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Inside: EDITORIAL PAGE 4 OBITUARV ....'.: PAGE 8 SOCIAL PAGE 10 TELEVISION . : . . PAGE 14 COMICS PAGE I« SPORTS PAGE 18 CLASSIFIED PAGE 20 MARKETS PAGE 20 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years COOLER TUESDAY Low 58, High 80 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 125 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JUNE 10,1963 24 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. IS JUST A SHOWER AWAY County to Save $7,000 by Not Accepting Lone Oil Bid This is East Broadway in front of the Telegraph the sky dark, broke the heat wave that has been building during a brief, momentarily violent but welcome, tluindershower which dumped cooling rain onto the area this morning. The shower, which turned plaguing the area for several days- returned. -but the heat soon Board Rejects Probe Unaffected ByWomen's Equal Pay A law signed by President Kennedy today guaranteeing women pay equal to that of men when they do equal work may not affect women in the Alton-Wood River area. It is estimated 2,145 women work on production lines in the Telegraph area. Industries do not yet know what the law will mean to them. Not many of the women, one Alton industrialist said today, do the same work as the men. A man in the same department as a woman, for example, may perform more work than the woman, such as heavy lifting. Women's pay in the Alton-Wood River area ranges from $1.70 to $1.85 an hour on the production lines, while the men's pay is high- Heat Hikes Water Use By 8 Million Gallons er. Secretaries Unaffected The new law would not have an effect on women working in secretarial or other types of jobs On Test Ban Britain, Russia U.S. Set Talks By JOHN M. HIGHTOWBB WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy announced today that he, Soviet Premier Khrushchev and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan will send special negotiators to a high-level conference in Moscow in mid-July for a new effort to conclude a nuclear test ban 'I By JIM KULP j Telegraph Staff Writer I Increased water consumption, I overloaded electric power facili- jties feeding air conditioners, jam- jmed swimming pools, record boat- ling crowds, and at least two sunburn cases were the results of treaty./ that are normally performed by cnc , v women. In announcing this new breakthrough in the long test ban exchanges, Kennedy also declared an immediate ban on any U.S nuclear tests in the atmosphen so long as other states do not test This put the specific question o a new round of nuclear explosions in the atmosphere up to Khrush Olin Mathieson and Owens-Illi- "We will not be the first to re nois Glass are the two largest)™'" lhe Preside nt said in an 'address prepared for commence ment exercises at American Uni versity. "Such a declaration is no employers of women in production jobs in the area. The new law applies to the estimated 28 million persons, both men and women, now subject to the Wages and Hours Act. The Labor Department said it hac no figures as to how many of these are women. Loaves Contracts Status Quo The new law would not disturb any wage differentials based on seniority, merit systems, piecework plans or any other factor except sex. It prohibits wage reductions by employers in order to comply with the new requirements. Backers of the bill cited these figures as evidence that wage discrimination does exist: in 1960 the average annual wage for all men was $5,417 and for all women, $3,293. They said the gap actually had been widening in recent years. The new law takes effect a year from today in most cases. However, for employes covered by a union contract, an extra year is allowed in event the contract runs longer. The legislation was endorsed by Kennedy and his two predecessors, former Presidents Eisenhower and Truman, substitute for a formal binding treaty—but I hope it will help us achieve one." High Officials The understanding on the Moscow meeting is that it will not be a Summit Session nor a foreign ministers conference but rather a meeting of representatives ol Khrushchev, Kennedy and Mac millan, the representatives to be men who command their highesl confidence. "Our hopes must be tempered with the caution of history," Kennedy said of the conference to break the nuclear deadlock, "But with out hopes go the hopes of all mankind." In making his announcement Kennedy moved swiftly from one, area of crucial national concern to another. He was just back from Honolulu where he made a major plea to the nation's mayors to join in a campaign for.racial readjustment. His big jet plane landed at Andrews Air Force Base <it 8:51 a.m. EOT after a flight of 8 hours md 58 minutes from the Hawai- an capital. That left him time 'or only a brief check-in at the 3,000 on Petition to Spare Muny Band From City Ax A petition hearing 3,000 signa hires asking that the municipal band program be retained will be presented to the City Council at its meeting Wednesday night. The petition, containing 152 sheets, was filed today with City Clerk Paul Price by James La- Mursh, acting manager of the band. The Council has been considering elimination of the tax levy which finances the program of the municipal band in the city parks during the summer. LaMarsh said about 30 members of the band gathered the signatures during the past five days. Meanwhile, the band is ready to open its concert season Thursday night if it gets the right signal from the Council Wednesday night. Director Jean McCormick said today the band had been rehears- ties in the area, too. ing since shortly after Easter in preparation for (he summer season. Despite the indecision over whether the park concerts would be continued this year, the band is up to its usual strength of 42 pieces, McCormick said. The Riverview Park concerts will be presented on Thursday nights; those at Rock Spring on Sunday nights each week until Labor Day. In both places t h e concerts will start at 8 o'clock. This week's special attraction on the program will be the Bar- bershoppers chorus, McCormick umounced. McCormick said (he organization would start public activity ,vith an engagement for the American Legion picnic at Grafton Legion Park Tuesday even if the •ouncil does not provide tax funds. It can continue in existence, said McCormick, for other activi- White House before the midmorning speech at the university. Kennedy made the announcement of the conference and the declaration of his own limited no- test . policy as two of the three major points of his speech at Ihc university. In the third part be said: Homo Issue "Finally, my fellow Americans, let us re-examine our attitude toward peace and freedom here at home. The quality and spirit of our own society must justify and support our efforts abroad." In this obvious reference to burning civil rights issues, Kennedy declared: '"It is the responsibility of the executive branch at all levels of [overnment—local, slate and national—to provide and protect. , . freedom for all citizens by all means within their authority. It is the responsibility of the legis- ative branch at all levels, wherever that authority is not low adequate, to make it adequate. And it is the responsibility of all citizens in all sections to •espect the rights of all others and to respect the law of the and." In some degree Kennedy's nuclear testing announcement served to set the stage for nis 'our-nation european tour starting n about two weeks. Sunday in Honolulu Kenned; ailed on the mayors to unite in ,'onverting the Negro's fight for tqual rights into a peaceful re- 'olution, Kennedy said of the new agree- nent with Khrushchev to try foi nuclear test ban that it is true 10 treaty can provide "absolute ecurity against the risks of de option and evasion." "But it can—if it is sufficiently effective in its enforcement and if it is sufficiently in the interest of its signers—offer far more security and far fewer risks than an unabated, uncontrolled, unpredictable arms race." I'repa rations With the announcement here of the Moscow conference, it was understood that preparations of U.S. and British plans for the meeting will be the major subject of discussion between Kennedy and Macmillan when the President visits the prime'minister at the end of June. In fact, officials said the need to talk about this problem was the real reason for the decision of the two men to meet a I this time. Kennedy said in his speech that too many people think peace is impossible or unreal. "But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief," he said. "It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable. We need not accept that (Sunday's six.zling temperatures. The temperature in the area hit 95 degrees yesterday. The U.S. Weather Bureau forecast a slight cooling trend for Tuesday with a high of about 80. Today's thunderstorm which struck the Telegraph area about 10 a.m. was one of several scattered showers predicted by the weathermen. Alton Water Co. reported that nearly 8 million more gallons of water was pumped by the utility last week than the week previously as residents sought relief from the heat. The filling of backyard swimming pools and the increased watering of plants and lawns b> gardeners caused the heavy con sumption, a water utility spokes man said. Union Electric Co. said I ha several transformers failed be cause of the overload from ai conditioners and workmen were out Sunday to restore service in several spots. River traffic of pleasure boat ers Sunday was reported as the second peak period of the yeai — after Memorial Day — as thousands of boating enthusiast turned out. The water temperature was reported by skiers as "about right" for skiing, but the surface of the river was rough as it was churned up by the hundreds of boats. The Wood River Municipal Swimming Pool which opened Thursday reported the largest attendance it has ever had for four consecutive days, with 8,600 swimmers recorded. The pool attendance Sunday was 2,427 or 21fa short of the one-day record of 2,643 sel in 1959. Two sunburn cases and several cases of injuries caused in area swimming pools or rivers were treated al Alton hospitals. A call for an investigation of road material bidding practices in Madison County was rejected by a voice vote of the county board of supervisors today. Berry Harris, assistant super, visor from Alton, called for an investigation by the county state's attorney and the Illinois attorney general, to probe possible collusion of bidding on road oil and liquid .asphalt spreading contracts. I Harris was instrumental in the county board's rejection of a lone bid on road materials May 15, and voted against awarding a contract: at that time. Harris again voted against awarding of a contract today, even though three companies entered bids and the low bid will mean a saving of about $7,000 to county and township road districts. 'Method' Questioned Berry said he felt an investigation should be made of the road oil situation in this county to ascertain, if possible, the method of bidding—where only one firm submits a bid, and then later others quote prices possibly as "complimentary" bids. Harris' motion was seconded by anpther Alton assistant supervisor Joseph Watsker. On a voice vote on the resolution there was a chorus of "ayes" and a second chorus of "nays." Board Chairman Harold Landolt then asked Harris if there was any doubt in his mind that the motion had lost (been defeated), and Harris said "no." There was no motion made, however, for a roll call vote on the motion. TODAY'S CHUCKLE About the time a fellow gets to the point where he thinks nothing is too good for the girl, he offers himself. (£> I9B3. General Features Corp.) Would Be Proper Assistant State's Attorney Burton Bernard, the county's legal counsel in civil matters and present at the board meeting, gave an opinion before 1he voice vote that it would be proper foi the state's attorney to assis any committee which might be designated to conduct: an inves tigation, but: asserted he though the committee should make the investigation with the state's at torney acting as its legal advis er. Harris, in speaking in behal of his resolution, pointed out tha information had been providec that several road oiling firms in the East St. Louis area have the same officials and insistec that an investigation should be made "to see if bids (on roac oil and similar materials) are being 'rigged.' The Telegraph last, month car ried a series of articles pointing out the similarity of officers names in several road oil firms Japanese Freighter, Crew of 33 Missing TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese rieighter and its crew of 33 have )een missing since Thursday on trip from the Philippines with i load of lumber. The Maritime Safety Agency :aid two search planes and three jatrol boats had found no trace 1 the 2,849-ton Donan Maru. KKK BACKS WALLACE TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— A chaplain in ground. Speakers announced their sup- tf 11 V11*%* IA" lit »•» !rln» 4-1-P! n *•! »••*!•• r r.« .•» .-VJ-L ..4. ^.4-" f^ «... rf"1 ,-.«-_ <¥T_1I_1 * !_•_ the Ku Klux Klan, identified only as a Baptist minister from Atlanta, Ga., addresses a large gathering here as a burlap-wrapped cross burns in the back- port of Gov. George Wallace in his promise to bar two Negroes from enrolling Tuesday at the University of Alabama. (AP Wirephoto) Wallace Still Plans To Block Negroes Our problems are man- therefore, they can be view, made solved by man." At East Alton... Wolf Escapes A pet timber wolf with a killer reputation broke loose from its chain at East Alton Sunday afternoon, sending shivers through the neighborhood as word got out and police were called in. Charles Yates of 911 Fifth St., the owner, who had tethered the animal outside an East Alton tavern, said he feared the animal was off on a "Call-of-the-Wild" routine. On Saturday the wolf had killed a Doberman Pinscher in one fast round, Yates said. He recommended that the wolf, found a year ago, among a litter of six pups near Pearl, be killed rather than permitted prolonged freedom. Police kept a weather eye peeled for the wolf while Yates searched. The owner himself recovered the wolf when he found it a couple hours later back at the tavern where it had been chained to a post. It meekly accompanied Yates home, where his children regard the wolf as a playmate. A two-year- old rides on its back, the owner said. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for Gov. George Wai lace said today the chief executive would meet two prospective Megro students at the door of the University of Alabama Tuesday and formally forbid their enrollment. The spokesman said Wallace would stand in the door of the registration hall but beyond that his plans are indefinite. "It all depends on what the federal folks do," the spokesman said in Montgomery. It was the first time Wallace's plans had been spelled out in any degree. The governor and some of his top advisers planned to fly from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa this afternoon and stay at a Tuscaloosa hotel overnight. Wallace risks a possible jail term in the integration showdown. The two Negro students he has tworn to turn back returned to Alabama after a weekend in New York. "We shall defend our rights and we shall dare to do so," the 43- year-old governor said Sunday night. "I am going lo stand for you at the university," he told the people of Alabama in a radio-television broadcast. To The students, Vivian Malone of Mobile and James A. Hood of Gadsden, are to register Tuesday for the summer session. The governor has pledged to be there and stand in their way. Wallace planned to fly to Tuscaloosa (his afternoon from the state capital at Montgomery, 100 miles to the southeast. Tonight, he is expected to confer with nembers of the university boaic of truslees who voted to admit the Megroes on the main campus here md a third Negro at the university center in Hunlsville. The governor is e.x-officio president of the board and voted against desegregation despite a federal court order. Before leaving Montgomery, Wallace renewed his appeal to (he people to keep away from the university and let him alone carry out a test of state sovereignty. Already on the tightly barricaded campus with orders to prevent any possible violence are more than 800 state, county, city and campus policemen. Guard Troops Wailing in nearby armories on standby National Guard units will -clary of the National Association bo used only to prevent violence and not to bar the Negroes. Despite the governor's determined stand, Hood expressed hope that he and Miss Malone will be admitted without interference. Dr. Frank A. Rose, university president, expressed confidence that the university will meet the for the Advancement of Colored People, said Sunday in a Philadelphia interview that Kennedy's civil rights program "must be a comprehensive package and not just one or two items." Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy said Saturday that he sees racial crisis with dignity. On other racial fronts: (unrest in the North as potentially j more explosive than in the South, President Kennedy told the na-U pcc ;,.,ii y among jobless Negroes tion's mayors at their conference Qf |argc Northcrn citjos The president of the U.S. Chain- in Honolulu Sunday that equal rights for Negroes are sure to be won, and urged the mayors lo help make certain "that they are won in a peaceful and constructive manner." Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson appealed for peaceful settlement of racial issues Sunday in an address at Tufts Univeristy's commencement in Medford, Mass. Must Be Comprehensive Roy T. Wilkins, executive sec- Three New Bids Show Lower Cost By WILLIAM G. RYAN Telegraph Stuff Writer EDWARDSVILLE — Rejection of a lone bid and later acceptance of a more competitive bid will save Madison County and many township road districts at least ST.000 on road surfacing materials, it was shown loday. The lone bid on road oil and bituminous material for highway maintenance was rejected by the county board of supervisors May 15. New bids were sought on the sanu' materials, and with three companies submitting bids this time, contracts were awarded today at lower prices which will result in a sizable saving to the county and township road programs. Actual savings to Madison County and various townships on road oil alone, under the new bids, is a half-cent a gallon. On a total gallonage of 770,000 of road oil to be furnished and applied on county and township roads under the motor fuel tax program this season, the saving through a second go-around on bidding totaled $3,850. Madison County saved an additional $832 in asking for new bids on liquid asphalt for application on sections of its dirt road system. The board of supervisors at its May 15 session, as a result of an j aggressive stand taken by Moro 1 township supervisor C. F. Kruck- cberg and several other board members opposing contract ( awards to a lone bidder on oil land bituminous materials voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposals. New bids were sought on the same quantities of road-treatment materials, and also on bituminous products for application on other township road districts. The county board today, with a single dissenting vote cast by Alton Assistant Supervisor Berry Harris, awarded contracts today on lower bids received in a second call for proposals last Thursday. The second round of bidding produced three separate proposals on county and township road her of Commerce, Edwin P. Neil-i oil and a nel saving of one-half cent a gallon on oil, but the firm an of Wilmington. Del., called Saturday for integration timetables "fast enough to avoid the buildup of emotional pressures that can result in hostility and violence." Danville, Va., Negroes, angered by the arrest of three of their leaders on charges of inciting to riot, planned a protest march today in defiance of court orders. Kennedy Gives Plan To Cut Racial Tension HONOLULU (AP) — President Kennedy's call for a five-point program to reduce racial tension in cities was laken up today by several of the nation's most powerful mayors who pledged a bat:le to see il through. New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner said of the President's nessage: "It is a real challenge. A lot of us will fight to see that our conference adopts a resolution supporting his position." Backing up Wagner at the national mayors' conference where Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago, Mayor Jerome Cavanagh of Detroit nd Mayor Joseph 13arr ol Pittsburgh. Cavanagh, in tact, went farther in support of Kennedy's suggestions, terming civil rights "the most critical problem confronting live. Kennedy told the mayors in his address at a Waikiki Beach hotel the time is past "for token moves and talks." It is clear, he said, that Negroes eventually will have equal rights and, "our responsibility, yours and mine, is to see that which had submitted the original lone bid of 13.9 cents a gallon saw fit to cut its price enough to qualify for the contract award. Bituminous Fuel & Oil Co. of East St. Louis was the lone bidder May 15 and its price of 13.4 cent a gallon on oil, but the firm of road oil and 600,000 gallons on township highways under the mo- toi- fuel tax law, was the best of three received June 6 and merited a contract award by the coun- |ty board today. i Th uncle rsto rms With Hail Are Predicted CHICAGO f.l'i— The U.S. Weather Bureau issued today this severe thunderstorm forecast for west central Illinois: severe thunder- ihey arc won in a peaceful and "Scattered constructive manner, and not won (storms are expected" this "alter- in thi> Klrpnfs " ,.. : _._ . in the streets Committees The chief executive urged that cities establish biracial human re- laiions committees to identify tensions before 1 they reach crises stage and to help ease them. lie also proposed: —Every local government make certain its own ordinances and operations are constitutional. "Every instance or institution of scythe nation today. It is rnoic crili- 1 l ' t - ation ""Cloned by local login- lation or public action is clearly cal than Cuba or Berlin." Addrrssi's .Majors Kennedy made a 30-minuic •speech to the assembled mayors Sunday afternoon, emphasizing that Negroes are certain to win equal rights and calling on the city chief executives lo make the process a peaceful revolution. standby duty are more than 5001 The President's address capped National Guard troops mobilized j a five-day, five-state Western tour Sunday by Wallace. Wallace said in his broadcast that to send "a loyal Southern governor to jail" would amount to military dictatorship. that carried him from military in- said. —Each local government abolish discrimination in employing and promoting municipal work ers. —Each cits' government enact spections to political appearance.-: iaws assuring the rights of all residents of equal employment and housing opportunities and equal access to public accommodations. Kaeh mayor undertake a spe and two talks on civil rights, lie! cial campaign to encourage young flew back to Washington Sunday persons of both races to stay in | niylit to make a major toieign school in order to increase their He was mindful of a federal] po. icy speech today at American [chances (or steady jobs and thus ::ourt injunction forbidding him to j Uni versity. .lessen unemployment among the court carry out his promised blockade ol the Negroes. Wallace made clear that his army of civilian police and the While House aides termed the j unskilled. "I think Ihis may prove university address one of the mostj to be, in lime, the mosi important significant pronouncements clunngj thing we can all do," (he Presi- Kennedy's tenure as chief e.xeeu- i dent said. noon in an area along and 60 miles cither side of a line from Columbia, Mo., to Springfield, III. during period 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. CDT. Large hail and strong gusty winds arc expected in the most intense thunderstorms." Nationalization of Ceylon Banks Likely COLOMBO, Ceylon (AP) - Nationalization of foreign banks in Ceylon is imminent, the weekly newspaper of the governing Freedom party says. The newspaper Sinhale said the decision was reached at a recent Freedom party congress. Foreign banks in Ceylon include six British, one Pakistani and three Indian firms. The decision apparently stems from Ceylon's balance of payments difficulties. The government has already nationalized the Ceylonese-owned bank of Ceylon. DATA AT THE DAM Sic 111. U'Mipeiuiure Yesterday's hi«h93°, low 76°. toilay 82°. River suiKi; below Precipitation dam at S a.m. 'M lirs. to 8 a.m. .. 5.0. pool i3.3. None t

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