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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 22, 1932, Alton, Illinois                                Today Street So A Long Fait A La Toilette She Abhors ARTHUR WALL STREET it qo MUCH better MPii that had sold thinking es were going down and willing p MOID them covered their sates Almost four million shares sold Plus s8ns soat throughout the price cTrcrly a minus sign Wheat and cotton were cheerful also The sad note was the state mrht there was nothing special to count for Poor starting his death fast says he is anxious as anyj hndv to live and last as long as nflwlble He asks no After the first few days desire for tMd will vanish and I shall begin to wood He will take no ment except water until he on until the Hindu conscience awak1 Hindu national conscience or con sciousness has been asleep forrhore than a thousand It awaken What the effect will be on Hindu nubile opinion If Gandhi decides at the last moment not to die of star vation and what the effect on Eng lish rule in indlRvif he does starve to death is Perhaps the natives will see a miracle in It If nandhl lives ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 1836 3c Per Copy SEPTEMBER Sees 10 Year Fight for City Light Plant Louis Engineer Advis es Small Build Up to Requirements Contract Nears End Burden of Securities Is Heavy on Present Establishment Governor La Follette of Wlscon in beaten in the primaries yes terday by Walter as con servative BS Governor La Toilette Is It is the first time In ex actly forty years that any member of the La Follette family has lost an Thats what makes universal suf frage so It accepts only RESULTS not In New Jersey Miss Ruth no need to mention her last young had her choice of going to Jail or on the the man with whom she had been She told the judge she abhorred because she had seen so many rotten But she preferred marriage to and she married the When she grows older Miss Ruth Ann will know that marriage is not bad as she thinks it is in his Studies in says marriage is a conspiracy in which all women have united to compel every man to support some one woman for Thats a poor Marriage Is a training school in which women for many centuries have been trying to educate men to live They havent suc but they will succeed In The Standard Company of Jersey is offered a fortyyear monopoly of petroleum sales iif CubsMl the company will pay off now the Cuban republics foreign andfiternal debts of two riilllibn The head of Standard of New is one who does not move Such a i it would stand might be worth two hundred millions several times But how many things can happen in forty A rev olution might smash the and also make it a little difficult for anybody in Cuba to buy or use And cash In these mes is a substantial even for of The Municipal Ownership com mission named by Mayor Brenholt to Investigate the advisability of the City of Alton entering upon plan ning to provide a municipal light Ing plant for the met last eve ning at City Hall to confer Ralf representing a St Louis engineering Toens felt has been making a survey of the city with a view to furnishing preliminary facts as to the cost and advisability of the city entering upon such a plan as was The engineer told the committee that it would be better for the city to make its beginning in a smaller way than would be required if it were to attempt to take over all the lighting business of the city and to bujld up its plant as business expanded with Increased demand for That point of view had been suggested by one member of the commission and Toensfelt said that was his views inas much as the city Would be for a period of ten to have the franchise of the present public service corporation having ten years longer to The contract for lighting expires in a year and Toensfelt said that the distribution service of the mu nicipal plant could later be made to carry wires to all customers In the It was pointed out that the pre sent distribution system of the Al ton Power Light is in bad but that good service was being maintained by the It was said by Mayor Brenholt that if the city enters upon a contract with the present company for a period of years much work must be done by the company to rehabili tate its lines in Toensfelt showed that the city could make rates much lower than those now being charged to all classes of users and still make a profit through the comparatively low amount of overlying the present company being over loaded with securities which con stitute a heavy adjourncdit was decided to near at least one other authority on the costs of a municipal plant and it was also agreed by the members that they would opportunity for a repre sentative of the opposition to place before the commission anything de sired to show the members as to the dark side of municipal owner whatever itjnight and the bright sidr whatever Three Methodist bodies have merged in one of the largest Brit ish Protestant Ten thou sand rejoiced in Albert King George sent congratulations through Ms the Duke of seeing in the merger a token of di rtnt guidance and blessing and ul timate unity of Christian always near my That unity will but not immediately and Christianity may wve changed its beliefs by the me it its attitude toward Jonah and his and a of Harvey head of the Manufacturers Trust able consents to become chair of the emergency unemploy ment relief committee in New York Me Last Winter Gib son raised about It Will be so easy a second Plenty relief will be needed if conditions and generous giving is a ing of which human beings tire Unidentified Poles fired on Mcnael Nicolalevitch Touchachev Important military observer soviet as he Pasted through the Minsk railroad on his way to watch Ger maneuvers at the general noh ih which had nothing to do with might put dont T saying please Se thc Too much a hn8 might be serlous for Rus the al Brmy lan and De wse State of the Irl8h PeSlde over tne mltlnn eSe over tne the when fussed Question Is dis L lllte that s far M e Valera mav carv nan his Idea that not h should wntrol Itself ooo world about more half than hau are Jn half the ma impie raS W Chlcaon 8S Hofgt it mon tn U lhB run the wo ouwnd million We keep that up Hindu Chief s See Truce as Gandhi Weakens at Fast Little Leaders Voice Fal ters in Third Day Of Ordeal Prospects for a speedy settlement of Indiana electorate issues which would end Mahatma Gandhis hunger strike were reported this evening by members of a special committee ol Caste Hindus and representatives of the best The entire committee visited the Mahatma In his cell and talk ed with him for two We had a hearttoheart talk with said one of them as they and we hope to return to morrow with a final already weakening after the first two of his death faced the crisis of his strug gle with the British government Its today or never said Blrla of the Hindu emergency committee which has been trying to bring about a compromise over the problem of the electoral rights of the depressed the cause for which the Mahatma entered upon his starvation fast In the condemned cell of Ye roda to which Gandhi was moved yesterday because it offer ed more commodious quarters for the many visitors who came to see the spare and emaciated leader of Indias millions continued to squat crosslegged on a webbed but his voice was growing weaker when the last of his callers left him last The committee was putting forth every effort today to bring about a compromise agreement which would satisfy The mem bers were spurred by the belief that whatever is done must be done quickly if the Mahatmas life is to be Firemen Testing Hydrants The annual semiannual test of the fire plugs is now in progress under the direction of Fire Chief Feldwisch There is a double pur pose In the first to deter mine before the winter season whether any defects may have de veloped in the plugs requiring re and second to clear any sed iment from the Firemen are touring the city checking each plug and making a record of to Cermak Has City Hall Speech Ready for Cu bs Member of The Associated Press To Head the bleachers of Wrigley down through the skyscraper canyons of Chicagos loop and into the mayors chambers at the City the vic tory spirit of Charlie Grimms championship Cubs flared It was Cub Day and the base ball minded of the city planned the sports demonstration of the years to cheer the team that hoisted the National League pennant over Chicago for the second time since Manager nix and Cub officials down to the bat Joined In the celebration by forming aparada at Wrigley Field and driving through the city streets as conquering wards of were expected to llhe the streets along the line of march from the ball park to the City where Mayor Anton Cermak had a victory speech ready for Scores of extra police men were assigned to keep back the The white wings prepared for their busiest day since the LaSalle street was rOped off from Randolph to Washington for the final demonstration and round of speech making at the City 85 Percent Of Countys Taxes Paid Weather Forecast and cooler tonight Friday frenerally fair and continued Dat L254 Collected to Report by Board Reveals Shes a Champion Farm Gitl Altbn 20th With 85 Wool cen River Pays 90 Per and Moro n Lead With 97 Klghtyflve or of the total amount of have been collected at this date in Madison which shows that the tax are doing better than those Captain William Wright of Chicago Colonel Russell Martin of California The thinnlrig blue ranks of the Grand Army of the meeting in for what many of the Civil War vet fear will be their last visit to Lincolns tomb elected leaders Parade Is Vain Says Memphis Veteran Pages Suggestion Falls r eijr G ro u n d In Dixie 22 XP Gen eral Charles whose twinkling eyes and military bear ing belie his says he cant even imagine confederate and union veterans marching arm in The general is a retired com manderinchief of the United Confederate Veterans and he said today he was opposed to a joint review as proposed Ho delegates to the 66th annual encampment of the Grand Army of the I hold no bitterness in my heart towards the brave soldiers of the he but I am stoutly against the suggestion that the men of the South and the men of the North join in a grand review before the President of the United I speak as an but I believe I speak the sentiment of the majority of the confederate There is no need for such a par It would only serve to review Things should re main as they There is no ad vantage to be gained by attempt ing such a A union an pro posed the grand review in a let ter sent to the veterans at the encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at Red Cross Worker Tells of Brutality in Flood Camps Miss Helen fornvr Red Cross today testified before Brigadier General assistant chief army on conditions she found in an investi gation of 22 contractors labor camps on Mississippi flood control The hearing was but an advance statement on what her testimony would be given out in behalf of Miss Boardman by the National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People de scribed conditions without excep tion unspeakable with brutality the Women were beaten for not having meals ready on Miss Boardman was quoted as Two men were beaten and dis charged for refusing night work after having worked all Some of the contractors and foremen were armed with I saw them The heat was The men were driven in a temperature of 120 degrees in swamps Coffee Roaster Gav Rocks plant pICAOOOas used in a new coffee roasting process was blamed officials of the Jewel Tea Com pany for a blast that rocked the five story plant of the company injured several persons l Lincoln Memorial Plan OKs Financing Be and Aid Seen William of today unanimously was elected commanderlnchief of the Grand Army of the suc ceeding Samuel Town of Phila Wright still an active dealer In Chicago real was left with out opposition when the two other candidates who had The new commander headed the Illinois department in He has been chairman of the Armys na tional council of administration for five He captained of the 156th Illinois Infantry in the He is a native of Naper in De Page Russell Martin of Los An who withdrew from the race for was chosen senior vicecommander without Lemuel oommander of tSe Oklahoma was alsio nominated but tt The encampment approved a mittee report favoring formation of an association to erect a memorial amphiteheater near Abraham Lincolns tomb It also reendorsed its move of last year to obtain a month pensions for widows of Union vet erans when they become 70 years Such a bill is before The encampment tabled a reso lution asking the government to purchase Mount Vernon as a nation al and another from the Wisconsin Daughters of the asking that they be affiliated with the Chairman James Willett of the resolutions committee reported thn encampment was well stocked with allied or ganizations and suggested the Wis consin Daughters join one of the existing Charles resident of but representing the Department of was elected junior He was the first representative of union Veterans of the South chosen to an 22 committee of the Grand Army of the Republic has approved a plan for the erection of a memorial near the tomb of Abra ham The plan was to be voted on at a business session of the 66th annual encampment If the idea is executed by indi vidual contributions or public ex a vast amphitheater of stone will be embedded In a hillsld glen back of the granite obelisk where Lincolns body lies buried In Oak Ridge Conceived by Springfield and endorsed by the local the plan was advanced toward realization last night through ap proval by the resolutions commi Proponents of the plan have sug gested that the National Memorial Association be formed to raise to build the memor They favor asking school child ren to contribute the necessary funds in pennies if to obtain federal and state appro priations to make up any The resolutions head ed by past commander James Wil lett of tabled all re solutions it described as being of a political The encampment will break up tomorrow and meet in Pan next A last minute change of sentiment almost sent the 87th encampment to Grand but Paul won out by a narrow Miner Cutting Wood Crushed by Frank a miner was crushed to death by a large tree near Panama yesterday while cut ting Miners of the neighbor hood said would burn wood rather than buy coal mined In the southern Illinois field where the re duced wage scale Is in Indicted as Bride Extortionist indictment was returned by the federal grand Jury charging Rudolph reputed so ciety bride with send ing extortion letters through the mall Count i riotWer counties in the Alton township with a collection amouit of 85 percent is twentieth on the with many townships havini gone above the 90 percent Wood River has paid 90 Fort Russell Saline and tforo lead the list with 97 Nameoko with only 67 per cent collected is The county treasurers ac cording to Treasurer Is now sending out registered which Is a legal requiremnt to all delinquent The notices state begin small by that the annual tax sale will 26 in the as the date set Sets Tax Sales Because of the volume of work necessary by only a fev items will be sold the first few The sale will continue until with the larger town ship sales to be held about the middle of Ths receipts received from gen eral taxes on the collectors books was and receipts from telegraph and and coal rights was making a total of Although the township collectors received more than over for iheir efforts in collecting taxes in the the remaining 50 percent of the total taxes exended this year to be collected was the work of he treasurers off whose depi ties and clerks salary for one runs lower than that paid the township collector for two months Baird pointed The work done by these deputies been steadily as the amount of delinquent taxes turred into the collectors office for 1932 doubles that of Increase In Work Another according to of the increase in work is the fact that today the office Is handlingsix dollars to every one dollkr handled in This with thel twopayment tax plan inaugu rated this year creates an unus ually heavy supply of which is shown by the fact that was returned to county collectors in 1931 in comparison with the returned In It addition to the treas urer s office has received this year in delinquent spe cial assessments from the various citlfes and villages in the he percentage of taxes collect ed from the 23 townships follows 95 97 9 Neiv 95 96 96 86 Jarvis 87 Plr 89 94 Omph 95 88 Ed 90 94 97 67 Choteau 76 Wood 90 91 76 85 and God frey lull Pays for Use of Barge On River Trip Bental at Per Day Goes to Inland Water ways Corporation birge used by a group of Republi can leaders in a cruise on the Illi and Ohio rivers Congressman William Hull a or In The congressman revealed last n ght that he had sent the Inland waterways to which tike barge his personal check for that Democratic leaders had objected the use of the barge by the Re claiming government property was being used in a politi cal The which ac companied a steamer on the used as a show boat and mces were held on it when the which included Len nominee for and William Hale for Chicago put into All the rental a borne by me longrcssman Hull And my ieck has been sent to the Inland atervvays The cor iratlon Is a commercial company nd has the right to run its own as a num Ur of Its barges were lying I nade the request of thc corpora tion for the use of one of them ith the understanding that what expense there would I Iould it Is was on I he boat trip for the specific reason that ever since he has been In pub ic he has been the leader in lUnols waterway The reason there were not many aboard was because the Republicans are the ones who have wen for the waterway and very few Democrats have taken an active Race to Build BridgeLooms Near Graf ton Second Group Announces Its Plans to Span the Illinois ol won the title of Americas champion farm girl in a competition Including milking churning butter an dhusking corn at the Los Angeles county fair in Associated Press Grant of Northwestern Dies Sherman professor of geolo gy at Northwestern University for 33 died last He had undergone a major surgical opera tion Grant was born at in the son of Lewis Anderson Grant of the Union Army who was voted the most dis tinguished citizen of Vermont by that states A gradu ate of the University of Minnesota and recipient of the doctor of phil osophy degree from Johns Grant made three into Alaska to investigate glaciers and mineral Five Firms Submit Bids to City on 1500 Feet of Fire Hose Figurestin Coal AlsoHeard go Before Council Steps towards the purchase of 1500 feet of fire hose were taken by the fire department committee of the City Council Wednesday even ing when it opened bids from five firms and heard talks by as many Hearing the merits of the hose offeringsoccupied the com mittee from to 8 and the committee then adjourned to make way for the meeting of the municipal ownership taking the award of a hose contract under Three Alton business firms were represented in the Winkler Tire Service offering Bi lateral Beall Tool that of the General Fire Hose and Johnston Hardware that of the Fabric Fire Hose Propo sals also were submitted by the Eu reka and the Manhattan Hose Hose quotations were from 10 to 15 cents a foot under the figures at which hose of like quality was offered the city two years The figures on hose of about the quality the city has been buying in past years ranged from to Alderman committee others on the committee being Aldermen Ernst and Attending the meeting wjere Mayor City Clerk Hemphill and Fire Chief Following the muny ownership commission members of the fire and public building commit Aldermen Hoffman and opened bids on coal for the city buildings anr these also were taken under advisement pend ing a report to the Com mitteeman Mike Bensman was ab sent due to illness which Jias con fined him to his Bids on coal were as price per ton being quoted Mississippi Valley Coal Oentralin Miller Lime and Cement Hawthorne or Old Midland Supply and Coal Olive or Franklin Hyndman Ice ami Fuel City Coal Staunton or Hills and TrlState Coal Judges Take Up Hunt of Bombers WKo Blinded Boy Mother at May Be Spared Sight After Mutilation Petscb Is Promoter 22 of the Superior Court will meet in special session to determine what impetus they can lend to Chicagos newly launched drive against bombers the result of an attempt to bomb the home of Judge John McGoorty which miscarried and caused injury to two police were holding a suspect whose name had been sug gested by Judge The Judge McGoorty hart made threats against him on sev eral occasions since he found against him in a suit In which the mother of awarded Acting Chief Justice Denis Sullivan said he would call the superior court judges into session This is the most ter rible thing that has happened in this community in Judge Sullivan I am ready to use every facility of the superior court what is actually wth with The condition of the two victims of the which exploded on a sidewalk in front of Judge Mc Goortys home Tuesday night anti injured two chance was still Lee Wilbur who was permanently was In more serious condition than Ada also whose doctors can be The mother of a four months old was recently separated from her Seven men were arrested in a west side saloon today on an anony mous tip to the among them John brother of the baby faced Willie Doody convicted of killing a policeman several years End Slab Laying On Route 112 of slab on the road from Pralrietown to Route 112 was completed according to Superintendent of Highways After the pavement has set and dried for 21 days it will be opened to Thc grading of the shoulders will begin as soon as the pavement Road oiling continues in the coun ty with about two weeks weather ahead of the The second application of oil Is now being laid in the Bethalto vi cinity with work being done on the BethaltoMoro and roads lead ing south from Ferguson Also Seeks Permit to Launch Project A race to build a budge over the Illinois river to connect lower Cal houn county with the hard roads system in Jersey county at Grafton Is foreshadowed by a dispatch from Quincy telling of the purpose of the Calhoun Bridge to get Its pre parations for bridge building under Last week a hearing was held be fore a representative of the War De partment at which two requests for a permit to span the Illinois river with a bfidge were One was a request sponsored by a group headed by H Ferguson of for a permit to build the Marquette bridge over the Illinois at Deer Plain The other was the request of the Calhoun Bridge Group Tells The Quincy dispatch says The Calhoun Bridge an nounced today work will proceed next month on a bridge to cross the Illinois river miles above Graf ton in Calhoun countj The bridge will be a combination vehicular and railroad a link on the Quincy Northern Railroad project which has been abandoned tempor It will have a vertical clearance of 50 feet obviating a and a horizontal clearance of 350 between insisted upon by the War Department instead of the original 250 The structure without will be about 2000 feet This bridge company is promoted by Charles Whether Petsch intends to pro ceed under an old grant of per mission to span the Illinois river or seeks a new one is not It will be recalled that a few years back Petsch had an arrangement with Calhoun apple growers to help him finance a bridge over the Il linois the apple men to pay him 25 cents for every barrel of apples they harvested for three years as contributions to the bridge building That offer Of late has come the Idea pro moted by Ferguson of Alton put in vehicular bridge over the DItaois at Deer Plain ferry and It was followed by the revival of the Petsch bridge enter Ferryman Watchfully waiting to determine what is to be the outcome of the race for bridge construction is Her man ferryman at Deer Plain who has one of the best ing properties In the Re ports are that two former ferry men made fortunes out of it and now a third is essaying to follow Yesterday a hearing was held before the Illinois Commerce Com mission relative to the rates charg ed at that The ferry toll is 75 cents each way and the busi ness is Traffic which can most conveniently refrain from making the trip to Hardin and cross the river there is coming south and crossing the In the appleshipping season this ferry has all it can take care of and the returns are said to be If either of the bridges is built that ferry will speedily go out of so trie owner of tfie ferry is justified in watching the progress of the battle of the The contest to build the Deer Plain bridge over the Illinois re calls a similar situation when the Alton and the Chain of Rocks bridges were promoted and built under near like Witnesses Tell of Lottery Wilson Urges Methodists To Elect Dry Congress 22 Pro hibition has received quite a but Just enough to wake us br Clarence True secretary ol the Board of Prohibition and Pub lic Morals of the Methodist Fpis copal told ministers at thp Southern Illionis Conference of the church last Our cause is not he and predicted that no mattoi wno is if the people fake up and elect as usual their dry con gressmen and they will not jar one line out of the Eigh teenth Amendment or thc Volticad Wilson said fourfifth of the is worth fighting for and voting and we ought to do it In such a way to adinuiistn a rebuke to those who sold us on in the presence of a vast majority wlio are strongly for prohibition In the Uniled Chicago of Urges Sales Tax for Relief 22 gen eral statewide sales tax to furnish funds for unemployment relief has been recommended by the Chicago Association of In the adopted yes the association again plac ed Itself on record as favoring a re duction in taxes and governmental costs but declared the state was confronted with un emergency and that funds for relief wore impera A joint committee of the Genera meeting with officials u the Illinois Emergency recently agreed to recommend thr adoption by the legislature of n county optional sales tax and per mittins diversion of a countys share of the gas tax for relief pur poses wherever the county board decided it was Mayor Anton Cermak of Chi Edward of the Emergency Relief and other ciiy and state lead ers were to leave Chicago toda tor Washington where I hey vviil seek an immediate loan of 000 from the Reconstruction Fi nance NEW government had many witnesses testify today at the trial of Senator James Davis In an attempt to create a completed picture showing gigantic lotteries conducted by the Loyal Order of of which Davis is the Twelve men and women tramped across the witness stand this mornings session thc trial and half as many again followed them before the afternoon session was hall truck a miscellany of all the types of men and women who had anything to do with the tickets to the Moose charity bnlls of 1930 and balls which the government charges were in effect national lotteries conduct ed in violation of federal Among the others were two wom en who had bought tickets and won cash one for and the other for collect ing their they Moose who charged in the opening address of thc with being the Mussolini of thfi Moose without knowledge and approval thc alleged lotteries could not have been carried showed but little interest as the prosecution of witnesses parsed be fore He leaned back in chair at the defense counsel table and disputed national politics a good part of the Student Cleared of Robbery William Howell of Oak former Purdue University stu was acquitted of a charge of shooting and robbing Joseph Gardner near here last   

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