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Inside EDITORIAL PAGE 4 TELEVISION . •/. . PAGE B COMICS .... PAGE 8 SOCIAL . .V.V. PAGE 10 SPORTS PAGE 14 CLASSIFIED .... PAGE 2 OBITUAnV. . .'. ; ; PAGE 12 MARKETS ..... PAGE 12 Established January 15, 1836. ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years VOL cxxvm, NO. 141 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JUNE 28,1963 20 PAGES 7c Per Copy CLOUDY SATURDAY: Low 70, High 95 (Complete Weather, Page; Member of The Associated Press. SHADE-TREE HEARING Members of the Madison County Zoning Board of schnittger, second from right, in Hoskins' front yard Appeals left, and secretary, center, listen to testi- on Godfrey Road, Friday morning, moiiy of Joseph Hoskins, right, and John R. Klein- Labor Urges Voter Approval of Sewers The Alton-Wood River Area Federation' of Labor Thursday night urged passage in Saturday's election of the proposed sewer system for Wood River Township Sewer District. No one could predict the voter turnout, but interest in the proposal was high. Rosewood Heights, Cottage Hills and Forest Homes residents will vote to sell or reject the sale of $965,000 worth of General Obligation bonds to partially finance construction of Ihe $3,300,000 sewer system. Aaron Martin, chairman of the board of trustees for the district, said there are approximately 4,000 registered voters in the area and added this wouldn't give a true picture of the turnout because unregistered residents arei eligible to vote. If voters approve the general obligation issue the district would then go through the legal process of issuing $2,305,000 worth of revenue bonds making the total $3,300,000 needed. Taxes Pay GO Bonds The $965,000 in general obliga lion bonds would be paid for from taxes levied against property on the basis of assessed valuation. Such a tax, Martin has explained, would run for only 20 years, the legal limit: of the bond issue and would be approximately $3.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation or $.39 per $100 property valuation. General obligation bonds, payable from taxes, can be issued at a much lower interest rate than Legislature Near End of Session SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)~With little work loft to do, the Illinois Legislature coasted today toward the quietest windup in six years. One lust minute squabble, Korth Says Boeing TFX Wasn't Best WASHINGTON (AP)—Secretary of the Navy Fred Korth gave Senate investigators a denial today that the Pentagon has settled for an inferior, castlier version of the TFX warplane. His testimony before the Senate Investigations subcommittee was direct conflict with that given previously by witnesses for the uniformed Air Force and Navy. The plane is intended for use by both services. Farmer Killed As Truck Hits Tractor-Wagon Joseph Kane, Carrollton area fanner, was killed instantly when a truck struck a tractor and wagon he was driving on Alt. Highway 67 a mile south of Carrollton at 8:15 a.m. today. State troopers said a U.S. government truck, assigned to a government survey project at Pasadena, Calif., struck the rear of the wagon attached to the tractor. The wagon, police said, was pushed onto the tractor and Kane was thrown to the pavement. Marvin Austin Collinge, driver of the truck vehicle, which overturned, told police he had misjudged the speed of the tractor and came upon it suddenly. Collinge suffered minor injuries in the accident. Kane and a brother, Mark, operated a farm southwest of Carrollton. threatening a House filibuster, evaporated with Senate agreement to appropriate $325,000 for improving House committee rooms. Sen. George Drach, R-Springfield, said a misunderstanding caused a Senate blockade of the money Thursday night. When Rep. Noble Lee, R-Chicago, threatened a filibuster, legislative leaders settled the dispute. Senate and House leaders aimed to close the session tonight, which would be the earliest ending since 1957. Then the assembly also quit on June 29, a day ahead of the deadline. Thursday action brought approval of two of the last major items of unfinished business—annual sessions and House reapportionment. A proposed constitutional amendment for annual meetings of the General Assembly cleared the legislature with S n at e adoption by a 39-2 vote It will be placed on the ballot in 1964 for approval or reject on by voters. The Senate also passed a bill increasing salaries of the legislators from the current $6,000 a year to $9,000, contingent upon annual sessions being held. The legislature now meets the first six months every odd-numbered year. Under the amendment, the assembly would hold a session in May and June of even-numbered years devoted solely to budget and revenue matters. A general six-month meeting, including budget items, would be held in odd-numbered years. Senators backing the idea said it would be good business for the legislature to convene every other year because it would allow state budgeting on an annual basis. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m.temperature Yesterday's today 77 high 91°, low 72° River btage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 5.3. Pool 23.2. 24 Mrs. to None. a.m. revenue bonds but state law lim its the bonded indebtedness fig ured at five per cent of the as sessed valution of an area, to the $965,000 figure. Therefore the remaining $2,335,000 must be financed by revenue bonds which will be paid by charging residents a sewer use fee. Proposed rates will provide for a minimum sewer charge of $3.35 per month and an average charge of approximately $4.65 per month for the entire district, Martin has said. Commenting on the need for sewers in the area Wood River Township Supervisor Clyde "Red" Donham said that something should be done but that it was a matter for the people to decide. "I can say this much," he added, "from one half to two thirds of the townships health problems in that area are caused by sewage." The project as proposed will provide a sewage treatment plant, sanitary interceptor and later sewers in addition to lift stations and force mains. Its been reported that the district would make a lump sum charge of $50 to property owners connecting to the system during construction and for those paying before construction starts. $150 Hookup Charge Those connecting to the system after its completion would b e charged $150, trustees said. Hopes for a federal grant of $230,000 which has been applied for are still high and if such a grant is received that amount would be deducted from the bond issue. The AFL-CIO labor group at a meeting last night unanimously adopted the resolution supporting the sewer proposal, Arvcl Pickering, President of the Alton-Wood River Area Federation of Labor said the sewer is definitely needed now and with the expected increase in population in the Rosewood Heights, Cottage Hills and Forest Homes area the need will be even greater. The labor group is comprised of 45 AFL-CIO unions in the area. Alton in on Godfrey's Zone Case A petition for rezonng a 2%acre tract at 3050 Godfrey Road was taken under advisement today after a publu, hearing, the first in which the City of Alton was eligible to participate under the new Madison County zoning ordinance. The county board of appeals conducted the hearing in which rezoning from business to resi- dentual was sought by Mr. and Mrs. Joe W, Hoskins, owners ol the tract. Alton was eligible to participate because the property is within 1% miles of the city limits. City officials have indicated they had no objection to the rezoning. The only witness appearing to testify at the hearing, held under a shade tree in Hoskins' front yard, was John Kleinschnittger, who owns and lives on the 2% acres adjoining Hoskins' property to the south. Kleinschnittger said he was not opposed to the rezoning, but said he "can't see how. you can zone :his 'commercial' and leave the property on either side and across the street 'residential." "There is no basis for a change unless you change the whole area," he told the appeal board. Kleinschnittger said he had no ntention at present of request- ng a change in zoning classification for his property, but said he might be forced to later if :he Hoskins tract is rezoned. He said that situated as he is )etween a bowling alley and Hoskins property, he would lave little choice if the latter became a commercial tract. Hoskins said he had no plans :or his property yet, but told the board he wanted it rezoned to enable him to negotiate with potential buyers if he wanted to. Howard Kaseberg of Granite Mty, presiding at the hearing, said it was the policy of the appeal board to make no decisions or statements at the liearing. U.S. Gives Ground in Alton's Dogtown Case Blasts Kennedy Nikita Arrives By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH BERLIN (AP)—Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrived in East Berlin today and was told that President Kennedy's trip to West Berlin was made for the purpose of creating enmity among Germans. Khrushchev said he agreed. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Dignity is the capacity to hold back on the tongue what never should have been on mind in the first place. (© 1963, General Features Corp.) Kennedy Addresses Parliament DUBLIN (AP)-To great applause and cheers, President Kennedy told members of the Irish Parliament today they represent a free country—and that is why he feels at home in Ireland. The Dail, formed out of centuries of struggle, opened its doors —and its heart—to the U.S. President who is the great-grandson of an Irish emigrant. Kennedy came here after a second barnstorming tour around the Irish countryside during which he received the freedom of Cork and another mighty welcome from Irishmen. A roar of applause and cheering burst out as the President strode into the Dail chamber to address a joint session. Dail Speaker Patrick Hogan declared: "It is an occasion unique as an event in Irish history—it i an international gesture of kind ness and goodwill." Kennedy told the Dail that the free Ireland of today has a future "as promising as your past i proud" in the role of "a maker and shaper of world peace." He said he feels "at home" in Ireland—"no longer a country of persecution, political or religious.' "It is a free country and that too, is why I feel at home." Kennedy called on other nations to imitate the way the Irish won their' independence. "New nations can build with their former governing powers the same kind of fruitful relationship that Ireland has established with Great Britain," the President said, "a relationship founded on equality and mutual interests." He told his audience that "the heroic deeds," the most enduring literature have emerged from the small nations of the world. "Ireland has already set a standard for other small nations to ollow," he declared. At the outset of his speech Kennedy presented to the Irish nation a flag of the Irish brigade which ought in the U.S. Civil War. His remarks were punctuated by applause from a chamber packed vith distinguished guests includ- ng Prime Minister Sean Lemass and U.S. Ambassador Matthew VIcCloskey. Thant Plans Probe Of UN Call Girls UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —U.N. Secretary-General U Thant is delving into stories tliat call girls operated a racket inside the United Nations. He told a news conference today that he was apprised of the stories only Thursday. "I immediately asked the head of the security department to submit a report," he said. "I will have no comment until I see the report." He came for a summit meeting with leaders of Soviet bloc countries. Walter Ulbricht, the spade- bearded East German Communist leader, greeted Khrushchev with a kiss and declared in a welcoming speech: "Kennedy came to West Berlin to stir up the West German people against the people of East Germany in the interests of the American monopolists." In reply Khrushchev said he agreed completely with Ulbricht's analysis of the Kennedy visit to West Berlin on Wednesday. Khrushchev stepped out of his plane accompanied by his wife, Nina. Contrary to speculation Khrushchev did not bring along Valentina Tereshkova, the Soviet space- woman. Some thought he might do so in an effort to whip up public excitement similar to that which greeted Kennedy in West Berlin. Officially the purpose of the visit—announced only four days ago to help Ulbricht celebrate his 70th birthday Sunday. Following Khrushchev into Berlin were Polish party chief Wladyslaw Gomulka and Czechoslovak President Antonin Novotny Other satellite leaders are expected to assemble in East Berlin by Sunday, the 70th birthday of East German Communist party boss Walter Ulbricht. Ulbricht's birthday is the official pretext for the gathering. But it is the first time Khrushchev has left home to attend a birthday party for a satellite leader, and Western officials in Berlin are convinced there is much more to the trip than that. The announcement that Gomulka and Novotny also were coming produced a revision of earlier Western speculation that Khrushchev's visit was mainly a propaganda move intended to blunt the impact of President Kennedy's jubilant reception in West Berlin two days ago. The Soviet and Chinese Communist parties open talks in Moscow July 5 on their bitter dispute over the policy the Communist countries should pursue in their relations with the rest of the >vorld. Red Chinese leaders have marshaled public support for thei stand in recent meetings wit! their North Vietnamese and Nortl Korean allies. The Berlin meeting could produce new endorsements of Khrushchev's position from major European allies. Some Western officials suspect he Communist leaders may taki he occasion to renew demand! or a German peace treaty. This Soviet device for threatening th Hied position in West Berline was tut on ice last year and barely ms been mentioned in recen months. Slogans and placards put up in East Berlin for the visitors gave no hint, however, that a reviva of the peace treaty demand was n the offing The slogans praised German Soviet friendship and "our grea riend Nikita Khrushchev." They GRANDMOTHER LANDS KANSAS CITY — Mrs. Edna Gardner Whyte, 61, (right), a two-time grandmother, shown after landing her plane yesterday at Kansas City in the Tony Page. Both women are from Fort Worth, Texas. final leg of the Sky Lady Derby. At left is co-pilot All But 1 Finish In Airplane Derby All but one of the 13 airplanes that took off from Civic Memorial Airport Thursday morning on the Sky Lady Derby completed the 693-mile pilot proficiency race to Kansas City, Mo., Thursday afternoon. The pilots and co-pilots, weary from more than seven hours of strenuous flying on the rectangular course, were happy to get on the ground, take a hot also contained such soothing sen iments as "every good deed for ocialism helps to preserve worlc wace.' TV Crew All Set to Go at... Wrong Station, Wrong Track By GEORGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer To lay the groundwork for covering weekend runs of a special Burlington passenger train, St. Louis television technicians made elaborate measurements and calculations at Brighton Thursday. However, if they return they will find the measurements won't fit because the TV crew went to the wrong railroad station on the wrong track. The projected excursions of the steam locomotive attracted such interest at Brighton that a stop there was added to the originally-scheduled East Alton stop. In addition, it was decided to open the pint-sized Brighton Burlington depot to sell tickets. The St. Louis TV station news director got wind of the development and the advance crew rolled into Brighton, spotted the impressive Gulf, Mobile & Ohio railroad station, and went into their act. Their manipulations were witnessed with mystification by a handful of Brightonians, who knew that the Burlington depot was located in a more remote part of the community six blorks away and was a far less conspicuous structure— but, then, the spectators weren't asked. Besides, such an important flurry of activity seemed to preclude interruption. Brightonians are wondering today whether somebody should be notified lest a TV camera crew find itself on the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio right- of-way at the exact moment the Abraham Lincoln fast passenger train, which averages 80 miles an hour through Brighton, makes its daily crash through town and leaving open-mouthed television cameramen in its dust. * Lodge Named S. Viet Nam Ambassador By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON (AP) — Let no one doubt that politics makes strange bedfellows: Henry Cabo xxJge is going to work for John r. Kennedy. A family rivalry that dates back 47 years has been stored in the attic with announcement by the President Thursday that he has picked Lodge as ambassador to South Viet Nam. Eleven years ago Kennedy vaulted into national prominence by taking Lodge's Senate seat Three years ago they were ex changing political pot shots; Ken nedy as the Democratic candidate for president, Lodge as the GOP'i vice presidential choice. A year ago, the battling branched farther out on the fam ily tree as the President's young est brother, Edward, defeated Lodge's son, George, for the same Senate seat from Massachusetts. The feuding and fussing betweer the Lodges and the Kennedy clan began in 1916 when Lodge's aris tocratic grandfather and namesake, Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge beat back the challenge of John F. Fitzgerald, Kennedy's maternal grandfather. Although he bears the same name and party label as his randfather, Henry Cabot Lodge s cut from entirely different po- itical cloth. The elder Lodge was an isolationist and a conserva- ive; the younger is international- minded and a member of the 3OP's liberal wing. Lodge has been a general con- lultant to Time, Inc., and has icrved as director general of the Atlantic Institute, a private organization dedicated to strength- ning democracy in Western Eu- •ope. Lodge will be 61 Wednesday. He and his wife, the former Emily Isther Sears, have two sons, ieorge Cabot and Henry Sears. U.S. Supplying Wheat To South Koreans SEOUL, South Korea (AP) 'he United States is supplying 00,000 tons of surplus wheat to lelp tide South Korea over a seri- shower, eat a big dinner, and then collapse in bed. •> The planes began to leave here at 8 a.m. (CST) and the fourth one to leave landed first at Little Rock, Ark., first stop of the race. Mrs. Elmer Haupt of St. Louis, told the Telegraph today she didn't see the other three planes but managed to pass them in flight and be the first at little Rock. Mrs. Haupt said the race went smoothly for most of the pilots except in one area, between Fort Smith, Ark., and Kansas City, where they ran into a thunderstorm and had to fly around it to complete the race. One plane developed magneto trouble shortly after leaving Fort Smith, second stop on the race, and had to turn back. Mrs. Janet Mauritson, the pilot, of Tulsa, Okla., was disappointed, but said "that's the breaks of the game." This morning the pilots and co-pilots were entertained with a style show at the pool of the motel where they were staying. They attended a luncheon in their honor and tonight will attend the banquet at which the winner will be announced. Be- aause it is a precision race It takes time to compute the winner. Inspection Not to Be Required By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer The Federal Government has *iven ground again in Alton's urban renewal controversy and announced that it will accept a housing ordinance without an inspection clause if applied only to the rehabilitation of Dogtown. Theodore Diaz, attorney for the Alton Housing Authority, said the Urban Renewal Administration will accept a proposed new housing ordinance "with no inspection of any kind except that provided by ordinary police powers of the city which have existed under the health and safety clause for years." Diaz said he foresaw no difficulty in getting the proposed new housing ordinance passed, after wliich the contracts would be signed with the federal agency and "we could execute the renewal of East End Place (Dogtown)." The decision of the federal agency has been furnished to Alderman Elvis Tarrant, chairman of the city council's housing committee. The committee is studying the new proposed housing ordinance, which is not yet before the city council, but expected to be the subject of a committee report at an early date. In a letter to Diaz, A, Dean Swartzel, regional director of Urban Renewal in Chicago, pointed out that Alton's present housing regulations are "inadequate for urban renewal purposes." However, he said "that if Alton will adopt the new proposed ordinance — eliminating the search warrant procedure for inspection — and indicating that a "realistic" program for the enforcement of its regulations will be inaugurated, "we will accept these regulations and the city's assurance that they will be enforced as meeting the condition. . ." Swartzel said that since the proposed ordinance has deficiencies with respect to minimum sleeping room size, number of electrical outlets required and the regulations affecting basement living quarters, "this acceptance will be limited to the execution (of the East End Place) project. . ." The federal agency's approval of the proposed new housing ordinance was given at the request of Diaz so the Dogtown project could be completed. Approval apparently ends a hassle over renewal which involved the circulation of petitionss, placing of the question of housing inspection on the ballot, heated exchanges at city council meetings and a John Birch Society member. A housing ordinance containing an inspection clause was laid over again and again at city council meetings when charges of "federal intervention" were raised by opponents. At one point during the long controversy that raged over the ordinance with an inspection clause, it was labeled the "snoop ordinance" by its opposition. WELCOME NIKITA East German party chief Walter Ulbricht, left, embraces Soviet Premier Nikita Khrshc Last Berlin airport today a ft er his arrival. The of! f ^ u ?-°i? , ot the trl P is to hel P Ulbricht celebrate ills f\' ' *M * '•' ^' •

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