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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 22, 1948, Alton, Illinois River Stages Stage Rise Pool Tallwater ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Established January 162 JULY 1948 Mtmbtr of Associated Sc Par Weather F Generally Cooler Friday State Opposes Henry Street Armory Site I T I Flooding of Area Results In Thumbs Ddwn hy Engineers Possibility of using Blairs pas ture as a site for the long dis cussed Alton armory was due to be taken up by the Greater Alton Association of Commerce board of directors this First Appropriation Voted for Wood River Hospital After the Telegraph learned of strong leanings toward the Blair it also obtained from GAAC Secretary Carl Kosanke the In formation that the state armory boards engineers had t u r n ed thumbs down the Henry street site along the not for but for physical Chief interest of the armory boards engineers has been the question of the Mississippis flood ing of the chief of construction for the military and naval branch at replied to the GAAC that on a visit to Alton and on inspection of the Henry street he was Informed that the site has seen flooded by high waters in the Having been informed the Henry street rite has been repeatedly un der water during high spring Cody told Secretary Kosanke there would be no use In taking borings on the at Instruction of the GAACs armory had queried the board as to advisabili ty of taking such offering In behalf of the association to fi nance States Attitude It was this query that brought out the latest trend of state thought opposed to the Henry street Kosanke said that when the arm ory board engineer was reminded the federal government planned to construct a which among other would protect the site from the state engineers said the case called for more dis patch than that and that the state could not wait for completion of the levee before starting the arm Alton were to have State men were without Infor mation that work already had been started on one phase of the Also under way is grading work for the power plant east of town which will depend to some extent upon the levees In view of all these varying reas ons given by several branches of the state government for not using the Henry street an attempt was made a year ago to obtain a conference of representatives from all branches of the government in terested In the The plan was to straighten out these questions and determine how serious the objections so that local authorities could go to work seriously on whichever ones proved to require The effort to obtain this confer ence City Must Provide Site The engineering departments objection to the despite the Imminence of the federal gov ernments levee Is a new though It was brought up before as a possible State Armory Board spokesmen announced recently that Alton must provide an armory site speed or the appropriation for the Alton armory would be turned over to eome other community with a national guard company and a Another state how reminded that opponents of the state armory boards revenue bond program still had time to ask the Illinois Supreme Court for a review of the The Supreme Courts recent de cision upholding the armory boards power to issue the bonds set off the recent flareup of ac and was followed by the board pressure for haste in procuring a site May Give Million For New Ocean Liner July UP The Maritime Commission may contribute up to toward the cost of a new ocean liner half the size of Britains Queen but just as fast and hold Ing almost as many A spokesman said last night that the United States Lines has asket the commission to put up part of the vessels construction A decision is expected withir two he The new American vessel would take about 30 months to KKK to Initiate Grand Dragon Save July Ku Klux Klah laid plans today for a mammoth cross burning and in itiation atop Stone The Klans grand Dr Mamuel said the ceremony tomorrow night would boast new and the most peculiar cross you ever saw and 1000 new Klans He predicted that all told some 8000 to 9000 Klansmen in robes would be on hand to welcome the new members into the invisible which was resurrected after World 2 Cars Damaged In Collision on East Broadway A parked car and one traveling west were damaged In the collision of the latter and a Wed nesday in the 100block of East A truck driven by Ida Stephens of 232 East collided with a coach driven by Gustav Stumm of 2703 North The Stumm car was cnocked against the parked car of Ralph Herzler of The Harzler car was pushed upon the sidewalk by the Stumm auto which also jumped the Both cars were according to the police Stumm was driving his car and s Use visiting lere from was with Both were uninjured as was Ralph Herzler was In the Elks Club when his parked on the north side of was dam Listed by the police at Wednesday was a parking mishap In the 200block1 on Market street where a which was being backed into a parking place by Joseph Rice of 15 East Third overran the curb and bumped a parked sedan of Walter Stark of Wood Reported to the department at was a collision at Broadway and Dorris between a car driven by Giiy Munn of 2616 Yager and a sedan driven by Andrew Kotschar of 2817 Resi dence Bishop Still Is Critically 111 July 22 Bishop James Griffin of the Springfield Roman Catholic dio cese todny remained critically ill Johns Bishop who is was taken to the hospital He has been head of the diocese for 25 More Rain Due Today Friday Will Be Fair The weatherman gave a tentative forecast of a fair Friday although more thundershowers are pre dicted for Highest temper ature predicted for today is near 90 degrees while the lowest Friday is expected to1 be approximately 70 With more rain parently scheduled for this after noon and the rainfall mark for July now stands at inches after an additional Inches fell during the 24hour period end ing at 7 heavy and continuous rains In the area have resulted In further and greater rise in the Mississippi At 7 today the stage below the dam stood at an increase of feet over the stage at same time Lightning Damages Home Lightning caused damage to the home of Josephine 1700 The bolt struck the dislodging bricks shat tered a window and broke the plaster in two secondfloor This was the second time In a few weeks that lightning struck the Shaft A few weeks ago lightning caused draperies to Police said that wind which fol lowed the first deluge of rain brought down tree branches at points all over the At Donald and Washington a giant branch fell from a shade tree so as to ob struct the The street de partment was notified so the traf ficway could be cleared as early as At 2210 some wires were blown down and police notified Union Electric The storm broke about according to the police nota and the wind and electrical disturbance came a bit The thermometer at the Telegraph showsthat a precipitate drop of Continued on Puge WOOD July First Appropriation of funds for opera tion of the new Wood River Town ship Hospital has been made by the hospital board of calling for In expendi tures between May this and April The hospital building wont be completed until early The ordinance is the first enact ed by the The appropriations ordinance of the board has been passed in an ticipation of The hospital Is expected to be In operation before April so appropriations must be made In order for funds to be available for the payment of A breakdown oft the general fund shows salar ies and wages of li and other of fice salaries of the graduate nurses scrub and anes dietary salaries of attend and other f employes of the dietary laundry and salaries of sup machine maids and other em building and grounds salaries of chief porters anrf yard and other maintenance em salaries of Xray techni cian and laboratory pathologist roentgenologist board secre tary board treasurer to tal laundry depart ment housekeeping of fice laboratory Xray medical and surgical food total expense of gas telephone water electricity oil and fuel total 2 Children 111 OfPoliomyelitis Two ill of poliomyelitis in the isolation department of Anthonys today were reported showing improvement and the mother of Sandra Laugh of 609 had hopes that her daughter would not suf fer any daughter of and James has been a patient at the Infirmary for a and so far there has been no paralysis of her Laughlin The little girl is responding to Laughlin and appears to be making satisfactory progress toward Another Kathleen daughter of and Wil liam Morgan of Lincoln Route suffered a more severe attack of the She has been at the infirmary for three Few Dependents Leaving Berlin Area July UP army headquarters said today only 300 American dependents have left Berlin In six months for reasons other than redeployment or trans Officers estimated this amounted to about 100 There now are 862 families of occupation and military government personnel in a total of 1627 Army officials said there has been a substantial reduction In the number of dependent families in Berlin but that most departures resulted from reductions in the military government staff and transfer of military government officers to western Yen for Chewing Wood Leads to Childs Death July UP satisfactionwhich 2yearold Mort imer Odle found in chewing on wood was ascribed yelterday as the cause of his The childs father said the baby persisted in chewing any wood he could Recently he was at tracted to a painted window sill which he also Then he be came He died Lead poisoning from the paint the asid Stephen 50 Resturants Inspected Most Given Grade 5 Sets of Twins Born in 26 Days at Josephs Hospital Birth of five sets of twins in the past 26 days at Josephs Hospi tal is believed to have set a new record for multiple births at the Some of the oldest employes at the hospital were unable to recall any other time in the history of the hospital when there had been so many multiple Only one pair of five was of mix ed First of the five sets were sons of and Elmer Witt man of Born June the babies were named David and Dan On July two sets of twins were They were Harry and sons of and Harry Lors bach of Graf ton and Corether and daughters of and Clevester 2704 and Frank Manns ol 715 Grove street were parents ol twin Jane and born July The babies were born prematurely and after their re moval to the premature baby clin ic at East one of the babies A son and the only twins of mixed were born July to and Jack Camp bell of 1924 The boy was given the name of Paul and the girl was named Paula State Sanitation Who Made the First Here sanitation en gineer of the State Department of who made the survey of Alton eating places last preliminary to the adoption by City Council of the ordinance for grading paid a short visit to Alton Tuesday calling on city sani tation and the assistant city health It jWas the sanitation engineers first call here since the Alton or dinance was Kohle and Morton evinced interest In the progress of local officers with the first rating Inspection how in progress Discuss Procedure Up to yesterday Kohle about 50 of the more than a hundred eating places here had been inspected for Issuance of permits and grading certifi He and Duffy have been proceeding with inspections as they were able this he but the frequnt rains delayed them somewhat In getting about the and they have been unable this week to make quite as rapid progress as they had Mortons said gave opportunity for him and Inspector Duffy to discuss a number of prtlnts of procedure in regard to the Inspection program and to secure helpful The state engineer stoppd at his City Hall said when en route from Springfield to High land to attend a district Improvement Noted Kohle said that he had made no recent tabulation as to the exact number of inspections thus far car ried but as an offhand he thinks by time the round of inspections is completed about 90 percent of the eating places will hold Agrade ratings and 10 percent B Kohle accompanied the state engineer when the state survey was made last and reiterated a statement he made a week ago that there has been a great improvement in restaur ant sanitation and general res taurant conditions since the survey eight months This showing of betterment in conditions con tinues apparent as the present city inspection program he Kohle added that the city health department nevertheless expects still further betterment to be shown when the second semian nual Inspection is made next win It is to be required that any unsatisfactory conditions found at this time be corrected by the nexi the penalty being i possible Storm Damages Illinois Crops July derstorms accompanied by stlfk winds lashed most sections of the state early disrupting pow er lines and damaging crops In some Hardest nit appeared to be the DecaturJacksonvllle Com munication lines were down near Several small fires occurred In Decatur when electric wires were overloading other Some of the promising corn crop was flattened by strong winds and heavy rains in Macon county Farmers expressed fear that some of the crop was Oats ant wheat also suffered some damage farmers Decatur reported inches rain in an hour and a Street subways were flooded and some roads were Oats damage Is the most serious In Shelby said Farm Ad viser Glen Sous at An extra crew of line repairmen was sent to Decatur from Bloom ington to repair disrupted electric but power companyspokes men said complete service coulc not be restored before A small industrial plant at Decatur wait knocked out temporarily b power Nearly an Inch of rain fell in an hour in flooding south side Telegraph service to Jackson ville was disrupted for four and half hours and telephone service for a shorter Telegraph service also was Interrupted a Taylor Some crop damage was reportec near Chatham and in the Neog Power was disrupted at Jollet when two electric transformer were struck by Thi failure knocked out the police ra dlo system until a patrol car served as an emergency transmit ting Baptists Moving to Deoatur July headquarters of Illinois Baptis which have been a Carbondale for 25 will be moved here soon as suitabl office space can bo Peace Hopes Brighter Big 4 Meeting on Germany Is Likely Taylor Favors Housewives Cut Meat Buying Aid of Near Peak Communists Wallace Used by Official of ADA Charges By JACK BELL July 22 Glen Taylor of Idaho said today that pink Communists may support the new third party and tie refuses to renounce their back The Idaho running for vicepresident on the Henry Wal lace made this statement at a news conference shortly after Americans for Democratic Action ADA had charged that Com munists using the new party as a Arriving here for the partys first convention opening officially to Taylor told reporters he doesnt think there are very many Communists actively engaged In the Wallace Pink Communists Defined Taylor defined a pink Com munist as one who believes In the democratic processes and a change by evolution Instead of Communism has been the main subject of talk at this gathering of the new party Wal lace and others have hit the arrest of Communist Even as Wallace lashed out at the indictment of 12 Communists by a federal grand jury In New the ADA said through James Loeb Us executive sec that Wallaces candidacy for president does not obscure the fact that the Communists and their collaborators guHe the main policies and word the major pro nouncements of this Attack May Not be Delivered There was some doubt that this frontal prepared for deliv ery before the committee which is drafting a platform for the Wal lace convcntipii meeting here to would ever be delivered But that didnt stop Loeb from putting out in ad Publicity agents for the which list former price adminis Leon as its said Loeb had been in vited by telegram to testify be fore the platform It was up to Rexford Guy Tug once One of Franklin Roosevelts brain and platform committee he heads whether Loeb would be allowed to due here tomorrow to take over personal leadership of his new criticized the in dictment of Communist leaders in New He said it is interesting and highly significant that these Red scares over the past two years have been timed to silence oppo sition to new turns In the gettough foreign The Communist party said the Indictments were part of a frame up to embarrass Wallaces new The theme song of the new to be formally named either the Progressive or the Peoples out in its yet uncompleted Platform to be Adopted Sunday The freedom and peace platform wont be formally adopted until after Wal lace and Taylor of his running have formal ly accepted their cut and dried nominations in a local ball park Saturday Taylors arrival today was to signal the start of formal con vention Wallaces assertion in his state ment that the present situation makes it essential for the admin istration to create fear through a continued series ot crises found some support in Republican quart Thomas Dewey of New the GOP presidential nom indicated that he is watch Ing closely the tense situation in Berlin where the Russian blockade of supplies had reached a new crisis Dewey conferred with Harold former Minnesota gov his chief opponent In pre nomination There were ample signs that they had patched up their Stassen was reported to have volunteered to work for the GOP tickets election In Dewey Advises Care After the Dewey told reporters it Is a major concern of the Republicans that the Ber lin and others like U in the be handled with the greatest ot care and the highest degree of Washington reports indicated President Truman was spending a TeenAgers ComplainAbout Draft Squeeze July Complaints from many 18year olds that they are being squeezed out of a chance to volunteer for military service seemed likely to day to get attention at the special session of Staff aides of Chairman Gurney RSD of the Senate armed serv ices committee said he already has asked Secretary of Defense For restal for a report on possible changes In the Selective Service Thousands of the teenagers jammed recruiting stations yester day to sign up for a oneyear term in the armed thus avoiding a draft call for 21 months service when they turn Congress said only may be accepted during the next and there are an estimated 000 in this age bracket Meanwhile selective service of ficials sped preparations to start registering those men 19 through 25 who will be subject to a draft Registration will begin 30 and continue through with Induction of qualified men lo start at some later Lewis na tional selective service gave a broad hint yesterday that It will be at the before the first inductee dons his The law provides that In ductions may not start before Hershey told a news conference he expects the army to tell him at least 60 days ahead of time when and where Jt wants and in what But as he the army haint issued Us Hershey added that the method of selecting men for has not been decided and probably wont be until next He in dicated he prefers taking the 25 yearolds first and then working but left the door open to a return to the lottery If that system is he there can be no classification of men until after the registration is Continued an Page Alton Quota of 18YearOlds Two for July A quota system has been set up for the oneyear army and forces enlistment plan for 18year Paul public re lations officer for the Alton re cruiting said today Suit explained that there will be only enlistments under the apportioned in the United Puerto the Virgin and The Alton station has been assigned a quota for July under the calling for one air force and one army In the East Louis recruiting of which Alton is a and which includes a population of about the quota Is 61 for the period from July 21 to Continued on Page Br TRIE ASSOCIATED FRRRt With food prices still hovering close to the record President Truman plans to hand Congress an administration bill to deal with ris ing living costs when It convenes next The measure is expected to em brace to a large extent the Presi dents antiInflation recommenda tions made last As far as the consumer Is con attention has been focussed on high meat prices during the past Butcher shops found that housewives were holding down The wholesale meat market slipped a bit from the record highs of last but first indications are just beginning to show up at the retail And only consumers were perturbed about the high cost of A farm leader James president of the National Farmers Union called on Truman to urge that his message to the special session of Congress Include recommendations for price controls on meats and other baste Wholesale food volume held steady during the week at a very high In many sections of the country local supplies of vegetables In creased and large quantities were available at moderate Two large food chains in the East reduced the price of butter 3 cents a pound at retail on Wed But at the same milk producers said they would raise the price of milk a cent a quart In New York City beginning This would bring milk prices to a record high of 24 cents a quart in stores and 25 H cents for home Ford Agrees to 13c Hourly Hike f M J July A 13cent an hour wage increase for CIO production work ers today erased a national strike threat against the Ford Motor Climaxing more than 21 hours of nearly continuous the CIO United Auto Workers also won Increases in premium vacation and a group Insurance plan The union estimated these fringe benefits would total an additional 3tt to 4 cents an The UAWCIO also estimated the annual increased cost to Ford of the new contract at The firm made no Details of the revised contract which expires July were revealed jointly by the union and the Publishing Heiress Will Million to Ohio City NEW July tie found Itself richer Llthopolls population 288 will get the money from the estate of Mabel Wagnalls pianist and daughter of a founder of the Funk Wagnalls publishing The money will be used in the Wagnalls memorial building at built In 1925 by and for scholarships in col music and 15 miles southeast of is mainly a farming and feed mill Painless Convention Hotel Marquee Only Indication Wallace Party is Meeting By BELMAN July army is shiv ering lances and slaughtering dragons amid a strange It is In convention beneath the portrait of Henry Wallace who first gave it that But so far there Is almost nothing to in dicate that another the third within a has opened in There are no crowds on the and no traffic either on the fine wide or In the hotel Even at Convention where the party platform committee is at there are more news papermen and policemen than although the hearings are open to the The only visible signs to denote the presence of Gideons army are on the marquee of the Bellevue Stratford Hotels which Is studded with standards calling for A poGtabie adver tising the arrival Friday of Wallace and Senator caused hardly a head to All this contrasts sharply with the clatter and clang of the war riors appearing before the plat form They have attacked American and They also ran fulMllt against Franco partitioned embattled and the sit uation In the and the continent of Af Neither Russia nor the present situation In Berlin were mentioned in this global search for alleged Across the in the main convention workmen pasted up a 200footlong slogan When the old parties the people have a right to be heard through a new I asked a delegate if he had heard from the people who appeared You dont expect to hear any he mopping a damp if by chance you youre just that much End To Berlin Blockade Must Come Allies Insist MPs Drive Into Russian Zone by Mistake THE ASSOCIATED mill President Truman said today lit thinks the chances of world peace are Diplomatic sources in Moscow the chances for a four power meeting on Germany seem bright er now than at any time since the Berlin crisis began five weeks when the blockaded road and barge The cow dispatch said probably will agree if the Britain or France proposes such Truman declined to ment on the Berlin He will talk later In the day with Lucius military gov ernor who re called for Truman Backs Marshall The President endorsed fully the statement of Secretary of State Marshall that the intends to exhaust every resource of dip lomacy to solve the Berlin question and prevent World War Mar shall said also the S will not be coerced or British foreign secretary Crnett Bevln told Parliament Britain will not back down on demands for lifting the Berlin blockade u a preliminaryto four power talks on A British officialhad said earlier the three western powers have agreed tentatively to widen negotiations with Ruesia include several ether German In the arreatat two military pollcmned drove by mistake Into the slori The for a self to elt 4owii when your from norms peo put pressure and Murphy start It conferences in outspoken day ir wraps have expressed concern over reports from Ger many over threats to use force iii an to brtak s That probably would start a shoot ing Thi Soviet press In lln said Clay Tad for reprimand for his sighted IwilcW then was IndicationW JihW The and had under study a new i protest they will send to the Kremv lln demanding anew that ths blockade be It probably will not be uent until Francs gets a new Marie Seeks Parliament Okay A Minister of Justice Andre Marls wrestled with the problem ot at taining a majority in Former Socialist Premier Leon Blum was mentioned as possible foreign minister succeeding Geor ges whose agreement with the western Allies on western Ger many aroused French The secretary general of clallst party in Italy said the ali llance of his party with the Cow muntst no longer Premier Marshal Tito of Yugo slavia in an eighthour speech said the Russianled Cominform spired to start civil war in slavla and almost He rejected the Cominform In which he was accused bfbetfct1 hateful to Russia and leaving the party He pledged Yut Communists to follow the He hurled bitter we at the five Comlnfown who signed the attack on Win did not backstop an Air sirens wailed for 40 mtnutaf in Cairo and antiaircraft les Syria accused the Jewi of attacking Syrian positions north Ths generally der the new United Nations 1 Chiang Directing July erallssima Chiang KaiShek Communistencircled TMyiMl day to dinet the o Shsnsi provincial northwest for nearly weak1 been under airport has
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