Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 3, 1956 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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1TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1956 CakokiaMen In San Juan Project v Five Illinois men who arc among investors irt a San Juan, Puerto Rico, jai alai project, are stocks, holders in Cahokia Downs race | tract. The proposed jai alai stadium, with pari mutuel gambling, would be part of a $1,228.800 project^ according to a request to , the Securities & Exchange Com; mission for permit to sell bonds *r»d stock. T^o Alton men, Schaefer O'Neill, attorney, .and Charles Rook, a contractor, are listed at $6,000 each in the new venture. They also have been listed as stockholders in Ca- H6t6a; The president of the San Juan group, George Edward Day, is general manager of Cahokia. Active in the Puerto Rico plan is John Stelle, former governor of Illinois, with 3,000 shares. Paul R. Noonan of Springfield, investment banker, is treasurer of the jai alai venture. O'Neill is listed as secretary, in the SEC ap- Sticking To (tails plication; Rook and Stelle are directors. Plans call for construction of a stadium with 3500 seats where nightly jai alai games are to be played. The operators would derive income from pari-mutuel betting and from four bars, a cocktail lounge and a restaurant. Puerto Rican law permits operators of a jai alai betting pool to deduct up to 15 per cent. Air Force Sets Speed Record Of 1,900 MPH NEW ORLEANS (fl-The Air Force has set a new unofficial world speed record for airplanes of 1,900 miles an hour, but .the Defense Department won't for the present allow the fact to be confirmed officially. Lt. Col. Frank K. Everest Jr., a 34-year-old West Virginian, flew the Bell X2 rocket plane four times as fast as a bullet travels — and close to three times the speed of sound — just last week, July 25, over the southern California In Death of Six Court Martial Gets McKeon Case; Ruling Today Possible NO TALKING PICTURE HERE— Harold Stassen almost appears to be listening for a cue from the photograph of Gov. Christian Hertcr of Massachusetts, but actua p o lly in g gutting a rpipmtt frnm a. reporter at, a conference today. Stassen said the "odds have improved" since he began his campaign for an Eisenhower-Herter GOP ticket, but are still against him. (AP Wirephoto) By BKM I'llirK PARRIS' ISLAND. S. C. i/lv-Thej fate of Marine S. Scjt. Matthew C. j McKeon was submitted to a court- j martial of six Marines and a Navy 1 doctor at 12:37 p.m. today. . i Thus the trial of the 31-ycnt-old j former drill instructor, which hnsj attracted nationwide attention, neared a close in its 10th day. i McKeon's fate will be decided | in the closely guarded classroom i of the white frame grnmmni school at this training center. McKeon is charged with involuntary manslaughter, oppression of recruits and drinking on duty and in the presence of a recruit If convicted on all counts, he could receive a maximum sentence of six years at hard labor and a dishonorable discharge. The charges stemmed from night disciplinary march, led by McKeon, of 74 recruits into the tide-swept Ribbon Creek marsh here April 8, where six drowned. The trial judge. Navy Capt. Irving N. Klein of New York City, Moving In Curtiss-Wright in Control Of Studebaker-Packard desert near Edwards Air Force -Base. This was 250 miles an hour faster than the 1,650 m.p.h. attained by Maj. Charles Yeager in a sister ship, the Bell XLA, Dec. 12, 1953. Everest was here attending the Ak Force Assn. convention when the news of his achievement leaked out Thursday. He declined to discuss the flight with reporters, on the grounds that Air Force security restrictions forbade comment The X2 is a multimillion-dollar flying laboratory, fitted with a quarter ton of- instruments to measure temperatures, fuel consumption, stresses and strains at extreme high speeds. Wool so ft Fails To Answer Last Roll Call DECATUR, 111. at-Albert Woolson, 109, failed to answer the last roll call Thursday of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)—a roll call mat first echoed on April 6, 1866 in Decatur. By DAVID J. WIUUE AP Automotive Editor DETROIT W-For all practical purposes Curtiss-VVright Corp. now is in control of Studebaker-Packard Corp. Formal announcement of the deal awaits only completion of the final phases of a half-billion-dollar defense contract award to Curtiss- Wright. Several top-level Studebaker-Packard executives already have left the-corporation; a number of Curtiss-Wright representatives are already busy in the S-P executive offices here. It is understood, but not admitted at the S-P offices, that the resignations of Paul G. Hoffman and James J. Nance as board chairman and president, respectively, of Studebaker - Packard The GAR, a Civil War veterans society, once had 409,489 members. Today it had none. Woolson, : who died in Duluth, Minn. Thurs• day, was fee last survivor. Last senior vice commander in 'chief, an Illinois soldier, Major Benjamin F. Stephenson, organ' ized the veterans ninety years ago. In 1949, the GAR decided to last technically until the death of its last member. Woolson's last comrade was James A. Hard of Rochester, N, Y., who died in 1953 at 111. Yet, there are many memories of the 1866 date when Stephenson. a Springfield surgeon, pounded the gavel for 12 other charter members and the first GAR meeting took place in an old frame building in Decatur. And, old Post No. ,1 was in the GAH books. The movement grew and readied a peak membership of 409.489 in 1891. The Illinois membership — always high in the nation—topped 32,984 in 1890. Membership quickly mushroomed from the 2,675,000 veterans who were eligible for membership. In the 1890's membership was over 400,000. There were 5,166 posts in 1918. But the years took a heavy toll and the ranks of the boys in Blue began to thin. In 1940, there were about 1,000 GAR's alive in tht United States. Illinois had 25 ii 1913. In 1946 there were 155 GAR survivors, in the country— nine in Illinois. The last GAR JUtinoisan, Lewis have been tendered. It is also understood that Harold Churchill, vice president of Studebaker-Packard and general manager of Studebaker Division, is scheduled to become the president of S-P, with Roy Hurley, head of Curtiss- Wright, as board chairman. The arrangement that woulc keep Studebaker-Packard in to auto business needs approval o S-P stockholders^ It is estimate six weeks will be required to se up the machinery to get this ap proval. There is little question thi approval will be given. The S-P shareholders have no alternativ other than liquidation of thei company. The defense contract Involved in the arrangement between the Pio neer Aircraft Company and the auto company is for production o J57 airplane engines. Terms of the agreement are understood to closely follow pre viously published outlines. Curtiss Wright would operate S-P under s two-year management contract; i would get a 12-year lease 01 Studebaker-Packard facilities fo 25 million dollars; and it woul pay 10 million for S-P inventories including steel and other mater ials. last stal« roll lQ3~Jumrd call in 1930. the He died March IS. 1950 at Downers Grove—the last of 239.000 Illinois- am who served the Union Army. At the time ol his death, he was cumnutuder and only member of Mw Uiittoi* Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. U w«* purely by chance that the Bert *Mi oj tht GAR wa* CurtiBS-Wright gets a two-year option to purchase from five tc seven million unissued shares o Studebaker-Packard stock at $5 a share. The stock has been quotcc on the New York Stock Exchange at around $8 a share. Besides deciding whether to ex ercise the option Curtiss-Wrigh also would have to decide at the end of two years whether to effec a definite merger with Studebaker Packard. Such a move would bring to the merged concern an esti mated 70-million tax writeoff on the basis of losses incurred by Studebaker-Packard in recen years. Milkman Works Too Fast, Is Fined $1 OMAHA (*»—Municipal Judge Robert Nelson said he didn't wan to, but he had to fine milkmai Bobby Thompson $1 and costs. Thompson's trouble was that he worked too fast. "He was just too good. He go through with the part of his route outside the. city so fast he didn 1 realize lie was in the city before the legal time. 1 rewarded his last work by giving him only mini m um fine. But he is to remember to follow the words OJ the old song. "Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet," Judge Nelson said. Omaha city law prohibits milk deliveries before 7 a.m. organized in Decatur. Stephenson needed the aid of some printers to prepare organization pamphlets. There were no Union veterans among the printers in Springfield, .he state capital. However, there were two in Uecatur, Isaac Colrin and Joseph Prior, who owned a small print shop. They were willing to contribute labor toward the founding of the order which ended on Aug. 2, Report Clash With Chinese In Burma KUNLONG' FERRY, Northern Burma ifl — Communist Chinese t r oo p s occupying territory in northern Burma today were reported digging in alter several clashes with Burmese army units. Reports from the area about 120 miles east of Lashio said the Reds were hacking out jungle paths eading into rugged mountain areas peopled by headhunting tribes. Burmese army intelligence accounts said Communist forces were feverishly building roads and approaches toward Burma from the Yunnan area, on the Chinese side of the border. Col. Chit Myaing, a Burmese army commander, reported several engagements with Chinese invaders, including one six-hour battle. He said one Chinese officer and nine soldiers were killed in the major clash and several were captured. Three Burmese soldiers were reported wounded. Officials announced Tuesday that Red Chinese forces, believed numbering about 500 men, had moved across the poorly defined border into Burmese territory. Minor patrol incidents have been reported previously in the region, but spokesmen said the move this week involved far larger numbers of troops. No mention of the move has been heard in Communist Chinese radio broadcasts. Burmese political quarters said the government is pressing Red China for speedy withdrawal of the invaders. Negotiators To Revive Aluminum Talks By JACK LYNCH PITTSBURGH (*>—Federal negotiators are expected to make an attempt soon to revive contract negotiations in the three-d a y strike of 28,000 members of the United Steelworkers against Aluminum Co, of America and Reynolds Metals Co. Union and company spokesmen say they are ready to resume contract negotiations but neither side has contacted the other. In Washington, Joseph Finnegan, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, said Thursday night, "We probably will be in on it." Separate contracit talks between he union and Alcoa and Reynolds broke off early Wednesday in a dispute over wages and other con- ract terms. The union set up Jicket lines at 12 Alcoa and 9 Reynolds plants. USW represents 18,000 workers at Alcoa and 10,000 at Reynolds. USW officials said a contract negotiated between Alcoa and the Aluminum Workers International Union was not a basis for settlement of their disputes. Alcoa and Reynolds offered the USW a three-year contract which hey said is similar to the one accepted on a memorandum of agreement last week by the union and the basic steel industry, The agreement is reported to :ull for a package increase of be- ween 45 and 55 cents an hour in lie next three years. The USW has not revealed pub- icly exactly what it wants in the ay of a wage increase from the luminum Industry. Union de- nunds include layoff" pay plan revisions and other contract langes. Read Telegraph Want Ads Daily instructed the panel on points of law this morning. Brief Summation* The final summations were brief requiring only 41 minutes. Maj. Charles B. Sevier of Jacksonville, 111., prosecutor* held that McKeon was "just mad°* when he led the recruits into the water. Defense attorney Emile Zola Berman of New York City argued that the tragedy was the "result of panic and not lawlessness." Whatever the outcome, the Marine Corps has never seen anything quite like this. Never before has a commandant taken the witness stand in the defense of a sergeant as did Gen., Randolph McC. Pate. And never before has a retired hero and lieutenant general been called from retirement to testify in the defense of an enlisted man he had never seen. But it happened when Lt. Gen. Lewis B.. j(Chesty) Puller was summoned Thursday on McKeon's behalf. Further, the highly disciplined Corps heard testimony from Puller that while discipline was the backbone of the Corps, "I would train my troops as I thought and as I knew they should be trained, regardless of any directive." Corps on Trial What started out May 16 as the trial of a sergeant on charges that could have sent him to jail for six years has become in large measure a trial of the Marine Corps and its training methods. It was on Sunday, April 8, that the 31-year-old drill instructor led a platoon of 74 raw recruits on a night disciplinary march into the tide-swept waters of Ribbon Creek. Six drowned. McKeon was charged by a court of inquiry with involuntary manslaughter, oppression of recruits and drinking on duty. Then Pate appeared before the House Armed Services Committee and said, "In a moral sense, the Marine Corps itself is on trial." Defense attorney Emile Zola Berman of New York City has contended all along that the night march "to teach discipline" was carried out in the best traditions of Marine training. Pate said that in his opinion the march was not oppression of recruits, but was stupid, "or more politely, poor judgment." He said he thought it merited only a transfer. Since Marine training methods] had been brought into the case, Puller, a crusty and outspoken hero of nearly every major Marine fight since the "Banana Wars" of the Iate1920s, was summoned as a training expert. Puller, winner of five Navy Crosses and the Army's Distinguished Service Cross, told court he thought' Pate and Corps regretted ever bringing McKeon to trial. 'Deplorable Accident' In his foghorn voice, he said: "I say this night march was and is a deplorable accident . , think from reading about the testimony of Gen. Pate yesterday, that he agrees and regrets that this man ever was ordered to trial by general court-martial." Puller, 58, retired last November for reasons ol health, but the quiet life in Saluda, Va., hasn't mellowed Ins bluntness. When he remarked that he trained troops as he saw fit, regardless of what his superiors directed, he brought gasps and grins from the delighted noncommissioned officers. "Success in battle," he bellowed, "that is the only Marine objective." Puller was asked by Berman, "What is the most important element of training?" Growled Puller, "I'll quote Napoleon. The most important thing is discipline. Without discipline, an army becomes a mob." Puller, like Pate, said he did not consider the night march led by McKeon as oppression of recruits and added that drill instructors had a wide latitude in the instilling of discipline in recruits. After his appearance, Puller was a guest of the admiring and delighted staff noncommissioned officers at a cocktail party. With Puller's testimony, Berman rested his case. Once he had threatened to haul some 200 witnesses! into court to outline Marine training practices, but actually called only 10. The prosecution called 36. Investigate Convicts' Broken Legs REIDSVfLLE, Ga. (ft— A legis lative investigating committee today began interviewing 41 convicts who broke or damaged their legs with sledge hammers in protest, against working conditions and alleged brutality at Georgia's Rock Quarry Prison for incorrigibles. The injured were brought to the state's Central Prison here for treatment. Seven suffered deep gashes or bruises; the other had broken bones. A convict who witnessed the bone breaking told the committee at a hearing Thursday in the Rock Quarry Prison near Buford that three white convicts "went down the line" smashing le,gs of other white prisoners. Earlier, it had been reported that each convict broke his own leg by smashing the sharp edge of he heavy hammers down on Ihem. A Negro convict who testified lie saw the mass mutilation identified the three white inmates as Willie McSwain, Junior Powell and Odell Evans. He said the three broke each other's legs after they had smashed those of the others.' He said Jesse Lee Stark swung :he hammer on the legs -of his 'eHow Negro convicts and then Droke his own leg. The witness said the men "just lollered out a little bit and sort of turned to one side" as their egs were smashed. They were out of sight of guards. Two white convicts said the food was good. They said, however, the ,vork is hard and that there was some mistreatment by guards. Doyal Smith, guard, said the convicts are hardened characters and would seize control of the rock pit if they could. He said he believed the mutilation plot was planned to upset discipline and make it appear that brutality existed in an effort to get regulations relaxed. Sol-optimist President Sees Bright Future NEW YORK WV-Mrs. Gertrude C. Huitt, an East St. Louis, 111., attorney and president of the Soroptimists International Assn., says the 4-year-old organization is still a robust youngster, but catch- ng on fast. "Your new organization is like a baby—the baby learns more in first year of growth than in any other year," Mrs. Huitt said Thursday night in her address at the Sot-optimist convention. National delegates to the convention earlier elected Mrs. Emily Ziegler, San Diego, president of the American Soroptimist group. The organizations include about 20,000 leading professional vomen. Warm Saturday Otrt« faMft 9,1. WIAMI* MMMV WEATHER FORECAST—A small area of showery weather will extend from around Lake Michigan into Wisconsin tonight, with scattered thundershowers over the upper Rio Grande valley, Montana and Idaho. There will be lower temperatures over the northern Rockies, with little change elsewhere. Demo Hopefuls Harriman Blasts Stevenson For Stand of Moderation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Averell Harriman loosed n new blast Thursday night at the find of "moderation" embraced by Adlai Stevenson, declaring that it will lead to defeat for the Democrats in November. The New York governor assailed 'resident Eisenhower too, saying he had broken his 1952 promises and followed a middle-of-the-road path which Harriman termed "a roadblock to progress." Among the Republicans, Harold 2. Stassen said he will persevere n his campaign to have the GOP National Convention nominate iov.-Christian A. Herter of Massachusetts as Eisenhower's 'running mate. Outwardly undaunted by ierter's statement that he will not consent to having his name placed before the convention, Stassen said lis consistent position has been that Herter "must be drafted" as a replacement for Vice President '•Jixon. Herter told a Boston news con- erence he will not consent to having his name put before the San 'rancisco convention in competition with "my friend Dick Nixon" ince he has agreed to put Nixon's name in nomination. ' Can't Bar Delegate* He conceded he could not bar any of the delegates from putting up bis name, however, saying they 'are free, white and 21." Harriman did not name Stevenson ; in addressing a J50-a-plate. dinner at Albany, but he obviously had in mind the 1952 nominee's call for moderation in approaching major issues of the 1956 campaign when he said: "There are some who advise us o take it easy—who talk about moderation as the spirit of the times. For my part, as governor of New York — and as a Democrat — I reject these counsels. They are the counsels of defeat." Stevenson has challenged what ie calls Harriman's implication that Harriman is the logical heir o the principles of the Roosevelt Truman administrations. And Thursday night Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Stevenson backer, told the New York Times that the former Illinois governor "supports the basic principles underlying the general attitude of the Democratic party, and they are the general approach of my husband and Mr. Truman," Mrs. Roosevelt's Guext Stevenson later was Mrs. Roosevelt's dinner guest at Hyde Park," N.Y. Harriman and Stevenson forces in Illinois disputed how that state's G4-vote delegation will split at the Democratic convention opening at Chicago a week from Monday. The Harriman camp claimed it will have from 10 to 15 first-ballot votes from Illinois, but a campaign aide said Stevenson will not lose more than 6 or S, if any, of the state's votes. Gov. A. B. (Happy) Chandler of Kentucky said at Columbia, S.C,, that he "picked up some very important support" after withdrawal from the race this week of Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Kefauver asked his backers to support Stevenson. In Tennessee's Democratic primary—the equivalent of election- Representatives Ross Bass and Percy Priest won renomination handily Thursday. Two Republican and five other Democratic House members were renominated without opposition. Bulk, Purchases (Continued From Page 1.) outstanding are on Central bridge and the Elm- Municipal Garage, the report shows. Schlosser cited that under the constitutional limit, the city might bond itself for |6 million. "The present bonded debt might even be considered too low," Schlosser commented. "It may point to the city's failure to avail itself of many good and needed improvements it might enjoy." «•• our Special Window Oiiploy," WADE GERGEN, Manager (AP Wirephoto Map) Extended Forecast For Alton Vicinity ILLINOIS—Temperatures will rangd from-nnar normal emit to 4 to 7 degrees above normal west. Normal maximum is 88 north, 92 south. Normal minimum is 63 north, 68 south. Gradual warming through the weekend then somewhat cooler toward midweek. Precipitation will range from near one-fourth of an inch east to one-half inch west, occurring mainly in scattered thunderstorms Tuesday or Wednesday. Smith Would Have Morey For Advice Burglaries In City Total 15 For July Thievery, which month by month is subject to sharp ups and downs in Alton, increased in the burglary department in July while larcenies took a decline. Burglaries, according to the monthly report of the police department, mounted to 15 last month—treble the June showing —but larcenies numbered only 38 compared to June's 53. Six July auto thefts also were recorded, bringing total known cases of crime by theft to 60. June's total was 66, Other Class I crimes of July in Alton included a homicide, first of the 1956 year, and one aggravated assault July arrests in Class I crimes numbered 20, the listing including one each in the homicide and assault cases, 2 for robberies, five for burglaries, 9 for larcenies, and 2 for auto thefts. —A4—poliee arrests, including those for misdemeanors under the city ordinances, totaled .'{20, H new high figure for the first seven months of the year. But 42 of these arrests were for investigation, unfollowed by any chai-gcs. Traffic arrests, numbering 153, amounted to 48 per cent, of the grand total. Arrests in breaches of the peace included 14 for assault and battery, a possible reflection of the hot weather season, 39 for intoxication, and 27 for disorderly conduct. Drunks numbered a third more than was the case in June. CHICAGO <JV-If elected state; To Unite Caribbean Islands LONDON (,Ti - Queen Elizabeth II has approved an act setting up a British federation govern- hnent which will unite a 2,000- Smith says he wants Dr. Lloyd Morey to help in organization of the office. The Decattir Republican, picked to succeed the deposed Orville E. Hodge on the GOP ticket, told a news conference Thursday: "I am most hopeful that Dr. Morey will continue to be available in an advisory and consulting capacity after the present term expires." Morey, former president of The University of Illinois, took over the office when Hodge was caught in a million dollar state check scandal and had to resign. Smith also made a statement on his ownership of Cahokia Downs Race Track stock. auditor, State Sen. Elbcrt S.j mile chain of Car 'bbcan islands. The federation links Barbados", Jamaica, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Christopher, Nevis, Anguilla, Trainidad. Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent. U.S., India to Aid Nepal NEW DELHI Gfl — Deputy FP nance Minister B. R. Bragat told Parliament today that the United States and India have agreed to aid jointly in a program of road and railroad building for the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. NOTICE I would appreciate serving my customers and friends at my new location ... (Formerly "Bud" Woof ft Shop) 450 E. Third SI. Alton OPEN MONDAY AUG. 6 Forking Lot Next to Shop RAY HERREN BARBER SHOP Phone 3-7200 Alton't Leading Department Store We are proud of winning 4 first* and 1 third place at a National Sewing Machine Convention. 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