Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 18, 1956 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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f Traffic Toll Today • trrarl Accidents 4 923 •Injury 0 127 Deaths 0 2 •Atictdent* IBvolvlnit Injury. ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 120 Years Weather Alton area: Cooler tonlgft* *MUl occasional thnndewhowet*. Ix»w« <-st Snnttoy morning nwuf ?&> Highest Sunday afternoon In middle 80s. Established January 15, 1836 Vol. CXXI, No. 184 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1956. 16 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press Suspects in Acid-Throwing HELD IN ACID ATTACK—Condolfo Miranti. 37, left, and Joseph P. Carlino, 43, right, enter New York Federal Courthouse yesterday where they were held in bonds of $100,000 each in connection with acid attack which blinded labor columnist Victor Riesel. Miranti was Identified by the TTH as the "finger man" who pointed out Riesel to attacker later slain in a gangland assassination. (AP Wirephoto) Dulles was accompanied to the Soviet embassy by Russian-speak- ng Charles E. Bohlen, U. S. am- >assador in Moscow, who acted as nterpreter. A reporter asked Dulles: "Is .here any sign of a compromise?" Dulles threw back his head and aughed, but did not comment. Proposal Under Study City May Assist In WalkBuilding Possibility that, the city next year might be able to set up a moderate 'appropriation from sales tax revenue to assist and encourage property owners in the building of sidewalks was put forward today at a meeting of sidewalks committee of City Council. The committee, however, found the problem of encouraging sidewalk construction has so many * angles that it deferred any effort to make a report at this ' time, and took the problem under advisement for further study. The one definite pronouncement to result from the meeting came from Alderman McLaughlin of Third Ward who said he proposes individually to offer a resolution to the Council calling for an ordinance requiring sidewalks in new subdivisions before the plats will be eligible for city acceptance. Today's committee session was called by Chairman Timmer- miere to consider a resolution of McLaughlin referred to the sidewalks group from the last Council meeting. This resolution called on the committee to investigate the possibility of helping the property owners financially, In the future, to Install sidewalks, thereby eliminating danger to pedestrians and children going to and from school". McLaughlin told the group: "I haven't envisioned free sidewalks at city expense. But, if we continue to offer property owners a 50-50 deal in providing curb and gutter in connection with earth street surfacing projects, why not provide some similar encouragement to secure needed sidewalks?" The city has been paying half the cost of some curb and gutter improvements from motor fuel tax funds, but the MFT money, it was explained, cannot be used for sidewalks. Therefore, if the city were to set a policy of paying part of the cost of sidewalks under like programs, the money would have to come from some other city income source. The committee saw as the main problem securing sidewalks on old, long'established streets, much used by pedestrians and school children, which now carry a heavy flow of vehicle traffic. Sought was a means of encouraging sidewalk building without recourse to the cumbersome local improvements plan used to obtain sewers and pavements, but difficult to apply to moderate cost projects such as sidewalks. The committee spent almost an hour and a half in discussing the entire problem following in initial parley with City Engineer Fairfield. Chairman Timmermiere said that further study will be given to possibility of including sidewalk projects under a broader plan for setting up curb and gutter projects for earth streets, now under study of mayor Struif and the city engineering department. However, such a program would fail to reach many of the older, much-used, paved streets where sidewalks also are needed. It was agreed the possibility of the city using sales tax money to encourage sidewalk building, would have to wait action near the close of the city's fiscal year when new appropriations are being worked out. No funds are available under appropriations of the present year. Others attending the meeting were Aldermen Watsker and P«- rica of the sidewalks committee Chairman Gleiber of the finance committee and Alderman Bailey CHICAGO (^-Statistics have indicated the first break in Chi cago's . soaring polio rate and health officials said they are confident the peak has been passed Twenty-five new cases of the disease were reported Thursday, bringing Chicago's 1956 total to 81( cases with 21 deaths—the mosl widespread outbreak in the nation. lowever,,Dr. Herman N. Bunde- seh, president of the city's Board of Health, cited weekly statistics to illustrate a downward trend. There was a decline from 161 cases last week to 134 in the seven day period ending midnight Thursday. Three polio deaths were reported this week compared with seven the week before. Also encouraging, said Bundesen, was a dropoff in the number of cases reported in the high in cidence area on the West Side where about 46 per cent of the :otal cases have been reported Bundesen said only seven of the 25 cases reported Thursday af- 'ected residents of this area. T«NUy'n Chuckle An opportunist IK n man v/hp, finding himself in hot water, (Deletes to take a OwMMirMtur** Corp.) Break Seen In Chicago Polio Rate Seek Solution Dulles, Shepilov Confer on Suez By CARL HARTMAN LONDON OW—Secretary of State Dulles and Russia's Dmitri Shepilov conversed almost 90 minutes today on the possibility of a compromise over the future of the Suez Canal. They parted smiling. Then he drove off to the tJrinsn Toreign Office and talked with Trench Foreign Minister Christian Pineau and British Foreign Secre- .ary Selwyn Lloyd. Much of the hard bargaining of :he 22-nation Sue/, conference is being done behind the scenes. The issue as it stands after two days of sessions: Egypt, backed by Russia and fier Eastern friends, wants to keep hold of the waterway that President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized July 26. The Western powers want to get Ihe canal management into the lands of an international authority. Moves Toward Compromise' Some moves were made Friday ;oward a compromise of views. Apparently speaking lor the West, Pineau said he would recognize the canal as Egyptian property if Egypt would turn over management to an international body that would guarantee freedom of passage. Reportedly reflecting Egypt's viewpoint, Shepilov said he was ready to discuss international cooperation in applying guarantees of free passage through the canal. Such cooperation, he said,' might make the whole business simpler. Shepilov added that all this would have to be discussed with Egypt. The United States has contended that any proposal coming out of the conference would have to be submitted to Egypt, and the Americans have made clear they want no ultimatums. In what U.S. sources termed the only new point in his speech, Shepilov proposed a six- nation ' 'preparatory 'commission' of the Big Four, Egypt and India. Its job would be to set up a 46- nation canal conference as Egypt door open for compromise. The British called it outright rejection of the Western plan. One concrete proposal for compromise came from Spain's foreign minister, Alberto Martin Ar- ;ajo. He suggested that the Western pnwprs ask Egypt to appoint rei resentatives of the most important countries using the canal to a ward of directors of the nationalized company. There also could be international supervision, he said. First Western reaction was cold to the idea. One diplomat said the Western powers who have denounced the nationalized Egyptian company as a usurper could hardly turn now and ask for member- ihip on its board. has proposed. Both Egypt charged that and the Russia have Western Big Three stacked the cards in their own favor by the choice of nations invited to the present talks. Egypt was invited but did not accept. Reaction Varied Reaction to Shepilov's speech varied among the Big Three. The Americans said they thought it left little room for dip lomatic maneuvering. The French declared it left the Infant Dies After FaU From Chair On his third birthday anniversary, Russell Andrew Kleinhenz was pronounced dead on arrival at Wood River Township Hospital Thursday at 6:10 p, m. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kleinhenz Jr. of 86 Woodland Dr., Rosewood Heights, the infant was moved to the hospital after he had fallen from a chair in the kitchen of his parents' home. An autopsy was to be performed this afternoon to determine cause of the child's death. In addition to his parents, Russell is survived by a brothr, Michael Anthony, 4; a sister, Susan Ann, nine months; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Poolman of New Cariylc, Ohio and his paterna grandmother, sell, Dayton, Mrs. Helen Rus- Ohio. Mr. Kleinhenz, who is a chemical erigi» neer at Shell Oil Co., and his family have lived in this area about four years. The body is at Marks Mortuary, where friends may call after 7 p. m. today. Rites are set for 9 a. m. Monday in St. Bernard's Church, Wood River. River Stages Lock * Dam as W Bureau 7.«.m. Stage 2.6 Fall .98 (Zero 395 48 M.S.L. Sc« Lvvel 7 >jn. Pool 418.85 Tailwater 398.10 An Apple lor the Teacher Kefauver Vice President Nominee As Democrats Line Up With Adlai Behind His 6 We Will Win' Promise Stevenson Asks End TVDriff WEARS WINNER'S SMILE—Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson wears a wumer's smile after his unanimous nomination on the first ballot at at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (NEA Photo) NOMINATED FOB VICE PRESIDENT—Sen. Estes Kefauver is pictured just alter his selection to be the Democratic vice-presidential nominee at convention in inee "can't win" over President Chicago Friday. He beat out Sen. John Kennedy of Mas- Eisenhower in November. By JACK BELL CHICAGO (Si— Democrats, In a forgive-and-forget windup to their national convention, lined up behind Adlai E. Stevenson's "We will win" pledge to throw the Republicans out of Washington. The delegates had been fighting one another all week, but they put on a big unity demonstration Friday night in the Stockyards International Amphitheater. i. They cheered and .applauded 'Stevenson, their presidential nominee, as he called for an end to "aimless drifting" in Washington and promised a campaign looking toward a "great, decisive era" of world progress. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, who won a close and drama- filled race with Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts for th« vice - presidential nomination, shared the center of the stage with Stevenson. Former President Harry S. Truman, who has had harsh things to say in the past about both the nominees, tactitly apologized to Stevenson for saying the 1952 nom- sachusetts in a close race. (AP Photo) Everbody In Act Mastermind In Riesel Case Sought NEW YORK Ml — Authorities probed deeper into the Victor Riesel .case today in a search for the underworld mastermind of the acid attack that blinded the labor columnist FBI agents cracked most of the once baffling case. Friday when they seized two ex-convicts. Four other arrests followed. But the shadowy figure who put up the money to finance the attack apparently was still at large. The FBI said the wanton assault against Riesel sought to prevent the crusading newspaperman from telling a federal grand jury about labor racketeering. None of those arrested was linked by police with labor activity. The hoodlum who hurled sulphuric acid into Riesel's eyes April > was slain last month with a bullet in his brain, the FBI said. The slain man, Abraham Telvi, 22, was assassinated, police said, because some of the acid splashed on his face. The scars made him a marked man, "too hot" for the underworld. He was said to have collected $1,000 for the attack. The two ex-convicts under arrest are Joseph P. Carlino, 43, and Gondolfo Skiekie Miranti, 37. Authorities said Carlino was the trout man for whoever arranged the attack. He was said to have received $180 to $200 persuading someone to fling the acid. Miranti, the FBI said, pointed out the 41-year-old columnist to Telvi outside a Broadway restaurant. Carlino and Miranti were held in bonds of $100,000 each on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. If convicted, they face a maximum of five years in prison. PRIZE UINNERS-^Thrw of the four winners In the Back-to-School parade are Janet Elliott, first prize, best dressed pet. a St. Bernard; Dinna Meyer, dressed as an apple, grand prize winner; and Mary Henry, best costume, dressed as a bookworm. 500 Youngsters Take Part In Back-To-School Procession Viewed By Downtown Throngs An estimated 500 youngsters .paraded this morning — in a "Back-to-School" procession that probably was more fun for the youngsters than going back to school will be. And it was idot of fun for the spectators. The parade started at Riverside Park, went through the downtown business section, then back to the park where prizes were distributed and refreshments were passed out. Sponsored by Downtown Business Men's Association, the parade was viewed by West End throngs. Sidewalks were lined with spectators. Led by motorcycle patrolmen, then the East Junior High Band, the parade -was in three sections. In the Dress-Up Section, the youngsters showed a variety of ingenious costumes, from the flapper of a past era to the modern ballet dancer. In the Back-to-School section, one young entrant had a cage in which were dachshund puppies. One boy led a good-sized goat. In the section called Decorated Floats, one float was a school room, with dolls as pupils and a prim looking little girl as teacher, Walking was a nun. a girl dressed as Awarded a prize for the most Unusual entry was Dinna Meyer, 131$ Harold St.. who was dressed as a big red apple with a "worm" protruding, Other prizes awarded in the order of first to fifth went to: Best costumes — Mary Hen- ry, 506 Miller St., bookworm; Paul Van Buren, 727 Brown St.,'' Indian boy; Debbie Hall, 1005 Marie St., bumblebee; Fred List, 1623 Annex St., George Washington; Catherine Hasten, 721 Royal St., Indian girl. Best Dressed Pets Janet Elliott, 2001 Liberty St.,, St. Bernard dog; Phil Cooper. Moro, litter of Dachshund puppies in a cart; Georgia McCoy, 2407 Central Ave,, Dachshund; Dwight Gile, Rt. 1, Alton, goat curt; Cherl Barnes, 3227 Edsall St., raccoon in prison outfit. Best Float . Bicycle — Lance Luly, 1832 Park Dr., tractor and blackboard: Paul and Randy Burkhart 3626 Aberdeen chuck wagon; Sheila and Linda Little, 438 W, Rosedale Dr., East Alton, apple and worm on tricycle; Donald Christy, 1314 Pearl St. and Tom Bailey 1327 Pearl St., space wagon; Joyce Rown, 3604 Horn St., Indian girl and bike. Chairman of the committee on general arrangements was H. C. O'Hara of Gately's store, who was assisted by 30 members of the DBMA. Judges were: best costume, Mrs. Dolores Roberts, William Flippo and Joseph Ebbert Jr.; Pet division, Dana Williams, Monty Jacoby and Robert Hamilton; floats- Flippo, Mrs, Pat Mrs. Wanda Sawyer, and Robert Chappell: unusual entry, Eckford deKay and E. H. Gierneart. Lewis-Clark Memorial Prepare To Open New Area Park A plaque has been made for Lewis-Clark Memorial park,_and the grounds are expected to undergo preparation for public use weeks, State Rep. Ralph T. Smith was informed. William T. Allen, superintendent of the State Division of Parks and Memorials, wrote him that "I see no reason why we cannot make some good showing on this within the next few weeks Woman Is Critically HurtlnCrash Four persons were injured, one critically, when two automobiles collided head-on at 10 p.m. Friday on Rt. 140, at Meadowbrook, five miles East of Alton. Mrs. Ruth A. Harmon, of 509 Washington Ave., was reported in critical condition Saturday morning in Wood River Township Hospital. She suffered a possible skull fracture and injuries to her lift shoulder. Mrs. Harmon was riding in a car driven by Jake G, Tharp, 48, of the same Alton addres. He was admitted to the hospital suffering head injuries and abrasions and was in fair condition this morning. Driver of the other vehicle was Mrs. Pauline Schantz, 51, Belleville, who with her 14-year-old daughter, Alice Ann, a passenger, were transferred to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville after emergency treatment at the local hospital. Mrs. Schantz suffered fractures to both legs, according to Mrs. George Stetson, a relative of 502 George St., Wood River, Alice Ann required 40 stitches for facial lacerations. The Wood River Hospital report did not list the girl's injuries. According to State Highway Patrolman Bill Marcuzzo and Norman Halliday, who investigated the accident, Tharp's auto, going west, evidently went out of control and skidded into the Eastbound Schantz car. Both cars were heavily damaged, according to Marcuzzo. The Schantz's were returning to their Belleville home after visiting the Stetsons and other relatives in Rosewood Heights. Gets Wallet Hack But Mouey Is Gone FREDERICK, Md. f» - Rep, John J. Rhodes (R-Ariz) will get back his wallet and his creden tials for the Republican National Convention but not the $300 that was in the wallet. Rhodes lost the wallet on a stopover. Whoever found it, took the cash and put the wallet in a mail box. It was to bo sent on to Rhodes. regarding the cleaning up of the area, placing stoves, signs, and a boulder regarding the plaque." The plaque, he said, was 3 by 4 feet, and Allen com "We are now looking for a large boulder or stone suitable mounting on the one-acre tract leased from the federal government." One of the knottiest problems in opening the park apparently has been solved, according to the letter. The road entering the site from U. S. Highway 67 below Hartford must pass over the levee wall of the East Side Levee and tary District. Under ordinary circumstances the state requires pe: rights to any property it undertakes to improve. In the current case, Smith said, it tui impossible frfr the Levee District to release such rights to the state because of the necessity for it to control the levees. However, Allen said, "Our last informal discussion with the attorney general's office indicates that we shall probably have to use the existing road over levee for 60 to 70 feet, patching it where necessary for safe traffic, then improving the road on fed eral property covered by lease." Rep. Smith said it was probable that legislation could be introduced and passed at the next session of the General Assembly to meet the situation on a more permanent basis. Site of the park is just south of the Cahokia Drainage Ditch outlet into the Mississippi. It faces squarely across the river toward the Missouri's mouth, and probably become the first where the public can see the confluence. The name Lewis and was selected for the site by the late Dr. H. W. Trovillion because of the area's close as: with the historic expedition which the great explorers opened up the West. The exploration party wintered in the area near the site before launching its expedition. Dr. Trovillion had carried out lengthy negotiations with East Side Levee District Board, the U. S. Engineers, and the Illinois Division o.f Parks and Memorials. Rep. Smith, who been assisting him, said he had assumed the responsibility seeing the project through to the finish. V n .and use tiedv tend- arks that can- g on eeks the nd a big 3 by " J ited, arge for Tact 'ern- ems 'ntlv -HUJF > the rom -f rlw? aord 11 f\t 11 of "*n««« sani- nces nent ider- •rent out trict state it to last 3 at- :ates e to thfi 11 1C no if lig 4 1 iffic, fed- the Ulw •\ww-\K 3roD- e in- tipvt ill'Al mlilu nuiy TlflT*** lt\Ji C th of out- aces vard will site con- nark ' the ause ation n in ened pur: the uedi> j**\*» 1 out the jard, Illi- Me- had had r of > the Bridge Case At Standstill For2Months * U>- -Si Supreme Court Justice Clark's recent decision in the Clark bridge case here Tiajs; left the matter at a virtual stalemate, until October, probably, observers said today. Some felt that the 'decision against granting an immediate temporary injunction to halt toll collection by the city was a victory for the city and City Court —at least until October. Then, the entire Supreme Court may consider the Missouri case, and decide then whether the State of Missouri may file a suit. Should the full court, in October, permit the State of Missouri to file a suit, 'litigation might take up some months. Meanwhile, toll collection would go on. On the other hand, if the court were to grant a temporary injunction, the entire case would take on a new phase. Observers pointed out that Justice Clark denied Missouri immediate relief. Also, they pointed out that, in opposing the Missouri petition, Attorney Emerson Baetz had told the court, in his brief, that Missouri hadn't pursued the usual course — answering the injunction first in City Court and then following the routine appeal procedure. While Justice Clark's decision was the mere statement of denial, some observers pointed out that if it was based on the Baetz contention, then the city's chances of future victory in the high court were bright. Speculation has continued on one economic aspect of the bridge situation — that is, will money be provided in the future for building adequate approaches on the Alton side? Attorneys for the bridge receiver in Alton City Court have exhibited an account of payments made by the St. Charles County Court to the State of Missouri Division of Highways during the last several years. The sums noted, the attorneys Ijave said, indicate that enormous amounts of money have been employed in improvements on the Missouri side in comparison to relative small sums devoted to the Alton end of the bridge. The record shows the following payments made by the St. Charles County Court to the State Highway Division of Missouri over a S'/i-year period: Dec. 28 1950 $ 200,000 Jly. 19 1952 170,000 Jan. 21, 1953 150,000 Jly. 20 1953 165,000 Jly. 20 1954 150,000 Jly. 20, 1955 180,000 Jan 17 1956 ......... 200,000 Total J2.140.000 Almost everybody who was any- >ody in the Democratic party got into the harmony act before the show as over. It was a night when everybody • who showed up was credited with being a good Democrat. This was in contrast to hectic days before in which Truman lacked Gov. Averell Harriman of New York for the nomination and tossed brickbats at Stevenson. As the star of the televised presentation, Stevenson laid down tftt pattcra of ^ aggressivfc^»mpaigntt.'.«-- ^ to sell a "new America," '• It will be a land, he said, "where poverty is abolished . . , where freedom is made real foi all without regard to race or be* lief or economic condition" and • new order "which everlastingly attacks the ancient idea that men can solve their differences by Wiling each other." For the political problems of the day, Stevenson had some observations after 19 minutes of uproarious greeting by a convention that hadn't done much all-out cheering previously. Stevenson told Truman. "I am glad to have you on my side again, sir." Truman Retracts Truman had touched off waves of laughter by saying earlier that "Some stupid fellow I won't name" had been predicting Stevenson couldn't beat Eisenhower. Characterizing Stevenson as a "real fighter" although earlier in the week he had been saying tha reverse, Truman told the dele. gates not to worry about his forecast of Stevenson's defeat. "Don't let Uiat worry you," he said. "That's what people were saying about me in 1948." Kefauver of the big smile and the big hand in presidential primaries had his moments in the spotlight, too. The Tennessee senator, who beat Sennedy 755y a -589 on the second jallot of a convention told by Stevenson to choose the No. 2 nominee, promised to help make it a vigorous campaign against the Republicans. Kefauver didn't let the opportunity pass to take a crack or two at iis probable Republican opponent, Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Noting that he had won his own nomination in "a free and open convention," Kefauver said: "I hope that it will set a precedent for the future. It will be very interesting to see whether the process is followed in San Francisco next week." The Republicans open their convention there Monday. Harold E. Stassen, Eisenhower'^ vacationing disarmament assistant, has been pushing for a convention showdown between Nixon and Gov. Christian A. Herter of Massachusetts for the GOP vlco- presidential nomination. But th« general GOP belief is that Nixon will easily win renomljiatlon. Note* tiUf Stevenson himself paid some nt« tention to this situation in a rou«* iigly receiving acceptance upecch, lie said Kefauver's victory in con* ** L i 11 ttb*f» itM*l l'rlEf«v*lf f s.ir4'A vention balloting had ttignlUea'' he ouifu ol the vice preniatiicy, . . |.. I do not propose to make pewit- i 'A I * 4 *!. f^ -tfi *' * col capital out oj uu> I'rewU'ni 4 it (41 t tjt *t& A 1 lutess, stevejuwn win vat (wMta * tilll*t bt»lll*»* tft 4*414411 4( j+ rates. iUi ability to fuUiii (m » -J * Ll jj **t i oenuuuui w w* exactwyj (HUM m a maitw between Run ajw UMI Americaa peoplt. ..."

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