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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

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Section 2 Pages IMS ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport Comic Classified Established January 15, 1836. ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 4,1963 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Paul Simon Writes: Lobbyists Continue Their Work in Dark By Son. PAUL SIMON Illinois Is one of the few states which requires no disclosure by lobbyists of what they spend. Recent action in the Senate indicates that Illinois will continue to be one of the states which does not let the public know what's going on. Several of us in previous years have made attempts to have compulsory disclosure by lobbyists of what they spend. This was overwhelmingly defeated, due to the efforts of those same lobbyists. At the beginning of this session it occurred to me that if we ^can not have compulsory disclosure, at the very least we can have voluntary disclosure. I introduced a bill — co-sponsored by Senators Alan Dixon and Robert McCarthy — that made the proposal as watered-down as you could possibly make it. It simply said that the lobbyist "may" file statements showing what they spend to pass legisla tion or defeat it. That put it on a strictly voluntary basis. This would permit those who would be willing to file returns to do so. It would give the public a little idea what was going or and who was spending the money Simple Question Newspaper reporters then coulc have contacted those who did not file statements and ask the simple question: "Why didn't you file a statement?" In any event, even this weak proposal was too strong for the lobbyists who baraged members of the committee with requests to vote the bill down. The result was that the measure was defeated 10-1 in committee. Significantly, no lobbyist had the courage to publicly come before the committee and oppose it. They had done their work ahead of time. There were no witnesses against the measure at all; there didn't 'need to be. They had the votes already. By this I do not mean to say that all lobbyists are bad. Most are good, decent people who represent worthy causes. But if the honest lobbyists don't want to get tarred with the same reputation as the dishonest, they are going to have' to speak up. There is absolutely no reason why the people of Illinois should not be told what is being spent to pass and defeat laws. There are hundreds of lobbyists around Springfield. They represent everything from teachers to churches to gambling interests. Experts in Fields These people are experts in their fields and provide a valuable service to legislators. In a few minutes legislators can contact people in almost every field of endeavor and get opinions acquired through many years of experience. But disclosures of finances would be a healthy thing for everyone. Right now, for example, there is a big fight between the rural electric cooperatives and the private utilities. Why shouldn't the public and the legislators know how much each side spends? As long as you do not require public disclosure of these figures, Illinois will continue to encourage the undue influence of the dollar on legislation. Until the public demands to know what is going on, they will Kill Bill Raising \ Tax on Race Bets Carlinville Unit Hires 3 Teachers CARLINVILLE — Three teachers have been employed to .'fill vacancies in the staff of the Carlinville Community Unit School District. Miss Alice Yant of Gillespie has been employed to teach 7th grade English. Miss Yant will graduate from DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind. this spring with majors in English and French. Richard McClain of Waverly and a graduate of Eastern Illinois University will teach industrial arts, boys' physical education and coach junior high track next year. McClain has a major in industrial arts and a minor in physical education. He earned three letters in cross country and four letters in track while a student at Eastern. Miss Patsy Creed of Auburn will teach high school girls' physical education and serve as adviser of the G.A.A. and cheerleaders. Miss Creed is at present teaching girls' P.E. and bookkeeping at Glenwood High School, Chatham. She is a graduate of McKendree College and this summer she will attend graduate school, University of Indiana. Wood River Class Plans Reunion WOOD RIVER — Final plans are now being made for the reunion of the class of 1953, East Alton-Wood River Community High School. Those planning to attend who lave not made reservations, should do so immediately by contacting either the reunion chairman, Fred L. Searcy, 155 East Airline Drive, East Alton, or the eunion secretary, Barbara Frazier Allen, 504 South Delmar, Hart- "ord. SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP)-Two bills to boost the state tax on Winning race track bets by 2% per cent have wound up on the legislative scrap heap. The. Illinois .Senate killed the measur.es Moriday when sponsors sought to override a committee's rejection of them and move them to the floor. The tax currently is 6% per cent. Sen. Paul Simon, D-Troy, who predicted that his bills could have increased /state revenue be tween $10 million and $12 million a year, received only 19 of the 30 votes necessary to revive them. Spearheading the opposition were Republican Sens. Arthur Bidwill, River Forest, and Everett R. Peters, St. Joseph. Bidwill said that the average bettor already is getting a di minishing return because of taxes and contended tha new levies would "destroy this great source of revenue" in Illinois. Peters said that other states have lost revenue by increasing taxes on bets because the number of bettors declined. Supporting Simon was Sen. David Davis, R-Bloomington, who said that the added revenue could be used to help support a proposed hike in school aid. Davis noted that legislation is pending in the House to raise the perpupil level of state school support from $252 to $297 a year. DISTRICT LEGION OFFICERS Howard Matluls, second from left, outgoing 22nd District Legion commander of Wood River, congratulates incoming district commander Fred Krick of Millstadt Sunday while Ralph 54 Posts Represented At Legion Convention Drury, left, new senior vice commander of Alton, and Elroy Ostendorf, new junior vice comander from Waterloo look on. on betting and rev- a proposed cigarette The reunion will be held June 5 at the Knights of Columbus lall in Wood River. The plans include a dinner start- ng at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing until 1 p.m. The cost s $6:50 per couple or $3.25 per single ticket. The theme for the affair will jc the same as that used for the •rom given by the class in 1952, 'Mardi Gras". load Investigation NAIROBI — Kenya police will nvestigate road hazards that have aused seven accidents at the amo spot in the last month. New taxes enue from tax hike, he said, would be sufficient to meet the school needs. In other action, ihe Senate killed a bill to prohibit the hiring of strike-breakers in Illinois. The sponsor, Sen. Alan Dixon, D-Belleyille, said that the bill couldn't hurt any elgitimate person because it would apply only to those who break strikes for profit. 2 Criteria In Bill for REA Loans WASHINGTON _ (AP) — Rep. Robert Michel of' Illinois has announced that he will introduce a bill specifying only two criteria for the granting of generation and transmission loans by the Rural Electrification Administration. The Peoria Republican revealed his decision Monday shortly after the House Appropriation Committee voted 24-17 to kill his amendment' to the Agricultural Appropriation Bill. The amendment would have, in effect, limited the loan requirement to two criteria. kept in the dark. And those f us in the legislature who would ke to know, can only guess. Michel said REA granted only when loans were they would MONTICELLO SPEAKER Dr. Charles Allen Thomas, chairman of the board of Monsanto Chetaical Corp., St. Louis, who was the sneaker for the 125th annual commencement of Monticello College Sunday. Dr. Thomas was awarded the Monticello Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to science and society following his address to the graduates. result in correcting an inadequate power supply or in lowering power costs to the borrower. In 1961, said Michel, Norman Clapp, REA administrator, announced a third criteria. This would grant a loan when it would protect the security and effectiveness of REA-financed systems. The committee killed Michel's amendment to eliminate Clapp's criteria. Michel said his bill, which will be offered as an amendment to the REA act, will call for open hearings on all generation and transmission loans. The appropriation bill includes loan authorizations of $495 million for electric and telephone REA loans, an increase of $15 million over the current fiscal year. Hill Heads Alumni at Greenfield GREENFIELD - Byron Hill Jr. ms been elected 1963-1964 president of the High School Alumni Association. He succeeds Ray mond Mears. Others elected were: vice president; Mrs. Robert Langley, secretary; and Mrs. Martha Arnold Manker, treasurer. Almost 200 persons attended the banquet and dance Saturday night. Mrs. James McKenzie was master of ceremonies for the event. World Food Congress Under Way WASHINGTON (AP) — Food, farm, nutritional and government leaders from 100 or more nations open a world food congress toda--iy to pool knowledge, experience and leadership to fight hunger and malnutrition in underfed areas of the globe. President Kennedy will welcome the 1,200 or so participants at the opening session of the 14-day meeting being sponsored by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization with headquarters in Rome. His words will be rebroad cast later via the relay satellite to seven European countries- Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany, Austria, Denmark and Norway. President Sarvepalli Radhakri- shnan of India also was scheduled to address the first session. The food congress will mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The meeting will highlight the organization's worldwide freedom from hunger campaign. Many American agricultural ex- pers in and out of government will take part in several dozen technical meetings during the two- ,veek period to give foreign visitors the benefit of this country's technological advances in agriculture. Register A Vote CAMPOBASSO, Italy W-Every voter in the village of Colle Pepe Di Montaquila mailed his electoral lertificate for the national elec- lons back to the government —- )Iank. The townsfolk said they would refuse to vote until a pipe- ine was put in to bring the village water and a road constructed to ink it to the nearest highway. WOOD RIVER — Approximately 250 delegates and other guestr from 54 American Legion posts in five counties, attended the 22nd District Legion convention in Wood River Sunday. Delegates from Legion posts in SI. Clair, Monroe, Washington, Bond and Madison counties registered for the weekend event Saturday afternoon. A banquet was served by members of the Legion Auxiliary at 6 p.m. Saturday and the district ball was held at 9 p.m. Sunday 69 delegates attended a business meeting at which time new district officers were elected. Fred Krick of Millstadt was elected district commander succeeding Howard Mathus of Alton. Ralph Drury of Alton was elected senior vice commander and Elroy Ostendorf of Waterloo is the new junior vice commander. Nine delegates were elected to attend 'the annual National Legion Convention at Miami Beach in September. They are: Mathus, Krick, James Menedez, Fairmount City; Kenneth Henson, Norman Bievel, Belleville; Erwin Bettman, Edwardsville; Urban Haas, Mascoutah; Bernard Scwarz, O'Fallon; and Clyde Finley, East St. Louis. Following Sundays activities the convention was highlighted with a parade of over 40 units through Wood River. The parade, which featured several drum and bugle corps, also had a mobile unit from the Nike Missile base and from the loca' Army Reserve Unit. The marching units were led by Chester Hughes and his marching band. William Black and Don Boren served as co-chairmen of the convention. Man Injured In Jersey Tavern Fracas JERSEYVILLE - Wayne Beck of Hillview was brought to the Jersey Community Hospital about midnight Saturday suffering from bead injuries reported to have been sustained during an altercation with a St. Louis resident at a western Jersey County tavern. Beck was transferred to Boyd Memorial Hospital where he was admitted as a patient early Sun day morning. Jersey County Sheriff Paul Miller received word Sunday afternoon that Beck's condition was listed as serious. Bloodmobile At Carrollton Next Monda> j CARROLLTON — Women o First Baptist Church, under th leadership of the fellowship com mittee, of which Mrs. Jame Flowers is chairman, will hav charge of the canteen and serv as clerical workers for the Jun 10 visit of the Red Cross Bloodmo bile. The Bloodmobile will be locatei in the basement of First, Baptis Church between 2 and 4 p.m. Everett Mehl and Albert Kir bach, blood recruitment co-chaii men, are in charge of recruit ment and have engaged a num jer of persons to personally con tact all possible donors within area in order that 200 pints o blood might be given at this visi which would put Greene Countj over the top in the blood quota fo he year. Mrs. Herschel Hackley, secre tary in the local office of the American Red Cross, is securing the local doctors and nurses fo; professional services necessary during bile. the viit of the Bloodmo- Band Awards Presented To Carrollton Students CARROLLTON — John J. Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baldwin of this city, was presented the John Philip Sousa Band award at the annual Band Booster 'supper Thursday evening at Carrollton High School. Baldwin played the bass clarinet in the high school band. The award was presented by Larry Mettler, band director. Other awards were as follows: Cathy Martin, outstanding eighth grade band student award; Jane Cunningham, Linda Holterfield, David Ivers, John Roll and Jeanne Thien, first-year awards; Frances Benner, Eric Cunninghanii Sharon McCurley, Terry Sawyer, Mary Thelma Voiles, Larry Price and Jane Freeh the second-year awards; Linda Berry, Paul Gerson, Wesley Martin, K. B. Mehl, and Keith Parker, third-y ear awards; Karen Booth, Marilyn Mehl, Doris Moushon and Barbara Robinson, 4th year awards. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Rhoads were in charge' of arrangements for the meeting. DIAL HO 5-4271 Convenient Shopping Plaza Shopping Ctnttr NEW ZENITH'S Smallest AT-THE-EAR HEARING AID • Tiny lightweight. Only 1/4 oz. Fits neatly behind the ear • New long life silver oxide battery holds power better in extreme temperatures • Silicon transistorized circuitry • Efficient reception from any angle; nestle* comfortably behind either ear Jn ui for demonstration and for detiilt of ZENITH Triple Protection Plin. McCLINTOCK OPTICAL SERVICE 60S E. B'DWAV—ALTON HO List Changes Of Teachers At Carlinville CARLINVILLE — Dr. R. E Leasman, superintendent of schools, has announced that a number of shifts in the curren teaching staff have been made for the 1963-64 school year. Charles Haggard, teacher of eighth grade general science for the past six years, will teach physics, chemistry and biology in the high school next year, and James Bottrell, newly employed basketball coach, will teach the 8th grade general science. Miss Catherine Devitt, high school girls P.E. instructor, will leach junior high school girls P.E. and freshman social science next year. The latter position was filled by Mrs. Eileen Peters the past year. Mrs. Nancy Dow, teacher of seventh and ninth grade English the past year, will teach sophomore and senior English next year, a position held by James Percival, who has resigned to accept a position in Maine. Mrs. Reba Borman, at present a teach- r of fifth grade in South School, will teach 7th grade English, the 7 Treated At Jersey Hospital JERSEYVILLE - Seven persons were given emergency Ireatment •at the Jersey Community Hospital over the weekend for injuries incurred in mishaps. Mrs. Stuart Yocom of Jerseyville was brought to the hospital for treatment at 1:45 p.m. Saturday after she spilled paint in her eyes and nose. She was released after treatment. Cindy Cunningham, 3, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cunningham of Jerseyville fell while climbing stairs at her home Saturday evening and lacerated her tongue. She was taken to the. Hospital where sutures were used to close the cut. Paul Jones, 15, of Jerseyville sustained a cut on the forehead Saturday evening in an unusual accident. An automobile started moving and the youth ran after it and fell on a broken bottle incurring a deep laceration of the forehead. He was taken to the hospital where the wound was sutured. James Turner of Jerseyville was thrown off a hay elevator Saturday and suffered a deep laceration of the right arm. Sever a! muscles were involved and he was admitted as a patient at the hospital. Charles Reynolds of Jerseyville suffered a laceration of the scalp and right eyebrow when he fell Saturday afternoon and hit the corner of a building. He was taken to the hospital where sutures were used to care for the cut. Bruce Egelhoff, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Egelhoff of Jerseyville was driving a tractor on the Leo Egelhoff farm Saturday afternoon lost control of the vehicle and fell into a small ditch. A disc ran over him inflict ing cuts on the scalp and lef ear, abrasions of the left arrr and back. The scalp wound was sutured at the hospital. Christine Schumann, 3, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyc Schumann received a contusion o the right cheek Saturday evening in a car accident on State St She was treated at the Jerse; Community Hospital and released 4 Teachers Needed at Carlinville CARLINVILLE — Dr. R. E. Leasman, superintendent of t h e Carlinville schools, reports that four teachers are still needed to lomplete the staff for the 1963!4 school year. The vacancies are righ school English-Spanish, high school home economics, first ;rade and sixth grade South ichool. The teacher of English-Spanish vill be an addition to the staff. The enrollment in Spanish has ncreased to the extent that Miss Ann Caveny, the present teach- r, is unable to handle all of the ections. The large -classes of un- lerclass students makes addition- 1 help necessary in the field of English. CHARTER MEMBERS Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin are shown at a luncheon Sunday in honor of members of the Harriet Newell Haskell 'Society, a Monticello College philanthropic organization. Mr. and Mrs. Olin are charter members of the society, formed in recognition of the achievements of the late Miss Haskell, who was a former principal of the college. Phillip A. Damn Heads Alumni at Carrollton losition held by Mrs. Dow the past 'ear. Because of a lack of room the special education room which has been maintained at the junior ligh school for the past four 'ears will be discontinued next •ear. Mrs. Emma Leach, who has ieen in charge of this room, has ieen re-assigned and will teach ifth grade at the South School icxt fall. PREPARE NOW FOR VACATIONS LET US REPLACE Cracked! Opaque! Chipped AUTO GLASS DOOR GLASS • PANORAMIC WINDSHIELDS • VENTILATORS • BACK LIGHTS LYONS "OUR 38TH YEAR" GLASS CO. 2400 Belle St. Dial HO 2-2731 Alton, III. CARROLLTON — Phillip A. Daum, vice president of Greene County National Bank, was elect- class will by his daughter, Miss Marilyn Edwards. A prize of a sterling silver table ed president of the Carrollton]model cigarette lighter was pre- High School Alumni Association at a buffet supper and dance Saturday evening at the school. Daum succeeds Neil Carrico. Oilier officers elected >were Jack Alfeld, vice president; Mrs. Jack Imnan, secretary; Jake Freeh, treasurer. Honored Saturday evening, in addition to the 1963 graduating class, were the classes of .1913 and 1938. Especially interesting during (he program were the reading of the class wills and prophecies by three generations of one family. The 1913 class will was read by Mrs. Marion Edwards, the 1938 class will by her son, sented Mrs. Fred Wellhausen, the former Bernetta Wheeler of Waynesville, Mo., for being the one who traveled the greatest distance to attend the meeting. Heiir Vice President CARROLLTON — Mr. and Mrs. James Neuschwander, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Strickland, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McDonald, Mr. an Mrs. Finice Doyle and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Perry C o v y were among those from Carrollton who attended the commencement exercises Sunday afternoon at MacMurray College in Jacksonville and heard the address of Lyndon Johnson, vice president Vernice Edwards, and the 1963'of the United States. Why Catholics Believe As They Do People on the outside often wonder why Catholics keep "running to church." And many of them erroneously conclude that this devotion is prompted by fear rather than faith, and by a sense of obligation rather than a spirit of piety and zeal. "Catholics," they have heard it said, "go to church because they are obliged to do so. The priests keep telling them it is a sin if they don't . . . that they risk eternal damnation if they don't obey the Church. Catholicism is a religion of fear." It may be possible to "fool all of the people some of the time." But is it not unbelievable that literally billions of people could have been deceived over a period of nearly 2,000 years? Could Catholicism have held the loyalty of eminent philosophers, scientists and other intellectuals down through the centuries if all it offered was a doctrine of fear and superstition? No, your Catholic neighbor does not go to Mass and Confession and participate in other religious devotions merely because of an obligation imposed by the Church. It is, he believes, an obligation imposed upon him by God; and it isn't fear, but the desire to serve God that prompts his religious life. Religion to a Catholic is not merely a worthy and virtuous activity. It is an absolute duty. It is, we believe, the means provided by God for the fulfillment of the God-given purpose of our lives, It is the channel through which we acknowledge our dependence upon God, and by means of which we give expression to our love, faith and gratitude. >fy i 1 Catholics believe further that we must honor God in the way revealed through His true Son, Jesus Christ, Who commanded that we "... hear the Church." We believe that Christ established the Catholic Church and that it bears all the distinguishing marks which Christ said His Church would bear. We accept the teachings of the Catholic Church, therefore, because we believe that it is Cluisc's Church. It isn't fear or superstition that impels us to do this, but clear historical fact and our own reason and intelligence. If you would like to know all about the basic Catholic beliefs . .. and the solid reasons behind them ... write today for our free pamphlet. It will be sent immediately and nobody will call on you. More than four million people have written in for pamphlets like this . . . and found enrichment for their spiritual lives. Write today for Pamphlet No. KG 10. FREE—Mail Coupon Today KNIGHTS OF COIUMBUS AE RELIGIOUS INFORMATION BUREAU 3473 South Grand, St. Louli 18, Mo. Pl«a»e send m« your Free Pamphlsl entitled: "Why Catholic! Believe Ai Tn»y Do KC-)0 NAM(_ ADDRESS- CITY. -MATS Sponsored by Alton Council No. 460 KIUGHTS OF €OLUItlHl&fl$ RELIGIOUS INFORMATION BUREAU IT. LOUlf I*, MISSOURI 1473 SOUTH GRAND

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