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PAfJE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1963 ft*** to* ttJh. WtAtHt* THUNDERSHOWERS TONIGHT, SUNDAY It will be partly cloudy Saturday uighf with seasonably mild temperatures except for cooler readings over <ho Rockies and southern Plateeau while mostly clear skies should prevail over the Northeast and Southwest. Scatter- Horseplay with Hat Van the Man Puts Two Reporters in the Can Two newspaper reporters were arrested Friday on a petty larceny charge after East Alton Mayor Charles A. Vanpreter's new 1963 model straw hat turned up missing at a Wood River eatery. John Stetson, Die Telegraph's Wood River News Bureau chief, and Robert Ryffel, a reporter, were taken in custody at the news bureau office by Wood River Police Patrolman Harold Ingram on a complaint signed by Van- preter "Van the Man" before Wood River Police Magistrate 0. W. Vernor. It was the first breakthrough of Vanpreter drollery since the de parture of the roughest wintei in 50 years and started at a Wooc River restaurant noon, when the shortly aftei mayor seated himself briefly in a booth occupied by the two newsmen. The mayor, according to Stetson, left to join another group but didn't take his hat along. Trick for Kicks The onset of summer after a Alton State Patients to Have Recital A music recital, presented by 30 Alton State Hospital patients, will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the hospital recreation hall. Entertainment will incude individual and group instrumental performances, solo singing and' selections by the patient glee club. Mrs. Bess Westbrook, music therapist and director of the program, said the recital is given each year by patients who participate in her music classes. The recital is open to the public. Charges Tshombe With Insincerity ELIZABETHVILLE, The Congo (AP)—The central government' resident minister in Katanga ha accused provincial Presiden Moise Tshombe of insincerity, an. Europeans of organizing a ter rorist campaign. Minister Joseph Ileo, sent her to direct the Congo's affairs afte Tshombe ended his long secessio last January, made the charg Friday in announcing the arrest o Tshombe's private secretary, An gela Amand de Mendieta. He reported a retired Belgia parachute commander, nnothe Belgian, and a Rhodesian als were arrested. Secret documents in the worn an's possession "prove tha Tshombe wag not sincere in hi dealings with'us," Ileo declared winter that had been as trying to the newsmen as it had been to the mayor, provoked in the minds of the two newsmen the classic thought that they > might smuggle the mayor's straw katy out of the restaurant and thereby provide a much-needed laugh for all hands. The hat was duly spirited away and taken to East Alton Police Headquarters where, the newsmen agreed, the mayor might easily retrieve it. Vanpreter, however, seldom at a loss on such occasions, perceived in a twinkling that he *vas the intended brunt of a prac- ical joke and enlisted the aid of the Wood River magistrate and wlice department to turn the tables. Vernor went along to the extent of filling out a formal complaint which Vanpreter signed and it was handed over to Patrol- nan Ingram to deliver the culprits to justice. Back Bay Buddies At Wood River Police headquar- ers. where Vanpreter was \vait- ig with pretended impatience, ie episode ended in a general augh when the mayor asserted e'd withdraw the charge since e regarded Stetson and Ryffel as fraternity brothers." It appeared lat all three are members of a mock fraternity, the Benevolent Brotherhood of Boston Back Bay iutcher Boys—or some such. Stetson admitted, after the =-vent, that he experienced some 'doubtful moments." Ingram's, portrayal of a policeman making an arrest was too convincing, Itetson said. He added that enroute to police leadquarters he was mentally preparing to defend himself by assert- ng that Vanpreter had smuggled last Alton Police Chief Harold Wiggins' street shoes and hat out of a bowling alley severed years ago—and the mayor didn't gel arrested for that." od showers and thundershowers are likely from the Plains eastward to the western Lakes and upper Midwest with a few light showers over the Pacific Northwest coast and extreme south Atlantic coast.—(AP Wirephoto Map) Wea therForecast Alton and vicinity: Partly cloudy with considerable cloudiness tonight and Sunday. A few brief thundershowers likely tonight and again Sunday afternoon. Low tonight near 60. High Sunday. 80. 400 Barton Students at 'Play Day' More than '100 students at Clara Barton School attended a play day Friday afternoon, spon sored by the Clara Barton Parent Teachers Assn. The play day was held this year in place of the usual all-school social. Raymond Ready, administrative assistant in the Alton Public School District, presented awards to about 120 students who participated in games and relay races during the day. Physical education instructor Don Warner supervised activities. Students also watched a full length color film, "Gulliver's Travels." Participating in planning the day's activities were Robert Geddes. principal of the teachers " in all the and members of the ichool; ;rades PTA. Charged After His Car Knocks Over a Fireplug Larry W. Gabriel, 2515 Ida St.; was charged with intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident after his car knocked down a fire hydrant in the 1800 block of E. Broadway Friday afternoon. Police said Gabriel's car continued on Bozza Sti-eet after it struck the hydrant, and was stopped in the 1600 block of Bozza Street by Cpl. Claude Barkley, who had heard the accident. Extensive damage to the car was reported. Scholarships Awarded to 10 in Madison County EDWARDSVILLE — Winners of 10 Madison County tuition scholarships to the University of Illinois, based on competitive examinations for high school graduates conducted March 30, have been announced by County Supt. of Schools Wilbur R. L. Trimpe. Awarded county scholarships were: Kathryn Cecelia Wieduwilt, 319 W. Linden, Edwardsville; Philip David Belanger, 401 George St., Wood River; George Joseph Going, Glen Carbon; Carole Ann Voudrie, Highland, and David Neil Toth, Granite City. Ronald Dean Bishop of 120 W Corbin St., Bethalto, was award ed the county scholarship in agri culture, and Sharon Kay Adair 3205 Morkel Dr., Godfrey, th scholarship in home economics. Scholarship awards to childrer of war veterans were: World Wa I, Gregory John Lafakis, Altor Rte. 1; War II, Martha Lauri Davis of 814 Bee Tree Lane, Eas Alton, and Korean conflict, Terrj Alvin Beinecke, Highland. The examination papers weri graded at the University of Illi nois, where the awards wer determined. Graduation Tuesday at Marquette Eif.'hty Marquette High School graduates will receive diplomas nrxi. Tuesday evening, in the Mar- ([nolle auditorium. The Most Rev. William A O'Connor will offer a Pontifica' Low Mass for thr graduates al 10 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul's Church. Assisting Bishop O'Connor at the mass will be the Rev Henry Schmidt, formerly assistant at S. Parick's, and now stationed at St. Aloysius Church Springfield, and the Rev. David Pe.cis, assistant at SI. Patrick's. The Right Rev. Monsignor William Croke. pastor at St. Matthew's Church, will preside at the evening ceremonies, beginning at 7:30 in the Marquette •uirt'iorium. Assisting Monsignor Croke in the conferrai of diplomas will he the Rev. Richard Niebrug- . assistant at St. Mary's Church. The Rev. John Ratchford, pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Chu-ch, Decatur, will deliver the :ommencement address. Pentecost Observance Is Sunday By GEORGE W. CORNELL Associated Press Religion Writer t was as if a ray of light had penetrated all the closed doors of [he mind—sweeping away the bar- iers of language, nation, class ind race—so that everyone understood the message. "And they were all amazed." That was the first Pentecost, an occasion which the churches commemorate Sunday. It recalls the event, 50 days after Christ's resurrection, when the Holy Spirit descended, firing the apostles .into fervent preaching that gripped the hearts of men rom "every nation under heaven." "And they continued daily with one accord," relates the account n the New Testament's second chapter of the book of Acts. The event is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church. In a special message to member denominations of the National Council of Churches, President J. rwin Miller urged them to pray on Pentecost Sunday "for the reconciliation and fellowship among mei of different races and groups in every community." 'Racial discrimination violates Christian love and is man's de- nal of God's rule and authority," ie said. "II is an idolatrous substitution of the god of race supremacy for the holiness of the Lord and Father of Jesus Christ whose spirit at Pentecost united men of diverse tongues and backgrounds in a new fellowship of love." The National Council includes 3 Protestant and Orthodox denominations with a total of about 40 million members. Ellender Backs New Farm Wheat Program WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Allen J. Ellender, D-La., Senate Agriculture Committee chairman threw his weight Friday against a move to substitute a new wheat -farm aid program for the Kon nedy administration program rejected in a referendum of wheat growers. "Insofar as I am concerned," Ellender told a reporter, "there will not be any new wheat legislation this year." He was commenting on a bill introduced Monday with bipartisan support and proposing a new program of wheat and feed grains price supports, along with a voluntary acreage reduction program somewhat like that of the old soil bank. It would supplant among other things, the feed grains program just signed into law by President Kennedy. Ellender would he the man to schedule hearings on such legislation before his committee. He said that he has no intention of scheduling hearings on wheat or feed grains. Unless Congress interposes some action, wheat price supports will drop from their current level of $1.82 a bushel to about $1.25 a bushel on next year's crop for farmers who reduce their planted acreage. TO SHOW HOW ITS DONE Glen E. Howerton, Southern Illinois University ceramics instructor, who will give free pottery turning demonstration Sunday afternoon in university's Alton ceramics studio on campus here. Studio will be open from 8 to 5 p.m.—(SIU photo) Un-American Activity Committee Head Dies By FRANK E. TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Francis E. Walter, 69, chairman of the-House Committee on Un- American Activities, died Friday after serving in the House longer thar. any Pennsylvania Democrat. Walter, who was elected to a 16th consecutive term last Nov. 6, had been confined to Georgetown University Hospital for several weeks. His death was attributed to leukemia, cancer of the blood. President Kennedy said in a statement: 'I am saddened to hear of 'the death of Congressman Francis E. Walter. When I saw him on my recent visit to the hospital he was facing the future with the same 'aith and courage he had sown throughout his life. He will be greatly missed in the House of Representatives and all his friends mourn his passing." Jack Yohe, an aide to the congressman, said Walter had been in a coma most of Friday. His physician, Dr. Darrell C. Grain, announced on May 22 that tests showed Walter was suffering from leukemia. Walter's death and the death earlier this year of Rep. Clyde Doyle, D-Calif., puts Rep. Edwin E. Willis, D-La., in line to become chairman of the Un-American Activities Committee. The House lineup now becomes 276 Democrats and 177 Republicans, with two vacancies. Waiter, whose home was in Easton in eastern Pennsylvania, was co-author of the controversial McCarran-Walter immigration act. He ranked eighth in seniority in the House and second on the Judiciary Committee. He was reelected this year as Democratic Caucus chairman and was chairman also of the Democrtic Pa tronage Committee in the House. Illness Thought to Be Food Poisoning A 22-year-old Alton woman is in Memorial Hospital with suspected food poisoning which may have resulted from eating bean salad at a family reunion in Macomb Thursday. Mis. Ernest Beckwith, Clifton Terrace Road, Godfrey became ill Thursday night after returning homo from the trip to Macomb. She entered Memorial Hospital late Friday afternoon. YOU WIN! Burnett Trial Re-Set for Wednesday EDWARDSVILLE — Trial of Theodore Burnett, 49, on a charge of "keeping a gambling place" at his Ted's Bar B-Q in Godfrey Tonwship's Lincoln Gardens area, was scheduled here this morning before Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux — but a continuance was granted until next Wednesday. Burnett, who gave his address as 2050 Booker St., Alton, pleaded innocent to the charge May 21, following a raid by sheriff's deputies at the barbecue stand the night of May 17. He has been at liberty on $1,000 bond. He has named in the warrant after deputies said they interrupted an alleged dice game in a room of the building for which Burnett holds a county liquor license. George M. Wilson, A 54, of 5 E. 14th St., -Alton, named jointly with Burnett in the warrant, pleaded guilty May 18 and was assessed a $300 fine by Justice Vuagniaux. Jackie to Ride Lipozzaii Horse VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Jac queline Kennedy wrote the head of Austria's famed Spanish Riding School that she would like to ride one of its Lipizzan horses after seeing the white chargers perform. She will get her wish next spring. Col. Alois Podhajsky, the school director, revealed Mrs. Kennedy's wish Friday and said it would be granted when 18 of the rare horses are flown to the United States in April. They will perform at the World's Fair in New York, at Boston and Washington. Mrs. Kennedy saw the horses in 1961, when President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev conferred in Vienna. The Lipizzans brought to Austria from Spain centuries ago, go through pirou ettes and such other intricate tricks as the capriole, a kick o: the hind legs at the height of a leap. 2 Charged In Golf shop Theft Case Two Alton men were charged wit!' burglary Friday night after they admitted taking $21 from a vending machine at the Municipal Golf Course Tuesday night. Jackie F. Cox, 21, of 715 E. 5th St., was released on $5,000 bail after waiving preliminary hearing. William J. Hazehvonder, 20, of 538 E. Broadway, was still in city jail this morning with bond set at $5,000. Both were bound over to the Circuit Court grand jury. TV pair told police, who arrested them after receiving a tip they pried open the rear door of the building at the golf course wit!< a lire tool. Once inside the building, they sail, they pried open a cigarette machine, taking $21 from the coin receptacle. They also pried open cigar machine, they said, and tool; four or five packages of cigfirs. A cash register was also pried open, the said, but no money was found in the cash drawer. . Navy Scraps Plan for New Admiral WASHINGTON (AP)—The Navy has given up its original idea of creating a new, high-ranking post for an admiral under its reorgan ization plan, but is building up an existing agency to handle some of its missions. Navy Secretary Fred Korth, in a news conference Friday on the management reorganization now going into effect, said four bu reaus—ships, weapons, yards and docks, and supplies and accounts —would be relieved of present responsibilities for administering direct fleet support activities. These functions wll be transferred to the present chief of Navy material. Originally it had been planned to create a new chief of naval support, with those, and other duties, but the idea met heavy opposition fromt op Navy officials. Korth said there would be no change in the status of the four bureau chiefs affected by the reorganization. .They will continue to report to him through the assistant secretary for logistics and installations, he said. ' . , Oil Firms OK Nationalization In Indonesia TOKYO (AP)—The American Stanvac Oil Co. and British Shell agreed today to the nationalization through purchase within the next 15 years of their refining, distribution and marketing facilities in Indonesia. At the same time, Indonesia granted the two companies and the U.S. company, Caltex, permission to continue .their $250-million a-year crude oil production and export business over the next 20 years on a contract basis. The companies will pay Indonesia 60 per cent of their profits and retain 40 'per cent. They have operated on a 50-50 basis in recent years. The step-by-step nationalization of the domestic facilities of the two big companies, whose business is valued at $90 million a year, climaxed hard negotiations in Indonesia and two weeks of nonstop bargaining between oil executives and Indonesian officials in Tokyo. Under the agreement, Indonesia will take over distribution and marketing facilities within five years and acquire the refineries in 10 to 15 years. The terms of payment and the amount were not disclosed. PREPARING FOR RODEO Members of the Boots and Saddle Club astride their horses paraded down Broadway Friday night to promote the annual Knights of Columbus Rodeo to be held next weekend. The rodeo will be held at Riverhouse Farms off Rte. 100 Saturday and Sunday. 5 Insist on Union Service * When You ' 1 NEED A TOW TRUCK ! Call HO 2-8623 HAPER'S 24-HOUR TOWIIMO SERVICE 60} f earl St. Alton, 111. WC-MKtt-X-ttXWV: ^^ Ohsinr»f»ion QUALITY INSURANCE AT LOW COST FOR CAREFUL DRIVERS New simplified package policy of automobile insurance. Continuous protection, payable every six months; fast-fair claims service. Can you qualify for the low rates- Yes, If you are a careful drivei. See us. STECK-STEWART ft CO. 200 W. Third St. HO 5-4266 or HO 2-3332 ATTENTION COIN OP LAUNDRY OWNERS HOW MANY CUSTOMERS DO YOU LOSE FROM OLD AND OUT-OF-ORDER MACHINES ? ? SAVE NOW-PHILCO 1 1 TRADE-IN OFFER PHILCO 25th ANNIVERSARY SALE FREE DOUBLE-LOAD WASHER WITH PURCHASE OF 3 AT REGULAR PRICE! COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY DIVISION 5887 DELMAR BLVD. ST. LOUIS 12, MO. PA. 5-911? PERFECT Oayle Klmbro this year completed her 8th year of school without a day's absence, after missing a day in kindergarten. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kimbro, 1606 Greenwood, is now a student at East Junior High. No Disagreement BettveenTruman And Goldwater INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP)- Uarry S. Trurnan said today it was "awfully nice" of Sen. Barry loldwnter, R-Ari?., to' say that the nation needs another Harry Truman as president. Goldwater, speaking before an nsurance group Friday night at Tucson, Ariz., said Truman's nd : ministration was marked by a forthright policy which is lacking in the Kennedy administration. "The more I think about it," he said, "the more I think Harry Truman will go down in history as one of the greater presidents." "That's awfully nice of him," Truman said this morning ;vhen informed of Goldwater's comments. "I never had any argument with Goldwater," Truman continued. "I think he is honestly trying to do a good job. And I thought that before he said those nice things about me last night.' Illinois Negroes Picket White House WASHINGTON (AP)-Housing equality in Deerfield, 111., has been called for by two Negroes who picketed the White House and distributed pamphlets discussing a bond issue approved in the suburb. The Negroes carried placards as they walked back and forth Friday in front of the White^ House. One placard read, "Why, Mr. Attorney General, so short on Housing Equality in Deerfield, 111.?" Another said, "Will Kennedy Allow Deerfield to Set National Pattern? Equality in Housing —Park vs. Human Rights." The printed material contended Deerfield voters in effect had cast their ballots for segregation in approving a $500,000 bond issue for acquisition of land for park and school sites. It said land condemned for the sites had originally been earmarked for a subdivision scheduled to include some Negro housing. Fallout Increase By JOHN BARBOUB WASHINGTON (AP) *"£ Largely because of last year's Soviet nuclear tests there will be an increase in fallout this yean But the exposure to Americans is still too small to cause concern and a change In the national diet. This report was made Friday by the Federal Radiation Council, a top-level government group that surveys available radiation data. The fallout radiation in America will take in over 30 years is equivalent' to one-thirtieth the amount he'll get from natural radiation in the soil, rocks and building materials, the report said. There will probably be an Increase in strontium '90 dosage to bone—an increase that will deliver to new bone formed this year radiation equal to one-fourth the natural background radiation. But even that should, drop in succeeding years as exlposiite to strontium 90 lessens, and.'thero is a turnover in the n6rtnal growing processes of bone. Strontium 90 intake is believed to be a cause of bone cancer and leukemia- cancer of the blood. The fallout ligures, the council said, are ."frit' short of figures which would cause concern,' 'but spokesmen were hard put to say just what the figures of concern would be. Air Transport Contract for Saturn Awarded VAN NUYS, Calif. (AP)—To get the 40-foot top stage of the Saturn rocket from its California factory to Cape Canaveral," Fla. takes three weeks-r-by barge. John Cbnroy thought of a better way—fly it. ' At'the'risk of the million dollars it cost, Cb'nrby and his Aero Space- lines built a plane which could do it. It was nicknamed the "Pregnant Guppy" because of its swollen midsection. Conroy took an old Boeing Stratocruiser, almost doubled the size of its midsection, and hinged it in the middle so the 18-foot diameter Saturn could be fitted insjde. "Private capital wis Invested jn the airplane on a gamble," said Conroy at his firm's Van Nuys headquarters.'' "We kn,ew! on)y there was a'' tremendous need {.for' such a plane, but had no assurances of a contract." : ' The gamble-paid off Friday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration- awarded Conroy's firm a $194,850 contract to fly the Douglas S-IV Saturn stage from California to Florida. The trip will take 12 hours. Flights will start as soon as the big-bellied plane passes its Federal Aviation Agency certification tests. "We have been flying the plane since last September," said Conroy. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY! JUNE 3-4-5! PLAIN SKIRTS! SWEATERS! Cleaned and Pressed EACH TRY OUR QUALITY SHIRT SERVICE BOX STORAGE $2.99 - - PLUS REGULAR CLEANING CHARGE TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: MONTICELLO PLAZA , GODFREY, ILLINOIS EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS COMPLETE EXPERT ALTERATIONS ' I

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