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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 124 Year* WEDNESDAY! Low 75, High 90. (Complete Weethet, Pate «•> Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXV, No, 170 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY. AUGUST 2, I960. 16 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Prtsa Study of Road* to Continue The Greater Aiton Assn of Commerce has no intention of bowing out of its highway promotional activity in the area in the face of last Wednesday's City Council resolution asking focusing of such matters through the local government EdwHi-d N Palcn. (iH'Milciit of the association, today released a statement expressing pu//le- ment OVL'I what the City Council was attempting to accomplish In this resolution, and (minting to accomplishments by C1AAC in respect to highway* when the city government wa*. doing little or nothing. "The A.ssn of Commerce does not intend u n d e i :my ciiciim «.l;<iirw. to he .-in impediment <n an encumbrance with regard to .•lO'iOilli"- of e|l\ '_;o\ eminent," -.aid the st.-iteinenl "However, we do not intend to relinrnii'-h our rights to en«»:ige m *nrh ;ictivj. lies a* we ma\ deem necessary and advis.iblc in order to protect and promote the liesi interests of our riti/ens, in Alton arid (he Mil-rounding are:i \ve serve " Mayors Invited "In the past." lie pointed out. 'the mayors of all cities in the area weie included when (JAAC. the Wood River Township Chamber of Commerce, the Ix? voe District ;imi the Alton Manufacturers Assn. culled on Governor Stratton to promote the I-e vee Bonn Highway. LASTHLOCK TO'RWEH HIGHWAY Kennedy, Truman Make Up WOT VICTIM Area neur Pinsa Tool & DM- (Jo. plant is being examined for right-of- onc lane for passing traffic today. A large culvert beneath the road also has way as the jast parrel before final plans created some discussion for the road inrovemem. G trucks parked on Ihe lefl side left only fo make Alton end improvement. Grain engineers—Staff Photo. By WILLIAM X. OATIS 1MTKD NATIONS, N.V. <.¥• A U.S. spokesman Monday "Mayor Day has been included 'night reject nd a Soviet call tor an allfU.N. summit parley on dis- when the GAAC official!? met armament a* a "typically specious and frivolous maneuver." But several times with state officials!some diplomats; at the I'.N. still hoped it might bring President Mayor Struil before him. the conference table. "We were rather surprised by' Chief U.S. delegate Henry Cabot the resolution last Wednesday! Lodge brushed of/ the Soviet pro- night, but we did not feel it was a I slap at the GAAC since we have long advocated having commun-' ity opinions unified before approaching the state highway division on area projects. "That is why Mayor Day and City Manager Watt were invited to a recent meeting of the association's highway committee 10 discuss the proposal to use Market street as the route fromj toe bridge to the Godfrey Belt-; line, When the proposal was agreed on at the Highway Committee meeting, it was taken toi the City Plan Commission. August Is Off to Hot Beginning Altonians who enjoyed a cool July sweltered as August got off , HYANN1H PORT. Mass. j Sen. John F. Kennedy made peace 'today with former President Mar• ry S Truman in H telephone call iand announced hn will visit Truman in Independence. Mo. this' month. "1 talked to President Truman by telephone find he was generous i enough to say he would help us," Kennedy told a news conference. | "I hope before the end of August to visit President Truman i myself ;it his library in Inde-1 pcndenee." Trtimnn had refused to attend; the Democratic National Conven-, i tion in Los Angeles in protest j against Kennedy's campaigning! for the nomination. He said thei convention had been ringed for Kennedy's benefit After the convention, however. Trumnn announced he was willing to support the ticket. This was his first direct communication wjMi Kennedy, however. The senator said he has •*,-ranged for Gov. Abraham A. Rib-j icoff of Connecticut, "who has' ' been my closest adviser during imany months of the campaign, " ! to visit Truman earlier mis month. Ribicoff and Kennedy stood to-j gether on the lawn of Kennedys summer home as he made the announcement. Kennedy then said he had made a five-minute telephone call to Truman and he "couldn't have' been kinder to me." Kennedy said Truman told him he wants to see a Democrat back in the White House and wants to campaign for the Kennedy-Johnson ticket. R.I. Presumably he spoke with!;; lhe~CIark Bridie" at""Alton" u RM ? a f^ j 16 a " d TrUman the President's authorization. &<*? ,£* »£*£. iSfc^J^^S^ The Soviet proposal accompan- antprd titlc , '" e n °Pf s to see n j m at Menend- iod a Kremlin objection of the•"vile the announcement bv!T' J °" aroundJAug ' 8 or 10 ' NNmie tne announcement uyi Kennedy rejected a charge by^ .^"^"A 0 a> !'' vice President Richard M. Nixon, j rsjarr^srtsisr as ^s^^s^^^?^\ don't want disarmament." u., u... a*-*- -., t,n_^_ < .the campaign by discussing par '"Die United States made its U. S. Rejects Soviet To Probe Summit on Arms Title of Bridge WINDSOR, Ont. — An unidentified stabbed, many others injured as riot rioter assisted by police after he col- suddenly broke out following the con- lapsed with knife wounds at a Windsor cert attended by 5,000 Negroes. (AP jazz show Monday night. He was treat- Wirephoto) ed at a hospital. One man was critically First Florida Lunch Counter Integration Proves Peaceful SPRINGFIELD. 111. (Special) on the Clark Bridge, as was j Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev together at _-ri le niinois Division of High| ways announced today it has posal at a news conference at the| asked Chicago Title & Trust Co. summer White House m Newport, : to investigate'the Missouri title MIAMI, Fla. (API — Florida's first race-mixing at lunch counters occurred quietly at four downtown variety stores in Miami, the state's largest city. There was no advance public Expect 100 notice and no reported disturb- Blows were struck in Peters- ance as small groups of Negroes quietly took seats Monday at counters where their sit-in demonstrations a few months ago caused furor and shutdowns. Spokesmen for the city, Negro groups and sto.re managements were reluctant to discuss the matter. Most of those who did asked fhat their names not be used. A Negro who lunched at the F.W. burg, Va., as a seige of sit-ins to force integration of lunch counters continued. Police said John Panasuk Jr., assistant manager of Grant's, ,and James A. Mayfield, a Negro teacher, were charged uith disorderly conduct after a brief scuffle. Negro leaders said the sit-ins would continue although 15 arrests Sunday and 25 Monday would , Woolworth store lunch counter de-! pave the way toward a test of the State of Missouri. Breakfast proposal in good faith." Lodge de- • This was seen to a hot start Temperature high recorded "Later when the Plan Commission approved a resolution to the state on the proposal and submitted it to the City Council for approval, the GAAC' supported the proposal. Mayor Day and Manager Watt are frequently invited to participate in such discussion of GAAC programs when the city government is involved, as thev recentlv were in Monday was 91 degrees. In August 1959, the temperature was 90 degrees or above on 20 days, j If that is any indication of thei coining August, it could prove to be quite a warm month *- much; dared, but the Soviet counter proposal amounts to "a cynical attempt to prevent progress." Soviet Ambassador Platon D. Morozov called for the summit disarmament meeting in a letter Monday to Luis Padilla Nervo of as a vital Mexico, chairman of the disarma- iment commission. i Rejecting Padilla Nervo's call ; different than Julv for a ^mission meeting Aug., .lulv was much'cooler this \ear' U Morozov asserted that disarma-; ' in previous years H i ti h' lm ' nt c y success-; month was !ful if n< ' ld al thp proper level degrees on July 11. phase of the long-standing Alton bridge case. It also was made known today that the Division of Highways is making a sttldy of me type of pavement to use to eliminate cracks in the floor of the Clark Bridge. Kennedy said he was discussing j issues when he accused Nixon of j A tentative survey made by the GAAC membership commit a "lack of basic beliefs" and a "betrayal" of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson's farm policies. Earlier, Kennedy expressed for a formal endorsement from organized labor for his run- tee shows that more than 100 community leaders will attend the GAAC membership drive breakfast in Hotel Stratford's Sky Room Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., W H. Bierbaum. co-chairman Mons of ways to eliminate en- "« n lk cumbrances on the Clark Bridge so that the state might take it over and get on with the new approaches." Pelan added, commenting on one remark of a member that the Council three nights recorded as having low temperatures for the month! ""» ^ ipl *»«™em be, iliex-es that personal participation; iof the heads of government of| ! member states of L United Na- of 62 degrees Twenty-two clear d City" Council' •'recorded in July and a ouncil hadn't i tou of L> - 39 , in ?' ics was . ., uVS total tions in the discussion of the disarmament problem at the General Assembly would answer this pur- of all." the Soviet let- •State Fair Folders Available Here For the convenience of its leaders, the Telegraph has obtained a generous supply of folders describing events at the Illinois State Fair. Aug. 12-21. The folders may be picked up at the newspaper's business office at any time. I rang mate. Johnson, Sen Lyndon B. [of the committee, announced to- j Kennedy won the Democratic \ presidential nomination with : strong backing from labor unions. |His choice of Johnson of Texas to run for the vice presidency jolt- ;day. Edward P. Long. GAAC treas nied his group was acting by a concerted plan. Asked about the I future, he said, "I imagine now Uhat some have gone, they'll go •again." An executive in Grant's said 25 Negroes lunched there without causing disorder. The other stores were S. H. Kress and Walgreen's. Farris Bryant, segregationist who as Democratic nominee is expected to become Florida's next; governor, commented: "The law! grants to every merchant the I right to serve whomever he pleas- ies and to refuse service to whom- Virginia's stiff, new anti-trespassing laws. The Rev. Robert G. Williams, head of a Negro i organization promoting the demonstrations, said, "Now we have it (the new law) in court and that's what we sought." Kennedy Hits Low: Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Richard' M. Nixon today accused Sen. John F. Kennedy, his Democratic rival for the presidency, of following "the low road in the campaign" by discussing personalities instead of issues. Kennedy at a news conference at Hyannis Port, Mass., Monday had charged Nixon with a "lack of basic beliefs" and a "betrayal" of 'Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson's farm policies which Nixon "now wants to disown." Asked for comment on Kennedy's statements, the Republican presidential nominee replied: "We'll let the people judge that." "Mr. Kennedy started on the low- road in the campaign. He intends to keep on it," he added. "I am not going to engage in personalities. Regardless of what he does I'm going to stay on the • issues." ! | Nixon talked with newsmen a ! few minutes before his chartered | plane left National Airport on the ! first leg of a strenuous campaign. ! In obvious high spirits, he told : an impromptu news conference ithat he is not disturbed by ini- ' tial polls which show he is running behind Kennedy. Nixon said he has a high opin: ion of Kennedy and doubted that | Kennedy wants to engage in per! sonalities. "But some people around him lave egged him on," Nixon con- inued. "He has to satisfy extrem- sts in his party." Nixon said he doubts that Sen. -yndon B. Johnson of Texas, Kennedy's running mate, will engage n personalities during the campaign. He added that Johnson las considerably more experience than Kennedy. The Republican nominee said he was starting what would be "the most intensive and I guess you can say also the most extensive campaign, ever conducted for the presidency^".. He began the Western swing after aligning himself against any big spending measures Democrats might pass to win votes. 131 More Acres Acquired ForSIU EdwardsviUeSite urer. will make a brief financial! evnr he Pleases." report, and Ray Gibson, a for-j ^^ LeRo >' Collins ' who said mer president of the GAAC. will give his obseiTations on the several months led many of his union backers, j future of the organization, Bier| Some still are reported to be farjbaum said. I from happy about it. Kennedy scheduled meetings with Gov. G. Mennen Williams of {Michigan, closely allied with the ;AFL-C1O and the powerful Unified Auto Workers Union. Bierbaum said that the breakfast-meeting will be short so those attending can leave for their offices on time. He also said that there would bo a special "surprise feature" at the meeting. he way "A review of the minutes of| CVl our highway committee meetings! 111 shows that for the past two years ; ' either Mayor Day. Manager Watt, or both have attended) nearly every meeting of the com- ." J lth ^ or My mittee." m , Tne a" 4 0 p pr0p0sal Helped Arbitrate m. it again began to fall con- »' "* L '- N - -re in- b -v 'J- --sal of Khi-ush-: stand after the abortive ronfprence thal lle would! io. negotiate with the United .states at the summit until Eisen- ieft ^ ^.^ Houge . Moro.ov asserted that the U.S. a disarmament com- Aden stressed the need in iteming until 12:40 a.m. A rainfall past for GAAC action on high.j of ^ mchc « wa f l ' ec ° rded in ways in the area, alluding toi rai " ««««!? fo |' 'I* 1 j^.., "considerable nudging" he said' •*«&• ordinarily the humid hot the city had needed "to do its! month " tlns area was fairly share in expediting highway pro .j«"nfort»nlc this year as corn- mission session was inspired by "considerations connected with the internal situation in the United States." It said the U.S. government) wanted the meeting "to conceal its unwillingness to achieve an! grams Spared lo the past two Julys. \*&**™«* on this question " The city sat for a whole year," i s<?vejial extremely humid days he said, "without answering the state's proposal for crossing Mil- ny Golf Course with the (Godfrey) Beltline. Except for the GAAC asking both city and state to Bit down in meetings to resolve such differences, the Belt- line might not be built yet." He added that the GAAC, during these meetings, had "helped arbitrate several disagree* ments." Palen said that "prompt action on the part of toe city would have resulted in the highway being finished a year ago. The same is true of the McAdams Highway. The city agreed to furnish right of way but nothing was accomplished for several years until GAAC action succeeded ini getting the state to acquire the right of way, now nearlyj complete." A letter in today's Forum from Councilman Clyde Wiseman gives further explanation of his own attitude in introducing the Council resolution for centralizing were noted but they were not as common as in the two previous years. During July J958, there were seven days 90 degrees or above; and in July 1959 there were 10 days 90 degrees or above. The last few days of July of 1959 were recorded as scorchers with temperatures staying above 90 for five successive days. Nine days 90 or above were recorded this July but the month as a whole was much more enjoyable than past Julys. The average mean temperature for the month was 77 degrees. Munle i»4fl'SlO EDITORIAL . . . PACK 4 SOCIAL PAGE 6 SPORTS PAGE 10 RADIO i TV . . PAGE 12 CLASSIFIED . . PAGE 14 OBITUARY . . . PAGE U MARKETS .... PAGE 12 COMICS PAGE 16 DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m.temperature Yesterday's today 76 High 91". low 61 : River stage below PiettpiUtion dam at 8 a.m. '24 bm. to 8 u m 1.4. Pool 23,5 None the handling of highway projects. Seadragoti to Try Uuder»I*oJe Voyage Cleaning Up of Storm Debris Nearing Finish Altonians soon should be seeing the last of the trees downed by the tornadic storm of June completely clean up all of the debris. City Manager Graham W. Walt 30, Thomas F. Griffin, director;said trees in the parks are be- of public works said today. |ing cleared away around the re- i Griffin said all contracted creational areas first and then • trucks have been released and the In the wooded ureas. Erwln Dor- thought it morally wrong for a store to welcome Negro trade in some departments and bar it in others, said, "I understand tlu's developed without fanfare and that is the way I think it should be left." Durham, N.C., became the seventh city in that state lo integrate lunch counters. The action came on a plan worked out by the mayor's committee on human relations which called for gradual opening of public eating facilities to Negroes. There was no fanfare Monday as Woolworth and Kress variety stores and Walgreen's drug store opened up lunch counters to Negroes. There were few Negro patrons and no disorder. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Croquet: With mallets toward all. (i I960. General features Corp.) EDWARDSVILLK - Southern Illinois University has taken possession of three additional pieces of property for the new campus southwest of Edwardsville, according to an announcement today by the university. The new properties, comprising 131 acres formerly owned by Maynard Kellenberger, Theresa Hollo and Harry De Sherlia, will be used to house central administrative functions of the campus. services, directed by Caswell E. Peebles, business manager. More than 1,400 acres of land for the new campus have been purchased to date with funds contributed by 60,000 individuals and firms of Madison and St. Clair counties. The campus eventually will comprise 2,500 acres and is planned to serve a minimum enrollment of 18,000. Construction of classroom buildings can begin in 1961, pend- Already in use on the campus ^ passage of a $195 million are remodeled farm buildings, universities bond issue referen- offices for SIU President Delytei dum in_November. The bond is- W. Morris, Dr. Harold VV. See, vice president of the Southwestern Campus; Dean William T. Going, Dr. John- H. Schnabel, registrar; Dr. Frederick Forrest, coordinator of libraries; and Emery Casstevens, supervisor of the technical and industrial program. Additional farm buildings are being readied to house offices for accounting, auxiliary enterprises, maintenance, personnel, purchasing and statistical Launch Promotion Plans Of University Bond Issue Plans for telling the people of the Alton, Godfrey, Fosterburg area about the proposed universities bond issue to be voted on concerning the bond issue. "Plans were made for each person attending to contact other people throughout the area, at the next general election Nov .! representing other organizations 8, were launched Monday at an! and civic groups to form a larg- orguniztilional meeting at thei er committee. The larger com- homeofDr. and Mrs. David Beari mltlt ;, e wlllf "«** a « ain thls ''(j Brown St month to formulate plans f or " ' . , i securing speaking engagements Hear, a prolessor at Southern !fo| . whu desjred (h llinois University, acted as ad. |inroi . mation on , h , bond issue visor to the group, and R. M. js kers are to be ^ f : Coordinatio^ ol Wandlmg was de.ted tcmpora iy ! Soilthem , 1|inois Univei , si ^ ^i w sue. amended by the Illinois legislature to include $25 million for the Edwardsville campus, will provide funds for making permanent improvements at the state universities. Interest on the bonds, which will be retired within 25 years of date of issue, will not exceed four per cent per year. Gov. Wiliam G. Stratton, at the first commencement exercises held on the Edwardsville campus iJune U. pointed out that the bond issue as set up in his program would be retired from money in the general revenue • fund which ordinarily would be appropriated over a long period of years to the state universities, thus making unnecessary the imposition of a new tax. SIU has set a minimum of $57,500 from the university's current appropriations for coverage of planning contracts with Hare and Hare of Kansas City, Mo. Warren and Van Praag, engineers from Decatur, III., and Architectural planners, Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, Inc., of St. Louis. Three-fourths of the planning costs are contingent on the bond issue program. chairman. A spokesman tor the group to- city has one dump truck and a ; high-lift out picking up the small PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP>-1 amount of brush In the outlying The nuclear submarine St-udragon is hound for the arctic today to attempt the first East-West eros- ureas of the city. Uician Harris, city streets superintendent, told Giiiin that an additional w«ek ing beneath the Noilh Pole. to 10 days would be needed to raann, park superintendent, told Watt that about another month would be needed to clean up downed trees in the parks. He said some of the larger trees have been aawed up and would he hauled.away later. day issued the following state-1 sible" it was hoped, from as many of the other universities us pus the Monday! Alumni from five of the state ; universities represented at last TWO TRVCKERS DIE lUd.—'Jup photo Maryland State Rout* No. 185 at the allow* wreckage of Pulpwood truck in foot of Backbone Mountain. The tank which Glen At Snvder was ajleep whew truck wreckage of which IK uhowu iu It wa* rammed by a runaway tank bottom picture wa* carrying 9,500 gal- truck owned by the Dow Chemical Co. low of hydrochloric add and oaiutic and driven by Tbomaa L. Farmer of «oda. (AP Wirephoto) I*v«li, W. Va., about 5 a.m. today on ment regarding meeting. "How to provide u way to tell i evening's meeting were: Bear, the voters of the problems fac-ISouthern Illinois University, Wand- ing the six state suported uni-jlinn. University ol Illinois; Roy K. {veroities and in turn insure the,Haley. Kustern Illinois Univer- I marking of an "X" for the yes'sity; Harry Jackson, Southern Illion the ballot was discussed. Thejinois University; Clyde C. Camp- group felt that there is a great 1 hell. Unuci'sity <if Illinois; Carl need to let the people know there will not be enough space in our colleges and universities during the next four years if we do not act on the bond ituiue, and that they should haw all th« fact* D Springer. Northern Illinois University; C. R. Wright, West- em Illinois University, ajul Mi's. Lester Klope, who represented District 20 of the Uliaois Con- gross of Parents and Teaohere. ul in intergdvernment- liaison committee for planning. Member groups of the committee are: The Edwardsville municipal government, the Madison County Board of Supervisors, the EdwardsviUe Plan Commission, the Madison County Zoning and Planning Committee, the EdwardsvUle Community Unit Schools, Kincaid and Associate* (planning firm retained by both the Edwards- ic City Council and the Myj<. son County Board of Suptrvtaon) liare and Hare, planning fina ^ tained by the univtntau and Southern Illinois clato

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