Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 28, 1956 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JULY 28,1956 Survivors Say Crew Saved Selves NEW YORK Wi—Some survivors of the Andrea Doria disaster say the first lifeboats away from the sinking vessel were mainly occupied by crew members. The statements were denied by crewmen of the ill-fated ship. Frank Clifton, Toronto. Canada, city alderman who arrived Friday aboard the Swedish ship Stockholm, which collided with the Andrea Doria, said he escaped in a lifeboat that carried 4(1 crsw members and Jour passengers. "From out of nowhere," said Clifton, "came lots of the crew and got into one of the lifeboats. I got in with them. Nobody gave me any instructions or paid any attention to me." Said Cadet Mario Maracci: "We worked so hard to save so many lives. Perhaps they (the passengers) didn't understand. The passengers were highly excitable, fighting among themselves. They made it difficult." Mrs. Beulali McGovven of Monterey, Calif., a Doria passenger who arrived on the Stockholm, said Friday in a pier radio in- 7'The crew members of the Stockholm told me that the firs three lifeboats launched from th Andrea Doria contained all mem bers of the ship's crew." Mrs. McGowen said she and he husband, Edgar, made their wa; to the deck and that she plunge< overboard, She was picked up b> a Stockholm lifeboat. She said sh did not know how her husbanc was saved. Doria' crewman Julian PireU said: "Were we cowardly? Why don you ask Ruth Roman (the movie actress) whose baby I saved, i we were cowards?" Miss Roman was reunited with her young son Friday after the Stockholm limped into port. She was brought here aboard the liner lie de France. Some of the group aboard the Be de France, including Philadelphia Mayor Richardson bttworth, praised, the .crew's perforinance in the crash. Other survivors, however, on Thursday signed a petition citing •,'negligence" on behalf of the Doria crew. Said the Dona's Roman Catholic chaplain, the Rev. R. V, Sebastian Natta: "T14 men performed in the best traditwn of the sea. They were courageous to the point of death in aiding passengers to escape un harmed. 1 ' Most of U.S. To Get Good Weather ',£.'.' ' ' my THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pleasant summer weather was the outlook today from the Dakotas to New England and most of the West Coast but wet and hot weather was in prospect for many other parts of the country. The cool air which moved southward 'from Canada extended over most of the northern Plains, the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Upper Great Lakes region. It headed eastward and was expected to spread over most of New England during the day. Temperatures in the cool belt were from 10 to 15 degrees lower than 24 hours earlier. One of the lowest readings was 50 degrees at Pellston, Mich. Widely scattered thundershow ers were reported in several sec tions of the country during the night and early morning. In the Southeast, rainfall generallj was light, although Macon, Ga. and Charleston, S.C., each report ed more than a half inch. ThundershoWers also occurrec in the Ohio Valley, the Upper Mis sissippi Valley westward through the Northern Plains and the Rock- ies and the southwestern desert region. Man Held on Charge Of Indecent Liberties EDWARDSVILLE- A 37-year- Ad Collinsville father of three .-Children was in county jail this morning under $2,000 bond after he was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of indecent liberties and contributing to the delinquency of three children. He was identified as George Louis Jacobs, who waived preliminary hearing Friday afternoon before Justice of the Peace M, Q.'Schauerte. Jacobs svas arrested in the 100-btock of St. Louis •street shortly before noon. Oilel of Police John E. Har- tuaife teaid Jacobs was apprehended 'after three girls, aged 6, 7 and I years, identified him as the man who approached them while they were playing in a yard. Hurtling said the mother of on* of the girls called police after Jacobs fled on foot when the trio resisted his advances. The chief 6«ld tiie girls gave officers & "ixfrfect" description of Jacob*. Then Adjourns Congress Passes Security, Foreign Aid, Housing Bills By FRE1> S. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON Hi — The 81th Congress pnsspd Social Security, foreign aid and housing hills, then adjourned at midnight nmid horseplay in the House and oratory in the Senate. During the final work-crowded session, futile of forts were made to enact immigration legislation. And civil rights backers in the Senate sought — admittedly without hope—to pry a House-passed bill out of committee. The House finished its work first, recessing just before 9 p.m. j The members then lei their hai down in a song-ami - play fes traditional to the ending of a Con gress session. In an outburst of bipartisan goodwill—which is not likely to tast in the political campaigns ahead—the House adopted unani mously a resolution praising the way Speaker Sam Rayburn (D Tex) had wielded his gavel. State Picked Up Tab on Hodge 9 s Food, Golf Balls I SPRINGFIELD, 111. UP) — The state of Illinois picked up the tab for deposed State Auditor Orville K, Hodge on such things as groceries, razor blades, golf balls and oilier personal items, a prosecutor Man Hurt In Crash At 4th, Central Likelihood of Showers S»o P«iulo< Brazil, expects an box ttmnge crop, big- u» 1 In the Senate, the final moments were taken up with speech es by senators deploring the fac' hat civil rights legislation re mained bottled up in the Judici ary Committee. In fact. Sen Bender (R-Ohio) was in the middle of an oratorical flight when the Senate reached the midnight adjournment hour. He never finished. To Reconvene Jan. 7 Before heading for home—and re-election campaigns, in many cases—Congress agreed to reconvene on Monday, Jan. 7, barring an emergency. When the 85th Congress meets, a number of veteran lawmakers will be missing. These include Sen. Walter George (D-Ga), Sen. Eugene Millikin (R-Colo), and Rep. James P. Richards (D-SC). They decided not to seek re-election. The legislative record of the Democratic-controlled 84th Congress—both the bills it passed and hose it defeated or bypassed— was sure to figure strongly in the coming campaign for the presidency and for a majority in the next Congress. Summing up, Senate Democra- ic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of said Congress overrode 'narrow," partisanship arid gave 'resident Eisenhower most of what he asked. Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California pronounced the legislative record "fair to good"—but he indicated strongly he felt a GOP-con- rolled Congress would have done Defter. Fast Final Action Final action on much o! the major legislation of the 1956 session was crammed into the final hours Friday night. Bills sent to Eisenhower just be- 'ore adjournment included the Social Security bill, the foreign aid bill of more than 3% billions, an omnibus housing bill, a 7%-billion- dollar flood insurance measure, billion dollar rivers and harbors bill, and a $2,182,000,000 money bill mostly containing funds for he Atomic Energy Commission, Although key provisions of the tocial Security bill were opposed >y the Eisenhower administration, Senate Republicans joined Democrats in predicting the President would sign the compromise measure. Under its provisions, the retirement age for women eligible for iocial Security payments would be owered from 65 to 62. And'a new program would furnish benefits to persons totally disabled at age 50 or older. The bills also raises Social Security taxes, effective next Jan. 1, from 2 to 2^ per cent on both employer and employe, applying to the first $4,200 of a worker's annual earnings. Extends Coverage Furthermore, it extends coverage to about 225,000 more persons, mainly in certain professional roups. The foreign aid bill falls well over one billion dollars short of what Eisenhower asked to bolster free world nations against communism. II was the housing bill that for a time Friday posed the main threat to adjournment on schedule. But this obstacle melted away riday night when both House and Senate approved a comBromise lammered out by a conference group a while earlier. An earlier battle over public lousing had been resolved in fa- /or of a House provision, for 35,)00 such units in each of the next wo years. Eisenhower had fa- ored this total. Most of the rest of the bill's provisions were non- controversial. They would con- imie federal home loan mortgage nsurance, slum clearance, college lousing and a home repair pro- rain. The immigration issue arose un- xpectedly during the day when he Senate passed by voice vote a bill to relax quota restrictions. When the matter got to the louse. Rep. Walter (D-Pa), coauthor of the present controver- ial . McCarran-Walter Irnmigra- ion Law, blocked consideration of he bill there. Auto Mirrors Stolen J. B. Logan of 2600 Main St. nfonned the police at 1:20 a.m. oday that while he left his car >arked for a short time on the ev«e, near the foot of Piusa treei. in order to watch (lie Sir. J. Waldo Ackermnn, assistant slate's attorney, said the amount was at least J17,000. Ackerman made the revelation Friday night. He told reporters the scheme worked this way: The caretaker of Hodge's Lake Springfield home, John Casper, would present an itemized list* ol these personal items each month to Edward A, Epping, Hodge's office manager. Epping in turn would present the list to an employe in Hodge's office, instructing the employe to make out a warrant to himself covering the total and charging it to "miscellaneous expenses." The employe then would cash the warrant and give the money to Epping who, in turn, gave it to the caretaker for relay to Hodge. Ackerman did not name the em- ploye involved. He said the procedure was a monthly ritual from luly of 1953 to April of this year. Dennis Flinn To Attend National War College Dennis A. Flinn, former Altonian and graduate of Alton High School, is completing his tour as director for the Office of Security in the Department of State and is preparing for a new assignment, friends learned from nim today. He has been selected to attend the National War College for the academic year 1956-57, and after that expects a foreign assignment. Man Changes Mind on Jump From Bridge CHICAGO W> — A 43-year-old man climbed down some 100 feet from the upraised span of a bridge over the Chicago River Friday night after threatening to leap for nearly two hours. As thousands of persons watcher, Stanley Greak, a jobless tinerant, defied orders of police and firemen to climb down from he span of the new Van Buren Street bridge which is under construction. Fire Lt. Edward Moliter climbed up ladder like steps of he structure and pleaded with Greak for nearly an hour to leave he dangerous perch. The Rev. Wilfrid Cool of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church talked over a oud speaker to Greak, pleading with him not to jump. "I'll come down head first," 3reak shouted several times. Finally, after the priest prom- sed Greak would be given a job, ic climbed down the steps with Politer just ahead of him. Greak was charged with disorderly conduct and held for arraignment in Police Court. Charges GOP Lax in Hodge Funds Case CHICAGO UV-James L. O'Keefe, Democratic nominee for Illinois at- .orney general, charged today that Republican state officials were lax n permitting development of irregularities in the office of state auditor under its former head, Orville 2. Hodge. In a campaign speech, O'Keefe, said that his incumbent opponent n the Nov. 6 election, Atty. Gen. ,atham Castle, should have acted immediately to freeze funds of the auditor's office "when the head- ines broke forth with the news of check looting." O'Keefe asked, "Why didn't (Wiliam G.) Stratton, as governor, ask or the required reports from the mdilor's office?" he said the law pecifically calls for semi-annual eports of fees paid into the state reasury by the auditor's office. "Out of which window was the tate t r e a s r e r (Warren E. Vright) looking when the phony warrants slid by for his approval, ountersignature and issuance?" O'Keefe said. O'Keefe said that if he is elected ttorney general, he will make a 'sweeping investigation" of "the ritire state administration, inducing the governor's office." Leo W. Knsz, 24, of 709 Henry SI., reported at Allon Memorial Hospital Friday night, following an automobile collision, for examination, with X-rays, of a possible injury to his right knee. I Polire said that a roarh driven ! north in Central by Kns?., a I clerk, was in collision at Fourth and Central with a convertible car driven west in E. Fourth by Floyd E. Baker. 19. of Cottage Hills. The mishap occurred at 9:40 p.m. Friday. The Ensz coach met damage about its left side, but remained drivenble. The car operated by Raker met front end damage and was removed by Haper Towing Service. Ensz filed a complaint of a violation of signs and signals against Raker who pleaded guilty before Magistrate Schreiber in Police Court today. A finp of $5 ;md costs was imposed. Two minor accidenls were also listed by the police Friday. Tn the 800-block of College avenue, a car driven by a St. Louis woman ran out of gas, the report shows. After stopping, the vehicle started to roll backwards and bumped a following sedan driven by Robert White of Godfrey which incurred some front- end damage. At Bozza and Broadway, a parked car of J. O. Evilizer of Bethalto, manager of Beacon Finance Co., was bumped, as the result of a passing vehicle to avoid a truck, and a broken tail light and fender dent was caused on the parked car. I Says Stassen kt To Join Demos, Quit Ough sterling balances United Kingdom. 2. Authorized French Foreign Ian Pineau and By JACK BELT, WASHINGTON «B - Sen. Goldwater (R-Ariz) suggested today that Harold E. Stassen go over to the Democrats and quit "creating dissension" among the Repub- icans. Goldwater, a staunch supporter of Vice President Nixon, said in an interview that Stassen's move to replace Nixon on the GOP's :956 ticket with Gov. Christian Herter of Massachusetts is disturbing the Republican party's drive to" re-elect President Eisen- lower. "We gave Paul Butler (Democratic national chairman) Wayne Morse," Goldwater said. "I suggest that we now have another candidate in Stassen we might consider for a party transfer. "While I recognize any Republican's right to suggest any candidate of his . choice, Stassen's move is nothing but an attempt to gain personal publicity. Obviously he is trying to create dissension in an otherwise harmonious Republican party." Sen. Morse (D-Ore) was elected to the Senate as a Republican. But early in the Eisenhower administration he soured on GOP policies and became an independent. Finally he joined the Democrats. He is opposed in the November election by Douglas McKay, former secretary of the interior in Eisenhower's Cabinet. Goldwater's blast at Stassen, Eisenhower's special assistant for disarmament, added to the apparent drive of Republicans to disarm Stassen in his anti-Nixon campaign. Sen. Thye (R-Minn), an old associate of Stassen, said he had told Stassen he* regarded as "untimely" the tant's effort with Herter. ;The Minnesota presidential to replace assis- Nixon WEATHER BUREAU FORECAST —Scattered "showers and thundershowers are forecast for most of the nation tonight, except for New England, the Great Lakes area and the Pacific Northwest coast. Warmer to hot weather is expected for Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and North Carolina. (AP Wirephoto Map) In Suez Dispute ' ^ Great Britain, France Take New Measures Against Egypt By DAVE MASON PARIS >fh- Britain and France took counter steps today against Egypt's abrupt seizure of the vital Suez Canal. In a flurry of moves: 1. Britain froze Egypt's sterling balances and Suez Canal Co. assets in the United Kingdom. Egypt has some 130 million pounds (364 million dollars) in alone in the sources said Minister Chris- British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd have invited U.S. Secretary of State Dules to join them in London Monday for a full-scale meeting on the Suez crisis. 3. Pineau told the French National Assembly his government 'refuses to accept" Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's decision to take over the waterway linking the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Sources close to the French foreign and finance ministries, lad no word of a French mcjve :o freeze Egyptian assets in line with Britain's action. But a spokesman said some such step s envisaged. U.S. to be Represented It was not known whether Dulles who is in Lima, Peru, for today's inauguration of Manuel Prado as president of Peru, could reach London in time for the meeting. But it is expected a U.S. representative will be there. In his speech before the Assembly Pineau said it was "too soon to make a long statement on the decision of President Nasser to take possession of the Canal. followed by most heavy users of the waterway. . There was speculation whether Nasser would go so far as to constrain shipping firms to pay off in Egypt by threatening to deny them access to the canal. Such action would violate the'1888 Constantinople Convention providing free access to all ships in peace or war. A Nasser aide, has said nationalization would not affect navigation of ships through the waterway. Still another pressing question was how long Nasser plans to hold foreign canal administrative and technical help on their jobs under a warning of possible imprisonment if they quit without permission. The canal company employs 188 pilots of various nationalities and about 600 administrators and technicians—most of them French. Greeks Snub British, Turks ATHENS, Greece Wl — Britain and Turkey have not been invited to attend the biggest Greek military exercise since World War II, apparently because of the dispute over Cyprus. City Court Grand Jury Call Issued Calljng of a grand jury for the September term of Alton City Court has been ordered by Judge Streeper, and a venire was drawn Friday ' by Court Clerk Boschert when he visited the office of the Jury Commission at Edwardsville. Those on the grand jury list are to be called for service beginning Monday, Sept. 10, bpen- ing of the September court term, said Boschert. The last City Court grand jury session here was in December of 1954. Convicts Strike BRIDGETOWN, Barbados «l — Striking convicts perched on the roof of this Caribbean island': only prison Friday night, defying tear gas and fire hose attempts to bring them down. Most of the 138 men confined at the prison went on strike Friday, complaining about their food. They spent the day on the rod and shouted "we want justice" to crowds gathered around the pris on walls. Awarded Service Emblems 16 Teenage Girls Honored By St. Joseph's Hospital Sixteen teenage givls, who have given 50 hour* volunteer service to St. Joseph's Hospital, wore awarded service emblems Friday at the hospital. The ceremony was held at 2 p.m. :n the hospital lounge. The emblems were presented by Sister Andrea, hospital administrator. Afterwards refreshments were served. In addition to those receiving emblems Friday, 31 other teenagers assist at the hospital. In that group are six who have also received emblems after completing 50 hours service. Hospital executives explained that the teenagers help in the pediatric ward where they feed the children and play with them; they make supplies In the central service department; they also help at information and admitting offices and do messenger service. They assist in the X-ray and business offices, and last, but not least bring smiles and enthusiasm to patients and to the hospital staff. It was also pointed out that the girls themselves benefit by the service 8s it gives them an opportunity to see and to share in the work that is done-by the hospital in the care of the sick and injured. Those receiving emblems Frl< day included: Rosemarie Lors bach, Jane Curlovie, Joyce Matthey, Mary Alice Crivello, Mary Ann Flaherty, Ann McCormick, Betty Rodi, Jean McCarthy, Judy Romano, Marilyn Stobbs, Margaret Brown, Mary Lee Graham, Minerva Jun, Dorothy Ahrling, Kathleen Godar, and Salle Perkins. Those who had previously received awards were Diana Westbrook, Bonnie Montalbano, Janice Gross, Margaret Kirsch, Mary Slaughter, and Betty Davey. Other volunteers are: Julie Schmidt, Pat Mathews, Jeanette Droege, Sally Roller, Carolyn Hart, Judy Garrison, Ann Williams, Mary Ann Schulz, Joan Carroll, Martha Doren, Kay Ftori, Frances Rathgeb, Kathy Klaus, Carolyn Klaus, Janet Baxter, Mary Ann Pooling, Mary Jane Scott, Diana Lombardo, Kathy Hannekin, Jana Theisen, Mary Kay VanBuren, Mollet Wins Confidence Vote On BorroW'Tax PARIS W—Premier Guy Mollet today won a vote at confidence from the French National Assembly on a borrow-and-tax plan to help pay for France's fight against rebellion in Algeria. The unofficial count was 273-163. There were three abstentions, it was Mollet's 24th vote of confj. dence. The government's proposal seeks to raise 150 billion francs (about 428 million dollars) to sup. port its campaign against Alger- Ian nationalists. It is hoped the money can bo raised by a loan, but it not the government says new taxes will have to provide it. The Communists, who have sup. ported Mollet in the past, voted against him today. Tools Stolen From Farm Near Alhambra EDWARDSVILLE — Roy E. Caldwell of Alhambra Rt. 1 reported to the sheriff's office this morning the theft of about $250 worth of tools from a shed on hii farm. Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gruene. felcler, who investigated, said a $200 chaitt saw and an electric drill valued at $50 were missing. Caldwell also told Gruenefeld- er two iflack Angus beef cattle were stolen last June 11 from a pasture. He said he thought the animals had Become lost, but Friday noticed a fence around the pasture had been cut. The cattle were valued at around $100 each. Magftaysay 'Available' MANILA 15) — President Ramon Magsaysay says he is available for a second term. The announcement, made in reply to questions Friday, was not unexpected. He was elected President in 1953 for a four-year term. Marguerite Weirick, Mafy Hartley, and Linda Barnhorn. "But I can tell you that France refuses to accept an unilateral action, whose object, less legal than political, tends to limit freedom of the canal," he declared. A British protest against the takeover met a sharp rejection from the Egyptian government which declared Friday night the seizure was an act within Egypt's sovereignty. The British Admiralty announced, meanwhile, that the British cruiser Jamaica had cut short a "good will" visit to the Egyptian port of Alexandria. The cruiser was ordered to leave Egyptian waters immediately and rejoin the Mediterranean fleet. She had been scheduled to remain at the Egyptian port until Monday. May Challenge Control British officials reportedly feel that with U.S. backing it would senator said if be Practicable to challenge Stassen wanted to bring up the matter of Nixon's renomination he should have done so before Eisenhower said he was delighted Nixon wanted to run again. This is as close as Eisenhower has come to outright endorsement of Nixon for renomination. The Now York Herald Tribune says 170 Republican House mem- oers have signed a petition urging the renomination of Nixon. A Washington dispatch by Don Whitehead said other House mem- jer names were expected to lie added, with indications the petition would be made public today. There are 202 Republican House members. The newspaper said the petition 'was drafted as a direct ehal- enge to presidential aide Harold E. Stassen's contention that Mr. Nixon's choice as the President's running mate might cost the Republicans control of Congress." India to Buy Carrier NEW DELHI, India Iff) — India ms decided to buy its first aircraft carrier, Defense Minister K. N. Katju told Parliament day. He gave no details. to- Egypt's control of the canal by sending through a British ship which would refuse to recognize Egyptian authority. Egypt announced Thursday the canal had been nationalized and military law imposed on the canal zone. French financial and diplomatic circles speculated, meanwhile, just how Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser intended to enforce his decree freezing all foreign assets of the Suez Canal Co. and demanding they be turned over to his new nationalized firm. Suez Canal Co. directors in France and Britain put all banks on notice Friday that the company's belongings "whatever and wherever they be" are still its properly. Director's warned the banks to ignore any orders given them by the Egyptian government. Oilier 1'roblt'jiis Officials also wondered what Nasser intended to do about the established practice of most shipping firms to pay canal transit charges in Paris and London— in Egypt—tu the credit of the company. 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