Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 25, 1956 · Page 1
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ftnyligttt Time Dittls «| 2 A. I>l. Sunday, Ott. 28 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sen-ing the Alton Community for Mote Than 120 Years Alton affai Occasional »hflw«Hl ending PfM»,f- Lowest ftttaf morning: In middle 40*. ttifrhert Friday afternoon near 80. Established January 15, 1836 Vol. CXXI, No. 241 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1956. 40 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press Adlai Says GOP Deceit Unmatched By JACK BEIJL, NEW YORK #-Adlai E. Stevenson — who says he is "good and mad" — heads West today in a final stretch effort to beat President Eisenhower in the presidential race. Stevenson told audiences in suburban Nassau and Westchester counties Wednesday night that he is "not at nil sure" he and his running mate, Sen. Estes Kelauver of Tennessee, have been able to put over the Democratic message to the people. "I have tried — and Sen. Estes Kefnuver has tried — to present the great national issues," the Democratic presidential nominee said, "But the plain fact is that the Republicans are winding up a campaign of deceit unmatched in U.S. politics. "And I don't mind telling you I am good and mad. Plenty of Americans are." The crowd cheered. Although he didn't put it directly into words, Stevenson obviously felt he was being frustrated in some respects in his efforts to interest the voters in his contention that the Republicans have come up with no ideas in four years and arc trying to ride to victory on a "phony peace issue." He told a howling crowd in the Democratic Bronx that "nothing has disgusted me more than this phony peace issue in the campaign." He demanded that Eisenhower call off the Republican exponent 1 ; of this issue. Stevenson reserved for the usually heavy Republican areas of Nassau and Westchester counties the sharpest barbs for Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon. Traveling 110 miles around New York City and its suburbs, he spoke to seven groups, ranging in size from about 75 state labor leaders to about 10,000 in the Colorful Club Members AFTER PAINTING at Elm Ridge, the new Crippled Children's Center, Mrs. Sam Biondolino and Mrs. Paul Kladar, Junior Woman f s Club of Wood River, remove paint from themselves. They were among volunteers who redecorated rooms at the former Smith home, donated to the Center—Staff Photo. Says Lake Diversion Won't Help ST. LOUIS JP — District Army Engineer Co. George E. White Jr. says increased diversion of water from Lake Michigan won't keep the Mississippi River from dropping further in the St. Louis area. The increase from 900 cubic feet per second to 2,500 cubic feet announced Wednesday by Brig. Gen. Paul D. Bcrrigan, north central division engineer, was expected to increase the water level in the Alton lock about 2Vi inches Bronx, in a grueling 12-hour grind. | by Fritlav or Saturday. Impartial observers estimated hei But \y'hite ga jd the increase plus those j wou]d ^ more u^ nullified by For Alton Schools Board Discusses Building Ideas All of the building program ideas expressed by the members of the Board oC Education of the Alton School District at a meeting Wednesday night laid end-to-end, would reach from here to bankruptcy, someone remarked jokingly—but the board members merely expressed ideas and took no action on a proposed bonds issue and building program. From discussion, building projects most likely to succed in getting on any bond issue ballot, likely next year, include an addition to the F. W. Olin Vo- Mark Twain School, an addition to Rufus Easton School, and a new school on the old Jerseyville road. Also discussed were additions had 36,000 listeners, who caught him on television and wera jj radio. Stevenson takes off today for Springfield, HI., for a meeting with farm advisers and a major farm speech "tonight. He will hedgehop to the Pacific Coast for speeches in the San Francisco and Los Angeles Saturday. He returns to the East for ft major address 4n 305- ton next Monday night Christmas Store Hours Begin Dec, 10 Christinas store hours were adopted by the Downtown Business Men's Association at its meeting Wednesday at Hotel Stratford. The hours were set on the basis of a survey completed in which members expressed their views. The majority voted to remain open to 9 p.m. each week night and Saturday, starting Dec. 10. According to custom, the stores are to close at 5 p.m.' on Dec. 24. Progress was reported Sn DUMA plans for Christmas decorations in the business district. C. V. Nance, chairman of the promotions committee, announced that arrangements had been made for a Downtown Day promotion Nov. 8-10. Bert Wuellner, chairman of streets and traffic committee, reported on the Tuesday meeting of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce at which City Engineer Guy Fairfield outlined street plans. Marry Estes of the Telegraph advertising staff presented a Christmai program idea. Traffic on the Mississippi hasj been bottlenecked at Alton in recent weeks by lack of depth for navigation. The increased diversion began j Tuesday and will continue for] about 10 days. The water is being j diverted into the Illinois River. White said there was 8,1 feet of water at the lock sill Wednesday but a drop of two-tenths of a foot today and on succeeding days is expected. The Weather Bureau predicted drops of two-tenths of a foot Friday and Saturday from an expected stage of minus 2.6 feet today. Col White said the draw down of water from 26 pools on the upstream Mississippi will start Friday or soon after but this coincides with the seasonal reduction of water from reservoirs on the Missouri River. Obscene Literature Confiscated; Man Held EAST ALTON — A 31- year-old Granite City man was held in custody by police this morning after being apprehended late Wednesday night for possession of obscene literature. The police confiscated a portfolio full of magazines and pictures in the man's possession at the time of the arrest. The complaint for possession of the literature was signed by a police officer. River Stages Lock & Dam 36 ' W. Bureau 7 a.m. Fall .22 Stage -2.6 (Zero 395.48 M.S.L.) Sea bevel ) a.m. Pool 418.80 Tailwater 392.93 Also Helped District Changes in State School Law Cost Alton $643,118 Changes In Illinois school law which helped the Alton School District also "robbed" the district of some $643,118.54. The new law provides that schools shall be paid state aid on a current basis, rather than on a basis of the year before, as in the past. Under the old setup, the Alton School District this year would have received a state aid based on student attendance last year. The new law helps In that, this year, the Alton School District will .get state aid based on an increased student attendance this year. But here's the rub. The Alton School District would have received this year state aid "earned" last year. As the situation now stands, under the new kw, the district is getting state aid earned this year. What happened to the state aid earned Jast year? It wasn't paid last y«ar. It won't be paid this year. But the district will sitll get state aid payments as often as in the past, with no loss of current revenue. The situation is comparable to a worker who gets paid on Saturday for the work he did the week ending the previous Saturday. Then the boss tells him, "I will pay you Saturday for the work done in the week just ended." The worker is still getting a paycheck every week. But he has worked one week without pay. And if he quits the job, he'will have lost a week's pay. But, because the Alton School District isn't figuring to quit conducting school, the loss of its year of state aid is only a "ghost" loss that only shows up In audits, such as the one reported on Wednesday night to the board by C. J .Schlosser, whose accounting firm made the annual audit. national School, an addition to j to Lincoln, Fosterburg, Humboldt, and Washington, as well as added classrooms in Upper Alton, possibly as an addition to an existing school or as a new building. Swimming Pool Mentioned Also mentioned were either a fieldhouse containing a swimming pool or a swimming pool which could be used either as an indoor or an outdoor pool. The addition to he Olin build^K. according to estimates, would Heafner Says No Big Games Here "I'm satisfied there's no whole-i sale gambling here." Police Chief Heafner told the City Council, Wednesday night, in answering a question by Alderman Watsker from the Council floor. Watsker referred to accounts of "mudslinging" in the general election campaign which have resulted in court charges that gambling games had been operated near Alton, "I'd like to ask the police chief if any gaming has been going on here," said Watsker. "No," replied Chief Heafner. "There have been some sneak games. We've caught some, I had a checkup made on some suspected places only this evening but nothing was found. I'm satisfied there's no wholesale gaming going on here." Jet, Civilian Plane Crash; Death Toll 7 MIDLAND, Tex. MV-A flaming collision of an Air Force jet and a civilian plane exploded wreckage and bodies over a residential district Wednesday. Seven bodies, including that of a baby girl, fell with the wreckage. The jet plummeted flaming into an empty home. The engine ol the civilian plane crashed into the kitchen of anqther home where a mother had just taken her children into the living room. "That small plane looked as If it were flying almost in the same direction as the jet," L. B. Martin, Dallas, Tex., truck driver said. "There was a loud explosion, then pieces of both planes and bodies were falling everywhere." Killed were Winfred R, Clement, 27. his wife Elizabeth, 25. and their 13-month-old daughter Cathy, all of Bowie, Tex.; Mrs. Clement's parents, Roy E. Howard, 63, and Ethel Howard, 57, Vasliti, Tex.; Lt. Howell D. Hale, 25, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest D. Hale, live at Rural Route 1, Gregg Addition, Decatur, 111. and Capt. Roy A. Roberts, 29, whose mother is Mrs. Mallnda A. Roberts, 1819 West Blvd., Belleville, 111. The jet wreckage crashed into the home of Mr, and Mrs, R. A. Saunders, who weren't home at the time, The engine of the civilian plane crashed into the kitchen of Mrs. Billy Crowe. Only minutes earlier she had taken her children-Janice, 1, and Debra, 3—into the living room. cost approximately $220,000, with the estimated cost of the addition to Mark Twain being about 5120,000 for six more classrooms. All figures are for construction only and do not include architect's fees, cost of sites where needed, or equipment. Discussion of Rufus Easton School centered around the addition of four classrooms at a cost of $120,000, while a new seivool on the old Jerseyville road, containing 13 classrooms, is estimated to cost approximately $460,000. Foster Additions The board discussed the possibility of adding two classrooms and a multi-purpose room at Fosterburg, with the cost approximately $140,000 as well as talking about several plans involving Lincoln, Humboldt and Washington schools. One idea which the board kicked around for some time was adding two classrooms and a multi-purpose room at Washington, costing about $160,000; adding a multi-purpose room and toilet facilities at Humboldt with a heating plant to provide for the entire structure, costing approximately $140,000; and adding four classrooms and a multipurpose room to Lincoln School with the cost approximately $160,000. Plan For New School But later discussion brought out a couple of other plans revolving about a new school in Middletown which could serve parts of the areas now covered by the three schools — Lincoln, Humboldt, and Washington. One such plan would provide a large new school, possibly of the Horace Mann size, to replace the three old buildings almost entirely. A second idea was to build a new school to serve students of Washington, Lincoln, and Humboldt in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, leaving the primary grades at the old buildings. Several board members questioned the adviseabllity of adding new additions to the three old buildings. Estimates Dampen Enthusiasm The cost of 10 new classrooms, in Upper Alton was estimated at $400,000 ' but board members questioned the ability to obtain a site and finally talked about getting along without the classrooms for several years. Discussion of a fieldhouse came to a screeching halt when Architect Albert M, Gpedde estimated the cost of construction at about $1,000,000 and the swimming pool idea was dampened considerably by a cost estimate of $250,000. Both had been considered for the Alton High site. CouncilVotes Flat $50 Pay Hike An amended salaries ordinance granting flat pay increases of $50 a month to members of the police and fire departments and increases of 15 per cent up to a $50 maximum to other employes or the city salaries list, excepting commissioners, was enacted by unanimous vote of City Council Wednesday night. The increases are to be effective as of Nov. 1. Also adopted, with recommendation of the finance committee, was a resolution of Alderman Parker that employe personnel of the city receive "longevity" pay adjustments starting next April 1. Hourly Rates. Adopted Rates of pay also were adopted for the hourly workers of the street repair and sanitation departments, effective after six months of service. In the street department the scale provides $2.27 an hour for foremen, $2.14 for lift station operators, $1.89 for chuaffeurs, $1.69 for laborers (with $1.6114 under six months of service) and $2.50 for blade-men. In the sanitation department the scale provides $1.89 for chauffeurs, $1.81 for extra chauffeurs, and $1.69 for helpers (with $1.61^4 under six months of service.) A 56-hour work week, to replace a 73-hour week, starting next April 1, was set for the fire department under action of the Council two weeks ago when pay boosts had first formal consideration. 90-MInnte Discussion The revised salaries ordinance was enacted after discussion of about an hour and 30 minutes during which proposed amendments, with one exception, were fended off. Before the ordinance was voted on, Alderman Stobbs secured passage of a resolution that if any increases were made (by amendment) to the pending measure, they be equally applied to all employes. "It means if one gets a raise, all shall get it," Stobbs explained. The resolution was aimed to clear the air after it became known a number of amendments were likely to be offered, and after parliamentary procedure had become tangled. Proposal Defeated Alderman Edgell, as police chairman, then pushed to a vote a proposed amendment to make "longevity" pay immediately effective in the police department. Proposed were automatic increases of 2 per cent for five years service, 4 per cent for 10, and 6 per cent for 15 or more years; also some adjustments for policemen under five years of service. The amendment lost, 8 to 6. This cleared the way for Mayor Pro Tem Dooley to call a vote on adoption of the new salaries ordinance which adhere to the $50 and 15 per cent increase plan originally agreed on by aldtrmen in an informal session a month ago. Under resolutions passed at behest of Alderman Parker the position of building inspector was odered vacated and the salary of the electrical inspector reduced to $50 a month. Under the amended ordinance, salaries of each of the posts were set at $4,140 or about $345 a month. Robert Yungek is present building inspector and Edwin Manns is electrical inspector. Parker proposed salary savings by his resolution go to help pay other salary boosts under the revised salaries ordinance. Laid over as new business svas another Parker resolution- one he said the "GAAC may want to kick around"—which provides that the city study electrical control ordinances of other Illinois cities with a view to giving Alton an up to date ordinance providing an electrical commission in accord with state statutes. Armed Might of Russians Seems To Have Crushed Revolution in Hungary In Message To Council Struif Names 5 to Alton Housing Commission Mayor Struif Wednesday appointed five members of a new Housing Authority commission for Alton. Names of the housing commissioners were made known in a message to the City Council last night from Mayor Struif, who yes- Takes Dim View WHERE'S THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE? — Or maybe it's just the weather. But one-year-old Stefan Kiliian is obviously annoyed at something. The tot \yas among the immigrants who arrived yesterday at New York on the military transport Gen. Harry Taylor. His father, Martin, is a" commercial artist from Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Wirephoto) En Route to New York Ike Says Bomb Boosts Position By MARVIN I~ ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON UPt —President Eisenhower set out for New York todav in a bid for the big state's 45 electoral votes. He departed by train after saying the H-bomb helps give America "a position of strength" making any aggressor's attack "suicidal." In Madison Square Garden to- Miss Beverly Barr, a young high school teacher from Rochester, N.Y., wanted to know "how long it will be necessary for us to have a draft." Speaking from a Washington TV night, Eisenhower will make a na- studio with Mrs. Eisenhower at tionwide NBC radio-television ad-; dress. Time: 9 p.m., EST. The White House indicated Eisenhower plans to hit out again at a proposal by Adlai E. Stevenson, Democratic presidential nominee, that the United States take the lead in seeking world agreement on banning hydrogen bomb his side, the President replied he "would be really using a crystal ball" if he tried to predict. He added he didn't think he would be justified in talking about termin ation of the draft "in terms of months or years." The next question was from Mrs. Louis Martin, Negro mother cf 12 children who lives on a fann tests. Eisenhower's statement that U.S. possession of the H-bomb b " omb 7and added: helps give it an essential "position ol strength" in dealing with any potential enemy came laie near Salisbury, Md. She said she is "really worried" about the H I would like to know what is the future of our families in this Wednesday as he replied to questions put to him by a group of women on a GOP-sponsored radio- TV program. Says Draft Needed He also said anew that the military draft must be continued because the United States lives in "a world of tension." Stevenson has called for an end to the draft when that is consistent with national security. Inflicts Multiple Fractures Wife'sFootSlipsFromBrake, Auto Strikes Her Hushand EAST ALTON — A 60-year old Alton man was reported to have spent a "good night" after suffering multiple injuries when he was struck by an auto driven by his wife on the Beall Tool Co. parking lot outside of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. early this morning. Chester Barber, 2148 Brown St., Alton, was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital for fractures to his right leg, upper right arm, right ribs and abrasions to his face and left elbow. He was injured after he came off the evening shift. According to the Rev. C. Curtis Martin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, of which the Barbers are members, Mrs. Barber told him at the hos- under a wheel, body against the pital that her foot slipped off the brake pedal onto the accelerator as her husband walked across the parking lot and approached in the semi-darkness. Barber apparently saw the car jump forward and tried to leap from its path, but one of his feet was caught throwing his vehicle. An Olin guard, Edward Finke, ran to the scene and called a company ambulance which rushed the injured man to the hospital. According to a police report, Mrs. Barber was in a "state of shock" following the accident. Barber is a primer transfer man in the primer manufacturing department at the plant. atomic age." Calling it a "very serious and important question,' Eisenhower said "Ihe world must find a peaceful solution" to the problem presented by the superbomb. Without mentioning Stevenson's proposal, the President said: "We can never have a hydrogen war, as I see it, and still have a civilization such as we now have." Progress Necessary Eisenhower called it "absolutely necessary that progress be made" — apparently toward what he regards as adequate international control of atomic weap ons. Then he said: "Now, as to the hydrogen bomb itself, if we are going to remain secure in the type of world we have now, with aggression always possible, wo must . . , urge agreement from a position of strength. Strength can cooperate with its neighbors and with other people; weakness cannot. Weakness can only retreat. "So part of that strength is the bombs, because they prevent war, as we see it. They are the deterrent that warns any aggressor: 'Don't attack us because it would be suicidal.' " Today's Chuckle The ability to speak in several languages is valuable, but the ability, to keep your mouth shut in one is priceless. (Copt. Gen. re*. Corp.) erday received nulice of the confirmation of their appointments by he State Housing Board. The letter from Temple 'McFayden, chairman of the state board, vas read to the Council at request )f Mayor Slruif. who is recuperat- ng from surgery and who deliver;d the letter to City Clerk Price when thf ciwk called on him in St. Xnthony's Hospital yesterday af- ernoon. SiiKR''5ts Meeting McFayden suggested Struif call j meeting of the commission at which it would organize by elect- ng officers and adopting by-laws. He added that since the Alton Authority is a state organization, he state board will be glad to send a representative to the organizational meeting to advise members on their duties. Named to a 5-year term on the commission is Dr. Robert B. Lynn, president of Alton District Board of Education, and a member of Civic Memorial Airport Authority commission. A physician and surgeon. Dr. Lynn resides at 415 E. 12th St. Other Members Others named to the housing body are: Paul B. McCormick of 2919 Chapin PL, president of Alton-Wooc River Construction & Building Trades Council—4-year term. William B. Stobbs of 204 E. Elm St., alderman of Third Ward am chairman of the City Council com mittee on housing—3-year term. Joseph A. Brewer of 2323 Lo cust St., dean of boys, Centra Public School. Harry H. Nimmons, 702 Brow St., partner in Allen & Nimmons Co. real estate and insuranc firm, and a member of Alton Wood River Board of Realtors. In connection with the appoini ment of Dr. Lynn to the housing commission, Mayor Struif has re vealed that the physician has con sented to accept because he ex pects to retire from his schoo board position at end of his term next April, thereby securing tim to give to the duties of his new public office. The Alton Housing Authority through the local commission is slated to take over administra tion of Alton low rent housing projects from Madison, County Housing Authority which hereto fore, as agent of the city, has had charge of all Alton public hous ing activities. The two preseni Alton housing projects are Curran Homes and Sullivan Homes. To Direct Redevelopment It is further planned by Mayor Struif that the local housing commission shall also be constitutec as the directing board for the planned urban redevelopment proj ect in Alton. Just a year has passed since first step for establishment of an Alton Housing Authority was un dertaken by City Council resolu tion. Slate Housing Board authori zation for the city to proceed un der a certificate of convenience and necessity was granted earlj this year. But before acting fur ther, Mayor Struif, with acquie scence of the Council took due time to investigate the possibility o: carrying on urban redevelopment in connection with the program o: the local authority. The urban de velopment proposal was discussed at a public meeting arranged by the mayor and GAAC early las summer. Fighting Continues In Country VIENNA if — The Hungarian ioting continued today, and Premier Imre Nagy promised he will icgotiate with Moscow to with- raw its occupation troops if tha ebels will end their revolution. Nagy went on the radio to apical for the rebellious forces of tudents and workers to lay down their arms and help his new government. He promised that if they did so he country would get a new deal. "As soon as order is re-estab- ished those troops which were called by our government to help will be withdrawn," he said. Apparently this meant that as soon as the revolution ended the Russian troops, tanks and jet )lane pilots would be recalled to heir bases. Then Nagy would take up negotiations with Moscow to lave the four or five Soviet divi- ;ions in Hungary evacuated to Russia. Broadcasters in Budapest claimed Soviet and Hungarian troops were slowly crushing the anti- Soviet rebellion — but fighting went on. Hundreds Killed There were no late figure on casualties, but travelers from Hungary Wednesday night said lundreds had been reported killed in Budapest alone. The ruling Communist party in contradictory broadcasts appealed for the people to return to work, Mid warned them to stay off the streets because of continued shooting. It announced the ouster of its first secretary in an evident effort to appease rebels who since Tuesday night had been staging a bloody uprising in the heart of the Hungarian capital. -Radio Budapest said Ernoe Geroe, who only this week returned from Belgrade where he had a "reconciliation" conference with Yugoslav President Tito, had been replaced as first secretary by Kanos Kadar, a former jailed Ti- toist. It was the second major shakeup in the Hungarian hierarchy in two days and the third in three months. Wednesday Imre Nagy, purged for Titoism in 1955, returned as premier, replacing Andras Hegedus. Geroe succeeded the loyal Stalinist, Matyas Rakosi, as party secretary only last July. Curfew Extended A curfew, in force through the night, was extended, but people were told in other broadcasts that they could go out in case of extreme necessity. Earlier broadcasts said rebels — who had started their insurrection with cries of "Russkies go home" — were still firing in scattered sections of the city, but predicted that the rebel forces would be liquidated "in the course of the day." The widespread arrest of rebels and suspected sympathizers was reported. Budapest remained cut off from the outside world by telephone. Hungarian operators were still not accepting calls. A 11:15 a. m. Budapest newscast said: "Although the restoration of order in the capital is making good progress, irresponsible elements in small groups still continue lighting and shooting. 'The authorities are- striking energetically against these resisters." In a mid-morning broadcast Budapest radio had claimed that "life in the capital is coming back to normal," Father on Jury Duty Illness, Injury and Death Plague Tom Snow Family Trouble has been coming double, and then some, for Mrs. Thomas Snow of 120 Haller Ave. East Alton. Tuesday evening while Mrs. Snow was holding her son, Roger, eight months old, in her arms in an Altoi baby specialist's office, the baby, who is ill of an ear infection, grabbed for his mother and scratched her in the right eye, causing in injury that required hospital treatment. She was given emergency treatment in the doctor's office and he advised she consult an eye specialist. Wednesday Mrs. Snow was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital for the eye Injury and shortly after she returned home she learned of the death of her mother, Mrs. George Stern, in Pittsburg, Pa. Throughout the ordeal Mrs, Snow has been without the eol- ace and help of her husband, during the daytime, as he is serving on the petit jury In Gran. ite City. Thomas reported for Jury do- ty this morning in Granite City, but planned to see II arrangements could b> made to be excused.

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