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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 3, 1929, Alton, Illinois The Telegraph Covers Jersey and Macoupin ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 18M 3c Per Copy AUGUST Sale Brings Excess On Valuation Property of Late Adams Disposed of in Friendly Suit Projects Confirmed Two Given Divorces in Session of City Court Sale of property in the partition suit of the heirs of the late Wil liam held at City this by Master in Chancery Streeper of City Court brought a total that was in excess of the appraised value of the All parcels were bought in by the suit having been a friendly one settle up the The praised value of all property was totaled Following the a report was filed in court by the master In A lot and twostory frame house at Fourteenth and George the family appraised at was sold to Virginia a daughter ot the late and for Sold in Parcels Property at 11171119 Putnam street was sold in one lot and double brick house going as one parcel and a vacant lot as the The on a lot 42 by 110 feet was bought by John Maul for The adjoining 41 by 105 sold to Joseph a for Maul is the husband of a daughter of the late and The total bid for this property was and its appraised value waa A house lot at 11121114 Qreen appraised at was bid in at that figure by John Final confirmation of the Bering Continued on page 3 Chinese Prince r Is Dead Hslen 31yearold cousin of Chinas former boy died Friday night of wounds received the preceding night from a pistol held by Chang Tsung former war The youthful Manchu had been to call on Chang and was standing in the garden of the garden of the Japanese hotel where Chang lived at Island of Chang claimed he was handling the pistol in his quarters above when it went off hitting the Authorities are investigating the accident Hert and Work To Quit Jobs Next Month man Hubert Work is now expected to call the Republican National Com mittee together in Washington be tween 8 and 14 to select suc cessor for himself and to act on other regarded ns likely in the partys Vltjular Is the word being passed f around In political circles with centering more and more firmly about Claudius of ns the probable choice for the chnlrmnnshlp Work Is to relin The resignation of Hert of as vice chairman of the Republican National Committee has been in the hands of Hubert retiring chairman of the since she said in a tele phone conversation with the Courier Journal from her summer home at Mackinac It is expected that the resignation will be presented for action 0 when the committee will act on that of Member of The Associated Press Weather Forecast ILLINOIS Mostly fair ntght and Sunday cooler to Had Your Cultivator Seat WaterCooled Hot enough to try eggs Is tho way the weather is often described when it becomes Just as hot aa it can When it got that hot out In Foster township one afternoon not long one farmer there mounted tho iron seat of his cul on which the sun hod been shining all He He lips but he didnt say what he and with that slowness of action which denotes a purpose of he dismount ed from the Just as slowly and equally as with Just as much purpose of movement and twitching of the farmer moved upon the well near his He took a bucket a cool water from the carried It to the and poured it on the burning he said to the horses as he climbed up to the one and only original water cooled cultivator Trolley Lines in New Retrenchment And Consolidation Officials Get Extended Leaves of Absence as Result Drastic made neces sary steady decline in business due to inroads of the automobile and has been put into effect by the Eeast Louis te suburban which is associated with the Louis Interurban Bail way and the Alton city lines Rail way The latest order abolishes three departments through consoli dation with other The consolidation has resulted in extended leaves of absence for three officials of the company who have been heads of their departments for more than ten They superintendent and White superintendent of Lived In Alton who has been super intendent and in charge of certain of the Interurban operations for 15 has lived in The other two officials affected by the order live in East Myers has gohe to California wbeje and their son daughterare visiting if is understood that upon his return he will become osoclated with another utilities company and there is likeli hood of his maintaining his resi dence in Business Declines Further retrenchment of the Sub urban has followed a continued de cline in due to the com petition of the busses and the prac tice of former patrons In using their Some months ago the number of Interurban trains was with a considerable shortening of the limited car From year to year retrenchments have been carried out to meet the decline in until the present consolidation of three operating offices with a view of cutting down the overhead to the Granite City May tr Get New Airport The Uni versal Aviation operating air moil and pasenger lines from Louis to Kansas City and is seeking to establish an air port near Granite to expe dite the handling of mall and passen it was learned It Is understood the concern has obtained options on 610 acres of land fronting on and including a portion of Horseshoe near Granite The options have been obtained by Granite City real estate man who is said to be acting as agent for the aviation Air College Loses Chief Pilot to Lambert Field James formerly chief pilot at the Wood River air Is now travelling instructor for Von Hoffman of Lambert He accepted his new post last Miller is now chief pilot at the I Wood River Edison Contest Winner Retains Native Modesty CST ed from among the youth of the ton as the protege of Thomas 18yearold Wilbur Huston Illusions he ever will be as greatVi man as the famous Displaying great modesty niter an nouncement of his winning the Edi son he suld I wish to correct the erroneous im pression that anyone can bo selectsd as successor to Thomas I am not foolish enough to think I ever can be as great as he The son of Bishop Arthur Hns ton of the Episcopal Diocese of made a mark of 92 In the searching Edison questionnaire to which the 48 competing youths were He was the last to Retains Modesty retained his modest and amiable bearing in the face ot a barrage of questions from He lias never teen a Boy or n member of the he told them and his hobby Is collecting spe cimens of marina He was on the fencing team of Lakeside School at He has never His favorite reading Is bio He was revealed by tho question nalre ns one whowould sacriflca com for for but not riches nor He thinks a lie permissible In case of serious pain and nnd you do not benefit yourself in any As to the future of the automobile he believes It will become subordin ate to the airplane as a means of to be used only for short Ho predicted the elBctriflcodon of Continued on page i East Alton Schools To Open 3 Teaching Staff Complete as Last Two Instruc tors Sign Rush Building Work Plans Made to Allow At tendance at Teachers Institute East Alton schools will open it was decided at the meeting of the East Alton Board of Education last The meeting was taken up principally with business of pre paring for thte opening of school and with reports from supervising architect on the new Francis Blair grade school build Ing The teaching staff of the schools is also complete for the coming The Board of Education took action on the last two applicants for open positions at its last special and Superintendent Martin announced that all contracts had been signed by the A letter from Francis state superintendent of ex pressing his appreciation and thanks to the school board for naming its new school after was secretary to the Foundation Done Supervising Architect Morrissett reported to the board that the new building now had its foundation and that brick work had been begun earlier In the The subcontractor on the bricklay he had failed to put In an appearance as nnd this fact had delayed the work How the Haldi Lumber Construc tion which holds the general building contract on the new had agreed to hire other bricklayers to carry on the work and rush it to completion as near after school opened as OWy a few bricklayers have been put on the job by the general con tractor so but if the subcontrac tor fails to put in his appearance be fore Morrissett the Haldi concern would put on a full force of Superintendent of Schools Martin told the board he had had TPprd trpm contractor building wouldtie pancy by the first part of Until then only makeshift arrange ments for the care of the returning school pupils could be but he expressed confidence that they could be cared He has shifted classes Continued on page 3 Living Costs Per Cent over 1913 cost of living has increased only one tenth of one percent in the last as reflected in figures complied fay the bureau of labor which show that the average in June was per cent higher than it was in While practical stability is shown for the year from to as a figures for the sec ond half fllsclosed a decrease of six tenths of one In 26 of 32 cities living costs de creased an average of less than one percent from December to while for the year ending on the latter date living costs Increased to about the same extent in 21 of the same 32 The average decreased per cent from to June Kiwanis Club to Hear Talk on Lovejoy The Kiwanis club will have as its feature at its meeting secretary of the Illinois Press who will talk on the subject of Elijah Lovejoy and the city of The visit of Williamson will be one of the biggest events of the Kiwanis club of the He is a good speaker and he is thor oughly Informed on the subject on which he It was the enthusiasm of Wil in his capacity as secre tary of the Illinois Press which brought about the awarding of the contract for the making of a bust of Lovejoy to be placed in the Hall of Fame in the University of Heres New Alibi For Balling Slump Dazzy Brooklyns speed ball buys a new Manager Joe McCarthy of the Cubs either will buy one for him or complain about It to President Heydler of the National Every time Dazzy hurls against the he wears a ragged un and when he winds up to the ravelings flutter in the breeze like an old fashioned fly McCarthy and his Cubs charge the ravellngs flutter so much that they cant help but watch them instead of the Dazzy strikes many of them out and consistently de feats Haclq Cub home run Is one of the complain ants Hack struck out four times when Dazzy pitched to him re Where Federal Prisoners Rioted Here are two views of the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth Kas where following recent outbreaks of convicts at two New York state penal Institutions rioted and fought with guards for several hours before order was An aerial view of the prison grounds and buildings is shown above an interior view of a cell house into which the resisting convicts were dlven by as Neutral on Source Of Water Supply That the recent statement in the Telegraph that the Standard OH was taking an active part in the movement to about the mak ing of a contract with the Alton Water with the City of Wood River was susceptible of being mis understood was indicated today by manager of the Wood River Manbeck said that the Standard Oil is not tak anjs part in feat as He that the Standard Oil Is desirous of having the water ser vice rendered by that company to the people of Wood River terminated as speedily as possible and by the method that will give the best re sults in Personally he favors the making of a contract with the Alton Water but in that preference he Bays he is not reflect ing any attitude of the Standard Oil of The only Interest of the Standard Oil is that the city of Wood River gets its water supply from some source other than the one it is now getting it from the Standard Oil as the company wishes to be released from its arrangement at an early Texan Is Slain by Federal Dry Agent Negro Confesses He Killed Plane Student April 10 Admission Similar to That of Accomplice Held at Edwardsville Madison yesterday the murder of John Linfcn aviation who was slain In an attempted holdup near Eagle Park Madison April His confession was similar to its essential details to the one already obtained from Robert Lee also of who was an Peterson was captured Tuesday in after a four months and returned Wednesday to Madison County Jail to await a mur der The capture was made by Police Chief Douglas oi and William East Louis private detective hired by Fisher of an uncle of The confession told of the negros holding up Linich in his car at Black East driving him to Eagle Park where he was forced and of a scufffle between Peterson and Linich taking place when the lat ter acted as though he was going to draw a Linich was shot in the according to the testimony was left with his car at the and later crawled to a nearby farm token to a Granite City hos pital where he died April He was n student at the near Granite and n resident of OFal was shot and killed by Charles a Federal prohibition enforcement in a liquor raid on the Chandler farm near here yes The officer claimed the shoot ing was who was accompanied by r 1 1 rx KeCl ailfl 0blC and Robert said Chandler was on the front porch when they approached his The officer said he called to him Wi are Federal prohibition Come out Stevens seized n gun i a cot and pointed it toward he officer declared he started to i the farmer and accidentally Stuff for Chicago bullet peustrated Chandlers Carson Chaiut son of the slain Charles of San were Fein was said to have been on the farm when Chandler was The officers said they found a 19 barrels 28 gallons of whiskey and a quantity of Free Ice Cream Is Death Lure to Child Lured on by ths hope of frcs ice one child was burned to death and a number seriously Injured when the gasoline tank of a wrecked ice cream truck exploded John five years died at a Thirteen others were In hospitals today suffering from Six were In a serious Al most a score more were permitted to go to their homes after receiving treatment at hospitals ard at the scene of the The truck upset at Lamberton and Cass streets as the driver attempted to make a sharp turn to avoid a col A composed mostly of youngsters attracted by the spilled ice gathered around the over turned While a wrecking crew worked over the an unidentified man re moved the cap from the gasoline The fuel flowed over the heated mo tor and showering flaming liquid upon the crowd that had I 3 Jack on and Forest Louis 1 champion endurance piloted j their Louis Robin over Chicagos front yard today and demonstrated I to thousands of watchers how they aloft for the record flight of 420 Delayed for three hours by threatening Jackson and O Brine nnd their assisting plane took off from the Municipal airport nt 11 and a few minutes later were soaring voer the Lake Front In view of thousands who gathered along Michigan boulevard and in Grant Park or watched from win dows of skyscrapers fronting he Contact had already been made when the ship moved over the downtown and the plane was low enough that the unsollne feed line suspended to the Robin was clearly National Guard Camp Opens at Rockford regiments of infantry and supple mentary troops of the Thirtythird Illinois National ar rived here today for two weeks Inten sive training at Camp Blaring flying and thft tramp of many feet brought to Rockford an air reminiscent of war tuna days when regular army troops were stationed at the Today was to be spent In jutting tho camp into first class al though advance detachments and civilian carpenters have bean busy the past week preparing for pil The real training will start HugeAmount In Insurance Paid in Alton Payments of Claims Here During Year 928 Total Slim Is Claim Total for United States and Canada Is Over Two Billion Payments by life insurance caA panles to beneficiaries and policy holders In Alton last year totaled according to a report com piled by the National an Insurance The total is thought by agents here to have been the largest in the history of the The largest payment In Alton was on the life of the late Rob ert president of the James Forbes Tea and Coffee of and a prominent resi dent of this The Forbes Insur ance claim was the third largest In Illinois outside of Another relatively large payment was that on the life of John L listed as between nnd There was one payment made here In the to classification two payments of from to seven claims 12 claims of and 28 industrial claims totaling ffi Names of these policyholders werff not AUcn Came Fifteenth Alton with its total of paid on life Insurance claims In 1928 stood In fifteenth place among Illinois cities in which or more in death benefits was Chicago led the state with Next in order were Peorla Oak East Hock Elgin and Pay ments in which closely ap proximates Alton In aggregated or more than in In East Alton payments aggregated Claims in the class were on lives of Frank An derson and Francis Edward were 12 claims of listed and six industrial claims to a total of Godfrey payments aggregated of Graf Zeppelin By The All time is Alton Wednesday Departed from Thursday Passed over PfisS8d over heading down Mediter ranean 9 Sighted by Steamer Balny over 60 miles off 5 Passed Cape De 180 miles east Sighted by Steamer Anthea 50 mllei east of Gibral 9 Crossed Expect Graf In America Late Sunday Dirigibles Speed Increased as She Sweeps Over Ocean Continued oh pace 3 Temperature 99 As City Swelters Alton blistered in intense heat Friday when the mercury mounted to OD on2 degree lower thnn the seasons peak reading of 100 degrees reached last Thermometers reached their maxi mum reading here Friday at fi The night continued unusually nnd the atmosphere failed to ccol rll sufficiently to afford much I until after A minimum reading of 79 degrees was registered at 6 this being the highest minimum of any 24hour period this The drop from yesterdays high point in tem perature was just 20 Cooling breezes which set in after daylight were responsible for a drop of several degrees In At 9 the thermometer reading was only 80 one degree abovs the Thunder storms and somewhat cooler weather had been predicted for Heavy rain fell in Chicago and there were storms in the northern part of tha Alton had no thunder but there was a light shower of rain about al iliuugh it failed to have much coolinu1 Cooler tonight was the prediction of the Weather Bureau Fake Sales Plan Reported to Butler How residents of Louis County have been bamboozled by a woman canvasser Into purchase of scarfs and bedspreads alleged to be hand work or wards of the Girls Indus trial Home In Alton JfS related In n letter received Friday from Just Another Victim by Mayor The letter relates how the woman representing herself as a teacher in the alleged girls insti puts her racket over with a story that the girls niakn the ar ticles ns a part of their training and that institution then sells them to sucuru reimbursement for the cost of he lace used In the fancy Suspicion of purchasers was the latter when the articles frayed out on Ilrst Then it was discovered there was apparently no Girls Industrial Home in The writer asks Mayor Butler to any steps possible to Imlt tho activities ot the person or persons Impersonating themselves as repre sentatives of an Alton 2 Dropped mall at Snnta Maria 3 Crossed over San Miguel Radioed to Pico heading north Saturday 2 Announced her posi tion as about 500 miles west and slightly south of the Mussolini Ousts Mayor of Milan On Graft Charge Accusation Unfounded but Duce Resents Publicity as AntiFascist rever berated today with Its greatest pub lic scandal in involving Er former Mayor of Mi lan and Italian financial expert at and the reparations and debt and unnamed ad Belloni was removed summarily late yesterday by Premielr Mussolini from all public nnd political ac tivity and various of Ms whose identity has not been made were The action followed report of a committee into Bellonis activities as Podesta mayor of Graft Is Charged The charges provoking the inves tigation were levelled by Roberto former secretary of the Fascist party and now provincial secretary at Farinacci claimed Belloni favored the New York Dillon Read and return for a large money com in allowing loan pi to this The committee exonerated of but found he had used his office as podesta increase greatly his private Farinacci yhimself was subjected to scathing criticism by the Premlef who caid The head of the govern ment deplores in most forceful man ner the action of Attorney Fari deputy in Parliament and member of the Grand Council for having brougt publicity and grave accusations touching di rectly the Fascist party nnd a great bankins institution of the United Deplores Attlon These which the committee has ascertained are wholly without have furnished to remains of to radi cal Masonic elements of Italian nnd a new pretext for comments to damage the king The committees report on the Dil Read loan was that the loan itself was regular but that the ne gotiations were carried on by Bel loni Stop Leviathan for Operation on Passenger groat liner of the United States was stopped on her eastbound trip dead for nealy an hour in midocean while Fred wife of the chairman of the House of Representatives naval affairs underwent an emergency operation for It was learned today when the Leviathan docked here that Britten had fallen ill suddenly and gravely ill while the liner was in mid Physicians decided an im mediate operation was imperative nnd Captain Cunningham agreed to bring the ocean mammoth to a halt during the which was per formed in 62 minutes by doctors Frank Stewnrt nnd Reports All Squally Weather May Be Encountered Weather Bureau Warns BtltETIN By The Associated Press At 9 Alton standard time the Radio Marina Corporations station here reported that privats messages from the Graf Zeppslln were being relayed to shore stations by the America of the United States messages placed the steamship 1360 miles on the regular steamer and the Graf Zeppslln 101 miles south of the Weather Bureau announced today that there was a possibility that squall conditions would be en countered by the Graf Zeppelin In her between Bermuda and On the basis of these weather re ports Naval officers were inclined to believe that the Zeppelin might reach Lakehurst late unless the squally weather should ctill further reduce her spaed A rechcck showed that on a direct course the dirigible would make Lakehurst by sundown Sunday at her last reported Should she deviate from the straight she might not be able to make the New Jersey bass until much The transAtlantic airliner Grnf two and days was far over the western Atleniic to day makinrc progress toward Lakehurst on her seeoni voyagi to the United Although several messages from tha ship gave slightly positions about ths same it ap peared that sha was about 425 miles southwest of the Azores at 3 Al ton Shi still had about miles to travel in a direct line to the United Statss or approximately miles allowlna for Radio advices indicated that Hugo tiis ships expected to reach Lakehurst Sunday The which had been average ing 45 miles an hour during the had picked up speed and was tvercgins 70 miles an hoiu this She was on a course that would carry hsr north of Bermuda on a bee line from the pos sibility tht she would maka hqr American landfall in the neighbor1 hood of and would then swinj northward as she did on hsr last During the day the Zeppelin bsgah to get in touch with American sta tions more She was In direct communication with naval communications at Vyashington last night and today was picked up at and All reports from ths ship indicatsd ihat the 13 passengers were enjoying the the Americans bsinsr parti cularly Has Made 11 Drowning Rescue D Freeman Hays of Grafton is only but he has saved II persons from drowning The eleventh was Neoma Lazarcheff of four yearold daughter of and Ted The Lazarcheffs were with a party swimming in the Mississippi across from Grafton Hays heard a looked and saw the child in He swam out and brought her She had gone down for ths third time when he reached The tenth person whom Hays res cued from drowning was tlia daughter of and He performed her John Parker Languishes In Wood River City Jail Two Bandits IUJhd KANSAS unidentified men were killed und James was wounded slightly last night in a gun Battle which occurred when police corralcd bandits in the basement of an apartment house ullcr following them from the robbery of a filling John Parker Is in John is from Wood He doesnt like Jail He was sober when they brought him In last night nnd Isnt suffering nny from headaches or ctayafdT Nevertheless he cried and whined mournfully all to day to be let out in the Despite his noisy traits the police nnd thn Jailor at Wood River have taken si liking to him nnd wish they could let him But no one wants to cluim or has even reported losing so the police think they better keep him under their vigiliint surveillance for the safety of the public nnd the reputation of the Oild oslume When picked up last night John was wearing u black and whita spotted coat with a brass trimmed leather Rather a queer cos but John wears it Just the iinri ilierishos Try and take I it off i John can innke himself ugrcenble J when the pollen only pet him and uiB sociable with He ia well trained and has good cept for the howls he makes when the police leave him alone tio long and he bccmes John appears to be no halfstarved urchin of the He in as fat nnd healthy as the next Jn the police will be sorry to see him go when his family finds he nnd come to claim They he must come of a good for ha shows good training and is pot nt nil hard to that he likes lots of company nnd would like more room nnd possibly a few more Kasily Pleased In fact one oi the most redeeming traits about John Is his ability to satisfy himself with almost utiy sort o food the Jailor gives him Bread pisces of stale John win gobble down In slightly less than the twinkling of an One fS Joims favorite Saoili li But the testliked of all Is Juicy for John Is Just a longcared black and white
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