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Monday, June 10, 1963
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MONDAY, JUNE 10,1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE Negro and White Citizens Urged to Ponder Inequities Speakers Honor Lovejoy An appeal for the community" Negro and white citizens to "si down and evaluate and recogniz our racial inequities" was mad before Sunday afternoon's annua tribute to the Rev. Elijah P. Love joy, martyr to the cause of freedom in 1827. The appeal came from Jesse L Cannon, president of the Elijal P. Lovejoy Memorial Assn. am former chairman of the city' Human Relations Commission dur ing a portion of the program se aside for introduction of guest and award of citations. Cannon said that the evalua tions should be aimed at solving problems in the fields of employ ment and housing. The memorial services were con ducted this year for the first tinn in air conditioned Eunice Smith School gymnasium and utility room. For many years they had been conducted at City Cemetery us ually at the Lovejoy grave. Yes terday a small group of program participants made a separate pil grimage to the grave to place a wreath presented earlier during the program. Must Set Goals Higher Cannon pointed out, too, tha "Much responsibility lies with the Negro. If equality is to be achieved you must be governec by equal or parallel standards The Negro must set his persona! goals and standards higher anc higher, and strive daily to read them." The guest speaker for the memorial, 12th district Circuit Judge Theodore McMillian of St. Louis, warned against six "steps" toward the dictatorship that would ., wipe out the freedoms Lovejoy gave his life to defend. "The world," said Judge McMillian, "should be on its knees to this man, it owes so much to him" for demonstrating the evils of slavery and the extent to which its defenders would go for its continuance. If one would lead the nation and world toward dictatorship, the steps the judge prescribed were: 1. Read all books such as those on Machiavelli, and those by the dictators, and others including The Bible, then destroy them. 2. Abrogate the right to freedom of expression, particularly the right to criticize and make fair comment on public officials. 3. Confiscate all media of public communication and control the strongest among them. 4. Eliminate lawyers, men of the cloth and establish a dictator as the final authority and God. 5. Prohibit all gatherings of three or more persons. 6. Take the Orwellian "Big Brother" approach, of spying on everyone through electronic and other means, and going into their very homes with this kind of activity. The crux of Lovejoy's reminder to the world of the evil of slavery, said Judge McMillian, is in the fact that his martyrdom was suffered in Illinois, then politically a free state, and that tlio slaying was by mob rule. He urged that the people must "guard zealously our God-given right to privacy, to be secure in your everyday conversation." He reminded that today "electronic apparatus enables us to hear conversations for a block around." A judge himself, he warned mat "Enforcing officers must be care, ful against breaking laws they are sworn to enforce." He was introduced by Alderman James Bailey, assistant prin- PLAQUE FOR SERVICE Mrs: Damon Fair, second from left, received a plaque from the Elijah P. Lovejoy Foundation for her work the past year. It was presented by Jesse L. Gannon at the annual Foundation meeting Sunday at Eunice Smith School. Speaker of the day, Circuit Judge Theodore McMillian of St. Louis and Mrs. Grace Favor, chairman of the event, are at right. GirVs Hand And Arm Cut By Door Glass A 7-year-old Brighton girl ac cidentally thrust her arm throug '.he glass part of a storm doo Sunday. Patricia Elberg, daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elberg, Rte 2, Brighton, suffered laceration closed at Alton Memorial Hospita >y 14 stitches in her left arm anc land. Four weeks ago four stitche. vere taken in her hand when she cut it on a gate. .7 Million Sales Tax for State in March SPRINGFIELD, 111. — Sales tax ncurred in February and paid in Vfarch was reported today by the llinois Department of Revenue iccording to kinds of business. Collections from 156,760 taxpay rs totaled $36,691,501. Of these 2,119 were downstate retailers vho paid $16,111,236, and 63,37' vere Cook County retailers who >aid $20,373,703. From out o tate, 1,267 retailers paid $206,561 n sales tax. The largest collection was from ood sales, which totaled $8, 16,989. Others, according to kinds ol usiness, were from automotive nd filling stations, $7,948,224; liscellaneous retail - wholesale lores, $4,347,719; general mer- handise, $4,062,832; drinking and ating places, $3,120,641; lumber nd building hardware, $2,745,339; nanufacturers, $2,452,253; appar- $1,497,610; furniture, house- old goods and radio stores, $1,73,364; and miscellaneous, $1,26,506. Head Gashed A 13-year-old South Roxana boy uffered a gash when a board was ropped on his head while watch ng a neighbor youth build a tree louse Saturday. Dan Mitts, son of Mr. and Mrs .esley Mitts, 112 Southern St. waf reated at Alton Memorial Hos itaJ. ipal of Alton Senior High School nd a long-time member of the jovejoy Association's board. Mrs. Grace Favors, secretary f the Association, presided over program. "if Does This Ever Happen To You? YES •vtrvbody hat to borrow at on* flira or •mriwr. Wtttn yaw do, Jit th* caih you n*«d from ui. W*'r» th* kind oi folk, who Ilk* to wry* yew utlifactorlly. HOWARD FINANCE I 626 E. BROADWAY At TON ILL TOM HOWARD HOWARD 2-9218 Driver Unaware Rear Motor Of Her Small Car Is Afire 3 Children Treated at St. Joseph's A bout with ant poison, a bee sting and a fall from a parked car sent Alton area children to the hospital over the weekend. Tamara Hatfield, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hatfield, 1703 Madison Ave., Edwardsville, chewed on cardboard containing ant poison. She had her stomach pumped at St. Joseph's Hospital Sunday as a precaution. She suffered no ill effects. William Lawson, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lawson, 1951 Brown St., Alton, was stung on the left hand by a bee while playing in his backyard Sunday. He was treated at St. Joseph's Hos- Shari Rhodes, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rhodes, 301 Douglas St., East Alton, fell out of a car while it was parked in a driveway Saturday. She had two stitches taken in her forehead at St. Joseph's Hospital. Reports Her Stalled Automobile Was Hit An auto driven by Mrs. Wilma Dillon. 26, of Hartford, coasted onto Front Street at Henry Street and was struck by another car Friday evening. The Telegraph Saturday reported Mrs. dillon's car rolled into the other automobile. She told police her motor died on the Henry Street grade, and icr car rolled into the path of the other. A small car, with motor in real drove several blocks down Broac way with the engine on fire before startled pedestians could fla{ down the driver at 8 p.m. Sun day. Judy McConnell, 612 Longfellov Ave., Wood River, stopped th car in the 3600 block of E. Broad way. By the time firemen arrived the wiring in the engine h a burned out, the rear seat wa burned and paint on the car wa scorched. Firemen extinguished a tras fire in a garage at 614 E. 15g St. at 11 a.m. Sunday. No dam age to the garage was reporte Firemen said a pile of trash tithe middle of the garage wa burning, apparently set afire b children playing in the area. The house on the property unoccupied. Silver Pesos Seized By Customs Officers JUAREZ, Mexico (AP)—A con traband shipment of about on million pesos—$80,000 U.S. — one-peso silver coins was seize Sunday by Mexican custom agents. The shipment, according t Guillermo Alarcon Najera, Mexi can federal customs collector was to have been smuggled int the United States. Police Raid Cock Fight in Indiana MADISON, Ind. (AP) - Mor than $3,000 in fines was collected from 143 persons arrested Satur day night after &• raid by state and Jefferson County officers a a backwoods cock-fighting arena SEARS KOKHUCK AND CO 100% COTTON FABRICS Reg. 79c yd. Your Choice 58 Yd. 79c Chevron Dobbys Textured cottons are washable, jjdrip-dry and need little or no 'ironing. Guy solid colors. 79c Bountiful® Cool and carefree cottons by Dun River are machine wash- Ijable. Jaunty solid colors. 38 In. 79c Print Piques j'Breezy cotton prints have textured surface Interest, are wash n wear. Bright Chinos Cotton chinos are drip-dry, mercerized and shrinkage controlled. Vivid solid colors. Sears in Downtown Alton Mother and Baby Fall Out of Car A young woman and her SVfc- month-old baby son fell out of a slow-moving car in which they were passengers Sunday morning on Stutz Lane. The baby was cushioned from the fall by the mother and escaped injury. Mrs. W. Edward Stutz, of Rte. 1, Alton, suffered a gash in her right arm, which was closed by three stitches at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Stutz was holding her son, Fred, in her arms when the door of the car flew open. Her husband slowed the car and, just before it stopped, the mother and baby fell to the road. "I held tightly to my son, making sure I absorbed the fall," said Mrs. Stutz. "I guess it was just a mother's instinct." The Stutz were on their way to church. Wood River Boy, 5, Injured in Crash A 5-year-old Wood River boy suffered minor injuries in a two- car collision at Broadway and Main Street in Alton Sunday night. Jackie Wilson, 5, was a passenger in a car driven by Johnnie Wilson, 535 Park Lane, Wood River. Eileen Eberhardl, 32, of Moro, driver of the other car, was charged with traffic violation. 2 Boys Treated for Severe Sunburns Summer sun took its toll on two area youngsters over the weekend. Joseph Hook, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hook, 544 Nevada St., East Alton, and Colin Patrick Coons, 9, son of Mrs. Virginia Coons, 134 Dooley Drive, Alton, were treated, at Alton Memorial Hospital for severe sunburn. Rev. McGuinness, Priest at Edwardsville 17 Years, Dies One of Edwardsville's most familiar figures, the Rev. Father P. P. McGuinness, pastor of St. Mary's Church in Edwnrdsville for 18 years hefore his retirement in 1.960, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Hospital. St. Louis. The diminutive Father McGuinness. 81, was well-known to most i non-Catholic alike and would con- citizens of Edwardsville and in i verse on street corners — in a June 14, IMS, at the seminary. He came to this country in 1908 land .served three years as an as- jsistant pastor in the Springfield Diocese — four months at Mt. Sterling and two years and eight months at Ashland. He was appointed pastor of St. church. He loved to pass the! Dennis Church at Shipman on !Oct. 1. 19.11, and served there 11 time of day with Catholic andj 'years before heins; assigned as pastor Dec. 11. 1922, at St. Barthe later years of his pastorate • thick Irish brogue was seen frequently bustling: comers. around town on errands for his He celebrated the 50th anni-j ... . . itholomew's Church in Murray- jville. After three and a half years 'at Murrayville. Father McGuin- versary of his ordination to the incss was ' pns , or more tnan 13 priesthood in 1958. vears a , st Maurice Church. Father McGuinnesss suffered a stroke in July of 1960 and after spending some months in a hospital, took up residency at a priest's home in St. Louis. He was replaced as pastor of St. Mary's by the Rev. Father Louis Elbow of Robinson. Father McGuinness was born July 1. 1881. at Manorhamilton, Ireland, a son of the late John and Theresa Timmony McGuinness. He studied at St. Patrick's College and St. Patrick's Seminary in Ireland and was ordained REV. FATHER MCGUINNESS FREE CHEST X-RAYS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 t Paul Davis Grocery, Cottage Hills, 9 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Sponsored by Madison County Tuberculosis Association You Will Receive A Report Christmas Seals Make This Service Possible Morrisonville, then was transferred Sept. 21, 1939, to St. Patrick's Church in Springfield. He was pastor there until Jan. 22, 1942, when he came to Edwardsville as successor to the late Rev. Father Charles Maegher as pastor of St. Mary's parish. FatherMcGumness had one im- Father McGuinness had one immediate living relative: a sister, Miss Theresa McGuinness of Dublin, Ireland, who was 80 years old when the priest celebrated h i s golden jubilee in 1960. Hey Kids! It's Dad's inning at Myers— stop in and register your Dad for Free Reserved Seats (4 of 'em) for the Dodger- Cards game Sunday, June 23. Anybody register — no purchase necessary. Drawing Sat., June 15. May the Best Dad $5 PER MONTH BUYS $100 IN MERCHANDISE! NO MONEY DOWN! June extra value REMEMBER FATHER'S DAY, JUNE 16TH! 535 GIFT PERFECT FAMOUS B.V.D. SHORT SLEEVE SPORT SHIRTS REGULAR 2.99 & 3.99 VALUES! ASST. REGULAR & IVY STYLES Sport shirts for the man of the house. All have cool short sleeves, and are tailored with an eye to expert detail. Washable and Sanforized, these make summer a season of leisure and loafing or vigorous sports. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING IN D.A.LLOTSI EXTRA SPECIAL 2 & 3-PIECE SETS (Tie, Belt—Tie, Belt & Hankie) Your Choice 2 44 REGULAR 3.00 SETS 104 W. Third HO 5-8851 ALTON'S BEST DJSJPARTAUSNT STOKE

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