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PAG® TWO AL1UM f ORFCAST fcifW«tMl CONTINUED WARM Scattered thundershowers are fore- northern New England. It will be cooler cast tonight for the southern portion in the eastern portion of the northern of the upper Lakes region and the northern portion of the mid-Mississippi Valley. Warmer weather is expected in President En Route To Chicago for Speech plains, the upper Mississippi Valley and the upper Lakes region. (AP Wire- photo Map.) WeatherForecftst Cites Need For Added City Income A proposal by the Park Commission for the improvement of Salu Park asi a continuing step in the program begun several years, ago has pointed up the need for additional city revenue,City Manager Graham Watt observed today; He cited as an example the function of the city in connection with recreational needs of its citizens. The park commission's suggest ed program of improvements led to the economic question that, in turn, brought forth a proposal by Councilman Clyde Wiseman to secure the needed funds from a utilities tax. However, the utilities tax proved unpopular and this move, apparently, has been abandoned. Nevertheless, Watt observed, the needs of the people of the city have grown with time, whereas tax revenues have not kept pace Inflation has been a factor in this, he added. He told the Council Monday night that the city can provide only as many services as the citizens desire to pay for. "Apparently there is a desire and need for park and recreational facilities," Watt said, as he quoted from several reports on the city-sponsored recreational programs this summer. For example, he said: "This year there are 852 boys between ages 8 and 17 partici- the junior basebal There are also 10 boys on the waiting list. This compares with last year, when we had 705 participants. "Junior baseball is a rela- NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Eisenhower took off today by et plane for Chicago from Quonset Point Naval Base at .1:56 a.m. (EOT). The president addresses the Republican National Convention onight. He is being accompanied on the trip by his wife. The Eisenhowers' departure lad been delayed two hours because of heavy rains in the Chicago area. Under the new schedule they would arrive at O'Hare Airport outside Chicago at 1:05 p.m. (CDT) instead of 11:05 a.m. as originally planned. If the Chicago weather permits at that time, they will travel by iclicopter to Meigs Field on the shore of Lake Michigan and then ;o by motorcade into the heart of the city. If the weather does not permit, they will motor directly from the airport to the Blackstone Hotel. The President, noted for a knack of getting tugging forces to pull .ogethcr, will deliver a nationally televised address tonight to delegates who have been wrangling jitterly over GOP platform policy. For Eisenhower, the trip to Chicago represented something of a sentimental journey. It was there hat he was nominated for the of his two terms as presi- pating in program Alton and vicinity: Some cloudiness, but considerable sunshine and continued warm today with high temperature around 90; generally fair with little change in temperature tonight, low around 80: mostly sunny and continued warm Wednesday with high around 90. Councilmen Approve 2 Ordinances Members committee of City session Council in Monday tively new recreation activity which has earned an. extreme ly enthusiastic response. The program is based on two prin ciples. Every boy who wants to play has an opportunity. In par ticipating in the program with adult leadership, the boys ai-e encouraged to develop character "A total of 34 softball teams have been organized this year in the City League, Junicn Church League and Senio Church League. All of thesi games are flayed on the Henr> street diamonds. "The summer playground program started June 20 anc will run seven weeks. Twelve of the 13 playgrounds are operated on a half-day basis c-nd one. the Salu playground, »s operated all day. "Each playground has one or several experienced and specially trained leaders. "With the completion late in the spring of some major improvements at Municipal Golf Course, golfers are returning to Muny from Rock Spring course, which was much overloaded last year because of the difficulties connected with construction of the Beltline highway at Muny. "The annual city track and field meet. July 6-7. featured more than 200 participants. Winners of the events will go on to Carbondale for a sectional meet and the winner* there will ad- vgnce to the gtate finals to be staged in Springfield. "II has been necessary to restrict or reduce these programs baeauke ol lack of finances. For example, the summer playgrounds were lurmerly operated dent. .Eisenhower, as commander of Allied forces in Europe in World War II, won a imputation for being able to smooth out national rivalries and differing viewpoints. The summer White House gave no hint as to whether he would step directly into the disputes at the conventioa But the very presence of the nation's leader and the views he expressed in his speech could hardly fail to carry some influence on the platform t o be adopted Wednesday. Less than 24 hours before Eisenhower set out for Chicago, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the odds-on favorite for the GOP presidential nomination, said he was not satisfied with the civil rights plank drawn up by a convention committee. New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller said the big Empire State delegation would wage a floor fight on both the defense and civil rights planks if necessary. Rockefeller has proposed a 3',-i- billion-dollar increase in defense spending for the current fiscal year as absolutely vital to the nation's safety. Eisenhower has said the present spending program is adequate. Rotary Hears From District Governor Rotary District Governor Ket- R. Kingman of Canton, III., pot mixed up on his states—on paper, at least—when he set cut to find the Alton club Monday afternoon. He confessed to the club lust night that he'd looked under "Alton" in the Rotary directory, to determine where the local club met. night voted to report favorably two ordinances. One would pro- jvide for the construction of the Rivervicw-Shclly-Topping area sewer as a local improvement. The other would ban parking of vehicles on the southerly side of Park Drive between Pearl nd East Drive. No one present at the meeting presented objections to either ordinance, and they will now advance to second reading Wednesday night. Four appointments by Mayor P. W. Day to city commissions received unanimous committee approval, and will be formally affirmed, under Council procedure, Wednesday. Macy Pruitt and Fred O. King are being named to the Human Relations Commission lo two-year terms. W. E. Huff is being named to a three- year term, and William O. Hays, to a two-year (unexpired vacancy) term on the City Plan Commission. All but King were present to meet with the council members. A letter from Miss Flora H. Sonntag asking four-hour parking for the west side of Henry street between E. 5th and E. 6th also a review of parking restrictions in the area about the foot of Washington avenue was referred to the city Traffic Commission and the city manager. Brought out in discussion on possible budget savings this Civil Rights Sour Note For Nixon CHICAGO (API — Vice President Richard M. Nixon said today he had worked through the night in his fight to nail a strong civil rights plank into the Republican national platform. A telephone conference with Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of Mew York, an ally in this fight. as part of the effort. The vice president reported to newsmen as he loft his hotel suite for the first of a series of meetings with state delegations to the GOP convention. He made it clear that his energies still were being devoted to an effort to win the kind of civil rights plank he is insisting on for the platform. He called off meetings Monday with 29 state delegations to work on the matter. •Mug Night ' "It's been a long night." Nixon said. "But we've made progress, I think we've mode some yardage, and starting at 10 o'clock we'll know how much." The platform committtec is to convene at 10. Nixon remained the almost certain presidential nominee of the Republicans. Nixon said he talked with Rockefeller on the civil rights fight after returning to his hotel from a call on former President Herbert Hoover. Nixon said he also talked bv telephone with members of the platform committee and other party leaders before getting a little sleep. Meets Southern Delegates Nixon's first,meeting today was with delegates from four Southern states—the area where opposition to his civil rights ideas centers- Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi. IV/AON ARRIVES Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his wife, Pat, leave plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport upon their arrival for the 1960 Republican National Convention. They were greeted by their 14 (with Nixon), and Julie, See Soviet VetoofU.8. MoveinUN B> WILLIAM N. OATI8 UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Some U. N. diplomats expect the Soviet Union to cast its Sflth veto today to prevent an international investigation of the downing of the American RB47 reconnaissance plane by a Soviet Jet fighter July 1. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily V. Kuznetsov told the Security Council Monday his government is "resolutely opposed" to the U.S. proposal that the U.S. and Soviet governments submit their dispute over the plane to an international commission or to the International Court of Justice. The only purpose of such an inquiry, said Kuznetsov, would be to "confuse a completely clear issue." The U.N. diplomats also anticipated that a majority of the 11- nation council would vote down a Soviet resolution asking the council lo condemn "continuing provocative actions by the United States Air Force" and to insist that the U.S. government stop such flights. In the debate Monday U.S. dele- GOP Convention Paying Attention to Its Speakers Hoover Is Big Hit at Convention B.v WHITNEY SHOEMAKER CHICAGO (API-All the chair- mn • could get out was, "Ladles and gentlemen, I present to you one of the greatest humanitar mns— " Counter-Petition Filed In Utilities Tax Battle soviet clrge tha the RB47 was on a spy flight and was over By BOB THOMAS AP Movie TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Will the Republicans pay more attention to the speakers at their convention than did the distracted Democrats? Apparently so, judging from the first day of GOP session* en TV. Of course, the Republicans have th? advantage of hindsight, having witnessed the frenetic doings in Los Angeles a fortnight ago. The Republican delegates In Chicago were urged by special message to avoid th* recurrence of the rudeness of their Democratic counterparts who milled, mumbled and munched while their leaders orated. The admonition appears to have pa'l off.'Or maybe the Chicago event is better stagemanaged. Still, there were the usual calls for order during the first day's proceedings. The initial words heard from the rostrum were spoken by actor Wendell Corey: "Please Hear the aisles." ' Monday the TV networks tried Certainly hoping he WHS mis-. (() som(> , ifc , n|o wna , wfls takrn. the Grand Old Man of the f(>arpd w(juW ^ „ ^^rM GOP had announced in 19-18, ^>2 j ronmitjon and lo a {air dpgrpe and 1996 that those were his fare-. succrpdrd . well conventions. He repented the; Thf)sp who | |impntw , tha , th( , jr announcement Monday night. )f ., vol . JU , Westerns were pre-empt- Hoover's voice is thinner than PC | on TV wepe aD | e to see both before and less clear. HP talked j ac .(j on of a moral slump in the land he I The ladies and gentlemen knew who was coming. They roared, stamped, clapped and marched. Here he was again, the ancient Republican, and again he was saying this would be the last time "Unless some miracle comes to me from the good Lord, this is finally it," Herbert Hoover told GOP conventioneers who seem to like him more ns the years go by. IndJ(im , WPrP „ do/pn tribal BELLEVILLE, III. (AP) - A counter-petition is the latest legal action in the battle over a utilities tax ordinance passed by the East St. Louis City Council June 15. The counter petition filed Mon-l !day asks that petitions calling for once served as president. | chieftains who appeared on the Soviet territorial waters when it j He spoke against the hum of, convention platform for some oh- was shot down in the Barents | a crowd half listening and half,scure political ceremony. The ac^ t , a I wandering. There was appropriate itjon was provided by Vice Presi- Lodge told the council the plane, applause. But there were those inident Richard M. Nixon. \\as on an "electromagnetic ob- i the flock who were not so worship-1 The networks came forth with ful of his words to hear them out. shots of the Nixon family arriving That's not really offensive, in .'at Chicago, making their way the ways of political conventions through the airport crowd, flying Hoover, 85, knows the ways of by helicopter lo lakeside Chicago jscrvation flight" and never came Closer than 30 miles to the Soviet ; coast, 18 miles beyond the 1'2-mile put on their The four Southern delegations repeal of the ordinance be de-| were out in full strength for the clared null and void because they meeting and Nixon devoted his j contain "many false, fraudulent j.. 11. *-~ *L._». in -- r31..rtti.if*I»n nt \ttf » kii-4 fni«rTorl tMCrnn tl 11'pC. talk to them to a discussion of his civil rights position. and forged signatures. The latest petition was filed by Afterward, several of the dele- j ac k Theiss and Ray Reischl, officials of the Edgemont - Oak Park Sewer District. They also asked the petitions be voided for lack of sufficient signatures. gales said they had given Nixon courteous reception, but that they remained strongly opposed to any change in the compromise civil rights plank. The meeting was closed but newsmen got accounts of it from Herbert G. Klein, Nixon's press secretary, and from a number of the delegates. At his second delegation meeting of the morning, with the big Illinois group, Nixon said he thinks there will be six key states in the fall campaign: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Michigan and Illinois. He said Illinois and the Chicago area will get some of his most concentrated attention in the campaign, adding that he welcomes the opportunity to back the reelection bid of Gov. William G. Stratton. Nixon drove over to a hotel in Chicago's Loop to meet briefly with several hundred Republican women gathered for a "sunny side up" breakfast. Women to Do Work eight weeks, ls«t (several although for yean, there been funds available for Only * seven-week program. Furthermore, the Recreation Dtpaitment han had to rely on fate to finance an ever-increasing part of «* program. "With then fcutances I have c-Uid In mind, I think it would be ftMonable for those citizen* of Alton who are seeking torne new or expanded city bervicc to think alto in term* of I inane ing col fee shop Naturally he couldn't find it. year, through Councilman May-1 .. You womon are going to have to do the work in this campaign, the men will do the talking, and we'll be sure to win," he told the women. The 47-year-old Californian, who attended the 1952 GOP convention here as an ordinary delegate, rode in to a friendly and tumultuous welcome Monday. Seemingly there was nothing to challenge the certainty of his nomination, as the Republican foe of Sen. John F. Kennedy in a campaign that Nixon expects to be a tough one. Even on the platform disagreement, the vice president held out hope that the differences between what he wants and what the platform committee has offered can be smoothed away without a shattering open battle. Nixon postponed a series of visits with state delegations and worked throughout the day to avert a clash that could be costly in the election. He called in members of the platform committee and high- ranking party members to outline his views. Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsyl vania, for one, came away con' fident, he said, that something will be worked out. Nizon said later he figures he will have the votes to push through a "good civil rights program." certainly in the convention itself if not in the platform committee which meets today. He nard Lister, is that the June 30 storm clearance program is throwing a heavy unanticipatable burden on this year's municipal financing. Cost he indicated is likely to reach $30,000. City Manager G. W. Watt during the discussion of accounts said many bills on the clearing program are not yet in, and a firm estimate of total expense is still unavailable. Claims approved for payment by the city included one of $1,900 for repairs to No. 1 hose house on State at Wall street. Replying to a question by Councilman George Lammers, Watt said the work on the building has eliminated all immediate hazards. The manager also reported informally, in response to a question by Councilman Clyde Wiseman, that Willard Flagg, special city engineer, has made another periodic check as to stability of the Market terrace retaining wall which shows only a very minor change since the last inspection. He would be ready with further details from Flagg Wednesday night if the Council desires it, he said. Flagg was retained some three years ago for periodic inspections of the Market parking area after some settlement hud been noted. What he saw there set him i Public Works Director Thorn- asking and hunting the "OK"|as Griffin Jr. reminded councilmen of the sewer inspection lour planned by them for 1 p.m. A later look showed him he i next Saturday which will include was looking at Alton as listed a descent into the century-old limit the Soviets territorial waters. To Study Defense PlankAgain ~ CHICAGO CAP)— The Republi- the plana's six crewmen for trial can Platform Committee today de- |as spies, and three are missing. conventions. | 1HK s >;j|i," )„. and driving through city streets was told, to campaign headquarters. Few arrivals have been as well Kuznetsov charged that Lodge's I version was fabricated and his'by a young man who heads the maps falsified. But Sir Pierson Young Republican National Feder- covervd since Gne. Douglas Mac- Dixon of Britain told the council, at ion. He presented Hoover the Arthur returned to Lcyte. his government also "has reliable!national convention medal. ( . . evidence" to show that the plane; Thpy ,. heered aga j n in the hall.' - Rainfalls Here never went within 30 miles of thej and th()y p ,. omp tcd the man who; ,., , Soviet coast. j nas been living out the memory I Olal One Incll The Soviets are holding two ofi of a g| . ( , a , depression, the man cided to reconsider its defense! The o( the sixth ' the P ' lot plank—apparently to include some iwas recovered by the Soviets and The first petitioas were circulat-| New y ork Gov Nd son A. Rocke- ed by the East St. Louis federation of small taxpayers and required a minimum of 2126 valid iwas flown to a U.S. base in Gerof the defense buildup views of, y Monda y. feller of New York. One committee member, John Believe Resistaiu-e signers to obtain a referendum G. Tower of Texas, left the com-; | u r j-|L, et | s Ended and about 3100 signatures were ob-j m ittee room briefly and told news-' tained. men the motion to reconsider had Under the ordinance a 5 per carried by voice vote and appar- cent tax on KI'OSS receipts of util-i en tly by a substantial majority. Hies would be levied starting; Charles A. Percy, Platform Aug. 1. Committee chairman, told newsmen the motion to reconsider the defense declaration had been made before the committee. Further details were unavailable immediately. Perdy ducked back into the hotel room where lion dollars of spending. the committee was meeting. i The plank commended the de- Rockefeller earlier had said thejfense policies of President Eisen- defense plank was not strong j hower and denied that defense enough for him. It did not meet!expenditures have been held to a Three Dog Reports Filed With Police Three dog reports were filed with Alton police Monday for the his proposal for an extra 3'i bil-i price ceiling. Dog Control Warden to take care • of today. | In one instance a vicious dog was reported in the vicinity of the 1300 block of Liberty street. Reports indicated that the dog, a black and tan shepherd had been roaming the Middletown area and several complaints had been received on it. The dog had repeatedly chased and snapped at motorcycle patrolmen, the report indicated. Mrs. Charles File reported that her son, Harold, 3. had been bitten by a dog near their home at 39 Holly Hills. Reports said the dog belongs to Mrs. Paul Neely at '2108 Fernwood and that the dog had been given rabies shots. The dogbite did not break the skin, the report said. Linda Ragusa, 211 Don-is St., notified police that a stray dog had been wandering around in the vicinity of her home. Police asked her to tie the dog up and keep it for the dog warden who was to pick it up today. some progress" in working out an acceptable plank. The vice president climaxed his arduous day by paying his respects to the party's elder statesman, former President Herbert Hoover, at the hitter's hotel. Today, Nixon arranged to drop in on 21 state conventions in seven forenoon meetings at his hotel. Nixon and his wife were to lunch with President and Mrs. Eisenhower in the presidential suite of the Sheruton-Blackstone Hotel, where the vice president also is DAR,i'""LING, India (APt—Ti- betan cxpci'- in this border area believe intensive resistance to the Chinese Communists in Tibet has collapsed but sporadic skirmishes will continue. Expert said the use f large numbers of Red Chinese soldiers apparently had beaten down resistance. who now speaks of moral slump, to recall: "I. too, was once a young Republican." i Tapping Result of Engine Trouble i Mrs. Kate Weiners, 618 Summit St. summoned po- • lice at 2:34 a.m. today when ! she heard a repeated tap- j ping on her door and sus- i pected a prowler. Instead of a prowler, police found that a youth. Ronald Fudurich. 18, of 152 Jennings, Wood River, had been tapping on the door to use the Weiners phone because his car wouldn't start. With Fudurich was Pa- trillia Farrand, 16, of 479 State Aid Road, Wood River. Police took the two youths to the station since the car would not start. Alton received a total rainfall of 1.06 inches in two showers from 10 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. today. The North Godfrey area lagged behind with only js .44 inch rainfall recorded during this same period. Total rainfall for July to date is 2.39 inches, more than a half-inch short of July normal. In 1959, the rainfall to July 26 was only 1.44 inches, but the month ended with a 2.08 inch total. In 1958. July was a wet month, with 4.53 inches recorded to July 26. and the month ending with a total of 6.91 inches. The smallest rainfall to July 26 in recent Julys was recorded in 1957 when only .18 inches had fallen, but the final total for that month was 2.08 inches, resulting mostly from heavy rainfall in the last week. udded "I believe we have made staying. under "Iowa." He arrived at the local c!i:b meeting on time, however, the Hotel Stratford. The Alton club is the 15th' Klmgman has visited since t-ik- inf/ office During his address to the club he appealed fur worldwide .-'Pplication of Rotary principles. He pointed out that "Rotarian< contribute to world lellowship and understanding in 68 countries now." He had just come from a school lor Rotary governors at Luke Placid, N. Y., which he characterized as a "summit meeting of ordinary business inert rather than politicians." He urged that if "Rotary is to survive in this dynamic age, Rolarians. themselves, must expand their concepts and .Piasa trunk se\\er. bioaden their thinking." ln He iirtjed that clubs must al- uick the mure urgent problems j of their communities, and "must ;iu>id the trival." Fulkming the regular club mooting. Kinynun presided over a club assembly at which of- Iicers and committee chairman reixjrted on their objectives fu- the current fiscal year, which began July 1. SHOP BY CATALOGUE . . Ift Eaiy and Convvnita/ Altu Plow Shopping Ctnter Utel no »-mi Tuesday-Wednesday- Thursday SPECIAL •^^ w *1 luy Ont—Gtt Ont Frtt! luy Qnt—6t» On* Frtt! HALF OF FRIED CHICKEN With Crlip FRENCH FRIES •uy On* fttt On* FRII Phont HO 5-5291 AND YOU! ORDIR WILL || RIADY C'urb tuul Carry Out Duly. 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