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Do Your Christmas Shopping in EDWARDSVILLE NEA F1ATURI AND PHOTO SERVICI LMadis »9th Ytar UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL WIRE SERVICE Mtarifter Fortcart Pair, cold tonight. Pair, warmer tomorrow. Low tonight 15-18. High tomorrow 35-40. Edwardtville temperature range today to noon: 25-36. No. 29 Kennedy Names Day Postmaster PALM BEACH, Flu. (UP1) President-elect John F, Kenned today named California insuranc executive J. Edward Day as h postmaster general, completln his "new frontiers" Cabinet. Day, a one-time associate Adlai E. Stevenson, flew to Palm Beach with Kennedy Friday nigh and appeared with the presiden elect late this morning in a join news conference at which the an noimcement was made. Kennedy also announced the op pi'intment of W.H. Brawley, chle clerk of the Senate post office an Civil Service Committee, as dept ty postmaster general. Kennedy made the announce ment on the patio of his ocen boulevard villa, standing besid tin- white-haired Day. Before leaving the winter slus of Washington for a Florida re union with his wife and two chl dren, the president-elect name his 35-year-old brother, Roben attorney general and picked C Douglas Dillon, under sccretar, of slate in the Eisenhower admit istrution. as secretary of trcastir) In the new government. En route to Florida aboard th Board of Higher Education in State Is Proposed Creation of an 11-meinber Stat Board of Higher Education em powered to coordinate a continu Ing state-wide development plan for all state controlled insti lutions of higher education was recommended today by the 1111 nois Comlssion of Higher Ecluca tlon. Requested by the General As nembly at its last session, the recommendation was made after a year's study of the government ol education in all SO states and after consultation with Illinois' six state university presidents and other educational authorities. At proposed, the State Board would consist of 11 members appointed by the Governor on a bipartisan basis, who would serve six-year terms. Members would re ceive no compensation other than reimbursement for expenses in ctirred in the performance of their duties. They would meet no leas than nine times a year. Under the recommendation, the State Board would be authorized to make final determination on the establishment of additional schools or departments in any field of instruction, research, or public service; to review and appraise the total biennial budget requests of · II state universities; to request from the General Assembly the total amounts to be appropriated and to allocate funds appropriated by the General Assembly. While the three existing boards would remain in control of t h e actual operation of their respective institutions, all official con- t a c t s with the General Assembly on behalf of the public universities would be through the State Fred W. Heitmann, Chairman of Kennedy family plane, the Care line, the president-elect, Day an the future attorney general fcrrcd at some length in a pr vate compartment, Day, 46, is vice president charge of western operations fo the Prudential Life Insurance Co based in Los Angeles. When Ste venson was governor of Illinoi Day served as an assistant fo legal and legislative matters. H also served under Stevenson Illinois state insurance commis sioner. Police, FBI Still Checking Placing Of TNT on Tracks Ilinois State Poke and the Fed era! Bureau of Investigation ar aiding the railroad police at Gran ite City in an investigation to fint [he reasons and the persons whc placed a TNT bomb on the Wabash Railroad tracks at Niedringhau Avenue In Granite City Wednesday night. The bomb did not explode be cause of a defective percussion cap, It was a little larger than a jolf ball, police said. A tower em ploye of the railroad said he saw :wo men place something on thi .rack about 10 p.m. and later re :urn and light the object. He called the Terminal Railroad As sociation who found 'the bomb after a search. Granite City police questioned patrons of a tavern that the rail road employe said'he saw the two men approach, but learned nothing The bomb was found at a poinl where seven railroads run paral el on leased tracks. It was clos- it to Wabash tracki. Authorities believe that the bomb lacement was an attempt to in erfere with shipments of automo- iles as there have been recent ncldents in which automobiles ear- led on trains have been damaged. Incidents of vandalism were re- xrted this week by Missouri Pa iflc Railroad and CB 4 Q Rail oad. The Pacific found that automobiles In a piggyback shipment ad been damaged by shotgun pel ets somewhere between Poplar 31uff, Mo., and Little Rock, Ark. vhich was discovered Monday when he freight arrived at Dallas, Tex. The CB 4 Q Railroad reported a hotgun was believed to have been sed to shoot off a railroad tool- ox lock to gain entry to steal a umber of hand tools at Rockridge, 111, The Intelligencer reported that a /abash Railroad train traveling ist south of Etlwartlsvillc was fired n with some kind of gun on Nov. 3. The sheriff's office searched area of Poag and Lewis Roads ut uncovered no clues, it was aid. the Commission, stated that the establishment of » State Board should in large measure assist the legislature In evaluating the requests for funds which have been made by the various state boards over the last several years. He added that although the Commission believes there are many advantages inherent in voluntary cooperation among the over the last several years, i n s t i t u t i o n s , the past 20 years in Illinois have indicated that such voluntary cooperation has not yet been arrivcrd at. further, it would appear that the proposed new State Board, not being direct' ly associated with any onu school, onn more adequately consider the needs and problem!) of the state ·s a whole and determine areas of higheV educational responsibility and state-wide p l a n n i n g with complete objectivity. He also stated that the Commission had considered the possibility of abandoning the three state boards as they now exist a n d establishing one board for all public higher education. However, at the present time It would be a task of such proportions as to be Impossible for one board to handle. The unified method of administration in certain limited areas as proposed, s a i d Heitmann, should lead to even higher quality educational programs in t h e state. heasent Range Extends URBANA, III. (UPl)-The range pheasants may eventually ex- ncl southward in Illinois, accord- g to a group of wildlife experts ire. Researchers said today that a Idward*vill», Illinois, Saturday, December 17, I960 5 Cents 13 Children Die As UI Plane Crashes in Munich MUNICH, Germany (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force twin-engined Con- vair taking American children to England for Christmas crashed and hit a street car in the heart of Munich today, spewing flames .nto a crowd of Christmas shoppers. Munich police said 50 persons were killed, but the crash area was in flames and it was impos-i, sible to determine the full extent for flve y ears ' . He was 30 years old W I F E AND DAUGHTER OF MISSING FLIER-Mrs. Oscar L. Goforth and seven-year-old daughter Linda remained in their Topeka, Kan. home this week waiting for additional news of the fate of Capt. Goforth, a crew member of the American RB-47 downed by the Russians last summer. While the Russians have said that Goforth is missing and presumed dead, Mrs, Goforth still believes her husband is alive and being held. (AP Wirephoto) Bloodmobile Nets 117 Pints Here A total of 117 pints of blood were ontributed Friday on the visit of he American Red Cross Bloodmobile here under the auspices of Madison County chapter, said Mrs. W. E. Wilharm, chairman for IB blood program. The quota was 33 pints. A total of 122 appeared. These ncluded only 62 of 129 who had reviously made reservations, Mrs. Wilharm said. The remaining 60 ersons appeared unannounced. "We greatly appreciate these itter persons, appearing," Mrs. 'ilharm said, "especially since le great number of persons con- acted earlier failed to appear." The pints donated are especially ppreciated at this time when here is usually a great need be- ause of holiday accidents, Mrs. 'ilharm said. The next bloodmobile visit here expected in early spring, Mrs, /ilharm said. Some 47 volunteer workers from e chapter area worked 166 hours : the bloodmobile. Prior to the Visit, members of the American Association of. University Women and Business and Professional Women's clubs made telephone calls and received t h « 125 "pledges." · News Quotes NEW YORK - Stephen Baltz, 11-year-old only survivor of the nation's worst air crash, on the disaster: Plane Disaster Investigation Largest in Aviation History Rosenthals at New Douglas BlQQeSt Team Notified of Son's Death Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rosenthal of New Douglas were officially notified late Friday of the death of their son, Leroy L. Rosenthal, in the mid-air plane collision at New York earlier in the day. Young Rosenthai was a flight engineer on the TWA Constellation that colldied with a United Airlines jet while both planes were approaching for landings at separate New York airports . . . the TWA for LaGuardia Field and the United jet for Idlewild airport. Rosenthal had been with TWA of the disaster. A U.S. Air Force spokesman said the plant carried seven crew members and 13 passengers, American service men's children bound for Christmas in England with their parents. All were reported dead. The fiery wreckage struck a crowded streetcar and hundreds f Christmas shoppers watched in horror and in panic, Many of the shoppers themselves were killed outright. Flaming gasoline spewed and was married just seven weeks ago in Canada. He is survived by his wife, Marion, his parents, a brother Don of LaCrosse, Wis. and a sister, Mrs. -Mary Jarman, of New Douglas. Rosenthal attended grade school in New Douglas and High School in Livingston. After spending four years in the United States Air Force he attended Parks Air College and then went to work for TWA. Funeral services wil) be held in St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada, with burial to be in Montreal, Canada. No date has been set. "Flyirrg was his (Leroy's) whole life," his brother Don told The In- telligencer today. "But I don't understand what he was doing on this flight . . . he had just gotten off one." Only Survivor Dies BULLETIN NEW YORK (UPI) --Stephen Balli, 11, the only survivor of Friday's plane collision over onto one man and he was burnedi N * wt Tr k Cify : * edt J° day a * a ]j ve I about 11 a.m. est. his father Wil- It 'was the second major air' liam S " ··"*' T-rTTl, at . a i disaster in 24 hours. Friday two airliners collided in a snowstorm over New York City, killing at east 135 persons as the two planes fell in flames in Brooklyn and Staten Island. on to my seat and then the plane crashed. "That's all I remember until I woke up here," he said. Stephen's battered wrist watch had stopped at 9:37. It was set for anl c ' ocked th H crash;" said Of Investigators Meet at Idlewild NEW YORK (UPI)--Federal authorities today subjected the collision of a DC-8 jetliner and a Super-Constellation over populous New York City to the most intensive disaster investigation in aviation history. It appeared jet-age traffic control for all America's cities might be guided by the outcome. The scope of the investigation by 31 aviation experts matchec the magnitude of Friday's disaster. The United Air Lines jet and iTWA Super-Constellation collided minutes before they were scheduled to land, with the loss of at least 136 lives. A Civil Aeronautics Board spokesman said today one of the two giant airliners which collided over New York may have been off its assigned course. Philip Goldstein, chief of the accident investigation division of the " CAB and coordinadtor of the intensive investigation of Friday's planes was press conference. (The following |crash at 10:37 a.m. New York Dein g' tracked on radar and, story was written prior to his death:) NEW YORK "The plane started to fall and snoppers and persons hea people started to scream. I held skl weekends in the Alps. The- Air Force said the plane, of the lonvair, had taken off from the Munich-Riem Airport outside the city. It was loaded with students vho attend a school operated by he American- military as a ranch of the University of Maryand. The plane wobbled in its foggy :akeoff and veered toward the center of the city. It clipped the if a church into the .... lames spread to several nearby louses. Cries of the injured filled the air as police mobilized emergency squads and sent them to the area near the main railroad station, an a r e a jammed with Christmas shoppers and persons heading for Baltz, 11, watched the snow swirling over New York City from the tlme - the basis of information at hand, "Thank God," his m o t h e r . the other was not. (sobbed when told at the airport, Goldstein said that if both the (UPI)--Stephen he was alive. She and his sister Trans World Constellation and the sped to the hospital. His father took the first plane from Chicago him to a family Christmas reun- . _ _ r _ _ _ ion. He didn't know he was'the hospital and his sister re- United Air Lines DC-8 Jetliner had been under "positive control" and arrived Friday afternoon. of their respec tive control towers The parents spent the night at'for their landing approaches, it blessed by fate. turned to her grandparents home. Minutes later he was lying "The boy looks quite well for burned and broken in a snow bank on a Brooklyn street. The flames from the burning airliner what he went through," Baltz said. "He is getting good care." Baltz could not help but indi- lighted his dazed and bleeding'cate that when he walked into face. "Am I going to die," he murmured through burned lips. But Stephen on to my seat and then the plane crashed." Collinsville Bridge o Be Improved recent experiment in Cumberland County, which is several miles south of the present range, showed that young pheasants could be hatched and grown in the area. The Madison County Road and ridge Committee at the Board of ipervisors meeting this week id that the county aid bridge over Canteen Creek in Collinsville will be Improved. The committee's recommendation that the H, A, Seebold Truck Service and Excavating Co., Granite C i t y , bid of $14,106.81 be accepted was approved. HOLLYWOOD - Lady May Lawford, mother-in-law of President- elect John F. Kennedy's sister Patricia, on losing her job as a jewelry sales lady because of her pro-Nixon politics: "There's something behind al this and 1 mean to find out wha WASHINGTON -- A politica figure, who refused to be named commenting on Robert Kennedy's appointment as attorney genera and his expected fight for Negro rights: "Mark my words, the name Kennedy is going to become an anathema in the South." FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-Richard Paul Pavlick, charged with threatening the life of President-elect John F, Kennedy, tell- ng of casing the Kennedy Palm 3each mansion: "The security there is lousy." Mudge Attacks State Order For Area Tavern License BY NORMAN SOROS Of Th* Intelligencer Staff Dick H. Mudge, Jr., state's attorney (or Madison County a native son of Edwardsville said Fri day," the Illinois Liquor Control Commission decision, Monday, re ersing the refusal of County Li quor Commissioner Gus Holler, to issue a I960 retail liquor permit to Alibi Lounge, near Collinsville, was an insult to the intelligence" of the people of Madison County. Mudge said he would continue to recommend that a liquor license be rufused this establishment, pointing out that a renewal must be applied for in 1961. All liquor licenses for retail sale expire Dec. 31, 1960. The state's attorney sold that he recommended that the 1060 county liquor permit be denied the Alibi Lounge tavern as attorney for the C o u n t y Liquor Commissioner, based on the court findings that the place was a "public nuisance" and the restraining order by Circuit Court Judge Harold R. Clark imposed for one year, from Feb. 15, 1860 to Feb. 15, 1961. The court decree signed by Judge Clark Feb. 8. I860 ordered the tavern at 9401 Collinsville Rd., closed for one year and the sheriff to dispose of the fixtures. This was the result of a court case in progress since May 12, 1959 when the case of "The People of the State of Illinois" vs Josephine Giovado and Harry Branhof was successfully upheld by the state's attorney, A temporary and permanent injunction against the defendants for nuisances allegedly permitted and maintained on the property was sought and upheld n Madison County Circuit Court. Liquor Commissioner Ha Her acted on State's Attorney Mudge's advice and twice refused to issue a license to Harry Branhof, operator of the Alibi Lounge. Branhof appealed the case twice. The second appeal was heard at Springfield Sept. 19 and was under advisement until this week when the state commission notified local authorities that the commission found the Collinsville Road tavern operator eligible to receive a renewal of his 1959 liquor license. Accordingly, Gus Haller Thursday ordered a 1960 retail license issued to Branhof who had sent in judge Studying Carr Case Data Judge Joseph J. Barr heard the petition of four St. Louis, Mo. men. charged with the July 19, 1955 the only survivor of the nation's worst air crash. The other 127 passengers ,on two planes died. He is expected to live. Stephen was thrown from the broken tail section of the United Airlines DC8, his clothes flaming with burning jet fuel. A policeman beat out the flames and wrapped him in his rain coat. A woman called for blankets which were thrown to her from windows of apartments and another man held an umbrella over the injured boy to sheid him from the snow and sleet. "Mommy, Daddy," he kept saying. "He was in terrific pain," Mrs. Stephen's room and .the boy said "Hello, dad," his heart leaped with joy. But he was mindful of 127 other plane passengers who had not been as lucky. "I have great sympathy for those unfortunate people who lost their relatives," he said. Man Escapes Injury \AAL f r i -i -P u l togetner DUS When Gas Fumes Ignite night information Louis Wilson, cleaning auto parts in a bucket of gasoline in a garage at 627 West Schwarz St. received singed hair on his head Friday when the gas fumes were ignited by flames from a nearby heater, according to Edwardsville Fire Chief Edward H. Coolbaugh. There was no property damage murder of Bobby Gene Carr, form- quoted Stephen as saying. e r S t . Louis taxi c a b driver, i n ' " " - - - - - - Madison County Circuit Court Fri- Dorothy Fletcher said, "but h e j m the 9:5 ° a - m mishap the Chief had Only One COmplaint." sa ' f ' W i l w m parrinrt tho linrmna "My legs are so cold," she He was taken to Methodist Hospital in a police car and treated j said. Wilson carried the burning bucket outside the building. Because a petition asking for separate trials of the defendants n the case had been denied, Mellman argued that the rights of his clients to. a speedy trial was de- body. torney Marvin W. Mindes has Mindes Appointed _ ^, ·,,,,, V j v** \,nn, wwii i t x* 11* !·""·*»* "·" ** |jt/i.tv*; \,m auu la i^aicu I ^^ , . . day afternoon, and deferred j'udg. for shock. It was found he had'Committee Head ment to study the briefs presented. a broken leg, internal injuries andi Bobby Martin, 31, Louis Shoul- burns over m u c n of his upper j CHICAGO (UPI)--Chicago ai- ders, Jr., 31, Thomas Fiss, 33, and " ' George Harvill, 34, represented by attorney Bernard J. Mellman, St. Louis, asked the court to quash the Grand Jury indictments of murder and to discharge the four for "want of prosecution." None of the four defendants were in He gave his wallet to a doctor been appointed to head a special and asked him to call his father, committee to advise lied. He said the fact that the case · Stephen told doctors why lad not been brought to trial in never arrived: He roused again during treatment Gov.-elect Otto Kerner on credit to tell doctors his mother was waiting for him at the airport. . Stephen, of Wilmette, 111., had been put on the plane Friday morning by his father, W. Baltz, vice president and general counsel of the Admiral Corp. His sister and mother were in New York visiting his grandparents and were waiting for him at Idlewild ~ -------Airport. 4Vi: years was furthur argument hat the defendants should be discharged. Madison County State's Attorney,-Dick H. Mudge, Jr., pointed o u t . t h a t the burden of seeking :rial rested with the four indicted 'or murder and at liberty on 125,000 bail each since October 956. The state's attorney stressed that he "case is under investigation," nd that a similar motion w a s iled over four y e a r s ago, but here had been "no demand" to press the case for trial. He ispelled any thoughts, of the ights of the accused being denied y 'any action of the court. He idded, "this case will come to trial "I remember looking out the plane window at the snow below covering the city. It looked like a picture out of a fairy book. Then all of a sudden there was an ex plosion. "The plane started to fall and people started to scream. I held! the required $300 with his applica- wnen the State has sufficient evi- tion last January. During all this · ' - legal. sifting, the tavern which is situated near the Fail-mount Race Track had been open for business pending the outcome. Dick Mudge questioned the four- month delay of the State Commission and considered the decision "arbitrary in view of all the pertinent facts presented" for the Sept. 19 hearing at Springfield. dence, or the State will dismiss same in due time." Claiming that his clients were denied their -'constitutional rights" Defending Attorney Mellman contended that the charge should be into a trolley, killing at least 50 reform legislation. Mindes, whose appointment was announced Friday by Kerner, was research director for Citizens for Kerner during the 1960 election campaign and is coordinator of the University of Chicago's down- Lawyers Program." Nearly 200 Die In Plane Crashes By Unilvd Preis International Major planes crashes in New York and Munich, Germany within 24 hours left a death toll of nearly 200 today. c ss c'ip^- tntsS: rr ^v ^r° r -° ld of a church and crashed today C y ntma Shephard of Blooming Ind., wearing a halo and persons. Authorities feared the wings for a Christmas program toll would mount. At New York, federal authorities began an intensive investigation dismissed and the four' men dis- of Friday's collision and crash of charged, adding that such an. in- a United Airlines DC-8 jet airliner dictment left a "stigma" and pre(Continued on Page t) and a Trans World Airlines Constellation which killed at least 135 persons. at Indiana University, wasn't looking too angelic after a lengthy rehearsal Dec, 14. Cynthia was feeling mischievous while the photographer was trying to photograph "the Angels." (AP Wirephoto) meant one of the planes was off course. He was asked specifically if both were under "positive control." Goldstein replied: "I don't know that." The jet plummeted like a bomb into a Brooklyn street, setting 10 buildings afire and crushing auto? like tin cans. The TWA airliner plunged into a small Staten Island military airfield, killing all 44 per sons aboard. The largest team of crash in vestigators ever assembled met at Idlewild International Airport, de'- tination of the doomed jetliner, to !put together bits and pieces o' ~ they hoped (Continued on Page ?) Illinois Victims In DC8 Jet Crash CHICAGO (UPI) -- Twenty passengers who boarded the doomed United Air Lines DCS Jetliner al O'Hare International Airport Friday had left homes and schools in the Chicago area. Six were students on their way to East coast homes for the holidays. Three more were a Venezuelan engineering graduate, hi~ wife and child, completing a year's residence before returning to South America. ! A suburban Chicago boy, 11- year-old Stephen Baltz of Wilmett- was thrown free of the wreckage when the Jetliner collided with a Trans World Airline Super-Constellation over New York City Fri day. He was the only survivor i- among 127 passengers and crew members. Eight persons on the ground were killed by f a l l i n g wreckage and flames. Among the victims: Mrs. Edwige Dumalski, 40, was en route with her son, Patrick, 14, and daughter Joelle Ann, 11. to France for a visit with her parents. Her husband, William, an employe at Chicago's Midway Airport, flancelled plans to accompany her after he became ill. Mary Mahoney, 23, a stewardess aboard the DCS, often visited her parents in suburban Park Ridge, although she maintained an apartment near her headquarters base in Los Angeles. Mrs Elsie M. Platt, 81, was the wife of Loring A. Platt, owner- publisher of the weekly Barrington Courier-Review. She was flying to see her first grandson in New York and had been "squeam ish" about the flight, a neighbor said. "It was almost as if she were afraid something was going to happen," the neighbor'said. "May be it was the bad weather in the East." Dorothy Miner, 27, Chicago, was a registered nurse and a member of the Ninety-Nines, a women's international flying club. A spokesman at the University of Illinois (Continued on Page 2)

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