William G. Altenbach. The second quarterly meeting of the Central Illinois U. S. W. V. Vicinity Council No. 4 will be held in Tuscola Sunday, April 10. NOTTINGHAM INFANT Shirley Ann Nottingham, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nottingham, of 1558 North Main street, died in her home at 7:45 p. m. yesterday, following an illness of three days. She was born in Decatur, Dec. 11, 1937. She leaves no brothers or sisters. I u n e r a 1 services under the direction of Moran it Sons are incomplete. BURD AMONG 54 PAROLED Decatur Man Was Jailed After 11-Year Hunt Theodore Burd, Macon county convict, was among 54 inmates of Illinois penal institutions freed Friday by the state parole board following hearings on the March docket. Burd was released from Chester penitentiary where he had been a prisoner for two years. Burd was first convicted in Ma con county more than 15 years ago on a bogus check charge. He was later admitted to parole, but be came a parole violator in 1925, ac cording to prison records. For 11 years he was sought un successfully on the parole violation charge. Freed After Arrest In January, 1936, he was arrested in Carroll on another charge, but had been released before report of his fingerprints disclosed his identity. This caused authorities to intensify search for him, and a few weeks later he -was discovered in Decatur and arrested. He served two years on his original sentence before being released under parole and had served approximately two years as a violator. Other prisoners ordered released under parole included Charles E. Baker, Fayette county; Samuel Simmons and Lester Virgil, Marion county; Dorris L. Bryson, Bond county; Paul Depaepe, Christian county; William Conine, Fayette county; Lemuel Crawford, Champaign county; and Frank Wall, Montgomery county; Charles Davis, Coles county; Brent Arturburn, Edgar county; and John Mayor, Jefferson county. OFFICER RESCUES STRAY DOG FROM RAILWAY TRESTLE Squad car Patrolman Ra!ph Rutherford had a smile on his face last night the smile that comes with satisfaction over a good deed for yesterday afternoon he had rescued a forlorn dog from the railroad trestle 'just north of the Nelson Park bridge. After taking a transient to the east side of the bridge and starting him toward points East, West, North, and South, Officer Rutherford, with Officer Crouch, saw the dog on the trestle. He clambered over to the dog and found the animal too scared to move on the precarious footing. Officer Rutherford carried the dog to solid land. The cur wagged its tail in thanks and scooted away with a joyful bark. Three Mayors to Judge Radio Hill Billy Contest Three mayors of Central Illinois cities will be judges for the Midwest "Hill Billy" contest, which will be held in the armory here Sunday. More than 125 persons from 15 cities will compete. The mayors, who will preside as judges, are Charles E. Lee of i Decatur, J. W. Spresser of Taylor ville, and Dr. B. M. Pugh of Clinton. Programs will be given at 2:30 and 8 p. m. Cities, sending participants, in addition to Decatur, include Clin ton, Bloomington, ' Taylorville Champaign, Tuscola, Peoria, Nor mal, Springfield and East St. Louis. Colbeck Named Delegate By Sheet Metal Union Ralph E. Colbeck, South .Twenty-Second street, last night was elected delegate from local No. 352, International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, to the international convention which meets in Chicago beginning May 9. TAXI DRIVER FINED Harold E. Durkin, 2b. 1240 West Sunset street, last night pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a taxi cab without a license and paid a fine of $28.40 in the court of Justice Luther Morrison. Durkin was arrested by city police. j Proceeds of Barnes Sale To Hospital (Pictures on page 2) -Auction of rare and beautiful fur nishings in the old Dr. Will Barnes home, 500 West Main street, for the benefit" of women's service league of Decatur and Macon county hos- nital. will begin at 1 p. m. today. Amone the many items to be auctioned off by E. C. "Mannie" Wilson are a swinging couch sus pended from the ceiling by four ornamented chains from East In dia and a chocolate pot of Royal Worcester ware, a china which is no longer being made. The pillows for the couch have as covers hand woven saddle bags from East India. Old Violin to be Sold Two Mexican blankets will be sold, one of them being of a fine material almost like silk. Also of fered will be an old violin of small size, two hugeJapanese jars, two beautiful velour portieres, and three sets of elk horns. The house will be open at noon, one hour before the beginning of the auction. The Barnes home, where the auc tion will be held, has been purchased by Brintlinger & Sons for a funeral home. Remodeling to cost $8,500 will be started some time this month. The home on West Main street is one of the best known in Decatur. It was here that Dr. Will Barnes gathered together his famous but terfly and moth collection which was valued at one had million dollars. It was presented to the Smithsonian Institution after his death in 1930. INJURED MINER MARKS BIRTHDAY IN HOSPITAL BED Jack Cycotte, Decatur miner, happily celebrated his 39th birthday yesterday despite injuries which have confined him to a bed in St. Mary's hospital since Jan. 12 The injured miner received many birthday cards, flowers and a cake from his friends who have rejoiced at the recent improvement shown by Cycotte. "It's not so bad here," he mused "Lots of friends remembered me today. The cards are great, but some of them make me a little sad.' Mr. Cycotte, whose home is at 504 East Sheridan street, suffered a broken back on Jan. 12, when he fell from the side of a mine car the Macon County coal mine. That night he was given only a few days to live. "I fooled them," he said today "and I'll fool them again. " I'll be up and around weeks before they think." ROTARIANS PLAN BANQUET TUESDAY Rev. Harry Cochran to Be Principal Speaker Rotarians from 11 clubs in Central Illinois will meet here Tuesday at 5:15 p. m. in the Decatur club. The meeting will be preliminary to the conference of Rotary district No. 148, which will be held in Danville May 4 and 5. Meetings will be held fn six other cities of the district at the same time as the Decatur roundup. All seven meetings will be connected for a joint broadcast over station WDZ, Tuscola, from 5:30 to 6:30 p. m. The principal talk of the broadcast will be given at the Decatur meeting by Rev. Harry Cochran, of Taylorville, who is governor of the 148th district. Decatur was chosen for the governor's address because it has the oldest Rotary club in the district, which is made up of about 40 counties. Eleven clubs including Decatur will attend the meeting here.They are Monticello, Nokomis, Clinton, Lincoln, Moweaqua, Assumption. rana, layiorvme, Mt. Fulaski and; Atlanta. Technician for Police Radio to Attend School Harry Ware, technician for the police radio system, leaves this morning for Chicago where he will attend a radio school for 30 days.) i-uiiL-e mei ocnepper saia max Officer Ware would learn the intricacies of radio operation and mechanism by tearing down and putting together various units of the system at the school. Perfection of the police radio service in Decatur is the object oi the schooling for Mr. Ware, Chief Schepper said. Junior Davis, Decatur fireman who has been taking care of the radio equipment in Fire Chief Will Piatt's car, will have charge of the police radio system during Officer Ware's absence. Water Off Saturday On North Broadway City water will be shut off between 9 and 11 a. m. Saturday on North Broadway from East Main to Cerro Gordo street, it was announced yesterday. The shutdown is necessary to permit repairs. LOCAL NOTICE Dance tonight, Macon. Free gifts. -Half-half. Ladies 10c; Gents 25c. Illini Dance Tonight Lee Home- brook playing, Adm. 25c. Dance tonight, Vic & Fritz, half and half. Different management. Come, learn new arrangements. PAGE THREE RELIEF BILL HITS $60,000; EXPECTDROP Case Load Jumps 200 During March; Food Costs Climb An ever increasing- case-load last month sent Decatur relief costs to approximately $60,000. the highest monthly ligure recorded here since Julv 1936. The March bill of $59,971.11 tops by $9,038.18 the November costs, according to a report filed by J. A. Kruzan, township accounting supervisor. Downturn Expected A slight decrease in relief costs is expected lec Apru, nowever. Mr. Kruzan said. Warmer weather which will reduce fuel and med ical costs and an increased WPA program are expected to be important factors in reducing the relief bill. Township relief officials also announced that $37,461 in state funds had been allocated Decatur by the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission to help meet April costs. Final figures on the increase in the township case load have not been prepared, Mr. Kruzan said. although the figure is expected to reach 200. Case workers will make final reports today. Medical Costs Up Largest single item of expense last month was for food. Orden totaling $39,160.01 were issued on local grocery stores, an increase of nearly $7,000 over last month. Medical costs increased from $2,151.83 in February to $3,832.35 in March but the increase was largely accounted for, according to Mr. Kruzan. by a concentrated effort of relief officials to have physicians attending relief clients to bring their statements up to date. The itemized relief expenditures for Decatur township for the past month follows: Food, $39,160.01; rent, $1,542.50; clothes, $1,769.60; fuel. $6,115.52; county home and .infirmary, $1,-371.31: medical. $3,832.35; hospital. $2 451.39; household necessities. $58.26; burials. $263: surplus commodities. $148.66 and moving and hauling. $23.00 and administration $3,235.52. WPA TREE PROJECT WILL CLOSE SOON 1,600 Trees Planted Along City streets; Cut 20 Workers Work force employed on the city-sponsored $31,000 WPA tree project was reduced by 20 yesterday as the project entered into iti final stages. The reduction, w n i c h sends 14 workers to the curb and gutter project, five to the sidewalk project and one to the park project, leaves a force of 15 which will be retained through April to plant 400 elm trees which the city purchased last week The project is to be closed at the end of April. Charles D. Tate, superintendent of the project, announced that at the close of yesterday's work, the project's accomplishments will include 7,857 trees trimmed, 1,954 trees removed and 1,696 trees planted. Judge Sends Another Brewington to Farm William Brewington, 1247 East Eldorado street, was .sentenced to six months on the Vandalia state farm Friday oy Justice E. E. Gray, after his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Harrison, had "omplained to police that he was lying around the home in a continuous state of drunkeness. The Brewingtons are seasonal patrons of the county jail, three members of the family having been in iail at one time prior to the Christmas holidays. Two Postal Employes Enter Garden Exhibit Decatur's postoffice yesterday had two entries in the postal airmail display which ig being held in connection with the Garden show in St. Louis. The local entries are i Briarclift and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt roses, which were grown by Baymond Trowbridge and Wiley Bowman, city carriers, in Daut Bros, greenhouse and prepared for entry by the florists. Last year th pair won honorable mention in a similar event at Portland, Ore. D. H. S.aCapella Choir Sings Before Conference Decatur high school's a capella l1-""" J"iuoj sang Deiore me biennial convention -f the music educators' national conference in St. Louis yesterday but did not take part in any of the competitive events. Highest ranking among the twenty-six units that competed were given to Central high of Detroit; Lorain high of Loran, Ohio: West high of Minneapolis; and Central of Omaha. Millikin Scholarship Exams to Be Given May 7 Examinations for the 10 competitive Millikin scholarships awarded each year to high school seniors will be given May 7 in the university's liberal arts hall. Try-outs for eight scholarships for the Millikin Conservatory of Music will be held the same dy Four $200 and four $100 scholarships are available.

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