Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on October 31, 1956 · Page 1
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Traffic Toll •radar* v««tt Accidents 3 1226 'Injury 0 1T4 Deaths 0 2 *Accld*nU Involving Injurj ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Weatfte* Established January 15, 1836 Vol. tJXXI, No. 246 Serving the Alton Community for Mote Than 120 Yean ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1956. Alton are*; Clettrtiit Aitf «0ol«t tonight. Lowest Thursday fimrit« IHR hi middle 40s. Highest Thursday afternoon neftt 70. Nominees on Forum * crat Dick meeting sponsore for the state's attorney post, Demo- II. Mudge Jr. (right) and Republican Edward D. Groshone, next to him, at ponsored by Edwardsvllle League of Women Voters. Others In photo, from . , left, are Mrs. William Rohrkaste Jr. and Gordon Dodds, high school principal, who was moderator. — Staff Photo. * Mudge and Groshong Reaffirm Platforms Strict Law Enforcement, Anti'Gaming EDWARDSV1LLE. —Opposing candidates for state's attorney of Madison County, Democrat Dick H. Mudge, find Republican Edward D. Groshong, reaffirmed their strict law enforcement and anti-gambling stands here Tuesday night. Both reiterated their campaign pledges to halt all forms of gambling—from church bingo to big gangster-controlled dice games —at the first non-partisan candidates' meeting sponsored by the Edwardsville League of Women Voters. The" meeting, in circuit courtroom No. 1 at the Courthouse, attracted a capacity crowd of about 175—including standees in the doorways and anteroom at the rear. 12 Candidate* Introduced Five Democratic and seven Republican candidates for county and district offices at the Nov. 6 election responded to invitations to introduce themselves and state their qualifications. The meeting was opened by Mrs. William Rohrkaste Jr., as chairman, Edwardsville Junior High School Principal Gordon Dodds served as moderator. Four questions had been submitted In advance to the state's attorney candidates. Replies by the state's attorney candidates to the first question, "What specific action will you initiate toward controlling sale of liquor (A) to minors, (B) by after-hour violators," were; Kludge's Reply Mudge: "Mayors are the local liquor commissioners in cities and the chairman of the county Board of Supervisors issues liquor licenses in unincorporated areas of the county. Penalty for sale of liquor to minors is revocation of a license if a violation is flagrant or repeated. The (Continued on Page IB, Col. 1.) i Drivers Seek 30-Cent Raise New Offer in Bus Pay Dispute Citizens Coach Co. and Brown Motor Lines drivers may be on strike Friday, if a satisfactory agreement is not reached today," according to A. J. Tiemann, president of Local 805, of the Amalgamated Bus Drivers union (AFL-CIO). 26 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press British, French Bomb Suez Ike Reports on Mid-East Tonight W'"-''' y^ffl^^ . — ....——..i.,. ., ,, _. ^—^ Tiemann said at 2 p.m. today the bus company had made a new offer which would be submitted to the union membership tonight tor' determination. j "In any event," he said, "the buses will run tomorrow and—if the offer is rejected—the strike will be effective on Friday morning." He said the union drivers — about 55 men — of the two lines that transport Alton city passengers and Alton-St Louis passengers had Tursday night rejected a company offer of a two- cent hourly wage increase, which he termed "ridiculous." The drivers have asked a Russians In Hungary Retreating By GEORGE BOULTWOOD BUDAPEST, Hungary JP — The Russian retreat from Budapest appeared in full swing today. Soviet tanks—leaving their dead and wounded—headed away under a shower of leaflets from Hungari- 30-cent hourly increase and j a " air {orce Planes threatening to changes in working conditions. Tiemann said C. K. Call, out of the St. Louis office of the bomb them if they tarried. Russian armored forces guarding the Danube River bridges U.S. Mediation Service, was on! withdrew at dawn. Others fell into hand Tuesday and today to aid in j tlle lines °* retreat throughout the arriving at a settlement of the morning, union-company contract differences If normal means of transportation is lacking Friday morning, Alton public school students who pay their own way on buses should make other arrangements to get to classes, Supt. of Schools J. B. Johnson said at 1 p.m. today. "Schools will be open as usual and attendance of classes is expected," Dr. Johnson said. The problem of providing transportation for some 700-800 children who ride by contract bus to school was under dfscus- sion during the forepart of the afternoon with hope that substitute transportation can be arranged." TV Talk Is Not Political WASHINGTON JP — President Eisenhower will go on nationwide elevision and radio tonight to discuss the Middle East crisis. This was announced shortly be- bre noon today by the White House which also repeated that he United States is still stand- ng by its pledge to assist any victim of aggression in the Middle East. Britain is reported to have in- brmed the U.S. government that t considers the pledge defunct. The pledge bound the United States, Britain and France to work together in the Middle East o preserve peace. Presidential Press Secretary ames C. Hagerty said Eisenhower's talk tonight would be about S minutes—beginning at 7 p.m. EST). All major networks are expect- d to carry it. Saying the talk would be "a nonpolitical report," Hagerty added that the ^President would speak rom his White House office and discuss "the developing situation in the Middle East." Hagerty said further Eisenhovv- T will "outline the American position" regarding the tense situation esulting from the Israeli thrust into Egypt on Monday. Veto U.S. Resolution Since that time Britain and France have announced plans to place troops-in Egypt, and the two governments joined Tuesday in vetoing a U. S. resolution in the United Nations Security Council. The U. S. resolution called for a cease-fire in Egypt, and for other U. N. member nations to refrain from any use of force in the area. Hagerty said Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Anthony Eden have exchanged additional persona] messages regarding the Middle East situation. The White House announced dispatch of one Eisenhower message to Eden Tuesday. In that one, also addressed to French Premier Guy Mollet, Eisenhower urged both the British and the French to refrain from use of force in the Middle East. Asked today whether there was anything to a report that the Pres- Ground Forces Absent The Hungarian army, now com- iderlt had talked to Eden pletely on the side of the revolu- phone ' Ha serty said there had LONDON vet— Britain and France put Egyptian targets under bombardment tonight, and the Cairo radio reported high explosive bombs had been dropped on Cairo itself. The two Western powers were evidently trying to topple the Nasser government in addition to taking over control of the Suez Canal zone. The Cairo broadcast said the bombing was at 7 p.m.. (noon CST). It assorted there was some damage but no loss of life. Cairo is a city of three million. At 8.40 a.m. Cairo time the British Defense Ministry announced: "An air offensive by bomber aircraft under Allied command is nn frio,.* n, K- * • f * ~ Israel said toda y Ms naval units captured the at thi f nwn ? ent being launched on fngate Ibrahim Avva , foreground, after a battle in early morning darkness off Haifa. The warship is * gainst mi!ltar y &*&** in at Malta in August of this year Avhile en route to Egypt. < AP Wireohoto via radio from T.nndnn* P E ^ 1 - Name Chief The two powers named Gen. Sir Charles Keightley, formerly commander in chief of Britain's Middle East land forces, to be commander in chief of the expeditionary force. Vice Adm P. Barjot of France is his deputy. The Defense Ministry said their job is to "intervene to secure compliance with the requirements (laid before) the Israeli and Manager Plan Topic At Luncheon CAPTURE OF EGYPTIAN WARSHIP ttle in e Egypt- (AP Wirephoto via radio from London) Split With U.S. During Parade Tonight Police Urge Motorists Stay Off East Broadway To an appeal by Police Chie Heafner to motorists for super cautious driving during the period of congestion at Halloween parade time tonight, Traffic Lt Brown added a request t h a motorists avoid the use of E Broadway after 7 p. m, Brown suggested that drivers whenever possible use other crosstown streets instead of E Broadway, the parade route thousands of spectators will be gathering Immediately in advance of the procession. Truckers from out of town are urged to try and plan their trips or routings this evening to avoid Alton between 7:30 and 8:30 when Broadway will be taken over by the parade, said Lt. Brown. Getting the big trucks through the city during the parade hours will be a problem. Traffic policemen, said Lt,, Brown, will be stationed at the north and east limits of the city to warn incoming truckers of the parade traffic situation. The drivers will be informed of crosstown detours such as by way of Bering, College, and Elm, should they regard it urgent for them to proceed during the parade period. But they also wifl be warned of the fairly steep hJUs on the pos- slble detours, some of which cannot be negotiated by the heavily-loaded transports. More than 35 .egular city pol- lice — including all off-duty men at a half-day's pay — will be posted along the route, while others patrol the city in cruiser cars. Traffic police will be assisted by some 25 to 30 Alton! Auxiliary Police Corps mem-j bers and the Explorer Snouts. Alton's annual Halloween parade wi:i start at 7:30 tonight unless a heavy rain' is falling. W. V. Metzger and Ed Long, parade officials for the sponsoring Greater Alton Association of Commerce and East End Improvement Association, told the Telegraph this morning, "Even if there is a drizzle, w will go ahead. The parade will be postponed to Thursday night DNLY if there is a heavy rain (tiling hi starting time tonight." Cloudy skies early today were tearing by mid-morning, in all of October's 31 days, there had been only one cloudy day up to Qday. ',...' The parade route is: from Broadway and Pearl over Broad- >vay to Piasa to Fifth to Belle o Third to State to Broadway ',nd disband in Riverside park. tion, trucked in fresh platoon?, to relieve street patrols of the ragged insurgents. The army took over the citadel, a fortress commanding the entire city, and ringed it with antitank guns. Rebel anger which had been di reeled against the Russians was channeled entirely for the moment against remnants of the equally detested AVH. the Red Hungarian secret police. Vengeance hunts for the members of the AVH, which Premier Imre Nagy's government has ordered dissolved, developed all over the revolt-torn city. Unofficial Hungarian sources said 130 secret policemen, captured Tuesday in a battle for Budapest's Communist party headquarters, were hanged by their heels and beaten to death. A precinct party headquarters was a prime target in the street fighting today. Expunging of Soviet signs was accelerated with the goverment's announcement of its decision to end the one-party dictatorship and revive the multiparty governmental system that prevailed before the Reds took over in 1948. Unemployment been no such phone calls. But he went on to say that the President "has received and sent other personal messages" from and to Eden. Hagerty said some of those messages were exchanged before the one the White House announced Tuesday and some afterward. No Reply from Mollet Hagerty said Eisenhower has received no reply to the message he dispatched Tuesday to Mollet. He The city manager form of government will be the topic of the Grei'er Alton Association of Commerce forum luncheon, Thursday, at the Mineral Springs Hotel. Speaker for the city manager plan will be Marshall Smith, city attorney of Wood River which has that form of government. Opposing the plan will be former Probate Judge A. W. Daly of Alton. No position on the question has been taken by the GAAC, but officers said the association wishes to give its members and the public opportunity to be informed on the proposal. A petition for an election on the city manager plan has been filed in County Court by Alton League of Women Voters. The luncheon meeting will be open to the public. Persons wishing to attend are requested to call the GAAC office, 3-6676, so the hotel may know how many luncheons to prepare. The two speakers will be given equal time to present their sides of the question. There will be a 15-minute period for questions from the floor. St. Clair County Has Record Registration EAST ST. LOUIS, Dl. JP — St. British, French Use Veto Twice By WILLIAM N. OAT1S UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. OP)—Britain and France used their vetoes twice Tuesday night to tie the hands of the U. N. Security Council in the Israeli-Egyptian fighting while they rushed troops added he would have to cheek on' aair Count y aerk Elmer Touch- whether Eden had responded to that particular message. ette says an all-iime record high of 140,314 voters are registered in The differences of viewpoint be- i dle countv for n ext Tuesday's gen- tween London and Washington[ eral elcction were emphasized by a statement This is 15,463 more than were Eden made today in the House of Commons, Hagerty's earlier statement that on the rolls for the April state primary and 13,047 above the total registered for the 1952 presidential the United States would stand by j election, Touchette said Tuesday its 1950 pledge to assist any victim of aggression came while Eisenhower and Secretary of "State Dulles svere conferring on the situation. night,. The registration totals include 50,999 for East St. Louis, 22,271 for Belleville and 16,278 for Cen t treviile. toward the Suez Canal zone. Their actions drove a deepi wedge into their alliance with the! United States. ] The vetos were viewed as a hard blow to the 11-nation coun-i cil's prestige, already lowered by' 78 Soviet vetos in 11 years. ; The council adjourned only 27; minutes before the 11:30 p.m.' deadline set by Britain and) France for Egyptian-Israeli agreement to their proposal to land troops along the waterway nationalized by Egypt July 26. The two Western powers gave Egypt and Israel 12 hours to stop The Community Chest campaign for funds to operate the charitable and character build- fighting and draw baclTio"iniiesi ingJagencies next year was ex ' Chest Fimd Campaign Extended Soviets See All Reds Sovereign o from the 103-mile canal so that British and French forces could move "temporarily" into Portj Said, Ismailia and Suez "to sep- erate the belligerents and to guarantee freedom of transit through the canal." They said if Egypt and Israel did not consent, they would move in anyway. Israel agreed but Egypt refused. Schedule Another Meeting Another council meeting was scheduled this afternoon to take up an Egyptian charge that Britain and France were committing aggression. Egypt said that until the council took "necessary measures, Egypt has no choice but to defend itself." Britain and France had argued (hat the council could not act tended two weeks to Nov. 12, after tabulation today showed $161,000.00 or 64 per cent of the goal had been subscribed. Much more has undoubtedly been collected but is still to be reported to Chest headquarters. Dudley F. Giberson, campaign chairman, urged workers to redouble their efforts in order that all those who want to give have an opportunity to do so. Today was to have been the closing day of the drive. However, it appears more time is needed to reach all firms and individuals. Incomplete reports to date showed the following: Advance gifts, 539,906; mer- swiftly enough to halt the fight- cantile > $2,148; building trades, u% and prevent interference with S1 ' 962: corporations, $47,775.00; canal traffic. Accordingly both' financial division . $3,225; navetoed: i tional firms, $3,252; neighhor- Denwcrats Lead Marquette High, West Junior Straw Votes Favor Stevenson Straw votes in two Alton schools, Tuesday, favored Democrat Adlai Stevenson for president. At Marquette High School, the former Illinois povernor was a near 2-to-l choice. At West To 1,909,000 WASHINGTON CW- Unemployment dropped this month to i,909,000 — the smallest total iii | Junior, he led President Eisen- nearly three years. Reporting this Tuesday, the Commerce Department also said 66,174,000 persons held jobs during October. This was 103,000 more than in September and a new record for the month, although 578,000 below the over-all peak reached last August. The October total of jobless, a decrease of 89,000 from September, was the smallest since November 1953 when it stood at 1,699,000. Itivei* Lock St Uam w VV BufMu 7 «.m. Rise .05 Stage 2.6 Stages l£«ro <Uh 4X C Pool 418.85 Tailwater 392.85 hower by a V vote margin. At Mnrquette, where the students held an election with speeches and other features as a practice fr civics, the Democrats wave far in tiont. Stevenson polled 227 to 116 for Eisenhower. For U.S. senator, Richard Stengel, Democrat, led incumbent GOP Dirksen, 235-94. Richard Austin, Democratic candidate for governor, polled 228 voces to 105 for Republican Gov. Stratton. Congressman Melvin Price, Democrat, was given 263 votes to 70 for Waldo Schellenger. the Republican. For state's attorney, Dick; H. Miulw. Domoornt, led RepuWi- can Edward Groshong, 237 to 91. For coroner, Dr. W. W. Billings polled 224 to 101 for William G. Straube, Hepublican. West Junior High School proved itself a Democratic institution TuesHay in a mock election as students "elected" Adlai Stevenson president, Richard Stengel, senator, Richard Austin, governor, Melvin Price, representative, and Dick Mitdge, state's attorney of Madison County, Stevenson had 368 votes to 348 for President Eisenhower, Stengel had 370 to 340 for Sen. Everett Dirksen, Austin had 366 <.o 345 for Gov. Stratton, Price led the ticket with 480 to 229 for Waldo Sehellenger, and Mudge had 393 tr 310 for Edward Groshong. Of the voters, 23 per cent voted straight Pemperatic tickets and 21 per cent voted straight Republican. 1. A U.S. resolution calling on! lMod ' $2,087; industrial em- Israel and Egypt immediately to P lo >' es . $53,551; physicians and cease fire, on Israel to withdraw it- armed forces from Egypt and all U.N. members to avoid using force in the area or giving Israel military, economic or financial aid in her operation. (The vote was 7-2 with Australia and Belgium abstaining.) 2. A Soviet resolution that amounted to the U. S. proposal with its teeth pulled, calling only for a cease-fire and withdrawal of Israeli troops. (The vote was 7-2 with Belgium and the United States abstaining,) U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. had asked and obtained an urgent council debate on the Israeli military action on instructions received fr^nj President Eisenhower Monday night after Israel moved into Egypt. Lodge said if Israel complied with the U.S. demand, the basis the British-French ultimatum! would MOSCOW .T—In a major policy shift, the Soviet Union says it wants all the Communist countries to be completely sovereign and is willing to talk about the disposition of Soviet troops in three of them. An unusual declaration issued by the government Tuesday night was interpreted by diplomatic observers as indicating Moscow was seeking a graceful way out of an increasingly embarrassing situation within the Communist camp In conciliatory tones, it promised that the Soviet army will evacuate Budapest "as soon as this is considered necessary by the Hungarian government." It also acknowledged that "the further presence of Soviet armed units in Hungary may cause even further aggravation of the situation." The declaration said there are Soviet units in only three of the "peoples' democracies," Hungary, Romania and Poland. It went on: "With a view to insuring mutual security ... the Soviet government is ready to examine with other Socialist countries participating in the Warsaw Treaty the question of Soviet troops stationed on the territory of the above-mentioned countries." The Soviet troops in Poland, Hungary and Romania are there under terms of the Wai-saw Pact, a Russian-commanded mutual defense alliance formed last year by the Soviet Union and her East European allies. Soviet Defense Minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov told Western correspondents Tuesday night all the Egyptian governments." Cairo radio said the bombing of that capital was carried by British jet bombers. Today's first announcement of the long - rumored attack came from Paris. This said the aerial and naval bombardments got under way at 6:40 p.m. Cairo time. A British - French ultimatum, demanding that Egypt and Israel cease hostilities and that the fighting forces of both sides keep clear of a zone 10 miles on either side of the canal, expired 14 hours earlier. Egypt rejected the ultimatum, Israel accepted it on the condition that Egypt would agree. See Danger to Canal The French and British contended fighting on the Sinai Peninsula endangered the canal because of aerial and paratroop activity in the area and thrusts by Israeli armored columns, reported by British Prime Minister Eden to be nearing the canal zone. Eden told the House of Commons, during angry questioning to- dav by Labor members, that Britain and France intended to carry out their purpose of occupying key canal zone points, including Suez, Port Said and Ismailia. Despite the open disapproval of the United States of the action, Eden said: "We stand by what we said and we shall carry it out." Eden said Britain had to protect her own vital interests in the Middle East with or without U.S. agreement. Heavy Fighting on Sinai Announcements from both Cairo and Tel Aviv, the Israeli army agree to the withdrawal of Soviet surgeons, S3.020; school em- troops from Hungary, a major de- ployes, 52,269; labor unions, j mand of the rebels there. $100; dentists, 5400. j The goal is 5257,343. With 5161,477.00 reported to date, 595,866 is still to be raised. * >-4Jf^w««-»V,it Ii3 *• l4*-«3l-4tl Y 114glll ailUlC,|i pact members would have to ,'^quarters, indicated heavy ... . . _ . Tit'niin(T nnmtniiari in tVta Civml Rains l^ash Japan TOKYO in — Torrential rains lashed the Pacific coast of Japan Tuesday night, loosing floods and landslides that killed 18 persons, left 16 missing and injured 10. Today's Chuckle We may be riding toward a depression. But if we are, it's the first time in history everybody has a seat in the parlor car. (Copyright, 1936 General Features Corp.) fighting continued in the Sinai Desert, the eastern approach to the canal. Israel claimed its forces had taken up positions only 10 miles from the canal, the "ultimatum" line. Egypt announced its Soviet-supplied jet planes had been thrown into action. The Egyptian high command announced that heavy fighting, which began Tuesday afternoon, was con(Continued on Page 19, Col. 7.) Good Turn Backfires Three Members of Grid Squad, Locked Out of Shower Room, Wear Football Suits to School (Picture on Page 43 w ° n I room key, and, when they re-1 ment and, with the concurrence I turned to change clothing, found; of the coach, Dale Parker, us they had been locked out. The j a small posse of squ.idsmer re. . , . . . . rejected any I water" was blamed this morning , remainder of the squad had long ' Implication '"that the United! by three St. Mary's Parochial States considered under any circumstances that the (British- French) ultimatum was justifiable." Soviet Delegate Arkady A. SoboJev said the Western vetos meant "a black day for the Secur- ty Council." He accused the Brit- sh and French of using Israel as an instrument to justify seizure of the Suez Canal. British Delegate Sir Pierson iixon contended that Britain and France were acting in an urgent situation "on well-founded international grounds. , , to do what he world needs." School pupils who appeared at the school wearing football uniforms. The three boys, Mike Tueth, Mike Leighty and John Moranville, said they had been locked out of the team's locker and snowei room in the basement of St. Mary's Church Tuesday evening because they had remained behind, after the Tuesday practice session, to rake the it-aves from the lawn of a woman who supplies the squad with water. They were forgotten by Mike Rusar, first-string quarter- since gone home. The boys walked home from school in their football suits, since their school clothes were locked inside the locker room. "We just wore the suits back to school," MoranviUe explained this morning. After a quick-change act had been effected, the boys said that a woman whose house is located next to the yard of Roosevelt public school, where the squad works out, had been allowing the parched players to use water from a garden hose tap outside her house. Because of this, they mained behind at intervals to rake leaves from the lawn of the premises from which their water supply came. There three boys, who fanned, out into three different residential areas in football suits slightly after dusk Tuesday, after hit. ting a dead end at the locker room, said they didn't feel a bit comspicuous. "it's Halloween, isn't it?" Tueth said. Tueth is a son of Mr. and Mr«. William Tueth of 919 Pearl St., Leighty a son of Mr. and Mm. Ueorge Leighty of 631 Liberty and MoranviUe i» a aon of Mr. and Mrs. John MoranviUe of 816 ". M'nth.

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