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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 29, 1940, Alton, Illinois SihSi I River Stages 8 Above Below Head ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 1836 3c Per Copy MAY 1940 Member of The Associated Press Weather Forecast ALTON Fnir tonight and Conlinucd LUES RETREAT FROM POCKET Crushed By Backing Fatally Hurt Tot Pinumed Against Fire Plus by Automobile on Rodemeyer Charge Against Driver Fine of SI5 Assessed on Careless Driving Complaint Crushed by a backing automo bile against a fire plug within 25 feet of the front door of her Helen Virginia 3year old daughter of and Ray mond Mackelden of 1224 Rode mevcr suffered internal in juries at Tuesday from which she died three and a half hours later in Josephs Hos According to a police report of the the little girl was at play with two aged near the fire plug when a sedan was backed from a narrow side street by James of Cottage oil refinery The boys Vim as they saw the car near ing the point where they were it but Helen Virginia failed to hear their warning shouts and was pinioned by the car against the The mnlorist on hearing the child then moved his car Helen Virginias Mauriettia Roose velt who had observed the ran from the home and picked up the injured The child was carried into the house by her then at request of her moth er was taken to the hospital by Driver Taken in Custody Patrolman sent to inves took Harris into and filed a careless driving com plaint against who pleaded guilty today before Police Magis trate Cotter and was held for pay ment of a Harris was informed of the fatal ouicomc ol the accident when Coroner Billings and his James visited him in the city jail shortly after the childs He was instructed to appear for an inquest to be conducted by Deputy Harris told a reporter no had seen no children in the street as he itarted to hack his Drivers Statement It looked all clear as far as I could said I started backing towards then lieard a and slapped on the I feel as badly about this as if it had been a child of my Where Baby Was Crushed by Auto School Board Calls Election On Bond Issue Unanimously Passes Reso lution for Vote on Question June 8 Three Propositions Will Not Mean Increase in Tax Curtis Assures This staff photo shows scene of mishap on Rodemeyer where Helen Virgini was fatally pinioned against fire Larceny Charge Made Against George Scalise Accused of Em bezzlement in New Indictment Harris said that before the acci dent he had called briefly at the Williams home on Rodemeyer where his niece who was with him got out to join her Ue sister of He had leit he ac companied by Lee fl him his Henry who also was with Louis of 1229 Rode meyer told a reporter ho had ob served the accident from his yard just across the The man was backing his Helen Vir ginia standing at the fire just as i was starting out of our Lillle Tom nue Kirby and her just leaving the girl and cached the sidewalk about ten feet Way Just as the car came against Plug and caught Helen Vir Tot urrieii into House Maurietiia a student KOOSIM It said she was Ulying in the room of the heard her sister cry out He looked up and saw her caught against the fire NEW May 29 m An indictment charging George former president of the Building Service Employeres International Union of with and embezzlement on 60 counts and involving was filed today in general sessions The indictment alleges Scalise obtained money from his own union by fraud and lists seven men al legedly used as dummy payees in diverting One of Ihese was Isodorc tho unions New York City who was indicted last month with Scal ise for The extortion in fdctment charges the pair with tak ing from New York hotel owners and building cleaning oper Scalise furnished bail in the extortion case Friday and was rearrested immediately on the new charge which resulted in todays Bail in the second case was set Unable to fur nish Scalise was held in the 80 Fewer Income Returns Filed Here Last Year Than In Report Shows i Decline Seen as Result of Business Recession of 38 May 29 Spe fewer Alton residents filed income tax returns last year than in the internal revenue bureau reported Returns filed last year from Al ton numbered the bureau re The year 2931 Allon residents filed income tax Comparison of the number of re turns filed last year with Ihe num ber filed in 1938 is considered one indication of the effect of the 1938 business since last years returns were based on 1938 Altons decrease in number of returns filed contrasted with the county as a 6691 returns were filed last year as compared Hatch Bill Is Voted to House By Committee Shelved Curb on Politics Revived Already Has OK of Senate report on Madison from which Hopkins Joins UMW Stuff May Welly who prosecuted the southern Illinois bombing cases in has resigned as a special assistant in the Justice Department and on June 1 will become assist ant general counsel of the United Mine Workers of Continued on page State Warns of Cliinclibug Scourge May W chief of the State Natural History Sur warned Illinois farmers to day that chinch bugs are likely to be plentiful this In his quarterly Frison estimated less than two percent of the bugs died be cause of unfavorable weather last Asks All States Attorneys To Guard Against Subversive Acts His State Criminal Investi gation Department Will Aid May 29 s in Illinois today All were by Attorney General to guard itleii against the deral as advocating by of stale law bodies In Investigating kliiff the attorney gen Ihe in local Ca4 wherever b s kltw suld in part Alert performance ol duly by all of these officials should elimiii ate veil the possibility of treason able individuals or groups obtain ina foothold anywhere In Whether he problem of intern al enemies has been overstated or we have ever thing to gain and nothing to lose by keep ing a real and sensible and acting through constitutional processes on every necessary occa Permitting a room or buildiK be used for activities or knowingly attending meetings wdb with 6628 the year In all returns filed last year numbered as against 455 in For the United the number of returns decreased from in 1938 to in Hero is the reported shift in num ber of returns from 1938 to for individual Madison county towns towns with under 1000 pop 1930 were not list from 507 to 527 East from 94 to 176 Edwards from 564 to 563 Glen Car from 21 lo 20 Granite from 1060 to 1139 from 50 to 17 from 150 to 187 from 14 to 8 Madison from to 247 from 77 to 50 from 31 to 44 from 42 to 38 from 81 to 71 Wood from 542 to 504 and Worden from 34 to In Macoupin 873 returns were filed lust year as against 936 in 1938 in Greene last year 325 returns were and 320 re turns were filed in 1938 in Jersey the number last year was and in 291 and in Calhoun last year 44 returns were filed as agfiinst 38 in May The House judjpiury committee to day voted out the Senateapprover Hatch bill to extend to federal stale employes restriclions on po lilical activity now applied to fed eral employes The c o m m i 11 e once shelved the legislation then re versed itself aim agreed to give it further re ported to have approved it by the vote of 16 to The Hatch legislation would broaden the socalled Hatch clean politics act passed last year for federal It would apply to state workers paid in whole or in part by federal funds the acts restriclions on pernicious poli tical It also would limit the expendi tures of a national campaign com mittee to in any cam In 1936 the Republican national committee disbursed Conlinued on page Alois of Sociology Head May fessor John a University of Illinois faculty member since was named chairman of the department of sociology yesterday by the board of The Board of Education ap by unanimous yester day a resolution calling for a spe cial election June on propositions for the construction of a new junior high school build ing and the floating of bond is sues for and to finance the construction and also the improvement of fire preven tion facilities in Alton schools in accordance with recent require ments laid down by the State Fire Two board Middlelon and Beebe were absent when the vote was held but both signed absentee slips in favor of the measure to make the vote Expressly stipulating that the two bond issues to be voted upon shall be issued in lieu of the bonds for school building pur poses authorized at an election called and held on the resolution offered three propositions to be voted upon June Three Propositions The first is to authorize the Board of Education to con struct a new junior high school building on the present senior high school site now owned and used by said school district for school The second is to authorlzp the Board of Education to issue bonds of said school district in the amount of to be dated and become due on 1 of each of the years 1945 to on on 1 of each of the years years 1951 to and bear interest at Ihe rate of three percent per payable and semiannually for the purpose of con structing a new high school Rear Guard at Lille Enlarge Arms Request RAF Claims 22 Planes British Flyers Fight to Help Trapped Allies Dive to Within 500 Fee of Targets Strafe Con voys on Highways Hospital Ships Sunk Concrete MachineGun Posts Built Along Channel Shores Reds Reject Trade Envoy from Britain May 29 The Soviet radio announced tonight the government had informed Great Britain that the sending hero of Sir Stafford Cripps to Moscow as a special trade en voy was not acceptable to Rus Premier the radio told Britain through the Soviet embassy in London that Russia could not accept Sir Stafford or any other person on such a and that if the British government really desider trade it should rto scr through Sir Wil liam Britisli ambassador to or anyone who might he appointed in his building on he present senior Ingh school sile now owned and used by said school district for school The third is to authorize the Board of Education to issue Donds of snid school district in the amount of to be Mated and become due on 1 of each of the years 1945 to 1948 on 1 of each of the years 1949 to and on 1 of each of the years 1955 to and bear nteresl ill he rate of three per per payable AUK and semianmially Ihercafler or the purpose of repairing all of he existing school buildings now wncd and used by said school istriel for school Three VotiiiK Districts The resolution also provided for he division of I lie school district nto three precimls for the olee with Horace Mann school the oiling place for Precinct loosevell Junior High School for recinct 2 and McKinloy chool for Precinct Polling places will open at 12 May 29 ait ministry announced today that the Uoval Air Force attacked the Cer Continued on page Age Assistance Rolls Decline such I unishabli1 he pointed by tines el from lo and jail terms months to one of six May Hge assistance payments were made this month to persons in Kitteller intendent of the Division of Old Age announced Tliis is u decrease of from the total number of persons on the rolls for Total payments for May were an increase of over the April The aver age award was an increase of M cents over the previous The number of recipients and the total payments for the various counties this month were Garner Wins Texas Bloc New Jersey GOP Discusses Willkie Of 46 Convention Votes sey Jer By HAKOLU OLIVER May 29 UP Texas big block of 1U votes put Vice President Garner in second place today for pledged delegates o the Democratic national conven has the public support of more than a majority ol and then was speculation here that If he ihould announce his uillingness o no other name might be pre sented to the Texas se lected an uninslrucled delegation wilh 2li votes in the national con The action raised the Republican delegate total lo only 10 short of the convention roster of It also increased to 2i liie number of uninslnicted whose Proslndentml if known to probably would deteimine iho Two ol the remaining ten Repub lican delegates were being picked in I Arkansas third disliicl Thu oilier eight will be chosen as al large delegates by Illinois Republi cans on June In New Jersey talk among II delegates as lo whether Wendell utilities iniglil receive some of the slates suppoi I in the Dowey won the prefeicniial pr mtiry in New Jersey last but whose name was not on the nvejved sonic write in Al yesterdays Some delegates recalled lite partys stale committee last Keb runry mou or less bound the dele gallon lo Ihe primary bill others ucnmrred anil saiil that or 12 diMiici leaned to ward Senator Chailes hccainc the filth Senator to be rononiimled tins lie unit a runoil yesterday over Jerry pension candi date mans continuously last night and Al least 22 enemy planes were brought down in one from which all our aircraft the announcement The text of the communique The continues to give nil in its power to tlie Allied armies in northeastern France and and enemy troops were continuously attacked last and today by medium and heavy The enemys advance has been considerably harassed and im peded by these One Hnmber Missing One of our bombers has failed to Our fighters have been engaged in offensive patrols over tilt French coast throughout Near this evening n formal ion of Hurricanes and De fiants large forces of enemy bombers heavily escorted by At 22 enemy aircraft were shot All oui aircraft Militaiy circles reported today that German planes bombed and sank two hospital ships crossing the KngliKh with serious loss of several days Germany gained little economi1 ally by Hclgiums an authoritative source said declaring Belgium bad practically no oil slocks left and her iron and steel industries had been Australia Would lie Must May Ji The government sent Britain an offer today lo take British chil j dren into Australia to save them i from the horrors of By iODKItlOY AMJKKSON WITH T11K BRITISH AIR KORCI Jn May W British bombers are hard and ollen to ease Ihe fieice German pressure on Allied 11 oops fighting a way out of Fland icmiiiM transport lank anil armored convoy trucks weie attacked repeatedly today wilh lioinbs and machinegun file by planes which plunged as low as feel over their Infantry columns also wen1 raked wilh a withering fire in unceasing raids Iilols aid that in some cases the Germans tried to light hack wilh machineguns and rifles In one lowflying attack a con voy of lorries was at tucked and men were seen to lopple Iroin the wagons iiiln thi1 despite bad Ihe livers reported blasting rail roads behind the German lines and FDR Sees Aides on Needs May President Roosevelt and War De partment officials were reporlec today to be considering a supple mental defense program for army planes and mechaniza tion which would add more than to the preparedness expenditures already Following a in which Secretaries Morgenthau and Wood Louis assistant war and General George C army chief of re viewed army needs with the Pres there were indications Mr Roosevelt would ask Congress for the further expansion of the de fense program within a few days The amount he may it was probably will be less than but more than around That would be in addition to the which Roose velt already has The White House conference met as a Congressional committee de cided upon procedure for speeding the tax progro laid down yesterday by adminis tration and Congressional Chairman Doughton North Carolina of the House ways and means revising the earlier estimate of said the administration hoped to raise for defense taxes in a new tax bill he will introduce to Would Register Firearms The Senate finance committee to meet and dis juss the tax program informally Continued on page AmericanMade Planes Excel On Battlefront Troops Hurry Steps to Dunkirk Out of Flanders Trap Germans Claim Capture of Ostend to Narrow Outlet British Take Narvik Air Leaders Warn Against Plants May govern ment spokesman said today Ameri can airplanes are now arriving in France in considerable quantities and are showing their superiority in action oxer anything on the The said American bombers especially were proving their he these have been able to dive within yards of the ground before cutting loose with bombs and pulling American the spokes man are much faster than Germanys and easy to A French press dispatch from the front today said American bombers in which we have placed so much hope have already entered the in feinal batlle of the They have achieved resounding victories over the German All so far Continued on page French Mass Armies in Center After Report ing Gains May 29 The Allied rear guard is fighting German troops in the streets of the War Ministry spokesman said to while the main northern forces retreat toward the channel The spokesman pictured the street combat at Lille as a fierce delaying action to cover the with drawal from the Flanders French and British remnants of the pocketed northern forces were said to be backing toward Dun some 50 miles from while this rearguard action was being The Allies hoped to withdraw ho bulk of the French and British Calais claimed by the Ger said by the French to night to be only partly occupied the The War Min stry spokesman declared some French troops were out Il miles from Englands lover The main German attack was reported directed towarl of and south of By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In three pulverizing Hitlers Nazi legions today stormed World War battle captured Lille and Os the high command announced tighten the steeljawed trap on Allied troops encircled in On the strength of these re it was apparent that the Allies were now retiring to the Cnglish the means of escape from the German sur render or die onslaught rather than attempting to break through the German salient to the The retreat toward the channel confirmed subsequently in where reliable sources said the British Expeditionary Force was fighting a stiff rearguard iclion lo cover its Quantities of war It would have lo be de stroyed to keep them from falling nto German The retreat was described as in with the morale if the troops quite Lille is a manufacturing about 18 miles southeast of The Berflin shortwave radio re ported the capture of 20 miles from the Ostend is the strategic Belgium channel one of the main bases of supplies for I hiharassed French and British The Nazi high command said Continued on page Warships Steam to Lisbon To Protect American Interests Navy Secretary Stresses They Wont He I as Con for Vessels H elujjecs in Ireland on page May 2 I Stales Warships en unite today to v here he navy said they join Ihe Atlantic ImIhe pnileeiiiin of American a bi Kdisuii HMI Ihe detachment would not any merchant Mis meni apparently Wiis forestall any conjecture hey might accompany the liners M Ienl Houses ell or Washington Alien they bring back American Miutes lom the war The President the way lo Ireland in u shipload of Americans The direci d la the Male 1 lepai linint last night sail liimorruu to hi ing Ani ricaiu himie ii mil Km and liuill as Iron lur icgular port of Th V armed in New York yes i ee hundred one Americans wailing al lioideuux and 7U al the Dcpuil About IKuii are al i ieiioa and The which left yesler lur Lisbon wire Ihe cruiser the Truxluii and Ihe postWorld War Now based at Lisbon from Ihe j in e Pie Cruiser Trenton and th lit blruyiTs Herbert and 1 ft
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