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Insides EDITORIAL PAGE 4 MARKETS PAGE 5 COMICS PAGE 6 SOCIAL PAGE 8 SPORTS PAGE 12 TELEVISION .... PAGE 13 CLASSIFIED PAGE 14 OBITUARY PAGE 14 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years CLOUDY SATURDAY: Low 60, High 87 (Complete Weather, Page 2) Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 135 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JUNE 21,1963 18 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. HE GETS THE PICTURE His head may be in a box, but he gets a safe view of the sun this way. Boys who constructed the sunscope are: left, Dave Logan and Larry Darr, seventh grade students at Eunice Smith school this summer. They are ready for a safe eclipse July 20. Steel, Labor Okay Contract By LOU PRATO PITTSBURGH (AP)—A historic steel-labor agreement which could possibly revolutionize collective bargaining was reached Thursday by the United Steelworkers Union and 11 major steel producers. The agreement, seen as a partial answer ^o the industry's unemployment ills, marks the first time a settlement has been concluded in the basic steel industry without a strike or threat of a strike. No wage hike is included in the pact which features an extended vacation plan for senior employes, the first such plan in the industry. The agreement, 'which will cost the companies an estimated 15 cents an hour per man-hour worked, also includes new hospital, health and insurance benefits. The contract is effective for 21 months, starting Aug. 1, and thus insures steel labor peace during the 1964 presidential election. Each side will have the right to terminate the pact upon 120 days notice after Jan. 1, 1965. Announcement of the agreement —reached without formal collective bargaining—was made jointly by labor and management executives at a news conference following a three-hour ratifying session of the union's international wage policy committee. In Washington, the White House said President Kennedy was gratified by the early agreement. But further comment was withheld until the contract terms could be studied. The agreement culminates about 5Vs months of discussions by the joint union-industry Human Relations Committee, a body created after the bitter 116-day strike in 1959 to examine mutual problems. Under the current two-year contract, the union has had the right since May 1 to re-open formal negotiations. That would have automatically imposed a 90-day strike deadline. Steelworker President David J. McDonald, who serves as co-chairman of the 10-man committee with R. Conrad Cooper, executive vice president of U.S. Steel, credited the group with doing "a magnificent job," adding, "some said it couldn't be done; but we did it." Cooper, who has been the industry's chief negotiator in previous labor talks, said, "The Human Relations Committee has enabled the parties to discuss the issues calmly and reasonably without the pressure of any fixed deadline] At this time in the history of collective bargaining, this is a significant development." Laclede Steel Follows Terms Of 'Big Steel 9 Laclede Steel Co.'s labor agreement provides for discussion of the same contract provisions and benefits as agreed in the basic steel industry yesterday in Pittsburgh, a company spokesman announced today at St. Louis. Laclede Steel the spokesman said, normally follows the pattern of the steel industry. It is expected, he added, that the company will meet with the Steelworkers Union in the near future to discuss these issues and benefits and arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement. The major benefit of the agreement was 13 weeks vacation every five years for 50 per cent of the employes. JFK Contributes to Premiere Benefit Fund HOLLYWOOD (AP)—President Kennedy has sent a $1,000 personal check to a committee planning a benefit premiere lor the movie "PT 109", a film about the President's World War II exploits. The benefit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel July 2 will raise funds for a child mental health center named In honor of the President's brother, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., who was killed in World War II. The center is in nearby Santa Monica, Mrs. Peter Lawford, the President's sister, is chairman of the benefit. Their mother, Rose Kennedy, will be guest of honor at the premiere. Don't Look Directly At Eclipse By JACK BARBAN Telegraph Staff Writer the Don't look directly at eclipse of the sun July 20th! That is the warning issued by ophthalmologists and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness in advance of the eclipse expected to be visible throughout the state. Both groups warn that anyone who depends on eye-shielders such as exposed film negative, or smoked glass or sunglasses is in danger of permanent burn—damage to the eyes. The warning is prompted by the partial eclipse of the sun that will occur July 20, between 3:26 and 5:45 p.m. It will be a 77 per cent partial eclipse and Illinois is within the area where viewing for two hours and 19 minutes could be disastrous to eyes looking directly at this phenomenon. The Illinois Society for Prevention of Blindness warns there are no filters generally available through which it is safe to view an eclipse. Of those who have been blinded viewing an eclipse, some tried sun glasses, even two pairs, while others used soot- ed glasses, welder's glasses and even broken beer bottles. During one eclipse, more than 3,500 eyes were burned in Germany. In Seattle, 59 cases were reported in 1959. In Australia, 170 people, mostly schoolchildren, suffered permanent damage to the sight of one or both eyes by viewing the eclipse without sufficient safeguards. Although the victims felt no pain at the time, the damage was severe. The temporary twilight accompanying an eclipse minimizes the dazzle and give people a sense of security since there is no discomfort, the warning said. The recommended way to view the eclipse is through an easily constructed Sunscope. This method allows an image to project through a pinhole in a cardboard box onto a white paper inside the other end of the box. Floods Continue in Eastern Pakistan DACCA, East Pakistan (AP)— Ten thousand more East Pakistanis were reported driven from their homes by floods sweeping the Chittagong area. Liberal Archbishop of Milan Becomes New Pope, Paul VI Hears Grievances Mayor Talks With NAACP Consideration will be given to "every legal and reasonable request" presented to him by the Alton branch of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, Mayor P. W. Day said today. Day said he made "no promises for groups not under my jurisdiction," but would discuss the NAACP requests with representatives of unions, real estate dealers and other groups. The request, outlining grievances of Alton Negroes and recommendations for their "correction and elimination" were presented to the Mayor at his office Thursday afternoon by a committee headed by Clarence Willis, NAACP president. The NAACP report acknowledged progress in ending segregation in schools, public accommodations and city public housing and the "limited progress in the employment and upgrading of Negro personnel in both private and public employment." Asks Public Consideration Day said he believed "it would be good if the public gave consideration to these requests, because these people have shown they would talk rather than stage mass demonstrations." He said he favored giving consideration to the NAACP requests "rather than have some other group stir up things." Grievances cited in the written report presented to the mayor included inequities in employment, and in the availability of private housing for sale or rent. The report specified "the failure of the city to hire Negroes in the fire department" and "the failure and refusal of many craft unions to allow Negroes to enter their apprentice training programs or join their unions." Day said he told the committee the fire department personnel would be "reduced rather than increased." He said studies indicated the city could eliminate one of its firehouses under a reorganization. With reference to the policies of real estate dealers, Day said he told the committee that was a matter of "private enterprise," and there is "no way the city can or should interfere." Will Arrange Meetings "I have no desire to get involved and don't anticipate getting involved in the real estate matter," he said. "However, I will arrange meetings between these groups." Don Koppenhaver, chairman of the Civil Service Commission, was present to explain procedures of the commission, Day said. Koppenhaver told the committee the commission followed its rules in every instance and at no time practiced discrimination, the mayor said. Five recommendations were made in the NAACP report: That the mayor use his "prestige and good offices" to obtain for Negroes equal private and public employment opportuni- ties, equal opportunity to purchase or rent private housing in any part of the city and desegregation of housing under control of the Madison County Housing Authority. That the city study legality of fair employment practices and fair housing ordinances with a view toward enactment by the ity Council. Want Apprenticeships That the mayor arrange a meeting with representatives of industry, commerce, Civil Service Commission, Human Relations Commission, unions and the NAACP in an effort to eliminate discriminatory practices; and that an attempt be made to get craft unions to open their apprenticeship training programs and membership to Negroes. That the Mayor arrange a meeting with representatives of real estate dealers, lending agencies, the Human Relations Commission and the NAACP "to eliminate discriminatory practices by real estate dealers and lending agencies in the selling, renting and financing of private housing where there is a willing seller or .landlord and a willing and able buyer or renter." That the mayor name a qualified Negro to the Civil Service Commission "at the very first opportunity." Day said he would read the NAACP report to the City Council Wednesday night, and has already referred the ordinance recommendations to the city legal advisers. Defamation Defendant Is Innocent CARROLLTON - William D. Thomas of Jerseyville, charged with criminal defamation of several Jerseyville city officials, was found innocent by a Greene County Circuit Court jury here early today. The case went to the jury at 3:20 p.m. Thursday and the verdict was returned at 12:30 a.m. today. Selection of the jury was concluded Monday evening and tes- iimony of the witnesses began Tuesday morning. More than 25 witnesses were called to testify. One of the witnesses, Amos Major, secretary of the Jerseyville Eagles Lodge, Thursday refused o testify when asked if slot machines were in operation at the Eagles Lodge rooms hr Jerseyville. Major took the Fifth Amend(Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) NEW POPE Pope Paul VI blesses crowd in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican for the first time this morning as he stands on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basili- ca after becoming Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Wirephoto by cable from Rome) Paul VI Progressive, Elevated by Pope John VATICAN CITY (AP)-A blue- eyed prelate with a penetratini mind today became the 262nd pontiff of the-Roman Catholic Church pope Paul VI. In Milan, where as Giovanni Battista Cardinal Montini he had seen archbishop, they remembered him as "the bishop of the workers," a prelate who had put on a miner's helmet to visit the people who toil. In the Vatican, where he had seen top collaborator of Pope Pius XII, they remembered him as an efficient administrator with a keen mind. Now, as Pope, he is the bishop of Rome. The 65-year-old ruler of half a jillion Roman Catholics is identified with the progressive group in he Church hierarchy. He is expected to continue with new vigor :he Ecumenical Council called by Pope John. As archbishop of Milan he spoke of the Church as the protector of he poor and the guardian of social justice. And he shared with Pope John a desire to see the reunion of Chris- DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 68°. high 80°, low 60°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. 6.7. Pool 23.1. None. tendom "in one sheepfold with only one pastor." Dignity Pope Paul has the dignity and physical presence that often goes with being a pontiff. He is a diplomat, an administrator and a man of culture. His friends say he possesses tact and gentleness combined with piety. An archbishop of Milan, he occupied a high pastoral post. During his eight years in that northern Italian industrial metropolis, he established a reputation as a definer of the Church's role in the 20th century. Pope Paul believes in converting Communists rather than fighting them. Pope Paul gained his diplomatic skill during the years he served in the Vatican's secretariat of state. He once defined the Vatican's foreign policy this way: "The Vatican breathes the quiet of spiritual places. It does not know the struggle for material interest. Its supreme goal is to seek peace, to create peace." One of three brothers, Pope Paul was born Sept. 26, 1897, at Concesio near the north Italian city of Brescia. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Brescia Cathedral in 1920. He entered the Vatican diplomatic service soon after that, advancing to the post of prosecretary of state in 1952, under Pope Pius XII. Declined Honor Pope Pius announced in the consistory of January 1953 that he had wanted to make Montini a cardinal. But he said Montini declined the honor, preferring to serve in his post. A year later, however, Pope Pius sent him to Milan as archbishop. He received the red hat of cardinal four years later, in December 1958, from Pope John. He was the first cardinal created by Pope John. Both of Pope Paul's brothers are living. Lodovico Montini, the eldest, is 66, and a lawyer. He served as a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies through three parliaments and was elected to the Senate in the last election, April 28. He is married and has seven children, three boys and four girls, all but two of them married. The younger brother, Francesco Montini, 62, is a physician. He is married and has two daughters. Montini's father and mother both died in 1943. His father was a well-known journalist and Christian Democrat politician. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Moonlighter: A man who holds both day and night jobs so that he can drive from one to the other in a better car. (© 1963. General Features Corp.) Chosen On Early Ballot By EUGENE LEVIN VATICAN CITY (AP)—In age- old ceremony the College of Cardinals today elected Giovanni Battista Cardinal Montini, archbishop of Milan, the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He chose the name of Paul VI as a symbol of Christian unity. The new Pope is expected to carry forward the progressive policies of his predecessor, John XXm, who died June 3 at the age of 81. Pope Paul at 65 is the 262nd ruler of the Roman Catholic Church. "I have tidings of great joy," proclaimed a cardinal to thousands who jammed St. Peter's Square. "We have a Pope." In line with tradition, Pope Paul then appeared on the basilica balcony at 12:21 p.m. to make his first public appearance as the chief pastor of the world's half- billion Roman Catholics. It was an hour after the white smoke puffing from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel had first signaled his election. Greets Crowd Only for an instant did the voice of the new Pope shake with emotion as he gave his first blessing, "Urbi et orbi," to the City of Rome and to the world. His message rang out clear and strong to the crowds below. They responded with a great roar. He stayed on the balcony for five minutes, clad in papal robes of white, with a white skullcap. An embroidered papal stole draped his shoulders. Gray- haired, blue-eyed, he presented a figure of great dignity and fine physical appearance. As he delivered the blessing he made the sign of the cross toward the crowd. Then he returned to the Sistine Chapel to again receive the homage of the College of Cardinals who had chosen liim Pope. The throng was told that the new Pope had granted them a full indulgence—a remission before God of temporal punishment due for sins. Eighty princes of the church elected the Milan archbishop on the second day of their secret conclave in the Sistine Chapel. He been regarded as a favorite. The election came on the fifth or sixth ballot. In Milan He was archbishop of Milan for :he past eight years and worked closely with Pope John during his reign of four years and r<even months. A Vatican diplomat, he was pro- secretary of state for Pope Pius XII. As the tidings were given to the throngs in St. Peter's Square the great bell of St. Peter's—the cam- panone—rang out. Other churches took up the peal. The new Pope went all the way back to the 17th century to take the name of the Roman, Paul V, who died in 1621. In this he followed the example set by John XXIII, who chose a name that (Continued on Page 2, Col. 1) Reporter Describes. Flight in an Old Plane I HAVE MY DOUBTS .. . Two pilots discuss the merits of the liner at Lambert Airport Thursday. 1929 "Tin Goose" Ford Tri-Motor Air- EDITOR'S NOTE: A Telegraph reporter was Invited to take a brief flight Thursday In a 1929 vintage Ford Tri-Motor airliner. The flight was made from Lambert Field In u plane owned by American Airlines. The plane Is lo be on display at the air show Sunday at Civic Memorial Airport. By JACK P. EUWIN Telegraph Staff Writer "Sure it will get off the ground," the pilot told me as I bent down to enter the not-quite-big-enough oval door at the rear of the antique aircraft. The plane had been purchased several years ago—in near-junk condition—by American Airlines for restoration and eventual donation to the Smithsonian Institute. At the time of Thursday's flight I was told that the resto- ration was "nearly completed." As I approached the ungainly- looking plane, I observed several pilots and crewmen of other airlines looking it over and shaking their heads... I was not confident as I climbed in, stumbled down the narrow aisle between the rows of seats, and selected one where I could keep an eye on one of the plane's three engines. I secured my safety belt- tightly—as I waited for the pilot to finish his cockpit checkout. Finally he apparently decided the plane was good for at least one more jaunt, and set about starting the enginss. The left engine started smoothly, as did the one in the nose. The right engine, however, didn't, seemingly-endless Following period of coughing, sputtering, and belch- ing blue smoke, it finally came to life and we started down the runway. When we reached the end of the strip and turned, preparatory I thought then, to giving up and taxiing back to the hangar, the pilot began racing all three engines. Two ran fine. The right one began coughing and shaking again. In due course, though, it smoothed out and we were off down the runway at the breakneck takeoff speed of 60 miles per hour. Surprisingly, the plane lifted almost effortlessly off the runway and we were off on an aerial tour of St. Louis. The ride was smooth and even, except for the tooth-rattling vibration. There was no door on the pilot's compartment, so I could observe the pilot shouting over the roar of the engines at his co-pilot. His gesticulations to make himself understood, gave the appearance of something out of the silent movies. Following a 45-minute circuit of St. Louis, we returned to the airport. The pilot, a veteran flier of four-engined planes, didn't seem to miss the extra engine when he brought the craft in for a touchdown so gentle that the passengers didn't realize they were no longer airborne until they heard the chirp of the tires touching the pavement. After the flight, the pilot told me they had been having a bit of difficulty with the right engine and planned to do some more work on it before the flight Sunday morning to Civic Memorial Airport in Bethalto. TEMPERAMENTAL MOTOR Bight engine of Ford Tri-Motor didn't seem to want to take part in a flight for reporters Thursday, St. Louis County countryside is in background,

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