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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 124 \ears CLOUDY TUESDAY: 05» Hijh (OoffifMt Waillaf» Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXV, No, 175 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 1960 20 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Ml AT DEDICATION OF SCHOOL Ike Gives Congress Programs For Foreign Aid, Medical Aid American Property Seized Bishop William A. Connor of Rev. Father John Bretz of Mount Ster- Springfield, the Rev. Father John Cros- ling, after ceremony at school Sunday, son, pastor of St. Patrick's, and the —Staff Photo. Addition To School Dedicated By B1CHAKD VALEBIAM HAVANA (AP) — Armed Cuban militiamen were in full control of most of the American property in | Cuba today following its national-' j ration by Fidel Castro's regime. ' The revolutionary government's i new retaliation against the United j States came only a few hours before the island's Roman Catholic hierarchy warned against "the increasing advance of communism in our country." It was the church's first official criticism of the steadily increas- , ing influence of the Communist Slated to hold Ihfr linn-light in City Council cjunmiiiu.'e di.s-i D ]g C on yj e Castro regime Highway Complex To Be Discussed , cubsions tonight is the letter received Saturday by Crty Manager Former assistant pastors of St.[Graham W. Watt from R. R. Bartelsmeyer, chief Illinois High- Prime Minister Castro and iu's ministers made plain that they Patrick's parish, and two former I way engineer, in which he outlines plans of the Division of High- l stoo( j fjrmjy with the Soviet Union members now priests, attended | ways with regard to the Clark Bridge-Riverfront Highway com- the dedication of the addition to!pl<>.\ and the routing of state-federaJ traffic from this area. the school at 5th street and Cen-1 As was 10 , f] in Saturday . s is _ tral avenue, Sunday afternoon. ,,.__,, , . , , •Hie new school was dedicated byi bue °< (hp Telegraph, the letter; Bishop William A O'Connor ofj h " n 8s "P a ™ w major problem i the Diocese of Springfield for VV. Broadway—slated to bej Former members of the parish j made a four-lane facility be-' present were the Rev. Father j tween Piasa and SigL \ e streets.! Tarcisius Fischer, a Franciscan, i ... , ,,_.,_,_ * „ . ' . , . , , i And it also sets forth the state s • who served as subdeacon; and! the Rev. Father Willfe Darling, I mtent to Proceed with other con-; CM., of San Francisco. Former! structional phases of the pro-j assistant pastors here were the i gram while the matter of ob-' Sunday Was Hot And Humid Rev. Fathers Michael Kearns of Greenville, who celebrated Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; John Bretz of Mt. Sterling, who served as deacon; Robert Franzen of Springfield, master - of - ceremonies; and Peter Donohue of Pana. Thirty-five priests from Alton and other etttes were here for die dedication. The deacon and subdeacon accompanied Bishop O'Connor, as he went from room to room of the new .building, blessing each. Novices from the Oblate Novitiate at La Vista sang for the 1 dedication ceremony, and for Benediction in the church. Following the ceremony in the church, the bishop and priests taining out. is worked The high temperature for 'Sunday was 91 degrees and the ! low was 74 degrees, with the hu- Bartelsmeyer's letter was in • midits' climbing to a6 per cent. response to a communication j 11ie rajn satmday mea sured .25 some tim<» ago by the city man- j inches ager in which he had requested; At 8 a.m. today the terapera- infonnation for the Council jture was 77 degrees. The fore- members as to the state's plans with regard to bridge approach and highway-extension routings cast for today was a high in the 80's with considerable cloudiness and showers late this eve- involved with the McAdamsining. The low is predicted from Highway and its downstream 65 to 70 degrees. extension through Riverside; Tuesday the high is to be in Park. i the mid-80's with showers in the Also on tonight's agenda is a j early afternoon. The low is to hearing on the ordinance pro- 'be in the lower 70's. posing a tax increase for the! The forecast for the rest of park department, which with some inter-fund transfers, out- the week Is for temperatures to be from 3 to 5 degrees below a- an economic and military ally, I regardless of what other Latin) A m'e r i c a n governments might think. foreign Minister Raul Roa declared that Cuba would reject any resolution the Organization of; American Statesi at its meeting j opening Aug. 16, might adopt protesting Soviet interference in the; Western Hemisphere. He asserted j the Soviet -Union's offer to defend: Cuba against aggression could not ! be interference in the hemisphere's internal affairs. Castro Announced Seizure Castro got out of a sick bed dra- tically to announce the seizure of $770 million worth of American- j owned property before a cheering crowd of 50,000 at'the Red-tinged Latin American Youth Congress; early Sunday morning. Within hours armed militiamen began moving into the plants that included the Cuban Electric Co., j the 300-million-dollar subsidiary of the American and Foreign Power Co. of New York and the largest, singlp investment in the island, i A ranking official of the firmj told a reporter "we don't have ac-' cess to the building." President Defends U.S. Military Might WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower laid before Congress today a bulky program ranging from foreign aid to medical help for the aged but warned against "reckless spending schemes." CHECK CIVIL RIGHTS BILL WASHINGTON — Senators Hugh Scott (R-Pa), left, and Kenneth Keating (R-NY) today look over a civil rights bill they said they would offer in the reconvened session of Congress. The bill is based on civil rights pledges hi the Democratic platform. (AP Wire- photo) "This truth we must take to heart: in good times, we must at the very least pay our way," he said in a special message sent to the Senate as it resumed its election-year session. The message .also will be waiting for the House when it reconvenes a week hence. In the face of Democratic, and some Republican, criticism that the nation's defenses are growing relatively weaker in the face of Communist threats, the President insisted U. S. military power "is second to none and will be kept that way." Saying he was taking measures to improve the armed forces' readiness, he said these may necessitate "a modest increase" in military personnel and money. If funds are needed, he said, he will ask for them. Calls for Foreign Aid But national security demands congressional action too, Eisenhower said, and called for appropriation of the full amount author- UN Secretary Wants Belgians to Withdraw St, Patricks. U : with improvement of Salu Park! weekend is predicted to be sun- as the first stage of a 10-year I ny with temperatures in the Break Ground Still. 24 (Program for bettering neighbor-1 high 80's or the low 90's. * ' "* ' hood playgrounds. ' Oil Carthage Campus ' Reports are scheduled from) the city manager and F. M. j KENOSHA. Wis. iAP) -GroundJKaar, executive director, GAAC,! breaking ceremonies for the Ke-j as to findings in regard to the! nosha campus of Carthage (XI).) College will be held Sept. 24. A freshman class of 300 is expected in the fall of-3962. Construction on the nin? buildings, costing more than four million dollars, is scheduled to begin next spring. One new class will be added each year after 1962 until the four- class capacity is reached in 1965. An enrollment of l,50f and a staff of ISO are expected by 1970. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Success is relative. The more success, the more relatives. (C i860, General Features Corp.) sufficiency of the federal census here; and from the manager and city counselor on converting, Euclid place from a private way: to a city street. / Three ordinances to be discussed would make amend-! mente in zoning. Inside Musts LDITOK1AL . . . PAGE 4 MOGUL PAGE 1U SPORTS PAGE 14 KAD10 ft TV . . PAGE 17 COMICS PAGE 16 OBITUARY PAGE » MARKETS .... PAGE » 20 Grads at Reunion Average 3 Children Each Twenty members of Marquette High School's class of 1935 who met in reunion Saturday night at Wood River Knights of Columbus are doing their part to ensure the future enrollment of the high school, a roll cajl revealed. In the roll call at dinner, it was brought out that the 20 members (and wives or hus bands) are the parents of 60 children. Toastmabter Don Morrison called on the members to tell the number of children who had arrived in the 25 years since 'graduation. Heading the list was Dr. Peter J. MoFarlane, obstetrician, who Is the father of 11 children. Mrs. McFarlane is the former Miss Bertha Rivar. Running a strong beuund was Paul Van Buren. father of 10. Mrs. Van Buren is the tower Bloodolino of Wood Miss Loretta Wardein Mr. and Mrs. David Maloney are the parents of eight ch,il dren. Mrs. Maloney, the former Miss Emily Semite, is the class member. Mr. and Mrs. Donald St. Peters are parents of six children. Mrs. St. Peters is the former Miss Dorothy Collins The class of 1935 included 59 members, of whom two have died. Besides the 'JO at the dinner, two others with their wives arrived later for the dance. Out-of-towh members present were Edward LawlUs, Shell Oil Co. executive from Indianapolis, and Jack Folmer of Toledo. Don Morrison read the class prophecy, with humorous comment about what the 25 years have brought. In charge of the event were Mrs. St. Peters, Mrs, Van Buren, Mrs. Clarence Kulp (Martha Ryan), Mrs. S. Harold Robert* fJane Roloff). Benefit Rodeo Set Aug. 27-28 The Boys Town of fllinois rodeo, i Aug. 27 and 28, at Riverhouse (Farm will be sanctioned by the i Rodeo Cowboys Association. The I points each contestant wins will go toward his national total, said Harold C. Harvey, publicity director for the rodeo. The rodeo will feature bareback bronc riding, saddle brouc riding, bull riding, steer bulldogging, calf roping and extra features such as girls barrel) racing and a cutting horse contest i The show will have feature acts of roping and bull whipping by i tlie Claytons, a family of expert ropers. Also featured will be the rodeo clowns, who work hard at being funny in the face of a charging bull. The rodeo will have t\vo performances, one Saturday night and the other Sunday afternoon. Tickets may be purchased at Snyder's, downtown Alton, from any rodeo committee member, or from any director of Boys Town of Illinois. Damon Walker Dies; Broadway Columnist HYANNJS, Mass. (APi-Danton Walker, 61, Broadway columnist of the New York Dall, News tor more thun 20 years, died early today at Cape Cod Hospital. He entered the hospltr July 29 after suffering a heart attack. Other major American business es nationalized were the Cuban Telephone Co., in which the International Telephone and Telegraph Co., has a 27%-million-dollar equity; the Standard Oil (New Jersey) (refinery, about $70 million; Tex- !aco refinery, $45 to $50 million; •Sinclair Oil Co. operations in 'Oiba worth about $5 million and i36 American-owned sugar mills ; worth about $200 million • Some of these plants had been (under Cuban government control for some time but had not been formally expropriated. Retaliation Castro said that the seizures were in retaliation for "economic aggression" by the United States —and made plain he meant Presi- Vernon Resigns at County Sanatorium EDWARDSVILLE—Dr. Ueorge Vernon, medical director and superintendent of the Madison County Sanatorium since 1953, will assume duties of medical director for the DuPage County Tuberculosis Sanatorium Board at Glen Ellyn Sept. 1, he an- Haminarskjold Warns Fast Action Is Imperative By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP)- -U.N. Secretary- nouncd today. Vemon said lie had experienced great difficulty in deciding whether to accept the new job, but finally decided in favor of the greater challenge and opportunity ahead. The new position will not involve direction of a single sanatorium, bui of a number of clinics, and the overall tuberculosis program in DuPage County. Vernon came here from Springfield, where he had been director of the Palmer Sanatorium from 1943 to 1953- Dramatic changes have come DATA AT THE DAM River btuge below Preclpii J - ' " - - 34 hrs None. ilpltuuon its. to it». a.m. imports of Cuban sugar. However, the seizure decree did not extend to American banks, the 75-milIion-dollar Moa Bay Mining Co., the Nicaro Nickel Processing Corporation, and other smaller American enterprises worth about 300 million in all. But Castro indicated these may be taken over, declaring "we can still take a few things more away from them (the Americans)." The expropriated property svill be, paid for with 50-year bonds at 2 per cent interest, the decree said, but there was doubt whether any payments will ever be made. With sarcasm, Castro repeated an earlier announcement that the money would come from one- fourth of the value of all Cuban sugar bought by the United States in excess of 3 million tons yearly at a premium price of 5.4 cents a pound. Eisenhower's cut dropped U.S. sugar purchases 'rom Cuba below 3 million tons for this year, and continuation of t '••'; policy would leave empty the reimbursement fund for American property owners. Naval Has* Another American property no far untouched is the big naval base at Guantanamo, which the United States holds by a 1934 treaty. But Castro delivered a veiled threat of an attempt to oust the Americans from there. He told the cheering throng at the Havana Baseball Stadium: "Cuba does not consider itself tied to the United States by any commitment, including warlike and military pacts." ln U S 'l about both nationally and locally in the tuberculosis picture since Vernon assumed his Madison County responsibilities. The average number of patients through 1953, he recalled, had been 84. By last year (he average had fallen to 61. Currently the sanatorium has 45 patients. Meanwhile, the number of referrals by family physicians has more than doubled, thanks to broader and more intensive activity of the program for testing approved by the Tuberculosis Association. Records at the sanatorium showed 2,483 examinations on referrals from physicians the first year he came, compared to 5,171 now. The apparent disparity between the number of cases referred and the number of cases actually in the sanatorium, he pointed out, hung on newer treatments which make possible out-patient handling of more cases. Vernon intends to take his wile and two sons, Paul and George, to the new location soon. U. S. Accuses Cubans Of Nearing Dictatorship By STANLEY ME1SLKR ,tween Venezuela and the Domini WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States, brandishing its bluntest criticism of the Fidel Castro regime, has accused Cuba of racing into a Communist-controlled dictatorship. The accusation was further evl dencc that both the United States and Cuba will step into an liistoric meeting of Western Hemisphere foreign ministers next week in an angry, unbudging mood. The hardening of Cuban policy was made clew over the weekend us the Castro regime, boasting of its close link with the Soviet Union, ordered the seizure of almost all American-owned property in the island. Move evidence of hardening may accumulate today as the 21- nation Council of the Organization of American States considers the agenda tor the foreign ministers meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica Aug. 15. The minister tentatively are scheduled to discuss tensions be» can Republic, and between the United States and Cuba. But Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa has said, "We'll laugh at any resolution that condemns Cuba." His government has asked for a new agenda, which would feature Cuban accusations that the United States has committed economic aggression against Cuba and has interfered (n her internal affairs. The agenda change, air .dy rejected by an OAS committee, will be considered here by the OAS Council. The U.S. charges against Cuba came in a 78-page memorandum made public by the State Department Sunday but given to newsmen well in advance of Castro's newest charges. The memorandum had been filed earlier with the Inter-American Peace Coin, mittee, an OAS unit that will report to the foreign ministers meeting. General Dag Hammarskjold, warning that the world faces the issue of peace or war, called today for immediate and unconditional withdrawal of Belgian forces from the Congo, including secessionist Katanga province. He delivered the warning in a hard-hitting speech at the opening of an urgent meeting of the 11- nation U. N. Security Council on the Congo crisis. He had asked for the meeting. "I would even say that the immediate conclusion of the Congo problem is a question of peace or war," he declared. He called on the Council to spell out in a resolution that the withdrawal should apply to Katanga "and to all parts of Katanga." "I do not hesitte to say that the speediest possible — I would even say immediate—achievement of such a solution of the Congo problem is a question of peace or war, and when saying peace or war I do not limit my perspective to the Congo," he said. "A delay now, hesitation now, efforts to safeguard national or group interests now in a way that would hamper the U.N. effort, would risk values immeasurably greater than any of those which such action may be intended to protect. Applies (o All Partiee "This applies to all parties, first of all to the one which the Security Council has addressed its appeal." Hammarskjold's personal report to the Council was delivered as various proposals were under consideration aimed at getting a U.N. force into Katanga province. Premier Patrice Lumumba asked the Council to send a 10- nation observer team into the Congo to ensure withdrawal of Belgian forces. Diplomatic sources said Ceylon and Tunisia probably would introduce a resolution specifying that the 12,000-man U.i . force in the Congo will not intervene in internal conflicts. The aim would be to assure Katanga Premier Moise Tshombe, who says iiis own troops will fight if the U.N. force tries to come in, that the U.N. force will not try to bring the province und • tliu control of Premier Patrice Lumumba's central Congo government. The resolution by Ceylon and Tunisia also was expected to call for withdrawal of Belgian troops from all the Congo. Russia May Make Move Indications were that the Soviet Union might introduce a resolution of its own, or amendments to the Ceylon-Tunisia resolution, to authorize U.N. units to use any force necessary to get into Katanga. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily V. Kuznetsov told a reporter Sunday he had not yet decided whether to submit a proposal. But in Moscow the Soviet Communist newspaper Pravda said the Congolese wantde the Security Council to "issue an order to the U.N. forces for the immediate liberation of Katanga from the Belgian occupiers." The council meeting was postponed until noon today so that-a delegation from Lumumba's government could attend. Vice Premier Antoine Gizenga was expected to demand that the council send U.N. troops into Katanga Immediately. A .three-man delegation from the Katanga government flew in Sunday night. Finance Minister Jean, Kibwe told newsmen he would ask the United Nations to "declare a moratorium" in the dispute over Katanga's future, await the withdrawal of Belgian troops and then supervise a provincial referendum on independence from, or unity with, the Congo. Has Bucking of People Kibwe said the referendum would show Katanga's people are entirely behind Tshombe's govern ment. He told one reporter Katunga's 4,000-man army is strong enough to beat Lumumba's, which he described as "none at all." U.N. Secretary- General Dag Hammarskjold reported to the Security Council Saturday that the "fanatical opposition" of Tshombe and his government made tt apparent the U.N. troops would haw to shoot their way into Katanga. Hammarskjold said the U.N. troops were not authorized to shoot except in self defense. He due to fires, suggested that the council make clear that the U.N. force would not turn the province over to the central government against U* wishes. ized for foreign aid. He noted the appropriation bill for the mutual security program, as it now stands, is half a billion dollars under this. "The nation's security and our inescapable interest in a stable world demand that these amounts be restored," Eisenhower said. Congress authorized appropriation of $4,086,300,000 for foreign aid and mutual security, but the House voted to hold the actual appropriation to $3,584,500,000. The Senate has not yet acted on the appropriation bill. Eisenhower advised Congress that he had already taken some actions to strengthen this country's military posture, and that the Defense Department would carry them out "with its available resources insofar as possible." White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said the President's wording meant that some funds impounded by Eisenhower were being unfrozen, and that Congress would be asked for more money if needed. Hagerty estimated the impounded amount at $1,600,000,000. Other Requests The President also told the legislators he wants: 1. A 100-milUon-dollar increase in flexible foreign aid funds "to keep America poised for midden developments such as those in the Congo where a U. S. airlift and other efforts were needed suddenly and critically." The House and Senate foreign aid i^gfofytfon now pending would grant Eisenhower 150 miiHnn dollars for this contingency fund. 2. A 600-milIion-doIIar authorization by Congress for a program of aid to Latin America. He asked approval for this fund by the time the economic conference of the American republics starts in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 5. 3. Advance approval for a food- for-the-hungry proposal which he said will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in September. Eisenhower said this will be a program, "whereby we, and other fortunate nations can, together, make greater use of our combined agricultural abundance to help feed the hungry of the world" On the domestic side, Eisenhower listed upwards of a score of actions that he has said Congress should attend to now and not let them "go begging for months to come." Eisenhower declared only 6 of 27 measures he had named last May as required by the national nterest have been enacted into aw so far. Wants Stronger Civil Bights He said civil rights was the only major measure passed by Congress since his May 3 legislative message and that the civil rights bill had two major dele* tions which be hoped Congress would restore. One deletion in the civil rights (Continued OB Page 9, OoL I.) Firemen Answer 30 Calls in July Automobile and truck fires were more prevalent during July than any other type of fires, said Fire Chief James J. Lewis hi his monthly report today to City Manager Graham W. Watt. Of the 30 alarms, nine were for auto and truck fires. There were seven investigations and five brush fires responded to by the fire department. There was one call each for the following: electric motor fire, wiring causing a fire, public service run, TV set fin. a grabs fire, hot grease causing • fire, a fire caused by vandalism, an undetermined OWN* ol a fire, and a bomb scare. There was only a fMQO IPW . auto. and property insured to SUTJOft. Their total value was HSU* During the first savaa aoii* of IMOttei* wag a total loaa of SUMM caused by DM,

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