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Inside i nrT PAGE * SOCIAL .... PAftF A SPORTS . . . ; ; : PAGE e TELEVISION .... PAGE 11 COMICS ..... . PAGE 12 CLASSIFIED . .• ; ! PAGE 2 OBITUARY .... PAGE 13 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years FAIR SUNDAY: Low 70, High 95 (Complete Weather, Page Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVIII, No. 142 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, JUNE 29,1963 Russians Ask Recall Of Chinese MOSCOW (AP)-Red China disclosed today the Soviet Union has demanded the recall of three members of the Chinene embassy in Moscow, a step without precedent in the relations between the two feuding powers. Western diplomats said the Soviet action may prompt the Chinese to boycott the Soviet-Chinese ideological talks due to open in Moscow July 5. "The Chinese could have kept the matter quiet," one Western diplomat commented. "It's beginning to look as if they don't really want to come here next month." The news of the Soviet action was distributed by Peking's New China news agency. The foreign ministry refused to comment. The agency's account said the Chinese foreign ministry called the Soviet move "unreasonable and its excuse untenable." Peking demanded to know if "the Soviet government is deliberately trying to undermine Chines - Soviet unity, vitiate the relations between the two states and create obstacles to the talks between the Chinese and Soviet parties." The Chinese indicated they would heed the Soviet demand and would not retaliate by ousting Soviet diplomats in China. The Soviet demand was made in a note to the Cliinese ambessay in Moscow on Thursday. The Cliinese said the Russians demanded the recall of three members of the embassy staff and two other Chinese in the Soviet Union for distributing the Chinese Communist party's letter of June 14 assailing the party leadership of Premier Khrushchev. The 30,000-word letter attacked the Kremlin's cold war policy of peaceful coexistence. The Kremlin, in an unprecedented move, publicly announced later that it would not publish the letter. The Red Chinese said the Peking letter was in reply to a letter of the Soviet Communist party Central Committee on March 30. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying: 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. VOTING ON SEWER BONDS Kerner Orders Assembly Ended; GOP Stages Revolt Voters turn out at Rosewood Heights Firehouse, one of three polling places in Wood River Sanitary District bond election today. Voting Moderate in Wood River Election A total of 443 ballots had been cast shortly before noon today in what was described by some as moderate voting on the proposed $3,300,000 sewer system for the Wood River Township Sewer dis- trict. There are approximately 4,00 registered voters in the area af fected, but voting by noon indi cated less than half that man; would make it to the polls b; "This demand of the Soviet government is unreasonable and its excuse untenable. "It is normal and unimpeachable for the Chinese embassy and Chinese personnel in the Soviet Union to distribute official documents of the Central Committee of the Communist party of China. "The Soviet establishments and personnel in China have always 1 been doing the same and no objection has ever been raised by the Chinese government. "What justification has the Soviet government to lodge a test with the Chinese embassy in Moscow in this connection? "What justification has it to demand that the Chinese government recall the five Chinese?" The Chinese government hopes that the Soviet government "will not take further rash steps detrimental to Sino-Soviet unity and the relations between the two states but to uphold and strengthen the unity between the two countries," the spokesman said. Nikita Meeting With Communist Party Leaders BERLIN (AP) - Premier Khrushchev turned today from a lukewarm Berlin reception to a major Soviet-bloc summit parley called apparently to consolidate strength for a showdown with the Red Chinese. The Chinese-Soviet ideological feud broke into the open again, as at least five Communist chieftains responded to Khrushchev's call. Coinciding with the meeting, the Kremlin published a Khrushchev speech in which the Soviet premier: 1. Acknowledged as noteworthy President Kennedy's call for renewed efforts lor peace. 2. Reaffirmed the "principle of peaceful coexistence as the general line of our foreign policy." SIU Library Is Named: 'Lovejoy' Ending a long controversy, the board of trustees of Southern Illinois University Friday voted to name the Edwardsville campus library after Elijah P. Lovejoy, pioneer Alton newspaper editor Suggestions had been made in recent months by numerous area civic, labor and government groups to name the building in honor of Dr. Harold W. See, former vice president in charge of operations at the Edwardsville campus, who directed the intia planning of the university in thi area. Dr. See resigned his position in 1960, and has been in Afghanis tan since 1961 assisting in estab lishment of a state university there. He still remains on SIU's staff as a research professor. Labor Initiated The Alton-Wood River Federa tion of Labor initiated the move 3. Charged that the Chinese Communists have "extremely sharpened" their relations with Moscow and accused them of resorting to a "racial approach" in an attempt to win Asians and Africans to their side, rather than to the side of Communists whose skin is white. Khrushchev made the speech last week at a meeting of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist party. DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's todny 77*. high 97°, low 76°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 6.0. Pool 23.4. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None. 400 Boats to Be at Shrine For Blessing Fair weather is expected to bring about 400 boats of all sizes to participate in the 7th annual Blessing of the Fleet parade at Our Lady of the Rivers shrine at Portage Des Sioux, Mo., Sunday afternoon. Participants are not expected to reach the record number of 500, but will probably be higher than the 300 paraders last year, according to Frank Burkarth of St. Louis pai-ade chairman of the event. Burkarth said spectators are expected to line both sides of the river to watch the festivities, held in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. All craft sailing past the shrine will be blessed by the Rev. Edward B. Schlattmann of Sacred Heart Church in Florissant. Father Schlattman, former pastor at St. Francis Church in Portage, has presided over the religious portion of the ceremonies since they began six years ago. Boat decorations and harbor identifications have been encouraged for the parade, and prizes will be awarded for the best decorated houseboat, cruiser and runabout. The parade is expected to pass the shrine towering above the river at Portage Des Sioux at about 3 p.m. The parade will be made up of three sections, which are to leave their starting points at 1:30 p.m. The first section will assemble at Harbor Point Yacht Harbor opposite Alton and proceed upstream along the Illinois shore. The second section will start at Palisades Yacht Harbor and move upstream. The third section will meet at Lake Village Yacht Harbor and move downstream to converge with the other sections in the Slim and Portage Island area. The sections will meet at about 2:30 and join the vessel carrying the safe boating queen and her court. The boats will then follow the queen's cra'ft in single file past the shrine. to name the library after Dr. See It was followed by resolution supporting the idea from the Al ton City Council, the Madiso' County Board of Supervisors, an the Student Council at Alton' SIU center. It already was suggested tha the new Communications building at the campus be named fo Lovejoy, because of the noted martyr's struggle against slavery and for freedom of the press. Names Committee Last Wednesday the SIU com mittee in charge of coordinating of naming campus buildings un animously recommended to name the library in honor of Lovejoy In unanimously accepting the recommendation Friday afternoon, the trustees said Lovejoy is not only internationally known but his name "carries special significance for the area and the campus community." The build- ng will be known as the Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial Library. In other action, the board accepted bids for plumbing installations in the General Classroom and Office Building, and in the library, and for a high temperature water generator. For plumbing in the General Classroom and Office building the contract was awarded to the Thomas J. Fleming Co. of Alton Awarded the plumbing contract for the Library was the Fowler Plumbing and Heating Co. of Cen- ralia. The Rhodes Equipment Co. of St. Louis, Mo. was awarded the contract for the high temperature water generator. Miiiuteman Missile Fired Successfully VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)-A Minuteman ntercontinental ballistic missile •oared down the Pacific missile •ange Friday to an undisclosed arget area. The Air Force described the shot-the 10th firing of a Minuteman from the West Coast—as a routine training exercise. the 6 p.m. closing lime. In addition to registered voters, other residents of the district, which includes Cottage Hills, Forest Homes and Rosewood Heights, were also eligible to vote. The only stipulation was that the voter be a resident. A breakdown of voting by polling places during the pre-noon survey by the Telegraph showed: No. 1, Forest Homes, 43 ballots; No. 2, Cottage Hills Firehouse, 127 ballots; No. 3, Rosewood Heights firehouse, 273 ballots. The voters were casting their ballots on selling or rejecting the sale of $965,000 worth of general obligation bonds to partially finance construction of the $3,3000,000 system. If the voters approve the general obligation issue the district wil! then go through the legal process of issuing $2,305,000 worth of revenue bonds making the total of ?3,300,000 needed. The $965,000 in general obligation bonds would be paid for from taxes levied against property on the basis of assessed valuation. The attempt to establish the sewer district is becoming a repeated story in the Telegraph ar- a. Rising population has brought sewage problems in many communities. Sewer programs al- •eady are underway in four other communities in the Telegraph area: Alton — A multi-million dollar sewer improvement and treatment plant program. Godfrey — Construction of a iewage system involving five dis- >osal lagoons. Jerseyville — A combination water distribution and sewage dis- postal system. Brighton — A $500,000 municipal sewer and disposal plant. Kennedy Lands in Britain By PATRICK J. MASSEY LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) President Kennedy—grinning like a kid who has had the time of his 'ife—said farewell today to Ireland. "Come back, Cousin Jack," de- ighted Irishmen shouted just before Kennedy took off from Shannon ail-port for England. In the climax to a heartwarm- ng three-day visit to the land of lis forefathers, the President said at the airport: "I'm going to come back and see old Shannon's face again. And I am going to take all of you back o America with me," the President said. Irishmen cheering in delight almost drowned out the words of his farewell: "I want to express my thanks as we all are about to say goodby. I want to express my appreciation to your great president, Mr. Eamon De Valera, and to all of you. We may be removed by two or three generations from Ireland, but yet when I ask how many people have relatives in America, they all hold up their hands. "Ireland has a special role. It is in a sense the mother of many peoples and many nations. I take great satisfaction and pride in being of Irish descent." -On his last morning he made a quick swing around the rugged west of Ireland visiting Galway, Limerick and Shannon, before departing for Britain and serious talks with Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. He was made a freeman of the historic west coast areas. At Galway 15,000 Irishmen cheered him. At Limerick, police said, the crowds were double tha at Galway. And at Shannon he inspected an honor guard of 107 men—handpicked and every one a giant of an Irishman. A 21-gun salute boomed out. An Irish band played "The Star-Span ;led Banner." In a last minute Good-by, Springfield! Senators Whoop It Up SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) —The last night of the 1963 Illinois legislative session in the Senate was pandemonium governed by Roberts Rules of Order. Lt. Gov. Samuel (Call Me Sam) Shapiro ruled by coaxing and pleading as much as by banging his gavel. The relaxed informal atmosphere that prevailed Friday night during periods of barber shop singing by Senators and guests continued into formal business, even the business of Gov. Otto Kerner dissolving the legislature. A Democratic filibuster, arranged to stall for time until the governor's order arrived, was interrupted by Sen. Bernard Neistein, D-Chicago at intervals. Bill Scored Asserting his personal privilege to take the floor, Neistein told how the Chicago White Sox-Cleveland Indians game was progressing. a last minute change of schedule he decided not to fly directly to Gatwick in England for lis Sunday meeting with Macmil- an. Instead he diverted for an lour to the Royal Air Force base near Chatsworth in England to visit the grave of his sister, Katheen, who was killed in an air crash in 1948. She was married to .he Marquis of Hartington, son of he Duke of Devonshire. The marquis was killed in action in World War n. Lady Hartington is buried n the Devonshire family tomb. 30 Injured in Train Wreck in Wisconsin KENOSHA, Wis. (AP)—A pas- ienger train packed with week- md travelers slammed into the ear of a work train near thr tiny outbeastern Wisconsin communi- y of Truesdell today. First reports indicated an ex- ensive number of injuries. The Milwaukee Road train, lorthbound from Chicago to Mil- vaukee, derailed after the col- ision with the 11-car work train. Ul available ambulances were ushed to the scene. St. Catherine's Hospital and <enosha Memorial Hospital re- orted at least 30 injured had een admitted, but none was in critical condition. An attendant said, "They're still coming in." The division engineer's office of the railroad in Milwaukee said hte accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. about two miles west of Kenosha and approximately 35 miles south of Milwaukee. There were unconfirmed reports that the locomotive of the passenger train overturned. In Washington, a spokesman for the railroad accident investigation office of the Interstate Commerce Comm9ssion said investigators from its Chicago office were en route to the scene. Time preoccupied the Senators. Shapiro served as timekeeper to see that no solo took more than 15 minutes to explain a vote during the filibuster. Democrats demanded that Sergeant-At-Arms Edmund Sweeney of Pittsfield stand away from the Senate clock, fearing he woulc stop it while they were trying to gain time by the filibuster. Democrats called State Trooper C.R. McGrew to guard the clock Sen. Nathan Kinnally, D-Chica go, complained that someone in the Senate was wearing his ha in violation of Senate rules. I was trooper McGrew. Blushing, he removed his hat Later Kinnally publicly apol ogized, saying he realized tha McGrew would be out of uniforn if he removed his hat. Stopped The clock implicably came to a stop after nearly two hours o. Democratic filibustering. Senate Republicans noticed a man sitting behind the clock in front of the trooper. They demanded that the trooper remove him from the vicinity of the clock. It turned out he is an assistant sergeant at arms, under the patronage of Sen. Donald O'Brien, D-Chicago Democratic minority leader. Sen. Friderich, R-Centralia, demanded the arrest of the assistant sergeant-at-arms, identified as Robert Spring. "Throw him in jail," shouted Sen. Everett Peters, R-St. Joseph. "The sergeant at arms will please remove those who are by the clock," Shapiro declared. "I think I have a right to know who that man was," Friedrich declared. "I want to file charges." "He's Senator O'Brien's stooge," declared Sen. John G. Gilbert, R- Carbondale. "Let's not worry about the clock," Shapiro wearily told the ienators. "Let's worry about the •oil call." And the Democratic filibuster :ontinued each senior limited o his alloted 15 minutes, until he governor's order arrived clos- Governor's Action Is Criticized IN VICE HEARING Mandy Kice-Davis as she appeared in Friday's hearing on vice charges against Dr. Stephen Ward, London osteopath. She was one of a number of alleged call girls called to testify in the case which was kicked-off by the Profumo scandal which has rocked the Conservative British government.—(AP Wire- photo) British Scandal Hearing Spicy By ANTHONY WHITE LONDON (AP) — The prosecution paraded one beautiful girl after another today to testify in the vice hearing of Dr. Stephen Ward, the osteopath who broke open the story of sin in high places. ng the legislative session. Mother of Oklahoma Quadruplets Dies OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)-Mr^ 'lake M. Keys, 80, mother of Ok- alioma's Keys quadruplets, died larly Friday in hospital. Survivors include the 48-year- ild quadruplet girls—Mrs. Robert ". Hall and Mrs. Bob W. Fowler if Oklahoma City; Mrs. Roland !. Torn, Houston, Tex., and Mrs. uck T. Anderson, McKinney, 'ex. The girls testified against Ward as the crown developed its eight-charge case, involving procuring, brothel-keeping and abor- ion against Ward. Ward's disclosures brought disgrace to ex- Var Minister John Profumo and almost toppled the Conservative ;overnment. First lovely to take the stand vas Marilyn (Mandy) Rice-Daves, a pert 18-year-old blonde riend of Christine Keeler. Miss feeler testified Friday she had )cen intimate with Profumo and vith a Soviet naval attache. Ward s charged with, living off the wo girls' earnings. Mandy began giving her evi- ence in the first sensational day f the hearing Friday, involving ie names of rich and famous >eople. Under cross-examination she repeated that she and Lord Astor had been intimate. Ward's attorney told her Viscount Astor had made a statement to the police denying her allegations. She perkily replied: "He would, wouldn't he?" This brought a laugh from the crowded courtroom. The attorney, James Bruce, tried to get Mandy to change her story. "It is quite untrue," he said, "for you to suggest that you have had relations with Lord Astor." "Of course it is not untrue," she replied. "I am not going to perjure myself in court." Mandy also stuck to her claim of Friday that she knew actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. She said their acquaintance involved a screen test and two meetings along with Christine. The hearing appeared virtually certain of causing as big an uproar as the original disclosures which caused the downfall of former War Minister John Profumo and nearly toppled Prime Minister Macmillan's government. Says Latham, York Rights WereViolated KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The attorney for two convicted slayers said Friday a television film of a press conference in which the two took part after their arrest would play a part in a hearing in their behalJ before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Roy Cook of Kansas City, Kan., attorney for George R. York, 19, and James D. Latham, 20, said he would contend that the constitutional rights of the youths had been violated. The Denver court on June 19 6 Punkin Center' Era Passes New Sears Catalog Oozes With Tone By GEOKGE LEIGIITY Telegraph Stuff Writer That formidable chunk of Americana, the new "Sears and Roebuck" catalog, once regarded as the backwoods Esquire, is hot off the press. In contrast to the same heavy tome issued in grandpa's day, this year's edition is slicker than a movie queen all dressed up for the bull fights. Its pages can turn you out for a western style gallop, outfit you for a week in Burmuda or a meeting of the board of directors of the Morgan bank. The book has tone, something the publishing firm scorned a generation or two back, when the accent was on barbed wire fencing, bib overalls and barn roofing. The book shows pastel bathroom fixtures, Revolutionary War- type "antique" furniture, television, automatic washers, chrome automobile trimmings and formals for the junior-senior prom or, lor that matter, the Veiled Prophet ball. In fact, the new outlook impels its editors to include a statement that "it really works" in connection with a display of a lone kerosene lamp. This in contrast to the 1920's and earlier when the country's smoothies liked to pretend t h e catalog was strictly for hayseeds and undiscriminating smail- towners whose isolation from department stores anc! first-line tailors somehow relegated them to a social limbo. While the stage comics pretended that only guys in Gooch haircuts and women in bunchy gingham dresses read the catalog the book kept getting bigger and bigger and more widely circulated through the years. Published annually (or oftencr) since 1886, the catalogue was once prized as much for its readability and tempting fascination, as it was as a handy shopping medium. While the 1963 version, largely in color, could be used to supply an oriental potentate in the style to which he has accustomed his royal self, it has this much in common with the editions of the late 'SO's and early 1900's: It's in great demand. If you have one of the new ones, don't leave it lying around. Somebody will grab it. granted York and Latham, sentenced to hang, a 30-day stay and will hear their appeal July 8. Tiie two are accused of fatally shooting a motorist, Albert E. Reed, 35, of Litchfield, 111., near Edwardsville June 8, 1961, and of fatally beating a service station operator, Mai-tin Drenovac, 69, of Granite City, 111., the same day. York, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Latham, from Mauriceville, Tex., were convicted in 1961 of killing Otto Ziegler, Oakley, Kan., railroad worker. Ziegler was one of seven persons they were accused of killing after they went AWOL from Ft. Hood, Tex. Cook said television cameras were present at the press conference in Salt Lake City, "where it is my understanding they admitted the killings." Cook said the U.S. Supreme Court on June 3 handed down a decision in the case of a Louisiana man who confessed a killing on television and, "The film was shown in the local area where he was tried and convicted." TODAY'S CHUCKLE Maybe t r u t h is stranger than fiction because it doesn't come around quite so often. (© 19(J3, General Features Corp.) SPRINGFIELD, 111. (tf» - After a brief rump session, Illinois Republican senators today put the wraps on the disputed tag end of the 1963 General Assembly. The 35 Republicans adopted a resolution criticizing Gov. Otto Kerner for dissolving Ihe session Friday night, acted on several measures and then adjourned. The action included approval of a conference committee report on an approximately S7 million appropriation for the salaries of state officers and legislators in the next two-year budget period. The Senate left up in the air the question of Senate appointments to the Budgetary Commission, which insures continuation of the terms of its present members, including Sen. Everett R. Peters, R-Champaign. After a sine die adjournment resolution was adopted, Sen. George Drach blamed Kerner and House Speaker John Lewis for the disorganized climax of the six- month session. Try Ouster Drach said the Democratic administration was cooperating with GOP House members in an effort to remove Peters as chairman of the Budgetary Commission. Even if the plan succeeds Drach said, the Senate still will have its appropriations committee to scrutinize bills in the 1965 session. Only Republicans were on hand in the upper chamber today. The Democratic members of the Senate and both GOP and Democratic House members went home Friday night on orders of Kerner. The governor used his constitu- tionaTpowers to dissolve the legislature when there was disagreement over final adjournment. The Republicans immediately after an opening prayer by Sen. George Drach, R-Springfield, went into a caucus called by Sen. Paul Broyles, R-Mount Vernon. Opens Quietly The opening of the Republican meeting was quiet. Only a few spectators were in the gallery compared to the throngs on hand Friday night. GOP Sen. Arthur Bidwill, R- Park Forest and president pro tern of the Senate, said he did not know what action the Republicans would take. After the wild finish Friday, GOP senators said they would meet today to transact business. Their gesture seemed futile because of the House decision to adjourn until January 1965. This is the normal time for the next regular session. The man who brought on the uproar is Sen. Everett R. Peters, R-St. Joseph, chairman of the Illinois Budgetary Commission for 16 years. When the legislature seemed about to end its session on a peaceful note, Peters found out a combination of House Republican and Democrats were trying to unseat him as budgetary chairman. Bakers Behind the move, according to Peters, were Rep. Paul Powell of Vienna, Democratic minority leader and former house speaker, and Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago. Republican House Speaker John Lewis of Marshall didn't do anything to help him, Petsrs said. When word spread through the legislature about the undercover power play, Peters got mad and so did his GOP Senate colleagues. The man slated to replace Peters is Rep. W.J. Murphy of Antioch, GOP House leader, who admitted he and many House members resented the "arrogant attitude" given House appropriation bills and other measures by the Senate. Peters is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Flunks Fifth Driver Test With a Bung BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) Mrs. Olga Hanson, who four times had flunked a driver's license test, set out for what she vowed would be her last try. But, turning into the Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot — ooops — her car suddenly zipped off course Friday and knocked a ia-by-15-foot hole in a store. Sheriff's deputies said Mrs. Hanson, 51, who was navigating on a learner's permit, emerged unscathed. She stepped on the gas I instead of the brake, she said.

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