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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 6, 1929, Alton, Illinois                                Today f and ncoma and Slaughtering Considerable Arthur t7 KtriB years when he was 72 years Long of Kansas City decided that this Pacific const needed another He built at tho mouth of the Columbia where ships come to take his lumber all over the There are people a monthly payroll of twenty eight In addition to luni The two biggest lumber mills in the world are Longs mill turns out board feet of lumber n the Weyerhaeuser m111 When you drive along this Pacific coast miles or be sure to stop You will find a modern city beautifully streets people most of them To enjoy they put on lumberjack bright red worn by men in the and Three young from Seattle provide the very plays the violin nnd shakes from head to not so plays the between the plays the and in the Loyening that instrument knows 4t jios done a days No namby pamby music out ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January J8M 3c Per Copy AUGUST 1929 Member of The Assoriafed Weather Forecast ILLINOIS Mostly cloudy to night nnd with nhowers nnd thunderstorms to night slightly warmer 111 5 DiesMonday Native of Ireland Came to Alton Years Ago to Live Wife Is Also 111 Magnlficent magnificent for and tho forests are In Chicagos slaughterhouses they do not let you see the killingof sheep and Too sad when the poor crea tures throats are They do let you seo the slaughtering of these magnificent There is a A fir tree fourteen feet in 200 feet falls to the Such a said Governor Hart ley of Washington this is years It cannot be re Civilization and commercial timber cannot live side by Let us hope that this wasteful hu man slaughtering including will develop a civi lization able to protect the that are most beautiful of all things on We are only years from the stone age and we science tells much more than years of life ahead of Time enough to let the trees grow In the magnificent capital at Olym finest in the Governor himself a logger all his said today We are cutting three trees where we should be cutting Twenty years will see the end of this great f industry in so far as stands of vir gin timber are Competi unwise legislation and taxation are to Today there Is left upon the ground and fed to the flames enough timber to supply the present con sumptive demand of the Oper ators cannot utilize the lower grades and In hauling huge logs to the rail road by steam or electric says Governor thousands of tress are knocked down and splintered that be considered magnificent tim ber logs in Maine or Under the all this must be to avoid forest That the Lord spares this wasteful coun try Is proof of His infinite This article was to have bsen all about Oregons wonderful nnd about where intelligent Americans actually run a city for its nn1 not for cor But you cannot drive much less miles along this coast without seeing enough for 100 Funeral To Be Held at Old Cathedral on Thursday John Meehan of 513 Summit died at at Anthonys where he had been a patient for five He wns 80 years old last Meehan also is a patient nt She wns tnken there nine weeks ago after she dislocated her hip in a She was able to go home n week but remained at the so she could be near her Her condition to despite the shock of her hus bands was said to be favor Meehan had originally gone to the Infirmary so he could be near his He had been making trips baok nnd forth several times a day to be with her and finding that too much for at his advanced he had taken a place at the informary so he could be constantly with his wife who was unhappy when he was not with Native of Ireland Meehan had been a resident of Alton for 07 A native of County he came to this country when 13 years That was during the Civil and he came to Alton where he resided until his He became a black working in the Rodemeyer and later entered the grocery business at ill West then Second which about 30 he conducted In 1908 he retired and became as sociated with the Union Storage his interest in which he disposed of ten years ago and and Meehnn were mnr ried in Louis nenrly 50 years Meehan formerly was Mls Ellen also a nntive of Meehan was known as a man of genial Persons who dealt with him at his store found him gracious and In a con stant good humor that endeared him t othose who knew Kindly coHipnny was When he hnd retired from he visited friends of his ago about town and was wel comed by those of all ages ns a man whoss cheerfulness was The same spirit psrmeated his life and his kindliness extended to acts of charity toward those in Funeral Thursday He is survived by Meehan Diploma Mill Machinery Exposed to Investigation Prepare Zeppelin For Around World FlightWednesday Dirigible Leaves Lakehurst Hangar at Present Plan More than 1000 Fake Licenses Sold to Pseudo Medics Work of refueling and replenishing the German trans Atlantic dirigible Graf Zeppelin went forward today in preparation for her departure at midnight tomorrow on the first leg of a globecircling air Hugo her will head hL giant air liner back to her home Ger from whence she arrived Sun From there the airship will continue eastward around the with stops at Tokyo and Los Ange and back to Ger a total of To Have 18 Passengers On the return flight to Fricdrich the Graf Zeppelin has booked 18 some of whom have world made reservations for the She also will carry freight and Three passengers have been booked for the trip around the world by the HamburgAmerican line in New American agents for the Zep They are Joachim a write of who was a passenger on the westbound Otto a photographer of Lib and a person whose name was not Other passengers listed to make the trip to Germany Include Morris Shumofsky of Lany Drummond Lisser Kiep of and Walter German Minister of Trans The last two were pas sengers on the Famine Is Danger Eckener said on the voyage around the the greatest dan ger was from in case the ship was unable to land before her provisions were He said the worst part of the trip would be first part of the flight from Prled richshafen to Tokyo as they might encounter clouds and rain while crossing the montains of Eckener superintended the pumping of cubic feet of gas into the fuel storage of the Zeppe lin and cubic teet of hydro Into the balloonettes which lifting The ship also took on 3500 gallons of gasoline with which to start her five motors and 1100 gallons ot lubricating story ot how a diploma nnd license mill printed spurious certificates and seals was told last night by a man whb states attor neys investigators that he had made phototastlc copies of the ori ginals for counterfeit The Patrick chief In would result trf new arrests and Indictments Several Chicago printing and engrav ing firms were said to have been Printer Arrested Jacob formerly a printer wns stized uponin formation supplied by Albert Carl one of seven men already in dicted in the according to said that diplomas of the Rush Medical Col the Northwestern University medicrl school and the University of Wisconsin medical school were well as internes certificates from the Cook County Chicago ana Illinois state licenses find So thorough was the Rocha that applicants without collnge education could purchase diplomas and state both apparently bona to practice in Illinois and More than rake li censes are said to have been sold for approximately and diplo mas at a still higher Alexander former was summoned for ques tioning when Barron told Roche that he had paid the alienist consid erable money for ns to obtain ing internships for purchasers of the spurious About a year and a half Bar ron told bo asked Hersh field if purchasers of several licenses could get into hospitals as Tells of Payments Hershfield told me Ue could not help me as the licenses ware no Barron but he deman ded for his Later I plnced in escrow to Induce Hersh field to help me get interneships for several This offer also was re I later paid him for other Hershfield denied ever having had connections with the license mill nnd was Roche snid he was j satlsficld Hershfield was not High School Grading Work Is Progressing Strubel and Helmlck have the grad ins work on the Alton High School four Frank Zimmer j tract half It was said to of Thomas Tracy of i day by jonn and the contrae Miss Nell Meehan of and Miss Julia Meehan of Alton four David of John of Thomas and William of Alton one Miss Minnie Meehan of Louis two Cornelius and William of He also leaves nine The funeral will be Thursday with requiem mass at9 at the Old with burial in Greenwood The body was be taken from the Klunlc funeral home to the dence this Meehan resi Tacoma prospers because its hy draulic power plants arc used to build not to enrich power com A yoke of trained to work under the will be one of the uunur man senaing money lmusual features of the Daughters cast to help jascnJs buy of American Revolution pageant to stockholders In New Tn coma owns its light and power plants sells power more cheaply than ftny place on iho outside of They have brains in and honest The price for Tacomns current is per eloetris horsepower PEK in some cases as low as per The first publicly owned plant paid for itself then made money to pay for the second Do these plants pay well movj than in cash to the city every and that goes to build cent public Seven inw Jun ior high schools were built recently Thats better than sending to poison tha public Cash profit is a smallpart oi Ta comas earnings from public owner ship well Cheap power brings They bring pay The Hooker Chemical of New wanted n plant on this publisher of tho thought it was for Jut Hooker heard of Tacomas pride for It meant a savins of a year for him HIH PLANT AND III3 PAYROLL ARE AT Tacoma sells water at a low nnd thatbrings users of paper delighted with cheap power end water for two cents a If you want n handful of men to be let them have your power plants and other natural mono polies and get fat you want the people to be pros keep your natural monopolies for But ns In you must have Intelligent and they must elect honest put tho fear of God In and keep it It can bo Commits Suicide committed suicide by hanging himself in the barn of the farm of Ernest near here last HI health is given as the lies of Heart Attack Walter son of John died of a heart attack as he jumped into Plum lake near hero for a swim yesterday ling firm plans to have the project completed within two The work has already reached a btage where it is revealed that suffi cient earth is to be cut from the hill west of the school building to enlarge the view of the front of the building from College After grading is concrete walks are to be constructed to en trances of the and the area about the building Farrand Named Counsel Of Federal Farm Body Farrand of Los today was selected as general counsel for the Federal Farm The announcement by the Farm Board said that Farrand was particularly experienced In law re lating to cooperative He has been general counsel of the California Fruit Growers Ex the California Walnut Asso ciation and the Milk Producers of Southern Farrand is to take up his duties in Washington Transportation Progress 7 o Be Shown in Pageant in big be Given at the Alton state hospital grounds next Tuesday and Wednes day in which Torrey McKcnny is the McKcnny found in the course of his preparation for the big event he would need various means of transportation to curry out the idea he intended to portray wth accur To find yoke of oxen seemed hopeless but someone informed him where that particular need could bs George nibble of Is one man interested enough in old tradi tions to keep n yoke of long horned It is said that lie always has them his place when one he renlaces him with Oxen to Pnratto McKenny arranged to borrow tlio oxen nnd perhaps for the first time many of those attending the pageant will see oxen being driven lit guided by the old time gee and It will recall early days in this country when the ox did much of the heavy work Inter done by horses and and now by McKenny has secured HID loan of a 100 year olil which is in a good state of preserva 11 tutu teen AtJied nway Ji a barn in the OlUrville neighbor The 100 year old wagon is just the nge of the famous Deacons One Hoss which ran a hundred years to a McKenny said that the made of will be tenderly treated and nothing al lowed to happen to Still another type of transporta tion to be used will be some of old fashioned fourwheeled vehicle of 25 to 30 years ago and The firm of Streeper Sons has three old time the closed ns father and mother used to ride In to go to parties when full dress events were and everybody hired for They will In His Seeks Blimp Too getting up to modern there will be automobiles nnd not with McKenny is going to Scott Field to attempt persuading Pnegelow to assist in heightening elfects in this patriotic pageant by sending over some army blimps to hover over head maybe some airplanes will help out during pnrt of the time the pngcant is going The state ot Illinois is sending nnd the cows for the plains another method of trans are to be used in u realis tic manner though ihcre is na The unless told of Koidd bslleva lierc was wntnr for the so clever U the camou the department of who was indicted along with Barron end the nsksd for lower bonds today through his at Chief Justice John Sul iivan Miller not but is In Chicago ready to accor ding to his Install Electric Clock for Police An electric clock was being in stalled today at the police station in City For some time the clock m use there has been giving trouble nnd decision was finally reached to install a new one which will give accurate Many calls are received at police station daily from residents who wish to learn what time it and the new clock will thus be of con siderable public Because of the fire proof construc tion of the city some diffi culty was found in arranging the wiring for the new The it was have to be kept separate from telephone cir cuits to prevent noise in the tele and it was impossible to make use of the phone conduits In the building in installing the clock The suggestion has been made that city officials might install an accur ate thermometer nt the front door of City Hall for the convenience ot the public who are weathermind When the new building was the thermometer formerly used by the police department was and it has never been re placed with a new During the recent period of un usually hot police main tained that the Jail floor of City Hall was the coolest place in but they had back up their Jury Returns Open Verdict In Accident No Censure Attached to Driver of Car Causing Henry Rose Deal Five Tell of Crlash ras Witnesses Declare Truck Had Stopped Nearly Roads Center V V rjj ii Art openAsrdlct wns returred by a coroners Jury nt nn inquest con vMrtSj Monday evening In tlie death of qfenry Calhoun grocer who died froin Injur ies suffered in nn automoble acci dent on the Alton bridge route near West Alton last Wednesday The view of the jury was that Rose died from injuries received when struck by an automobile driven by Miss Helen Curdle when she swerved her car to the right to avow hitting a truck which ivas standing on the concrete slab of the Louis Bridge highway in Charles Five Witnesses Hear 1 Testimony of five witnesses was it was said and it was definitely established to tha tion of the jury that the time of the accident was satisfac truck at standing with but one wheel off the nnd that one wheel but a few inches past the edge of the Tha statement of Miss Curdle was to the effect that she did not Bee the truck until her car was tow close to There were cars approaching from the opposite she and in an effort to avoid collision with the truck or the caik coming toward she drove her car off the right side of the slab and took the Henry Rose and his were standing on the right side of the where they had been en gaged in roadside and were struck by the auto as it pissed out side the TeJI of Crash Witnesses Included Jami s a West Alton whd was only afew hundred yards away from the scene of the accident wlen it oc curred the bridge highway supervisor ElmeiJ son of the man killed in the andwho suffered a broker arm nnd Banner of ie Roses on the auto truck trp Malson and Cordes gave definite statements that the truck was stand ing almost entirely on tie slab at time of the and state It Is were concurred in by the other Lights on the truck were turned it also was MissCurdle said that after the ae cident she noted the tai light was but that she nan not been able to observe it as ship drove to ward the truck and wai forced to turn suddenly to avoid riking Rain Breaks Dry Long eriod Breaking a dry period of several there was a hepvy fall of rain in Alton and vicinity early to Total precipitation was it was said tolay at the American Smelting nnd Refining where weather records nr tnken The rnin was a welcome one to farmers and city dwell rs It will benefit the corn and has served to lay the dust on country In th flushed off the downpour and revived grass nnd The minimum temperature over the current The low a 65 degrees 1 just Mondays was 8i de jobs had to Wood River Water Supply Hotly Undecided Matter 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 tha various propositions and various or ganizations offering The meet ing this time be held Friday closed Alderman Olbbs reading of a reso lution nn election which would place the proposed municipal water company ano other water ser vice matters in the provided a light for the fuse which set off the fireworks in be Wood River City Council meeting Monday The discussion of comparative Virginia Seeks Leader to Upset Influence Democrats Hold Primary To Name Candidate for Governor method for determining public senti ment on the watsr started when Alderman Vuestenteld wantud to know what uss there was in goln to the expense of an election whu twothirds of the citizens had already signed petitions asking that the Alton Water bs allowed to supply the It finally simmered down to the conclusion that the proponents of either side did not know enough about their propositions to take such defi nite action as to justify an election being called at this Proposition Vague The propositions which could be presented to the public at present were not concrete and dsflnite enough to be submitted at an it was and should be threshed out further when the aldermen could meet representatives of the sponsors of the various alternatives which sooner or later must come up before Wood River solves its water supply At the special meeting Friday night the aldermen can air their views and come to some definite decision to be presented at the next regular meet ing Petitions circulated by foremen of the Wood River Standard Oil refin ery showing names of twothirds of the residents of the city favoring the Alton Water proposition warj presented to the council by Alderman when he objected to a city election being an ordin ance for which was read by Aldarman Alderman Wuestenfeld was answer Continued on page 3 Virginias embattled Demdcrattc hosts choosing a champion today to lend them in an effort to drive the Republicans beyond the Fnctlonal chnracteris tlc of southern states in which Democratic nomination is equivalent to was conspicuous by its I absence in the Democratic prlmnry campaign thnt closed last Sccli Large Vote Tlie three candidates for the nomi nation for Governor called upon the voters to participate In todays pri mary regardless of their choice for party John Garland a William and Mary Walter a former State and Rose well brother of the Into Thomas Nelson were the cnn didates for the gubernatorial nomi While Democratic leaders de clnred n somewhat general apathy would prevent the primary becoming a test of Democratic local elections in several sections were ex pected to aid In bringing out a vote of close to r Fight Smith Influence Tlie antiSmith who refused support of the na tional ticket last made a vigor ous effort to keep the last years antiSmith Democrats from entering the primary so that they might be morally free to support in the gen eral William Moseley nominated for Governor by both antiSmith Democrats nnd Re began his campaign be fore the primary and in addresses in the past week has vigorously de nounced Raskcblsm in the Demo cratic Airplane Pilots Pancakes Taken to Hospital Second Aviator in Week Admitted to Josephs night was the lowest ol period of cool weath point in temperature w which was registered a before the rainstorm br maximum temperature grceS at Contractors on gradin lay off their men toda muddy Stru mick were forced to of the Alton High Sc no thermometer t Abandoned Auto Seized by Police and preparations for t Humbert Con Dennison Monday start tlon for n retaining wn which Is to t preserve the street agi in heavy but w of the work to do ove the because of and Hel lait grading 100 grounds e paving of ractor John d an excnvn on Rodgers erected to nst washing 1 have some as result of Standard Oil Band Police late Monday took charge a Studebaker sedan which was abun ioned about 0 on Annex street in Upper The license number was found to be in the name of a but information secured by the police through offi cials of that city was that the plals belonged on a Chevrolet and hart been Quincy police had no record ot a pStudcbskcr having been stolen there and ownership of the car will traced byi tlie Alton department through the engine Three Quincy men were amsbU Will Pli v Concert Following its dccisioi nut Its trade of cone Alton Municipal not to carry rts with the the Standard Oil under tie direction o its will play u program at Recreation park this Following is the prilgrnm Vldi March Palatlnus Briday Rose Foxt Dance of the Pnpei Over Selectioi Com frcin Taiin liauser Over it A Mldsumm hero early today nfter running a Language of boulevard una their Identity wu checked by n call to Quincy police before tliey were Because oi a lilllng station holdup in that city lust night in which the service sta tion owner was killed Alton police had been to watch for suspect The Quincy men were able to prove Uiry uere en route iwine from Madi and paid a fine in police Garde du Co Redecorate t Work ot redecorat nu Eplscopnl Church In pleted nnd the work the Pnrish House lin The rector of P Robert Hall Alcliisoi home from his vaca part of the month r he nnd Pauls been com redecorating been the expected on tlie lattci For the second time in less than a week an airplane pilot was admit ted to Josephs hospital Monday afternoon for treatment of injuries suffered in n plane The flyer treated yesterdny was Edwin of 5318 Persh Ing n student pilot at the Universal Aviation School whose plane pancaked in a forcaJ landing at 2 in a field b3tween the village of Blackjack and Belle fontaine Louis Throat Is Cut Ritchie suffered a severe cut on the throat and the attending surgeon took several stitches to close the After resttng for a time nt the hospital he wns able to return to his hcme with a friend who drove from Lambert Field in response to a telephone call from the With exception of the running Gear boing the plane flown by Ritchie is said to have been j but little When seen by a Ritchie was disinclined to discuss the mis but said he had baen fortunate in bringing the plane down in an open field where a soft landing Motor trouble is said to have forced the landing of the student Lewis Walz of a travel ing passenger agent of the Southern Pacific who was en route to Alton on a business trip accom panied by his wife and was passing the field when Ritchies pbne He went to the assistance of the and finding tlmt Ritchie was bleeding profusely from the wound in his throat brought him to the closest point where there was a hos Ritchie said that the cut he had suffered was caused by the chin strap of his The strap appar ently caught on some projecting part of the plane when he was jolted about as the landing gear wns torn lie was not thrown out of the Many Witnesses Tho airplane mishap was witnessed by a number Of persons who were ncnr Alton bridge highway was one who the plane ns it came down apparently out of but was not near tlie field where it Ke had just reported the matter to the bridge company office here when Ritchie was brougthl across the The point where the slilp canio down is not far from the scene of a fatal airplane crash two weeks OH whose airplane crashed at Brighton last Wednesday and who was brought to Josephs hospitr here for treatment of In wus able to be taken to the home of his parents at Brhhton lie escaped hurts nnd has chown iteidy improve ChinoRussian Meet Deadlocked el At The foreign the Nationalist government Bnnoun6ed today there was a deadlock at the conference be tween Russia and over seiz ure or the Chinese Eastern which has in progress at Mnn dispatches to the newspaper Nach tausgnbe today said telegraphic com munication between and Chili hndbeen broken today to the consternation of Chinese leaders who fenred it meant Invasion of China by outer Mongolian Russian influence is domin ant In outer Horse Throws Boy Hits Wobdpile Spscial Thrown on a woodpile from a horse when he was riding with a party of his young Maurice U yearold son of and Otto Wilson who live on a farm three miles from narrowly escapad death Saturday when one of the sticks of wood pierced his cheek nenr the inflicting n deep Gash an inch and a half A number of boys were visiting Maurice at the and the party was riding horseback when Maurices home made a short turn and threw him to the The boy was taken to Jerscyrille for medical Killed in Crash Sniff of was instantly his Miss Thelma was seriously and his wife md small daughter were slightly in jured when his car overturned on the hard road near here this Deny School Loss of 5000 For Madison House to House Canvass in Alton Revealed De crease Here of 500 No Financial Import Census Used in Main for Statistical Value While the school population ot Al ton an revealed by a houseto house canvass made early this sum is somewhat less than the figure obtained in an estimate of the school population a year deniel was made here today that the decreaso was responsible for a big slump In the school population of Madison Coun ty as reported by an Edwardsville The decrease reported to the county seat paper was set at which would be almost halt ths Alton school Tha house to house canvass here showed a total of children under 21 years of and decrease of about 500 under the estimate made without a canvass in Cpunty Superintendent Miller said today that bis Oliver of had the census with him today on a trip In the west side of the and that he there fore did not have the figures before him in his Figures la Error While there was a reduction in tho school population as Shown by school census he said that he felt that it was not liear 5000 children snd that some error must have been made in the newspaper story printed at the County A considerable reduction was found when result of the housetohouse canvass of tha district was compared to the estimate of the school population filed last the county superintendent Tlie county census figure this Miller is expected to be ona of tha most accurate ever It has been secured almost wholly by housetohouse canvassing of the va rious Assistant tendent Oliver Is now engaged in checking the tabulations before a final total Is Theft is little importance In thu census except from a statistical Superintendent Miller The apportionment of stats distributable funds is no longer made on the basis of the school cen sus and the census is of no financial Importance to the several school districts of tho The figures are transmitted by the county to the office of State Super intendent Blair where they are used to check the general growth of school population for various statistical studies of value in formulating nen eral school Help Enforce Attendance At the time that the school cen sus was taken in Superinten dent Curtis explained to the Board of Education that the figures would be of value in enforcing school at and In formulating build Ing policies to keep pace with the population growth of the Attendance as correlated with en rollment has nn important bearins on the apportionment of state dis tributive he and the census has a reflex bearing on ths amount of distributable funds to b3 secured in that the canvass is an aid to bringing all children of cchool age Into Since there is no flnanclnl import ance attached to the school Alton school officials for the years between 1924 and 1920 secured a census estimate by checking and also removals and addi tions to the district populntion ns shown in school enrollment This plan was fully authorized by ths stats superintendents Editor Is Dead livestock editor of the Daily and NorwegianAmerican leader in Illinois for a quarter cen died after several months He was born in Norway in Flask Found In Auto Was Charge ismissed I got so tired of seeing that flask around the house that I put it in my Arnold Helens of East Alton testified in his own behalf during his trial on a charge of driv ing a car while intoxicated in Jus tice of the Peace court Monday It was empty when we had it in the Friends testified the same The Jury found him not The flask had been found in his machine after an accident at Hart ford in which tlie car belonging to and driven by another car belonging to bus Droege of and iinotiicr belonging to Fred Kelsllng of Wood were in Made Arrest The case was brought against Helens by Marshall John Watts of who made the and by the Board of Trustees of Hart who were also in the arresting The accident occurred July when the automobile of Helens and U us Droege ol Venice collided on Delmar between Fourth and Fifth streets In Drocge untl FieU Koislln I Ufled that after the machines ol Helens and Droege had collided and Droegcs car was knocked into a Helens machine hit Kelslings mnchine nnd turned it who was a1 passenger in the Keisling suffered in juries which required hospital atten The flask was produced as evi dence by Marshall Ira Kirk the Village Board of testified that the flask was fouiid in Helens car fol lowing the nueldent and that ho turned it over to Marshall Hartford officials testified that tho flask had been locked Inthe safe at the Village Hall at Hartford cincj the Mask Was Knipty and passengers In liis chine UfUned that the flask was emptv anil that lie had put it In tha machine because he had got tired of locking at it around the The Jury was cut only 10 minutes I until it brought back Its verdict of llens has filed a complaint Droege charging1 her with reelsltes and the uear inj of that CMC pending   

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