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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 124 Year* SUNNY WEDNESDAY: Low 62; Htgh SO. (Complete W>«th«t, P*t« Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXV, No. 146 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 5. 1960. 22 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Awodated AFTER REPLY TO/TJtt/itMjV Strike Settled; Power Back All Alton Area Homes no W, NEW VOKK—Sm. .lolin F. Kcnnr- dy and Mr*. Kennedy leave IHMVS <'on- ferenw in X»>\v York .vi'Nterday in which the senator replied with an emphatic no to former President Harry Truman's suggestion that he drop out of the I960 NKW YORK iAPi-Scn John K. Kennedy has replied with an emphatic "no" to Harry Truman's suggestion that he drop out' of the presidential race for 1960. "I do not intend to step aside at anyone's request," the Massa-; chusetts Democrat declared Mon- 1 day. "1 was the only candidate; to risk my chances in all the pri Traffic Boating j Drowning * j Miscellaneous Total B> THE ASSOCIATED Traffic deaths: set a high mark for a three-da} 1 celebration of In- 1 dependence Day. and brought a ('fill for riftion to itirh siu-li slaughter. Kalalities that hit and held an average of five an hour surpassed the previous record of 407. set in »19.15. before the holfclay period ;ondfd at midnight. Belated reports today boosted •the toll. But it fell short-of the record for any three-day holiday observance, the' 609 piled up at Christmas in 19.'j5. The National Safety Council today stated: "l^blic officials and all others dedicated to safer highways must act and act fast in an increased effort to reduce this highway slaughter — not only on holidays ' but e%-pry day." The Associated Press tabulations—now on a 50-state basis—; showed only three states. Alaska,; Delaware and New Hampshire, ' reported no motor vehicle deaths. Hawaii, a new state, had on- i ly two traffic- deaths. Ohio and California had 30 or more. The council, which had wstimat- ed 370 traffic fatalities for the period that began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Monday, issued a statement saying: "If this country received warning in in advance that a national catastrophe would strike on a giv-: !en weekend, bringing death to; imore than 400, does anybody WASHINGTON (API—Sen, Lyn- ; then announced what practically j doubt that emergency measures presidential race. A spokesman for the Kennedy family in Ifyannis, Mass., said last night the Kennedys expect the birth of their second child late in November or early in December. (AP Wirephoto) Kennedy Declines Truman's Suggestion to Step Aside Johnson Enters Race, Had to ^Tend Store' Street Lights Expected To Be Repaired Today Two hundred Union Electric Co. linemen working through the July 4 holiday restored power to 15,000 homes in the Greater Alton area. Today linemen expected to re-j store street light circuits In sections that were blacked out by the storm early Thursday. Power is back on in all homes, Union Electric spokesman said. Linemen stopped work Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the midst of the imwer line emergency. The dispute was over company policy meat, milk and other perishables to refrigerators where power had been restored were forced to feed the meat to the dogs, pour extra milk down the drain and dump the rotting vegetables into the garbage can. Hardship was widespread — particularly where grocers were without electricity. Food losses at groceries were estimated in of working the crews only dur-! thousands of dollars, ing daylight hours. The men! Ice sales 2 °°m.ed. Customers went hack to work at noon Sun-i were Iined "P at Hyndman Ice day Meanwhile, the company I & I ' liel Co - on West Ninth street had called in extra crews ol the L. E. Myers Co.. a national power line construction company. The Myers crews, about 30 men who are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, reported here at 6 a.m. Sunday but did not start work until the local linemen settled their differences and at Klinke's on Oak street. Some householders used dry ice to keep their refrigerators cool. Candles and flashlights, kerosene lantcrs were in great demand. Hyndman manufactured 110 tons daily for four days. John Klinke, manager of Klinke Ice and Fuel Co. said the plant was operating at full ca- maries - the only one to visit 1 don B. Johnson of Texas, an-1 everybody already knew: "My, would te taken to Prevent such a every state." in thing from happening? nounced his candidacy today for name will be placed i 0 * DemocraHc prflside " tial ™'-'— tion '' J °'" lfion said that " he does not •' «* to *™ "P dn ™S- but jmerely T(>xas senator-lonjj recox- win fhe nomination he is prepared to drive so as to save their own as a " ddcr f w the nomina-!' 0 support the party's choice lives and the lives of others-that "on-f inally made it formal and ^ "*' ith a11 ** vigor at my these appalling holiday tolls ebn- ' ' offidaj at a ™ w ; a"*™*- rommand." tinue to prevail and to grow." ment, be answered questions at a His annoum-emml came ju.si ™ '" his formal .statement. John- The weekend toll also eclipsed news conference. «*»>'« M 0 ™ the opening of the son dldn ' onw mention Kennedy the 367 traffic deaths of last Ale- Thus the front-runner in the i Democratic convention in Los An- by name - : '" ....... Democratic party nomination race replied to the former presi- morial Uav weekend, which also TREE AND BOOM MAKE A FRAME Union Electric's power truck with a above the apex of both slanting sides of basket on the end of a boom leans to the frame. This crew was working on the left, as the tree they are trimming Sunset street today.—Staff Photo, leans to the right. Man in basket is just Kids Stage County Population Parade in Fourth ui State Home Area with Union Electric. pacity of 55 to GO tons of ice per 50 From SI. Louis i da V after the storm struck. Most Union Electric also had sum-i P e °P' e wanted block ice but were noned 50 men from St. Louis j ha PPy to get crushed or cube Local 1439 of the IBEW — but ice - Saturday Klinke ran out they, too. waited tor settlement'completely. So -many people of the local issue. wanted ice at all hours of the geles, and signals a stretch drive: Nor did he mention charges by spanned the 78 hours between 6' by his supporters to stem the mo-i Truman that the convention is be-? P- m - Frid-ty and midnight Mon- > ' Di , RlV- While Madison County showed a 10-year population gain of 41,127 in the 1960 census, it dropped from third to'fourth among Illinois counties. William Parker, business manager of IBEW Local 649, told newsmen he did not want to go further into a controversy by explaining how the issues were [resolved — but*that the settle- jment was working out to the ad"i vantage of everyone, includ- jing the public. Linemen of Local ;649, the regular Alton power i crewmen, were the hub of the union dispute with the utility. Meanwhile, lack of power in homes of the Alton area caused a refrigeration crisis. "People in our neighborhood .have had some of the meatiest day and night that they didn't have time to make the ice fast enough. Difficulties during the power Eamine ranged from such minor instances as dead electric razors and swimming pool pumps to major troubles in caring for invalids in homes where night lights, heating pads, steamers I outdoor barbecues you ever neard of." said one resident. erview Park an exciting rumor •culated. "There's g a parade tomorrow!" "When?" we can dent's" "statements "toat h7 is" tool mention gained by Sen. John F. ing rigged in Kennedy's behalf, iday. circulated "There's eoin' to be yonng and inexperienced for the'Kennedy of Massachusetts. Last weekend he lined up with However, it fell short of the cncuidiea. ineies goin _to oe nation', highest office. To applause from an obviously , I**"" on mis. j record Inde pendencc > Day hoUday Won't Wllhdniw pro-Jolinson crowd of spectators. Monday. Kennedy denied any: 1011 °' ™ ^™J ;Tw> 'tWrty. I guess. Soon's "I have encountered aiui sur- the Texan told a packed ncws-eflort to rig the convention and!™ °" tjLJ?^ TJ th^Av^ 1 me kids Iined "P-" vivcd every kind of hazard and ; conference in the auditorium of said he would do all he mild to ?™ ™ >™ ° ° J? ' ^ fh , r T:^ : And here and there grapevin- oppogition," Kennedy emphasized &c Senate Office Building fe.»-|i ii .-m open oro-. thr irrarShnas wekend ed lhc news '"n" 1 ' 1 * 1 '" bc "and I do not intend to withdraw "i anl O f this moment a candi- 1" H quest ion-und-answfr ses- The record traffic toll for anv cles< too! my name no\v, on th»- eve of the date for the Democratic- nomina- *ion after the reading of his for- no [ i( i ay period— 706— was set in a "-' ulie Hiir\'s convention." x tion for president of the United mal statement. Johnson said fou ,. dav Christmas observance in Julyl " Truman made his charge Satur-i States." i friends tell him he can expect "iniiQ-jg "We're goin' to have the Statue day and threw in the implication Johmw , ^ , lt . , wd u . jlhht ,, d an 'oxwss of 500" delegate votes on; Tho wwkend tol , soared Iar of Liberty, too!" that the party s nominabng con- announcement up to today be-'* 0 firsl ballot at the ^s Angeles j above the 34g u . affic deaths The Sure enough. Mcuiday morning | when I'hr Mis*: Luer Assets Below Need OfGreditors ventlon, which opens July 11 in f . ause Los Angeles, seemed rigged in Kennedy's favor. To that, the senator replied: "To the extent that I have anything to do with it. it will be an open convenion." ., . . Former New York Gov. W. Av- thos " who have erell Harriman, supported for, president by Truman in 1956, and ... Sen. William Pro>dmire of Wls- portanl Y oies consin said they felt the reply ***& obvious targets' were Ken- would win Kennedy new support. ned >' and Sen. Stuart Symington of No Comment Missouri, chief rivals for the par- At Independence, Mo., Truman;^ selection, stated he didn't watch the Ken- Johnson said he understood he nedy telecast and couldn't com-1 would have many supporters on Assets of Luer Packing sold, are unlikely to - at 11:3 °- alniost exat ' tl> - cume me had to tend the convention. Nomination requires ' Associate( j press for store." referring to his duties as' 761 votps - !tivc purposes, counted for'Tnon-i sounds of daMwinR wagon wheels, the Democratic chief in the Asked to comment on charges j holiday weekend covering thei dliildren>s fcct ' gay ' llig , h voices '| waB told toda - v Senate. (Continued on Page 2, Col^.)isame 78 hours two weeks ago. ~ ' " "~ ' In that connection Johnson, r ""~ without mentioning names, said -M-^ A j f\ • T"\» Last Alton Couple Dies able to pay the debts of the The drop in population rating was due to the tremendous population increase of DuPage County which moved St. Clair County out of second place. St. Clair took over the third spot, lowering Madison to fourth. The gain in Madison was from 182.307 in 1930 to 223,43-1 in 1900. DuPage more than doubled in population, zooming from 154,599 in 1930 to 313,664 in the latest Co., j count. ar and away be! Those who could not transfer Call Bids On Levee Project Bids to raise the height of bankrupt firm, the Telegraph than it ous to oust S>t. from second place. St. Clair's 1950 population was 205,993 and levee in the Wood River Drainage and and emerging from the humming j Basil Coutrakon, U.S. Referee!"' me latest count it was 263,849, throng trailing down Belleview av- in Bankruptcy, in Federal Court jg'ving it third spot by virtue of Levee District, $700,000 project, Thursday by the Corps of En- enur. a sort of humming sound in Springfield, said: "When all "Yankee Doo-|assets are sold, including the real estate, it is possible, but that swmed to Indie." . . huiKirwls In small groups along the street ; NOT probable, that all debts will In Head-on Collision ment Sen. Lyndon 6. Johnson of Tex- ; the first ballot, many more on the second and that .some had told him he would be nominated on EAST ALTON — Aaron Dailey Arnold, 41, 402 East Main St., East Alton, and his wife Lucille, 42, died Saturday night at St. Francis Hospital, Marceline, Mo. of injuries received when their, automobile collided- with a car i driven by Walter Leonard Hor- as, a contender for the nomina tion who has echoed Truman's i the- third. charges of a stacked convention, "Whether that will be true, I • . -. Pl ,.. ,. . . .. also declined immediate com-: ( ,nnot say," he added. -£' ^"of ^ ^mS rj . , . ' , _ , Johnson said he was not going MO on US Hichwav 36 Hor IcotmoHv/ ltitftt*r*tii*iififi Q f*£i r\et I »*•**' > wii WKI » iii^Ji>vu> «JvJ. rlv/1 CodWlioi, tofl?fire fo,hS t0 PUSh ESide Othet candidates fcr rocks was also killed in the head cod vacation to fl> heie 01 hjs m( . nomination ^ ne is only on collision rebuttal to Truman. At-his sjde _ oln _ fo „.,. fh l Ampri « an n^nil <-°»»«on. at (be crowded news conference £"££ ^^^^toSTfJTK^ Th ° Miswuri Hlghway Pat ''°' to IOOK nara ana long 101 the, repm1ed mat Mr Horrocks ap . jparently was attempting to pass Johnson prefaced his formal an- another west-bound vehicle when the elders gathered to greet the paraders as they obligingly stopped and introduced the manager, the "Statue of Liberty" a charm- ; ing little girl in flowing white, be paid." At a meeting of creditors here last week, the referee' made a statement that was misunderstood and a report of the meet- its having 40,415 more than Mad- 1 ison. man * and air conditioners and other household appliances could not be used. Meanwhile, almost every resident began the labor of clearing debris from his lawn. Huge toppled trees still blocked the streets at some points this morning. At many places shattered branches had been piled high and incinerated over the weekend in fragrant heavy-smoking i bonfires. The damage to trees and or-' namentaJ shrubs is generally not covered by insurance. Obviously, the loss throughout the area is in thousands of dollars. In response to a question about the work stoppage Friday afternoon, E. P. Foeller, manager of Union Electric's Alton office, said today that "the matter has been settled and the work of restoring power to the people of the Alton area has been done. That is the most important thing." He did not amplify the statement. Typical problems during the announced to-(power blackout were indicated an will estimated be asked Most populous county in thej Bids will be opened on Aug. vicinity of Madison remained U for the work of enlarging the jMacoupm, although a decline levee, the announcement said, j bottle- was shown. The 1960 count gave j The work consists of erecting i k , Macoupm 43.113 in contrast to 1660,000 cubic yards of earthen with pointed crown and torch, jjng indicated all debts would be "Miss July" the littlest girl sat 1 in state, a while silk scarf held paid. The total to be realized from |'round her shoulders, a full blue; Creditors will be determined af- ' skirt puffing out over the red ter sale of the real estate and • wagon crarrying her. There were Indians and a its 44,210 in 1950. i embankment, of grubbing, clear- existing drainage structures, of Greene County dropped from ing and sodding, of altering four 15,852 in 1950 to 17,378 in 1960. Jersey County showed an increase from 15,264, in 1950 to 17,- 08 ^^. 196 °' ! work wiu be let to a si "S le btd -'ishabies' Calhoun County lost in popula-1der, the impending notice will' Lockers Loaded rush of business came to the Konke commercial freezers, applying stone rip-rap and other j ai . including extra loading of regii- uiP It U [el* a«4t ui. me icai caime eiriu . •——*•«••»••• ^WM«*I.J twat, tu uuuum-1 tier, inp imnpnciinrr nmiPP unii ' "j^hn FY I IT' ir»i -i 0 ..... . . . i engineer, supervised the emer- ,,...... -- ,„. ,. , Specifications und drawmgS;,, encv r enairs nvpr- th« ate! tour girls in white, red whose clients, the Luers. hold: rh e figures given by the de- may be obtained at the Corps oflf^g P We , equipment of the packing plant.| tion - dropping from 6,898 in 1950. \ specify, a pir-; Attorney Jack McDonald,! 10 5 - 915 «J i960- Specific at the Roosevelt Hotel sat his pretty wife, Jacqueline, looking even younger than her 29 years. About his own youth, the senator explained that young men throughout history — including Washington, Jefferson, Pitt, Na. poleon and Columbus — have been notable successes. He said be bad, been 18 years in the service of bit country—as a World War U naval officer and as • member of congress for 14 years. "I have traveled jn every continent and country," be added, "and in the last few yeari alone, in every one of the so statesman} than any otber active preii denttal contender now or in his- cheeked and breathless from mortgages on the real estate i l )artment were announced us blowing on paper covered combs'and chattel mortgages on th e '"Preliminary" and subject to re- plus a boy cranking out "clacks"!equipment, asked for about twoi vls '9 n on a tin drum made up the band.!weeks to check with his clients! Around .the block the parade!to see if they wanted to try to' progressed, then stopped in the'sell the property themselves or ,back yard of. "Miss Statue of if they wanted the trustee, C. B. j area. the announcement said. nouncement with a comment that since the drive for delegate commitments began, the job of the the accident occurred. He was trapped in his burning car. The Arnolds were married changed at O lin Mathieson Chemical Corp. Arnold was a Brass Mill tory, to ledge." the bMt of my know Inside Musts BDIT08IAL . . . PAGE 4 socm ,,,.« FACTO 10 WOBTi PAGE 14 COUICft PAGE u OWTUABV . , . PAGE IT UAfiKETS .... FAGE 11 BADIO t TV . , PAGE 1£» . PAGE 1» presidency to which the candi- May gf 1948 . Bolh were employea dates aspire has ~' J tremendously. He recalled the series of events! operator, and his wife was a through which Soviet Premier Ni-i machine operator. They both kita Khrushchev has chilled the " were residents of .East Alton and cold war still further, and told his were employed at Olin Mathicson audience of newsmen that in the | for 15 years or more. In World world of the immediate future'Wur U. Arnold served four years there will be "no mercy for in- in the coast artillery in the experience, no gallantry youth." toward South Pacific. Mr. Arnold is survived by This appeared to be a shaft; three- brothers, Kobert of East aimed at Kennedy, the target Saturday for criticism from former President Harry S. Truman on the grounds of youth and lack of experience. With the world changed. Johnson said, "the,next president is not going to be a talking or a traveling presideuMie is going to be a working president." Johnson delivered bis announcement io tones of dtfep solemnity, calling for an "open" convention. • The presidential nomination, he said, "is not owed to anyone" and Alton and Roy and Ray of Wood River, He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Arnold is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hoover, Jonesboro, 111., a brother, Harold Hoover, Rosewood Heights, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Lackey,, Wood River, and Mrs. Charles Simpson. Manhattan Beach, Calif. A joint funeral service will be held at Marks Funeral Home Wood River, Wednesday at 2 p. m- The services will be conduct. Liberty and "Miss July" where iMama and Papa Riley had hot (dogs and "lick "em ade" ready tto give them strength for another parade. ' —«-^——««. And so they went in two more: TODAY'S Keehner, to sell the property, j Coutrakon gave McDonald until July 12 to check with his clients und present an answer. Home Economist Heads Recipe Judging Group VICTIMS ftas* accld*»ut in «d by the Rev. Lolard Simmons, pastor of the Curdie Heights Baptist Outran, Ajtao. Burial wUl be held at toe Val. ItemorieJ P*rt, snatches around two more blocks until the littlest ones commenced to lay, and 'round by Irving •School Papa Riley kindly appeared in his auto and carried home the littlest unes for a well earned nap. Then everyone decided to go home. I'lii happiest thing in the whole celebration was the fact that only om small casualty resulted. "•Miss July's" sister. Molly, bumped her nose on the handle of the red wagon. And this is a list of the participants in "On With the Parade: Bridget. Molly. Julie, Ned Hilt-y; Tim, Molly, Steve, Don and Ann McLaiigblin; Mary Urn. Stu. phunile. Buddy, Al, Peter und Yulunde Ue Grande; Earl Muucker; Paula, Danny, Marf. lee, Annie- Morrissey; Michael Ryan; Elizabeth, Bobby, Jim* mie, and Billy Thomas; J. V. and Diane Springmau and Bernard, Gary, Ma rite bind Jimmy WuJh. A family man is one who has replaced the currency in his wullct with snapshots. (U I DUO. General I uaiurus Corp.) DATA'ATTHEDAM S u.m. ifinperuiure Yui>it-rduy's today titi lUwli 7<l low W River aujfe b<.-low 1'iecipiiulion :H III'M to 8 a in Trace- dam at S a.m. 19.0 Pool 19 6 ARE YOU A NO COUNT? Are you sure you were counted in the I960 Census? If you think you weren't, call either the Greater Alton Aaioeii- tion ol Commerce or the Alton City Mwwfar. , Miss Ruth Shank, director of ihome economics for Union Elec- |tric Co.. St. Louis, has been selected as chairman of the judging committee for the Alton Telegraph - Union Electric Co. recipe contest. The contest, which opened June 20 and closed July 30, is in the 10 categories of salads und dressings, vegetables and soups, casseroles, meat, fish and poultry, desserts, cakes and cookies, pie, breads, and outdoor cookery- Miss Shtuik received her degree from Simmons College in Boston. She has been with Union Electric for 25 years, und is a member of the Home Service Committee of Edison Electric Institute. Miss Shunk also holds mem bership in the National Federa-JHomt- Economies Association, tion Ol Business & Professional Women's Clubs, Zonta, Women's Advertising Club, Electrical Women's Round Table, American f Engineers Office at St. Louis 1 Union E lectri( . has ^ and also may be examined there, tribution substations served by ""' " nnn ° m "" t ^ the main substation at Federal. 'Powerlines carry 34,500 volts to : each substation. From these, 4-, J160-volt feeder lines extend to > neighborhoods. Sixteen of the 21 feeder lines in Alton were out of service after the blow Thursday. AH of these were interupted by lolling limbs and trees. In no instance, said Dippel, was lightning the cause of an outage. In addition to the feeder lines, the power troubles include innumerable instances of second- jury and service wires down. f Fifty area telephones were still knocked out today, said Haray Cass, community relations' j manager ol Illinois Belle Tele; phone Co. All these, he said, are rural phones and are scattered- The storm silenced 6,000 telephones. Cas* said aOQ outaf. town personnel were added to the regular staff of 89 to OQM with the emergency. These were mostly linemen tyit also iadud- ed sup«rvuors. 1>»e pbooe r*s- storatJon work started at 8 a.m, ust Thursday and was rl UP by Sunday tfttemoon, said. "NOW," he KUTH §UANK and Home Economies in Busi- ^>'ee days of ness. She presently resu|e» in St. Ix»uls ed up — (DUttBt '^'JS: BO to wo* an > "we bnv« QJtftJi M nwyMi i T"