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Inside t EDITORIAL PAGE 4 SOCIAL PAGE 8 SPORTS ....... PAGE 10 TELEVISION .... PAGE II OBITUARY PAGE 12 MARKETS PAGE 12 CLASSIFIED . . . .' PAGE 13 COMICS PAGE IB ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community lor More Than 127 Years FAIR WEDNESDAY. Low 65, High JO (Complete Weather, Page 8) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 132 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 18,1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. TRAVEL INFORMATION SEEKERS Crowding around the counter at the AAA office, . about travel conditions and other answers kept on 809 E. Broadway, in Alton are seekers of information tap by the clerks at the bureau. Bond Rate Lowest in 10 Years The Wood River City Counci Monday night accepted $700.000 worth of water revenue bonds for the average interest rate ol 3.6189 per cent, the lowest in the Wood River area during the past decade. The bonds were sold to the A. G. Edwards Co. of St. Louis ; who submitted a joint bid with Dempsey Tegeler Co. and E. F. Button Co. Interest at that average rate represents a net interest cost of $348,808, to be paid for the 20-year bond issue. William J. Fisher, bond consultant who served as fiscal agent lor the city in the transaction, said the unusually low interest rate is unequalled in any revenue bond sale in this area in the past 10 years. Bids were held over for study by Fisher and Wood River City Attorney Marshall Smith. Subject to their approval the sale will be consummated in 10 days. The $700,000 portion of the local water improvement program is only part of the total $1,350,000 project, as $650,000 worth of general obligation bonds have previously been sold. Other bidders on the bonds, their average interest rate and net interest costs were: Barcus Kindred, who represented Reinholdt & Gardner, G. H. Walker & Co. and Newhard, Cook & Co. —3.74-1 per cent average interest rate and $360,940 net interest cost. John Nuveen & Co. cent, $355,074. 3.6840 per For 73rd Trip . . . Thumbs to Jail By GEORGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer Harley McBride, 54, of 487 State Aid Road, Wood River, was jailed for the 73rd time in Wood River Monday night — this time without costing the city a cent. McBride hitch-hiked to police headquarters. On prior occasions, Police Chief William Buckner said, police had to provide McBride with transportation. "I've hauled him in a dozen times myself," Buckner said. Buckner said-that a'motorist picked McBride up at the corner of Ferguson and Old St. Louis road about 11:30 p.m. Monday. The motorist drove McBride directly to police headquarters and reported that the man had been out in the street "thumbing" a ride. McBride was charged with intoxication — a routine course, Buckner said. Providing his own transportation, however, didn't give McBride an edge when he confronted Wood River Police Magistrate O. W. Vernor this morning. Upon McBride's plea of guilty, Vernor penalized him $15 and costs. The fine and costs were paid by a relative, Buckner said. No Move Yet To Reopen Steel Pacts PITTSBURGH (AP)-Months of informal talks have failed to bring a contract agreement with the basic steel industry, the United Steelworkers Union said today. But it took no action to reopen the contracts, which would pose a strike threat, pending further discussions. Under the basic steel pacts, the union has been free since May 1 to demand formal collective bur- gaining and to strike 90 days after such reopening. It has held off in hopes that an agreement can be achieved without strike-pressure negotiations. David J. McDonald, president of the union, told newsmen after a 35-minute session of the Wage Policy Committee, "We have not cleared any decks on either economic or noneconomic matters." M'-Donald said he had hoped to havt recommendations for the Wage Policy Committee to act upon. McDonald said he would get in touch with the steel industry immediately and attempt tu arrange another meeting of the Labor- Management Human Relations Committee. "I have not given up hope," McDonald said, "I never give up hope." Ben-G.urion to Keep Post in Parliament JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector (AP)—David Ben-Gurion, Israel's leader for most of its 15 years. has changed his mind about leaving Parliament. 3,000 Pupils Skip Class In Boycott BOSTON (AP) — Negro leaders termed the boycott of Boston's iunior and senior high schools a ;uccess today and estimated that 3,000 Negro pupils skipped classei in a protest of alleged segregation. Negro leaders called for the boycott—which they would not term a boycott—as a rebuttal to what they termed "de factor segregation" in the public schools. At St. Mark's Social Center, across the street from Boston Technical High School, an estimated 250 junior and senior high school pupils jammed the building. The overflow flooded into the street. Buses took pupils to the other nine "freedom centers" where special classes were held for the Negroes. Uniformed police maintained vigilance at each of Teen's six entrances. There are an estimated 5,000 Negroes among the 14,000 pupils in the city's junior and senior high schools. Negro leaders — some of whom rode in police cars with top police officials—said they expected no violence. The heart of the protest, said the leaders, is the demand that the Boston school committee publicly admit there is actual segregation in Boston schools. This motion has been rejected 3-2 by the school board. Protest leaders asked Negro parents to keep their junior and senior high school children out of the public schools today to pro- lest what they called ( "de facto segregation" or segregation in Actuality if not by law. Both Louise Day Hicks, School Committee chairman, and D.' 1 . Frederick J. Gillis, superintendent of schools, had expressed tears of violence. "The grave responsibility for he boycott now rests very heavily )ii the shoulders of the NAACP ind the Citizens for Human Ji'.'hts," Mrs. Hi'^Ks said. Gillis said his office ha«i re- •fived many reports of threats of violence to children in connection with the boycott. ^ Bykovsky Is Champion of Space Race MOSCOW (AP)-Lt. Col. Valery Bykovsky broke all world records today for distance and orbits around the world in space. But his ship was losing altitude. His female space partner, Valentina Tereshkova, whipped into her third day in orbit, apparently still maintaining her altitude and speed. She reported she was feeling fine. At 3 p.m. Moscow time Bykovsky entered his fifth day in space and surpassed by two orbits the 64-orbit record set by his fellow cosmonaut, Maj. Andrian Niko- layev, in a flight of just under four days last August. A bulletin broadcast at 5 p.m. said Bykovsky's ship .was 119,9 miles from the earth at maximum distance and 98.7 miles at minimum distance. Both Bykovsky and Miss Ter- eshkova appeared on television screens. Travelers To South Not Seared In spite of the racial disturbances in the South, vacation travelers are not concernec about the routing of their auto mobiles through the troublec areas the Auto Club reportec today. In fact, according to Nelson Baur, Auto Club travel department manager in St. Louis, indications are that a very heavy travel season is in prospect anc the club may break its own records on domestic travel this summer. Reroutings of Southern trips at the St. Louis office because of racial troubles have been nil Baur said, and Florida, for example, still maintains its popularity as a travel spot. At the Alton office of the Auto Club of 3,000 automobile routings made thus far during June, none has requested a change away from racially troubled cities, it was reported. Only two persons have said they preferred not to drive through a racially troubled city, a spokesman mere said, but they did not seem to be greatly, concerned about doing'so if their trip called for it. Travel to the South in the summertime is off generally, anyway, the spokesman said, since most people prefer making trips to Northern and cooler climes. Most popular trips scheduled by vacationers at this time of year are to the Lakes and states. But as for those who have scheduled automobile vacations below the Mason-Dixon Line, they're going ahead with no fear of driving through a racially-explosive city. "It takes a lot to deter people from their vacation trips," an Auto Club spokesman said. Jamaica to Protest U.S. Police Brutality KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP.i — Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante has instructed Jamaican Ambassador Neville Ashen- leim in Washington to protest reported beating of a Jamaican doc- or by New Orleans, La., police, Bustamante's office said today. Lord's Prayer, Bible Bans Meeting Quiet Acceptance Study Suggests . .. Merging of Governments (Picture on Page 2) Consideration of mergers and consolidations of municipalities townships and school districts and the possible elimination of the township in Madison and St. Clair counties were among sugges lions heard by area officials in Edwardsville Monday. The suggestions met some oppo-1 governmental unit which is "re- cooperation among governmental units counties on studies West, the Northern the New England sition. Increased the various in the two of fiscal matters was also recommended. About 100 officials from the two counties gathered to hear the reports of studies at the all-day meeting sponsored by the SIU Public Administration and Metropolitan Affairs Program. The meeting was called the Metro- East conference on public finance problems. Dr. Glenn W. Fisher, from the Institute of Government and Pubic Affairs of the University of Illinois, presented a report on governmental responsibilities and state and local fiscal capacity. As he anticipated, Fisher heard some disagreement with his placement of education in a list of governmental functions which primarily belong to the state. Statewide Fisher said he did not mean that schools be taken over anc operated by the state, but rather that "the responsibility for these functions is statewide." He said the state "has the responsibility either to provide enough state aid to permit local units to main tain reasonable standard or to provide for enough and with of service. . . districts large enough property and nonproper ty tax power to permit adequate standards with a reasonable lev el of tax effort." G. O. DeAtley, superintendent of the Wood River elementary schools, agreed there should be a minimal level for education but added that wealthier dis tricts should not be denied the opportunity to raise that level if they so desired. Ideal Setup Fisher also listed higher education, through highways, public welfare and health and hospitals as primary functions of the state. Essentially local in responsibility, he said, were police and fire protection, sewerage and sanitation, local parks and recreation and local streets and roads. Fisher said that ideally, t h e Cambridge To Get New Guardsmen CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) Maryland's adjutant general ordered about 400 additional Na- ional Guard troops into this racially torn community today. Negroes had said they wuuH resume demonstrations tonight un- ess white leaders resume negotiations with them by 8 p.m. Lt. Gen. Milton A. Reckord, tne adjutant general, announced in Baltimore that 400 men of the 2nd Battalion of the 175th Infantry vould assemble at Dundalk, near Baltimore, and go to Cambridge. sponsible for performing a given function should have tax access to the persons or organizations that benefit." Application of these principles, Fisher said, "may require some reorganization of governmental units." This does not mean, he said, that "consolidation of small governments into larger governments will inevitably be required." Fisher said the fiscal capacity of the state of Illinois "is ample to meet forseeable needs," but the ability of various local units to meet their responsibilities varies greatly. "This situation," he said, "inevitably creates demands that the state take over some functions ot provide relief through state grants, that local units be consolidated to provide a more uniform tax base, and that new forms of taxation be made available to local units." Dr. Leo Cohen, SIU economist, presented a comparison of fiscal capacity and tax effort of governmental units in the two counties. He summarized conclusions based on his study as follows: For municipalities and town ships — increased use of possible merging of the two to make then boundaries coextensice, "thuf eliminating duplication of some governmental functions;" greater use ot "functional consolidation' and cooperation between the two to provide "greater efficiency ant: economy;" further study of the collection of property taxes at the township level, "with the possibility of eliminating the costly function and providing more efficiency in placing the function at the central or county level;" continued study of the county-township form of government "with the possibility of eliminating the township or many of its functions and increasing the importance of the county unit in metropolitan government." For School Districts For school districts — further consolidation and elimination of districts; cooperative efforts of several school districts for accomplishing specific functions; complete studies on the basic problem of financing education, to include studies of enrollments •»nd growth in the revenue base and alternative sources or revenue. Harold Landolt of Alham >ra Township, chairman of t h e Madison County board of supervisors, during the question period following the reports ques- ioned the propriety of the university in initiating such studies. He isked if the proper place of the 51'ofessors was not in the class- •oom instructing the students. Dr. Seymour Mann, director ot he program, said the university •esearch programs "go hand-in- mnd" with classroom instruction, ind that SIU research in fiscal roblems of the area are "consistent with the responsibility of he university." LEAVES APARTMENT Model Christine Keeler whose affair with John Prot'uino caused him to resign from the British cabinet, steps out on a London street Monday night. She stayed in her apartment during the Profumo debate in the House of Commons. (AP Wirephoto) Conservative Party Outwardly Quiet LONDON By COLIN FROST (AP)—Prime Minister Harold Macmillan huddlei secretly with seven of his top ministers today, presenting 'business as usual" front in vivid contrast to mounting pressur on him 'to quit. With a search on for a succes- ;or, Macmillan geared to face a lew attack on Commons later he day. Questions which have been posed concentrated on whether the government was gravely endangered while War Minister Tohn Profumo and Soviet naval attache Eugene Ivanof were sharing the love of Christine Keeler, 22. The outward appearance of tranquility had little relation to the mood of the Conservative party which gave Macmillan a vote of confidence Monday night, but only by 69 votes when they actually possessed a 95-vote majority. Conservative member Sir Frank Markham said: "I am quite certain the prime minister must to. I voted for the government but I made it perfectly clear that a vote for the government on this occasion must not be taken as approval of the present leadership of the party." Conservative privately the legislators said only question is whether Macmillan will resign fjuickly or wait until the party can settle on a new leader for the •lection battle that must come bo- fore October 1964. Twenty - seven Conservatives most • of them younger member of the party's right wing, defie< narty orders Monday night anc refused to back MacMillan in vote of confidence in the House o Commons over the Profumo af fnir. Macmillan won his confidenci vote 321-252. This spared the lifi of his government and official!) cleared him of any suspicion o v rying to cover up security risk on former War Minister John Pro- fumo's love affair with the mis tress of a Soviet naval attache But during the debate befori the vote Macmillan was obligee to make two damaging ndmis sions: That Profumo's lying complete ly deceived him and his ministers That his security organs, already compromised by a succes tion of spy scandals, knew less o: Profumo's intrigue London newspapers — and failed to tel! him what little they did know. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Wife to hostess: "We would have been here sooner, but my husband didn't want to come to the party.' Few Take Plans for Bid Contractors Cool to Alton Sewer Job Alton's near-million-dollar interceptor sewer project is being greeted with little enthusiasm by contractors, the Telegraph learned today. Only seven prime contractors and seven sub-contractors have thus far taken out plans and specifications indicative of thc!ir intention to submit bids next Monday. Public Works Director Paul A. Lenz voiced disappointment today that the number is not greater. The list of prospective bidders includes five major contractors of the immediate Alton area, with non-local firms mainly represented as interested only in sub-contracts. Expected More The interceptor job, next big phase of Alton's sewer improvement program, and informally estimated to cost more than $800,000, had been expected to draw wide attention of contractors. Public Works Director Lenz said today he had expected 10 to a cioz- en prime contractors would figure on the project. A main apparent reason for the lesser number who thus far have taken out plans and specifications, Lem said, is that contractors now are in the midst of a busy season and are tied up with projects already in their hands. However, there is another possible factor, said Lenz, in that construction of the interceptor offers some difficult constructional problems for .builders. Soil conditions in the alluvial area through which much of the sewer is to be built may have been a discouraging factor to some contractors-even large operators—he said. Bids are to be received until 2 p.m. next Monday, June 24, at the office of the Alton city clerk, where it is planned that they be opened and tabulated in presence of the 5-member citizens Committee on Engineering Features of the sewer program. Makes Action I'obsilik' This should make possible a report to the city finance committee at its meeting next Monday night, and probable action as to an award by the council Wednesday night. The southside interceptor is to pick up all sanitary sewage on the westerly side of the city and conduct it to the sewage treatment plant, now under construction, One section of the interceptor has already been completed, that from Grand Avenue to the foot of William Street along Mr- Adams highway. The section to be bid on next Monday will extend from the foot of William Street, east over W. Broadway to Market street, thence along the riverfront to a pumping station near the sewer disposal plant at the mouih of Wood River diversion channel, not far from Illinois Power Co. generating plant. Alton fttrea primary contractors who have taken out plans and specifications are R&R Construction Co., Alton; G. Heli.ikump l'.\- cavating & Trucking Co., Wood River; George W. Longfellow Co., Alton; and H. A. Grabbe Construction Co., Godfrey. Others are Acton Construction Co. of St. Paul, which has the contract for Alton sowage disposal plant; McCann At Co. of Springfield, and Joseph P. Keelcy Contracting Co., E. St. Louis. Sub-contractors include Madison Construction Co., Edwardsville; Armco Steel Co., St. Louis; VanDevamer Engineering Co., St. Louis; Nelson Concrete Culvert Co., E. St. Louis; Bolton Gumute Contractors, Chicago; Griffin We'll point Corp., Hammond, Ind; and Gunnite Concrete & Construction Co., Kansas City. Supreme Court Rules On Schools WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's sweeping rif^Mon outlawing required Bible readings and the recitation of the Lord's Prayer in public schools apjvared today to have been accepted with little commotion in or out of Con- jgress. The ruling, affecting thousands of classrooms all across the land, was obviously expected, however, in viev. of the court's action last year against use of a non-denominational prayer composed by New York authorities for the state's public schools. That decision brought down a storm of criticism on the tribunal, especially from Congress. But congressional reaction to Monday's 8 to 1 ruling was comparatively mild. Generally, the feeling seemed to be that interpreting the laws and the Constitution was the court's job. "The Supreme Court lias its function and we have ours," commented Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield, a Catholic. Examined Many state officials, meanwhile hurriedly read the decision to see if it required changes in their public schools. Thirty-nine states now allow morning devotiona 1 exercises in public schools. Many clergymen stressed a greater import anc<: of religious instruct on in churches and homes. The court, acting on cases trom Pennsylvania and Maryland, specifically barred Bible-reading and the recital of the Lord's Prayer as part of required classroom exercises in public schools. But there appeared to be no room under the decision for a teach r to hold such exercises on hfji cwr since public school teaches are government employes "In the relationship between man and religion, the -.state is firmly committed to neutrality," wrote Justice Tom C. ClavK in the majority opinion. He said the decision in no way shows hostility toward religion. "Nothing we have said here" indicates that the study of the Bible or of religion "when presented objectively as part of a secular program of education" is prohibited. Two Cases The two cases resulted from requirements in Baltimore, Me!., and Abingdon, Pa., that public schools be opened daily with devotionals. The suits were brought by parents, who, as Unitarians or atheists, said the exercises were offensive to their beliefs. The court also, in a brief order, set aside a Florida Supreme Ccurt decision which had upheld the practice of opening devotionals in Miami schools. In another case involving the question of government and re- :gion, the tribunal rule-i 7 to 2 that a Seventh day Adventist who lost her job for refusing to work on Saturday because of her religious beliefs is entitled to unemployment compensation. The noticeable lack of congres- ional reaction to the historic prayer decision was due to legis- ;itors preoccupation with turmoil over civil rights. Short of impeachment, there is ittle Congress could do about the joiirt's ruling anyway, and there vere no serious suggestions along hat line. Congress could submit to the itates a resolution to change the First Amendment of the Const it u- ion, which deals with the sepa- ation of church and state, hut here was no strong sent'.nierr for uit approach either. Rep. Frank J. Becker, R-N.Y., aid, however, he would push lor uc'h an amendment. He s:iid the ourt has a trend to "Jimy the '.\islence of Almighty God. i Su- 'ierne Being, in our public ehools." U.A.R. Approves Yemen Membership CAIRO (AP)—Yemen's request :> join the projeei-'d federation f Egypt, Syria and Iraq has been pproved by U.A.K. President lamal Abdel Nasser. I)ATA AT THE DAM a.m. lemperuture Yesterday's oday 67". high 79», low 62'. ar stmsv. btslow Precipitation uin at 8 a.m. 24 his. to 8 a.m. 3. Pool 23.3. < None.

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