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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 27, 1947, Alton, Illinois River Stages Bureau I m Zero Stage Fall Sea Level 7 Lock Dam 28 Pool Tallwater ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 192 AUGUST 1947 Member of The Associated Sc Per Weather Forecast Partly Cloudy t Occasional Skdwiers Declares Cities Should Share in State Revenue Some Municipalities Face Sargent Tells Kiwanis Part ot the tnxes collected by the stale should be olloled to munici pnlities within the stntn on a per capita basis if financial problems of municipal governments are to bo snid Lon execu tive director of the Illinois Munici pal speaking to Alton Ki wanis at Mineral Springs Tuesday prefaced his point with a discussion of the four types of municipal briefly ex plaining their structure and his Regardless of which of the four types commis or managerial of government a municipality the gravest problem is that ot Sargent Tnxes on real and personal prop erly constitute the bulk of a muni cipalitys he although other revenue fs raised by such means as business liquor tobacco and park ing He explained that the municipalities now gel a portion of the state motor vehicle gasoline but this is insufficient for the purpose for which it is the upkeep of arterial Be cause of properly depreciation and subsequent lower Sar gent said that the levies in Illinois municipalities in 1945 were less than in de spite Ihe fact that the cost of city government had increased tre Increased Costs Because of the greatly increased j cost pf municipal government and the corresponding shrinkage in municipal most cities arc now on the verge of he One instance in the neces sarily increased cost of running a municipality is said Sar During the depression municpalities had to pay disgrace fully low Now they are faced with the problem of raising the salaries of municipal employes and staying within their One evil rising from this according to Ihe is reduc ing the size of the force of munici pal For em ploying fewer firemen to raise wages to Ihe standard state This in many Sar gent resulted in the munici palitybeing reclassified by the Na tional Fire Underwriters Associa tion with the business men of Ihe municipality forced to pay larger insurance The Butler he re flects an attempt to alleviate the financial difficulties of municipal ities ny providing a formula for converting the assessed valuation of properly into terms of cash It provided furl said that tax rates be reduced 50 The law provides that the transition period for increased assessments be five years so that the increase will not be Introduced by Mayor In support of his contention that a portion of slate taxes should be allolted to the Sar gent said that 73 percent of state taxes are paid by persons living within the incorporated limits of the by its has assessed a surplus while the munici palities are close lo Sargent said that a commission authorized by the General Assem bly is studying the problem and that he hopes that it will report in favor of slate aid lo Mayor Wndlow was chairman of Shurtleff Style Shoiv and Music Benefit 11 Shtirlleff College Conservatory of Music will present n Musical Style show for Ihe benefit of the Music Scholarship fll Hotel Two perform ances will be one at 2 and the second at 9 The event Is under11 he direction of Belh uel head of the department of Music at Shurtleff Arrangements are being complet ed by ihe executive committee which includes MaryLou Penni Jockie Doris Dorothy1 Agnes and Delphine Cooperating merchants are Vogue and Music for the show will be fur nished by leading Alton area mu with musical settings by who will be heard at the console of the electric Makeup and coiffures will be by Sallys Beauty with Sally Beelmon in She will be assisted by Joan Gwen Mary Jane Nichols and Betty Mannequins will include Shirley Joan Dottie Beg Jackie Joan Van Peggy Jo Ann Jean Eileen Mary Feld Mary Ann Ginnie Beverly Betty Lou Mary Gwen Doris John Judy Dorothy Anita Marian Jean Martha Rosemary Barbara Alice Georgia Mary Jane Mary Lou De lores Joan Betty Agnes Sig Marie Pat Gerry Verna Ann Nancy K a t h e r i n e Mary and Audrey Tickets for the style show may be obtained from any of the man nequins or the following firms Hartmanns Ho tel Goulds Music the and Peters Continued on World Food Situation Hoover Says The world food says Herbert doesnt look very We have a surplus of food in the United States as but fcS great a one as we had last the 73yearold former president told newsmen yesterday as he slopped between trains from Cali fornia to New The world need is probably greater this year than it was who was going to New York to assume the chairmanship of the new congressional commis sion for reorganization of govern ment said he had no views concerning the possible Republican candidate for He told newsmen he was certain that h5would not accept the nomi nation if it were offered No man at my age should lake the the former presi dent License Sain Lags Purchasing of city automobile licenes under threat of police pros ecutions has begun lo lose impe and it was said today at the office ot the city treasurer in City Hall thai only ten were issued Tolal of license slick ers issued now has reached 5549 for the 3947 Yesterdays to tal of stickers issued was for any day since the 15 deadline after which it was an nounced that any car owners found without lags would be sub ject of complaints charging fail ure to comply with the license Court Feud Between Black And Jackson May Be Renewed UP The Supreme Court feud between Justice Robert Jackson and Hugo Black may be headed for a showdown this in his unprecedented statement from Ger 14 months took his col league sharply to task for partici pating in a 1945 portaltoporlal mine pay case filed by Blacks for mer law He said he would speak out again If there ever were a repetition of the Black never re plied The United Mine win ners of the 5 to 4 were represented by Cramplon Blacks onelime ofticc parlncr in Now Harris lias returned to the court with a new this lime as counsel for the Jackson Securi ties Investment of Birming He hns asked the high court to rtvlpw Ihe companys claim that it is entitled to nay for services in ob taining a tenant for a properly owned by the Prudential Insur ance Company of The court will announce oarly in iUs new term beginning In October whether it will grant the company H 1 the Is lo grant the Black then may Indicate whether he has decided to ellml I nate himself from the If he not do and the court agrees to hear arguments by Jackson likely will be heard Jackson was on leave from the bench as chief American prosecu tor at the Nazi war crimes trial when the longsmouldering feud broke into the He wrote the opinion in the mine pay case and when a petition for review of the decision was wrote a con curring opinion critical of Blacks Nearly a year a newspaper column told of the feud and said Black regarded Jacksons opinion as a slur upon his personal and judicial In liis Nuernberg statement prompted by that Jackson accused his colleague of having threatened him with war unless Jackson covered up facts in con nection with the concluding There may be hose who think it quite harmless to encourage the employment of justices exlaw partners to argue close cases by smothering the objections which the bar makes to this But in my view such an attitude would soon bring the court Into disre If It Is ever repeated while I am on the bench I will make my Jewel Ridge the mine pay case opinion look like a letter of recommendation by August Likely To Lead Year in Home Building 14 Permits So Far This Month Equal Total For Julv Trouserless Man Caught9Chascd to Town for Arrest With 14 permits for new dwell ings Issued thus far this month at Ihe office of City Building Com missioner Whit August has equaled the record for July which was high month in the half of the year for Alton homebuild ing Aggregate cost of the H dwell ing projects of the present month is estimated at which is considerably higher than the total estimate ot on the 14 July Thus far this 85 dwelling permits have been issued and the aggregate estimate of their cost is In the entire year of permits were issued for 94 homes to estimated value of Latest permit was issued yes terday to Edwards Sierfier of 2930 Forest drive for a story and a half residence to be erected on near The house is to be ot brick veneer estimated cost James Mawdsley of 2611 Brown has arranged for erection in Nolle place of 4room with finished sun and estimated cost Roy Burrls of 505 Marsh has taken a permit for a 4room frame with bath and to be erected at the southeast corner of North and Templin of 1605 Washing ton has arranged for residing a residence 1615 estimated cost Jewel Robin son of 530 Division will make a front porch 16 by to his dwelling property at 528 Divi Anna Halliday of 2 East Eleventh is having a concrete block garage Lee of 315 Parker will demo lish his present garage and replace with a structure of concrete blocks Theresa Bramlelt of 2437 San ford is having porch repairs Three residents have arrang ed for roof renewals Mary 3033 East Fourth 2403 College and Cecil 918 Auto Makers Believe Price Line Will Hold 27 UPI With to more than added to the pricetags of new passenger cars manufactured throughout the auto producers indicated today the line would hold for the rest of the But prospective eyeing the price boosts announced yester day by the Ford Motor and Sludebaker to complete the round of wondered if the many changes contemplated for for 1948 models would send the cost of their new cars si ill last of the makers to mark up announced from South last night that to would be added to its car and truck Pursued as a trespasser by two Gerson avenue a Godfrey township Who had aban doned his apparently In was taken into custody today by Ed special Norlhslde In a thicket near Tlbbltl and The man then was turned over to Alton and was fined on each of three disorderly and resist ing entering pleas of guilty in police court According lo a report made lo Ihe the man apprehended had been pursued by William Rogers of 102 Gerson end Ellsworth Richey of 104 Gerson from Godfrey towrlship Into Alton where city po lice had authority to effect At Ihe Rogers home it was said that members of the family had been awakened at by the sound of footsteps in the garage Rogers went to Investi saw a pursued and caught at the same time shouting for his who ran to When the man was with out which later were found near the point where he had been When a call was made to the Al ton police it was pointed out that Alton policemen would have no authority to make an arrest north of the city wljich is at Delmar the Gerson residents released the trouserless They so stationed them selves that he ran towards Del Rogers and who had run from their homes in scant it was then hastily donned garments brought from their homes by their wives to make them more jumping in Rogers renewed pur Near Davis they caught sight of the trouserless and finally traced him to the vicinity of the Northside When they got a glimpse of the man tak ing to some one re mained to watch while ihe other drove to the near business section and secured Watchman McCann to make an A police car then was After the transfer of custody to regular Alton trousers of the said to have been found by Rogers near his were returned to the arrested Police Magistrate Hawkins said that in addition to the fines im posed he had warned the de fendant to keep out of the city and the Gerson area where residents would watching for him in event of further breaches of the Residents in the Gerson section said they had been annoyed by re cenl instances of and that a plucky woman resident several weeks ago had routed a masked man who menaced her with a pistol as she was on her way home in the late It was because of a nervous tension created in the neighborhood by these it was that Rogers and Richey had taken such vigorous ac tion in the prowler scare early to InterAmerican Treaty to Be Signed Tuesday Truman Expected to Ad vance Date for Visit To Conference With Nail in Skull Avails Surgeons Action lay listlessly in a ward bed at Fort Logan Veterans Hospi tal awaiting a surgeons de cision on removal of a nail appar ently hammered into his skull while he lay unconscious in a Jap anese prison taken prisoner after the fall of has been reluctant lo risk the delicate operation after living through four years imprison But a week ago headaches and a weakening of his leg and arm made further medical study Doctors said the twoinch nail was driven between hemispheres of the brain and the present trouble may come from contraction of scar 1 Law Would Keep Nags Off Street in Summer j 27 j ft Dobbin will be kept oft j Huntington streets during the day light hours of Ihe summer months if city council approves a proposed The council is scheduled to act 8 on an ordinance which would bar the streets to travel by shod animals from 9 to 6 during the period from May 1 to Sept Councilman Elmer who brought up the ex plained the shoes of horses were digging holes in the citys new blacktop street pavements during warm authorities whipped up plans today for the formal signing next Tuesday in Rio de Janeiros glittering Itamaraty pal ace of an historic defense treaty under which 19 American repub lics agree to fight jointly any aggression In the Western These authorities confidently ex pected that President Truman would advance the date of his schedule visit lo Brazil in order to be present for the occasion In the home of the Brazilian foreign ministry and made arrangements for a whopping A high Brazilian government source said the intsrAmerican conference of foreign ministers at this resort was expected to wind up next Monday and that although the Presidents visit had been scheduled for he was ex pected to revise his plans so as to be able to address the closing Conference committees yester day approved more than twothirds of the body of the projected de fense which calls for swift military action to put down ag gression in a vast security re gion stretching from the Antarc tic to the Arctic and from Hawaii to the Creation of a joint military mechanism will be undertaken at Bogota next when the American republics meet again to broaden and strengthen the Inter American system of peace coop A bolstered hemisphere economic system will be sought in a special conference late in All of the American republics except which was not invited to this and whose status here is in doubt because of a weekend coup at Quito approved last nigbt the sponsored proposal for a treaty clause binding each of the nations to join in fighting aggres sion in the Western Hemisphere security The security zone includes Alas ka and as well as Can arid there was speculation that Canada might later join as a signatory of the The way was open for her to do Typhoid Carrier Sought As Cause of 11 Cases 27 M County health officials today sought a typhoid carrier in dividuallyimmune to the as the cause of 11 cases of typhoid fever among College of the Pacific students and em ployes this John Sippy of the county health department said all the cases had been traced to the college cafe but that investigators failed lo find any evidence of contamina tion in food or drinks served and that circumstances indicated there be ah oldtime em ploye who is a typhoid Tests employes have thus far been Britain Orders Drastic Cuts In Food to Reduce Trade Deficits RELEASED Thre CIs lr John Seattle T 5 Tommy and Gerald Port after release after 12 days detention by They overstepped AmericanRuss boundary in north They were freed This Army Signal Corps photo is first commercial picture radioed from to San Council Head Seeks Limit On UN Veto LAKE Farris El Security Coun cil took a firm stand today for restricting the big pow er veto solely to questions en forcing world But he acknowledged he was waging a losing battle at this El a stated his position as the council was called to meet today for another tussle on the which has been in voked 20 times in United Nations times by twice by There was no prospect of any change in the Council delegates waited for Soviet and Columbia to tip their hands on the Egyptian Delegates of those two countries are slated to speak lo morrow and then the Council hopes to It also hopes to start a vacation The main point in the Anglo Egyptiancase is a Brazilian reso lution calling on Egypt and Britain to resume negotiations to settle their Egypt does not like that resolu tion the who do not have a vole in this favor beenreports Alfonso Lopez of Columbia will present a but so far the Columbian delegate has refused to Army Again Permitted To Marry in Italy evi dence that United States occupa tion authorities in Italy consider the armys stay here likely to be long came to light today in rees tablishment of authority for Army personnel to marry in Channels for handling applica tions 10 marry in lllaly were closed April an ermy release said when ratification of the Italian peace treaty seemed still has not ratified the Demonstrators Find Life Rough But They Take It LAKE The life of a demonstrator in Alton State Hospital Approved for Training Stain Hospital has been approved by the American Medical Associations council of medical education and hospitals for the training of psychiatric State Welfare Director Casslus Poust said Becomes Father Sixth Time at Age of 66 Charles Carroll of a retired Navy who is and who returned lo work at Western Cartridge dur ing World War became a father Tuesday for the sixth lime svhen his who Is Rave birth to a The their fourth and sixlh was horn at in Josephs Hos weighing nine pounds and 13 Roosevelt Replies Surprised That Parleys Doubted Social Standing NEW Eleanor commenting on recent magazine articles by James Farley in which he expressed doubts of his social standing ol the White says thai il never occurred to me that and Farley felt themselves In any group different from thai which we were A series entitled Why I With a condensation of a book which the former postmas ter general will publish In Febru appeared In Colliers writing in her question and answer column In Ihe Ladles Home says thai I am deeply grieved to find that Farley was not the person 1 him or perhaps It would be belter to say that 1 am grieved lo find thai Farley has allowed himself to be made Ihe kind of per sonality that of the Chicago would Inevitably make While the widow of the four term President did not further identify she apparently re ferred to Walter Trohan of the Washington staff of the Chicago in said thai Roosevelt should have I until she could read the whole I am not mak ing anybody any kind of At order I am trying to gather his material He has okayed every word of the book whicli comes from I ho word1 he dictated at the If she ob as I assume she to the delineation of her that comes from his Roosevelts own words which were taken by Farley at his conferences with the former chairman of the Democratic national has said his relations with Presi dent Roosevelt were basically po litical and seldom He said In the series Roosevelt once Frankiln finds it hard to relax will people who arent his social I look this remark to ex plain my being out of the Roosevelt soys she Is qulle sure the remark could never have been marie by since 1 never have had such United Nations halls is a rough the Egyptians apparently can take After being forcibly ousted from Ihe Security Council chamber late yesterday for the second time in five Ahmed Kamel Kotb and Mustafa Momen promptly in formed a reporter We will be Frank chief of the Security was equally sure they would not be They will be looked for among Ihe speclalors who lurn out Thurs day morning for resumption of council debate on Egypts case against Britain for removal of troops from the Nile valley and for termination of the Anglo Egyptian Sudan The sole casualy among the guards was Thomas a wartime military policeman who once was on presidential duly at Hyde Quigley said Kotb bit him on the hand severely enough to require medical treal The speeches delivered by Mo men and Kotb were so loud thai translations were halted two min Delegates just sat and stared at the demons who had sealed themselves quietly in the press 4 Ttigboatnien Rescued After 12 Hours in Water from the effects of shock and four tugboat men including 74yearold Alex i Ariel and his 15yearold grandson i looked back today on more than 12 harrowing hours in Lake Hurons i cold i the James i rnd Clayton were res cued late yesterday i about two hours after other search pulled the nearly exhausted lug Charles i from Ihe All four are resi j dents of Port about 20 miles south of The quartet had been in Die lake since oclock yestonlay morn ing when heavy seas caused a scow Industrialists Charged With Fostering War 27 fourman opening the war crimes trial of 24 directors of the billion dollar Farben chemical heard the prosecution charge today that they deliberately fostered Adolf Hitlers wars of aggression for their own And further than Telford Taylor told they would breed a new war if they got another These are the men who made war and they did it be cause they wanted to said the United Slates chief of counsel for war These men were governed by the same unquenchable thirst for power that for years has gripped anS distorted the minds of the mili tary caste and many other leading Their long range objec New Restrictions on Foreign Travel Also Imposed British government announced to night drastic new cuts ih foreign gasoline and other items to reduce the national trade deficit of 000 by more than The new annouftced In the vacation absence of Prime Minister cut the present weekly meat ration of one shill two pence about 24 cents to one shilling 20 It also froze the tea ration at the present reduced level of two ounces a heavy blow to one of the worlds greatest tea drinking ordained substantially reduced supplies of food to live was ultimately Farbens domination of the chemical indus try of the What these men did was done with the utmost deliberation and I venture to be re peated if the opportunity should The defendants were the men who ran official name is Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft which is the worlds biggest chemical and allegedly used it as a tool for Nazi Twentyone of the 24 pleaded innocent on arraignment Aug For their which may es tablish an important precedent by holding industrialists as well as po litical and military leaders respon sible for plotting the Farben officials sat in the same dock where Herman Goering and his Nazi colleagues were We are not trying them for be ing Taylor declared nor because they exercised great power and con trolled great The indictment accuses these men of major responsibility for visiting upon mankind the most cataslrophic war in human his he It accuses them of wholesale plunder and Drills Stolen Wegman of Wegman Elec tric informed Alton police Tuesday of the theft of drills to value of from a warehouse at Alton Box Board Also the report was an exhaust fan of the Box Board firm valued at Premier to Form His Own Cabinet Designate Constantin Tsaldaris emerged this morning from his third conference In two days with Ambassador Mec Veagh and announced that he in tended to proceed at once with the organization of a new Greek cabinet of his own This apparently precluded forma tion of a broadened coalition gpv Tsaldaris went immedi ately to King Paul to acquaint with the latest development and it was expected that the names of the new ministers would be an nounced within a short Shortly after Tseldarls left the palace without making a further Ambassador whose residence is virtually next door to the walked over to call on the Greece has been without a cabi net since Premier Maximos Deme trios resigned last Unofficial earlier said Tsaldaris qyas ready to relinquish his mandate if that would bjglp solve the but not to his chief Themistokles The differences between Tsal daris and Sophoulis are funda mentally of Tsaldaris heads the Populist Royalist party and Sophoulis the main branch of Greek The Populist and Liberal Parties have been at odds more than 30 Parents of Tots Left In Church Nahhed parents of four small who said they had spent more than 30 months wandering about the coun try in search of a were brought to domestic relations court today to answer charges of con tributing to the dependency of three of the Police seized the Frank and his wife yesterday after their three Daniel Steven and were found unattended In Holy Name Cathedral Sunday Gillespie said he and his wife had left the three boys in the church because we though it would be best for Their fourth Margaret is living with Gillespies In llio tug was towing to pull back off their the Fender SkirU Stoli u Marcus Klrchnnr of M22 Cali fornia complained lo the police Tuesday afternoon that tender skirts had been stolen from his car while it was left parked Mon day In LincolnDouglas 1 Display Tent to Feature Alton Veterans Homecoming Tentative plans for the Veterans to be sponsored by Alton Post American 25 and were discuss ed Tuesday evening at a meeting of Ihe committee in Plans for Ihe homecoming indicate it may be among the large events in Alton Post Commander Charles Murray has appointed Meyer general chairman of the Plans include erecting a large minimum dimensions of 52 by 3G6 and setting up a general display of products manu factured in the Alton as well as hose which are sold through local retail Over 36 booths cnn be accommodated in one and other units will he creeled if The exhibits will be handled on the basis of a large eacl merchant or manufact urer authorized to sot up and dis play his own The general idea with regard to industrial ex hibits Is to familiarize the people in the Alton area as to what is manufactured at the local Robert Stropper has been desig nated as chairman of the enter tainment committee and has advised that a complete program will be presented Enter will bo free to the pub and will be located at different points In the main Alton Mu nicipal Band is scheduled to pro vide at least one but exact time and location Is yet to be de Arrangements are being made to secure the Army Air Corps bund from Scott as well as the mobile display caravan five vehicles of equipment and a formation of planes lo circle over the city on Wednesday drawing altenlion lo opening of the One committee under direction of Jack Shea is searching the area to secure various rides and con cessions that will be of interest to the younger Particular em phasis Is being placed on Hems such as a fcrrls merrygo pony Music for dancing will be provided nightly In the immediate vicinity of the ex and present plans Indicate no charge will be Commander Murray announced that If it is possible a queen con lo select a girl to reign ai lacjy of honor on Saturday will he Details will be an nounced later In the Space assignments In the tent will be under the direction of Lloyd who will be as sisted by Thomas A charge will be made for the area used to cover the general coat per taining to erecting the tent and providing necessary It Is estimated that proper ad vertisement of the event will bring In excess of people into Alton during this fourday
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