Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 11, 1958 · Page 1
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TRAFFIC TOLL ACCIDENTS ,,, 2 669 ...... 0 82 ,..»«.. 0 3 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH RAIN Low 70, ffifh Serving the Alton Community for More Than 122 Yettr* fifttabttsHfd January 15,1836 voi cxxm, NO. 151 ALTON, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, JULY 11,1958 Id PAGES Be Per Copy Member at The Awodattd Pirn Hermit-Slayer of 2 Children Nabbed in New Mexico After Exchanging Shots With Posse of Of ficers By BILL RICHARDSON REGINA, N.M. (AP) - New Mexicb State Police today wounded and captured a bearded recluse who Thursday slew two children. Police identified the captured man as Nelson A. Foose, 47. They said he once spent six months in an Idaho mental hospital. Six officers, led by Sgt. Milton Matteson of Santa Fe, closed in on the hermit's camp at dawn. "1 told him to come out and throw down his gun," Matteson said. "He came* out in the road with his hands up, but with the rifle still with him. "I told him again to throw down the gun, and fired a warning shot into the bank. He didn't, and one of the officers shot him in the foot." Surround Camp Regina is a tiny hamlet in the mountains of Sandoval County, about 100 miles north of Albuquerque. About 100 men surrounded the camp where Foose Thursday night shot and wounded Sam Hill, one of the posse members. The man had shot and killed two children on the streets of Cuba, N. M., and wounded the mother of one of them. The bald, bearded Foose chat- GUNMAN SEIZED Possemen carry wounded prospector, identified by state police as Norman A. Foose, to a car after his capture in the wilderness of northern New Mexico, near Regina. A manhunt started after a bearded man without apparent motive shot and killed two children in Cuba, N. M. (AP Wirephoto) ted calmly with four sweating officers who were carrying him down the mountainside. "What were all you fellers doing out there?" Foose asked. "We were looking for you." "I didn't know what was going on," Foose said. "I wondered what all you fellows were doing out there." Hermit Wounded "How does it feel to be shot?" an officer asked. "It hurts," Foose said. "Well," the officer said, "there are two people that don't hurt any more." Foose had been prospecting for uranium in the area for about six months. 2 in Area Ask Stamps For Coin Devices SPRINGFIELD 111. (Special) —Thy Internal Revenue Department today listed 40 applicants as applying for coin-operated gambling device (slot and pinball machines) licenses for the fiscal year beginning July 1 in Southern Illinois. Two each were residents of Madison and St. Clair Counties. They are: Madison County: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1300, 2044 Washington Ave. Granite City, one machine: Highland Country Club, Inc., RR., Highland, one machine. St. Clair County: Moose Recreation, 4305 N. Illinois St., Rt. 4, Belleville, f o u r machines. Kenneth Ohl, Hunds Tavern, 911 W. Main St., Mascoutah, one machine. The department said the permits are only those which have been processed which leaves an undetermined number of others to be listed. No permits for wagering have been listed as yet although some applications have been received. Those listed as obtaining stamps to show ownership of coin operated gambling devices pay $250 for each stamp. Those obtaining gambling (wagering) permits pay $50. Mother of Ten Reported Missing ROXANA—The disappearance of Mrs. Graydon Watkins, 320 Maple, missing from her home since July 2, 'remained a mystery today according to her husband. The 39-year-old mother of 10 Mrs. Graydon Watirins Inside Musts: EDITORIAL ....... PAGE 4 OBITUAHY ...... .. PAGE 5 SOCIETY .......... PAGE « SPORTS ........... PAGE 10 RADIO ft TV ....... PAGE 11 COMICS ........... PAGE IS CLASSIFIED ...... PAGE IS SIU Workshop Closes, Next To Begin Monday Sixty persons met Thursday evening to mark the close of the area'i third annual Workshop in Educational Utilization of Community Resources. Conducted by Southern Illinois University as its Alton Residence Center and financed by local industry, the workshop, deslgnat ed to foster a broader knowledge of community area resources, met from June ifrJuly 11- Workshop members, with their families and employers, all real- dent! of Southern Illinois, gathered with public school and SIU official! «t the Mineral Springs Hotel, at 6:30 p.m. to evaluate the findings of the four-week session) directed by Dr. Earl Strobehn ot San Jose State College. Wilson Dorrles, superintendent of Unit School District No. 3, Trenton, master of ceremonies, called (or reports from three other workshop members, all public school teachers: Margaret Poor*. Hamburg: Virginia Skaggi, Shipman, and'Rusiell Cox, Jeriey- ville. Dr. David E. Beer, assistant director of summer workshops at the SIU center, announced the next workshop, carrying four quarter hours' graduate or undergraduate credit, will meet July 14-31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday* through Fridays, Sponsoring this summer's workshop are Alton Box Board Co., Duncan Foundry ft Machine Works, Hyman Michaels Q>,. L clede St««} Co,, MUilsslpi Unae Co., OUn MaUUwon Chemical Corp,, Owens, Illinois Glass Co,, and Russell Millar Milling Co. Serving *s an 18-man advisory committee for the annual pro- 4pot in community resources are: Orville O. Brunjes, assistant superintendent, Wood River p-u b 1 i c schools, District 104; Thomas W. Butler, general manager, Alton District Manufacturers' Association; Buddy Davis, president, United Steel Workers of America, Local 3643; Glenn 0. DeAtley, superintendent, Woot River pubic schools, District 104; John Fisher, president, Alton Paper Workers Union: Charles T, Gabbert, superintendent, East Alton Public Schools, District 101; Latham E. Harris, superintendent, Roxana Community Unit Schools, District 1; Robert Husmann, training director, Laclede Steel Co,; Dr. J. B. Johnson, superintendent, Alton Community Unit Schools, District 11; J. S. Kovic, employment and community relations supervisor, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp.; Robert Maucker, plant manager, Alton Box Board Co.; Robert Minsker, personnel director, Ow< ens-Illinois; Macy Pruitt, admin, istratlve assistant, Alton Community Unit School, District 11; Raymond Ready, administrative assistant, Alton Community Unit School, District 11; A. A. Schwelghauser, manager of industrial relations, Laolede Steel Co.; J. Paul Gardner, acting principal, East Alton^Wood RJv- w Community High School; John W. Thompson, president, Glass Bottle Blowers Union, Local 40; and Wilbur R. Trimpe, sunerin* tendent, Bethalto Ctowaunlty Un, It Schools, District 8, Or, Albert Ayars children was last seen at 5 p.m 'on July 2 when she went to her place of' employment, Midtown Tavern and Restaurant, 1026 E. Seventh, Alton, to pick up her weekly check. Since then, none of her family, relatives or friends has heard from Mrs. Watkins or seem able to pin down her possible where* about*. She had told her family, her friends and the owner of the Midtown Tavern that she was headed for Elmira, N. Y., where her eldest son was playing baseball with a minor league affiliate of the Washington Senators, but friends said today that the son, Bill, had been transferred'to Omaha, Neb. A cook at the tavern, Mrs. Watkins was reported to have left Roxana with a suitcase full of clothes and a portable sewing machine, as she is also proficient as a seamstress. Her husband said that he believed that she had little money — if any— since her check at the Alton tavern did not come through until the day after her disappearance. Watkins, an unemployed painter with a back ailment that has kept him idle for the past year and one-half, said that "a tight financial situation at home" was probably the reason for his wife leaving home. Watkins also said that area police departments and the Illinois State Police have been notified of her disappearance and that he has sent a letter .and a photograph to the Elmira, N. Y,, police to determine if Mrs. Watkins ever arrived there. Meanwhile, eight children ranging in ages from five to 18, remain at home. The eldest child girl, is caring for the remaining children, Mrs. (Myra) Watkins when last seen was wearing a white uniform. She is five feet four inches tall, weighs approximately 165 pounds and has blonde hair and grey-blue eyes. Man Feared Drowned Only Drinking Beer ANGOLA, Ind. (AP)-An unoccupied boat anchored in the center of Jimmerson Lake, containing a fishing pole baited and ready for use, set conservation officers to dragging the lake. After two hours of futile work under the hot sun they called for a skin diver. While they were waiting they found the angler drinking beer in a cool lakeside tavern. He paid two thirsty friends had .rowed pest on their way to the .tavern, and he hid changed boatj ,and joined them. Officers withheld the fisher man's name while they searched lor a cbarji feat would apply* Hill & Knou'lton, Ino,, public oauaseJ for the Amer Iron and Steel Institute, which gave the impetus for providing the in the Alto* ATTHBDAM Jver gtas* b»tow Precipitation un at r a.m. 34 twuri to f 1.4. Pool 23.3. a.m. Noa*. Rain Delays College Ave. Street Work Rain in the forenoon today in- terferred with plans of the College Avenue improvement contractors to apply a primer coat so that laying of the blacktop surface may be started next Monday. However, it was hoped the primer paint could be applied this afternoon so that plans for the black-topping need not be delayed. '^^ -.' : V"' • ;> '•"', Ed Hobson, general superintendent for McCann & Co., on the street improvement projects in this area, said: "With sunshine, the pavement will dry off in about an hour and a half. If showers will just hold off for a few hours interval, the primer coat will be applied be fore the day is over." College will have to blocked to traffic while the asphaltic primer is being applied, Hobson added. But the primer will be blotted with sand, almost as soon as it goes on, and after that traffic svill be permitted to resume. The Havelka Co. of East Alton holds a subcontract to apply the priming paint. And the blacktop courses on College will be put on by Thompson Asphalt Co. of Madison, Supt. Hobson said the College project will be pushed to completion as rapidly as possible. Some of the curb remains to be poured, he said, but this is at points where it will give no interference to the completion of the bituminous surface. Because Thompson Asphalt Co. is ready to proceed with the blacktop job, his firm will step aside with the remaining concrete work, and this plan of operation wilJ speed the whole project. No blacktop is to be applied on the major sections of new concrete slab poured to widen College. But at some points of minor widening the bituminous surface will also be extended over the new concrete. Goldfine Is Facing Contempt Charge for Remaining Mum Accardo Refuses To Testify On Racketeering in Chicago WASHINGTON (AP) - Chicago ;ahgster Tony Accardo sought refuge behind the Fifth Amendment at the Senate rackets hear- ngs today, and lost an appeal to M'event the televising ot his ap- rearance. The reputed baron of rackets and vice in Chicago's underworld pleaded it might incriminate him o answer any question about hip business or occupation. He argued unsuccessfully that telecasting his testimony would invade his privacy. The hearings are being televised live in Chicago. The carefully tailored Accardo strode to the witness stand after •ris alleged West Side Chicago top icnchman, Sam Battaglia, had refused to tell whether he served as executioner f6r the Capone gang. Battaglia, a bleak-eyed, slim, graying man, refused to answer when asked whether he had helped to bludgeon and burn to death Estelle Carey in 1943. Battaglia also refused to say whether he had any part in a conspiracy to kill Abraham Teitelbaum, onetime lawyer to gangster Al Capone. Doewn't Like TV Accardo's unsuccessful attempt to block the televising of his testimony ,awyer, was made through his H. Clifford Allder of Washington, who argued: "He is neither an entertainer, an athlete nor a political figure. "He is a private citizen whose rights of privacy should not be invaded. He is only here because of subpoena and is not here to appear on a television show." management. A .Chicago court denied Accardo W>rW * a preliminarytojunctibn to pre- —""" vent the televising Of his appearance by Station WBKB. Channel 7 in Chicago. But Allder argued that unless the injuction suit is completed with a decision against Accardo his rights of privacy should not be violated. Accardo was called after Committee Chairman John L. McClelan (D-Ark) said the FBI is investigating alleged gangster intimidation of witnesses in the committee's inquiry into under- Committee Is Expected To Take Legal Steps WASHINGTON (AP)—Counsel for House investiga- ;ors today accused Bernard Goldfine of contempt of Con« gress after the Boston industrialist refused to answer 23 [uestions about his financial affairs. BATTAGLIA Sam Battaglia of Oak Park, HI., today refuses to tell the Senate Backets Committee whether he has served as an executioner for the Capone gang. (AP Wirephoto) s *n.d FJI.I. Investigating McClellan said the FBI is looking into two alleged intimidation cases in Detroit and another in Chicago but gave no details. The committee wants to learn from Accardo whether he had a hand in a plot to murder Teitelbaum; Teitelbaum, onetime lawyer to gangster Al Capone, listened Thursday to police testimony describing the alleged 1954 conspir- acy to floor 'office in the Chicago Fine Arts Building. He. had just invoked the Fifth Amendment many times! refusing to answer questions about this o any other matter on grounds h might incriminate himself. The Senate Rackets Committee previously had heard testimony linking Teitelbaum and Accardo reputed overlord of vice and rack ets in Chicago, with an alleged protection racket in the rich Chi cago restaurant industry. suggestions proposed by V. Josep epresentatives of the East End This was the pledge of E. W. Riefler, district highway engineer, at the conclusion of a 2V»- jour conference with Wardein and Fallen in his off ice at French Village Thursday. Alton City Council June 11 had approved stage one of the Loch' ner plan, which provides a general plan for proposed Clark bridge approaches to relieve the raffle congestion at the junction of the bridge entrance and East Broadway. In the same resolution, the Council also asked the State Highway Division to g I v e consideration to the Fallon-Wardein plan for the approaches. Nelson A. Barker, 96, Dies; Long-Time Resident In declining health during the past year, Nelson A. Barker, 96, a resident of Alton since 1916, died at 3 a.m. today in Main Street Nursing Home. He had resided at the nursing home for the past three years. Mr. Barker, a native of Hamilton County, was born April 28, 1862, a son of the late David and Mary DeWeese Barker. He had been a member of the Maspnio Lodge for 65 years. He became a member of the Masonic Order at Waldpole and later transferred to the Broughton, III.. lodge where he was a charter member. During his early life, while residing in Hamilton County, he (armed. After moving to Alton he was employed at Western Cartridge Co., Mathieson predecessor of Olin Chemical Corp. He worked at Western from 19J0 un mm His wife, the former MUs Pits, to whom he was married Feb. 17. 1895. died in 1937. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Hazel) Gruner, East Alton; Mrs. Cecil (Mary) Birt, Alton; Miss Tyresa Barker, Alton, and Miss Frances Barker, East Alton; four sons,Hillery (I.e.) Barker, East Alton; John of St. Louis, Mo., David of Hawthorne, Calif., and Carl of Roodhouse; a. brother, David of Adkins, Ark., eight grandchildren, and 11 great* grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother preceded hUn in death. Mr. Barker was a member of Alton Gospel Tabernacle and the pastor of the church, the Rev. C. L. Grucer will conduct funeral rites Saturday at 2 p.m. in Smith Funeral Home, Alton, alter which the body will be taken to Broughton to the I. T. Turner Funeral Home for rites Sunday at 9 p.m. Burial will lie In Barker Cemetery, Broughton. Friends may call at the Alton funeral homj alter f !• A nnprliTiAfp L/vrJ. U.J. M. J.C& t> \s Ige Plans o i will try to coordinate the good . for Clark bridge approaches with h Wardein and John C. Fallen as Improvement Association. Wardein reported a cooperative and satisfactory meeting with Riefler and said, "We compared ideas mostly We looked over surveys made by the Highway Division over previous years as a part of the program to alleviate Alton traffic pressures, "I am satisfied the State Highway Division is Interested in the local viewpoint on traffic problem solutions and thai their aim is to get the best possible solu- ttrm UUIl* "Mr. Riefler said that now the state is ready to go ahead with plans for the approaches and the berm highway." Levee Berm Highway Engineer C. Howard Sheppard accompanied Fallen and Wardein to Rlef- ler's office, not in connection with the bridge approaches per se, but in the interest of cordinatinj ih°. berm plans with the approach plans. Wardein added that Riefler cited the Highway Division's interest also In completing the Me- Adams Memorial Highway. "The State appears ready to put engineers to work on plans for the bridge approaches so the project can be put up for bids," Wardein commented Cardinal Stepinac Progressing Well BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — Alojzije Cardinal Stepinao is making excellent progress after an operation to relieve a blood clot in his right leg, his doctor said today. TODAY'S CflUCKU) A democratic country: A place where people say what they think without thinking. <C 1931, Gfiiertl FwturM Corp.) TB 1 1 •7' liebels free American Serviceman nTTAWTAWAMn PiiViQ I'APi - UUrtli irtiirtiVHJ, \_UUtt \f\Tf •» Cuban rebels have begun releasing the American servicemen they kidnaped nearly two weeks ago but it appeared their rate of return from Fidel Castro's mountain hideouts would be slow. The first of the 30 servicemen, Airman Thomas R. Mosness ol Ames, Iowa, was brought back Thursday several hours after the commander of the Atlantic Fleet, Adm. Jerauld Wright, flew to the U.S. navai base on Guantanamo Bay and voiced sharp irritation over the prolonged captivity of the men. U.S. Consul Park Wollam, who has been negotiating for the release of the men, returned with Mosness and said the rebels were moving the sailors and Marines to a place where a Navy helicopter could pick them up, but the rugged mountain terrain was slowing down the operation. The rebels also still hold one Canadian civilian. voluntary witness, though fighting with the congressmen over their questions. Defines Job Subcommittee Chairman Oren iarris (D-Ark) read the Boston industrialist a long, prepared statement declaring the subcommittee's job was to check into how regulatory agencies are carrying out the law. Expansion o Swells Buildi Setting a possible new record for he volume of planned building work here in a six-month period, city permits for projects estimated o cost more than 52Vi million iave been issued since Jan. 1, A tabulation of the monthly reports of City Building Commission* er Fairfleld shows a total of 161 permits for projects aggregating 12,630,762 in the opening half o; 1958. Industrial expansion accounts for a lion's share in the big total o: estimated cost. But a large portion of the dollar volume is due to institutional building. Home building continues to lag n the overall constructional pic- ure. The listing shows only 21 new Six Hot Seats Increase In Auto Cushion Fires Reported This Month Statistics or something-or-other took a swat in the smoosh so far in July 'when Fire Chief '.ew- is reported today that of 11 fires this month, six have been auto- seat cushion burnings, with cigarettes as the probable cause. The unusual aspect of his re- HOrt Is tha* never before have there bean so many auto seat [ires In such a short period. Last month featured an unusual flock of similar fires, One rare circumstance, it saems, deserves another. This was supplied at 10:50 p.m. Fri- dfr by Tom Rogers, whose rail' dence was listed as Montlcello College grounds. Rogers drove to No, 1 fi rehouse with the rear seat of his car aire — probably caused by a cigarette, the Chief said. Firemen extinguished It. Two weeks ago, Rogers had driven to No. 4 fiiv house where firemen put out a fire caused by a cigarette in the front seat of his car. Most of the auto seat cushion calls received by the Alton Department, Fire Chle* Lewis com* mentod, are caused by cigarettes dropped on seat cushions or a> (.'identally flipped Into oar windows from other passing 4ars. by Rep, Oren Harris had taken steps toward The questions had been speeial-i y drawn up to prepare the way for jossiblc contempt action. Robert W. Lishman, lawyer for he subcommittee checking Goldine's dealings with Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams and 'ederal agencies, charged that Goldfine was in contempt. The charge was not immediate' y acted on. But the subcommittee headed D-Ark) citing Goldfine for not answering questions which they said were jertinent to their inquiry. Goldfine was asked particularly about financial matters connected ivith his East Boston Co., a hold- ng firm, and its subsidiary, the Boston Port Development Co. Goldfine declared again and again that these had nothing to do with the House probe of regula- ory agencies. Harris said the questions definitely were perti- lent. Denies Right I contend that this subcommittee has no right to inquire into the internal affairs of the companies concerned," Goldfine main- ained. Lishman then told the subcommittee that Goldfine has refused o answer enough pertinent ques- ions "to establish in my judgment that the witness is guilty of contempt." That contempt, Lishman declared, consists of a Goldfine ef- ort to prevent the subcommittee I'om performing the responsibilities of remedial legislation to take care of the public interest. GoldlineV East Boston Co. got into trouble with the Securities ft Exchange Commission for not til ing required financial reports from 1948 to 1954. Denies Seeking Favor Adams has sworn that while hi asked SEC about the case he nei ther sought nor got special favo Harris said Goldfine's East Boston Co., a holding firm, had gon* for eight years without filing reports required by the Securitiet and Exchange Commission. Next Harris had the subcommit- ee counsel, Robert W. Lishman, read a specific question about a 30,000 withdrawal he alleged oldfine made from a subsidiary of the company. Goldfine declined o answer this question yesterday, saying it was not pertinent to th« nvestigation. "Mr. Lishman," Goldfine firm- y replied today, "I respectfully decline to answer because the matter is not relevant." Goldfine said the question went nto his own business affairs rath- r than the matter of regulatory agencies, and furthermore, h* aid, the subject is under judicial nquiry. Harris asked if Goldfine eon- idered Lisbman's question not icrtinent. . Coasidered Impertinent "Yes sir, I do," Goldfine said. Harris ruled the question wai ndeed relevant to the inquiry. Therefore I direct you to an- wer, Mr. Goldfine," Harris said. "Mr. Chairman," Goldfine per- isted, "I decline to answer for the jeasonr given before." From that point the subcommit- ee went on to hit Goldfine with our specially prepared : questions concerning East Boston and its ubsidiary real estate firm, the Boston Port Development Co. Goldfine refused to answer each question twice, for a total of tight jmes. • - : • :•'•' Hairis*bad told Goldfine: "The line of questions now to be asked you will, if- truthfully answered, Show that, contrary to your previous testimony, you paid a great deal of attention to tiie affairs of the two companies; "That you ran their affairs in for his gift-giving friend. The SEC and Goldfine both have deniec that the Boston millionaire did ge special treatment. Goldfine was served the subpoena as he entered the hearing room. Until then he had been a complete disregard of anyone except yourself and that you'caused to be appropriated to yourself and your designees by means of notes and checks for which no vouchers are available. SEC Did Nothing "The evidence in the record shows that the SEC knew or should have known of these fact! yet did nothing effectual about t... "The facts already in the record demonstrate the need for remedial egislation to insure that the public and investor* will be afforded reasonably adequate protection in his type of situation..." cost of 1261,500 or about 10 per cent of the total dollar volume of work. Work classed wholly as "new construction" by permit categories provides only a nominal share in the total of planned building activity. In addition to new homes, five permits were issued for new business structures, one for a church, and a number for garages and carports. The new business structures had estimated cost of $46,485, and the new church, $45,000. However, "additions and remodeling", most of which involve new construction, mount to an Impressive figure. Among such projects are the great expansion program of Russell-Miller Milling Co., and another early-year pro* ject, estimated at $1,960,000; an addition to St. Anthony's Hospital, $633,000; two church additions, $164,463; a club addition, $37,000; and some business build* Ing additions. Eleven permits for "alterations, additions, and repairs" to and industrial structures alon* aggregate $1,313,900 In estimated eost. And 107 permits tot repaiva and alteration*! to mldant||) buildings wave ttijnutMri «oit 4! June projects, under 99 mlts, comprised work to totftl rait* tor «tw Uon, im ol 175,14* saw is*ua&cw ot ftw

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