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Inside: EDITORIAL ..... PAGE 4 SOCIAL PAGE 8 SPORTS PAGE » TELEVISION .... PAGE 8 COMICS ....... PAGE 12 CLASSIFIED PAGE IS OBITUARY PAGE 13 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 CLOUDY SUNDAY: Low 66, High 87 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIIi, NO. 130 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Weaver to Check Alton Urban Renewal Status PROTEST NAACP LEADER SLAYING Insist on Humanitities Perverse Printers Delay Diplomas By GEORGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer The 10 who received degrees in the Afield of humanities from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Friday night didn't get their diplomas because some printer goofed—not once, but .twice. In the first order of diplomas, those proclaiming that the holder had successfully qualified for a degree in humanities, the printer misspelled the word "humanitites." John H. Schnabel, the university registrar, returned the diplomas to the printer to be corrected and they got back to the Edwardsville campus a couple of days ago—but the printer had done it again. "Humanities" had come out "humanitites" a second time. Again the diplomas were returned to the printer, but they didn't arrive back in time for the Friday ceremonies at the Edwardsville campus. • This morning Schnabel said the diplomas had arrived in the morning mail with "humanities" correctly spelled. Those entitled to them may pick them up at the registrar's office or they will be sent out by registered mail, Schnabel said. County to Hear Alton OnZJoning For the first time since Madison County zoning was adopted last February, Alton has been notified it may participate in a public hearing on a petition for a change in a county zoning classification. Alton's right to take part in the hearing is because the property concerned is located within the IV^-mile area bordering the city within which it holds subdividing jurisdiction because of its city plan. The rezoning application is that of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Hoskins who ask county rezoning of their Godfrey township home premises of 2<& acres at 3050 Godfrey Road (Route 67) from R-3, single family residence district, to B-2, general business district. Mrs. Hoskins said today that they have no definite plan in mind as to the future of their tract, but desire only to have it reclassified so as to be salable. Because of other business enterprise in the neighborhood, Mrs. Hoskins explained, the only future for sale of.their tract, larger than needed for their residence, is for commercial use. The property is two doors north of a bowling alley, she said. It is just opposite a new motel and also a service station, now under construction, and the situation is such the tract has no future for further residential development. The county Board of Appeals has set a hearing on the rezoning application for 11 a.m. June 28 on the premises. Formal notice to the city of the public hearing was received Friday afternoon by City Clerk Paul Price who referred it to Mayor P. W. Day as chairman of the Alton city plan commission. City Counselor J. W. Hoefert said today that under the state planning commission act, the city has a right to be consulted in regard to any zone changes within the I'/a-mile area about the city, and, should the city object to any proposed changes, t h e county board would have to override the city by a two-thirds vote to approve the change. City Council would have opportunity, if it so chose, to act in the present zoning application at its June 26 meeting. Joseph Hoskins, a former Alton business man, now operates the Godfrey package liquor store. The Madison County Board of Appeals also has a petition of Robert G. Vassier for a special use permit to permit erection of a duplex dwelling on his tract at 5547 Humbert Road which is in an R-3, one-family district. The board has set a hearing on June 28 in the highway department conference room in t h o county court house, Edwardsville. The location apparently is beyond a I'/i mile distance from the city limits of Alton. Refuses to Pay for UN Congo Operations UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —France will not make any payments for the U.N. Congo operation, French Delegate Roger Sey- doux told the General Assembly's budgetary committee Friday. TODAY'S CHUCKLE No matter where they seat you at a ball game, you're always located between the hotdog peddler and his best customer, (ft 1063, General features Corp.) CONQUERED KILLER TUCSON, Ariz. — Lobo, a giant of a dog, was a killer, dangerous to any animal venturing into his domain. But a week ago Lobo, half mastiff and half boxer, found, brought home, and adopted a kitten. Now he cuddles his adopted child and only growls at those coming near. Lobo has been tamed. (AP Wire- photo) Demonstrations Off at Cambridge CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP)—Negroes agreed today to call off demonstrations after National Guard troops were ordered into this racially torn town by Gov. J. Millard Tawes. The guard, acting quickly Friday under broad authority given it by Tawes, imposed at 9 p.m. Gov. Brown Pushes for HousingBill SACRAMENTO, Gov. Edmund G. Calif. (AP)Brown '.oday added a strong vocal plea for his stalled fair housing bill to the silent but dramatic lie-down of militant supporters in the doorway of the California Senate. The governor refused to con cede defeat for the measure to outlaw discrimination in private housing, saying, "We are, thank God, not a Mississippi or an Alabama." 'I still think we have a chance," he said in a prepared speech. "I'm going to continue fighting for it." About a dozen demonstrators sprawled on the floor just inside the Senate late Friday, right after the day's session ended, to protest delay in calling up the governor's bill. Leaps to Roof in Escape from Death CHICAGO (iffi) — Steel worker obert Richardson has escaped ith his life after a sign collapsed under him 80 feet in the air. Richardson, 25, made a des nerate leap Friday for the top of a three-story birlding next to the •sign. He made it, but broke an arm and a leg as he crashed to the roof. , Jerry Austin, 23, a co-worker. clung to his perch on another portion of the sign which did not collapse. He climbed to safety as rescuers used a crane to lift the injured Richardson off the roof. curfew on all businesses, told civilians to get off the streets by 10 p.m. and ordered a halt to demonstrations. Late Friday night, guardsmen with bayonets at the ready, moved into the town's Negro district to enforce the curfew, imposed to halt violence that has raged for four straight nights. Stanley Branche, a field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, pleaded with Negroes to clear the streets as stale police and National Guard troops moved in to enforce the curfew IVi hours after it had taken effect. "Please go home. Please clear the streets. We have children out here. We have women out here. Please go home," he shouted through a public address system. Reluctantly the 50 Negroes, who moments before had been singing "The Lord is on our side," went into houses. Later, state police and National Guard officials hastily summoned both white and Negro leaders to the armory to explain the tight lid which had been clamped on the town by order of Adjutant General Milton A. Reckord. State police set up two check points manned by troopers and guardsmen outside the city today to keep curiosity seekers out of the city. One was at the Southern approach to Cambridge at the Choptank River Bridge on U.S. 50, the other at the northern approach just off U.S. 50. Capt. Paul D. Randall, commander of eastern shore state po lice said the checkpoints were "established by the military and civil government of Cambridge. . . for the purpose of discouraging e.uriousity seekers and will continue indefinitely." DAT A AT THE I) AM ia.m. temperature Yesterday's >uuy 63". high 87°, low 71 (iver stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. li.4. Pool 23.1. 24 Mrs trace. to 8 a.m. Thor-Agena Satellite Launched VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A satellite boosted by a Thor-Agena combi nation rocket was launched today from this West Coast missile base. The Air Force gave nn other de tails. Khrushchev Won't Budge On Test Ban MOSCOW (AP) — Premier Khrushchev indicated today tha any concessions in negotiations for a nuclear test ban treaty would have to come from the West. While expressing satisfaction with President Kennedys' plea for improved East-West relations, Khrushchev took a stand against on-site inspections sought by the West. "We are ready to sign an agreement banning all nuclear tests even today," Khrushchev declared. But he added, "It is up to the West." Khrushchev gave Soviet editors lis reaction to Kennedy's speech at American University in Washington Monday. Tass news agency distributed the Khrushchev interview. The Soviet government "would not agree to throw the territory of our country open to inspection for espionage purposes," Khrushchev said. He repeated the Soviet contention that such inspections are j unnecessary to guard against cheating in underground tests. The Soviet Union previously had offered up to three on-site inspections of its territory. The Unitec States has been holding out for seven. Macmillan Gets Backing Of Cabinet By HAL COOPER LONDON (AP)—A rebellion inside the Conservative party against Prime Minister Harolc Macmillan's leadership appearec on the verge of collapse today. Macmillan still had to face crucial debate in the House o: Commons Monday on a sex scandal which led to the resignation of his war minister, John Profumo 48. The opposition Labor party was primed for an all-out a s s a u 1 based primarily on assertions that Profumo's liaison with party gir Christine Keeler posed a security risk. The case took a sensationa' turn Friday when a British lawyei said Miss Keeler had told him that Capt. Yevgeny Ivanov, one time Soviet naval attache, asked her to wheedle nuclear secret.', from Profumo. The 21 -year-old redhead immediately deniet' this Despite the denial, the story wa> an overnight sensation. But Ivgh-ranking members 01 aemill''n's government—some o whom had threatened to qui the-'' posts unless he resigned—beija' closing ranks behind Macmillan li'J, at least for the time being. It was clear that few holdin high rank in the government har any relish for facing the Lnbo' 'tes in a national election riglv now. Fast Action Promised By Official By ANDK YAKSTIS Telegraph Staff Writer Robert C. Weaver, administrator of the Federal Housing and lome Finance Agency, told the Telegraph Friday he will "personally check" to determine Alton's status for urban renewal assistance in Dogtown. Weaver, who holds the top position in the Federal Housing Agency in President Kennedy's admin- stration, said he will meet with fHA regional administrator in Ihicago "in the next few days" to inquire about Alton's status for urban renewal assistance. The Federal housing adminis- rator was in Edwardsville to deliver the principal address at the commencement exercises of Southern Illinois University. Weaver's office administers Federal funds to cities participating in Urban renewal projects. Relocation Assured Families displaced by Urban renewal in Dogtown (East End Place) will be relocated in satisfactory housing if Alton's urban renewal project is completed, Weaver assured the Telegraph. "Relocation of families moved out by redevelopment is a follow- up project I personally insist be completed," he said. Weaver described Alton's Dogtown area as "another example of poor conditions that exist in cities throughout the country. "We must eliminate these conditions if we want our cities to progress economically, morally and in the education of ouv peo pie," he said. A scheduled visit to Dogtown by Weaver was postponed when he arrived late for lu's address at the Edwardsville Campus of SIU. Saw Telegraph Photos Instead he was provided with pictures of the housing in Dogtown which he inspected carefully. He inquired about the average monthly income of the fam- lies living in the area, amount paid in rent each month by occupants of the shabby hpmes in the slum section. Weaver made notes of the conversation with the Telegraph reporter and agreed to meet with I Placard-bearing members of the Alton Branch of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People marched through the downtown shopping area today as a sign of protest to the killing this week of NAACP leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Miss. Second from left is Clarence Willis, Alton NAACP president. About a half dozen members displayed signs during the two-hour demonstration. Thousands Mournin Evers, Slaying Victim :he regional administrator in Chi- Space Coed? Next Russian Cosmonaut Girl? MOSCOW (AP)—Cosmpnaut Valery F. Bykovsky today completed his first 24 hours aloft on a space flight that may last several days and involve a twin flight by the world's first space- woman. He reported he felt fine and had a hearty appetite. Tass, the official Soviet News agency, said that after completing Mass Funeral Rites Held at Jackson By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Long lines of Negroes filed past the open coffin of slain civil rights fighter Medgar Evers today, paying tribute to their champion as they arrived for his funeral. cago about Alton's urban renewal project. Alton received a grant of $148,413 for urban renewal development in the 12.35 acre East End Place that includes a plan to alleviate existing slum conditions in Dogtown in the Illinois, Missouri and Indiana Avenue areas, just off E. Broadway. The city is in the midst of a controversy involving enactment of a housing ordinance. A home inspection clause has held up action on an ordinance that would receive government approval as a requirement-for urban renewal assistance. The housing administrator told the Telegraph an inspection requirement in an adequate housing code is needed for an effective re-development project under the urban renewal. "It isn't logical thinking to eliminate blight and poor living conditions with federal assistance unless an inspection requirement is included to prevent further occurrences of poor conditions," Weaver said. Others Have Problem When asked about search warrant procedures to insure inspection in an effective housing code Weaver replied: "When search warrant procedure is proposed in a housing code citizens often feel it will take away their rights and invade their privacy. The plan is to enforce inspection not forget it." The Federal Housing Administrator said he was familiar with eight other "areas" where an inad equate housing code has held up federal assistance for urban renewal projects. Weaver said, however, he didn't know whether controversy over h o m e inspection requirements nas held up adequate housin.r •odes in other areas. "There are a number of rea- ons why a housing code may not be adequate to obtain federal a -istunce for urban renewal. Hous- ng inspection.may be the is.sue Mton and adequate water heat- ng equipment may be the issue in i eily in New York state," he ;aid. Weaver is one of the first ne- ;roes to be appointed to a top osition in the government by President Kennedy. 116 orbits Bykovsky reported that ic had slept well for six hours, awoke at 7 a.m. Moscow time 'and began fulfilling the program for the second day of his flight." "Strictly on schedule," Tass said, "The cosmonaut had his dinner, supper and breakfast. The cosmonaut's menu included fried tongue, sausage pies, cutlets, oranges, mashed prunes, black and white bread and other tasty and Highly nutritious food." Tass said the 28-year-old cosmonaut messaged that he had used manual controls on one of the circuits to check orientation. When flying over North America he conveyed greetings to the people of the United States, the report added. Normal All instruments were reported working normally. Radio Moscow issued a com- munique at 4:05 p.m. saying Bykovsky's Vostok 5 space ship was functioning normally, His physical condition was reported normal. Immediately before the com- munique was read, Moscow television carried the fourth live transmission of Bykovsky's image is monitored by television cameras in the cabin. The brief two-minute broadcast bowed a blurred side view of cosmonaut lying in his flight The body lay in the coffin in front of the stage at the Negro couch and moving objects in the Masonic Temple building, a flag cabin. The 8-hour interval between ommuniques, much longer than in previous space flights, was not explained. The woman space pilot was reported readying for her flight at the Baikonur cosmodrome in the Central Asia republic of Kazakhstan, reported to be the site of Bykovsky's blast-off. Hosvever, sources differed over the day she would take off. Some had said the flight would begin today. Others said it would be later in the course of what is expected to be Bykovsky's 5-day flight. Balance The communique said the space ship had traveled 416,317 miles since blast-off Friday. The craft was said to be swinging to within 107 miles of the earth at its closest point and 136 miles at its farthest. The communique indicated the cosmonaut was paying particular attention to the organs of his ear. Gherman Titov, the second cosmonaut, ran into some trouble during .his 17-orbit flight with his sense of balance due to the effect of weightlessness on his inner ear. Telemetric data received by Soviet tracking stations indicate cabin pressure and temperature are normal, it was reported. Temperature controls are automatic but Bykovsky may regulate them manually. Bykovsky's pulse and respiration also were reported normal. draping the lower portion and a powder blue veil draped over the upper portion. A lone white hearse carried the coffin from the funeral home to the Masonic Temple, where several thousand Negroes— leaders and followers — were on hand. Three flower cars went ahead of the hearse and another with funeral directors' employes followed at a distance. The body arrived at the temple shortly after 9 a.m. (CST) and by 9:30 a.m. the huge hall was about one third filled. Mourners filed slowly past the coffin. A big wreath from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was placed at the foot of the coffin and another marked "family" was placed at the head. Steady Flow Outside, in the blistering heat, permit it in view of racial tensions. "We hope it march in respect be a silent to Evers," Pierce said as he announced the permit had been granted. Scene of the 10 a.m. (CDT) funeral ceremony was the 3,000-scat Negro Masonic Temple. Coming here to attend were prominent Negroes from around the nation, and a number of white churchmen and civic leaders. Youth Shot A 19-year-old white youth was shot in the back early today as he rode in a car with several other white teen-agers on the street where the Masonic Temple is located. Martin H. MeGeo, a Jackson youth, was in good condition with a wound in the left shoulder. Police quoted witnesses as say- j ing they .saw "several Negroes in !the area." The street divides the Negro and white sections. Leaders of the National Associ- cars rolled up steadily. Motor- | a(ion fo| . the Advancement of Col- cycle policemen were stationed at | ored people, of which the am- nearby intersections. The National Council of Churches called for its member churches and all other churches and denominations in the United States to toll their bells for 15 minutes at noon in honor of Evers. Shortly before the funeral began, Chief of Detectives M. B. Pierce fiiinnounced permission had been granted for a "mourning march" i i bushed Evers was Mississippi field secretary, planned that after the funeral Negroes numbering perhaps several thousand would walk silently behind the hearse, back to the Collins Funeral Home, about 20 blocks away. From the funeral home, the body is to be transferred on Sunday to Washington for burial in i n g t o n National Cemetery by the Negroes from the temple i Wednesday. Evers was a veteran back to the funeral home after I O f World War II. the services. Th(1 Roman Catholic bishop of There had been doubt whether ^ police in this uneasy city would j' Mississippi broke a 39-year silence Cancer Society Urges Hospitals Oust Cigarettes Three Telegraph area hospitals'of the machines, •aye been requested by the llli- This move was prompted by a lois American Cancer Society to •preliminary report of a study now emove cigarette machine H'onv 1)e »H»' lllade concerning -he volatile i r buildings the Telegraph lion of smoking and lung cancer. arned today. At a recent Alton Memorial Hos- One hospital has discussed the P ital Boal ' fl uf Directors meeting , ( |" n ,, x , ',", ",, K iroposal but took no action -voile "><? 8 l ' ou P took "° at>lio " °" lne j\ representative of the W o o il he oilier two have yet to consider request. i River Hospital said it has not re he request. St. Joseph's Hospital directors reived the letter. The Medical and Science Com-: llavo vet to consider the request! An employe of a local vendiir nittee of the Illinois Chapter ofi anc) il wil1 l)e submitted at the| nutl .|,i n( > service company esti he Cancer Society sent letteis to ijl '!y meeting. mated tha; it has four or five dire-dors of all the hospitals in The proposal has promoted jaretie the state requesting the removal i some action in Jerseyville. Thc|als. I _"Z...- : y -.-"-_ -on current issues, to call the assassination of Evers "a shocking 1 and saddening occurrence more j meaningful than the death of one Jinan." The Most Rev. Richard 0. Gerow, a native of the Deep South, called for "positive steps toward recognizing the legitimate griev- •uu't's of the Negro population." Killer Still Sought The killer who gunned Evers town last Wednesday near the 'oorway of bis home still eluded •olici- and the FBI. Chief Pierce •id evidence ilia' had been sent i Waslriiijton for FBI study ail been sent back. "1 have nut ivci'iverl a com- !ete report, and when I do, I ill not d sclu e the findings," he id. The evidence included a rifle ih a telescopic sight, the bullet ha' killed Kvers and a finger. rim fioin the rifle. directors of the Jerseyville Hospital discussed the proposal and will discuss it further at (be next mc't-ting. It has been su^'.;crled at Jc 1 seyville that a si'_;ii r e a d i n a. "Sniokini! is Dangerous" be plar i'S machines in area hospit-

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