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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1963 At Public Information Meeting . * FORECAST Until tow Won't Tell Agreement on Bonds CLOIJDV AND WARM Scattered showers and tlnindershow- upper Lakes and cooler over the North- ers are expected Friday night over the ' ' ' ' ~" ' "'~*~ """ Southeast, the northern Plateau, the Plains and the upper Lakes with fair to partly cloudy weather elsewhere. It will be warmer over the northern Plains and east, the Mississippi and Ohio valleys and parts of the central Plains as well as the central Plateau. (AP Wire- photo Map)) State Rep. Kennedy Is In Springfield Hospital SPRINGFIELD (Special—r State Rep. LelaJid Kennedy, Alton j Democrat, was reported "quite; well rested" today after he was! taken to a hospital Thursday suf-j fering from stomach disturbances. Kennedy was taken to St. John's Hospital after he told colleagues in the House chamber he had pains in his stomach. He was given first aid in the State House and taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Kennedy told the Telegraph lie had b e e n ill Wednesday night from an ulcer condition and had called his wife and asked her to come to Springfield. As the pains grew "progressively worse," he said, he decided to seek first aid and then went to the hospital. Mrs. Kennedy was with him at the hospital Thursday afternoon and evening. Kennedy plans to remain an the hospital over the weekend and return to his hotel and the legislature Monday. Can't Own Car But Car is Still Asset LOS ANGELES (AP)-A judge says that 19-year-old actress Tuesday Weld may be too young to have an automobile in her name, but if she owns one she has to claim it as an asset. Superior Judge Clyde C. Triplett ruled Thursday that the $5,000 vehicle must be included in a list of the actress" assets by her guardian, her mother, Yosene Weld. Mrs. Weld—in a routine accounting—said her daughter had assets of $42,661, mostly in stocks and bonds and excluding the automobile. Most of the young actress' assets were inherited from her paternal grandmother, Sarah Weld of Boston, the document said. Asks f?Qj* New Pope (Continued from Page One) had not been used for centuries. Raimondo Manzini, editor of L'Osservatore Romano, explained to newsmen the significance of the Pope's name: "It is a symbol of ecumenical unity, venerated by Catholics, Protestants and the Orthodox." Pope Paul moved dynamically in starting his pontificate. He immediately named Amleto Cardinal Cicognani as his secretary of state. Cardinal Cicognuni had been Pope John's secretary of state. The choice of name and the decision on his secretary of state showed the new Pope's intention to follow the path traced by his predecessor. Vatican press officials said the Pope's coronation would be June 30. They said he might deliver a message to the world Saturday. The conclave which elected him was one of the shortest on record, lasting only three voting sessions. White Smoke Its ending and the election of a pontiff were signaled to the crowd in St. Peter's Square by whil* smoke that began pouring from the Sistine Chapel smokestack at 11:20 a.m. The crowd cheered 'Bianco! "-"White-" Had no Pope been elected, the smoke would have been black, as it was at the end of the two voting sessions Thursday. Crowds poured into warm, sun lit St. Peter's Square as word of the election spread over Rome. Soon more than 100,000 were jammed into the square. Profumo Probe By COLIN FROST LONDON (AP)—Prime Minister Harold Macmillan today ordered ;i new inquiry into Britain's security services in the wake of the Profumo scandal. He told Parliament this week that Scotland Yards had not informed him of espionage suspicions in the three-cornered relationship of former War Secretary John Profumo, party girl Christine Keeler and Soviet assistant naval attache Eugene Ivanos. Macmillan, who has apparently won Conservative party approval to keep his job at least until midsummer, ordered the inquiry after consulting with Labor party chief Harold Wilson. But it was not the kind of inquiry Wilson wanted and nil! probably be thei subject of political attack. The prime minister told the House of Commons he has set up an investigation by judges, headed by Lord Denning, one of the country's senior law officials. The Labor party had asked for the inquiry to be made by an all- party committee of the House of Commons. A meeting of rank-and-file party members of (lie House of Common lasted only 25 minutes Thursday night. It failed to produce expected demands for the prime minister's immediate retirement. Sir Derek Walker Smith, former minister of health, warned that to oust Macmillan now might bring on national elections that the party probably would lose. Macmillan went on with his duties, giving no sign he is thinking of withdrawing. Defamation (Continued from Page One) ment. he said, on grounds that if he answered it might incriminate him. Another witness, Calvin Utterbach, a filling station operator in Jerseyville, also refused to answer Thursday when asked if he had participated in the d i s t r i- bution of the letters which criticized the Jerseyville officials. Six Jerseyville residents were called as character witnesses for Thomas. They were: Earl Stevens, Paul Strebel, Dale Berthoux, Helen Crawford, Laverne Nelson and Paul Horn. All testified that Thomas was of excellent character. The defamation charges against Thomas grew out of publicity-circulated letters written and distributed by Thomas last fall in which several city officials were criticized. Thomas was indicted by a Jersey County grand jury and at a preliminary hearing in October pleaded innocent and was releas- xl on $2,000 bond on each of four counts. Later Thomas appeared before Judge Clem Smith in Jersey County Circuit Court and asked for a change of venue because he felt he would not be given a fair trial ir, Jersey County. Judge Smith granted the request and the case was transferred to Greene County- Thomas was represented in the case by Attorney Julian Hutc-hens of White Hall. State's Attorney Claude Davis of Jerseyville prosecuted the case. WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity—Increasing cloudiness tonight with low near 60. Considerable cloudiness Saturday night. A little warmer Saturday with high in the mid or upper 80s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — Temperatures will average near normal, becoming a little warmer over the weekend with only minor changes thereafter. Normal highs, 85 to 89. Normal lows, 63 to 71. Precipitation will total three- fourths to one inch or more in scattered thunderstorms predominately Saturday night or Sunday and again about Wednesday. Hearing on 'Square' Is Under Way EDWARDSVILLE - A hearing opened today on two motions relating to pending litigation over financial affairs of Diversified Development Corp., promoters of the new Washington Square Shopping Cener in Upper Alton. First on the agenda at today's hearing were a petition by Security Trust Co. of St. Louis to intervene in the Alton City Court receivership suit brought by a group of diversified's minority stockholders against the firm and its president, Herman W. Wilkening, and a defense motion to dismiss Security Trust's mortgage foreclosure action on an overdue $800,000 loan to diversified. C o u n s el for Wilkening, in a! memoranda presented to Circuit | Judge James O. Monroe, contended that Security Trust Co. was barred from intervening in the current litigation in Alton Cit y Court or initiating the mortgage foreclosure action because the St. Louis agency lacks certification to do business in Illinois. Security Trust CO., on the other hand, is contending it is not doing business in Illinois and therefore does not come under restrictions of the legislation pointed up by Wilkening's counsel, but may intervene in the receivership action and press the foreclosure suit on the allegedly defaulted $800,000 loan to Diversified for development of the shopping center. Girl tvith Wire Hook Rips Out Part of Tonsils Cynthia Ulx., 5, who accidentally performed a partial tonsilectomy on herself with a hooked wire Thursday evening, will undergo the real tiling Friday. The Friday operation, at St. Joseph's Hospital will be by way of a "we - might - as - well - finish- the job" project and, in addition, will enable physicians to determine the extent of the damage to the Alton child's throat. "She used a wire with a hook on the end like you use to hold c'own low garden fence," said Mrs. William Ulz of 2910 Hillcrest, Cynthia's mother. "Them wore a lot of children in the yard and she must have gone around a long tinif-> with the wire sticking out of her mouth- but I was so scared I don't really know what happened." Known positively, however, is 1 ho fact that Cynthia ultimately divided to pull the wire from hei own throat and the book brought with it part of her tonsils and severely lacerated other areas. Thp 150 residents of Wood Riv- rr Township Sanitary District at a public information meeting at Rosewood Heights Thursday were unable to ascertain the fee the district board plans to pay a St. Louis firm for handling bond issues totalling $3,300,000. Residents of the district, which includes Rosewood Heights, Cottage Hills and Forest Homes, will vote June 29 on a proposal to issue $96.1,000 in general obligation bonds. In addition, the district would issue $2,333,000 in sewer revenue bonds to finance construction of a sewer system within the district. The sewer district directors, headed by Aaron Martin, chairman, have made an agreement with Stifel Nicolas & Co., St. Louis bonding firm, to handle all details connected with the bond sale, if the general obligation issue is approved. At the public information meeting one resident asked how much the bonding firm will receive for its services. Martin replied that the firm will receive "a percentage," if the bonds are sold, nothing at all, if the project falls through. "What percentage?", the resident asked. "Oe, two or three percent?" Mai-tin replied that the agreement was for less than one per cent, but did not stipulate the exact figure. Questioned later by a reporter for the Telegraph, Martin did not divulge the terms of the agreement with the bonding firm, bvit said the sum to be paid was less than one per cent. When it was suggested that this might range all the way from one penny to $32,999,99, Martin contended that bonding firms usually are paid one per cent, sometimes more. This morning Martin said that the resident who asked the question at the Thursday meeting 'was satisfied with the answer" and contended that somebody was 'trying to stir up something." He said that any resident of the district was free to read the terms of the agreement with the bonding firm. He said the district does not have an office at present but he has a copy of the agreement 'at my office." His office, he said, was the Shell Oil Co. office. Will Withdraiv Opposition to Parking Plans Edward Pope, an Upper Alton cafe owner, told the Telegraph today he plans to withdraw a petition protesting the location of a parking lot in Upper Alton. Pope said be will now appear before the next meeting of the city council and support the proposed parking lot. Pope circulated a petition last week protesting the tearing dosvn of buildings for the proposed parking lot. The Off-Street Parking Commission recommended the building of a parking lot on a lot south of Merchant Street between Washington and Main Street. Ten people signed the petition. USSR Shifts Stand on Reactor Inspection VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The United States and other nations took heart today from the Soviet Union's about-face approval of inspection of nuclear reactors by appointees of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Soviet action came at a mooting Thursday of the IAEA Board of Governors reversing previous Red opposition to the plan as snooping. The plan calls for extending IAEA safeguards to nuclear reactors of more than 100 megawatts for which materials are supplied by the agency. Such material is pledged to peaceful use only, and the inspection guards against its diversion to military use. CROWD CHEERS NEW POPE Throng gathered in St. Peter's square cheers as ing. An Italian armed forces honor guard stands in newly elected Pope Paul VI makes his first appearance foreground. (AP Wirephoto by cable from Koine) on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica this mom- — Predict New Washington Negro March By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) — Police intelligence reports that 100,000 Negroes might march on Capitol Hill to demonstrate for civil rights legislation have deepened concern that violence might flare from the protest. The concern is shared by advocates and opponents of new civil rights measures, well-placed sources told a reporter, and many backers of the legislation hope the White House will help to evolve some compromise but dramatic alternative. The estimate on the number of marchers was made, the sources said, by the New York City Police Department, which forwarded its intelligence reports to the Washington Metropolitan Police. In turn, the Information was sent to Capitol Hill, which has its own police force of a couple of hundred men, many of them college students. The fear of violence is based, too, on talk by integrationist leaders of mass "sit-ins" in the halls of Congress said its environs mat would run afoul of the law. It was learned from a top informant that Washington and Capitol police officials have expressed strong doubt that incidents could be avoided if 100,000 demonstrators, or even fewer thousands, began milling about Capitol buildings or grounds, or attempted to stage "sit-ins" in or outside the office of any filibustering senators. President Kennedy himself, in a message to Congress Wednesday submitting his civil rights program, cautioned against racial demonstrations "which can lead to violence" but made no men- .ion of the intelligence reports. Leaders of major organizations lighting for civil rights legislation promptly made clear they did not ntend to call off demonstrations. The Rev. Martin Luther King, ^Jegro integrationist leader, 'for one, said flatly that a nationwide protest march would be the Ne;roes' answer if Southern Democrats filibuster against civil rights legislation. Dr. King had told a banquet group just the night before that "if they start filibustering, by the hundreds and the thousands and by the hundreds of thousands white people and black people ought to march on Washington." Leaders of civil rights organization plan a strategy meeting, possibly this weekend, in New York City, he said. FARMERS SPECIAL GASOLINE: AND OIL PRODUCTS ACME OIL CO. Phone 462-3090 or 465-5882 \V. P. 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A breakdown of the bid into two parts shows $423,655 bid for construction of the treatment plant and $397,066 for the sewer lines needed in connection with the plant. This totals $820,721 but the bidder stipulated that $40,000 be deducted from the total bid if Wolff received both parts of the contract, thus making a net bid of $780,721. The Acton Construction Co. of St. Paul submitted a bid of 5394,630 for construction of the sewage treatment plant and did not submit any bid for the sewer line phase of the work. C. H. Sheppard of Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab, engineers for the project reported that his firm and the city of East Alton had notified over 30 contractors in addition to advertising for bids in trade journals. Awarding of a contract or rejection of the bids is slated to take place at a special meeting of the village board set for Saturday night. The sewage treatment plant and the necessary lines were expected to cost $697,000,—$137,000 of which has been secured as a grant from the federal government. General obligation bonds were sold to finance the other $560,000 involved for the estimated cost of the total project. In this figure was also figured engineers 'Freedom Ring' Spirit Is Spreading in City The "Let Freedom Ring" movement was spreading in the community today. Support of city officials, Piasa Bird Boy Scout Council, and two Kiwanis clubs was reported by the original citizens volunteer committee, headed by C. G. Krancher. Alton's Mayor P. W. Day already lias signed a proclamation calling for the ringing of church and other bells throughout the community at 1 p.m. on Independence Day, to commemmorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The signing originally was sig- nalled by ringing of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Both Alton and Wood River Ki- wanic clubs have appointed committees to assist the original volunteer group of three, and services of the Boy Scouts has been obtained for actual ringing of the bells in churches, Chairman Krancher reported today. His committee has been busy this week, meeting both Tuesday and Thursday nights. A part of the commemmoration being urged by the committee is that citizens observe a moment of silence, and, if possible, prayer, during the four-minute bell ringing. The ringing, officially provided I for in a resolution of Congress, will go on simultaneously across the nation, led off by a special ceremony in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, which starts at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving time. This will synchronize with 1 p.m. Alton daylight time. On the Alton Kiwanis Club's committee with Krancher and Anthony Crivello, are Paul Bierbaum, Harold Gwillim, Earl Hicks, Richard Mattingly, Kenneth Creamer, and Neil Gray. Creamer represents Boy Scouting and Neil Grey the war veterans of the community. On the Wood River Kiwanis group are Robert Stuart, Walter May, and Lee Allerton. To date, letters have been sent to church pastors of Alton, Godfrey, Wood River, East Alton, Cottage Hills, Bethalto, Hartford, and Moro urging their churches' participation by appointing a person to see that their bells are rung at the proper time. CALLOUSES To relievo callouses, burning, tenderneaa on bottom of feet end remove callouses—ask lot these soothing, cushioning pads. D-Scholls lino pads and attorneys costs Vanpreter told the Telegraph. A similar situation occurred in Alton early this week when only seven prime contractors and seven sub-contractors took out plans and specifications indicative of submitting bids on the city's near $1 million interceptor sewer job. Italians To Form New Cabinet By BENNET M. BOLTON ROME (AP)—Giovanni Leone, president of Italy's Chamber oi Deputies, agreed Thursday night to form a cabinet that will try to govern while the country's.politi- cal muddle sorts itself out. Leone said he expected to submit his list of ministers to the president today. The Christian Democrat took up Segni's invitation to ease the five- week-old political crisis after a day of intensive consultation wifh leaders of all parties. There were reports that Leone, 54, hoped to set up a one-party Christian Democrat cabinet. An all-Christian Democrat government would lack the parlia mentary majority needed to ensure its longevity. The Socialists and the Communists opposed any such stop-gap regime. But Leonp apparently had convinced leader.' of other parties there was no alternative at the moment. Such a solution would give Italy a government that could put a budget through Parliament by the June 30 deadline set by the constitution. It also would give the country something more than a caretaker regime to receive President Kennedy, scheduled to arrive on June 30. Defendant In Damage Suit Wins An Alton city court Jury l« a verdict late Thursday found in fa. vor of Bemle P. Burford, a g«. • age operator, In a damage suit arought against him by the Rev. John C. Oliver, pastor of Union Baptist Church. The minister in his complaint averred he had been struck and injured by Burford when visiting .he Burford garage at 701 Belle St. a year ago and as a consequence was hindered and em- jarrassed in his activities as minister of his church. He also sought compensation because of transactions having to do with repair of automobile at the service es- :ablishment. Divergent accounts o£ the clash between the plaintiff and defendant were given by the two men, Burford in his testimony averring the clash was stalled by the min- ster. The Rev. Oliver said he did not provoke the clash. The case was put in hands of the trial jury by Judge I. H. Streeper at 1:45 p.m. Thursday and the verdict of innocent, returned sealed, was opened and entered when court convened today. Triii I Itcset Trial of a suit of Mrs. Norenc E. Gerson as administratrix of the estate of her deceased husband, Emil J. Gerson, aginst Tri- City Grocery Co. was reset today to next week because of additional witnesses being called. The plaintiff asks compensation on behalf of the widow and three minor children of Gerson, averring his death March 26, 1962, resulted from illness and complications as the result of his eating- on Dec. 17, 1961, unwholesome wieners purchased at an Alton slore of the defendant. The defendant has denied averments of the plaintiff. Krey Packing Co. was dismissed as a party defendant in the suit yesterday. Address of the administratrix- plaintiff was given as 320 N. Center St., in East Aton area. Resetting of the suit followed extended arguments by attorneys in the forenoon. Jury Trial Starts Set for jury trial at 1 p.m. today was a suit of Jack E. Boswell as administrator of the estate of his infant son, Scott Edward Boswell, against Hal E. Harbaugh of 515 Winkler St. On May 26, 1962, the Boswell child, 2, whose home was at 518 Winkler St., was fatally injured when an unattended automobile rolled from an Inclined driveway near his home. Liability was denied by the defendant in an answer to the suit. Police in a report at the time said the Boswell boy and another boy apparently had been at play in the cur when it rolled away. East St. Louis Boy Drowns in Fairmont FAIRMONT CITY, 111. (AP) — A 16-year-old East St. Louis boy drowned in a water-filled excavation pit near U.S. 40 in Fairmont City Thursday. • THOROUGH SPOT REMOVAL • SOFT, NATURAL PRESSING • TRUE COLOR CONTROL NEWS BULLETIN It's cool inside a pair of "Big B" pin-check pants and short sleeve chambray shirt. 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