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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENiNG TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1963 Urtill Sunday Figure* SKew Low/ f«fttp*fofurti City's Added Cost Would Be $9,000 for Workman's Comp FAIR AND QUITE WARM elsewhere. It will be cooler in the north Atlantic coastal region in contrast to the hot and humid weather forecast for the south Atlantic coast area and the Gulf coast. It will continue on the mild U. S. Court nits Until Fall Here Qi Last jury trial to be conducted I To extend workman's compensation insurance to cover all city employes would cost Alton an additional $9.000 to $10,000 a year, it was said today by Mayor P. W.-Day. Recently the city council asked the mayor to get an estimate on the cost, and Day plans to report figures he has obtained to t h e city finance committee at its meeting next Monday. The council sought the cost of Chessen Lane To Be Closed For Repairs Chessen Lane will be closed to traffic, at 7 a.m. Monday so that court here was concluded Friday ifternoon. Following adjournment of court, j comparison with the (cost of medical and hospital insurance to cover city employes. Showers and thundorshowers are forecast for Saturday night for the southern middle Atlantic coastal region and westward through the Ohio and Mississippi valleys into the northern Plains with clear to partly cloudy sides side elsewhere. (AP Wirephoto Map) WeatherForecast New IPAC Head Takes Over at Critical Time CHICAGO (AP) — A big man with an easy smile took over Friday the job of holding together a storm-wracked Illinois Public Aid Commission, which shows every indication of bending for extinction. Jack Sundine, 40. a Moline newspaper editor and civic lead er, became chairman of the big relief agency to which he was appointed by Gov. Otto Kerner only four months ago. When Sundine, a Republican, was 1 named to the commission, it showed only a chronic fiscal ailment — need for emergency cash to replace that spent in meeting the mounting costs of heavy relief demands. But nearly everyone appeared to feel the IPAC was doing well at Its big job under guidance of Virgil Martin, head of Carson Pine Scott & Co., the big Chicago merchandising firm. Martin was retiring. Replaces Maremont He was replaced by a Chicago manufacturer with controversial ideas of long-range cost-cutting, One Hurt in 3-Car Crash On Broadway A Cahokia man pleaded guilty to traffic violation charges in police magistrate court this morning,, following a three-car accident Friday afternoon on W. Broadway. Hewas fined $10 and costs. A car driven by Andrew Trask, 51, of 842 Mildred Ave., Cahokia, crashed into the rear of a car driven by William George Clark, 58, of Grafton, pushing it into the rear of another car driven by William E. Everett, 23, of Venice. The two cars had been stopped for a traffic signal, according to Alton police. A passenger in the Clark car, Charles Harris, 63, of 4 W. 9th St., received injuries to his neck and left leg. He was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital. No other injuries were reported. Dispute on Over Neatness Of Capitol Cops WASHINGTON (AP) - The police who patrol the halls of Con gress and the men who run its elevators are catching a bit of criticism about their appearance Some senators feel they're sim ply not dressy enough, consider ing the splendor of their place of work. The Capitol policemen look pretty much like any other men in blue, with neither plumes nor breastplates. And some say you can't tell the elevator operators from the tourists unless you push the "up" buzzer. Sen. Mike Monroney, D-Okla., noted at a hearing Friday he has received complaints from several senators that the police have the worst dress uniforms of any capital in the world. But William C. Cheatham, an aide to the Senate sergeant at arms, leaped to the defense of the police. He described them as "a fine looking group of men" who must keep their shoes shined, uniforms pressed, hair cut, and stand inspection. Monroney suggested that the elevator operators and doormen be garbed so "they don't look like the tourists." llut Cheatham pointed out that distinction has its price: About $2,0200 to dress the elevator and doormen so the public and the senators can recognize them. Recognizing them was not a problem for first-term Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va. The problem was their not recognizing him, he said, adding: "They should do a better job of dis tinguishing senators from tourist* and clerks." Democrat Arnold Maremont whose biggest innovation was tc make birth control informatioi and devices available to indigen mothers whose children were add ing to relief rolls. Maremont struck fire from some legislators on the birth control project, and his caustic remarks about the Republican Sen ate majority fanned a conflagration. Maremont was forced out after a stalemate on the needed emergency appropriations brought about a real crisis of need. Daniel Walker of Deerfield, secretary of the commission, also ook over its chairmanship on an nterim basis, but the GOP Senate leadership, still smarting over ts battle with Maremont and the jovemor, pressed for an end to he IPAC as an autonomous agency. The state's top Republican leader, Charles F. Carpentier, secre- ary of state, provided a strong push behind a legislative drive to nit relief problems on Kerner's doorstep by replacing the IPAC vith an executive department of he governor's office. The 'legislation is pending, and passage chances are considered strong. Sundine, tall and athletic, and with an air of youth about him, indicated that he doesn't intend to rock the IPAC boat with any innovations of his own. Asked if he felt that he had taken over for the burail of the commission, he said he's made no ic- cent nose counts of the Illinois House, presumably the battleground where the IPAC's future will be decided. Passage of the revamping legislation by the Senate is considered certain. Newspaper Career Sundine is editor of the Moline Daily Dispatch, a post he has held 11 years. "I've no specific pro grams to advance," he told newsmen and commission members. But he added that he endorsed much of the Maremont program, and the birth control policy in particular. Sundine's selection by Kerner as a commission member was based upon the Moline editor's energetic activity in civic affairs. He is chairman of the board of commissioners for the Metropoli- an Airport Authority of Rock Island County, and first vice president of the Moline Association of Commerce. Sundine also is a member of the Illinois Commission on Human Relations, the United Citizens Committee for Freedom of Residence in Illinois, and the advisory board for the Illinois division of the American Civil Liberties Union. The father of three youngsters, Sundine rose from the ranks on his newspaper, starting as a reporter, and doing the jobs of photographer and department editor along the way. He is a native of Moline and a friendly neighbor of Carpentier, although the two don't see eye-to- eye on relief administration matters. His education was that of the public schools of his home town, two years at Augustana College, and two at Northwestern University where he took his bachelor of science degree in journalism in 1942. He served in the Navy with amphibious forces for three years, participating in the final drive of World War II in the Pacific. Alton and vicinity — Fair to partly cloudy and unseasonably warm through Sunday. Only a chance for an isolated thundershower or two during the afternoon. High in the mid 90s. Low in the mid 70s. Child Hurt As Tricycle Hits Auto A seven-year old Alton girl was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital Friday afternoon after she rolled out of the driveway at her home on a tricycle 'into the street, striking the side of an automobile. Debbra Sue Wendle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wendle, 1014 Elliott St., was treated for aceration to her forehead and scratches to both knees. The car vas drivn by Elmer S. Gross, 55, if 817 E. 7th St. complete 'annual maintenance work. Announcement of the street closing was made by Public District Judge Omor Poos said i A recent estimate given by Comp- Ihe next setting of jurv trials in ;troller "' E -.*? m *? t ?«* thtal , he , u . , ni . B IA T federal court here will be in No-^f 1 and , hospital protection Works Director Paul A. Lenz vrm l, P1 . : would cost the city about 512,300| w ho said that permission had In a'verdict returned and en-i Mayol- Day » ld h , e has ' earn -|been obtained for persons nor- tered at 3:15 p.m.. a trial jury! cove ,™8 all 210 city employes.' City Issues Permit for New Motel found in favor of William E. Green of Paducah, Ky.. in suit against Virgil Clark, doing : would cost approximately . (inally using Chessen. lane to I Playgrounds, and library com Carlinville. 111., and awarded sought .8.250. former deck compensation for hjs 'However, he found that the Park, i use the levee roadway instead, • :„, ,„ ....j i=u_ i Lenz af)t j ed ,| lat the al . range . ments to close Chessen lane Monday are subject to suitable weather prevailing for reseating Oil I I C!i-,H II IOI V I I t.1 I \jlll I 1\, \<l_SI I IE, . business as Fleet Towing Co.. of misslons already ca '7 «™pensa- tio » insurance on their employes. Total cost to the three boards Therefore Ihr hand. l««, **»* an injury incurred in February, 1962, in course of his employment by the defendant on a small towboat or "push boat" on the Ohio River. The trial of the suit, filed under provisions of the Merchant Marine Act, occupied four court days. Labor Leader Supports Housing Bill CHICAGO (AP)-A labor leader said today a bill to create a 'air housing practices act in II- inois would receive unanimous approval if actual costs of segregated housing were generally renown. "If the people of Illinois really knew the facts about the costs to all the people of housing segregation, the legislators of 111 i n o i s would vote unanimously for passage of bill 755," said Ralph Helstein, president of the CIO-AFL United Packinghouse Workers. Helstein spoke at the third annual meeting of the United Citizens Committee for Freedom of Residence in Illinois, a group pledged to eliminate racial prejudice from real estate. 2 Children Bruised in Auto Crash Two children were treated for bruises at St. Joseph's Hospital Friday afternoon following an auto accident at the corner of Front and Henry streets, according to Alton police. Ronnie Dillon, 14 months, and Ray Meredith, 6, children of Mrs. Wilma Jean Dillon, 26, of 122 W. forest St., Hartford, were later i-eleased. Mrs. Dillon's car col- ided with a car. driven by Wiliam R. Cain, 21, of 231 W. 12th St. Police reported that Mrs. Dillon said her car died and her car rolled into the Cain automobile vhich was crossing the intersec- ion. Sees Trip To Mars as Early as 1970 By FRANK CAREY Associated Press Scieinje Writer DENVER, Colo. (API—A White House space-science official has taken strong issue with estimates of top space-agency officials that it would probably be early in the 1980s before a manned expedition to Mars would be possible. At the same time, Maxwell W. Hunter of the National Space C.'ouncil, in the Executive Office added cost to carry compensation the street, and that it is hoped About 200 civic and religiousJ 0 , , hc 'president.'gave his esti- eaders from throughout Illinois , mate lhat the attempl could be attended the one-day meeting in the Edgewater Beach hotel. The organization claims a membership of about 15,000 in the state. Donald Frey, Evanston attorney and chairman of the group's board of directors, said the high point of the meeting was the unveiling of what he termed the 100 most serious cases of housing discrimination in Illinois. He said the cases were selected from thousands existing in the Insist on Union Service When You NEED A TOW TRUCK Call HO 2-8623 HAPER'S 24-HOUR lOWIIXIC SERVICE 001 Pearl St. > f" <i? , '!'/? Alton, 111. Other speakers included Mrs. Mary Cox of Di.xon, secretary of he group; Warren Clevenger of Edwardsville; Mrs. Joe Williams of Mount Carmel, and Glenn Kniss of Springfield. Dog Nips Girl While She Is Riding Bike A nine-year-old girl was bitten on the knee by a dog while riding a bicycle on the Woodburn Road north of Fosterburg Friday. Marcia Jean Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt, Jr., Rte. ], Alton, was treated at Alton Memorial Hospital for the bite. The clog which belongs to a neighbor is now under observation. made as early as 1974, and "without having budgets go sky high" in the meantime. Only Thursday Harold B. Finger, a high-ranking official of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, echoing sentiments voiced by other NASA officials in recent months, said that a manned Mars landing would not be possible "until late in the seventies and more probably into the early eighties." Without singling out any agency or Hunter individual criticized in particular, current conceptual studies of larger and larger booster rockets by people "who want to sink Florida under the launching pad." Apparently he was referring to such projects as NASA's studies of the gigantic Nova rocket concept. Camera Club Picnic Site Is Changed The annual Alton Onized Camera Club picnic which had been scheduled for Elsah, Sunday, has boon transferred to Alton at Rock Spring Park. Due to the highway work and other considerations, it was decided best not to attempt to hold it at the river city. Each family is to bring food for dinner at C p.m. O ENROLL NOW Y. M. C. A. SUMMER PROGRAM FOR BOYS (7-18) Swim instruction Gym classes Outdoor sports Leagues Day camp Lirrle Boys (4-6) Swim instruction FOR MEN Handball Volley ball Swim instruction Weight lifting Fitness training Individual workout Steam bath Call HOward 5-6604 for Details O O insurance so all city employes would be included would approximate $9,600 — possibly a little more — said Day. Boilermen Re-Elect Pickering Arvel Pickering was re-elected business manager and president of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 483 in an election held at the Machinists Center in East Alton Friday night. Lester Brehm was re-elected vice president. Officers elected to first terms include James D. White, secretary-treasurer and Alvin Barr, recording secretary. William Callahan, Byford Rapp and Charles Moore were elected to the board of trustees. Revocation Is Rescinded When Charge Reduced The revoking of the driver's license of John R. Poole, 1441 Williams St. Wood River, has been rescinded, Charles F. Carpentier, Secretary of State announced today. The action was taken following a report from the County Court of Madison County after the State's Attorney recommended the offense of driving while intoxicated be reduced to reckless driving, Carpentier said. A Neiv Reason Brought Boy To Hospital Dana Reeder, 3. was to be taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for X-ray of a foot injured Thursday — but he made the trip ahead of time for another reason. Dana ate 40 "baby" aspirin tablets Friday. His tomach was emptied by pumping, and then his foot was X-rayed. His mother, Mrs. Donald Reeder, 119 E. 4th St., Hartford, said Dana hurt, his foot in a fall from a swing and that she had intended taking him to the hospital — but not as soon as Friday. Car Top Slashed Elmer Well Jr. of 1018 Elliott St. told Alton police early this morning that vancals had slashed the top of his 1958 model conver- near his home Friday night. to complete the job in the forenoon. The police department has been notified of the plans, and traffic policemen will assist in directing traffic to the detour route over the flood levee roadway. Chessen lane serves Illinois Power Co.. several industrial installations, and the Alton sewer treatment plant. Tells Dangers Of Prolonged Space Flight WARSAW, Poland (AP)—Hallucinations, impaired judgment and permanent brain and bone damage are possible hazards of prolonged space flight scientists say. Several U.S. researchers reported on them to a symposium Friday on space biology conducted by COSPAR, the international Committee for Space Research. One said that U.S. astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr.'s report of seeing houses and smoking chimneys in Tibet during his recent.22-orbit flight suggests disorders of visual perception or of judgment during weightlessness. The speaker, W. R. Adey of the University of California at Los Angeles, said Cooper's insistence that he could see objects the size of a house 100 miles up was "obviously impossible, as any experienced pilot would know." Adey said Cooper's judgment may have been impaired at the time by the total lack of normal nerve sensations. He explained Cooper's bullseye manual landing after a electrical breakdown saying "in an emergency, the human system tends to pull itself together." Adey and other speakers sug- jested dangers will increase greatly as space flights are lengthened. To study this, the United States plans to launch a monkey for up to two wet?ks next fall, Adey said. The hazards to the human hrain 'are such that critical and irreversible changes might take place suddenly on flights of weeks or months. We should be aware of this possibility," Adey said. He felt it encouraging that Cooper had slept and dreamed. Scientists tend to believe that the sleep with dreams which .follows the first four to five hours of dreamless, deep sleep is essential to the brain's renewal process. "Without it, the degenerative process may set in," Adey said. "Absence of sleep of the dreaming period can lead to psychotic states," he added. An Alton building permit for the 2-story, 65-unit motel to be erect- d on E. Broadway and Ridge Street for the Travelodge Corp. vas issued Friday afternoon and nitlal steps towards construction are expected within two weeks. The peimit issued for the new notel was the second granted this veek for a large constructional project here. First issued was a >ermit for the new YMCA at 2300 tenry Street. Estimated cost of the new motel, building construction only, is $350,000. Estimated cost of the new YMCA is $737,878. Together the two projects total $1,087,878. The permit for the travelodge was secured for the corporation by its architect, William L. Flippo of Alton. He said that the Travelodge Corp. Is its own general contractor, and that steps for erection of the motel will be started on assignment here of a company construction foreman, expected within two weeks. The construction foreman will take estimates and let separate contracts to subcontractors of the area on the various phases of construction. The city building permit for the motel was issued by City Building Inspector J. G. Bennett after action by the Board of Appeals to grant to Travelodge a variance in the number of required parking spaces on its immediate premises. The site for the motel, formally listed as 717 E. Broadway, is on the -site of the former Luei meat packing plant, which was cleared recently of existing plant buildings. Kicked Wife; She Found Him in Bar A man whose wife said he hac kicked her after she discovered dim in an Alton tavern with two other women pleaded guilty to charges of assault and battery in police magistrate court this morning. Lee Junior Branch of 1510 Fletcher St. was fined $10 and costs by Magistrate George Roberts The complaint was signed by Branch's wife, Versie Lee. N A ACP Attorney Threatens Suit Against Schools ST. LOUIS (AP)-Clyde S. Ca hill Jr., an attorney for the Na tional Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People said today he might file a suit againsi the board of education. Cahill represents the Commit tee for Parents of Transported Pupils who staged bus halting demonstrations Friday at Doziei elementary school. He said there is what he called substantial evi dence to indicate the St. Louis School Board is in violation of the Constitution. The Negro attorney said the school board was "pursuing a completely segregated policy for transported pupils." The Committee for Parents ol Transported Pupils have charged that "face to face segregation" is being practiced. The Rev. Frank Madison Reid, leader ol the group, said this means that racial integration and segregation are being practiced at the same time. Experts Baffled Epidemic Birth Defects Hit 16 By JOHN BARBOtIR AP SMence Writer WASHINGTON (AP)-A team of medical detectives—hunting a ghostly and epidemic killer o babies—is baffled and looking for help. The epidemic of birth defects, struck last fall in Atlanta, Ga. and laid 16 newborn vulnerable to death. Only two survived. The defect was a ballooning o spinnl cord tissue at the base o the spine, a meningomyelocele It leaves a child open to infection of the nervous system and to hydrocephalus, the trapping o fluid in the cranium, causing en largernent of the head and some times brain damage. Doctors knew that the spina cord forms in the first 28 days o .pregnancy, often before a worn an knows she is pregnant, befort- shn has seen a doctor. The question that haunted doc tors was: Did some common factor—disease, drug or diet—ocelli in all the cases? They got on the case early, ir September, while the trail was still hot. They took blood sam pies from victims and from Seek SIU Help in Plan for Recreation Facilities Here Cooperation of Alton public schools, the Park and Recreation Commission, and SIU will be explored Tuesday in a meeting at Alton Recreation Center. Members of the Commission and of the school board will meet at 3:30 p.m. with SIU President Dr. Delyte Morris to discuss mutual use of recreation facilities. Already the park board and school board have met to discuss use of school facilities for public recreation during the summer. The two boards hope to include SIU facilities in an arrangement similar to SIU's practice with its Carbondale facilities. In addition to Dr. Morris, attending the meeting will be Dr. Gordon F. Moore, Dr. Robert Elliott, Herb Hellrung, Charles Rayborn, and Maurice Wickenhauser, all representing the Park and Recreation Board; and for the schools, Dr. J. B. Johnson, super intendent, and Robert Minsker, board president. Harold Bean, director of recreation for the city, will also attend. IT'S RODEO TIME! TONIGHT AND SUNDAY . . . 8 '•'»'• AND * '' M ALTON Ak BETHALTO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TICKETS FEATURING WORLD FAMOUS CLYDESDALE HORSES < BRAHMA BULL RIDING • TRICK RIDERS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ADULTS $1.25 CHILDREN 5Qu (Under 14) BUCKING HORSES i AND MANY OTHERS RIVER HOUSE FARMS 2 MILES WEST OF NORTH ALTON ON ROUTE TOO —Turn Left at Levi* Lane Race Issue Realigning Democrats By EDMOND LEBKETON WASHINGTON (AP) — A whis per of a racial issue turned up in the House this week, and the marked cooperation of Southarn Democrats with President Kennedy's administration was dramatically reversed. The change of the tide came on an amendment to a bill extending the President's reorganization powers. Backed by Republicans and carried 227 to 174 in the House, this provision would deny the President the right to create new executive departments under the reorganization procedure. Democrats from the old 'Confederate states voted 63 to 18, for the amendment, recreating at least for the occasion the coalition with Republicans that had gone into the discard in five previous test votes this year. "I didn't think anything about it at all," said one Southern Democrat who has consistently supported administration measures. "Then somebody reminded me that this tied in with the fight on creating a Department of Urban Affairs. So, of course, I had to vote for the amendment." One of Kennedy's major defeats last year was Congress' refusal to authorize creation of this department. He had let it be known that he intended to appoint Housing Administrator Robert C. Weaver, a Negro, to the Cabinet-level secretaryship that would have been set up. Voting against the proposal in February 1962 were 111 Democrats, most of them from the South, and 153 Republicans. Republicans who oppose the Urban Affairs Department have cited economy and dislike of federal intervention in local affairs as their reasons. The proposal accordingly illustrates the toughest possible task for administration lieutenants. Racial considerations impel Southern Democrats »o oppose the administration, while Republicans can base their opposition on other grounds. Last Tuesday's vote dramatizes the dilemma of Southern members who basically support Kennedy but feel their constituents will not tolerate any vote that ooks like yielding to the new militancy for Negro objectives be- ng demonstrated in Birmingham, Jackson, and elsewhere. mothers. Nothing proved out, said Or. Marvin Boris, U.S. Public Health Service epidemiologist. He worked closely with Dr. ftlchafd Blumberg, head of pediatrics at Emory University. They then sat down with the mothers, asked them to remember back to the critical periods of their pregnancies, back to the last month of 1961, the first two months of 1962. All too aware of the explosion of deformed babies caused by the tranquilizer thalidomide in Eu* rope, they charted drug histories: What tranquilizers, cough syrups, vitamins, pills did you take? Again nothing added Up. An influenza epidemic had hit Atlanta about the critical period. Was the influenza virus the culprit? Any other virus disease? Was anyone else in the family sick, with anything, smallpox, polio, measles, mononudeosis, anything? Again there was no answer. The women had come from various parts of Atlanta, the babies were horn in various hospitals, the mothers didn't know each other, used different food sources. The birth defects were occurring at a rate of 421 per 100,000 births. The normal rate was a sixth of this, about 75 per 100,000 births. Oddly, the nonwhite birth date was normal, with the defects occurring in about 30 of every 100,000 births. After the epidemic had passed the rale returned to normal. But the doctors, looking back on 14 young deaths, want to know what ghostly killer passed this way. Uranimum Workers Walkout METROPOLIS, 111. (AP) — A walkout by 250 production em- ployes shut down operations today at a uranium ore processing plant operated by Allied Chemical Co. for the Atomic Energy Commission. The strike was voted Friday, 91-16, by Local 7669 of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic workers union after a deadlock in work contract negotiations developed. New contract talks began April 14. The dispute concerned work rules provisions and shop conditions. The company said that the AEC has indicated it is considering termination of the Metropolis operation because of an oversupply of the radioactive material made at Metropolis by ACC. The product is used in operation of nuclear reactors. French Army Unveils New 30-Ton Tank CAMP DE MA1LLY, France (AP)—The French army unveiled Before newsmen Friday its A.M.X. 30-ton tank and showed low it could cross a river six 'eet deep without special preparation. The tank is about seven feet high, measuring to the top of its silhouette, so only a small part vas visible at the deepest part of the river crossing. Officers said that equipped with a snorkel breathing d evice it could cross •ivers 13 feet deep. The A.'M.X. was developed un- dei a Frcneh-G e r m a n-Ital'rn agreement to design a tank suited o European conditions. The tank was displayed for 'resident Charles de Gaulle nnd lerman Chancellor Konraad Aden- luer at a military demonstration ast summer on Adenauer's visit o France. If you art • CAREFUL DRIVER YOU CAN SAVE REAL MONEY ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE with th* ntw, loW'CQit INA-Chami>Ion STECK-STEWART & CO. 800 West Third Street HO 5-4246 or HO 2.2352 t

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