Edwardsville Intelligencer, February 14, 1938

Edwardsville Intelligencer

February 14, 1938

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Edwardsville Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1938, Edwardsville, Illinois A.H Maws of County, and Nation pub- Speedily and Accurately. Madison THE WEATHERi Fair tonight and to- morrow; colder night. Temperature to- day at 8 P. M., 75th 37 EDWAEDSVH.LE, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY EIGHT PAGES BELIEVES WAN BE NAVAL EQUALITY Rep. Hamilton Fish Charges America Blocked Naval Con- ferences to Obviate Building Races. SUGGESTS WE TRY TO POLICE THE WORLD Testimony in Opposition to F. D. R.'s Pro gram; Jap Willing to Give Up Offensive Weapons. Washington. Feb. Rep. Hamilton Fish. R., N. Y., told the Mouse naval committee today tliat he reason why Japan should not be naval equality with tho United FLASHES Leased Wire Bulletins oh Latest World News Today. Man Killed In Train Crash. Springfield, Feb. truck driv- er svas killed, the engineer and fire- man reportedly badly injured and a number of passengers were shaken up today when the Prairie State Express, fast Alton Railroad passenger train, crashed Into a truck at a crossing here. The engine, baggage car and the llrst coaches were derailed by the accident which occurred just inside the city limits. Uphold N. L. R. B. Order. New York, Feb. United States Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld un order of the National La- bor Relations Board requiring Rem- ington-Rand, Inc., to recognize a Com- mittee for Industrial Organization Union and reinstate workers allegedly discharged for inactivities. He charger! that America, not Japan or Great Britain, "blocked" the nava coiu'erences seeking to obviate gi gantie international navy buildinj, rue -s. "Why can't we give Japan Or pinty with us unless we arc aiming tn iln v. hat 1 think we are trying to; iio ami Hint is tu police the Fi.'n in opposition to President "li'-s S'-'on.ono.ono naval author- prugram, Fish said Japan ro- ji'Mii.Miiy IKV-- indicated uiHingncis to Hive up battleships and airplane car- vie is because they are offensive. V.eapc.n... "In the conference that was held liiul tailed." said Fish referring lo the in Conference of lOuo, "Japan tiuiik- the same statement. We refused "That's v.hy I say to you that thik ndiniiii.-iiation wanted battleships." Fish iiegiin testimony utter Frank I.ittell. jn.year-old Union Theological Si-m.nary student of Ml. Vernon, la., who described himself us social action rhaiimnn of the National Council of Methodist Youth, told the committee ho does not believe. In "defending my country" ontl that the youths he rep- resents "will not bear arms" in event of v. ar. Rcfeiring lo the threatened arma- ments t ace among the three great geapowcrs- the United States. Great Britain and criticized the administration for "dismal failure in not maintaining the 5-5-1', naval power ratio aiming the powers." The principle ot limitation was aliandotiP'1 when Japan, demanding pai iv with the other major powers, denouiverl the Washington Naval Tn-atv in terminating her aclhcr- Conferences Held Today. Vienna, Feb. Kurt Sdiu.schiiigg held conferences Inle to- day with Austrian Nazi sympathizers, strengthening reports that a more liberal attitude toward nationalists might even Include reorganization of the cabinet to include Nazis. Alton Ax Woman Spent Four Days in County Jail; Min- isters Here Act. ence in Dec. 19.T.. "Of course Japan wouldn't have ac- cepted Fish said, "They miglil have .u-i-eptcd 5-3-1. Certainly they would have accepted 5-5-3." He ail-, oca ted that Congress urge the president to Institute a naval aims He charged this count iv al- the race." "If nations start nnval buil'l- Fish, "we've got to gn along. We've already gone along. Ill fact wc'ie leu'im Klhe race." GIBRALTAR" DF FAR Naval Base is Keystone of Defense for British Empire's Oriental Possessions. KING GEORGE VI DRY DOCK IS OPENED Name Not Known Until Time of Christening; Warships of United States, France and Netherlands Present. BOY KILLED BY TRUCK DRIVEN BY NEIGHBOR o. Feb 1 One Se- Mrs. Irene Kite, Alton held the county jail since last Thursday, on charges of malicious de- struction of properly and peace dis- turbance after a visit to the Van20 lauTii, was released Monday after- noon. Her release followed signing het own recognizance bond while awaiting charges pending In the county court where informations were issued b> Stale's Attorney Lester Gccrs. Judge Wilbur A. Trares entered an order last Friday permitting Mrs. Kite's freedom without providing a bont with sureties. After her release she went to the otticc ot Judge Jesse R. Brown, her counsel, accompanied by her husband, Daniel Kilo. Later in the afternoon they returned to Alton. Asked about her plans Mrs. Kite said. "Well, I just don't know what I nm going lo do. I'm going to see that the slot machines are pul out of this county, if that Is what you are after, but I just don'l know what I'm going to do. All I have to say is that I am still determined to take the slot ma- chines out ot Madison County." Rev. F. C. Stclxriede said Monday I hat the Kdwardsville Ministerial As- social inn, of which he is secretary and Rev. C. I.. Attig, president, recently sent letters to four city and county of- ficials asking that they "clean-up tho slot machines in the city and the coun- ty." He said that the action was taken at the last meeting on last Monday ami that he, as secretary of the As- sociation, had sent Hie letters during Hie past week. The letters were acl dressed to State's Attorney Lester Sheriff Simon Henry, Mayor William C. Slrnubc and Chief of Fo- Washington, Feb. three light cruisers now at Singapore to participate in the formal opening of the new British naval base will start for homo about February 21, tho Navy Department announced today. Singapore, Straits Settlements, Feb. naval base, tho "Gibraltar of the Far East" and keystone of defense for the empire's oriential possessions, was inaugurat- ed today. The naval base was officially dedi- cated with the opening of the gigantic King George VI dry clock. The dock, which will service the largest war- ships, is 1.000 feet long, 130 feel wide and 55 feet deep, one of the largest in the world. The ceremonies were conducted by Sir Shenton Thomas, civil governor of the Straits Settlements, in the company of leaders of the empire's defense. Bands struck up the national an- them and the big guns roared a sa lute as Sir Shenton and his official party sailed inlo the dock oboard the yacht Sea Belle II, breaking the rib- bon stretched across the opening That the clock would be named for Britain's monarch was not known until the governor pronounced his name in christening it. A holiday atmosphere prevaded Singapore. Banks and markets clos- ed at 1 p. m. The inauguration was attended by persons, including laborers who the base, the men who planned and financed the fortifications and the warships of three foreign Lhe United Slates, France and the Netherlands. Although much significance was attached to the presence of American warships, the cruisers Memphis, Tren- ton and Milwaukee, the commander oC the visiting vessels, Rear Admiral J. Townsend, said that "we are here simply as guests and onlookers." He added, however, that the "fact three United Stales warships arc here is an indication of Anglo-United States amity. The legislative council of the Straits Settlements prior to the inaugura- llpn Approved a donation of straits dollars (approximately 000) for imperial defense. Intelligencer's Annual Free Cooking School Opens at the Wildey Theater, Tuesday 2 CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD FRIDAY UGE ba th- sun nf Mr. ami lice- August Soehlke. I'.cr-on Sebastian. fatally in- il in fnml of his homr at B'.'th- ..o-li'i-ilay. when he foil beneath rV.tr v. of H coal truck driven Truman IVas, a neighbor of tho lioy's fiimllv. The fluid had been playing In front of his house while Ills father and mo- ther, aided by Pros' wife, were busy papering Sebastian home, which hull been damaged by fire two week-- before. According to Vernon Cnson, another neighbor, who witnessed the ncci'lent from a near-by roof, the Se- bastian boy was running alongside the truck, whi'cli was loaded with about n ton and n half of conl. He stumbled, made n vain effort to seine the run- nine bonrd. and fell beneath I he wheel. 1'eas drove the boy to the Alton Me- morial Hospital, five miles nway, where he died three hours later. The driver loM police thnt ho was not aware of the accident until he felt the v.heel ysi over n bump and looked back to see Ihu Sebastian boy lying In the road. Ho had not observed the child us tie drove down the street. Reason Sebastian is employed by the Western C'artridKC Company at Alton He has two other children, Ti> Hi-open Siinulorltini. Th" tuberculosis sanatorium will be reopened for public visitations begin- Wednesday afternoon nt o'- clock according to announcement Monday by Dr. O. C. Heyer, medical director. The institution has been closed for several days after n girl patient developed scarlet fever, Dr. Heyer said the danger point in the fid's condition has passed. The letters referred chiefly to n slalcmenl in n letter from Attorney General Olio Kerner to Stales Attor- ney C'harlcs A. O'Connor, of Kane County, which the Intelligencer pub- lished some lime ago. Kcrncr's letter said slot machines wore unlawful and that officials are required to enforce the law. Rev. Stelzricde said that although answers had been suggested none was received. Ho declined to make public a copy of the letter at this time. DR. R. D. LUSTER OF GRANITE CITY DIES Granite City, Feb. R. D. Lus- ter, 57, o( 2337 Cleveland boulevard. Granite City, died yesterday at St, Hospital in Granite City after an Illness of six weeks. He hac practiced medicine in Granite City since 1903, when he was graduatcc from the Marian Sims Medical College which later was absorbed by St. Louis University. I-Fc was n member of the Trl-Citles Madison County and .American Medica Societies, and past president of the Madison County Society. He was also a former member of tho Illinois State Board of Health. He was a member of the Masonic Order and of the Shrine. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Car- oline Luster; his father, Elijah Lus tor, Granite City, and a brother Car Luster of Millstadt. The funeral be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon ai thu Schildmann undertaking establish ment In Granite City, with burial In Bellefontaine Cemetery. Curtain! Lights! Action! Hospitable doors .will swing wide to- morrow to welcome eager throngs to the long-awaited free Cooking School, which comes to the Wildey Theater for four days as a service to commun- ty'homemakers and merchants from the' Intelligencer. The stage is set for the practical :ourse in household management arid the. smooth routine, directed by the In- telligencer's nationally known home economics authority will give no Indi- cation of the long weeks of active preparation for this modern institute. Mrs'. Emily M. Lautz promises that this will be one time when anticipation will not exceed realization. Local firms and merchants join in that be- Lief, have given time ancj care- ful thought to assembling displays that are more than mere exhibits. Assembled homemakers filling the Wildey, will have a chance to watch those accessories, products 'and equip- ment in actual use. This will be no "shop window" show, but a thorough demonstration of up-to-the-minute la- bor-saving devices designed scientific- ally to save the household administrat- or lime, money and anxiety. Such a close-up inspection is bound to simpli- fy future shopping trips, prcscpting a revised and accurate picture of con- veniences available close to home. Many a guest of the newspaper will have a chance to taste delicious dishes made in' the model kitchen by Mrs. Laiitz, as well as watch them in frag rant preparation, since the stage tri- umphs will be distributed on every school day. This successful lecturer believes in the psychology of good food, wel cooked and daintily served. Bad fooc means bad dispositions, she declares with her friendly smile, adding: "We're out of the doldrums now It's high time that we applied tha recognition to our meal planning, as we already have to other daily sub jects. For several years, food special emphasized thrift dishes and one dish rightly so. Now we owe it to our public and long suffering families to stop juggling with those eggless, mllkless, butterless creations "I believe In economy of effort, bu now It's high time that we gave some thought to party dishes and specia treats for the entire family to enjoy.' And so, Mrs. Lautz will conjure up some delectable treats this week at the informal, gay school salads, colorful frozen desserts, invit ing luncheon and supper snacks French fried novelties, even introduc MRS. ANTONIA RUEHLE OF STAUNTON DIES ing fresh ways such familla foods as meats and vegetables. Tomorrow brings the welcome invl (Continued on Page Two) Slnunlon, Feb. Antonio Ruchlc, (53, ot this city, died at St. Francis Hospital at Lllchfield at Saturday night following an operation, She was born April 24, 1SS8 in Austria. Later she married Simon Grabncr moving lo Germany. They came lo Slaunton In 1903, where Mr. Grabner died in 190S. She then married A Ruchlo. Mrs. Ruehle was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, tho Concordia Society, and the Women's Auxiliary of the Progressive Miner's of America, She Is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Cecelia Preloger of Staunton, Mrs. Marie Hertweger of Auburn, Mrs. L. Langralner of Chicago and Louis Gradner of Benld. One step-son, Carl Buchlitner of Staun- Ion, 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grand- children, a brother, Joseph Gremschila of Staunton and a sister residing In Germany also survive. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday after- noon at the Carleton Funeral Cottage. Final rites will be at Zlon Lutheran Church, Rev. J. G. F. Klelnhans will officiate. The Women's Auxiliary ol the Progressive Miners will have charge at the grave. Tabulation Shows in Taxes Pass Through His Office. SERVICES FOR JOHN WILDFANO TUESDAY Staunton, Feb. services for John Wlldfang, 70-year-old resi- dent of this city, will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Wegener Funeral Establishment. Rev. A. H. Wegener, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Church will officiate and burial will be at the city cemetery. Mr. Wlklfnng had been 111 for three weeks, and died Saturday night at his home on the outskirts of Staunton at 11 o'clock Saturday night, His wife has been confined to her home for some time. A lengthy tabulation was compile Monday at the office of County Treas urer Peter Fitzgerald relative to final settlement of taxes for the pas year. The report shows a total passed through the o lice In connection with the setllemen with township collectors and amoun received In payment of second instal ments and delinquent taxes. The large amount of collection greatly increased the earnings of th office, boosting them to a total o and when the June repor Is compiled for the present half year the excess fees for the county's gei eral fund are expected to be muc larger than usual. Some time ag from this amount was Iran: ferred to pay operating expenses i the office. In the December repo: the office showed excess fees from that sum and more than half of it balance is anticipated as excess fees the next report. The report shows the distribution. o( to various taxing 'bod- ies of the county. The fund was ap- portioned among cities, townships, school districts, drainage districts and all bodies authorized to collect taxes, Sums collected for specific purposes are as follows: County Revenue, 863.24; Mother's Pensions, Court House Bonds, delinquent taxes, Hard Road Bonds, County Funding Bonds, County Pauper Relief, Tub- erculosis Sanatorium, Blind Pensions, County Highways, Non-High School District, Dog Fund, Drainage, Cooking School Lecturer Dairymen Name Committee to Meet Here to Consider an Increase in Transportation Charges. Mrs. Emily M. Lautz, national known authority on foods and their preparation, who will be in charge of the Intelligencer's free cooking school opening tomorrow afternoon at Wildey Theater. NAVAL PLANS LATER 'rovided Nations Make Infor- mal Inquiries; Not Seek Information by Notes. Big Warehouse to Be Removed to Provide Much Space for Parking Automobiles. Tokyo, Feb. foreign office spokesman hinted today that Japan might be willing later to divulge her naval building program provided that interested nations made informal In- quiries instead of seeking them by written notes. The spokesman, discussing Japan's refusal to comply with requests in American, British and French notes for details of Japan's navy program, suggested that In his own view un- official inquiries would be better than formal requests. He did not actually propose such a course but said that a "certain foreign diplomat" had unofficially made over- tures and indicated the possibility that the information he asked might later be given, whereas compliance would have been impossible had he asked through formal channels. Further questioning of officials re- vealed a considerable thought that Japan's answers to the three-power inquiries might have been different if different methods had been used. Officials said that the door had not been completely closed by Japan's re- ply. But they said there was no doubt that the American, British and French notes had stiffened the Japanese navy's attitude against revealing Hence, It was said, It probably would be necessary to allow- some time to pass before the moment was oppor- tune for a fresh approach. There was some feeling that tha foreign office spokesman's hint was thrown out as a sort of feeler, to test foreign reaction and gain tlms during which the government might watch developments. A warehouse 50 by 80 feet at the rear of the Main street store of Tri City Grocery Company is being razed this week by Ben Young preparatory to opening of a free parking lot fo: more than 100 automobiles to furthe relieve congestion in the business dis trict. Mr. Young said a week or ten days will be required to tear down thi building and It Is anticipated that th< lot will be ready for use during th :atter part of the month. Roy Shillato, manager of the store said Monday that anyone will be per milled to park on the lot for any oc casion. Owners ot the store will ar range to have the lot illuminated or Saturday nights and the city counci will be asked Tuesday night if official are interested in providing light o other nights of the week. The parking situation has been dis cussed by the city council on a num aer of recent occasions and official recently became interested in a parking lot near Main and Vandal! street intersection. Mr. Shillato said materials in th warehouse have ben sold to Georg Cassens and will be used in farm con st ruction at Hamel. Removal of th warehouse will necessitate a numbe of changes at the store. The com pany owns space at the rear of store to the south. The entire area will b leveled and a guard fence erected a the east end of the-property. A ne rear entrance to the Tri-City Grocer will be opened and other re-arrange ments made. FORMER RESIDENT OF THIS VICINITY DIBS Mrs. Mlna Suhre, a native of Staun- ton, died at Petaluma, Cal., last Mon- day night, according to word just re- ceived here. Formerly Miss Mlna Henke, she married Herman Suhre on Feb. 18, 1877. She was 80 years, 9 months and 7 days ot age. The fu- neral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. After leaving Staunton, the Suhres resided In Kaufman for several years and then In Alhambra. On Sept. 26 1926 they moved to California. Mr Suhre died In 1933. Six children, si.x grandchildren and two great-grand- children survive, all of them living on the west coast. A number othei relatives reside in this vicinity. Court Open Two The circuit court will be In session Thursday and Friday after a recess of several days owing to the smal amount of business. Judge D. H Mudge will preside on both days anc Judge M. V, Joyce of St. Louis will be here to hear motions- 'RESENT PRICES ARE SEVERAL YEARS OLD Producers Name Eight to Represent Organization; a Teamsters Committee to Be Named Tuesday. A conference will be held Friday night at the Labor Temple here be- ween representatives of the Edwards- Local of International Brother- iood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs and lelpers of America and the Sanitary Milk Producers, relatives to the for- mer's request for an increase for transportation of milk. The present rates have been in effect for five fears. At a preliminary conference ast week representatives of the union pointed out that during the five yean he producers have been granted in- creases while transportation charges lave been unchanged. Clay Overstreet, president of tha ocal, said Monday that there are no serious difficulties between the organ- zation and producers and in tha conference plans may be worked out ;o eliminate duplication in trucks cov- ering the same routes to pick up milk. It was said there is one short sector of road, not more than two and a half miles in length near Edwards- ville over which six trucks travel to pick up milk from eight producers. The milk producers have appointed a committee composed of Joseph Long, Hamei; Henry Tegtmeyer. Troy; Mar- tin Schoenlaber. Carpenter; William Heepke, Ft. Russell; Charles Schoene- baum, Moro: L. H. Weseman, Ed- wardsville. E. W. Tiedeman. presi- dent, and King Eaton, county director, will also attend the conference. Mr. Overstreet said Monday that he wm appoint a committee Tuesday night. The area involved includes most of the western half of Madison county. The territory is south of Route 160, west of Route 43 and north of 40. The charge for hauling milk In this area into Edwardsville is 15 cents per 100 pounds; to East St. Louis and Granite City, 20 cents, and 25 cents into St. Louis. No announcement haa been made as to what will be asked. Latest records show that Madison county provides about pound! of milk monthly but those in the con- ference here do not handle all of that amount. Much of the milk is provided for the Highland area and in northern part of the county. During the past five years have secured various increases for milk, partly on acount of dry weather and increases in production costs. average weighted prices for milk de- livered In St. Louis during the have been as follows: 1933. S1.31 per 100 pounds; 1934, S1.49; 1935, 1936, and 1937, 52.15. Prof. R. F. Bartlett of the Uni- versity of Illinois made a milk produc- tion survey here about three yean ago. At that time he stated the cost could be reduced yearly or more through a revision of the trans- portation arrangements. SIXTEEN MOEE PILE COMMITTEE PETITIONS WILL OF MRS. ROSA ZVERINA IS FILED The will of Mrs. Rest Zverina, who died here on February 9, eleven days after her stepson, Anton Loverlna, fell dead, was filed in the probate court here Monday morning. Judge C. W, Burton set the hearing of the petition for March 18. The petition places a value of on real estate and per- sonal property of The will left the estate to Anton Loverlna and named him as executor. It was suggested Monday that William Snajdr be named as administrator with will annexed. Two stepdaughters, Mrs. Frances Syba, Edwardsville and Mrs. Agnes Madia who lives In Cali- fornia will inherit the estate. Mrs. Zverina was suffering from several attacks of paralysis at the time of her stepson's death. She attended his funeral on January 29 and that night had another attack from which she failed to rally. Ten Secure The first ten tavern owners In the county outside of Incorporated cities and villages have obtained licenses from County Clerk Norbert Hotz. The fee this year is an Increase of over last year. Sixteen more petitions were received Monday by County Clerk Norbert Hotz from candidates for precinct commit- teemen to be elected at the primary election on April 12. Republicans filed six petitions and ten were filed by Democrats. Republicans are: Chalk Champlin, Woodriver No. 9; Lowelll O. Jolley, Granite City No. 7; Robert Henderson, Jarvis No. 2; G. C. Ambrosius, Collins- ville No. 4; Roy M. Lynn, Granite City No. 6; Roy Huff, Granite City No. 11. Democrats who filed are: David H. Jenkins. Jr.. Collinsville No. 3; Wesley Stone, Marine No. 1; Wm. A. Stevens, Nameoki No. 2; Gordon McFarland, Jarvis No. 1; John W. Lauer, Alton No. 12, William P. Kolb, Alton No. 1IJ James Root, Foster No. 1; Elmer R, Klaus, Jr., Alton No. 22; L. O. Mar- tin, Woodriver No. 9; John E. McCon- nell, Alton No. 18. Completes Congressional Action. Washington, Feb. SenaU today completed congressional action on the administration's farm bill and sent the measure to the White House for President Roosevelt's signature. Discusses Business Situation. Washington, Feb. 14 President Roosevelt spent an hour today dis- cussing the business situation with Thomas W. Ramont, partner in the firm of J. P. Morgan and Company. ;