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Inside t EDttORiAL PAG£ 4 COMICS PAGE 6 SOCIAL . PAGE 8 SPORTS . , PA«E 12 TELEVISION . . . PAGE 14 CLASSIFIED ..... PAGE 15 OBITUARY .... PAGE 18 MARKETS ...... PAGE 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR WEDNESDAY Low 65, High 87 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15,1836. vol. cxxvm, NO. 120 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 4,1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. 35 Stitches Close Cuts Thought Window a Door A 12-year-old Alton girl walked through a plate glass window — twice — In a North Alton food store Monday evening after mistaking it for a door. Patricia Gleason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gleason, 1202 Marshall St. had 35 stitches taken in her arms and legs as result of the encounter with the window in the National Food Store, State and Delmar. Mrs. Gleason said her daughter thought the window was an automatically operated door and she walked through it. She became confused and walked back through it looking for her mother. The window is located between the entrance and exit doors which are operated automatically. She was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital with blood streaming from her arms and legs. The youngster regained her composure in the hospital and counted aloud each stitch as it was taken in her. She was released after treatment. Mrs. Gleason said it was the first time she had been in the store. Injunction Sought In Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Negro attorneys are taking to a federal appeals court their request for an immediate injunction to strike down the segregated school system in racially troubled Birmingham. Attorney W. L.' Williams Jr. said the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans would be asked for a preliminary injunction pending an appeal of a lower court ruling. Notice of appeal was filed Monday. U.S. Dist. Judge Seybourn H. Lynne refused last Tuesday to order school desegregation but warned he would order submission of an integration plan unless school officials administer a state pupil placement law without discrimination this fall. Lynne held that the complainants in a 1960 suit had not exhausted their remedies under the placement law, which has been held at face value by the U.S.S Supreme Court. In another court battle, Lynne heard Justice Department attorneys press Monday for an injunction barring Gov. George C. Wallace from interfering with scheduled enrollment of Negroes at the University of Alabama next week. Lynne said he hoped to hand down a decision by Wednesday. The university trustees announced acceptance of a third Negro student for the summer session opening Monday. The trustee said James A. Hood, 20, of East Gadsden, Ala., probably would enroll at the same time Vivian J. Malone, also 20, of Mobile, arrives at the main campus in Tuscaloosa. The other Negro student is David M. McGlathery, 27, of Huntsville. He plans to enroll at the Huntsville branch of the university. Wallace has pledged repeatedly that he will stand in the university doors to block the way of any Negro student. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 71". Mali 87°. low 60°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 6.6. Pool 23.4. None. FEELING NO PANE Patricia Gleason is in much better shape today —note smile—than she was when shards from a shattered pane sliced her limbs as she walked through a door that was a window. Releases Money For Alton State SPRINGFIELD (Special) — Release of §3,596,761.83 to the Illinois Department of Mental Health for major construction projects at Alton State Hospital and Lincoln State Hospital, was announced today by Gov. Otto Kerncr. The Alton project is the construction of a medical-surgical building at a cost of $2,506,829. At Lincoln, a central dietary facility will be constructed at a cost of $1,089,932.83. Funds for both projects are payable from the public welfare fund. The state mental health department has recommended award of contracts to low bidders at a recent letting here on the Alton project. Details of the bidding are as follows: General work — S.M. Wilson and Co., Granite City, $1,440,350; plumbing work — Fowler Plumbing and Heating Co., Centralia, $236,800; heating and air conditioning work — Ideal Heating Co. of Chicago, $391,107; ventilating work — Amca, Inc., of Peoria, $139,769; pipe covering and insulating work — Armstrong Contracting and Supply Corp., Chicago, $83,800; and electrical work — Cunningham Electric Co. of Aflna, $215,003. Two Burned at Stake By Mexican Sect VICTORIA, Mexico (AP)—Forty persons are being held for questioning in connection with a bloody sacrifice by a sect of fanatics resulting in five deaths. Two persons were burned at the stake and three others perished in a subsequent gun battle Friday at a cooperative farm 85 miles north of here. Fifteen members of the sect and three policemen were injured. Bill Would Run Representatives All at Large SPRINGFIELD, 111, (AP) — Fear that Illinois House districts might not be redrawn prompted introduction today of a bill to provide machinery for the election of representatives in the event they have to run statewide in 1964. Rep. W. J. Murphy of Antioch, Republican majority leader who authored the bill, said there was a "good possibility" reapportionment of House districts might not be achieved. Murphy said his bill would provide for separate ballot boxes for legislative contests and for machinery for counting ballots. Conflicting Republican and Democratic proposals for redrawing the 59 districts have been stalled at passage stage in the House for several weeks. Neither side can muster the 89 votes necessary for passage. If the legislature fails to redraw House districts before adjournment June 30, Gov. Otto Kerner will appoint a commission to tackle the job. If the commission fails, all 177 representatives would run statewide as would state senators who would be up for re-election. Under the state Constitution, Illinois must redraw House districts on the basis of the 1960 census. 101 Feared Killed in Plane Crash JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)-Scattered debris from a military- chartered airliner was found today 60 miles off the British Columbia coast. There was no sign any of the jOl men, women and children survived. Search vessel crews recovered life jackets, luggage, clothing and a metal piece at the scene where the Northwest Airlines DC7 apparently plunged into the Pacific. Discovery of the metal section, 5 feet by 16 feet, seemed to wipe out the last faint hope that the plane might have stayed afloat long enough for use of life rafts. Monday night a Canadian pilot had sighted uninflated life rafts. Officers on a Coast Guard cutter at the scene, 60 miles west of Graham Island, B.C., identified the debris as from the plane. The four-engine plane left McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma, Wash., at 8:30 a.m. Monday for Elmendorf. The last message from the pilot, Capt. Albert Olsoi. of Sumner, Wash., came two hours, 36 minutes later. He radioed the air station at Sandspit, B.C., for permission to climb from 14,000 to 18,000 feet. Another airliner was northbound at 18,000 one minute behind but air control tried to message Olson to go to 16,000. There was no response. After that neither the ground station nor the other plane could contact the DC7. The missing plane carried six inflatable life rafts with capacities of 20 passengers each, ft also carried 100 life jackets. The Coast Guard said a person could not live in the 40-degree water more than 10 to 15 minutes. Besides the Coast Guard cutter, a Japanese freighter and a seaplane also were on the scene. The passenger list showed 65 Army and Navy men, 29 dependents and one Air Force civilian. They gathered from all parts of the United States at McChord to start the flight. The wild coast off which the plane vanished has seen air disaster and near-disaster before. In July 1951, a Canadian Pacific Airlines plane, also carrying troop:;, disappeared over the Gulf of Alaska and never was found. On it were 38 persons, 29 of them from the United States. Last October, another Northwest Airlines DC?- military charter plane carrying 103 persons developed engine trouble and was ditched near Sitka, Alaska. Rockefeller Says He's Still Candidate ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Rockefeller said today he still considered himseli among the ranks of potential candidates for the Republican nomination for president next year. He said he did not accept the view that his recent marriage had diminished his prospects of winning it. The question of whether his marriage would prove a political liability was a matter for the personal opinion of individual voters, Rockefeller said at his first general news conference since his remarriage. But he also said that, in reaching a decision on whether he would wage an active campaign for the nomination, he would consider "all the factors" and reach a conclusion he considered to be in the best interests of the country. His new wife won tributes such as "lovely, charming and friendly" at her debut Monday night as First Lady of New York, Unsafe, on Market RibicoffRaps Silence on Pesticides WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., accused the Agriculture Department today of an "utterly indefensible" refusal to identify publicly the chemical pesticides it has found to be unsafe. Ribicoff, presiding at a Senate hearing on pesticide problems, read a statement declaring that he has a list of the reportedly unsafe products. *He laid down an ultimatum declaring he would make the list public if the department fails to do so by the end of the day. He said he would give the names In a senate speech Wednesday. The pesticides in question, Ribi- coff said, had been admitted to the markets under what is known as "protest registration." "That is the device," he said, "whereby a pesticide that has been disapproved by the Department ol Agriculture can nevertheless be sold to the public with- out any indication whatever of the disapproval." He called it a "shocking loop hole" in the law requiring the registration of such products with the department before they are placed on sale. He said newsmen have asked the department to make public a ist of the protest registration pesticides and it has refused to do this. "I believe the department's action is utterly indefensible," Ribi- coff said. "It is bad enough that loopholes in the law permits a product to go on sale without warning to the public after the department has found the product unsafe for use....it is a mockery of regulation for the department to find a product unsafe and then refuse to tell the public the name of the product." Ribicoff made the statement at a hearing in which Rachel Carson, scientist-author, urged that Congress act to halt what she called pollution of the earth and its creatures with dangerous pesticides. Her book "silent spring," concerning the contaminating effects of pesticides, was a factor that led to a recent critical study of the problem by President Kennedy's Science Advisory Committee. In testimony for a Senate Government Operations subcommittee, Miss Carson called for curbs on the sale of chemical pesticides and on aerial spraying, as well as court redress against spray- happy neighbors. She also took a swipe at the American Medical Association. "It is hard to see why the American Medical Association last fall recommended that physicians seek information to allay their patients' fears, not from unbiased scientific literature but from one of the pesticide trade organizations," she said. Miss Carson said she has been told that medical schools give reduced attention to toxicology. Yet, she said, toxic substitutes are being introduced into the environment at a rate never before approached. 'The plight of persons affected by these poisons is pitiful," she said. "Many case histories have come to me in letters. As a rule these people can find no physician who understands their problem." Some doctors, she said, had never heard of some insecticides "and did not know the appropriate treatment." The subcommittee under Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., former secretary of health, education and welfare, is exp! >ring whether congressional action is needed. Miss Carson spiced her testimony with reports of pesticides finding their way into food supplies in heavy concentrations, with no one quite sure of the possible effects on consumers. Pope Lying in State Prior To Formal Mourning Period FAITHFUL REMAIN AT VATICAN Thousands of persons of all faiths and nationalities lighted windows of the Apostolic Palace, overlooking Is Paid Homage by Populace VATICAN CITY f API-The high and the lowly paid homage to Pope John XXIII in procession past his bier at the Vatican today, symbolizing the mourning of millions around the world. The body of the pontiff, 81, who •died Monday night after four days of agonizing suffering from a stomach tumor and peritonitis, was to be transferred this evening across St. Peter's Square to St. Peter's Basilica for wider public viewing. Prelates, diplomats and citizens of Vatican City, including the street sweepers and gardeners with whom Pope John liked to chat, called at the papal apartment in tribute while cardinals began preparations to choose a new supreme ruler for the world's half- billion Roman Catholics. Meeting Set The cardinals, now administer- Dressed in his Pontifical robes, his hands folded over a cross, Pope John XXIII lies in state today in the Papal remain in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, hours after announcement of the death of Pope John XXIII. The apartment of the late Pontiff is marked by the Leaders Of World Laud Pope LONDON (AP) — A worldwide outpouring of sorrow at the death of Pope John XXIII symbolized today the pontiff's striving for unity and peace in the world. The Pope's death seemed to bring much of the divided world together—at least temporarily—as no other event in recent history had. Men split by different beliefs in politics, religion, social justice and economics joined to pay tribute to the "Pope of unity and peace." Presidents and dictators, kings and queens, democracies and Communist states—all sent their condolences to the Vatican. Protestants, Jews, Moslems. Buddhists and non-believers joined the world's half billion Catholics in expressions of grief for the humble pontiff. China Silent The only ones not reported to have sent messages of sorrow were the militant Communists in the Chinese camp. Premier Khrushchev an avowed believer in no God, told the Vatican, "We retain good memories of John XXIII." President Kennedy, a Catholic, said the Pope left "a new legacy of purpose and courage for the future." Churches filled everywhere as their bells pealed the news of the Pope's death. Parisians heard 81 tolls from the great bell in Notre Dame Cathedral, one for each year of the Pope's life. Official periods of mourning were declared from Rome, Manila, and Buenos Aires. Lebanon, a land of Moslems as well as Christians, went into official mourning. Many government functions were canceled. National election campaigns in Argentina and Peru came to a halt out of respect for the Pope. Places of amusement closed in Catholic lands. Flags Lowered Flags of many nations and of the United Nations were lowered to half mast. U.N. Secretary-general U Thant a Buddhist, said the Pope represented "the very embodiment of mankind's own aspirations in this uncertain period of history." The Moslem president of the U.N. General Assembly, Muhammad Zafrulla Khnn, said the world lost "a great humanitarian to whose heart the welfare of the average man was very close." Said the Soviet news agency Tass: "the reign of John the Twenty-Third was marked by fruitful -activity for the sake of consolidating peace and peaceful cooperation among nations. World public opinion welcomes the Pope's recent encyclical, 'Peace on Earth,' which was aimed at doing away with the danger of war." Queen Elizabeth II, titular head of the churches of England and Scotland, expressed deep sorrow, as did West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, French Presl dent Charles de Gaulle and Jap anese Emperor Hirohito. the square, at rear. Rome) (AP Wirephoto via cable from LIES IN STATE apartment in Vatican Palace in Koine. (AP Wirephoto) Hoffa Is Indicted in $20,000,000 Fraud CHICAGO (AP)—James R. Hoffa, Teamsters' Union head, and seven associates were indicted today by a federal grand jury that charged them with fraudulently obtaining more than $20 million in loans from the Central States Pension Fund. The indictment contained 28 counts and followed two years of investigation by the grand jury and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It charged the eight men diverted more than $1 million from the loans for their personal benefit. The total allegedly diverted included at least $100,000 which the [overnment charged was used to lelp'Extricate Hoffa from personal financial involvement. This included his operations in Sun Valley, Inc., a Florida homes development in Broward County. The indictment accused Hoffa of violating his duty as a trustee of the $200-million pension fund which has its headquarters in Chicago. It alleged he made false and misleading statements to other trustees about persons seeking loans. It said also that Hoffa used his influence as president of the Teamsters to obtain approval of the loans. Besides Hoffa, 50, the indictment named: Benjamin Dranow, 55, former Minneapolis department store executive. Dranow is in Sandstone, Minn., prison serving for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud, and tax evasion. Abe I. Weinblatt, 67, Miami Says Big Woman... Snatched Hubby Caveman tactics in reverse: a case of a six-foot, 250-pound woman abducting a husband from his hearth and home, right out from under the nose of his wife, was reported to police Monday night. The wife charged that the interloper carried the husband bodily out of the house. She didn't know where the woman took him, the wife said. There was no indication in the police report as to the size of the abducted husband, nor was there any indication as to whether he resisted. Nor was any reason given for the abduction, which, as a point of law, might not have been an abduction unless the husband at least squirmed a little to simulate resistance. The wife, however, signed a charge of peace disturbance against the husband-snatcher. This morning the wife notified police that she wished to drop the charge. Beach, Fla., retired business man and associate of Dranow. S. George Burris, 65, a New York City accountant. Herbert R. Burris, 41, son of George and a New York City lawyer. Samuel Hyman, 69, Miami Beach, Fla., a real estate operator in Key West, Fla. Calvin Kovens, 39, a builder and real estate operator in Miami Beach, Fla. Zachary A. Strate Jr., 43, New Orleans, La., builder and real estate operator. The penalty for the 28th count, alleging conspiracy, is five years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine upon conviction. The other 27 counts charging interstate fraud provide a maximum of five years and $1,000 for each count. The period covered in the indictment extends from July 1958 to the present. Dranow, George Burris, Hyman, Kovens and Strate, the indictment said, have been principals in, or connected with, companies which have received pension fund loans. The indictment charges they and the other defendants submitted false and misleading information in support of loan applications. Most of these loans were made n Florida operations. The pension fund was set up in March 1953 and collects contributions from employers for the benefit of more than 177,000 teamsters in about 20 states in the Midwest, Southeast anil Southwest. The fund is administered by eight employer and eight Teamster trustees. Hoffa was the only trustee indicted. Hoffa was accused of influencing the trustees to approve loans sought by the other seven defendants for themselves or others, and with referring prospective borrowers to the elder Burris. day. The meetings, called general congregations, will be held every day for handling routine affairs and arrangements for the conclave that will elect the new pope. Vatican press officials said the formal nine-day mourning period will start Wednesday. The Vatican's master of ceremonial set the date, they said, and the cardinals are expected to ratify it in their opening business meeting. This would carry the period through the feast day of Corpus Christ! June 13, though it might be interrupted for that occasion. The Pope's body lay in state in an antechamber. The body was dressed in red pontifical robes, with a golden bishop's miter on the head and red slippers on the feet. The catafalque was low, resting only two feet from the floor. Pope John's face was white. His lips had a pleasant expression— almost a faint smile. His hands, in red gloves, were folded over his pectoral cross. Two guards stood at the head of the catafalque and 10 Swiss guards and 10 palatine guards of honor stood along the walls. At three small portable altars priests said Requiem Masses continually in hushed tones. President Antonio Segui and Premier Amintore Fanfani of Italy paid their respects at the catafalque. Letters L'Osservatore Roma, the Vatican newspaper, said it woulc" publish over the next several days a series of unpublished writings and thoughts of Pope John. Cardinals and diplomats walked in a steady stream up the royal staircase from the bronze door to the papal apartment. The cardinals were in mourning purple, the diplomats in formal dress. They knelt at the foot of the catafalque to kiss the Pope's slipper. The prelates sprinkled holy water on the body as they knelt. The 1,000 citizens of Vatican City began to pass by the Pope's body toward noon. Some aged and stooped, they wore their best dark suits. Prof. Antonio Gasbarrini, official papal physician who had struggled for days to aid the dying pontiff, sat in one corner of the room. His face showed grief. The mourners came and went without interruption. Among the first was Benedetto Aloisi Masella, cardinal chamberlain who handles routine affairs of the Vatican as administrator until the conclave, to be called later this month, elects the next pope. New Red Space Probes Seen Likely WARSAW, Poland (AP)-Soviet space scientist Anatoly Blagon- ravov has hinted at new interplanetary probes this year. Blagonravov is the chief Soviet delegate to the annual space symposium of COSPAR, the Committee On Space Research. Blagonravov's two-hour report gave no details on what is planned but reported some of the findings from 71 scientific rocket launchings he said were made by the Soviet Union last year. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Not long after a boy graduates as a Cub Scout he becomes a girl scout. (© 19C3. General Features Corp.)

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