Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 10, 1960 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MILD THURSDAY! Low 0% High W, Serving the Alton Community for Morr> Than 124 \ear* *** Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXV, No. 177 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1(1 1960. 22 PAGES 5c Per Copy Member of The Associated PrcM Support Of Safety Plan Urged POLIO MOTHER KISSES RAM W Oiithrir Piersel research) analyst, division of traffic safe-) ty. for the State of Illinois, told) the Alton Traffic Safety Commission, city officials, ant! f.thers. Tuesday that citizen siip-i • port :«t the most important i * factor for a successful traffic program The Springfield man *-poke at a Motel Sliatlotd !!<• •.mil Ihiii ilv l!t."i$ UKV.I earned liy Allun <va« three point* hrl'iw tbr 1!I.")K report nl •10. A porffrt scoi r i". loo Pipr- >P! *;<i<l the lack of eleHeal hrlp uas onf (actor thai ieduced the! Alton score since f'vr'rythiri';i that Alton had done to improve thf traffic condition* wa* not! put on thr rcporl studied by the' National Safety f'ouneil. Piersel said Alton was evaluated with more than '200 other • cities ol comparable si/r The setting up of ;t tiviMic, commission, having a major engineering study made, increasing police vehicles in-1 creasing police officers, and mi-; yirovlng the street markings. have helpod Alton in its traffic program, Piersc) said. From 1956 to 1958. an average j o! 13 Alton persons were killed annually in traffic accidents.! Of these an average ol 4 were! m the city, lie said "It costs the city SL'.OOO.OOO a year for the persons killed." .said Pierspl This loss includes loss of earning power, medical and hospital expenses, tost of motor vehicle repair or replace- Program Recertified Rocertification of fhr Alton program for community improvement by the Housing and Home Kirnmcr: Agency clears the way for some important projects. City Mfin;tRer fJrahfim W; Watt said today ; Watt explained that the iecerti-1 lication would enable thc work on* the Kasl l-jnd urban renewal pro.j-' ect in continue, and would spur the beginning ol detailed planning • on the proposed He||»- street urban renew (i | project Recertification ol Hi< program came from thc office of Norman P. Mason, federal housing administrator. The rccertification means that Alton continues to remain i eligible for several t.vpes of federal assistance provided tor communities with renewal program, 1 ; by the Housing Act of 1954 j The reccrtification was based] on progress made by Alton during i the past year, Mason said. The city presently has the] Kast End renewal project inj planning, and has 250 units of! low-rent public housing under' management. During the past year Alton i approved thoroughfare, schools, jand park plans, and adopted a j /oning ordinance^ and subdivi- ' sion regulations "and has budgeted $12,125 for codes enforcement for 1960 From April, 19iju. through April, 1961. 120 housing units will be available for the esti- uii Hi" Loi-klia\ei.-P:it,ah section of the Great River road; mated 75 familief > expected to ment, and the cost of antomo-jare included in the .state call for Sept. 13, and the way should be I 1 * displaced from (heir homes bile insurance. ! cleared for Illinois' takeover of Clark Bridge here within an- by urban renewal or other gov-j , Piersel said driver education'other month, Chiei Hi«rma> Kngine»r H. R. Bartelsmeyer told prnment action. Low-rent public ~ . ': . , ... ...... 'll/"iltrinrr«»«i-l T1J A L-nfi4-ir-tn '"lOI Ike Says Congress Should Put Work Before Campaign NEW YOKK—Mrs. Ingeborg Cully, 34, paralyzed polio victim, lies in iron lung and kisses her six-pound, M-ounce daughter at New York's Bellevue Hospital today. Sgt. John Cully, 39, holds his daughter, named Dolores, who was born yesterday. The birth was the first "iron lung delivery'" at Bellevue and the second such birth in the city's history. (AP Wire- photo) Bids on River Road Set for Sept. 13 takeover of Clark classes in the schools help re-j the Telegraph today. duce the number of accidents j Bartelsmeyer also straightened considerably. 'out a p0 j nl of discussion be- slate's He said in one city a four-j tween city authorities over his Bridge ua.s made \vith announce- week school was conducted forlrecent letter to City Manager ment of Missouri Highway Com-! persons who had been arrested I Graham Watt He said the state mission that it intended to re- tor traffic violations They j planned to proceed with two ap- pair the decking near Alton's end learned about the state trafficjproachcs to Die Clark Bridge which had shown some crack- laws and city regulations fromjf ro rn the Bcrni Highway in-'ing recently. a young man, who was friendly and who helped the people considerably. At the end of the four week session the violators were surprised that the young man was actually a traffic patrolman. housing and FHA section 221 . j, r , , , ... low-cost private housing are Additional progress toward the u . . . . , , ,. ,-T , De ' n K considered for reloca- j dependent of when or whether Bartelsmeyer said the Illinois the city selected the much-de- Highway Division had approved| c ' als bated inler-beltline traffic route'this procedure of the Missouri! tion purpuoses, city officials said. The Alton Human Relations Commission conducted a survey on human relations, one of the principal phases of which was a survey of housing, city offi- Feels Proposed Program Would Not Take Long By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower said today it is a little bit silly for Democrats to contend it would lake many weeks to enact the legivSlative program he has proposed. Kisenhower told his first news not. He said he wasn't influenced LEAVES LEOPOLDVILLE EMBASSY througli the community Highway Commission. The nearly five-mile stretch of Meanwhile, Bartelsmeyer said, the McAdams Highway from ! thc Chicago Title & Trust Co. had Lockhaven to the Elsah-Piasa "promised" it would complete Chaufauqua dividing line now Piersel said within the next 10 years there will be 13 per „ . , cent more cars in the State of P aml fw Se P' 1? - Bartelsme.ver for minois. He said e%-en though I Kaid ' Alton has had an increase in ! The highway division had pre (ne en< * of thte month the is listed in thc bid call bein^ pre- titlc search it now is conducting ' ' Illinois Division of High- 1 population, it has not had an! v| ously announced it would de- increase in its traffic fatalities-.(finitely be in thc call He added that while adjust- s&ure y>, -g- j Get Local Project Jean Van den Bosch, right, Belgian ambassador to the Congo, leaves embassy in Leopoldville Tuesday to take plane from Brazzaville to Brussels. Standing guard are Swedish soldier, background, and Ghana trooper, left, member of U.N. emergency force. Van den Bosch was accused of fomenting unrest in the current Congo crisis and ordered to leave the country. (AP Wirephoto by radio from Brazzaville) Laos News Blackout In Effect way past Piasa Tool & Die Co. search is necessary to the state a clear title the bridge when it takes span. "I think this should open thejdinances to be disposed of by nd Illi-:City Council at its stated meet- jing tonight is another local im- Heading of a small grist of or- Lumumba Offers to Help UN In Belgian Pull-Out in Congo conference since July 6 that he thinks it is more important to the country for Congress to stay on the Job and pass legislation than to go home and campaign. One cannot simply say, Eisenhower continued, that politicking is more important than the nation's business. In a wide-ranging discussion of domestic and foreign issues, the President said among other things there are no signs now of any economic recession or depression ahead for the country. In thc international field, the BULLETIN LEOPOLDVILLE, the Con effort would be made to include new material to be used would in the '" tions . Passage of i the McAdams Highway section i merely fill the within the cirv on the October; bridEe Heckinc HP ^id I^IB, , ^ •„ ^ . i bid call ."'"ip- uecKing. He said lesis u j e( j W iJ] open the way for the! w "H. tr h , , . , (:onduc;ted by Missouri had shown Board of Local improvements to! Work to be contracted on the;there were no structural defects. Loekhaven-EJsab section due for; the heart of the sprawling Negro quarter of Leopoldville tonight and steel belmet- I A pacific note was sounded at I the same time in Katanga's cap- jital, Elisabethville, by Premier Tshombe an- Missouri had described the letting in September would in- 1 material as a mastic substance, By DAVID LANCASHIRE ! elude filling, grading, and revet- SAIGON, Viet Nam fAP)~A communications blackout today cloaked the situation in Laos, where a rebel army group seized me administrative capital Tuesday and proclaimed a neutralist policy for the isolated jungle kingdom repeatedly threatened by the Communists. Vientiane, the administrative capital, at last word was reported calm after an initial outburst of shooting that killed two persons. Pro-Western Premier Tiao Sam- sonith and his government were reported safe in Luang Prabung, the royal capital of King Sisavang Vathana, 100 miles north of Vien- ment protection against the river. and set the cost estimate at $2,500. seek a Citv Court order for nreo- * P ^ ' To Repair Clark Bridge Cracks Later This Month il I L L E T I N BRUSSELS, Belgium, iV— Congo Premier Patrice Lu- iiiumbu was seriously injured today by angry Africans in Lpopoldvllle, the Belgian radio special correspondent in Leopoldvllle said in a direct broadcast tonight. LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo j (AP»— Premier Patrice Lumumba who has been threatening a lone- wolf invasion of rebellious Katanga province, offered today to help the United Nations get Belgian soldiers out of the Congo. Most are now concentrated in Katanga. In a letter to U. N. Secretary- j _ (ieniTal Dag Hammarskjold, Lu-, where they would detract from Another ordinance set tor en-.mumba said his government is at. aration of a special assessment.. Estimated cost is $79,518. Construction of the project is unlikely before next spring, it has been announced, because itj must await a start on the plan-' ned interceptor sewer on the' riverfront from the foot of! Grand avenue east to William.! The city has appropriated and holds in reserve a fund for • building this section of inter- One-vvay traffic during the,ditions is present, he added ceplor in advance of slab work daytime will be effective dur-j in^ the latter part of August on Clark Bridge when repairs will be made on the mysterious longitudinal cracks in the deck which developed only a few months alter the new i:on- ac- In concrete slabs, he said ; on the McAdams highway. Start cracks sometimes occur from normal shrinkage in hot weather. The cracks apparently will ing ol the sewer has had to await final action to set the alignment of the McAdams ex- Moise Tshombe. nounced he has marskjold that he is ready to negotiate with a U.N. envoy for the eventual entry of the U.N. force. Lumumba's government had tiu'eatened a general mobilization ior invasion of Katanga unless the U.N. force entered that secessionist province by the weekend. Information Minister Anicet Kashamura voiced the mobilization threat in an interview and i added: "We will enter Katanga alone." Whatever the weight of this declaration, officers of the U. N. force told newsmen they expect orders to move into Katanga before Saturday. Commanders of the 12,000-man U. N. force were cunlident a detachment will enter soon, and without any shooting. The diplomatic community and U. N. officials awaited the re- cabled Ham-j turn of Hammarskjold. probably not progress- further to a poinl' tens i°" within the city. DATA AT THE DAM s a.m. temperature Yesterday's loitay B8 1 High 84 ,low7l . fl ane crete floor was installed, Ali' airline flights to Vientiane cording to Roy M - Rucker, Mis-! were canceled, at least until souri district highway engineer.'^ Thursday. Telegraphic communi-! He said the time has not beenj cation \yas suspended. the operation of the Rucker reported. bridge, : actmen( tonight would ban 1 the disposal of the international i^ivi;^ stage beiov parking of vehicles on the south-j organization. .mVooi fii'". cracks< wai 'd s 'd e of Park drive from ~ ------ — —— • Pearl to Kasi drive. Precipitation U lirs. to K u ir None. Vientiane radio has given no news broadcasts since an initia outburst of rebel communicfues Tuesday. Diplomatic advices said (here was no doubt the rebels were in firm control of Vientiane. Unconfirmed reports said they posted a guard around the airport and erected^ roadblocks in the city. Rebel communiques announced the group would seek "friendly relations and a good neighbor policy with all countries who are BO desirous," and would "receive economic assistance from all countries without reservation." All foreign troops were asked to leave. This was directed at U.S. military advisers and another small group of French who have been training thc 30,000-niau Laotian army to resist Communist-led Pathet Lao rebels. Another rebel broadcast urged Americans and other foreigners to go about their work. A communi- que said all foreign property would be respected. There are 753 Americans in Laos, 261 of them connected with the U.S. military aid program. I | tests over a , wo momh jod A (hjl . d mcasurp se , on Uie j dehmtely scheduled but will lh probably be during the last 10 days of the month. The crack will be repaired at a cost ot about $2,500 in about five working days. There will be no night time obstruction, he added. Because the studies in ic contractor. Fruin-Colnon j agenda for third and final read- Contracting Co. of St. Louis has'ing is the utility tax ordinance, • not been held responsible department spokesman said. a'which by Council committee action has been s/ated for de-! Missouri Highway Department laboratory and the testing of the core samples taken from the bridge were inconclusive, he said, there is no indication of structural trouble or anything too serious. Apparently no radi A new resinous material with' lc!lt - , adhesive and tensile strength) A schedule of time limitations i iiia' w-i " ke use d to seal the cracks. Ion parking on the easterly side 1116 The work $1,800 Profit Reported In Benefit Horse Show cal departure from normal con- special bridge maintenance crew which works directly out ol State Highway Division Headquarters in Jefferson City, Rucker reported. The cracks which appeared in the new concrete floor after it be done by alol Slate Street near Hayner JNiixou, Kennedy Will Debate on TV NKW YORK (APi-Agiwim-nt ms been reached that Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Sen. John K. Kennedy should meet in ilve debate on television and radio, was installed for $669,000. with i Missouri and Illinois splitting the cost, are not visible to occupants of automobiles using the bridge. They were discover- 'ed by bridge inspectors. Most of TODAY'S CHUCKLE Living on,a budget is the same as living beyond your means, except that you have a record of it. 'O 1860. Central Features Corp.) the cracks arc stringwide- and thin are about about 15 Public Library would be set under a traffic ordinance amendment to be introduced tonight. The ordinance would set _'4- minute parking for two stalls immediately north of W. Fourth, and 2-hour parking for several within the next 40-foot to the north. The time limitations would be effective from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m excepting Sundays, A loial of $l,s:i7.8S uas the,family, and liis stand in, Clyde profit madeJrom the Alton Pol- Howdy, and their equipment and fees, $15,126.30: and salary paid Thursday, to see how he deals with Lumumba in carrying out the U. N. Security Council's new mandate to replace Belgian soldiers in Katanga with the U. N. force. Tshombe has conditionally assented. Tshombe, who blocked a scheduled entry of the U. N. force last Saturday with a threat of war, backed down Tuesday and offered conditions for them to enter the territory he has declared independent of Lumumba's central government in Leopoldville. Tshombe said the U.N. troops could only enter if none came from Communist or Communist- influenced countries and if the U.N. did not intervene in Katanga's internal affairs. Tshombe said his government retained the right lo bur anyone from Lumum- Ju's government from the prov- nce and that Katanga and U.N. ' J troops would jointly guard all j roads into the province. i The feeling in Elisabethville, the ; K u I a n g u capital, was thai 1 larntmurskjold would accept Tshombe's conditions in view of the latest Security Council resoJu- |lion promising lo keep hands off .the internal dispute. President said he had given no thought to having any personal conference with Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev if the latter comes to this country for the United Nations disarmament conference or the U.N. General Assembly session. Willing to Meet 'If Eisenhower said, however, that if he concluded any useful purpose could be served he would not hesitate lo meet with the Soviet Premier. Khrushchev hinted in an interview published in Pravda, the Sonet Communist newspaper, Tuesday that he might visit the U.N. In the domestic field, Eisenhower said that when he invites congressional members of both par ies to sit down with him soon he has no intention of lecturing them on how they should carry out their duties. He said he would explain the nternational situation as he sees t and report on some changes he has made in his own program. Eisenhower struck back at democratic crificism of his de- ense program and the 21-point egislative proposals he sent the Senate when it reconvened Monlay. Specifically, Eisenhower said, that he has not frozen 621 million | dollars in defense funds voted by Congress as charged by Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee and Senate party leader. Funds to be Spent There is no reason to say, Eisenhower declared vigorously, that these funds will not be spent. The President said the Democratic Congress had cut his budget request l?i billion dollars but had added $1,100,000,000 for purposes he had not outlined. The rejuggling of this is not done in a few weeks, he added. He could not say, he continued, that the defense money had been frozen. He said it had not been put before him in any such terms. Eisenhower said that if Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential nominee, has any differences with him on the defense issue, Nixon has not made these known. The President said that so far as he is concerned he has no objection t o Nixon's having press conferences and saying what he by anybody except his advisers and his own judgment. The different atmosphere the Soviets have been creating made some changes necessary, he said, adding that it was all a matter of keeping the confidence of our allies and our own people. On other subjects, Eisenhower expressed these views: CONGO-The United States approves the resolution adopted by the U.N. Security Council and regards it as another step forward. This country welcomes the steps Belgium has taken to relieve tensions and hopes that through future cooperation the confidence of the Belgian and Congo people will be restored. BENSON—Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson has been honest, forthright and courageous, the President said in response to a question as to whether he regretted keeping Benson in the Cabinet in the light of recent political developments. Defends Benson Benson plugged for Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York for the Republican presidential nomination. Nixon has said he does not see eye to eye with Benson on the farm program and is not consulting with the Cabinet member. Eisenhower said that to regret having had Benson working in the agriculture field would be almost a betrayal of his own views. CAMPAIGN — Eisenhower expressed belief the Nixon-Lodge ticket will go well in the South. He said he is willing to do everything he can to promote the ticket nationally but he is not so sure it would be a good thing for him to make partisan speeches. VETOES — Eisenhower was asked whether he would consult Nixon before rejecting or approving bills Congress passes. He replied that he has always kept Nixon fully informed. But he said that in the final analysis the decision he makes on any measure will have to be his own. Democrats' Contention 'Silly' CIVIL RIGHTS — It is just a little bit silly for Democrats to contend that he is bringing up new matter in what they propose to make a brief session of Congress. Eisenhower said he had first proposed in January as part of a general program the two- point civil rights bill killed by the Senate Tuesday. CUBA—If any Latin American government should come under the dominance of international communism and become a satellite, Eisenhower said this would cull for very definite action. He added however mat if someone might believe in a different form of government than we have and establish it freely, that would be a different matter. GOP PLATFORM—He doesn't think Vice President Nixon was appeasing Gov. Rockefeller when pleases. With a grin, he comment-1 the two agreed before the Repub- ed that Nixon's opponents cer-jlican convention on 14 points of ice Horse Show for this year. The amount was reported Tuesday evening to the board of di- rartors by Herman Wilkening, chairman of the horse show Total income from this year's show was $11,000 — including ticket sales, advertising, concessions. and donations. Bad weather during the two day show held down attendance, Wilkening said. to Otis Brown, manager of the show, $500. Additional money paid out for insurance, rental of tables and homes, show equipment, music, sound system, etc. it was reported. The board elected officers for 1%'1 and chairman. One or two of the past shows| and R re-elected Wilkening Herman T. Bunyum Brown were - - . ...... -..-., ..... „ ------ ,,-,, and on Fridays would continue I have been moiv profitable Sgt led co-chairmen. Mrs. Carol Utter- to fl p.m. | Edward Voumard. president ofi back was elfietcd treasurer and the 1 youth camp, said :MI ™ •'"""* aenn w »« «"««inches or so in length. The slab in which the cracks appeared extends over a span poured during favorable weather just prior to cold weather lust fall. The bridge floor nearer the Missouri side, poured under extreme sudden cold weather conditions is apparently in good shape. Inside Musts UD1TOHIAL . . . i The expenses incurred in put- 1 ^' 'ting on a sliuw of that nature, 10 WOKTB ..... p AC IS 14 HADIO £ TV . . I'AtJK l(j OU1TI AJtV . . . PAUK 17 BIAKKUTS .... PAGiS 17 COMICS ..... f»AGIS U board will meet the .second take a considerable amount of I money oul of Hie profits, the j hoard (old Hie Telegraph. Some of the more costly items are|>' ea1 ' around, listed as follows: pri/.e money, Si 1,93J; concessions, $585. advertising and programs, $1,458.25; trophies and ribbons, $360; travel for Hint Walker, his season Tuesday of each month from now until the 1961 show. It will be (he first time the board will meet all I Voumurcl told the boaixl about the program of the camp and Invited them to come to the camp at any time during the camping Municipal Bund Concert Program Thursday, Public School Stadium, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Rock Spring Park, 8 p.m. James Williams, vocal soloist. Jean McCormick, director: George Loveless, mun- ugpr. March "(iloriu" ....... Losey Tango "Girl in Satin" ____ ' ............ Anderson Mai oh "Herbert L. Clarke'*. Triumphal" .......... Boyer Vocal solo, "On the Roud to Maiuiahiy" .......... Spooks James Williams March "Charier Oak" ...... Half-hour concert by Alton Senior High School Bund. March "Billboard." Combined Municipal and High School Bundb. Boyd Marsh, director. La- tainly speak out. Eisenhower added that he thinks that when Nixon talks, the vice president will be saying the same thing the President does except for minute details. No About I''iu'c ; which many subseojiently were incorporated in the party platform. LAOS—The government has been trying to get details about the military coup there but has ; learned very little about it thus Eisenhower was asked whether j fur. his recent moves to strengthen j AID—Eisenhower said the 600- the U.S. military posture represented an about face on his part. 'Hie President replied with some vehemence tluit they did million-dollar program of Latin- American aid that he has proposed is aimed primarily at lifting living standards in this area. 44 Permits for Repair OfStoriiiDainagesIssued 448; and five tor demolitions. Aggregate estimated cost of all wholly new construction thus far this year, the report states, is $2,150,159. Construction in July included: Building permits issued id Alton during July included 44 for repairs of damages inflicted by the June 30 storm in Alton. The cost of repairs on the 44 permits amounted to $22,043. One permit was issued tor the!Hospital, $130,000; two oommar- remodding of St. Anthony's Hos-jcial structures, $5,500; 5 new pitol estimated to cost $130,000. residences, $60,500; 3 residential The report of James G. Bennett, chief city building inspector, lists 109 building permits in July for work aggregating an estimated $254,837. New construction amounted to $210,614; remodeling and repairs to S44.223. In addition, seven permits wan> Issiwd for sign*, ft.. additions, $8,874; U garages, $8, 340; 31 residential repair and remodeling (separate from the 44 permits issued for storm damages). The aumbei* of (termite toued this year to date is 531, and te»t year at tfae same time tne total wan 981 9

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