Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 24, 1963 · Page 1
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Inside t ED1TOMIAL PAGE 4 TELEVISION . . PAGE ft MARKETS PAGE 8 SOCIAL . . ; ; ' ' PAGE 10 SPORTS . . ' I PAGE 14 COMICS . PAGE 18 CLASSIFIED ..." PAGE 17 OBITUARY . PAGE 17 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years WARMER TUESDAY Low 65, High 90 < Complete Weather, Page ») Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVI1I, No. 137 ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1963 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Air Show Crowd Sees... Sky High Jinks By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph Staff Writer Old-fashioned open-cockpit bi- BALLOON AT TAKEOFF Don Piccard, who recently made history's first hot air balloon flight across the English channel, made an excellent take off at Sunday's air show, after filling it on the ground in front of spectators. But . . . see picture below. BALLOON AT CRASH LANDING Piccard could not gain altitude fast enough to clear airplanes and the crowd. He pulled a rip cord and deflated the balloon some 100 feet in front of the spectators. Onlookers are helping Piccard wrestle the balloon to the ground. (More air show photos on page 3). Trieste Dives In Search For Thresher By JAMES OALOGERO ABOARD THE USS FORT SNELLING, at Sea (AP) — The Navy's deep-diving bathyscaphe Trieste descended a mile and a half to the dark ocean floor of the North Atlatnic today in search of the sunken submarine Thresher. The dive was made after a Navy search official said there was evidence, at last, that search craft had found the spot where the Thresher sank April with 129 men. In the spherical gondola suspended beneath the orange and white search craft, when it started down, were Lt. Cmdr. Donald Reach, 33, a Somerville, Mass., native, and Kenneth MeKenzie, 51, a civilian attached to the Naval Electronics Laboratory, San Diego, Calif. The descent today followed several hours of preparations which began after daybreak. The Trieste was loaded for the descent by the addition of a score of bags of buckshot placed on her deck. The dive was made in a moderate sea, with 4- to 6-foot waves. The wind was 15 knots from the northwest. Greenfield Bond Issue Is Defeated GREENFIELD — Voters of Greenfield Unit 10 rejected a $398,000 School bond issue proposal Saturday for the fourth time and also turned down a plan to increase the educational tax rate planes, helmeted and goggled pilots, hot-air orange and white passenger balloons and streaking jets cut holes in the sky at Civic Memorial Airport Sunday. Thousands of persons, shielded their eyes from the sun, following the daring Sky-0-Batics through every completed roll, every tail spin and sky dancing maneuver. Stepping into space at 3,500 feet, Leslie "Reds" Digit got the show off to a flying start, simultaneously opening his red, white and blue chute and unfurling a giant 50- star American flag that descended to the ground. To Overcome Fear? Later in the show "Reds" helped to combat his "fear of height" standing on top the wing of a red and white stunt plane while the pilot put the aircraft through a series of upside down head-spinning maneuvers. Two authentic World War fighter planes continued the action in a daring "dogfight" diving headon, spinning, rolling with billowing streams of smoke trailing the two bicycle-wheeled planes. Frank Tallman, a tall movie daredevil, piloted one of the World War I model aircraft: an authentic fighter used in flight missions in the squadron of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and credited with 18 German aircraft in the First World War. Authentic Garb Tallman, who flirts with danger in his daredevil antics, wears the authentic 1917 flight apparel — helmet, boots, goggles and neck scarf flying in the wind. Tallman has appeared in over 20 Hollywood movies as a stunt flyer. Four F100 jets in a diamond formation, trailing smoke, streaked across the field at intervals, their silver wings flashing in the sun. While hundreds of sun-glassed, straw hatted, sunburned heads followed the jets across the fielc another daring parachute performer narrowly escaped injury 10,000 feet above. Bob Mueller and his parachuting partner stepped out into space at a 13,000 foot level, fell free several thousand feet, arms and feet outstretched in birdlike form. When the red and orange chutes opened, phosphorus on a smoke bomb attached to the leg of Mueller's partner discharged. The burning liquid sprayed on Mueller's flying suit and narrowly missing his face. A short intermission followed, and crowds stormed concession stands to buy hats, hotdogs, soda, sunglasses. Cliildren were lost and found again in time for the second part of the show. Precision Leading the afternoon's daredevil activities were precision maneuvers in high-powered P-51 Mustangs, — a performance by Haro 1 d Krier, national aerobatic champion, and climaxed by a 24- year-old Sky-A,Batic ace from Texas — Charles Hilliard. Tail spinnng out of the sky for almost a mile, with his engine stopped, the young flying ace maneuvered his plane into a series of flips, loops and snap rolls before landing with the motor still stopped. And so ended the biggest air show ever seen in the Telegraph area. The crowd streamed away leaving the field littered with paper cups broken toy balloons and half eaten hot dog sandwiches. Those who saw the display of pioneer and daring flying will probably never have a chance to see it again. from 1.25 to 1.40. Complete but unofficial returns from the four precincts showed the bond plan lost by a narrow margin of 8 votes, 466 to 458, while the tax rate hike lost, 461 to 438, a margin of 23. Voters in the urban precincts of McDonnell Executive Killed in Auto Crash ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thomas G Rutledge, 45, a vice president and board member of McDonnell Aircraft Corp., died Saturday in a three-vehicle collision in St. Louis County. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the drivers of the other two vehicles, James Marshall, 23, a truck driver, of suburban Kinloch, and Fred Bostrom Jr., of Kearney, N.J., were injured. Rutledge is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Elizabeth, 10 and Sarah, 6. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 73°. high 86°, Iow61°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 5.0. Pool 23.2. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. Greenfield and Rockbridge favored the bond issue proposal while the plan was soundly defeated in the rural areas of Athensville and Wrights. In Greenfield, the proposal won by a margin of 66 votes, 335 to 269 and in Rockbridge the margin was 15 votes, 72 to 57. In the previous elections Rockbridge voters had rejected the bond issue. Athensville voters defeated the plan 54 to 16 while in Wrights the issue lost 86 to 35. The first time the bond issue plan was submitted, it lost by a 174 vote margin, the second time 248, and the third 148. Had the bond issue carried, the money would have been used to erect and equip an addition to the present elementary school and erect and equip a new building containing facilities for agriculture, industrial arts, music, physical education and a c a d e m > c classrooms. The election had been called after a citizen's committee presented a petition to the school board carrying more than 800 signatures requesting the vote. Legion Cut By Tax Axe At Bethalto The Bethalto American Legion Post, quarters, including the popular Barn, have been put up for auction by the Internal Revenue Service for non-payment of delinquent taxes. The 16-acre tract, all buildings and equipment, furnishing and supplies will be sold at public auction, July 21. The place was seized by the government in November after the post failed to meet a governmenl claim of cabaret taxes due during the period from December, 1951, to September, 1958. The taxes were due on the dances held al The Barn, an IRS spokesman in Alton said today. He said he could not give information on the amount of the government claim. Clifford Stewart, post commander, said the tax claim and interest amounted to about $38,000, and the post "just doesn'l have the money to pay it." He said several appeals from the government claim had been taken, but all had been rejected. Several compromise offers made by the post also wre rejected, Stewart said. Appeal Rejected The IRS said it withheld action after the seizure in November pending settlement of another appeal by the post, but that had been rejected and the property is now up for aucton under sealed bids. Stewart said the place had been closed by the IRS several times during the past few years, but then was allowed to reopen. "Apparently the post didn't think it owed the cabaret tax for the dances during those years, and it never paid it," the post commander said. "Then they had an audit and presented us with a bill, which was too high for us to pay. The interest has piled up since then and we just don't have the money." Stewart American said interest Legion has in the droppec considerably since the loss of the property. Meetings are held in the firehouse, he said, "if we can ge seven or eight members together.' He said membership has "drop ped" down to nothing now." Don't Want To "We don't want to dissolve the post," Stewart said, "but we'll just have to see. That came up briefly at one meeting, but there was little talk about it." The property will be sold in three groups, one including the land and buildings and the other two including lots of equipment, furnishings and supplies. Bids may submitted for any one of the three groups or for all three as a whole. Bids will be opened at 10 a.m. July 24 at the IRS office in Alton at 543 E. Broadway. Bid forms are available at the office, and he bids must be submitted to that office before the 10 a.m. deadline. 15- to 30,000 Attend Air Show Attendance at Sunday's air show at Civic Memorial failed to meet estimates of officials who predicted more than 100,000 persons. Actual attendance was estimated to be between 15,000 and 30,000, with 5,000 to 7,000 vehicles parked on the airport grounds. Traffic in the area flowed at a normal rate, with no congestion being detected by police. Apparently St. Louis residents were cool to the show. However, traffic coming and going on the Clark bridge in Alton was heavier than normal, but was not attributed to the air show. Earthquake Reported Near Canary Islands WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The Boston College seismographic station recorded a strong earthquake 5,500 miles southeast of Boston at 11:35 p.m., EST, Sunday. A spokesman said the tremor was in the vicinity of the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Legislature Begins Busy Closing Week SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Taxes, constitutional amendments, school aid and judges' salaries topped the list of unfin- shed business as the Illinois Leg- slature opened the final week of ts six-month session today. House Speaker John Lewis and other leaders were hopeful of coasting to a peaceful close Friday, or no later than the daylight hours Saturday. The attainment of this time schedule would mean the traditional clock-stopping to jam in all work before the July I deadline would be avoided. Two years ago, the legislature set an overtime rpcord by stopping the clocks before the midnight deadline and not quitting until 24 hours later. Salesman, 42, Held In Evers Shooting CHARGED IN EVERS KILLING JACKSON, Miss.—Byron de la Beckwith, center, is charged with the ambush slaying of Negro integration leader Medgar Evers. He is shown being questioned by Det. Capt. J. P. Shipp, left, and an unidentified FBI agent. (AP Wirephoto.) JFK and Adenauer Ponder NATO Navy BONN (AP)—President Kennedy and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer today nvolved in discussed trying to problems create a multination NATO nuclear navy and to strengthen the Atlantic )artnership between the United States and Western Europe. They met alone for two hours. Spokesmen for the two men also announced that they had talked iver forthcoming East-West nego- iations in Moscow on a nuclear est ban treaty. Their conference overed trade relations between he United States and the European Common Market as well. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said that the results of the talks, continuing into the afternoon, will be published in a communique to be issued later today. Kennedy, who received a loud and enthusiastic welcome from half a million Germans at the start of his European tour Sunday, went to Adenauer's office in the Palais Schaumburg in late morning. The two men talked with only interpreters present. At the same time, in a separate meeting at the Palais Schaumburg, other U.S. and German officials went into problems of Berlin, conditions in Commu- New Moral Issues In British Scandal LONDON (AP) — The British government leveled eight new morals charges today, one of them involving abortion, against Dr. Stephen Ward. The 50-year-old osteopath, a key figure in he Profumo scandal, was again refused bail. He went back to jail o await a full hearing Friday. Nature of the new charges, one causing ward of procuring a voman identified as "Miss X," merged in legal fencing between lefense and government lawyers. George Wigg, Labor party ex- iert on defense and security, iharged that three Americans who ,ave been working out of London were behind an international blackmail syndicate providing call girls for top men in London and New York. Wigg said the three Americans fled London after exposure of some ramifications of former British War Minister John Profumo's affair with call girl Christine Keeler. Wigg did not name them. nist East Germany and the proposal for forming a multinational nuclear foree. Salinger said that the multinational force project was talked out in greater detail by the ministers than by the government chiefs. While he would not make any of the details public, it was understood that the U.S. and German leaders were seeking allied action on setting up the force. Salinger denied that Kennedy was having any more back pain than usual. The President suffers with chronic back trouble. Kennedy's back seemed to be troubling him as he knelt at Mass Sunday in Cologne Cathedral. Despite overcast skies thousands of men, women and children were out again to see Kennedy drive the four miles from the American embassy community at Bad God- esberg to Adenauer's office. Kennedy was reported anxious :o get agreement from Adenauer and other key allied leaders to open detailed negotiations soon on :he NATO nuclear surface fleet. The President would like to get a treaty ready for submission to the U.S. Senate by next January. The United States and West lermany agree on the need for such a force. The problem facing Kennedy and Adenauer is now to obtain the agreement of other allies, particularly Britain and Italy. Neither the President nor the chancellor wants an exclusively Jerman-American nuclear force, officials said. Fingerprint Discovered On Gunsight By JOHN HALL JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Byron de La Beckwith, white man, was held in Jackson jail today charged with the murder of Negro integration leader Medgar W. Evers. Still unaccounted for in the killing of the 37-year-old Evers were "others unknown," charged along with Beckwith in a separate federal complaint made public after the FBI arrested Beckwith Saturday night. Beckwith, a 42-year-old former tobacco salesman and more recently a chemical fertilizer sales agent, from Greenwood, Miss., talked with his attorneys, law partners Hardy Lott and Stanny Sanders of Greenwood, Sunday and was returned to his cell after about 30 minutes. He is being held without bond. Questioned Jackson chief of detectives M.B. Pierce said police questioned Beckwith, but did not elaborate. One of 15,000 telescopic sights and a fingerprint on it led the FBI to Beckwith at Greenwood. They found five of the imported Japanese six-power Golden Hawk sights went to Mississippi, all to a Grenada gun dealer. One was traced to Beckwith, a gun collector, whom the FBI questioned Friday night without getting any answers. Saturday night at a meeting arranged by Greenwood attorney Yerger Moorehead, a relative of Beckwith, FBI agents arrested Beckwith under provisions of the 1957 Civil Rights Act. "Beckwith and others unknown conspired to injure, oppress and intimidate Medgar Evers in the free exercise and enjoyment of rights and privileges secured to him by the Constitution," the FBI said. Evers was state field secretary for the National Association for :he Advancement of Colored People. Print Matches Capt. Ralph Hargrove, chief of lie Jackson police identification bureau, fingerprinted Beckwith iunday and said his prints natched one on the scope at- ached to a .30-caliber rifle that ired the fatal shot. It was Hargrove who first discovered the latent print—one in- isible to the eye but brought out )y chemicals. Jackson detectives discovered he gun in mid-morning of June 2, about 10 hours after Evers was hot down in his driveway, in a oneysuckle thicket near where of- icers believe the shot was fired. Beckwith, a member o* the die- iard segregationist Citizens Coun- il and described as a man who ated Negroes, faces death in the tate's gas chamber if convicted n the murder charge. Burglar Steals Defense Trophies HAMILTON, Ohio (AP)-Police re looking for a man who got is self-defense trophies the easy 'ay over the weekend. He broke into the Don San judo chool and stole three trophies, alued at $45, from a display ase. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Los Angeles is represented by two teams — the Dodgers and the Angels. And with the traffic out there, you're either one or the other. (© 1063, General Features Corp.) In Sections of Illinois Mosquitoes Winning the Hot War By GEORGE LE1UHTY Telegraph Staff Writer Use of the bacon rind shotgun shell and flit-gun artillery has not lessened the menace of the mosquito in Illinois. In Saline and Williamson Counties, where the fast-draw boys have thrown in the towel, they have appealed to the legislature for help. Mosquitoes are winning the war there. Madison County, as far as can be learned, has always waged its own war against mosquitoes, using swatters, the open-hand roundhouse swing, and assorted insecti- cides. This year, as last, Edwardsville is spraying against mosquitoes and other insects, but is financing the operation by means of a fund-raising campaign. All areas don't breed such individualistic stand-up mosquito- fighting stock. In their appeal for aid, four southern Illinois legislators say that the Saline-Williamson breed "are so big and bite so hard they r cause livestock to iiui wild." Led by Rep. C. L. McComiick, Vienna Republican, the legislators ask $10,000 so the State Department of Health can relieve the situation. "Children aren't able to play in yards because of the invasion, McCormick says. "Four years ago we got an appropriation through the legislature to help us destroy the menace, but these mosquitoes are bigger than those which invaded the area four years ago. This would seem to be an admission that southern Illinois kids can't handle the mosquito menace as well as the kids up this way. If they are plain, ordinary Illinois mosquitoes, said Truman May, Madison County farm adviser, there is doubt that a single bite would cause a Madison County cow to run amuck. "Maybe they imported some of those giants from the north," May said. The legislative bill, jointly sponsored by McCormick and three other legislators, asks the appropriation for the "destruction, abatement and control" of the menacing insects but does not ask specific measures. This would leave it to the health department to determine whether the mosquitoes would be lulled with music or commercial tranquilizers, slain with howitzers spouting grapeshot or controlled by use of reprimands or netting.

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