Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 17, 1958 · Page 1
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TRAFFIC TOLL ••• 5 C9t •INJURY «.«.., 0 §3 ,i»,... 0 a TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More than 122 Venn CLOUDY FRIDAY: Low If, High 83. fteftttet flftf* I. tonauy is, 1196 VOL cxxm, NO. ALTON, ILL, THURSDAY, JULY 17,1958, 32 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Aisociated Boat Runs Out Of Gas, Gets Towed A tttiisW «in run out ot $utl an •» automobile can as Bob Kortseh of St. Louts learned this morning. Me fan out ot gas in his outboard Cruiser Just as he cleared the guide wall of the small lock, going upstream. With the great flow of water coming down the MiaHsBippi at present, the cur rttit it about five miles an hour. A toekman yelled to him to drop hit anchor or paddle with all his might, and as luck would have it, he did hftve an anchor, and the line was long enough t6 hit bot> torn. c Lockmastt* Taylor called Norman Brothers towing company, and William Norman on the tug Missouri responded. He towed the boat to shore behind Russell-Miller Milling Co., whereupon Mr. Kortsch made arrangements for gas. Kortsch was heading for Du tuque with three passengers, Pleasure boat owners have been cautioned to stay at least a mile away from Alton Locks and Dam, on the upstream side, by Archie Taylor, lockmaster. The gales of the dam are open from 14 to 16 feet which means that anything floating downstream goes straight through. There is only a two-loot head between the river and the lake. Taylor recommended that the boati remain a mile or more away so that, in case of trouble, someone will have an opportunity for rescue. At least 100 feet of anchor line may be necessary to reach bottom and hold 7 there. In other words, stay away from the .river's door of death, Taylor said. : NewSweeper To Arrive On Tuesday The city's new street sweeper is scheduled to arrive here for delivery next Tuesday forenoon, and-under plans of City Manager Watt wfll be demonstrated to ttimbers o* Ite^^nctt Ss Wednesday evening. The demonstration is planned to take place on E. Third Street in front of City Hall and the adjacent municipal parking lot, either before the meeting or during a short intermission of the council session, scheduled, for the •ame evening. Mayor Day is expected to be home from his vacation to preside at the aldermanic session. The sweeper is to be transported here By motor truck, leaving Elgin next Monday. Two "factory representatives are to come for a 2-day stay to instruct the department supervisor, the operator, and city mechanic in the operation and maintenance of the new equipment. In all probability, Watt said today, street sweeping can be started here in a preliminary . way on Thursday of next week. In order for planned night sweeping to be carried out in the business areas, an ordinance has been enacted to ban parking in the night sweeping hours. • Signs setting 'ortb the hours when parking is banned for the sweeping activity have been ordered, and Manager Watt has been promised delivery next week. He expressed hope today that the signs will be here in time for posting before next Thursday. For the first few times, the street sweeping operation will take somewhat longer than normal and may do an incomplete job, the manager said. This it be- cauie it will take more than one sweeping operation to get any chked accumulations of sediment picked up from the pavement and gutter*. Thia Initial sweeping, to get the program tuned up to normal operating conditions, likely can be done at • preliminary operation latt next week, Watt said, Altar, that regular sweeping schedules can be maintained under the program set by ordinance, The aweeper bought by the city from Elgin Sweeper Corp., la a model known at "Street King." It ii equipped with a gutter broom «• well w *t» main pick uu broom which coven * path •bout 7tt feet in width, The ma- chin* haj « water apray device to allay any dust, and automatically pick up the iweepingt for disnojal sion testified he had left the tavern premises about 6 p.m. and denied that he had made the liquor sale. One of the three witnesses heard this morning, the bartender at Burnham's tavern, said he was on duty at the time the youth said he had bought the beer and Vodka, but did not recall the sale. DAT A AT THE DAM *a»w pflajpuai^Bj H TROOPS ENTER JORDAN Tavern License Is Suspended 10 Days EDWAftDSVILLE—The Madlsoit County Liquor Commission today ordered a 10*d*y suspension of the county liquor license of Walter Burnham, S3, of East Alton, operator of the Anchor Inn Tavern on the 4-lane highway just east of the Alton city limits. • Commission Chairman Gus Hailed* said the suspension would become effective Monday. The commission's action was based upon testimony July 3 of seven Alton area teenage youths, Sets Maneuvers On Border MOSCOW (AP)-The Soviet Union has ordered its land, sea and air forces to start maneuvers tomorrow in areas bordering Turkey and Iran. A Defense Ministry statement said the war games were being held to maintain "the fighting preparedness of the armed forces of the U.S.S.R." The maneuvers are obviously this morning before the commis- intended as a show of Soviet military might in frontier zones near- at the initial phase of a "-show cause" hearing on revocation or suspension of Burnham's liquor license. An 18-year-old member of the group testified at that time he entered the Anchor Inn about 1 or 7:30 p.m. on June 24 and bought a case of beer and a half- pint of Vodka later consumed by tour or five of the youths on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. The purchaser identified Burn* ham as the one who sold him the beer and vodka, but the tavern licensee at the resumed hearing art the disturbed Middle East. The announcement said the Soviet Black Sea fleet will join in maneuvers in the Transcaucasian military area under Marshal Andrei Antonovich Grechko, recent commander in chief of all Soviet forces in East Germany. Other forces will train in the Chairman Haller said the commission was gravely concerned with the problem of teenagers obtaining liquor at taverns, "and then being turned loose on the Highways to cause accidents or get into fights." The license suspension was ordered by the commission, after the commission considered evidence presented and testimony heard, including denial of the tavern operator that he had sold the liquor to the 18-year-old youth as the latter claimed. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Alimony is a system by which when two people make a mistake, one of them continues to pay for it. (O 1968, General Features Corp.) Witnesses called by the tavern Turkestan area under Marshal operator's counsel, Attorney George Filcoff of Alton, were Burnham and his bartender, Leo Rexford, and a waitress. Three of the youths who engaged in the drinking party the night of June 24, which resulted in a juvenile fight and arrest of two of the boys—who spent a night in the Alton jail and later paid tines on intoxication charges — had told two weeks ago at the initial hearing of going back to Anchor Inn only to be refused service by A waitress who questioned their age. Commission members and Assistant State's Attorney John G. Mudge, who conducted most o£ the questioning of witnesses, were agreed that the 18-year-old purchaser of the liquor the night of June 24 from his appearance could have passed for 21 or 22 years of age." It was developed from the testimony that there was no automobile accident involving the teenage members of the drinking party. Kirill A. Meretskov, who led a brief Soviet campaign against the Japanese in China and Manchuria at the end of World War II. Both marshals are high in the councils of the Communist party. Grechko is an alternate member of the Communist party Central Committee and Meretskov is a member of the party's powerful Central Auditing Committee. House Set To Vote On its WASHINGTON (AP)-A controversial states rights bill reached the voting stage in the House today, with the opposition apparently heavily outnumbered. Backers of the court • curbing measure predicted 'passage by a margin of 2-1 or better, while opponents pinned their fading hopes on an amendment to prevent the bill from being retroactive. 'There was a growing likelihood, though, that the bill would never become law. It hasn't been considered by the Senate, which has a full docket for the remaining weeks of this session. Two days of House debate also have brought hints of a veto because of Justice and Labor Department opposition. The unusually brief bill—it's 74 words long—says in effect that when there are state and federal laws dealing with the game subject, the federal law doesn't supersede the state act unless there is a direct and irreconcilable conflict or unless Congress, when enacting the federal law, expressly gave it a priority. Arrive After Help Is Asked By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan, (AP)—British troops landed in Jordan today—to thwart an imminent plot against King Hussein, the British said. U.S. forces flew into Turkey. Russia announced big military maneuvers on its frontiers nearby VICTORY SIGN FOR MARINES IN BEIRUT V-for-Victory sign flashed by Lebanese in fore- on beaches south of the city and moved northward to ground draws the attention led by of U.S. phibious vehicle in Beirut street. The Marines landed Marine* riding am- the Lebanese capital (AP Wirephoto) Bolster U. S. Navy Forces Off Lebanon WASHINGTON, fP— The United States heavily bolstered the naval forces in Lebanese waters today with two aircraft carriers, a heavy cruiser and 16 more destroyers. This largest single group of warships to reach the Lebanon area carried Vice Adm. C. R Brown, commander of the 6th Fleet, in his flagship Des Moines The flagship cruiser was accompanied by the giant aircraft carrier Saratoga,; the. heavy attack carrier Wasp, and li "division of destroyers. In addition to the 6th Flee commander, the new force in eluding two other admirals, Rear Adm. G. W. Anderson, commander of Carrier Division 6. and Rear Adm. Edward A. Hannegan, commander of Carrier Divi sion 14. The arrival of this heavy force brought the total number of 6th Fleet vessels in the immediate Beirut area to 44. The 6th Fleet is the naval arm of the 'combined Middle East force led by Adm. James L. Holloway, U.S. commander hi chief for forces from all branches in the entire area. The navy move came as the United States readied more Marine forces for the Middle East and airborne Army troops, pulled from the NATO line in Germany, reached an advanced staging area in friendly Turkey. The destroyers in the force are the Deal. Cromwell, Hartley. Taussig, John Willis, Van Voorhis, Rich, Basiolone, Damato, R. L. Wilson, W. M. Wood, Stein- aker, Noa, Unew, Lester and H. J. Ellison. Gillham Resigns Olin Conservation Department Job For Magazine Post Charles E. Gillham, Olin Mathieson's "Mister Wildlife," has resigned as assistant director of conservation to become associate editor of Field and Stream Magazine with headquarters in the Southwest. Gillham also plans to do some free lance writing and will act in an advisory capacity to establish (hooting preserves. He already has an assignment in the latter field which will take him to Honolulu, Hawaii, in a few weeks. A nationally known lecturer, author and outdoorsman who has spent almost a quarter of a century with the United States Biological Survey, and its successor, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as a flyway biologist, Gillham has made nine trips into the northland beyond the Arctic circle. For one year he was predator control biologist in Alaska. GiUiuun has written several books and hundreds of articles (or many outdoor magazines. He is, a graduate of Alton High School aod the UJiivei'slty at Illinois earning a bachelor of aclence degree in 1823, He did graduate work at Uni- verity of Wisconsin and Iowa State College. He Is a former vlo« of to* Outdoor GILLHAM ^^ l>^^™•^••^•^•^B' o| America, former president of the Outdoor Writers of tJUnois, tfo I* alao a member of the Explorer* Club, Arctic Institute of Ngw York, Ornittaloflit Union ind Wtlsonlwj dub. ' Gillhara wai bom on a farm most ip .the shadow of Western Cartridge Co. plant. He is now the owner of this farm 4* miles eaat of the company's East Alton operations. He tirat met Franklin W, g\\n t Jom4ar oi the ridge Co., when he drove over with his father in a horse and buggy to buy New Chief shells. Following service in the Marine * Corps and after graduation from the University ot Illinois, Gillham went to Arizona and worked as a government hunter with the U. S. Biological Survey. From 1934 to 1936 he was game management agent for the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service in Arizona, New Mexico and portions ol Texas and Oklahoma. During tlie next few years he spent several months of each year in the Canadian Arctic studying waterfowl populations and big game for the U, S. Government, living with the Eskimos most of the time. Winter months of these years were spent id Mexico and Central America He was transferred to Alaska and wai the biologist for Alaska work' log with big game and waterfowl On various occasions he was in charge of shoxtUng wolves from airplane*. Mr. «nd Mrs. ..Gillham have a son, Ed, who is now living in Art- zona and a daughter, Lucle Lee, Who is working in the offices of Sport* Afield Magazine. Mrs. Gillham was the former Virginia Leiine of AJtwj MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN—British troops land in Jordan at King Hussein's request "to protect our borders from enemies circling us." MOSCOW—Soviet Union says its land, sea and air forces will begin maneuvers Friday on southern frontiers. NAPLES—Massive airlift speeds U.S. men and weapons to Turkey to back up Marines in Lebanon. WASHINGTON — Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd hurries to Washington for top strategy talks on the Middle East crisis. UNITED NATIONS—Sweden leads drive to cripple U.N. observer teams in Lebanon, leaving U.S. Marines there alone. BEIRUT — French cruiser De Grasse anchors off Beirut; Robert Murphy, U.S. State Department trouble-shooter, arrives. DAMASCUS >— U.S. consulate urges American tourists to get out of Middle East. BELGRADE — President Tito recognizes rebel regime in Iraq. Engineers Confer On Berm Highway Engineers from industries involved with the Wood River Levee Berm beltline conferred Wednesday with state highway division representatives on problems uncovered in planning of the road to date. The proposal offered by the governor, and approved by him at the time, wa& that right of way for the beltline would be on under River property already held easement by the Wood Levee District along its levee. The levee district had agreed to the proposal. Special Project Engineer Sheppard was instructed, when awarded the contract for the job, to have plans and specifications ready for calling bids on them this September. A further complication in the design work has been integration of the beltline along the Alton riverfront with the proposed new approaches to the Clark Bridge, which will connect with the highway under present plans. Engineers from industries involved with the Wood River Levee Berm beltline conferred Wednesday with state highway division representatives of problems uncovered in planning of the road to date. Present representing the state were Arthur Feikert of the district highway division office and C. H. Sheppard, special project engineer now preparing plans for the beltline. T. W. Butler, secretary for the Mton District Manufacturers Association, which arranged the luncheon conference at Mineral Springs Hotel, said the discussion centered largely on access provisions. , the beltline were instigated by the Industries to the east in the winter of 1957. A large group of industrialists joined business, professional, and labor representatives in a visit to Governor Stratton to describe the need and pledge cooperation with the state. One problem volved, he said, indirectly in- proved to be routing of an access road extending Cut Street to the highway, which will skirt the Wood River levee in the area of the industries east of town. The problem there, uld Butler, was getting traffic lamely over more than a doom switch track* which fan out to *»rv» these industries. He said spokesmen for the state gave the industrialists to understand they should accept this as their problem for solution. The state was concerned with the main highway, Itself. The current efforti to obtain Inside Musts: EDITORIAL PAGE • SPORTS PAGE 18 SOCIETY PAGE 14 RADIO Is TV PAGE 18 COMICS PAGE 28 CLASSIFIED PAGE 8» OBITUARY PAGE W Dollar Days Planned For August 8-9 Shoppers of the Greater Alton area will be treated to real Old ashioned bargains during the Dollar Day promotion to be helc Aug. 8-9, according to Ray Gib son, chairman of the Dollar Da planning- subcommittee of th reater Alton Association of Com merce retail promotion commi tee. Gibson reported to the promo tion committee at a meeting Hotel Stratford Wednesday ev ning. Attending the meeting wer representatives from Northside Upper Alton, Plaza Shoppin Center and downtown. Serving on the planning com mittee with Gibson are William tf. Bierbaum, Herman Bunyan Fred Tresch, and Bernie Hon man. Earl Hicks is chairman o the Greater Alton retail commit Lloyd Meets With Dulles On Mid-East WASHINGTON (AP) - 0 British brelgn Secretary Selwyn Lloyd met with Secretary of State Dulles oday for urgent conferences on ie' grave events in the Middle Cast, and will see President Eisenhower. Lloyd, accompanied by British Defense Chief Sir William Dickon, arrived here at 10:58 a.m. EDT) after conferring with Brit- in's United Nations delegation in ew York. He had flown over- ight from London. He was met by Dulles who said tee. The committee members dis cussed plans for Christmas pro motions and legislative matter of concern to (retailers, Urge U. S. Tourists To Leave Middle East DAMASCUS (AP) — The U.S consulate in Damascus has urge all American tourists in th Syrian capital to get out of th Middle East. They were also warned to avoi crowds. There was no perceptible ev dence in Damascus of any ill-fee ing toward individual Americans but newspapers and the goverr ment radio have been bitted criticizing what they call "th flagrant aggression" of the Unite .States in neighboring Lebanon. I'm glad to see you." Lloyd came here at Dulles' nvitation. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of itaff, was on hand to greet Dickson, who is chairman of Britain's oint chiefs of staff committee? "I'm very glad to be back in Washington for talks with the sec retary of state," Lloyd said 'However good transatlantic tel ephone and telegraph may be they are no substitute for persona discussion. Move Into Jordan "Everyone knows that grav events are taking place in th Middle East and have been sine what happened last Monday. It very useful for me to be here an to have talks with the Secretar of State," The Monday reference applie to the overturn of the pro-Western government in Iraq. The British move into Jordan came while he was en route. Landing at New York's Idlewilc Airport on the heels of news tha British forces had moved into Jor dan to back up King Hussein's threatened pro-Western govern ment, Lloyd was non-committal. Asked if he brought proposals rom his government concerning he Middle East, the British diplomat would say only that he was 'here for discussions with Secre tary of State Dulles." The White House also an noUnced Lloyd would confer with President Eisenhower during the afternoon. The time was tentative !y set for 3:30 p.m., EDT. The movement of Western troops nlo Jordan was one of the sub iects expected to be discussed. ' A second key issue due to be decided was what policy the two Allied governments should adop toward the revolutionary, pro- Nasser regime in Iraq. Essentially the question before Lloyd and Dulles was whether to seek ways to upset the revolutionaries or to accept their control of Iraq. The United States had 3,400 ma. nes in Lebanon, and more than 000 combat-ready paratrooper! n Turkey with more on the way. he size of the British forces anding in Amman was not an* ounced. The British Navy's 43,000-ton ircraft carrier Eagle neared Leb- nese waters where the U.S. 6th leet, the most powerful ever as- embled in the Mediterranean, it guard. Other British warships nd fighting men were gathered n a big buildup of power in the astern Mediterranean. Hussein Arts Help Young King Hussein of Jordan ailed for help against a mounting ave of anti-Western Arab nation- lism that dethroned and killed is cousin, Faisal n, in Iraq Monday. Britain reacted swiftly, flying in ritish paratroopers from Cyprus. Hussein declared "evil agents" ad begun to smuggle in arms nd ammunition from the Egyp- an-controlled Gaza strip and >ria to start a mutiny in Jordan, e charged that radios under Communist control were urging ordanians to overthrow the legal uthorities. , Prime Minister Britain said the Sister Flavia Of St. Joseph's Hospital Marks 50th Anniversary in Pharmacy Except for a bouquet of yellow flowers in the pharmacy of St. Joseph's Hospital, and friends dropping by to extend congratulations, there was little to indicate that Sister Flavia, chief pharmacist, today was observing her fiftieth year in pharmacy. Sister Flavia, a registered pharmacist for 45 years, has served the Alton area in that capacity for almost 23 years. Her golden jubilee as a nun was marked two years ago. During her 50 years in studying drugs and compounding prescriptions, Sister Flavia has noted many changes in the pharmaceutical profession. She recalled that a number of years ago pharmacist! purchased raw materials and'from these compounded nearly all types of drug items. In those days, she said, the pharmacist couldn't call a pharmaceutical house and obtain drug items ready for quick delivery to the patient. In times of emergency or epidemic the pharmacist was required to work many hours without sleep or rest ia order to provide (uedi< FLAVIA cine* prescribed by the doctor. It was the custom then to work oo an average of 16 ham's a day Today many* Items are delivered ready tor consumption, but all pharmacists must keep abreast of the many new drugs that are con- being placed on the mark- et as a result of research and dis covery. Many times an item has imme diate usage, she added, "but i; quickly out of use, which create: inventory problems. These situa tions cause many problems for to days pharmacist. Sister Flavia is a native of Bos ton. She entered the Community o Sisters of Charity at Emmitsburg Md. She received the order's habi In 1907. She is assisted in the pharmacy by David Saville and Charie Buechner, registered pharmacists and by Meal' Godar, a clerk, wh is attending St. Louis College o Pharmacy. Of Sister Flavia, her superiors at St. Joseph's said today: "Sister Flavia is an excellen example of what is required of individual in dedicating her entir life to serving Christ and manklro through public service. Her on! reward has been the opportunit to express her all-enduring love ( Christ through public service; tot lunately, many have enjoyed richer and fuller lite ai a resul of ber devotion." Macmillan of British troops were flown to Jordan to help fore- tall a plot scheduled to explode oday against Hussein's government. He told parliament the king also had appealed to the United States for help and Washington was considering the request. Macmillan accused President Nasser's United Arab Republic (U.A.R.) of being behind the plot . ,,He said^Jordanians had spotted Syrian troopi moving toward Jordan's borders. Call for Overthrow Close on the heels of Hussein'* broadcast came a call from the Iraqi rebel-controlled radio in Baghdad for Jordanians to overthrow jtheir, monarch. Baghdad said Hussein "is disrupting our effort to get rid of mperialism" and that Jordan in being occupied by "the forces of mperialism." Baghdad then, told he Jordanian people: "It is high time for you to act now." The Iraqi rebels have proclaimed their solidarity with Naser and his republic of Egypt and Syria. Nasser, traveling home by yacht rom conferences with President Tito in Yugoslavia, issued a statement declaring the U.S. landings n Lebanon were "a danger to Middle East peace." President Camille Chamoun of Lebanon asked the United States for mill- ary help. He accused the U.A.R. support for rebel* pro-western govern- I massive fighting his ment. Opposition to the marine land- ngs in Lebanon developed among ome members of the Beirut par- lament normally friendly to the West. Lawmakers Complain Speaker Adel Qsseyran said nany of the lawmakers believed he Marine landing infringe on <ebanon's sovereignty and com- ilained they were not consulted] n advance. King Hussein told bis people hat the request for outside troop* had been authorized at an emer- ;ency session of parliament. The lews caused no excitement in Amman. The King said the foreign troop* were in Jordan as "a temporary measure to protect our border* rom enemies circling us in every direction." He said they had been isked in under Article 51 of the J.N. Charter, which provides for Collective defense against armed attack without prior authoriza- loi) from the U.N. May Fight Bebel* Observers in London believed hat Hussein intended to try some sort of military action against he Iraqi rebels. The 33-year-old monarch has proclaimed ninwelf the legal succe«sor to Faisal a* head of the Iraq-Jordan Arab uu* on, and Britain reportedly bat recognised hi* con»UtuUonal right to act against the rebels. It was still uncertain, howaver, whether the British force* would confine themselves to Ing the Jordanian governmjit or would actively wpport any jajfr tary action by the IQn|. BriWA created Jordan after WorW VNn I Mid waj it* protect or ttittt till V wban JofdjD) blAH ttst iti in t wiwt «t I »

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