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More Numbers In Your Life: Pages 1 & 6 Inside: EDITORIAt . . .. . . PAGE 4 TELEVISION .... PAGE B SOCIAL ....... PAGE 8 OBITUARY PAGE » SPORTS PAGE 12 CLASSIFIED PAGE 14 MARKETS PAGE 14 COMICS PAGE 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SHOWERS SATURDAY Low 60, High 90 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15, 1836. 18 PAGES ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1963 Vol. CXXVIII, No. 129 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Rescue 2 Painters Overcome By Fumes Two painters overcome by paint fumes in the Hartford city water tank this morning were rescued by Sinclair Refinery Co, employes and other volunteers. Rescued and lowered by ropes to waiting ambulances were: Morrell "Jake" Jacoby, 52, of Wood River, and Charles Whitman, 33 of 1514 Bates St., Indianapolic. A third painter, Harold Lambert, 49, of 330 Elm St., Carlin- villc, who was working in the tank with the men, escaped climbed down from the tower anc ran for help. Fresh air was pumped into the lank belore rescuers entered. All victims are,employes of the W. E. Codwell Co. of Louisville I he firm contracted to repaint the 17f)-foot:-high water tower. The men started work at 8 a.m.' and after about an hour Lambert rea- li/cd all were being overcome by fumes. He managed to climb out and work his way down the tower's ladder. He ran to another group of painters working inside the Hartford water plant. The first two men on the scene lo help with the rescue were members of the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department who went atop the tank. Next on the scene were five Sinclair "high" men, three boilermakers and two painters who ascended. A total of 12 to 15 Sinclair em- ployes, counting those who were rigging equipment on the ground, were involved in the rescue of the pair. First, the Sinclair crew with an air compressor forced fresh air up a 2-inch overflow pipe into the tank. This dissipated some of the fumes and helped the victims. Next, portable resuscitators were hoisted and used as soon as the men were pulled out of the tank. The pair were then individually lowered in harness by ropes to waiting ambulances. All three were reported in satisfactory condition at Wood River Township Hospital at noon today. NAACP Here to Stage 2-Hour Demonstration A two-hour demonstration to express sympathy for the death in Alabama of Medgar Evers, murdered field representative of the National Assn. for the Advance- Alton Gets New Postal Zones July 1 A new postal zone numbering system called the "CZP-Code" will be used on all mail delivered in Alton, effective July 1, Postmaster Harold Klinke announced today. The system will utilize five digits, applying to the patron's residence or business, and will be put into effect all over the United States in post offices of 50 or more postal carriers or who anticipate having 50 carriers in the next 10 years. Under the system a three-digit prefix will be used by all mailers, post office box holders, offices, business houses, homes, industries and so on. The prefix for Alton will be 620, To this prefix will be added a two-digit numeral according to where the individual's mail is de- livered. These prefixes are as follows: Delivery by carriers from the main post office on two-trip business routes—02; delivery by carrier from the main post office on one-trip routes — 03; delivery of mail through lock boxes at the mair post office — 04; and delivery by carriers from the Upper Alton station — 05. What Numbers Mean The three-digit number, 620, has a designation of its own, Klinke said. The number 6 stands for Illinois, the 2 stands for the section and the zero stands for the city of Alton. The remaining two numbers of the five digits to be used designates the neighborhood of the residence or business. For example, Klinke said, if a business or residence is located on a two-trip carrier route, the ZIP- Code will be 62002. (Two-trip routes cover the downtown business section and the business section on and off Broadway as far as 1000 East Broadway.) If a patron resides in the downtown residential area, North side area, Middletown or East End area served from the main post office, he will use the ZIP-Code numerals 62003. Mail received through a rented post office lock box will carry the numerals 62004. Those patrons residing in territory served by the Upper Alton station, including Rural Route 1 of Alton, mounted routes serving T u 1 a n e Street, Oakwood Road from Tulane East, Humbert Road area, and carrier service of Upper Alton, Milton, North Rodgers, Washington Avenue south through the 900 bloc k, East Broadway from 1850 to Wood River bridge, will carry the numerals G2005. Proper Addressing The code number will follow the city and state in addresses on the envelope or package. Klinke said, thus: Postmaster Harold Klinke U.S. Post Office Alton, Illinois 6200-1. Beginning next week, letters will be sent from the Alton post office to every resident and business establishment in the city, informing them exactly what their particular number will be. He urged that all residents of Alton learn their ZIP-Code number and use it on all their correspondence by including it in the return address. Also, he added, in answering mail, ZlP-Codes taken from return addresses on incoming mail should be used. The new system, called ZIP for Zone Improvement Program, is intended to speed the delivery of mail and improve the distribution of mail after it reaches its destination. Klinke said that when it ir in full operation it will provde the United States with the most modern system of mail distribution and dispatch ever devised. "However," he added, "in order to assure an improved mail service, it is vital that all of us learn and use the ZIP-Code number for our particular area." Since only offices with 30 or more carriers will use the system, cities such as Wood River. East Alton and Edwardsville will be excluded. Need Vote to Buy Water Co. Approval by the voters of Alton would be required before the city could acquire the Alton Water Co., the Telegraph learned mcnt of Colored People, will be held in downtown Alton Saturday. Clarence Willis, president of the Alton branch of the NAACP, said the demonstration will be "small" —by probably not more than five or six persons. It will be staged between 11 a. m. and 1 p.m., the same time as the funeral of Evers and is part of the protest demonstrations over his murder being carried ou throughout the country, Willis said. He said the demonstrators will walk the streets with placards denouncing the killing. At the regular meeting of the Alton branch Tuesday night, Wills added, plans will be discussed for staging mass demonstration, n the Alton area, pointing up the housing and employment prob- ems facing Negroes in the area. today. The proposition submitted to voters would have to include price to be paid for the utility and the amount of revenue bonds to be issued to finance the acquisition. Therefore, the Telegraph learned, the city would presumably lave to go through the expense and time entailed in condemnation proceedings before the issue could be submitted to vot- ;rs. A simple majority of those vot- ng on the question would be sufficient for approval. The City Council Wednesday night initiated efforts toward acquisition by authorizing Mayor P. W. Day to seek Illinois Commerce Commission approval of condemnation proceedings if the company should decline to sell through negotiations. Frank McAndrcw of Rich mond, Ind., president of the Al ton Water Co., indicated to the Telegraph today the company had not changed its decision not to sell :he company to the city. The company on three different occasions since 1957 has indicated to the city representatives it would not sell the utility to the city. It was not immediately known how the city would finance expenses involved in condemnation proceedings. It was believed the costs of such action could come from revenue bonds if the project goes through. However, the expenses would have to be othcrwisi financed if the city did not ac- A dramatic rescue of two semi-conscious painters who lay helpless in the Hartford water tower tank this morning after they were overcome by paint fumes is shown in these pictures, At top one of the victims is lowered, second picture shows waiting rescuers and finally in stretcher ready tor trip to hospital. quire the company after condemnation proceedings. Not Commuted to Buy The Council indicated Wednesday night it was not committing itself lo acquisition of the company, but was merely authorizing a request for needed ICC approval while it moved ahead on other fronts to study feasibility of the project. Efforts toward city acquisition of the water company have continued intermittently since 1957. J. F. Schlafly Jr., legal consultant to the city for water and sewer affairs, said today a public referendum on the question was provided for under the Illinois municipal code. He described the steps neces sary before acquisition as follows: The city would first have to negotiate with company officials for purchase of the water company. If no agreement is reached, and the city receives ICC approval fon condemnation as expected, tno city would then institute condemnation proceedings in the courts. After hearings and testimony by experts, the court and the jury would set a price for acquisition of the water company. If the city regarded the price set as excessive, it could drop the project and not be committed to go through ivith acquisition. If the city decides otherwise', it .would enact an ordinance pro- 'iding for acquisition of tho wat- T company, describing the property involved, the cost involved and the amount of revenue bonds o be issued to finance the project. Procedure for ICIt'ction condemnation proceedings before it submitted the question to the voters. However, he said, it did provide that costs and amount of revenue bonds be included on the ballot, and this could not be done until a price had been established in the courts. A fair value for rate making purposes of $4,650,000 was set on the company by the ICC in February. However, it svas believed cost of acquisition would exceed that amount. Schlafly said Mt. Vernon acquired its water utility through condemnation proceedings in 1957. The company tested the constitutionality of such acquisition in courts and the State Supreme Court upheld the city's right to acquire the utility through condemnation. Water Co. To Resist City Move Efforts of Alton to acquire the Alton Water Co. for public opera :ion would probably be resisted, the company president told the Telegraph today from his Richmond, Ind., headquarters. He expressed surprise at the action of the City Council Wednesday night authorizing the mayor to seek Illinois Commerce Commission approval for city acquisition of the utility through condemnation. "I don't see what is to be gained," he said. "We have served Alton well over the years, providing the water supply and' meeting public health service standards. We have participated in the growth of the community and take pride in our service." He indicated the company had not changed its position in declining to sell to the city, but he ARREST FLAG WAVERS JACKSON, Miss.—Jackson Deputy Police Chief waving American flags, began a march. Two'blocks J. L. Ray uses megaphone to inform portion of the 100 Negroes demonstrating that they are under arrest. The Negroes met at the Pearl St. AME church and, later police stopped and arrested them, photo) (AP Wire- "was not at liberty to make any definite comment yet." The company has indicated to city representatives three times since 1957 that it did not want to sell the utility to the city. "We are in business to operate water companies, not sell them," lie said. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Money talks — but the only thing it says to most people is"Good-bye." (£) 1063. General Features Corp.) Negroes to Demonstrate In St. Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rev Frank Madison Reid, pastor of the St. James A. M. E. Church said today that a mass demonstration protesting what he callec racial segregation practices by the St. Louis school board will be held June 20. Reid said he expects from 2,000 lo 5,000 demonstrators to gather at the board of education offices n downtown St. Louis for the demonstration. He said the Thursday demonstration will be part of a continuing plan for action against the school board by the Committee for Parents of Transported Pupils. Reid said that in a meeting Thursday night it also was decided to organize a boycott of segregated public school classes n September. "Next Thursday's demonstra- ion is planned to dramatize the •esentment of the Negro community against the failure of the school board to adopt an unequivocal policy of maximum in- egration of teachers and pupils," he St. Louis chapter of the Na- ional Association for the Adof Colored people 'ancement ;aid. Jackson Marches, Unrest Continue By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY JACKSON, Miss. (AP)—An air of forboding hung over this city today as Negro leaders signalled for a "March, March, March" strategy and prepared a dramatic funeral for a slain civil rights leader. Police and FBI agents pursuec clues into several states in theii hunt for the sniper who ambushec Medgar W. Evers, a field sccre tary of the National Association Eor the Advancement of Colorec People, early Wednesday. Evidence found near the scene of the murder had been rushed to the P'BI laboratories in Washing ton, but so far there was no solu tion of the crime. Fingerprint The evidence included one fingerprint found on a rifle evidently used to kill Evers as he preparec :o enter his home. Civil rights leaders from many states are expected to attend the uneral of Evers at the Negro Masonic Temple Saturday. It was mnounced that Fvers, a veteran of World War II. would b" buried n Arlington National Cemetery some time next week, Negro leaders rallied then- fnl- owers to press forward with their street marches in piotest 'igainst 'ncial barriers. Such denunstra- ions led Thursday to 90 arrests, Storm Damage Rain., High Winds Whip Area as Funnel Misses Within 90 days of enactment of ordinance, the proposition would have to be submitted to the voters. Information on the ballot would include cost of acquisition and amount of revenue bonds to be sold. If the issue were approved, the city would go ahead with condemnation and ultimate acquisition and operation of the utility. If the proposition receives less than a favorable majority, the project svould be nullified. Schlafly said the state law did not make clear whether the city was required to go through svith Rain and high winds that struck the Telegraph area about 3:30 p. m. Thursday caused several injuries, some crop damage, flooding and numerous automobile accidents. A funnel cloud was sighted south of Jerseyville. The funnel was high up and dipping, but it did not touch ground. At Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 10 miles southwest of Carrollton 100 children attending a session of vacation Bible school were hastily taken to their homes as the force of the storm bore down on the buildings, breaking windows and damaging the roof. Electric wiring was torn from the building. Sm a 11 farm buildings \v e r e J blown about the countryside in Greene County and some lando.l in country roads, blocking traffic. Carrollton Sales Barn east of Carrollton was badly damaged by the winds. The entire center of the large structure was demolished. A house trailer at Beth-Mor Mobile Home Park in Bethalto, whose occupants were not at home at the time, was blown over. jured were Kim Randolph, 11, of 92 Cedar Drive, Alton, who was cut extensively over his body when glass in a storm door shattered as the door blew shut; and Mrs. Norman Shewmaker, 42, of Cottage Hills, who underwent surgery for a laceration to her i-ght and some club-swinging by poli. A white professor who joined in the demonstrations got a he" i's reception when he ; ppeared in a bloodied shirt Thursday night f.l a rally of hymn-.sii ging, cheering Negroes at the Aft lean Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Blair Street. Prof. John Sailor, 29, who hails from Flagstaff, Ariz., had a bandage on his head where a police club struck, and his blood-stained blue sweatshirt was lorn down (he middle. Released on Bund He said he had just been re leased in $200 bond un charges o disturbing the peace and resistin arrest. Sailer, a square-jawed man wit burning blue eyes, re.i<.|- es sociol ogy at Tougaloo Southern Chvis Jan College near here, a s^hon attended mostly by Negroes. The body of Evers lay for th( time in a Negro funeral par'oi where the slain man s widow a! )iost collapsed when slv came lo view it in its slate-gray c:i.sket Falling across the coltin, she cissed the dead man's face, wins >ered in his ear, ran her fingers hiough his hair. Negro leaders made no progress vhen they met Tlnusday with tfayor Allen Thompson in anrther ffort to lower race barriers. He told them that N'ugro po'ice- nen and school crossing <;uard'. vill be appointed as previously promised; but he :vit"vaii'd hi;stand against a prim? Negro demand, appointment of L itudy committee 10 suitlv sui": hings as Negro job opportunities and desegregation of ea'in^ places and schools. "I know how such committees operate and I know work," the mayor said. don't wrist whrn she was cut by glass i The Negro leaders' versi »i of from a broken storm door at her home. The most serious injuries were; Alton Dam recorded 1.34 inches suffered by two Alton girls who j of rain in the 24 hours up to 7 received fractured legs when their a.m. today, car went out of control after run- There svere two inches of rain ning through water standing on! eported at Jerseyville with as Rte. 100. The car crashed into an-i much as five inches falling in other machine. Four injuries were reported when storm doors flew open during the high winds and cut occupants of homes. Most seriously in- some Jersey County localities. Three inches fell at Hardin. Damage to crops was caused by hail and water collecting in low fields, the conference was given later at the NAACP rally in the church, where some 500 ooop.'l linked hands and swayed ;'s they sang and cheered in the steaming li.-at. DATA,\TTHKD\iM 8 a.in. temperature Yesterday's today 73 high HI Mow (i-r Klver state below Precipitation duin at 8 a.m. 82 Pool 23.3. 24 hrs to 8 a.m. Inches. Labor Backs Kennedy on Civil Rights WASHINGTON (API—President Kennedy has asked labor uni in officials to join the federal government in a massive attark f>n job discrimination. And he got a long-distance pledge from AFL-CIO President George Meany that the unions will support him. The President made his appeal Thursday as he conferred at ength with more than 280 union representatives at the White rlouse. After the session, one labor eader said Kennedy made five major requests of the AFL-CIO 'or what he termed "this Bummer of determined effort." The points were listed this way: 1. The President asked the AFL- CIO to set up a top-level committee to work with the administration in a concerted drive on job discrimination. 2. Kennedy asked for all-out support from t he trade ui.ion movement for his legislative package of social and economic measures. 3. He urged an all-out camp-ugn to build up voter registrations, particularly a m o n g minority groups. 4. He called on international Christine Says Red Was Spy It) ANTHONY WHITE LONDON (APi - Party girl Christine Keelrr has disclosed that a Soviet naval attache tried to }jet her to obtain nuclear secrets from former War Minister John Profumo. her paramour. , This report blew th< espionage 'aspects of the sex scandal wide open today and dealt a serious Inrw blow to Prime Minister Har|old Macmillan. already fighting for his political life. The disclosure came from Miss 'Heeler's own attorney, Michael H. B. Eddowes, who delivered a letter to Macmillan personally Thursday. This morning Macmillan summoned his two top security aides, Homo Secretary Henry Brooke— who is head of all police units in Britain—and Lord Dilhorne, head of the judiciary. New Probe There was speculation Macmillan would order a new inquiry into the scandal. Lord Dilhorne already had conducted a secret inquiry and reported that Profumo never disclosed secrets when he shared the favors of Miss Keeler with the Soviet naval attache, Capt. Yevgeny Ivanov. 'Macmillan's aides said both the security services and the prime minister had known about Eddowes' information for some time and it had been investigated by Dilhorne. "The prime minister will deal with it during the debate in the Commons on Monday," one official said. Eddowes released the text of his letter to the press. He said he did so because, so far as he knew, Scotland Yard's Special Branch, which deals with security offenses, has ignored the same information when he gave it to them in March. The letter said Miss Keeler, 22, told her lawyer that Ivanov had asked her to obtain from Profumo the date of delivery of nuclear warheads to West Germany. Broke Scandal Speaking to newsmen, Eddwes said he had been a patient of Dr. Stephen Ward, 50, an osteopath now awaiting trial on charges of living on the earning of prostitution. It was Ward who broke the scandal wide open by making public Profumo's illicit relations with Miss Keller. Eddowes said he met Miss Keeler briefly at Ward's apartment. Later she asked him for legal advice after John Edgecombe, her discarded Negro lover, shot at her. She then told him of her affairs with Ivanov and Profumo. Eddowes added, "Realizing the possible implication of this, I asked, 'Did Ivanov ever ask you to get information from Mr. Pro- fumo?' "She replied, 'He asked me to obtain the date of delivery of nuclear warheads to West Germany.' " Eddowes said Christine told him she did not in fact get any information from Profumo and he, as an experienced lawyer, was sure she was telling the truth. Political sources said it is now virtually certain that the whole Profumo scandal will go before a public inquiry—either a judicial tribunal or an investigating committee of the House of Commons. New Cars in '64 Must Have Seat was quoted as saying: "As I look Belts 111 HHllOlS unions to put more Negroes inj position of responsibility. Kennetlv around this room, there are loo many white faces, buiii down: SPRINGFIELD, III. iAP.)—All there and up here." I new cars sold in Illir,. is 5. He proposed that Hie unions jJune 30 next year will have to r>:' ake the initiative in foiv.iin..; hi-Equipped with racial councils, across, trn sets of sear Found Dead In Fume-Filled Home Garage nation, 'safety belts. 1 A bill with this requirement was signed Thursday by i",ov. Otto 'K'erner. The new lusv was .-non(sponsored by Sens. Josep.'i DC La jCour and Robert Cherry, Cmca.^) I Democrats, who said :,oat belt? •have proved to be important in I reducing injuries in traffic acci- j dents. William F. Lanhnm, 80, of 1221 j Kerner also signed H bill for- Centrul Ave.. Alton, was found bidding school boards to erect or dead in his car at 11:45 this {acquire school buildings m such a norning. police reported. j manner as to promote racicl scg- The body was discoverer! by| rega tion in schools. his father-in-law, John Dunne-; Other bills signed by Keener in- jan, of (ho same Central ad- 1 elude those: Iress, in the ear in the garage j Requiring motorcycle's to carry vith the motor running. The : and exhibit driving limits and garage doors were closed. 'prohibiting use of parking lights Police said they were told; by vehicles moving on Highways. nham had heon in ill health! Repealing provision for n state md under a doctor's care. He was employed at Laelede led Co. conservation education school at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

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