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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 3, 1947, Alton, Illinois                                V y p ivf V Jy t J River Stages Bureau i m Ztro Rise Sen Lock Dim U Pool Tallwater ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 223 OCTOBER Member of The Associated 5e Per iMIUilMMMk Coal Shortage Due To Car Scarcity Alton Dealers Now Able to Fill Only Small Orders Alton coal bins probably will not be filled this a survey of Alton coal dealers today One labeling the present coal situation serious said that much If not all of the difficulty could have been avoided If Alton lans had filled coal bins grad ually through the spring and sum mer he he Is receiving an average of one car load of coal a week ac compared with a normal averge of three or four carloads a According to every coal dealer queried on the the coal shortage in Alton Is caused by a shortage of coal As one deal er the government is exporting approximately tons of coal a month to This amount Itself could cause no shortage In the United the dealer but the coal cars used to transport the fuel to the Great Lakes region and the east ern seaboard for shipment is creat ing a shortage of coal cars in the Middle West and other In exporting coal there is greater delay in getting the cars unloaded than In local he with cars often standing on docks for 10 days or two weeks waiting to be Locally coal cars are not kept more than a day or Because of the coal car shortage mines are working only two or three days a week and this output is Insufficient to allow dealers to give a customer more than a ton or two of coal at a Mean while local dealers are taking or ders for winter supplies of coal and delivering it a bit at a rotating among customers when a carload of coal arrives at the The most optimistic dealer be lieved that there will be no serious shortage of coal if Altonians will be content to take a small load at a time and not try to fill up their bins at their neighbors The trouble with such is that people become scared and want more than they only making the shortage more If neopl2 will place their orders and be content to have it delivered a ton or two at a the dealer believes that local coal distributors can get enough coal to keep fires in all Alton furnaces throughout the He also believes that the local shortage may lessen when the Great Lkaes which is supplied first because of earlier cold is Another coal who has been in the business in Alton for more than 40 labeled the current shortage the worst that he has ever It is worse than during either World he Agreeing with all other dealers on he believes the coal car shortage Is And he voiced the opinion of many other dealers when he If it cold in Alton heck will be King CoalGives Wife Credit for Good Condition WEST UP 82yearold who start ed digging in a Welsh colliery at today reigned as a mythical monarch over a third old king coal an annual three day dramatization of the importance of coal in this southern Illinois dis Illinois oldest working Gwllym of Chris attributes his rugged phy sical condition to good care on the part of Old King his who boasts he still packs a full dinner I havent tasted a drop of liquor In seven INSPECT POWER PLANT of Illinois Power Sargent Lundy and Western Cartridge Thursday discussed plans for the huge new power plant to be constructed on the at the far southern end of Chessen near the Western Cartridge water pumping Shown left to right are Illinois Power vicepresident assistant to the power company president Buxton of WesternAllen Van president ofIllinois Power Ludwig Sargent Lundy Lee chief structural engineer for Sargent and Illinois Power Officials Visit New Plant Site Company President and Party Inspect Wood River Location Army Admits Errors in Italian Theater Command Song Writer Ordered Held For Deportation Plan Cleanup Climax of Fire Prevention Week Reds Believed Preparing For Manchurian Battle Communists concentrated today on a wide program of smashing gov ernment lines of supply and com prelude to what is expected generally to become a showdown battle for vast and vi tal A mammoth cleanup program to climax Fire Prevention week has been planned by Alton city Alton boy and The program will include a paper col lection the last day of Fire Prevention At a joint meeting of officials of the three interested Walter Stobbswas named general chairman of the Stobbs has been in charge of boy scout paper collections in the Throughout Fire Prevention school children will conduct house tohouse canvasses of Alton to re quest residents to save their waste paper and put it on the curb Sat the day of Paper collection will begin at 10 Alton Boxboard will have large papar trailer trucks at schools to serve as col lection centers for the trucks of the boy Scouts that will collect the paper from the curbs and deliver It to the After the main small pickup trucks will again cover the residential dis tricts to clean up any paper missed in the main The Alton Jaycees are coordinat ing the aiding with man and The proceeds of the drive will be divided evenly among the schools and the boy The schools will use the money to buy books for their libraries while the scouts will add their share to the improvement fund for Camp War ren Arabs Strike Against Holy Land Partition 3 A general strike of Palestine beginning at dawn In protest against the proposed partition of the Holy paralyzed all Arab sections today and sent hundreds of thousands pouring Into mosques for The Arab leadership was confi that the strike would not grow into revolt or dis but would be only a peace ful demonstration to the world that the Arabs are united in their opposition to invasion by the west ern world Into our An anticipated rise in tension among the Jews following depor tation of the first of two ship loads of refugees arriving in Haifa last night failed to materia lize when It became apparent the Jews were disembarking peace fully for transfer to Cyprus de tention where some other Jews already are being de Taf t Claims Success in Bid ToSellGOP Wao Fatally Injured SCOTT Erna 24yearold Wac of Big was fa tally injured when she lost con trol of an automobile she driving near Scott Field yester A passenger in the car es caped with minor ENROUTE EAST WITH Robert Taft headed home for Ohio today satis fied he has succeeded in dramatiz ing to the West the record of the Republican Congress but still pub licly undecided about the personal political results Capping a stumping tour with a stinging attack in Cas on President Trumans Democratic Taft set out by train for Cincinnati and conferences with Clarence Brown ROhio which will deter mine the Ohio Senators future po litical as campaign manager for Taft in the latters as Ohios favorite has been canvassing the rest of the country while Taft was making appearances in Wyom Oregon and Taft summed this up for his Cas per audience last night In reciting the record of the Republican Con He said this consisted of carry ing out the mandate of the people in four Important re duction of the reduction of The elimination of war powers and federal regulation and the restoration of equality and freedom in labr management rela Optimist Week Again to Feature Good Deed9 Boys Optimist Week will be observed nationally from 5 to and the Alton club has planned a local observance similar to the one last Again this the boy judged to have performed the outstand ing good deed during the past year will be given an His name will be inscribed on a plaque to be hung in his and the boy will also receive a small trophy for Descriptions of good deeds per formed by boys aged 7 to 16 years will be given in letters addressed to the Alton Evening Box The with Optimist Week Sam Moore as will judge the and name the Other com mittee members are Harold arid Jerry Last two awards were made for good deeds during the as reported during Optimist One award was given a boy care of his blind moth arid a second was given a boy who had delivered a baby for his The during the past have sponsored projects in cluding taking 600 boys to a major league baseball game in and sending 25 boys to summer Jim Robertson is president of the Alton Coal Production He tore into what he called the I the basis of incomplete railroad car wavering uncertainty and lack ol principle of the Truman adminis tration in handling domestic and foreign Picturing the State Department as disorganized and working at crosspurposes within the Ohioan said that people he met all over the West wanted to know if this country is heading for war or peace with Retail Bread Price Increase Predicted Widow Defies Zoning Rules Keeps Vets in 27Room Home An aroused 71yearold widow has served an ultimatum on her Com munity Club critics that her pala tial 27room home In the restrict ed Baker district will remain a housing beachhead for four vet erans despite neighbor hood John who said the Jongvacant house had a repu tation of being haunted before she and her late husband took it ovir years ago said she opened it to servicemen during the war at housing agency and now I simply refuse to put them out and I wont be kicked The issue of keeping tenants seven and three in the 1 class residential area In violation of zoning restrictions was raised by the new president the Baker Community Cecil who commented The war has been over two years and the emergency was declared off a year If any one has to thats their per sonal But Connell assured her housing brood that she wouldnt contribute to any personal mil fortune as long ai they couldnt find other Ive never had a soul in my house except she ex It been hectic at but it been one of the grandest of my By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A general increase in retail bread prices was predicted today by many bakers because of higher Ingredi ent but an Agriculture De partment statement forecast mod erate declines in hog and pork prices this fall and Early trading in the nations commodities markets showed what and oats holding small but most other foods were in cluding butter down as much as 4H cents at New eggs and Commission house buying drove grain futures prices up at the Chi cago board of but a reac tion wiped out most of the gains after wheat had climbed more than 4 cents a Wheat fell to less than 2 cents above yesterdays with De cember contracts at a bushel in Corn dropped as much as 2 December but oats held as much as Itt above yesterdays Decem ber around The sharpest price drop In early commodity one which may be felt by housewives within a few days if it marks a true downward that of but The three beit were off 4 to 414 a pound at New The butter drop in Chicago ranged to 2 after a 3 cent drop State Bwjk OaJl Issued The state office today Is sued a call for the condition of all Illinois state banks of the clou of biulneu loading bituminous coal production in the United States for the week ended was ap proximately the National Coal Association reported Production for the corre sponding week last year was Total production this year up to 27 was approxi mately tons compared to tons for the same period in 15Pound Girl Born to 66 3 m A 21yearold wife and her 66 yearold husband are the par ents of a 15pound baby the largest child born in the history of the Chicago Mater nity Lucille mother of a three year old last night gave birth to her second A resident physi cian of the maternity center who delivered the child at the Asmuss North Side said the mother and baby were doing The said their first daughter weighed 8 5 Officials of Illinois Power including Its Allen Van inspected the site of the companys new power at the southern end of Chessen Lane The power company officials were accompanied on the Inspec tion tour jy representatives of Western Cartridge Westerns water pumping station is located on a tract adjacent to the power plant Though no contracts for con struction of the plant have been tests of soil construction are in order to obtain sufficient information for securing bids on Van Wyck pointed out that a number of contractors would be employed in the construction of the handling the different phases of the The new plant will bp located in the pocket formed by the bend of Wood River where it meets the Mississippi at the end of the Chessen Lane Though estimates of the cost of construction of the plant have been withheld due to revisions in design which will keep the esti mate it is known that the projectwill call for the ex penditure of several millions of The initial installation at the site will be two kilowatt tur operating at 1250 pounds of pressure and at 1000 degrees producing and two boilers with a capacity of pounds of steam per hour by each Necessary auxiliary equipment also will be Accompanying Van Wyck here were assistant to President Van Wyck Stein power company vicepresi dent Ludwig Skog of Sargent engineers for the ijnd Lee chief struc tural engineer for Sargent and Unter both of Western were the site with the power company disucsslng re location of the road to pumping station and water supply Van Wyck and his party came to the Wood River creek site after inspecting the site for a similar plant near f Cranite Clerks Strike Settled GRANITE Some 350 AFL who walked out two days closing most of the retail stores in the tricity area of Granite Madison and Ven were ordered beck to their jobs today following negotiation of a new They were granted pay increases ranging from to a Dave business agent for Local 435 of thevAFL Retail Clerks announced that em agree ment was reached last night with a committee of the Associated Re tailers and Civic The latter organization represents near ly all retail establishments in the with the exception of drug stores and Under the new women clerks will receive from to for a 43hour week or to for a 45hour They had been paid to for a 45hour Men clerks will earn to for a 43hour week and to for a 45hour They had Deen receiving to for 45 The work week will be lim ted to a maximum of 45 hours un der the Shortly before the settlement the union voted Thomas power to ne gotiate a new The strike legan when the old contract ex Hanns Hollywood song and his have been ordered arrested for deportation proceedings on the basis of testi mony last week before the House committee on unAmerican activ Committee Chairman Par nell Thomas RNJ announced In Washington last The committee said warrants for their arrest were issued by the Justice Departments immigration Up to an early hour to day there was no word from the Marshals office here as to whether the warrants had been re ceived here or whether an attemp had been made to serve them on the Eislers who live at the exclu sive nearby beach community o The House committee referrei the Eisler case to the Justice De partment a week recommend ing that the Hollywood compose be prosecuted on perjuhy and pass port fraud charges and then de ported to his native The committee wound up hearings in Washington with a report that even the most casual investigatior would have exposed Eisler beyonc the shadow of a doubt as an in ternational Communist Yanks Lead 20 In 4th Inning Of 4th Game Tradition Shuttered Students Move Out Class Moves With Them Gordon professor of sociology at Shurtleff appliedthe principles of his course when students tried a timehon ored The Halloween season Is and even college students arent Immune to the Impish Impulse to turn a prank or as been done for a centry or the students carried the from the classroom to the sunken garden south of the chapel build When Shipman reached the he might have felt like 014 Mother elawoom was that Did professor give and abandon any plan for a dan as the students hoped He did where sociology was Instead the in the principles of sociology law those One phase of sociolo gy Is Carrying out chairs is a penaltybearing beha Shlproon had 12 yttars experience in probation work before he came to Shurtleffi and he knows the answer to mis chievous like Ma Uomet who couldnt make the mountain coma to him and accord Ingly went to the who couldnt bit and make the chairs come to went to the Tht clasi held in the openair on of perfect did a centuryold tradition yield to the application of modern 3 UPI Ha big Brooklyn right hander stopped the Yankees cold for the first three innings in the fourth game of the World Series after h replaced Harry Taylor in the firs inning with one out and the base full after the Yanks had scored one Coming through with grea clutch Gregg came in with the bases loaded in the first innin and retired MpQuinh on a pop fl to the infield and then forced John spn into a double In thre innings the Yankees have gathere only one hit from Greggs offerings The Yankees first run came or singles by Stirnweiss and Henrich an error and a walk to DiMagglo forcing in the Bil on the mound for th held the Dodgers hitless in the first three frames although he issued four The Yankees scored in th fourth when Johnson tripled am Lindell After 3Vt the Yankees were TaftActCourt Order Halts ShippingStrike By THE ASSOCIATED PBK8S The first temporary restraining order issued under the Taf tHartley act today resulted in the calling off of a longshoremens strike at Al but 1900 Chrysler em ployes were off the job in another Officials of the AFL Internation al Longshoremens Association an nounced that Its members had re turned to work this afternoon aft er a 10day strike over a shipping franchise at the port of Albany and the New York state barge The restraining order was issuec In New Yjjrk by Federal Judge Stephen Brennan on the grounds that ILA and its affiliates were violating sections of the TaftHart ley act prohibiting secondary boy In Detroit the Chrysler blamed a disciplinary pay deduc tion amounting to less than a man for what it described as a walkout of 1900 employes that threatened to put 2000 others out of of the CIO Unit ed Auto Workers denied that the men walked out and said the com pany had sent them In Mississippi a bus of the South ern Bus was stoned near Hattiesburg yesterday despite a warning by Field Wright that he would place national guardsmen aboard the buses if violence did not cease in the 136 day old strike of company drivers over Earlier a bus was shot at but on one was The governor made an on the scene Investigation of the but said he had not decided what action to Meanwhile passenger planes to northern Europe of the American Airlines remained ad due to a iour day old itrike 173 and of the AFL The Safeway chain of IBP food in the New York metropolis tan area were clowd because taTlttO of the CIO Nai Chain Store Employaj company said closed because the union to agrea to give wenday of intention to The termed the action a Iff The army high command today ac knowledge errors in the Italian theater but labeled as a wholly erroneous picture a ScrlppsHoward columnists charg es of mistreatment of enlisted men and highliving by officers under John Making public the results of an investigation touched off by writer Robert Ruarks the army released 1 A word report from Ira army In spector who said he found only minor discrepancies and Ir 2 a memorandum from Dwlght chief of and 3 a memoran dum from Secretary of the Army Kenneth approving Wuches Ruarks Statement whose original articles were published last issued the following statement In New York I have seen the armys report of its investigation of my charges against and I intend to study the report thor oughly before In my own good time I will have the necessary answer to the armys finds in the In Wyches report xvas that the matters Ruark complained about when isolated in He said Ruark took a few half rumors and untruths which he accepted as and molded them into arti cles that carry implications of gross maladministration of the theater by Lee and his TJndue Pressure Admitted commenting on the errors singled out undue pressure by commanders on subordinates to join fraternal unsatisfactory con ditions in the disciplinary conduct occasion ally by some officers in requiring chauffeurs to wait unconscionably long hours to suit the social con venience of the Both Eisenhosver and Royall agreed that no action is called for beyond what has been ing the attention of the command to the findings by Eisenhower said the errors were the exception rather than the and in no ease could be traced to wrong intent on the part of the theater commander He noted that Lee is awaiting ae his request for retirement from the army after 43 years a Forces Withdrawing The investigation ordered by Eisenhower grew out of a series written by Ruark while Lee was Allied command in Since then the withdrawal of American forces from the area has and Lee has to the United States for Wyche said Duark alleged in general the while Lee and his staff are living in lavish and kingly the enlisted men are ill housed and ill fed and are subject to mass to frightful misuse of the privileges of to degrading and humiliating and to out rageous violations of personal Wyche found although Lee and members of his staff have taken advantage of certain perequisites and privileges tomarily according officers of his and their the exercise of their perquisites and privileges does not fairly indicate that are living in alavish or luxurious or that they have abused the privileges of their Charges Covering Up Intervention in Greece LAKE Russia renewed her attacks on the United States today with a charge by Admiral foreign minister of the Soviet that the American government was try Ing to throw smokescreen to cover intervention in The shaggyhaired who has delivered some of Russias main speeches on the Balkan dis made his charges before the 57nation political committee of the general assembly in a 53minute speech May Buy Grain Direct From Anderson Says Aim Would Be to Curb Inflationary tlpswing Markets 3 Secretary of Agriculture Anderson today disclosed that the Agricul ture Department is considering purchases of grain direct from r This bypassing of the grain ex changes would be aimed to curb the inflationary upswing of wheat and corn prices and minimize spec ulation resulting from the Euro pean aid Anderson told of this possible step after a cabinet meeting at the White House which was reported to have been concerned largely with possible effects of the Euro pean aid program on He told reporters govern ment prefer to continue buying through the normal chan nels of grain If we continue to do without prices getting put of hand we will not have to adopt the farm acquisition he 570 Million Bushel Goal The Agriculture Department will have to buy the bushels of grain which President Truman has set as a goal for shipment to Europe and other shortage this crop This figure is bushels more than now ap pears in sight It is with the aim of making this extra bushels avail able that Truman has launched his food saying Anderson said that direct buying from farmers if ordered might follow lest years Commodity Credit buying adapted growers apparently were withholding wheat from mar ket in anticipation of higher prices or in an effort to hold down income tax If Anderson the pro gram probably would contain tht feature under which payment was not until the following tax so that the would not throw sellers into higher tax Sett thai some reluctant to wheat thla year because Mbete In bittern Andersondftf riotmention anoth er feature of the 1946 program un der which a 30cehts a busherpre mium was paid on wheat bought from The cabinet meeting monop olized by the new economic survey presented by chairman of President council of economic Nourse It this country can meet food and dollar needs without away Although the survey advises fed eral agencies to plan pos sible use of federal should voluntary efforts fail to the needed grain and keep Nourse said he country feels a Of Iquaness of the problem v The anJ lers will talktagtoto about using less f and it Continued on LOS Loyalty apd Claude parts of svWiatji made to suffer ndicted and tried duly adjudged 2 German for German fM in to sneak into the Stateji naily today fey a government Dorii von ndbjj ng to leavfl Ger   

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