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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 31, 1920, Alton, Illinois
Alton leg Raph is of full of fund demonstration held weather forecast fair tonight and probably thursday. Moderato temperature. Opening gun of Campaign for 100 000 for Shurtleff College in Alton was fired College Chapel meeting one tenth of the 100.000 sought to of added to the. Shurtleff College one million Dollar endowment fund was riven Thi morning by the students in the College. The total subscribed at the Chap i was Short of the gum mentioned but assurances of the stunts that they would go through and make the total $10,000 May be accepted a a guarantee that the Ava figure my will be reached. The showing made by the students i remarkable in As Mach As Many of them Are working their Way through College and Ai having about All they can do to make their own financial arrangements but they have under liken to make this gift to the College. Astonishment was manifested by those onside of Shurtleff who were informed of the remarkable feat performed to the students the drive for Money for the College will be begun in a Short time with one tenth taken care of by the student it is assumed that the other Nim tenths an easily be raised from Liberal givers in Alton and near Vicinity. The follow ing official account of the meeting at Shurtleff College was Given out to Day by or. H vines in charge of raising the endowment. The first pledges for Shurtleff College endowment in Alton were taken today in the College Chapah the Genera draw Doe not commence for some Days but Iii View of the fact that the students a soon to leave for easter vacate n it was thought Best by or. Haynes to meet the students the Lisl morning inasmuch Asho had promised both Honor of Quot firing the first gun it was an hour of wildest enthusiasm. When the pledges were All in they totalled $9105.00 an Dybe end is not yet. The students declare they Are going to make it up to $10,000. Hand clapping College yells and All the Quot Pep Quot of College enthusiasm were in evidence yet in spite of All Thia a spirit of deep s a Riou Ness was All pervasive. For student. And faculty alike Felt it a a history making hour. Many of the students who pledged Kums from j no to $200 Are working their Way through College and t evince a Faith and heroism that is to thing Shn to of the Sublime. Pro Bah in it is is the great t single event that has Ever occurred in the 93 year of Shurtleff history. The students after the announcement of the total were Given a Holiday and their was wild excitement around College Campus the Flag was run up Aud the students set about raising the fund to a still higher figure pledges their fun lures to pay the Money y would five to help the College. Hoover Boom is launched today in native state Huss of Siver terminal illustrated Sand Banks crumble food chief would a accept g. O. P. Nomination Telegram says a matter up in the Senate by United preen. Washington March 31.�?the discussion of Herbert hoovers candidacy for the Republican nomination for president broke out in the Senate today when senator Mckellar of Tennessee Democrat called attention to the letter which Hoover had written to California friends that he would be willing to become the candidate of the Republican party that he supported the progressive ideas of the Republican party and that if he became a candidate he would run on a platform on an economic basis stretch of track for More than 300 feet washed out by battering of wind Ano Waves during Hurricane heat claims first victims George Long works in q a Den tuesday but is forced to take rest because of heat Prfu tial Bee buzzes in state Rabbit Chase in business District by United press. San Francisco March nation wide Campaign to Accuro the Republican presidential nomination for the weakness of the River terminal at the foot of Ridge Street was illustrated when the Hurricane attacked the Sand Bank that Carlies the tracks leading to the terminal. The battering of Waves driven by the Southwest wind against the Sand Bank caused the Bank to be undermined and washed out. One Large steel Coal car loaded with cinders which was standing on the track was overturned by the settling of the track and dropped Over into the rapidly rising River where it still remains. When the River terminal was constructed Sand was pumped out of the River and an embankment constructed with it which was supposed to by packed tight enough to withstand Hie .rata.mm. Ony Ordinary �,1 he. A dts my i vie urn 5 rent. However theer was no thought i the of such a Hurricane As prevailed Sun George Long sr., claims the distinction of being the first heat victim of the Day. He was neither prostrated or ill but he became warm a dough to have to quit work. Or. Long who is an Engineer at the Standard Oil co. Refinery at Wood River did not go to the Plant yesterday and thought he would take advantage of the weather and work on bus Garden at his Home on Alby Street. He went to work and worked hard because he wanted to make Garden while the Sun shone. His ambition however was almost the cause of his downfall. Soon he found that it was quite warm Ana that it was rapidly growing warmer. Remembering that people Are frequently overcome by heat he concluded that he had better Stop. He stopped work went into the House and found that he needed recuperation after hts strenuous work in the Sun. The Teller of the Story referred to my ado enters race preparation made for Pershing Boom and Wood and Palmer campaigns soon to open in Illinois Day and saturday. When the track Herbert Hoover was bring launched a if Bult u i8 probably that 8omr a be Here today followed by Hoover an cd Ai pro Lett on wil1 be constructed to nou Cement that he would accept the Republican nomination a while i do not and will not seek the nomination. It is Felt that the Issue necessitates it and demand of me i cannot refuse a Hoover declared to a Telegram received Here by Warren Gregory president of the Hoover Republican club of California. A the recent developments Over the treaty stagnation and the need of economic production and because of Many urgent requests i have received convinces me of my duty to confirm the action that my Republican friends have already taken without consulting me a hoovers Telegram declared. Hoover intimated he would Campaign on a league of nations platform with proper reservations to safeguard american traditions and inter Esta. Threat of general strike in Denmark serve As a Protection against wind and water. The Hurricane would not Heve done so much damage but for the lad that the River was at such a High stage that the Waves had a Good Chance to work directly on the Side of the embankment Tho working out of the track has caused no present embarrassment As the River terminal has not yet been devoted to any great amount of use. During the War the government made no use of it and Ainee the railroads have been turned Back there a amp a been no Opportunity of making any use As navigation resumption has been too recent just what use will be made of the terminal remains to be developed this season. Miners operators in new Contact agreement expected to be drawn up before night tentative plan adopted. Opening of citizens National Sunrise prayer meeting for sunday morning a �"9ton Street methodist Church we by Church in service w 3 for Orn a go meetings of we very interesting at Wesley. A Quot a. Of to Job b or Quot my Well attended and labor protests action of King a Many rumours of Republic with crowds parading streets new Bank will be ready for Puutio inspection saturday afternoon and evening. By United press. Copenhagen March six i Al Bor Pinna to Call a general strike to protest the action of the King in dismissing me Cabinet of Premier Zahl. The King it was said charged the new labor minister with the responsibility for preventing the strike but was told the ministry la powerless. Rail workers Rod postal workers have agreed to walk out if the strike Callie made. Humours of a Republic persisted today. Socialists Are said to be preparing a proclamation simultaneously with the calling of a general strike to Rowda Are parading the streets crying a Long live the Republic troops have been drawn around the Palace. The new citizens Bank building waa being cleaned up today and some details of work remaining uncompleted we re being attended to so that the Bank would be ready for the formal opening saturday afternoon and even lug. Formal announcement of the opening will be made tomorrow to is planned to begin business at the new Bank building monday morning. By United Presa. New York March 31�?adoption of a new contract Between bituminous Coal miners and operators before Midnight was forecaster Here today. The subcommittee of the joint scale committee today adopted a tentative contract formulated by a subcommittee of two one min r an one operator and agreed to report of amp a meeting of the joint wage committee this afternoon. The tentative contract As adopted embraces the term of the majority report of the president soft Coal Coal commission without change. K. C. Teams Start canvassing today suffrage vote in Delaware House again postponed author of ratification Resolution postpones vote when indication a Are measure would fail. Rev. Theta so Vin n a the work Rhame a a a a Lor of the a rav a today it a Jont 8unrlae the mrs Hon plumed by he Young Peep flj9 it Hurch v and tj2lf, who was Phil let Ltd a Street me-1 much win be held dior All Arf Virv at morning no doubt in a 0 i int a r 3 w1&Quot 06 6 Quot Onita. No if interested in the Crevice and there Danes 4 very Lara a a a of Quot a Church Beld Wei j i4&Quot"0 Zoek Are awing us new r and they a a a table on a i it dec Al Fierz so Fri follow t Catinga Whir. Wark win afford ,cr8 of pah8�?~�n aviation. For the tensile work liar for the a Van Manv i ii an a 8kett pm pm a 1 Al i Quot a us a cd the Success peace Resolution to be voted on Friday Washinton March 31 the resold lion to declare peace Between the United states and Germany will be called up Friday for a vote. Chairman Campbell of the rules committee and Porter of the foreign a air committee said today. The final draft has been agreed upon by the re pub mean Leader its consideration and favourable report by the foreign relations committee will be completed tomorrow and the Rule committee will plan for its report by Friday. Hil Sale of farm. Id of i. .1/ re Ltd my int and Houe foods whirr afternoon by v r1, 1 1 tuesday bom Nam. A r u Eakett Northeast of Godfrey. At Hie formerly a in z of Rrt Heskett in decided7? a Ori plumber. To Java 1� Bright q Arm no us will women it r.1jr, the Day a a a a Chun i. Ii u a m Brent Yter of tonally Well th.z010� did pc up to of uhf out an t Ariot we Huber having eager crowd of buyers. Ruhr rebels refuse to quit Paris March 31�?the French for sign office has been advised that the Ruhr rebels have refuted the ultimatum of g n. Von Watter demanding that they give up their arms and disband the soviet. Into spent socialists in Berlin have declared an ultimatum for the removal of von Watter As commander of tits troops sent to que1 rite uprising. By United Presa. Dover del., March 31.�?efforts to Call up the Resolution of Artif location of the woman a suffrage amendment in the House of representative of the Delaware legislature failed today representative Hart author of the measure refused to Call a vote today an the measure went Over to tomorrow. Several other members of the House accused Hart of a a yielding to outside forces. However it was reported that suffrage leaders found they did not have sufficient votes to carry the Resolution and urged liar tto postpone the vote until tomorrow. Team in each pariah who Call an organization members in $30,000 Campaign by United Presa. Chicago March o. Mcadoo was placed in the race for the presidency with the launching of a Boom for him by Illinois democrats Here today. The movement to Boom the former Secretary of the Treasury was begun a few Days ago by leading democrats and was made known today by Michael Igoe former District attorney and Leader of the state Assembly. A Mcadoo for president club was formed and the following officers elected a. A. Bowles Joliet chairman f. E. Sullivan Chicago Secretary Michael Igoe Chicago treasurer and w. A. Niblick Chicago chairman of the executive committee. The Boom will be launched in the rest of Illinois so it is believed Mcadoo a must have according to Igoe the movement will be confined at present to Illinois where an organized Effort will be made to crystallize Mcadoo sentiment in every District. With the movement Well under Way for Mcadoo supports of attorney general Palmer Are expected to open a Campaign very shortly. A it now stands Mcadoo is the Only Democrat actively making the race in Illinois. Establishment of National headquarter in Chicago by the democratic National committee will be made within the next few weeks it was said today. Republicans have practically completed the organization for major general Leonard Wood to open the Campaign in Illinois in spite of governor Lowden a favorite son a with speeches and mass meetings Charles g. Dawes president of the Central Trust Bank a Strong admirer of general Pershing is busily engaged in organizing a publicity machine which be is expected to turn Loose in support of the Pershing cause for Nebraska and the april 20 primaries. Two hounds pursue Bunny Cotton Tail who makes escape after circling biggest Block ii people will Quot see schoo work Field Day planned two hound that pursued a terrified Cotton tall through the Down town business District this morning May be trying to Frame up an Alibi to explain their failure to have some Nice warm Rabbit flesh for breakfast. They had apparently come on the Rabbit Down on the River Bank where the High water had probably driven him out of his Retreat in the Willows the Rabbit could run and had to. The hounds thought they could run but comparatively a peaking they were very a Low. Bunny Cotton tall dashed Northwest across City Hall Square with the hound behind him in full cry. Maybe they cried too much. Anyhow the Rabbit dashed North on Piasa to third turned West on third to the masonic Temple South to where the try Floc Post is at state and Broadway and West to a Point of beginning As realty title say and then he dashed Back toward the River far behind manual training Domestic science Art physical training to be Brownfield meet for pupils of Grade schools a great Field Day on which Sample of the work being done in the Public school will be displayed to the Public and on which there will be a Gigantic Field meet for the pupils of the Grade schools of the City and the freshman class of the High school in being planned by school officials. The Field Day will by Beld during the latter part of May superintendent heat is at the meeting of the Board of education next w wednesday will recommend that half the school Day of a Friday in late May be designated a Quot Field Day. The program for the Day a tentatively outlined includes big track and Field meet for boys imm. La a a. A ice. A my the it of t two Ditino Utah a. R be High Nekooi under direction two distinguished hounds Crest fallen at having been outwitted. Suffragists pin Faith on Delaware statement is made that agreement in Republican caucus insures votes to adopt Resolution the canvassing in the drive of the Kinght of Columbus for $30,000 for remodelling of the Spalding building in to a recreational Center began today. Members of team at a me tin last night finally completed plans and the work was started today. The Tiama will report next thursday the members of the teams will so every Knight of Columbus. A teem has been named for St. Patrick it. Mary a and is. Peter and Paul s parishes. A Tea for Woen will be Given in the k. Of c. Rom on Friday april 9. As part of the Dolfe. An athletic entertainment and minstrel a How will also be Given a features of the drive. Glutton against throughout report az., 4 revolution did against. A Ltd Fot through but All Turk Quot broken a a Insp la a by eco it Uon a food the tie win uiape8t dispatch mag. Today paper p�8cerlloyd a y. M. C. A. Industrial activities. A shop meeting was held today in the Alton Brick Plant. Misses Irene elder and Grace gee rendered a election from a the chime of Normandy a which were truly appreciated by the men. A Short talk was Given on a he subject a a done to look meetings have been held in this p Lant on every wednesday noon since the 14th of january. Tomorrow noon a shop meeting will j be hold at the Beall Bro Plant. Mrs. B c. Richardson will sing. Or. C. C. Smith will give a talk on the subject a the average meeting have been h eld in this Plant on every thursday Ainee 12th of december last on Friday noon a shop meeting will be held in the Box department of the Illinois Glass co prof. A c. An per to the Jwj a t of Alton Public a live of a a to the fii�nlr�vfb�4wajy Jackson mia�., March leaders planned to Force a vote on the Resolution of ratification of the worn and a suffrage amendment to the Feder a1 Constitution in the lower House of the Mississippi legislature. The suffrage amendment was to be called up following a speech by gov Amor Russel urging adoption of the measure. Clinic to be opened april i it was said today by or. A. P. Robertson that the clinic for treatment of venereal diseases would be opened april i a previously announced. The quarters Over 328 Belle Street have been prepared and the furniture and equipment will be moved in at once no that work May be started on the open ing Day. I. And r. Foes before con con head of College of agriculture of Illinois u., Speaks to the delegates. Dark funeral thursday afternoon or Friday morning. The Date for the funeral of the late Miran Clark had not been set today owing to the fact that his Slater mrs. 8. G. Cooper of East Alton who is in Kansas has not been heard from. Relatives Are expecting her to arrive this evening or tomorrow morning but they have no word from Ber what Ever. W. A. Clark said today that the funeral will be either thursday afternoon or Friday morning. You might remember Thia. It should be Berne in mind that while perhaps the Dollar May be Worth really Only fifty cents compared with the Dollar of other Days All debts contracted at present will have to be paid with dollars Worth too cents a Ach. Mac it of Alton Public Tor of to the employ a it great stuff. Uncle Sam la constantly advising Thrift Anil of you need and become Thrifty and save five dollars and eighty one cents Uncle 8am will make you come across with a part of it a income tax. Uncle Gaul wants to Pray Thrift also on bus own a farm labor shortage is forecaster Springfield March 31�?unless lilt not Farmers Are willing to a pay the height there will be a big shortage of farm labor this summer state of gals Here believe. Farm Laborera Are demanding big salaries and in a Ess the Farmers meet the demand the Bor will remain in the cities. The a Hortage la not acute now but will be later on. Masterson family to leave Friday by Auto. Prof. E k. Masterson. Retiring member of the Shurtleff College faculty raid today that of the Good weather held out he and hts family would la ave Alton for their new Home in the Northern part of the a Tate Friday morning in their automobile. Prof. Masterson in a Baptist minister and he has resigned from the College faculty to take the pastorate of the Baptist Church at Sycamore which la in de Kalb county and he will take charge of Hie work there next week prof. Masterson was in Europe doing by United press Springfield 111., March 31�?opponents of the initiative and referendum were before the constitutional convention today. Eugene Davenport Dean of the College of agriculture of the University of Illinois was the principal speaker against the l and r. Before the convention. Delegate Willard Macewen of Chicago questioned Davenport closely As to the latter a ideas of government. Both argument that the legislature is corruptible and probably amendable to Money Many times. They could not agree on the remedy. Judge Mcewen contended that the Way to combat this now rests in the ballot Box. Delegate William Trautman East St. Louis introduced a Resolution for the reappointment of representation in the general Assembly. His Resolution provides for 35 senators three at Large 12 from Cook county and 20 downstate. He also provides for a House of representative of 105 members five at Large 40 from Cook county and 60 from downstate one representative would be elected from each District. Delegate Trautman also would give former governors life memberships in the Senate. This carries Senate pay but would not entitle the Holder of such a seat the right to vote. By United pres. Dover del., March 31�?supporters of the women suffrage ratification amendment who hoped to make Delaware the 36th and final state to ratify the constitutional amendment now before the legislature claimed that they were assured of Victory when the vote is taken up late today. It was a lated that at a caucus of Republican Lead cry an agreement a reached whereby the ratification Resolution would receive enough votes. Bolshevik a a ambassador on trial is being heard on charges of membership in body plotting to Over throw S. Government. By United press. Washington March 31�?ludwig c. A. K. Martens bolshevik ambassador to the United state went to trial today before acting Secretary Post of the labor department charged with membership in a society that was aimed at the overthrow of the United state government. Proof of his guilt would make la mandatory that he be deported from the United states according to a ruling by Secretary of labor Wilson. On the outcome of Thi cae depends the resumption of Trade relations Between the United states and soviet Russia according to Martens. Of Lewis 8. Haight Dir t Tor of athletics Ai Roosevelt High demonstration of physical training by Grade school girl under direction of miss Ann Peck supervisor of physical training demonstration of physical training by High school Girts under aired Ion of mind Adelaide Wiklin. In a tractor of physical training in the High school exhibit of manual training. Domestic science at Roosevelt High school exhibit of Art at Garfield school. The track Mew will begin at one o clock and will be followed by the physical training demonstration of the girl. This will begin at 3 p m. Art and manual arts exhibit will be on display in the High a cobol and Gar Field school from i to to p. In. Superintendent Reavis discussing the Field Day today said Quot i a Hall ask the Board of education at it meeting next wednesday to set aside a half Day on a Friday in the latter part of May. On that Day the Public will be Given an exhibit of manual training Domestic science. Art and physical training in the past there have been manual Art and household science exhibits but never Bas the Public of the City been Given an Opportunity to see what we Are doing to promote the health or student. The presen action of the health of students is an important part of the school curriculum and it is the desire to show to the Public just Liat we Are doing. A every student practically in the school of the City will take part and the Public will have an Opportunity of viewing a demonstration of much of the work of the Public annual inspection of Belvidere commander congressman Mckinley opens Headquarters the annual inspection of Belvidere commander by a representative of the grand commander was being held this afternoon and will be continued after supper this evening at the masonic Temple in Alton. In the absence of Orland Hemphill the chief executive of Belvidere his place is being taken by h. T. Mccrea who took t Harge when or. Hemphill was summoned East because of the death of his staler. Belvidere commander had been making extensive preparations for the annual inspection and the members were hopeful of passing it with to Lynx colors. Passing of old Slaughter House w. T. Dale was engaged this after noon in holding an auction Sale of Tho appurtenances of the old Slaughter House which was connected with the Dale Moat Market. The place was built about 35 years ago by Kirsch and Soh i is and later was operated by George f. Kirsch. It la said that it will never again be used for slaughtering purposes. Car company win suit growing out of East St. Louis race riot. A verdict in juror of the Alton Granite and St. Louis traction company was returned yesterday by Wood to deny charges of slush fund by United press Chicago March . Gen. Leonard a. Wood will answer the charge of senator Borah that huge a urns of Money Are being used in the support of Woods candidacy for the Republican nomination for the Prest Dency. We Ood will speak Here tonight on these charges. Borah charged Tbs Wood spent a Quarter of a million Dollar in North Dakota. Wood it i said will declare that he did not spend $50,000. Champaign 111., March is con Grasman William b. Mckinley of the nineteenth congressional District who has entered the contest seeking the Republican nomination and election to succeed senator i. Y. Sherman in the United state Senate has opened headquarter in room 602 great Northern hotel Chicago from which to carry on his Campaign. The headquarter Are in charge of w. G. Edens of Chicago a manager. It i a fact that or. Eden through his Effort to secure improved Road for Illinois is a Well known a any other Man in the state and he is entering the contest with a determination that congressman Mckinley shall win. Congressman Mckinley is now devoting a1 of his time to the duties of his office Down at Washington but he let it be known to i friends that a soon a Congress completes it wort he will begin a tour of of Nola automobile with a Hope of getting into every Nook and Comer of the a Tate before the coming of the primary la september. Y. No c a. Work during the War. The of psf % a v court 5n a f 48 St Lou a in the suit of Lueien Hart family have made Many friends in Al ton during their stay hero and Many people regret very much to see them leave the City. Potato planting starting. There will to a few potatoes planted in March after All in the upper Alton neighbourhood although today was the last Day of the month there were a few potatoes planted yesterday and today. In places the ground dried very nicely and planting today vac tory satisfactory. Many people a be re getting their gardens slowed to Day in preparation Fie planting. A. I a negro of Alton for $10,000 damages for injuries suffered in the East St. Louis race riots in july 1917. Hart charges the car Crew offered no resistance to a mob which boarded one of the company cars on St. Louis Avenue and severely beat him. The company contended Hart was not a passenger on the car. Parochial school closed today. The parochial schools closed today for the beater action. School will to resumed the tuesday following easter. Shoe machine company Trust violator by United Presa. St. Louis March 31.�?judge Jacob o. Riabec of utile Rook ark., sitting in the United state District court upheld the government in the Case against the United states shoe co., of Maine and new Jersey for violation of the Clayton antitrust act. The government contended that contracts of the defendant company were in violation of the antitrust act. Interested in Alton License plan g. G. Reardon corporation counsel for the City of Jerseyville a in Alton today to procure copies of the Revenue ordinance just adopted by the City Council of Alton with a Lew to raising Money for municipal expenses by the special License system or. Reardon a Ald that Jerseyville is in need to it of More funds and is therefore considering copying the ordinance adopted in Al a if they Are found satisfactory of Couro with changes Here and there to suit local condition River still rising today the River was still rising today. The government gauge on the Alton Bridge showed a stage of 108 50 which is 24.5 feet above Low water Mark and was a Rise of three tenths of a foot in 34 hour. Funeral of mrs. Albert Murray the funeral of Aire. Albert Murray victim of an automobile Accident a Granite City sunday was held at 3 of clock thi8 afternoon from he family Home in Sering place. Rev. Theodore Oates officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. There was a Large attendance at the funeral services. Among those present were some friends and relatives from Granite City including Martin Roseberry and two Sony Howard and Harold
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