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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1963 Peaceful Race Show At Capital WASHINGTON (API — Washington's biggest racinl protest was safely over today, but il left the illation's eapital. worriedly aware that it will not be by-passed by, the rising tide of Negro militancy, j crimination, a top Kennedy aid Placard-carrying Negro and Mold a graduation audienee at white marchers flowed down ] ^wardsv.lle * nday night. Pennsylvania Avenue Friday, aft- Robert C. Weaver, appointed Purge Nation of Racial O Bias, Weaver Urges (Graduation List Page 8) Purge the nation of racial dis- er prayers across from the White House, in numbers that swelled to perhaps 3,000 at the height of by President Kennedy to the top position in the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency, ad,SCATTERED SHOWERS SUNDAY Showers and thunderstorms arc fore- and northwestern Plains with continued cast for Saturday nifiht for the east- hot weather covering the south Atlan- central Plains andI into western, portions " *-" '"*- "" -,.*u.« i>i n! »c, of the Lakes and Ohio valley regions a* well as in the northwestern Plains. It will be cooler in the northern and middle Atlantic states and over the central tic states into the southern Plains. Warm temperatures will prevail over the Pacific Northwest and extreme southern Plateau. (AP Wirephoto Map) Dr. J. D. McCloskey Dies at Age of 54 the demonstration. < dressed a gathering of over They showed amused tolerance 2 -°°° Persons at outdoor gradua- at Black Muslim youths who sold j'ion ceremonies on the Edwards- newspapers preaching black su-j ville campus site, premacy, and gazed coldly but calmly at a tiny detachment of (More on Page 13) Dr. James D. McCloskey, 54. of Godfrey, a prominent Alton ear, nose and throat specialist, died Friday at 5:50 p.m. at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. He entered the hospital April 27 for brain surgery. Born in DubuqUe, Iowa on May I, 1909, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. McCloskey, he was married to the former Mary K. Peckinpaugh on Feb. 7, 1936 in Ames, Iowa. With the exception of two years and eight months in the army medical corps during World War II, Dr. McCloskey has practiced in Alton since 1938. When he first came to Alton he was associated with the Alton Clinic and upon his return here from military service in 1946 he established an office at 123 East Broadway. In 1950 he was elected president of the medical staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, succeeding Dr. G. A. Rawlins. Dr. McCloskey served with the 220th General Hospital at Camp Philadelphia, near Rheims, France, and in the China-Burma- India theater. He was chief of otolaryngology and maxillary facial surgery service of the 155th General Hospital in England for more than a year. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1934, and has a fellowship for three years in the ear, nose and throat department of the University of Iowa. He has also attended Loras College in Iowa. Active in civic affairs until his illness. Dr. McCloskey was a member of the Alton Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the East End Improvement Assn., the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Lodge, the American Medical Assn. and the Madison County Medical Assn. He had been a leader in the group seeking residential zoning for the area along Rte. 100 in the recent city zoning controversy. In December of 1940 Dr. McCloskey received a concussion because of a head injury Mowing an auto crash in Alton, and remained in a serni-conscious condition for some time. Police said McCloskey's car went out of con- DR. j. D. MCCLOSKEY counter-demonstrators from the American Nazi party. Spirits were high. Spectators, tourists and federal office workers flocked to watch and mingle, and the police helped speed the moving throng along. There was one arrest—a motorist who failed to get out of the way. The marchers scored one vie- WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity — Mostly cloudy and not much tempera- ure change tonight with a period or two of showers or thunderstorms. Decreasing cloudiness and not much temperature tory, the promise of a ban on housing bias this year. Their leaders declared themselves satisfied that they had put across their other chief demand—an end to racial discrimination in hiring. But there was no sign that planning would be halted for a second great demonstration here—a proposed massive "sit-in" on Capitol Hill while Congress debates or filibusters a civil rights bill this summer. The marchers, coached to avoid behavior that might lead accidentally to violence, were in near- holiday mood. Probably one in every five was white; All were Jiange Sunday with showers during the forenoon. High Sunday low to mid 80s. Low tonight nid to upper 60s. Winds locally strong and gusty in vicinity of hunderstorms. BuddhistWin Agreement In Viet Nam SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) Buddhist leaders reported tonight \ wel1 ,, drue ^ ed ' a , nd many towed they had reached agreement with the government on all their demands in South Viet Nam's religious-political dispute. They said the government had agreed to five demands "in principle" and that a joint communi- que announcing the agreement was expected to be signed by President Ngo Dinh Diem. The Buddhists and the govern-j ment officials had been in conference for the past two days. The Buddhist report came on the heels of a United States State Department report in Washington that the U.S. government had expressed to Diem its concern over the Buddhist crisis. The United {States has a big stake in South the small children along. Says Ever's Life Was Threatened KANSAS CITY (AP) — Medgar Evers. the NAACP field secretary shot to death Wednesday. had| tious however and said pr jvately been warned in an anonymous |jt remained to be seen whether Overcast., Rain are Widespread By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Overcast skies and rainy weather dominated the nation today as spring made its final weekend appearance. Only the northeastern state: and the Pacific Coast escaped the dismal weather. The federal housing administrator told the audience that SIU is meeting the test of equal opportunity in non-discrimination toward Negro students. "This is an exciting, vibrant university where the spirit of growth can be seen every- j where," he said. Clouds appeared over the commencement area and light rain threatened to interfere with the ceremony at one point during Dr. Weaver's address. A few minutes later the clouds were gone, the sun appeared and two brilliant rainbows foi-med over the outdoor amphitheater. The speaker said he "noted with interest" that two of nine negro students integrated at Central High School in Little Rock against the protest of Governor Orvil Faubus "are now students of Southern Illinois University." "Equal opportunity is indigenous to our way of life." he said. "We enunciate it each time we pledge allegiance to our flag 'with equality and justice for all.' We affirm it whenever we criticize communism and other totalitarian systems," he asserted. The speaker explained that Federal aid is not keeping pace with the broad, expanding educational program in our colleges and universities. "The greater expansion in college enrollment involves serious financial problems," he said. 'To meet the need we must have wider support from private individuals, private industry and government from all levels." Development of SIU from a thousand students in 1945 to over 16,000 in 1963 is an outstanding example of the rapid growth of higher education in the United States, Weaver said. "Each of you, because of the munist Viet Cong. Buddhist leaders still were cau- The 1963 spring — which was (advantages that enabled you to .punctuated with extreme streaks attend college, and skills you ' • acquired, carry special responsibilities with you as you leave telephone call that he would be killed, a Negro civil rights leader said Friday night. The Rev. Donald L. Tucker of Greenwood, Miss., said Evers called him Tuesday night to tell him to be careful. "Medgar said, 'D.L., I got a telephone call and the man at the other end tapped a gun against the phone and said it was the gun the government would stand by the agreements. The talks were aimed at averting possible mob violence Sunday. Seek Federal Funds For State Project SPRINGFIELD. 111. (AP)—Gov. Otto Kerner has announced that of heat and coolness — bows to summer at 11:03 p.m. (EST) Friday, June 21. Somewhat warmer weather oc- cured in the western Great Lakes region and over the southwestern desert areas. Lower temperatures Montana and the that was going to kill me,'"I$17 million in federal Public Tucker said. "Medgar used to say that he felt safe when he drove into his driveway—and was thankful he had made it through another day," Tucker said. "But that night he was shot in the back in his driveway." The minister told about 200 persons at an NAACP rally: "I didn't stay there for the funeral because I was scheduled to come here to 'Works Acceleration funds is being sought for 129 projects in 33 Illinois counties. The announcement Friday said the projects have been proposed in 110 communities and would cost an estimated $31,184,000. The projects include sewer system improvements costing an estimated $10.8 million, water systems costing $10.5 million, and sewer and waste treatments systems costing $2.3 million. trol and crashed into a tree along speak. Medgar wouldn't have Langdon street and struck his head! wanted me to stop for his funeral. I Illinois has received $3,778,380 i some areas. prevailed in Ohio Valley. A heat wave continued unabated over the Deep South. Cooler air moved southward into north Dixie from an upper Mississippi Valley! high pressure area. The 40s were common east of the Rocky Mountains along the Canadian border. The 50s and 60s i were reported in the western states and the 70s and 80s were prevalent in the hot and humid Gulf states. The western mountains received thundershowers, as did the northern parts of Dixie and the central United States from North Dakota and Minnesota southward to the Ozarks. Excessive rainfall and some damaging winds left their toll in COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Southern Illinois University presi- Federal Housing and Finance Agency dent, Dr. Delyte W. Morris, left, greets who was principal speaker• at.SIU * Robert Weaver, administrator of the commencement at Edwardsville Friday. Alton Student 2 St. Louis Boys Held After Wrecking Car Two St. Louis boys, 15, picked up by Alton police shortly after they wrecked and fled from a reportedly stolen car on Route LOO, near Levis Lane, were being held at noon today for Jennings, Mo., authorities and an expected FBI investigation. Arrest of the two followed a report from John Wright, owner of a Godfrey Road service sta- on the front of the car. Survivors include his Death threats, he ssiid come vir-1in grants under the program fort A tornado reported in Fitzger wile.Uuallv every dav and some days projects in 10 counties. The new,aid, Ga., injured two persons and ' i •' • * " . ... _ . . i .. „ .; j _ j (rinr» nnn Mary a son, James D. of Alton; j telephone threats arc made every applications are from 33 of the 34 caused *^ * __ ..,__ i _ i- ;i_i _ ...i: ! rl*a WMia two daughters, Mrs. A. H. Pro- hour vost of Anaheim, Calif, and Mar-] garet McCloskey of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Dr. Robert S. McCloskey, DOS, of Dubuque, Iowa and Dr. John C. McCloskey, PhD, of Eugene, Ore.; and one grandchild. Four Licensed to Wed in Macoupin CARLINVILLE — Macoupin County Clerk Edward Young's office listed the following marriage licenses issued Friday. Herbert L. Lomelino, 19, Virden, and Romona K. Neely, 18, Girard; Donald L. Vanlluss, 18, Gillespie and Helen M. Vancil, 18, Litchfield; Donald D. Smith, 22, Virden and Cora M. Smith, 17, Virden; William J. Bain, 19, Bunker Hill and Lois G. Brackman, 19, Bunker Hill. Hospital Noted CARLINVILLE — Carlinville Area Hospital has listed the following admissions and discharges. Admissions, Lucy M. Parker, Paul D. Trump, Dennis R, Caudle, Robert H. Belk and James L. Scheldt, all of Carlinville and Loretta J. Miller, of Chesterfield. Discharges; Mrs. Anna M. Fil- ippune, Mrs. Guida M. Ryan, At- lilio M. Monetti, Miss Maxine R. Welsh, Mrs. Doris A. Spoon, Mrs. Sandra L. Cunningham, Paul D. Trump and Arthur J. Haney, all of Carlinville. Mrs. Lora D. Alderson and Mrs. Mary L. Sharp. both of Virden. Mrs. Anna B. Hardln, Alton, and Albert J. Richardson, Medora. an estimated $100,000 I eligible counties. damage. Southern Illinois University," he told the graduates. Three hundred and twenty-six students received academic degrees. SIU president Dr. and Mrs. Delyte W. Morris were hosts at a reception for members of the graduating class and guests following the commencement. linear-Old Named in Race Stabbing DETROIT (AP)—Detroit Police said today they will request a warrant naming Jerome Edmunds, 17, as one of 10 Negro youths who beat and stabbed a white factory worker, yelling, "That's for Mississippi" and "That's for Alabama." Edmunds will be charged with felonious assault, police said, in the attack outside a Detroit high •chool Friday. Anthony Duva, 42, was stabbed once in the back. He was released from a Detroit hospital today. The other youths involved in the attack—all Negroes—were still being sought, police said. Duva told police the attack was unprovoked. "I saw at least two knives when they were punching me," he said. Duva said the attack occurred outside a school in a racially mixed neighborhood on Detroit's west side. He had gone to the school to pick up two of his five NAZIS COUNTE1WUMONSTRATE WASHINGTON — Members of the American Nazi Party carry out their House about (he time Negro demonstrators were scheduled to arrive. Police {^iBllTJI • 1^*411 A % C4«J» » *** l j v-'*«* • ,7 w »•» »«•»-.» . v . .. ,.,._,- _ ,,,---, » i own demonstration under close police hustled off the Nazis to the next block surveillance. The swastika - wearing where they were permitted to march marchers showed up at the White where they were permitted to march in a tight circle. (AP Wirephoto) children, nette, 9, Joanne, 8, and An- Barge Men Oppose Rate Cut WASHINGTON (AP) — Barge line operators went before a Sen ate commerce subcommittee again today to oppose pending legislation designed to ease mini mum rate making powers over railroads. J. Howard Williams Jr., presi dent of Rebel Towing Co., Houst on, Tex., in testimony similar to that of other barge operators who testified yesterday, said: "The inherent safeguards against destructive competition in the transportation of bulk com modifies which are now in force would no longer be effective i this legislation is adopted. "The railroads are not reason able competitors for our company for at least two reasons. "First of all, their resources ap pear to be unlimited when com pared with our own. "Secondly, the railroads are no restricted to developing thei gross income from transportatioi along a restricted area such a a river, and can substantially, i not completely/ cover losses in curred from water-competitiv operations with profits from thi transportation of cargoes inland.' Legislation under study by the committee would remove mini mum rate regulations on certain bulk commodities and passenger! Barge lines are not now subjec to minimum rates on bulk ship ments, but the railroads are. Similar testimony to that o Williams was given by F.A. Me chling, Joliet, 111., vice presiden of the A.L. Mechling Barge Lines which operate towboats am barges on the Mississippi Rive system. ion, that two youths he suspect- d of falsifying a credit card to •btain gasoline, had eluded him .s he pursued. Wright said the boys wrecked heir car on Route 100, then ran outh by way of Levis Lane to- vard McAdams Highway, and asked the Madison County sher- ff's office be notified. About an hour later, Police Sgt. Walter Conrad and Patrolman Carl Logan arrested two suspects on State Street near the Northside business district. One of the boys admitted they had been in the wrecked car, police said, and followed this with later admissions that the car had been stolen Wednesday in Jennings, and fitted yesterday with a license plate thtey had stolen from a parked car at a St. Louis shopping center. Deputy Sheriff Clyde Tisdel came from Edwardsville in response to the report about the car wrecking incident and joined Alton police in quizzing the suspects. He said the wrecked car recovered on Route 100 had been listed stolen in a St. Louis police report and that Missouri authorities would come to claim custody of the boys. Meantime, Alton police had learned that owner of the license on the stolen car found that it had been removed from his car, apparently yesterday afternoon, and another put on in its play. Marion Prison to be In Full Swing by '64 MARION, 111. (AP) — Warden John T. Willingham says the new U.S. penitentiary at Marion will be ready to admit maximum se curity inmates by the end of the year. The prison, built for 700 men, was opened last week with the admittance of 70 inmates not re quiring full custody restrictions. The first arrivals are performing clean-up chores in the wake of construction. Willingham was among several penal officials greeting a group of newsmen Thursday on a prison tour sponsored by the John Howard Association of Chicago, an organization promoting rehabilitation of convicts. Eugene Zemans, the associa- High Honors S1U Graduate A student from Alton is the only member of' the 1963 graduating class at Southern Illinois University's Edwardsville Campus to be graduated with high honors. Roger E. Potter, 509 Summit, who received his bachelor of science degree in management in the university's business division, maintained a grade point average of 4.808 out of 5.0 in his four years at SIU. Potter is the grandson of George Milton Potter, president of Shurtleff College in Alton from 1912 to 1933. The honor graduate is the son of Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Potter of Alton. Dr. Potter, a physician, is employed with the Red Cross in St. Louis. Sees New Voters as Important House Gives lOOBills Approval SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Passage of 100 bills has helped the Illinois House train its sights on an early adjournment of its six-month session in two weeks. About $400 million in two-year appropriations were sent to Gov. Otto Kerner Friday. Speaker John Lewis R-Marshall, termed the day one of the most productive toward his aim to adjourn by June 28 and avoid work- Ing through the Weekend of June 29-30. Although the State Constitution does not require a complete stop to law-making June 30, it does say that bills passed by a simple majority after that time do not become effective until July 1 the following year. If they receive a two-thirds emergency vote, they can be effective at once. Sometimes, the legislature stops the clock before midnight June 30 and says tht bills passed by a simple majority are effective the next day. Appropriation bills passed Friday include those for $6.7 million for education of gifted children and $240 million in state bond issue funds for universities and institutions. The House approved most money outlays with nearly unanimous votes. A 99-32 tally okayed a one- year extension to June 30, 1964 of the time for the state to repay $34 million. It was borrowed from (lie road fund to the general revenue fund over a fiscally skimpy period a year ago. . Among operating budgets approved were $47.9 million for the State Revenue Department and $44 million for the. State Labor Department. Appropriation measures winning passage allow $1 million for a maximum security unit for dangerous drug addicts; $37,500 for a Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Area Planning Commission; $361,000 for improvements in Sturgeon Bay in Mercer County and $464,618 for improvements in Illinois and Michigan Canal tributaries in La Salle County, among others. A 40-hour work week for em- ployes at state penal institutions attracted a 138-8 successful vote. Most state employes now have a 40-hour week. Other bills receiving final passage require state police promotions from among the top three qualified candidates, forbid removal of parts from a crashed airplane 'and increase state license fees for barbers, pharmacists and other registered occupations. The $240 million appropriation ncluded $74,440,000 for the University of Illinois; $26,235,410 for the universities under the Teachers College Board; and $140,333,033 for mental welfare institutions. The latter included these for Alton state hospital: $2,506,830 for a medical-surgical building) $93,702 for remodeling a central dietary facility; and $56,070 for architects fees. The mental welfare and teach- CHICAGO (AP) —The nation's newly-franchised voters will play a mighty role in the 1964 general ejection, Lt. Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro said today. Shapiro spoke at a luncheon during the annual convention of the Young Democrats of Illinois. He estimated more than a half- million Illinois youths, who were too young to vote in I960, will be eligible to vote in 1964. "When you realize that President Kennedy carried Illinois by only 8,858 votes, the importance of our new voters becomes apparent," he said. Shapiro said youth is gaining influence in public affairs. He pointed out that John F. Kennedy is the youngest man ever elected President and the average age of his cabinet, when organized, was only 47. In Illinois, he said, the top officials are generally in their 50s. Shapiro urged delegates to seek out the most able young men and women among new voters and encourage them to participate in public affairs. ers college appropriations must go back to the Senate for concurrence in amendments. Pianist Ashkenazy To Stay in Moscow MOSCOW (AP) - Instead of settling in Britain as they had planned, Soviet pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and his wife will continue to live in Moscow, sources report. Pianist Malcolm Frager of New York said Friday night that Ashkenazy had changed his mind. He commented after a duo-concert with the Russian at Moscow Conservatory. Sources close to Ashkenazy's family, giving a similar report, said the pianist would be free to perform and visit in the West. Ashkenazy'declined to comment. lion's executive director, described the $12 million prison as "the last word in close-custody institutions." Charges U.S. Planes Are Nuclear Weapons TOKYO (AP) - U.S. F105 jet fighter bombers in Japan constitute nuclear weapons posing a) grave change in the Far East j situation, the Soviet Union protested Friday in a note to the foreign office. Insist on Union Service When You NEED A TOW TRUCK Call HO 2-8623 HAPER'S 24-HOUR TOWI1MC StWVlCI J 601 Pearl St. Alton, 111. 601 WEST ST. LOUIS AVE. SUPERIOR CLEANERS DIAL 2S4-S90S—EAST ALTON—ANY TYPE OF ALTERATIONS PLAIN TROUSERS • SKIRTS SWEATERS MIX OR MATCH 3 for Ii35 PLAIN SUITS • DRESSES for 75 c FREE! SUMMER STORAGE CASH & CARRY PRICES ONLY—Hour Service On Request—No Extra Charge BLANKETS 60° DRAPES *1°° Unlinid Lined per window 60 per '1 window You May Use Our Branch Pick-Up Station at 59 North 9th St. - Rosewood Heights • FREE MOTHPROOFING MON..TUES, WED.-THUR. 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