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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 4, 1928, Alton, Illinois                                ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 3c Per Cppy FEBRUARY 1928 Member of The Associated Press on and Early to File Petitions Coroner Bauer Beats His Opponent by HalfMinute Clubman Courts Dancer in Plane Court Upholds Law But Emmerson Will Not Act Until Writ Is Dissolved The day for filing nominating pe titions to qualify candidates to go on the primary ballots at the April pri mary found some aspirants for office and they had been waiting lor a long The coroners job was the first one to produce a nom inating That was where only contest was for priority on Hie The present coroner Bauer of Alton beat his Mercer of Granite by a Jialfminute and gets first place on the ballot in the coroner Bauer filed at and Mercer was recorded as tiling at Bohm filed for states attor ney and had no rival glaring him in the eye as he waited for the oppor tunity to present his nominating pe tition to the county Louis for county auditor had his petition ready but there was no rush and he did not file in the early stage of the Emmerson Still Waits United States mail clerks were tho only Individuals to file Illinois pri mary petitions They sortec two big mail bags of them and de posited them with Secretary of State The bags will remain untouched until thc Chicago injunc tion is Lewis head of the elections department under Secretary Emmer said he would not receive the petitions until all legal are Were not even going to tall about Vogel which for several month has notbeen certain whether i would have April Septem her primaries or no wil go to the ptolls April 10 to pick candidates and oth j vt Tie tween presidential candidates an elect new sets of party committees The Supreme Court yesterday by a Vote of 4 to 3 upheld the constltu tionallty of the 1927 primary law providing for the April primaries i at the same time relieved the stat called into special sessio to try to straighten out the tangle o on an almost hopeles The legislature had adjourne lo await the Supreme Courtdecision and most of the legislatures breathei B sigh of relief when they heard The Supreme Court decision was a Victory for Small and his or ganization which had favored the April There still remain a few strands of red tape to be snip ped before the decks are cleared for Boulevards in CityProposed By Auto Club Suggestions Transmitted to Mayor and City Council Six Streets Listed All on Route 3 Also Urged for Signs by the Directors Stopping at on an airplane pleasure Frederick Lothrop prominent Boston met the charming Maurice opera singer and automobile race Mozette was singing in the gay Club across the International After an airplane court ship of twenty the couple were married In Building Code Ordinance May Be Held Over For Further Informal Study All Points Agreed on Save and Office Tenure of the Building Lindgerbh Flies To Santo Domingo On 26th Birthday Asking Freedbin or Porto Rico the April the main one being an injunction in Cook County restraining the secretary of state from filing nominating Petitions in Malls Hundreds of petitions of candidates for all offices were in the mails and Secretary of State Emmerson said he would receive them but will not go through the formality of filing until the injunction is an act which most of those familiar with the situa tion cnsldered certain now that the Supreme Court has clarified thesitu Montgomery first as sistant attorney with Edward Fitch and Du Hamel wrote the arguments in the cose de cided today were preparing a motion to be filed with the Supreme Court next Tuesday asking that the Cook County injunction be One other threat still hangs over proponents of primary the Lee County as yet unde cided in the Circuit brought by who was responsi ble for knocking out thc primary act prior to the 1927 This case in to the gen eral an attack on the legislative primary Opinion was expressed today that Ihe objections to tho legislative act are based almost wholly upon a now false presumption that the general pet is Thespecial session of the leglsla turc will now take when it re convenes next a measure providing for registration in Some doubt exists as to whether a twothirds majority can be obtained for this amendment to the primary since mnny downstatc memberb will not feel thc necessity of return ing to and Democrats in who control the democracy of the do not care whether or not the city has Ab sence of registration In tho city would play havoc in Republican ranks while not hurting the Demo SANTO Dominican Charles A completing another lap of his goodrWill landed at Santo Domingo from San Porto at SAN Porto 4 Charles Lindbergh hopped off for Santo Dominican at eastern standard The distance to Santo Domingo is funeral of Henry Hibjiard The funeral of Henry Hlbbard was held this afternoon from St Pauls Episcopal church where serv ices were conducted by Rober Burial was In City A number of old friend the family Uw funeral 50 SAN Porto VP Charles Lindbergh in cele ration of his twentysixth birthday oday had before him a flight of 250 miles in the Spirit of Louis rhich carried him to Paris and world ame in his twentyfifth The mechanical half of we has had an xistence of about a of which 449 hours have been In the At the journeys end lay Santo Do Across the Mona passage the capital of the Dominican Republic was ready to welcome the Lone Before he departed from here Lind bergh was entrusted with a message rom the people of Porto Rico to the people of the United States making a plea for Recalling In it another stoutheart ed Patrick and his lea for liberty or the Porto ilican legislature gave it to Lindbergh at a special session when they be stowed upon him a medal ot The ambassador of good will thanked the legislature for Its cor dial welcome but made no reference to the He spoke instead of commercial saying that it was easy to link the island of Porto Rico with the United States by air and that such an event was not far Two thousand school children In mass drills passed before him in a review as to the tribute of the youth of Porto With the exception ot sections setting the tenure of office and salary of the building ipractlcally all points in connection with the proposed Al ton building now before the City were agreed on Friday night at a meeting of the city ordi nance committee which was attend ed by a majority of the aldermen mayor several members 16 and Planning Commls sloh and its advisers While the term am compensation of the building com mlssioner who will administer th building code were briefly discussec there was not time to go into th matter in and it is probable that another committee session will I be held before the proposed ordinance Is brought to a vote in the City Because of the plan for an other informal discussion of the the measure likely will be laid over for two weeks at the council meeting next The code as at present drawn would create the office of building The measure states He shall be the head of the Department of Building and shall be nn experienced civil en builder or competent building mechanic and shall have been so en gaged for a period of at least ten years during his term in office as Commissioner of Buildings shall not be engaged in any other busi Points at Issue The ordinance further sets up that he commissioner shall be named by he mayor with consent of the coun 11 for a one year compensation o be fixed by the The chief point at issue in the minds of the it With the city traffic committee en gaged in a study to reorganize the system of boulevard stops In Alton the directors of the Alton Automa bile Clubhave outlined a series o suggestions as to what street should be designated as boulevards which have been transmitted to Mayor But er and the City The Auto Club officials take th tand that casual placing of cross ng stop signs Is not wholly effective and that many might well be re placed with hazard signs and th top regulations applied to an or anized boulevard system embracln he arterial highways through th The following streets are suggested or complete boulevarding All streets embraced In State Route Main from Broadway to College from Rodgers to Brown from College to Central from College to Henry from Fifteenth to Ninth from Henry to Attention also is directed to advis ability of trying to make the con neciton for crosstown traffic be tween Brown and Henry streets by way of Union or by way of At present Union is better boule varded than Seventh between these but motorists seem to prefer to travel Seventh instead of Union seeming to feel that the Seventh Kidnapers May Not Get These Kiddies Lake estate of Charles Chicago has been turned into the sem blance of a it was learn ed as insurance against the kidnaping of tho Schweppe John and Guards were stationed at the Lake Forest estate last spring after Bchwcppc learned of a plot to kidnap the A high iron topped with has just been Should trespassers get beyond this several ferocious dogs await them Inside the Harry Schweppe of Alton Is a grand uncle of these their father being a son of the late Schweppe of Their mothers father was until his death the head of Marshall Fields store In Chicago and it is presumed kidnapers think the children would be valuable prizes for Plane Chamberlin and Aide Uninjured i r Craft Falls 40 Feet Im mediately After It Takes Off File Test Vote on School Bonds Hartford Fights Bond Issue Election of Last January Charges Dlegalities Declares Majority in Elec tion Not for School Plan street connection Is the shorter route and saves A resolution also was by the Auto Club directors asking that the council by ordinance fix street car stops on Fourth at the Broadway Shields connection and at the north of State street sothat stop far enough back of the inter section that motorists have a clear view after passing the thus elim inating a The resolution also asks that the city again attack the BroadwayMarket stop problem where cars stopping on Broadway The third attempt of Clarence Chamberlin and Roger Williams o set a new world record for con tinuous flight failed today when their plane fell 40 feet immediately after it had taken off at Byrd Neither of the flyers was hurt but the plane was badly Chamberlin was at the controls when the big monoplane down the planked runway at 7 It gathered speed rapidly and cleared the ground just before reaching the end of the the tail Bkld striking some railroad ties at the end of the It shot up probably 20 feet then swerved and now frequently hold up motor trafj Chamberlin and Williams quickly climbed apparently The right wing of the plane was the under carriage smashed and the propeller said he realized that lie wotttd be unable to take off when observers signalled him to lift it off the Es said he motioned to Williams to let out the gasoline so that the lightened ma chine might but before that could be accomplished the tail skid dragged over the railroad ties and An election contest was filed today in the Circuit Court growing out the recent election held in the WtOd RiverHartford district tOpasS OH the questionof issuing In bonds to build a new junlpr Well echool house in Wood The filing of the contest was fore shadowed in the Telegraph in a report of a meeting of the voters of the Today the contest was filed in the circuit court chal lenging the election first on the ground that the whole election was illegal and second on the ground that invalid votes were erroneously counted In favor of thebond Issue The affidavit on which the contest is started was signed by Charles Guth and Mac Frank post master at Wood Kirby Tur Margaret Henry They asked that the ballots cast at the recent election be impounded and held securely until a recount can be hadin It is alleged thai there were 739 votes cast in the election and that the returns were that there were 372 for and 368 against the bond It is averred that the proposal did not receive a majority for the It is 16 mutilated ballots were counted In favor of the proposition it is It was im possible to know the voters It is charged that the proposition that was voted on did not Include mention of the time and payment of bonds which Is averred to be a de fect fatal to the issuance of The petition is filed in the name of Hanfelter and Frank Z Carstens and The election Stove Polish on Hot The fire department responded to a call at this morning to tho Arnold Dehne place in tho 3200 block on Burton street but on their arrival there they found that while there was a It was in a cook A tenant was moving Into the Dehne property and the house wife had just finished putting a nice coat of polish on her cook stove in making more cheerful the new She made a fire in the stove and went into a dif ferent part of the returning to the she found the room filled with smoke so she could not see a thing In the The fresh polish on the stove was getting hot and was making the but the house wife thought the place was on Running across the street to the home of Walter Laux she In formed the Laux family that her house was on Laux had had ail the ex perience she for a while with fires during the year of so ahe hurried to the telephone and called the fire Laux then hurried over to The Dehne place and on going In found no The excited house wife said It must be in the attio so he got up there but found no By that time the firemen had arrived on the It had been raining hard all morning and the firemen thought it be a pretty hard thing to get a started on a day like The firemen completed the in vestigation and determined the fact that the only fire in sight was in the stove and that tho newly polished stove was supply ing the smoke that caused the tenant to think the place was on Stewart Out On Writ from IL Court Habeas Corpus Case Is lief Remedy for Oil Magnate Senators See Defeat Forecast Long Delay in Getting Control of Case Again Latin and Greek Still Have Students Assert ing summary punishment by the sen ate for his defiance of its oil commit Robert chairman of the board of the Standard Oil Com pany of arrested last night by the took his case to court today and obtained his release from arrest on a writ of Habeas Cor With the hour of the ttme set for his appearance before the senate bar almost at the oil magnate threw his legal forces into the fray and they emerged from the chambers of Justice Bailey of the District of Columbia supreme court with ah order which called on the senate ser geantatarms to release who was placed under bonq ot and ordered to appear again next Tues At that time arguments will bo heard as to whether he shall retain his The success of Stewart ln obtain ing the writ wasa distinct surprise in the So sure were those In terested in the cast there that the oil man would be on hand at noon that all of the precedents had been Wood River of Seeks Informal ion The Wood River Chamber of Com merce is Interested In getting lim ited car service over the traction line morning and evening and to that end has asked the Telegraph to publish a request for Information on the It is desired to know how many residents of Wood River and vicin ity would be interested in a propo sition for the stopping ot limited cars at that city morning and eve The names of all persons who would be benefited by such a service are desired by the Chamber of Com merce at Wood River and they arc asked to send their names to C the If there enough demand for tho proposec the matter will be put up to the proper authorities to bring abou tho granting of the at least li sand was whether commissioner the were qualifications of being set suffi ciently high in the present draft of he It was contended by nany that being a competent build er or building mechanic was not a ufflclent Chairman Gent of the ordinance committee took the stand that the Commissioner should be an architect r structural technically trained only point in his mind being whether the city could offer sufficient salary to commanc services of such a AWennan Wright pointed out that ihe building code will be just as strong as the man named to admin ister and enforce its The ouilding commissioner must be a flrsi lass he and a competent building while knowing his own line of work might not be well enough versed in all forms of construction to properly handle the Alderman Moore slated the same ideas in still more forceful mannci by declaring lhat the code Is a meas ure vitally ailecting all citizens and ihai the commissioner be com petent and able to sec everyones problems from all If we pass this there mus be a man of proper qualincatlpns ti administer it dr it will be a Moore If we cannot regu late the qualifications so that we ge a competent we do no want the We ore not just mnk ing someone a The Term of Office The matter of the term of offic was also touched While th Zoning Commission had suggests qualifications anil a enn of offlc In tho draft of tho code submittc tothe it was made know that the commissioners considere that both qualifications and ten were a matter for tho coimril lo cli iCpulluueU w The directors also made provision or the annual banquet of the Auto naming as the banquet com mittee Herman Willis Lewis Wil Norton and The committee was instructed to ame its set the date for ate February if fix the lace and make all arrangements in luding Appointment by President Giber son of the following committee chair men were confirmed membership Lewis serv ce Herman traffic and camp A report by Chairman Robinson uggesting erection of two more cab ns and shower baths and rest rooms at the camp site on College avenue at the entrance of Rock Spring park was approved subject to final plans and estimates being submitted for Inal action by the executive board of the There are at this time two cabins and a kitchen building at the and the report further pro poses that all buildings be Sstlmated cost of the camp improve ments Is Plans for enlarging the club head quarters and touring bureau in the Mineral Springs Hotel lobby were endorsed and appointment of Miss Eleanor Bertier as clerk in charge of ouring information was It lost balance and Chamberlin was unable to right He cut off the motor and waited for the Mechanics after a cursory exami nation of the plane said the engine was apparently all right but that the rest of the machine appeared to be damaged beyond Observers regarded the escape of the two pilots from Injury as re Virtually all the glass enclosed section of the plane was smashed into bits and the seats were littered with was held In school dis trict meeting was haW night at which It was decided by the oppon ents fof the school fcond issue that they first settle the contest question then make any moves that may be determined upon in the fu ture as to getting out of the school district in which they are at present associated with the village of Wood Catherine Aged Dies at Home Hearing Delayed On Intercity Bankruptcy Case Hearing on the answer of the In tercity Express to a petition for bankruptcy filed by creditors has ben continued by Judge Fltzhenry In federal court at Due to the heavy criminal docket In the the judge has not set a but it will be held at the earliest op That Latin and Greek still have a place In the modern world was the concensus of students gathered at the regular meeting of the Classical club of Shuttles when op portunity was given them to engage In a group discussion upon the sub Why I Like Latin and The discussion was preceded by two informatory Why I Take by Virginia and Why I Take by Caroline both of whom encouraged discussion by their statemdhis as to their personal reasons fortaking up the study of the The dis cussion involved consideration of three phases of classical the the and the tra It was emphasized by sev eral of the members of the club that in order to know the best that has been said and thought In the world it Is essential that the student have a knowledge of Latin and be cause so much of what apparently Is new in modern thinking is originally found in the writings of the In addition to the discussion there was a solo sung by Warren a member of and an informal the making of Latin and Greek verses for Anullment Suit Dropped Last Week Is Reinstated An action brought by Homer Fer Jeared Family of Four After Her Husband Died in 1905 Justices Discuss Alleged Abuse Of Garnishment The Madison County Constables and Police Magistrate Association met in the private diniiiK room of the Washington cafe ni River last evening oclock and heard Attorney Murray Powell of Edwardsvillc speak on Enforcement of Judge Dalt presided and led tin discussion ot the alleged abuse of the Demand in There have been nu merous complaints in Granite City and all industrial centers con cerning the alleged Illegal use of ttie The general compliant comes from who arc em ployed and whose wages are beiiiK held up lo pay some that pay ment has not been sought through means of a monthly but instead nn illegal demand is taken to the employer and the workmans wages arc held The president of Hit association will appoint a commit tee to study the question and imme diate action will be Several attorneys have offered their services to make a test By doing this the validity of these from the creditors of nonpayment Will be decided ami n great deal time and trouble will be saved ioi all it wos A lunclicon served lollfnvinp the business Thirtylivi jncmbsrs were The creditors are I a in the name of his FU6lS and B1U father T The petition for Involuntary bank ruptcy was filed and the com pany filed an answer in which it claimed to be not The court held a hearing on this but when certain records were not produced the court continued the The Intercity does a trucking busi ness between Alton and Frank Smith of Louis is president and Henry Cotter of secretary Catherine widow of Richard died this morning 7 oclock at the family 1223 State after an illness of two She was 54 years of age and he mother of four Misses Mary Margaret and rances all of Knight died 23 years ago in leaving his wife vith four small For two years Knight remained in Jo seph and then went to vhere she remained a year or Knight moved to Alton 19 years where she formed wide ac quaintance uncl raised her young fam She was a woman devotedto her amily and hail few interests outside ier Besides her Knight is survived by her aged Mary Gibbons of Delhi three John Wulsh of Anna Gaul of anil Miss Cecelia Gibbons of and by five bro John Gibbons of Joseph Gibbons of James Gibbons of Edward Gibbons of and Gibbons A niece of Mary Cath erine daughter of and John died Friday at Josephs following an operation for appendicitis which she underwent last The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at oclock from the Old Burial will be in Fran cis Xaviers cemetery in Weather Report mwl probably rain folder it nnrth portion tonight anil in north Ponton Seeking More Diverse Band Instrumentation Emilius director of the ivKuuiai mfuci LI tuj vnuci sponsored by the Alton was entered foilowing a or Becreation Commission for grade derin that thc aU Pendente lite in sum of a Homer Ferguson for annulment of withdrawn last Satur day in City was reinstated to day by the attorney for the com after Judge Yager had approved a motion to set aside the The case did not go to a bearing today leave being given for the complainant to amend the One divorce granted today by Judge a separation being awarded Neil Carter from bena Carter after a crossbill filed by the wife had been withdrawn and a default In the divorce and injunction case of Nina Mae Sims against Lester Robert an order securing a more diverse instrumen and those who have heard lie band since the last two months of weekly rehearsals have been much jlcased with the progress that the oys are Directory Trench cry is not yet satisfied with the In which runs too much 0 He is seeking some alto trombone players and hopes to lave them before sprint appearances of the Many of the members have been prevailed on to take up thc study of new band instru ments and this lias greatly improved thc Next public appearance of the Boys Bawl will be at tiie meeting of lie Court ol Honor oi thc Boy Scouts on March There arc at this time 38 members in tho as follows Arthur oiln Wil liam Francis Leo Jesse Ros Charles Nicklos Emmet John James Angelo Nico Frank Thomas Lewis Matthew Stan Donald Thomas Eugene Louis Albert Frank Frank Hicbiird John Arthur Raymond James Charlie Junior Thomas Tony Aiel Jamrs lildiard AnUioiiy ViVrail Milford Jerome 1 month for support of minor child On behalf of the attorney for the Alton Building and Loan Association orders were entered in five fore closure actions referring them to the master in chancery for testimony and The cases included one placed on hand m that there would be no slip in procedure in this un usual The senate galleries were crowded long before the time for convening and the sudden turn in affairs sent many away The bond of himself reputed to a was signed by Robert president of the Riggs National one of the largest financial institu tions In the blow pur today where somer of saia it might be even several years before Stewart was returned to the custody of that branch of These lawyers held that the Dis trict of Columbia supreme court must decide whether the question pro to the oil man were designed to elicit information about matters on which congress roust After the decision on they appeals were in order by Stewart to the higher Stewart Under Arrest Held under arrest by the senate be cause he refused to give its Teapot Dome committee certain desired in Robert Indi ana standard Oil stood at a crossroads deciding a course ot One path led to the bar of the sen ate where he was ordered to appear to maintain or abandon his refusal of yesterday to tell the oil committee what he knows of disposition made of profits of Jhe Continental Trading Company of The other led to the district of Co lumbia courts and recourse to habeas corpus Should Stewart elect to face the senate and cling to his refusal to ans the senate then would have to decide whether to order him to Jail for contempt or turn his case over to the If the senate Itself sentences he still would have recourse to the courts with habeas corpus action that would bring before the legal bar the question whether the senate in fact holds power of im who is a chairman of the board of the Indiana was arrested at his hotel last night soon after the senate ordered It by adopt ing a resolution presented by Senator prosecu tor of the renewed oil Inquiry by the lands David the sergeantat and Ills John went to Stewarts the Behind lockeddoors they took the oil man Into It was over in a few Barry emerged but McGrain stayed in the as Is customary In such brought by the Building Association cases when immediate transfer to a against Ida Timmermcier and Ja is ot four against and Myrtle Schmocllcr Bill for Monument To George Rogers Clark troduotlon of a bill to authorize the erection of a monument at George Rogers Clark is con templated by Representative Rath who is awaiting the return to Washington of Representative Republican of the Cahokla lor a confer ence of tho He had planned to include the Cahokla monument in a bill he re cently Introduced asking for an appropriation of for a monu ment atFort he but hutt not done so out of deference to Irwin who was absent from tho Fort Gage is near the capture of which was considered the first Rrcnt aduoviment of tho Clark expedition in uprnmj the door to the also is ill the The arrest and senate action cap ped a tense day before the oil com mittee where with renewed flashes of temper and per sisted in his declination to relate his knowledge of Liberty Bond transac tions of the Continental which already in testimony have in volved payments by Harry Sin Teapot Dome to Albert former interior Hoeber Funeral at Charles The body of Herman who died yesterday at Josephs will be taken from the home of Daniel 029 Ridge to leaving Al ton at 1 Arriving in the body will bo moved to the home of a Henry where it will remain until when the funeral will be The funeral will take place at in Hoebcr ix survived by ilirre daughtctK nnd   

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