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TAAIfftC .TOLL . , ACCIDENTS ,., 8 6S4 *lNJtmY .,„., 1 83 DEATHS 1 1 MI ii 0 3 h!lftf$« EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 222 Yean COOLER Wedneaday! Low tt, High*) Ertibliihed fenufy 16, Ittft ALMfj ILL,, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1958, 16 PAGES 8c Per Copy Member of The Associated Prt» MARINES 2 Americans Are Killed In Baghdad WASHINGTON (AP) - Two American businessmen have been reported killed by mob action in Baghdad, capita) of Iraq, the State Department Mid today. It reported some Western Europeans possibly also were killed in the outbreak of violence Monday in the revolt-torn capital. State Department press officer Lincoln White declined to give names of the Americans reported killed, saying the reports of the slayings were unconfirmed. But generally the information was in the State Department as being true. White said a third American escaped after being beaten. White told a news conference that communications between the State Department and the embassy at Baghdad had been interrupt* ed since Monday. He said the interruption was temporary and ha hoped contact would be restored. Ambassador Waldemar J. Gallman and his staff are pretty much confined to quarters by the curfew, White said. The businessmen were part of a group which included about 10 Europeans and apparently before the curfew was imposed, military authorities took the group out of their hotel. People on the street got out of hand and in a surge of mob violence set upon the Westerners and took them away from the military. The Westerners were beaten and the two Americans were killed in front of the hotel. No Troops To Be Sent Elsewhere PARIS (AP) — American and NATO sources said 'today the United States has no plans to send troops anywhere in the Middle East except Lebanon. These sources specifically denied Cairo reports that American and Turkish air borne forces were landing in Jordan. U. S. Troop Planes Have Ended Trip WASHINGTON (AP)-Tbe; Defense Department said today the movement of troop carrier planes from Donaldson Air Force Base, S.C., to an undisclosed destination in Europe "has been completed at this time." Asst. Defense Secy, Murry Sny der gave that reply to inquiries about the rush departure of an undisclosed number of C124 Globe- masters late Monday from the Military Air Transport base near Greenville, S.C. Planes from that base returned only recently from an earlier operational readiness exercise to Frankfurt, Germany. Although the Pentagon retusec to say whether the planes landed in Europe, the destination was believed to have been in Germany, possibly Frankfurt again. LEBANON Action Follows Iraqi Revolt By EDWIN A. SHANKE BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)—The Marines have landed In Lebanon. The vanguard of 5,000 U. S. Leathernecks ordered here by President Eisenhower waded ashore from landing craft off the 6th Fleet, little more than 24 hours after a revolt had overthrown the pro-Western government of Iraq. Storm Hits Area, No Major Damage Wind, followed by a torrent of rain, struck Alton shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday, bringing .down tree limbs and some electrical wires, but causing no major damage. Inside Musts; EDITORIAL ...... SOCIBTV ......... PAGE « 8POKTS ... ....... PAGK 1« RADIO * TV ...... PAGE U COMK>» .......... PAGK1* CLA8B1FIED ..... PAGE 18 OJUWABY • ...... *AQB U FAILS TO OUST IRAQI DELEGATE sion on Middle East. Sobolev sought unsuccessfully to oust the UN representative of the overthrown Iraqi government in the Security Council.—AP Wirephoto. LEBANON WHERE MARINES LANDED fcftNH* Russia's Arkady Sobolev, speaking, left, as Britain's Sir Pierson Dixon, center, and Henry Cabot Lodge of U.S., right, listened during today's Security Council ses- The gale, which initially came from the west, hit Alton lake and ttcAdams road area with great orce. It struck with such suddenness that several small boats on the river in Alton area were endangered and forced to head for shore. Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps, which was in meeting; at the Red Gross building at SanfOrd gatfe' instant response at 8:30 p.m. to a distress call involving a sailboat. Mrs. Leland F. Kried of 706 Grove St. called the police desk to report that a sail boat had cap sized as her husband was attempting to make shore near the ramp landing on Me Adams Highway immediately upstream from the water works. She asked aid of the AVEC. Police relayed the call to the AVEC at its meeting place. A squad of eight with equipment were en route to the scene within a matter of seconds. They reached the landing place just as Kried, safe and unharmed, walked out of the water, members reported. -Caught in the sudden gale, he had successfully averted having Ms craft dashed against the rock revetment • short distance upstream from the landing spot. The boat had capsized, members said, as a safe beaching spot was reached. He clung to the boat as the wind, fortunately blowing in-snore, carried it to the bank. Kried proved his talent as a seaman when he got his craft ashore, undamaged. The high wind blew loose some of the sailing equipment, and Kried swam out into the river and saved it all. Today, the boat was at Kried's home, virtually undamaged. Kried was at work at Olin Mathieson in East Alton. Kried was none the worse for his narrowing experience. He counted only one loss—a shoe. Many persons;were. *t cabins on Scotch Jimmy's (Piasa) island, opposite Clifton Terrace area. One small boat had just put out for the mainland as the gale struck, but managed to turn back just in time to avoid being swamped. William F. Petersen, a police sergeant, who was among those on the.island, said he never had known a gale to strike so suddenly. White caps were observed upstream, he related, then the wind hit, and in a matter of seconds high waves were rolled up and began to dash against the shores of the island opposite the revetment, of McAdams highway, His party waiteu out the storm to start home. A similar. report of the suddenness with which the wind struck was given police by a motorist approaching Alton on McAdams road. He said the gale made his car completely unmanageable and momentarily he feared it would be blown off the highway. Rainfall in the last 24 hours totaled 1.51 inches, nearly six times the total during the firs 14 days of July. During the previous two weeks of July the total was only .26 inches. Yesterday's downpour brought (Continued on Page 8, Col. 1.) U.S. Informs UN of Act In Mid East By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) The United States today formally notified the U. N. Security Council American military forces had anded in Lebanon to help stabilize the situation in the explosive Police Still Working On Two Unsolved Murders 'More than three years have passed since the skying of an Alton news vendor, and a full 19 months since the slaying of an elderly Alton wld<*y, but police still are actively seeking to bring both crimes t oa final solution. "Our department hasn't gone to sleep on either case", Police Chief Heafner commented wh asked whether there had been any recent developments. "Both Blacktoppers Red Faced, Work On Wrong School EAST ALTON.'— Taxpayers and itudants of Washington School were, benefitted Monday when the playground at the school was mistakenly blacktop* ped by a paving company crew who thought they were working on the Lincoln School playground where he reported the in Wood River. - - • The Marcal Asphalt Paving Co. of Alton hai been working on playgrounds and parking lots of teveral Wood River schools the pa«t few weeks and according to one 01 their work Monday with the resurfacing of what he thought was Lincoln School in Wood River. The mistake was noticed Mon* day evening by a member of Grade School District 13 Board of Education while on his way to are being given continued active attention. "A nation-wide search contln ues under a federal fugitive war* rant and a murder complain against t- suspect in the older case. New leads still are being sought in the more recent slay ing, although a score of clues thus far have failed to produce anything tangible." Older of the two slayings is that of ,Lerby (Wimpy) Stiritz 28, newspaper vendor, who dig appeared April 18, 1955, am whose body was discovered week later where it had been dumped into a ereekbed near Newborn,to Jersey.County. The more recent case is that of Mi'*, Anna. Miller. 82, fatally beaten by two men who invaded her apartment at 833a E. Broad* way on Nov. W, Both victims had been targets pf brutal assaults in which rob* as QrviUe Bcunlei, awlstant superintendent of schools.b> Grade School District U of Wood River and Hartford, checked with the Marcal company and the mistake wa» admitted by the owner of the Urn, United States Has Taken Fateful Step By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP)—The United States took the fateful step today of throwing American military force Middle East. The announcement was made Ambassador H e n r y Caboi Lodge, who promised the with drawal of the U. S. forces, as. «oo» as the United Nations can take over the responsibilities for peace Lodge told the U-nation Coun cil he planned to confer urgently with Secretary General Dag Ham marskjold on measures to handle the situation which he called one of the most serious ever faced the U. N. Lodge took the floor after the Soviet Union had tried unsuccess fully to oust the representative of the overthrown Iraqi govemmeni from the Council. The move-was launched by So- I'iet Delegate Arkady A. Sobolev as the 11-nation Council met in a hurriedly called session to deal with the critical Middle East situation. U.N. Secretary General Dag flammarskjold acknowledged he had received a cable from the revolutionary government of Iraq naming a new delegate to replace Ambassador Abdul Majid Abbas He said, however, that he did noi consider the message as official Sobolev assailed the overthrown Iraqi government as rotten aiu said the Soviet Union does 116 recognize that the Arab Federa tion gives Jordanian King Hits sein authority to issue orders re lating to Iraqi affairs. The wrangle over the represen tation of Iraq delayed the sched uled speech by U.S. Delegate Hen ry Cabot Lodge notifying the Council that American Marines had landed in strife-torn Lebanon Abbas told newsmen before the meeting "I now take my instruc tions from Amman," the capita of Jordan. TODAY'S CHUCKLE The day you realize your boy has become i man:when he walks around a puddle of water instead of through it. , (O 1858. General Features Corp.) Map locates general area of Khalde beach, between city of Beirut and its airport south of town where U. S. Marines landed today—AP Wirephoto. ' into the Middle East. Five thousand Marines began moving ashore—by invitation—in embattled Lebanon. Their mission: to protect American lives, bolster the pro-Western government of Camille Chamoun against what President .Eisenhower called "indirect aggression," and try to stem any spillover of the. moyement w .that .threw out a friendly government 'yesterday in Iraq. 1 The Iraq revolutionists are al least friendly to the Moscow-ori ented United Arab Republic headed by Egypt's President Nasser, and Lebanon's Chamoun has charged that the U: A. R. is backing his own country'! revolt. The White House announced the landing of the Marines near Beirut in a statement by President Eisenhower which denied explicitly that they had been sent in "as any act of war." Response to Request The statement said the move States' own action was taken under the U. N. Charter's provision or collective self-defense. The move drew immediate backing from top Democrats at the Capitol. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Tex as, the Senate Democratic leader said that in the judgment of the President the. action, was_^'njeces sary to preserve freedom "iii th Middle East." "Americans will certainly unit when the security of the fre world is imperiled," Johnson ac ded. Backed by Demo» was made in response to an urgent request from President Chamoun. It said the troops will be [lulled out as soon as the United Nations has taken adequate'action to protect the sovereignty and integrity of Lebanon. This country will support any such U. N. action, Eisenhower continued. He declared the United 2d Battalion Occupying Airport BEIRUT (AP) — American Maines began landing on beaches south of Beirut today. Twelve landing craft brought he first Marines to the beach from seven naval ships anchored Rep. John W. McCormack o Massachusetts, House Democratic leader, said that "under the cir cumstances there was no other course he (Eisenhower) coult take. There was no other road bu that of appeasement." The Pentagon, which as late as last night had been insisting thai only normal precautionary mill tary moves were being made in the Mediterranean area, an nounced the assignment of a spe cial command under Adm. James U Holloway to take charge of the landing operation. The statement by President Ei senhower said the American ac tion would be reported to an (Continued on Page I, Col. 6.) Addition to K of C Club To Be Dedicated Sunday Alton Council, Knights of Columbus, will dedicate the $57,000 addition to its club building Sunday. The program at the club, 405 E. Fourth St., will begin at 2 p.m., and will be followed by open house. The dedication program will be religious, and will be conducted by the chaplain of the council, the Rev. Father Robert Franzen, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Church. The building will be consecrated to the Sacred Heart. On Monday evening, the opening dance for Catholic high school students of the area will tlve. Stiritz, who disappeared from Alton News Agency office e< in the forenoon when he was to have left for a vacation visit in Kansas City, had incurred a fatal skull fracture, a pathologlst'g (GtttlMUi M Ihlft 1,04.1) Missing Woman Turns Up Here,, Returned To Iowa Picked up for police questioning only 10 minutes after her ar* rival in Alton by bus, late Mon* day afternoon, an 18-year-old married woman, found to be missing from Cedar Rapids, la., was today headed b»ck to her home city. She had been stopped for police questioning by a traffic po- Jiceman who thought it unusual (hat she should be wearing a heavy coat as she pa«aed the Broadway. Plata corner at 5 p.m. when downtown temperature was Above 90 degrees. Police «aid the youthful ma a story of being waylaid and attacked at Cedar Rapids, by two men, who bought a ticket and put her on the bus to Alton, where they said they would meet her. No one met her at the bus stop here. AHon department wired an inquiry to the police at Cedar Rapids and received almost immedl ate response that the young woman, who is married, was listed missing there, supposedly having run away from home. Late in » w Uon, who had ooly 6 cwiU, toidinoow bus tor lowt, be held. Jack Carney, radio disc jockey, will be master-of-cere monies. The new building will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday ant Thursday evenings for inspec tion by members and guests. On Friday evening, the weekly dance for Catholic high schoo students will be resumed. Younj people may obtain youth card from their pastors. On Saturday evening, July 26 the Fourth Degree Assembly wil be host at the opening dance to the members. Dancing will be from 8 to 12. Grand Knight Berry Harris who is beginning his third sue cessive term, announced the program and the week's events. He said the $57,000 cost i» ex elusive of furnishings. The building is an all-masonry structure of fire resistive con struction. Exterior walls are o brick, structural glazed tile, and stone. Interior wall surfaces ar of brick and haydite block. The ceilings are of acoustica plaster. All floors ace of terraz 20 or ceramic tile. The windows in the meeting room are accented by a colorec ptramic glaze fused to glas (Continued M P»*» «, Cat. 7.) the evening, bus fare for the woman's return was wired to the police and she was put on • lore* DATA AT THE DAM -rature Y«it»n raay's 81. io uw today 70 degree*, High River ttase tolow Precipitation dam at T a.m. 24 hour, to | U.9. Pool 23.3. «.m. J.51. offshore. Almost Immediately the Ma rines marched off to Beirut's air port, which shut down abruptly a 2 p. m. This could indicate that mor were coming in by air transport and that their duty was to mak the airfield secure. As ships of the U.S. 6th Flee appeared on the hoirzon abou 1:45 p.m. Lebanese began -flock ing to the beach by car, and evei on horseback, from nearby vil lages to watch. People swam and sunbathe! nearby while the landing took place. Some waved in greeting The U.S. and British embassies urged their citizens to stay off the streets. Ten American Embassy fami ies left Beirut Tuesday, including :he wife and son of Ambassador Robert McClintock, an embassy spokesman said. Another 25 to 30 families of American Embassy personne have asked for travel orders. Workers at construction! sites along the beach road leading to the landing area dropped their tools and rushed to get a closer look. The Marines belonged to the 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Marines An entire batallion was landed By 3:15 p.m. the landing was com pleted. Non-commissioned officers reported that the airport had been occupied. The commander of the opera tion was Lt. Col. Harry Hadd, o St. Paul, Minn. He said he had (Continued on Page 2, Col. S.) Goldfine Asks Judge's ~ Ruling WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernard oldfine's lawyers asked a House ubcommittee today to halt hear- ngs, and take to a judge the fight ver Goldfine's refusal to answer orrie questions. Chairman Oren [arris (D-Ark) tossed cold \va- er on the idea. The move marked the start of Goldfine's sixth day of testimony n charges that he got favored ceatment from federal regulatory gencies through his friendship vith presidential aide Sherman Adams. He and Adams deny this. The subcommittee has threat- ned to cite Goldfine for contempt or not "answering 23 questions bout his financial affairs. Goldine says the questions involve his rivate business and have noth- ng to do with the House inquiry nto how regulatory agencies carry out the law. Lawyer Samuel Sears restated Goldfine's refusal to answer once again today. Then Sears made the surprise move. The Boston millionaire, return ing Monday from a weekend a home, said he wasn't mad at any teody .despite the subcommittee 1 threat to cite him for contemp for refusing to answer 23 specifi questions last week. But he de clined to say what reply he wouli give to new questions. Rep. Peter F. Mack (D-IID, i member of the subcommitte headed by Rep. Oren Harris (D Ark), Said he now thinks the gran: will finish with Goldfine by Wednesday. Goldfine, who on Saturday had a c c u se d the congressmen o 'smear, pry and spy," said he was not disappointed at the prog ress of the hearings. Rep. John Bell Williams (D Miss) took note of the hearings main theme — that Goldfine goi federal favors in return for expensive hospitality to presidential aide Sherman Adams. Both Gold fine and Adams hotly dispute this. Williams said it is "very signi ficant" that Goldfine so far has not shown that he paid any note bills for Adams before the former New Hampshire governor came to Washington with Eisenhower in 1953, whereas the investigators have found more than $3,000 worth of hotel bills Goldfine picked up for Adams since then. The current committee battle with Goldfine swirls around $777, 000 worth of long-uncashed checks which Goldfine insists have noth ing to do with the avowed com mittee inquiry into how regulatory agencies carry out the law. The action came as the United Nations Security Council gathered n New York to deal with threats" o peace in this area. President Eisenhower said U.S. use of the roops will end when the Security ouncil "has itself taken the measures necessary to maintain nternational peace and security." Eisenhower said Marines were ent at the request of Lebanese President Camille Chamoun to ;uard American lives and protect Lebanon agaujst indirect aggres- ion. Seven Ships Offshore The first Marines landed from 2 landing craft at Khalde Beach .ist south of this revolt-torn capi- al. The landing craft came up t» le beach from seven small war- hips which appeared offshore. The Marines marched off to Beirut's airport, which had been losed a few hours earlier, per- aps for the landing of troop car- iers. U.S. Ambassador Robert McClintock urged (he 2,500 Ameri- ans in Lebanon to leave the ountry. Ten U.S. Embassy fami- .es left today, including the wife and son of the ambassador. Pan American World Airways n London had a report that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was iurrounded by rebels. The British Embassy there was sacked and, burned by the rebels Monday. ., Conflicting Reports The Baghdad radio reported 1 again today that 70-year-old Premier Nuri Said had been beaten to „ death Rotarians Hear Visitor From Korea On Industry Korea, Rotarians heard from a Korean Monday, is doing its best to strengthen itself "so we can fight the Commun'sts." Chan Auk Park, an engineer from the Daihan Heavy Industry Corp. of Seoul, who with another engineer, Hak Ki Kim, is observing Alton area metal Industries this week, responded banner was sent to his employ er, whom Alton Club Presiden Herbert Hellrung said was pas district governor of Rotary in Korea. The club devoted most of its program to a discussion by F M. Kaar, executive director o the Greater Alton Association o Commerce, on the annexation briefly to his Introduction beforelquestion. Kaar pointed to studies inacl by Washington and St. Louis Lniverslties regarding the dom panitive advantages of small local governments anu larger loca municipalities. He said the study showed citie with the poorest and least effl< icient government were those be* sisTanrwne'raT manag7r U "oT The 1 '* 660 50 ° « nd "•«» wutotton: sistani general manimer 01 me ,„.,,„„,..,,, . KjkM - M 0 «,,«H- m o«» the club with this statement, He and Kim were introduced by William J. Thyer, field rep- regentative of the US. Department of Labor, who is serving as their through the local industrial fields. The three were guests at the Earligr jthe , radio had admitted its claims of lii? death Monday were not true and that he had escaped. These broadcasts had offered a price for his capture. He has been one bf the West's best friends in the Middle East. Baghdad said Monday that Crown Prince Abdul Jlah had been hanged on display in front of the Palace of Justice in Baghdad, as was Nuri Said'S body. The offer of a reward for Nurt Said had raised speculation that he was among friendly tribesmen and was stirring up resistance. Us friends in Beirut claimed lighting was still going on in Baghdad. Strong British and American naval forces were moving into the eastern Mediterranean. Fifteen ships of the U.S. 6th Fleet, including the 33,100-ton carrier Wasp, had left Naples oh sudden orders, and 11 others hauled n their sailors 'from shore leaves on- the French Riviera and sailed. Other units had suddenly turned about from the Greek naval base at Phaleron Bay. British Navy at Cyprus British naval units were off Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean and others steamed out of Malta. These included the carrier Eagle. Britain had alerted 6,000 troops at their bases in Britain for possible movement. But Foreign Minister Selwyn Uoyd told the House of Commons that while Britain fully supports American military action in Lebanon, British troops are not taking part. Big U.S. air transports were flown from the United States to a European base. President Chamoun, who has been fighting off a pro-Nasser rebellion here for 67 days, asked for Western intervention after the re. volt in Iraq tossed out the pr* Western monarchy and premier. Communist radios in Eastern Europe warned that Western in* tervention in Iraq "would unleash an anti-imperialist storm In the entire Middle East." Radio Budapest said "observers expect an Anglo-American inter. vention, as nonintervention would be tantamount tp giving up the positions in the Middle East." Telegraph. Park spoke briefly, but pointed out that Korea already wa 1 de* vtloping such industries as those manufacturing brass plate, fertilizer, and steel. He was given a small Alton Rotary Club banner, usually given the Rotarlan visitor coming from the longest distance. Park, him< s,elf, ii not a Rotarlan, but the indications of better government begin to show in the municipal!, ties over 17,000. A larger city, he said, is able to afford a broader program of cervices because of the comparative cheapness of operation. U also can gain more attention from the legislature and from state and federal department!, wed w Page I, CM. 9.) i Two Greene Fair Events CARROLLTON.-BoUj the ooun. ty queen competition and the 4-H Club dress revue, f eajtum ol th* annual Greene County Agiioultur* al fair scheduled for toiujbt have been postponed beoaujt «| rain, it was ajuMunopd ft t&* fair office late today. The drew r0vu» W* 7 p.m., Friday, fur The qu«n MBtMt WM for 7 p.m., SAtuvday -

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