Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 19, 1963 · Page 10
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 10

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 19, 1963
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PAGE TEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19,1963 May Vote Oct. 15 On Edwardsville Building Plans EDWARDSVILLE — Target date of a special election on propositions to construct a new downtown city hall-fire station and fire department sub-station set for Oct. .15 the city counc was told Tuesday. A public information program is planned to explain plans of th building program, method of fi nancing and need for the ne\ structures, Alderman Viclo Thegze told the council. Thegz is chairman of the council public relations committee. Brochures will be printed ex plaining the bond issue for the buildings and city officials are expected to address civic, church and social organizations to "define the need" for a new city hall and fire stations to meet the anticipated growth in the city, Alderman Thegze said. In the proposed building plans the council earlier agreed to raze the existing city hall and fire station and construct a new building to house fire company trucks and equipment and accommodate city offices. A second proposal is to construct a fire department sub-station in the LeClaire area. Special "ward nights" are planned when residents of each ward will be invited to tour existing facilities with aldermen of their wards. Slide pictures of existing facilities will be prepared to present to organizations and resi- ed. A continued open house in the existing city hall-fire station building is planned for residents from Sept. 12 through Oct. 12. To Kill Algae On Lake at County Seat EDWARDSVILLE — The City Council Tuesday approved an expenditure of $200 for purchase of a chemical to kill algae in he city-owned Leclaire lake located in a residential area of he city. Alderman Orville West, chairman of the city's street and al- ey committee, said the chem- cal will be spread throughout algae LOOKS OVER HIS CROP James Johnson, 518 E. 9th St., Alton, looks over the tomato crop he saved from frost last spring with plastic drop- cloth. The plants are blooming. he lake to destroy the orming along the shoreline of ie lake. West said the lake will be Massive March Set In Detroit leaned of debris, including boards, bottles and "junk" floating along the shore. A wire fence material has been attached to a drain in the lake to prevent fish from overflowing into a drainage ditch behind homes in the area jduring heavy rains, West said. Thousands of small fish overflowed into the ditch when water in the lake raised last dents, Alderman Thegze report-1 month after heavy rains. Money Problems? - - CONSOLIDATE If you are unable to pay your payments, debts, or bills when due, arrange payments you can afford regardless of how much or how many you owe. One place to pay. No co-signers or security needed! ALTON BUDGET PLAN 309 RIDGE BonHed and Licensed HO 6-2911 • ••• Open Saturdays'Til Noon• By A. F. MAIIAN DETROIT (AP) A massiv "Walk to Freedom" demonstra tion is scheduled in Detroit Sun day—the 20th anniversary of th ending of one of this century's bloodiest race riots. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Southern integrationist leader, is to head a 3 p.m. march in which sponsors are striving to enlis 100,000. Along the scheduled downtown route of the march fell some oJ the 34 killed and 700 injured in Detroit's 1943 rioting. Woodward Avenue will take the marchers directly through the spot where a race riot erupted 80 years before that—in 1863. Richard V. Marks, secretary- director of Detroit's Commission on Community Relations, says there still is "plenty of the racial discrimination and racial prejudice" which contributed to the four-day outbreak of violence 20 years ago. Marks adds, however, he is "not the least bit concerned about the I the South to Detroit's high-wage march producing violence," and James Del Rio, planning chairman for the demonstration, says "peace and order are our aim." Del Rio, a director of the newly organized Detroit Council for Human Rights which is sponsoring the walk, says the demonstration has a two-fold purpose: To raise $100,000 for. Dr. King's Southern Christian Leadership Council, and to protest "against ndignities Negroes have suffered n Birmingham and against many things going on in Detroit, particularly in jobs and housing." The bloodshed of 20 years ago sprang from a fist fight between a Negro and a white man on a bridge to Belle Isle. Other Ne;roes and whites got involved in the fracas. Fighting spread as rumors, mostly false, fed flames of hared. It finally took federal troops, as in 1863, to put down the riot. At the time, Negroes were locking from poorly paid jobs in defense industries and were spilling over from mid-city slums into what had been all-white neighborhoods. Detroit's schools long had been integrated, but Negroes predominated in some and were virtually non-existent in others. Along with the Southern groes, many whites from the mountains and deltas of the South also came to Detroit, bringing with them their customs and their beliefs in race separation. Evers Buried Today WASHINGTON — W-Integration leader Medgar W. Evers was buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery today, mourned as a martyr to the Negro's cause. Some 900 Negroes and whites, including a Cabinet officer and senators, overflowed the tiny chapel at Ft. Myer, Va., for the funeral of the decorated veteran of World War II, felled by a Sniper's bullet June 12 at Jackson, Miss. The Interior Department said Secretary Stewart L. Udall left a Cabinet meeting to attend the funeral. Both Udall and Evers recently received awards from the American Veterans Committee. In addition to Udall, Undersecretary of Commerce Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., and Sen. Paul H. Douglas, D-I11., were among the many whites who attended. Presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger said the White House was represented by Maj. Albert Turner of the military district of Washington. The service was conducted by Bishop Stephen Gill Spotswood of the African Methodist Episcopal ROOM FOR PARKING Three residences were torn down on Third street west of Alton's St. Mary's school and the ground Is being leveled for parking. FRANK'S SHOE STORE - WOOD RIVER, ILL. SALE $15,000 OVERSTOCK MUST BE SOLD NOTHING RESERVED- WE MUST DISPOSE OF AT LEAST $15,000.00 WORTH OF GOOD SHOES. WE ARE OVERSTOCKED. SAVE 20% TO 40% ON GOOD FOOTWEAR FOR THE FAMILY. CORRECTIVE SHOES NOT INCLUDED MEN'S DRESS SHOES NEW STYLES- BROWN OR BLACK YOU PICK THE SHOES REGARDLESS OF BRAND STYLE OR PRICE OFF SALE STARTS THURS. MORNING, JUNE 20th 20 % OFF ON ALL NEW STOCK OF LADIES' NEW STYLE SPRING AND SUMMER HEELS OUR PRICES ARE LESS THAN "DISCOUNT STORE" PRICES Mayor Plans Changes in HousingBody Before submitting any names of members of the Alton citizens advisory committee on housing and urban development to the Housing & Home Finance Agency, Mayor P. W. Day plans action for rejuvenation of the advisory group. Under the stalemate which has prevailed here in housing and renewal due to contention over adoption of an acceptable housing ordinance, Mayor Day said, the advisory group of 15 provided about a year ago under the city's "workable program" has been inactive. Today the mayor received a request by letter from Joseph P. McCollum, regional director of the H&HFA, for the name of the chairman of the advisory committee and also that of the chairman of a minority housing committee or sub-committee. The director asked the information so that the Washington headquarters of the federal agency might be informed by July 2. Before responding, Day said, he wants to make a recheck of the membership and responsibilities of the advisory bodies. His review, he pointed out, is pertinent not only to the H&HFA request, but to the housing ordinance being brought again to the city council. He expressed hope that the council's housing committee, to which a new housing ordinance has been referred, will have a report for the council at its meeting next Wednesday. Adoption of a new housing measure acceptable to the H&HFA would put new life into the urban redevelopment picture here and call for activity of the auxiliary committee under the workable program. TABLE NO. 1 LADIES' AND CHILD'S SHOES ODDS AND ENDS MANY STYLES SOLD FOR MUCH MORE $ 3 SALE PRICE MANY OTHER REDUCTIONS NOT LISTED TABLE NO. 2 ASSORTED SHOES WOMEN'S, CHILDREN'S REAL VALUES $ 2 YOU KNOW THESE SOLD FOR MUCH MORE LADIES' SAMPLE SHOES MOSTLY 4B A FEW 4'/ 2 -5 $8.95 TO $12.95 VALUES $ 3 HEELS—FLATS—WEDGES SAVE UP TO 40% ON SHOES FOR THE FAMILY MEN'S DRESS SHOES ODD LOTS—$8.95 to $12.95 Values 88 •OY'S DRESS OXFORDS ODDS AND ENDS up to $8.95 Values '3 Bach and Burglary LONDON-British police are seeking a daring daylight burglar who takes only recordings of classical selections from his victims. LEOPOLDVILLE — The new British Ambassador to the Congo is due to arrive here from his previous post in West: Germany. Church. A throng outside listened by N e _ loudspeaker. A ceremonial guard of soldiers held back the throng as the flag- draped casket was lifted from the hearse and carried into the chapel, and then, 20 minutes later, carried out again by soldier pallbearers, and taken to the grave. Evers' wife, Myrlie B. Evers, her chin trembling but eyes dry, led the mourners into the chapel with the two oldest of the three Evers children, Daryl, 9, and Reena Denise, 8. Charles Evers, brother of Medgar, who will succeed him as Mississippi field director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, followed. When the casket was restored to the hearse, the mourners entered hundreds of. automobiles- including some taxicabs which provided free transportation from Washington—and moved off across the spacious cemetery lor the mile-long drive to the graveside. The body of the 37-year-old Evers, who had been field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi for nine years, was taken to the chapel from the John Wesley A.M.E. church where it had lain in state since Monday. Evers' World War II Army service entitled him to a military funeral and burial in Arlington Cemetery. Evers served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 and received two Bronze Stars for having taken part in the Normandy invasion and the campaign in northern France. He was a technician 5th class at the -time of his discharge. Gasoline Seriously Burns Boy,8 Burning gasoline spilling from a tub seriously burned an eight- year-old boy Tuesday afternoon as he was playing with friends in the back yard of his Wood River home. Michael Brimer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Brimer, 108 Manning St., was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital with second degree burns to both legs and his right hand. The children had poured gasoline in a tub and then set a match to it, according to the boy's mother. The tub men tipped over, spilling the burning liquid over the boy. His sister, Debbra, 9, saw the boy's burning trousers and extinguished the flames with a garden hose. Race Strife Hits Cities' Economies By DON MCKEE ATLANTA, Ga. (AP)—Winds o racial strife, sweeping the United States with social revolution, hav< battered or badly damaged the economy of some cities. Boycotts by Negroes, aimed a racial barriers, have forced white businessmen into biracial talks for desegregation when nothing else had an effect on social patterns and customs. Unrest, tension and violence which usually accompany racia' conflict within a community slow down the economic pace even in the absence of direct boycott campaigns. For four years, Little Rock, Ark., suffered industrial stagnation in the wake of violence and unrest over school desegregation —enforced by federal troops for the first time in the United States. No New Plants No new plants moved to Little Rock from the onset of the 1957 racial crisis until 1961, said Everett Tucker, president of the school board and also head of the local industrial district. Little Rock now is booming industrially, Tucker said. He attributed the city's economic plunge to the racial troubles and particularly the closing of high schools for a time in 1958. "The Negro, because of his low economic status, has only marginal power but it can be effective," said a Southern Negro leader, the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker of Atlanta. What he calls marginal power often spells the difference between profit and loss for some businessmen. This factor figured prominently in a desegregation agreement in Birmingham, Ala. Boycott Caught in a racial struggle that erupted into the streets in early April, Birmingham's economy was chopped by a two-edged sword— an effective boycott by Negroes and marching, picketing and other demonstrations which helped keep other shoppers from downtown stores. Alabama's top businessmen permitted their names to be linked with a biracial pact that ended the demonstrations.. White spokes- men readily admitted they went to the conference table to try to save the city's economy. Department store sales In Birmingham fell from plus 15 per cent in March to minus 19 per cent in May—the peak of Negro demonstrations—in comparison to 1962 figures. Since the biracial agreement of May 10, the store sales have moved up to six points—to minus 13. 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