Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 25, 1956 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 25, 1956
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JULY 25,1956 'Influence' Attorneys »r Are Indicted WASHINGTON an— Two oil company attorneys were under indictment today on six charges of attempting to influence Senate- passage of the natural gas bill last winter. The Indictment, returned by a federal grand jury hrre Tuesdav accused John M. Ncff of Loxing ton. Neb., and Elmer Patmnn o Austin, Tex., with •'unlawfully' offering a $2,500 campaign con tribution to Son. Francis Case <R SD) in ^n effort to get his vole Ally. Gen. Brownell said the grand jury inquiry is continuing The attorneys also were charger with conspiring with Superior Oi Co. of California to violate Ih Lobbying Act. Superior Oil. head ed by Howard B. Keck of Lo Angeles, was named defendan only to the conspiracy count o the indictment. Neff and Patman were charged with Working for Superior Oil "fo the purposes of attempting to in fluence the passage" of the bil to exempt independent gas pro ducers from direct federal regu lation. They were accused of failing t register as lobbyists as required by law. Sen. Case voted against the bil after announcing the $2,500 cam paign contribution offer tc the Senate last February, the Senate passed the bill, but Presided Eisenhower vetoed it with a state ment deploring the "arrogance 1 and "highly questionable activi ties" of some of its supporters Neff told a subsequent Senate committee hearing that he submitted the $2,500 campaign contribution to Case with no strings attached. At his home in Lexington, Neff said he had no comment on the indictment. Nor were there any immediate statements from Patman or Keck. Sen. Case also declined comment. The conspiracy count charged that Neff and Patman conspired to "collect and receive from Howard B. Keck and from the said Superior Oil Co. sums of money to be used principally to aid in the passage" of the datura! gas bill. The maximum penalty for conviction of conspiracy is a $10.000 fine or five years imprisonment. Conviction of giving money to a congressman to influence his vote carries maximum fine of three times the amount of money and up to three years imprisonment. GOP Move Democratic Atomic Power Program Killed by House By WILLIAM F. ARBOOAST WASHINGTON W — A 400-mil- lion-dollnr experimental atomic power program sponsored b Democrats was dead today — smothered by an avalanche Republican votes in the House. It would have launched th Atomic F'nrrgy Commission on long-range program of buildin expensive reactors to develop pow er for government installation The idea was to demonstrate th feasibility of producing commer cial power from the atom. Democrats who sponsored it ani pushed it through the Senate by ; •1MO vote contended that only th government could afford the risk and the costs of such a program They said it was needed to pav< the way for eventual widespreai use of atomic power and to keep the United States in the lead in the world race in that field. Republicans countered that thi AEC already was making progres; in the commercial power field that the United States was al«"ad in the world atomic power race and that to force the new program on the AEC would jeopardize the weapons programs which have top priority. The House listened to the Re publicans and sent the bill back to the Senate-House Atomic Commit lee, with 176 Republicans and 27 Democrats favoring that action and 174 Democrats and 17 Repub [leans opposing it. Before killing the bill, the House stripped it of many of the potent provisions the Senate had voted With Republicans calling the turn, it voted to make the entire srogram permissive rather than AEC; and to from starting any reactor projects of the exper- mental program without first giving private or other nonfederal m crests time to move into the eld. Another approved amendment vould have ordered that all the projects be sold to the highest re iponsible bidder after 15 years. Immediately after the decisive role, the House shouted through a u'll appropriating $1,938.700,000 to the AEC to finance its planned •rograms — but not the experimental power plants — for the urrent fiscal year. The money iill now is before the Senate. Percussionist Saves Girl From Drowning NEWPORT, Ky. WV-A Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra percussionist saved a life Tuesday. Glenn Robinson of Dayton, Ky., who works as a life guard between orchestra sessions, heard a boy's plea that his sister was missing. He dived into a swimming pool, found the girl, brought her to the surface and revived her with artificial respiration. 2 Youths Nabbed For Trespassing Following a report, made to the firemen at the No. 1 hose house at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, policemen picked up two boys, 16 and 18, who were found to have mounted a fire escape on the Russell-Miller Milling Co. elevator on West Broadway. The boys were nabbed and booked for a police reprimand after they had descended. According to the police notation, they had mounted to the roof of the mill structure adjacent to the elevators by time the trespassing report was made. Mill officials were notified after the arrests. * mandatory on the prohibit the AEC ministration had supported en's effort to dump him. After checks reportedly Court Orders Girl Returned To Parents BOSTON UPi — Mr. and Mrs Kelvin B. Ellis of Brookline to- ay were under a Massachusetts Supreme Court ultimatum to re- urn five-year-old Hildy McCoy to er natural mother within 30 days f they wish to avoid dismissals I their appeals pending in the brawn-out custody battle. The court charged that the Ellis :ouple has ignored a Probate Court order directing them to sur- ender the child to her mother Mrs. Marjorie McCoy Doherty. Mrs. Doherty, who then was unmarried, gave the child to the Ellises when Hildy was an Infant. She has been seeking to regain le child for years on an assertion he made in the lower court thai he did not know originally that ie Ellises were Jewish. Massachusetts law says that vhen practicable a child should w> placed for adoption with couples if the same religious faith as the hild, Mrs. Doherty is a Catholic. The whereabouts of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis and the child are not uiown. They left their home short- y after the court ordered the child o be returned to her own mother several months ago. A 500-yard stone breakwater ill improve the port of Acajutla, ill Salvador. No Aid To Yugoslavia? Senate GOP Leaders Feel House Will OK Ban on Tito By EKN'ESI B. VACCARO WASHINGTON lav-The Senate's two ranking Republicans expressed confidence today the House will accept their amendment to bar new military assistance money for Yugoslavia. The $4,110,920,000 foreign aid appropriations bill, embodying the amendment, was passed by the Senate Tuesday night (JO-30. But the Senate rebuffed 50-42 President Eisenhower's personal plea for a free hand to deal with more than the In normal prac- created by Marshal resumed friendship the situation Tito's newly with Russia. The sponsors of the amendment, Senators Knowland of California, Republican leader, and Bridges of New Hampshire, chairman of the COP Policy Committee, will serve as Sedate conferees lale today in a meeting with representative* of the House to settle differences over the measure. Bridges told reporters he and Knowland "are going to fight to gel tiw House conferees to accept tha amendment" and he said they «t« "hopeful" of success. While to* administration won its Sen&ie battle to ix?am in the bill full amount of the ceilings carried in a previously enacted authorization measure, the money total faced a possible sharp cut in the conference committee. The Senate bill carries 685 million dollars House allowed. tice the two houses frequently split differences on money items. The Yugoslavia amendment still would permit the administration to deliver jet fighters and military equipment already in the pipeline for Yugoslavia. Knowland told the Senate that totals around 100 million dollars worth of material from previous appropriations. And Bridges said it includes "several hundred jet bombers." Knowland said the effect of the amendment is to refuse Eisenhower authority to earmark 'Between 25 and 30 million dollars" of the new money for Tito's gov ernment. Still in the bill is about 17 million dollars of defense support funds for Yugoslavia for a type of economic aid. On final passage, 30 Republican and 30 Democrats joined in sup- |iori of the measure. Fifteen Republicans and 15 Democrats opposed it BrownelPs Post Hangs In Balance By JACK BKLf, WASHINGTON vfi - Harold E Rtassen's connection with the Ei? enhower administration hung ii the balance today after a crush ing dsfeat of his effort to fore- Vice President Nixon off the Re publican ballot. Stassen's drive to substituf Uov. Christian Herter of Massa chusetts for Ni.xon was swallowec up in a tidal wave generate( largely by GOP National Chair man Leonard \V. Hall. Hall got Nixon plher nn lh« and Herter to The n suit was an agreement that Her er will place Nixon's name In nomination at the party's conven ion in San Francisco next month Stassen, still battling, contend ed the rapid developments "only strengthen" his campaign. Of Her er's action, he said that because Herter was not a candidate, "he could do nothing" but agree when isked to nominate Nixon. "It's a matter of drafting him Herter) anyway." Stassen added Stassen said Hall had asked Herter to' put Nixon's name in nomination about a week ago anc 1 e r t e r's acceptance did nol change his plans to push the Mas- achusetts governor for the No 2 pot. Sees JVo Support for Effort Nixon told reporters in a Capitol corridor interview he was satis- :ed that neither Herter nor any esponsibile member of the ad- Stas- had een made by Hall, White House ress secretary James C. Hagerty old a news conference no other member of the White House staff /as backing Stassen's move to rop Nixon from the ticket. Blind Group Forms County Association A group of blind persons have formed the Madison County Association of the Blind and elected officers, with Jack Reed of Alton as president. The organization meeting was held at a picnic at Westerner Club grounds. Other officers are: Carl Troutner of East Alton, vice president; Miss Dorotha Means, 1211 McPherson Ave., Alton, secretary; Mrs. Lucille Bright, Wood River, treasurer. Others in attendance were Mrs. Ethel McGinnis, 2826 S a n f o r d, Owen Anderson, in? E. 8th St, Alton, George Schaefer of Edwardsville, George Magers and family of Springfield, Magers who is membership chairman of the Illinois Federation of the blind, asked Madison County group to become associated with he Illinois Federation. President Reed has asked that any blind person living in Madison County and interested in becoming a member of this organ- zation to call the secretary, Miss Dorothy Means. The next meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 9, at which Robert O'Shaughenessy, president of the state federation will speak. An announcement said the aim of the association is to acquaint blind people of the county with >ther blind people of the state, to ilan social meetings, and also to <eep in touch with state and national legislation in regard to the Honorary memberships in the society will open to persons with ight, as well as to the blind. Two lonorary memberships already lave been accepted by Mrs. Jack Reed, and by George Magers of Ipringfield. Not In Hump The camel does not store water his hump. Water is carried nsiUe the stomach, where there re several pouches, which holds j ve or six quarts. Showers Likely 41.$, tVIAttftft *MtMJ WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST — Scattered showen or thundcrshowcra are forecast for the entire nation tonight, except for the Pacific Northwest, southern California and Arizona, the central Mississippi Valley and Florida. Except for cooler readings along the Canadian border and in New England, temperatures will be about the same. (AP Wirephoto Map. McKeon Defense Line: Recruits Wandered Off By BEM PRICE PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (fi — The main line of defense in the court- martial of Sgt. Matthew C. Mc<eon was clear today: If the Maine recruits had followed where he led them there would have been no deaths. McKeon is the 31-year-old drill nstructor from Worcester, Mass., who led a 74-man platoon on a night disciplinary march April 8 nto a tideswept marsh. Six drowned. Scared and nervous survivors of the ill-fated Platoon 71, mostly oungsters in their teens, testified :*uesdsy, the seventh day of the rial. The questions by the defense and he prosecution were predictable: Did you get in water over your lead? What was the route of march? How deep was the water vhen you heard the cry for. help? Vhere were you in relation to the iatoon when the panic occurred? By the time the 14th witness had ppeared a pattern began to merge in their testimony. Platoon 71 had not maintained any real formation but had brok- u up into loose groups as the members plowed through the nuck and dark waters that night. Thus the point of proof for the efense and prosecution becomes: 3id Sgt. McKeon lead the men, ncluding nonswimrhers, into the eep waters of Ribbon Creek; i-hich flows through the marsh, or Jd the men wander off to their death? McKeon is charged with involuntary manslaughter, oppression of recruits and drinking on duty. In the testimony Tuesday a urvivor of the march said that when the platoon entered the dark vaters, McKeon told the non- wimmers an." to "do the best they With that, said Pvt. Cormac M. Brennan of New York City, Mc- Ceon led the men into the water. Three of Tuesday's six wit- esses testified they were foltow- the column, or thought they /ere, when they entered water ver their head. Pvt. Joseph A. Moran of Forst Hills, N.Y., also told this story: "I saw Pvt. Thompson (Leroy hompson of Manning, S.C.. and rooklyn. N.Y.), and he kept gong under. I didn't know he was i trouble. He wasn't calling for elp or anything, but me and anther guy went over to him and ulled him to safety." The husky young Marine said hat when he last saw Thompson, We had brought him up to his aist (in water). He didn't say nylhing. He may have gone back ^ain. He was all right when we •ft him." Thompson never got ashore. fames Hatch Named Croger Branch Manager James H. Hatch, formerly as- istant branch manager of the Lroger Co, in Indianapolis, Ind,, ;as been named to the same post n the company's larger St. Louis ranch, it has been announced by lobert A. Hughes, branch manger. Hatch will take over his new duties the end of July following ompletion of a management raining session which he is ttending at Northwestern Uni- ersity. Fear Epidemic Chicago Fighting 13th Day In Its Battle Against Polio ST. LOtriS W) — The Globe- Democrat said today that. Frank (Buster) Wortman of East St. Louis, reputed boss of the rackets in this area, successfully demanded a return of from $100,<KK) to $150,000 which he reportedly raised tor the Orville E. Hodge 1952 campaign. Hodge has resigned as state auditor of Illinois in a million-dollar- warrant cashing scandal. The Post-Dispatch has reported that ffodge had business dealings with Wortman. In a story by Ralph Wagner, the Jobe-Democrat said: "Wortman Is understood to have raised the money from the underworld element in the belief that lambling operations would loosen up. "Associates of the East Side :toodlum said he became irritated over"the fact that he didn't 'get delivery for his contributions—in- By GLENN WOLF CHICAGO W—West of Chicago's Loop, where the wealth of LaSalle Street rapidly gives way to railroad yards, warehouses, fac lories and crowded low-rent housing, Chicagoans today fought the 13th day of a vicious battle against polio. The near West Side has become the front line in the city's fight to contain and wipe out the unpredictable disease. Eighteen new cases Tuesday brought Chicago's 1956 total to 300, the highest in the nation. There iiaVe been eight deaths. Nearly balf of the cases are in a near West Side rectangle encompassed LaSalle Street on the east, 22nd Street on the south, Kostner Street on the west and North Avenue- on the north. The neighborhood has nearly as many classes and races of people as it does types of buildings. Some live in up-to-date housing developments, while many live in substandard flats and rooming houses sandwiched, between rundown stores and warehouses. High Incidence Area Board of Health officials call it 'the high incidence area" and rankly admit they can't explain why it is. They report that youngsters in such areas usually develop more natural and earlier immunity to the disease, but it hasn't been'so this year. Since Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, president of the Chicago Board of Health, declared war on the out break 12 days ago, seven free inoculation centers have been in al most continuous operation. Additional centers will be opened by the City Welfare Department today to fight the enemy with the only weapon known — Salk vaccine. Another 44 new clinic sites will be opened within the next two weeks to give free shots. The 300 cases and 8 deaths com- sared to 45 cases and 2 deaths in ;he same period a year ago. Bundesen said only 23 of the 300 cases had received Salk shots. One of the free inoculation centers is located on West Taylor street at Lytle, near the center of the high incidence area. Several dozen children stood in line with heir parents there Tuesday to get :ree shots. Most of them were 10 years or younger, some only babes n arms. Facial expressions ranged rom a few weak smiles to cur- osity or tears. Mrs. Beatrice Lites, supervisor of the center, said, "the crying seems to be contagious. If one youngster yells, it starts a rash of yelling. But most of them are JULY CLEARANCE SALE NOW IN PROGRESS SAVINGS UP TO 25% pretty good. Only a few are afraid." Inoculate 1,200 She said the center inoculated nearly 1,200 Tuesday. "We've been doing that nearly every day since July 12 when the emergency started." Further to the iouthwest, near the corner of the high incidence area, 300 parents and young children moved slowly through a line that entered the Kedzle Municipal Bath House on 24th street. The sound, the appearance and the attitude were unchanged. The battle continues at five other centers. Additional men have been added to the. street department and police sanitation detail to speed garbage removal and conduct closer inspections or sanitary conditions in buildings. U. S. Public Health Service officials at work on the Chicago outbreak have recommended a speedup of inoculations, pointing out that August is usually the month when children are most susceptible to polio. Dr. Bundesen, who said he hopes to see at least 250,000 pairs of shots given this summer, said: "I think we have the fight well in control. I feel that there need not be an epidemic if people will cooperate and go to the centers where the shots are offered." Syria has exempted from import duty bamboo stalks for bas- ketmaking. Campaign Rebate Report 'Buster 9 Wortman Got $100,000 From Hodge that matter.' They said Wortman personally demanded from representatives of Hodge in St. Clair and Madison counties that the money be returned, and that it was returned." The Globe-Democrat said a number of tavern operators reported giving from $50 to $400 for the Hodge campaign in return for promises mat gambling would loosen up. Wortman was reported to have felt he was "in good shape," the Globe-Democrat said, for a time until Illinois State Police raided the Club Prevue, which Wortman reportedly owns. Harold H. Hartmann Rites Set Friday Funeral rites for Harold H. Hartmann, 45, who died Monday, will be conducted Friday with solemn requiem high mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The body will be moved from Staten Funeral Home to the homa of a sister, Mrs. Glen Borman, at the old Hartmann homestead, 958 Union St., where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Auto Mirror Stolen Mrs. Robert Lageman of 906 East Seventh St., informed police Tuesday evening of the theft from her car, during the day, of a side-view mirror. Police found that the mirror apparently ,iad been wrenched or knocked off the automobile while it was parked in the owner's driveway during her absence from home. 2 Collisions Booked In City Tuesday Police booked two motorvehicle collisions Tuesday afternoon, one of which resulted in a car being so damaged that it was disabled. A crash at Broadway-Pearl- Fourth intersection wns blamed by drivers on their view of one another being screened by a parked truck. Colliding were a coach driven east in E. Fourth, for a turn into Pearl, by Gerald L. Scogglns, 18. of 231 Madison Ave., and a coach driven south in Pearl by Randy Hartnett, 16, of 1041 College Ave. Both met front end damage, and a towcar was called to remove the Hartnett car. At Bluff and State, at 5:30 p.m., collision occurred between coaches driven respectively by Leonard Cottingham, 21. of 1699 Hill St., and by Leo W. Ensz, 21, of 709 Henry St. See Farm Output Below Last Year's WASHINGTON Wl - The Agriculture Department predicted today that the output of farm products this year will fall below last year's record volume. The decline will be in crops because livestock production is expected to surpass last year's record. The department said the forecast of a smaller crop harvest is based upon a somewhat smaller acreage planned this year and less favorable weather conditions. But no shortages are likely to develop. Surpluses exist in most crops. The production of meat, milk, poultry and eggs promises to set new production marks. The department said demand for farm products is being supported in part by a steady upward trend in consumer income. It added that if the steel strike is not prolonged, 'consumer income and spending could be expected to continue high in the coming months. Pocahontas' Tomb . Pocahontas is buried beneath St. George's church in Gravesend 24 miles down the Thames from London. She died in'Eng- land while preparing to return to America in 1617. Civil Rights Disappoint Douglas WASHINGTON M — Sen. Doug, las (D-I11) said today he was deeply disappointed that Northern liberals had "sided with the Dixie- crats" in blocking Senate action on civil rights legislation. "Both the Republican and the Democratic leadership have got the civil rights measure in par. liamontary chains and are resist, ing every effort to bring It to th« floor (or 'a vote," Douglas said. Douglas spoke out after a day in which he and Sens. Hennings (D-Mo) and Lehman (D-NY) found themselves stymied. at every turn in their efforts to pave the way for Senate action on the bill, passed Monday by the House. Southern opponents were in complete control the situation and in the only maneuver that cama to a vote Douglas and his cohorts were bowled over by a 76-6 mil call-Vote. Three Republican senators, Bender (Ohio), Ives (NY) and Langer (ND) voted with Douglas, Hennings and Lehman. Douglas did not say what further moves may be made. Senate Republican leader Know, land of California virtually wrote off the bill by asserting that there was "no need to kid the American public or minority groups" about its chances for passage in the closing crush of the present session of Congress. The measure, embodying proposals submitted by the Eisenhower administration in April, would strengthen the attorney general's authority to protect voting and other rights in the courts, establish a bipartisan commission to investigate civil rights violations and create a civil rights division in the Justice department. "The leadership of both, parties stands guilty of bottling up this measure and not permitting * the Senate to vote on it." Douglas told a reporter. "After this neither party can claim to be a defender of civil rights." Mollnt Wins Confidence Vote PARIS tB—Premier Guy Mollet today won a vote of confidence from the National Assembly for his $9.520,000,0r ordinary budget for this year. Mollet's Cabinet is still trying to find new revenues for financing the war in Algeria. The Assembly's finance committee Tuesday turned down a proposal for a 10 per cent income tax increase and an alternative proposal to float a loan. THE ALTON AHEA'S MOST POPULAR SOFT DHINK . . . *• revealed by the Illinois Canmuner Analyst* (1850) for today's active people TT ISN'T mi SAND, son, or sea, but the bathers who an» tto J. lovebvt light on die beaeh<» today—the OMB M lean •nd fit-looting, to women with tbdr graceful. And the reaMo k th* modem tnod to igbttc, k» food «id drink. Pepsi-Cok h» kept np with this trend. Today's Pepsi, reduced in calories, oavar too sweet or BMYJ, nfa*bc» without filling, It is toe modem. lh« fight nfnmbauut. Hm a Pepsi. MEN'S STORE 10 K. Broadway. Phone 2-8233 Watertower Dads Club 27TH ANNUAL CARNIVAL OLIN-STATE ST. PLAYGROUND JULY 25 THURSDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY 26-27-28 FIREWORKS Buy it hniuly _ 6 bottle curton PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO., ALTON, ILL, Und«r Authority of Pepii-Col* Bottling Co., New York.

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