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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 14, 1947, Alton, Illinois                                 River Stages  W Oui eau I a rn /•r<, cr. 48 m • I  Stage 2.73 Ft. Fall 27 Ft.  J*** t «v#i / a m Lock Ar Dam St#  roil 418.64 ,  Tailwater 398.21  Alton Evening Telegraph  Established January IS, 1836. Vol. CXH, No. 181  ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY. AUGUST 14, 1947  Member of The Associated Press 5c Per Copy.  Weather Forecast  Scattered Showers, Not So ff arm  Britain Gives    Rap 11. S.  I pits Reins in Breek Affairs  i i* nn ... ’Interference  India tonight  fly LARRY HAICK  - LAKE    SUCCESS.    Aug    14    (Jpt  Two New Smrereiim States  r ' U!,si ' 1 ch * r 8^  ,oda >  ,,lf ”  *    *    in^l)    i    J crudest Interference into the in-  To Replace Empire    ternal affairs of Greece emanates  i» I    at picsent from the United Stat#*  mile  I This wit interpreted immediately n. a reference to the Truman aid  KARAC HI, Aug. 14. <A*> VU troy program.  Lord Mounthatten relinquished the Giving the United Nations Se-reins of British power today to the purity Council what he termed "an Moslem dominion of Pakistan. the answer to the American apeeech" pirth of which at midnight tonight; mad* Monday, Soviet Deputy For-he called "an event in history,** j # icn  minister Andre! A Gromyko '•Tomorrow ” the viceroy de* said foreign Interference was worsened In a farewell address before suing the situation daily inside the Pakistan Constituent Assembly, Greece.  two new sovereign states will take He also charged that former As s  their place in the commonwealth; j collaborators were holding proml* not young nations hut heirs of an  n # n t positions in the Athens gov-old and proud clvilizat i; fuM In* ernment. dependent states whose leaders are Gromyko told the Council: statesmen already know n and re* "The situation in Greece worsens spected throughout the world;... > with every day because this for* not immature governments, or ,  >; » n  interference into the internal weak. but fit to carry on their affairs of Greece not only is congreet share of re.* po mobility for tinuing but is also strengthened, pea* e and progress in the worid." ; All the world knows who ta really The viceroy returns to New Delhi i interfering into the Internal af-tomorrow to surrender British f it jrs of Greece and from what side power to Hindu India and become Greet is threatened with real dan-governor general of that new do-  grr ;•  minion.    Rejecting    American    charge!    that  Mf rife In Punjab    Albania.    Yugoslavia    and Bulgaria  lfven as he spoke in Karachi, v ei # support mg Communist bank-blood was being spilled In com* Gromyko laid Ute blame at the munal strife in the Punjab, where door of the present Greek govern-fighting between Moslems on the j mint In which said “prominent one hand and Sikh* and Hindus cm i fewition* are being occupied by penlite other reached new heights of ole compromised in the {mat by destruction and violence.    their    collaboration with the en*  Lahore, the capital of t he vast: * B ’7-northern province which is being Circulation continued in the* cor-■plit between Moslem Pakistan and    °ver U. s. deputy delegate  Hindu India, counted Its casualties Her sc he! V. Johnsons declaration in the hundreds after long hours of  hl * government “would not sit noting and names swept through  ld *- v and  *** frustrated by vetoes much of the city. The fighting also  pr,d 1     *  ,h<>  f fll luic of the Council  funned out into Amritsar end other j  r * nnnt  preclude individual or col* outlying areas of the Punjab.    j     lrcU * 9  •c* 10 " »>>    willing  In the predominately Hindu city. ***• thousands of cheering persons lined The apparent American strategy the route from Government House ; was to force Gromyko into contin* to the Constituent Assembly Hall. ued use of the veto to block action waving green and white Pakistan I in the Council and then throw the  Lag* a* Mountbaiiten passed  Mahomed All Jlnnah, president of the Moslem league and the leading advocate for Pakistan, already has been i li'i.sen governor* general of the near dominion and p esident of its Constituent Assembl  Th# birth of freedom mean* that  case to the 55-nation General Assembly Sept. IS One possible stumbling blo, k to tin American plan wa.* the chan a • hat Johnson would nm he able to hold his heavy majority in the Council a. he kept strengthening ♦lie Amel it an demands Thi.* afternoon the Coun ll was  Alton Area Cools Off After Brief Rain.More LikeI v  for the first Urn# Ut nearly three , *rheduled to take up th# Indone-centuriea Indian* will have com* nan case again, with Sutan Sjahrir, pieta control over the destinies nad former Indonesian premier, prevast resources of their ow n people, j pored to make his first speech here It mean* that the teeming sub- ' n the conflict with the Dutch.  continent which hat baan a rich I  n  ~ ™..............  1        11   Jewel in the British empire for so long a time now become* two nations, a Hindu dominion of 227,-non<«k> stretching from the Himalaya* to Calcutta; and a Moslem dominion of two parts populated rn *9,000.000 Moslems Sikhs.  Parsis and the counties* other communities of india -numbering IOO,* The weather bureau forecast this 000,000 more—are divided between morning called for partly cloudy to the two.    f    cloudy skies this afternoon, tonight,  Hill Freedom Bring Peace?  pn ' 1  Friday, with occasional (hun-But whether th# birth of free- dcrshowers, after the Alton area dom will bring peace to the tor- **P*rienced its coolest weather of merited land is another question ’J 1 ** *«rk today following a brie* In Lahore, unofficial sources es-     ahouf     '    •‘ n a m   ti mated that 95 percent of the, I ,u>  forecast predicted not so Punjab capital * SOO.oon Hindu and  var »' temperatures this afternose Sikh population had fled the city I ® na  tonight, with the highest tem-  and that |t now was populated principally by Moslems.  Communal registers kept by vol* unteeis at Mayo hospital rn I .shote  perature today near 9*> and the lowest Friday morning about TO, with little t f ange in temperature Friday tind the highest reading in  showed that 99 Sikhs and Hindus * h#     about    88    High    read  ing Wednesday was 98 at 4:30 p rn., and low this morning was 78 about 7 30  ar tnt associated rum  The midwest's fading heat wave  hew a sultry kiss of farewell to  wet* kii.ed in knife attacks last right and ’bat sox Moslem* were slain bv military and police gunfire.  Fires raged through five Bikh temples, through the Anarkaii bazaar and elsewhere In the city and    _     11M .  official raport* Mid Hindu and Sikh    KluioU. IitSaija    and    [.art    of Mirh*  .hop. had ba,n loot od.    •'     h *    •»;  Th, criminal, of -rn,a provide.. »"’*"« • hlMt-furnac,. rmbr.ca of  ha., been pron,.,cd thai death .en- ; **£»"* « '•» «•'  on. cc and Jail fen. ..II be re    y*"’"    '    «     (    h ''  , _, . m ,    said    hot    weather would continue  muted a* prfrt of the independence    .    '    “   tm. rh. rut.tr - .ii b. alien     ,ud *> »*    Indiana    and the  southeastern    half    of    low#i Michi  gan. but that cooler an wa* work-  festivities. The poor will be given sweets There will be parade* and  speeches and fireworks. There will,.    .    ____  prayer, and offering, of thank,.     ln, °. ' h °“    .hould  giving to gods strange to Christians  bring relief by nightfall Bolton reported a high Wednesday of 99 and New York City 97, J with no relief forecast lot the W hat's in a Name?    eastern states until Friday night  GOSHEN. Ind. Aug. 14 —J The lowest temperature repot ted Tile Elkhart County Woman’s from the northern hemisphere ycs-Chnstian    Temperance    Union    (    hose    terday was 27 degrees at Big  the candidate    instead    of    the    name    Piney, Wye. which is situated at  yesterday, re-electing Mis. C C-1 an elevation of 1600 feet above sea Wine a* president.    level  ( nbelievable II onion  'Kuclienwald t^ueen’ to Host of lier Life Belli tit I Bars  h> HAI. Rover.  NEW YORK. Aug. 14. Lf*—There  must be laughter in heaven and hell over the news from Germany, today—that Fiat! Il>e Koch is to I pend the rest of her life in prison.  There are thousand* of spectral victims of Nazi persecution who would rather drop the scaffold beneath her, or haul her up gasping into the sky.  They art the dead people who once knew her as the “queen of Buchenwald," the Nazi concentration camp outside Weimar where I *<»me 30.000 primmer* were put to death.  But perhaps there is a litter justice in the decision by an American | war crimes tribunal that this plump 41-yeai-old red-haired widow- of infamy should spend the rest of her days behind bars.  Wb# Liked It  Certainly no woman in history enjoyed prison life more at one time than lls? Koch, wife of the former commandant at Bu< hen-wald who himself was put to death in hi* own butcher chamber. Now .he will have a long opportunity to *tudy prison life Loin th.* other  side.  Frau Koch is an unbelievable woman to the few people who "till dismiss the Nazi mass executions as "war propaganda. ‘ Such people do extol.  I first taw Burhenwald. where the dead were piled like log*, shortly after Gen. George Patton'* Third Army swept victoriously through the birthplace of Germany s shortlived republic that followed the  C'eutinued on Page IS, id. I.  22 Buchenwald (lamp Workers Given Death  I ive Others Draw Life for Atrocities \gainst Inmates  DACHAU, Germany, Aug 14 IJT An American war crimes court today sentenced 22 Buchenwald concentration camp attendants to hang for atrocities committed again*! inmates dunng the Nazi regime  Five others were sentenced to life imprisonment, among them Frau Use Koch, wido*' of the former Buchenwald commandant, who is expected to give birth n< xt month to a baby conceived while a prisoner One defendant was sentenced to  20 yearn imprisonment, two to 15 >cais and <>nc to IO veals.  The 31 defendants were convicted Tuesday after a four-month* trial  More than 50,000 prisoners died in the notorious camp, which wa* situated on th** outskirts of Weimar*. A quiet town in the Thuringia Province famed as the residence of the German poet Goetne Among those condemmed to die were Herman Bister, a former camp commandant, and Max Sc herbert. former ramp leader Those -entenccd to life imprisonment included Ew in Katzenellen-bo gen. a former American citizen -cif*, ted from among the inmate* to become a    and former  Prince Josia* Waldeck. a high-ranking S S (elite guardi officer and the first German or royal blood to he turd for war crimes.  The courtroom, where several hundred Germans have neon tried for war Crimes in the lait two year* was rammed a* the court president Brig Gen Emit C Kell. lead the sentence*  Most of the defendants received thru sentences with outward aim.  A doctor was m attendance lot Frau Knob because of Her advanced pregnancy. The Hard-faced, red-haired widow, who allegedly -hared the ramp rule with her commandant husband,* wa* accused of having prisoners killed so she could make lamp shades, purses and book bindings out of the;* tattooed skin She tried unsucevsfulls to rs-rape trial because of her pregnancy, which hay never been officially explained Her husband wa* eve. uted by the Naxis several year* ago It has been estimated that approximately 230,000 prisoners were held in the Buchenwald * »rrv at on# time or another during the Nazi regime  21 Directors of Farben Trust  Plead Innocent  NUERNBERG, Germany Aug 14 bf*’ — Twenty-one ti reef* is of the hUHon-doliat I, G. Farben chernu al (lust pleaded innocent before sn American war (rimes I court today to charge* that they had conspired to plunge the world into war for profit.  Without Fa ben, Brig Gen Telford Taylor, the chief prosecutor,! char ged in a scorching 20.000-word j indictment, Adolf Hut would have been powerless to stall the wsr in 1939 and power I etui to v* a*;. it so successfully for »o long  Three other ch fondants vs cie absent and it was announced they would be tried later. Max Biuegge-rr.ann and Karl Wurster were in hospital* and Carl Lautenachiaeget was excused at the last moment because his son rt.od last night.  The defendants entered their pleas after the tribunal overruled ; arguments by  # defense attorneys th,at they would need from three to six months to prepare thew cases The judges ordered the actual trial to start Aug 27  '1'he Farben directorate, which includes some of the biggest and yet least known men of central Europe, is charged with waging aggressive war with plundering subjugated countries, with exper-1  ■ meriting on concentration camp victims and with exploiting *!a\e labor.  The 21 defendants harked out then "not guilty’ pleas in the same j courtroom where Herman Goer mg and other Hitler henchmen were  tried  The defense attorneys protested that a trial of such international ■Cope wa*  w im(HNisihic‘* ll) lief* rid und**r the circumstances and they cited what they called inadequate facilities. Inability to contact necessary witnesses rn other countries, and inability to get hold rf Fat ben file* captured by American troop*.  Taylor retorted to the 90-minute j defense plea in four minutes, saving that th*- defense had been given suffixent time to prepare it.* *a*<* and that he had made available 709 documents for the attorn*-} s perusal.    *    *-  Airri Harvester Htrikr  CHICAGO. Aug 14    A**    -    A*  threatened strike nearly 20000 International Harvester Co. workers wa* averted ta*t    night    when  the company and the CIO United Automobile Workers    reached    an    ,  agreement involving the Ta!t-Hattley latxji act.  (terser (.rented \\ hen Automobile Hits Lire Plug  Responding at I a. rn. today to a  call from the home of Mrs R. J Leady at 901 Belle, police learned thai an automobile had rolled driverless morw than a block from a parking place at 4 West Ninth to collide witli and break off a fire plug at the southeast corner of Ninth and Belle. A deluging foun-•ain of water sprayed IO feet high from the plug for 45 minute* until the main could He shut. off The automobile, policemen determiner, wa* a 1941 *edan of Ai instead Green jr of 1912 Belie Alton Wafter Co wa* immediately notified and a company crew respond-  Area Industry Operates Near Wartime Peak  Legislators of District to  Increase in Pay  iUl Alton Armory Project] V ote d Firemen  And Policemen  VnniverMiy of Y-J Day Finds 18,03.y Persons Employed  Today, as the second anniversary  of V-J Day arrive*, statistics on busine** and manufacturing in the  Alton-Wood River District show little decline from the peak of wartime activity, and in many respect,* surpass it. Greater quantities of cd to shut Off the flow pending goood* are available for retailers to replacement of the plug winch wa.* -HI than could be had under ra-completed bv IO a rn. toda-.    ’inning restriction*. Production of  Mr*. Leads- said that the fotin- automobiles, electrical good*, and tam from the plug f<fr some unex- ^’usehold supplies has sent these placable reason, behaved like a     h * ck     «nto the market. For-  gevse*- It kept up a constant flow-,' ’anataly for the resident.* and nut went into spurt* at intervals merchant* of the area, Industrial during which water "went high a* payrolls have been sustained to a  the ceiling of a room.” fThese spurts, she said. gradually increas- i cd rn force until the workmen got the main shut off  Manager King of Alton Water Co. estimated today the flood from the broken plug reached 1500 gallon* a minute about twice the i apacity of a fire pumper—before the sfi earn was checked.  Reported to the police Wednesday afternoon was a mishap of the previoua afternoon in which a 3-jear-old child, Rose Marie Ro!! of ‘ 705 Adam* court, incurred an aim injury when struck by a truck. near her home, the vehicle being driven bv Richard Gent. 334 Jefferson The child, it was saiq, »**  degree that could not have been anticipated either before the war or a* its end approached  Last week the Telegraph published figures announced by the Illinois Department of Labor showing the number of job* in the Alton-Wood River District was 1.8 time.* what it had hen before the war, and that the payroll volume va* 4 time* its prewar size. This p.onipged an inquiry from the Alton District Manufacturers’ Association for a comparison of present* bay employment condition* with ♦ Hose of V-J Day, taro years ago. when predictions of the economic aftermath cf the war were num-  taken to the family physician, for  Prouv  * n « were a* vaned in nature  treatment.    j •*  th *y  w * r « In source.  At that time government experts were estimating that within a few months after hostilities ended there would be 8 million    unemployed  TItey were demanding    federal legis-  j lotion to offset this    calamity by  establishing a program of public works Contrary to this viewpoint a national organization of business and industry, the Committee for  -   ■    Economic Development, had cal-  ** tat ASSOCIATED PDE**  1  culated iherfc would be full employ-The    greatest war in history came    ment tm at least a year after the  • tan end    i vo    year* ago    today    with    war's end  th# surrender of Japan The surrender announcement ’ made in a broadcast by Emper  (•realest ( ame to End 2 J ears Ago  A full four-man backfield of legislator* has entered the Alton armory game to do the ball carry-  *ng.  All four of this district’* Illinois General Assembly members, representing both parties, met with the Greater Alton Association of Commerce committee and a‘delegation from th# F,a*t End Improvement Association at Mineral Springs Hotel. Wednesday afternoon.  Hearing a complete review of the situation and adding a few details they'd uncovered recently, themselves, they pledged their unstinting support for the project.  To Rep Orville Hodge’s assurance that National Guard officials regarded the Henry street riverfront site as an excellent one. State Senator Milton (Minkii Mueller added the news that Attorney General George Barrett "doesn’t want Alton to think he* giving it the ’runaround*.’’  Rep*. Lloyd (Curley’ Harris and Leland Kennedy completed the delegation attending from the Assembly.  Hodge, immediately upon being invited to yesterday's meeting, had set about learning by long-distance telephone from the National Guard office in Springfield what the situation was  Mueller, in Springfield when he learned of the meeting, had inquired at the attorney general's office.  From Barrett he learned that one (apparently final! obstacle lay in the way of action to clear title for the riverfront site.  Hodge reassured the committee that funds for building the armory were available, on the basto of what he had learned from the National Guard official*.  But Mueller said Barrett had told Lim some fund* incidental to  Long, Hot Session  By City Council  Meeting on one of the hottest nights of the present summer, aldermen protracted th# Wednesday session until 10:20 p. rn., making it one of the longest in years.  Perspiration flowed freely; bugs coming through unscreened windows added to annoyance of heat.  T wo aldermen, however, took the meeting In stride Alderman Morrison made use of a small cardboard fan while other members occasionally used council pamphlets to fan or swish away the insects. Alderman Warren was the Male member to ut through the session garbed In a coat. Others were coatie*.*, many wearing open-necked sport shirts, but Warren, from a reporter'* view, appeared coolest of th* 14.  Nation Needs Dwight Green, Aide Declares  Boost of $20 a Month Ii Retroactive to August I  Under a resolution by Alderman Roberts, City Council Wednesday night voted fiat increases in pay of $20 a month, retroactive to Aug I,  ; for all members of the city police and fir# departments.  Before adoption, the resolution was amended or motion of Alderman G#l?z, to affirm that the ae-, tim should infringe in no way on the eventual plan of the round! to make an 8-hour day effective in the police department, j Adoption of the pay increase v as by a vote of 12 lo 2.  I Mayor Wadlow estimated the salary boost would aggregate about $7800; City Counsellor estimated i I he amount at slightly more than ,$9000.  Base pay in the departments under the last salaries ordinance was  $195 a month, probationary members scarting at $175. The *20 in-! crease boost* the base pay figure to $215 a month.  Before the resolution, as amended. was voted on. Mavor Wadiow i inquired of Roberts if he felt there was sufficient money in the respective department appropriation! to meet the increase.  Robert* ( ites Matings  Rob# rts replied that the saving  the nation “The outstanding manner in clearing title on the site and get- which Governor Green has directed ting it into the state's hands were the state of Illinois bas projected lacking In the absence of an him into the national picture.  Bv (MARLEEN WHALEN  SPRINGFIELD. 111., Aug. 14  I -Gov. Dwight H. Green of Illinois i thus far of four month* pay by In  today wa* declared "projected Into ability to secure six additional po-  ! the national * picture” hut Green Bremen to put an 8-hour day into  himself gave no public hint of hi* effect in the police department  1948 political plans.    [amounted to $4200 whereas the pay  p.,,I  r  Rrtc-nmiLt .tnt# COP  lnerw,s * »&•» department would r ani C Roxenqulst st* e GDP ^  fo wwn Jn  ^  d ft ,  chairman told a Republican gath-  m< . nf h „  Mid  „ n rxrMt |n fh £*   1  erin* at the State Fair that Green’* j pro nation  record "is applauded ’hmughou?  over anticipated ex. pense would meet in large part the pay boost, but it may be necessary to find $1000 more, which he felt could be done  Wadlow th* n *ald there wa* only  one question in hi* mind as to mak-  a; pre pi sat ion bv the General As- Ro*enqui*f said in a ’alk prepared  in £ increase legally possible —  for delivery to a Gov et nm * DSV * h,, ]*+ r  the City „ "over-a1! appro-  or Hirohtto, th# earnest little man whose powers have been wiped away in these last two years, hut whose people still treat him with • everence.  General Douglas MacArthur I* in charge now And from him today • ie a message to his. occupation  Estimate* Fulfilled  Management of industrial plant* in this ate* participated in the CEO *urve> and in 1945 calculated that the total employment in the principal plants of the district would he 18,218 postwar. A year earlier their calculation had result#! in a somewhat smaller program, 17.7T8. Their estimates  forces reminding them that "th#  turn «* d ou!  ** unexpectedly ac-  v. tm sous end of battu# be. ame the '  uraf e  !nr !n  two-year period  beginning of an equally v tai cam- manufacturing employment in the patgn tone ure th# pear*    I    district has constantly ranged with*  ' -Ae now enter the last phase in  ln 3     hundred of 18.000 mb*.  Japan of this test of our strength," This Aug ll find* ** total of h# added it is you men and 18 035 persons employed rn manu-women. military and t v Ban, who fact iring in the principal industrial have composed th# Ai Bed foi e* of p ants* of the asea plants which occupation who are bringing this IO year- ag" employed approxl-ta k to a su -csxful conclusion" mateiy 10,000 persons, ’he actual  Th# socialist premier of Japan ‘I (Nu Katayama, noted the anni* versal y. too He calles! upon hi* ■ .int iv m*-n ’n *tres* science. Sabot  but th# peace treaty tor which the Japanese yearn is -till in the future Preliminary talks may start .shortly, however, at th# iomstenc# *1 inc United States  A ca.; for a prompt peace wa* made in a V-J Day broad? ast by f’»evident Manuel A Rosa* of the Philippine republic. He said the peoples of Alvia "ase cia noting fen speedy conclusion" of a treaty,  In A'lied capitals of th# wofld. V-J Day passed quietly. I he peace was still to be se un 4.  U S.Tells Russ Put I poi*Shut I p on Korea  Bv Lim ARI) E, BOMAR  WASHINGTON. Aug. 14 *.$** — The United Stat*** gave Russia one week from today to "put up or shut up" in American-Sox let efforts to achieve a united Korea Stripped ct in diplomat i< lan-guage, that tx the essence of Secretary of Stat** Marshall’s lf tim to Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov, setting an Aug 21 deadline for a  r umber in August. 1937, being  10,000.  Meanwhile average weekly earnings as published by the Illinois md an international outlook if they Department of Labor have risen could become a thoroughly peace-  from 1h „ $25-828 of th# late thir-   na,ion -    tie* to fib which means $50,000,-  Conquered Japan will be opened  (W , „  x , „,  in  payroll*  omorrow to limited foreign trade    .....    .  Job* in Mar Years  In August 1939. on th# #\# of th# outbreak of war in Europe, the nu'liver employed wa- 11,802 In IMS <t had int ceased to 13,932 and in 1941 to 18,317. Bv th# same month rn 1942 it had tea bed 21,281 and a >#a: later, a high level of 23.830. Th* absolute peak .•a* June 194,3, 23.967.  During the entire year, 1913. employment rn the area leached a high plateau between 23,000 and 24.000, and early in 1941 fell off to >>.829 in March, remaining steadily around this figuie until Julv, 1945.  When V-J Day, Aug 14. 1945. arrived the employment figure wa* 17.74.3 a few hundred less than it ic today, It wax a time of uncertainty and a text of which pr#dic-tionx would materia I ire.  While plants in th# district -.vet# reconverting to pea eft ne production employment fell off to a low point in Octobei of 16,856 th# lowest it had been in four years, but promptly climbed back to the 18,Otto mark where it has stayed.  Avoided Dislocations  "Thu contaction sn employment from th# peak of 24,000 lour seats* ago to 18,000 now," explains Thomas VV. Bullet general manager cl tH( Manufacturers’ Association "has tak#n place without any great d ^location of population or hardship on the community. Thu is in  sembly, the policy of his office wa* against undertaking the action.  Await Barrett Letter  I? was pointed out by member*  of the committee, in this respect, that if Barrett had made this point clear dunng June, when he failed to keep an appointment with the committee's chairman. City Judge Boynton, such an appropriation might have been introduced befur* , th* legislature, whicg wa* then Ut session.  Boynton, however, pointed out that th# difficulty might have es-, cuped Barrett’s notice in the rush of work attendant upon going over legislative hills then being parsed  At the same time, he said the expenses mentioned probably would he %0 small tha» they #ould be met from private sources heir He said he would assure Barrett, as chairman of the committee that the expenses would be thus met.  The meeetlng wa* called yesterday a^ much to obtain from the legislators any background information they might have on the armory qucx’ion from their Springfield contacts a* to plan any future course of action  Chairman Boynton, however, to-dcy was ex;*ecting a letter from Attorney General Batlet? outlining the situation. It wa> decided to let future action hinge on this letter  Pion Conf ere ores  Roughly, however, the plan was to have the legislator- arrange necessary conferences either here or a* Springfield a* soon as Judge Boynton could analyze the letter  It may be desirable, it was pointed out, to get spokesmen from loth Barretts office and the National Guard —- and possibly even one from the Illinois Armory Board—into a conference to plan  a Governor's Day RAP rally    prtation for th# \#ar would be ex-  < e#ded by th# additional spending,* ’Fiscal Sanity’    The city’s grand total of anticlpat-  "Governor Green’s insistence that cd expenditure* uhd#r ’H# appro-Illinois live within its budge’ prtation ordinanr# may not be ex-sounds a note of fiscs I sanity in reeded, he pointed out. irrespective cheering contrast to President j*f whether the city secured rev#-Truman’s determined defense of continued New Deal squandering "The kind of leadership we have in Illinois is what our nation  ai the total anttctpa-  needs.” Rosenqulri declared.  Rosenquist. of Rockford, to state revenue director by Green’s' appointment. He did not elaborate future on hi* reference to Green a* a national figure Green ha« been mentioned in national ticket xperulation He haxn't announced whether he will go after a ’bird consecutive four-year term ax governor Neither has he publicly voiced presidential or v ir#-presidential ambitions  However, he did refer in hi' prepared speech to national GOF hopes  For party members limbering up for the coming campaign at their main statewide gathering of this year, Green said it was th# “first duty." of Republican* to plan for the national election ‘On that election perhaps more than any since 1860 may depend the future of th# United States." h# x*id  "It is n<>' lo* ai and x’ate government which ix uppermost in Hie minds of minnie Republicans gathered here todav For the Republican par’v wax founded not to xwing local elections, hut to gu.de our national dex’iny and to p r #x#rve the sacred freedoms of the republic."  Republican' came by special tram, chartered huxes and auto. mobiles for the campaign curtain lifter and two-hour gettogether. , They were chiefly interested in conjecture over Hie party’s primary  ptanx major  will have a  undoubtedly off#'" on it  ('rows Speak*  Lf Gov. Hugh W. Cross advocated a 1948 j.*a ! e ticket "without  report on the long stalemated ne .  Kottationi by » Joint cb,ion N-mrMt.o lh.    <>1 . ..nj  in Seoul    communities, hu’lt up by war plants  ‘ If the Humans fail to put up by « Th no and a* suddenly let down  a team-like approach to 'tic prob- ? lineup ntextt spring Green Ie rn at hand In gcncial, it would be up to Barrett’s office to sponsor legal action necessary to place title to lh# site in the state’s hands. Then It would be Up to the Armory I Board to finance and build the armory, the structure, under the Armory Board Act, then would be tent#.! to the "tate by the bArd, revenue from th# rent being used to retire bonds which financed the; construction  At present, the Armory Board Act is being tested in the courts, but the committee and the iegisia* tora agreed that whatever the suit s ; outcome, it was advisable to proceed with all possible speed to clear title to the armory rite.  nu# sn ex<-i Hon*  City Counsellor Middleton affirmed th# mayor’s statement- THD overall total appropriated for th# year. he said. to about $485,000 and this may not be overstepped He warned there might be some em-hamming year-cnd curtailments in spending to keep within th# over-al! figure  M anting by May ar  "With this increase, w# will be running dangerously clo*# to th# ultima?** spending power." -aid he, "but the matter may work out. The estimate work out so close it s difficult to make an absolute-Iv definite -tatement at this tim#, for ail city funds have to be taken info consideration "  Wadlow recalled that at the finance meeting, Monday, he ha# suggested a $10 a month increase. adding: "I know $10 to insufficient, but I suggested that figure because I thought it would squeeze through without our total appropriation being involved. However, since the committee '#xxion. I have heard employ**' in other city department* also f##! a raix# tx due. and, before • db vote, I want the aldermen aR ’n understand th# legal curb on total disbursements that we are heading into”  Middleton had pointed out. under the total $485 OOO city approve ration some anticipations were xet dangerously high and that all anticipated revenue mev not bf lealized Wadlow- referred back to this point, remarking:  • One way nr another the higher salary necessities mean we must xe#k added revenue sources for th# next fNcel vent ’’  Two ‘So* Vote*  As des elop'd in discussion* la commit?>*e last Monday, the pay increases ai# for the purpose of  favoritism to one section a* against helping police and firemen meet anothet * adding ’rat “there to no higher living costs. I? was brought single individual greater than our out at tha’ time that inability ’o party."    get added men thus far hax mad#  Cross to from Jerseyville, in it impossible to put an 8-hour day xouthwex* central Illinois IU ha- into effect n the police department, been mentioned a* a possible ■ indi- and ’hat th# plan will have to be  Continued on Fag# It, € ol. I.  Hits Power Line  Continued on Page It, Col, 5  Continued on Fag# *, Col. 1.  Continued on Page It, ( ol. I.  Mon of Ai tion  Veteran Kids His House of  Termites VV itll One Match  STURBRIDGE. Mass, Aug. 14. ».!*’ George R. Martel got, rd of the termite in his house by burning the place dov< n on the botte*? nii'ht of the year.  A crowd of 500 watched a., the World War ll veteran poured gax-o'ine on a pile ct timber on the first floor of the two-story dwelling <nd put a match to it. In 40 minutes th# 125-year-old home was reduced to asne.x  The fire sn set with the approval of Fire Chief John B. Cartier.  When Martel bought the house a mon? ii ago. he thought he and h x wife bad soiled ihe housing shortage. H<? found instead that th# beam.-, window frame* and flooring were so honeycombed with termite' that the bunding was he-* end repair.  Mart et plan- to build a new ho ne on what can be salvaged from the foundation.  Robert S. Allen to Pimh-Hit for Pearson  Yestenday Drew Pearson left his readers up in the air by announcing that he was going on his vacation and that the column would be written during his absence by the "best reporter in Washington."  Today lf you turn to page 4 you will discover who is batting for Pearson—Robert S. Alien for many years Pearsoa’s partner in writing the Washington M e rry-Go- Round.  We think you will agree with Drew’s description of Bub Alien’s writing and that you will enjoy Bob’s vacation pinch-hitting. Read his column regularly in the Telegraph.  (Released by the Bdl Syndicate, Inc I  Flier Dies as Plane Kurus  After Crashing iii Calhoun  Power wa* off along the 110,000 volt line Lorn Keokuk, 4« . to St, Lou- ihe Central ll ii nots Public  Service Co ;#i>oi t**d  Batchtown tx lo miles northwest of St Louis, and 30 from Alton  E    Frank#,    a    Batchtown  farmer, told the Associated Pi ex* he se v the plane in the air and that shortly afterwards the lights  went out. He said the ship burned  BATCHTOWN. Ill Aug. ll F - A man tentatively identified by the Hank' funeral borne at Hardin as Fled Watson Hastings, 22. of St Louis (1919 North Grand► wa-killed laxt night in the -raxh of his light plane into a power line near h#i e.  Power was cut off for nearly half an hour along the western border of the stat#  At Lambert Field, near St. Lento, it was reported that Hastings took . im media’cly afer hitting the 110,-Off iaxt night and had not been 000-volt line. hor* from abu*.    I     Hum ,     rhi „     0 ,    ,  The pilot ’* body was chan cd by  log school at Lambert Field -aid  "I# fir** which nearh destroyed ,    .    .    ,    ,,    ,    „    .  mr plan*, Calhoun C un:; Sharif!  h ' “«*">•««« ><"*<•»*» «** ">•"« Joseph Schneider xaid.     to  Effingham. He -aid he had not  Coroner Ellis Inman 'aid two J determined whether Hasting* bio clefs were found in th# wreck- reached there but expressed belief age ct the craft, a small mono- he had and crashed on the return plane.    I trip   

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