Alton Evening Telegraph, August 6, 1929

Alton Evening Telegraph

August 06, 1929

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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 6, 1929, Alton, Illinois Today Longview and Lumber. ^Tacoma and Power, slaughtering Forests. Considerable Bolshevism. -By Arthur Brisbane~ <0. 1»M. br Kins r*»tur«* Bro-. Inc ) LONGVIEW, Wash., Aug. 6— years ago, when he was 72 years Ola, R A. Long of Kansas City decided that this Pacific coast needed another city. He built It here at the mouth or the Columbia River, where ships come to take his lumber aU over the world. There are 15,000 people here, a monthly payroll of $600,000, twenty-eight Industries. In addition to lumber. The two biggest lumber mills In the world are here. Mr. Long’s mill turns out 2,000,000 board feet of lumber a day. the Weyerhaeuser mill 1,500,000. When you drive along this Pacific coast 1,000 miles or so, be sure to stop here. You will find a modern city beautifully planned, streets wide, people cheerful, most of them young. To enjoy themselves they put on lumberjack costumes, overalls, boots, bright red hats, worn by men in the woods, and sing. Three young ladies . from Seattle provide the accompaniment. One. \ery thin, plays the violin and shakes from head to foot. One. not so thin, plays the violoncello. One, between the tw#, plays the piano, and in the Levelling that instrument knows it jus done a day’s work. No namby-pamby music out here. Magnificent state, magnificent for eats. and the forests are vanishing. In Chicago's slaughterhouses they do not let you see the killing of sneep and lambs. Too sad when the poor crea tures’ throats are cut. They do let you see the slaughtering of these magnificent forests. There Is a crash. A fir tree fourteen feet in diameter, 200 feet high, fails to the ground. ■ Such a tree.’’ said Governor Hart ley of Washington this morning, ‘‘Is 1400 years old. It cannot be replaced. Civilisation and commercial timber cannot live side by side." Let us hope that this wasteful hu man race, slaughtering everything, including itself, will develop a civl lunation able to protect the forests, that are most beautiful of all things on earth. We are only 12.000 years from the stone age and we have, science tells us. much more than IOO. COO,OOO years of life ahead oi us Time enough to let the trees grow again. In the magnificent capitol at Olympia. finest in the country, Governor Hartley, himself a ’logger'’ all hts life. said today: • We are cutting three trees where we should ba cutting one. Twenty years will see the end of this great industry in so far as stands of virgin Umber are concerned. Competi lion, unwise legislation and taxation are to blame." ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH (Established January 20. 1800) 3c Per Copy AITON, ILL TI'ESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1929 Member of The Associated Press Weather Forecast ILLINOIS: Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, with showers and thunderstorms tonight; slightly warmer tonight. JohnMeehan, 111 5 Weeks, Diploma Mill Machinery Exposed to Investigation DiesMonday PrePare Zeppdin For Around World Flight-Wednesday Native of Ireland Came to Alton 67 Years Ago to Live Wife Is Also 111 Funeral Old To Be Held Cathedral on Thursday at Dirigible Leaves Lakehurst Hangar at Midnight, Present Plan More than I OOO I ake Licenses Sold to Pseudo M«dics John C. Meehan of 513 Summit street, died at 10:30 p. rn. Monday, at St. Anthony's Infirmary, where he had been a patient for five weeks. He was 80 years old last Feb. 14. Mrs. Meehan also is a patient at St. Anthony's. She was taken there nine weeks ago after she dislocated her hip In a fall. She was able to go home a week ago, but remained at the infirmary, so she could be near her husband. Her condition today, despite the shock of her husband's death, was said to be favorable. Mr. Meehan nad originally gone to the Infirmary so he could be near his wife. He had been making trips back and forth several times a day to be with her and finding that too much for him, at his advanced age, he had taken a place at the informary so he could be constantly with his wife woo was unhappy when he was not with her. Native of Ireland Mr. Meehan had been a resident of Alton for 67 years. A native of County Limerick, Ireland, he came to this country when 13 years old. That was during the Civil War. and he came to Alton where he resided until his death. He became a blacksmith, working in the Rodemeyer shop, and later entered the grocery business at lit West Broadway, then Second street, which he conducted about 30 years. In 1908 he retired and became associated with the Union Storage Co. his interest in which he disposed of ten years ago and retired, LAKEHURST. N. J.. Aug. 6, UPI— Work of refueling and replenishing the German trans Atlantic dirigible Oraf Zeppelin went forward today in preparation for her departure at midnight tomorrow on the first leg of a globe-circling air voyage. Dr. Hugo Eckener, her commander, will head his giant air ltner back to her home port, Frienrlchshafen, Germany, from whence she strived Sunday. From there the airship will continue eastward around the world CHICAGO, Aug. 6. OB—The Inside story of how a diploma and license mill printed spurious certificates and state seals was told last night by a man who admitted, state** attorney’s investigators said, that he had made phoiotastlc copies of the ort gmals for counterfeit plates. The story. Patrick Roche, chief in vestigator, said, would result irt new arrests and indictments immediately, Several Chicago printing and engraving firms were said to have been named. Printer Arrested Jacob Cran*, formerly a printer of Springfield, OI., was stiaed upon information supplied by Albert Carl Barren, one of seven men already indicted in the case. Jury Returns Open Verdict In Accident No Censure Attached to Driver of Car Causing Henrv Rose Death Wood River Water Supply I Deny School Hotly Debated, Undecided Five Tell of Crash Witnesses Declare Truck Had Stopped Nearly in Road's Center An openAerdict wa* returned by a leoror.rr'* Jury at an inquest con-Monday evening in the death of ijenry Ftose, Meppen, Calhoun County, grocer who died from in Jut -an automobile accl- Mattcr Is Finally Referred to Special Council Meeting For the second time within -a month the question of the Wood River water supply has been referred from a regular City Council meeting to a special meeting between the City Council and representatives of the various propositions and vnriou* organizations offering them. The meeting this time is to be held Friday night—behind closed doors. Alderman Olbbs’ reading of a resolution providtng^or an diction which would place the proposed municipal water company an<9 other water service matters in the balance, provided a light for the fuse which set off the fireworks in the Wood River City Council meeting Monday night. The discussion of comparative merits of election against petitions as a method for determining public senti- Virginia Seeks Leader to Upset G.O.P. Influence Loss of 5000 For Madison House to House Canvass in Alton Revealed Decrease Here of 500 Democrats Hold Primary To Name Candidate for Governor ies suffered in dent on the Alton bridge route near m„nt on tjje water question, started caid that West Alton last Wednesday night. When Alderman Wuestenfeld wanted continue»ra „.u» «. - PwS Mrt Sf SS    01 th" *V2*' with stops ut Tokyo end Los Anet-    Alert Lorn Uiturte, received when les. Lakehurst, and back to Ger many, a total of 22.000 miles. To Have 18 Passengers On the return flight to Friedrich-shafen, the Graf Zeppelin has booked 18 passengers, some of whom have made reservations for the world tour. She also will carry freight and mail. Three passengers have been booked Medical Col T JZFSrS. University ^ struck "by” an "automobile driven by ^Jere Mi- s Hrien Curdle when she *wcrved of Wisconsin medical school were ^ ^ ^ right to avoid hitting forged, as well as interne’s certificates from fhc Cook County (Chicago) Hospital, ana Illinois state licenses So thorough was the mill. Roche Cou,‘t>-_Mo said, ti Ult applicants without collage education could purchase diplomas    Testimony    of    five    witnesses    was and state licenses, both nppa really    taken,    it    was said    today,    and    it    was a truck which was standing on the concrete slab of the Alton-St Louis Bridge Co. highway in St. diaries Five Witnesses Heard for the trip around the' *'orlj*    bona fide to practice in Illinois and    definitely established to the »tisf«C* Hamburg American line to    elsewhere. More than 1,000 fake U    lion of the Jury that the truck at SS' TSS “ <X3b£m£&- 1    sire said to have ton .oldfor ; Un* of to --    *. -    ...wo    «-«    -    i approximately $2,000 each, and dlplo-■ aith but one write of Bpoafcton. Mass W bo was a w ^    f    | ^ onp wheel °n J*    EJ    ; Dr. Alexander Hershf.eld, former the edge of the concrete_ ss    Las arara ays ■Mf SSS*.    2&FJ-«»!!!“-SS    5? TSttXZSZS to know what use there was in golm? to the expense of sn election when two-thirds of tilt cUlzans had already signed petitions asking that the Alton Water Co. be allowed to supply the ; town. It finally simmered down to the conclusion that the proponents of i either side did not know enough about I their propositions to take such deii-! nit# action as to justify an election being called at this time. Proposition Vague I The propositions which could be presented to the public at present RICHMOND. Va.. Aug 16. (A*)— Virginia's embattled Democratic hosts choosing a champion today to lend them In an effort to drive the Republicans beyond the Potomac. Factional differences, characteristic of southern states in which Democratic nomination Is equivalent to election, was conspicuous by its No Financial Import Census I sed in Main for Statistical Value While the school population of Alton district, as revealed by a house to-house canvass made early this summer, is somewhat less than the figure obtained in an estimate of the school absence In the Democratic primary population a year ago, daniel was _____I__4U-S    Inn*    niol-it    >r    r.    .    A...... Al.    .    J-'_______ campaign that closed last night Seek Large Vote Tile three candidates for the nomination for Governor called upon the voters to participate in today'* primary regardless of their choice for party nominee. John Garland Pollard, a William and Mary’ professor. O Walter Mapp, a former State Senator, and Rose-well Page, brother of the late Thomas Nelson Page, were the candidates for the gubernatorial nomination made here today that the decrease was responsible for a big slump in the school population of Madison County as reported by an Edwardsville newspaper. The decrease reported rn tne county seat paper was set at 5000. which would be almost half the Alton school population. The bouse rte house canvas* here showed a total of 11.976 children under 21 years of age, and decrease of about 500 under the estimate made “ssrst s jars    ; ixjzzsszsszm* > sjrs ., „UI . iv. toto punt    pected to old Inbrlnflpg out . volt ** rfUt ■he trip to Germany Inclose: Morro, ■»>!»■■» lor to ototp |^ 0    aWcllon.    ^ ...0, Shumofsky of Bridgeport. Conn., j mg intel ^m,.ltLPUrChail*" 01 and" in ^effort to avoid a collision with bpurious certificates. About a year and a half ago. Barron told Roche, he asked Dr. Harsh-1 toward field lf purchasers of several licenses could get into hospitals as internes. Tells of Payments Mr. and Mrs. Meehan were mar-    j the wom    part of    the trip would be lied in St. Louis nearly 50 years ago.    ^    o{ the    fl,ght    from    Fried- Mrs. Meehan formerly was MBs Ellen    rlChs,hafen    to Tokyo as    they    might Cahill, also a native of Ireland    encounter    clouds    and    rain    whUt Mr. Meehan was known as a man crossUlg the mon ta ins of Siberia Lany Drummond Hay, Dr. Lisser Kiep of Berlin, and Dr. Walter H. Spless. German Minister of Transportation. The last two were passengers on the trp over. Famine It Danger Dr. Eckener said on the voyage around tiw world, the ****** 1***** I not help me as the licenses ware no j gaged in roadside was from t famtne.^Jn^case Ute good,** Barron said, * but he deim-n struck by the auto ced $250 for his advice Later I placed $4,500 in escrow to induce Dr. tyersh field to help me get intern rah ip* for several men This offer also was re fused. I tatar paid hun $1500 for (ether work.** Dr. Hershfieid denied ever having the truck or the cars coming her. she drove her car off argued, and should be threshed oui further when the aldermen could meet representatives of the sponsors of the various alternatives which; sooner or later must come up before i Wood River solves IU water supply problem. At the special meeting Friday night j the aldermen can air their views and come to some definite decision to be While Democratic leaders de- without a canvas;, in 1928. dared a somewhat general apathy County Superintendent Miller said would prevent the primary becoming today that his assistant, W. L. Oliver test of Democratic strength, local J of Alton, had the census tabulation today on a trip in the west the oounty, and that he there- the right side of the slab and took resented at u* nSxt regular meet-I the ditch. Henry Rose ger — _____ ship was unable to land before her provisions were exhausted. He said   ____ and    his    son,    Elmer _____were standing on th* r.ght side of • Dr. Hershfieid told me be could< the truck, where they had been en- rosd.side repairs, and were as it passed outside the truck Tell of Crash Witnesses included James Malson. a West Alton farmer, who was only a few hundred yards away from the scene of the accident when It oe-Cordes, the bridge Today there la being left upon the ground and fed to the flame* enough Umber to supply the present con sumptive demand of the trade. Oper u I ors cannot utilise the lowre grades and survive. of genial disposition Persons who    superintended    the    Dr.    Hershfieid    dented ever having curred; E    Lln)er    Ri,,e. dealt with him at his store found    pumping 0f 750.000 cubic    feet    of gas    had    connections with the    mill    high a.    p    uccident, him gracious and smiling, in * con-    fuel Btonge of    tho    Zeppe-    and    was rtteag^. Roche saki    he WM    l^wo .uffered    a    broken arm. and I stant good humor that endeared him ^ j 530 OOO cubic feet of hydro- 1 saUsfteld that Dr Hershfieid was notI    nner    of    Mappen,    who was t othose who knew him.    gentfs    mto    t*e    baltoonettes    which    ,    implicated j^U^ea^    ^    on    lhe    .ulo    *fuck    < Kindly and chawl*, bt* re>»P«my    Ums    mt*irg    power,    the ship I W. H t " NAI** ^Brbier htc.<r^ was sought. When he had retired:    tot k on 3500 gallons    of gasoline    the    depanment of registration fa nu    trP-    .    a aye definite from business, he vi: tied friends of    aU,<J    Ux:K on. i „    -...    —ZZ I aA.i«*«inn »hn mi inrtirt*ri    Riona I Malson    and    Cordes    ga\e hts ago about town and was welcomed bv those of all ages as a man whose cheerfulness was unfailing The same spirit permeated his life and his kindliness extended to acts of charity toward thou* in need. ' Funeral Thursday In hauling huge logs to the rail road by steam or electric po.ver, says Governor Hartley, thou* ands of trees ore knock*d down and splintered that would bt- considered magnificent timber logs In Maine or Minnesota. Under the law, all this must be burned, to avoid forest fires That the Lord spares this wasteful noun try is proof of His infinite patience. This article was to have bren all about Portland, Oregon* wonderful city. and about Tacoma, where 125.003 intelligent Americans actually run a city for its people, and not for cor potation*. But you cannot drive 50, much I.-sa 230. miles along this coart without seeing enough for IOO column*. with which to start her me motors    ,*£3’    rttoSu    St    th.    truck    was    stand- °nd »00 -llon» <* lubricating oil. |    <L    tlSSift    »»*    «t High School Gratlin He is survived by Mrs. Meehan; : in* work on the Alton High ^choo11 four daughters. Mrs. Frank Znnmer j tract half completed. It wa* sam of Kankakee. Mrs.    Thomas Tracy    of    day by John Strubel, and the contrac Edwardsville. Miss    Nell    Meehan    of,    ti„g firm plans to have the project Washington, and Miss Julia Meehan j oomph ted within two weeks. of Alton: four sons, David of St. The work has already reached a Louis. John of Chicago. Thomas and :    where    It    is    revealed that sum j William of Alton; one sister. Miss    perth    is    to    be cut away fro rn Minnie Meehan of    St.    Louts:    tvvoj    tht, wu cf (he school building to brothers, Cornelius    and    William    enlarge the view of the front of the St. Louis. He also leaves nine building from College avenue. for lower bonds today through tomey. Chief Justice John J. Sal liven refused n    I    Miller    His    not    surrendered,    but is Work Is Progressing In Chicago ready to surrender accor Strubel and Helm lek have the grad ding to his attorney. Install Electric Clock for Police on also After grading is finished, concrete walks are to be constructed to entrances of the building, and the area about the building sodded. Tacoma prospers because its hv diaulic power plant* are used to build yup Tacoma, not to enrich power com-Ah,*nv stockholders in New York Ta Broma owns .is light ani power p’ants Tend 'ells power more cheaply than ftny place on 'he continent, outside of Canada They have brains In Canada, al:,o, and honest officials. The price for Tacoma’s Currant Is $21 per electiio horsepower PER YXAR, In some cases as low as $16 per year. lite first publicly owned plant paid for itself quickly, then made money to pay for the second plant. Do these plants pay well? Yes. mo: J than $900,000 in cash to the city every year, and that go^s to build magnify rent public schools, seven ti w jim tor high schools were built recently. That's better than sending inanity east to help 1 ss*als buy nu j-.pers to poison the public min-. Ca-h prolit is a Mn&U part of Tacoma* earnings from public ownership well run Cheap power brings in big industries They bring pay rolls The Hooker Chemical Go., of New York want 'd a plant on this coati, Brockhagen. publisher of the 1 md Telegram, Hiouchi it was *1 sr ranged fur Portland it Mr Hook *r heard of Tacoma’s for power It meant a saving of $40,000 a year for him HIH PLANT AND HID PAYROLL ARE AT TACOMA Tacoma sells water at a low rate, and that brings users of water, paper mills, etc. delighted with cheap power and water for two cents a ton. If you want a handful of men to be prosperous, let them have your power plants and other natural mono poliea and get fat dividends. If you want the people to be prosperous. keep your natural monopolies for yourselves. But, as in Tacoma, you must have Intelligent citizens, and they must elect hone-1 officials, put the fear of God in them, and keep it there. It can be done. grandchildren.    _ The funeral will be Thursday morning, with requiem mass »»*•»• m.. et the Old Cathedral, with burial in Greenwood cemetery. The body was to be taken from the Kiana funeral home to the Meehan resi- Farran<| Named lOUDMl .rf. .itfnioop.- I    ()| Fl <1).ra, Farm Roily Commit* Suicide    j    WASHIGTON, Aug. 6. OFI—George I PROPHETSTOWN. 111.. Aug 6. UP) E ^arrand of Loa Angeles, today —E P. Ooula, 58, committed suicid* VM elected as general counsel for I by hanging himself to the barn of ,h(. y^jeral Farm Board. ■ the farm of Ernest Copper! jr, near -m* announcement by the Farm here Un evening. IU health is given    that Mr. Farr and was M tile cause.    particularly experienced in law re- .....       latins    to cooperative marketing. Die* of Heart Attack    He    has been general counsel    of SAYNER. Wk, Aug. 6    <*>-' the California Fruit Grower* Ex- Walter Alexander, 23. -on of John \ change, the California Walnut Asso-! Alexander, Aurora IIL lumber Wan elation and the Milk Producers of J I died of a heart attalk as he Jumped Southern California, j into Plum Uke near here for a twim Mr. ramrod is to take■ up yesterday afternoon.    dutiea    in Washington Aug. I-. I Transportation Progress lo Be Shown in Pageant the age of the famous Deacon’s One Hogs Shay, which ran a hundred years to a day. Mr. McKenny said that the wagon, made of oak. will be tenderly treated and nothing a1- A yoke of oxen. trained to work under the yoke, will be one of the unusual feature* of the Daughters of American Revolution pageant to be given at the Alton state hospital grounds next Tuesday and W. dnes-    i lowed    to    happen    to    ty. day in which Torrey McKenny Is the still another type of transporta-director.    Hon to be used will be some of the Mr. McKenny found in the course oy fashioned four-wheeled vehicle. of his preparation for the big event of 25 to 30 years ago and older. The he would need various means of 1 flnn 0f tit reefier Se Bom has three transportation to carry oui Uie idea , Ojo fun,, carnages, the closed t yp;\ he intended to portray accur-1 iqgji az father and mother used to acy To find a yoke of oxen seemed | in to go to parties when full hopeless but someone informed him    dress    events were    on. and    everybody where that particular need could bsjf^d    for    funerals.    They    will    be    to An electric clock was being Installed today at    the    police    station    In City Hall. For    some time    the clock in use there has been giving trouble and decision was Anally reached to install a new one which arui give accurate time. Many calls are received at police , station daily from resident* w ho, wish to learn what time it is. and the new clock will thus, be of considerable public benefit. Because of the fire proof construction of the city building, some difficulty was found to arranging the wiring for the    new    clock The wires, tt    was    said. have to    be kept separate from telephone circuits to prevent noise in the telephones. and it awa impossible to make use of the phone conduit* to the building in installing the clock The suggestion has been made that city officials might mstall an accur-his J ate thermometer at the front door of City Hall for the convenience vt the public who are “wcather-mmd- | — cd." When the new building was occupied, the thermometer formerly used by the police department was 1 broken, and it has never been replaced with a new one. During the recent period of unusually hot weather, police maintained that the jail floor of City Hall was the coolest place to town but they had no thermometer t back up their assertion. time of the accident, and th^e stew meats, it is said, were concurred in by the other witnesses. Lights Hie track were turned on, it was testified. MUs Curdle said that after the accident she noted the tail light wa* lighted, but that she had not been able to observe it as she drove toward the truck and was forced to turn suddenly to avoid striking it. Rain Breaks 1.0rig Hot. Dry Periotl mg Adg. 19 Petitions circulated by foremen of the Wood River Standard Oil refinery showing names of two-thirds cf the residents of the city favoring the AlWn Water Co. proposition were presented to the council by Alderman Wuestenfeld, when he objected to a city election being called, an ordinance for which was read by Alderman Gibbs. Alderman Wuestenfeld was answer-' Continued on page 3 Airplane Pilot' Pancakes Ship, Taken to Hospital of close to 150.000 Fight Smith Influence The anti-Smith Democrat? who refused support of the party* national ticket last year, made a vigorous effort to keep the last year’s anti-Smith Democrats from entering the primary so that they might be morally free to support in the gen-1 oral election. Dr William Moseley Brown, nominated for Governor by j both anti-Smith Democrats and Republicans. Dr Brown began his campaign before the primary and in addresses in | the past week has vigorously de-. nounced "RaskcbUm’* in the Demo-1 cretic party. Chino-Russian Meet Deadlocked NANKING. CUO, AIA « in' fore did not have the figures bvfore him in his offlcfc. Figures in Error While there was a reduction to tho school population as fthown by school census figures, he said that he felt Rial it was not near 5000 children and that some error must have been made in Ute newspaper story printed at the County Heat. A considerable reduction seas found in Alton, however, when the result of the houae-to house canvass of th# district was compared to the estimate of the school population filed last year, the county superintendent said. The county census figure this year. Mr Miller said, is expected to be one of the moat accurate ever made. It has been secured almost wholly by house In house canvassing of the various districts. Assistant Superintendent Oliver la now engaged in checking the tabulation* before a final total Is announced. There la little importance to the The foreign office of the Nationalist. «n*» except from a statistical government announced today there | atone point. Superintendent Miller Spi’onH Aviator Atliiiitteil to Joseph's in ^ eck Si. Breaking a dry period of several weeks, there wa* a heavy fall of rain in Alton and vicinity early today. Total precipitation wa# IM indies, It was said today at the American Smelting and Refining Co plant, where weather record# arte ken daily. The rain was a welcome ore to farmers and city dwellers alike. It will benefit the corn crop, and has served to lay the dust on country road#. In Alton, the downpour flushed off the streets>and revived grass and shrubbery. The minimum temperature overnight was Ute lowest of the current period of cool weather. Tile low point in temperature wsa 65 dagree-. which was registered at I a. rn just before the rainstorm broke Monday * maximum temperature was 81 degree! at noon    * Contractors on grading Jobs had to For the second time in le a than a week an airplane pilot wa* admitted to St. Joseph* hospital Monday afternoon for treatment of injuries buffered In a plane craah. The flyer treated yesterday was Edwin F. Ritchie. 28. of 5316 Pershing avenue. St. Loui*. a student pilot at the Universal Aviation School plane -pancaked" to a forced was a deadlock at the conference be ! tween Russia and China, over seisure of the Chinese Eastern Railway, , which has .been to progress at Man* 1 chuli. Manchuria. BERLIN, Aug 6. GF'-Shanghai dispatches to the newspaper Nacb-tausgsbe today said telegraphic communication between Urga, Mongolia, and Kalgan. Chili Province, had been broken today to the consternation of Chinese leaders who feared it meant Invasion of China bv outer Mongolian tribes. Russian influence is dominant in outer Mongolia. Horse Throws Him, Boy Hits Woodpile explained. The apportionment of stats distributable funds Is no longer made on the basis of the school census figures, am', the census Is of no financial importance to the several school districts of the* county. The figures are transmitted by tho county to the office of State Superintendent Blair where they are used to check the general growth of school population and for various statistical studies of value in formulating general school policies. Help Enforce Attendance At the time that the school census was taken to Alton, Superintendent Curtis explained to the Board of Education that the figures would be of value in enforcing school attendance, and to formulating build-tog policies to keep pace with the population growth of the district. Attendance as correlated with enrollment has an Important bearing on the apportionment of state distributive funds, he showed, and the census has a reflex bearing on the whose plan? ’psmcaxea in a landing at 2 p. rn. in a field between , JERSEYVILLE, Au* «, (Special ' Hie village of Blackjack and Belle- _ Thrown on a woodpile from a horse font aine bridge, Bt. Louis County. J when he wa( rldmg With a party of Mo.    I his young friends, Maurice Wilson, ^ ^    ^    _______ ____ Throat I* <'«*    ll-year-old scil of Mr and Mrs. Otto    amount    of    distributable funds    to    bs Ritchie suffered a severe cut on, Wileon who live on a farm three    ■    .    ,    that aw, canvas*    is    an the throat and tire altering surgeon mU„ from here, narrowly escaped    ftl£j    {o bnngmg tU chiidren of    school took *everal stitches to close the death Saturday when one of the j . .-ivxil wound. After re*’, mg for a tune at    0/    WOod    pierced hi* cheek HmcP th*re is no financial import- the hospital    lh*    mlilfrU.n3    a    p    since attached to the school census, to his heme with a friend who drove 8tsil tn mch and a half long.    school    officials    for    the    years iron, Lamb,!! F»M rn r„I»n* to . A    of    bo),    «"» *““5! h«SlJr |S»TSTh* icurrt » Mi.orir.. of ts, Urn.JJA#    I    wmu,    etltmaw    by    c-hpcking    birth,. was riding horseback when Mau ic ^ tha and &Lso removals and addi hone made a short turn and threw | aeath*. and also removal* ana aam him to the woodpile. The boy was taken to Jerseyville for medical treatment. telephone roll from Ute hospital. With exception of the running gear bein* smashed, the plane flown by Ritchie is said to have been but little damaged When seen by a reporter. Ritchie was disinclined to discuss the mishap, but said he had been fortunate in bringing Use plane down to an oi>en field where a aoft landing was po TW?. Motor trouble is said to tut va forced the landing of the Hens to the district population as hown in school enrollment statistics. This plan wa* fully authorized by the stat? supertnt -ndent’s office. litT'ftf?* their men today because of I student pilot          , ZZrnwZ. strubel and HG- I-are Walz ot st Lorn a travH jured when hi* car overturn'd on the tury. died after several months ilium. Killed in ('rash CLINTON. IU., Aug 6. (A* ~W. B Sniff of Chicago, wa* instantly killed. hi* suter in law, Miss Thelma Herrin. was aer lorn Iv injured, and his w.fe I nd small daughter were slightly to Editor I# Dead CHICAGO. Aug. « (AX^Lasse C. Gnimieland. livestock editor of the Daily’ News, and Norwegian-American leader in Illinois for a quarter cen- Aliandoned Auto Seized bv Polit •e filled George nibble of Ilettnik is one man interested enough in old tiadi-tiom to keep a yoke of long horned oxen. It ti said that he always has them on his place and when one dies, he replace* him with another. Oxen to H*r#d* Mr. McKenny arranged to borrow | the oxen and perhaps for the flrsl j time many of those attenduig the; pageant w.ll see oxen being driven ut work, guided by the old time commands, gee and haw’. It will recall early days in tht*: country when the ox did much of the heavy work later done by horse# and mule*, and now by tractors. Beride. Mr. McKenny ha* .secured J the loan of a IOO year old wagon, 1 Police late Monday took charge of a Studebttktr sodan which was a ban (toned about »0 a rn on Annex street I in Upper Alton The license number wk* found to be in the name of a I Quincy. IU, resident, but information I secured by tile police through cfh rials of that city was that the plat ' belonged on a Chevrolet and had been ! stolen. • I McKenny ti going to Scott Field to;    Quincy police had no    record    of a attempt persuading Col Pacgelow to    Studebaker having    been    J assist in heightening effect* in UU* I a nd ownership of the car a mu patriotic pageant by sending over traced by- the Alton    depat urn some army blimps to hover over-    through the engine    number. head .and maybe some airplane, wUl    I Three Quincy    Mjwtsd help out during part of the time the heie early today after pageant ti go-re* on    h«.uau«rrf ann their identity wa th? pageant, too. Seeks BUnip Too Then, getting up to modem times, there will be automobiles and trucks, but. not sat sited with this. Mr. The state of llano;* is sending horses and the cow* for the plains ace ne*. Canoe*, another method of transportation. are to be used in a realistic manner though there is no water unless told of it. I which ti in a good state of preserva- The audience, Ilion It has been stored away in would believe there was water few la barn in the Otterville neighbor- the canoes, so clever ti the caam* J hood. The IOO year old wagon ti Just. Sage, boulevard stop, ana their identity I checked by a call to Quincy po ice I before Hwy were released Because ct i a idling station hold up In that city ; last night in which th? service *u '■ turn owner wa* killed Alton pols e had been asked to watch for suspect, The Quincy men were able to prove tiny were en route heme from Mad! .son. UL and paid a $5 fine in police ■ court. muddy condition* mick were forced to halt gradinj of the Alton High School ground# and preparations for the paving of Humbert street. Contractor John Dennison Monday started en excavation for a retaining wall on Rodder* avenue, which ti to be erected to preserve the street against washing iii heavy rain*, but will have som-of the work to do over as result of the sums. Standard Oil Hand Will Play Concert Following Its derision not to carry out it* trade of concert-s with the Alton Municipal Band, the Standard Oil Ca band. under the direction of its conductor. I. L. Stocker, will pl&> a program at Recreation park thift evening.    „    . Following ti the program March. •VUU Vici1; March.    Palatinu*^ characteristic. ‘Forest    Whisper Waite. "Briday Rose";    Fox! Dance of the Paper Doits”; ture. “Halutation"; Mardi, monwealth"; Selections from * burner ;** Foxtrot, "Louise’ . Over ture, “A Midsummer Morning’ Waltz, "Lnriguage of the Soul Mardi. "Garde du Corps." trot. Overcool-Tann ing pa MI ngar agent of the Southern har(1 near here this mommy. Pacific Railroad, who was en route to Alton on a business trip accompanied by his wife and daughter. wa* pa;sing the field when Ritchie’s plane pancaked, lie went to the assistance of the flyer and finding ttiat Ritchie was bleeding profusely from the wound in his throat brought him to Alton, the clos* t point where there was a hospital Ritchie said that th* cut he had suffered was caused by th# chin strap of his helmet. The strap apparently caught on some projecting part of th# plan# when he was Jolted about «s the landing gear wa* torn up He was not thrown out of the wane. Many tv Unco 'n The airplane mishap was witnessed bv J i£^fb7^neP^Cbrde*r a'uoh I machine after an accident at Hart-gear    ,    (mi m whlch t!ie car belonging to bridge    rciamj down driven bv Helens, another ear aho aw the p    belonging to Ous Droege of Venice I and another belonging to Fred of Wood Rive:', were He was bom in Norway in 1875 Flask Found In Auto Was Empty, Charge Dismissed **I got so tired of seeing that flask Helens and Droege had collided and around the house that I put it in my machine," Arnold Helens of East Alton testified rn hts own behalf during his trial on a charge of driving a car wh'le intoxicated in Justice of the Peace Cobine’s court Monday afternoon "it empty when we had it in the car." Friends testified th? saint- thing Th# Jury found hun nut guilty. The flask had been found in his nd Redecorate Church Work of redecorating Bt Paul’s apparently out of not near th# field where it landed. lit had just reported the matter MI**®* to the bridge company office here wlv#a when Ritchie was brougtht across the budge. The point where the ship came down ti not far from the scene two weeks Os Hanold, whose airplane crashed at Brighton last Wednesday right Droejea car was knocked into :i field. Helens’ ms clime hit Keislmg s machine and turned it over. Mrs. Ketilmg, who was a passenger in the Heisting machine, suffered injuries which required hospital attention. The flask was produced as ei i-dence by Marshall Watts. Ira Kirkpatrick. representing the Village Board of Hartford, testified that lite flask was foul I in Helen* car following tile accident and that ho turned It over to Marshall Watt*. Hartford officials testified that the flask had been locked in the safe at in-j the Village Hall at Hartford j i th* accident Made Arrest    s-Ui    a    tv vs Emote Hie case was brought against I Hetero by Marshall John Watt# of I He.en* aud passenger* in his ma- *    .    total    cSJ    Hartford,    who    made the arrest, and chine testified that the flask wa* of a fatal airplane crash ^ JBoarU of TlusW,8 of Hart- empty and that he hadj** In Ute nj a Sac. a.rni.n. crashed ford, who were also In the arresting machine because    pot    Ured been com- ! arui who was brought to St Joseph’s Robert Hall Atchison home from hi* vacation part of the month. expected the lattei I and ha* i meat. shown steidy improve- party. Tile accident occurred July 23 I when the automobile of Helens and Gum Droege of Venice collided on Delmar avenue, between Fourth and 1 Fifth street* in Hertford Mrs. Droege and toed Kotihny tes-i lilied that after the machine* cl I looking at ii around the liouse. I The jury wa* cid only M mumias until it brough* back Its verdict of Helen* ha* flied a complaint irf*)rut Mrs. Droege charging her sv til re -Ute** dr.viny. and the bear-* ins of that case is pending ;