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Inside* EDITORIAL .... PAGE 4 MARKETS PAGE 4 OBITUARY ...... PAGE 6 SOCIAL PAGE 20 TELEVISION .... PAGE 33 COMICS PAGE 36 SPORTS PAGE 88 CLASSIFIED ..... PAGE 40 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years CLOUDY FRIDAY Low 60, High 80. (Complete Weather, Page Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVm, NO. 134 ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, JUNE 20,1963 44 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Agencies of UFAsk $510,771 Agency members of the Alton- Wood River Area United Fund submitted a request of a combined $510,771 budget for 1964. This is an increase of $44,409.32 allocated to the member agencies for 1963. S. John Crawley, UF Executive Director said the total allocation to the 15 member agencies plus UF expenses and emergency expenses was $466,361.68 for 1963. Crawley said that the agencies requests are not final and requests may be cut. The 1964 agency request is $451,090 plus $36,931 for UF office budget, $8,950 for campaign expenses and $13,800 for shrinkage. What Each Asks Agency budget requests include: American Red Cross, $61,095; Boy Scouts, $55,770; Boys Town of Illinois, $12,000; Catholic Charities, $32,950; Family Service and Visiting Nurses $35,975; Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society, $26,932; Madison County Mental Health, $10,000. Health Fund, $30,000; River Bluffs Girl Scout Council, $20,000; Salvation Army, $25,270; Specialized Services, Inc:, $19,905; Wood River Planning Council, $7,978; YMCA, $49,670; Civic Memorial, YMCA, $3,000; YWCA and Hillcrest House, $55,537; and USD $5,008. The budget requests did not include Brighton, Fosterburg and Moro which have asked to come into the Alton-Wood River Area United Fund Campaign for 1964. If the three areas are taken in, additional funds would be included in the budget. Would Bar 13 The admissions committee recommended that the UF Board not admit 13 agencies applying lor admittance in a meeting at Ihe Stratford Wednesday. They were rejected for not meeting requirements. The groups rejected include American Social Health Assn.; United Seamen's Service; International Social Service; National Urban League; National Conference of Social Welfare; National Travelers Aid Assn.; National Recreation Assn., National Council on Crime and Delinquency; Council on Social Work Education; Child Welfare League of America, Inc.; National Social Welfare Assembly, Inc.; The National Council on Alcoholism, Inc. and the PROBES LOAD FOR SAMPLE Ronald Chontofalsky, prober for Peavey Mills, (Russell Miller-King Midas), takes a sample of wheat from the first of the season brought in Wednesday by Charles Mintert from Missouri Point. Sample is examined for moisture, impurities and foreign grains and seeds. This load tested 14% moisture, 60.9 pounds per bushel, and no impurities. Price was $1.84 per bushel.—(More pictures Page 3). National Council of Churches of Christ. The admissions committee delayed action on the Alton Volunteer Emergency Corps and the Wood River Township Volunteer Emergency Corps application until the next meeting so a representative of each group could attend and explain the function of the organizations. The application of the United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois was referred to the health committee for further study. The admission committee will meet again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the United Fund office. Soviet-U.S. Hot Line Pact Okayed GENEVA (AP)—To the popping of champagne corks the U.S.-Sc- viet agreement on a hot line between Washington and Moscow was formally signed today. The line provides for a direct Teletype cable between the two capitals as one means of preventing an outbreak of war by accident. It would be used by President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev. U.S. Ambassador Charles C. Stelle and Soviet negotiator Semyon K. Tsarapkin signed the agreement in the French Room of the Palace of Nations in their capacity as American and Russian delegates to the 17-nation disarmament conference. The agreement was entitled "Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics regarding the establishment of a Direct Communications Link." Stelle and Tsarapkin, who have bitterly attacked each other for months in the otherwise deadlocked disarmament conference, opened a bottle of champagne and drank a toast to their first concrete achievement. Mills Here Receive First of Wheat Crop First of 'the area's 141,000-acre 1963 wheat crop, valued at an estimated $13 million, arrived at Peavey Co. (formerly Russell Miller) mills in Alton Wednesday. Harvest of the new crop was launched on Missouri Point, traditionally the first local area wheat to mature, and was brought to the mill by Charles Mintert from the farm of Anton Mintert. On the same day, John Pero, Jersey County farm adviser, sai a few Jersey farmers began cu ting wheat. The Wednesday nigh rain, Pero • said, will delay fur ther harvest until Friday after noon, if not later. The direct farm-to-mill deliv ery of wheat to Peavey is a proc ess that has gone on for threi and four generations on a few local farms, said Roger Green Peavey vice-president. Most of the wheat harvested After Rough Spring ... Summer Is Due Friday Evening By JACK BAKBAN Telegraph Staff Writer Summer officially enters the Telegraph erea at 10:04 p.m Friday bringing to a close a spring that featured a little bit o everything. Poets' springtime did not develop according to the book. Record high and low temperatures were bettered or equaled and two late frosts were recorded. The spring was a fooler, start- Ing off in March as a dry spell and then, after everyone was set for a drought, the rains hit to make it one of the wettest. Friday heralds the longest day of the year. The sun will rise at 5:30 a.m. and set at 8:31 p.m., giving the area a total of 15 hours of sunlight. From now on, the days will get shorter with each rotation of the earth until December. Then the procedure is reversed. Warm weather hit during the last couple of days of March, with the temperature soaring into the 80's. The gardeners and plants were fooled as this turnec out to be a false alarm. Midway through April, the cole weather came back and frost be came a problem. The plants, re spending to the warm weather grew — but the frost hurt grapes and tomatoes. May had only eight days in which the temperature got above the 80-degree mark June found the temperature reverting to normal, but the rains came with a vengence. On May 10, a gully washer hit the area with a total of 2.12 inches falling within a few hours couplec with gale force winds causing damage to trees and roofs. A total of 5% inches of rain has fallen this month to bring the the year's total to 21.12 inches which is normal. Cuban Exiles Claiming Invasion in Progress TODAY'S CHUCKLE Times certainly have speeded up. In the old days, people were content to sit and wait three or lour days for a stagecoach. Now they squawk if they miss one section of a revolving door. (C 1BG3, General Features Corp.) MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The Big Cuban Revolutionary Council said today its commando forces had landed in Cuba. Other Cuban exile sources reported that 500 men were involved in the action. A State Department spokesman in Washington said the department had no information on the reported invasion, but was asking its Miami office to investigate. In the past, exile raids on Cuba have been loudly trumpeted in news conferences, but on this one the council members were reluctant to comment. "We don't want any publicity," declared one council source, and he declined to give details immediately. Asked at how many points the commandos struck, he said: "It might have been two places." And he added: "We cannot say from where they left, nor where they landed. "We are doing this for Cuba, not for publicity." in Madison, Jersey, Macoupin and Greene counties is first handled by local grain elevators and is then sold to the huge milling enterprise, which maintains rail and barge shipping facilities. There is an estimated 43,800 acres of wheat in Madison County. Last year the crop totaled 1,388,000 bushels. Macoupin County Agricultural Stabilization Office estimated 55,000 acres in that county, which averaged 32 bushels an acre last year. In Greene County, the wheat acreage last year totaled 21,800 and averaged 34 bushels to the acre. The total acreage this year is slightly more than that of a year ago, it was said at the office of Farm Adviser James Meuschwander. Pero estimated the Jersey 'ounty crop at between 18,000 and 20,000 acres and said the county crop last year averaged 32 bushels an acre. Senate Filibuster Expected Over Civil Rights Program Cardinals Haven't Picked Pope VATICAN CITY (AP)-Roman Catholic cardinals failed to elect a new Pope today on their first four ballots. Twice today—at midday and then in the late afternoon—black smoke puffed out of a slender smokestack over the Sistine Chapel. The smoke was a signal to thousands in St. Peter's Square that the 80 cardinals locked in the chapel had failed to find a successor to Pope John XXin. When a Pope finally is elected the smoke will come out white. The cardinals will vote again Friday. There were moments when the smoke appeared white, but Vatican radio said there was no doubt that the cardinals failed to elect a new Pope. Thousands had waited in St. Peter's Square—a mixture of Roman housewives, foreign tourists, Italian businessmen and nuns and priests. Many trained binoculars on the smoke stack, to the right of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. What went on inside the Sistine Chapel was not known except that there had been two ballots in the morning and two in the afternoon. The smoke signals followed each session. The smoke rose from a little stove in which the cardinals burned their ballots. Italian air force flares were being used to color the smoke. Urider conclave rules, no more ballots can be taken until Friday morning. Puffs of black smoke issued from the smokestack "'of the Sistine Chapel at 11:54 a.m. (5:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) signifying that no candidate had received the required two-thirdi majority, or 54 votes, in the two ballots cast this morning by the 80 princes of the church. Reports circulated that Giovan ni Battista Cardinal Montini, 65, archbishop of Milan, might be elected early in the voting. A progressive, Cardinal Montini is believed to have gone into lie conclave with 30 to 40 votes. The feeling was widespread that he would pick up the necessary additional at all. votes quickly—or not Brawl Rocks Japanese Parliament Meeting TOKYO (AP) - A 10-minute irawl broke out in a parliamen- ary committee meeting today. DATA AT THE DAM a.m. temperature :oday 71°. Yesterday's high 86°. low 67° River stage below Precipitation am at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 6.7. Pool 23.4. 0.51 in. NO WINNER YET Circled is black smoke coming out of smokestack of Vatican's Sistine Chapel this morning indicating a new pope was not elected in first two ballots of conclave of cardinals. Election of a pontiff is shown when white smoke emerges from the stack. At left is St. Peter's Basilica. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Rome) Pending Law Will Affect Swim Pools Public swimming pools in Wood River and Roxana coulc be affected by legislation which would ban racial discrimination in such pools. The legislation, passed by the Illinois House and Senate anc awaiting the signature of Gov Otto Kerner, places pools under the criminal code as places o: public accommodation anc amusement. The municipally operated pools in Wood River and Roxana presumably would be covered by such legislation. It is presumed several privately operated pools and swimming areas would not be affected. Marshall Smith, Wood River city attorney, said there is no policy of restriction at the city pool based on "racial consideration." "The cils have restricted the pool to Wood River residents and their guests," he said, "does not involve civil rights, but has been due to overcrowding in the pool. We never have and will not reuse admission to anyone that :omes within the rules. "We have, however, at times urned away intoxicated persons and people with possible health reason past city coun- problcms others." that could affect Negroes seeking admission to the Wood River pool several years ago were turned away because they were not city residents. There are no Negro residents in Wood River or Roxana. Carlton Laird, city manager, of Wood River, said he was not familiar with the legislation and had no comment to m'ake. Fred J. Smith, state senator pools would have to admit Negroes under the new legislation. "The bill will prevent discrimination against Negroes," he said. He added he did not believe non-residents could be barred from using the pools. Smith, a Negro, pointed to Chicago, and said it would be impossible to keep the millions from Chicago, told the Telegraph he believed that as public accommodations, municipal of visitors to the city every summer from using the 'public pools and beaches. Sunday Closing Law Killed in Committee SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP)-Leg islation which would have shu 3own most businesses on Sunday ias been dealt a crushing defea 3y the Illinois House Executive Committee. The committee rejected the bil Wednesday, 28-14. Rep. Ralph Smith of Alton, Republican ma- ority leader who sponsored the Senate - approved measure, indicated he would not try to revive he bill on the House floor. Because the bill contained nu- *n Atv\nc* avamrtfn/Mic' m?ir\T» t\r\r\f\- stitutional. Businesses excluded from the bill included food and beverages and dairy products, drugs, sunglasses, flowers, light bulbs, funeral supplies and cosmetics. "This is an abortion of a bill," said Rep. Bernard Peskin, D- Chicago, "the worst mat has ever been introduced in this legislature." Rep. Paul Powell of Vienna, Democratic minority leader, said the legislation would be harmful lents argued it would be uncon- 1,000 Head on Barge Cattle 'Drive 9 Via Rivers The Mississippi - Missouri rivers are the "trail" in a full-fledged cattle "drive" by barge, resorted as the first movement of ive cattle by boat on Western rivers since before World War I. Passing through the Chain of locks lock at 2:47 a.m. today, the targe towed by the motor vessel 'efferson City was estimated to be plugging away on the Missouri River somewhere above St. Charles by this evening, headed for Omaha, Neb. Loaded with 1,000 feeder cattle, the barge drive is the idea of Gerald Harrison, a Houston, Tex., rancher, who believes the barge travel is not only cheaper but the cattle will not lose the weight in transit that they usually do in rail or truck transit. The theory is that the barge trip is smoother and won't be jostled around so much as they would be by rail or highway, and thus will cat more. Involving a 1,400 mile trip, the first batch of cattle was loaded at Greenville, Miss., on the barge "Lulu Belle." Harrison, who has ranches in Arkansas and Mississippi as well as Texas, bought an old three- decker barge once used to ship automobiles. He converted the barge into 10 cattle pens with feeding eqiipment. It is being towed by the Sioux City and New Orleans Barge Lines, Inc. If the shipment is successful, according to one river expert, it will mean that substantially all cattle shipped to feed lots throughout the country will be made by river. to areas of the state trying to stimulate the tourist trade. "In Southern Illinois, we're spending thousands of dollars to have people come down and spend a nickel," Powell asserted. "If this bill passes, there won't be any businessmen open to tnke the money." Smith argues the bill would "combat the commercialization of Sunday and help protect the main street merchants." Paul Gabriel Dies Under His Tractor Paul Gabriel, 57, owner nnd operator of the Cloverleaf Golf I Course on Fosterburg Road, was killed today when he was pimied beneath a tractor he was operating near his home on the course. A neighbor said Gabriel -vas cutting grass near a lake just off the course when the tractor overturned in the soft earth about 10 feet from the edge of the lake. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. Apparently no one saw the ac- golfer reported the tractor and Fast Action On Proposal Is Forecast By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Party leaders oiled Congress' creaking machinery today for the start of President Kennedy's far-reaching civil rights program on a tortuous and uncertain legislative journey. The prospects pointed toward a possible House decision in August on what then might remain of an administration package bill. It is built around proposals to end racial discrimination in privately owned businesses serving the public and to give the attorney general new legal weapons to enforce school integration. The outlook in the Senate was for a bone-wearying filibuster. Leaders might have to attempt to break it by continuous sessions if they could not command the two-thirds majority needed to cut off debate. Threat There is a definite threat that while the civil rights proposals are snailing their way around one obstacle after another, the legislative machinery might grind to a halt on other major administration proposals. This could include Senate action on a tax reduction bill the House might approve in July. The slowdown could extend to the regular departmental money bills for the fiscal year beginning July 1. And in the summer dog days ahead there loomed the possibility of a Negro march on Washington with possibly a Capitol sit-in attempt. If Southerners attempt a filibuster, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said Wednesday in New York, there will be a nationwide protest march on Washington. The Negro integration leaders said representatives of several civil rights organizations will meet later this week to map strategy for the demonstration. In this charged atmosphere of controversy, Chairman Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., scheduled hearings by the House Judiciary Committee next week on the package bill. Access Besides the public access and school integration sections, it includes a provision authorizing the cutting off of federal funds for projects where racial discrimina- tionis practiced. Other less controversial sections would strengthen voting rights enforcement, create a community relations service, make the Civil Rights Commission a permanent agency and give statutory status to the equal employment opportunities committee headed by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Celler told reporters he expects his committee to approve GIT ALONG, LITTLE DOGJES Standing atop the barge carrying nearly 1,000 feeder cattle on a unique cattle "drive" up the Mississippi-Missouri rivers to Omaha, are the rancher and two of his cowboys. The waterway-drive idea is that of the Houston rancher, Gerald Harrison, (with hat). cident, but one seeing Gabriel or on glancing back a moment later saw the overturned tractor. Golfers from the crowded course converged on the scene and an ambulance was called. The lake is near Gabriel's home on Gulp Lane near the third hole on the 18-hole course. Gabriel is survived by a wife and three children. "a strong bill." But he declined to forecast that it would include all of Kennedy's recommendations. He noted that an expansion of the manpower training the President asked for is covered in another measure. He said a bill to set up a fair employment practices commission would be considered separately. Beyond the House Judiciary and Labor Committees lies the traffic directing House Rules Committee, headed by Rep. Howard W. Smith, D-Va., a civil rights foe. Democrats will need Republican help to move any legislation out of that group to the House floor. GOP Stand Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana was not giving any advance signals on that score. He said Republicans would "move expeditiously and in a spirit of cooperation" to get hearings started. He added that the GOP attitude is "constructive" on the civil rights issue. Familiar with the ponderous processes of Congress, Kennedy warned against racial demonstrations that "can lead to violence" while the program is being considered. Several senators said they don't intend to be pressured by any march on Washington. Just before the Senate adjourned Wednesday night, assistant Democratic Leader Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota announced that 42 senators — 34 Democrats and eight Republicans —have joined as sponsors of the one-package bill containing all oJ Kennedy's proposals.

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