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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1963 *0 i** #H* #** +!< mtiOf*** ro MA Move to Hike Legislators 9 Pay House Passes Salary Bill •/ FORECAST **»\ Unlit Show Low «*• «* CLOUDY, WARMER A band of scattered showers is ex- northern Rockies, peeled Wednesday night from the Gulf coast states northward through the Great Lakes. Showers also are forecast for the Texas Panhandle and the It will be warmer in the southwest; cooler over the Pacific northwest and the northern Rockies. (AP Wirephoto Map) Kennedy Urges (Continued From Page 1) foxholes or graveyards of battle," the President added. Kennedy asked all Congress members to "set aside sectional and political ties" at what he termed a time of national crisis. And he called on them to sta in session until the prograam is en acted, preferably as a package "however long it may take am however troublesome it may be. Noting that his proposals were drafted after consultations with both Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress, he said he feels certain that bipartisan sup port can be rallied behind his civil rights measures "as it has in the case of world crises." At the same time, Kennedy cautioned against any demonstrations at the Capitol to protest an expected Southern filibuster against Ms proposals. Negro leaders are planning for such mass action. The President said: "Unruly tactics or pressures will not help and may hinder the effective consideration of these measures." Kennedy said the problems involved cannot be solved "by clinging to the patterns of the past" nor by violence in the street. Neither, he said in reference to Alabama's Gov. George C. Wallace's recent attempt to prevent integration of the University of Alabama, can a solution be found through "physical actions or presence" by a public official, "however appealing such melodramatic devices may seem to some." The program is certain to set off long weeks of heated debate in Congress, particularly about the sections on discrimination by privately owned public accommodations and a bar against federal aid for activities in which such discrimination occurs. • In obvious anticipation of that battle, Kennedy asked Congress to "stay in session this year until it has enacted—preferably as a single omnibus bill—the most responsible, reasonable and urgent tly needed solutions" to race relations difficulties. He asked every member of Congress to "set aside sectional and political ties, and to look at this issue from the viewpoint of the nation." On the point of privately owned facilities serving the public, Kennedy said simply that he was proposing "a provision to guarantee all citizens equal access to the services and facilities of hotels and restaurants, places of amusement and retail establishments." While the message did not go into detail, a draft bill also sent rants and lunch counters woulc apply to those establishment which provide services to inter state travelers to a substantial cle gree, those offering goods which in substantial portion, have movec in interstate commerce, and establishments which otherwise substantially affect interstate travel or the interstate movement ol goods in commerce. The legislation offered by the administration says that discrimination in access to accommodations provided for the public conies within the scope not only of lie interstate commerce clause of the Constitution but also the to Congress by Kennedy said that all persons should be entitled "to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations" of a number of what were termed "public establishments." The proposed measure specifically listed hotels and motels furnishing lodging to transient guest including traveler from other states; motion pictures, sports arenas, exhibition halls and other public places of amusement and entertainment which move in in- 4th Amendment which prohibits •acial or religious discrimination. Kennedy said the state and local approach and voluntary ef- brts, have been tried in ending iscrimination of the type dealt vith in this key section of his program. "But these approaches," he aid, "are insufficient to prevent je free flow of commerce from being arbitrarily and inefficiently restrained and distorted by dis crimination." Kennedy said "an explosive national problem cannot wait city- by-city solutions" and federal action is needed to "open doors in every part of the country which never should have been closed." The special message discussed at length the employment problems of Negroes, which Kennedy said are twice as burdensome as those facing the working force as a whole. . In this connection, he proposed additional funds—not specified—to broaden the federal manpower development and training program, more money to finance his proposed youth employment opportunities program, and further appropriations for vocational education. A price tag of something like a billion dollars was put on that program Tuesday by Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn. Kennedy gave no breakdown on funds required for various programs in the jobs area but said that, over-all, an additional $400 million would be needed for the 1964 fiscal year that begins July 1. To combat discrimination employment, Kennedy propose that the committee on equal em ployment opportunity, headed b Vice President Lyndon B. Johi son, be given permanent status And he said he was renewing eai Her support "of pending federa fair employment practices legisli tion, applicable to both employer and unions." He said and unions." Kennedy proposed that the at WealherForecast Alton and vicinity — period of showers and thunderstorms likely this evening. Otherwise, it will bo partly cloudy through Thursday. Warmer Thursday. Low tonight mid (>0s. High Thursday low 90s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois—Temperatures will average near to slightly above the seasonal normals for the next five days with only minor day to day variations. The normal high is in the mid to upper 80s. The normal low is in the mid 60s north to near 70 in the ex- reme south. Precipitation will average .5—1 inch falling as scat- ered showers and thunderstorms mostly over the weekend. Australian Columnist Hits Moscow Policies MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Veteran Communist Patrick Malone quit the party today after 22 years because of its Moscow- line policies. SPRINGFIELD (Special) — A bill by State Rep. Leland Kennedy, Alton Democrat, to increase salaries of state legislators from $6,000 a year to $7.500 was passed by the House of the General Assembly by a vote of 136 to 15 today. The bill, which now goes to the Senate for approval, provides that the increase would be financed out of general revenue. It was the third bill to increase legislators' salaries passed by the house in the last two days. Before passing the Kennedy bill today, the House approved another bill providing for annual sessions of the legislature and raising salaries to $9,000 a year. The legislature at present meets once every two years. This bill would be contingent on approval in a statewide referendum of the annual session provision. Another bill, passed Tuesday by a vote of 125 to 29, called for an outright increase in sal- nrj^to $9,000 annually, and use of motor fuel tax funds to finance the amount of the increase. The other bill tied to the annual sesions also would use MFT funds to pay for the increase. Also approved Tuesday by the House and sent to the Senate were bills to increase the salary for the office of governor from $30,000 to $40,000 annually, and that for the lieutenant governor from $16,000 to $21,000. Other provisions of the bill would increase the salary for the secretary of state from $20,000. to $30,000, and other state elected officers from $20,000 to $26,000 annually. All the proposals to increase salaries would hot be effective until after the next statewide election next year and the new office holders are sworn in in January, 1965. •>"•>.«*« THE OLD DAYS Griffin Takes Over New Job An old kerosene lamp, donated by the 90-year-old "blackouts" occur at the jail from defects in the elec- mother of Sheriff Barney Fraundorf, was installed on Meal circuits. William Hartman, head jailer, adjusts a wall at the county jail with a small card reading the wick. "Emergency Lighting." The sheriff says that frequent tertate commerce, and certain retail and department stores, markets, drugstores, gasoline stations, restaurants, lunch counters and soda fountains. Private Enterprises In that area of private enterprise Kennedy already had lost the backing of the Republican congressional leadership. The proposed ban on discrimination by shops, stores, restau- torney general be given authority to initiate federal court action against local school boards o public institutions of higher learn .ng whenever he receives a writ ten complaint that students are denied equal protection of tl laws by means of a segregatec school and he can certify tha such persons cannot afford to fi nance legal proceedings or obtalr effective legal counsel. On the fifth point on his pro gram, nondiscrimination in acth'i ties receiving federal financng Kennedy urged passage of "a sin gle comprehensive provision mak ing it clear that the federal gov ernment is not required, undei any statute, to furnish any kinc of financial assistance 1 —by way o grant, loan, contract, guaranty insurance or otherwise—to any program or activity in which ra clal discrimination occurs." That unquestionably will kindle the hottest fire Southern members of Congress can generate. FREE CHEST X-RAYS Friday, June 21 - Sears, 4th & Piasa 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Friday, June 21 - North Alton Shopping Center - 2:30 to 4:30 P.M. Friday, June 21 - Godfrey Plaza Shopping Center - 6 to 8 P.M. Sponsored by MADISON COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS ASSOCIATION You Will Receive a Report CHRISTMAS JJjALS MAKE THIS SERYIC^POSSIBLE Thomas F. Griffin, former Al:on City Manager and Public Works Director, took over his ;»st of Deputy Director of Public Works at Portland, Me. Monday. Graham Watt, former Alton City Manager and now Portland Ci- PaiiamaSeeksControl Of Sea-Level Canal PANAMA (AP) — Panama should have a hand in running the sea-level canal the United States proposes to build across the Panamanian isthmus, a lawyer for the Foreign Ministry says. The lawyer, Eloy Benedetti, told a television audience that Panama receives little from the U.S.-operated Panama Canal compared with the $150 million he said the United Arab Republic earns annually from its operation of the Suez Canal. ry Manager told the Telegraph today Griffin will be responsible for the city's public works program. Watt said he is highly pleased with his post in Portland and last month the City Council voted him a raise. Watt has been City Manger of Portland since April of 1962. He resigned his post in Alton and moved to Portland. The northeastern town of 73,000 has had a city manager-council form of government since 1923 and Watt said it is working very efficiently. Watt said there is no mayor, o n 1 y a chairman of the council who is elected by the nine-member council every year. Watt said, "I was contacted by a wire service from St. Louis last week asking if I had been fired. Evidently Portland is satisfied with me as the raise indicates." 'It Was Fun* Teacher Hurts Foot Swinging on Tree Limb Critical of CD Setup; Quits Post C. R. Wright, administrative assistant for vocational education in the Alton school system, has 'resigned as a member of the Alton Civil Defense Commission, with an expression of dissatisfaction to its present organized status. In a letter to Mayor P. W. Day tendering his resignation Wright comments that the civil defense body is an important arm of the city government but that under its present organization he feels little of much value can be accomplished. Wright was named on the comission a year ago last November. His name was submitted for reappointment by Mayor Day at the May 8 session of the new city council. Says Business District Pays Big Tax, Wants Help The Alton downtown business about 6,000 acres and had an as- area, with about one per cent of the area of the city, accounts for about 10 per cent of the assessed valuation, city officials were told by downtown merchants Tuesday night. Dewey Ward, president of Down- own Alton Inc., said deterioration of the downtown area would have "a tremendous impact" on the finances of the city. Ward spoke at a "get-acquainted" meeting for members of the city administration and department heads. Alderman and heads of departments were introduced by Mayor P. W. Day. Ward in a brief talk said the downtown business area occupiec about 63 acres and accounted fo more than $13,000,000 in real es tate and personal property val uation. He said the city includes sessed valuation of about $126,000,000 in real property. In addition to the sizeable property tax, Ward said, the downtown business area will account for about one third of the $312,000 anticipated in sales tax revenue this ye*ar. Ward cited several city projects downtown business were interested in seeing completed, including the opening of 6th Street rom Belle Street to Piasa, crea- ion of an off-street parking lotfptt tion of an off-street parking lot on Piasa between 5th and 6th streets and more powerful street lights to "help glamorize the downtown area." City Court ..... ^ Case Is on Suit o! a minister against a Service stateion was called to trial before a jury In Alton city court today. , The suit was that of the Rev John c. dllvef, tqAtorio* Onion Baptist Church, agaituji Bertile £ feurford, doing business as Bet- nle's Belle Street Ser&ce, In one count of hjg ; attnplatet th* Rev, Oliver awmjid t h a t ;he had been siruok by'fctfctord wheh he called at the service establishment, -theft at 701 Belle St., on May 16 last year. As a result of the Incident, he ayerred, he was Injured and wan "hindered and embarrassed" In his.activities as minister of Union Baptist Church. In a second count, the Rev. Oliver asked, compensation because of a series of incidents after he took his automobile to-the de- endant's garage In August of 1961 for transmission repairs. He averred • his car later was damaged while In custody of the defendant. • 1 Burtord denied the major averments of the plaintiff. Selection of a trial jury began before Judge I. H. Streeper at 10 a.m. In a verdict returned Tuesday afternoon, a trial jury found in favor of the defendant,: Joseph St. George, in a suit brought against him by Pete Sefdkt Sefcik averred that St. George failed to carry out an oral agreement between the two, in 1961, foi* the formation of a partnership in an East End tavern, then operated by St. George. His averments were denied by St. George. Sofcik had asked $5,000 damages because the alleged agreement was not consummated. Three suits on today's setting of seven cases were stricken after attorneys gave notice they had been settled out of court. The suits listed settled were those of Elmer Stewart against Rober Sutton; Rudy Sowders, a police patrolman, against McCann & Co., and Illinois Terminal Railroad; and Betty Werts against Frank Grizzle. 300 Grade Exams Dr. Donald H. Summers, Alton High School special chemistry Instructor was one of the 300 college and high school instructors who spent last week at Rider College, Trenton, N.J., grading placement entrance exams. PHOEM EQUIFMBNT• PHOTO-ART SHOP WOOD RIVER DIAL 284-6928 Madison County's Largest Camera Shop/ Miss Marilyn Lash, 21, biology teacher in Hinsdale, 111., schools, sprained her left foot Tuesday bouncing up and down in a tree at her Bethallo home. "1 was trimming the tree," Miss Lash said this morning. "I was up in the tree cutting out limbs that were hanging over the street. I had one foot in a fork and was swinging up and down — it was fun!—but the fork didn't bend with my foot and I was hurt.' Miss Lash was x-rayed at St Joseph's Hospital. Today, she said at the home o her mother, Mrs. L e o n a Lash 475 Park Drive, Bethalto, she wa getting about normally. A 196 graduate of Illinois Normal Uni versity at Normal, Miss La si taught at Hinsdale last semeste and will return Friday to teach summer school. CUSTOMERS WANTED VACATION TRAVELLER — Save money on this 3 piece set of Olobe Tripper Luggage. Includes Beauty Case, Weekender, Pullman. Has Washable vinyl covering. Only Sl^.oa plus taxes. A real buy only at 3rd & Plusa, 462-9751. WORK OR SPORT—Use 'em either way. Just 88c buys boys' (2-16) or men's (S-M-L) short sleeve sportshlrts. Not Irregulars; not rejects; not Jap-made! But, per feet quality, good grade, American made. Real bargain 88c. Only at Snyder's. GUILDS SUMMER WEAR — for play or drueo-up. guaranteed one year, wuili last fabrics mid colors. Full cut Toddlers and Child siios 1 to 3. Amazing color rungci. and fine details at special price 09c. Includes 2 PC. sets, sunsulis, diL-sses. Only BBc. Landmark Store. FREE of your home's water supply HARD WATER ANALYSIS CAN SAVE YOU UP TO «160 A YEAR D. S. Government figures prove that medium hard water can cost a family of four as much as $160 every year in wasted detergent, soap, bleach and shampoo ... in shortened fabric life ... in corroded, rusted- out plumbing and water-using appliances. Water hardness varies from area to area, even 'home to home. Many families in this area have had their water supply analyzed and found it adequately •oft. Others have found their water expensively hard and eliminated hard water expenses by installing a Permaglae water softener. ' We'll conduct a free chemical analysit for you. It will show you how much hard water may be costing you . . how much you can save with a Permaglas water softener. There's no obligation. Just call or write, and we'll conduct the analysis in your home. Or bring a sample of your home's water to our office. A Mrvic* of yc-ar water Permaglas' ALTON BOTTLED GAS CO. 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