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Inside! EDITORIAL PAGE 4 SOCIAL ...... PAGE 8 OBITUARY . . J I I PAGE 10 MARKETS PAGE 10 SPORTS PAGE 12 TELEVISION . . . PAGE IS COMICS PAGE 14 CLASSIFIED PAGE 15 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR WEDNESDAY Low 57, High 83 (Complete Weather, Page 2); Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVm, No. 126 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 11,1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. HE TOOK THE LOW ROAD Motorist works with his car in the flooded deeper was more than three feet deep when this car stalled truck lane under the railroad viaduct on College Ave- at the height of Monday evening's storm, nue near Rodgers Avenue. Water in the truck lane Wind, Rain, Hail Smack Area Buildings, Crops City Surplus Exists It's Not All Cash: Auditor Downpour Damage Is Widespread (More Storm Pages 2 & 3) By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer Widespread wind and hail damage to stores, dwellings and farm crops, flooding of streets and basements and electric power failures resulted from the violent storm which struck the Telegraph area about 5 p.m. Monday. Alton dam recorded 2.12 inches of rain, but a rain gauge in Be thalto showed 3& inches of rain after the storm which drenched the area for almost two hours and broke up the heat wave. The storm was part of a line' of violent weather that lashed Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. A wind gauge at Civic Memorial Airport showed gusts of up to 75 miles an hour during the height of the downpour. A family of seven children was evacuated by boat from their home at 1 Chessen Lane, police reported, when rampaging waters flooded the area. Mrs. Muriel Smith called for help and reported that the water was almost in her home and requested aid in evacuating her seven children. Police notified the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps. Two injuries as a result of the storm were reported. Gary E. Ranz, 16 a waiter at Carroll's Drive In at Wood River suffered a laceration of the leg when the window of the cafe blew in and cut him and Laren Slayton, 4, suffered multiple punctures of his legs when glass in the door of an Eastgate Plaza store shattered in the wind. Power failures were extensive, most of them caused by tree limbs blown onto power wires, or by lightning. Union Electric Co. reported about 250 customers were without service at the peak of the storm, concentrated mainly in the rural area between Fosterburg and Godfrey. Most were back in service about 10 p.m. 250 Out of Power Illinois Power Co. reported that some 250 customers were without electric service in the Wood River-East Alton area, and work crews were brought in from Granite City to help clear up the trouble. At Edwardsville, the power company said there was isolated interruption of service west of the city up to as long as 12 hours. Bell Telephone Co. had 500 stations out of service in the Milton and Wood River areas and a power line fell at 3rd and Cherry Streets. Lightning which struck a cable at Hartford put 100 customers out of telephone service. Adding to the telephone company's storm troubles, a contractor working on school construction in Wood River accidentally cut a cable and disrupted service to about 75 cus- (Coutluued on Page a, Col. 3) GOING FOR MORE HELP Driver of a pick-up truck goes for more help after he could not pull stranded car out of water on Chessen Lane. The car, shown in water almost up to the window line, at one time was almost completely submerged. A tow truck was needed to pull the car away. WIND UPROOTS SCREENHOUSE Mrs. Ross Siglock looks at her bent- lip screenhouse which was rolled over against the residence at 3820 Omega Street by strong winds which reached an estimated 75 miles an hour in some parts of the area. The aluminum-frame shelter had been staked over the patio in foreground. 'Unwise' to Use It for Expenses By SEBASTIAN FILIPPONE Telegraph Staff Writer The much-talked-about "s u r- lus" in Alton finances for the 962 fiscal year does exist, al- hough not all in cash, but the ity would be wise not to use it or operating expenses. That was the substance of a re- x>rt to the City Council finance ommittee Monday night by Wilam Grandfield of the C. J. Ichlosser auditing firm. Grandfield said city books show- d a fund balance of $154,775, in- luding $19,000 in cash, as of larch 31, the end of the fiscal ear. He defined a fund balance as an excess of assets over liabilities. Grandfield indicated it was not considered good practice to use up the fund balance for operating expenses during the following year. He said the city needed such a "cushion" to operate on. The issue of whether the city would show a "surplus" has been argued since the end of April, and Grandfield cleared up some of the terminology involved last night. Tliree Contentions Three contentions were involved in the controversy: A. budget message by Frank Zeitlin, former city manager, which .stated that expenditures for the 1962 fiscal year "will be $112,000 less than its appropriation." A statement by former city councilmen that Zeitlin had told them the city would show a balance of "about $100,000" at the end of the fiscal year. The councilmen at their last meeting therefore added about $90,000 to the appropriation ordinance, earmarked for a new fire house, a band shell and the street tree program, with the balance going to the contingency fund. Statements by Mayor P. W. Day that the money wasn't available to cover the added appropriations. Grandfield explained the $112,000 referred to by Zeitlin as "lan- ;uage, not cash." He said the jgure was arrived at by deducing actual expenditures from the appropriation for the last fiscal year. However, he said, the city did not take in as much revenue as it had anticipated in the appropriation, and there was no accumulation of cash to match the 'language" saving. Zeitlin had not called the $112,000 a "surplus" ir a "saving." When the former Council ap- iroved the additional appropria- ion at its .final meeting in April, Jeorge Lammers referred to the .ction as "a mere bookkeeping ransaction," and said "if the Tioney isn't there, it will not be xpended." The hike in appropri- tion did not raise the tax levy. Opposed Action Mayor Day opposed the action, eclaring the city did not have IB cash to meet the appropria- on. The new Council last month dopted a resolution calling for epeal of the added appropriation, nd will act on the matter Wed- esday night. The Alton Citizens for Better overnment then adopted a reso- ution asking that the city have its uditors determine whether or not lere was such a "surplus" to over the added appropriations. Grandfield said all taxing bod- (Continuucl on Page 2, Col. 1) Springman and Lammers: Say $91,110 City Fund Justified Former Councilmen Jerome V. Springman and George M. Lammers concurred today in the opinion that the Alton city audit report justifies additional appropriations of $91,110 by the old council. Lammers said that he believes the supplemental appropriations, enacted May 22, should be allowed to stand, and should not be repealed as is proposed by the aldermanic council. He pointed out that the appropriations require no taxes. The supplemental appropriations were voted by the five- member council at its last business meeting on motion of Lammers, supported by Springman. Lammers quoted former City Manager Frank Zeitlin that the city had "carried over" more than $100,000 from last year. Said No Cash Mayor P. W. Day said there was no cash with which to meet the fund changes. The statement as to 5100,000 stirred up a minor furor as to a "missing surplus." Former Councilman Springman recently told the Telegraph that all members of the old council were well aware when acting en the appropriations that the city was not carrying over $100,000 in cash. Botli Springman and Lammers said Mayor Day knew of the fund situation which had been discussed at an executive session of the old council. In a written statement, released today, Springman said: "Never was it implied by members of the old Council that there was $100.000 in cash lying around, nor was il implied there was a 'surplus' of $100,000. "The old council had reason to believe — and still believes — that for the 1963 fiscal budget there would be available approximately $100,000 which would be derived either from prior years' revenue or from certain revenues to be received by the city in 19G3 an which had not been appropriated in tlio "token" appropriation ordinance (adopted in Aprill. Wanted Funds Available "Mayor Day not only was aware that funds would be available from prior year's revenue, but in an executive meeting of the old council he asked that these funds not be earmarked as he wanted these funds to be available in the 396-1 fiscal year to carry on until the 196-1 budget could be prepared. "The other members of the council. . . felt these funds should not go unnoted and should be earmarked. "Based on this reasoning the old council allocated most of tne $100,000 to accounts where it was felt the money would not be expended in 1963, thereby leaving the city in a cash position to meet ordinary city operating expenses at the start of the 1964 fiscal year." Wallace Defies Court, President; Bars Two Alabama Guard Is Federalized TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)—Gov. George C. Wallace barred the doors of the University of Alabama to two Negro students today and President Kennedy reacted by ordering the Alabama National Guard into federal military service. ESCORTED TO CAMPUS Negro students James Hood and Vivian Malone were driven to the University of Alabama Campus ..._ _ 0 ._ today by marshals in their futile attempt to gain ad- was *no "physical confrontation in^ mission to the university. (AP Wirephoto) Kennedy directed Secretary o: Defense Robert S. McNamara to put in active service "any or al of the units of the army nationa guard and of the air nationa guard of the state" for an indefinite period. The President acted because, he said, his commands to Gov George C. Wallace against "mi lawful obstructions of justice" had not been obeyed. Gov. Wallace barred the doors of the university to the two Negro students but federal authorities took them to the dormitories on the campus. Wallace stood in the doorway o: the registration center but there Kennedy Orders Wallace to Desist WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy commanded Alabama's governor today to "cease and desist" from any illegal obstructions of justice or "conspiracies or domestic violence" in the Alabama racial crisis. Kennedy did so by a presiden tial proclamation shortly before two Negroes were scheduled tc seek entry to the University o Alabama at Tuscaloosa in the Not Hurt When... Hit by Bolt A boll of lightning which struck just outside her home during the thunderstorm Monday, apparently used Mrs. Emmett Delaney of 3218 Hawthorne Blvd. as a conductor. Mrs. Delaney, secretary to Alton's Mayor P. W. Day, was standing beside her kitchen stove when the lightning hit outside about 6 p.m., she said. She had just plugged her electric coffeemaker into the stove outlet. "There was a terrific crash outside," Mrs. Delaney related, "the house shook and I felt an electric shock along my hand and arm, down my side and leg. My ears rang and I was deafened for a few moments." She noticed a red discoloration on her hand after the shock, she said. She was wearing bedroom slippers with foam rubber soles at the time. face of a pledge by Gov. George C. Wallace to block the doorway in person. Kennedy said he was acting under authority of the Constitution and laws of the United States. Even as the proclamation was issued here at noon, EOT, Wallace had taken up a stand at the doorway to the university. The proclamation said: "I, John F. Kennedy, President >f the United States of America under and by virtue of the author- ty vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States do command the governoi )f the State of Alabama and all other persons engaged or who nay engage in unlawful obstruc- ions of justice, assemblies, com- jinations, conspiracies or domes- ic violence in that state to cease nd desist therefrom," Andrew T. Hatcher, assistant Vhite House press secretary, told lowsnien the proclamation was iignecl by Kennedy at 11 a.m. and i.v Secretary of State Dean Rusk t 11:30. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.in. temperature Yesterday's today 70 J . high 93', low 66°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 7.6. Pool 23.3. 2.12 inches. volving the governor and the students. They sat in a car with windows rolled down outside the building to hear Wallace read a proclamation barring them. Will Kegister "They will register today, they will go to school tomorrow," Nicholas Katzcnbach, deputy U.S. attorney general, tola Wallace at the doorway. Shortly thereafter Edwin C. Guthman, information chief for the Justice Department, told newsmen that the Negro students, Miss Vivian Malone and James Hood would be registered this afternoon. Whether federal troops might be on the scene could not be immediately determined. Guthman said the registration .vould take place in Foster Aucli- orium, the building where Wai- ace had stood a few moments earlier. He said they would pass through the- doorway where Wallace had stood. The campus has more than 1,000 armed state forces sealing the entrances. However, Wallace hud said lie- fore the Negroes arrived there would be no violence. He made his gesture—and it was a dr i- matic one—and may now make no further efforts to block the integration of the school. The convoy motorcade carrying the students and federal officials arrived at the auditorium at about 10:-15 a.m. U.S. Ally. Macon Weaver and U.S. marshals rode in the first car. Miss Malone and Hood were n the second automobile. They did not got out. Tight Guard The auditorium was tightly uardecl. Patrolmen ringed the building and for nearly an hour before the students arrived only those with high security clearance were allowed inside. Wallace arrived approximately 40 minutes before the Negroes arrived. Several patrolmen watched from the roof of the auditorium. They carried tommy guns, which rested upon the parapet. Hundreds of newsmen watched the confrontation. The temperature was nearly 100 degrees. The confrontation was brief and gritty. The students left for their dormitories. In barring the two, Wallace violated a sweeping injunction issued by a federal judge at Birmingham on June 5. "I proclaim and forbid this illegal act," the 43-year-old governor said in the final line of a five-page prepared statement dealing with what he called unconstitutional interference by the United States in Alabama affairs. In barring Miss Vivian Malone ind James Hood, both 20, Walace violated a sweeping injunc- ion issued by a federal judge at Birmingham Junr 5. That order, by U.S. District Judge Seybourn H. Lynne, ruled hat Wallace could not interfere ly with tlu'ir registration, t did not ban him from the cam- HIS, however. Ki-pf IMcd-ve Wallace kept his pledge made during his campaign for governor to bar tin 1 d->or to Negroes as he solemnly read the statement. The two students were seated in an automobile outside the auditorium where students register. They arrived in a (hive-car procession while two National Guard helicopters hovered over the cam- Tho two sat in the back seat of the middle car, with two U.S. marshals on the front seat. They strained forward with the car windows rolled down, apparently trying to catch every word 01 what the governor was saying. U.S. Atty. Macon Weaver and two other federal officials left the first car in the convoy and went to the door of the auditorium. TODAY'S CHUCKLF- A bride becomes a wife when she stops lowering her eyes and starts raising her voice. (O 1063, General Features Corp.)

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