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Inside $ PAGE 4 ....... PAGE 10 OBFTUARV .' .' .'. '. '. PAGE 11 MARKETS ...... PAGE 12 SPORTS ....... PAGE 14 TELEVISION . . . PAGE 18 COMICS . ...... PAGE 16 CLASSIFIED ..... PAGE 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR SATURDAY Low 72, High 93 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 123 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JUNE 7,1963 22 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Redistricting Accord Near? SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)—Illinois House Speaker John Lewis says Republicans have resolved their differences on a proposal to reapportion downstate House districts. Lewis said Thursday night the agreement "brightened considerably" chances the legislature wil achieve reapportionment before the June 30 adjournment date. The Republican speaker Profumo Skips Royal Audience By RAYMOND E. PALMER LONDON (AP)-John Profumo, British^var minister who resigned after admitting an affair with a redhaired party girl, today begged off from a traditional final audience with Queen Elizabeth II. The queen agreed and thus was removed from involvement in the political storm swirling around Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's Conservative government. The palace decision to receive Profumo had drawn strong criticism in Parliament. Retiring ministers traditionally report to the queen at Buckingham Palace and hand over their seals of office, Profumo's lawyers announced he had begged leave to be excused and has been told that this request has been granted. Profumo, 48, quit his post Wednesday. He admitted he had lied to the House of Commons in a attempt to cover up an improper relationship with Christine Keeler, 22, who carried on an affair simultaneously with a Soviet naval at- tache stationed in London. In a copyrighted interview in the Daily Express, Miss Keeler said she saw Profumo once or twice a week for several months in 1961, when she was 19 and he was 46. Miss Keeler, termed a call girl in parliamentary debate, watched in Old Bailey Court as a jury convicted Aloysius Gordon, a Negro jazz singer from Jamaica, of beating her April 17. Gordon, who testified that Miss Keeler had been a call girl since the age of 17 and had been his mistress, was sentenced to three years in prison. Miss Kceler's interview told of her frequent meetings with Profu- mo. She said Soviet Cmdr. Yevgeny (Eugene) Ivanov, former assistant naval attache in London, "was also a friend of mine at the time I was going with Jack (Pro- fumo)." Ivanov is now believed here to have been an intelligence agent. Profumo resigned from Macmillan's government and the House of Commons Wednesday after admitting he had lied to Parliament when he said March 22 that there was nothing improper in his relationship with Miss Keeler. Laborite leaders say that though there is no suggestion of a security breach, the matter still is extremely grave because Profumo, the husband of former actress Valerie Hobson, could have been subjected to Soviet A Buckingham blackmail. Palace announcement had said the queen would see Profumo. Laborites felt the queen had been badly advised by the government to grant Profumo an audience. There was some suspicion that the queen might want to censure Profumo personally for having involved the royal family. On March 22, after his false denial in Commons, he went to a racetrack as Queen Mother Elizabeth's guest. Pictures of them together were in all the papers next day. said the compromise plan would reduce the number of districts in Southern Illinois from seven to six. Southern Illinois Republicans have balked at previous attempts by both Republicans and Democrats to reduce the number of districts from seven to five, Both proposals have been stalled at passage stage. Lewis said the proposal will be offered next week as an amendment to the pending Republican remap bill. The proposal would shift one of the two districts proposed for Lake County. DuPage County would retain the two districts provided in the bill. Lake and DuPage counties now have one district each. Lewis said that Republicans have about 86 votes, only 3 short of the 89 needed to pass a bill in the House. Under the state constitution, Illinois must redraw its 59 House districts on the basis of the .1960 census. Moline Editor Chairman Of Public Aid CHICAGO (AP)-Jack Sundine, editor of the Moline Dispatch, was elected chairman today of the Illinois Public Aid Commission. Sundine was chosen by other commission members to replace Daniel Walker of Deerfield who bad served as acting chairman after Arnold Maremont's tenure. Maremont was, in effect, removed from the chairmanship by the Illinois General Assembly when it reversed an earlier confirmation of his appointment TEACHER SNOWBALLED READING, Pa. — Leon Moyer, right, a teacher, told his pupils not to throw snowballs back in December and they asked when they could. He told them to wait until the last day of the term— and then forgot about it — but the kids didn't. They cached a batch of snowballs in the school freezer. Thursday they broke them out and called out Moyer. He unhappily lived up to his promise as they pelted him with the now-solid ice balls. (AP Wirephoto) _ Union Spokesmen Ask Council Time Representatives of the Alton- Wood River Area Federation of -abor have requested permission to speak on the "urban renewal ordinance" at the next meeting of the City Council Wednesday night. The labor group adopted a resolution early last month urging city officials to action on the "take favorable proposed ordinance." The resolution said the iabor group "supports the urban renewal program in Alton based on proposed Ordinance 3167 for the clearance of 'dog town' (East End Place), which ordinance provides for inspection only by due process of law." Adoption of a new housing ordinance is closely tied in with urban renewal for the city. The letter, signed by Lindell Johnson, secretary, asked that rmission to speak from the floor be granted to Buddy Davis, Jerry Dalton and Arvil Pickering. Under Council rules, the request will be referred to Alderman Roy Geltz, mayor pro tern. The housing ordinance was presented to the Council last month by the City Plan Commission with a recommendation for its approval. The aldermen first voted to place the plan commission report, but referred it to the housing committee when City Counselor John Hoefert said city and state laws required the Council take an affirmative action on the "report. Parade No Good the governor in a dispute over setting of ceilings on relief payments. The commission approved a resolution commending Maremont. The letter, received by City Clerk Paul Price today, presumably referred to the proposed housing ordinance, which the Council at its last meeting referred to its housing committee. For $2,500 State Buys 46.5 Acres in Middle of Marquette Park GRAFTON — A privately- owned tract of land in the center of Pere Marquette State Park has been sold to the State Department of Conservation, Homer Studebaker. park custodian, said today. Governor Otto Kerner announced Thursday that $2,500 lad been released for the purchase of the 46.5-acre tract. Studebaker told the Telegraph that he, Ray Barto of LaSalle, A. L. Strong of Springfield and Leonard Brantley of Murphys- ooro had owned the land since 1959. "Mr. Strong and Brantley have since died," Studebaker said, "and we were unable to dispose of it until their estates were settled." r rho tvnni \\tac niiT'nhnKnH frnm Mrs. Elsie Kohntopp who resided for many years in a log cabin on the site. Mrs. Kohntopp moved out in 1958 and sold the tract to Studebaker and his associates. She had acquired the land in 1927 before the park was built. "We have been offered much more than the $2,500 for the land by real estate firms", Studebaker said, "but we wanted the state to have it for park purposes", he explained. The state has long been interested in acquiring the property, according to Studebaker, but it could not be sold until the estates were settled. No plans for improvement of the tract are contemplated at this time by the state, Stude- haker said. Blind Boy, 11,'Sees' President at Meeting (Related picture Page 2) By DIAL TORGERSON SAN' DIEGO, Calif. (AP)—A blind boy stood by trie helicopter waiting for President Kennedy. "I'm Fred Korth," said a tal man with a gentle voice. "I'm the secretary of the Navy." "How do you do, Mr. Korth,' said Joey Renzi, age 11. "Is he coming? Is the President com- ng?" "No, not yet," said Korth. 'Don't worry. We won't let him ;et away without seeing you. He vants to meet you." It was a letter in Braille that Joey wrote to Kennedy which at- racted the President's attention, n it, Joey told how he wanted to -.hake the President's hand be- ;ause "it wouldn't do me any jood to stand on the roadside .vhilc all the other kids are watch- ng." That's how it was that a blind boy was waiting at the Marine lorps recruit depot svith the high- •anking officials alongside the lelicopter which was to take Kennedy away to an aircraft carrier it sea. The boy—born prematurely— las been blind virtually all his No Rise in Tax Rate Airport Budget $103,960 BETHALTO — Civic Memorial Airport Authority anticipates a tax rate of $.045 per $100 assessed valuation for the 1963-64 fiscal year, the same rate as last year. Richard Rook, board chairman, said today he expects that an increase in valuation in the area paying taxes on the airport will offset an increase of $5,160 in this year's budget. The board Thursday night approved a budget of $103,960 for the coming year, and it will be placed on file for 30 days at the authority's office for public inspection, after which a public hearing will be held on it July 9. How Funds Will Be Used A breakdown of the budget shows $619 cash on hand; $20,400 in operating revenue (from rental of facilities to Walston Aviation), which is an increase of $300; $5,000 in receipts from the restaurant, an increase of $800; $5,000 in income from crops planted on airport property, an increase of J2.000; $500 from miscellaneous sources; and $72,441 in general taxes, an increase of $1,733. The $103,960 for the year was designated for these uses: For salaries, $28,700 allocated which includes authority personnel, custodial services, attorney fees, and commissioners compensation; $3,000 has been set aside for travel and $2,400 for employe retirement fund; $9,360 has been allotted for utilities, teletype services, and fuel; $1,300 will be used for paper publication, auditing, and incidetal expenses; $7,200 for insurance; $1,200 for purchase and maintenance of office equipment and purchase of office supplies; $27,300 for materials and labor to maintain grounds, and for materials and labor for maintenance of buildings, maintenance of equipment, janitorial supplies, fuel for maintenance equipment, and purchase of maintenance equipment; $3,500 has been set aside for purchase of aviation service equipment; and $20,000 will be used for purchase and maintenance of fire equipment and construction of a building to house the airport crash truck. During the next fiscal year, $65,992 will be paid on retirement and interest of bonds. Five bond issues have been floated since 1947 for improvements and additions to the airport. Otltw Expenses A government subsidy of $228,974 will also be spent during the next year for additions and improvements to the airport, including widening of runways and taxiways, an overlay ot asphalt on runways and laxiways, lighting of the northwest - southeast runway, and ramp improvement. Rook said: "The authority is pleased with the progress at Civic Memorial as it corresponds with the overall master plan- and we feel our facility is second to none in comparison to airports of similar si/e throughout the United States." Besides the airport facilities lor private and business air- rraft, there are playgrounds, picnic areas, hall fields, model airplane ramps, and an area for practicing golf shots. life. Doctors say an over-rich oxygen mixture in an incubator caused hemorrhages which destroyed his sight. But he can see a great deal with his hands as he did Thursday, when, in his mind's own bright pictures, he saw the President. All Joey heard was a big car stop, he felt a large hand reach for his and another touched his shoulder. He told afterwards what was said: "He said he enjoyed seeing me, and I told him what an honor it was to meet him, and he gave me a tie clasp, and I gave him my letter. And he said, "I hope you can come to the White House isnd visit me sometime.' ' The tic clasp was a gold miniature PT boat with the word "Kennedy" on it. The boy's letter told the President, "I will treasure this experience all my life." What could Joey's hands tell lim about the President? "He's kind of tall," said Joey. He's real neat looking. He has kind of like an English—no, I juess it's a New England—ac- .•ent. And he has a strong grip. A real strong grip for a big, important man like the President." After their brief talk, the President climbed into the waiting hel- copter, the engine roared and dust flew. "Goodby, Mr. Kennedy," Joey houted into the windblast. "Goodby, sir!" "Can he see me?" he asked. 'Did he wave back?" "Yes," Joey was told, "he vaved." Red China Criticises Indian Official TOKYO (AP)-Red China called Avtar Singh of India a "tool of he United States" today and hallenged his right to serve as chairman of the three-nation con- rol commission in Laos. The Peking statement carried jy the New ,'hina News Agency lountered a recent request by Singh and the Canadian member )f the commission that the Lao- ian government investigate resorts that , Red Chinese troops vere in northern Laos. Polairl, he third member, voted aija-.nst he move. Man Is Killed in Race Riot in North Carolina Pope Buried 9-Day Period of Mourn ing Starts By BENXET M. ROLTON VATICAN CITY (AP)—The Roman Catholic Church began nine days of official mourning today for Pope John XXIII, whose body now lies at rest beneath the floor of St. Peter's Basilica. Requiem Mass is being said each day at the Vatican basilica's great bronze-canopied central altar, a few feet above the subterranean crypt where the humble pontiff was removed from the eyes of an admiring, mourning world. For two days and a night an uninterrupted stream of two million persons moved through the basilica to look in silence upon the face of Pope John as he lay in slate on a candle-framed catafalque. Thursday night the body was placed in a triple coffin and brought below into the basilica's grottoes to a place near the tomb of Pope Pius XI. The nine-day mourning period extends through June 17, with two days out for major religious feast days of joy — Trinity Sunday next Sunday and Corpus Christi next Thursday. On the final day of official mourning, June 17, the most sol- men of the Requiems will bring presidents, princes and prime ministers to St. Peter's Basilica. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson will represent the United States. Bishop Vladimir Kotliarov Mil be the first Russian Orthodox Church representative at a Pope's Requiem since the East-West church split of 1054. The pontiff died last Monday night. In Milan, Pope John's personal physician, Dr. Antonio Gasbarrini, was quoted by the newspaper II Giorno as saying "we tried to lie to him mercifully" about the can and the Hungarian government by which the Communist regime's restrictions on the church in Hungary would be eased in exchange for the removal of Cardinal Mindsx.cnty's embarrassing presence from the country. The cardinals are directing the interim administration of the church and planning for their conclave that will elect Pope John's successor. The conclave will open June 19, two days after the mourning period ends, and voting will begin June 20. ravity of his illness, "but the Pope already understood." A stomach tumor, anemia and peritonitis contributed to the Pope's death. Gasbarrini said medicines were sent in from all over the world, "but we never used them." "We were not there to Kennedy, Macmillan Set Talks DATA AT THE DAM 4a.m. temperature Yesterday's otlay IT. high 81'. low 71". liver stage below Precipitation duin at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. .3. Pool 23.1. None. IN THE WEST WITH KENNEDY (API—President Kennedy will meet with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan for informal talks during Kennedy's late-June trip to Europe, the White House announced today. Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, said Kennedy and Macmillan would get together late on June 29, following the President's visit to Ireland. Kennedy then will continue on to Italy June 30. Before Kennedy left the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk to witness military displays ashore, Salinger read a statement which began: "As it is now six months since they last met and there are a number of problems they can usefully discuss, President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan have felt it would be useful to take advantage of the President's trip to Europe to have informal make|talks togethe:." Seven Arrested In Investigation LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP)—Seven young Negroes were arrested here today on open charges in the aftermath of a race riot Thursday night that left one white man dead and a newspaper photographer wounded by gunfire. Lexington city officials went into conference to make plans to check any similar outbreaks of violence in this racially tense furniture manufacturing town of 18,000 in Piedmont North Carolina. Police gave this rundown of the experiments," he said. "We used, with every precaution, the common therapy: antiobiotics, intravenous feeding, vitamins, plasma." Cardinals continued to arrive in Rome. There had been 32 at the first daily meetings of the College of Cardinals two days ago. The number was 35 Thursday. Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, the 71-year-old Hungarian primate, was not expected, however. A high Catholic source in Budapest said the cardinal apparently has decided to remain in thai: city's U.S. legation, where he has lived in refuge since the 1956 Hun garian uprising. An agreement had been reported previously between the Vati- a multinational nu- that would include Kennedy and Macmillan will confer in Sussex. The two leaders last met in the Bahamas in mid-December. At that time, they developed a joint plan, now the subject of much inter-Allied controversy, to equip the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with clear force Polaris missile-firing ships. Four Russians Jailed For Black Marketing MOSCOW (AP) — Four Soviet sailors have been sentenced to three years in prison for bringing back Western goods and selling them at tidy profits. youths arrested: Charles Poole,. 16; Robert Neal Hairston, 16; Sonny Calhoun, 17; Larry Wayne Winston, 16; William Chester Johnson, IS; Joe Poole, 19, and Roosevelt Smith, 23, all of Lexington. Officers said that Hairston had a home made "zip gun" in his- possession when arrested. Winston, officers added, had a single load shotgun with him and Johnson was carrying a 22 caliber sawed off rifle. Violence erupted Thursday night on the heels of attempts by Negroes to gain service at segre- ;ated cafes, a theater and a bowling alley in the downtown area. A mob of about 2,000 white men lathered on one side of a street bordering the Negro section of the city of 18,000. About 100 Negroes assembled on the other side of the street. Police said the two groups threw rocks, bottles and sticks at each other. Some of the boUles were filled with gasoline. A Negro girl was struck in I he head by a rock. Police cars were pelted with rocks and bottles. Windows were broken in a nearby Negro church. Then a barrage of shots came from the direction of a Negro apartment building. Art Richardson, 25, a photogra phcr for the High Point Enterprise, was struck in the back. He collapsed into the arms of a deputy sheriff. Another shot struck Fred Link, 24, of Lexington. Link died en route to a Winston-Salem hospital. The bullet struck him in the head. Richardson, father of four children, was in "stable and satisfac :ory" condition. The crowd began dispersing after the shootings, but police brought on fire hoses and scattered those remaining. Several Negroes were treated for cuts from flying glass. A white man, James Comer, 23, was charged with striking a Negro girl in the face. There were no other arrests. Davidson County Sheriff Homer Lee Cox asked the state Highway Patrol for aid. Twenty troopers were dispatched from Greensboro, 30 miles away. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Who is first silent in a quarrel springs from a good family. (0 liltiM. General I-eatures Corp.) Los Angeles Civil Rights Schedule Set LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negro and white civil rights leaders have given Los Angeles a timetable for "total integration" and received a promise of preliminary action within 10 days. A six-hour conference on racial harmony resulted .in the formation Thursday of top-level committees by integrationists and 50 community leaders. They pledged to turn Los Angeles into a "model city" in the national effort to shatter racial barriers. But integrationists warned that if their demands die in committee Birmingham-type demonstrations may result. "We hope for action before the masses unanswerable to any of us here take action upon themselves," said the Rev. H. H. Brookins, a Negro minister. Integrationists made these demands: Enactment by the state legislature of strong fair housing laws before it adjourns June 21. If this fails, enactment in July of similar laws by the City Council and county Board of Supervisors. Redrawing of school district reopens in September to bring about "significant integration of enrollment of these schools." Establishment of procedure, by January 1964, for presenting individual grievances against law enforcement agencies to independent citizens' review boards. Father Gets Custody Of Young Firebug BOSTON (AP)—A father has been given custody of his son, 8, ivho lighted matches in a Boston hotel room a few hours before a predawn fire spread from the room March 29, killing four persons and injuring 26 others. The father is Frank Zucn of Brooklyn, N.Y., studying to be an opera singer. The mother is Evelyn Keller Zach, 41, an actress n the road company of "Sound of Music." The court said it had not been stablished, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the boy set the fatal ire. It cleared the boy of delinquency, but issued a complaint against he mother, charging neglect of a ninor child, ft gave the father ustody Thursday. At Broadway and Main Sideswiped Car Downs Signal One of two drivers was injured this morning when their cars sideswiped and one car then knocked down a traffic signal at Main and Broadway. Joseph Jones, 20, of Route 1, Kast Alton, driver of the sedan which hil the signal standard, incurred a elbow cut for which TRAFFIC STANDARD UPROOTED Impact of car at Broadway and Main Street this morning knocked over a 4 stop-go light standard. Driver of the car suffered an arm injury. he received treatment at St. Joseph's Hospital. His car, badly damaged, was towed from the scene, and the fallen signal light was moved so traffic movements could resume. It was the second time within six weeks that the signal light was broken when hit by an automobile. The crash, at 9:55 a.m. police reported occurred at'ter one cnr started to pass the other as the two approached the street intersection. The other driver was Ray Rushing, 21. of 25UO Amos Lane. He was unhurt. According to police, the two drivers sUu-U'd to pass a slow moving automobile, and as both swerved to the passing line they sideswiped. Tlu> Jones car veered diagonally to collide with the traffic signal at the wid of the east center -divider. Sj;i. Pitts, following investiga- tioi. of Hit' accident, said charges of impropi'i lane usage had been ph.cwl against Rushing and charges of a traffic violation and destruction of city property against Jones. Pills sukl that the loss of the signal would not hamper traffic movements. It is one of six that control tht 1 traffic flow.

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