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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 7, 1947, Alton, Illinois                                River Stages Bureau 7 m Zero Stage Fall 7 Leek Dam Pool Tflilwater ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 175 AUGUST Member of The So Per Weather Foi Showers i I Ui Veteran One Injured as Car Turns Over Some Relief From Intense Heat Forecast for Friday Ray of East Alton Fatally Hurt Near Wanda Ray Autery son of Mr and Ray Autery of 209 East died at of Injuries suf fered six hours before when th car In which he was riding over turned and crashed Into a ditch by the Poag near Autery died at Memorial Hos Injured and sill in the was his compan Ion in William Luthei o The Autery family was In formed that the car had hit a chuck hole In Poag caus ing it to over tumbling into a anc and crushing the two occupants of the Autery and Martin were em ployed by Harry Wood River and were re modeling an old farmhouse on the Poag near The two had driven to Wood River for and were returning to work in Meyers car when the ac cident Auterys father was called from his work at with notice of the Martin resides at the home of his Sally 190S He has been resident of Alton about eight and en tered military services from here in World War His and Martin of were called and arrived in Alton last Martin suffered a broken jaw and head Ray Autery was born in East AltonHe attend ed grade school in East and was graduated from East Alton Wood River Community High Autery was discharged from service with the Army Air Forces in after having served with the ground forces on in the Philippine and was with the Twenti eth Air the B29 on He embarked for the Pa cific He is survived by his parents a Doris at Ihe home address his paternal Elsia Ferguson of Wolf Funeral arrangements are in complete pending word as to wheth er the maternal grandmother will be The body is at Srteep er funeral The body may be seen after 5 at the Wood River home of the Streeper Heat Takes 11 More Lives in Louis Area 7 UP Eleven additional deaths In the Louis area were attributed to heat ex haustion bringing to 22 the toll since the current heat wave At least 12 other persons were overcome yesterday when the mer cury soared to 102 the hottest 6 here in more than 100 years covered by available rec The reached a high of 104 degrees at nearby Louis municipal air It was the fifth consecutive day the temperature had topped 100 in the Polio Cases Down Sharply This Year After four bad polio a break Is In sight for a Public Health offlciad reported At the same he urged the public to observe the usual precautions during the rest of the infantile paralysis season which runs from Juno through Reporting a total of 1955 cases this year up to compared with 5450 for the same period last the official told a reporter It is not really too late for a sharp a fairly limited explosive a particular locality of the from the figures to date this the Indication IN that the high Incidence of the past four for the country as a whole will be Full year case totals for lour years were I KoMe Requests Cooperation in Clearing Weeds Severe heat and drought which have been searlrg and parching lawns and causing concern to flow er and vegetable garden fans might be expected to afford some com pensation in discouraging the growth of as far as can be noted weed growth about the community has been little The heat seemingly has been just the weeds and the wet June so accelerated root growth that drought leaves weeds City Sanitation Officer Kohle said that for a month has been carrying on the annual health de partment campaign to induce prop erty owners to cut weekgrown and has been having surpris ingly good He has been sending an average of four to six notices a day to property owners after receiving complaints as to weeds on their But de spite the cutting thus he weeds made such a lush start in the spring that a mere campaign of notices cannot bring about more than fractional The dry weather up to now has diminished both mosquitoes and but should rains Kohle weeds will become more of a menace in that they will shel ter and develop breeding places for General cooperation by property particularly in care of vacant is highly de he City ordinances make it a duty of or their agents or employes to keep weeds cut after the weeds attain a height of 12 A penalty of to is Airport Board Will Complete Sale of Bonds Civic Memorial Airport Authority will complete the sale of n Friday or possibly Mon day at the Bruce Quacken attorney for the announced Quackenbush said that only minor details of the transaction might de ay payment of the money to the authority by Municipal Bond of through its Chicago of The Alton bonding firm was ow bidder on the bond issue last May when it entered bid of percent interest with a pre mium of which made a net bid of low for the ive companies submitting propo Legality of the steps taken to or ganize the airport authority and o sell the bonds was tested in a quo warranto suit heard in Circuit The airport authoritys or was approved by the and subsequently by Chap nan bond of The bonds are classified as air port acquisition and construction general bonds and will mature without option of prior on to and on to The bonds are dated June Federal unds for the airport total vhlle the state will provide Funds will be used for grad and paving and to icquire Some relief from the extended hot spell was forecast ex pected but already the Al ton area has experienced a string of successive daily temperature readings which surpasses any sum mer since for the fifth day in a the mercury climbed be yond the 100 to to tie Tuesdays record reading for the Readings Sunday and Monday were 101 Hottest string previously was in the summer of when ther mometers read more than 100 for 14 days in a row during July five days in a row at another period during the same and for 17 Says in succession in August of that In there were days during the 1936 summer that the temperature was in excess of 100 The weather forecast today was for partly cloudy and not so warm temperatures this afternoon and tonight with likelihood of oc casional the weather should be generally fair and somewhat with the highest temperature today expect ed to be about 95 the low est Friday morning about and the highest Friday afternoon about Lowest temperature this morning was an recorded about Heat Breaks at Chicago By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thundershowers and cooling breezes cut further into the mid wests Worst heat wave of the year today after deaths from the four days of 100degree temperatures had risen to at least The heat wave is definitely broken at Chicago and all points north and west and is being brok en the weather bureau said after a shower at Chicago early today tumbled the mercury from 81 to 72 within a few the forecast er continued high tempera tures could be expected par ticularly from southeastern Mich igan southward through across southern Illinois and throughout the southern plain At about 40 miles south of a brief but heavy down pour was accompanied by strong winds which blew down many trees and disabled the citys power serv Some houses and automobiles were damaged by the falling A high reading of 101 degrees yesterday gave Chicago its hottest threeday period since On each of the three the cury climbed to 100 or reported the na tions highest temperatures yester 113 Other points reporting 100 or more included 106 104 and 3 Killed When Chanute Field Planes Collide CHANUTE FIELD members of the crew of an army B25 were killed test night when their plane collided with an AT6 type trainer three miles east of Army authorities said the pilot of the AT6 parachuted to the but was too dazed and shocked to glvi burst into fla The B25 after the colli Both planes were flying at about 2000 feet on proficiency night flying The army withheld the names of those killed pending notification of next of Music Mark GAAC Picnic The first annual Greater Alton postponed until evening because of Association of Commerce the remeheat Drop In Quadrennial Reassessment Gormans Report Showa a Total of In Township Decrease of only Is shown In the quadrennial reassessment of real estate In Alton township un der the appraisal Tues day by Assessor On returning the realty books to County Treasurer sup ervisor of Assessor Gorman announced the total as sessment on real estate as This compares with his total of for the 1946 Gorman slill is at work on the personal property assessment but expects to have it completed within a few In making their assessments for township assessors agreed to set their appraisals on a 20 percent basis of full market The small decrease in the Alton realty Gorman has been attained despite the 20 per cent valuation because of increases by improvements to property In the postwar upsurge of Thousands of Adjustments Actual adjustments made on his books this said num ber Adjustments were made both up and down in course of the reappraisals and the assess ment is believed to have occasioned far more work than any previous assessment in the citys Just as an indicator of the tre mendous amount of book work in addition to the matter of was the listing of 1931 changes of ownership in real most of these due to requiring the rewriting of descriptions in the All appraisal figures of the local under the new Illinois taxassessment are subject to review by county supervisor of assessments and Board of then must be multiplied by a figure set at end of the year by the Illi nois Revenue This last year is set by the state to equalize the county assessment up to what it deter mines should 100 percent val uation of By setting a goal of a 20 percent valuation it was the objec tive of the local assessors to have the state set multiplier work out at approximately the same as ast i 68 New Dwellings Gorman found in his 68 new dwellings and 23 new busi ness and industrial buildings to be added to his As was he case in the last two previous the northwesterly section of city saw the bulk of home He listed 64 houses for that section as compared to 10 n the middle section of the city and 12 in Upper He also isted six covered basements that are being temporarily used as dwellings and which later are icheduled to be built up into reg ilationtype Three cov red basements are in Upper one in the middle and two n the northwest section of the Gorman further listed eight garages temporarily converted do use as While adding 68 new houses to lis Gorman had occasion o delete 11 others torn down in he Three dwellings Aere demolished on East Broad he and eight in East nd Appearing on the books of the Brewster 9s Testimony Of Hughes Promotions in Army Put on Merit Basis Clerks and employers eremploye picnic at Rock Spring at the The park Wednesday drew large crowds of spectators and participants in the numerous games and contests picnic was enjoyed by all who at tended and proved the policy of the GAAC toward non sectarianism that formed the largest part of the and paftisanism was wel Future picnics are ex While afternoon crowds were peeled to be attended by even larg strlcted by the hot later in the evening many Altonlans turned out for the Municipal Band between 6 and or numbers of Alton residents when the word of the success Is spread by word of mouth throughout the and the dance from un1 Omar 2102 won til 11 Music for the dance thehorseshoe pitching The was furnished by Smokey Phillips and his In two softball games played tests prize was an outboard The winners of childrens con cfurlng the afternoon the Young Downtown Businessmen defeated the Upper Alton and North Alton Businessmen in the first game at and the Downtown Busi nessmen won over the Grocers by a 9 to 4 score In the second game which started at The the first of its kind in was sufficiently success ful to move the GAAC to plan a bigger and better one for next Many Alton business houses were closed for the and next according to Carl Ko GAAC an effort will be made to get every business establishment In Altqn to shut Its This year garages and auto mobile supply stores were the larg est group to remain Kosanke The game program was planned by the Alton Recreation depart ment and was carried off on sched Some afternoon contests were Paper plate contest Jimmy Slat Marjorle Nathaniel Sack roces Nathaniel Jean Chris Mary Virgil and John Egg and spoon races George Chris Ruth Donald and Frances For 17 Year Olds Mary Ellen Coder and George For 6 Years and Under Bill Clalr end John Junior Chamber of Commerce concessionaires sold 150 cases of soda 1250 hot and used 4000 pounds of Ice for its two stands and portable unit mounted on pickup truck to make the rounds of the Homer Jayoee chairman for the conces said ownship for the first time are our quonsethut structures of all being used for business mainly as storage ware The 23 new business and trial building assessments include partial assessments on new struc tures of RussellMiller Milling and OwensIllinois Glass also assessments on a garment locker and some small In the bulk of new business structures are stores and Gorman found occasion to take off the assessment list the some what unusual number of seven propertied which within the year became tax exempt by The largest tract deleted was the old Root estate which became a school and 12 lots were deleted be cause of conversion of the prop ranging from one to three lots to church Some institutional properties also became Mother of Two Plunges to Death 25yearold mother of two plunged to her death last night from a twenty Irst floor window of the Railway Exchange Building in downtown Louis following a visit to a Police quoted pie womans moth Esther as saying ter daughter was being treated or melancholia and had been a ccent patient It two city Old Seniorit y System Scrapped by New Law armys archaic system of promotion by seniority went out the window today with President Trumans signing of legislation setting up a permanent promotionbymerit pro gram for the army and the navy One of the and most complicated measures enacted by the 80th Congress at its ses the legislation is the out growth of months of study by com In addition to setting up a new promotion system for the army and tightening the navys existing ad vancement the bill cuts down on the number of highrank ing officers in both services and abolishes in peacetime the wartime rank of fivestar However it does not affect the rank of the eight officers now Holding five star Affecting directly or indirectly the status oi an estimated officers in both the legis lation is intended to encourage the betterqualified men and to weed out through a process of elimina tion those unfit for It will take several years for the entire new program to get into full for some parts of the new law dont become effective un til after 1951 though most are ef fectively The new plan provides for pro motion of officers by selection In the lower with boards of officers determining the qualifica tions of applicants for advance Failure to meet the ad vancement qualifications twice in authors of the bill will automatically drop an officer from the Heretofore the army has promot ed its officers largely through a seniority mans rank us ually being contingent upon his length of service rather than his The navy has fol lowed a system of with for In its report on the the House armed services committee said it will bring more rapidly to the top youthful proved officers with Parking Meters To Be Installed In Jerseyville City Coun cil at a meeting Tuesday afternoon approved a resolution authorizing city clerk and city at torney to enter Into a contract on the part of the City of Jerseyville with the Duncan Meter Of Chi cago for the installation of 300 or more parking meters on a trial basis for the next six The kind to be the Miller is not automatic and is re ported adequate for all weather The meters are timed to permit parking from 12 minutes to two The motorist desiring to use a meter for 12 minutes may insert one penny to pay for Should he want to stay he may insert two to pur chase an additional 12 Should he want to stay one He inserts a nickel in the Two hours parking will cost him two The meters were priced to the city at each plus five dollars for installing and The con tract provides for the payment ol freight and installation charge of out of the first Aft er this is 50 percent of the re ceipts will be applied each month to payment of the cost of the meters and 50 percent will go into the city When the cost of the meters has been a bill of sale will be given to the Thereafter the entire meter fund will go to the city treasury for street and municipal Doctors and others requiring a permanent parking space may rent one at a monthly rate to be deter mined by the council in its ordi nance regulating the use of the parking Lonergnn of and Knight of Macomb attended the special council meeting and demonstrated the Miller It was asserted the parking metms will payfor themselves in 18 to 20 When Plane Plunges Down Chimney of Oil Plant UP Thomas official of j the CarrlerMandell Air Condition Ing plunged to a fiery death with two daughters and the pilot of a chartered plane when it shot down into a gasfume chimney of the Beacon oilplant early Police said the the small craft apparently conked out over the big vent and dropped in like a dead The party was returning from Montreal after visiting another daughter of The battered bodies were found in debris at the bottom of the flu None was Identified Portions of the by authorities as a Stlnsoh stuck In the 25foot 10foot wide The wings were sheared as the ship hit the Witnesses reported that the crash was followed by a series of apparently caused by exploding Britain9 s Spivs Astonished by Attlees Blast By ED CREAGH UP us Around the greyhound In the more furtive West End on the bombpocked street corners of the sprawling East the spivs looked up in astonishment Minister deter mined tnat every ablebodied man take a hand in the nations produc tion had declared war on the whole goodfornothing spiv In his crisis ap peal yesterday Attlee promised ac tion against these spivs and drones who contrive to make money in all kinds of dubious i working for it t gasoline in the Firemen ex Whatisaspiv Youd know him if you met Hes a young often in his His blackmarket suit has padded shoulders and a wasp His hair shines greasily and his eyes roam constantly looking for somebody who wants to buy some clothing some hijacked a carton of smug gled a secondhand car guaranteed to run as far as the next Any kind of easy money is the spivs with two big quali fications he absolutely refuses to work for it and he wont let any record be kept of Of the men missing from the Ministry of Labors reg ister of the probably onefourth are fullblown No mpre accurate count is The spiv dodged the draft in wartime and any credentials he carries are In his present flashy form the spiv native to postwar but hes a brother to the Broadway hee and the type of Paris black marketer known as the bof who gets his nickname from the first letters of the goods he deals in oeufs and fromage eggs and Senator Being Friem With Rival Airlm Solon Denies Offer to Dr6 Eisler Claims Reds Are Not Run by Moscoiv The government readied docu mentary evidence today in a move designed to counter testi mony of Gerhart Eisler that indi vidual Communist parties are not directed by the Russian Before the alleged 1 Com munist in this country returns to witness stand in federal dis trict William assistant district said he planned a new line of questioning on the subject of the makeup of the Communist accused of withholding nformatlon in applying for a pass port to return to denied jreviously that he ever had oper ited in this country as an agent for the He testified that each country has a Communist party that is vir tually He said a mem ber of the party in one country could not transfer automatically to the party of another tinguished the flames Left and Right Assail Attlees Crisis Program By GLENN WILLIAMS atives and leftwing Laborites found themselves in the same camp today in opposition to Prime Minis ter Attlees new program to avert economic disaster In Great Britain mainly for sharp cuts in imports and increases in produc tion for export The leftwingers were discon tented because the announced re duction in Britains j arriied forces under the new plan would leave more than men under arms fay next spring far more than the reduced number they have been advocating ever since they at Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevms foreign policy last Novem T h e conservative opposition blasted the Attlee program on the ground that it was too too Several London newspapers pre dicted the Conservatives would vote against the government to night on the adjournment motion Under which the crisis debate was being Such a step would con stitute a protest without involving a vote of in and gloomy speech told Britons that his program would mean less less less wood for new less goods in the fewer Hollywood and long er hours of He said it entail ed limited labor some of personal liberty and Spartan almost unnoticed In he preoccupation with the econom ic the House of Lords quietly passed three key measures of the Socialist governments program nationalization of inland the agricultural bill and the town and country planning Royal assent was given at once and all three became Probe If TWA Merge with PanAm 7 UP Howard Hughes hurled the lie Senator Owen Brewster in a turbulent session before Senate committee got Mail senator to acknowledge visits to residence maintained here by Pa American on his ly maintained that there no truth in Hughes charges thaf Brewster once call off the Senate investigation Hughes warplahe cdfl Hughes said a Repufis proposed to drop the Inquii by the Senate war investigate committee if he Hughes would agree to a merger of his Tr World Airlines Americ Brewster denied that from ttUj witness stand To Hughes took the same seat an shouted to the senators Senator Brewsters testimony yesterday Is a pack of lies and S can tear it apart ifI am allowed to cross examine Vf Brewster went back to the chaii to answer a series of written quest lions Hughes gave to chairmarf Ferguson RMich of the Senatfjt at FanAm s In his Brewster Acknowledged that he hag eaten at least three1 breakfasts il the last months at a sr residence maintained here by American Airways as a guesj ter for officials and But the Maine senator ins this could be termed American palace and waved photographs of called palatial and swimming pooL Agreed that Sam vice president Pan and former Connecticut Republic national Is a clo friend of Said it was true that he ha spent two Thanksgiving vacatipij of about one week each at hoif Pryor has at Kobe Ft Brewster said Pryor was thei and he Brewster had purchase his own food and borne all e Accept Free Air Trip Acknowledged that he on German Rocket Bomb Expert Flown to War Office spokesman bald today Walter wartime head of German rocket bomb experi had been flown from a British prison to the United The military attaches of fice confirmed that the transfer was made throe or four weeks but had no information on the AP Man Finds No Signs of War Spirit in Tito Republic EDITORS NOTE Daniel De veteran AP roving corre has gone into southern Yugoslavia to so how things ook There is not the slightest hint of martial Jovial military bunds strike up for village folk dances during the on that side of the troubled Greek j With AP photographer San He is believed to be the ders and Walter an Amer first American newsman to visit lean air corps veteran and Slavic that area during the current phase I have spent a week in of acute GreekSlav I the southern part of Yugoslav Ma De Luce won a pulllzer prize for j We motored through ter stories Titos Partisans written during a hazardous visit to Ger manoccupied Yugoslavia in By DANIEL DE LUCE Yug De layed Yugoslav Macedo nian republic on the frontier of Greece is basking today in a po litical tramiuillty and an economic Almost at the foot of the Greek mountains where civil war has raged more than a year the Mace peoples republic is one of the six making Mar ritory which critics of Yugoslavia have insinuated was an arsenal and training camp for forces fight ing the Greek army on the other side of the What we saw was a panorama oJ peaceful Allied mili tary representatives who visited this area recently likewise report finding no evidence that Macedonia is stirring up fire of revolt In The United Nations Balkan bor der commission which visited the frontier area this spring brought in bTnt uiwugjiv in rp 9 majority report which held Yugo est accepted free transportation j Pan Americas special private ail liner from Washington to Raleig He said he went to Raleig to confer with the late Senate Bailey DNC at Baileys about aviation Brewster also repeatedly hit aj Hughes story ofa proposltjqnj for a The that I whip over Hughes is ridicuj he The hearing was thrown into uproar soon after the commltta Chairman Ferguson presiding at the hearing under cor of a demands first of Hughes and then of ter if they had any written quei tions ready for each having some difficult understanding asked hi Tom what been Then Hughes asked to make statement to clarify my position Ferguson cut saying thfl under rules of the questions must be submitted in vance and in Hughes He reached an envelope and pulled out sever long sheets of I want to make it very cle these are not Hughes begai Furthermore the testimony yejf terday of Senator Brewster Is pack of lies and I can tear it a if I can be allowed to cross quef Uon In separate appearances on tli witness stand Hug charged Brewster denied that thj Maine senator once offered In many words to call of the Invesi gallon of the plane Hughes would agree to a merger i Trans World Airlines with American Hughes holds a controlling lnt on improving country build Ing new schools and tending rich green fields of tobacco and The only mobilization I could see here Is to better public health and eradicate Posters In wayside taverns urge the peasants to drain malarial pools and enroll for classes in I was told that the Yugoslav army maintains scattered border posts at normal peacetime marily responsible for Greeces frontier Greek reports that an International brigade was forming north of the border placed It on not Yugoslav and other neutral Investigators have reported they could find little evidence of the existence of such a Macedonia is rushing to make up for the lost centuries when It was a hillbilly province of the Ot toman After Hughes waived any right to cross examln the plane As far as I am I willing to let the matter rest wit the the senatoi Hughes and Ferguson argued about five over the cou the hearing should Hughes contended that be cou not submit all his to put to Brewster by the conunitti Continued an jpf 0   

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