Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 1, 1963 · Page 1
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ARKETS COMICS i PAGE 1.1 - ....... . CIAL ..... . ..... PAGE u TELEVISION S POHTS PAOF 28 ............ 8 OblTUAnV ..:.;: : PAOE 28.38 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 12? Years mmm I '<« I 4 A 'I. Low 73, High 05 {Complete WwiMief, ifflr-ltif Established January 15, 1836. Vol. CXXVill, No. 143 ALTON, ILL., MONbAY, JULY 1,1963 30 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated BLESSING OF THE FLEET Query Helped Dogtown Plan The Rev. Edward Schlattmau of Florissant, Mo., raises aspergillum containing holy water to bless a fleet of nearly 400 pleasure craft Sunday at Portage des Sioux. Boats journey to the site from a wide area for the annual non-sectarian event. The ritual is held in connection with the shrine "Our Lady of the Rivers" which juts into Alton Lake where Father Schlattman stands. Sewers Get Slim OK in Area Vote R. Kennedy Hits Bias In Business By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) — Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy declared today that segregation of privately owned businesses that serve the public is "one of the most embittering forms of racial discrimination," and asked Congress to outlaw it. Testifying in behalf of a key provision of President Kennedy's civil rights package, the attorney general told the Senate Commerce Committee that such dissimina- tion is an insult and humiliation to millions of American cilizens. Describing what he called ''the immoral logic of bigotry," Kennedy said in his prepared statement: "White people of whatever kind —even prostitutes, narcotics pushers, Communists or bank robbers —are welcome at establishments which will not admit certain of our federal judges, ambassadors and countless members of our armed forces." Kennedv, generally following the same arguments ho presented in testifying for the rights pacK- age last week before a House sub- subcommittee, said the administration bill to outlaw segregation in public accommodations would set no legislative precedent and deny no right except "the right to discriminate—so plainly a right to commit wrong." In the Senate, the public accommodations provision is not only up against stiff opposition from Southerners who have denounced it as an assault on private property rights but it also lucks the support of Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen. Dlrksen has introduced a substitute bill that would rely on persuasion, rather than compulsion, to end discrimination in places catering to the public. The attorney general said the private property argument "should be rejected as a smokescreen." Papei Workers *n Contract WithBoxBoard Sigi Alton Paper Workers' union and Alton Box Board Co. signed u three-year pact Sunday, calling for an 18-cent an hour hike over the contract period. The pact calls for a live-cent hike this year, six cents the second year, and seven cents the thlvd year, The average hourly wage at the AJton plant is $2.77. The Paper Workers' Union represents 500 at tho Box Board plant here. 74-Vote Margin Wins In Wood River District A $3,300,000 sewer system for Rosewood Heights, Cottage Hills and Forest Homes areas was approved by a narrow margin of 74 votes Saturday. A total of 1,816 ballots were cast, with 945 voting in favor of the project and 871 against. The proposal carried in only one of the three precincts, with Cottage Hills showing a 308 to 151 tally in favor. Rosewood Heights voters turned the plan down with 635 votes against and 563 in favor, and the vote in Forest Homes was 74 in favor and 85 against. The election granted authority to issue general obligation bonds totaling $965,000 to be repaid from taxes. Revenue bonds totaling $2,305,000, to be repaid from service charges, will also be issued. Construction is expected to start early next /spring, said Aaron Martin, chairman of the sewer district trustees, and the project should be qompleted by the summer of 196?. The project includes construction of sanitary trunk and interceptor sewers, laterals, lift stations and force mains and a treatment p.lant. Alruidy Applied Martin said the sewer district had already .applied for a $230,000 federal gjrant and "with the outcome of the election I intend to personally follow that up right away." All residents in the district will be required to connect to the sewer system, and the connection fee of $50 will be raised to $150 after construction is completed. A tax to be levied to cover cost of the general obligation bonds will be approximately 39 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, district officials have said. Proposed sewer service charges to cover cost of tho revenue bonds are expected to average $4.65 per month. , 2,350 Acres The sanitary sewer district, we- aled by a vote of residents in ;lhe area two years ago, includes about 2,350 acres and approximately 10,000 people. The project is expected to be adequate for? the needs of the 18,000 residents expected to be living in the area by 1980. A site for the treatment plant has not yet been selected^,but it will be in the general area between Rosewood Heights and Forest Homes, said Frank Regan, one of the trustees. A trunk line will be accessible from all property in the district, lie said. However, he said, no lines are presently planned through areus which are not yel built up. Future Developers ol these areas, hf said, will install sewerage and carry it out to meel existing trunjc lines. Thiimbsuckers May Forestall Tooth Decay CHICAGO (AP) — Thumb or finger sucking by youngsters — a habit frowned on by dentists as a cause of tooth irregularity—appears to slow the rate of tooth decay, a dental specialist reported today. Dr. Sidney B. Finn of Birmingham. Ala., said the amount of dental decay a person suffers may be influenced by heredity, saliva flow and tooth formation, or a combination of the thiee. He said children who are avid finger suckers when falling asleep seem to have less cavities than other youngslers. He said it is believed that finger sucking stimulates the flow of saliva. Other dental studies, he added, have revealed that animals have liigh decay rates after their salivary glands are removed. Dr. Finn, professor of dentistry and chairman of the department of pedodontics, school of derlist- ry, University of Alabama, made another point in an article in the current Journai of the American Dental Association: Although studies that heredity plays have shown a vital role in susceptibility or resistance of teeth to decay, heredity's exact role is not clearly defined. June, Cool at Times, Ended Hot and Dry The latter week of June lef no doubt summer is here al though rainfall did almost bring the year's total up to normal. After a cool spell prior to las week, the Telegraph area fel the hot blast of a dry spell wit! the high temperatures in th mid 90's and the lows hoverinj around 70. Total rainfall for the montl was 4.57 inches bringing th year's total to 20.12 inches. Th average rainfall for June is 3.8 inches and for the six-mont period 20.25 inches. The rainfall was given a bi] boost in a matter of only thre hours June 10 when a total o 2.12 inches fell in a boominj rainstorm that hit from tb northwest. Three days later anothe squally rain hit dumping 1.3' inches on the area lo bring i fresh green look to the gras: and gardens. A week ago Friday the tern perature plunged to a low of 52 selling a record for thai dat Ihis time of the year. The resort weather soon end ed and the humidity coupled with the hot temperature tha is now upon the urea sets the pace for a good-old fashioned Mid-western summer. Farmers had no complaints The dry spell enabled them to harvest the wheat crop. POPE BLESSES THRONG n.v .HM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer The promise of Robert C.'Weaver, administrator of the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency, lhat he would "pei- onally check" on the status of Alton's Dogtown, apparently esulted in clearing the project for acceptance by tho Urban Re- lewal Administration. Weaver told the Telegraph today lhat ho had met with the urban renewal administrator in Chicago to inquire about thr Dogtown situation, as he had said hoj would when he was briefed by a Telegraph reporter last month. OK Without Inspection A. Dean Swartwl, regional director of urban renewal in Chicago, informed the Alton Housing Authority last week thai a housing ordinance wilhoul an inspection clause would be accepted if applied only to the rehabilitation of Dogtown. Weaver, who holds the lop position in Ihe Federal Housing Agen-: cy which administers funds lo cil- < ies participating in urban renewal projects, confirmed in Washington loday lhat he had spoken to Swarlzel about the Dogtown status. When he was in Edwardsvillc 1 June 14 to deliver the principal' address al the commencement ex-j erases at Southern Illinois lini-i versity, Weaver was approached by Ihe Telegraph on Ihe Dogtown siluation and promised lo nieel wilh the Chicago agency "in the nexl Kennedy's Party Was Mistreated HOME (AP)—The United States s filing a protest with the Italian government about alleged man- inndling and mistreatment of Tiembers of President Kennedy's official party, informed sources said. The prolost, it was learned today, covers actions by Italian po- ice and military personnel igainsl While House aides, Stale Department officials and mem- Ders of the American press corps traveling with Kennedy. Making the protest was Angler 3iddle Duke, Stale Department chief of protocol, who was himself jostled by police at the Quirinal Palace, the residence of Italian President Antonio Segni. Physical obstruction of movements by Americans traveling with the President aroused considerable ire among the U.S party, and reportedly dislurbed Kennedy himself. Kennedy received a sparse reception when he arrived in Rome today. Kennedy told an airport reception of Italian leaders and Americans that he had come to seek ways for the United States and its allies to maintain their 15- yenr-old alliance. He was expected to find the Italian officials receptive. Tuesday he will meet Pope Paul VI. Or. his drive from the airport j the President rode past Rome's! ancient splendor. A turnout of only tens of thousands of Romans was a contrast to the throngs who Clocked to see the President in Germany and Ireland. It was a searing hot day, with the temperature in the 90s, and the traditional start of vacation time for Italians. Kennedy's motorcade from the airport was held up 10 minutes by heavy traffic on the road to the sea resorts. Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, announced that Kennedy would leave Italy for Washington Tuesday night instead of Wednesday morning, ending his European trip about 15 hours earlier than originally planned. Salinger said the presidential plane would depart from Naples at 7 p.m. Tuesday after Kennedy visited North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters. A spokesman for the Italian president said Segni and Kennedy met alone at first while Leone, Rusk and Foreign Minister Attillo Piccioni conferred in another room. Segni and Kennedy talked for thirty minutes in the Italian president's private studio. Then they joined t he others, and aides, in an adjoining room for a further exchange of views. Tuesday the President has his historic meeting with Pope Paul VI. Rcuther Estimates Future Job Needs ANDERSON, Ind. (AP)—Walter P. Rcuther, president of United Auto Workers, estimates 80,000 new jobs will be needed each week in the next 10 years to few days." Saw Photographs Because of his late arrival for the address at SIU, Weaver was unable to visit the area, but he was provided photographs of the housing in Dogtown. He inspected them carefully and inquired about the average monthly income of the families living in the area and the amount paid in rent each month by occupants of the shabby homes in the slum section. Weaver, who made notes of the conversation with the Telegraph reporter, described the Dogtown area as "another example of poor conditions that exist in cities throughout the country." Inspection Keally Needed A controversy over a home inspection clause has held up action on an ordinance that would receive government approval as a requirement ior urban renewal assistance. Weaver had said at the time of his visit here that an inspection requirements in an adequate housing code is needed for an effective redevelopment project under urban renewal. However, the urban renewal administration in Chicago now will accept a proposed new housing ordinance for Alton with no inspection of any kind other than that provided by ordinary police powers, in relation to Dogtown only. Communist BerlinMeet Breaks Vp BERLIN (AP)—Soviet satellile leaders headed home today after a weekend meeting with Premier Khrushchev, apparently called to renew support for him in his worsening dispute with Communist China. Janos Kadar of Hungary left for Budapest Sunday night. Wladyslaw Gomulka of Poland flew back to Warsaw today. The show of unity was marred by the conspicuous absence of Romania's veteran Red leader, Georghe Gheorghiu-Dej. This raiesed speculation there may be a new break in the Hod facade. Khrushchev will address a rally here Tuesday, the Easl Berlin press announced. Wearing the beehive crown just placed on his brow by Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, Pope Paul VI blesses the huge crowd in St. Peter's Square at the end of the ceremonies rich in symbolism and pageantry. The coronation took place in an outdoor ceremony watched by a quarter of a million persons in the square and by countless millions of others on television. (AP Wirephoto) meet demands bor market. of a growing la- Khrushchev an East German audience Sunday night that communism granite." stands "as firm as Auto Club Declares: It's Safe to Drive Over Holiday Don't allow predictions of sudden death to inhibit your July 4 holiday driving, says the Automobile Club. In fact, relax, get rid of your tensions and get out on the road. More people will come back alive that way, the auto club contends. The stand represents an about-face from that of prior years when it joined other agencies in the hard and fast prediction of doom on a percentage basis. The hackneyed news media custom of working up dark forecasts of sudden death during a national holiday does not constitute "any constructive highway safety purpose," an announcement from the club's Illinois division said today. "Motorists should not be afraid and tense when they get out on the highway," says Stan KeesJing, Auto Club safety director. "A tense driver is a dangerous driver. "Forecast stories serve only to convince drivers that they will become traffic statistics regardless of what they may do to avoid it." However, says Keesling, "drivers have to stay alert and anyone who drives more than two or three hours without stopping to relax is inviting an accident." "A good rule of thumb," says Keesling, "is to always drive defensively. Don't take other drivers for granted. By the same token, always let other drivers know what you are doing by using the proper signals. One of the biggest causes of accidents is the driver who does the unexpected—turning from the wrong lane or turning without a signal, jumping lanes without looking, stopping unexpectedly on the roadway and turning onto the highway from a 'hidden' side road." Pope Paul Crowned; To Work for Peace Kerner Dilemma... Bills, Bills, Bills By CHARLES WHALEN SPRINGFIELD, 111. (/P) — Gov. Otto Kerner was left today with a gaping hole in his budget and a flock of conlroversial bills for signing or vetoing. The end of the six-month leg- islalive session also found him caughl in the backlash of power politics aimed at removing Everett R. Peters, 67-year-old Republican senator from St. Joseph as chairman of the Illinois Budgetary Commission. Faced with writing the finishing louches on a legislative record before his second-term cam-1 WASHINGTON (AP)-The Unit- Russian to Be Expelled For Spying paign begins, Kerner perhaps willied States has ordered expulsion of v,n,,» hi., i™,,ri in =f Honisinn on a a Russian diplomat on grounds have his toughest decision on a 532 million boost in state school aid. Since no money was supplied to finance the increase, Kerner will have to settle between pressure for more state school funds or holding the line on his two- year budget. Already al a record $3.89 billion when it was submitted, the budget was raised by the legislature to at least 570 million above Kerner's figure. Another fiscal question confronting Kerner is whether to preserve his no-tax increase record of this session by vetoing a one-cent like in the cigarette tax. Half of the $13 million annual receipts from the higher levy would go for recreational development. More important to Kerner, the balance would feed the hard-pressed Illinois general revenue fund. Sources close to Kerner thought he would want to keep the no-tax increase intact. Another tough choice is legis- ation increasing minimum salaries of downstate firemen and policemen. Mayors are banding together and urging Kerner to junk the proposal. Two politically loaded measures awaiting his action are reapportionment of the Illinois House and iling on Chicago property taxes. Democrats contend thai the GOP-d r a w n redistrieting plan would virtually assure Republicans of House control for the next 10 years. Tin- lax ceiling bill was made a Republican Party policy issue in a battle with Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago, who succeeded in stalling it until the spring mayoral election campaign was over. The political intrigue over a plot' to unseat Peters from his cherished budgetary post deposited a backwash of threats and grudges from his friends. diplomat on ground lhat he was engaged in a form VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul VI dedicated his reign to world peace and Christian unity Sunday night, .-stressing the universality of his pledge with a coronation address in nine languages. A quarter of a million spectators, the greatest throng ever to witness a papal coronation, jammed St. Peter's Square to see Paul VI crowned amid ritual splendor. Speaking first in Latin anfl then,, in eight modern languages, the 262nd supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated his reign to the twin goals of his world - acclaimed predecessor, Pope John XXIII; He appealed for sacrifice in the interest of svorld peace and acknowledged the "gravity of the obstacles" on the road to Christian unity. He warned that neither ;oal can be reached easily. In the highlighl of the 2V6 hour of espionage, informed sources j ceremony, Alfredo Cardinal Otta- said today. jviani placed a new lightweight The Stale Department called in the ranking Soviet diplomat here this morning, presumably to Inform him of the ouster. The man involved in the purported espionage was not identified. Press officer Robert J. McCloskey declined comment for the lime being. He said ar. announcement is expected later today, but declined to say what it would be. The ranking Soviet diplomat here, Georgi M. Kornienko, counselor and presently charge d'af- faires, was summoned to the office of Richard H. Davis, acting assistant secretary of state for European affairs. beehive crown on the head of Pope Paul, the former Giovanni Battista Cardinal Montini of Milan. As he did so, he said: "Receive this tiara, adorned with three crowns, and know that you are the father of princes and kings, guide of the world and vicar on earth of Christ Jesus our Savior." The new spiritual ruler of half billion Roman Catholics opens his personal quest in the cause of peace Tuesday in a historic meeting with President Kennedy, first Roman Catholic chief executive of the United States. If Pope Paul continues changes ! instituted by Pope John in Vati- Kornienko stayed in Davis 1 of-1 can relations with Communist fice less than five minutes. He told newsmen afterwards lhat he countries, eventually he may also receive Soviet Premier Khrush- had no comment at Ibis time, ichev. No further details about the case were immediately available. Kornienko is charge d'affaires in the absence of Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin, now vacationing in Russia. New Fire Breaks Out Jn Colorado Forest DENVER (AP) — Crews were sent to a new fire in the San Isabel National Forest today while hundreds of trained Ore- fighters worked to keep four other major fires in Rocky Mountain forests under control. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Morning; The time of duy when the rising generation re- lires and the retiring genera- lion rises. (© lUliS, General Features Corp.) DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Ycsierduy's today 80° With 04", Iow7&" Klver stnse below Precipitation dam ut 8 a,in. 24 lira, tu 8 a.m. 5.7. Pool 23.5. None. The ceremony began as a bil- liant summer sun settled into a violet sky. The ceremony ran 2Va hours into the night. Great spotlights lit up the baroque facade of St. Peter's Basilica where altar, canopy and throne had been set up. Three times as Pope Paul was borne through the square on his portable throne a strip of flax was burned before his eyes as an attendant chanted in Latin, "Holy Father, thus passes the glory of the world." The Pope celebrated Mass and again appeared moved when lie received a white silk purse containing 25 coins, payment for "a Muss well sung" and symbol that he was a prifist as svell as a pope. He received the homage •<>( the cardinals and finally • tho crown, symbol of his temporal authority, A feature of Pope Paul'8 coronation ceremony demonstrated the international stature 61 hlu church. In Latin, Italian., French, English, Gerniun, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian ho voiced u common hane-*p«i69 jor nil. vfl

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