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Monday, June 3, 1963
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JUNE 3,1963 beta trot* <*>*. WtMHIR WttAU Uftfll Tw*t4fly Moving Show low Ttnntj*ratur«i Exacted THUNDERSHOWERS LIKELY A Ironical disturbance will result in ward to the Great Lakes as well as over rain falling Monday night over the mid- the Pacific northwest. It will be cooler die Atlantic states while it will he gen- over the northern Rockies and the Pla- erally clear elsewhere. It will be warm- teau area, (AP Wirephoto Map) er from the southern Plains northeast- Weather I orecasl High Court Rules for ~ St. Clair Negroes WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court decided today that Negroes who complained a school board in Illinois discriminated against them are not required to use state administrative remedies before filing suit in federal court. Justice Douglas delivered the S- 1 decision. Justice Harlan wrote a dissenting opinion. The decision applied to a suit by Negroes who said racial segregation was practiced in Community Unit School District No. 187 in St. Clair County, 111. The Negroes said an attendance area laid out for a new elementary school included only "ghettos" where members of their race •eside. The new school is thus largely an all-Negro school, the Negroes said. An old sixth-graders, Rockefeller Begins Test OfPopularity By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (API—New York •Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller returns to public affairs today and begins a testing period that may chart his course in the 1964 GOP presidential nomination contest. Rockefeller apparently intends to find out at first hand how New York voters are accepting his recent marriage to Margaretta Fitler Murphy, divorced mother of four, following his own divorce from his wife of 31 years. In a heavy schedule ol state appearances, the governor plannec to take along his attractive new wife. Ahead may be out-uf-state dates at party fund-raisir.g dinners in such widely separatee points as West Virginia, Utah and Michigan. Today, the governor and his wife attend a dinner at Albany sponsored by the Citizens' Planning Committee. A major appearance is scheduled for Thursday, when the Rockefellers will attend the annual dinner of the State Republican Committee at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. What the remarriage has done to Rockefeller's previously excellent chances for the presidential nomination is a matter of prime political debate. An Associated Press survey of the positions of the nation's 16 Republican governors indicated that Rockefeller remains a favorite. On the basis of the governors' statements and actions—and the assessments of local political observers—the chief executives of Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Oregon were credited with leaning in his direction. These states, in which the governors are expected to head delegations, will cast 144 convention votes. If he were a candidate, Rockefeller would add New York's 92 to this total toward the 655 needed to win. school's fifth .and 97 per cent of whom are white, were trans- erred to the new school to ease overcrowding, but classes at the new school are held on a segre- ;ated basis. Different races use different parts of the building and Negroes use separate entrances. The suit to enjoin the practices vas dismissed by U.S. District Judge William G. Juergens of Senton, 111., on the ground the Vegroes had failed to first use administrative appeal procedures provided by state law. Douglas said that the court had previously indicated in an earlier case "that relief under the Civil Rights Act may not be defeated because relief was not first sought under state law." 'We would defeat. . .purposes (of the Civil Rights Act) if we held the assertion that a claim in a federal court must await an attempt to vindicate the same claim in a state court," Douglas said. The justice added that in the Illinois case there was not controlling underlying issue of state law and "the right alleged is as plainly federal in origin and nature as those vindicated in Brown." Douglas was referring to the court's 1954 and 1955 decisions in the school racial segregation cases. Anyway, said Douglas, "it is by no means clear that Illinois law provides petitioners (the complaining Negroes) with an administrative remedy sufficiently adequate to preclude prior resort to a federal court for protection of their federal rights." Harlan's dissenting opinion said that the alleged discriminatory practices related to the manner in which internal affairs of a school district are administered. "These are matters in which the federal courts should not initially become embroiled" Harlan declared. "Their exploration and correction, if need be, are much better left to local authority in the first instance." The U.S. Circuit Court in Chicago later affirmed Judge Juergens' decision and the Negroes appealed to the They contended high tribunal, exhaustion of state remedies was not a pre- requeisite to a federal court suit to end public school segregation. They pointed out that the U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans "has consistently held" that exhaustion of state remedies is unnecessary in school segregation cases. Alton and vicinity — Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms again Tuesday. Low tonight in middle 60s. High Tuesday in middle 80s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — Temperatures will average from near normal to slightly above normal for the period Tuesday through Saturday with only minor day- to-day changes. The normal high temperatures range in the low 80s and the normal lows range in the low 60s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur early in the week and will become more frequent after Tuesday. Precipitation amounts will generally exceed one-half inch. Bo y Hurt; Falls Off Horse Onto Car Windshield A horse veered from the track at the Neal Shepphard farm near Bethalto Sunday afternoon and the 15-year-old boy riding it landed on a car hood and smashed the windshield. Dennis Kincaid, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kincaid, Rte. 1 Granite City, one of seven riders in a horserace at the Missoruri • Illinois Quarterhorse show, suffer ed minor injuries to the leg and shoulder and had eight stitches taken in his wrist. Mrs. Kincaid said the horse, Moon Gone, left the track and then came back on and her son fell from the horse onto the car. The car was heavily damaged. The youth was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital. 3 Treated at St. Joseph's For In juries A thrown brick, a nail, and a midget auto were involved in injuries treated at St. Joseph Hospital over the weekend. John Fry, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fry Jr., 719 Halloran St., Wood River, had three stitches taken in his forehead after being hit in the head by a brick thrown by a playmate. Michael Ssvain, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Swain, 105 E. 9th St., Alton, was treated for a puncture wound after sitting on a nail in a board. Daniel Frye, 34, 6911 Midwoocl, Hazelwood, Mo., was treated for bruises to the left arm and sho il- der as the result of an accident at the Godfrey Speedway Sunday. Frye's midget auto was involved in a collision with another car during a race. Board of Review Orsani EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board of Review, with all three members present, met in organization session today preliminary to launching its work of equalizing property assessments made by township assessors this spring for the ensuing four years. Unique in its political composition this year, as having two Republican members and only one Democrat — just the reverse of the situation prevailing the past 30 years in the predominantly Democratic county — the board is comprised of Alhambra Township Supervisor Harold Landolt, chairman; Charles A. Rook, an Alton building contractor, and Arthur Pete Fields, Venice. The board, prior to readopting rules in effect the past year, reappointed former Alton mayor Leo Struif as clerk. Struif has served as clerk of the review body the past six years. Landlot, a Republican, is chairman by virtue of his election April 24 as chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. He succeeds Gus Haller as chairman of both the Board of .Supervisors and Board of Review. Haller, a Demo- cate, has served in both capacities for 30 consecutive years before his defeat for re-election as an as sistant supervisor of Wood River Township early, in April. Rook is the other Republican member of the Board of Reviesv. His two-year current appointive term expires in 1964. Fields, now the lone Democratic member, was reappointed last Wednesday by County Judge Michael Kinney to a new two-year term. Fields has served on the board for seven of the past 14 years. Normal deadline for property owners to file protests with the Board of Review over their assessments is Sept. 1 An extension of time is granted, however, where newspaper publication of assessments lists is delayed. In such cases property owners have 10 days within which to file their assessment complaints after official publication of the assessments lists of the townhip in which the property is located. UAR, Yemen to Study Cooperation Plans CAIRO (AP)—The United Arab Republic and the revolutionary regime in Yemen have agreed to study cooperation in all fields as a prelude to a merger of the countries. , OLDEST GRAB Mrs. Marie Hough Bordon, center, oldest living Monticello College alumna, class of 1885, at a luncheon Saturday in the college dining room. Also in the photo, from the left, are Miss Alice Mil- nor of Alton, preparatory school graduate and recipient of three graduation honors; and Miss Mary Lee Zimmerman of Alton, a graduate of the college. Damage Suit Dismissed in Court Here A damage suit continued from last week was dismissed in district court here today when the plaintiff did not appear. The jury trial in the personal injury suit brought by an Edwardsville resident had been continued until today by District Judge Omer Poos last' week at the request of attorneys. The suit was that of Suzy Stanley, 7, against Harriet Hall of St. Louis involving a highway accident last year. Fishermen Threaten To Picket Freighter SAN PEDRO, Calif. (AP)—Union fishermen threatened to picket a German freighter when it begins unloading Ecuadorian fruit today to protest seizure of two American tuna boats by the Ecuadorian government. Oldest Monticello Alumna Is Visitor Monticello College's oldest living alumna, Mrs. Marie Hough Bordon of the class of 1885, returned to the campus over the weekend to attend the 125th commencement exercises. She is 96 years old and makes her home in'Wharton, Tex. Although she must use a wheelchair, she is still active and each year heads a campaign to raise funds for various welfare organizations. Mrs. Bordon was the salutatorian of her graduating class in 1885. She did hot miss a single event that took place during this year's lommencement weekend at t he college. She observed the exercises for both the college and prp- aratory school graduates and attended the annual alumna luncheon, where she was honored by the Monticello Alumnae Assn. as the oldest living alumna. Mrs. Bordon also toured the campus and talked with everyone she met. 2 Gasoline Engines Stolen in Rosewood EDWARDSVILLE — Theft of a ;asoline engine from each of two portable concrete mixers at a construction site in Wayside Estates subdivision in the Rosewood Heights area was reported .0 the sheriff's office today. The engines, property of Wayside Development Co., were taken sometime between 4:30 p.m. Friday and the time the loss was discovered at 7 a.m. today. Ditch Damage to House Not City's Problem, Lenz Avers A serious drainage^ problem in the Olmstead-Sheppard area of Milton is not the responsibility of the city, and the city has neither the funds, the men, nor the authorization to do anything about it, Paul Lenz, director of public works, said today. John Champlin, 602 Olmstead, complained to police and Mayor P. W. Day Sunday night that water overflowing from a ditch in the area is damaging his house and others in the area. Champlin reported he and some neighbors had pulled a 4-year-old boy from the ditch Sunday night. He said the hoy, who was not identified, fell in and could not get out by himself. Chjamplin, said "mud and debris" was six inches deep in his basement, and the house was beginning to sag in the middle. Lejiz investigated this morning and later said the ditch was on private property and the city had no easement on the property. However, Lenz added, the situation Should be improved somewhat when paving of the Miami ditch is completed. Work on (he ditch, touth of the affected area, is in progress now, and is scheduled to be completed within a month. Paving of the ditch will allow for a better and faster outlet for water which gathers in the Olmstead area now, Lenz said. Lenz said the flooding in the Olmstead area is caused by trash and other debris thrown into the ditch north of Olmstead. T h i s clogs up the opening to a homemade drainage pipe under Olmstead, he said, and when heavy rains come the water rises in the ditch and flows overground in the area. Lenz said it is the responsibility of the property owners in the area to keep the ditch clean and not to block the natural water courses. 1 WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING AT SLACK FURNITURE and APPLIANCE CO, 203 W. Third St.—Downtown Alton Long Terms—Many, Miuiy Months to Pay! Spot&afe FOR THIS WEEK ENDING JUNE 8 REGULAR $6.98 MEN'S SLACKS Illustration only one of several styles, spotlighted "Men's Dress Slacks"; year-round weight, sizes 29-42, perfect for "knocking around". 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The Berm Highway, a part of the Great River Road, will connect the end of the road in Alton to Wood River Alt. fiV. Krause replaced George Shanahan of Alton as District 8 highway engineer, April 16. Shanahan was appointed assistant chief highway engineer April 15. Krause, a resident of Belleville, was Shanahan's assistant and has' been stationed at the East SI. Louis location for the past 33 years. Godfrey Airman Returns to Base GODFREY — S.Sgt. James H. Jenkins and Mrs. Jenkins and two children have returned to Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colo., afte ra two weeks visit here and in Alton with relatives. ; Sgt. Jenkins, who is an instructor at Lowry Field, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Jenkins of Godfrey and Mrs. Jenkins is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reed of Alton. Accompaning them back to Denver for a visit were: Betty Jenkins, sister of Sgt. Jenkins, and Martha Schudel, a niece. as a government recreation area. He discussed the matter with newspaper representatives and several other breakfast guests fit the Holiday In this morning. He joined State > Senator Paul Simon of Troy in playing host to the breakfast. He was making a stopover in the area on a tour of post offices getting acquainted With new postmasters. Sen. Simon told newsmen following the breakfast he was encouraged over chances his amended bill creating a Southwestern Illinois Area Planning Study Commission would be passed. Rep. Lloyd (Curley) Harris assured him of gettlrig the bill called. Harris was a guest at the breakfast. Simon's changes would broaden representation of representation on the area commission to embrace representatives from such governmental and quasi-governmental bodies as Bi-State Development Agency, the Tri-Cities Port Authority, the East Side Le- vt'o District, and the Southwestern Illinois Port Authority. The I wo legislators and their guests discussed the three proposed "silent amendments" to the United States Constitution at length. Both were opposed to the changes. Son. Douglas expressed his satisfaction lhal progress was being made toward early completion pf the McAdams Highway, of which he long has been a supporter. In the area today he expected t<r visit the Granite City Steel Co.'s mill, and to make two television appearances on St. Louis channels. New Airstrip is Opened in Thailand BANGKOK, Thailand^. (AP)— U.S. and Thai officials opened an American-built airstrip today In northeastern Thailand, next to Communist-threatened Laos. The 6,000-foot strip, surfaced with perforated steel plating, will be used for civil and military planes, U.S. officials said. U of I Professor Gets Honorary Award MILWAUKEE (AP) — Frederick Seitz, chairman of the physics department of the' University of Illinois was one of the recipients of honorary degrees Sunday from Marquette University. 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