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Inside t EDITOfctAt PAGE 4 SOCIAL , PAGE 10 TELEVISION ...... PAGE 15 MARKETS PAGE 18 COMICS PAGE 14 SPORTS PAGE 18 CLASSIFIED PAGE 18 OBITUARY PAGE 18 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SUNNY TUESDAY: Low 55, High 85 (Complete Weather, Page 3) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVllI, No. 131 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JUNE 17,1963 22 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. 4 Taverns Agree to Beer Ban Four Alton taverns have agreed not to order any more Stag beer until the Morgan Distributing Co. hires Negroes a spokesman for the Ministers Committee on Employment Relations told the Telegraph today. Sylvester Harris said his committee met with Herbert Morgan this morning, and Morgan told the committee he had no plans to hire Negroes now. Morgan's Ilrm distributes Stag and Carling beer and Red Cap ale in the Alton area. Morgan could not be reached ftr comment. Harris said the MCER would meet Wednesday night to consider the status pf negotiations with other beer and liquor distributors in Alton on the employment of Negroes "In other than menial jobs." He said the question of picketing would also be discussed at the meeting. Harris said his committee had been in contact with Morgan twice during the past few weeks, and met with him for about 15 minutes this morning outside his office at 1421 Pearl St. Morgan told them he had "all the employes he needed right now," Harris said, and did not plan to hire anyone else at present. In addition to the agreement with the four taverns, Harris said, the MCER hoped to encourage other taverns and individuals to refrain from buying products distributed by the Morgan firm. The four taverns were identified as the Happy Hour Club, 811 Highland Ave., the Cinderella Night Club, 1006 Highland Ave., Gene's Lounge, in the 700 block of Belle Street, and the XGI Club, 515 Belle St., a private club with about 180 members. Floyd Thacker, owner of the Happy Hour, said he planned to notify the Morgan driver today not to make any further deliveries until further notice. He said he ordinarily buys about $125 worth of Stag beer a week. Willie Bealon, manager of the XGI dub, said the club averages 20 to 25 cases of quarts and smaller bottles of Stag beer each week. He said he planned to notify Morgan today to discontinue deliveries "until some progress is made -1 think that's a good reason." Operators of the other two taverns could not be reached for comment. West Hit By Floods, Heavy Rains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A savage flash flood roared down the North Fork of the Duchesne River in northeastern Utah Sunday, cutting a 50-mile path of destruction. A 10-foot wall of debris-filled water crashed through the campsite of the Richard L. Brown family, sweeping away their three sons and a family friend. One of the boys, Bradley Gale Brown, 4, drowned. Volunteer crews plugged leaks that threatened the collapse of an earthen dam near Lander in central Wyoming, ending a threat to the community of 7,000. The level of the lake backed up by the dam 30 miles south of Lander on the Popo Agie River fell two feet after being swollen by heavy rain.s over the weekend. The Utah flood carried away two other Brown boys, Rickle Lee, 8 and Steven Ferris, 5, and their friend, Robert Timmons, 16, Timmons, awakened by the roar in the tent in which they were sleeping, saw "a wall of muc rushing toward us." He grabbed Rickie. The pair were carried 15 feet, landing on a pile of rocks Steven made safety by himself. Officials said the flood apparently was triggered when the earth-filled Little Deer Creek dam, 5V» miles upstream, broke The water washed away several roads and bridges and badly dam aged a forest service ranger station at Stockmore, abqut 75 miles east of Salt Lake City. Daylong rain in eastern Colorado was hailed by farmers and ranchers who had been hard hi by a months-long drought. There was an estimated $1 mil lion damage from an hour-long cloudburst and hail Saturday in Denver. Snow closed the tourist road \ip Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs and Trail Ridge Road—the na lion's highest continuous hignwaj —near Estes Park, Colo. At Springer, in northwest Nev Mexico, a thunderstorm dumpec two inches of rain, the first -neas urable moisture in a year. Th heavy runoff broke an irrigation ditch and flooded the Springe hospital. SIX DIED ASHTABULA, Ohio — Spectators as they returned from a day of swim- gathered to look at the crumpled ming on Lake Erie. Witnesses and wreckage of the car that was struck at train crewmen said the crossing signals a crossing by Nickel Plate Road freight were flashing when the girls' car ap- train Sunday. Six Youngstown women, preached the tracks, ranging in age from 18 to 21, were killed AP Wirephoto) Draws Blood Hood in Jail Socks Officer EDWARDSVILLE—A 19-year-old Granite City man, convicted of a shotgun holdup, attacked and injured a sheriff's office investigator today afteer he defied deputies to move him to another cell block. Gaethel Beaton, 2237 Grand er » Ave., described by Sheriff Barney Fraundorf as a "troublemak- Strnnack>Pumping Is Child's Third A 3-year-old Godfrey girl's stomach was pumped for the third time within a year Sunday after she was suspected of drinking some gasoline. Suzanne Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rice, 25 Forsythe, was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital for the check after her parents found gasoline on her dress and face. After being treated she went to a picnic, suffering no ill effects. She had her stomach pumped once for swallowing aspirins and another time for drinking an undetermined liquid. Hoover's Condition Improved NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors reported former President Herbert Hoover slightly improved today but still in very serious condition. A morning medical bulletin said he 88-year-old Hoover's heart beat was more regular than Sunday and a low-grade fever had subsided. "Mr. Hoover spent a comfortable night," said the bulletin, signed by four doctors. "His general condition remains very serious. There has been no further bleeding from the gastro- ntestinal tract." swung his handcuffed hands at sheriff's investigator Clyde Tisdel Jr., inflicting cuts on Tis del's face and neck. Beaton had been ^rernoved from his cell this morning for a talk with Fraundorf concerning the prisoner's trouble-making, police said. Put in Bullpen When Beaton was returned to the jail house, he was placed temporarily in the bullpen. The trouble started when officers attempted to remove him from the bullpen and return him to another cell block. Tisdel, bleeding from his injuries, together with jailer Booker Butler and another deputy subdued Beaton and moved him to the second floor cellblock. Fraundorf told the Telegraph that the young inmate repeatedly "caused trouble" at the jail. "He constantly yelled, screamed and disturbed other inmates in the jail," the sheriff said. Beaton is confined at the jail awaiting a hearing on a motion for a new trial on the armed rob- oery conviction by a circuit court jury here last month. He was con victed of holding up two women in a Granite City doughnut shop. Fraundorf told a Telegraph reporter today that locks in the second floor cellbock area are still defective." No Place to Go "I have no place to move unruly inmates for safe confinement except in the cell area where locks on the doors are de- ective," the sheriff said. The Telegraph, months ago, disclosed that locks in the second floor cellbock are faulty and some of the doors can be forced open. The sheriff said he will con tact a locksmith in an effort to repair worn lock mechanisms on cell doors. He said he consulted a former jail committee of the Madison County Board of Supervisors about the locks, but no action for repairs was taken by that committee. Soviet Space Couple Come Close But Contact Is Unlikely Car-Train Crash Fatal To Six Girls ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP)—The ;irls must have seen the flashing ights, witnesses said. But the car carrying six Youngstown girls home after a swimming party drove into the path of a speeding freight train early Sunday, killing all six girls. Two boys, following the girls' car on motor scooters, told police that flasher lights were working at the crossing in nearby Geneva, when the car pulled onto'the tracks, directly in the path of the Nickel Plate Road train. The 89-car freight smashed the car into a tangle of twisted metal, and stopped a mile down the track with part of the car under the engine. The victims, all close friends, were Sylvia Sanker, 18; Jennie Angelo, 21; Darlene Muzenic, 21; Sondra Van Sack, 18; Juliane Palko, 20, and Barbara Cowan, 19. The girls left Youngstown Saturday morning to visit a friend's lakcfront cottage. They had planned to stay overnight, but later decided to return home for Father's Day, a relative said. Brother Takes Over Evers' Post By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The brother of slain Medgar \V. Evers took over as Negro civil rights champion in Mississippi today and pledged to work for "the equality of all men." Uneasy Jackson looked forward to the possibility of more demonstrations, such as the one on Saturday when hundreds of Negroes, crying "We want the killer," charged police barricades. Although Charles Evers, 40- year-old brother of the assassinated field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, did not disclose his policies in detail, the ferment in the Negro population was such that many onlookers had a sense of foreboding. Leaders of the Negro movement to break down racial barriers in Jackson have proclaimed a policy of: "Demonstrate, demonstrate, demonstrate again." Sunday was a comparatively quiet Sabbath. Four young Negro women walked quietly into St. Andrew's Episcopal church, across the street from the governor's mansion, and were allowed to remain throughout the service. However, at three other church es—Central Presbyterian, First Baptist and First Christian—Negroes were turned away. The body of Evers, a World War II veteran, sped today to Washington for burial in Arling ton National Cemetery Wednes day. A white hearse took it to Merid ian, about 100 miles from here Sunday and there it was trans ferred to a Southern Railway train bound for Washington. In Jackson, it was announced that Charles Evers, a Chicago physical education director, would take over his late brother's post :emporarily. He said his acceptance of the position grew out o) a pact with his brother. "We agreed that if anything should happen to either one ot us, the other should carry on. ] will fulfill that pact." TODAY'S CHUCKLE Notice in a loan office window: "For the man who has everything and hasn't paid for it." (© 1963, General Features Corp.) World Representatives At Mass for Pope John VATICAN CITY (AP)—Envoys from around the world he tried to guide toward peace mourned Pope John XXIII today at a solemn Requiem Mass under the soaring dome of St. Peter's Basilica. An empty symbolic coffin was on a somber black catafalque, ringed by 96 flickering candles. Sitting near the catafalque were the envoys of 81 nations and world organizations. They included Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States, Prime Minister Sean Lemass of Ireland, Prince Albert of Belgium and the foreign ministers of France and West Germany. Pope John had sought Christian unity. Today, for the first time in nearly 1,000 years, representa tives of the Russian Orthodox Church attended a funeral Mass for a Roman Catholic Pope. The triple-crowned tiara of the papacy, silver and gold studded with precious stones, rested on a cushion atop the coffin, shimmering in the candle glow. Pope John was buried in p crypt beneath the basilica on June 6, three days after he died The solemn state funeral was the last in a series of requiems lick in St. Peter's during nine days <> official mourning at the Vatican and throughout the Catholi world. Only Three Miles Apart at One Time By REINHOLD ENSZ MOSCOW (AP)—The Soviet Union's mixed space duet logged its first 24 hours in joint orbit today. An official announcement said that on their first orbit the male and female comrades moved to within three miles of each other. LIKE ANY WOMAN Russia's Valentina Tereshkova, 26, went to the As they entered the second day of their joint flight, the world's first woman cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, 26, still was flashing smiles for Soviet television and Lt. Col. Valery Bykovsky performed a stunt in his cabin. The woman cosmonaut sent a salute to the United States. Official announcements still gave no indication of whether the pair would try a hookup in space and doubts have been growing that they will. The late afternoon announcement mentioned for the first time that Miss Tcveshkova and Bykovsky were only three miles apart on their first joint orbit Sunday, a feat that appeared to duplicate the flight of the Soviet space twins last August. 3.1 Miles Apart Tass, the Soviet news agency, said: "According to more precise data about the trajectory of ttV flight of the spaceship Vostok 5 hairdresser iust before she was launched in Vostok 6 and Vostok 6, the smallest dis- to become the world's first woman in space. This tance between them on *e first picture was released today by Tass, the Soviet news Sgency. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Moscow) al ?±™" e 1 circuit of the paired flight was Cambridge Negro Sees White Plot CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP)—A Negro leader strongly criticized white leaders today for breaking off racial negotiations, saying the whites "were plotting like Judases and resorting to political manipulation." Mrs. Gloria Richardson of the Cambridge Non-Violent Action Committee, also called a mass rally of Negroes for tonight and said it would be decided then whether demonstrations will resume in this racially torn town of 12,000. Mayor Calvin W. Mowbray, in a statement Sunday, said "in view of the breach of faith and the threats of the Negro representatives, further negotiations with these people are impossible," and urged that National Guard troops be kept in the community. Mrs. Richardson said the Negroes' reply was delayed until today "because we felt Sunday a most inappropriate day to reply to such a dastardly statement ssued by the white political structure of this city and county. "We note with irony that the white political leaders that have attempted to portray themselves to the public as men of peace and good will have abruptly caused a breakoff in negotiations. "On Sunday, a day when all men should have turned to God in this crisis, we find instead the city fathers were plotting like Judases and resorting to political manipulation on a grave moral issue. We feel they demonstrated a lack of faith in reaching a real solution to the problem faced by the total community during the past few days." Mrs. Richardson would not elaborate on the prepared statement. Racial disorders including four straight nights or mass marches through the business district have brought out the National Guard and modified martial law to Cambridge. Khrushchev Warned by Red Chinese TOKYO (AP) — Red China has warned Soviet Premier Khrushchev that pro-Chinese elements will oust him if he continues to favor peaceful coexistence with the West over violent Communist revolutions. In a letter to Khrushchev and the Soviet party, the Chinese leadership outlined 25 issues it wants debated at the talks representatives of the two major Communist powers will open July 5 in Moscow on the Soviet-Chinese ideological dispute. "If the leading group in any party adopts a nonrevolutionary line and converts it into a reformist party, then M.'irxist-Len- inists inside and outside the party will replace them and lead the people in making revolutions," the letter said. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's Tass also reported that up to 3 p.m. Miss Tereshkova, 26, hac made 18 orbits in 26 hours in flight. Bykovsky at that Hme had completed his 49th orbit. He wa launched at 3 p.m. Friday. "Both cosmonauts began thei working day with physical exer cises," said Tass. Tass said all systems on the two space ships—Vostok 5 and Vo stok 6—svere working normally. Soviet officials remained silent on whether Bykovsky and Miss Tereshkova would attempt a rendezvous in space. Observer noted, however, thai Miss Tereshkova is not a trained pilot and might not be able to carry out her role in a complicated link-up maneuver. Comparison Tass said the purpose of sending a man and woman into space was to compare the effects o space flight on the two sexes. The Soviet Union rocketed Miss Tereshkova, a former factory worker, aloft Sunday, two days after Bykovsky blasted into space There was no official indication exactly how close their ships were or whether the two cosmonauts could see each other. In a joint message to Premier Khrushchev Sunday they said: "Our ships are at a close distance from each other." Soviet communique said both space ships had lost a little altitude. There was no official word how long Miss Tereshkova and Bykovsky will remain aloft. Unofficial reports said they will land at short intervals within a day or so A government space expert in Tokyo predicted that Bykovsky would be returned to earth tonight because the lessening in orbital time of his ship would make con tinned space travel dangerous. "The orbital time of Voitok 5 was reduced to 88 minutes 11 seconds on its 36th orbit," sriiil Yo- today 70° high 79°, low 71". River stage below Precipitation dam at S a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 6.4. Pool 23.4. None. shiaki Nakata. chief of the in- ospherc section of the Radio Research Institute in Tokyo. Orbit Slowing "At this rate, the time will be reduced to less than 88 minutes by its 6()th orbit tomorrow, and unmanned space ships in the past have all disintegrated at this orbital pace." Rumors circulated in jubilant Moscow that a third Soviet cosmonaut might he sent up to join Bykovsky and Miss Tereshkova, but there was no official indica- lon of this. Word has been circulating for veeks, however, that the new oviet space feat would have pectacular trimmings. A Soviet announcement said 'liss Tereshkova went inUi orbit t 12:30 p.m. Sunday and made adio contact with Bykovsky a lalf hour later. Miss Tereshkova appeared to he 'iijoying her experience keenly. Strapped to her space couch, she miled frequently as she was seen peaking into a microphone at- ached to her helmet. Obviously aware she was being vatched by television viewers all over the Soviet Union and the Soviet bloc nations, she waved gaily at the camera. NUMBERS? A Sad Case of Digititis Nowadays Your Number's Up Most of Time By GEORGE LBIGIITY Telegraph Staff Writer If you like to think you have nothing in common with your cousin Joe, the scoundrel who went to Leavenworth after the bank flopped in 1933, you can think again. Both of you have a number. In fact, since your cousin Joe probably lost his credit when the FBI put the sleeve on him, you have more numbers than 'he hu.->. Unless you have been extremely wily and managed to escape some of the classifications and designations common to Americans in 1963, you have a social security number, an assortment of telephone numbers, an automobile license number, an assort- ment of credit card numbers, an income tax number, a veterans administration number, one or more bank account numbers, a building and loan association number, assorted insurance policy numbers, a'n employe number and, come July 1, you will add another — a postal number. This at a time when most people haven't even started on the advanced course, offered by all- up-and-coming universities, on how to dial inter-city on the telephone. This neat phone operation, for example, is handled best by persons with muster's degrees in differential calculus and is started by rolling off three numbers to reach the direct dialing circuits. Then, the hopeful phone- user, stranded at Alliance, Neb. without a cent in his pocket, dials the area code. If he has gone this far without making the telephone apparatus kick back noises like Louie Armstrong practicing for a concert, he rolls off two prefix numbers, then dials the five; numbers of home, which is the place where the frantic phone-user hopes to inspire somebody to wire him a hundred. As he trudges off to the Salvation Army in hope of some sort of relief—sympathy, at least—the phone-user, lost in the snarl of the 13 numbers he has just fouled up, experiences remorse over the way he frittered away his time in business arithmetic class back in high school. This is not so bad, since it helps boost progress in the age of the electronic computer and is supposed to expedite modern living. But it can be complicated by the self-centeredness of t h e various agencies, departments, corporations, groups, bunches, gangs and commissions. Back when all you had to remember was your automobile license number, so you could rattle it off for a traffic officer, the world was comparatively simple. Now, you are expected to recite, on demand, all oJ the numbers assigned to you — like an army private intoning his ride number for a second lieutenant. If you can't remember the numbers, you are regarded as lazy, incompetent and unworthy of con- sideration by the agency you have offended through your ineptitude. A sample reaction: "Egad, gentlemen, he couldn't even remember the number of his savings account and he svant- ed us to sell him a tire!" With the electric computer ago just starting to chip away at modern living, you can anticipate the day when expecting couples will he deprived of the right to name their own children. Just as they are about to dub the offspring "William Halliburton WeatherlViid III" the Bureau of Vital Statistics will step in and call him "1233233-34-M." That way the family can call him "Wunsie" for short. Operator, this is -162- 8G3G-S81 (credit card). I'm calling 817-465-1065. I'm calling from 254-4578. All together that's 4623636 -S81- 317 -465-1065 254-4578. Hectic Week Lies Ahead For House By CHARLES WHALEN SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Rolling into the homestretch, the Illinois Legislature today began a hectic week that is expected to dispose of numerous controversial bills which have plagued the 1963 session. With the June 30 deadline creeping up, the attack made by the lawmakers in this week's five- day meeting should tell whether the assembly will wind up quietly or face the usual clock-stopping jam in all business by the windup. Night sessions are slated by the House tonight, Tuesday and Thursday. Urges Speed-Up House Speaker John Lewis, R- Marshall, who has steaJily pushed the House to keep up with the faster Senate, has set an early goal 'of June 28 — but no later than June 29 — to close shop. His goal could be brought nearer to reality if the House settles the nagging dispute over how to reapportion House districts. Lews is planning to call the Repub- ican-backed bill Wednesday for another attempt at passage. All the troubles are supposed to lave been worked out on the Republican side and if all 90 GOP members stay well and loyal, the l can be passed and -idvanccd to the Senate for quick approval. 3ut if there is a loss of IAVCJ Republican House votes, the required 89 for passage will be elusive again. The Republican version would ake two House districts from Chicago and give them to the suburban area and would cut one district from Southern Illinois. Populous Du Page County, which now has a single district, would get two. Another hotly argued measure, ingering on the Senate calendar ;or weeks, is ready 'or a decision. It is the bill to boo;-l minimum salaries of firemen and policemen by $150 a month. Enough-Support Supporters of the bill contend they have counted enough votes for Senate passage, whicn would dump the matter in Gov. Otto Kerner's lap. The House attitude toward a proposed Sunday closing law, already approved by the Senate, will be- ivdfcted Wednesday, when the hill is I'on.sklevfcd and voted on hy the House Executive Committee. Final action may corns this week in the House on the plan to abolish the Illinois Public Aid Commission and replace 't with a department under the governor. r

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