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TEMPERATURE Saturday high 98, low 74. Sunday high 94, low 72. 7:00 a.m. today 69. Downtown noon today 89. Ml VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDI T BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL —SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER r WEATHER ^ Partly cloudy wid a Httli warmer tonight. Partly cloudy with little temperature change Tuesday. Scattered showers and thundershowers likely tonight ending during the day Tuesday. Low tonight 67-73. High Tuesday 87-9.1. VOLUME XLIH — NO. 261 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1963 30c PER WEEK T* CARPENTIER GOVERNOR RACE KHRUSHCHEV WITNESSES AGREEMENT Nuclear Test Ban In Moscow " « « Underworld ILLINUli Trooper And Suspects In Atto r k On Cleveland Woman U.N. Head Arrives To Witness Test Ban Signing Dean Rusk Signs Historic Document For U.S. In Kremlin Palace. By GEORGE SVVERTSEN Associated Press Staff Writer MOSCOW (AP)—Representatives of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union today signed a partial nuclear test ban treaty in solemn ceremonies in the grand Kremli palace. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, British Foreign Secretary Lord Home and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko put their signatures on the historic document at 4:34 p.m. Moscow time. Premier Khrushchev witnessed the signing. "Our three governments," said Rusk, "have today taken what all mankind must hope will be a first step on the road to a secure and peaceful world. "The treaty we have signed today Is a good first step—a step for which the United States has long and devoutly hoped. But it is only a first step. It does not end the threat of nuclear war." Rusk warned that it would be impossible "for us to guarantee now what the significance of this act will be." History will eventually record how we deal with the unfinished business of peace," he contin ued. "But each of our governments can and will play an im portant role in determining what future historians will report." Rusk made his remarks after putting his signature to the treaty binding the three powers to end all nuclear weapons testings in the atmosphere, in space and un der water. Underground testing }s not affected. "In a broader sense," Rusk concluded, 'the signature of this treaty represents the readiness of me United States to join with the two other original signatories and with otiher nations in a determined and sustained effort to find practical means by which tensions can be reduced and the burdens of the arms race lifted from the shoulders of our people." Immediately after the simultaneous signing by the three foreign ministers, Gromyko made a speech hailing the treaty as "a success of the peaceful policy of Secret Society At Hub Of Organized Crime In U.S. By BARRY SOHWEID WASHINGTON (AP)-The government is confident that an un derworld figure it says has given j federal agents a detailed description of the dominant crime organization in the United States will live to tell his story to Senate investigators. In a secret hideout FBI agents are guarding Joseph Valachi, a 60-year-old New Yorker once fairly high in the mob hierarchy, who has outlined the structure of the terror-ridden 'Cosa Nostra" and put the finger on some lop racketeers already under investigation. Valachi has a date with Sen. John L. McClellan's Senate Investigations subcommittee when it resumes its inquiry into illegal narcotics traffic. The iMcClellan panel began its HIGHWAYS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 17 persons were killed on Illinois highways during the weekend, six of them in a single accident. The toll was recorded during the heaviest weekend driving period from 6 p.m., Friday, to mid night Sunday. The crash which snuffed six lives occurred Saturday in extreme Southern Illinois, just north of McClure, a Mississipi River town, on Illinois Authorities said one of the cars left skid marks for more than 30 yards. They added that the sec ond car showed no immediate sign that its driver had foreseen the collision. David K. Bringlc, 18, of Winter Haven. Fla., the driver of one car. died two hours after the col-| U.N. Secretary General U Thant, center, receives a greeting at the Moscow airport Sunday from U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. AdJal Stevenson, left, and Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, right. U Thant flew to Moscow to witness the signing of the limit- " ed nuclear test ban agreement by the U.S., Russia and Great Britain in Moscow Monday. (AP Wlrephoto) probe of narcotics three years lision. Five persons, including his ago, then turned to the Billie Sol mother and a brother, were killed Estes investigation and the TFX instantly. war plane contract award. No date Americans Fight Off N. Koreans By CONRAD FINK Associated Press Staff Writer U.S. FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION FRONT, Korea (AP)-Thir- tecn American soldiers fought off seven grenade-hurling North Korean raiders today in the longest clash in eight days of fresh action on the Korean front. Darted Near Car Bright Light In Sky Near Keenes Puzzles Police Was it a flying saucer? Officers of Jefferson and Wayne counties were pondering that question last night after a bright light, shaped "like a half moon, was reported hovering over a car for several miles be'ween Mt. Vernon and Keenes. A man who lives three miles Five Americans sufferedmonh of Keenes told officers (Continued on Page 2, Col 4) County Boosts Prevailing Wage Rate A Nickel scratches from grenade fragments in the two-hour battle, fought in pre-dawn darkness. There were no known Communist casualties.! The Communist North Koreans used whistles like pheasant calls to guide their attack. They struck at an American outpost in a narrow finger of the demilitarized zone that was a blood battleground in the 1950-53 Korean War. The North Koreans hurled a barrage of grenades at the American outpost set up about 1,000 yards east of where a Communist patrol last week ambushed three Americans in a jeep, killing two and wounding the third. The spot ds 13 miles from Pan- munjom, where the U.N. command warned North Korea it would invite its own destruction if it failed to halt attacks south of the border dividing North and South Korea. North Korea's spokesman, at the Armistice Commission meeting Saturday, rejected the U.N, command's charges as "fabrications." A U.N. command spokesman said today there were no reports of fighting elsewhere along the 151-mile Korean front. The commander of the beseiged group, Capt. Jerry Scott of Ada, that the strange incident oc curred while his teen-age son and his girl friend were driving home from Mt. Vernon. The boy, who was almost hysterical when he arrived home, told his father that the strange light would dart down within 50 feet of the car. The father told officers when he called that he could still see the lighted object hovering in the neighborhood, very low. A Wayne county deputy sheriff and a state trooper went to the home. The deputy reported he could see the light, bigger than a stai\ but that it was high and some distance away when he arrived. The incident remained a mystery today. Soviets Feel 'Race To Moon' Is Too Costly WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet Union has stepped out of the race to land a man on the moon because it's too costly, Sir .OklaV said the Communist patrol iSSner ^d toda? lenrW nnnnroniiv rfi. w t^ „„, • asironomei, saia today. The Jefferson county board, in regular monthly session in Mt. Vernon this morning, boost ed the prevailing wage rates for new constructon a nickel- an-hour for the next six months. The prevail ng rates were established as follows—labor, $1.50 per hour; teamsters, $1.60 perhour; operators, $1.90 per hour; carpenters. $1.90 per hour. The rates are a nckel an hour more than the previous rates. The county board is required, by state law, to establish the prevailing wage rates each six months. In other action at the meeting the supervisors: 1—Accepted the report of the justices of the peace, showing fees totaling $1,024 in July, 2—Reinstated Justice of the Peace Luther Beppler and set his salary at $75 per month. JP Beppler has requested a leave of absence and the request was granted some time ago by the board. 3—Established the 14th day of each month to pay all county claims and the payroll. 4—Heard City Treasurer Bob Ruddick report that $392.18 had been collected in delinquent personal taxes in July, 5—Approved the coroner's clam for $166.20 and approved coroner's expenses of $20.70. Set Speed Limit 6—Set a 35-miles-per speed limit on Richview Road, from the Mt. Vernon city limits west for a distance of a half mile. 7—Approved a contract with the Nelson Concrete Culvert Co. 6—Set a 35-miles-per speed Webber township. 8—Approved the semi-annual report of Circuit Clerk Jerry Gott. 9—Adjourned until Sep tern ber 10. leader apparently directed his soldiers with whistles sounding like pheasant calls. This correspondent was in a battle position on a nearby hill when Scott's outpost was attacked. "Pheasants" whistled throughout the area but Scott and his men were the only ones hit during the night. Pennsylvania Towns Hit By 90-Mile Winds GLASSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of workers today dug into piles of debris left by a storm that ripped a path of death and destruction through Glassport and nearby western Pennsylvania communities. Two were killed and some 70 others were injured by the furious assault of rain and wind Saturday night. Damage ran into millions of dollars. Winds clocked at 90 miles an hour rocked Glassport for 45 minutes and roared into nearby Carnegie, Clairton, McKeesport and Dravosburg. Buildings were ripped apart. Electrical circuits were knocked out. "All reports indicate it was a tornado, but we can't call dt that officially," said chief forecaster Henry Rockwood of Hhe U.S Weather Bureau in Pittsburgh. The dead were William Petros ky, 41, owner of the Petrosky Hotel, and Robert Marton, 34. They were in the three-story frame hotel which was flattened. In a copyrighted interview with the news magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the director of Britain's Jodell Bank observa. tory also said: < The Russians are making sincere overtures toward cooperation in space. Their prime programs now are to land instruments softly on the moon, and to orbit a space plat form manned by an engineer and an astronomer for five to seven days to view the heavens from a space telescope. Sir Bernard said his information came in a recent trip to the Soviet Union and interviews with the presdent of the Soviet Academy ol Sciences. Dragnet Out For Killer Of Chicago Girl CHICAGO (AP) — Twenty-four detectives today planned to ques tion West Side residents in a 28- block area for clues to the identity of the sadistic slayer of Diane Taylor who would have been nine years old Tuesday. Instead of attending Diane's birthday celebration, her friends in the neighborhood will go to the funeral mass in St. Catherine of Siena Church. Diane vanished Thursday afternoon and her body, beaten, stabbed and sexually molested, was found Saturday in high weeds in an alley near her home. Police believe the girl was slain elsewhere and that her body was tossed into the alley later. The detective task force hoped to contact all residents in the neighborhood where the Taylor girl lived The task force hoped to link two screams heard in the neighborhood about 9 p.m. Thursday with the sex slaying. The youngster last was seen about 2 p.m. that day walking in an alley near the Austin YMCA where she had been attending a day camp. Officials already have questioned 300 persons living in a direct route from the Austin Y to the spot where her body was found. The task force has a list of ten questions, the answers to which detectives hope will provide some clue to a solution of the murder, A search will continue for the dead girl's missing clothing and for the knife with which she had been stabbed in the heart, right thigh, abdomen and nose. Her skull also had been fractured Police said a man who was seen loitering near the Taylor home last week was questioned Sunday, but that preliminary investigation had failed to link him with the crime. The girl's mother, Mrs. Rita Taylor, 30, a divorcee, reported the yougster missing Thursday night after she returned home from her job as an office worker. The victim's father, David Taylor, 32, who has remarried, urged the killer to turn himself in "so that he can be helped." JOSEPH VAJLACHI He lives to tell story . Olney Drowning OLNEY, 111. (AP) - Kathleen Dehnr, 9 of Olney drowned Sunday in the municipal swimming pool. has been set for the resumption of its hearings, but McOcllan, an Arkansas Democrat, said Sunday he expects Valachi to be a witness. The government considers Vala- chi's account of crime in America including an inside view of the celebrated November 1957 mobsters' convention at Apalachin, N.Y. — an important intelligence breakthrough. His story has been corroborated by other sources and investigations, and information he gave federal agents has been passed on to local authorities, Edwin O Guthman, Justice Department public information director said The theory of a secret society at the hub of organized U.S. crime has been supported for many years by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Valadhi provided blueprint of the "Cosa Nostra"— literally meaning 'Our Thing" but sometimes called the syndicate— and confirmation that such an organization of criminals exists The story of the Valachi break through appeared Sunday in a copyrighted story in the Washington Star. The Justice Department confirmed the essentials. At the head of 'Cosa Nostra' Valachi placed Vito Genovese, 66 year-old Italian-born narcotics boss serving a 15-year sentence at Atlanta Penitentiary. Genovese plotted the Apalachin meeting. While Valachi was not prominent enough to attend, he was high enough in the organization to know what went on — and for a time later, he was Genovese's cellmate in Atlanta. Dead are Mrs. R. K. Bringle, dead are Thaddeus A. Swierczek, dead are Thadeus A. Swierczek, 41, of East St. Louis, the other driver, and his son, Michael, 12 and another passenger, Rosic G Yasenko, 60, of East St. Louis. A spectacular accident Friday night on the Congress Express-! way in Chicago claimed the life of Emanuel King, 20. King, a Chicagoan died Saturday after a brain operation. He was fatally injured after the car in which he was riding went out of control, forcing another automobile off the expressway. Several others were injured. Other falals that occurred Friday night include: Blaine E. Beam, 46, of North •Aurora, killed after a car in which he was a passenger was involved in a collision on U.S. 30 near Sugar Grove. Three persons were injured. Two-month-old Theresa DeVrics of Dixmoor, killed and her parents injured in a collision in Blue Island. Other fatals that occurred Sat urday include: David Robb Jr., of Elgin, killed when his automobile struck a tree near Illinois 19 east of Aurora. Abron N. Bradley, 20, of Maywood, killed in a collision at Illinois 12 and Miller Road north of Lake Zurich. Six other motorists were hospitalized. John W. Northcutt, 34, of St. Louis, fatally injured after he lost control of his car and struck a tree on Illinois 16 just east of Fieldon. George Anderson, 50, of Lake Forest, killed when his automobile loft Oak Spring Road near Libertyville and also hit a tree. Fatals that occurred Sunday include: Grover Gillespie, 53, of Gilman, killed in a collision on Illinois 49 just south of Kankakee. Three persons were treated for injuries. A six year old Chicago boy was killed after being struck by an auto as he ran across the street. The victim is Vincent Todd. Mrs. Arlene Tyler, 41, of Reddick, killed in a collision at an unmarked intersection of two black top roads in Iroquois County. GOP VETERAN RAPS DALEY AND KERNER State Trooper Michael Raschetl, who stopped five men on the Indiana toll road in connection with the kidnaping and rape or Miss Mary Helen Taylor, 22, Cleveland, holds two of the suspects at the State Police Post in South Bend, Ind. Left Is Myron Tahorn, Cairo, 111., and tight Is David Flournoy, 21, Mounds, III., both of whom have been Identified by Miss Taylor as having criminally assaulted her. (AP Wlrephoto) ONE DROWNS IN ESCAPE ATTEMPT Arrest Illinois Negroes For Rape Of White Woman MARRIED IN ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH Henry Ford And Wife Agree On Separation Ullin Girl Drowns OLMSTED, 111. (AP) — Bonnie Sue Long, 9, of Ullin drowned Sunday in the Ohio River at a commei'rial beach area near Grand Chain. DETROIT (AP) — The divided family of Henry Ford H—he and his wife, Anne, have agreed to a separation—was in apparent seclusion today. Aside from the brief separation announcement that stunned the social world over the weekend, the •Fords made no statement. Efforts to reach them were unavailing, The Fords, married 23 years, announced the separation through counsel, saying they had agreed upon a "legal separation" and had entered into the "usual form of separation agreement." A man answering the telephone Sunday at the couple's lavish nome in suburban Grosse Pointe Farms said Ford was out of the city and not expected to return for three weeks. Mrs. Ford was reported at another Ford home at WatermiU, Southampton, L.I., New York. Social circles speculated mat Ford, 45, chairman of the Ford Motor Co., will continue to live in the Detroit area and Mrs. Ford, 44, will make her home at Southampton with their three children —Charlotte, 22: Anne, 19, and Edsel, 14. The Ford Co. headquarters is in suburban Dearborn. Anne McDonnell, member of a' socially prominent Long Island family, and Ford were married in the Roman Catholic faith at Southampton in 1940. Ford, a Methodist by rearing, adopted Catholicism. Henry H, a son of the late Edsel Ford, only child of the first Henry Ford, has two brothers, Benson and William Clay Ford. Both are married. The Roman Catholic, Church! does not recognize divorce. A Catholic clergyman said a separation is permitted when the couple finds it. impossible to go on with a common life. President Has Family Weekend HYANNIS PORT, Mass. CAP) President Kennedy went back to Washington today after a carefree weekend at his Cape Cod summer home. Kennedy's only announced ap pointment for today was with the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Raymond A. Hare. The weekend on Cape Cod was typical of those Kennedy has spent there since he was a boy, Thieves Get $409 and Pep Pil_ls_Here; Burglars broke into the North Side Drug Store, 1308 Salem Road Saturday night and stole $409 in cash and several hundred "pep" pills. Police who investigated the break-in said the thieves used a steel bar to "peel" the small safe where the money was kept. They took the cash but left all checks. They got into the building by forcing a rear door open with a bar. Police said the hurglary followed the same pattern as a break-in at the same place in mid-June, when "pep" pills and a smaller amount of money were stolen. C. E. Brehm On Nat'l Committee Council Acts Here Tonight On Tavern Hours The Mt. Vernon city council will vote tonight on a proposal to permit taverns to stay open until 1:00 a. m. daily. Closing hour now is midnight First reading of an amendment to the city liquor ordinance, which would permit the 1:00 a. m. closing, was given at the mid-July meeting. Second reading and a vote are scheduled tonight. A parking ordinance amendment and a lease to the police department for a pistol range near Lake Jaycee are among other items on the agenda. Police Seek Vito Cusamano C. E. Brehm of Mt. Vernon has been appointed as a member of the Natural Resources Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. He will serve on the oil and natural gas committee. The natural resources committee, composed of 41 members from all over the United States, advises the national Chamber board on issues affecting coal, electric power, federal land management and grazing, forest products, oil and gas, mining, recreation and water resources. Brehm is owner of the C. E. Brehm Drilling & Producing Co. here. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (API-Police held two young Negroes to- d;;y for repeatedly raping a white Cleveland woman they found napping in a car parked along a highway. Another Negro accused in the attack drowned trying to escape police. Two more Negroes, captured with the defendants, were released and police said they had nothing to do with the attack of the 22-year-old woman. Prosecutor Thomas Rocmer said rape charges would be filed here today against David Flournoy, 21, Mounds, III., and Myron Tahorn, 18, Cairo, 111. Officers said Flournoy, Taborn, James Williams, 22, Cairo, who drowned, James Trawick, 19, Indianapolis, and Charles McCall, 17, Cairo, were hitchhiking Sunday along U.S. 20 three miles! west of New Carlisle, Ind. They I spotted Mary Helen Taylor and a companion, Donald E. Ingram, 30, Cleveland, sleeping in Ingram's car. Police said Trawick and McCall continued on and were not implicated. The three Negroes seized Miss Taylor, police said, and bound ond gagged Ingram with a clothesline. He was left in a cornfield while attackers fled in his car. Ingram staggered to a farmhouse and notified police. Trooper Michael Rasheta Jr., 38, spotted Ingram's car in Gary -10 miles from the attack scene. He halted it and ordered five youths out at gunpoint, telling them to release Miss Taylor. Rasheta learned later the three attackers had picked up Trawick and McCall en route to Gary. Apparently, the two got into the car unaware the woman had beenjPlan of his own Says Spending And Spending Philosophy Must Change To Saving And Saving. EAST MOLINE, 111. (AP) — Amid a great deal of old fashioned political fanfare Secretary of State Charles F. Carpentier has officially announced ms candidacy for governor in the 1964 Primary. The 66-year-old Carpentier, who has spent 39 years in public life, opened his campaign Sunday in the United Township High School after a parade from his home in which two baby elephants and a drum and bugle corps took part. Many of the state's most influential Republicans were in the estimated crowd of 6,000 that beard Carpentier attack the state's two leading Democrats — Governor Otto Kerner and Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley. Carpentier, the -fourth candidate to enter the GOP scramble for the gubernatorial nomination, said his campaign would be based on a contrast of his experience in office with the "vacillating" administration of Kerner. Speakers who praised Carpentier at the rally in the high school auditorium included former Governor William G. Stratton and House Speakers John W. Lewis, R-Marshall. Carpentier made no reference to the earlier entry in the nomination race by Hayes Robertson, 58, Cook County GOP chairman; Charles H. Percy, 43, Chicago business executive, and Lar Daly, Chicago political perennial. Carpentier devoted most of his speech to an attack on Kerner, whom he termed "a vacillating, inept but handsome governor." "From my position as secretary of state," Carpenteir said, 'watching Gov. Kerner flipflop on issues presented to him has been a most exasperating and frustrating experience." "Gov. Kerner does not know how to make decisions in most cases," Carpentier said, "and in those cases where he has made a decision, Mayor Richard J. Daley has reversed him." Carpentier added: "The people of Illinois are tired of the mayor of Chicago telling the governor of Illinois what to do." The secretary of state said he believes that he can offer the voters of Illinois "the kind of leadership so desperately needed." Carpentier charged Kerner with 'fiscal fakery" for keeping the budget in balance by a bond issue planned to construct buildings. 'The philosophy of Gov. Kerner of 'spending and spending' must be replaced with the Republican philosophy of 'saving and saving,' " he declared. Carpentier praised the public aid ceilings imposed by the Republican Senate as a means of restricting expenditures for public aid. He charged that Kemer showed lack of leadership on the question of reapportioning the Illinois House. He said Kei'ner offered no and after the abducted. The trooper said the hysterical woman jumped from the car legislature had passed a remap- ping bill, the governor vetoed it and put it in the hands of a spe- "She ran behind me and start- ( cial bipartisan commission cd shaking," he said. t "Shej Carpentier said Kerner in 1961 screamed, 'I've been raped. Theyj "ordered the relaxation of traffic laws" with the result that the (Continued on Page 2. Column 4) EXPLOSION THROWS FLAMING GAS Drag-Racer Hits Crowd, One Killed, 10 Injured Most of the family was around ~p LOUIS (AP) — Police were —his wife and children, his pai'-| seeking a known st. Louis hood- ents, brothers and sisters, and their families. Most of them cruised Nantucket Sound Sunday and Saturday, on one sort of craft or another ranging downward in size from the White House yacht Honey Fitz. Waltonville Mine Works WALTONVILLE, 111. (AP) Orient No. 3 coal mine, idled Tuesday by a walkout of its 500 miners, returned to production Sunday night after officials an- lum today for questioning in connection with eight area supcrmar ket bombings dating back to March. Officers said they wanted to talk to Vito Cusumano, 41, a former convict because he matched a description witnesses gave of a man seen placing a package at a store July 3 moments before an explosion. Cusumano was reported gone from St. Louis for the past month. He was reported seen in New York, Las Vegas and on the West Coast. Since the first bombing March 8, six Kroger Co. stores have been blasted, along with a National Food store and an A&-P storp GARY, Ind. (AP) — A youngj spectator died and 10 others were injured Sunday when a drag-racing vehicle crashed into a crowd of fans and sprayed them with I flaming gasoline. Louis San Martin, 21, Park Forest, 111., was pinned between the vehicle and a pai'ked pickup truck. He burned to death. The victim's brother witnessed the fatal accident. The dragster, John L. Mont­ gerard, 23, Lansing, 111., escaped injury. His car tore through three half-inch steel retaining cables into about 500 Persons fining an area near the pits at U. S. 30 Dragway three miles east of Merrillville, a Gary suburb. 'He plowed a path right through the crowd," said state trooper Harry Swank of Lowell. "If he went down along the side of them, there would have undoubtedly been more killed," Swank said. The trooper said Montgerard was traveling 50 miles an hour shattered in an explosion "like a hand grenade." Both the steering mechanism and bi-akes were knocked out. nounced an agreement. Miners had protested removal.... — .... — — „ . . of two safety supervisors to an- The explosions have baffled po -lat the start of the quarter-mile arusms tc [other ares of the mine. flies and itore executives. tracing strip when the clutch be* (pressure*. Two spectators, James Tribble, 20, Portage, and John Boullion. 20, Oak Lawn, 111., were burned critically. They were taken to Porter County Hospital in Valparaiso. Five more fans were admitted at the hospital, and three were treated and released. Swank said flames engulfed the drag racer as it riped the cables from fence posts. "The explosion threw flaming gasoline everywhere spraying the onlookers," the trooper said "They were scattering, but it happened so fast, it didn't do them any good." Track officials quickly extinguished the flames. Montgerard was racing with another dragster on a parallel strip of paving when the gear box shattered. Swank said it was common at the track for clutch mech- inisms to explode under racing highway death toll was needlessly increased by almost 400 lives. Carpentier listed increased state expenditures, elimination of vote frauds, attraction of industry and revenue reform as problems not solved by the Democratic state administration. The secretary of state reviewed his record as alderman and mayor of East Moline, state senator and secretary of state and said he has shown he can get things done at the least possible cost. There were 30 to 40 legislators in the cheering crowd. Sen. Dirksen. R-IU., sent a telegram of praise from Washington. Others on the program included Senate GOP Leader Arthur J. Bidwill, R-River Forest, and Illinois Su- reme Court Justice Ray I. Kling- iel of East Moline. Roving Eye At 105 ST. LOUIS "TAPT—Police said a woman admitted striking a 105- year-old man with a hatchet Sunday during an argument about his seeing another woman. Mrs. Josephine Jackson. 54, identified as the man's housekeeper, was held suspect of assault with intent to kill. The victim, James Whittenburg, a widower and pensioner, was in serious condition at City Hospital.

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