Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 24, 1956 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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Traffic Toll Today'i Yeaft Accident* 3 945 *InJnry 0 128 Deaths 0 2 •Accident* tnvoivlnc Injury. ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 120 Years Weather Alton Arp»—Gen«t»Ity Mr t»* night; Sittnrdft? ln«rtMHinft clowMnM*; low Saturday morn* Ing 00. bight In uppnr Established January 15, 1836 Vol. CXXI, No. 189 ALTON. ILL., FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1956. 18 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press Meeting Set Monday To Coordinate Sewer Plan With Seawall EngineersOf U.S. and City WillConfer Arrangements for correlating the Alton sewer plan program with plans which the U.S. Corps of Engineers already have under way for sewer work in connection with the West End flood- wall project will be discussed at a meeting Monday forenoon in City Hall. The request for the conference to discuss coordination of the two sewer planning programs recently was made by City Engineer Fairfield to Col. George E. White, U.S. district engineer. Today, Fairfield received a response approving the time set for the meeting and assuring presence of three or four of the government engineers familiar with the flood wall project. The Alton sewer planning project, financed by a loan from the federal Housing & Home Finance Agency, is being carried out under contracts recently made by the city with the engineering firms of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly of Springfield and Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab of Alton. Both the engineering firms will be represented at the conference. C. H. Sheppard, whose firm is presently carrying on the field work for the citywide sewer plan, said today that as a first step a map is being completed of all known existing city sewers with data on size and capacity. Before plans proceed to a next step of field surveys for new lines he explained, it it desired to learn just what the Corps of Engineers has in hand to that the city's plan will conform to the program of the government engineers without overlapping of planning, work. Li connection with the flood wall, the Corps of Engineers is requiring that the city carry out its postwar plan for a pressure sewer in the Piasa valley. However, its engineers are planning a number of adjustments that mustbe made at the lower end of th. valley so the pressure duct will operate in conjunction with requirements of the flood wall project. This additional work would be provided for by the government as a part of the seawall project which will include pumping facilities to remove storm water inside the wall at times of high river stages. When the federal H & HF loan for the city was approved, it was said by Fairfield, the agency took into account that Alton already had a plan for the Piasa Valley pressure sewer, made by Sheppard's firm in the late '40's, and that this work needn't be duplicated. It also was taken into account that the Corps of Engineers were enlarging and modifying this plan to work in with the floodwall project. At the meeting Monday it is expected that the engineers exchange information so that the scope of the city's plan may be definitely fixed, and also that the city'* own plan will harmonize with what the Corps of Engineers already has outlined. 'Dead? Squirrel Bites Hunter On Finger Kenneth Harris, 18, was bitten by a squirrel early today while he was hunting with campanions on the Osborne farm on Seminary road north of Upper Alton, police were told. He was treated and released at Alton Memorial Hospital, His physician advised that the head of the squirrel be sent by a veterinarian to the Illinois State Laboratory at Springfield for analysis of suspected rabies, police noted. At the hospital it was said Harris had attempted to pick up the squirrel, which he thought was dead, after he had shot it. It bi him on a finger. Shortly after his finger, hand and arm began to swell. Harris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Harris, 1121 Wai lace St. One of his hunting com panlons was James Burgoyne Jr., 126 Boynton Dr., according to Harris' mother. 6-Point Buck Car Kills Deer On River Road A deer was killed by a car less than three miles from Alton's West End business district shortly after 6 a. m. today. NewRiftln Hospital At Wood River WOOD RIVER — The possi- iility of newspaper publicity ap- larently caused a reversal in a decision this morning to prevent Dr. Jack Dayan of Wood River rom performing minor surgery at Wood River Township Hospital. Shortly before Dayan informed Today's} Chuckle The first lesson in self-defense is to keep your glasses on. G«a«r«l Feature* Corp.) 10 a. m. Dr. the Telegraph hat he had been barred, earlier n the morning, from perform- ng a minor surgical operation, few minutes before noon, and after the hospital authorities had >een asked for a statement on the incident, Dr. Dayan said that he had been informed that might re-schedule the opera- ion and perform the surgery 'riday morning. Earlier it appeared that the incident was substantiating a rumor that the hospital directors were preparing to decide, within a few days, a case involving he medical staff status of Dr. Dayan and another Wood River physician who were ousted from he associate medical staff early this year. The situation which actual- y prevented his performing the urgery, Dr. Dayan said, grew out of an alleged inability to find a stand-by preceptor for him. Dr. )ayan charged that the or designated by the hospital medical staff or directors was in the hospital at the time but complained that his "back hurt' and he wouldn't be able to stand >y during the operation. Dr. Dayan said that later the preceptor suggested that the operation might proceed if would permit the Dr. Dayan preceptor to perform the operation and bill he patient. The patient already had been given a hypodermic in- iection and was prepared for the surgery, Dr. Dayan said. The surgery involved, Dr. Dayan said, was definitely minor, one for which the accepted surgical fee is $75. Attorneys for Dr. Dayan were alerted to the situation, he added. Mar tin Langehaug, administrator of the hospital, declined to comment on the situation. He said, however, that any incident at the hospital did not wrtend an impending decision in the case of the two doctors, as far as he knew because the board would have to meet and no meetings were scheduled. The six-point 200-pound buck leaped in -front-of-the-eastbo«nd- car of Donald Clay of Grafton. The impact killed the animal and damaged the left front section of the car. Clay, with two other men, was driving to work at the A. O. Smith Co., Granite City. He reported the incident to State Pa- rolman Wayne Rowling of Grafton, brother of one of the passengers in the car, Leroy Rowling. Clay also toid Alton police before he drove his passengers to work and then returned to the scene. Alton Patrolman .Ray D o o 1 e y and State Patrolman Rowling investigated. Fur on the horns of the dead animal puzzled them. The Telegraph learned in a call to City Eelectrical Inspector Harold Alexander — who is a deer hunter — that fur on the horns is common at this time of year. The deer in the next two months would have rubbed the "velvet" off its horns so tha the antlers would have been smooth when hunting season arrives in two months. Reports reaching Alton City Hall are thatx three deer have been seen recently in the Hop- Hollow area near Blue Pool, which is on the Olin property. The buck killed this morning was believed to have been crossing from the river where it had gone, possibly, for its morning drink. Patrolman Rowling said later he called the conservation agent in Jersey County who referred him to the conservation official Mart Timmett, in Highland. The latter was to take charge of the deer carcass which was taken, meantime, to Klinke locker plant and put in the cooling room. At the locker plant it was said that plans are to "skin the deer and butcher it when approval is given by the conservation officer. Last previous deer incident reported in the area was early in August last year when a large doe was sported in the industrialized section of Wood River Township, on the Ohio Oil Co. tank farm property. Navy Vessel Passes Through Lock At Alton Navy destroyer-escort ship No. 1021, the USS Courtney, passed downstream through Alton Lock at 1:15 a. m. today. The ship is about 400 feet long. Lockmen said the ship cleared the lock without incident. There was 11 feet of water over the lock lower sill, enough to permit ample clearance of the hull, which has a draw of 9 1 /a feet. Plan Approach To Nasser By HARVEY HUDSON LONDON (3V—A five-nation committee today charted plans to hand Egypt's President Nasser a West-sponsored proposal for international control of the Suez Canal. But the French stepped up military preparations in case the Arab leaders say no. Secretary o! State Dulles joined the committee in charting Its approach to Nasser. The session ended at noon. One member said the meeting "dealt entirely with procedure." No definite time was set tor another meeting, but the members were told to remain on call. Before the five-power group met its chairman, Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies, • said "We may consider whether to approach Colonel Nasser through the Egyptian ambassador to try and find the time and place for meeting with him." French Cabinet Called France's Cabinet was called into session to consider what action to take if Nasser does turn down the West-sponsored proposal. Re ports from the French capital said troops were being readied for transport across the Mediterranean, warships had been sent to sea on "maneuvers," and several air squadrons had been regrouped for possible movement. Special pnralroop units were reported being assembled in Algeria, where the bulk of France's armed forces is already fighting nationalist rebels. Tl;p West was hopeful that the door was open for negotiation. But Nasser has emphasized Egypt's claim to sole control over the 103- mile waterway since announcing July 26 his government had nationalized the Suez Canal Co. He also refused to attend the 22-nation Suez Canal conference, which ended here Thursday and challenged its right to take any action. Eighteen of the 22 nations at the parley supported the plan for an international control board and named the five nations to take the proposal to Nasser. Russia, Indonesia and Ceylon backed an Indian proposal for an international board to have only advisory functions. Conciliatory? The West apparently pinned its hopes on the view of some that Nasser has indicated a conciliatory attitude — so long as any move does not involve the surrender of Egyptian sovereignty. Find Baby's Body; Kidnaper Held MINEOLA, N. Y. W)—The decomposed body of kidnaped Peter Weinberger, with a safety pin still intact, was found today In roadside shrubbery 51 days after he was taken from the patio of his Westbury, Long Island, home. Friendly Bar License Is Suspended EDWARDSVILLE — Eddie Cox's "Friendly Tavern" on Collinsville road, scene of numerous disturbances in recent months was "placed on probation" and its license suspended for eight days this morning by County Liquor Commissioner Gus Haller, under threat of immediate revocation of its county liquor license if any more complaints are received. Haller, sitting with the county liquor license committee of the board of supervisors this morning at a hearing recessed from Wednesday on revocation of Cox's license, delivered a stern" lecture to the "Friendly Tavern" licensee and delivered an ultimatum that the county liquor permit would be revoked without further hearing i£ any more disturbances occur. 'The licensee also was told to notify his landlord that unless an unsanitary condition on the premises complained of by residents of the neighborhood is remedied by Tuesday Cox's license would be revoked. Haller announced that the liquor license of the tavern would be suspended starting from the time the permit was brought in by deputy sheriffs on his orders last Monday. Cox is to have his license restored and can resume operation next Tuesday upon terms of the liquor commission's ruling today and his assurance that there will be no more trouble either inside the tavern or mises. outdoors on the pre- 200 Pounds On Hoof DEER KILLED by car on McAdams highway this morning loaded onto back of car that hit it, by the driver, Doiiald Clay of Grafton (left), and State Patrolman Wayne Bowling,—Staff Photo. It was found where FBI agents said Angelo J. LaMarca, a cab driver, told them he had abandoned the month-old child on July 5, the day after he took the baby. LaMarca, 31-year-old father of two children, was arrested Thursday by FBI agents and Nassau County police and charged with kidnaping. Financial difficulties apparently caused his act. He had asked J2.000 ransom. More than 50 Nassau County police and FBI agents moved on the abandonment spot at 9:15 a. m. It was situated alongside a cutoff road from Northern State Parkway leading to Plainview where LaMarca lives. It is only eight miles east of the Weinberger home. Not Buried Forming a line an arm's length apart, the searchers moved slowly through the underbrush. Shortly after 10:30 a.m. the body was found. Asst. Chief Inspector James Farrell said the baby had no been buried. He apparently had been placed in the underbrush then summer storms whipped u] honeysuckle vines and leaves to blanket the body. It was not known whether the child had died or was killed' before he was abandoned. "Even if the child was alive when it was placed on the ground it may well constitute murder,' Nassau County Dist. Atty. Frank Gulotta said. Conviction of kidnaping, like first degree murder, carries maximum penalty of death in New York State. Authorities said LaMarca admitted abandoning the child after being frightened away by the presence of police and newsmen when he showed up at an appointed spoi to pick up J2.000 ransom money. A ransom note was found on the patio of the Weinberger home where the baby had been taking a nap in his carriage. Clue Source a Mystery Since the kidnaping, thousands of handwriting specimens were scrutinized from public records and compared with the ransom note and other letters received by the Weinbergers. It was not disclosed how, and from what source, authorities picked up the writing clue which led them to LaMarca. Police said the kidnaping seemed to have been a one - man job. LaMarca's only previous arrest record was on a bootlegging charge for which he was given a suspended sentence last year. LaMarca moved to Plainview four months ago from another section of Long Island. It was said he does not know the child's parents, Mr. and Mrs Morris Weinberger, but preparec the ransom note in advance and then went looking for a child to kidnap. Police said LaMarca cited abou $1,800 in debts — including back payments on a refrigerator am storm windows—as motivating the kidnaping. Neighbors of LaMarca said he his wife Donna, and their two chil dren, Vincent, 9, and Vivian, 6 were quiet but friendly people am that the children were polite and well-mannered. Hornet's Nest Wrecks Tractor, Breaks A Leg WEEKS MILLS, Maine JP — Farmer Leslie Randall inadvert ently ran his tractor over a nor net's nest while mowing hay. In the frenzy, the tractor wai wrecked and Randall suffered i broken leg. Ike Fixes GOP, Goal: 'Peace For All Time' llcld in Kidnaping SUSPECTED KIDNAPER IN CUSTODY—Angelo J. Lamarca, 31, a taxicab driver, is flanked by detectives as he is brought into police headquarters at Mineola, N. Y., following his arrest in the Peter Weinberger kidnap case. (AP Wirephoto) New Lines Painted On City Streets Following a fleeting appearance here aweek ago when the center line on Belle street, a state highway extension, was remarked, a state highway crew with its versatile striping machine was back in the city today to renew the center lines on other main-traveled streets. The striping machine began its tour shortly after 10 a. m. at "the east city limits, moving wesl over Broadway. It reached the West End downtown area shortly after 11. A long-dash in black and white was applied on Broadway, and reflectorizec paint was again being used, it was said, so the marking will show prominently at night under the headlights of vehicles. City Engineer Fairfield arranged with Traffic Lt. Brown of the police department for any needed cooperation by the police in the tour of the striping crew Fairfield said that under a cooperative arrangement, some arterial streets other than the state route extensions were marked, as in the past. Nearly all the work was renewing of lines worn away under spring and summer traffic. Today, the Thompson Asphalt Co. crww was cleaning up the corners about State House square which are to be given a blacktop surface so they may be used as parking areas. It was planned to put on a coat of primer paint there during the afternoon. Glen Carbon Church Bingo Game Halted EDWARDSVILLE. — The Collinsville Herald in its issue this .week reported that the Madisi County Sheriff's office halted a bingo game last Sunday night a •the St. Cecilia Catholic Church grounds in Glen Carbon afte receiving a complaint of th game's operation from the pas tor of a Baptist church in tha community west of here. The Collinsville newspape said that at 7:25 p.m. Sundaj night, Lt. William Warfield o the sheriff's nightrider staff acting on instructions from State's Attorney Fred P. Schu man, appeared at the church. The Herald reported that the chief deputy, Joseph F. Keller mann, said the Rev. Albert Hin ners, poster of both the Mary ville and Glen Carbon Baptis Churches, came to the state's attorney's office last Friday to complain about a bingo game which he said had been in operation at Itaryville the previous Sunday under sponsorship of the Catholic Church there. Schuman, the newspaper art! cle continued, arrived home Sun> day and received a call from the Baptist pastor about 6 p.m. in forming him that bingo was JJ progress at the Glen Carbon church picnic. Lt. Warfield was sent to halt the game and the Herald said there was no trouble when Warfield delivered the message to stop the game. Ogle told the Telegraph today there still is a standing ordei in his office against all forms o: gambling in Madison County Ike's Color Good, His Step Firm By ED CREAGR SAN FRANCISCO &— Ike's col or was good. His step was firm lis bearing had the old - time military erectness. His voice was strong and resonant. President Eisenhower's health is an issue in the now- started presidential campaign, a! o some degree it can't help being scored a point Thursday. He did it simply by looking and act ng the way he did in accepting the Republican convention's re nomination. The situation migh lave wilted many a younger man His general vigor may have seen especially apparent to Wash iigton reporters who hadn't seen the President for several weeks aecause they've been convention ing here and with the Democrats earlier at Chicago. At his last Washington news conference, Eisenhower stil showed the effects of his June 9 operation. He had bounced quite a way back but he still wasn't hi: old self. He was paler and thinner. ffis voice had a husky quality He had the air of a man deliberately taking it easy in order to conserve his strength. None of this — except, perhaps, the thinness—was apparent Thursday night. Eisenhower spoke like a man who expected to share in America's future for some time to come. It was a far cry from the pale slow • moving figure who emerged i-om Walter Reed Army Hospital after his second serious illness within nine months. "I'm getting my strength back day by day," he keeps saying. As if in proof, he delivered his nine-page acceptance speech with as much assurance and technical skill as he ever has demonstrated before. To Solicit Physicians Dr. W. H. Middleton Named To Post In Chest Drive Dr. William H. Middleton has been appointed chairman of Community Chest campaign solicitations among physicians and surgeons. Announcement of the appointment was made by Jack Black, vice chairman in charge of Division 3 of this fall's fund campaign. Besides his Alton area practice, Dr. Middleton holds an instructorship ir clinical opthalmology at Washington University. He is a member of the St. Louis Opthalmological Society, Alton Medical Society, Madison County Medical Society, Illinois Medical Society and American Medical Association. In addition to his Community Chest activities, Dr. Middleton is serving on the board of the Alton Civic Orchestra, and for the past two years has been membership chairman. Married, and the father of two DR. M1DDLKXON daughters, Dr. Middleton resides with his family 427 Bluff St., in Alton. hots Fired Into Home; ManChargec GODFREY - A 44-year-ol man was held today on charge growing out of the attempte shooting of a 34-year-old Godfre mother of two children. Marvin Smith of Rt. 100 a Clifton Terrace road was arrest ed Thursday afternoon by stat police. A warrant issued agains him contained charge of assaul with a deadly weapon, Sherif Kenneth Ogle said at Edwards ville today. Intended victim was Mrs Curtis Keidel who said she had spoken to Smith only once since he moved into the neighborhocx four years ago. She could no' account for Smith firing a bulle from a .22 caliber rifle tha smashed through her kitchen win dow about noon and missed her head by six inches. After—his arrest, Mrs Keidel said she asked Smith why he shot at her and he said "something about resentment". Mrs Keidel described Smith's speech as "incoherent". Smith was arrested by state police 20 minutes after they arrived on the scene. It was a first though that careless hunt ers had fired the shot. Mrs. Keidel said she and her children, Nancy, 13, and Rebecca, 3, were sitting at the table eating lunch when the bulle crashed through the window showering them with glass. Police in checking the eleva tion from wliich the bullet was fired deduced that it could have come from the Smith home They questioned him and the arrest followed. Smith fired two shots in quick succession, Mrs. Keide! said One bullet lodged in a doorframe and the .other penetrated the window, went through a bed room wall and lodged in the opposite wall of the room. Smith is married but then, are no children at home, Mrs Keidel said. Mrs.Keidel quoted Mrs. Smith as saying that she heard the noise of the shots from where she was in the basement bu 1 thought her husband had knocker over something. Smith was held in Alton jal and was to be transferred lo the county jail later today. River Slutfc* Lock* Ottin« (Z«roa»4«M.8.L, W Bureau 7.*.m. S«« l*v»» 1 • m Stage .15 Pool 418.37 Fail 1.2 TaUwater 396.63 AdoptsTarty OfFuture' As Label By JACK BELL SAN FRANCISCO #—President Sisenhower fixed "peace for all time" as the goal of the Repub- :ican "party of the future" in accepting formally its nomination for another four years in th« White House. Accepting "humbly but confidently" command of the GOP'i 1956 campaign for national leadership, he told cheering delegates at Thursday night's windup session of the party's centennial convention it is not enough to promise the young who fight the wars" that there will be "peace in our time." "There is only one peace now, and that is peace for all. time," lie declared. He said thermonuclear war had) become "not just tragic, but preposterous." "With such weapons," he said; "there can be no victory for anyone. Plainly, the objective now must be to see that such a war does not occur at all," Beaming at the thunderous reception given him and his running mate, Vice President Richard M. Sfixon, Eisenhower pitched his bid) 'or re-election primarily on his promise to work for "a brave and shining new world . , . a world m which back-breaking toil and long hours will not be necessary.** Nixon told the delegates shortly before in accepting his second- place nomination that "we hav. peace in the world today, but w« are not going to rest on our laurels and be satisfied with the achievements of 3% years." Dee Bounce* Balloon* It was a gay, colorful convention session that stormed approval for its two nominees. "I lik. Ike" balloons floated down from the ceiling. Eisenhower joined in bouncing them around as he waited through preliminary ceremonies on the platform to begin his formal speech. Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower, in royal purple hat and dress, carried a big sheaf of red roses, as did Mrs. Pat Nixon. When he arose before th. throng, the 65-year-old Eisenhower said he wanted to express his "great satisfaction" that the convention had decided to keep intact for this year's race the same team that won in 1952 against a Democratic ticket headed by the sam. man the GOP's opposition has named this year — Adlai E. Stevenson. Stevenson's running mate this year is Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Eisenhower said he would not attempt any eulogy of Nixon but added with vigor: "Whatever dedicated, conscientious loyalty will do for America, he will do." For Nixon, who won unanimous renomination in the face of Harold E. Stassen's futile move to ditch him, it was a night to remember. His elation was tempered, however, by the fact that his father lies dangerously ill in Whittier, Calif. Nixon Returns to Father's Bedside He and Mrs. Nixon returned to Whittier late Thursday night. Eisenhower and Mrs. Eisenhower went to Monterey, Calif., for three or four days of relaxation at th. wank Cyprus Point Golf Club, The President plans to return to Washington early next week. Eisenhower made it clear to th. delegates that as far as lie can direct its course, the Republican party is going to reach out in the campaign for the support of young voters, independents and what he called "discerning Democrats." He interpolated into his prepared speech an appeal for people of all parties to join in a drive to get voters registered in preparation for a big turnout at the polls in November. He said it was particularly gratifying to him "that the country's young people show a consistent preference for this administration." He listed five reasons — sure to be disputed and ridiculed by the Democrats — why he regards the Republican cause as that of the "party of the future." Nowhere in Ms speech did he directly attack the Democrats. But he It-It plenty of iuiereiiceti scattered 1 about. Eisenhower said the GOP is "the party of long-range priwi- pic, not short-term expediency.' 1 He used a» an example the farm issue, on which the Democrat* hope to regain neverwl MidwwfUrrn itate* in November.

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