Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 27, 1963 · Page 40
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 40

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, June 27, 1963
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PAGE FORTY ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1963 Congress Ignores Protests By .IAMKS MAIILOW Associated Press NYws Analyst WASHINGTON (API—Would j mnssive Negro demonstrntion in Washington this summer pers Congress — if it showed signs o balking — to pass President nedy's civil rights program? Not in a hurry and not thi:-, yenr, if history is an example. Three, times in the past 70 year? demonstrators have come Washington to press for their ideas. Coxcy's Army, suffragettes and the Bonus Army all tried it Each time it took Congress years to do what the demonstrator? wanted. Last Saturday Kennedy met wit I' Negro and white civil rights leaders. He warned them against undue pressure on Congress. So did Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy. But the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others said that if there is a filibuster by Southern Democrats against a civil rights bill Negroes will have a "non-violent demonstration in Washington." If .so, many thousands may be involved. It took Congress about -10 years to come around to the idea proposed in (hi 1 18fl-4 depression by ,lacob S. Coxcy, a successful businessman of Massillon. Ohio. He wanted Congress to do something about unemployment and suggested a big road-building program to create jobs. He rallied about 2,000 jobless men from around the country and led this "Coxey's Army" into Washington. When he marched up to the Capitol on May 1, 1S94, he was arrested fo holding a meeting without a permit and damaging the grass. It wasn't until the next great depression—in the 1930s — that Congress got around to creating the kind of make-jobs program Coxey had plugged for. Next came the suffragettes. As early as the 17th century a few women in this country had called for equal treatment. But it wasn't until the 20th century that the Constitution gave them a national guarantee of the right to vote. The real agitation by women for Ham el Firemen equal rights—and eventually Un- vote—got under way in the middle nf the IPth century. As early as lS6(i they petitioned Congress for voting rights. States began to listen. By the time President Wilson moved into the White House in 1913 the suffragettes had gained strength, benefits and sympathy. They wanted a constitutional amendment to consummate n reform whk'h by then had long boon under way in the states. In 1917 th?y picketed the White House to urge Wilson to get beiiiiv an amendment in Congress. They were arrested and jailed and sonic rn' on a hunger strike. Wilson pushed (or them. And .in lime -1. 1919. Congress approved i constitutional amendment—the 91 h—which then went to the states for approval and was idopted Aug. 26. 1920. The next try—by the Bonus Army—ended in disaster. The army of jobless World War I vct- •>rans was run out of Washington n the summer of 1932. About 18,000 to 20.000 of theiy came hero from all over the coun- Iry. some with their families. They lived in empty government buildings or built shacks on the outskirts of the rily. These men wanted Congress to vote them a cash bonus. They stayed around for about two months and Congress quit without heeding them. The .government got sick of them. Two of them were shot to death in a brawl with police who tried to drive them out of a building on government land. Then the city commissioners asked President Hoover to use troops to drive them out. Four troops of cavalry, four companies of infantry, a mounted machincgun squad and six tanks went to work. They had the help of 300 poiicemen, and some secret service and treasury men. The troops burned the hovels the veterans slept in. The veterans departed. Later, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Confess voted the veterans a bonus. Open Mon. and Fri. Until 9 P.M. anne 317 Belle St. Pre-4th of July Name Captains HAMEL — New members accepted at a meeting of Hamel firemen were Duane Meyer, Mer- viii DeVries, and Roger Tate. Leroy Langendorf w a s re-elected secretary-treasurer for the coming year. The following men were appointed to act as captains: Hib Schumacher, Earl Bartels and Gilbert Koch. POT CALLS KETTLE TALLAHASSEE, FJa. (AP)— When a woman called police to report a wild party in the house next door, it was her bad luck to get Sgt. Dewitt Deason. After listening to her complaint, Deason sent one officer to break up the party and another to arrest the caller. He had recognized the voice as that of a bail-jumper who had been wanted by police for six months. Deason answers so many calls that his ear has become delicately tuned to the human voice. As others never forget a face, he never forgets a voice. Reg. $5.99 SPAGHETTI STRAP DRESSES SIZES FOR PETITES AND MISSES 8 TO 18 REG. 1.99 SLEEVELESS BLOUSES 2 ,o, S 3 Singly 1.59 Each Sizes 32 to 38 — GIRLS' WEAR — SKIRTS AND PEDAL PUSHER SETS 2*,'3 for Sizes 3 to 6X Sizes 7 to 14 .$2 Heg. 2.99 and 3.99 GIRLS' DRESSES $ Sizes 3 to 12 SENSATIONAL CLEAR-AWAY SAVE 2.00 ON THESE CANVAS, LEATHER SANDALS FLATS ALL COLORS & SIZES DRESS SHOES REGULAR 2,99 VALUES Reg. 5.91) HEELS 1.99 SEAMLESS HOSE Clear or Mesh 2 $ if 00 Pairs 1, Beige Tone & Cinnamon Special Table CHILREN'S SHOES WHITE $100 LEATHER SANDALS JL CRAFT FACTORY OUTLET 315 BELLE ST. ALTON OPEN MON. & FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. TRANSISTOR RADIO! 1 \ Smartly stvlecl I n attractive color, excellent tone, complete with case mid enr pluij. $' MR. H. E. HcDONOUGH "MANAGER" OF SLACK'S ALTON STORE Known to his many friends and customers as just "MAC". Invites YOU to shop Slack's for your furniture and appliance needs. "MAC" offers YOU the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible prices. Plus —Financing to fit your budget. H. E. McDONOUGH "MAC" WE DO OUR OWN FINANCING Ho MONEY DOWN COME IN TOMORROW-SEE FOR YOURSELF ••»„ H« -•%'U Automatic Electric —" TOASTER! ON* X* \J4<* DOUBLE DOOR UTILITY CABINET —OR— Porcelain Top Metal Cabinet Base WITH THE PURCHASE OF A... 7-Pc, FAMILY SIZE DINETTE! CASH O AND V CARRY Massive 36x60.inch table I with mar-proof stain and I heat resistant top. Six j beautifully upholstered I chairs in easy to wash I fabric. Bronzetonc or I chrome. STUNNING 4-PC. SECTIONAL SOFA .Superbly styled 4-piece sectional gives you a rich custom look for a moderate price. Top craftsmanship! Lovely covers of enduring NYLON fabric come in a wide array of decorator shades. Many features including tufted back, reversible foam cushions and wide, comfortable arms. Clearance Price'd!! BEFORE THESE NO INTEREST OR CARRYING CHARGES Regular 29 95 to 69 95 • Plai»lc Flnlih Ov.r All •Vlvlpliu Driwin * Hand Rubb«d Top» • Oiubli Cinlir OuMu •Tllflng Mirror. 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