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WORLD NEWS 1932

UNCOVER ANCIENT TOMBS

THE SKELETON OF A WOMAN, BELIEVED TO BE A PROPHETESS OF PANNONIA, HUNGARY, ATTACHED TO THE SUITE OF EMPEROR SEPTIMUS SEVERUS, WAS FOUND NEAR CHALONS-SUR-SAONE, FRANCE. During the plowing of a field, five ancient tombs formed of rough lava, were uncovered: One of them contained the bones of a very tall woman wearing a crown of iron tipped with silver.

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Know Illinois, 1932 Newspaper----

Chewing gum, made in Chicago, combines products from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Louisiana, and Yucatan in Central America._________________________

Stephen A. Douglas filed articles of incorporation of the University of Chicago in 1857.

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The first Illinois State Fair was held at Springfield, October 1-4, 1853.

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The combined mileage of Illinois' gas mains and electric transmission lines at the close of 1931 was almost 1,000 miles more than the earth's circumstance at the equator.

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Since admission into the Union, Illinois has had five Capitol buildings; three were built at Vandalia, and two at Springfield.

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Owning slaves was prohibited in Illinois as early as 1838.

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At the outbreak of the Civil War, Illinois produced the equivalent of 60 percent of all grains exported from the United States.

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There are 25, 20 bachelors who are "heads of families" in Illinois, and 108,565 without family obligations, according to the 1929 income tax return---------------------

 

In 1929, income tax returns reveal 8,926 single women in Illinois with a combined income of $40,939,704._____________________________

STATE NEWS----

Senator James Hamilton Lewis will be honored at a reception to be given by the Illinois State Society at Washington, at its first meeting in the New Year on January 21. All representatives from Illinois and their wives will be in the receiving line.

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Phillip Hayward, 12 years old, won the State Spelling Contest held in connection with the annual meeting of the Illinois State Teachers' Accciation on December 28. He lives in Kewanee. Second place was won by George Durako, Riverton, and third place went to Robilee Kimbro, Duquoin.

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Governor Louis L. Emmerson celebrated his 68th birthday on December 27. The day was spent with his children and grandchildren at the executive mansion.

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David R. Forgan, Chicago banker and famed author on financial subjects died at his home in Evanston, December 26, 1931.

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Director Andy Hall, of the Illinois department of public health, has announced that during 1931, 109,000 children were immunixed against diphtheria. Antitoxin sufficient to treat more than 5,000 cases of diphtheria was distributed by the department.

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Barney Cohen, director of the department of labor, has announced that the free employment offices conducted in Chicago and in fifteen down-states cities, succeeded during 1931 in placing 95,389 at work. The free employment branch, of the department, in spite of the increase demands upon its facilities, operated at a savings of more than $26,000.-- they did something right back then....

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 Chief Highway Engineer Frank T. Sheets has announced that Illinois highway division has under way plans for constructing the equivalent of 1200 miles of new two-lane concrete roads in 1932. It is estimated that this extensive state-wide program will give employment to between 30,000 and 35,000 men. The highway department will insist on the employment at a fair rate of wages.

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the Illinois Power Company Springfield, announces that it will spend $617,800 in 1932 on new construction and improvements.

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The State of Illinois has acquired the famed beauty spot, Apple River Canyon in Jo Davis County, for a State Park.

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Progress in Illinois

the Illinois Farm Bureau Serum Association has placed a record order for anti-hog cholera serum and virus for distribution in 73 counties in 1932.

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In Volume of trade, Chicago led the 24 cities reporting on holiday business to the United States Department of Commerce.

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According to the  Illinois State Department of Labor, twelve metal industry concerns in Peoria have displayed continued improvement in employment and payrolls for almost three consecutive months.

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Work will start shortly on a new $100,00 manual training shop of the Ottawa high School.

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The Illinois Bell Telephone Company has completed plans for a new $580,000 exchange and building at Winnetka.

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The first reports on health for the new year indicate a much more favorable beginning in 1932 than prevailed at the outset of 1931, according to Dr. Andy Hall, State Health director. Substantial declines were recorded for typhoid fever, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, influenza, meningitis, infantile paralysis, pneumonia, and chicken pox.

    Frank T. Sheets, chief highway engineer, has announced new state highway construction contracts which call for 11.94 miles of paving and two bridge projects, to cost. in all, $221,861.87.

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Attorney General Oscar E. Carlstrom has ruled that counties have no authority to build in cities hard roads wider than through traffic requires, or wide enough to permit curb parking. The opinion declared that any extra width of streets in cities must be provided for by the cities.

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    Although the largest percentage of rabbits in the State of Illinois are normal healthy animals, a word of warning regarding the prevalence of tularemia among the cottontails has been issued by the Conservation Department of the Izaak Walton League of America. Tularemia is a disease among rabbits which can be contracted by human beings. It causes a serious and lingering illness, says the league. A number of cases have been reported in he state this year, so the League urges sportsmen to watch their step as one can contract the disease by merely handling an infected rabbit.

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   An investigation of more than 8000 cases of appendicitis leads the state department of public health to the conclusion that delaying surgical treatment and relying upon lazatives are the two outstanding factors contributing to the fatality of the disease. Appendicitis causes more than 1300 death per year in Illinois.

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    The Illinois Jeffersonian, state wide Democratic paper, has made its appearance. The publication will be campaign under the direction of the intervals during the coming election issued monthly and at more frequent state central committee.----------------------

During the last forty years, the proportion of widows to the total female population of Illinois has increased 25 percent. State Health authorities attribute the remarkable growth of widowhood to a more rapid improvement in health among women than among men, to the possibility that a widow can secure work to provide her own living more easily  than forty years ago.

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J. Edward Jones, lawyer of Oak Park, has announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for governor.

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The Annual report of the Illinois commerce commission shows a total of 1,138 application, petitions, and complaints files with the commission during 1931. A total of 1446 hearing were held and 1874 formal orders were issued. The commission collected a total of $80,844 in fees during the year. Through the reduction in gas rates the commission effected an annual saving to gas users of $3,338,500.

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A survey by the Illinois and Federal departments of agriculture with the co-operation of the post mail carriers, shows a large increase office department through the rural in the 1931 fall pig crop saved in Illinois, the corn belt, and the entire United States. About 18 percent more pigs were saved in Illinois this fall than in 1930.

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Julius Rosenwald, numbered among the greatest philanthropists of all time, died in Chicago on January 6. Mr. Rosenwald's youth was spent in Springfield. for many years Mr. Rosenwald was the president of Sears Roebuck, died at age 68.

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  At its annual meeting in December, the Illinois State Teachers association went on record as being in favor of the federal dry daws and a campaign of education in Illinois' public schools in 1932, seeking to instill respect for the prohibition statutes.

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Two young women flying from St. Louis to New York, Mrs. Ruth Stewart and Mrs. Debbie Stanford, Toronto crashed to their death on the side of a mountain in Pennsylvania.  They were flying to Buenos Aires. The accident happened when they lost their bearings in the fog. Searchers later came across their bodies and the wrecked plane two days later.. Mrs. Ruth Stewart was from St. Louis.

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Mrs. Granville Fortescue and her daughter, the wife of lieut. Thomas H. Massie, U. S. Navy, are two of the central figures in a murder in Honolulu. Mrs. Fortescue, who is a niece of Alexander Graham Bell, and her son-in-law, Lieut. Massie, together with Alexander Jones, an enlisted man, are held for the slaying of Joseph Kawahawai, one of five Hawaiian natives charged with a serious crime against Mrs. Massie. After the jury disagreed, Kawahawai's body was found in a car in which Mrs. Fortescue and Lieut. Massie were riding.

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