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Friday, June 21, 1963
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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE NINE City Sales Tax Hike Unlikely SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — It will be tip to the Illinois Senate to decide whether a city sales tax increase bill, pushed by Chicago's Mayor Richard J. Daley and some downstate mayors, gets through the legislature. Prospects for the bill's ultimate approval appeared slim, however, in view of the Senate's Revenue Committee's rejection last week of similar legislation. On a close vote, the House Thursday passed the bill authorizing city councils to double the current half-cent city sales levy. The House approved two bills allowing cities to impose cigarette and liquor taxes. The sales tax plan, which would require that cliies use 50 per cent of the additional Income to cut property levies, moved through the House by a 91-75 vote, with 89 votes npeded. Rep. Paul Pi-well of Vienna, Democratic minority leader, said cities should have more money because of salmy increases and demands for more services. Besides allowing a naif-cent sales tax boost, the House bills would let city councils levy a in a x i m u m 3 - cenls-pei-|>uck- age cigarette tnx and rax beer, liquor and wine. When the city revenue bills squeaked through, Democrats joined with Republicans in approving a bill fixing a ceiling on Chicago's corporate fund tax at $1.16 for each $100 of assessed property valuation. 'Hie existing rate is $1.06 without a ceiling. The ceiling proposal had been stalled for months in the legislature by Democratic lawmakers and Daley. GOP House Speakei John Lewis also threw in his opposition at times. But Rep. John Tohy of Chicago, Democratic whip, told the House Thursday that Democrats had promised to support the tax ceiling if the. House endorsed the city sales tax. The bill advanced to the Senate, where its approval is con sidercd certain. The House finally buried a bil to prohibit discrimination in housing. It was the second attempt in two weeks to pass the controver sial proposal. The first time, it obtained only 67 votes. But it goi 87 — two shy of the mark — on the second try. The bill would have banned discrimination in sale, rental or fi nancing of private housing on the basis of race, creed or color. Heading the opposition, Rep William Pollack, R-Chicago, said it would have "subjected th rights of a majority to the right: of a minority." Differing with Pollack, Rep Kenneth Wilson, D-Chicago, a Ne gro, said passage of the bil would tend to stabilize neighbor hoods by eliminating the "pani peddler who inspires fear i homeowners by telling the peopl that Negroes are coming." Daley came out strong Wendes day for the legislation and sal Democratic lawmakers shoul vote for it. Main Street Baptist VBS Program Sunday The vacation Bible school program of Main Street Baptist Church will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, when the children will recite memory work and sing songs they learned in the school. A display of handwork will he held following the service in the basement of the church. Certificates will be awarded to those who attended at least four out of five days of school. Tim enrollment was 91 and the number of teachers totaled 16. Senate Turns Down Police ay Minimum SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-The llinois Senate has refused to in- rease minimum salaries of ownstate firemen and policemen ut backers of the bill are going o try again to get it passed. When the House-approved bill eceived only 27 votes Thursday —three short of the required ma- ority—Sen. Paul Graham, R - •lattoon, postponed the roll call nd kept the measure alive. Refusing to concede defeat, .raham said the bill had "tem- jorarily run into trouble." He oted that some senators were bsent and some refrained from •oting. Opponents of the bill supported irguments made previously by lownstate mayors and officials of the Illinois Municipal League that cities don't have the revenue -for he higher salaries and that po- ice and firemen would be laid iff if the legislation is adopted. The bill would Increase the cur- ent minimums $150 a month, 'he new floors sought by the bill re $400 a month in cities of ,000 to 15,000 population; $450 in cities between 15,000 and 25,000; ;47ii between 25.000 and 75,000, md $500 in cities of 75,000 and ip. Graham argued that cities •ould produce the necessary mon iy for the salaries by adopting vheel taxes, utility taxes and us- ng traffic meter and traffic fine revenue. Sen. John Gilbert, R-Carbondale, summed up the opposition j.v asserting that if cities have he money "it's the duty of local officials to give raises but it's not our business to tell them what to lo." Some lawmakers also contend- that the proposed higher minimums do not take into account iberal fringe benefits which po ice and firemen receive. Other senators supporting the bill criticized the legislature for passing judges' salary hikes and denying raises to police and firemen. In other developments, the Senate passed two House bills permitting transit Edtvardsville Plan Group to Visit SW EDWARDSVILLE — Ray Abert, chairman of the City Plan Commission, accompanied by several commission members will visit, the Southern Illinois University area at Carbondale Sunday with approximately 38 residents and businessmen of Edwards ville. Abert said he will talk to university and city officials about requirements of student housing near the Carbondale campus. "With the construction of the Edwardsvllle campus of Southern Illinois University here hundreds of non-resident students will be looking for housing in Edwardsville," Abert said. He said he will falk to officials at Carbondalo Sunday to determine what special problems exist in housing students near the campus. "In the revision of our existing zoning ordinance by the Plan Commission and City Council we will have to include provisions to meet this housing requirement," he explained. The existing zoning ordinance of the city is presently under revision by the plan commission prior to submitting to the city council. Heavy Brownings Reported in Florida PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP)—The fourth drowning victim in as many days have caused officials of West Panama City beach to close the. surfs to swimmers until the waters calm. The furious Gulf of Mexico cur- vents Thursday caused the drowning of Ralph Coleman, 40, of Memphis, Tenn. India will build more submarines. cities .to subsidize local system and enter into contract for the purpose of setting rates and routes. Other House members winning Senate adoption included those to create a commission to investigate cost of hospital services and appropriate $742,000 for improvements in Richland Creek in southwestern Illinois. The Senate killed a wiretapping bill which it had balked at passing earlier this week. Favored by Police Supt. Orlando Wilson of Chicago, the bill would have allowed court-authorized telephone tapping in certain criminal cases Another, measure put on the growing scrap heap would have permitted state employes to join unions and have collective bar gaining rights but. would have barred them from striking. The Senate passed and referrec to the House bills requiring tba plastic bags contain a printec warning- of their danger to chil dren and allowing persons ovei age 65 to buy hunting licenses for 50 cents. JFK Asks Methodists Await Word Chicago Cops Committee Education Program By BARRY SCHWE1D WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy has asked Congress o approve a massive federal vo- lational training and education program designed to aid econom- cally deprived Negro and white Americans. The President's program, firirt mentioned in his civil rights message Wednesday, was spelled out n three bills he forwarded Thursday to Capitol Hill. They call for nil estimated federal outlay next year of $300 million. One bill would expand the manpower development program au- horized next year, a second vould step up the vocational education measure now being considered by the Senate and the third assist adults now on wel- 'are roles primarily by increasing :heir basic educational skills. In his message Kennedy had ;ited the problems of those who ire "illiterate and unskilled, unable to read a help wanted advertisement." "Although the proportion of Negroes without an adequate educa- ion and training is far higher :han the proportion of whites," Kennedy said, "none of these OAK PARK. 111. (AP)—A Meth- Ddist educator observed today that it is "sad that the President i the United States has to call hurchmen to Washington and urge them to do what the Gospel •equires." Dr. John C. Invin, of Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston. referring to the conference on ra- ial rights between President <ennedy and religious leaders Vlonday said: "The church has. failed to pe>- brm its teaching function in the area of race." In an address to the annual meeting of the Rock River Con- 'erence of the Methodist Church, Dr. Frwin added: problems is restricted to Negroes alone." Among other tilings, the Presi dent called for: 1. A new $70-million program to teach adults to read and write so they can take advantage of federal retraining programs. 2. Earmarking funds for special boarding schools to train out-of- school jobless youths. 3. Lowering the age for youths eligible for training allowances from 19 to 16 and raising the proportion of training allowances for young people from 5 to 15 pei cent. Secretary of Labor W. Willarc Wirtz said the manpower bil would cost $100 million in the next fiscal year. Secretary of Welfare Anthony J. Celebrezze put a $200- million price tag on the two other j measures. i Next week, the House Judiciary | Committee will start hearings on the President's civil rights package with Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy as the lead-off witness. This afternoon the President continues his series of White Decry Racial | On Cuban Situation T invasion "Our failure to perform :eaching function is seen in to science and his- calendar of future our two areas," he continued. "For many aymen the Bible is a closed book because they cannot translate its events into meaningful terms for ;oday. Others try to read it as a literal guide :ory and a events. "The young minister sees himself as a scholar-preacher, but soon finds he is expected to he an organizer-administrator. If he thinks of himself as a prophetic preacher, speaking to the ills of society, he will be told to stick to religion and leave politics alone.' BELFAST—A coroner's inquest in Ireland was interrupted re cently when it was discoverec that the driver charged with run ning over a little girl in a case to be heard was a member o the jury panel. House meetings designed to speec desegregation by talking with about 230 attorneys. He has held similar sessions with business, la bor, education and religious lead ers. Acquitted of Cuts Defense Extortion Budget Bid MIAMI, Fla. (AP)—The Cuban Revolutionary Council and thou- ands of exileu awaited word to- lay from commandos the council aid it had put on Fidel Castro's hores to launch "the beginning I the liberation of Cuba." There was no confirmation from Cuban or United States governments of such landings. The council said it expected a progress report by radio today from fighting nen it said were welcomed by >easants and who swiftly joined orces with area guerrilla bands. Sketchy and unauthenticated iroadcasts pointed to southern Oriente, Cuba's easternmost prov- nce, as the possible site of landings and perhaps clashed. One such broadcast Thursday light reported a "Camilio Cen- fUegos Battalion" landed and met overwhelming opposition at Caney de Las Mercedes, near Manzanillo .vhich is 280 miles west of the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay. But a former Caney de Las Mercedes resident who heard the same news said "Caniilo Cienfuegos" was the name of a Castro vouth communism indoctrination school there. He said the report ndicated invaders were hotly besieging it. Another exile said a broadcast on the 40 meter band said, "Tins is the Cuban Anti-Communist Liberation Army. Go ahead Pinar del Rio." Pinar del Rio is the name of Cuba's westernmost province. A Cuban military network broadcast mentioned no landings, but warned servicemen, especially in naval units, to be alert for anything unusual. The revolutionary council, in its surprise announcement Thursday morning, withheld the number, departure points and landing sites of the forces it said landed recently CHICAGO (AP)—Two ex-Chicago policemen accused of extorting $1.200 from burglar Richard Morrison have been found innocent. A Criminal Court jury deliberated two hours and 40 minutes Thursday before finding George Raymond, 38. and Robert Ambrose. 40. innocent. Richard Morrison, whose accounts of working with Chicago policemen on burglaries created a scandal that rocked the force three years ago, was the main state witness. He had accused Raymond and Ambrose of accepting $1,200 from him in 1959 to conceal an insurance company burglary. It was the second trial for the two former detectives. The first was halted after Morrison's left arm was shattered March 20 a shotgun blast fired from an WASHINGTON (AP)-The De-j ense Department's 1964 money; j*- v mdget was cut almost $2 billion ! charec oday by the House Appropriations 'ommittee. But the committee, in a report vritten by Rep. George H. Mahon. 3-Tex., said the cut would not impede any essential military programs and actually represented noney the department probably couldn't spend if it had it. auto as he left the Criminal Courts Building. The shooting remains unsolved. In 1961 Morrison was the star witness in n Criminal Court tria that ended in (he conviction o in groups of 8 to 10. The U.S. State and Defense Departments said they had no information of any landings and expressed doubt that substantia numbers of men or arms coulc be landed in Cuba without its knowledge. But Rep. Paul Rogers, D-Fla. said he was advised by sources reliable in the past that more than 3,000 men infiltrated Cuba a three coastal points. He refusec to identify the sources. New Spring & Summer Styles at Low Prices 217 Pia«a Street Man Guilty of A,ssauUFiiicd$W I?i Alton Court Kenneth Bramett. 915 Adams I Court, was fined S10 and cost? to- after pleading guilt; to a of assault and battery hroiieht by Ray Seago. 1422 E. •1th St. i^eago. 66, told police Bramett entered his room after midnight Thursday and asked for money. When he said he did not have any money, Seago said. Bramett beat him. Seiico received hospital treat- The $47,092,209.000 recommend- ™ e _ n L!?. r _.. _____ ed by the committee for use dur-j needs of the services were overes- ng the fiscal year starting July lltiniatwl. would, the report said: "Support programs which will Dromote the security of the United States and assure the continuation of the policy of military supremacy." The $1.922.028,000-cut of about 4 per cent actually isn't as big as it appears. The committee noted that about $1.147,700,000 of the reduction is in the bookkeeping area or in items for which financial eight former policemen on charges of conspiracy to commit burglary. TRIMMING! SPRAYING! CALL FOB FAST EXPERT SERVICE 466-1840 STATE LICENSED MORGENROTH'S NURSERY COME DO YOUR WHOLE WEEK'S WASH AT THE AREA'S NEWEST AIR COOLED SELF SERVICE LAUNDRY IN JUST 18 MINUTES! Godfrey Quick Clean Center NOW OPEN! FRIGIDAIRE BIG 12 POUND CAPACITY WASHERS if LARGE COMMERCIAL DRYERS * 24 MINUTE DRY CLEANING * 5526 HUMBERT RD. < W Block South of Alby Road) OPEN 7 A.M. TO II P.M. DAILY GODFREY, ILL. Attendant on duty 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.—Air-cooled—Lots of parking Telegraph Want Ads "CLICK" Combination Offer . . . 2 HP Central AIR CONDITIONER and 75,000 BTU GAS FURNACE Both for 599 NO MONEY DOWN- Up to 60 Months to Pay! Scars, Roebuck Co. ALTON, ELL. JUKI 22nd June 29th FREE 1 SILVER DOLLAR With every DRY CLEANING ORDER TOTALING $5.00 OR MORE. AT LAST! 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