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   Edwardsville Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1938, Edwardsville, Illinois                                AD N.wt ot the County, S i a t Nation pub- ii t h d Speedily 'and Accurately Madison Intelligencer Daily THE WEATHER. elnudjr, wlmt colder, tomorrow Mr; riling titrc. Temperature at P. M., ,7Cth 285 EDWARDSV1LLE, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 19JJ8. EIGHT PAGESt Second Unidentified Murdered Man Found in Four Days OFFICIALS ENTER Friends Send Flowers, Gather to Extend Felicitations as Men Recently Elected Enter Upon Duties. NEARLY ALL DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN SELECTED Sheriff Wittman Given Badge at Republican Victory Din ner Held at Alton Lodge Hall Sunday. FLASHES Leased Wire Bulletins on Latest World News Today. Over Powers. .Springllekl, Dec. over the powers of the stale canvas- sing board today arose to complicate expected contests over seats 111 the lower house of Ihe slate legislature. Democratic charges of voting frauds in downstale counties in four senator- ial districts in which representatives displaced Democratic representatives led to the belief that the Democratic candidates might contest issuance of election cerlillcales by the canvassing board to Republicans, Tu.v Credit. Washington, Dec, M. Ginnninl of San Ficindsco, head of one of America's largest banking houses, to- day suggested some form of federal tax credit for industrial profit sharing plant expansion, expenditures and In- creased payroll. Passing of felicitations was the principal order of business when sev- eral newly elected county officials took cliaige of thcii offices Monday morning. There uas a profusion of floweis in these oft iocs, including hugr bouquets of mums, roses and olhei blossoms. Several of the officials were piesenled with gifts by gioups of friends. The change of administration was begun us early us Saturday night when the Republicans held a "victory dinner" at the Franklin Masonic Hall at Alton. Nenily oOO weie present for the occasion, Dm ing the evening Sheiiff Waller R. Wiltmun was pre- sented vvilh the budge of his office. Republicans and Democrats assem- bled beie Monday, the number ot the llrsl named pai ly being laiger than usual, In many instances the men foigot their parly affiliations lor the clay visiting nenily all of the offices. The office of Stale's Attorney R. W. Giiffilli was the scene of gieut ac- liMty with many visitors. Otlieis had Benf their baskets which came fiom individuals and groups. Mi. Giiffilh announced tin PC of Ills appointees Monday, lo.sorving the ap- pointment of (he Alton deputy and of- ilce sccielaiy lor a few At- lornev Jesse L. Simpson was named as spci ml attorney Uu Ihe boaicl ol supoiMMiis to handle condemnation suits, lax and olhei malleis. lies is a niembci ol Ihe him ol limioughs, Simpson ;md Rood. Alloiney Wille, CollmsMllo, uas duel Oil ice 'It-put) and Looiuud Ilopiuns, Giamle I'd} will be the as- sistant lor the Tii-Cilios, County Tieasinei Ilany llulman, Venice, was also lemcmoci od b) jfnond.s with many Ho also enteit.iniod man) vi.itms dui uu: the Hi.s thioo prim ipal appdintuionls vvcie annuumed dm nig Ihe nun mug Jonn Doohor, Giaiulo loimoil> in thu auditing dopaitmonl ol Cotu- monwoaltb Steel Company and now a student ol finance and lummoieo, was named Hi.si dopulj Juseph ki'llei- niann, die and Mis Floionce Halluifin, Alton, vvoie named as as- sistants. Mr. Kelleiinan has bad man) ycais experience in maltois and Mis. Halloran ha-, been lonneolod with the oil'icc Vi.silois came anil went at llii' of- fice of Sbeiitl Waller Wiltmnii, Alton, Most ol his appointees, announced last week were hoio for a pail of Iho day, renewing old acquaintances and moot- ing other residents. Count) Cloik Nuibeil M.uine, hcgan a now leim lie an- nounced that Ins Ibieo pimcipal ap- pointee-- boon lenamod. The) aie Chnilos J. Kiamei, Giaiulo City; Miss 1'lulalia and Ralph llog.in, Kdwaidsville. Piobate Cloik Joseph lloaloj, Liv- ingston, enlciod upon bis now duties Morulaj. Ho and Ins appointees have spent .seveial dajs at the clei k's ol- lice to learn something about then (Continued on Page Two) Uules Ti'unlty Procedure. Washington, Dec. 5-Tlie supremo today ruled that the National Labor Relations Board employed tout ly procedure in seeking to invalidate a contract between the Consolidated Edison Company and an American Federation of Labor Union. Vord Proposes Revisions. Washington, Dec. 5 -Edssel B, Ford, president of the Fold Motor Company, testifying before the monopoly inves- tigating committee, today proposed revision of federal patent laws which he asseited would aid industry. Order Liquidation. Berlin, Dec. Funk, mill later of, economics, issued n decree lo day empowering authorities to ordei Jews to liquidate their business, veal estate and oilier property. 500 APPLICATIONS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION Almost 500 Madison county tanners1 have now made application lo receive elccti icily from the Illinois Kuial Elect i ic Compiin.v, the ItKA Cooper- ative solving faun loiiitoiy m this section of the stale, it was staled today by Alvia Smith, who Is in chat go of Iho extension ol lines in Madison county. Godlioy township, whoio the pre- liminary wot k was fust started, has the largest iiumboi ol applicants OHiei townships vvlieic uipid prog- ress has boon made include Jaivih Hamcl. Ft. Kussoll, Foslor, Moio, Cmphgbenl and I'm Oak A number ul meetings have boon held in rural nioas to explain the plan. Tbe.se meetings will continue dining December. Mombc-is ol township committees tiro visduij; fat mem to ex- plain the pioject. Former Governor Deneen Urge; Historians to Expand in Their Activities. Al tendance was considotably above aveuigo Saluiday alloinoon at the an- nUril mooting ol Ihe Madison Coulil) Ilisloi ical Sftciuly, hold al the couit bouse hen. Foi moi Governor Chai lo.s S. Deneen, Chicago, a native of Ibis (itv, gave an addiess He spent Ihe evening nl Alton wbeie ho speak- er al the "Victory Dinnei" of -Repub- licans. Mi, Helicon talked about Ihe many hi'Uoiual leal in es of Madison county, m fed tho piesenl lo canv on the woi in gatherim; mloi- ninlion for Iho liiluro and iiileiesl the youngei residents to lake pail in the activities lie inlioducod a hisloiical angle lo his talk urging icsidenls to bo moio lov.il to then count rj and lomain away from those things lend- ing tovvatd disloyally. Mi. Denoeii aimed at Alton nt noon whoio lie was mot by Attorney C-ilson Blown. They dune to the home ol' N 0 Flagg after which the throe visded Ihe silo of Iho city's firs I homo and flisl seal ol justice on Noilh Main Sheet. Mr Dene-en said be thought Hie state should mark the site, lie was then dtivon lo Ihe resi- dence at 'I Hi Kandle SI reel In which ho u as hot n After the mooting Mr. iJeneen spent two boms inspecting Hie society's ex- hibit al HIP com I house. He express- ed interest in many of Ihe aitlelcv which have boon assembled. Tho other speaker of the alleriioon was Mis. Olive K. Slallings, Granite Cilv. Her subject was "Granite City's Place in Oui She discuss- ed bow the Niedrlnghaus family es- tablished Iho oily to make il one of tho important Industrial contods of Iho stale. Six selected as diroclois for the ensuing leim of thioo years are: Mrs Mail; Henson, Collinsvillo; Dr. George M. Toller, Alton; Mis. Ella Auwarler, Tioy: Mis. Jennie L, Kaiser, High- land; E. C. Baidelmeior, Hamcl, mid Fiank E. Culp, Rothallo, Officers for the ensuing year are; W. L. Walois, Godfrey, piesident; H P. S. Smith, Kdwardsvillo, firsl vice- pi esidenl; Mrs Maik llonson, Collins- viilo, .second vice-president; Douglas K Dale, Edwardsvillo, secrelnry; K W. Ellis. SI Jacob, treasurer; Mrs. Annie C. W. Burton, Edwardsvillo, historian; Mrs. C. C. Corbel I, Ed- wnidsulle, custodian; Norman G Flii'in. Moio and lleiberl C. Ciooker, Eduardsville, progiam committee. Dies of Injuries. Cenlrnlia, III., Dec. 5 Mrs. Earl Fairand, C'nsio.vville, (lied today ol In- juries stiflureJ w oil uulo-trnln SAVEDHIS SKULL Hotel Guest is Sought by Police for Questioning in Connec tion With Robbery at Col linsville. HARRY SODINI BEATEN ON HEAD WITH PISTOL Night Clerk is Forced to Turn Over More Than Cash, Then Escorted Bandit to Second Floor. Harry Sodini, proprietor of the Fstirmount Hotel fll Collinsville, was beaten on the head with a revolver Monday moming about 3 o'clock while he fought a holdup man to save ap- proximately the week-end re- ceipts. At .SI. Mary's Hospilal at East St. Louis it is said he had a slight, fracture of the skull. Before the thief attacked Mr. Sodini something in excess of in cash was taken from Edward Manning, the night clerk. Police are looking for a man who registered at the hotel under the name of Courtney Collins, St. Louis. The man spent Friday and Satin dii) nights at the hotel and was about the place Sunday night. Manning told Hie police tie is the person who took the money from him and then at the point of a gun forced him If) accompany the bandit to the room of Mr. Sodini on Iho second floor. Mr. Manning said Collins remained in the bur until it clowd and then sat around the lobby of the hotel until n friend of Mr. Manning left. Collins wont to the basement when the night cleik replenished Ihe hopper of a coal stoker, As the two walked back to the main floor Manning was in- formed of the robbery plans, being warned to remain quiet as a revolver was thrust against him. Tho bandit obtained Hie money and then told Manning that he knew Mr. Siidim had additional funds. A fight ocelli rod between Ihe two after Mr Sodini opened the dooi. Other guests weie awakened as (he two .struggled while Mannnig ran to summon the police. The thief ran fi om the build- ing and esiaped iusl boloio the police ai i hod So fai as known al the hotel C'ollins did not have an automobile. Mr. Sodini operated the hotel about two ago. Tie rotuinod to C'ol- linsvillo early in November and pur- chased the business', Special enter- tainment is being provided and about wore present Salm day night. In "Promised Land" HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO BE GUESTS Approximately '.M Kdwardsville high school football players and managers will bo guests of a number of Ed- wnrdsville businessmen al a suppoi to hi' given Wednesday night nl o'clock ill I IIP high school. The nii'n have appioprlnlcd nil amnuiil ol moiu'.v lo buy food and will soil tic- kets lor 1'ifly con Is each. They have asked the mnlliprs of the boys to help propnte ami serve tho food. The dinner will be for men only, tickets for which may be pur- chased from William Marhn nl the Edwardsvillo Nntional Hank. Should llu1 salt1 of tickets amount If) moru than Hie cost of I he dinner, then il is understood Hie extra money will be turned over to I lie school. Don Fntiiul, University of Missouii coiuli.has been secured as speaker. SERVICES ARE HELD FOR CHAS, GERLING Funeial services weie held al o'clock Sunday afternoon for Cluiilos Gerliiij; al I ho Mnrks-Wcber Funeral Home. Church services weie held nl 2 o'clock at Hie Trinity Lutheran Chinch with Rov. K. VV. Jahn olficlnl- ing. Burial was in Valley View Ceme- tery. Pallbearers were Herbert Leuschke, Ralpli Louschko, William Kails, Wal- ler Gelling, Alvin Emshausen untl Waller Schneider. HELD ON CHARGES OF LIQUOR VIOLATIONS Michael Skoinil, 2516 Gland Ave- nue, Cii anile Cily, provided bond of IH'.'jDO Monday before U. S. Commis- sioner Robert W. Tunnell on charges, oi violation of federal liquor lows. He is charged with possession of a still, mush, unluKpnid spirits and fail- ure lo give bond for operation of a distillery. The charges wore made by I.. F. Musi, SI. Louis, investi- gator lor the Alcohol Tux Uuil. Anxiously clutching their luggage, four In a contingent OH 200 German' In tears at Harwich, England. (NBA Radlopholo) refugee children arrive Miss Clarine Leonard Made Queen at Ceremonies. Miss Clarine Leonard, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Leonard, was crowned queen nt the second annual football dance Saturday night at the high school gym, before approximate- ly 300 students and 100 adults, Ihe latter standing in the balcony at the rear of Hie gym. The dance was sponsored by the cheer club of. Edwarrtsville High School and was under the supervision of Donald Wilson. Before the oeie- niony took place, Coaches Glen'n C. Smith and William Wolf were pre- sented watch chains and knives by Superintendent of Schools E. L. Alexander. The gifts were fi om tin1 members of Hie football sqirul, Following a talk by Mr. Alesandoi, Principal K. Blodgell and Coach Smith made short talks. Hilly Wolf Bang a song, "Summer Souveniers." Next came the grand march and the coronation of the queen. Maids of honor and lellermen entered from the renr of the gym in collides, being an- nounced as they onleied, Next was the queen and her escort, Robert Kieuillvr, Preceding them were Mar- jorie Love, daughter of Ml, and Mrs, J, J. Love and Scofl Smith, son of Coach and Mis. Smith. Acting as train bearers were Joan Kinsel, dau- ghter of Mr, and Mi.s. P. II Kinsel and Barbara Blodgell, daughter of Principal and Mrs. Blodgell. The queen marched to Ihe stage, where the crown was taken from I he head of the retiring queen, Mi.ss Kath- arine TuNhorn by Coach Smith and placed upon Miss Leonard's head, Following the ceremonies, those present danced to Ihe music of Dar- win SI mud's orchestra. The gym- imsidm wus decorated with orange, and black paper, with a white pnpei walk eslendmg fi om the rear of Ihe to Ihe singe, where a goal post had been erected. Mairls of honor were: Ruth Mnry Knowle.s, Nornm daggers, Virginia Fenstorman, Helen Christy, Donna Jiei-gschneider, Hulli Brew, Louise Hammer, Mary Ellen Simons, Hulli Greenwood, Marie Ax, Gloria Pla-.v.i, .facklyn Ladd, Mary Lou Francis, Bel- ly Bayer, Virginia Jones, Kdnu Rot- ter, Rose Mary Campbell, Jane Tip- ton- and Myrtle Gillig. 'hey were accompanied by Ihe fol- lowlne, football lollernien: Mike Ag- ios, Logan Bayer, Robert Berry, Aug- ust Bellman, George Blume, Melvin Colclastire, Ronald Cooper, Frank Ferguson, William Edgar Henkc, Fred Lultsan, Uuy Marks, Leonard Menonl, Wayne Melvger, Frank Ponela, Howard Rogers, Clin- ton Southard, Gene Webling, Frank Kolesa. Reject Niizl Domiuids. Berlin, Bee. 5 -The Council of Brothers of the Confessional Church, which Ims resisted efforts U> Nayll'y the Evangelical religlno, rejected in a slalenieul rend in Confessional Chur- ches yesterday the demands of the Teachers' Association that its members cease to give religious In- struction, ATHLKTK, SPECIAL DKPlrTY. Springfield, III., Dec, 5--Paul Tnngora, former Northwestern football star, was listed as a spe- cial deputy for Sanganion county today as sheriff-elect Harry Eil- son, a former gridiron star, was installed in office, Tagorn attended the North- western criminology school and Ellson said he had agreed lo aid in crime detection work. The ap- pointment carries no salary. Ellson won fame as a football star at Great Lakes Naval school during the war and has named several athletes as deputies. One, a wrestler, is his chief deputy. A boxer is assistant chief deputy. Chamberlain Tells Commons, Demonstrations are Detrimental. London, Dec. 5 -Biilain has warned Huly that recent colonial demonstra- tions against Fiance aie to dis- rupt the new elfoi Is ut friendship be- tween Britain and Italy, Prime Min- ister Neville Chamberlain luld the House of Commons lodaj, Chamberlain said further that Count CHUIO lokl Lord Perth that "the Italian government does not as- sociate itself with the demonstration and does not recede Irom the under- takings il has given." Chamberlain said Lord Perth, Brit- ish Ambassador, has been insli ucted lo tell Count Ciano, Italian Foreign Minister, that tho demon- strations In the Italian Chamber for Italian annexation of French Tunisia, Corsica, Savoy and Nice "must have n deliimenlal ell'ect on the piospeels of collaboration." Chamberlain announced that noth- ing in I bo New Hi ilish-llaliiin agree- ment, which is pnrt of his plan for geneial European appeasement, has ulforle.il British obligations lo France. He thus served notice that Britain will stand will) France in resisting any attempts to change things in thu Mediterranean. "While Tunis, Corsica and Nice are not especially mentioned in the ngiee- Chamberlain said, they are covered by the provision regai'dine, the status quo in Hie Mediterranean." (In Paris, Premier Edouniil Dula- dier announced that France will de- fend the integrity of all her posses- sions.) FRANCE WILL DEFEND INTEGRITY OF POSSESSIONS Paris. Dee. Premier Kilounrd Dalarlier replied lo Italian iigilnliun for possession of French Tunis in northern Africa and the island ol Cor siea vvilb a slulemenl today declaring Hint France will defend Ihe inlegritv ol' all her possessions. Daladlor said In n communique thai has received thousands of tele grams of loyally from Corsica aw! Tunis. Yesterday's demonstrations against Italy in Corsica) and Tunis were Hie best reply to Italian manifes luliona ami proved that (be French are ready (o hold their possessions- wherever Ihe tricolor floats, the com- intiulnue said. IIS AITACK ON FRANCE Denounce Insinuations, Italian Partnership With Nazis is Strained. Rome, Dec. controlled fas- cist press renewed its attacks on France today and bitterly denounced French "insinuations" that Italy's partnership with Nazi Germany U be- ing strained. Virgimo Guyda, who is close to Premier Uenito Mussolini, wtolc in the Giornale D'Ualiu that France, in- stead of advancing insinuations about tho Koine-Berlin axis, should remem- ber that he i frontier province of Al- ce is inhabited by .'i.fiOO.OflO Germans, (Gayda's attack was consideied pai- ticulail) significant in ol repoit- od "annojancc" m Reilm that Hie Italian campaign against France came on Iho oven of the signing ol a new German-Fionch anti-war acioid.) Following up imoliicial Italian de- mands for such Fionch leitilory as Tunisia and Corsica, Ga.vda said: "Gieatci Gei many is not onlv on the Italian frontier but on Hie French front ici as well, noM lo a teiiitoiy under Fionch sovereignty although u is populated bj Goinuuis and is rich m iron and potassium mines." Gayda indignantly lemarked on anti-Italian demonstrations by thu French In Tunis and Corsica and French newspaper criticism of "Those reveal only an incapacity of comprehension and ohslmuc.v m er- rors, Ucliheiule vvoik to refute any policy of clarillcution or In.1 wrote. lUtacks on Italian consulates and institutions weie uidored he charged, merely as a result of shouts of indi- vidual Italians un thi' Chamber of Uopullosi which weie "onl> express- ions of piinciplo mid had not been dolinilely rial illed." The Italian government has taken the position that the Chamber of De- puties alion lor Tunisia and Coisica was nol loprescntative ot u Uovornment policy. "This moans the raising of fatal burlier between France and Gayda wrote. "They must know   and 3i) years of ago, ti loci lull and weighed about ISO pounds. Ho had curly hair, somewhat sandy in color with a red- dish tinge. Ho woie a upper plate ot false teeth. The e.w's weie blue. The body is at Ihe 1'iopor Funoial Home al Granite City. Mr. Koch said the man found near Highland will not be buiioit until at least Wednesday. Ho is awaiting a report on linger prims sent to Wauli- (Continueil on Page Two) Tho animal county dairymen's din- ner, sponsored by I be Madison County Farm liureau and the Dairy Herd Im- provement Association, will be held Wednesday evening, in the basement of. the Kdon Evangelical Church at Edwardsvlllo. More than dany- men of Ihe county have already made reservation, it was stated today al the Farm Bureau office, and a large at- tendance is anticipated. The mam .speaker on the program will be C. S. Rhode ol Iho Hairy De- parlmenl of the Univoisity ot Illinois. He discuss milk production piub- loins, with particular refeionce to feeding and improvement of Hie dairy herd Ihiough breeding. E. Tlede- man, president of Sanitary Milk Pro- ducers and G. F.dwin I'opUoss, editor of Hie Dairyman's Journal, will also soeak. ('offoe uiul Doughnuts,   Mrs. Miuy Kuda, ol St. Louis, a for- mer resident of Edwardsvillo, was a guosl last week of her brother, Joseph four, litt'l Highland Street. Kuda recently roHirnoil from IJiague, Czechoslovakia, whore visited her father, Joseph I'our, Sr., agod 93. Mrs. Kudu was in Prague during tha Sudeten crisis. She said she paid S3 emits for a cup of col fee and dough- nuts in a Prague restaurant. NEWSPAPER!   

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