Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 16, 1958 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 16, 1958
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TRAFFIC TOLL " ACCIDENTS »i 6 "INJURY ,...«. 0 S3 DEATHS ,,,,,,, 0 3 *A6eM«m EVENING TELEGRAPH Low 68, High SO. Serving the Alton Community for More Than 122 Venn EittbHshtd Jtnuary IB, 1836 Vol. CXXm, No, 195 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JULY 16,1958, 22 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Attodnttd Ptm Hospital Pledges Pass $2 Million , A milestone w«a reached Tuesday with the announcement by Hospital Improvement Fund officials that pledges to the building programs ef Alton Memorial, St, Anthony's and St. Joseph's hospitals had passed $2,000,000, According to Hill treasurer M. ftyrie Mttoor, pledges in this campaign have reached $2,004,308.72. Most of these gifts are to be paid in tnstaUmetits eov« ering the next three years. Collections to date amount to $673,* 435.80. "in my knowledge, this Is the greatest amount ever raised in a single effort in our feohimint- ties," said Henry H. McAdams, spokesman for the group. H1F1 directors, according to McAdams, feel a great deal ot pride In the accomplishments of leadership and drive demon strated by the more than 1,200 workers in this campaign. To dale, industries have contributed 1873,000. The special gifts committee under the leadership of Lawrence Keller .Jr. along alone with national firms chairman James B. Adams and clubs and organizations chairman Francis M. KBIT raised more than $900,000. The bal- anc« of the funds c«m« from an extensive general campaign led by Mm. Robert W. Elliott, E. P, Foelter and Wilbur ft. Trlmpe. headquarters at 200 West Third St., Alton, is continuing In the collection of campaign pledges. Reminders are being sent, to donors according to ihelr desired payment plans. Glverc are urged to call the headquarters in Alton at 5-5536 It there are any questions concerning thoh pledges. According to Milnor, payments are being made under a variety of plans. The most popular . is the-plan of 12 quarterly payments extending over the next three years. For those wishing to make payments annually a reminder will be sent in November of each year to enable the donors lo adjust their gifls to lake full advantage of tax deducations, Milnor said. Marine Battalions Entering Beirut British May Send Help to Jordan Will Send Troops If King Asks Them By ARTHUR GAVSHOJV LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd is flying to Washington tonight for conferences. He is reported to be taking word that Britain stands ready to land forces in Jordan as soon as King Hussein asks for To Lower Pool Levels Following Heavy Rainfall Tuesday was wet. According to records at Alton Dam, rainfall totaled .24 of an inch! This makes the total rainfall in the last 48 hours 1,75 inches, almost seven Changes At Standard To Reduce Jobs WOOD RIVER — Operational changes will result in'400 fewer jobs at Standard Oil Co. refinery by Jan. 1, 1959, Refinery Manager Louis H. Butterworth said today. Butterworth said that cessation of the iifan'ufacture ofluWrl* eating oil base stoftks, and modernization and expartsjpi) 7 of light oils operations, will reduce the level of employment. The Wood River refinery will continue to be one of the largest employers in the area, with more than 900 p e o p 1 e, Butterworth said. "We are planning, to do everything we can to help those em- ployes who cannot be retained to find other employment," Butterworth said. "Newer processes and plants have made our Wood River lube oil facilities obsolete," Butterworth said. "As a result, we. cannot compete with other refineries that have lower lube .oil manufacturing costs. "Extensive studies also make it clear that it is not economical to modernize the Wood River facilities for manufacturing lube oil," he added. Butterworth said construction times as much as the first 13 days of July. Col. Charles B. Schweizer. district enginner, U. S. Army Engineer District, St. Louis, announced today that heavy rainfall in certain portions of the Upper Mississippi • Valley, characterized by an unusual and concentrated pattern, has made it necessary to draw down the navigation pools above the dams at Alton, Wintleld, Mo., and Clarksvilie, Mo., from one to four feet. Navigation Pool 2' as Cl«rks- ville was to be drawn down two feet from a normal pool elevation of 449, mean sea level, to pool elevation 447 by 4 p.m. DST today. Due to the unusual concentration of the rainfall pattern, Pool 25 behind Jthe dam at Winfield will be drawn down from • 434, 'nSean sea l^yel normal pool elevation', to "Open river condition whiclii will >e reached at midnight today at tool elevation 429.7. Navigation Pool 26 behind the tool at Alton was drawn down rom a normal pool elevation 419 o 418 mean sea level at 7 a.m. oday. military help. In the House of Commons today Lloyd said he had been invited to Washington by Secretary of State Dulles, and would go in order "to keep in the closest touch with the U.S. government." Then, using a phrase that President Eisenhower emphaslxpct Tuesday, he said events that ledj to the Baghdad revolt were part of a sustained campaign of indirect aggression. The aim, he said, is lo overthrow established regimes and orders in the small, independent nations of the Middle East. Lloyd announced Tuesday that Britain backed U.S. intervention in Lebanon. Today he said this ordering a ceasefire. As for Jordan, qualified informants in London said the government almost certainly will respond affirmatively if its young ting, Hussein, asks for help. Up to this afternoon, he had not done so but Jordan had sounded out pools will be held at the lower elevations indicated until Friday and starting on* that day will »e. brought back to normal pool elevation as soon as possible. It s estimated that normal pool elevation can be reached by Monday. Col. Schweizer stated that it is mpossible to avoid temporary drawdowns of these pools and thai such action is "regretted because Flood Waters Spread of the inconvenience to the thou-j Sands of people who use the navi-| Over Ft. Scott, Kan. is continuing on schedule on a mulit-mUlion • dollar modernization of gasoline and other light oils facilities at Wood River. These include a. 67,500-barrel-a- day crude oil distillation unit and a 30,000 barrel-a-day fluid catalytic cracking unit, designed to increase the capacity for these products by 30 per cent. "When, this modernization and expansion is completed early next year, the Wood River refln : ery will be completely comepti live with other refineries In the manufacture of high-octane gaso- lines" he said. Butterworth said that many other manufacturing operations in addition to gasoline and light oils will continue at Wood River. These include production of asphalt, oxo alcohols, syntholubes, and lubricating oil additives. The Wood River lube oil additive plant produces a large percent* age of the total U.S. output of lubrivatlng oil additives. In the company's program Butterworth said, high capacity lube oil facilities have recently been completed at the company's Whiting, Jnd., refinery. These are proving adequate to meet the Whiting refinery's requirements tor lubricating oil base stocks as well as those of the Wood River refinery. Lube oil operations to be dis continued at Wood River include the No, 14 pipe still, the propane dewaxlng plant, the ohlorex ex traction plant, the clay plant and associated facilities, and lube treating* Butterworth said that the Wood River refinery will continue to compound and ship finished tub* rinttinf 0Uf, though the volumes luindled will Ue lower than in the gation pools for fishing, boating, and other recreational purposes." High temperature recorded yes- erday at the dam was a comfortable 80 degrees. Low was 69. Today's 8 a.m. recording was 70. 7he sky was cloudy, and there was a hint of more rain. reamt past. Bate ttooks for »JJJ ' ' wood Wvw by bail«from Whit in* Secretary Of UN Opposes Intervention UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold said in effect today that no international military force is needed to stop the tlow of outside aid to Lebanese rebels. The secretary general ad- lad resulted in the rebels there dressed the 11-nation Security he British as to whether air ana* land forces would be available if needed. British authorities have alerted air, land and sea forces all the way from the home islands to Kenya in East Africa for possible action in the Middle East. Informants said military action likely in the oil islands of tHe«lPersian Gulf jf . any threat arises against British oil investments there. Britain's decision to recognize Hussein as the legal head of the Iraq-Jordan union has not yet been announced. Nor do the British know how Hussein proposes to try to establish the authority he claims over rebel-controlled Iraqi territory. The assumption here — which no government official will confirm— is that he is planning to .take military action against the Iraqi rebels if it seems to him that any such campaign may succeed. Inside M ugts: EDITOBIAL PACK i S001ETV .......... PAGE 10 OBITUARY PAGE 14 8POBT8 PAGE 15 RADIO * TV PAGE 17 COMICS PAGE U CLASSIFIED PAGE It FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP)Flood waters spread over a large section of this southeastern Kansas town this morning after an all-night downpour. Seven inches of rain fell on Fort Scott, a city of 10,000 population 96 miles due south of Kansas City, durinp the night. The rain still was falling at dawn. TODAY'S CHUCKLE "Well, then," demanded the baby stork, "who DID bring me?" (0 1958, General Features Corp.) A Neighbor Fainted Baby Sitter's Tranquilizer Pills Swallowed By Boy. 2 ] 2 Council briefly just before U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge formally called for the establishment oi a security force to supplement the U.N. observer group now in Lebanon. Hammarskjold said he had been informed by the observation group that it had successfully complet ed arrangements for inspection of the entire Lebanese border. "It is my feeling," he added, that with the result thus achieved, the observation group is fully equipped to play the parl envisaged for it in the U.N. total effort, with its general purpose o, nsuring against infiltration anc muggling of arms." One reason given by the Unitec tales for the landing of America) larines and for proposing a new security force was the inability o >U.N. i observers to stop the ow of aid from the United Arab epublic to the Lebanese rebels Lodge commended the work o >e observer group but said the roposed international force was tended to give it added strength "We recognize/' he said, "thai ie means available to this or- anization (observer group) are .sufficient to met all aspects o ie situation. This is particularly ue "in the light of recent events i Iraq and ... efforts to over irow the lawful government o ordan." The Soviet Union was promot ng a rival proposal for the Coun i) to demand immediate with rawal of the Marines the Unitec tales landed in Lebanon Tuesday Delegates predicted the Counci rauld vote on both resolutions b> ightfall. No one expected the Soviet res lution to get the necessary seven otes for adoption, and a Soviet elo of the U. S. proposal was cnerally anticipated. But one del- gate suggested the Soviets might bstain from voting and let the men can resolution pass, prefer- ng "a U. N. force to an Anier- can force." Diplomatic sources said that if ie Soviet Union vetoed the Amer- can resolution, the United Slates ould not ask for a special ses- ion of the General Assembly tu el up the U.N. force. Instead it /ould leave the Marines in Leb- non as long as it was ecessary. While » Bethalto baby sitter left her charge for a few minute* Tuesday afternoon to give aid to I neighbor, who had fainted, the baby, Gregory Rustin, 2H- got the baby sitter's tranqullUer pills and swallowed three. Mrs. Barbara Rustln, who is a registered nurse or the staff of; Alton Memorial Hospital, was on duty at the time, and when the! baby sitter called her and told her of the incident the mother put machinery into operation at the hospital for removal of the ills from her ion's stomach, She told the baby sitter, to bring the boy,to the hospital. In the meantime she bad summoned the family doctor who wai on hand to begin immediate operation with the stomach pump when the baby arrived' Today the little boy was play- Ing and appeared to have suffer* at} no serious from to*« Mr*. Riwtin laid that when baby sittar bit the taUM mentarily to aid the sick woman, who resided In a trailer on the rear of the Rustln lot, she told her seven-year-old son to "look after" the boy. When the baby sitter returned after an absence of only a few she saw Gregory will in his hanc ana one pill in his mouth. She knew how many pills she had purchased, how man/ she had taken, and a hasty coun 1 showed that three were missing Also treated at the hospital and then released was Thomas Conaty, 9, of Rt. 3, Godfrey, who suffered a laceration of his fore, head in a fall. A Dow area woman, Mayme Landon, wai admitted to the hospital for treatment and examlna tlon following a fall down a fligh of steps. She suffered a knee in. Jury. Mrs. Adah Cope of 818 Qeorgi St, wai an emergency patient a St- Joieoh's Hospital Watlnesc for twatnaant of a dog bite wound, ' No Opposition Is Met From Rebels BULLETIN ROME (AP) — Reliable sources said the United States today started a massive airlift of paratroopers to Turkey, within striking distance of turbulent Iraq and Lebanon. BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)—Another JD.S. Marine battalion landed in Lebanon today. Advance units moved from their beachhead into Beirut, the capital. LANDING CASUALTY A Marine of Sixth Fleet receives first aid after he was felled by heat during landing operations on beach at Beirut airport Tuesday. Other members of landing party take it easy in background. (AP Wire photo) -Ji JiV CHARGE AT BIERUT AIRPORT Commodore V. B. McCrea, in charge of forces occupying Beirut airport, enters car to call on U. S. Ambassador Rob- ert McClintock, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday. (AP Wirephoto) Goldfine Tells of Calls To Adams WASHINGTON (AP> - Bernard Goldfine testified today he made 43 telephone calls to presidential aide Sherman Adams in a recent To Discuss New City Department Proposed creation of a city department of finance and person nel is to be discussed at a meeting of the 6-member finance com mittee of City Council which has been called by the chairman Alderman Tlmmermiere, for 7:30 tonight at City Hall. Municipal Band Concert Program Thursday, Rlverview Park, 9 p.m.; Sunday, Rock Spring Park, 8 p.m. Betty Lenhardt, soloist. Jean MnCormlck, director; George Loveless, manager. March, "Them Basses," Hufftne. Selection, "Oklahoma," Rodgers. Modern, "Bayou Beguine," Morrissey. Overture, "Morning, Noon, and Night," Suppe. March. "Brass Pageantry," Ostling. Modern, "U Siesta," Caneva Vocal solo "Where or When, 1 ' Rodgers, B*jty Unhardt, vocal soloist. March, "Nutmeggers," 0»- tttrling, Rhapsody, "Cypress Silhout- V Bwwwtt- March, "Maw* of tfce Span- dish Soldiery," Kmetsky. Samba, "Lilt of the Latin," Bennett. March, "Barnum and Bali. Fivortd, M King. In explanation, the Boston mil- lllionaire told House investigators I that Adams is "one of my best friends ... and a friend you call {whenever you see fit." Goldfine said, too, that some- 'I times the calls were on such mat- The committee will act on a resolution of Alderman Lister referred to it by the Council at its meeting last Wednesday. City Manager Walt will attend the committee session said Alderman Timmermlere. Others of the committee are Aldermen Lammers, Watsker, Geltz, Lister, and Stobbs. The Lister resolution cites in as tariff regulations which (were of interest to his textile!., ., ., ,. . firms. The 43 telephone calls wm-e| lls preamble that "improved during the period Nov. 20, 1957,! organization of the fweal ac- lo May 11, 1958. It was Goldfijie's seventh day of testimony before the House subcommittee digging into charges (hat his business interests have received favored treatment from federal regulatory agencies because of his friendship with Adams. Both Goldfine and Adams have denied any preferential treatment out have told of gifts exchanged between them. Rep. Oren Harris (D-Ai-k) hopes his committee can wind up questioning of Goldfine today. "we're going to get all w* can out of Wm flitt" before ting (he 87-year^ld Golclline oft the witness stand, Harris declared. Goldfine and Adams have stead wMy dflnin) tbal Adatw SWUM fadaral tavara for counting activities of the city, with coordination of the purchasing and personnel record- ceeping k) the finance office" ias been recommended by the city's auditing adviser, and that Manager Watt has suggested 'specific implementation" of these suggestions. The resolution proposes: 1. That there be created a department of finance and personnel to be headed by a director appointed by the city manager on basis of integrity, executive ability, and his qualifications and experience in finance, accounting, tod personnel. That the department shall be charged with the financial records; the control uf expenditures; purchase, storage, and distribution of supplies need ed by the city; maintenance and supervision of records pertaining Russia 4 Can't Stand By As Spectator 9 LONDON (AP)-The Soviet gov- rnment today called on the Jnited States to withdraw at once •om Lebanon and said the Soviet nion "cannot stand by as a spec- ator." Moscow radio broadcast the overnment statement in Arabic 11 the American landings in Leb. non. The Soviet government said it reserves for itself the right to flke the necessary measures to rotect peace and security." Rev.Franzen ToBeEditor for Diocese I This swelled the total of Leath- jernecks in this troubled republic o 3,600. More are on the way. Rebel leaders fighting to topple pro - Western President Camflle ?hamoun have denounced the Maine landing. But there was no opposition as the Marines swung nto the capital. Rebel leader Saed Salam, hdled up in the Moslem quarter of Beirut, issued a statement urging ..ebanese "to defend your country and safeguard your freedom." An air of tension gripped the city. Rebel forces moved forward three blocks from behind their barricades. American civilians were leav- ng the country in greater numbers. Of about 3,200 Americans in Lebanon, 220 private citizens and 168 dependents of embassy personnel have left since the revolt began 68 days ago. To Assure Peace The United States, which sent in the Marines at Chamoun's request, described the intervention here as the creation of a beachhead to assure peace and stability in the Middle East. The reaction of the Soviet Union and the Arab bloc headed by Egypt's President Nasser was not yet known. The spotlight'appeared likely to shift rapidly from Lebanon to The Rev. Father Robert Franzen, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, has been named editor of. the Western Catholic, diocesan newspaper, published weekly in Springfield. ^Father Franzen has been as- sistarit pastor at St. Patrick's (Jhurch for the past 15 months. He. will assume his new duties at Springfield on Sent, 2. In his new position Father Franzen will succeed Father John Brockmeier, who recently comnleted 50 years in newspaper work. At St. Patrick's Father Franzen has .won esteem by his work with parish societies and as a pulpit speaker. Ht will be succeeded at St. Patrick's by Father Thomas O'Conner, spiritual director of Notre Dame High School in Quincy. Father O'Conner is assigned this summer to the CYO camp at Marquette State Park. Father McCaughey Transferred The Rev. Father Gerald Me- Caughey, assistant pastor of Old Cathedral, has been transferred to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Springfield, it was learned today. Father McCaughey will assume his duties as assistant at the Cathedral in Springfield on July 30. to employes, their seniority, o ficlency, hours of work, and sa ary; and such other relatec duties and responsibilities as ma be prescribed by law, ordinance or the city manager. The department Khali assum all of the duties and respons bilities now prescribed for th city comptroller. 2. That there be created th following positions in the city service: director of finance an personnel, bookkeeper-machine operator, and secretary to the department director. 3. That the city manager he authorized to seek qualified applicants for the three positions and fill these positions by appointment within the following salary ranges: director, $7.500 to $8,500; bookkeeper-operator, and secretary, $3,240 to $1200 each. Salaries shall be paid from the appropriation heretofore made to account No. 1-501 city comptrollw, with any amounts in excess of this appropriation to be reimbursed by a transfer from the contingent appropriation after the end of the second quarter of the current fiscal year. Under Alton's city-manager organizational plan the city manager is made exofficlo city comp- He will be suceeded at Old Cathedral by Father Donald Meehling of Marshall, who was ordained recently. Father McCaughey has been assistant at Old Cathedral for four years and has achieved wide popularity in the parish and has been particularly active with young people's group* and other parish societies. The transfer of Father McCaughey is in line with the policy of the Diocese ol Springfield, under which a priest serves an average of four years as assistant at one parish. »i i T Moslem 1 troller unless such office is duly ppoi ts. Thank Ike for Action ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Lf»ad i's of three M o s ' e m nations wound up an emergency meeting oday after cabling President Ei senhower their thanks for Amer can intei vention in Lebanon. The chiefs of state of Turkey !ran and Pakistan had talked fot ,wo days on the Middle East cris K aad the future of their Baghdad Pact, coup 'ted by the in Iraq, only proNassm Arab pac member. Britain U the fifth mum tier of the pact. DATA AT THE DAM rase Klver »ia#c below" PreclpltaUcm •im at 1 a.m. M how-to. 8 '•). foot I3.«. a.m. 0.**- neighboring Jordan, the partner of Iraq, in the Arab'Federation. A pro-Nasser . coup on Monday overthrew Faisal, King of Iraq and chief of the Federation. Reports were still conflicting ,as to lie fate of Faisal. King. Hussein of Jordan announced his succession to Faisal as head of the Federation. A Jordan spokesman in Amman laid the United States and Britain vere considering what aid to give fordan. The Jordan radio iridfcf(t- ed Hussein has asked for assistance to put down the rebel re- lime in Baghdad. British Forcef Move Britain has announced movements of land, air and sea forces toward the Middle East. The first Marine unit to enter Beirut was headed by U.S. Ambassador Robert McClintock; Adm. James L. Holloway, com- mpnder of the U.S. forces; and lien. Guad Shehab, commander ol he Lebanese army. It included a auk and two troop carriers with men aboard. This column stopped at the U.S. Embassy. Another unit, including a tank and five amphibious troop carriers with 150 men, continued to he port area to secure it for the landing of supplies at docks. More men were on the way. The second contingent of 1,800 Marines landed early today from ships of the U.S. 6th Fleet, join- ng the 1,800-man contingent that arrived Tuesday. Another battalion will arrive shortly, bringing the total to 5,400 men. Offshore U ships of the 6th Fleet rode at anchor. LSTs were pulled up to the beach, Assemble at Airport The Marines as they cams ashore assembled at th& airport, five miles south of Beirut. Supplies and vehicles continued to flood across the beach, watched by hundreds of holiday-minded Lebanese who came out from the city to see the show. The Lebanese army and police, while officially loyal to Chamoun, have made no determined effort to dislodge the rebels from the Moslem quarter during the Si days of the rebellion. Activity In Beirut has consisted mainly of frequent exchanges of firing and terrorist bombings to enforce a rebel-called general strike wbici) has been only partly effective, Reliable observers said tbe laod- ing of the Marina* should be con* sidered a precautionary opera* tlon. "It-i* itUl basically a Lebanese show," one laid. "The Marine* are sittinj oji th* ildeUnet to COM they are neadfid," Uncertainty about the purpM* of their prosewa Ifl Utamp wa» flflflted by the MarinM wm mm ^ *T£, ^^^ >^^^W^^W on th0

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