Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 9, 1958 · Page 1
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TRAFFIC TOLL fodty'i .*itt't ACClpfcNTS *.. -1 66? *1NJIJB¥ ...... 0 82 DEATHS .......0" 3 •Accident involving injury.^ ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 122 Years WARM Low 68, High 88. Otnpfet* Wtftffce* #*i* I. Established January 15, 1836 Vol. CXXItt, No. 149 ALTON, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 9,1958 26 PAGES 5c Copy Member of The Associated Presi Romano Is Not Talking On Rackets WASHINGTON (AP)-LoUls Romano, alleged Capone mobster, invoked the Fifth Amendment io- day in refusing to answer questions ,at Senate hearings on the rackets infested Chicago restaurant Industry. The committee heard testimony Tuesday that Frank (The Enforcer) Nitti, an overlord of Chicago crime, forced Romano into the labor movement as boss of the downtown Chicago Bartenders Union Local 278, to serve as a right- hand man for the mob. Romano, wearing dark glasses, refused to tell the committee even where he was born. "I decline to answer on the grounds that it may tend to in criminate me," he said. Romano had no lawyer with him while testifying as the leadoff witness in the second day of ques tioning in the committee's search for. evidence of a nationwide underworld plot to muscle in on labor, and industry. To Call Teitelbaum Also scheduled to be questioned today is Abraham Teitelbaum, labor consultant to the Chicago Restaurant Assn. Teitelbaum, onetime lawyer for the Capone family, subsequently became th« $125,000-a-year counsel for the association. The commiftee headed by Sen. John L. McClellan (D-Ark) voiced curiosity about Teitelbaum's reasons for hiring Romano as the restaurant association's labor ex pert after a state court had ousted Romano and placed Local 278 in receivership. Teitelbaum was a major witness in a House investigation of tax scandals in the Truman adminis- . tration, and now lives in Hollywood, Calif. Romano, the committee said, lives in Miami. As the hearings got under way, Donald Strang, owner of a Niles, 111., restaurant, testified that Illinois state police told him they could do nothing about union violence at his restaurant because they had been called off by the governor's office. He said this was in June 1952. during the administration of Gov. Adlai Stevenson, but he said he didn't know who in the governor's office gave the order. ' Denial! by O'Doonell In Chicago, his statement drew quick denials from, Thomas O'Don- ricll, who was state police superintendent that year, and Carl Me"Gowan, who was Stevenson's administrative assistant. Strang, who runs three restaurants in Cleveland and one in Niles outside Chicago, said his troubles were with Local 450 of the Restaurant Workers Union, then run by mobster Claude Maddox, now dead. Strang said he had, defied (he union's demands that he secretly force his employes to join. He said he learned later that the local, ''without consulting either him or the employes, enrolled them on its books as dues paying mem hers. And, he said, he learned that a $2,240 fee he had paid to Teilel< baum for helping in the negotiations actually was used to pay their dues. 'MacArthur's Butchers' To Return Jap Flags PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)-"Mac- Avthur's Butchers" are planning to return the Japanese battle flags they fpught so bitterly to gain in the South Pacific jungles ot World War II. Veterans of the 1st Infantry Division, the outfit Tokyo Rose called, "MacArthur's Butchers,' plan to turn in their captured battle flags at a reunion July 18-20 for return to the families of Jap- In the absence from the city of Mayor Day on his vacation, Mayor pro tern, Thomas Bailey, alderman of Fifth'Ward, is slated to preside over -the Council anese soldiers were taken. (com whom they TODAt'S CHUCKLE , It used toHpe that when you said a man had gone" tp his, everlasting rest, it didn't mean he had landed a job with the government. ' (® 1888, General Feature* Corp.) NOT SPACE MEN, JUST LAWMEN Patrolmen Art Pitts and Leo Glassmeyer Jr., in their new crash helmets. Injury records of motorcyclists show more head injuries than any other single type, so Alton is about to protect her mounted officers.—-Staff Photo. Sewer Tap Fees To Be Considered Ready for introduction in City Council/at its meeting tonight is an ordinance to set fees on non-residents who are availing themselves of use of the sewer systems of the city. tonight, making his debut in the lines." However, the non-resident users will be responsible for repairs and maintenance "of all laterals and subsidiary, sewer lines leading from their premises into the city president's chair. The sewer rental-fee ordinance is one wJiose preparation was authorized several weeks ago by the aldermanic body on recommendation of its sewers committee. •Its primary object, as set forth in the preamble, is to compensate the city for a portion of the cost of maintaining and repairing the city sewers to which connection from ontside the city have been or will- be made. The .rates set in the proposed ordinance are $2.50 a month for single family dwelling uni'ts; $2.50 a month per apartment for apartment houses; $5 a month All revenues from the fees woujd be deposited "server rental charge fund" and al expenses from billing and col lecting of the fees will be de frayed from this fund. Otherwise the ordinance draft states, "the sewer rental charge • fund shal be used only for the repair maintenance, and improvements necessary in the Alton sanitary sewer system." Billng for the sewer fees would be supervised by the city man ager and statements would be issued quarterly. Bills would be payable at the office of the «*M**» Me*«-*ll< »*WM»JV.« | T" "• "•• — ••v.. ... .. -. . f, ,. for business establishments; and Clt * treasurer on the first of the $50 a month for schools. month following rendition. If fees The ordinance alsd would pro- are unpaid by the 10th of the vide a $50-fee-for non-resident connections to the sewers, providing requests for such connections are granted by the city engineer. In consideration of the payments of the charges to be made on non-residents, the proposed ordinance provides that the city will continue to maintain the existing sanitary sewer lines outside the city and service those persons connected who pay the rental charges. month in which they become due a delayed-payment charge of 10 per cent would be added, and after a bill becomes delinquent a 1 per 'cent a month added charge also would be applied. The city manager .would be given the duty of preparing 01 having prepared a complete and accurate list of all non-resident premises receiving services of the Alton sewer system showing the names of occupants ol three premises. Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Labor Leaders SPRINGFIELD, III.' (AP) - In a,follQwup to the 1954 racket pay»ff conviction of Evan R. Dale, former Southern Illinois labor boss a federal grand jury Tuesday in- djcted two prominent labor leader« for income tax evasion",, ? » Edgar F. (Sandy) Smith ol Breese, Hi, and Harold Thirlon, Washington, D. C., were indicted. U. S. A<ty. Harlington Wood J*. lias identified Dale as a government informant in the grand jury work. Alton Labor Association To Get New Charter The 60-year-old Alton Trades & Labor Assembly will receive Us new charter from the merged AFL-CIO, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. in ceremonies at Laborers' Hall, 1001 Union St., It was announced today by Fred 0, King, president of the assembly. The charter will replace one issued by the former American Federation of Labor In 189*. The new charter will be presented to the delegates «t the semi-monthly meeting of the assembly t by Rudolph Eskovitz of East St. Louis, • stiff representative of the merged American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. Other officers of the assembly besides King are: John A. Lyons of Painters Local 471, vice president; Connie WJnslow of State Hospital Employes Local 124. secretary: Guy Bests of Musicians Local &S2, treasurer; Jerry Dalton of Employes Hotel Lapel & Restaurant 243, reading clerk; William Pfgff of Meat Cutters Local 88; Sfirgeant-at-arms; Paul H. Jones of Retail Store Employes Local 344, Everett Auer of .Barbers Local 81 and Harry Laun of Musicians Local 282. trustees. Smith, a vice president of the International Hod Carrier and Common Laborers Union, was accused of evading payment of $23,20 in the years 1951-53. Thirion,, an organizer and international representative of the International Brotherhood of Teum- sters, waa charged, with evading for the years> 1931-52. Both, Smith and Thirion had jurisdiction during their careers over Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. Wood suid the income, cijed in the evasion charges involved eon tractor payoffs to union leaders The gre a I e s t offense alleged against Smith was that in 1952 he reported a tax due of $3,084 when he should have reported a tax due of $19,232 on a true net income of Wood said the payoffs were "the type of thing" Dale was Involved in. Asked whether Dale and con tractors might be balled as \ it- nesses for the prosecution, Wooc said "I think we'll have to call everybody involved in this thing.' Pale was held in the Springfield City jail's federal section (or ques tioning about money which Wood passed through DATA AT THE DAM S a.m. tenu>*rauir« Y«ittrday'« today 72 desrew. Hujh S0. Low S3 River itas* below Precipltatiou at 7* a. dam at 7 a.m. Pool 33.4. 84 hour* to I a.m. None. Mechanics, : Dealers Plan More Talks Negotiations for an area union auto mechanics' new contract are to be continued next Wednesday, according to Ray Lukcn, one of the negotiators for the St. Clair-Madlson County Automobile Dealers' Association. 1 " The mechanics' contract expired* June 1. Several meetings of union and dealers' represent atives at Hotel Broadview in East St. Louis have failed to bring agreement on the new contract, Luken reported. The mechanics, members of Local 1262 of the International Association of Machinists, are represented by Bill Black and C. E. Van Bibber, out of the union's St. Louis office. Luken said a committee of six represents new-car dealers of Madison and St. Clair counties, about 95 per cent of whom are members. The current contract negotiations, however, go beyond the scope of new-car dealers, Luken stated. The effect of the terms applies to most all mechanics in the two counties, since the i pendent garage and auto places . . go along with whatever we negotiate. We set the pattern," Luken added. Mechanics' . union officials could not be reached for query by the Telegraph today in telephone calls to the'St. Louis of- ice. All were said to be attending a funeral. Luken reported the mechanics have been working without a contract since the June \ expira- ion date. He estimated some 1,500 auto mechanics—including body men—are affected by the negotiations. Only 600 or 700 of these mechanics are actually employed by members of the negotiating Dealers' Association. TJie others are employed ' at independent garages and similar auto places. The auto mechanics' present scale is $2.3? an hour and $2.42 for body men. Other provisions of the old contract include time and a half for overtime, vacations according to length of service, etc. Luken said the last previous meeting of the uniot) and dealers East St. Louis Monday and that no settlement was agreed upon at the end of that session, but that union representatives had said they would take the dealers' offer "under advisement." The dealers have offered, Luken said, a raise of five cents per hour and a pension plan effective May 1, 1959,' at the cost of $17.35 per man per month. There was no such plan before, he said. Other items subject to negotiation include an increase in welfare fund payment, jury pay, vacations and uniforms cost, Luken said. # 62 Die in-South Korean Torrential Rains SEOUL (AP)-^-The national po lice said torrential rains which finally ended today, caused the death of 62 persons in South Korea and did damage estimated at more than eight million dollars. Inside Musts: EDITORIAL PAGE 4 SOCIETY FACE 12 COMICS PAGE 18 SPOUTS PAGE IB RADIO ft TV PAGE 21 CLASSIF'ED PAGE 23 OBITUARY PAGE 23 Sign More Land Near Edwardsville p;DWARD6VILLE—Several options have been signed by landowners in a 2,000-aere area southwest of hefe, linked by rumor as a possible site for a Martison-Sl. Clair County campus of South- rn Illinois University, the Telegraph was informed today. One of the area residents, residing on Fangenrolh road, told the Telegraph ho and his wife had signed a purchase op- GOLDFINE AT HEARING Bernard Goldfine, left, confers with sight. *A( the start of the hearing Gold- Samuel Sears, one of his lawyers, today tine agreed to supply House investiga- as he sits at the witness table of the tors some of the financial records de- House Subcommittee on Legislative Over- , manded of him. (AP Wirephoto) Goldfine Tells Story Of Dinner WASHINGTON' (AP) — I^ous: rivestigators developed today, that Bernard Goldfine was entertain- ng a group of business associates at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel in * 1954 when Sherman Adams was also his guest here. Goldfine, who was in trouble vith the Federal Trade Commission at the time, swore 1 that Adams did not come to New York by prearrangement to meet with lim and his business associates. 'He said Adams, his close friend and No. 1 aide to President Eisenhower, just happened to be in Slew York and accepted his hospitality at the hotel, The'Boston textile man, was un der questioning Jny the special House subcommittee exploring the kind of treatment he has received from .federal regulatory agencies and the question ot whether the agencies have been influenced by his friendship with Adams. Both Goldfine and Adams have denied there was ever any at tempt at influence or that Gold fine got preferred treatment. - Tells ot Guefitt In explanation of a $1600 bill he got from the Waldorf Astoria, par; of it for entertaining Adams Goldfine told the House group: "I had invited about seven or eight people that I do business with ... they were not in political life. Ike Tells Canada Problems Solvable By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL OTTAWA OP)—President Eisehhower told Canada's ment today that differences between the two neighbor nations can be solved and must not be allowed to overshadow the transcendent mportance of free world cooperation in the wining of the global struggle against communism. "We stand together at a pivotal point in history," Eisenhower said n a prepared address. "All that we Canadians and "They were my guests, and Gov. Adams and his wife hap pened to be in New York, and I invited them to be my guests for dinner." Goldfine, Boston millionaire textile man, showed up on time for the 10 a.m. hearing. He had had an extra day to rest up with postponement of Tuesday's hearings. The delay was granted on a plea that the 67-year-old Goldfine was exhausted by such weekend ox< citement as the exposure of an attempt by a committee staff investigator to Jisten in on hotel room conversations of Goldfine aides and the reported theft of some of Goldfine's papers. At the outset, Goldfine and his attorney, Roger Robb, agreed that some records demanded by Chairman Oren Harris woujd be supplied. Harris also asked the Boston industrialist to tell about 23 names the subcommittee put.Jn the pub ic record last week. ' 3 Burgers in 1:14.2 14-Year-Old Youth Wins Wood River Eating Contest WOOD RIVER — Bob Eichorn, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Eichorn, was acclaimed the championship khouryburger eater in the Americans, and those who went )efore us, have built, all that we >elieve in, is challenged as it has never been challenged before. The new horizons of competition range rom the polar areas and extend :o the infinity of outer space." In conciliatory terms, the President got down to specific points of difference—U.S. wheat exports, American restrictions on oil imports, Canada's trade imbalance with the United States, and the neavy flow of American investment capital to Canada. "There is'ho cause to be sur prised or disturbed," EiseVihowei said, "to discover that difference occasionally arise between the twi nations." But he said such differences .can be talked out in friendship. Seeks to Strengthen Ties The setting 1 for the presidentia address" was the great oak and stone' chamber of the House -o Commons in towering Parliamen Building — a spot which has re sounded more and jnore with crit icism of the United States and its policies. . In awareness of such criticism Eisenhower came to the Canadian capital Tuesday to attempt to strengthen tjes of friendship which have been slipping. ning meal to be sure of placing in the wining circle. Competing in the contest were: Eichorn representing the Wood Jaycee sponsored contest heJdjJRiver Optimist team; Miners. the Comet Drive-In. Bob devoured three burgers in one minute 14-2 seconds to win the title and was awarded a fielder's mitt. Ted Miners with a time" of one minute, 15.4 seconds won second place and Alan Corcoran came in third with one minute 19 4 second* Runners-up were presented base< ball bats. Anv.d the cheers of the small crowd of supporters the contest among the six Khoury League team representatives, was a affair with the lads stuffing their mouths so full they had trouble swallowing. Sojjie of (he boys stated they had a good "work-out" before they cajne and even skipped their eve Wood River Jiveland; Corcoran Cottage Hill Hose Wood Jay Rocks; River Ojlers: Dick Pon Proctor, Wood River Moose and Eugene . BJeiocchi, Wood River Cardinals. The contest was staged as a promotion stunt for the KhouryHUrger Duy which will be an event of Saturday at the Comet with proceeds going to tb/ Khoury League baseball teams of the area Lee Kafienberger, proprietor of the restaurant, is originator of the Khouryburger Day which has become an annual event under Jaycee sponsorship. ' James Bell is general chairman this year. Mrs. Jaycees and Jaycee members will serve as car hops Saturday when it is estimated, over 3,000 burgers will be WJi turned. • *. Sixth, Ninth Street Work Under Way Work has been started on the city's two latest motor fuel tax mprovements, the Sixth and E. Ninth street projects. Cannon Construction Co. began the Nirith street job with tree re- noval operations that were continuing today. Removal of trees makes way for widening of the present pavement to 38 feet — a step that will afford parking facilities in addition to two roomy anes for moving traffic. McCann and Co. .began work on the E. Sixth street project with tree removal and excavating for the widening in the block between flenry and Liberty streets. By noon today most of the excavai- ng back of ffie present north jurb hqd been completed. Widening of the Sixth street pavement In the block at, the easterly end of the project will make the pavement there conform in width to that west of Henry street. Curbs are to be set back about 5V 8 feet on both sides of the street, and the pasement extended with conciete. The Sixth street project com prises two phases. McCann & Co. will do the concrete work and remove the .old ties under the former tar-track aisle. Thompson Asphalt Co. will apply a blacktop surfacing between Sixth and Liberty In the block between Piasa and Market a new concrete pavement will be laid. The Ninth street project calls for widening of. the pavement fight feet on both sides twfwe Alby and Henry by cutting back ffie sidewalk area. Cannon Construction Co. has the contract for The widening with concrete, and Thompson Asphalt Co. will latei apply « bituminous surface to the entire street. Rebels Are StillHolcling Americans GUANTANAMO, Cuba fAP) — U. S. Vice Consul Robert Wincha banned to return to rebel country today and said lie has hopes some of the 30 U. S. servicemen kidnaped by Fidel Castro's men will be released before nightfall Saginaw, Saginaw, Elmore, 53, came out of Mich., Mich., and and Raymond Daymond Haynesville, La., the Santa Catalina Mountains by Navy helicopter Tuesday. Wiecha had been in the .ion "'unday evening. Irvin Stewart, who with hii wife owns 133 acres about three miles southwest of here, said the purchase option was obtained by agents for the Carl G. StifelReal- y Co. of St. Louis. The firm las been calling on landowners n behalf of an as yet unidenti- 'ied public agency seeking pur« chase options on an estimated 2,« 000 acres in an area bounded generally by Poag road on the north, Lewis road on the east, the Illinois Terminal Railroad tracks, and Bluff road on the west. Stewart said the realty agents were "very courteous, and the purchase offer they made us was more than we could get if we sold our 133 acres as farm land." He said he learned that two other area landowners also signed purchase options earlier Sunday evening, and estimated the acreage now under option in the neighborhood ol 400. Asked if the realty agents dis- Eisenhower was introduced by 'rime Minister John G. Diefcn- jaker, with whom he is consult- ng on problems affecting the two lations. The President made no mention n his address of a 'possible new •hannel for cooperation, in the ealm of defense, through creation >f joint Canadian-American Cabnet Committee on Defense. The two leaders canvassed in entative fashion the idea of setting Up such a committee in the irst. of their day. Details area Jield by Castro's rebels for 10 days trying to recover North Americans kidnaped by the Cuban insurgents. Elmore, assistant manager of the Ermita sugar mill 10 miles west of Guantanamo, was kid naped June 28. He was the 17th hostage released, leaving -the 30 sailors and Marines, two Ameri can civilians and one Canadian still scattered through the jungles official talks Tues- and decisions were reserved for later 'talks. No Intent to Damage Turning to matters which he said are "troublesome . between US," the President said that in dis posing of surplus wheat overseas the United States has no intent damage normal commercial mar kets and that he thinks "we havi been generally successful" in this Canadians have contended tha the disposal program has cdt into their commercial markets over seas. But Eisenhower said he con siders the basis for past objection! by Canada has been largely re moved and "the doors of consulta tion" will be kept fully open on this subject—"there must never be a final word between friends." The President conceded that In :he past the wheat program has caused inconvenience and occa< sional damage to Canada. But in several respects, he said, Canada itands to benefit from U.S. removal of surplus farm products nto overseas consumption. He contended that many hungry >eop)e have had food which they vould not have hacLotherwise, that storage of the products would lave depressed the world market and world prices. An.d, he said, the oreign funds obtained by the sales and made available to recipient ountries in the long run should lelp raise living standards and en- arge the markets for everyone. Municipal Band Concert Program Thursday, Riverview Park, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Rock Spring Park 8 p.m. The Rev. William Kimbrough, vocal soloist. Jean McCormick, director. George Loveless, manager. . March "Burst of Flame" .... Bowles Popular "Deep Purple .. De Rose Modern "Pitter Pat Parade" Lavelle Overture "Safari" ... Holmes Concert March "Knightbridge March" Coates Descriptive "In A Persian Market" Ketelbey Samba "Copa Cabana" .... Walters VocaJ Solo "Around the World" Young Rev. William Kimbrough, Soloist March "March of the Steel- men" Belsterling Selection "Memories of Stephan Foster"..Arr. Yoder March "El Charro" .. Tarver Favorites 1—"La Golandrina" Serrvadell 2—"Donkey Serenade" Friml March "Rolling Thunder" .. Fillmore closed the purpose in acquiring the options, Stewart said: "They didn't say what it was for, but I'm of the opinion its for a Southern Illinois University campus." In re*ply to his question, he said, the agents told him the agency their firm represented "had jondemnation powers." They al- o told him, he said, the use of he land intended would greatly mprove the value of property in he area, which ruled out in his pinion, he declared, any such nstallation as a federal peniten- iary, as had been rumored. A woman landowner in the ar- a had complained to the Tele- ;raph that the Agents who talked o her about signing a purchase iption on her property were "arrogant," and threatened condemnation proceedings if options were not signed voluntarily. The 'eport prompted a check of other andowners in the area, all of whom said they had been treat- d courteously by agents representing the St. Louis realty firm. At a meeting Monday night of the Southwestern Council for Higher Education, Robert H. Levis II, of Alton was named chairman of a fund acquisition committee to raise money for the purchase of a site in this area for a branch of Southern Illinois University, The money for the site, estimated at $1,500,000, will be raised through contributions in the Madison-St. Clair County area. The committee disclaimed any knowledge of the location of the area sites under consideration by he university. Previously univer- iity officials, when queried by newsmen, declined to confirm or deny that the university is the nterested party in purchase op- ion negotiations underway southwest of here. Again a Contender Rescued From Glue Factory, Horse Will Race Thursday BY GHORGE LEIGHTV Telegraph Staff Writer JERSEY VILLE — Greenbrier, 7-year-old pacer sold for laughter last February, will be contender, in the harness races t Jersey County Fair Thursday. GREENBRIER AND FRIEND Susan Baecht, tf, of GoloVu tiagte pates with Greeu- brier \vho was wold Uut February to & renderiug firm aud today U a contender in the harwsi »ces on the uouiity fair ciroiiJt.—6ta« Photo, • > .- * Last February Greenbrier was considered by most people, including its owner, .to be worth more dead than alive. At a Carrollton auction the pacer was sold for slaughter and was sent off via truck for a Chicago rendering plant. But there were two dissenters. While the horse had a game front leg and wasn't exactly as young as he once was, Dr. A. Van Wai- leghen, Jersey County veterinarian, and Tom Long, also of Jersey County, both racing enthusiasts, felt Greenbrier was too good for the glue factory. At Berwyn, III., they managed to overtake the truck hauling Greenbrier and other horses. "We bought him by weight for $59," Long said Tuesday at the fairgrounds stables. There followed what Long described as a period of tender love and care and persistent treatment by Dr. Van Walleghen, co- owner. "I babied him and Dr. Van- Walleghen made him a professional project," Long said. In training Greenbrier began to develop. Long is a trifle cagey about divulging the horse's best time, but last week at Griggsville Fair the horse that was granted a reprieve -virtually at the glue factory door ran sixth, making the mile in 3:10, turning i« a good, solid race. "It will take a tesv races lo tighten him up, but he's as sound as a dollar," Long said. "We bought him for (59 and now the asking price U $10,000 and we probably wouldn't take that." Long went on. "We have plans for him ind when h» can't race «nymoi'«, h»'U «vttim to th* saddle." If

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