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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 124 Years WEDNESDAY: Law 70, High 83. «•/ Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXV, No. 176 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, AUGUST 9,1960. 18 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated Flood Wall May Affect Four-Lane In a letter handed member* of City Council Monday night, City Manager Graham W. watt suggested that plans of the Division of Highways for four-lane use of W. Broadway as a connection between the McAdams and "nerm" routes may have been influenced by the federal West End flood wall project recently placed on an "Inactive" status. The Highway Division's plan "Inquiry »' the office »' *" COUP WETAT KEPOHTED CKWA for ultimate development of a four-lane route on W. Broadway between Plasa and State streets was outlined in a tetter received by the city manager Saturday from R. R. Bartelsmeyer, state chief highway engineer. It described a general plan for hand- district engineer at St. Louis Indicates that this project has been recommended for an Inactive status. We have requested confirmation of this from the Corps of Engineer* and. when received, will advise Ihr Division of Highway* " ling the traffic interchange be-| AS OIK- of HM> problem" u» us» tween the McAdams highway, its eastward extension along the levee berm, and the Clark hitfh way hridi?R. of W Broadway, other thHii the necessity of taking business prop orty for right-of-way. Watt points in his Mtcr to sinothfr compile H Watt provided copies of the!' 10 " Icltnr from BartelKmeyer for the} "Tim Conticil m:al/.- IIP information and study of the "that the traffic flow pattern in Council members, and in a cov- thn Central Business District ering letter, included some ob-j predicated on a rounler-rlockwis" servationi< on the analysis pre-j movement sented in the missive from the; "The «>">'• diirctionM flo\v <« state highway chief ' ontontplaled in the central Difficult Problem* " *" improvement-.-, T ° attempt thifi flow would result "Preliminai-y study", said Watt's letter, "indicates that Hie use of Broadway as a connect-! ing link between the Berm Highway and the McAdam.s Highway! may create several difficult! problems ... ! "It appears thai our ot the rea-j sons for the stales consideration the ;lo reverse | in an increase in the number ot (conflicting traffic movements ;it veral major intersectiotiK " fxxwl Traffle \V;«ft also commented that Bailelsmeyer "indicates in his an appreciation for local problem^ resulting from UN Calls for Belgium to Pull Troops Out of Katanga Now « between Piasa and anticipation of construction by the Army Corps of Engineers of a cellular, steel floodwall, extending westward from Alton locks, which would complicate a highway loca- plan which will not jeopardize; the consideration of local traffic! for highway location or vice ver-' sa." Watt also stated that he and Public Works Director Thomas' tion on the river side of the grain F Orjffin Jr anticjpate a meet elevators.' ling vvith Q,] ^j^ <v D - Arezzo> (Reason for the shift to the four- j district engineer at St. Louis lane plan on West Broadway isj before ^ e nd of the month, and Map locates l^aos where a military revolutionary committee reportedly overthrew the government in a coup d'etat. The, report came from a radio broadcast from the Laotian capital of Vientiane. (AP Wirephoto Map) Government of Laos Falls Before Coup that the flood wall status and By DAVID SAIGON, South Viet Nam OP)— A neutralist military state program will be one of thejUonary committee overthrew the pro-Western government of subjects to be discussed with him. j Laos today, radio broadcasts from the capital at Vientiane de- that the engineers plan to extend the lock wall upstream here. The extension would confine the shoreline and leave insufficient width ta conclusion. Watt called at-j dared. for the four-lane construction on j tent ion of Council members to a! However, the revolutionary com-iu^hboring Thailand that many the river side. Bartelsmeyer told paragraph in Bartelsmeyer's let-1 mjt tee ordered military command-1 Laotian government officials had the Telegraphs correspondent, ter in which he stated that the| ws jn the little Asian kingdom!been arrested, but they made Don Chamberlain, at Springfield planning for the dark Bridge to avoid bloodshed and keep their!specific mention of Somsanith toda - v ; approach cannot be concluded un-j fol . ces awav from "adversary ----.\o Statement ,til the Bridge-Belt Highway con-!,, nits • This" indicated not all the (MarshallGray, technical liaison jnection is determined "since this! arm> was ^ hM the coup d ' etat Herter Says U. S. Will Act WASHINGTON (AP>— S of State Christian A. Herter i warned Soviet leaders today the! United States will act "withj speed, force and unity" to deal with any new Rod threat or world crisis : ! Hertf-r told u ncus conference I he issued the warning m an effort i I to dispel any belief by friends ori foes abroad that the United States ! "becomes paralyzed or semi-par- i alyzod" during a presidential j election period Also, he said, he issued il be- , I cause of the possibility of a dan-| gerous miscalculation by the So-' viet government. • ! "The United Statc.s— (he Presi- I dent— can act just as quickh and (forcefully during this election period as at any other time," Her-; • ter declared. i "Our allies and other nations i i of the free world can rest assured i :: that when action is necessary it I :\vill be taken. j "Our opponents should take I warning that the American government and people can move 1 with speed, force and unity during this period just as at any other time." ; At his news conference, Herter i Security Council Vote Unanimous on Move By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Warned that world war might erupt if the Congo crisis is not solved, the Security Council early today called for Belgian troops to give way to U.N. forces immediately in secessionist Katanga province. In a resolution sponsored by It specified that the 12,000-man Ceylon and Tunisia and adopted 9-0, the U-nation council authorized Secretary-General Dag Ham- marskjold to arrange the changeover and asked him to report back. France and Italy abstained. The 4 a.m. vote climaxed an urgent overnight session that lasted for UVa hours. Hammarskjold. who gave the world war warning, planned to leave after midnight tonight to fly back to the Congo, where Premier Moise Tshombe of Katanga last week balked the' entry of U.N. troops into his mineral-rich province in the southeast Congo. Seeks to Quiet Tshombe The resolution sought to quiet Tshombe's fears that U.N. troops would be used to bring Katanga under the control of Jhe central Congo government headed by Premier Patrice Lumumba. force would not "be used to influence the outcome of any internal conflict." The resolution was in line with suggestions made by Hammarsk- jold. It followed up the council's July 14 and 22 decisions that Belgium should pull her troops out of the Congo. It called upon her to withdraw them Immediately from Katanga—the only one of the six Congo provinces where they remain outside their bases—and to do so "under speedy modalities determined by the secretary-general." The Soviet Union, after supporting the resolution, did not press for a vote on a resolution of its own that implied the use of force if necessary to get U.N. troops nfggpyi}QOQmPfv>«AAiiWw<,-'Oti. .IA/? • •'w* »• «U*^IIWUIAM>•**•. .'• **'i fwwwwwwiww*r«™™.••.W.M«.wwwu>«<^« i "^^-^^ ^"^ *• A LODGE AT COUNCIL \ Day Objects UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.—Henry Cabot Lodge, United States ambassador to U.N. and Republican vice presidential nominee, listens as Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily V. Kuznetsov addresses the session of Security Council on the Congo situation at United Nations, N.Y., Monday. Russia called on the „ ,„_,. „ nB «, ftfiafinnc »rf«, «, , Council to empower U.N. forces in the Congo to shoot theirs in the little Asian kingdom'been arrested, but they made no ^ ei ^ ™ gouauons w ™ ™ their way into secessionist Kantanga province. (AP 'also said: ' 1. The United States cannot in-j To Cost of officer for the Anny Engineers at St. Louis, told the Telegraph today that he was unable to make: a statement as to wall plans. (The plans are in such preliminary stage, said he, that a statement is impossible, except that two walls are planned for Alton an extension of the lock wall and a flood-protection wall. Last 'month, the engineers said plans for the flood wall had been laid aside by the Corps of Engineers pending action by the city on its sewer program. ("So far," said Gray, "we have not reached the specific planning stage. But I don't think an insurmountable problem will arise." (A statement may be made later in the week, he added, in the light ol Bartelsmeyer's letter.) Watt's Letter Watt's letter to the Council continued: TODAY'S CHUCKLE Some girls who are an armful during the courtship become a handful after the wedding. (O 1MO, General Features Corp.) approach must terminate on the' ultimate location." To Keep in Touch Watt stated he proposes to keep in close touch with the mat- It was also considered possible that the rebels were not in complete control of the capital but had seized the radio station and were fVKX.\f All \-*W*3t UJUUI WJU1 UIC Ji*CH- 1 , j ,. ter and keep the Council advised i br f dcasbn f of further progress. Few visitors were present at the committee session at City Hall last night. Councilman Gyde One of the communiques said one of the committee's neutralist aims is to expel all foreigners from the country. Describes Census as Correct an inspected test «i7s,_.»i, n f rt \ ' system drag out at Geneva. Her- wire P I1OTO > ter would not say, however, what' deadline might be set. 'I. The administration is considering asking Congress for author-' r ity to show the Soviets certain kinds of equipment for setting off 'atomic explosives in order to get an agreement with them to con: duct a series of joint underground tests to perfect inspection equip- F Fund Shift OKd, Tax Hike Rejected Fuud transfers to provide $16,865 for improvement this year ment. No decision has been made. j of Salu Park 35 " a neighborhood olayground were endorsed by The United States has filed i City council members in committee, Monday night, but the Wiseman pointed out, however,! This would be a severe blow at. ln liU'ther discussion on the, a " ew protest with the Castro gov-! g ,. oup jn a 3-1 vote declined to approve a park tax increase to that he noted there was nresent the Laotian armv itself. The A(ton census in the City Council emment of Cuba against seizures nrnvMf . an a rirtitinn«i so.ssn that he noted there was present at least one representative of a W. Broadway business house who was concerned by the possibility that some business t property would have to be taken for the four-lane route proposed there by the state. No discussion was given to the letter from Bartelsmeyer or the coveting missive of the city manager since both were in hands of the Council members in written form and time bad been lacking for them to be studied. French and a U. S. military team of 24 train the 30,000-man army of committee session, Monday night, Raymond I-*ady, crew of U.S. property on the ground ui .it uaui uie ou,uuu-uiaii army uii = -.....-..- .^.««j, ^c.r Laos lo help it resist the Com- i!eadei ' ir > <he enumeration of the munist rebels in the country. ;MiH°n and North Rodgers area. More important, the United j s ?' d lle (fejt there had been , n ° States pays all the costs of the Ji han . c f. lo1 ;. error ™ compiling Laotian^rmy, provides other aid!" 76 A!ton f ' gure " and backs the nation's currency.! >J feet vou na \ r e an accurate The United States has poured 165|">unt. ' he said, "one that canj million dollars into the kingdom | be verv little oft." Pointing out that the old portion of the city slumped in pop- j. , ,. provide an additional $9,550. The Salu project had been.ed it might be possible in furth- l H , and failed to provide for adequate i > i UJC hjCUU HAWJC^l JldU UCCZ1I CU IL UUUUL UlT 1/U^aiUll. Ul J-Ut Ul~ 8 ? ltra 7 recommended by the Park Com- er fund savings to find the re- compensation. Such protests establish a record against the time when the Cuban people themselves —as Herter put it—take care of the situation. mission as the first step in an maining money wanted for the since 1955. In addition to the U. S. military advisers, there are about 80 I DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's i Americans in Laos helping in (he laid program. ulation while the only gain was made in newly annexed areas. Leady suggested in further ex- H ministers meeting in Costa Rica next week, the United States hopes all American nations will fully discuss what action, if any, should be taken on the central question raised by the Cuban is- today 70 High 87°, low 7*°. Rivar stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 3.2. Pool 23.4. hrs. to 8 a.m. A trace. of Premier no word of the Tiao Somsanith, good friend of the United States who took office in May after April elections. Reports circulated in settle up the suburban aree, near the city, but still outside of becoming increasingly tied to Rotarians Hear Evaluations of Alton * High Schools From College Sophs jits expanded borders. "From my observations." iie commented, "I don't find the j folks out there come in great i number from distant points or 'other states, but are largely Irom the old Alton area." Leady said lie had come to communism. 5. The West Germans should Four college sophomores-to-be told the Rotary Club Monday night what they viewed as the strong and weak points of Alton's school system as it related to good preparation for college. Most of their comments — on both the public and parochial schools — were complimentary, but they also expressed reservations and mad* "constructive suggestions." The students, who will be sophomores when they return to their studies in September, were Miss Ton! Jehle and David Crivello, Marquette High graduates; and Don Gubser and Don Lowery, Alton High alumni. Two Frenoh graduate students over here for advance work were present to hear the sophomores' analysis of American preparatory education. They were Jean Marie Grassin of Pettier, who will teach French and study comparative literature at Notre Dame this year; and Michel Araado of Paris, studying marketing at the University of Illinois graduate school. Both were guests of Forbes Robertson, Pruv cipla {acuity member, with whom they are spending a tew days under the Experiment in International Uving program. assistant to of schools, Raymond R*ady, the superintendent aerved M chairman of the pro* gram. Both the Alton High products (Gubser at the University of Illinois and Lowery at Purdue) were complimentary of most of their preparation, but said they detected a weakness in physics and mathematics. Both are preparing themselves in their universities on technical subjects, Gubser is stressing en gineering and physics; Lowery, mechanical engineering, with a leaning toward rockets. Both agreed the more modern approach to mathematics and physics, stressing theory, should be more strongly injected into Alton high college preparatory courses. And they both said the one-semester college prep courses they had received were insufficient. They praised highly the chemistry preparation they had received, and agreed that preparation in English and whatever languages they had taken was good. Both Lowery and Gubser, by taking college preparatory math in high school, had qualified for honors math courses at their universities and found they were getting into a lot of theory stress. Miss Jehle and Crivello expressed regret, for one thing, that the Marquette school lacked any facilities for career counseling. Joint Venture To remedy this Lowery urged that Marquettc should join Alton High in its annual Careers Night, when business, industrial, and professional leaders of the community become available for group counseling of students. In the main, Crivello, a student at St. Ambrose College last year, said he believed his high school studies had given him a good scholastic base. However, j "**""" he said, he now felt the lack of| AUon guidance in the art of studying; admitted he still was having difficulty in picking it up. He said he felt instruction in study methods should be undertaken in the grades: felt it should enable students lo peruse a page quickly and get its meat, relate it to what he has already in his mind, then go on. Crivello will remain here at Southern Illinois University this year, but intends to return to St. Ambrose next year. Miss Jehle said she felt she md learned much in high school about living with and getting along with others so that making friends came more naturally when she got away into a strange background. Her English courses, she .said, had stressed literature, but she found she had to learn much about English usage when she got to college. Some girls from other schools, sht said, had little or no trouble with this. She plans a business major with • decide for themselves about having a parliamentary meeting" in West Berlin later this year in the face of Soviet threats to sign a separate 'peace treaty with East Germany. Herter said the United States believes this is strictly a matter for the Germans themselves to decide. Herter declined to discuss in any detail the two latest news developments of Uie day—the revolution reported in Laos and the situation in the Congo. the meeting merely from personal interest thinking the census matter was again to be discussed. He was invited to speak by Mayor P. W. Day after Councilman Clyde Wiseman had pointed to his presence. Further possible reports from City Manager G. W. Watt, and Executive Director F. M. Kaar of the GAAC, who had been to check further into the census count, were provided for in the meeting agenda. But neither had additional information. Watl said maps and reports: WASHINGTON. D. C. ~ Spenc- eight to ten-year program for modernization of all neighborhood playgrounds of the city, and the Council some months ago had amended the parks appropriation to make a $26,000 expen- full Salu project. He cited that the city had found $25,000 for clearing streets after the June 30 storm, and might be able to find more without boosting taxes. Councilman Jerome Springman diture possible this year if funds (voted against an unfavorable re- could be provided. ;port on the suggested tax boost City Manager G. W. Watt was I urging that after the Council had asked to outline a procedure by (provided for the full Salu pro which the desired fund coul'd be obtained, and in a report to the Council suggested transfers from some budgeted funds, not to be used this year, and in amount of $14,365, might be applied to the park program. This with about (2,500 from the parks tree fund would yield about $16,865. Watt further suggested the remaining amount needed might be had by increasing the tax levy about $9,500 — equivalent to gram by a budget amendment it had an obligation to carrj through and find the needet funds. Herbert R. Hellrung, chair man of a park board committee on park improvements, left a Park Commission meeting to appear briefly at the Council com mittee session. He brought word that the Park Commission had just instructed his committtee to pro- a %-cent increase in the pros- C eed in drawing a definite long range program for park improvements and that the lull plan was to be matured by next February. pectivc tax rate. Three members of the Council last night indicated their belief that the public has shown dis- increases. Mayor P. W. Day flatly opposed any tax increase, but suggest- Olin Proposed for GOP National Body Treasurer requested from the Census Bu- aivaited. Kaar documents arc reau are still said once thf received they can be checked to "see it they look right." If not, he added "we'll make some spot checks to see why." Kaar stressed that the number of homes brought into the city by the Milton area annexation indicated there should be a greater population showing there than the census revealed. Mayor P. W. Day said he fully expected the Alton total to top 47,000 and that "it was a shock to him that Alton was credited only with a little more than 42,000." Addressing Leaoy, he added: 'More population means more money for the city for street work from MFT funds. ThjB motor fuel tax allocation is on a basis of about 26 cents a person each year." er T. Olin of Alton, has been proposed for election as treasurer of the Republican National Committee. A mail ballot on his election is being taken by the committee. Olin now is chairman of the Republican National Finance Committee. Olin was proposed for the new position by Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky, Republican national chairman, Morton announced today. As national committee treasurer, Olin would succeed Daniel C. Gainey, of Owatonna, Minn., who has resigned because of the pressure of personal business, Morton said. He has held the treasurer post since Aug. 37, 1958. Olin's present post as national finance chairman would be filled by J. CUfford Foiger, Washington stock broker, a commit- tinct opposition to further tax' He indicated that if only $16,1865 were to be available this year for the Salu project, the commission would proceed to the extent possible but likely would move to the improvement of an other play spot next year. i Dr. Gordon Moore, Park Commission chairman, said, after the meetings, that the commission | will go ahead with a modified jbut integrated program for Salu improvement just as soon as funds are definitely available. (Final action on funds transfers by the Council remains to be taken next Wednesday). What work will be done, Moore added, svill be of a substantial nature, with a view to permanence and low maintenance cost. Good work will not be sacrificed, in an effort to stretch funds beyond what can be properly constructed. As regards the long range plans, on which he will work with II e 11 r u n g, Moore indicated first attention likely will be directed to a plan for improvement of u new cull field area on the riverfront commons in the urea near the foot of Central avenue. This development will be necessary to take the place of the lighted diamonds that will be displaced in the Henry-Riverfront Park area due to the bridge approach and "berm" highway extension projects. Cost of clearing city streets — and removing storm debris from (the June 30 windstorm, now es- j Unrated to have exceed $27,000, stirred a (lurry of discussion in the City Council committee session Monday night. ' Mayor P. W. Day scored the expense incurred by the city manager's action to include in the city pick-up branches that hat fallen on private property an< then were piled along the curb ings. He contended property owners should have paid the costs for removal of what litter was in their own premises, and questioned whether such a policy should be continued in future like situations. Councilmen in general spoke in approval of the manager's action, asserting they had heard no complaints. Councilman Clyde Wiseman commented that the only complaints he had heard were that debris was not removed faster. He and Councilman Jerome Springman pointed to the need of the complete program to relieve fire hazards which would have continued a long time if the clearing on private property had been left solely to the owners. Mayor Day, however, stuck to his guns saying he had received many complaints about spending public funds to remove all debris moved from pirvate lots to the streets. He said he paid for clearing work in his own yard. The discussion started when bills were being allowed. The listing included many bills arising from the storm clearance program. All bills were approved for payment at the Wednesday Council meeting. tee statement said. Olin, with Mrs. Olin, is on a fishing trip on the Ristigouche River, in Quebec Province, Canada, and couldn't be reached for a statement. It was known, however, that he had agreed to the Morton bug' gestion. Olin, who is a director ot Olin Muthieson Chemical Corp., and a member of its executive committee, has been a member of the Republican finance committee since 1955, and chairman since July 25, 1958. As finance committee chairman, Olin has been responsible for raising money for three Republican committees. As National Committee treasurer he would occupy a position with more executive functions, and higher in prestige in the national political field. Olin's executive assistant, Rolla J. Mottaz of Alton, has been In Washington for several days. Inside Musts EDITORIAL OBITUARY . MARKETS. SOCIAL . . . PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE SPORTS PAGE H COMICS PAGE 14 CLASSIFIED . . PAGE 15 RADIO ft TV . . PAGE 18 into Katanga. This would have had Hammarskjold "take decisive measures, without hesitating to use any means to that end, to remove the Belgian troops" from the Congo and safeguard the country's territorial integrity. It asked him to report back in three days. Russia Votes for Action Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily V. Kuznetsov explained he voted for the rival Ceylon-Tunisia proposal because it specified Ham- marskjold's main job was to get the Belgian troops out. Earlier he accused Belgium of aggression against the Congo and said if this aggression continued, his government would "not hesitate before any decisive action aimed at repelling the aggressor." Kuznetsov said only Belgian bayonets were propping up Tshombe. He said if the U.N. force could not oust the Belgians fronjr fee- Qwgiv-bww .must be sent from other countries ready to help. Ghana and Guinea both have offered to take their troops out of the U.N. force and put them under control of the Lumumba government. Hammarskjold told Kuznetsov bluntly, "I do not believe, personally, that we help the Congolese people by actions in which Africans kill Africans, or Congolese kill Congolese." Recite* Powers Tunisian delegate Mongi Slim, ntrodudng the Ceylonese-Tunisian •esolution, also said the U.N. troops "ought to be fully author- zed" to use force if that was the only way they could get into Kaanga. But Hammarskjold reminded the council it had power to enforce decisions for peace by calling on U.N. members to break off diplomatic relations, trade and communications with any recalcitrant country. In presenting lu's report "Monday, Hammarskjold declared the "main cause of continued danger" was the presence of Belgian troops in Katanga. "The problem ef the Congo is one of peace or war— and not only in the Congo," he said. U. S. delegate Henry Cabot Lodge said the stake was "peace not only for the Congo but for the world." He said Belgium no longer had any reason "to postpone speedy withdrawal from Katanga." Belgian Foreign Minister Pierre Wigny said the resolution would "hurt the Belgian people" and make it hard for him to persuade them they could trust the U.N. force to safeguard the 90,000 Belgian nationals in Katanga. He said security must be "maintained without a break." 30 Homes Inspected for Fire Hazards First Day f Firemen from engine company No. 3 inspected 30 out of 36 louses approached in the North Alton' area Monday. Fire Chief James J. Lewis in a report to City Manager Graham W. Watt said at three of the mouses the familes were away; two of the houses had signs stating "Shift Worker, Do Not Knock"; and at one house the firemen were refused admittance. Wan said this morning: "I think this is a good showing, because toe advance publicity has spurred the people on, so f that they have most of the fir* hazards cleaned up when firemen arrive." As fire hazards, Watt listed collections of newspapers, boxes, etc., in basements, frayed electrical cords, flammable solvents stored hi and garages, etc. Engine company No. 1 started this morning at 3th and Belle and inspected Belle street north to 9th and proceeded up Mb street to State street. watt said by the tint oj atxt week be ibould nave an MM ol tne more common fire bawd* found to the nome*. •T i

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