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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1963 Pinned bv •/ Overturned Car; Hurt Robert LCP White. 306-1 Belln St., escaped with only arm and .shoulder injuries when he was beneath his overturned Zoning Hearing Tonight for $350,000 Broadway Motel pinned car at Park Drive and Street Monday night. Union FORECAST UrtWl F!0ur»» Show low T+m>»*Ki)uf«« GENERALLY FAIR Scattered showers and thunder- wanner in the eastern half of the nation storms are expected over portions of the as well as west of the Rockies; cooler northern and central Plains Tuesday in the Plateau states. night while rain is predicted for the Map) north Atlantic coast states. It will be (AP Wirephoto Dr. Myers Quits Monticello Post Dr. Gail E. Myers, vice president of Monticello College, has resigned his post to teach at the University of Denver, it was announced today. Myers will be replaced by Robert Wharton, the college bursar for the past seven years. Wharton will become director of development and public relations. Both changes are effective July 1. Myers, who has been at Monticello for four years, will teach communication methodology (general semantics) in the department of speech at the University of Denver in the graduate school. He came to Monticello from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, where he was director of publications. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism from the State University of Iowa and the degree of doctor of philosophy in Speech Irom the University of Denver. Myers, his wife and two children, will make their home in Golden, Colo. 120 Killed In Religious Rioting KARACHf, Pakistan (AP)— Police reported that 120 persons were killed and 26 injured today in a clash between Shiite and Sunni Moslems in a village 250 miles north of Karachi. The Shiite Moslems reject the first three caliphs— the first three rulers of the church after the Prophet Mohammed died— and recognize the prophet's son-in-law as his true successor. The Sunnis are Orthodox Moslems. A police report said "miscreants" interfered with a Shiito religious procession. An enraged mob of Shiites then set fire to the village of Thari, and followers of both sects rioted. The police fired tear gas shells to restore order. Two people were killed and several injured in a similar clash Monday in Lahore. Later 180 persons were arrested and a. 12-hour curfew was imposed. In neighboring Iran, Shiite religious processions turned into antigovernment demonstrations with between 15,000 and 20,000 marching on the university in Tehran. There have been Shiite observ- DR. GAIL MYER WeatherForecnst Alton and vicinity — Generally fair with little temperature change through Wednesday. High Wed ncsday in the upper 80s. Low to night 65 to 70. Car Thief Seeks Probation Larry Dale Hinds, 18. of Wood River, pleaded guilty in United States court here today to an information charging him with receiving and concealing a stolen automobile which had been moved across state lines. He applied for probation, and District Judge Omer Poos referred the matter for investigation by the court's probation officer. Assistant District Attorney ances for the past commemorating the three days opening of the sect's month of mourning for their founder. Iranian government sources said conservative Shiite clergy who oppose the shah's land reform and rights for women programs were turning the religious observances into political demonstrations. U. S. Army Officer Wounded in Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —A U.S. Army officer was critically wounded by Communist ground fire Monday while a passenger in a helicopter south of Saigon. The wounded man was brought to Saigon for surgery. Authorities withheld his name. Kennedy, Businessmen Meet Today WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy is expected to push for 'oluntary desegregation of hotels, restaurants, stores and theaters ,vhen he meets at the White House today with 100 businessmen who have outlets in the South. Whether or not his persuasive approach works, the President is likely to go ahead with plans to ask Congress to approve a heavy package of civil rights bills. Agreement in principle on a civil rights package was reached at a conference Monday between the President and Democratic confessional leaders, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., reported. Humphrey, the acting Democratic leader, said the bills would nclude legislation to ban racial segregation both in private business and in public facilities. One objective, he said, would be to give the attorney general power to start a federal court suit on behalf of any individual denied his civil rights. Kennedy's special message on civil rights will be his second to Congress this year. The first was on Feb. 28. A great deal has happened since then: Negro picketing, rioting, and arrests in Birmingham, Jackson, Tallahassee, Philadelphia and other cities. These events have convinced Kennedy that more is needed than the mild proposals he sent to Congress in February. But the President reportedly has rejected all suggestions that he make some more dramatic gesture than another special message to Congress. The civil rights package, as outlined by Humphrey, would include: 1. A prohibition on discrimination by private businesses in interstate commerce. 2. A prohibition on discrimination by all public accommodations such as swimming pools, railroad stations, and bus depots. 3. Federal aid to desegregated school districts needing financial help. 4. Power for the attorney general to initiate suits on behalf of individuals who have been denied their civil rights. 5. A renewal of proposals first made in February, including increased protection of voting rights and an extension of the life and powers of the Civil Rights Commission. Leon Scroggins said two other youths, both classed as juveniles, were charged in the same case, but that action was deferred to allow them time to obtain attorneys to represent them. Norman T. Adams of Venice, 111., who previously has pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen material, was sentenced today, being committed to custody of the attorney general for two years. Annual W or den Homecoming This Weekend CARNIVAL MONTICELLO PLAZA PARKING LOT Mound City Shows JUNE 7 Thru 12 P.ldes and Proceeds to Concessions Aid the Blind Sponsored by: ^GODFREY LIONS _ WORDEN The annual Worden homecoming sponsored by the American Legion wii: be held Friday and Saturday al the city park. There will be rides, concessions and dancing nightly to the Key Notes orchestra. Honored at Shower WORDEN--Mrs. Gerald Wolf er at her home Friday evening honoring Miss Jane Loemker who will become the bride of Raymond Vielh Jr. in the near future. Hospital Notes WORDEN—Richard Shinn, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Shinn, and Mrs. Bettie Welch have returned home from the Staunton Hospital. Mrs. Clara Krechnyak entered Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton Sunday. Mrs. Sylvia Harris and son. Vernon Lee, have returned home from St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Eastern Stars to Meet at Medora MEDORA — Medora Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star will have a special meeting at 8 p.m. Saturday at Masonic Hall and candidates will be initiated. A pracice session is set for 8 p.m. Thursday. Mizpahs to Lunch At Luly's Landing The Mizpah Sunday school class of the Main Street Methodist Church will have a covered dish lunch at Lilly's Landing on Piasa Creek at noon Thursday. A ptihlic hearing will be held tonight on a zoning variation sought for a $350,000 motel scheduled to be constructed in the 700 block of E. Broadway. The hearing by the Alton board Police said the car skidded of Appeals is scheduled for 7:30 nliout 75 foot when White at-jp.' 11 - at City Hall, tempted to turn the corner, then! A two-story, 65-unil Travelodge overturned and landed upside i mot el ir to be built on the prop- flown. A wrecker pulled the enrjerl.v formerly occupied by the off While, and was taken to AltoniLuer packing firm. The motel jromoters have asked permission o. use 8-foot wide parking stalls, or have the city honor use of 11 nearby public parking spaces as meeting the requirements of the zoning ordinance. The ordinance calls for 180- square-foot parking stalls in the area, either 10 by 18 feet or 9 by 20 feet. Tlie property at Broadway and lidge was recently cleared of all niildings. Senate OKs Sunday Closing Bill SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) - A Sunday closing law nimed^at free- ng hundreds of thousands of persons who now must work on Sundays passed the Illinois Senate oday after a heated, two-hour debate. The controversial bill was sent o the House on a 36-20 vote. Objectors branded the bill "leg- slative garbage" and predicted it vould stifle competition between discount houses and downtown nerchants. Republican Sen. Egbert Groen .1 Pekin, chief sponsor of the )ill said its enactment would free jerhaps one million "little peo- le" who now must work on Sun- ays. Groen said the main objective jf the bill was to "protect the ;eneral welfare of the people" by giving them a day of rest. Although the bill has numerous exceptions, auto dealers would be orced to close on Sundays. Among the lengthy list of exemptions are taverns, restau- ants, gasoline, food, drugs, lewspaper, books, periodicals, obacco products, bakery goods, dairy products, sunglasses, flow- rs, light bulbs and funeral supplies. MarionPrison Receives First 48 Prisoners MARION, 111. (AP)—The doors of the nation's newest federal prison have been opened to its 'irst inmates, and have not been locked too tightly behind them. Warden John T. Willingham said 48 prisoners arrived Monday at the U.S. Penitentiary south of Vlarion where signs of construe tion still surround the ravine in ,vhich the $12 million structure vas erected. The first inmates, to be augmented later this week by 24 more, are to begin landscaping, ;eneral clean-up and interior painting. They are being transferred from federal prisons in Terre Haute, Ind., and Leavenworth, Kan. Willingham said the new arrivals require only minimum securi ty consideration, and may have to move back to other prisons in about six months when more rigid security precautions go into effect. The prison was built for 700 men. Marion represents a new theory in penal care. Landscaping and a variety of colors for cell walls are part of a design program aimed at making the inmate more appreciative of rehabilitation. Memorial Hospital. A passenger. Joe Purcell of Jerseyville. was reported uninjured and crawled from the overturned car. White was fined a total of $45 and costs this morning when he pleaded guilty to charges of intoxication, traffic violation and carrying concealed weapons. Police said a bayonet was found in (he car. League Asks Free Use of IT Station Junior Service League is t h e atest to seek use of the old Bluff Jne passenger station, immediately south of Lincoln-Douglas Square. It sees possibility that the old depot could house its Exchange Shop. In a letter to Mayor P. W. 3ay, Mrs. Ralph B. Jackson, pres- dent of the League, inquires as o the possibility of obtaining free use of the former depot. She explains that the League low operates its exchange shop n rent-free quarters. The shop provides a place for display of irticles on sale of which t h e eague receives a commission. The League, former for com- nunity service, has raised funds or the Easter seal projects, and 'or sponsoring the camp for handicapped children. Recently the City Plan Commission recommended to City Council that it deny the request of Frank Yinger to lease the vacant depot building for a car vash business. Miss Scheibal Wins Marquette Scholarship Geraldine Scheibal was awarded a one-year scholarship to Marquette High School in Eighth grade graduation ceremonies at St. Matthews Grade School Sunday. The youngster is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy M. Scheibal, 3864 Aberdeen and received the award for the highest average in the class. American Legion awards were presented to Rosemary Seimer daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry entertained at a surprise show-'.Seimer. 3410 Oakwood and Ed- ,vard Blair, Jr., son of Mr md Mrs. Edward Blair, 201 Longfellow Ave. Asks $140,000 In Suit Against Illinois Terminal EDWARDSVILLE—An employe at Illinois Terminal Railroad Co.': engine shop in Alton filed suit foi $140.000 damages against the rai line Monday in circuit court, nl leging ho suffered a skull frac turc and other injuries in a mis hap in the shop last Feb. 1. Elmer W. Johnson, the plaintiff averred he was operating a "higl lift" when the machine broke through a "bridge" spanning grease pit, and the high lift fel on him. Johnson, whose address was no listed, alleged negligence on thr part of his employer and asked damages to cover his injuries medical and hospital expenses anc loss of earnings. Symbol Defaced Mrs. Sarah Ingold, 222 Wes Wind Drive, told police todaj someone had poured paint or i tar-like substance over a re ligius statue in her front yard during the night. -$-i *- ENROLL NOW Y. M. C. A. SUMMER PROGRAM FOR BOYS (7-18) Swim instruction Gym classes Outdoor sports Leagues Day camp Little Boys (4-6) Swim instruction FOR MEN Handball Volley ball Swim instruction Weight lifting Fitness training Individual workout Steam bath Call HOward 5-6604 for Details o TAKE ADVANTAGE OF . All insurance is NOT the same. If you own a CAR, a HOME or a BUSINESS, It pays to check with Millers' Mutual before you renew your present policy. Phone today to find out how you can receive MORE PROTECTION AT A LOWER COST. No Membership Fee Robert E. Muehle- mon Office HO 5-5551 After 6 p.m. 110 3-1887 MILLERS' MUTUAL OP ILLINOIS INSURANCE AUTO • HOMI BUJINH* 86 Oppose Proposal to Widen MASS FOR MARQVETTE GRADUATES Bishop William O'Conner stands at communion to students of Marquette the altar before coming forward to give following mass this morning. ' Alton's Tax Collections Set Record; Total $3,222,903 Complaints Received Police Chief Asks Tract Owners Keep Weeds Down With the growing season in full swing, Alton police have been receiving complaints of uncut weeds, and asked cooperation of property owners in keeping weeds cut on unoccupied lots. Police Chief John Heafner said he weed jungles "not only are unsightly, but they breed insects and mosquitos." Complaints of untended lots "have been coming in pret- y heavy," he said. The ordinance covering weed control places the matter under he jurisdiction of police. The ordinance provides that any untended growth over one foot tall shall 36 cut by the property owner. After due notice to property owners, Heafner said, police can either make an arrest or have the weeds cut and place a lein against the property covering the cost of the cutting. School Bus Workshop EDWARDSVILLE—All operators of school bus safety testing lanes in Madison County are scheduled to attend a workshop this evening at Highland, to be conducted by the office of State Supt. of Public Instruction Ray Page and a firm supplying safety equipment, County Supt. of Schools Wilbur R. L. Trimpe, who plans to attend, said the workshop is to be conducted at the Genteman Chevrolet Co., at U.S. Highway 40 and Marine road, Highland, at 7:30 p.m. All operators of safety lanes for school buses must attend the county workshop if they intend to qualify for safety inspections for school transportation equipment the ensuing year, Trimpe said. Youth Fined On 3 Charges At County Seat EDWARDSVILLE — An 18-year- old Edwardsville man was assessed fines and costs totaling $177 on three charges Monday in connection with an accident here May 16. William G. Dresch of 515 Home Ave. entered a plea of not guilty before Police Magistrate William Traband to charges of leaving the scene of an accident, disobeying a stop sign and illegal transportation of liquor in a motor vehicle. The defendant was found guilty and fined $100 and $9 costs on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident; $25 fine and $9 cost on the charge of illegal transporta tion of liquor in a motor vehicle, and $25 fine and $9 costs on the charge of disobeying a stop sign. A charge of altering a state operators license against the man was dismissed by Traband. Dresch was arrested May 16 at 11:15 p.m. by Police Capt. Melvin Trebing following an accident at Vandalia and Buchanan streets, police reported. Jams Teeth Into Gums In Tumble on Steps A two-year-old Alton girl suffered a painful accident when sht fell on concrete steps at her home Monday and jammed two front teeth up into her gums. Theresa Watson, 3253 Theresa St., daughter of Mr. and Mrs Warren Watson, was given emergency treatment at St. Joseph's Hospital. CUSTOMERS WANTED tADY BALTIMORE LUGGAGE— Sale of nationally advertised very good quality luggage. Comes In train case, weekender. 3 sizes pull- man. All sizes and colors on sale $2.00 off per piece. Last a lifetime. Call 462-9751. OSHKOSH DENIMS—Always a bar- gainl Special prices when you need them. Overalls at $3.69, jeans at $2.08. 2-plece uniforms at $6.90. Extra sizes slightly higher. Oshkosh quality Is better, fits better, lasts longer. Try at 3rd & Plasa. CAMPUS T-SHIRTS—for boys, on sale at special price of 99c. Same grade In any other brand Is about two-bits more. Vivid colors. Well made. Full cut. Sizes 2-18. Just In time for summer vacation. Stop In at 3rd & Plasa to see. Alton's tax collection this year las set a new high record. The total to date stands at 53,222,903 it was announced by :ity Treasurer M. O. Elliott. This is $5,900 more than was •eceived here last year in the previous top collection of $3,217,000. Elliott pointed out that the new total, announced at noon, s not final because further payments of personal property taxes are expected. Overdue personal property pay ments are still trickling in, he said. As soon as time permits, ie plans to make up a list ol lelinquents and send final notices demanding payment. The city is entitled to retain a per cent commission ort taxes paid, during the Alton collection jeriod. Its earnings today, a new ligh figure, amounts to $64,458. Costs of the collection are expcct- d to be about $20,000 leave the city a profit of about $44,000 for its general operating fund. Roxana Missionary Union to Meet ROXANA - The Women's Missionary Union of First Baptist Church will have an all-day work meeting Thursday at the church oeginning at 10 a.m. with a suck unch at noon. Mother III ROXANA — Mrs. Roy Stevens )f Jerseyville, mother of M r s. Luther Kinser of Chaffer avenue, re-entered St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton Friday. She had recently undergone surgery there. Another daughter, Mrs. Leo D. Carver of Albuquerque, N. Mex,, ,vill arrive by plane Wednesday [or an indefinite Visit, Filed for presentation to Alton City Council next Wednesday is a petition offering both objections and suggestions In regard trf plans for handling Alby Street traffic north df.'lGth. The document, signed By 86 persons, objects to widening the west side of Alby as an aid to traffic leading to the Beltline. On the other hand it proposes an ordinance to ban all parking on both sides of Alby to clear the situation as regards all traffic. ; The petition; suggests that a complete ban on parking would be feasible "since all the residences have driveways of their own." Recently, the city council enacted an ordinance to eliminate parking on the west side of Alby From 12th north to Elm Street. Putting this ordinance In effect awaits receipt of necessary signs, it hns been announced by the public works office. Thompson Loiv Bidder On Airport Job SPRINGFIELD (Special) — The Thompson Asphalt Co. of Alton is the apparent low bidder on a contract calling for improvements of the Civic Memorial Airport in East Alton, it was announced today. State Aeronautic director, J. E, Wenze! said the Alton firm bid $173,629.68. The improvements include widening and surfacing of the northwest and southeast runway, resurfacing the north-south runway and extending a concrete apron. Aeronautic department engineers will analyze the bids and make a decision next week. Check to Beauty Shop Is a Bouncer A personal chock for $20 presented by a man who said he 'wanted to send his wife in for a permanent" later bounced, a beauty salon operator told police Monday. Myrtle Challacombe, proprietor of the Bonnie Beauty Salon, 310 State St., said the man gave the check to one of her employes May 16, and was given $9 in change by the employe. The check, endorsed with the name Earl Johnson, was later returned marked "no account" by the Alton bank on which it was drawn, she said. Church of Christ VBS Opens June 10 WOOD RIVER — Daily vacation Bible school will begin at the Central and Madison Church of Christ June 10 and continue through June IS. Sessions will be held each morning from 9:30 to 11:30. There will be a program lor parents on June 17. A picnic will be held June 18, There will be songs, games, stories, refreshments arid Bible lessons daily. 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