Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on May 31, 1963 · Page 1
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Inside: EDITORIAL SOCIAL PAGE 10 SPORTS PAGE 16 COMICS PAGE 14 TELEVISION - /*.... PAGE 15 CLASSIFIED ........ PAGE 18 OBITUARY PAGE 18 MARKETS PAGS 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SHOWERS SATURDAY Low 60, High 85 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15,1836. vol. cxxvni, NO. 117 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, MAY 31,1963 22 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Presa, Webb Takes Doty Race Into Court SPRINGFIELD (Special) — Melvin Webb and seven fellow members of Chauffeurs, Teams ters and Helpers Union Local 52 have filed suit in United State District Court to require the un ion to distribute Webb's campaign literature as a candidate for sec retary - treasurer of the union and to restrain William Doty from distributing literature for re-elec tlon at union expense. Associated with Webb in the petition for an injunction were Bert Grffin, Harry D. Deatherage, El den Johnson, Henry Watts, Robert Spann, Calvin K. Davis and Malcolm Howard. The petition was filed in behalf of Webb and the seven others, described as union members in gooc standing, by Emerson Baetz, Alton attorney. The petition says both Webb and Doty are candidates, the latter for re-election to a three - year term as secretary- treasurer - business representative of the local, at election scheduled for December. The petition charges that although the union is required to comply with the request of a candidate to distribute his campaign material at his own expense, the union has refused to do so. It also charges that Doty has distributed his literature together with' a photograph of himself, at union expense. The union is described as having a membership which exceeds 3,000 and they reside in a wide area over southwestern Illinois. It claims that Webb is withou an adequate remedy for the pro tection of is rights, as well as his co-plaintiffs as voting members Attached to the petition was a cir clar containing a photo of Webb and which he asks the union and Doty distribute at his (Webb's) own expense. The petition asks an order which would require the union and Dotj to desist and refrain from refusing to comply with Webb's reques and to desist - and refrain from circulating campaign literature of Doty's at union expense. Unavailable Webb was unavailable for com' ment today. Doty today denied he had distributed union campaign materia; on his own behalf while refusing tq do so for Webb. Doty said thai tfie alleged campaign materia] mentioned by Webb in his petition was the regular union bulletin and always had carried Doty's picture with a statement from him on union affairs. The bulletin, als carries a financial statement, Doty said. "This is not campaign material and never was regarded as campaign material," Doty said. Says Asked for Money . He said that he had declined to use the union address file to mail out material for Webb because the material asked for contributions of money and "if we do it for one, we have to do it for everybody." He said the'old-style address machine must be operated "about a day" to get out a complete mailing to the membership "We might have 40 candidates and that would take 40 days." Doty said. Doty said the law required him and other union officers to open the union roster, together with last known addresses of members, THEY LOVE (?) a PARADE With drums and trumpets making rade Thursday made a fine showing as the sound of marching music, a person they marched in the brilliant sunliglit noOflG Cnma rkt*rh'ffin4'irki* 4rf\f* Imw Anv*c« fmtn-m 4-V\f\ *E>v*rk»rvi V(7n »!«?** .--4. n » i_ J. n —™ needs some protection for her ears, doesn't she? The Western Military Academy band in the Upper Alton pa- from the Brown-Washington intersection to Oakwood cemetery. Belated pictures on Page Six. Breaks Arm In Fall Over A Tombstone A rash of Memorial Day acci- ents including a fall over a ombstone, a cut hand at the zoo, and a kick by a horse were treat- d at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Bess Dippold, 300 North Buchanan St., Edwardsville suffered a broken left arm after falling over a tombstone in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Edwardsville. Lisa F. Gates,,2^, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cates, 709 W. Spruce St., Jerseyville had six stitches taken in her right hand after falling on a broken bottle at the St. Louis Zoo. William G. Hansen Jr., 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hansen Sr., 2344 State St., Alton, suffered a bruised left leg after being kicked by a horse at Grafton. Crowds Frolic in Holiday Sunshine A cloudless sky with the temperature reaching a high of 79 degrees on Memorial Day helped bring out some of the largest crowds in years to parks, swimming pools, picnic areas and on 30 days prior to an election. "That's all the law requires," Doty said. Nominations will be in November, the election in cember, he added. TODAY'S CHUCKLE If most of us practiced what we preached, we'd work our fool selves to death. (ID 1963, General Features Corp,) In a late Wednesday afternoon accident Carla Witt, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Witt had two jones broken in her left arm when another child stepped on it. The youngster was sitting on the ground when the accident hap- >ened. She was treated at Alton Memorial. Holiday Auto Death Toll Sets Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents across the na- ion claimed 155 lives Thursday, a ecord for a one-day Memorial 3ay observance. The toll sur- jassed the National Safety Coun- 11 estimate of 130 for the 30-hour icriod. The previous record for a Me- norial Day observance of 30 ours was 109 in 1556. The count of traffic fatalities covered the period from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Thursday. the river and highways. At Pere Marquette State Par one of the biggest crowds in : years was reported, with picn are&f? jammed. Parking lots of boat harbor on the river were packed wr automobiles and boat trailers a boaters turned out in record num bers to take advantage of th holiday. There were dozens boats in the river from Clifto Terrace on up and several hun dred cars were parked along th river road as motorists watche kite-ski act by several boa ers. All Alton parks and golf cours es were jammed to capacity an big crowds of swimmers wer reported at Summers-Port, th private swim club in Godfrey. Alton Motorboat Club exper ienced the largest crowd it ha ever had. The club's harbor o Piasa Creek was almost com pletely empty during the day a boaters left the docks for outing on the river. One observer reported tha neatly every grave in two area cemeteries visited were decorat ed with wreaths, flags or flowers many more than usual for th< occasion. Apparently some ceme tery visitors decorated the grave of relatives early Thursday morn ing on their way to picnics or oth er outings. Though a parade in Upper Al ton was reported well attended participants in a memorial ob servance at the National Ceme Drownings during t he holiday period totaled 25 and 9 persons lost their lives in boating accidents. The National Safety Council had estimated that between 90 and 130 persons would be killed on the highways and streets during the holiday period. The council's latest report showed that traffic accidents in the first four months year lulled 11,630 persons, an average of nearly 100 a day. Seeks Arrest of Franz Josef Strauss TEL AVIV, Israel (AP)—An attorney for the Communist party sought the arrest Thursday of Franz Josef Strauss, accusing him of war crimes. The former West German defense minister, a visitor denied the charge. Attorney Michael Landau asked Tel Aviv police to arrest Strauss. He asserted Strauss had responsibility for the death of a number of Jews, Czechs and Poles in a force labor camp a: Schongau in April 1945. Stauss, at that time commander of an air defense school in Sohon- gau, said there was a Soviet prisoner-of-war camp there,, but no concentration camp. tery in Alton expressed disappoint at the sparse turnout. James R. Davis, president of the Veterans Memorial Council, which sponsored the observance, said only about 100 persons- counting those on the speakers platform, the municipal band and other participants — turned out for the event. Davis said he will call a meeting of the council in the next month to consider discontinuance of the observance, in view of the lack of interest in the proceedings this year. Pope Reported Near Death; Extreme Unction Is Given By Republicans Foreign Policy Review Asked WASHINGTON (AP)—Republican leaders called on administration officials today for a clear and concise review in Congress of President Kennedy's foreign policies. The Senate-House GOP leadership conference, headed by Sen. Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois and Rep. Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, said in a statement that it vants to support a bipartisan ap jroach to international problems. 3ul. members said they don't Know which policies the administration s following. The concept of bipartisan sup- •>orl for foreign policy can only be ftective when the supporters now what policy they are asked o support," the Republican lead- rs said. "We find we are not alone in ur uncertainty. A number of Democratic senators have been xpressing their doubts also in re- ent weeks. Major publications kewise have raised questions in deir news and editorial comment. "We suggest that the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations nd the House Committee on For- ign Affairs invite the appropriate fficials of the executive branch o appear before those committees or a clear and concise review of oreign policy." The statement added: "Such a review, conducted re> ponsibility by all parties to it, light, do much to remove doubt vhere doubt now exists, sharpen iewpoints at the policy-making evel, and enlighten not only the American people but our friends broad as well." The Republicans said Kenne- dy's "grand design for Europe is now inoperative and has been for many months." They added that NATO is "in a doubtful condition." They said U.S. "concessions" had not ad- vnnced chances for a nuclear test ban treaty. "What is the policy toward the Soviet Union and its satellites?" they asked. "No one seems to know. "What is the policy on Cuba? Mo one seems to know. "What became of the on-site inspection agreement for Cuba between Khrushchev and President Xennedy? No one seems to \now." - Urges Streamlined State Court System. NEW YORK (AP)-U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. 3rennan Jr. says state courts can minimize unwanted intrusion by federal tribunals by adopting procedures that are swift, simple and i'ee of technical pitfalls. Brennan spoke Thursday at the llth annual meeting of the. Advisor;' Council of Judges. The council, whose 50 members are judges of federal and state courts, s an arm of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Flat on Back . . ;'• But He's an Honor Grad UNEXCITED HENNIKER, N.H. — Elaine Currier, 2, doesn't seem excited by the furor she caused wlien she disappeared in the woods near Henniker Thursday. She was missing for eight hours before being spotted, asleep, by a helicopter participating in the search for her. Here, she is being carried to safety by one of the rescue workers. (AP Wirephoto) Tallahassee Hearings Recessed b y Judge JERSEYVILLE- Kenneth Murphy not only earned his high chool diploma while flat on his jack, he was graduated with hon-| ors near the top of Jersey Community High School Class of '63. Murphy, who is 20 years old, has been bedfast since 1956, when polip felled him at the outset of his high school freshman year. After that, the school had to go to Murphy through a home-teaching set-up. Qualified teachers in all of the required subjects were not always available, so Murphy took what was available, two or three subjects a year, says his mother, Mrs. Carl Murphy, '211 East Spruce St., while she assisted in handling the home-teaching program. Murphy's hands and feet were paralyzed and, since he was unable to write, his mother wrote at his dictation. This system compelled Murphy to attain a prodigious capacity for mental gymnastics, especially in the field of mathematics. He'd work "problems out in his head" and his mother would record the results. By this system Murphy earned an "A" average in all mathematics courses except advanced algebra. He had to settle for a "B" in this. Wednesday Murphy received his diploma from Scott Courier, principal, who also presented him a pin designating him an honorary member of the school chapter of the National Honor Society. HONOR GRADUATE Kenneth Murphy, Jersey Community High School lionor graduate, a victim of polio, went through high school by means of a home teaching program. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 64°. high 79°, low 55°, Kiver stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 9.3 Pool 23.4. None. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Circuit Court Judge Ben C. Willi recessed consideration of con tempt of court charges agains Negroes arrested Thursday nigh for demonstrating against tw segregated movie theaters. After a session devoted to at torney assignments, Willis divid ed the Negroes into three cas groups: 150 to be tried first, then 35 and 33 under the age of 17 to be handled in Juvenile Court sep arately. Negro leader Patricia Due sale all would plead not guilty. As Willis asked each of the de fendants separately the name o their attorney, Negro girls in the crowded courtroom giggled, anc there was low chatting among the more than 550 present. One white man, Harold E. Taylor of Tallahassee, told the judge "I have no attorney except God.' Willis told him to find a lawyer. Willis made Negroes promise there would be no disturbance during the recess. Students Tlie courtroom crowd included more than 450 Negroes from Florida A&M University. Shortly before they left the campus, one mile away, the student body president, Willie Adams told a mass rally: "If the court ruling is favorable, we will consider before taking further action. If it is not, demonstrations will continue. Be confident." Willis had ordered the protests halted Thursday, pending a hear ing Monday. The judge authorized county officers to arrest demon strators who refused to disperse There was no violence during the marches, aimed at segregatet movie theaters. A series of sit-in demonstrations some time ago re suited in the quiet desegregation of lunch counters in the business district. Plans remained unchanged for another massive protest of segre- ;ation at two white theaters tonight. Widespread The mass arrests in Tallahassee provided the major development on the racial front Thursday, but anlisegregation activity was popping in many points across the nation. Integrationists made plans to increase the tempo of demonstration.': against segregation in Jack- jon, Miss. A Negro spokesman said a mas- vc, Birmingham-type campaign vill be launched in Los Angeles vith total elimination of discrimination as its goal. Cities experiencing racial dem- >nstrations Thursday included 'hiladelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, La., Chattanooga, 'enn., and Cambridge, Md. In Tallahassee, the 220 jailed by ounty officers were part of a first rotest before a theater. An hour iter, city police broke up a sec- id march of approximately 200 egroes and arrested 37 on liarges of unlawful assembly. Doctor Says Matter of Hours, Days By BEN'NET M. BOLTON VATICAN CITY (AP)—The condition of Pope John XXIII deteriorated sharply today and the Vatican press office said he was BULLETIN VATICAN CITY if— Pope John XXIII lapsed into unconsciousness tonight and a high prelate said the pontiff was "failing rapidly." suffering pain. A Vatican source reported difficulty was becoming evident in the Pope's speech. A medical bulletin issued by the press office said the crisis was caused by peritonitis, an inflammation of abdominal tissue. This complicated effects of lemorrhaging from an abnormal :rowth in the stomach that had bothered the Pope for a year. The growth has been diagnosed as ;astric heteroplasia, which could mean a benign tumor, a cancer or an overgrowth of normal tissue. The bulletin made no mention of an oxygen tent, but Vatican sources said the Pope was placed under one. A press office announcement at 6:45 p.m. said there had been a further deterioration in the Pope's condition from that of the day, when it had been described by Vatican organs as very grave. As his condition worsened, a Vatican source said, the Pope prayed to himself. He said to those around his bed that, "on the point of leaving," he wanted to thank them again. Roman Catholic prelates had administered to him the communion viaticum and extreme unction, the sacraments 'for persons in danger of dying. One of the Pope's doctors, Piero Mazzoni of Rome, was quoted as saying, "It can be a matter of hours—or of days.' That pronouncement was re- ayed to newsmen by Raimondo Manzini, director of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romao, after an afternoon visit to he sickroom. Manzini was in ears. "The rave," Pope is grave, very the Vatican radio announced. The new crisis is most grave. The 81-year-old spiritual ruler of he world's 500 million Roman Catholics, who had appeared to making a strong comeback rom a near fatal crisis Tuesday, vas reported failing rapidly. It was a situation that he has egarded serenely. "Don't worry too much about me," he told his chief physician, Prof. Antonio Gasbarrini, on Gas- arrini's departure Thursday for is home in Bologna. "The bags re packed and I am ready, in act very ready, to go." Gasbarrini was recalled from ologna to assist physicians al- eady on the scene when the mergency developed today. It was believed the Pope suf- -ed a new outbreak of internal eeding, provoked by an internal omach growth which had trou- ed him for a year. So far vague- t defined, it could be a benign umor, a cancer or an overgrowth of normal tissue. There was a report, however, that the crisis was brought on by a new factor, an infected intestinal abcess. This report was not confirmed. Simon Opposes 'Silent Amendment 9 in Illinois Assembly A question which raged through the United States 176 years ago is up for discussion again, and the Illinois General Assembly has taken its stand on the matter with little debate. The issue, briefly stated, is be- ween centralized government and decentralized government. The Illinois leislature recently passed a resolution which would change th>i amending power of the United States Constitution. The question first arose in 1787, when delegates from 12 of the 13 original states convened in Philadelphia to frame the Constitution, the document which replaced the older Articles of Confederation as the source of governmental authority. Tne issue is a bi-partisan one, with Democrats joining Republicans in sponsorship of the reolu- tion in Illinois. Sen. Paul Simon ol Troy was one of two Democrats who spoke out against the resolution, which he descrived as "once again, an attempt to revive the doctrine of 'nullification' which most of us thouht was buried with the Civil War." "This sort of amendment procedure in the U.S. Constitution," Simon said, "permits state legislatures to pass on those amendments with little or no study. In Illinois, we rarely take the trouble for a committee meeting. Our area of responsibility is the state and we should not be given too much authority in the federal field. "When you're elected to represent a district in Illinois, how can you get a nationwide picture of needed legislation? This would be like permitting three-fourths of th • state's municipalities to amend the slate constitution without any Called Revived Nullification Doctrine action by the Illinois General Assembly." State Rep. Corneal Davis (D- Chicago), also has some strong opinion about the Illinois resolution. Ho says, "It's come out of the South. It looks to me like they're still fighting the Civil War. It's only the promotion of states righters." Davis said he was afraid that even if this resolution is not passed by the necessary margin of states, there will still be an effect on the thinking of the U.S. Supreme Courts. "Alter all," he said, "the Supreme Court reflects the thinking of the country and if 18, 19 or 20 or more states pass this kind of legislation, the court can take note of that. In order for this legislation, to pass, 34 states must approve it. To date, Iti have." Davis, a Negro, a minister and a Chicago license inspector, is most concerned that amendment to the amendment process, would have its greatest effect on Negroes, "and I regret to tell you that this resolution passed in the (Illinois) House by the margin of one vote because one of my people was not on the floor at the time." (He was referring to State Rep. Horace Gardner (R-Chicago). One of the co-sponsors, Senator Don Carpentier (R-East Moline), who is sitting in the seat once held by his father, Illinois Secretary of State Charles F, Car- pentier, has this comment in support: "We're losing our rights every day. One party or the other, and one which usually doesn't have a majority, goes to the Supreme Court and has the court gerrymander us by reapportionment of our state Senates on a population basis. "State Senates should be apportioned on an area basis, the same way in which-our national Constitution has set up the U. S. Senate. After all, a state Constitution is supposed to be patterned after the U. S. Constitution when every state is guaranteed its two senators." "After all," Carpentier said, "this is only an effort to as- sure equal rights for state governments, and we're afraid that eventually, all rights will be taken away from states, that is from the people in the states, if we don't stop this trend now." The chie! sponsor, Senator Laughlin, explains his reasons for sponsorship this way: "This is only an attempt to memorialize Congress to call a constitutional convention, as now provided in the Constitution. There has never been a Constitutional convention, so there are no ground rules. This resolution simply tells Congress how to go about it. "It means that if Congress gets identical worded resolutions from two-thirds of the stale (through the state legislature), then Congress, instead of calling that convention, would accept this resolution as an amendment and submit it for ratification by the states. It would still need three-fourths of the states to ratify." "It's true this is a states rights issue," Laughlin said, "but there is nothing heretical or wild or un-American about it. We're just using an unused part of the Constitution. It does include support from southern slates, but that certainly doesn't mean there is a racial problem involved in this. "Just because there is a race problem in the South, where some support for this measure is established, that doesn't mean the same problem exists everywhere. You can't establish guilt by association." The resolution was introduced Jan. 29, by Sen. Everett E. Laughlin (R-Freeport) as chief sponsor. Among the many others on the measure were: Sens. Robert Coulson (R-Waukegan); Joseph R. Patterson (R- Princeton); Merrill J. Little (R-Aurora); Don Carpentier (R-Eaot Moline); Harris W. Fawell (R-Naperville); Paul Broyles (R-Mt. Vernon); Paul Z i e g 1 e r (D-Carmi); William Grindle (D-Herrin); William Lyons (D-Gillespie). Robert Welch (D-Canton); Richard Larson (R-Galesburg); John Graham (R-Barrington); Gordon Kerr (R-Brookpori); Dwight Friedrich (R-Centralia); T. Mac Downing (R-Macomb); Herschel Green (R-Palestine); Dennis Collins (R- DeKulb); Lillian Schlagenhauf (R-Quincy), and John Gil(Continued on Pago 2, Col. 7)

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