Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 29, 1954 · Page 1
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ATHtKC BACK! HO* ATK TO CAftttft ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 118 Vears Weather Aftwi Are*—Clotidy tflflffll »fld FMtey. Rflfn effffint •ffrrmwm. f,ow Friday High TO. Member of The Associated Press, 5c Per Copy. Vol. CXIX, NO. 90 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, APRIL 29,1954 36 PAGES Molotov Affirms Lockhavcn •Differences 9 Established Jan. 15, 183S. 'Asia for Asians 9 Policy at Geneva Ike Vows No War Without Congress OK By MAX ff'ARRGLSOX GENEVA #—Shaken by Red China's "Asia for the Asians" blast, Western delegates waited to hear Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov's policy declaration today on Korea. As the Korean deadlock ground on. Molotov and France's Georges Bidault continued their private talks on arrangements for a full- scale parley on Indochina. So far they were negotiating on composition of the conference and proposals for a temporary cease-fire to permit evacuation of French Union Bounded from besieged Dien Bien Phu. Neither East nor West were offering any compromises to unify Korea. Making his debut in the worlc forum Wednesday, Communist China's Premier-Foreign Minister Chou En-lai demanded flatly that all foreigners get their troops oul of Asia and leave the continent's problems to the Asians. Answer In Dulles He spoke in answer to U.S. Secretary of State Dulles' declaration of the Western position earlier Wednesday, Dulles Said: "It is our task here to show such strength of honorable and non aggressive purpose that the Communists will find It acceptable to grant unity and freedom to Korea." Dulles insisted, as South Korea had earlier, that the U.N. commission on Korea be allowed to proceed with its long-stymied plans lo hold free elections in the Communist-controlled North. He rejected North Korean proposals for an election without foreign supervision, saying they were "designed to destroy the authority of the existing government and to replace it by a Communist puppet regime." Chou has flatly backed the North Korean proposal and demanded that all foreign troops withdraw from Korea before nationwide elections to be held, "without foreign interference." Ranging on from Korea, the Peiping spokesman demanded an end to all foreign military bases in Asia, withdrawal of all foreign aimed forces stationed in Asian countries and a ban on the remilitarization of Japan. Presumably, in this connection, he would classify the Russians as Asians. Seeks 'Peace' The Asian nations, he declared, should "seek common measures to safeguard peace and security in Asia, by assuming obligations mutually and respectively." • Chou called also for (1) an end to U.S. "occupation" of Formosa, (2) an end to the rearmament of Western Germany, (3) adoption of the Soviet security alliance for Europe, already rejected by the West, (4) world reduction of armaments, and (5) a ban on atomic, 'hydrogen and other "mass extermination" weapons. Progress of the Molotov-Bidault lalks on Indochina, meanwhile, awaited word from Paris on Russian proposals that representatives of the Communist-led Vietminh rebels be invited to Geneva, both lo negotiate a brief truce at Dien Bien Phu and for the full-scale conference. Bidault had argued that a truce at Dien Bien Phu should be arranged by the military commanders on the spot, French Brig. Gen. Christian de Castries and Vietminh Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap. Molotov insisted such talks must be held here, a procedure that would postpone any cease-fire a week or more. " ' Outside the conference hall, a French source reported talks between Russia and France for a truce at Dien Bein Phu to permit evacuation of French Union wound- (Contlnued on Page 5, Col. 4.) Timmermiere Is Mayor Pro Tern for Year Alderman Maitland Timmer- miere, who has served eight years in the City Council as representative of the Seventh ward, was elected mayor protem, winning out by one vote in a close race with Alderman William Parker of Second ward. It was the first time in years that a contest for the honorary position had taken place in the Council. After two nominations had been made, Alderman Molloy inquired whether it were custom to elett by secret ballot, explaining that in the period he had served as alderman mayors pro lem have been elected only by acclamation. Mayor Slruif referred the question to City Counsellor O'Neill, who said the Council would have to make its own rules for conducting the election, but that a secret ballot was entirely proper and seemed expedient. The Council then voted for a secret ballot. Mayor Struif named City Clerk Price and Assistant Clerk Fahrig to collect and count the ballots. The result was 7 votes for Timmermiere, and 6 for Parker. All 13 members of the Council were present. Alderman Ernest Whetzel of Sixth ward served as mayor pro tern last yar. Mayor Slruif spoke only a few sentences to present an annual message. He thanked aldermen for their cooperation in the last year, commenting that although the mayor and members had sometimes failed to see eye-to- eye on all matters, much had been accomplished in solving problems of the city, "I want to thank you aldermen for the great amount of time and effective work you have done," said Struif. "I'm sure the same efforts for the best interests of the city will be continued in the new year." Lightning Kills Men, Two Small Children GREENVILLE, S. C. fl>-Lightning killed a father, his two small sons and a neighbor in a mountain rural section near here Wednesday. The bolt hit a tractor, around which six persons were grouped. The other two escaped serious injury. Killed were Leroy Edwards, 29; his sons, Leroy Jr., 7, and Larry, 4; and William Robert McJunkins Jr., 20. By MARVIN I,. WAiHINGTON ARROWSMtTH JP — Presiden Eisenhower declared anew today that the United States is not going to get into any war in Indochina unless Congress declares it. However, the President told news conference that a propose in Congress to forbid the sending of American troops to Indochina or any other place in the world Without prior congressional ap proval, could not fail to damage his. flexibility in handling the sit uation. The President was asked for his evaluation of the possibility o American combat forces having t be sent to Indochina. He replied that he already has expressed his views on that matter rather emphatically. At a news conference about a month ago, he recalled, he saic the United States would not ge into a war except through const! tutional processes. And that means, Eisenhower said, only through a declaration o war by Congress. He said this country has pro vided technical assistance, money and equipment to bolster the figh against • communism in Indochina That is as much as the presen foreign assistance law permits, he added. So far as speculation on the fu lure is concerned, the Presiden said, he didn't want to do too much talking at this time. He noted the Geneva conference dealing with Indochina now is in session and said it would be inap propriate for him to speculate under those circumstances. On other matters the President had this lo say: The congressional campaign — Eisenhower reiterated that he has no intention of engaging in state and local contests, but he said he docs intend to get around the country to talk about his administration's program. He predicted the overriding issue of the campaign will be whether the administration has made a record of accomplishment, or—as he put it—has dillydallied along the way. The Oppenheimcr case — The President said he always has had the greatest admiration for Dr. J. Robert, Oppenheimer from the standpoint of his professional ape scientific accomplishments, bul that he did not want to say too much about the case while it is under investigation. Oppenheimer has been suspended as an adviser to the Atomic Energy Commission and barred [rom access to atomic data pending a hearing on whether he might be a security risk. Eisenhower declared, however, that he simply could not exaggerate the importance of his program to the welfare of the country, and added that it is most necessary to get it on the law books. Straightens Way Chautauqua-f. T. Exchange Of Land Aids River Road An exchange of property between the Illinois Terminal Railroad and the Piasa Chautauqua Association was recorded in the Jersey County recorder of deeds office Wednesday to further pave the way for the McAdams road. Aim of. the exchange, it was explained by City Judge I. H. Streeper of Alton, representing the Chautauqua association is to straighten out the I.T. right-of- way which will be sold to the State of Illinois for the McAdams Highway. The trade also was desirable .0 the Chautauqua Association, he said. First Attempt . . . Chou En-lai Loses Little Time In Torpedoing Geneva Talks By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON fP - Red China's Premier Chou En-lai made what appeared to be a strong start toward torpedoing the Geneva con ference yesterday ^by laying down a policy line carefully calculated to alienate the West and entice other Asian countries. The suave Chou, in his first speech at a major East-West parley, demanded the evacuation of Asia by non-Asiatics, presumably not including the Russians, and the elimination of their military bases. He said Red China would continue growing stronger. He also demanded outlawing th& hydrogen bomb and condemned rearmament ol West Germany, pro. posed fey the West. Thi« was Red China laying down peaqt term* as a victor, instead of pfertfclp»tins at Geneva as a Wore the bar of world Secretary pf State justice. Duties had described his role. Chou carefully echoed. many of the phrases about an Asian MOD- roe Doctrine that are certain to appeal to such men as India's Prime Minister Nehru, as well as to segments of every Asian nation. The Communists knew that under no circumstances could Western officials agree to an Asian blueprint that would leave South Korea, Indochina, Formosa and other territories as prey for Red armies. Nor would the United Slates agree to eliminating the Far Eastern air bases on which it depends for primary protection in any possible war against Siberia- based Soviet bombers. U Chou had intended to start legitimate bargaining over Korea and Indochipa at Geneva, the Oriental way to do it would have been to limit his policy declaration to sentiments that could be revamped |o as circumstances dictated without losing face. By loudly slamming the door on the West, it appears as if Chou has given notice that the Communists will not go out of their way to make peace at Geneva. At Chautauqua the I.T. right- of-way takes a sharp dip inshore which would make an undesirable curve in the proposed scenic highway. Out beyond this, and toward the river, is area to which Chautauqua holds title, and on which a "lighthouse" is built. This area the highway would separate from the Chautauqua grounds, if it followed the old I.T. right-of-way. As a result of the trade, the fill for the highway swinging out around the present Inlet, will create a good harbor, with plans being made by the state to provide an opening in the fill beneath the highway for access from the river. This, too, would have the advantage of getting the highway further distant from the swimming pool and other grounds activity. Gov. Stratton is due here May 13 to accept title to the old I.T, right-of-way for use as part of the McAdams road extending from Alton to Grafton along the riverfront. Plans for construction of the highway call for probably a sand fill on the river side, following the pattern established by the present section of the road between Alton and the Madison- Jersey county line. Not so much fill would be re- quirexj, howirver, because part of the rights-way nO w is being provided by the Illinois Termi- naj. The McAdams Highway would eventually become part of a source-to-gulf Mississippi river scenic highway touching upon the 10 states, adjoining the great stream. Congress recently included in a highway bill authorization to spend $250.000 in planning and coordinating the building of this highway with the states involved. A seed of difference planted by a minority jrroup 'of investors of Lockhaven Development Corp. today appeared read;!' to blossom into a debate nt the Annual meeting of stockholders May tl «t 7:30 p. m. at West Junior High School. A question of polity was raised in a letter io sltorkholders, signed by C. C. Tallman, one of the 331 shareholders who put in $1,000 each to devdlop what is expected to be th> finest golf course and rocreat|ion area in this section of the country, at Lockhaven, eight miles upstream Irom Alton, overlooking the Mississippi. Quotes Tallman in a m letter April 23, sta present time there for Lockhaven stoc 1 ter meographed ed, "At. the s no market Stockholders who have moveill oul of town and wish lo sell cannot do so. In the event, that me estate of a deceased stockholder wishes to liquidate his stock, there is no market ...." The letter suggested further along that cure is to "The elect only effective to the board of.directors a groub of men Interested in safeguarding the equi ties of the Lockhaven shareholders. To accomplish this a long range market must be created by making ownership of the stock a requisite for enjoying the facilities at Lotkhaven. The finances of the organization must be administered so that it will remain solvent, and the-eeijnnon stockholders' equity will not be jeopardized by a large amount of debt " Set Off Rr.ncflon Tallman's letter Ret off a re. action among Lockhaven directors. A spokesman lor Ihe board today declared indignantly, "Tallman said there is no market for Lockhaven stock. In the last week there have been three sales of stock, one new sale and two other re-sales. "The Lockhaven Corp., didn't agree, when tho stbck was sold, to buy it back. If arty such promises were made, It must have been by some over-zealous promoters. It Js not irj the province of the board of directors lo show preference of some- stockholders over othrs by buying back their stock because of Circumstances which may affect j certain ones, such as moving from the city." The spokesman declare Tallman's letter impl|ed a charge that the management of Lockhaven had not honored an agreement and that the project Is being operated so that it would be an insolvent cprporation, "In other words," he said, "the board is baing| charged with mismanagement." Expect Koturjn on Funds "T h i s corporation was organized for profit under the laws of Illinois. When facilities or ready at Lockhaven, it will be operated either by the corporation or leased to an operating company. We expect eventually the Investors will i receive a return on their money. This project was organized to meet a need in the community. We feel that a community of this size can support such ji project. The directors are intej-ested in setting «jt up on a sbund financial basis. The operating committee s now studying ^osts and anticipated revenues; and this information will be Available when the project is completed. " '.'I think the character of the men on the Lockhaven board is a sufficient indication of the aoard's integrity fjmd merit. The board is comprised of nine men -B. E, Bassett, Lawrence Keller Jr., Harvey Reilley, E. G. Campbell, T. Wj Butler, Dr. John Wedig, Dan Houser and Rolla Griffith Jr. They were elected by the stockholders." Work Stjarted Work on shaping up the huge Lockhaven site preparatory to (Continued on Page 5, Col. I.) Slots Stored In Alton To Be Released EDWARDSVILLE _ Sheriff James T. Callnhnn has received notice by letter from the t'.S. Marshal's office at Springfield that 43 slot machines sei/ed in May, 1952, at fraternal and veterans' clubs in Madison and Jersey Counties arc to be returned to their 14 claimants from storage in Alton, Friday afternoon The machines, being relensee under U.S. District Court orde entered at Springfield on Oct. 29 1952, are in storage at Hornse Moving & Storage Co., 303 W Broadway, Alton, according the loiter to Sheriff Callahan. The machines were among similar gambling devices soizer in FBI raids in May, 1952 which Federal Judge Briggle or dered returned after the owner had challenged their seizure am Judge Birggle ruled the FBI hnd no authority to confiscate them Both Sheriff Callahan and State's Attorney Schuman said today they will be present a the Alton addresss when 43 ma chines are released to claimants but neither disclosed what, if any action, would be taken to con fiscate the devices. Former State's Attorney Austin Lewis had given orders for seizure of the machines when they were released under the Federal Court order, but there was no information here today as to cause of the delay in releasing the machines. Copies of the letter to Callahan, dated April 22, also were sent to Gov. Stratton, Attorney General Castle, the superintendent of stale police, director of the Illinois Department of Safety. FBI, U.S. attorney at Springfield, and State's Attorney's office here and the Alton Chief of Police, the letter indicated. 7 Treated for lnjuries-6 Are From Godfrey Six of seven patients treated in St. Joseph's Hospital emergency room Wednesday were from Godfrey. All but one left the hospital after emergency treatment and examination. Among the Godfrey patients were two Monticello students who sustained minor injuries, one while playing Softball, the other a knee Injury suffered while at home on spring vacation. LeRoy Wright, 50, of Norwood Lane, Godfrey, entered the hospital for application of a cast to his right leg; Mrs. Mildred Roberts of Godfrey was treated for injuries to her left knee and' elbow, suffered in a fall. Mrs. Roberts was admitted to the hospital following treatment in the emergency room. Robert Millar of Godfrey underwent X-ray examination and had a rib belt applied. Ralph Lowe, 16, also of Godfrey, was treated for a finger injury, suffered in a fall from his bicycle, The lone non-resident of Godfrey was Christopher Velloff, 3, of 1234 Roderneyer, Alton. Christopher suffered a wrist injury. Shaves To Cost Dollar In Belleville Shops BELLEVILLE, 111. VP-Bellevillo barbers have decided to raise the cost of shaves to $1, a 25-cent increase, but will keep the price of laircuts unchanged, J1.25 weekdays and $1.35 on Saturdays. j *MMMMMMMM I H IT II 11 IBHWHMWHMMkMMMMMM ^MMM*M^ege^ ^Council Adopts Tax Levy Ordinance For $693 9 361 9 Including Debt Payment Stevens Is Victim Man Ousted Los Angeles Mayor Asked To ^ay Rental for Pigeon LOS ANGELES elegraph clerk hi.s asked Mayor Norris Poulson to help finance his real-life saga of "The Egg and I.' Harry Reade, 65 or that a pigeon up housekeeping itt his room and produced one egg "Since I am not ~ A retired wrote the may- couple has set inclined to dis- urb or frustrate tjhe act of God." he wrote, "I was' pelled to relinquish my room and >ay again rent br still another room." With novel legal logic, he con- ends that since I he city protects he birds against i hooting, the city actually owns th;m. Thus since city property has wit another roon city should accept therefore com- forced him to he spates, the the financial re- •ponsibility, until hatched. Accompanying cnt receipt for $35. Reade told a nawsman day that he left tie window of bis oom open for health reasons about 10 days he noticed a small egg in a corner on the floor. "Soon the moiier and father after the egg is he letter w%« a pigeon came with straw and began to build a nest around it," he said. "The mother bird—she's very nice—has stayed in the room ever since. The father comes in the morning with straw to add to the nest. "I put bread and water near the niother and she eats when 'she's hungry. She is very tame." To make certain she is not bothered, Reade has hung 4 "Do not disturb" sign on the door and keeps the room locked. The room is In a hotel in suburban Venice. Reade said he now occupies the adjoining room himself. Will he claim the egg, which should hatch 14 days after it laid, as his own? "That depends on whether city treasury helps me or now," he said. At City Hall, a secretary for the mayor said the reply to Reade conweands, his consideration tor tlw pigeons, but states that the mayor does not feel the city is responsible for the birds moving in on him. i Welch Protests 'Murder TriaV Tactics of Jenkins St. Lotiisans Back Elsah As Academy Site Latest news about Iho prospects for the United States Air Academy near Elsah Is most encouraging, the Grertter Alton Association of Commerce board of directors was told by Executive Director W. T. Woodcock Wednesday night. Woodcock attended his first meeting of the board in several months, since ho wns laid low by a heart attack in t January. He is back on part-time duty nt the office and expressed Ihe hope he could be released by his physicians lor full-time work next week. lie said he was unable 1o go into further details for publication about the Air Academy's prospects without embarrassing his sources of Information — which he assured the board were excellent. HUM St. Loiifd Backing He'did say, however, that ho understood the Elsah silo now hud St. Louis backing. But, he added: "The whole thing can blow up tomorrow." Approve* Kablcn fta|torl The board last night approved a report from Its health and safely commftlce which urged that stricter measures be taken locally and throughout the slate to curb rabies ami control dogs, even if that might require better state legislation on the subject. . It referred the matter back to the health and safety committee with instructions to obtain more detailed information on current legal restriction possibilities. The committee even had suggested that dogs should not he permitted to run at large, and especially that oily dog license Ices should be concentrated on ?. fund for financing of u dog pound. Dr. Gordon F. Moore, vice president, and a member of the health and safety committed, explained that the reason for that group's alarm and demand for stricter action was that the area could ex- lect an epidemic .of indcmic rabies 'or the next six years, according .0 best forecasts. I'lariM Airport Inquiry The board approved a proposal .hat a direct inquiry be made of he Civic Memorial Airport Author- ty regarding its long-range plans 'or the airport. Tho query would )0 regarding need for improvements lo guarantee landings and akeotfs in nil weather. One member rained the question whether the authority was planning to do anything to make the >ort more desirable and uscablo >y commercial airlines. Another ward member said hg had been nformed an appraisal committee lad been inspecting further acre- ige in the airport area. The board's action was to re- uest, first, that the airport author- ty write its answer to the query, .ater, the motion proposed, the uthorily might be invited in as ;uests of the board to enlarge urthcr on the information given writing. A whole evening of a pecia! board meeting would be iiven to the discussion. The GAAC has been supporting he Airport Authority's success- ul efforts to obtain service at he port from the Ozark Airlines, nd also back the authority in ts more recent but apparently unsuccessful fight to retain the ervice. Schedules of Ozaik recently pproved by the Civil Aeronau- ics Authority have indicated the Civiq^ Memorial Airport is omit- ed.* To Km-t billboard* The Ijoard referred to the proper committee, with authority to act, the selection, purchase, and erection of billboards along highways entering Alton to announce the approach to the city, At request of the Alton Medical Society, the board instructed ils health and safety committee to refer selection of speakers at its future health forums to the society, However, the GAAC committee, composed largely of so, ciety members, would retain authority to approve or reject the society's proposals. WASHINGTON ^-Secretary of Ihe Army Stevens testified today he was apprehensive the Ft. Monmouth, N. ,T., commander was moving too fust against alleged security risks last October. He snld it wns "entirely possible" the com- mnnder. Mnj. Get?. Kirke G. Law- Ion, hnd been nsked to withdraw some suspensions. Stevens had been confronted nt the McCarthy-Army hearings with n statement by Lnwlon that Army Counselor John G. Adams telephoned him enrly in November urging him to "dismiss certain security cases" at the Army radar research center. In a dramatic development, Rny If. Jenkins, special counsel to the Senate investigations subcommittee, produced tho memorandum, "not two hours old," saying Lawton had dictated it In Jenkins 1 presence. Tho memo was handwritten in Ink. Jenkins said Capt. Joseph E. Corr Jr., aide lo Lnwion, had token down the general's statement, Jenkins termed the memo of vital Importance to the contention by Sen. McCarthy—denied by Sto- vcns—that Stevens sought to stop Iho Senator's Investigation of alleged subversive activities at Mon- moulh. The special counsel conducted such a hammering cross-examination of Stevens that Joseph N. Welch, special counsel to tho secretary, protested Jenkins was going nt It as if it were a "murder trial." Stevens swore that ho had no recollection ol the purported tele- phon&convorsatlon between Adams and Lawton. Bul Stevens snld It could be "en- Urely possible"—that U wns "conceivable"—he hnd told Adums ho hud belter call Gen. Lawton. Stevens said ho did recall thnt last Oct. 31 he hud talked to Gen, Georgo I. Buck, chief Signal Corps officer, and told him he wanted the Army's commanding generals to exercise "careful and good judgment" in carrying out the government's program to weed out security risks. The secretary said ho told Back he did not want the removal of employes at Ft. Monmoulh to be done so rapidly that people would he suspended without sufficient evidence to support tho action. And, Slovens said, ho told Back ho was "apprehensive that Gen. Lawton might be moving in that direction," Me added he was afraid that unfair suspensions would take place. When McCarthy's turn came, there was a flare-up from Stevens nt one point. The secretary said he "objected violently" to an implication by McCarthy that Me- Carthy's investigation of alleged subversion at Ft. have had no SIK 'onmouth would li Lawton had not brvn cornmundor (hero. "Thunk God he (Luwton) had guts," McCarthy had declared. Stevens retorted that McCarthy <riew he (Stevens) gave "complete support" to tho Monmouth Investi- ;ation and "something would have 'neon done" regardless of whether Lawton or someone else was commanding the post. Agree To End 51-Day Strike At Wood River WOOD RIVER.-Tho 51-day strike of the International Hod- cnrrlers, Builders & Common Laborers Union, Loonl 338, ngnlnst Ihe members of the Construction Employers Council wns ended at noon today after a two-hour meeting In the CEC offices at Alton. In n joint statement, released minutes nfter Ihe end of the meeting, II. wns slated: "A committee representing (he Wood River Laborers headed by Business Agent James Plckqrlll, nnd one represent ing Ihe .Construction Employer's Council, headed by Robert Dunlap, have agreed to an 18 months contract. w\th an Increase of 12H cents per hour retroactive to Feb. 21. 1954. The agreement Is subject to approval by memberships of both organizations." Plckorlll said a special meeting of the construction xvorkers membership of the local will be called for 7:30 Friday morning for action on tho proposal, and it has been proposed thnt the CEC membership hold n meeting this evening to ratify the proposal. Piokerlll nnd Dunlnp said worlc would begin on CEC projects tit; the regulnr starting tlrno Friday morning, provided" both groups ratify the pact. The contract represents a compromise of both parties, since the union hnd asked not only 12 Vi cents more on the hour but an additional 10 cents an hour raise effective Jan. 1, 1955, The CEC commlteo felt, it could not grunt such future wises, It was previously stated. The Intter's offer had been 10 cents more per hour retroactive lo Feb. 21. Representing the Labor Utilon WHS Plckcrlll,.Earl Fines, assistant business agent; Carl Locked, president; John Vodakovlch, and Jirn Luwson, financial secretary; Jack Green of Granite City and John Haywood, Ed- wnrrlsvllle, representing the District Labor Council. Representing the CEC were Dunlnp, John Fallon, Gilbert Hclmknmp, Charles Neudecknr and John Lefler. Kremlin I.lflN MarrluRd Him LONDON fl' -The Kremlin today formally lifted its 7-yenr-old ban on the marriage of Soviet citixens lo foreigners. The City Council, Wednesday fifght, completed the city's financing program for tho new fig. cnl year by adoption of an nn- mial tax Jexy ordinance based on n $1,070,979 budget enacted two weeks ago. Aggregate amount levied Is $693,361. Enactment of the consolidated Inx levy measure, providing for the needs of all agencies of the city, was by a vote of 11 to 2, Those voting against the ordinance were Aldermen Geltz and Watsker. The ordinance includes a levy In amount of $144,746.33 for the payment of past due expenses of the city, including salaried and other municipal costs. It makes n levy of $182,258 for general corporate purposes of the presept fiscal year. Objective of these two Items is to clear up accumulated debts for city operating costs, and bring the city back into financial condition where the present year con be ended "In the black." Special .Levle« The ordinance makes the fol. lowing special levies: Streets and bridges 72,936 Claims and costs ........ 1,500 Sewers fi ' 9d e Elm Bridge bonds ....i" S Playgrounds y^'yn Municipal Bldg. bonds .. -U70 Refuse disposal i^m Clfy Pnrks 29*392 Police Pension Fund ..!!,' 4,500 Municipal Band 9 , 46 o Civil Defense g QOO Municipal Retirement ... 22',000 Fire Pension'Fund 17000 Clly Library 2 7,555 Street Lighting 33,555 To Pay Judgments ....,." 7,700 The total of thu tux levies for financing the city in the current year is $548,615. $377,018 from Other Sources With addition of the $144 746 special levy for Ihe payment of salaries and other past due op- crating excnses of tho city, the grand total ordered spread under the ordinance la $693,361. This loaves $377,618 to be provided from licenses, fees and other revenue sources to balance Ihe appropriated total of $1,070,- •t i y • Little debate marked the action on Ihe tux ordinance. Alderman Watsker and Gellz briefly expressed objections explaining negative votes. Also enacted by the Council afler it was called to second reading by Ordinance Chairman . Molloy Is an amendment to the traffic code restricting the west side of Ouk St. between Fourth and Fifth Sis., opposite St. Josoph's Hospital for Ihe parking of th,e curs of doctors.' This measure also restricts Boz/a St. to one-way traffic west between E. Broadway and Washington Ave., and bans all parking on Ihe northerly side of Boz- zu between Washington and Penrl where 2-way traffic .now will be permitted. Britons to Cololmito July 4 LONDON /T> —Britons are' looking forward to a national celebration of their own on the Fourth of July. For the first time in 14 years. Reds Strong U. S/Given New Estimates Of Comparative Air Power HI-(|N Order (ionits LONDON K> — RusKia has placed 'firm orders" for goods costing 30 o 40 million pounds (84 (o 112 Million Jan. 1. said today, By KI/TON C. FAY WASHINGTON ;P—Two now cs- imalt'K w«rn before the American force to modern jot planes. 2. A statement by Rep. Scrivner (U-Kan), chairman of a House people today on how their air i Appropriations subcommittee han- strrngth stacks up against Soviet Russia's: 1. Word from U.S. diplomatic Air Force funds, that the United States outnumbers Russia 2 in the air and that the Soviets sources that (hero has been a[ hav " "° '""K-rango bombers able dollars) In Britain since "rapid in Soviet air po- A British business leader j tential" through the conversion of much of Russia's 20,000-plane CityAppointnuiiUs AldermanGleiberNamedHead Of Council Finance Committee Alderman Louis Gloibcr of j Planning Commission, succeeding Seventh ward was named chair- Ray Block; Carson Quinn, Civil man of Cily Council Finance Committee, by Mayor Slruif, Wednesday night, as the Council reorganized for tho new fiscal year. Retiring chairman of tho finance body is Alderman Timmermicre of Seventh Ward. All city department heads were reappointed by the mayor. They are Fire Chief Lewis, Police Chief Heulner, Corporation Counsel Patrick O'Neill, Comptroller John Sullivan, City Engineer Fairfield, Health Inspector Fitzgerald, Health Commissioner Dr. Edward MulviUe, Plumbing Inspector John Tueth, Electrical Jn- spec-tor Harold C. Alexander. New appointments by the mayor wtre: Charles t\ Camp to the Seivic« Commission, succeeding T. B. Metcalfe; Dr. Gordon Moore, Park Commission (full term after completing unexpired term of late K. W. Brown); Emmet Delaney, to liquor control commission, succeeding Arnold Gibson. Commission members reappointed by the mayor: Board of Appeals, Edward V. Wardein; Recreation Commission, John A. Eilenberger; George Roberts, liquor control: Itivor Stages Lock ti Dun 26 W Bureau 7 «.». Pool 418.54 (Zero 308 «M- SM Levtl 7 « m. Stage 9.96 Rise 1.41 Tailwater 405.44 i to reach the United States and return to home bases. Diplomatic officials who may not be named made available Wednesday nn over-all summary of Communist military strength-six million men under arms in Russia, Eastern Germany and the satellite countries. They figured that 4'.j million of the six million are in ground forces; that 22 divisions are in Germany, constituting "a ready- mado spearhead" for a rapid advance into Europe; that the bulk of the '22 divisions is armored. The diplomats said the Soviet air force remains at a steady over, all strength of about IM.OOO planes but that it is the thorough-going modernization that is increasing the potential so fast. Scrivner told the House, during debate on military appropriations, that balanced against Soviet air strength were more than 21,000 planes of the U.S. Air Force, plum 10,000 more Navy and Marine planes. lie said that even though present Russian planes could not make a two-way flight to bomb the United States they might try one-way suicidal missions.

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