Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 2, 1960 · Page 1
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community far More Thftn 121 \'e«rs HtMtt) SUNDAY: Low 70, High 90. (Complete tVffttfM -•> Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXV. No. 145 ALTON. ILL., SATURDAY. -JULY 2. 1960. 16 PAGES 3c Per Copy Member of The Associated Prtss Showers $5.5 Million School Cuba Seeks Dampening Budget Is Adopted Tankers lo vti«i " * it* i"v»i Union Holiday B.v TMI; AMfMIATED PRESS Thundershowers dampened holiday weekend spirits from the 1 Rockies to the East Coast today, i KM-GS for educational Although much of the previous; and $ for building pur- night's storm activity was dimin- 1 poses, while the authorized tax ishlng. the Weather Bureau re-|, cvy includes $ 2 .400.000 for A $5. 540.377.11 I96U-()I scliwl burlK"! rolling Jur a lulal lux levy of S3.408. 381.88 and calling for an estimated schuul tux rate of between $2.02 and 82.03 was adopt t-d by I hp Alton schicil b"nrrt at a «peclal meeting Friday night at Ha^kr-ll Houw. The budget calls for $4,291, ' Bring oil Vote to Continue on Strike ported. rain still fell in the south- edu- .. „ . .j«nn~, , cational pur|)oses ' $42Q ' 000 for era Rockies, parts of the central ; and northern plains, the Lower ! bllilflln >-' Piirp«se«, $Til3.321.88 for Mississippi Valley, the upper! bonds und inleresl. $33,000 for Great L;ikfs. the South Atlantic' transportation, and $40.000 fo> states and New England. ; municipal retirement funds. The Weather Bureau warned of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and hail In parts of Congress To Adjourn Desphe Ike The- amount for bonds and interest is collected automatically by the county and included in the B.v WILLIAM K. AKBOUAMT WASHINGTON 'AP' — With H parting rebuff to President Kiscn- B> ROBtSRT BKRMKIJ,K7, HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro's government was reported wooing shipping circles. In the United States and Europe today in a bid for tankers to avert what could be a disastrous oil famine in Cuba. The, reports spread as Cuban officials and petroleum technicians insisted they are capable of running three foreign oil refineries seized by Castro. They claimed they could find tankers to bring in the W.OOO barrels a day lo fulfill the country's domestic wens North Dokota ami Minnesota and levy only as a notation. parting rebuff to President Kiscn- B|j( ( .. |St|X) . s B(m . nim ,, nt appar-. forecast more rnin in northern; Based on the amount of the tax ll(M '' r ' ^ongiess brushed a lot of f , |)t | V mus , art qui( . k i y to head Missouri where more than TOO.- levv and mc exp( , cte( j asse8K . majoi legislation under the rug to- off disaster. Thc Prime Minister 000 acres of farm land are flood- men , of , hp sc|joo , d)st| : jd Dr . d;iv and paf . k( , d up for thf , pohti . lold H TV audience June 24 that tld James B. Johnson, superinten- ,. al ,. 0 nv«-ntion.s holidav Cubit hild a W>- da .v supply of gas- Aiiny engineers have estimated. d on t O f , sc hcj<jls. estimated that ... ' . ' olinc and .'54-dav ration of fuel oil. flood damage from the swollen , h , tax ra(ft will be between -' goes wrong. „ A)) (jj , shortai?f , ( , ould l)0 disas . Chariton and North Grand rivers $2.02 and $2.03 for the- fiscal year u '" -''djourn at thc end of today s 1njus . js |hc nation . s p^^,. is in Missouri at $3.400,000. which started Friday. session until August 15. Thc Senate SU pp|jnd almost entirely by fuel- Friday night heavy rains in Aj)firf f| . om . fhf )(JX j t>vv ( , |]j(>| w . tn(!S l(> ,.p, u ,. n on August 8. but oil-operated plants, western Virginia washed mud and sourcos of income jn tne bud g e , Wi|s ,. xpf , ( . u , d 1o lxm . to )hp Housc .,-,„, t . ri8JS t h ri . a tened following include $1.240,000 in state aid. preference lot thc later date. the government takeover Friday $325,000 from cafeteria receipts. Regardless of what return date of American-owned Esso Standard gravel across some highways «wift wind felled some trees. Heavy rains and winds also hit rentals Receiver Repor Luer Finn nvi UI1 Cash Bros ccipts. $13,000 from federal and state aid to special school projects. $10,000 from a gi/t from Olin -Mathieson Corp. for a special chemistry class, $10.000 fronl nighl scho0 ' l ' PCcinlh - *'•• W>0 from military encampment tuition, and S.'i.OOO from tuition payments. Chief items of cxpenso m budget include instructional aries of $3,360.000. S341.000 for : building operation. $454.000 for Shell—last two in Cuba, refusing to rude oil a sugar- Thc major action on thc eve of /w> -° il flf ' al * ith lhe Soviet Union ' the recess was enactment of a The move came two days alter bill raising the pay of J Me million seizure of the 26-million-dollar federal employes despite an Ei- American-owned Texaco proper- senhower veto. The increase Will ties in Santiago de Cuba and end- rost Tlti milliun dollars » year. (iris hven By that act of defJarfcc of the me President. Congress got a little bit sal- even. Tlic President earlier in the year had vetoed bills to help depressed areas and lo. provide STRIKING LINEMEN. WORKING LINEMAN ed virtually all normal imports of Western oil. The Soviet Union has offered Cuba petroleum, but reportedly needed to meet Cuba's Marvin Schmidt, Bell lineman, works on pole in front of Electricians' Hall on Central avenue while striking group of electricians watches him. JThe telephone to the union hall was out of operation and slowed communications between Union Electric officials and representatives.—Staff Photo. on hand at Luei Packing & Ice Co. totals $278,-- auxiliary educational expenses waste treatment grants to munici- 939.25 creditors of the bankrupt!$543.130 for debt service on build-, Palities. Both of those vetoes Cuba s National Bank, insisted company were told at a meet- j ings, $111,930 for capital outlay ' stuck . ** did 165 others imposed that the Soviet Union had not « " '.. ii_-' •—». »,....*• ,-,M|«I *1*A **nti*<*iiAii*»* Kit* inslmofAH ing Friday afternoon. under buildings and $90,000 for| bv Ernesto Guevara, chief of President since he took of- on'y me petroleum but indicated: This was shown in the report of the receiver, C. B. Keehner. Thc report showed the amount on hand when the receivership was set up,/ and what has been the Soviets could veto i emergency. ship it in an I INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP)— capital outlay under education,! fice to 1933 and $130,000 for operation of ed- Until *{he pay hike ucational facilities outside of-was overridden, only one other Guevara also made a point of Former President Harry S. Tru- buildings. Eisenhower "no" was rejected by referring to the takeover of re-! man said today he resigned as a Congress. It provided funds last fineries as "intervention" and not delegate to the Democratic Na- Truman Savs Democratic •> Convention Pre-Arranged A complete breakdown of bud realized since from sale of meat j get figures, which have under- products and supplies The re-1gone only slight changes since. port also showed expenditures: was published in the Telegraph 13 hours Friday, clearing a flood since. 'May 28. when thc budget was of minor bills as well as compro- "which is controlled in advance by one group, and its candidate, leaves the delegates no opportunity for a democratic choice who has grown in skill and esteem in his services to the nation and party." He mentioned another as for- and reduced the convention to a m er Gov. Chester Bowles of Confor public works projects, expropriation. He said the gov-' tional Convention "because I have Th Senat • -met for more than ernment w ' as merely operating the no desire whatever to be a party j mockery. 'necticul, now a congressman ftnritl refineries, but warned that if. the to proceedings that are taking on "I have always believed that j from thai state. He described foreign Companies continued lo the aspects of a pre-arjranged af-'the Democratic party should • Bowles as "one of our far-seeing nt.futft nn ™.KI -.-.•• f i. refuse to handle Soviet cruae, the fair."' stand for an open convention and land distinguished ambassadors." Debt, o, the bankrupt corn-Placed, on pubhc inspect at nuse m-^^n^m^^^,^ ^ ^ ^ .^ j ^^ ., a ^ statement , should ^ ^ ^ wagon ^ .^^ hp ^ tj)e ^ hundred million dollai-s would be released in advance of a press;thwarts and stifles a Tree and de- vention will "take a good look ati conference, said a convention j liberate process of this great in-j Gov. Robert B. Meyner of New! ~~~~" ~~ istrunjenl." , | Jersey whose record as governor! pany total slightly over $773,000 iHaakell House. said Leo Konzen of Lueders and • Robertson. Granite City attorneys. who are representing thc Luer Co. When Keehner took over the company had as cash on hand, $44,300.56. He said collections on accounts receivable, including sales of supplies and meat products, has been $254,668.06. Bank Accounts Bank account balances transferred from Luer Bros, accounts were $1,505.43, interest on bond* was $187.50, vending machine income was $96.78, and refunds and miscellaneous .was $87.13. Disbursements since Keehner took over May $ totaled J21,- 906.21. Disbursements are for salaries, salesmen expenses, freight, electric power, water- service, inspection fees. ete. After deducting ^ the disbursements there is $'J78,9S9.L'5 in cash left. U. S. Referee in Bankruptcy Basil Coutrakon. who conducted the meeting, said that with the sale of the building, property, processing equipment, and other supplies, the company should be able to get out of debt. Secured Creditor* Jack McDonald, attorney from Carrollton, represents Mrs. Minnie Luer, Mrs. Dorothy Luer Saylor Harms, David Saylor, and G'. G. JVlihill. Thc four are|\] secured creditors, that is, their 1 indebtedness is secured byj mortgages on real estate and chattel mortgages on equip- j rnent, said the attorney. McDon aid said, "Before the property is sold, there should be proof that the plant will bring more than the amount of their secured indebtedness and the objections, if any, to our debt disposed of." McDonald asked for about two weeks to check with his clients to see if they wanted to try lo sell the property themselves or if they wanted to let a trustee sell the property. He said there might be objections to giving more time to make a decision ol the sale. Coutrakon gave McDonald until July VI to cheek with his clients and make a decision. ' Coutrakon asked if there would be any objections to appointing Keehner as the trustee. There were none. The next creditors meeting is scheduled lor September 30 at 1 p.m. in Alton City Hail. ARE \OU A NO COUNT? Are you sure you were counted in the I960 Census? If you think you weren't, call either the Greater Alton Association of Commerce or the Alton City Martager. including big appropriations bills. Thc appropriations, bills passed the Senate in rapid order and were sent to the White House. The largest provides $8,307,964.900 to finance several federal agencies in the new fiscal year that started Friday. Other money bills approved vvere: For military construction at home and overseas bases —$994,- S53,000; for the operation of Con- Evidence Amelia Earhart Was Killed by Japanese In his statement the former,and whose national reputation en-j President said he wanted to make it clear "that my disappointment at the manner in which some of! titles him to attention beyond that' of a favorite son." :the backers of Sen. John F. Ken-ing NEW YORK (APi — New evi-,System said Friday that she wa> He also suggested others includ- i Sen. Joseph Clark of Penn-i nedy have acted involves in noisylvania, Sen. Eugene J. Mc- ; way. in my own mind, the person Carthy of Minnesota, Sen. Henry- or qualifications of the senator JM. Jackson of Washington, Sen. Kress and related agencies -$129,- denct : bas teen reported mat seen to crash-land off fo, the \Vhte , House, Ame.ia Earhart. the pioneer worn- during her ill-fated nigh, around! ^ —- ™" ££jT . .. «n flior «"hf, Hiaamwturarl 93 wu PC I I ho u-nrlH O1 Cll Uim&ianceS DrOUgm an flier who disappeared 23 years!the world. on 170,000: Budget Bureau and other execu- f •••; -.-•.— ~":"'"' some of his over-zealous backers five- offices attached to the White ' *«*, may nave been executed by C BS correspondent Don Mozeley j whicll js l)n fortunate and unfair i House -$11207,500. '"I Japan , e f e> .... ._ ...... said a SP 6 "^ news team sent to; to njm ., With all main routes through Sai (himself. I think, to a' great ex-!Albert Gore of Tennessee, Gov. the city reopened since Thurs- itent, Senator Kennedy is a victim; Orville Freeman of Minnesota and. uy s wincl storm, general the Japanese, i .The Columbia Broadcasting i tlie Pacific island "found at least; ja dozen natives who remember seeing the famous aviatrix crash land in the water in 1937, watched 'her taken to jail by the Japanese! by i Gov. LeRoy Collins -of Florida. i In the portion of his statement; Dn ! referring to Kennedy, Truman' ! said the Massachusetts senator Independent Contractor Called in by Company Power linemen voted at noon today to continue I heir walkout against Union Electric Co. Alter n 28-minulc meeting injp.roiherhoori ol Klectrical Worlc- IHI-AV Hall. Central ;n-emi p . jers Lornl H-lfl, said it did not \Villiam Parker, local union -sanction thc stoppage. Hmvever, business manager, said Union the work stoppage originated Ivpctric had agreed to change v ith members of the local, its position on daylight working Foeller snid. and the Alton hours, which have been frorv < 11 \\ men about 50 in number N a.m. lo 9 p.m. daily during talked to emergency crev.s the emergency. The utility, ealled here from other cities to Parker reported, has agreed to help repair the storm damage and hours of 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. — an prevailed on them to stay off tin 'additional three hours of day- .job. liu'ht work. City ollieials expressed con- He said, however. "The-Union eern that a work stoppage could F'cctrie Co. employes voted not exist during sueh a period ol In reverse their stand on beiits; emernenrv. ;t-l;ed tn work on a curtailed Present at the City Hall ses- si hedtile. sion this morninR, besides Foel- Thc reporter asked Parker: ler. was Mayor P. W. Day. City "Does this mean they are still i Manager (ii ahum Watt, Council- en strike"" , men George hammers. May- Parker answered: nnrd ListO1 ' • lcM ' ome Springman "Yes. the men arc still on ;'^ Clyde \Useman, > and John ,.,ju e -. \ \V. 'Hoefert and John T. Roach ' The'company today called in of thc citv ' s le * al staff an independent' contractor to re- " p «>ple are frantic because pli-.ce the linemen who at 4 :.'!(> thc P° wer hasn '' been restored p.m. Friday stopped restoring to tneir Homes." Foeller said, power lines'in the Alton area. Officials pointed out there are ! F.. P. Foeller. manager of th.;. hazards to health ' sanitation and j utility's Alton office, said that P> lbli <' saf e'y '" the lattet> '"- jthe L. K. Myers Co.. a national stance specifically traffic and : power line builder, was to re- -crime, iport late this from St. Charge "Dragging" Louis, with about 50 men. Vnion members who partiei- Put to Work pated in the work stoppage were "They will be put to work and!quoted as saying they believe ; continue on the job whether or i Union Electric can clean up the j not our linemen return toj storm damage during overtime, work," Foeller told a confer-'at night, and thus leave the men ence with city officials. (free for the July 4 holidays. The Foeller explained the com-!company, according to some" puny's position in a meeting j union members, is "dragging" called at 9:30 a.m. today in the 1 to avoid premium pay. Parker, business manager for 1BEW Local 6J9. International in a written statement informed thc Telegraph: "Alton. East St. Louis and St. Louis Union Electric line crevys walked off the job at -1:30 p.m. Friday. They know an emergency exists and are of the opinion that it should be treated as such. "The- men say they have always worked until seivice was restored in past emergencies, but thc company now sees fit to send them home at 9 p.m. with circuits still down. "The walkout, although not sanctioned by Local 649 1BEVV. is of great concern to us and we office of City Manager Graham William K. Watt. The union Main City Routes Are Reopened erations for fallen trees op- further removal of and branches has; 'have met the Union Electric of- holiday; ifieials to no avail. The statement ended three days | "has demonstrated ability, capac- of speculation over the former President's surprise announcement of last Wednesday that he had quit the Missouri delegation to the national convention and session in I and then disappear." j "All thc islanders." thc report wou j d not. attend the I continued, "believe Miss Earhart| Los Aj, ge ] es j and her navigator, Fred Noonan, ' , . I were executed out of sight of the! . U a ! so «»*« TO «» i local population. The Japanese | dme i^° d f s ago | were determined that no Ameri-; considt>red I can would ever tell the world they ! were fortifying the Island of Sai- ily, and energy to play an important and continuing role in the party and the government." "I have always liked him personally," the former president said, "and f still do—and because suspended for the ..«..„„,, .,„. . , . , weekend by the city. i The ^^ r ,f usa f to let City Engineer Thomas F. Grif-! ^. w ^' k ^ an ^together new fin Jr. said that regular members of the streets department, with some extra workers and contract help, will be back on the big clearing job Tuesday morning. . i p °,\ c / '" Ulls ,, area ' We hope the company will Members of the sanitation de-<. let the men go to work and get service restored to the public us quickly as oossible." Money Not Factor Foeller told city officials that Truman the convention had i of this feeling, I would want to pa ,. tmem were .„ work tod on '" mone y does not enter '" to tht? rs hotlyjsay to him at this time: 'Senator, reftlst> co n ect i ons lo make " fol .jproblem." He said the company Ti—. n i'rt t/mi /•»«»>* «IIM f Kri* ti/\i > o t*n fiiiitn'.. r ic /^iMij >iii»t-i,-ij~l tVit> f It .1 >•>* f /i#«/ ,-. f been rigged senator for Mas sachu- pan. i Saipan was one of the battle-! 'grounds of World War II. "One native said he had who is a front-runner for the Democratic presiden- | tial nomination. Party Chairman Paul Bui lei- are you certain that you are quite ready for the country or that the country is ready for you in the role of president in January, 1961. I have no doubt about the political heights to which you arc destined to rise. been invited to witness (he hanging of ( ,j ous a white woman." added the report. "He refused lo go." Karhurt's d Thursday called these reports "nasty, mean advance! " 'But I am deeply concerned and vi-jand troubled about the situation and asserted they were an I we are up against in t he world I now and in the immediate future, state-'That is why I would hope that "absolute falsehood." Truman, in his formal age and of 3R sent a wave oli ment, reiterated his endorsement disbelief around the of Sen. Stuart Symington fD-Mo) .at the ; shock a,.u uwuriu-i arounu «». to r the presidential nomination. |world. A task force of 3.000 men.: He , hen addpd: 110 ships and 100 planet: swept the Pacific, to no avail. someone with the greatest possible maturity and experience be available at this time. would May I pick-up time lost last Thursday ;j , when the truck :-:~-j ...'" le street clearing planned that the sanitation crews!! might also do some hauling of street debris this afternoon, saidi Griffin. is concerned for the safety of when the truck crews joined inj"" ""<'"•, . c ! Un ? the *"««<>' work If was ;working hlgh '" trees at nlghl ' IK. " Wd "iplus the fact of decreased effi- jciency due to long hours of without 8 hours rest. He noted that, during the last mistake" All the men of I he streets and sanitation departments have worked long hours overtime since .. . the storm, said Griffin, and it wasj mp .,", felt (hey should have u weekend jj'f igreat ice storm in the area. I the nightwork system "was a because the job it did not ac- as efficiently rest now that flu gency has eased. Another reason storm enier- and safely us it should be done, said Union Electric sub- : sequently has conducted emer- repair J ° bs on a dayligllt "We must be absolutely certain recall ,,,...„,„ that all our good men be properly Last May the Sao Muteo. talif., ;sized up m t))e convention {Ioor al i personal Japanese. The woman, Josephine Blanco Akiyama, now a resident of Sun Mateo, was re|jorted us saying u member of the Japanese secret police later told her (he flier had teen shot.- CBS sent a news team of its own. plus ^ Times reporter, to investigate Landscaping Contract for Belt lineSeH ions A warded Landscaping contracts for sec- road n\ Marquette Park 'leading lions of the Alton Beltline High-,lo the Nike Missile Basel by J »" nlas '»•«'' Hi«h. jVlari. the streets division that about a do/en street sections, still un- cleared of trees or branches, have been blockaded and closed for thf weekend. The listing included Annex, Slu-ppurd. Meredocia Hill. Orchard Boulevard Thf netuork said the team,) way were announced at Spring- Slauntoii ConcreU 1 Co. and Ma diving into Uir waters of the bay! field loda> by E. A. Rosenstone. ; coupin County Construction opposite thc old Japanese naval director of thc stale Department iof Staunlon tor don from litli to "tli. Franklin ( - 0 Jnear Liberty. Hi,. 1900-block of Liberty street. and Gold street had been call- Foeller said, the union they would have reported for work if they had been ealled sooner. Foeller slated that the company maintains that each man must have eight hours rest during the dark hours — and as long as this requirement it> com- ^ (ions to the number of 1 *" IB " which men may work from uu Pttge s, CoJ. *.) base, found the wreckage of a of Public Works and Buildings. Construction ol a cuncrcU 1 over plane. A generator was shown in San E4RH4KT CLVE! DATA AT THE DAM River 17.T. '• iWb?" below PretipltaUon 'it hr«. to 8 « m None. SAN FBANCIftCO — A oorrodad _,„.„, alrplaue generator, w» covered i-aceutly off ialipji, li the focus of attention in tne KOBS studio* In Sau Franotaco Friday as it wad examined by Paul Maiita, center, outfitter of plane uied by Amelia i&ruart on ner uut fllgbt. Hantz 10 making a tracing w geuemtof tor fur* of uiunjbeftt on tne tner study, a* AP reporter Bto Bator, left, and *CBS reporter Fred Ooeruer look on. This Is one of several plane parte brought back by Ooerner in bis search for Ittfiidte evraenoe to aupnort a loug-beldlieory a» to the fate aftbe plane. (AP W)repboto) Francisco Friday. Paul Mant/, the flier who outfitted Miss Kur- il looked like installed. He haft's craft, said the one he had planned to check his work number records to make sure. In Tokyo, a former .admiral ol | the Imperial Naval General Staff I termed the execution reportK in| credible. Shigeyoshi inouye, in charge ol' the Naval Affairs bu- Landscaping of approximately!pass on Sand Prairie Utiu one mile of Rl 100 northwest of j miles west of Collinsville by S. Alton will be clone by Phillips:J. Groves & Sons Bros. Landscaping of Spring-1 field, al $608,5^'.'. Co., field tor $U,02."i- ternate HI. 67 A section of Al- Supplying five and u half-the same steel project. miles long, extending from Easl,Bridge Division of i Alton to Cahokia Drainage Can- Corp., tl32,i&. al, will be landscaped by tlie' Construction of parallel bridges: name firm for a contract price of (over Canteen Creek west of Col$23,070. The same group ol included: !lrom Pearl to Union. I Fallen wile* on some ol streets were regarded as u po- Spring-| tenlial " lut "' 1 '' und on others i there was possibility additional structure f 0 ,.'*l°n«-kw* M , ne d tm , s w bl>ancnes American ' mu > lul1 - sukl ^^i" U.S. Steel TODAY'S CHUCKLE Few people have a whole lot oi iuulU. it's ju»t that they make the most of the ones they have. _M^JjM>0. Ueueral reau in 1937, denied of the subject. Hinsville, Gorman & Sons, inc. contracts i East St. Louis, $334,682. Supplying steel lor same pro- auy know- Surface truatmeiit of four aiid'jeut, Allied Structural Steel of !u ifuarler miles of defense access 'Chicago. $.)S.B'. ) .") No I'ulilitution by TdvKruph July 4 The Telegraph will not publish next Monday, July 1, Independence Day In aide Mutts H4OIO 4 TV COMiC'i OWTl A4t> . u I-' l» u i \

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