Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 25, 1960 · Page 1
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 1$4 CLOUDY TUESDAYS Low 73*, High Established January 15, 1836 Vol. CXXV, tfd. 183 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JULY 25,1960. 22 PAGES 5c Pw Copy Member of The Awoctettd Monev.Gun Taken in Burglary A burglary with Ions of $10 to $15 in money and ft revolver was among five theft incidents Investigated last weekend by Alton police. Taylor's Bargain Center, 1467 Pearl St., was broken into by an unknown Intruder. Police at 5:30 a.m. today observed an open window in the rear ofj the establishment. I Burglars had entered the win-' dow, knocked a hole In a door! into the building and unlocked; it. Police contacted Edman \V. Taylor, owner, who reported that $10 to $15 in change had! been taken from the cash register and a revolver also was taken. Police were called Sunday at 8:20 p.m. by Leo MAKING A POINT AT VN Republican Convention Opens; Battle Over Platform near George's Station at Ninth streets. had observed SOITIP windows open in the back of the station and thought that someone could have entered through them. George Georgewits, the owner, could not be reached by police, the report said Police wont to the place and closed the windows which apparently lockpd as they were closed. At 5 a.m. today. Paul Moore, 1127 State St.. driver for Prairie UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. — U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge points to map before the United Nations Security Council meeting today at which he told delegates the U.S. has proof that Soviet fighter planes deliberately pushed an American RB>-47 plane off GOP Plank On 'Rights' Is Mixture B.v NORMAN WALKER CHICAGO (APt - The Republican Platform Committee ^after a j sometimes bitter all-night session (finally adopted today a civil rights plank containing a mixture I of moderate and liberal proposals. Whether it bypassed a convention floor fight remained a question. its course and shot it down over biter- Dp(ails of ™ e P'a" k were not national waters. Lodge introduced the j announced. The Republican Na- map to illustrate his charge. Russians ' tional convention opening today charge the plane was on a spy mission over Soviet territory when it was shot down July 1. (AP Wirephoto) Lodge Tells UN of Evidence In Soviet-U. S. Plane Dispute B.v MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. j^,..™« .„.. """•' '»• -<>•"-, UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. fAPi name an impartial fact-lindir l-anml*iiy,mfonnedpolK*that _ Thp Unj(ed states agserted to- imission to investigate the inc a real- door was open at MwB8s ;day it has scientific, proof that,dent, or submit the entire matt. tion calling on the council to either |exact nature was withheld be impartial ' fafMinrfiniricause it involved secret informa i will not receive it formally until Wednesday night, when the full p' form com"s up for action. . The composite was worked out i at a closed - door session that .'ground on until 6:40 a.m. (CDT). At one point the committee re- 'jectjd 52-32 a motion that it ad- 'joum for the night. The politically touchy civil .lights .problem was tossed to the : full 'committee after a drafting subcommittee voted 8-7 for a plank more moderate than that; Plank on Civil Rights Is Center of Controversy By JACK BELL and WILLIAM T. PEACOCK CHICAGO (AP)—-The Republicans launched their national convention today with whoops and applause for attacks on the Democrats—and also in bitter pull- and-tug over their platform, particularly the civil rights plank. , HISTORIC GAVEL CHICAGO — Sen Thruston Morton, Kentucky, National Chairman of the Republican party, ex,,,.„„„, „.,„„ „,.„_ - . New York's Gov. Nel-j amines gavel used 100 years ago when Lincoln was i I tion of great interest to the So- >*»* A - Rockefeller and supported! nominated. The gavel was loaned by George Ash.... ,«..- :J -_. ™,...-_ J „„ man Mortott( New Haven, Conn., a great-great-great- grandson of the man who used it originally. (AP Wirephoto) a real- door was open at >K«ESIK j.... t « i™, ..„.:„„*)«,. ~~>~t <u.,« . . ......... ..,.~ __. : ..... \ifi< «.v vic-e President Richard M. Cafeteria, 1806 E. Broadway. Police called Mrs. Evelyn San-j maneuvered a U.S. RB47 off itsitTcc." "'"" "' "" Hfl accused the Soviet Union of Battle Over Plank gone, manager of the cafeteria, course and shot it down over Inter- ,' , • h , dramatic speech he denvin B the R B47 crewmen their Through the night the commit- who checked the cash register.) national waters. nroduced two mans to demon ri & h1s under international law and j tee battled over a strong vs. a Nothing was reported missing.; us delegate Henrv Cabot ^tratc his noints donounced this as "Hagi-ant dis-i liberal plank, and backers of bo(h PoUce were informed that some-1Lodge denounced me action as "a , _,, - ri f'.h ^ i f n « ard for ^ standards of inter- sides threatened a floor fight if times the door will not latch prop-crimjna, md ree kless act ofijjj! ^ownthTnSe Julv 1,. » ation ?' conch)cl " u u , . . • « ». - i SillUwlIiIK uuwii uic Ufcuic u uij »• Ac 1 jTOcrn Knrtlef ln/> <"nir*f which the Soviet Unioni,.—.... __„—«_.-*— -—> -=—*__•• rt!> "-^^fe 1 - »!*««. mi. LMII.I erly. Np evidence of forcible entry was found, police said. piracy i tried to hide with "reckless talk."! h i beyond ' V It tabled the stronger plank but l Vi<?l * ta ^ te ' 1 VaSUy V ' ""*"? went ° n to acc ^ some libera1 -! . sat atten tively erect , alternately | sponsored amendments to the 1 . . . ... .... .....I* 810 Grove St.. was reported atj 10:55 a. m. Sunday by Mrs. Blanche Sons, a neighbor, who lives at M6 Central Ave. She was looking alter the house while Du- Vivier was on vacation. She said that several windows were open and a light was on upstairs in the home. A drawer was half open and a bathroom window [ was open also, she said. Police investigating found no evidence of forcible entry. T h e house was locked up and Mrs. rSSSeSnSn 00 "'^ *' "If £/ T "T^^^"^'" ^*£S!m^^e^'^^n. No £j t the Soviet union, (devices. He did not go into de-'j- .-*_.. ' ... .' „, Engineers Table flood Wall Job Plans for the flood protection sea wall for the West End' business district of Alton have been laid aside by the U. S. Corps of Engineers pending action by the city on its sewer wives of the RB47 crewmen, their • expressions grim, watched tense- j ly as Lodge pointed with his Eisenhower Likes Plank on Defense By JAMES DEVLIN NEWPORT, R.I. (^—President 'Eisenhower thinks the na- o f Wisconsin | tional defense plank recommended by the Republican platform although! committee is pretty good, the summer White House said today. The split between the party moderates and liberals over the civil rights stand was so great that a convention floor fight appeared in prospect unless Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the all-but-certain nominee for president, can mediate the matter before It comes up in the convention Wednesday. Nixon winged into town from Washington shortly after 11 o'clock and was greeted with a rousing airport dc .lonstration, mainly from young Republicans. It was an occasion for reunion too of the vice president and Mrs. Nixon with their young daughters, "Tricia and Julie, who have been in camp in California. Wants Strong Civil foiglit* Nixon had already aligned himself for a strong civil rights plank. Before leaving Washington, he told a news conference he would back a floor fight,-if necessary, I for a strong plank. i But there was considerable delegates by lambasting the opposition party in what was billed as a welcoming address. Today's forenoon convention session was strictly a routine affair, devoted to welcoming addresses and pifliminary organization. Yet it was an occasion also for getting off some initial shots at the common '.*nemy — the Democrats, i Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky, national chairman, hooted at the promises he said had been made to everybody in the Democratic platform. To cairy them out, he declared, would add 15 to 20 billion dollars a year to gov- (t-nment costs. Morton said would adopt "a realistic, honest platform that we can and will fulfill." the Republicans •-• «•- *• ••• 7" |oasea on the moderates' propos- .er to the .maps ujgnj^c* the> als induded about haU of the lib- planes coarse ^wscnartea^ ,eral-sponsored provisions. There were two maps, one ofi _. . _ , „ _ Western Eui-opc showing the! <*™™™ Carles H. Percy plane's route from England lo j said all votes were by voice, and ward the Barents Sea, the other of Hi " 0 Was taken ' Col. Russsfl Wilson, acting Sons had the only key which had been given to her by the DuVivier j ^ m - or ' med maid, Rosana Tatc. who hasn't L |Bt ^ A)ton gea _ been there since Mrs. Sons «'aS| had , )een reviewed in last there, the report indicated.- | lh| . ee monthSi a) ong A car break-in was reported by Melvin HaycTaft of No. a Shor- district engineer at St. Louis, today project the last' dell Ct, Godfrey, who said an electric razor was missing from his car parked at Blackhawk Club. The pilfering took place sometime between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The razor was the type that could be plugged into the cigarette lighter of a car, the report said. dormant projects. othe r <ney want it? We have to know this lief ore \\e can do our 1'ilM." ! that many of their members bad ma- >« the meeting while moderate neuvered the American era ft from forces remained in full strength. iis course. Rockefeller himself had opposed He called the Soviet charges j earlier not only the cjvil rights He said that the U. S. engi- (na , , ne p)am , vj o | atec ) u.S.S.R. plank chose.i by the subcommit- ueers office had conferred . space last July 1 a "complete tee but also the national defense Mayor P. W. Day b>' phone andi fabrjcat j on " whidl must be dis- pronouncement adopted by the loiicr. He noted that, under the orig-, Inal arrangement, the city is, . . , « M4 ' fJV. * » *."•* t-ft VyjV \s\, *O M&U **I tT «*.••• " C ™™*°™??™?™*£:\^ sea wal. proposal. A bond missed as a poor attempt to cloak i full commit! e. The city's proposed $7,500,000:a wanton attack on a plane over project is tied in with'iniernatvmal waters.' ment $6 project. "One of the most important considerations," Wilson said, "is Pledge* Fight ' "I will fight right here in Chicago. 1 ' if necessary, he said, to M j i «.!. ,i«n. u\*u "«*•« ff* vfvuui. *» wv** v i rorcco Uii iXMli'iJft mimon B to Ve thel issue must be passed |° oblain ' Ludgf said he would introduce j pul across his views. system. This step, a resolution i.sking OrU the Coun- the attitude of the people of ithe one Day's last campaign program, | tion of the entire incident, or a| remains to be taken. of the planks in Mayor, oil call for an impartial "'vestiga-j charted y 2 rnvrt *r»f*mnflian nrncTPflttV Hrm t\{ frhn Aitiit*n innirlatlf ftt> a _ . .- platform group obviously ^ b a xvide Alton toward the project. _, The -sea wall would extend j ternational Court of Justice. 3,300 feet from the levee, just ; judgment on the case by the In-j^ se( out in a ^pro^se Couneilmen to Discuss Utility Tax Tonight J downstream of the Alton locks, to the Lover's Leap" projection on the bluffs. "What actually happened was ( Rockefeller this: Before it (the plane) • reach ' the point more than 50 j worked out late last week by , a PP ai>ed Nixon. ie platform . » !of liberalism that Rockefeller has A proposed 5 per cent utilities tax which already has evoked a barrage of protests is slated for its first formal consideration at a committee session of Alton City Council tonight. The committee group will have before it for an initial hearing a proposed ordinance providing for imposition and collection of the impost on utility services. Also directed to the mayor and Council are U remon- strances which present objections to the tax both on part of individual householders and also on behalf of organizations and benevolent institutions such as hospitals. Six of the protests were filed in time for consideration tonight. Whether the later remon- strances receive informal attention, since all pertain to the same topic, will rest with the committee inasmuch as they have not as yet been formally referred to it. Three of the latest protests were filed today with City Clerk Paul Price. One was^from Sister Renee, administrator of St. Joseph's Hospital, on behalf of the hospital, its board of trustees, and advisory committee. The letter estimates that a S per cent utilities impost to be collected through the hospital would exceed 12,400 a year, and would have to be passed on to patients M m added service charge. The litter also points out the hospital U exempt from genera) taxes as a benevolent institu- tion and hence no reduction of: property taxes in compensation | for a utilities tax would benefit i the hospital. The second protest was filed; by Mrs. Hester J. G. Hodge, j president, on behalf of officers! and members of Alton's Helpj Your Neighbor organization. The remonstrance says members feel the utilities impost would only increase the tux burden on residents and would mean double taxation for those supporting or patronizing benevolent institutions. The third protest was billed by the GAAC. Besides the tax ordinance introduced at the Council meeting two weeks ago, the commit, tee tonight will have in hand a related report on the general phases of a utility tax. The report estimates a 5 per cent tax on utilities would produce an estimated $367,450 annual income to the city. Protests to the tax plan filed prior to today include remon. stranoes from St. Anthony's Hospital, Alton East Side Assn., East End Improvement Assn., Downtown Business Men's Assn., two petitions with aggregate of over aoo signatures, Trades ft labor Assembly, and Alton Memorial Hospital. The Council committee U to cpen its meeting at 7:30 p.m. and the utilities tax it*me •?• last on its agenda. First pending ordinance to be taken up tonight is one proposing the Rlvi ei view-Shelly-Topping sewer. BegiiiWork On Tower At Airport **«> BETHALTO ~ wor k l woik Preliminary ,. ndpr Mnaer miles north, of Svatoy Nos, at which it was scheduled to turn • northeast, a Soviet fighter pressed . in from the seaward side and tried to force the plane off its course | and into Soviet territory," Lodge i said. Girl Treated for i i Swallowing Aspirins Alton police received a call | R eports Car Hit by ; Sunday at 6:20 p.m. lor an, r J GOP ' ™ s was true even though many of Rockefeller's ideas have been embraced by MKOU, the party's cinch presidential choice. , The completed GOP platform •seemed destined to be far more 1 moderate than the one adopted i' y Democrats. And that dearly lined the .President up Nelson A. ler has c-'led the plank inadequate and says it "does not lace up realistically to the dangers that threaten the nation." The plank the platform committee recommended in Chicago, on the c of the opening of the GOP national convention,, praised Eisenhower's conduct of national defense and said it would be continued on a no-price-ceiling basis. Rockefeller has called for a S'/a- .billion-dollar increase in defense i spending this fiscal year. He and : Vice President Richard M. Nixon, i sure bet for the Republican presidential nomination, agreed over the weekend that there is need for an increase in military spending. But on that occasion they mentioned no specific figure. Says Spending Adequate Eisenhower for months has taken the position that defense spending is adequate. The White House again today declined comment on the defense views of Rockefeller, who has indicated his big New York delegation may lead a convention floor fight when the platform comes up for a vote Wednesday. Hagerty also refused again to comment on published reports that Henry Cabot Lodge, U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, is Eisenhower's choice for sice-presidential nominee. the Appeal to State Court EDWARDSVILLE—An appeal to the Supreme Court of Illinois from County Court decisions in regard to the petition for authority to levy additional assessment in the matter of the Wood River Drainage and Levee District was filed in County Court late this morning by the district's attorney, Harold G. Talley. i grumbling in the party over what some conservatives called Nixon's ; surrender over the weekend to i New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. S During an all-night session of jthe Platform Committee, moder- jates succeeded in toning down a civil rights plank shaped to the Nixon-Rockefeller statement of principles of last Saturday morning. While its wording was not disclosed, the plank was reported to contain a mixture of moderate and liberal proposals. Another problem for Nixon was a stand by a group of GOP governors that there should be an open contest for the vice presiden- The Kentucky senator is one of those figuring hi»h in speculation about a possible vice-presidential nominee. But the betting favorite for the No. 2 spot was, at the moment, Henry Cabot Lodge, ambassador to the United Nations. To Choose Veep Nominee Nixon will choose the vice-presidential nominee, as is traditional. At his meeting with reporters in Washington, he declined to discuss liis choice for the spot except to say it will be a man who shares his views and one who would be qualified for the presidency if it soould be necessary for him to take over that office. Rockefeller probably would not let his name go before ttr convention as a presidential nominee. But Rockefeller remained an enigma, with his position largely Appealed is the entire fina! order confirming the assessment roll, as changed and modified, for additional assessment and for entry of judgment dated May 27, 1960, and entered and filed June 3, 1960; teat part of the interlocutory order fixing the amount of the additional assessment and directing, preparing and filing of the assessment roll, dated July IS, 1959 which fixes the estimate for administrative expense, legal fees and expense, enginering fees and expense, court costs, etc., at the sum of $100,380; and that part which fixes $807,280 as the amount of the additional assessment. that the on the proposed construction of a federally operated control tower at Civic Memorial Airport, it was reported over the weekend by Mark E. Jacobson, chairman of the aii-port board. Estimated cost of the project is $200,000. "r,.,!^! RockThrmvnOffBluffi Marion Figge of 2803 Hillcrest JAve., reported to police Sunday ren began ground in the airport area last week in an effort to determine the most favorable location for the large tower. The tower will be located approximately 20 to 80 feet south of the mm administration building in an area where the control tower operators have full view of airport landing areas. Construction engineer W. H. Hall told members of the airport authority that the tower would stand 40 to 50 feet high and would be equipued to handle heavy air traffic. The local airport authority will appropriate $100,000 of the eat), mated, construction cost and toe federal government is expected to provide $100.000 for the n^ jeot, Jaoobson sajd. When the tower is completed the Federal Aviation Agency will provide U coutralton to maintain the control tower operation on • 24 hour hula, The federal agency will alao install and maintain the tower equipment. 1, Brighton, who was rushing his daughter to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment. Harp's daughter, Janet| a t 8:45 p.m. that someone had Louise, 2, had swallowed 25 or thrown a rock from the bluffs, striking the top of his car about six inches back from the windshield when he was proceeding west on McAdams Highway. i child, could have been seriously 30 aspirins from a botlle she had found in u suitcase. The Harps had just returned irom relatives when Janet were un t into the {aspirins. She underwent a stomach i injured if the stone had come lavage in St. Joseph's emerg-1 through the windshield, he told ency room and was dismissed.!police. Her mother suid she is feeling better today, but that she wan "awfully drowsy" after she had taken the aspirins last night. Alton police contacted the State Police at the weigh station in Godfrey and informed them of the incident, the report said. ,000 in Damages Sought By Victim of Dog Bite EDWARDSVILLE - A $5,000 ujit lor damages alleging personal injury as the result of a dog bite was filed in Circuit Court today by attorneys tor Marvin C. Love. The defendant is James M- Holland. The complaint alleged that Love was on his front porch at 410 Missouri Ave., 8. Roxana, when the do« owned by Holland "without provocation attacked and bit" him on the left hand. Judgmaut of damage* is asked for loss of ttraa his business, and for medical expenses. Also filed iu Circuit Court today tut* a $23,000 suit for alleged personal injury as the result of an accident last Nov. 3 Uj the 25QO block of B. Broadway In Alton. Plaintiff is Peter Panouzis and defendant is David L- Flack of Hartford. It is alleged that as Panouzis was a padestrian crags- ing G. Broadway, be was struck by ji oir djiviB by tue Eisenhower arranged to watch! ^' ie „ . _ today's opening lession bf the con- Supreme Court direct the Coun- vention on television at his Ft. ^ Court to *** ^f amount °J I the said additional assessment Adams vacation quarters. He will fly to Chicago Tuesday to address the convention iu the evening. To Tour Polaris On the President's agenda today was an inspection tour of a Polaris submarine. He also arranged to preside at a meeting of the National Security Council—a session which Hagerty describes as routine without any aspects of emergency. The submarine the President arranged to inspect this afternoon is (lie Patrick Henry, a 380-foot sister ship of the George Washington, which fired the drat two successful underwater Polaris missile shots last week off Cape Canaveral, Ha. After the inspection, the President will observe a dummy shoot of the missile. The President's press secretary, James C. Hagerty, advised newsmen at a news conference to wait for the President's convention speech to gel his views on the GOP platform. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Modern man is one who drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on oradit-oajd gas. <0 1WO. OtBMa! Feature* Corp.) at the sum of $875,000; to fix the estimate for the attorneys' fees, etc., at the sum of $150,100; and to order the filing of an assessment roll for a total additional assessment of $875,000, instead of the $807,280 ordered by the court. DATA AT THE DAM 8 a.m. temperature Yesterday'* today 78°. Utah 87", low 73*. River utage fcelow Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 3.0. Pool 33,4. None. tial nomination. i incomprehensible to the average Free Hand tixpeuted (delegate moving in the make-be- By tradition, a party presiden- lieve world of ' tootin S bands and tial nominee ordinarily has a free hand in naming his own running mate. There has been every indication that tyixon intended to "exercising this privilege although keeping silent as to the man he would tap. Speculation over Nixon's choice has centered on U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts and Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky, the GOP national chairman. The first session of the convention formally got under way about half an hour before Nixon hit town. Gpv. William G. Stratton of Illinois brought cheers from the shouting cohorts that precedes the usually dull convention routine. Frpm his subterranean position as a non-candidate for either place on the ticket, Rockefeller threatened to shoot off about the only missile that might enliven the prosaic proceedings. Inside Musts EDITORIAL ... PAGE: 4 AIABKISTS .... PAGE « SOCIAL PAGE 10 COMICS PAGE IS SPORTS PAGE 16 RADIO & TV . . PAGE 17 CLASSIFIED . . PAGE 19 OBITUARY ... PAGE 19 Lumumba Will Confer With Dag Hammarskjold By WILLIAM N. OATI* UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) —Premier Patrice Lumumba of the Congo holds more talks with U. N. Secretary-General Dag Hommarskjold today. Lumumba is seeking trained personnel to help get his chaos-ridden country back on its feet. The 3b-yeai'-old leader of the infant central African nation arrived in New York Sunday and after an initial 2%-hour meeting with Hammarskjold said he was "very optimistic" about th-j situa tion. Hammarskjold invited Lumunv '. to lunch with the members of the U. N. Security Council, which last Friday < ailed on Belgium to Damages Five Cars Parked At Tavern in Edwardsville BDVVARDSVILLE — An early morning cur-busting spree at Stallings Park Tavern led to the jailing of Robert Morgan, 22, of Madison, by sheriff's deputies on charge of destruction Oi private property. Morgan was released from aunty jail this morning on $500 bond, according to jailers. A report on file in the sheriff's office said that^Morgan damaged several automobiles Downed by several patrons of the tavern. Damages listed to the oars in tha report are: Car No. l t two mirrors broken, three radio aerials and four headlights broken, dents in the body and the grille broken. Car Nor 2, two headlights. two mirrors broken and the top cut. Car No. 3, the top cut and fuur hub caps missing. Car No. 4, windbhiuld broken and all wires on the engine torn loose; Cat' No. 5, windshield broken and windows on the l*ft side broken. i speed up withdrawal of her troops from the Congo. Lumumba later was to talk with delegates of the 29-nation Asian-African group and hold a news conference. He winds up his talks with Hammai-skjold Tuesday. Lumumba told newsmen he and Hammarskjold in their first meet- Ing had discussed the general situation in Ue Congo and the session had been "very fr 'tful." "I express my satisfaction for the understanding which has prevailed during our conversation," the premier said in French. An aide said Lumumba particularly wants the U. N. to send engineers and doctors to the Congo. When he arrived in New York, Lumumba told newsmen that peace in the Congo depends on "the immediate withdrawal of Belgian troops." He thanked the Security Council for its last resolution and offered friendship to President Eisenhower. Hammarskjold announced Sato-day night that Belgian troops had finished pulling out of LeopoldviUe area, leaving roops to keep order. Aides said 6,000 men of an eventual UHO- nuui U.N. force had been deploy*) In the Congo to keep ontor and safeguard the nffm'fltifH) B * d tliW ' No reason gtvan in tba report for *» damage to has promised that as fait U.N. units take station, *» will withdraw her traps, i -QftTQ bJMW' llHMIBljH tt» 'BKgM fM* *>*»**•

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