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Inside i MARKETS :: ::: PAG SOCIAL PAGE 18 SPORTS PAGE 29 COMICS ' . PAGE S4 TELEVISION . . I PAGE 35 CLASSIFIED PAGE 36 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years CLOUDY THURSDAY Low G5, High 85 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January IS, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 127 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1963 40 PAGES No Place For Race Here: JFK WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy has warned the nation that discrimination against Negroes has lighted "fires of frustration and discord" that threaten lives and the public safety. The President outlined a broad legislative program he will propose to Congress next week. He said It will be based on the proposition "that race has no place In American life or law." A great change Is at hand, he said, and "our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all." Kennedy appeared Tuesday evening on radio and television in a fireside civil rights lecture to Americans of both North and South only hours after Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace bowed to federal pressure and stepped aside to let two Negro students register at the previously all- white University of Alabama "I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents," said Kennedy. Not Just White "When Americans are sent to Viet Nam or West Berlin, we do not ask for whites only," he said. "It ought to be possible, therefore, for American students of any color to attend any public 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. LET ME OUTl NAACP Official Slain at Jackson; Alabama U. Quiet Jcanie Ann Moore, three-year-old Hartford girl who was burned over 40 per cent of her body last April, is going home from the hospital today. She was photographed at Alton Memorial Hospital where she had undergone treatment. institution they select without having to be backed up by troops." "In short," Kennedy added, "every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his chisdren to be treated. But this is not the case." Kennedy, declaring that America faces "a moral crisis as a country and as a people," said he will ask Congress to make a civil rights commitment "it has not fully made in this century." The President said he will propose legislation that would: 1. Prohibit stores, hotels, restaurants and theaters from dis- Says Bank Foes 'Short-Sighted' Opponents of limited branch banking in Illinois today were described as "short-sighted" and "serving only their own self- interest" by an Alton banker as the banking bill was defeated in the legislature for the third time this morning. "People need limited branch Tony Pro Convicted of Extortion criminating against Negroes. 2. Allow the federal government to take a more active part in court suits aimed at desegregating public schools. 3. Afford greater protection for Negroes' right to vote. Acknowledging the new laws are not enough, Kennedy said, however, that in too many parts of the country wrongs are inflicted on Negroes because they have no remedies at law—and "unless the Congress acts, their only remedy is the street." Backing In Congress, leaders of both parties promised to put their shoulders to the wheel. "I recognize that Congress has a responsibility in this field," said Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen, "and there should be some action in this session on effective civil rights legislation. To this end I will devote my best efforts." Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield predicted, "We'll have civil rights legislation at this session and it looks like we will be in session for the remainder of the year." House Speaker John W. McCormack, D-Mass., said the President's speech "would have NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano powerful leader of the New Jersey Teamsters been Union found Joint guilty Council, has of extorting $17,100 from a New York trucking firm. The verdict against the chunky, 46-year-old Provenzano was delivered Tuesday night by a U.S. District Court jury of six men and six women. They received the case Monday. Provenzano faces a maximum banking in Illinois," said Lawrence Keller, president of the Alton Banking and Trust Co. "The bankers who opposed it are not considering the needs of the people." "They won't even support a banking facilities law, which would allow banks that are hemmed in, like, ours, to provide drive-in facilities within 1500 feet of the main office. The present law but allows us to not a street, sentence of 20 years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Judge Robert Shaw said a sentencing date would be set after Provenzano, who is at liberty in $2,500 bail reports to his probation officer Thursday. Provenzano was accused of extorting $17,100 from Dorn Transportation, Inc., of Ren.sselaei', N.Y., from 1952-59 to insure labor peace at its Secaucus, N.J., terminal, where drovers of Local 560 were employed. Child Prostitute Involved in Case Of Man, Woman A woman charged with accepting money from a 13-year-old pros- facilities." Keller's comments came after the House rejected a bill to provide limited branch banking by a vote of 113-40. The House banking committee had earlier voted 32-4 to recommend against passage of the bill. This was the third straight session of the legislature in which a limited branch banking law was rejected. Keller said a combination of "the 547 one-bank towns in Illinois," the currency exchanges and the savings and loan associations joined to oppose the bill. "Bankers in the one - bank towns," he said, "have a virtual monopoly in banking, and they are afraid of competition. They are fearful that if branch banking comes in, they will not have a monopoly in their communities. AirReduction Picks Alton As Plant Site The Air Reduction Co., a New York firm with a distribution station in Alton, will build a $9,000,000 plant at Alton to make industrial gases, the Telegraph learned today. Neither the location of the new plant nor when the date of construction will begin was immediately known. A one mile oxygen pipeline will be built from the Alton plant to the Laclede Steel Co. mill, it was learned. cross an alley, Liquid nitrogen production will to set up. such be sold to McDonnell Aim-aft Corp. in St. Louis for use in space simulation chambers to'test missiles and rockets. The company also said it will spend $5,500,000 to expand its five- year-old industrial gas plant near Los Aangeles. Recovery of Burned Girl Said Amazing Little Jeanie Ann Moore, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Moore, 104 E. Maple St., Hartford, is going home from the hospital 2 Negroes Attending Classes By RELMAN MOBIN TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP)—Two Negroes—a girl and boy—went to their first classes at the University of Alabama today and white students extended friendly hands in an atmosphere of tranquility. Two girls walked with Vivian Malone as she went from her dormitory to a classroom building. They chatted as they strolled. And a white youth called James A. Hood "Jimmy" in advising him that he had taken the wrong turn along the tree-lined campus at one point. Across from Comer Hall, where Miss Malone went to study business administration, a National Guardsman in green fatigue uniform stood. Nearby were three federal marshals. Marshals Follow The marshals had followed the 20-year-old Negro discreetly in a car from her domritory a quarter of a mile away. The car was well behind Miss Malone and two white coeds who chatted with her as they walked along to class. One State Highway Patrol car drove around the area. But there were no crowds and no incidents. Students at the university seemed to take the situation in stride. Hood, 20, the other Negro admitted to the school Tuesday un- protection TO FIRST CLASS great weight with the country as well as Congress." But from a southern Democrat came warnings of filibuster and * _. luesda ^ violence. "If the President tries to enforce his legislative proposals titute who allegedly consorted with an elderly resident of 01 i n Home in East Alton was fined think it will mean violence," said Sen. Allen J. Ellender, D-La. "The threat I just heard tonight that the Negroes will lie in the streets if there is a filibuster— which there will be—will mean a lot of bloodshed.. I'm sorry this is what is in store—more violence, tion." bloodshed without ques- TODAY'S CHUCKLE There's only one difference between learning to drive a car and learning to play golf. When you learn to play golf, you don't hit anything. «D 1963, General Features Corp,) The Olin Home resident, Wiley Busker, 69, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. This morning Busker waived preliminary hearing before Wood River Police Magistrate 0. W, Vernor and was bound over to the Madison County Grand Jury. He was freed under $5,000 bond. The woman, Mrs. Mary Forgey of 843 Old St. Louis Rd., Wood River, pleaded guilty before Vernor during a preliminary hearing. Vernor stayed $400 of the $500 fine. On May 9 Busker pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in connection with another 13-year- old girl and was fined $500. The girl was remanded to j venlle authorities. "The currency exchanges are politically strong and have lots of funds in the fight. They also have a great deal of influence over the many Chicago members of the banking committee." Keller said the bill would probably be presented again at the next session of the General Assembly, but "no decision has been made yet on the future." Soviets Report on Radar Probe of Mars MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet scientists reported Tuesday that a 22- million mile radar probe of Mars showed sizable flat areas on the planet's surface. The news agency Tass said (hi 1 probe was made last February. It said the radio waves took over 11 minutes to travel to Mars and back. der National Guard also was unescorted. The huge campus quadrangl was thronged with students hurry ing to clashes. A few newsmen were present Otherwise, it looked like the star of a normal day on the campus Hood, walking to his first class started to take a wrong turn. A student in a short-sleevec shirt saw him and called, "Hey, Jimmy, it's over this way." Hood smiled his thanks. The two students enrolled Tuesday when segregation's wall around Alabama public schools cracked behind federalized National Guardsmen. Miss Malone is studying business administration and Hood's major will be psychology. Third Negro A third Negro student, Dave today after an amazing recovery from critical burns. The tot was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital April 22 with burns over 40 per cent of her body, suffered when the contents of a vaporizer spilled on her. Fast work by doctors at the hospital after the accident contributed to the girl's recovery. Burns over 40 per cent of the body are usually fatal. Jeanie underwent many skin grafts. The accident occurred when the girl, undergoing treatment home for a cold, crawled out bed during the night and tripped ver the vaporizer cord and spill ed the hot steam over her body. McGlathery, plans Thursday at the DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's hlRh79'. low 67°. Precipitation 24 hrs. to 8 n.m. None. today 62" River stage below dam at 8 a.m. 7.2. Pool 23.2. Kids Play and... Jet's Had It! HILLSBORO, 111. (AP)—The city is giving a jet airplane back to the Air Force complaining it could not hold up under punishment from children. The single seat F85 jet fighter of the 1940s was placed two years ago in a municipal playground for youngsters' use. The City Council voted Tuesday night to have it hauled back to Scott Air Force Base, Belleville. Officials said in a report children had stripped metal from the fuselage, had pulled loose interior wiring, and had shattered the aircraft's bullet- resistant window panes. Flag Day Friday Sales Tax on Old Glory Hits Holiday Observance to enroll university Huntsville center, 150 miles nortl east of Tuscaloosa. Gov. Georg C. Wallace declined to say whet] er he will stand in the doorwa there as he did futilely her Tuesday. He turned back federal official and delayed registration of th two Negroes only briefly at th University of Alabama. Then h yielded to an Alabama-born gen eral of the state's 17,000-man Na tional Guard, federalized by pres idential order. The breaching of the racial wa in Alabama, which had been th only state without token Integra at lion in public schools, provided of dramatic prelude to a demand b President Kennedy for obliteratio of color lines in the nation. Kennedy said Tuesday night a nationwide radio-televisio broadcast that he will seek un precedented legislation next svee to eradicate racial bariers in pr vate businesses serving the pub lie. This includes hotels, restau rants, theaters and retail stores. Ask Commitment "I shall ask the Congress . . to make a commitment it has no fully made in this century to th proposition that race has no place in American life or law," the President said. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —Vivian Malone, center, walks to her first class at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa today. Two unidentified white girls accompany the Negro coed who enrolled Tuesday. No troops or marshals accompanied her. (AP Wirephoto) Housing Bill to Get Only Sketchy Notice Illinois sales tax regulations are making more difficult the promotion of a full observance of Flag Day, several sources said today. Flag Day is this Friday. Willfard Ice, downstate supervisor of rules and regulations of the Illinois Internal Revenue Dept. said there is no exemption from sales tax in the selling of U.S. flags. Before 1961 a non-profit organization could sell the flags without such a tax, he said. The change has caused some private firms to discontinue the, patriotic gesture of selling flags at cost. One Alton dealer selling a flag kit must charge a 10-cent sales tax on the $2.57 purchase. However, flown each more flags year despite are the dampening effect of the sales tax, a store owner said. But it would catch on faster withoul the tax, he added. The largest flag that will be flown in Alton Friday is the 10-by-15-foot one at the Bank of Alton on Washington Avenue. The largest flag in the country is displayed by the Hudson Dept. store of Detroit. That flag is 235 by 104-feet and covers seven stories of the bulking. Representatives of various veteran organizations in Allon lave pointed up the lack of in- ;erest in patriotic observances. In 1942 Congress proclaimed * set of rules for the displaying and honoring the flag which is ailed the Flag Code, A violation of the code provides for a fine up to $250 and a jail sentence up to six-months. Buddhists Riot Against South Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —Milling crowds gathered in front of Buddhist pagodas today for memorial services for a monk who burned himself to death in protest against President Ngo Dinh Diom's religious policies. Combat police in battle dress blockaded at least five pagodas, including the one wher« the monk's body lay. Monks said police granted permission for about 100 Buddhists at a time to enter the building to pay homage. One pagoda defied a government ban and flew a giant five- colored Buddhist flag until police ordered it down. The propose'd housing ordinance designed to make possible urban renewal of Dogtown, will have only sketchy attention tonight rom Alton city council, the hous- ng committee chairman said today. On the other hand, broader as- iccts of the presently-stalled ur- ian renewal program are expect- d to be brought up by represen- atives of the Area Federation of -.r.bor. Alderman Elvis Tarrant, chairman of the council's housing committee, to which was referred a housing ordinance recommended by the City Plan Commission, said that his committee will seek any further time for • submitting recommendations. "The committee will report to- night," said Tarrant, "but the report will be short and sweet. It will merely ask the housing ordinance be laid over in committee to the next meeting." 'Needs More Time' "The housing committee has beam work," Tarrant added, "but it needs more time. Before compiling our report we want to be sure it is based on solid facts with no guess work." No housing ordinance is presently before the council by formal introduction. The copy in hand was referred to the committee for a report which might give the ordinance formal introduction. From an outside angle, the housing measure also will be brought before the city legislators. Three representatives of Alton- Wood River Area Federation of Labor have been named to address the council on the urban renewal ordinance, and the privilege of council floor has been requested for them. They are Buddy Davis, Jerry Dalton, and Arvil Pickering. Urged Favorable Action A month ago the Federation urged city officials to take favorable action to bring about urban redevelopment of Dogtown (East End Place). By resolution, it expressed its support of the renewal program as based on the proposed housing ordinance "providing for inspections only by due process of law." Also expected to be heard by the council tonight is James LaMarsh, acting manager of Alton Municipal Band, who will speak in connection with a petition by 3,066 signers asking that a tax to maintain the Muny Band be retained. A resolution proposing elimination of the band tax is pending before the council, and is slated for a report by the band commit- Murder Weapon Recovered Bl I.LKT1.V JACKSON, Miss. IP) — Chief of Detectives At. B. IMnree snid today police luivc, found the murder rifle used in the killing of Metlgiir W. Evers. JACKSON, Miss. (AP)—Medgar W. Evers, one of the Negro leaders in the massive civil disobedience campaign against racial discrimination in Jackson, was shot to death in (he driveway of his home early today. Police launched a widespread search for his assassin. They said they had no definite leads. Evers, 37, Mississippi field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, died at University Medical Center about 50 minutes after he was shot. Chief of Detectives M. B. Pierce called the shooting "most unfortunate." He asked the FBf to assist in the investigation. In New York, Roy T. Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP, said the death of Evers "demonstrates anew the blind and murderous hatred which obsesses too many Mississippians." "In their ignorance they believe that by killing a brave, dedicated and resourceful leader of the civil rights struggle they can kill the movement for human rights. They cannot." $10,000 Reward Wilkins said the NAAC'P was posting a $10,000 reward for Evers' assassin. Evers was shot as he stepped out of his car about 12:30 a.m. He had been in his offices conferring with NAACP attorneys after an integration rally. The bullet struck Evers in the right side of his back, passed through bis body and smashed into his house. The slug went through a plate glass window at an angle, pierced a wall and hit * refrigerator. The bullet bounced off the refrigerator onto a counter near the sink. Police found it beneath a vatermelon. Police said the weapon was apparently a 30-30 rifle, a weapon commonly used for deer hunting in this area. Officers said the assassin was probably 150 feet away from Evers. tee, headed nell Jr. by John E. McCon- Later, Willie Mae Bishop, a white teen-ager who lives near the spot where officers believe the shot was fired, told newsmen she saw three men running away from the scene. Evers was carrying several NAACP sweatshirts when he stepped from his car and was shot. 'Jim Crow Must Go' The blood-spattered shirts, bearing the legend "Jim Crow Must Go.," remained in the driveway for several hours. TRAIUS END JACKSON, Miss.—Bloody trail shows path where mortally wounded Medgar Evers, field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, sought to make it into his house after being shot by a 80-30 caliber bullet in the back. (AP Wirephoto) Macmillan Gets Backing C? Of Cabinet By TOM KEKOV LONDON (AP)—Prime Minister Harold Macmillan held an emergency Cabinet meeting tixlay andj reportedly persuaded his shaken ministers to back his handling ol the Profumo vice scandal. None of the ministers would speak publicly about the meeting and, in fact, none of them looked very happy about it. But the usually well-informed British Press Association said it was evident thai the meeting "was a harmonious one and that there may well be a unanimity of view." These facts leaked out: —The Cabinet received the report of an inquiry into whether resigned War Minister John Pro- fumo violated security in his relations with model Christine Keeler who was having an affair at the navy cap- same time with Soviet tain, Eugene Ivanov. —Decisions were readied on tactics to restore Conservative par- its lowest ebb crisis which Anthony Eden, ty confidence, at since the Suez brought down Sir then prime minister. Evers staggered past his station wagon, parked in the driveway, and collapsed in the carport. His wife, Merle Beasley Evers, 30, became hysterical when she saw her husband. Afterward, the grief-stricken Mrs. Evers said. "The children, we were up. And the children fame out and tried to talk to their Daddy." Police said they believed the assassin fired from a vacant lot across a triangular shaped vacant lot where 1 twi. streets converge. Houston \Vells, 3(1, a NVijro furniture dealer and another nemh- bor, C. Quinn, summoned police. A cruising patrol car was on the scene in less than two minutes, Wells said. Police units converged on livers' modest, frame house in N ( rih Jackson. Hours later they were questioning neighbors. Small groups of Negroes—nuny in nightelothes—huddled on porches. Three t'liiUIivn The couple had three children, Darrell Konyathi, II); Deni:;o, 8; and Van Dyke, 3. Evers, who would have been 3S on July 2, spoke to Tuesday night':, integration rally ''n the Nero Masonic Temple where NAAPP offices are locals!. He urged continued participa- :ion by Negroes in protj.si clenuin- :rations and expressed confi- lence they would "win the battle." "We will do everything pessihle to apprehend the guilty party or parties," said Pierce.