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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE THREE Legislative Review Following In a summary of action In the State Legislature this week as gathered from reports of the Telegraph's Springfield correspondent Don Chamberlain: Gov. Otto Kerner's proposed capital improvements program, estimated to cost about $66 million and which would include expansions, improvements and repairs to Dixon State School and the University of Illinois, was stalled by the Senate's executive committee. The House voted down an income tax bill. The House, concurring with a recommendation of its banking committee, rejected a move to bring the branch banking bill to the floor, which in effect means that branch banking is dead this legislative session, The House passed 104 to 31, sending It to the Senate, a bill to Increase the state's share of the annual cost of Junior College students from $228 to $300. Abolishment of the Illinois Public Aid Commission and replacing it with a state code department, headed by a director who would receive an annual salary of $27,500 a year, is provided in a series of Senate-approved bills and which the House Executive Committee recommended be passed. The Senate put its approval on a biennial appropriation of $639,' 904,440 to finance the state's public aid program, as compared with the 1961-63 appropriation of $701 million; Hie legislation now goes to the House. Also passed and sent to the House was a bill authorizing construction of seven regional state office buildings for use of the State Mental Health and Public Health Departments and the Illinois Youth Commission in different parts of the state, carrying an appropriation of 58 million. Clearing the House committee was a proposal to increase state legislator's annual salaries from $6,000 to $9,000, as well as those of various state officers, including the governor's salary (from $30,000 to $40,000 a year), the lieutenant governor's ($16,000 to $21,000), and the Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Attorney General (from $20,000 to- $26,000). The House License and Miscellany Committee recommended passage of bill to bur liny coroner or deputy coroner who is a funeral director to practice Ills 'business in cases where, us coroners, they Investigate, the di.'uth of a person. In the House, a bill which would have affected every property Kennedy Good,Weak: Traveler President Kennedy is a good man but not strong enough to be president, a world traveling Calhoun Countian said today after his return from a three- year trip to Europe. William Porter Fowler, who visited in, Western Europe and several countries behind the Iron Curtain, will begin lectures when school resumes in September and will give shows for service clubs. In his reference to Kennedy, Fowler said that if the right man was holding the reins of the presidency and with the approval of the American people, 'we should push the Russians . . give them 24 hours to leave Berlin, 48 hours to leave East Germany and seven days to go on back to Russia where they belong and let the countries that they now hold captive be left free to decide their own fate." Fowler said the Russians are "a big bluff" and if they were given such an ultimatum, they would not risk war but would go back to Russia. This, he added, would weaken communism and cause them such loss of face that in a few years communism "would die from the Earth." He said that if this country does not "push" the Russians, "then they will push us." He asserted that the anti-American feeling in the world is caused primarily by jealousy and that this country's "giveaway" program is not: doing any good, only making us enemies. This money, Fowler said, should be left at home and used for Americans. Our government, Fowler said, has led the American people to believe that Tito's Communism 'in Yugoslavia is a "sofi line" or a different brand. This is untrue, he asserted, and the Yugoslavian Communism is the same as that in Russia and Tito is taking orders directly from the Kremlin. All aid to Yugoslavia and to all Communist countries that our government supports as having a "soft line" should be stopped, he. added. Fowler spent one month in East Germany and said that the majority of East: Germans are not Communists and are only subjected to Communism by their Russian masters. He asserted that the American gov ernment: should adopt a hare tough line and not the "appease ment;" policy that: it is following at the present time. owner in Illinois, by establishing Referring to President Eisen- a 55 per cent assessed property valuation for all counties as a base for tax purposes, was killed when it did not get enough votes for a simple majority to pass. Both parties were still sparring this week on the knbtty problem of reapportionment of the state representative districts which the constitution charges the General Assembly with accomplishing by June 30 of this year. In the Senate a bill which would have raised the pay of policemen died when its sponsor, Sen. George Drach, said he would not seek its passage after he learned from Department of Public Safety Director Joseph E. Ragen that the latter favored pay hikes on an incentive basis rather than on a longevity basis as Drach's bill supported. The Senate passed a bill to permit courts to reduce or suspend mandatory Hues (or overweight truck violations, although Sun. Arthur Spragtie said he hoped the bill would be killed in the House IMS- cause it would destroy the schedule of penalty fines assessed on overloaded trucks. The House judiciary committee recommended passage of a bill which would make syndicated gambling a felony and which the sponsors said is aimed at getting the "higher ups" in gambling. A request for withdrawal of his birth control bill was refused by Sen. Morgan Finley (Kcrner requested the withdrawal) and the bill, which passed the Senate, is still on the desk of House Speaker John Lewis, who makes no secret of his dislike for the proposal. New Legislation A bill was sponsored to amend the Illinois School Code to provide for establishment of classes for instruction in adult education or vocational training or both, for recipients and potential recipients of state public assistance, and which carries an appropriation of $4,050,000. 8 I x Southern Illnois Senators were co-sponsors of a joint resolution expressing that the continuation of the office of circuit clerks as an elective office under the demo* cratlc system of government be continued. Other proposed legislation appropriates $5,457,000 to pay rental for various state agencies, amends the medical practice act to fix Jan. 31, 1966 as the deadline for meeting additional requirements and successfully passing examination for licensing as a chiropractor. I hower, Fowler asserted that the late Chief Executive" wa too old and too sick" to have }een President. "When he made the alliance with the Commun ists in World War II," Fowler said, "he was not in conrmanc of all his faculties, or he was pro-communist, because h e ?ave one-third of the earth to Communism by this move. Frank Vozak III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vozak Jr., 3058 Alby St., Alton, WINNING DISPLAY dent at McKinley Grade School, designed the model which shows the proudly points to his Elements of Weath- elements that are present in our en- er display that won him $25 in the vironment. Young Vozak competed American Meteorlogical Society Con- against 16 other boys from the St. Lou- test. The youngster, a sixth grade stu- is Metropolitan area. Half of AHS Grads to Go To College More than half of the 1963 graduates of Alton High School plan to continue their education in college, a report released by the counseling department show- id today. At their final conferences last month, 54 per cent of the 483 graduates said they planned to attend college. A little over one per cent of the graduates—all girls—said their immediate plans included marriage. Eight girls listed mariage, but no boys saw weddings on the horizon. After college, the next largest group, 14 per cent, contemplate entering business. Six per cent of the graduates — 28 boys and 4 girls — plan to enter service, and 5 per cent plan to go into industry. Nursing is planned by 4 per cent of the students—all girls— and 7 per cent of the grads plan on entering trade school. The counseling department said these plans were subject to change, and the decisions of the graduates would be followed up by studies one year after graduation. Two Bikes Taken FromDoctor'sGarage Two bicycles and a power mower were reported taken from the garage at the home of Dr. Peter McFarlane, 421 E. 12th St., during the past several days. McFarlane told police Friday one of the bicycles was a boys' model and the other a girls' model. In Alton Dog Tag Applications Getting Hang-Dog Look An initial rushing demand for 1963 Alton dog licenses had ebbed to a daily dribble of applications, and a total of only 646 has been issued since the licenses went on sale four weeks ago. Dog licenses become due on June 1 each year, and under pro- Joint Bid Low On Chain Of Rocks Job A joint bid by Eugene Luhr and Co., Columbia, 111., and Massman Construction Co., Kansas City, was apparently lowest of three submitted for repair of revetment at the Chain of Rocks Canal, near Granite City. The Army Engineer's office in St. Louis said the apparent low bid was $594,000. The government contract estimate, not including profit, was $544,500. The principal features of the work include grading and dressing eroded areas on the canal bank and placing about 175,000 tons of riprap stone on and above existing revetment. Work is to be completed within 180 days after award of the contract. Man Tries To Scare His Wife, It Backfires 7 to Hospital After Taxi and Car Collide Seven poeple, including four children, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital as the result of a collision between a car and a axicab on the Beltline at Gerson Avenue Friday morning. Mrs. Roberta Farrell, 25, of 320 Thomas St., Roxana reported her car hit the side of the cab driven by Harry Myers, 56, of 72 Alby St., Alton, as the cab pulled onto ;he Beltline from Gerson. None of the injuries was serious. Passengers in Mrs. Farrell's car included her three sons Craig, 5, James, 4, and Michael, 2%, and Mrs. Roger Westfall 18, 539 E. Sixth St. Alton and her 3-month old daughter, Tammy. Myers was alone in the cab at the time of the accident. Only two were treated for injuries. Craig Farrell had slivers of glass removed from his head and Myers was X-rayed for a pain in the chest. Alton City Court An Alton man's plan to win more affection from his wife by pretending to commit suicide by shooting off a firecracker backfired today. The wife filed charge? visions of the dog license ordin ance, owners have a grace per iod of 30 days within which t procure licenses without incurring a penalty for delay. At the city treasurer's office, where licenses are available, it was pointed out that only two weeks now remain for licenses to renewed without a penalty of half the license fee bring imposed. Thus far the number of licenses issued is only a little more than one-fourth of the total estimated to be due. Last year, 2,147 dog licenses were issued and sales this year were expected to somewhat exceed that figure. Total of licenses issued to date includes 593 on male or sterilized dogs, and 49 on female dogs. Less than 10 per cent of the licenses last year applied to female dogs, and about the same proportion marks the issuance this far for 1963. License on male dogs is $2 and on females is $5. The highr rate was set on females, by city coun cil with a view to discouraging ownership of other than male or sterilized pets. Under the city ordinance, immunization of dogs to rabies is a prerequisite to issuance of city licehses. The ordinance makes violations a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $200. Jury Trials To Open Monday Trial of jury cases under a 2- week setting are scheduled to open in Alton city court Monday when a venire of 50 members is to report for duty. Approximately 45 cases are on the setting for disposition during the trial period. The setting covers seven court days. An average of about seven cases a day has been put on the calendar through June 25, which leaves three more days of the period for hearing cases not earlier reached. Daily opening of court has been set by Judge I. H. Streeper foi 9:30 a.m. Main St. Baptist Sets Registration For Bible School Registration for Vacation Bibl School at Main Street Baptis Church will be held Sunday during Church School at 9:30 a.m. and again on the first day of the ses sion Monday at 9 a.m. Bible School sessions will bi held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. am will run through Friday. The school is designed for student kindergarten through sixth grade The sessions for kindergartei children will only be held unti noon. All other children are re quested to bring sack lunches, ac cording to Ben Bonn, school di rector. An enrollment of about 10 is expected. In Upper Alton Group Protests Parking Site SPECIALS of assault and battery agains him. Arrested on the charge at 3 a m. was John Bartee, 2808 Sunny side Ave. Mrs. Bartee told police her bus and had grabbed her following n argument. She said he then walked out of he house with a shotgun, saying ie "was going to end it all." When police arrived, Bartee vas sitting on the front poch. He 6 Fiery Cross* 1 Was Prank EDWARDSVILLE — Sheriff's deputies were dispatched late Friday night to investigate when Vlrs. Lenora R. Juhlen reorted a 'fiery cross" had been discovered in the yard at the family resi dence on Woodland Ave. in Lincoln Addition, East Alton. Deputies Melvin Bess and Wil- iarn Renken said the cross ap- >arently had been fashioned from an orange crate and set afire by youthful pranksters. Mrs. Juhlen told the officers her :wo sons were watching televi- son when they heard firecrackers exploding, looked out the window and saw the miniature "fiery cross." The sons extinguished the jlaze before deputies arrived at the scene. 2 Sought Who Posed as Police Arrested Woman Police today were seeking two men who apparently impersonated police officers in "arresting" an Alton woman at a tavern parking lot near Brighton. She said she jumped from her car, which was being driven by one of the men, when it slowed down at Broadway and Washington Avenue. The car was fount by police about 15 minutes latei abandoned at a service station at the intersection. The woman said the two mei drove onto the tavern parking lot just after she did and told her she had been speeding. One o the men, who wore a badge on his shirt, told her he would drive I A group of Upper Alton busi- | nessmen, unhappy with the location of a proposed off-street parking lot, is petitioning the Cily Council to reconsider its location. A total of 12 business men signed a petition requesting that Wilton's Insurance Building, Pie Town Barber Shop. Wiegand's Furniture Repair and Pope's Cafe buildings not be torn down to make way for the lot. old them he did not have a gun vith him, bu,t had fired a fire- racker to make his wife think he ad shot himself. A later police investigation turned up a shotgun, broken apart, under a mattress in the home. Ministers Mix Magic, Religion By BEN LAIME ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP)—There's magic in the Protestant ministry oday—and it's helping the cler- cs" work. During a recent convention of he Society of American Magicians, several Protestant clergymen explained how they are using their lobby of magic in religion. The Rev. Robert C. Anderson, captain in the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. -eonard Wood, Mo., said magic and religion are more comptat- ible than most people realize. He illustrated his point by "transforming" three separate silk handkerchiefs into one large handsome scarf imprinted with a butterfly. "This illusion," said Chaplain Anderson, "has helped me show individuals how they could change aimless, fragmented lives into lives of personal worth and o service to the community." Maj. Wayne Lockhart of the Sal vation Army, another of the magi-ministers, changed a blacl silk handkerchief into white in his magic red velvet bag. "This is a simple, yet very in structive way to show a person how he can change his life for the good," Maj. Lockhart said. "Thi is a particularly popular trick in my prison visiting." Other ministers who are members of the society said they use their magic to entertain hospital patients and in parish use for Sunday School sessions and church parties. her home, told her to move ove: and he got behind the wheel o her car she said. They drove toward Alton, wit! the other man following in t h other car. When she told th man driving her car they had passed her home, the woman said, the man said "I like you company," and drove on. When the car slowed down ; ew minutes later, she said, sh opened the door, jumped out an fled. Water Company Sign: Rainmaker Contract MONROE, La. ((#)) — Rainmak ng generators will be set up in northeast Louisiana and southen Arkansas Sunday in hopes o ireaking a critical drought. The Northeast Louisiana Watei Resources Corp. signed a six month, $39,000 contract with the P. Krick Meteorological Corp of Denver, Colo., for the "weather modification operations." The generators blow a chemica nto the atmosphere which i picked up by wind currents tc seed clouds and release thei moisture as rain. The lot site proposed by the Off-Street Parking Committee is located south of Merchant Street between Washington and Main Streets. Edward Pope, operator of Pope's Cafe, said today the committee thai, now repi'esents the Upper Alton Business Men's issn. fails 1o represent the inter- •sts of all the Upper Alton Businessmen. Pope urges a further investigation of a parking location be nade. including recommending at least two or three more sites. The Upper Alton Business- nen's Assn. Wednesday night dopted a firm policy demanding action on the construction of the larking lot recommended by the Off-Street Parking Committee. The petition asks the City ouncil appoint a committee to nvestigate parking facilities in he area. The other parking lot proposed by the Off-Street commit- ee located on Piasa street be- ,\veen Fifth and Sixth Streets las met no opposition from downtown merchants. The downtown lot would have a 90-car capacity while the Upper Alton lot would accommodate 68 cars. The proposed parking report is awaiting action by the City Council after being approved by the Cily Plan Commission. Pleads Innocent To Drunken Driving CJiarge Rex. V. Quackenbush, 51, 3510 Biscayne Ave., Alton, driver of a car involved in a minor auto accident Friday night was charged in Wood River with driving while under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded innocent. A companion, Harland T. Gould 63, 309 N. Hickory St., Joliet, was charged with intoxication and after pleading guilty to the charge before Police Magistrate 0. W. Vernor this morning was fined $15 and costs. Quackenbush was released after posting $200 bond. His trial is set for 2 p.m. Friday before Vernor. A police report indicates that Quakenbush, headed east on Ferguson avenue, backed up into a parked car owned by AtwelJ Gibert, 806 Fairway Ave., Bethalto. The report indicated that Gilbert retained his car and that the Quakenbush vehicle was towed from the scene by Ideal Towing Service. Calvary Baptist Enrolls 352 in Vacation School Enrollment at Calvary Southern Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School reached 352 for the first week. The session will continue every day next week from 9 a.m. until noon through June 21, The Baptist Training Union and the Pastor's Class for new members will begin Sunday at 6:30 p.m. At the Sunday, 7:30 p.m. service the fathers of the congregation will be honored, and the youngest, the oldest and the father with the most children will be recognized. Gifts to the fathers will be distributed. ON YOUR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE More Protection — Lower Cost No Membership Fee MILLERS' MUTUAL ^ OP ILLINOIS IN8URANCB AUTO • HOMi •USINESS Robert E, Muehleman Office HO 5-6551 After 6 p.m. HO 2-1387 MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY JUNE 17-18-19 PLAIN SKIRTS! SLACKS or TROUSERS! MEN'S SPORT COATS! FOR I THY OUR QUALITY SHIRT SiRVICE | BOX STORAGE $ 2.99 "- PLUS REGULAR CLEANING CHARGE TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: MONT 1C ELLO PLAZA GODFREY, ILLINOIS EASTGATE PLAZA EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS COMPLETE EXPERT ALTERATIONS JUNE 16-1-5 P.M. ONLY! FAMOUS ZEBGO - No, 66 ROD AND REEL 13-PG. 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