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Inside $ EDITORIAL ...... PAGE 4 SOCIAL . . ... PAGE 18 MARKETS Y/. ::;.PAGE I COMICS ...... PAGE 22 OBITUARY . ... PAGE 27 TELEVISION . . .' . PAGE 33 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAffi FRIDAY: Low 70, High 92 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15,1836. Vol. CXXVm, No. 122 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, JUNE 6,1963 40 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Upper Alton Tavern Can't Snub Negroes, Judge Monroe Rules Temporary Injunction Is Granted EDWARDSVILLE - Circuit Judge James O. Monroe Jr., in a decision announced today, authorized granting of a temporary injunction to restrain operators of an Upper Alton tavern-restaurant from violation of the Illinois Civil Rights Act guaranteeing equal enjoyment of service in public places. The decision was given in a suit brought by Madison County State's Attorney Dick H. Mudge, who alleged that two Negroes — one of them a British Guiana government official and the other a student at Southern Illinois University's Alton Attendance Center — were refused service at the tavern because of their race on May 7. A formal order for issuance of the temporary injunction, based on testimony at a hearing May 29 before Judge Monroe in the civil rights injunction suit filed May 15 by Mudge, is to be prepared for consideration of the court next Monday. The injunction suit was based on an incident at Jack's Tavern- Restaurant in Upper Alton on May 7, when Clarence Alfred, 38, chief probation officer of British Guiana here under a. State Department study program, and an Alton Negro student at the SIU Alton Attendance Center, Henry Osborne, 22, were ejected from the place after they ordered beer at the bar. Ordered Out Testimony at the hearing for temporary injunction May 29 showed that Alfred and Osborne were ordered out of the tavern by the co-proprietor, Walter Grabner, on grounds that they were intoxicated. Iron Out Details Russia, U. S. OK 'Hot Line ' GENEVA (AP) — U.S. and Soviet negotiators have agreed on all technical details of a hot line teletype writer circuit between Washington and Moscow, disarmament conference sources said Scientific tests made within a few hours after the incident, through cooperation of Alton police, showed a zero per cent alcoholic content in "breatholizer" tests given Alfred and Osborne, Judge Monroe noted in a statement on which his decision was based. The case had been taken under advisement by Judge Monroe, after hearing testimony of witnesses — including the two Negroes involved, Grabner, waitresses and white tavern patrons present at the time of the incident. In his statement of reasons for his decision to grant the temporary injunction sought by the state's attorney, Judge Monroe noted that neither of the two Negro principals were alcoholically intoxicated, and "no one claims now that they were." "The question is rather whether a reasonably prudent tavern man would have been justified by anything they (Alfred and Osborne) did in believing that they were intoxicated," Judge Monroe commented in his statement. Said Ho • 'Stumbled' Grabner, the court noted, had testified that Alfred had "stumbled" as he entered the tavern and leaned on his elbow at the bar, but that neither of the two Negroes were loud or boistrous in their talk nor had they created any disturbance. "He (Grabner) concedes he may have been mistaken (that the two Negroes were intoxicated), and he says he is ready to apologize," Judge Monroe continued in his statement of reasons for the decision granting the temporary injunction. "On the whole of the evidence, there was no conduct on any part of either Alfred or Osborne to warrant any reasonably prudent observer in inferring, much less concluding without inquiry, that they were intoxicated," the court's statement added. "They were refused service because they were Negroes. They were admitted, to be sure, and permitted at the bar. But the first indication that they wanted not package liquor 'to go' but beer 'to consume 1 at the bar, in the premises, the bartender either got an immediate high sign from the owner defendant or went to him for instructions," Judge Monroe observed in his statement. Judge Monroe continued in the statement: "The preceding history of the defendant's tavern shows that on numerous occasions Negroes were 'served' with food and drink, but that rarely. . . did they 'consume' it on the premises. The key waitress (one of the (Continued on Page 2 Col. 7) today. The agreement was reached aft er 18 private meetings of Ameri can and Soviet telecommunication experts .between May 6 and Jun< 4. Conference sources said the U.S government has approved thi agreement, but formal appruva from the Soviet government stil is awaited. The agreement provides for a permanent teletype writer cable linking the American and Soviet governments. It will be used for emergency contacts to prevent a possible outbreak of war by acci dent or miscalculation. The cable connection will run from Moscow through Helsinki Finland; Stockholm, Sweden and London into Washington. Committee Okays Tax For Cities SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-The Illinois House Municipalities Committee has approved a bill to permit cities to double their locally imposed half-cent on the dollar sales tax and to impose taxes on cigarettes and liquor. The committee by a vote of 2413 moved the bill to the House tloor where backers were optimistic about the chances for passage. The prospect for Senate approval, however, is less bright. The proposed legislation would permit municipalities to impose a tax of up to three cents per pack on cigarettes and from two cents a gallon on beer to 50 cents a gallon on whisky. The bill is opposed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois, the Chicago Civic Federation and by the beer and liquor industry. The locally imposed sales tax is in addition to the 3 J /i per cent imposed by the state, Sending and reception would be by automatic typewriters. There will also be a /adio circuit available for use if the cable connection breaks down. In Washington, the line will almost certainly terminate in the Defense Department, from where an extension could be connected with the White House on short notice if Kennedy wished. Informants said that the Moscow terminal is strictly up to the Russians. But authorities here have as- iumed that the line would terminate in the Soviet Defense Minis- :ry with the possibility of a Kremlin extension. Points still subject to final de- :ision include confirmation of the division of costs and the kind of signals which would be used to distinguish, for example, between routine service message be- ween operators and an important exchange between Kennedy and <hrushchev. The United States proposed the ine in the course of disarmament negotiations at Geneva. The purpose was to provide the President and the Soviet premier with communications as instantanous as possible so that they might be able to act quickly in some ;rave war-threatening crisis such is the Cuban affair of last fall. Soviet Books to Be Displayed In Chicago Soon CHICAGO' (AP)—A Soviet tech- lical book exhibit showing all ispects of Russian technical achievements will be displayed at he Museum of Science and Industry June 8-30. Chicago is one of three U.S. ities selected as an exhibition ite. New York and Detroit al- eady have hosted the exhibit. A imilar exhibit of the United tales presently is being shown n Kiev, capital of the Ukraine. FOUR IN CAR HVRT Mrs. Georgia Acker of 1126 Vernie Ave. and three children riding in the car with her on the Beltline Wednesday afternoon were injured when the car she was driving ~and another vehicle collided knocking Mrs. Acker's car against a traffic signal standard. Five Hurt in 2-Car Crash On Beltline Five persons, including three children, were injured when two cars collided head-on on the Belt- ine at Alby Street at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Doris Brooks, 25, of Godfrey, driver of one of the cars, was charged with traffic violation. An examination of her car after the mishap revealed defective brakes, police said. Mrs. Brooks was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital with wrist, knee and head injures. Mrs. Georgia Acker, 27, of 1126 Vernie Ave., was treated for head and knee cuts and bruises, but was not admitted to the hospital. Three children in the car with Mrs. Acker, all of the Vernie address, were admitted for treatment of injuries. George Looper, 9, suffered knee, 'jaw, and tooth injuries. Beverly Thornton; "9, suffered face injuries. Debra Thornton, 8, suffered arm and shoulder injuries. Police said Mrs. Acker was driving east on the Beltline, approaching the intersection. Mrs. Brooks was heading west, and attempted to turn left onto Alby Street. She saw the other car approaching, and attempted to stop, but her brakes failed, Mrs. Brooks told police. Decatur to Vote on Form of Government DECATUR, 111. (AP) — A referendum may be held in Decatur to determine if voters in this city of 85,000 want to retain the city manager-council form of government. Belli Golf Course Fund Body Planned WOOD RIVER — A non-profit corporation will be formed to raise $125,000 for a golf course in Belk Park, it was announced today. Attorneys for the city and for promoters of the golf course have reached an agreement on a contract for the golf course, and the promoters will apply soon for a non - profit corporation charter from the state. Heading the fund-raising drive are Omar Lyons, Gilbert Helmkamp and Marvin Mallory. They said they hoped to start construction by the end of June and have he course seeded by fall. The corporation will adminis- :er the course under a lease from he city for 30 years, when the course will be turned over to the city, under terms of the agreement. Conservation Bond Bills Get Senate Okay SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)—The Illinois Senate passed today a series of bills allowing the Stati lonservation Department to issue xmds for camping facilities anc other state park improvements. The bonds are to be retired bi • e v e n u e derived from feei charged for using the facilities. Also gaining Senate approva vas a bill requiring ambulance; o comply with traffic laws un ess they are travelling faster ban 40 miles per hour and are directed by a physician to disie gard the laws. The group is seeking $90,000, for which certificates calling for payment of interest at a rate of six per cent will be issued. The other $35,000 through sale has of been raised memberships Senate Faces Bills GOP Pledges Aid to Civil Rights By BARftY SCIIWEID WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators have promised to support additional civil rights legislation. But they remained mute on whether they would try to crush a Southern filibuster. The Republican position was hammered out Wednesday at the second of two conferences promoted by Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York, an ardent supporter of civil rights legislation. No agreement was reached at the initial two-hour meeting. Then, at the end of a three-hour session in late afternoon, the Republicans approved a statement saying they will "support further appropriate legislation required to help solve the problems of our nation in the field of civil rights." Not all the 33 Republican senators attended the closed meetings —the exact number present could not be determined—and Sen. Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts, chairman of the conference, said there was some division on adopting the statement. "I couldn't say it was unanimous," he said, "but I can truthfully say I am confident the ayes carried it." Approved by voice vote, the policy statement is not binding on the GOP senators, he said. The Republicans did not examine the question of whether they should try to crush the filibuster Dixie forces likely would set up in an effort to block new civil rights legislation. Without substantial Republican support, northern Democrats would be powerless to beat back the Southerners for a two-thirds majority of senators voting as needed to invoke cloture. (now closed) ranging from one- year terms to lifetime. Members will play free for the terms of the memberships, and others will be charged a greens fee for use of the course. The city has leased 135 acres of the total 234 acres in the park for use as a golf course. After the obligation is paid off all net profits from the course go into improving other parts of the park. Tom Holland represented the golf course promoters hi setting up the not-for-profit corporation thus insuring that the city would spend no money on the golf course, and Marshall Smith, city attorney, represented Wood Riv- IN CIVIL RIGHTS PUSH WASHINGTON — Republican senators met Wednesday in an attempt to iron out differences on civil rights. Conii erring before session are, from left: Sens. Jacob Javits of New York; Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts, and Everett Dirksen of Illinois. (AP Wirephoto) The Democratic Kennedy administration is known to be preparing a civil rights package and Javits had urged his GOP colleagues to "go down the line for civil rights legislation in this session of Congress." After adoption of the statement, which was drafted by Republicans Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, Javits was asked if he was satisfied. "I am," he said. "It represents a real crystalizatioh of sentiments." Meanwhile, AFL-CIO President George Meany said he welcomes efforts by the administration to crack down on discrimination in labor unions. Racial discrimination is "not merely unpalatable; it is untoler- able," Meany said in a statement released here Wednesday. er. Another clause in the contract is that in the event the golf course fails those having invested money would be the only losers and the land would revert back to the city for other park purposes. Low Bidder Again on County Oil EDWARDSVILLE — Bitum nous Fuel & Oil Co. of East St jouis again was low bidder when >roposals were received here lat his morning on furnishing and ap plying road oil and bituminous materials on the dirt highway sys em of Madison County. In contrast to last month, when the Bituminous firm's lone bi< A-as rejected by the county boan if supervisors, two other firm: iubmitted price quotations at 11 a.m. today to the board of supei /isors' road-bridge committee. Bituminous Fuel & Oil Co. sub- nitted a price of 13.4 cents a ;allon for furnishing and apply ng 170,000 gallons of road oil on iie county road system. Neares id was made by the Havelka Oi to. of East Alton, at a unit price f 13.82 cents a gallon. The E. J. Daughterly firm bid 3.86 cents a gallon. On furnishing and applying 160,00 gallons of liquid asphalt on county dirt highways, Bituminous Fuel & Oil Co. was low with a unit price bid of 16.48 cents a gallon, compared with 16.78 cent! quoted by the Havelka firm and Pro-Red Terrorists Burn U. S. Military Mission in Caracas None Hurt; Official Stripped CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)— Pro-Communist terrorists made good Wednesday night on their threat to destroy the headquarters of the U.S. Military Mission in Caracas. Eight gunmen overpowered a Venezuelan guard at the building entrance; forced 12 mission em- ployes to take off their clothes, splashed gasoline on the building and set it afire. The headquarters, an old Span ish colonial building in the fashionable country club section, was ruined. The mission's records were destroyed. None of the mission personnel was harmed. Fain Group Gunmen screamed "Yankee Imperialist" at the Americans and smeared walls with their identifying letters, FALN, the Armed Forces for National Liberation. The FALN, trying to topple the ;overnment by force, is made up mostly of Communists but is led former conservative army officers opposed to President Romulo Betancourt, the government says. The FALN engaged in attacks and sabotage against government and business installations with daily regularity until they offered a truce last month in an attempt ;o win re-instatement of the Vene- :uelan Communist party. Betancourt was adamant against letting Communists participate in presidential elections in November. 1G.86 by the Daugherty company. Bituminous was low bidder on 10,000 gallons of tar for experimental use on county roads, at a per-gallon price of 28 cents. The Havelka firm offered the only other bid, 29 cents. Proposals also were taken on oil and Bituminous materials for spreading on township highway under the MFT program, where the county serves as purchasing agent. The Bituminous firm's bids rejected by the county board last month were 13.9 cents a gallon on road oil and 17 cents a gallon on liquid asphalt, with the quotation for tar at the same price, 28 cents a gallon. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 76'. high 92',low 70°. Hlver stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 6.2. Pool 23.5. .04 inch. The attack Wednesday night was the first since the FALN's peace offer. 3 A U.S. spokesman said the mission had received numerous anonymous telephone threats that it was marked for destruction because it helps train the Venezuelan armed forces. Threatened A telephone call Wednesday night to the newspaper El Universal said the U.S. installation would be burned immediately after a period of mourning for Pope John XXIII ended at 6 p.m. The terrorists struck at 7 p.m. One was dressed in the uniform of a Venezuelan army officer, six wore uniforms of Venezuelan soldiers and one was in civilian clothes. They surprised four Venezuelan national guardsmen and lined them up inside with three U.S. Army officers, four U.S. Army sergeants, two Venezuelan civilian employes and the son of an Army officer. They forced all to strip except Col. J. K. Chenault, 46, deputy chief of the mission, and his 15- year-old son. Chenault and the other officers, Little Explorer... Over- Vitamized A two-year-old Wood River boy named after a cosmonaut and an astronaut did a little exploring of his own Wednesday and ended at St. Joseph's Hospital having his stomach pumped. Yuri Alan Romain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Remain, 26 E. Penning St., opened the family refrigerator and removed a bottle of liquid vitamins. He drank the contents, but did not suffer any after-effects from his treatment. He is named after the Russian Yuri Gagarin and the American Alan Sheppard, both pioneer spacemen. No Plan Afoot to Relax Bar Hours EDWARDSVILLE — Concerned over reports that a new attempt may be made to relax the closing hours for taverns in unincorporated areas of Madison County, a delegation of ministers was assured today that no such move is on the official agenda for the County Board of Supervisors' statute-set June meeting Monday. The delegation of four ministers, I ans, pastor of First Assembly of headed by The Rev. Paul A. Ev- identified as Maj. T. C. Blevins B. Gardner, were net and Maj. armed. The terrorists, armed with pistols, fled with the U.S. uniforms, the Venezuelan guards' four submachine guns, an army pistol, and the men's rings and watches. In Washington, the State Depart- nent had no immediate comment except to say that Venezuelan au- horities have been notified of the ncident and will investigate. A spokesman said an account •eceived from the embassy in Caracas generally coincided with he news reports. He said the Americans had not been harmed radily, though they were stripped and robbed, and told they would killed "next time." Also in Washington, a special nvestigating committee of the McDowell At Ole Miss; All Quiet OXFORD, Miss. (AP)—The University of Mississippi's first known Negro student, James H, Meredith, arrived back on cam pus today to register for the summer session. A lonely figure on the hostile campus all winter, he picked up Cleve McDowell at the law school for lunch. McDowell, 21, was the second Negro student admitted to Ole Miss. He passed through registration without incident Wednesday. He and Meredith were assigned to the same dormitory. Meredith delayed his registration, remaining in Jackson for what he called urgent personal business. McDowell had only one class today a course in legal history. There were no incidents, and no federal marshals nearby, when he went to class. McDowell arrived on the campus by car Wednesday with three marshals for his registration. Police and soldiers were at alert as the smiling McDowell v/ent through routine registration and entrance requirements. All went smoothly after Gov. Ross R. Barnett told a television audience that McDowell was to be God Church at Granite City, met here this morning with the Madison County Liquor Commission to restate their opposition to any lowering of the time for closing taverns outside corporate limits. A proposal to extending the 1 a.m. weekdays and 2 a.m. Sunday closing hours for unincorporated area taverns was advanced earlier this year, but failed to reach the floor at the monthly sessions of the board of supervisors. Recently, the group of ministers reported today — and their information was supported by Sheriff Barney Fraundorf — a new approach has been launched by a group of tavern operators to submit a resolution to the board of supervisors extending the closing hours. 'Approached Again' Earl Herrin, Edwardsville Township supervisor and chairman of the board of supervisors' iquor license firmed to the committee, ministerial con- group Organization of American States varned that Venezuela was Cuba's ext target in its drive fo export ommunism. "There is no doubt," the OAS ommittee reported Wednesday ight, "that the Castro regime elected Venezuela as its primary bjective." It urged intense vigilance. Hong Kong Hilton Cancels Celebration HONG KONG (AP)-Because of his British colony's severe rought, the Hong Kong Hilton as canceled an elaborate week of >ecial events scheduled for the >-story hotel's opening June 13. Hong Kong's 3V6 million resi- ents are restricted to four hours f tap water every fourth day be- luso of the worst drought in the olony's history. accepted only because Mississippi couldn't whip the U.S. Army. "It would be unwise and futile," said the governor, who had unsuccessfully attempted to block Meredith's admission last fall. "We have done everything in our power to prevent the enrollment of Cleve McDowell in the university law school," said Barnett. "His entry is in violation of the laws of the state and is oon- trary to the wishes and order of the Board of Trustees, of the institutions of higher learning and the governor and the people." "I have not heard one rude remark," McDowell, wearing a checked sports jacket and a new thin moustache, told a press conference after he was registered., think this registration was carried out quite well," he added. "There is evidence someone did a lot of work." McDowell paid fees totaling $17!) with a $500 check from the Ulilily Club, Inc., of New York City. The club was not further identified. In other racial developments: Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama vowed Wednesday night that despite a federal court order he would resist integration of the University of Alabama. He also appealed for law and order. Just hours before Wallace's eltction campaign talk, U.S. District Judge Seybourn H. Lynne issued an injunction barring the governor from physically interfer- in<; with the enrollment of three Negroes in the university syscem. this morning that his committee "has been approached again" by the tavern operators seeking later closing hours. A resolution to change the present closing hours has not yet been submitted for the agenda for Monday's June session of the county board, County Clerk Eulalia Hotz reported at noon today. Members of the county board's liquor license committee, which met in weekly session this morning with County Liquor Commissioner Harold Landolt, indicated they would make no recommendation for change in the tavern closing hours at present, but pointed out that any member of the board could submit a resolution lowering the time for closing at Monday's board meeting — or at any board session — without presenting the measure in advance for inclusion of the agenda. The four Confident ministers, after con- TODAY'S CHUCKLE A lot of people who never took music lessons can fiddle around. «Q 1963, General Features Corp.) ferring with the commission this morning, expressed confidence that no change in closing hours would be undertaken without advance notice to all board members. They indicated, however, that they planned to attend Monday's June board session. Members of the ministerial group, in a brief conference earlier with Sheriff Fraundorf, expressed approval of his effort in enforcing county tavern regulations and continued surveillance of liquor - dispensing establishments for illegal sales to minors. The Rev. William Sill, pastor of First Presbyterian Church at Collinsville and secretary of the Madison County Ministerial Association, told the commission today that all members of the clergy in thd Collinsville area — both Catholic and Protestant — are in favor of retaining present tavern closing hours. It was pointed out, however, that taverns inside the corporate limits of Collinsville are permitted to remain open until 4 a.m. on Sundays. Joining with the Revs. Evans and Sill in the conference were the Rev. B. L. Bryan, pastor o! Evangelical United Brethren Church at Granite City and the Rev. Keith Stanford, pastor ol Suburban Baptist Church at Granite City. Rev. Evans is chairman of the Social Action Committee of the Quad-City Ministerial Assn. and Revs. Bryan and Stanford also are officers of the group,

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