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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1963 Cigarette c? Makers 'Liable' FORECAST Urrtit Friday Show Low T«mp»ratur»* £xp»ct«d WARM IAD MILD showers. fhundcrshimrrs and a few llnuulrrsforms will occur Thursday niuhl. over portions of the middle and south Atlantic coast states, Gulf const, upper Lakes and upper Mississippi valley as well as the central Rockies. II will continue warm and hu- ' TALLAHASSEE. Fla. 'API— ! Under Florida law. cigarette man- jufacturers are responsible for any harmful effects of (heir products ion the human body, the State Su- 'preme Court ruled Wednesday. The court said manufacturers were liable for damages whether or not by human skill and foresight they were able to determine the long-range effect of use of their products. The opinion answered a request of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of .Appeals at New Orleans, La., for mid in the eastern half of the nation |interpretation of the provisions of except in extreme northern New Eng- Florida law regarding the implied land where some cooling will set ill. j warranty of manufacturers and Cooler readings are expected also over i distributors. the northern and central Plains and Plateau states. (AP Win-photo Map) Births Continue Decline in Alton Births in Alton continue on a decline which has been particularly noticeable since the start of the present year. A total of 854 births for the last five months is 64 less than that of n.10 for the corresponding period a year ago. The report of Mrs. Willie E. Allen, deputy registrar of vital statistics, shows 175 bnbies were born here during May but this was 16 less than in May a year ago. The birth total last April was 169. ' Fifty deaths were recorded School Runs Only Local Bus Change Elimination of special school busrs operated during the school year arc the only reductions in service planned for the Alton area during the summer months, a spokesman for Bi-State Transit System said today. | ..... . j , . , i here in May compared to 58 in -,,,_. _ Al other routes and schedules!. j- ,. , Tlnh Iiiflii^la T\vr» ... ... i -j the corresponding month last *--JuiJ niiiuiih 1 WO will remain the same, he said. ' 6 ' year. The transit system has announced a general 4 per cent The appeals court granted a rehearing of a suit by the late Ed! win Green of Miami against the i American Tobacco Co., charging ! he contracted lung cancer by .„ . . . .. _ . ismoking Lucky Strike cigarettes. Alton and vicinity — General-: ^ ^ s restrict Court in M'- ly fair through Friday except forj ami cleared the American Tobac- an occasional isolated thunder-1 co Co. of responsibility and the shower in Ihe St. Louis area. I appeals court upheld the decision. Continued warm. High Friday c ' r ™ n> * wiflnw Mnrv - ™"<** a STOPS FOR OIL DEER CKEEK, 111.—A light airplane piloted by dropped to zero and Yount brought the plane down. Jack Yount, 33, of McHenry, 111., was forced to make After State Police relayed oil from Peoria to the plane an emergency landing on the east bound lane of Rt. Yount continued his flight to Peoria, (AP Wirepnoto) 74, 15 miles east of Peoria. The plane's oil pressure • .____ low 90s. Low tonight around 70. Broken Bottle Cuts Boy's Wrist. Hand Green's widow. Mary, sought a rehearing, and the appeals court asked the State Supreme Court for the controlling provisions of, .. Florida law for guidance in hear-'" 11 * i ing the second appeal. - : Stanle - v Editor to Talk on the Permit Approved for Right Wing Leadership | New ™.C.A. Building The leadership of the Right 11 be discussed by Scott Jr., managing editor of Justice E. Harris Drew wrote that Florida law imposed upon the A five-year-old Alton boy had |American Tobacco Co. absolute 34 stitches taken in his left wrist;liability for breach of implied and hand after falling on a brok-i u ' imant >' in the death of Green, en soda bottle Wednesday. Timothy Gossett. son of Mr. anc Mrs. Wilfred Gossett. 619 Condit St.. was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital. Pal-Ettes Pinochle Two new members were induct- mileage reduction for the summer in its entire area of operations, mostly from dropping school runs. Rain., Mostly in Suburbs, Broke Day's Peak Heat Spotty rains throughout the Alton suburban area late Wednesday aiternoon broke the humid heat of the hottest day this year. At Alton Dam the rainfall was recorded as .04 of an inch — much less than fell in most of the area north and west of the city. In North Godfrey, one resident described the rain as "torrential." One rain gauge there showed .75 of an inch. The rail did not last long. Skies) had cleared before sundown, but the atmosphere was cooled. The high temperature Wednesday at Alton Dam was 92 degrees. The lowest for the 24 hour period ending last midnight was 70 degrees. A recent series of sunny, dry days had dried the soil and the rain fell at a time when it Upper Alton Baptist School to Start The Upper Alton Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School will begin Monday and conclude June 19. Miss Ruth Toomey is the Bible School Superintendent. ed in the Pal-Ettes Pinochle Club at the summer home of Mrs. ! Betty Close in Chantauqua Wed| nesday night. Inducted were Mrs. Betty Close and Mrs. Charles Tague. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Donald Roder- feld, Brighton, June 19. Parks Concedes Shive Won Wood River Post was needed badly to settle dust and refresh gardens. EAST ALTON — An election contest, filed on behalf of Beaumont Parks, unsuccessful April 2 candidate for Wood River Township highway commissioner, will be withdrawn, Parks 1 has announced. The contest was filed on Parks' request by Edward Hamlin after the vote count showed Parks had lost by six votes to Charles Shive. A recount of votes in Cottage Hills precinct caused a revision of the election totals in favor of Shive, this time Parks dropping 21 votes. Questionable ballots in the other precincts brought more I readjustment and Parks said he 1 was convinced he had lost by the six votes indicated* in the original count. Parks'told the Telegraph that he was convinced an honest error had been , made in the Cottage Hills precinct and that no fraud had occurred. I even though the company could not have known whether lung cancer could result from smoking its cigaiettes. The court said it assumed from the jury verdict in the Green case that, although the company was cleared of responsibility, Green's fatal case of lung cancer was caused by smoking Lucky Strike cigarettes. Prevailing industry standards should not supplant ordinary requirements for objectivity and truth in the marketing of a product, said the court, as this would shift the risk of latent harm from the seller to the buyer. Green filed his suit in 1957. He died Feb. 25, 1958. His widow and son Edwin Green Jr., appealed he decision. County's Share of May MFT $66,525 Madison County has been allocated $66,525 as its share of the Motor Fuel Tax paid into the State Treasury during May, the Illinois Department of Finance reported today. Other counties in the Telegraph area and the amounts they have been allotted for May are: Calhoun, $2,162; Greene, 56,948; Jersey, $4,540; and Macoupin, $15,600. American Opinion magazine, at 8 p.m. June 20 in Mineral Springs Hotel. His topic will be "Right Wing Extremists I Have Known." Stanley will discuss personalities he has come to know among Conservatives, as well as the nature of contributors to American Opinion such as Westbrook Pegler, Taylor Caldwell, Robert Welch, E. Merrill Root, William Schlamm, Dan Draskovich and Revilo P. Oliver. Stanley is one of the six founders of Young Americans for Freedom and served for two years on its National Board of Directors. He is a national intercollegiate debate and oratorical champion. Girl Knocked Down by Car At Intersection Sandra Lou Nichols, 9, of 1500 E. 4th St., received leg and back injuries when she was knocked down by a car at College and Park avenues Wednesday evening. Driver of the car, Roscoe Davenport, 43, of Cottage Hills, said the girl ran into the path of his car and he could not stop in time. The street jumped up and ran to the curb after she was knocked down, police said. SCOTT STANLEY JR. girl was crossing the with her mother. She Driver Charged; Hit Parked Automobile Larry Davis, 24, of Brighton, vas charged with traffic violation when his car struck a parked auto in the 1600 block of Piasa Street at 2:20 a.m. today. The parked auto is owned by Fred Wood, 1603 Piasa St. Davis reported injuries in the accident. Malaya, Indonesia In Federation Talks MANILA (AP)—Leaders of Ma laya and Indonesia arrived todaj to join Philippine Vice Presiden Emmanuel Pelaez in talks on the proposed Federation of Malaysia Savings Were Forced From Her, Widow Says A 68-year-old widow, who was swindled out of her $2,000 life savings May 20 in an apparent working of the "pigeon drop" scheme, now says she was dragged and threatened with a pistol by the swindlers. book. Was in Half-Daze In a half-daze from the apparently doped soft drink, according to Mrs. Batson, she led the girl to her home. However, she added, even at the Mrs. Mary Batson, 509 Ridge j door she had had misgivings. St., fell victim to the swindle per-i "I Tied to tell her to wait out- pet rated in downtown Alton by side, that I'd go in for the book," two women. Mrs. Btason told po- Mrs. Batson told the Telegraph.; lire at the time that she? had been I "I thought once inside 1 could lock! persuaded to put up the'$2,000 for "good faith" in return for a share of $3,000 purportedly found by one of the women. Mrs. Batson told the Telegraph Wednesday that she was forced with the threat of a pistol in the handbag of one of the women to accompany her to the Wedge the door. But she pushed her way' right in behind me. Then when| I got inside I tried to tell her that I'd changed my mind, I didn't want to get the bank book. "But she said: 'J have something in this purse that will help you make- up your mind,' and she opened it far enough so I could see tho pistol hull." LENTHERIC FOR MEN THREE MUSKETEERS: After Shave Lotion, Eau de Cologne, After Shave Powder $3.00 afl prices D'UT tm ISilB OK GILLETTE SLIM JIM RAZOR . . . S1.50 YARDLEY AFTER-SHAVE LOTION S1.00 OLD SPICE MEN'S COLOGNE . . S1.00 VISIT OUR FOUNTAINS! , . , , \.VJVI1V* 0\.\_ VHV, |JJ.JlV»i H\t IV . j Bank and withdraw her life s sav-| T(]ey thel] went , 0 , hp bank ,,„„, Could Double Money The young woman and an elderly woman, who had joined them in the Sears .store, had persuaded her that the elderly stranger could double Mrs. Bat son's money through operations of a loan firm lor whom she worked. Mrs. Batson told the Telegraph. The widow said she had seen tlie girl's pui'se open once before she saw the pistol butt protruding from it. "When we were having a soda atKresge's, after I'd tried to get away from them at Sears and they followed rue," Mrs. Bat.son related, "the young woman got my attention elsewhere for a moment. I'd set down by drink. As I looked back and picked up the drink again, I noticed her purse click shut." Shortly after that, Mrs. Bat.son s«id, she began feeling "lightheaded and giddy," adding thai she had never felt that way before. It was then, she related, that tho young woman persuaded Mrs. Bathon she should take her to the Bauson home and get the bank withdrew the money, Mrs. Baison suid. Proceeding to the base ment of another downtown store j by prearrangement, they turned! over the money to the elderly] woman, Mrs. Batson related. Them the two strangers left to "invest" the money. Mrs. Butson, dubious as she waited for their return, said she went to the loan firm that tin- elderly woman had said she work (.-d for. She later reported to police that the woman had not worked there. Mrs. Batson said she was mov ing away from her rental quarters because it has too many "memories and not a few apprehensions." Mrs. Batson sairl she was afraid. "I see people. J start talking to them. Then I start crying. I even started crying in church the other day and had to leave." The $2,000 she lost in the swindle was being saved for possible hospital expenses, Mrs. Bat sun explained. "When you get over oO, it's expensive to get hospitalizutlon in- suraiiro. 1 (Jiiln't have any. The savings were all i had," she IDEAL FOR ICED DRINKS WAT WEIGHT CHERS VERSATILE TABLE Use at Telephone Table, Smokers Stand, Cocktail Server, Etc, 23" High — Tiy a "xioy," Formica Top SALE PRICE $189 Raid ROSE and Flower SPRAY SHEARBURN'S 14 or. can 69 SWEETA" NO-CALORIE CONCENTRATED SWEETENER NON FATTENING ICE S CREAM 16 Full Gallon RAID WEED KILLER $£49 One Day Service Hluck & White Film ALTON STORE: Corner Third and Henry Sts. WOOD RIVER: Wood River Ave. at Edwardsville Rd. " ' " I Opening the way for a start on I construction, a building permit for the new Alton YMCA building at 2300 Henry St. was approved today by City Building Inspector James G. Bennett. The permit sets estimated cost of the building at $737,578. and was approved for issuance on application of the contractor. R&R Construction Co.. the architect, William L. Flippo. and association officers. The building contract now. in hand covers construction of the Injunction witnesses) said she had never seen it 'consumed. 1 She^ said that no Negroes had asked to., do their eating or drinking in the premises; and that none had been asked if they didn't want to." Like an American Negro In referring to evidence of the preceding history of the establishment, Judge Monroe comment-j youth section and physical deed that when Grabner "indicates I partment, and is scheduled for that he would have served Alfred had he known Alfred was a British Guiana probation officer here studying American criminology, this may be the very point — Alfred was treated like an American Negro." (The court underlined the word American). Named defendants in the suit were Walter and Margaret Grabner at operator of Jack's tavern- restaurant at 1648 Washington Ave., Upper Alton. In another comment in his statement Judge Monroe noted: 'If the defendant (Grabner) is not discriminating generally, this ,vill require him only to do what the law requires and what he claims he is doing anyway.' completion within a year. Award of the contract to the R&R firm was announced four weeks ago. Up to the end of May, planned building work in Alton thus far this year had estimated cost of $1,271,203. With the permit for the YMCA, the volume will be increased to more than $2 million. Two other important building projects, expected to reach contract stage this month may add more than J500,000 to the total building program here. IT'S AN OLD TRICK SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some sharp motorists reserve parking places here by slipping paper bags marked "No Parking" over the meters. 2 Million t PayHomage To Pope VATICAN CITY. ( AP)-A flde of humanity, perhaps two-miHton strong, today paid homage to Pope John XXHf, who dedicated his life to a fight for peace and died fearing war. ' The Vatican press oitice said there had been a million mourners by dawn today, and -that a million Vn6re "were 'expected by sunset. Vatican police agreed but the crowd was too tre,mcn- clous to count. As the mourners moved through the Rival basilica,' Msgr. Lorie Cnpovilln, the 1 Popo's personal secretary, told the mourners that Popp John had said oti his dbathbed: ", ' .;.;. 1 am afraid. I am afraid. 1 fear that my children might ba- comei involved In a new war." Meanwhile the Vatican said the Pope's body will be carried into St. Peter's Square.tonight for one last time so that he could be seen by mourners who could not get nto the basilica. The burial will bo in a grotto of the basilica at a spot Pope John nimself selected two years ago. Meanwhile, the church's cardinals were arriving for the final rites and the June 19 conclave that 'will elect a successor. The College of Cardinals decreed Wednesday that a nine-day formal • mourning period for Pope John will start Friday and end June 17. It will be broken for Sunday June 9 and for the Corpus Christ i feast day June 13. Funeral Masses on the first six days will be said in St. Peter's 3asil*ca by canons of the church. On the last three days the Masses will be celebrated by cardinals. The cardinals will attend a Mass of the Holy Ghost June J9, then go into conclave at sunset in the Sistine Chapel. Voting will begin June 20. The cardinals will cast four ballots daily In the locked chapel Until two-thirds agree on a new Pope. About SO of (lie 82 cardinals are expected to be on hand for the conclave, the greatest number ever assembled to elect a Pope. When Pope John was elected in 1958, 52 cardinals took part in the balloting. One absentee probably will be Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, still in refuge in the U.S. legation in Budapest. One or two others cardinals may be too 111 to travel. limn ONE HOUR FREE PARKING ACROSS STREET.. .WE VALIDATE Phone 462-9751 A Stitch in Time Saves Nine-teen Extras .. .because Mayfield stitches where it counts. Give Dad some Extras for Father's Day. Give Dad a Suit, and we'll give a Mark Twain shirt with every Mayfield Suit. (The Free Shirt makes 20.) MAYFIELD CLOTH [INE-TEEN IEXTRAS 1-2-3 Rol-sleeve head, mold-collar, easy blade 4-5-6 Hi-angle gorge-line, slim & roll lapel 7-8-9 Pitch shoulder, supple & coniorm-front 10-11-12 Trim waist, trim seat, trim pockets 13-14-15 Taper sleeve & skirt, slim cutaway 16-17 Natural back, smooth vent 18-19 Contour waistband, trim tailoring This is result of 65 years oi tailoring know-how. 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