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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 124 Year* WARM THURSDAY: Low 75, High 98 (Complete WefttNt, I 1 ** 3.) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXV, No. 171 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1960. 22 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Prfcsi State Reviewing Changes at Piasa Designs and cost proposals £01 change? by the Piasa Tool * Die Co. In its plant to make way for the River Road all were undergoing review at the office of thr District Highway Engineer today. VOUNC.STKR JAILED Reuther Praises Johnson I District Engineer, E VV Reif- jler, informed F. M. Kaar. exe- jcutive director for the Greater Alton A»sn. of Commerce, the highway division was not ready for a conclusion on the proposals yet. • To allow room for the highway j to pass the plant, formerly a now-' jer plant, along the riverfront,] | truck unloading facilities at the 1 i plant had to be redesigned so' there wouldn't j proposed right j {trucks standing (encroach on the HYANNLS PORT, iMass. (APt—l of wav ... «_ * . _ _ A *w**v Walter P. Reuther, president of the politically powerful United Auto Workers Union, said today A replacement of railroad track] facilities at the plant also will be necessary Piasa also has astoJ that an n « ht " eg ° tia state; call i I Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson has won, the right to have- organized la- \ underground tunnel which would bor's support for olec.tion as vioc! enablc Piasa to develop river president. | barge loading facilities be kept Reuther spoke out after a talkj" 1 ^ ™ with Sen. John F. Kennedy, the I.. .. , . ... Democratic presidential nominee, j " ons arc . *? £J wh ' h who smiled widelv at ReumorV* . ™ mple / ed . . ™ 0n ** , I division of highways can for bids on the section of the They stood side by side on the ^vct mad within the municipal! lawn of Kennedy's summer home |j m jt s ; to address a news conference. j ^ Highway Engineer R. R.j Reuther had been one ofJBartelsmeyer has said at Spring-i the earlier Kennedy-for-President I field this piece of road is almost' supporters. Friends, however, j certain to have bids caned on! said Reuther, like some other la-lit in the remaining two lettings.j bor leaders, was dismayed when The section between Lockhav-; Kennedy chose Johnson. ien and the Elsah-Piasa Chautau-i Asked whether he always had qua division line is certain to be| considered Johnson an "excel- (submitted for bids this fall, lent" candidate as he described! Bid calls remaining after that; him today, Reuther parried: "In conventions and contests people have preferences." He said he can speak only for himself but he believes organized labor "will make clear shortly" its support of the Democratic ticket's "two excellent candidates." Told of .\ixoo Statement A report told Kennedy that Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential nominee, has stated that Kennedy "paid the price for labor's support." i Nixon is Katanga Is Mobilizing Flying to e ° Hawaii To Oppose UN Forces Belgian Officials Refuse To Take Threat Seriously CHICAGO-Cook County Sheriff Frank O. Sain, right, walks beside 13-year-old Harold'Dalibozak into county jail Tuesday night. The boy was booked on a murder charge in connection with the death of five- year-old Betsy Benham, whose body was found July 30 in a shallow grave near her suburban Wheeling home. (AP Wirephoto.) Boy, 13, Confesses To Girl's Murder "I wonder what he meant?" Kennedy said. Reuther at this point said he'd like to comment that "the American labor movement hi going to work hard for thi», ticket— we'ee/ going to support Kennedy and Johnson. Sen. Kennedy hi supporting the things America needs. He hasn't had to pay a price." Gov. Michael V. Di Salle of Ohio was today. Kennedy expected here later scheduled for Aug. 5 will be in September and October. Laelede Trust Gives ; Y'$10,000 A gift of $10,000 from the Laclede Steel Charitable Trust for 1960 was announced today by Dudley F. Giberson, general chairman *of the YMCA building fund. The total of pledges and con" Mbtrtjons now stands "at $221,964, which added to $289,170 securities and other assets on hand brings the grand total to $491,134. This figure does not include con- WHEL'LfNG, III. police said, that he Betsy Benham. Harold Dalibozak, poised and calm, made his admission while ; standing beside the shallow grave (grave where Betsy's body had ; been found. : "I guess you're on to me." lie told Sheriff Frank G. Sain. ' I may as well tell you how I Wid it." Harold then unfolded, Sain said, an amazing story of escaping briefly from Wheeling police headquarters and coming across Betsy t by pure chance Friday evening. He sexually abused her, he said, strangled her and partly buried j her body in a weed^rown^fialdi near her home. *' By OOMtAD FIXK <A>>— A 13-year-old boy admitted Tuesday, strangled and sexually abused 5-year-old The youth, son immigrant, was ; murder. of a Germany charged with| ditional gifts of $50,000 from one! Calml y anci wtil what one of£j " " said te had local corporation Current plans cial called "a good deal of poise." he told of coming across Betsy LOS ANGELES f APi — A chip-> per. bright-eyed Richard M. Nix-1 nn flew off into a black predawn today to open his presidential campaign in Hawaii ! After posing for photographers! at the airport, the vice president j and his wife, Pat, climbed aboard | the airliner. j Takeoff time was 5:08 a. m. i The Republican presidential i nominee and Mrs. Nixon boarded) their chartered piano before dawn for a history-making political trip to the mid-Pacific islands that make up the 50th state. Nixon, due to land in Honolulu at 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST- will be the first presidential candidate to seek votes in Hawaii. Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic contender, plans to visit" Hawaii and Alaska around September. Hundred.* Applaud At the end of the first day of his hurry-up campaign tour to the West Coast and Hawaii, Nixon ! accorded a returning hero's wel- jcome at Whittier College, his ,' alma mater. It was his third elec- j tion year homecoming to the col- •lege in his home town, 20 miles ! from Los Angeles. | Hundreds of townspeople applauded as Nixon's motorcade went by, and a crowd of at least 116,000 packed the little stadium 'where Nixon played on Whittier's • football squad as a substitute ! tackle. < In his speech Nixon said that i "keeping the peace without surrendering principle" is the foremost responsibility of a president. The Eisenhower administration, jhe said, is keeping America (strong, not because it wants war, I but because "we know this is the iway to avoid war." Sees Union Ties He held to a policy of firmness without engaging in a war of words in dealing with nations that threaten the peace. He also said the United States wants "the fact of disarmament instead of the fiction of it," which he said the Soviets have been composing. Nixon tied in Kennedy ana the Democratic platform with union leaders at a news conference after landing in Los Angeles. Before leaving Washington, he WINS IN MICHIGAN DETROIT—Lt. Gov. John B. Swainson, 35, pulled an upset victory Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for Governor of Michigan. Here he celebrates the primary win with his wife Alice. Swainson's Republican opponent will be Paul D. Bagwell who was unopposed in the primary election. (AP Wirephoto.) bad said Kennedy was taking the Reuther as diairmap of the Economic Policy Committee of the AFL-CIO to come here to discuss economic problems in basic industries. Kennedy said he was concerned about "high unemployment in July and prospects for the future trends" in employment. He said be received from Reuther a summary of conditions as the AFL- CIO sees the situation and tliat he was most helpful Fears Recc»»iou ' Reuther then released to news-! men copies of the summary whic expressed fear that a "third Ei senhower-Nixon recession" ma. be imminent. "There are numerous disturb ing signs in the economy today which indicate that we cannot aJ ford to ignore these warnings o the imminence of the third Eisen hower-Nixon recession," the sum mary said. Reuther added orally that in was "very disturbed about tin drift" of the economy. He sale 5% per cent of the nation's worl force was unemployed in May and YMCA board of directors call for! and some neighborhood children intensive efforts through August to reach a total of $750,000. A final solicitation, to last until the campaign goal of $1250,000 Is achieved, will follow the Community Chest appeal in the fall. The directors also voted that a new study of the area be made in terms of opportunities for expanded and improved YMCA ac- tiyitles and to appoint an arclii- \vith his" tect for technical guidance. back to Washington Sunday night, to pluuge into the turmoil of the resuming congress session. No Tax Is Levied At Fieldon FTELDON — Trustees of the Village of Fieldon, population at play. He shook some apples from a tree for the children, he said, but j suddenly: " *• \ "I got mad at mem because! they were throwing apples at me." i Betsy followed him into the vacant lot, he said, "and started to kick me." ' Then, he said, he strangled her muffling her; screams with her panties. A Boy Scout, one of hundreds of, .searchers who combed this sub-( RETIRES H. M. Breyfogle lias retired after 28 years with Alton Btox Board Co. Breyfogle Retires at j "low road" in [lacking the vice statements at- president's dis: avowal of Secretary of Agricul- iture Ezra Taft Benson's policies. Importance Of GAAC East Enders to Study United Fund The East End Improvement Assn. authorized a committee to study the feasibility of a United Fund in Alton at its meeting Tuesday night at Electricians' Hall. W. I. Godwin, East End member who is also a member of a at several points, including Ridge street, Weigler street, and Henry city-wide committee on the Unit-j street, and others throughout the ed Fund, introduced the subject city. Several members pointed out that a pedestrian entering a crosswalk has the right-of-way but automobiles seldom allow pe- and asked for expressions of opinion from members. Godwin stressed that he did not seek action by the body in favor of or in op- destrtans to cross. position to an Alton United The association also discussed Fund. Ray Bury pointed out that such United Funds have proved suc- at length a City Council resolution asking that organizations and individuals interested in the cessful in successful many cities and un- city's highway and road pro- in many other cities. He suggested that a study should be made to determine why the gram consult the proper city officials rather than state highway department personnel. setup succeeds and why it fails; Consensus was tliat the East and such" information applied, to | End would continue to originate any suggestions on streets and that highways at the city level and the local situation. Francis Kaar pointed out Box Board Explained A crucial point has business and industry, which | discuss it with city officials and i furnish both money and person- the Alton Plan Commission, but ; nel to fund drives, are interested j would also continue to reserve the ;in combining the current drives {right to take any such plans to been 11" 10 one fund-raising campaign i state autliorities if convinced of Swainson Is Winner In Michigan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Primary contests for congressional and local offices captured the political spotlight in three stales Tuesday. In Michigan, the Democrat! race for a party choice to sue ceed G. Mermen Williams as gov ernor featured an upset by Lt Gov. John B. Swainson. Swainson, 35, a legless Octroi attorney, beat out Secretary o State James M. Hare and Detroi Councilman Ed Connor. Williams has declined renomination after serving 1 six two-year terms. Paul D. Bagwell, 46, a Michigan State University faculty member •an unopposed in the Republican >alloting for governor. In the GOP contest for the U.S Senate nomination, U. S. Rep. Alvin M. Bentley overwhelmed former State Police Commissioner Donald S. Leonard, Bentley will face the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Patrick V. McNamara, ii the fall election. In Missouri Atty. Gen. John M. Dalton won the Democratic nomination for governor in a runaway over four opponents. Among the Republicans, State Rep. Edward G. Farmer beat out Rep. William B. Ewald by a sizable margin for governor. In Kansas, incumbent Republican Sen. Andrew F. SchoeppeJ trounced a political newcomer, Henry P. Cleaver, who had sought Schoepel's U. S. Senate seat. Frank Theis defeated Lt. Gov. Joseph Henkle in the Democratic contest for the right to oppose Schoeppel this fall. The GOP race for governor in Kansas was close, with Atty. Gen. John Anderson nosing out news- By ADRIAN PORTER ELISABETHVILLE, the Congo (AP)—Premier Tshombe announced today his government has ordered mobilization of all able-bodied men in Katanga province to oppose the scheduled Saturday entry of a U. N. force. "They will have to fight their way in," Tshombe told newsmen after hearing a broadcast of UN. Secretary-General Dag Hammar- skjold's announcement that U.N. forces will take over from Bel| gian soldiers keeping order in this i rich mining province in the south- jeast Congo. The Katanga radio broadcast orders for all men to report for mobilization. Tshombe said he has support of tribal chiefs in the decision to mobilize. He charged that a U. N. entry would constitute aggression. "Katanga troops will not fire first, and we do not intend any aggression," said Tshombe, whose government has decfared Katanga's independence of Premier Patrice Lumumba's central Congo government. "But if U.N. troops try to land here," Tshombe continued, "that be an act of aggression and we will oppose it." Belgian officials in Elisabeth- ville did not take his threat «eri- ously. A fact of military life is he does not have the means to put up any real fight. 'Army recruiting is going on urb north of Chicago, stumbled across her body early Saturday. ! A strange sequence of events |led Harold to the Benham neighborhood the evening Betsy was slain. He was picked up noon by police on a theft Howard .M. Breyfogle, a pro-•reached in the procurement ofi'° man-power. He suggest- their value. duction superintendent at Alton Box Board Co., has retired after 28 years of company service, the firm announced today. 250, decreed meeting that at thpir August thoy would not June, and 2.9 million workers were employed on part time ba sis "for economic reasons bu would have worked full time they had been permitted." Reuther said he has "unlimited faith in the American economy.' He said it can finance the na tion'c needs on the home front stronger defense programs and whatever IB needed for an ade quate foreign policy. Reuther said be fears "all the values we cherish" may be placed in jeopardy unless the govern meat produced affirmative lead- ershlp be described as lacking now. Reuther said he was "elated by the platform" and personally would "enthusiastically work to elect Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Johnson." To Take Maud nuu He said the official position of organized labor on endorsement will be, made clear shortly. Wednesday Kennedy switches to talks on farm problems, planning . . meetings with Gov. Hersobel Africa will vote Oct. 5 to decide Loveleu of Iowa, whom many regard u a-likely choice for sec retuy ol agriculture if Kennedy wios the Nov. 8 election. This to Kennedy's third and final week of a work-rest slay at bis wiBOT 8 * home. He will fly make a general tax levy for the next fiscal year. The decision, according Mrs. Lena Kruse, who was ap pointed treasurer at the meetinj was based on the fact that th village treasury has a balance on hand of $2,606.04 which, she said was considered sufficien for next year's needs when aug mented by an anticipated rev enue of $1,200 hi license fees from three taverns. In addition retail sales tax netted the vil lage $417 during the six-month period ending in April. The village has no full-tim employes but services, such as street repairs, are made as needed. Last year a tax levy of $600 was made by the trustees. new industries for the Alton area, Ray Gibson, former president of the Greater Alton Assn. of Commerce, declared today. Breyfogle, who was superinlen-i He spoke at a GAAC membership breakfast at Hotel Stratford. I dent of the Alton mill from 1932 South Africa to Vote On Becoming Republic PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Prime Minister Heudrik Ver- woerd announced today that South whether this country should become a republic. DATA AT THE DAM a.m. oduy liver ttitt am at 8 .6. Pool 'tttur* w 7I« below PreeipUaili ~ 24 lira, lo i Nooe. a.m. complaint. At 5:15 p. m. police found he had escaped, apparently through a window in a rear room of police headquarters. He was recaptured at 7:35 p.m.. two miles from Betsy's home. In telling of his brief freedom, police said, Harold mentioned traveling a route which would have taken him near the scene of the slaying. He was taken lo the grave Monday but stood mute. Tuesday, he was taken to the grave again and, police said, the seventh child slaying in the Chicago area in the last five years was solved. The other six are un-, solved. that after- to 1955. has spent 45 years in the paper and paperboard industries. He was associated with firms in White Pigeon, Mich., and Kalamazoo, Mich., before joining Alton Box Board in 1932. He was named- production superintendent for the numbers one and two paperboard machines in ed that if such industry and bus- Godwin pointed out that OH the iness favored a United Fund and such a fund is established, lack of personnel to work on independent drives would tend to make- other fund-raising organizations Gibson stressed the fact that, (become a pail of the United Fund. since the 1956 inception of the GAAC long range plan for attracting new industry, all efforts Kaar also noted that organized labor is much interested in a subject of a street connecting the berm highway with the beltline highway, city officials and state officials have been subjected to much pressure from individuals who do not want Uie new route to use their residential street. He suggested that the Council have been made to cany out the ley-raising activity a year. United Fund to provide one mon-j resolution was directed primarily plan step by step. at such individuals. He added paper publisher McDill (Huck) Boyd. Soviets Ask Boycott of Arms Talk UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP — The Soviet bloc campaigned to day for a general boycott of th 82-nation U.N. Disarmament Com mission meeting United States for asked by Aug. 15. th Contact men from the nin The first objective of the GAAC 'ed a letter to the Alton City Gibson said, was to create a i Council protesting the difficulties more effective community. This ! of pedestrians crossing Broadway iwas realized by such GAAC-spon- The East Enders also authork- j that the Council's resolution serv- j Communist delegations were visi ed notice also that the body is not operating under the direction of any organization. ton. They have three and five grandchildren, 1955. Breyfogle and his wife, Hazel, S0l ' ed projects as the creation of! live at 1918 Washington Ave., Al-I th6 atv Planning Commission, i children I leading to projects like the adoption of the BOCA building code,! __—_ | the 1960 zoning ordinance and ! TODAY'** CHUfKT F I** 16 " new s * l>eet lighting plan. Al Why is U there is never enough time to do a job right, but there is always so recommended was the acceleration of work on the Beltline highway, the idea ot the Berm Highway, and the suspension o oils on the Campaign for Funds for HalloweenParadeBegins Mercury Climbs to 94, Near Record for Year Temperature hit 94 degrees at Alton Dam Tuesday. Hearing the year's high temperature mark of 95 which was recorded on June This started August oil with u second hot day after Monday's high WHS 91. The recording thermometer in he Telegraph office «tretnhed its arm upward to the 100-degree iectric sign area on the Telegraph building shortly after 4 .m. Tuesday. Previous high temperatures recorded this year were July 3. U, 20 and 21, all with 91 dfr July U and June 4, both with 9;; degrees. Today started off warm with temperature at Alt<.n Dam T9 degrees al 8 a.m. a.m. Irmpei-tuure frees. Tuesday's 8 was 76 de- indicate sunny, warm and humid today; high in the mid 9f>«. It will be partly cloudy tonight with tte chance o' brief thunderaboweri nark Just be/ore the sun hit t)» i at ... ii,i b afternoon. It will con- tinuc warm witb a low in the mid 7(te tonight. Thursday will be mostly gun* ny with the chance of widely BcuUured thunder showers and • high in the mid BUs. idea saved Alton area residents an estimated 1 million dollars in toll charges. These points were brought ou ut the breakfast meeting to emphasize the important role the GAAC plays in the development and welfare of the community. Also stressed was the fact that the financial status o{ the or- was critical at this time. Ed Long, GAAC treasurer, said that if the present program is followed, the organiza tlojj will have a deficit of $9,900 at the end of the year. Long said that operating money must be secured if the GAAC program is not to be severely curtailed. Bunyon was master Of ceremonies at the breakfast. Others paritioipating in the program were Harold Harvey, Ed Palen, and Bill Bie'rbaum. As a start in the membership drive, H. C. Jones arrived at the breakfast with a ugned mem- tterslup, accompanied with a ISO duet check. The drive to finance the Alton Halloween Parade started Tuesday night ut the meeting of the East End Improvement Assn. John Focht. chairman of the parade finance committee, distributed solicitation cards to members of the East End, cosponsor of the parade with the Greater Alton Assn. of Commerce. Fodit stressed that the goal this year is the highest in [he history ol the parade, and that contributors who have supported the parade in the past will be asked to increase their donations if possible and that many new contributor* will be sought. Chief parade expenses, Focht said, are paying of fees and ex- uenses of musical units for the larade and the purchase of ma- erial and equipment needed by school children to construct their Halloween "heads" — which in recent years have bejome an important part of the event. Three reasons, cited by Focht, make a large budget necessary his yeut' They are: general in- crease in the cost of equipment, material, and services necessary for the parade, the enlarged scope of the parade in connec- ing Asian, African and other mis sions to the U.N., urging that they stay away from the meeting. Th Communists were plugging th Soviet Union's rival proposal fo a summit conference of all 8 U.N. members during the Genera Assembly convening Sept. 20. Tiie Communist argument was that the permanent U.N. dele- gales who make up the Disarma nient Commission have authorit; to do no more than engage in th' time-wasting debate, while tieads of government have power to conclude agreements. tion with the selection of Alton as an All-America city this year, and a long-range program by the parade committee to furnish some permanent trailers tor the | parade. This year some trailers will he constructed for use by school children to transport their Halloween "heads" and the parade committee hopes in the future to be able to furnish larger permanent trailers for use by firms and organizations entering flouts in the parade. the ful inside Musts KDITOJUAL . , T PAGE 4 BOCIAL PAU1S 10 AIABKUT8 . . WOHTB - . . BAD10 4: TV OBITUABY PAGE 18 PAGlfi U f AUK 18 PAUK 11 PAtiK 19 PAU1S 10 Diplomatic sources said mos U.N. delegations had agreed in formally to the Aug. 15 meeting before commission chairman Luii Padilla Nervo of Mexico propose* it formally last Friday. But many were reported reconsidering oe- cause of the Soviet stand. The feeling in some delegations seemed to he that a disarmament meeting without one of the world's two big armed camps would only underline and cement the deadlock between the West and the Communists. The State Deportment said, however, tliat it \va* going ahead with its proposal for the commission meeting even without the Soviets. Press officer Lincoln White said in Washington any government lead—including Soviet Premier Mikita Khrushchev — could attend the commission meeting if he wanted to, and tliat commission discussion did not preclude a disarmament discussion by Uw General Assembly steadily," one of the Belgian officers said, "but new personnel lave to be trained and they certainly will not be ready to fight the U. N. troops." No Official Information The premier said he had not been officially informed of the decision to send U.N. troops to Katanga, announced in Leopoldvtlle Tuesday night by Hammarskjold after" me Belgian govemnent agreed to pull its troops in Katanga back to their base camp. Tshombe said he also had no notification from the Belgians of their change of heart. However, Tshombe said he vould welcome the arrival of J.N. Undersecretary Ralph J. iunche, being sent by Hamraarsk- old to Elisabeth ville Friday to arrange the entry of the -U.N. troops. The Premier said he wanted to discuss his government's position with Bunche. The U.N. announcement stunned the white population of Elisabeth- 1lle, which had returned to nor- nal pursuits under the protection Belgian troops. But despite artier talk ot a mass flight when {U.N. troops were ordered in, mere : was no sign of any exodus. Mass Departure Possible ; Alass departure of the 15,000 Belgian civilians in Katanga would bring a quick shutdown of the province's copper and uranium mines, the Congo's economic mainstay, and would bring Katanga to the same state of economic paralysis now afflicting the rest of the country. Hammarskjold had announced tie was sending Bunche to Blisa- bethville for "initial talks on the withdrawal of Belgian troops to their bases as the first step toward complete execution ot the Security Council resolutions so far as Katanga is concerned." Hammarskjold said Bunche would be followed on Saturday by the first U.N. military continents, 'and the withdrawal of Belgian troops from, the places where United Nations troops are «ta- tioned must begin immediately." Municipal Band Concert Program Thursday, Riverview Park, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Rock Spring Park, 8 p.m. Mrs. Betty Lenhardt, vocal soloist. Boyd LaMarsh, director; George Loveless, manager. March "On the Mall" ..... ................... Goldman Selection "Bells Are Ringing" .................. Styne Tango "La Fonda".... Yoder Selection "Take Me Along" ..................... Merrill Selection "Gigi" ...... Loewe Conceit March "FantastiQUft" ...... '- .............. Oarey Hymn "My Faith Looks Up to Thee" March "Hands Across the Sea" .................. SoUMi Novelty "Typewriter Song" Vocal solo "So Easy to Mrs. Betty UnMrdt Novelty "At the Ball" March "Antfett", ...(HI

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