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Itiafdei EDITORIAL . . . . . PAGE 4 SOCIAL ....... PAGE 14 COMICS ...... PAGE 18 SPORTS , .. * . . . .PAGE 20 TELEVISION . . . . PAGE 2S OBITUARY ,..»'.. PAGE 28 MARKETS PAGE 28 CLASSIFIED PAGE 24 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR THURSDAY Low 70, High 90 (Complete Weather, Page Established January 15,1836, Vol. CXXVItt, No. 121 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5,1963 28 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. All Live to Enjoy«« * An Old Offer William O; Hays, 110 Hodge Court, Alton, in 1913 told the members of his New London, Mb., High School graduating class he would pick up the tab at their.SOth reunion. •• Much to Hays' surprise, (everyone in the class survived and were his guests last week aboard the River C^ueen moored at Hannibal, Mo. In addition to the eight members of the class, a teacher also attended the reunion, as did Hays' mother, Mrs. Jessie Hays, 92. Mrs. Hays, who lives with her son in Alton, was known as the "Mother of the Class." Hays has lived in Alton since 1919 and is business representative of the Carpenters District Council of Madison County and vicinity. Law Aids Victims Of the Uninsured A new state law requiring insurance companies to offer coverage on death or injuries caused by uninsured motorists will go intd effect July 1 in Illinois: Urges More Junior Colleges CHICAGO (AP) - A subcon mittee of the State Board o Higher Education has recom mended that a state level boar be created to supervise and de velop a state-wide network junior colleges. Recommendations made in report to the state board mes Tuesday were similar to those o a preliminary report made sev era! weeks ago. The subcommittee recommenc ed that 10 junior college district be established in the state, eac with its own governing boan operating under the supervisici of the state-level board. The subcommittee further rec ommended that the state bear a least part of the cost of technica and vocational training in junio colleges. Hope No Hove for Plane Crash Survivors By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Anxious wives, parents and other relatives had waited for some hopeful word on the fate o 101 persons aboard a military chartered DC7 airliner which crashed into the sea off the coas of British Columbia. But messages Tuesday from ships at the scene indicated there was no hope of survivors. Debris and bits of bodies were picked up from the squally North Pacific and the rescue ships ra diced that "evidence indicated an impact of great force." Among those on board the four engine propeller-driven Northwesi Orient Airlines plane were 13 women, including two stewardesses, and 20 children ranging from 10 months to the late teens Besides a crew of six, the plane carried 58 servicemen, 22 military dependents, and 15 other civilians —employes of the Defense De partment and their families. They had gathered at McChorc Air Force Base, Wash., from all parts of the country for Monday's flight to Anchorage, Alaska. They included a mother and her four daughters, a Red Cross supervisor, a former schoa teacher recalled to duty, a soldier, his wife and daughter, a girl student, and a stewardess who probably wouldn't have been on the plane if the airline had known she was married. Seven family groups apparsnt- ly were wiped out or left with only one surviving parent as a result of tne crash. Passenger included the wife and four children of M. Sgt. Michael P. Almose, attached to the Army's Alaska Support Command; the wife and four children of Airman 1. C. Robert D. Scott, stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage; and the wife and two children of Airman Q.C. Robert E. Smith, also stationed at Elmendorf. Scott's wife, Madeline, of Panama City, F10,, was en route with their children to join him. Also aboard the plane were S.Sgt. Joseph I. Whipkey, 36, an Army medical corpsman for 18 years; his wife and two teen-age daughters; Army Sp. 5. Frank B. Mnnn, 23, his wife and 10-month- old daughter; William Q. Parttag- l»W), a civilian working for the Air Force, his wife and three .sons; and A. J. Messner, another Air Force civilian employe, and his- wife. The new system is provided for in legislation signed by Gov. Otto Kerner this week. Under the new law, all automobile liability insurance policies written in Illinois after July must offer the insurance buyer protection against death or injuries wrongfully caused by a motorist who is not covered by liability insurance. The insurance buyer may reject such coverage, but he musl do so' affirmatively. Unless he orders it out of his policy, the policy will automatically include such coverage. , Cost of the coverage was estimated at between $2 and $4 annually by the Illinois Insurance Information Service. The coverage does not protect the insured driver against the consequences of accidents in which he is at fault, but only when the insured driver is involved in an accident caused by an uninsured driver. The coverage provides payment for death and injuries only, and not lor property damage caused by the uninsured driver. The insurance information service said the law was "sponsored by all major elements of th,e casualty 'industry, and carries the blessing of both fiscal and safety experts." The new coverage is designed to handle situations which arise when motorists carrying no liability insurance cause death or injury to insured motorists. The association said that less than eight drivers out of every 100 in Qlinois carry no liability insurance. Many casualty companies have offered such coverage on a volun- ;ary basis, a spokesman said, Dut the law now makes it manda- :ory that such coverage be offered with every policy. Under the new law, the insurance service said, "The insurance which a driver buys to cover his iability for damage or injuries he himself might cause, is broadened to protect the driver also for death or injuries caused wrongfully by an uninsured driver. Thus, the coverage can pay up to $10,000 for a single death or injury or up to $20,000 for death or injuries to more than one. "The coverage, moreover, pro- :ects passengers in a car of the nsured driver, and even extends o the insured and members of lis immediate family if they are killed or injured wrongfully by an uninsured driver while on foot — as, for instance, a child en route o school." Court Bars Wallace Meddling BIRMINGHAM, Ala. I/PI — A federal judge today barred defiant Gov. George C. Wallace from his avowed doorway stand against enrollment of Negroes at the University of Alabama. The injunction by U.S. Dist. Judge Seybourn H. Lynne prohibits Wallace or anyone in concert with him from physically interfering with court ordered desegregation of the state institution. The order does not ban Wallace 'rom the campus. In clear language, the Alabama- born jurist spelled out federal su- jremacy and swept away any ves- ige of validity in the state sov- ereignly power claimed by Wai- ace. 'No Authority' "The governor of a sovereign state has no authority to obstruct or prevent the execution of the awful orders of a court of the Jnited States," Lynne wrote in an opinion which ended in a moving appeal to Alabama's people. The 56-year-old jurist took a dramatic departure from the stiff 'ormality of court procedure to express a prayer that all Alabam- ans "will join in the resolution that law and order will be mainlined." With an air of pathos and concern, Lynne wrote: % "I love th'e wople of Alabama. "I know that many of both aces are troubled and, like Jonah of old, are angry even unto death' as the result of distortions of affairs within this state, prac- iced in the name of sensational- sm." Lynne did not elaborate. The judge' said it was clear that unless an injunction was issued, rreparable injury would result 'from obstruction to the lawful srders of this court and the con- >equent impairment of the judicial process of the United States." Wallace earlier had said he wanted to stand alone to confront the students. "Wo don't want anyone at the University of Alabama except hose who are authorized to be here," he told an educational raternity. Wallace announced he would go >n statewide television tonight and Sunday to urge people to keep away from the campus. The Army moved support units I trucks and other vehicles into Ft. McCIellan, about 60 miles to ne northeast, where 2,000 federal roops are on standby for possible se ui racial troubles. Second Negro Aimed with a federal court or- er, a second Negro said he would oin James H. Meredith today as student at the University of Mis- issippi. School officials said no rouble was anticipated with the rrival of Cleve McDowell, 21, an onov student. Some federal roops still are on duty at the niversity, left there since the lood> rioting last fall when Merdith entered. U.S Dist. Judge Sidney Mize aid McDowell is qualified for the niversity's law school and issued n order' directing school officials o enroll him. Also in Mississippi, a Negro mass meeting rejected Tuesday ight a proposal from Major Alti Thompson of Jackson that ley end antisegregation .lemon- rations in return for the city's greement to hire Negroes as po- cemen and school crossing guaids. During the day young Ne- roes staged numerous small emonstrations and more than 30 ere arrested. WEEPING MOURNER Koman woman clutches rosary and weeps as the body of Pope John XXIII is borne across St. Peter's Square from the Papal apartments to St. Peter's Basilica. (AP Wirephoto) Thousands Mourn Pope By BENNET M. BOLTON VATICAN CITY (AP)—In silence and awe, tens of thousands of people filed past the body of Pope John XXIII in St. Peter's Basilica today. As they had their last look a a humble Pope who had bee closer to the people than mos the cardinals of the Roman Cathc lie Church took up their duties interim administration and so rowful tradition. The 32 cahrinals in Rome he: a 70-minute meeting. A Vaticar source said they decided to ca a conclave June 19 for the electio of a new pontiff. Carpenters already were work on construction lor the co clave in and around the Sistin Chapel where the cardinals w; choose Pope John's successor. At the meeting the dean of th College of Cardinals, French-boi Eugene Tisserant smashed Pop John's fisherman's ring w i t hammer and chisel. A new ring the symbol of papal authority, wi be created for the new pontiff. The people came singly and i groups to see Pope John in death Romans and visitors moved int the basilica and down its mai aisle between the empty seats o the Ecumenical Council to withi 30 feet of the 6-foot-high cata falque. The mourners filed betweei wooden barriers through St Peter's Square — where manj times they had come to see th smiling Pope at his window—an entered the cool basilica to move past his lifeless figure. Nearly 100 persons waitei. through the night in the square Senate Approves Bill To Legalize Wire Taps SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) - A )ill permitting law enforcemenl ifficials to tap telephone wires moves to the Senate floor for de- iate after it successfully passed he Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee. The proposal, backed by Chico- r o Police Supt. Orlando W. Wilson .nd other law enforcement offi- ials, passed the Senate Commit- ee Tuesday by a 10-1 vote. The ote came after the committee greed to accept a recommend"- ation from Cook County State's \tty. Daniel Ward that provisions e included to prevent "unneces- ary infringement" of privacy. Wilson testified before the com- Tiittea that authority to'tap teb- hone conversations is the lool eeded to curb organized crime, ince, 1919, he said, there have een 976 gangland slayings in the hicago area. "It's practically impossible to et at the higher-ups without the ools to obtain evidence," he said Ward told the committee, New 'ork, which legalized wiretapping nore than 20 years ago, found it the biggest single weapon" in fighting crime. Sen. Morgan Findley, D-Chicago and sponsor of the bill, said the proposal will be amended to permit only the Illinois attorney general and state's attorneys to apply to the courts for authority to conduct wiretapping. Other revisions to be made \vould make it experimental for two years and would designate by name the police officers making the wiretap. Opposition to the bill was voiced by Joel Sprayregen of Chicago, an attorney representing the American Civil Liberties Union, -and Paul Thurlow of Joliet, an attorney and a Presbyterian minister. Sprayregen said wiretapping was in violation of the U.S. Con stilution. Thurlow said the bill was "a danger to nipping away at the rights of privacy." Se»t. Anthony De Tolve, D-Chica jo, opposed the bill during the leaiing, but voted for it. "I don't any evidence of organized cnme," De Tolve said. "There are plenty of laws on the books to ope with crime. But if theve is organized crime, I want to find out about it." Alton Bar Cases Are Continued EDWARDSVILLE - Charges of "keeping a gambling place' against two Alton area tavern bp erators, scheduled for trial to day before Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux were continued until July 1. Vuagniaux said the continuances had been requested by defense counsel, Dave Swain, with ap proval for deferment from Assist ant State's Attorney Merle Bas sett. Kenneth Bridges, a partner with his brother, Leo, in operation o: "Ken & Leo's tavern" at Cottage Hills, is at liberty on bond pending a hearing on a charge based on a raid May 20 by sheriff's deputies, who reported they enter ed back room of the tavern and found the defendant and several other men in a card game. The other case continued was that of Theodore Burnett, 49, charged with keeping a gambling place at his Ted's Bar B-Q in Godfrey Township's Lincoln Gardens area. Burnett had pleaded innocent to the charge May 21, • following a raid by sheriff's deputies who said they interrupted an apparent dice game in a room of the building May 17. By 8:07 a.m., when the centra' doors, of the basilica opened, a line of 30 abreast stretched across the immense square and far down the Via Delia Conciliazione. Face Serene Pope John lay in red pontifica robes on a catafalque covered in red damask and framed by 16 cand'es. His face was serene showing no mark of the four days of suffering that ended with his death Monday night. On his head was a golden bishop's miter, for the Pope i both bishop of*Rome and supreme pontiff of the world's half billior Catholics. The miter remindec Romans that they had lost their bishop in losing their Pope. Laborers Sign New Contract A new three-year wage agreement providing hourly wage increases of 15 cents per year for the 'irst two years and a moratorium on wages for the third year has )een reached between the Southern Illinois Builders Assn., the Southern Illinois Contractors Assn. and lie 12 counties of the Southwestern llinois District Council Interna- ional Hodcarriers, Building and Common Laborers Union of America, covering highway and heavy construction. The old wagp scale was $3.70 an hour for common laborers and varied up to $4 for hodcar- iers. The new wage agreement also >rovides for wage increases of 5 cents per year for the first wo years and a moratorium on vages for the third year for the ollowing building local unions: East St. Louis Local 100, Grante City Local 397, Alton Local 18, Wood River Local 338& Belle- ille Local 459 and Glen Carbon Local 474. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 76°. high 91*, low 68°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 5.8. Pool 23.4. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Will Vote on District Sewer Bonds June 29 Canada to Set Fishing Zone Limit OTTAWA (AP)—Canada is go ing to ban foreign fishermen with in 12 miles of its coast, apparentlj to shut out the Russians and the Japanese. Another purpose maj be to hamper spying by Sovie' :rawlers. American fishermen likely wil not be affected. Assurances tha special arrangements will he worked out with the United Staff: accompanied Prime Minister Les er B. Pearson's announcemen Tuesday that Canada will extend ts exclusive fishing zone from hree miles next May. Pearson told the House of Commons that foreign fishing pressure long the Atlantic Coast has increased enormously over the last ive years, not only depleting off- bore fisheries resources but posing other problems. Pearson did not elaborate. He nay have had in mind fears in >ome quarters of spying by the mge Soviet fishing fleet that operates regularly in the region. Canada also plans to revise the )asis for measuring its three-mile erritorial limit, a line that now ollows coastal contours. The new limit will be drawn in straight line from coastal points extending farthest into the sea, This will bring thousands of bays, inlets and channels completely within Canadian jurisdiction for th irst time. Fishing on the Great Lakes wil! not be affected by the changes. Urges New Opportunity For Women CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Glenn '. Seaborg, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, sa'.d oday one of the major problem today's educated woman is 'finding her true identity among all the external forces telling her o do this or be that or to fit nto this prefabricated pattern." "There are too many people, magazine editors, advertisers and the like trying to keep all women n the home, rather than finding ut what they can do really best ,s individuals," he told the 218 graduates of Mundelein College, school for women. "You are here as the result of our own hard work and bought," Seaborg said. "You owe t to yourselves and to your fu- ure husbands and children to do he very best you can with what ou have." "Our country needs the talents f all its people," he said. "Science has become the dy- amic factor in our society and lere are a great many intelligent nd dedicated men and women sing their highest talents to try o solve complex problems about ur universe. "Each day, mosl of us have ew problems to face, new re- ponsibilities, new anxieties, new urdens and, if we are fortunate, ew occomplishments and salis- ictions UF well," said Sei'-.crj.', ormer chancellor of the Univer- ty of fa'iiornia at Berttei?-/. "The w<V.c1 is growing and we no!.i: grow with it." Parking OK'd Zoning Eased On New Motel Plans for construction of a 65-unit motel and swimming pool on the site of the old Luer packing plant on E. Broadway were advanced Tuesday night when the developers were granted a variance from parking requirements in the zoning ordinance. Construction is scheduled to start about 10 days after a building permit is issued, a company spokesman said. The two-story Travelodgc motel and all improvements will be valued at $455,000, the spokesman said. The Alton Travelodge will be one of more than 250 developed by the Travelodge Corp. in 33 states, Canada, Australia, and Europe. The corporation, with leadquarters in El Cajon, Calif., operates on a co-ownership basis with local developers. Bob Berry of Virden, Chester Pennington and William Martin will be the co-owner managers for the Alton motel. Awaited Ruling Negotiations for the motel have jeen in progress several months, but were held up recently pend- ng settlement of the parking request. The Alton Board of Appeals Wednesday night granted a variance to permit 8-foot wide parking spaces, giving the motel :he required 65 parking spaces. The zoning ordinance calls for ISO-square-foot parking stalls in the area, either 10 by 18 feet or 9 by 20 feet. The regulation would have limited the motel to 54 parking spaces in the area designated for parking. William Flippo, local architect for the firm, told the board there was a city parking lot within 300 feet from the property. He also said not all the parking spaces required would be needed since most motels "were lucky if they achieved 80 per cent occupancy." Favored Move Several East End businessmen attended the meeting and urged granting of the zoning variation. No objectors were present. The board voted in executive session to grant the variation. Flippo said the motel developers had taken a 65-year lease on the property in the 700 block of E. Broadway on Ridge Street. The property was acquired from Minnie Luer and Dorothy L. Harms of Alton. A portion of the tract will be subleased, it was learned, for development of a business related to the motel. Flash Floods Hit Southeast Ohio Are^s CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — A vicious flash flood sent water cascading five feet above U.S. 4( about three miles west of this southeast Ohio town early today and dozens of families scrambled to the roofs of their houses for safety. The Ohio Highway Patrol said the sudden deluge struck around nidnight, and flooded many lomes between here and New Concord, nine miles away. Motorists caught in the downpour, which appeared to be 'rom a localized thunderstorm, crawled to the roofs of the? cars o escape the swiftly rising wa- er. At the Midway Restaurant, about three miles west of here, patrons and employees crawled o the roof to escape the flood- vaters. "It must have been a real gul- eywasher," said Dave Bell, forecaster at the U.S. Weather Bu•ear at Columbus. "I spotted the thunderstorm on my radar 55 miles east of Co- umbus at midnight. It didn't judge an inch for four hours, and t must have flooded the aiea," ie said. "It's now weakened and houldn't post any further hreat," he added. Numerous county roads were also under water. A landslide was eported on Qnio 209 northwest of lere. TODAY'S CHUCKLE When a woman filling out an application blank came to the square marked "Age," she didn't hesitate. She simply wrote: "Atomic." © 1963 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ In the U. S. A.) New Code Department Established SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP) — Gov. Otto Kerner's signature o bills Tuesday created a new cod Department of Children and Fam ily Services, starting Jan. 1, with a $4.5 million appropriation fo two years. The new department will tak over from the Mental Health De partment such services as chil< welfare, schools for the deal blind, and physically handi capped, and rehabilitaation serv ices for adults. The Mental Health Deparrraen will provide administrative, phy sical plant and other services tc he new department until June 30, 1965. Kerner also approved bills au thorizing a tax on utilities for the support of the Illinois Comrnerc tommission and appropriating ;2,831,960 for a public utility fun hrough which receipts will be disbursed through the next twi years. Other bills signed by the gov ernor: Authorized the state farm a Vandalia to furnish dischargee nmates with clothing; reduce th ength of time of marriage re quired for a svife's admission to he Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Quincy from 10 to 5 years; Appropriates $14,080 to Beryl Bristow of the 2nd District; re quire insurance companies is- ;uing auto policies to offer unin- ured motorist coverage; and irovide that the state's attorney n the county in which a traffic 'iolation occurs shall punish the iolator. To Affect 3 Areas in Wood River Of Stores* Theaters Kennedy Urges Integration Speed-Up By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy has urged 100 business leaders to move faster in breaking down racial barriers in Souhern stores, restaurants and theaters. The businessmen were described in general as ready to "go home and start" desegregating their firms — many of them chains with branches throughout the South. But a few of the businessmen who sat down with Kennedy at the White House Tuesday coun- siied him to go slow on legislation that would compel integration of btsii'esses dealing in goods that move in interstate commerce. The President, expected to ask Congi ess next week for just such a measure, was advised by two or three of the executives to give vo'uit'ary programs a little more tin.e before resorting to cimpul sion But administration leaders, fearful new Negro demonstrations could erupt into a race riot, stress that the mood of the times is urgent. Secretary of Labor Willanl W. Wirtz, spoke of the need for urgent action as he shook a stick at labor unions who refuse to admit Negroes. He pledged that he would, under orders of the President, use the full federal auttority in cracking down on discrimination within unions. If there is not some real progress soon, Negro leaders held out the possibility of mass protest demonstrations in the nation's capital similar to those which led to violence recently in Philadelphia. At the closed White House meet- ing were business leaders from 25 states and the District of Columbia—most of them executives of chain stores, theaters, motels, and restaurants operating in the South. With the President were Vice President Lvr.don B. Johns m and Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy. Many of the businessmen had attended another recent session at which the attorney general urged voluntary integration of public accommodations. Milton Elsberg, president jf Drug Fair Stores, Alexandria, Va., said most of fh° businessmen who commented on Kennedy's appeal voiced the general view that they would get started in the next few days at integrating their firms. Repeatedly, according to the participants, the suggestion was made that business integrate without fanfare to avoid arousing strong local oppositu-jj. ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS — The Wood River Township Sanitary District board of trustees has set June 29 as the date for a referendum on a proposed $965,000 general obligation bond issue to construct a sewerage system in the district, the Telegraph learned today. The district comprises most of the Rosewood Heights, Cottage Hills and Forest Homes areas. The general obligation bond issue must be approved before the Sanitary District can pass an ordinance calling for issuance of 52,335,000 in revenue bonds, a sewer district official said. The proposed project will cost an estimated $3,300,000 and will include a treatment plant, sanitary, interceptor and lateral sewers, lift stations and force mains where sewerage must be pumped. Aaron Martin, chairman of the sanitary's district's board of trustees, said the proposed project's split general obligation and revenue bonds financing would be similar to the financing of Alton's sewer system and the city of Wood River water improvement program. The $965,000 in general obligation bonds will be paid from taxes levied against property within the district, based on its assessed valuation, according to the district's trustees. This tax would run for 20 years, the legal limit of the bond issue, and would be approximately 39 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The approximate $2,335,000 in sewer revenue bonds will be paid from a sewer charge to the property owner beginning when the sewer is placed in service, it was reported. Proposed rates will provide for a minimum sewer charge of ?3.35 per month and an average charge of about $4.65 per month, district trustees reported. Sewer rates will be based on the amount of water used. Forest Homes has its own water system and most of Rosewood Heights and Cottage Hills are serviced by Bethalto's water system. All three areas lack public sewer systems which brought about the formation of the district in March, 1961. If the sewer project is approved, all residents of the district will be required to' connect to the ;ewer system. It will be the policy, the district reported, to make a lump sum cash charge of $50 to the property owner who connects to the system during construction and pays the sum before construction of the sewer line begins in u's clock. Property owners who connect to the system after its completion will be charged $150. Sanitary district trustees said that both the state and federal governments are carrying on pro- rams to have necessary facilities constructed throughout the county. The treatment plant will be of the activated sludge type where sewage will be treated in tanks and then disposed of. There wil] >e no lagoons or odors. The treatment plant's proposed ocation is south of C.C.C. and St. -ouis Railroad and just west of be district's boundary. Clyde Donham, Wood River 'ownship supervisor, told the Telegraph that he has arranged or polling places and polling looths. There will be three poll ocations for residents of the dis- rict. Polls are: No. 1, Goessman Bargain Store, First and Stanley }oad, for voters in Precinct 17; 2, Cottage Hills Fire House, or voters in Precinct 15; and No. Rosewood Heights Fire House, Airline Drive, for voters in Pre- inct 13, 14, 18 and 19. Buggies Foul Up Traffic Signals NEW HOLLAND, Pa. ((*))•This small borough in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country is having trouble with its traffic lights. Horse-drawn buggies driven by Amish fanners aren't heavy enough to trip treadles which make the lights change. The borough council was told Tuesday night that on occasions a single buggy has backed up traffic for hundreds of yards. The council said it will look into the purchase of other devices to trip the lights.

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