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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH StflfW TUBStJAY: Low, 72; High §8. Serving the Alton Community for More Than 124 Year* ( C'ornfff ota Established January 15, 1*36. Vol. CJQCV, No, 151 ALTON. ILL., MONDAY, JULY 11, 1960. 20 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Prew Kennedy All But Named As Demo Con vent ion Opens •' • Crestfallen i Rivals Keep Campaigning LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Democratic National Convention '•• opens today with Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts booked' solidly as a sure shot for Ihe, party's presidential nomination. Barring some unforeseen last- hour development, Kennedy seemed likely to walk away with • UK- coveted prize In balloting beginning Wednesday Whether he would take it on the first count still was Honiewliiit problematical. But that he would take it there remained little doubt. Crestfallen rivftls kept their campaigns going But Adliii FJ .Stevenson, a two-time winner of jackpots in this political gamble, said he was willing to accept a cabinet post ;i«i ,i «>nsol;iliim prize. There uric some rather strong indications that supporters of Sen. Stuart .Symington iD-Moi were! about to toss ui the sponge. They denied this, of course, but the 1 seeming futility of opposing tho Kennedy juggernau 1 impressed itself deeply on some Symington backers. Keleatitiig Vote* Steve Langmade, Arizona national committeeman, told a reporter he understands consideration is being given hi the Symington camp to releasing the 104 convention votes supporters claim the Missouri senator has nailed down on the first ballot. Any such action could be a fatal blow to the efforts of Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas to hold the line in the early counting and thus open the way for selection later of cither himself or some other candidate. 1 Angmade is pledged to Kennedy on the first ballot and said he will stick through the second tally. If additional votes are needed, Langmade said, he is prepared to switch to Johnson on the~{gj£d counting. Kennedy backers said they are confident they will get more than half of the Symington votes if they are released. Truman Switch Former President Harry S. Tru-, man's double-reverse decision not to attend the convention after all cast a deep pall of gloom over the Symington camp. Symington dismissed the decision with al- comment that "Mr. Truman always does what he thinks is best." All of tiie presidential hopefuls came together Sunday night in a typical Hollywood setting — a •* > V Admit Shooting C-X Down United States i Reconnaissance Plane City Will Enact 8 Ordinances WORLD'S BIGGEST BONFIRE? Alton Fire Cap!. Thomas Wheeler stands beside just part of the piled tree debris on the city dump, set afire this morning to dispose of the tons of trees and branches knocked down in the June 30 storm.—Staff Photo. Millarcl City Council at a special meet- iing set for 7 p.m. today is slatted (o enact a series of eight ordinances by which three unin- ,corporated areas will be annex- i ed to the city and all recently an- : nexed areas will then be placed in voting precincts. The eighth ordinance will create six new voting precincts, numbered from 34 to 39 inclusive, increasing the number of Alton city precincts from the present j :« to 39. The same precinct set-up to bei made by the council is schedul- i ed for adoption by County Board of Supervisors, Wednesday, when it readjusts the Alton township precincts. i The precincts changes and ad-j ditions being recommended forj both city and township (which are co-extensive, have been jointly worked out between city officials and Township Supervisor Tons o/ tree debris went up in unoiher week or 10 days will bejStephen Kennedy, smoke on the city dump today, j required for the cleanup. • The city council is to act in Hie unprecedented bonfire ; Lauds Property Owners i advance of the county board so marks tiie waning of the June Director Griffin and Manager!the three annexations—all of ar;«) storm emergency and the see-i Watt lauded the individual pro-| eas presently surrounded by the ond major weather rap on the pertv owners who cleaned up j c jty _ ^j\\ De jj, e ff ec i before •city budget this year. their own premises, or who paid!the township precinct revisions, Director of Public Works'to have the job privately done, j and the rearrangement of voter Thomas Griffin .lr., estimates " If il hadn't been for them," i districts will thereby include Ipte cost of the tree cleanup isi* 1 '' 1 Wat) - "the job would bave !th{; entirc gj^ area ffevcragmg |2.50Qua day. Tolal'been a lot tougher and .would: ^ nntocorporated .-tslaiid: cost may be around $20.000. have taken longer. ' areas to be annexed-each by an This figure lops the first ; . C)t> l cl ' ew f ?5^_*^*^. W JJ-i Individual ordinance - are de-i ex " | scribed as the northerly part of I Tons of Tree Debris To Address Goes Up in Smoke Today LegionHere [weather emergency of this year, i WWNERWITH TROPHY XND CAR Jin late February and early j tani. scattered generally each March, when high-piling snows } dayf throughout the city with no !aD ^ of fess were shoved aside in a mighty Alton Senior High School tract; acres east mechanized effort to keep traf- aj cleanu P week projects. schedule as in annu- j of ^^ lary Road . and a nearby FRANK G. MILLAKf) Frank G. Millard, general fie rolling in Alton. That effort! nicked about 510.000 off the city 1 i budget. Neither the traffic-freezing' snows nor the recent tree-tear-, ing storm has an historical; i counterpart insofar as weather 1 • damage to the budget is concerned. Cuba Seeks UN Action On Dispute area east of State Aid Rt. • Four of the precinct-revision I ordinances add annexed areas to 'existing precincts. The Frank Schmidt tract at westerly end of Rozier street is to be added to Pet. 5. The Delmar school tract will be added to Pet. 9. The area about Alton Brick Co. north of I Delmar avenue, near Alby road, Harry Geiseu, 15, winner of the Alton Soap B»x Derby, Is being presented with the championship trophy by Walter Judy of fieilley Bros., Inc., and Charles Walters, president of Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce. The derby was held Sunday in front of Alton High School, on College Avenue. —Staff Photo. Ueun lp Still Under Way As the torch was applied this festooned Beverly Hills hotel ban- . coun ^efof the Departmenrof thei moj ' ning lo tllc dead forest °" CMTED NATIONS, N.Y. quet room in which breathing Ann ' v W JD ), e pr j,, c j pa | speaker : mc dumn at the foot of Centra) —Cuba today requested a meeting j at tiie Fifth Division convention• avenuc - the f ' l<?a ""P lhat start-.of the U.N. Security Council to, jwill be added to Pet. 26. Added to the same precinct will be the iNorval Mitchell tract, east of St. Joseph's Cemetery. Pet. 26 will include Rock Spring and golf course, and the Ceiling Set on Fees for Levee UDWARDSV1LLE Objection*' of 13 industries in the con-i tinuing litigation involving the Wood River Drainage and Levee' H. Geisen 1st in Soap Box Derby Stevenson, greeted by a storm of (np \mcrican Lesion here Prt °" tno last dav of June was consider the worsening dispute be•--•-- 1 '" ' 'still underway, elsewhere in the tween Cuba and the United States as revam P ed wl11 have the shape city, but somewhat curtailed A spokesman for the Cuban del-' 0 ' an pxa SKerated golf putter, 'from the peak of the operation legation said a formal complaint; Rod Sei 1 R Park will be switch«». <4, t ,,.<,..,,,. wu > u.v, n , u .. «,,.-' la!il ^'^^ nas been handed to the current said nobody had done him **ongj ""•'""; u ^hThp"street's'oT'down- City Manager Graham Watt P-esident of the 11-nation council,j. 1( . in the Dreliminarie- of the coo-1™?." 1 ™ the stleets of down e . stim a tes m Bmen were employ .| Ambassador Jose Correa of Ecua- £ s alt f s descnptions of present, ed at one time last week in ld or. l pcts 31 - alld &• alld f to up six' . details were available im. :new P'^uicts on the easterly District administrative fees were disposed of in a two and one-; Hurry Geisen, 15, son of Mr. half hour meeting in county court chambers this morning, theiand Mrs. Leo Geisen, 1709 Oak- i he I wood Ave., was first place win- 1 ner in the Alton Soap Box Derby Telegraph '«"' learned, where a ceiling of $88,750 was set on done on the levee. of applause, was lyrical. Tensely, SaUlrday ' and Kennedy ripped off an old campaign speech at a furious gait. Symington played it down. He 2 Survivors Undergoing Questioning MOSCOW (APi—The Soviet Union announced today it shot down an American RB47 reconnaissance plane July 1 over Soviet territory and that two crewmen parachuted to safety and are being questioned. This was the first word of the • plane since it disappeared July 1 | with six men aboard wlu'le on an electromagnetic mapping flight over waters north of Norway and the Soviet Union. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko summoned U.S. Charge D'Affaires Edward Freers and handed him a note protesting violation of Soviet air space by the plane. Similar notes were given to Britain and Norway because the plane was temporarily based in England arid was expected to land at a Norwegian air field. Would Be Prosecuted A Soviet announcement said the survivors would be prosecuted "with full severity of Soviet law." The two captured fliers were Lt. John R, McCone, 38, Tonganoxie, Kan., and Lt. Freeman B. Olmstead, 24, ^Imira, N.Y. Tire note did not mention the fate of the other members of the crew of six. The latest Soviet note followed by two days a Moscow announcement that Francis Powers, pilot of the downed American U2 spy plane, would be tried for espio- inage. Power's plane was downed deep inside Soviet Union May 1 while on a high altitude photographic mission. i International Furor | The incident kicked up an international furor and was used by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to call off the Paris summit • meeting even before it stalled. ' Today's note said the Soviet air 'force picked up a trace of the plane while it was over the Barents Sea proceeding toward Soviet territory. When it reached the Soviet border at the Kola Peninsula, a fighter plane took off and after the mammoth division par- ! 'ied to Pet. 33. The last ordinance of the ser- m the preliminaries «* u,* «*-j to Alto vention, which gets under way Iate| tow " AUOn ' Ijxjay : Announcement of Miliard's ap- , _. Ipearanee ut the convention was, *..,„, JOUIIIMMI Lecture • I .., . xt , Q- u i i er the city.. Regular Johnson, in the star billing, asj™ ° Belle ^ 1)e f SmTander" 5 of'' 14 ! 1 '' 1110111 em P loyes * en a «k™'««;j Cuba " 'tree clearing crews scattered ov- im-i the last act on the show, lectured the Democrats about the souring condition of a world in which Soviet can Premier threaten Nikita Khrushchev; to launch rockets! the division which includes American Legion posts of 34 counties in Southern Illinois. streets de- i mediately. m ..„„__ „ I'cig" Minister ! led by more than a dozen conti'actJR 03 arrived in New York Saturday j er side of the Raul j plant five . _ j ' Mlllara was appointed general; ^jy a ^^ of ^^^ The United t^ui uneaten iv M»«M*-*. »w^.—.«, -- — . viu^ a VUUMAC wi uuin^a^t! *" ueiegaiionj against this country if it interferes i counsel of the Department of the itnicks remu ined on the job as was notified of Cuba's action, but j Broadway not now ui voting in Cuba's undulating affairs. |Army in March. 19.w. succeeding| this k b The d (had no comment pending study of! in ^- .... I l/\k>k II A rtrtv\-\,, l_r« U.-... .-, *..,,.<:,. . ° ww i *»_ . _ _. i . j 'A lUl'Urfi muti hut- Kuan nnu Despite brave statements by his rivals, Kennedy continued to fence them hi. While they talked of delegate gains, he battered down the barriers to an early nomination. California and its ffl-vota dele-i---—«•--•• gallon was one of mese. Wim! J >i c < ;mbfil '. what his critics called character- John G. Adams. He has practic-i houj . s from 3 a m , 0 dai . k | iave !the complaint. ed law in Flint, Mich., since 1916, was city attorney of Flint frani 19a7 to ^ and served two Manager Watt said the streets IUu> Fidel Castr ° government Seek Man in Killing of 2 Policemen HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. (AP)— A pea-green convertible belonging to u man sought in the slaying of two policemen was found in Woodbridge Township today about seven miles from the shooting. , _«,.. — — The policemen from nearby ;closed, it was takei for granted) 101 ' \ 1sual Presentation of the new j Franklin Township were shot to A hearing on objections to the Sunday on College avenue in, identified the plane by its Amer- vee district commissioners' h' otli oi Alton High School. ieun Ail . For m ni-k!ni»c truck — i^ 111 nas bee " conferring with| mainly called in by the city to get »he! members of the Cuban delegation | Heights job done quickly. on u »' situation. Kn !>ivi city which will sup-, former Wood Riv- Township voters precincts, i covering the Milton j This ordinance al-| ', levee petition for allowance of $57,337.50 in fees to the district's attorney, Harold G. Talley, resumed after the meeting and was recessed about noon until 1 p.m. Attorneys for industrial objectors in the case met with the district commissioners* and per- so gives precinct designations modified. The end is in! Although details were not A large map bus been prepar- said City Clerk Paul Price, Geisen's racer, one of the larger .entries in the race, was constructed of wood and was equipped with official wheels and icun Air Force markings. The note said the Soviet pilot ordered the American plane to terim set-up to the council! death Sunday in the apartment of refugee, Michael attorney general of: dep'artment meii went "toWork! charged the situation is a threat ! mombei ' K tonight- a Hungarian January, 1931. to w | lilc tne early-morning storm to international peace. Noted b >' glancing at the giant j Fekecs, 25. was raging June 30. By the July ™s is o"<' of the conditions re- j"^ Prepared for the meeting! Poli(;e thmughout centra) New istic indecision, Gov. Edmund G. Brown announced be is backing «•*•*-. **S**»fe "Ullv UU. *J,r tllv: U U1.Y B °>' n '" Coi '" nnu - , MiL>h - »"4 holiday weekend, they had ' by the U.N. Charter fo P prepared for the jis that an arm of Godfrey township still extends southward in- sonal attorneys for Talley, Frank Rain of East St. Louis and Virgil Jacoby of Alton, in the chambers of County Judge Michael Kinney. The Telegraph learned that I the agreement made at the meeting disposes of industrial objections and that attorneys' for the industries will submit a stipulation and order setting the ceiling on the 1957-1960 project. laud but the pilot refused and kept steering mechanism. It is a reJ 1 ™^ in "^ ^ ****»*• constructed version of the onei "" ntl j e 1>ef ".^ ^ land continued, he used in last year's derby. l""' "°f e f ld ' , the S° viet8 •»»» Geisen will be a freshman at down the Anjencan plane. Marquette High School this fall. Rodney Spooner, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spooner, 943 Delmar Ave., won second place. The derby svas preceded by a i sequences parade led by the Alton Muni The Soviet note accused Britain of being an accomplice of the United States in and warned of "hostile acts" possible con- parade! ' Ufult' cipal Bund. Alter the City Manager Graham W. Watt welcomed the 2,500 spectators. The Soap Box Derby was divided into "A" and "B" classes. The class was for boys 13 lo I.") jours of age and Magnetic Held* The U.S. Air Force said the plane was mapping magnetic fields in the extreme north of the world in u survey intended to provide information for more accurate maps. the 'B" class wus for boys 111 The missing plane, norautJJy M , March ' J8 ^- Mr. Mtllard wm. cluared an st ,. eets enough , 0 i Security Council action. ot aru * de 'pass traffic. Then the trucks be- - A Council meeting is expected » middu> Altol W««tti there bachelor of igaii the longer task of hauling to l)p ( ' a H ed la ^r this week. awarded a bachelor piumi oiunnuwiow »«? •<* u»v«"'v» . 11M . Kennedy. Brown said the dele>' esb '" 1 - )14 *nd a gates could go their independent ! law de fi»' ee in ™& * * jvewfily of Michigan. But he later denied that thisi, A veteran of World War I, Mil- No we |1UB kept COUJ)l Ol th _ constituted a release from their lard s ^ v ' ed a(i a fil ' st ««itcnant|hundreds of trips made to the; -Allerl JiaujJlUgUiapei- the Uni ' to the dump. Jub ri)ini|i I p Baby pledge to vote for him on the first ballot The delegation put off until Tuesday any poll of sentiment, but most of its members thought it would summon at least 60 votes for Kennedy toward the 761 he needs for the nomination. Vital From with the to Army he was pn duly Air Corps and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. He is Bui the wilting jungle' TACOMA (APi-A female chim- wus testimony of u giant j puna*', trained to change a baby's seized a six-moiith-old her stroller Sunday and >r yO minutes to surreu- Mumper Walt told the Tele-)girl today that city trucks will*refuted that remain outside the city in- elude the easterly part of Riley, easterly part of Tonsor road; Tulane, Delia, Dawn, Carson, Sunset and Johnson Street, north of Cardinal Street, portion of this area but not quite surrounded by the city. Jersey searched for Fekecs, an A group of individual taxpay-! and 12 >'«"»* of age. The boys injbased at Forbes Air Force Base mww, a «j ei , s . ob j ect o rs , lhrough their!the two divisions raced in two-U* Topeka, Kan., was about 1,300 ^ ^ *" lh " < ""•" «-' "^ *-» - ^ «-—« - -"" »««*•«*!«¥-•• illicit t-l«n ^inIIl»4i-# 4-n 41-11^ Will so that each final from the North Pole when formal clothes. morning with the calling to the! winiujl> » ad marked up 1 or 5 wins i H made its lust radio report. ' island of their first witness, a: bl ' foi ' (1 (hl ' fillul Eui ' n winner of! A Pentagon spokesman ex«- u incn ™ , ..u, i member of the district board of 1 " ht ' at was ""ai'ded a trophy j planed the magnetic force uffect- •off in the 1959 Edsel convertible, j commlHsloner8 yirgil F. Over- °.v Ja.vcee K. 7.. Bovvden. ing conventional compasses vai'ieb ,«., ,,v..., ? ne " f tw ? Tf h( ;° U T S| nieyer of Wood River. The coun- Second-place winner Spouner, In direction over different parts The south i found purked '" he 8arage o£ a| sel tor the taxpayers-objectors N M)nii01 ' ed b >' Heih-ung Construe- iofthe earth and at different times, is almost, pl ' lvate ho ' ne ln Woocjbj ' ld 8e I attempted to establish the basis I «on Co., won th« "B" class. Gels- Navigation r'..irte show these var- L 1 !" 1 ^,"!..^ 61 ° f "^ M ! dli * "° l '- e '""' 'l« a "y -Mttap whencelder the gan National Guard and has long been active in the American the debris has already been Little Mftrdu Lynn Ebert was' The decision of California and some other state* oould determine whether Kennedy snatches the prise on the first roll call or Is forced to battle it out longer. Among others, Gov. Herschel C.' Loveless of Iowa released a favorite son delegation after it casts: its % votes for IUm on the first I taljy as directed by the stale's! party convention. Having done that, the delegation could twttob before the final result waj announced. A poll showed Itttfc vote* for Kennedy, with the remainder split fymingon 4, Johnson 3. Stevenson 3, absent W>. Legion and Veterans of Foreign j wus piled by removed off the curbs where it Wars, Miluu'd's topic will be, "Meeting The Challenge of Russian Espionage." If a resident In a zone already cleaned, discovers new piles of deadwood, he must dispose of these hUmaU. The city Clicks /will service any ureas not yet ! serviced and take away the tree i debris piled off the street In COMIC* «*OCIAt OHITLAttV . AIAItKtS'il WQWB ttAUU) « J V 4 8 ll» 11 11 |*4ttJS i« 1*408 18 relwiiedunhurmed to her mother, 1 Mrs. Frederick ISbert, after the chimp had completed a diaper change under surveillance of a state patrolman and store officials. The incident occurred in a Tacoma department store which keep* the chimp tor publicity purpose* and lets it circulate among 'front of residences, said Watt. r _.._ „__ The tree cleanup iuts not been j the customers on a leash. a job oi inwely hauling neat: piles of debt-it. Much of the earlier \vyrk of streets crews involved wt\ving and cnopuing, cutting the shattered trees to a size that permitted h^f^)*ii Manager Watt estimated that DATA AT THE DAM 750 Club in Market LOS ANGELAS (AP) - One room at the Democratic convention headquarters hotel was taken by the 750 Club, composed of Democrats who have contributed Township. The home is owned by Louise ti'ush, a widow. She said Fekecs ivvus acquainted with a roomer in the home, Louis Bolu, who she| i said was about 20 years old- ' The slain patrolmen, George, j Dunham and John Lebed, had) pursued Fekecs into New Brunswick and arrested him for speeding in another car, a 1958 Lincoln. i of the commissioner* finding if 11 ; >W"''ed by Belle Street that fees for work performed during a three-year period ' by Auto Repair, was the "A" class victor. Spooner and Geisen then Tailey were "reasonable." 'raced against each other for the championship. Geisen was pre>] seiited the championship trophy Shol b) fiuuby Trap .by Harvey Reilley, head of Renley Bros., luc. He Kigged lor Burglars Judging ut the finish line was FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP)-Gro $1,000 or more to the party asked New Brunswick police to When they discovered Fekecs 1 jeer B, C. Russell, 59. triggered a license had been revoked, they: booby trap he Itad rigged to pro- A newsman discovered the club ordered a direct telephone line to some point downtown. He didn't know where but — suspecting there might be political signify cuiice — he called the number to see who would answer. It was the brokerage (urn of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner ft Smith. done by Bob Mentei, Charles Walters, and Al Wiseman,' all of the Juycees, mid Tom O'Huir of tect his store and was shot in the' hold the Uuicohi while the two right Hide Sunday. the Roud Knighu. of Illinois. will compete in the 'National Soup Box Derby in Ak- patrolmeii esooiHed liim lo Fruiik-' Russell, who intended to throw i mn oiuo. Aug. 14. Jin Township police headquarters. | u watermelon in the garbage can, After bail was get ut $5U, police j opened the back dour of tiie store. iations in degrees along curving lines, and corrections are made from year to year. Nu UoUuerale Attouipl Abst. Secretary of Defense Murray Snyder said he was sure the plane made no deliberate attempt to fly over the Soviet Union. He said he based this opinion on the order to halt reconnaissance flights over Soviet territory following the U2 spy plane incident In addition to McCone and Qbn- stead. the crewmen of tiie plane have been identified by a Forte Air Force Base TpfthflSflum it' said Fekecs usked the two patrol men to accompany him to ills apartment here so he could pick up rconey for the bond. That was the last tune Dunham and Lebed were seen alive. door jerked a string which discharged a .38 caliber pistol. His injury was not serious. The device killed Earl Wayne Hunsoni '&, last September after he had broken Into the store. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Whether you wind up with a uesl egg or u goose egg depends a lot on the kind of chick you married. Cupt. Eugene £. Poia, 38, originally from Santa Monks, Cfettf ; Capt. Willard U. Pstai, m Oak Ridge. Twiu.; U. Deajl & PW- ilps, '», iDwood, NY., «nd U (tear L, figtanhb 9% Old*. \

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