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Inside: EDITORIAL PAGE 4 SOCIAL PAGE 14 (OBITUARY PAGE 16 MARKETS PAGE 18 SPORTS PAGE It TELEVISION .... PAGE M COMICS ... . PAGE n CLASSIFIED PAGE 24 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR THURSDAY Low 68, High 95 (Complete Weather, Page S). Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVItt, No. 139 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26,1963 House OKs Annual Sessions SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)—The Illinois House has passed a constitutional amendment which would provide annual sessions for the General Assembly. House members passed it by the thumping vote of 135-9 Tuesday night and sent it to the Senate for further action. If the Senate passes it by at least a two-thirds vote, it will be put to the voters in 1964. The legislature now meets for only six months—January through May—in odd-numbered years. Under the proposal, sponsored by Rep. Paul Elward of Chicago, it would meet during May and June in even-numbered years to weigh only matters of revenue. "No one in this House runs his own home or business two years in advance. Almost every major industrial state rxcept Illinois has annual sessions," said Elward. A salary raise for legislators voted by the House last week also hinges on Tuesday's bill. If passed by the Senate, the pay raises from $6,000 to $9,000 a year would become effective only with the institution of regular annual sessions. In other action, the House passed and forwarded two other constitutional amendments to the Senate. One would permit county sheriffs and treasurers to seek re-election; the other would provide emergency powers to the legislature in the event of enemy attack. The House also urged Congress to pass special legislation enabling the Illinois Public Aid Commission to pay rents directly to landlords instead of to welfare recipients. The measure was embodied in a resolution passed and sent to the Illinois Senate. JVST TO TAKE A PHOTO 28 PAGES Soviet Spy Uncovered In Sweden STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Angry reaction to what officials called the worst spy scandal in Swedish history may force Soviet Premier Khrushchev to cancel his visit to this traditionally neutral nation a second time. The government disclosed Tuesday the arrest of a Swedish air force colonel charged with spying for the Soviet Union for the past. 15 years. For five of those yeirs he was Swedish air attache in Washington. It also ordered the expulsion of his two alleged contacts, the first secretary of the Soviet Embassy and the Soviet 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. Thousands Cheer JFK In Visit to West Berlin Alton's Mayor Day... Raps Legislature Solons 9 Voting Tabulator Cuts Talk by Failure SPRINGFIELD, El. (AP) — A balky electronic tabulator has taken the oratory out of voting in the Illinois House. Until Tuesday night, House members were allowed to deliver short speeches as they rose to announce them selves for against each bill. Dale Shelton of the Federal Aviation Agency looks up at a 60-foot tower from where photos will be taken. For Several Pictures . . . 60-Foot Photo Tower Erected or A special electronic tabulator kept a running total of the vote, and also showed how each individual voted. Tuesday, however, the tabulator rebelled and refused to work for more than two minutes at a time. Technically, mechanics said it developed a bad relay, causing it to overheat after two minutes. In a clear case of machine victory over man, the representatives were forced to refrain from speech making while they hustled through each vote in two minutes or less to keep the vote tabulator from over-heating. After an appeal from the legislators, Gov. Kerner's plane was dispatched to Richmond, Va., to hurry back with a new relay for the tabulator. By L. ALUEN KLOPE Telegraph Staff Writer A 60-foot scaffold tower has been erected at Civic Memorial Airport for the purpose of taking pictures. Three men from Hellrung Construction Co. erected the tower 38 Belgian Soldiers Die In Air Crash DETMOLD, Germany (AP)—A Belgian military transport plane burst into flames today and plunged to earth, killing 38 aboard. British military sources said nine of the Belgian paratroopers aboard managed to jump out before the crash, but that 38 other Belgian military men died. The plane was carrying 42 paratroopers and a crew of five on a training exercise over the Sennelager military grounds near this northwest German city. Police said eyewitnesses saw a flame shoot out of the tail of the plane when it was about 800 feet up and immediately after, the plane strrted to plunge. Nine of the paratroopers jumped. On crashing the plane exploded and the wreckage burned for hours before rescue teams could start recovering the victims. Monday so panoramic photos may be taken as a preliminary step toward construction of a control tower. When a control tower is proposed, the Federal Aviation Agency sets up a scaffold at the proposed height and site of the tower and a series of photos are taken to determine if. controllers can see runways, taxiways, aprons, and approaches to the airport. Dale Shelton and his partner, Phillip Frockler, both of the FAA, will take 12 photographs, one at every 30 degrees, with a camera set upon a transit. After it is determined the photos are good and show the entire airport, the Kerner Gets Bill for Increased School Aid SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP) — Without supplying any money foj it, the Republican-controlled Hli nois Senate has sent to Gov. Ker ner a bill increasing state aid to schools by $32 million over the amount set in his budget. By a 34-10 vote, the bill won approval Tuesday over Democrat ic objections that it would knock a hole in the governor's two-year budget. Republicans said the state probably could come up with the money to finance the plan for hiking the guaranteed state level of support to grade and high schools from the current $252 per pupil to $297. At the same time, the GOP- dominated Senate Appropriations Committee shelved a House bill to tap gas tax funds, ordinarily reserved for highways, for $32 million to pay the higher school aid. Sen. David Davis, R-Bloomington, insisted there was a "good possibility that adequate funds will be available for the governor to approve the bill." Davis noted another bill is pending to transfer an $18 million surplus in the World War II Soldier Bonus Fund and put in the general fund, which is the uource of the state's operating cash. In addition, sales and use tax collections are running higher than original estimates and could provide some unexpected money, he said. Davis reported the state's share of the total cost of grade and high school education has slipped from 28 per cent in 1959 to 20 per cent this year, placing a heavier load on property owners. Sen. Edward Eberspacher of Shelbyville, Democratic whip, charged Republicans with "intentionally creating a large deficit" by voting for the bill and attempting to embarrass Kerner. Eberspacher also questioned that $32 million would be enough to meet the $297 pupil figure, contending it would eventually require ?48 million. Tiny Ball Taken Out of Boy's Ear A five-year-old Alton boy went to the Hospital Tuesday with a tiny ball in his ear. John Sowders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy C. Sowders Jr., 517 Pearl St., had the object placed in his ear by his brother, Rickey, 6. The youngster was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and then to a doctor's office for removal of the ball. scaffold will be removed. The photos will be studied at he FAA office in Kansas City, Wo., and then sent to Washington, D. C., with a recommendation as to where the tower should be built and at what height. FAA hasn't said when the tower will be built but, when it is, all of the funds will come from the federal government. House Kills Bill to Alter Tax Article SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Add another proposal to the Illinois Legislature's mounting scrap pile: revision of the state Constitution's tax article. Seven different versions of a new revenue amendment, including one sought by Gov. Otto Kerner, were slaughtered by the Illinois House Tuesday in rapid- fire succession. It was a rebuff to Kerner, who had made a special appeal to the military attache. Col. Stig Erik decorated by both the .United States and France, was arrested Friday. Police said he admitted selling military secrets of Sweden and other countries to the Kremlin. Although the other countries were not identified, they presumably included the United States, which honored Wennerstrom with its Legion of Merit. A special communique suggested more disclosures would be forthcoming. They could further embarrass Khrushchev and force him to cancel his Scandinavian visit, scheduled for next spring. Two years ago . stormy political opposition made Khrushchev postpone a trip to Sweden. The Swedish press today unanimously called for cancellation of the Khrushchev visit. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was reported investigating whether Wennerstrom supplied the Russians with NATO secrets. Informed sources in Stockholm said NATO staffs in Paris and Washington had cancelled all leaves to expedite the inquiry. In Washington, the State Department said it received advance notice from the Swedish government of Wennerstrom's arrest. Officials refused to comment on the colonel's 1952-57 Washington assignment. Wennerstrom, now 57, also served twice at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow. He was acting as a special disarmament adviser in addition to the Swedish Foreig Ministry duties when police pickec him up. The newspaper Dagens Nyheter quoting informed sources, callec Wennerstrom one of the best paid Russian spies uncovered so far In protesting violations of both Swedish and international law to the Soviet Embassy, Swedish Foreign Minister Torsten Nilsson or- lawmakers for adoption of an article and placed it high on his list of legislative goals. All the proposals went down to defeat on the issue of whether a revenue amendment should ban or allow a state income tax, or remain silent on the controversial question. dered the expulsion of Maj. Gen. Vitaly Nikolsky and George Baranovsky as Wennerstrom's contacts. China-India Row Breaks Up Red Congress MOSCOW (AP)-A Communist Chinese delegate broke up the Red-sponsored World Congress of Women today in a sharp clash with Indian representatives over the Chinese-Indian border conflict. The meeting was suspended. The Chinese delegate threw the congress into an uproar when she marched to the podium in the Kremlin Grand Congress Hall to reply to an Indian speech deploring the "violent conflict" between the two countries. The chairman, Dr. Joan Carritt of England, refused to grant her Alton Mayor P. W. Day today charged the state legislature is "apparently" under complete Wennerstrom, domination of the unions" as he voiced his continued opposition to a bill which would raise minimum salaries of policemen and firemen. "The unions control the state legislature and they tell us what to pay," Day told the Telegraph this morning. "We have no control over what we pay our local employes." The Senate Tuesday advanced a bill which would raise the minimum salaries of policemen and firemen in cities Alton's size to ?475 a month. Alton's present minimum for patrolmen and firemen past the probationary stage is $440 a morth. Day said his "most important objection" is that the bill raises salaries of 'those with the least experience and ability" at the expense of those with more responsibility and service. 'No Money' Asked if passage of the bill would mean a corresponding raise in salaries of higher ranks in the police and fire depart? ments, the mayor said there is 'no money to increase salaries." The mayor said the new legislation "might mean the elimination of the corporal's rank or the reduction of personnel — I just don't know what we'll do yet." "The worst thing about this is that it takes control of policemen and firemen out of the hands of the local people and puts them in the hands of state politicians," Day said. 'It violates home rule and gives control to state politicians who have no direct responsibility for the financial conditions oj cities." Tax Is Only Way There is no way to increase wages, the mayor said, "unless we impose another tax.' "The most equitable tax under AT CHECKPOINT CHARLIE President Kennedy is shown as he Kartell, right, commander of the U. S. arrived at Checkpoint Charlie in West brigade in Berlin. Partly hidden behind Berlin today, the U. S. Army area bord- Kennedy is West Berlin Mayor Willy ering on East Berlin. Walking with the Brandt. (AP Wirephoto). President is Brig. Gen. Frederick. O. the floor. Solons' Pay Hike Bill Goes to Kerner SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-Pay raises for legislators were voted today by the Illinois Senate. Acting on a House bill, the Senate approved boosting annual salaries of the 235 lawmakers from the present $6,000 to $7,500. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Leland Kennedy, D-Alton, goes now to Gov. Otto Kerner. resent circumstances would be utility tax on telephones," Day aid. "That is the only place I know of now where we can get more money." The City Council last month rejected a proposal to place a 5 per cent gross receipts tax on telephones in Alton. The measure approved by the Senate Tuesday now must go to the House for a minor amendment, then goes to Gov. Otto Kerner for his signature. Kerner vetoed similar minimums two years ago, but warned cities they must pay adequate salaries to policemen and firemen or face legislation making raises mandatory. He has not revealed his stand on the measures this time. Not Affected Wood River and East Alton Bob K. Urges Action On Civil Rights Bill By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT WASHINGTON (AP) — Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy appealed oday to "the basic sense of jus- ice in the hearts of all Americans" in urging Congress to approve President Kennedy's civil rights program. "The courts have played an important role," he said. "This administration has taken significant and far-reaching action by the exercise of executive power. '•Now it is clearly up to I civil rights bill through the long, Congress to bring its strength to bear." Thus Kennedy challenged the Congress to recognize—by passing the civil rights bill—"that this country can no longer abide the moral outrage of racial discrimination." The testimony of the President's brother before a House Judiciary subcommittee kicked off the administration's battle to propel the would not be affected by the bill, which sets minimum salaries for cities between 5,000 and 15,000 26 Women to Start at Civic in Plane Derby population at $400 a month. Pres- end minimum in Wood River is $455 and in East Alton $425. A total of 31 policemen and 15 firemen would get salary increases in Alton if the measure is approved. The new salaries would be effective Jan. 1, 1964. Alton at present has 18 patrolmen getting $440 a month and five getting $460, However, almost all the patrolmen will have reached the $460 stage by the time the bill takes effect. Also affected would be eight corporals who presently receive $470 a month. Who Would Want It? Twenty-six women, including a grandmother from Texas, will take off from Civic Memorial Airport Thursday morning for the 618-mile Sky Lady Derby. The women will fly single-engine aircrafts on the race from Alton to Davenport, Iowa to Omaha, Neb. and ending at Kansas City, Mo. Among them will be the grandmother, Mrs. Edna Garner Whyte of Fort Worth. The winner will be judged on a point system by an estimate of the time it takes and the amount of gasoline used. Lowest number of points will decide the winner. The planes will leave at one- minute intervals and will calcu- late their time from a flag start. A banquet will be held at Holiday Inn Restaurant near the Municipal Airport at Kansas City Friday night where the winner will be announced there. Three of the women entering the race are from the St. Louis area. Mrs. Elmer Haupt, St. Louis, chairman of the race start at Civic Memorial, will pilot a Cessna 182 in the race. She hangars her plane at the local airport. Mrs. Nathan Taksel and Mrs. Augustine Henke, both of St. Louis, will also pilot planes in the race. The women, who fly occasionally for the fun of it, will use all their brain power, plus calculators, maps, and airplane manuals, to ;et their planes over the course. Tower Spirited Away from Camp iv fJTCnitfjr: I I'I^:I»TV T-, L.^.... „. . _ JL DATA AT THE DAM a.m. temperature Yesterday's oday 77°. Man 81°, low 70°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. "' ' ".7. Pool 23.0. 24 Mrs. to 8 u m. None By GEORGE LEIGIITY Telegraph Staff Writer A heavy log signal tower, 18 feet high is missing from Boy Scout Camp Warren Levis. Scout leaders haven't made up their minds about whether to consider the situation a theft and call in the police or to view the whole thing as a case of boys- will-be-boys. The signal tower, topped with a 4-foot-square platform, was painstakingly constructed by Scouts of Troop 7 at Elm Street Presbyterian Church and Troop 122 of First Baptist Church, then carted off to the camp, where it was exhibited as a model in tower construction. The log parts were lashed together with rope, giving the Scouts plenty of exercise in knot- tying and becoming, when finished, a fine example of pioneer- type construction. Boys standing on its top and using flags to wig-wag messages could be seen a great distance away. i tt This occurred a week or two back and the whole thing was greeted with such applause that the troops requested permission to leave the tower intact for the edification of Scouts at camp during the summer camping season, which opened Sunday. Monday night Don Butler, scoutmaster of Troop 7, went to the camp to take a proud look at the tower — but it was gone. A search revealed nothing, not even a clue. A more-thorough search Tues- day failed to turn up the missing tower and today, Edwin K. Cunningham, executive of Piasa Bird Boy Scout Council, doesn't know what to think. If Scouts at the camp this week dismantled the tower and hid the parts, including yards of high grade rope, they have accomplished the ultimate in concealment — and with a straight face, Cunningham says. If somebody stole the tower — well, says Cunningham, "What woild anybody want with it?" tough congressional mill. His prepared testimony was first a further explanation of the bill but foremost a rebuttal to the criticism voiced by opponents when the President unveiled the program in a message to Congress last week. The attorney general directed his strongest testimony to the section which promises to be the most controversial: the one prohibiting racial discrimination in any place of public accommodation—even privately owned ones. "The effects of discrimination in public establishments are not limited to the embarrassment and frustration suffered by the individuals who are its most immediate victims," Kennedy said, "our whole economy suffers. The nation's business is impaired." Such facilities — restaurants, lunch counters, amusement places, stores, hotels and others—are public in a very real sense, he said. "They are not at all like a private home or a private club, for example, to which the owner invites only the guests he selects. Plainly, places of public accommodation cater to the public." Kennedy then addressed himself to the argument that the public accommodations law would violate private property rights. "Some of those who complain most loudly about interference with private property rights," Kennedy said, "ironically are often those who most stoutly defend the laws, enforced by a number of states which forbid Negroes to be served. "The difference is not one of property rights, but of (he color of the customer's skin, That difference is called racial discrimination." Many federal laws—sucJi as the Taft-Hartley Act, minimum wage law and Sherman Antitrust Act- regulate privately owned businesses, Kennedy said. And 30 states already have laws forbidding owners of private businesses from discriminating against customers on the basis of race. TODAY'S CHUCKLE A government bureau Is where the taxpayer's shirt is kept. (© 1863, General features Corp.) Greatest Ovation of His Career By RICHARD O'REGAN BERLIN (API-President Kennedy looked at the wall in Berlin today and beyond into the Red- ruled East. Wild cheers from a million West Berliners rang in his ears and even East Berliners waved at him despite the presence of armed Communist police. Then, in a speech to 250,000 Germans in front of City Hall he denounced the wall as a symbol of Communist failure. "The wall is an offense against history and an offense against humanity," he told the chanting, roaring crowd. They were part of the million West Berliners who left their jobs and homes to give Kennedy what his press secretary said was the greatest reception he had received anywhere in the world. He saw the wall twice. He visited historic Brandenburg Gate, the massive symbol of Berlin's division, and Checkpoint Charlie, the Allied crossing point into East Berlin. East Berliners Across from the checkpoint perhaps 2,000 East Berliners defied Communist police who tried to keep them moving. Though they could see little of Kennedy they Keard the cheers and smiled. Some hesitatingly raised handkerchiefs and waved when the police were not looking. They were waving handkerchiefs also when Kennedy mounted a special platform at Brandenburg Gate and looked for four minutes into East Berlin. Another expression from the East occurred at Congress Hall in West Berlin, where Kennedy was given a bunch of flowers sent fronT East Berlin workers as a symbol of their hope for eventual freedom from Communist rule. Then in a speech at West Berlin's Free University, Kennedy predicted that the very system which erected the wall is headed for discard. He said police states are an anachronism. The President arrived at the Brandenburg Gate—the symbol of the division of Berlin between East and West—at 11:45 a.m. He mounted a platform and looked at the concrete and barbed wire wall stretching in front of him, to the left and to the right, and at the massive gate before him. He stayed four minutes arid then headed for another point on the wall-Checkpoint Charlie, the U.S.-manned crossing point for foreigners where Soviet and Americans tanks faced muzzle to muzzle less than two years ago. The President reached the Brandenburg Gate after the greatest spontaneous welcome in the memory of the former German capital. Old timers said not even Hitler with his famous parade had brought out the people the way the American President did. The screaming, cheering, flag- waving, confetti-tossing welcome exceeded the mammoth reception West German crowds gave Kennedy earlier this week. Looks at East Berlin The President looked across into East Berlin from an 18-foot observation platform about 15 feet from the wall. West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer stood at his side as a British officer showed the President a chart of the principal points in East Berlin. Soviet guards came over from their war memorial to take pictures. The memorial is in the British sector near the Brandenburg Gate. Visitors to the Brandenburg Gate can peer through its three arches down Unter den Linden, the governmental center of East Berlin. Tuesday night the East Berlin regime hung flags from the arches to curtain Kennedy's view into the East. The flags ostensibly were raised in celebration of the visit Friday to East Berlin of Soviet Premier Khrushchev. As the President's motorcade drove on to Checkpoint Charlie, an elderly woman broke from the throng and ran into the street with a child in her arms carrying a bunch of carnations. A policeman started to guide the pair away but the President stopped the car, took the flowers and spoke with thefivoman.

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