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Monday, July 1, 1963
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PAGE TWO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JULY i, FAIR AND WARM No precipitation is forecast for the nation Monday night, It will be cooler in the tipper Mississippi valley and the Lakes area while generally warm tem- peratures will continue elsewhere, It will remain humid in the eastern half of the country. (AP VVirephoto Map) Op ens NAACP Chicago Meeting o CHICAGO — The 54th annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, termed by officials as "the most important in our history," opened in Chicago today for a six-day stand. Officials said more than 2,000.. delegates from 1,649 chapters in the nation will study all phases of the Negro's fight for equality, both in the North and the South. Several Negro congregations Sunday welcomed guest speakers from the NAACP in pre-convention church services. Jackie Rob inson, the first Negro player to break the color barrier in major league baseball, told members of the Antioch Baptist Church con gregation on the South Side they have great economic and politi cal strength. But, Robinson said, most Negroes are not aware of this strength. He added: "When we do, the fight for freedom will be past." A massive parade is being planned for Thursday, July 4, with a giant outdoor rally to follow in Grant Park as a kickoff for what an NAACP official called "our summer of discontent." Mayor Richard J. Daley will lead the parade down State Street and across the Loop to Grant Park where the rally will be held at the bandshell. "We don't know how many marchers we will have," said Henry Lee Moon national public relations director. "Four thousand would be a great disappoint ment. A hundred thousand would be very good." NAACP leaders said they doubled there would be racial violence in the North this summer. "There'll be demonstrations," said Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar W. Evers. "But I doubt there'll be violence. You people get along too well for that up here." The Springarn Medal, given annually to a Negro American for distinguished achievement, will be awarded posthumously to Medgar Evers. The presentation will be made to Mrs. Evers at Thursday's rally. NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins will deliver the'key- not address at tonight's opening session in the Progressive Baptist Church. An all-day conference on unemployment will be held Tuesday in the Morrison Hotel. Participants Will include W. Willard Wirtz, secretary of labor; Ralph Helstein, international president of the United Packinghouse Workers; Hobart Taylor, executive vice president of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Oppurtunities, and Eli Ginsberg director of human resources of the Conservation Project, Columbia University. James Meredith, University of Mississippi student, will be the principal speaker at a youth ban quet in the Morrison Hotel Fri day night. The convention will adjourn Sat urday. Scrap Firm Reports Two Thefts A break-in of the Hyman-Michaels office and another incident involving the scrap metal firm on Chessen Lane were reported to police over the weekend. In the second instance, the company charged an employe had stol en 520 worth of brass copper Saturday noon while a watchman was at lunch. The employe, identified by police as Robert Plerson, was released on $200 bond, pending a hearing. In the break-in reported this morning, an undetermined amount of change was taken from vending machines and desk drawers and Wing cabinets ransacked. Two soft drink machines and candy and cigarette machines w$pe pried open and the money from them. About 5?0 to was also taken from t h e Two Tavern Operators Fined $200 EDWARDSVILLE — Two Alton area tavern operators were found guilty in justice of the peace court here this morning on separ ate charges of "kepeing a gambling place," and assessed $200 fines each and court costs. The defendants were Kenneth Bridges of Alton, a partner with his brother, Leo, in operation of "Ken & Leo's Tavern" on Rte. 140 at Cottage Hills, and Theodore Burnett, 49, operator of "Ted's Bar B-Q" in Godfrey Township's Lincoln Gardens area. Dave Swan, counsel for both defendants, immediately perfected an appeal to County Court !rom Bridges' conviction, and indicated a similar appeal would be :aken in the Burnett case. Findings of guilty as to both defendants were made by Justice of the Peace Earl Vuagniaux, who assessed the $200 fines. No evidence was introduced either by he state, represented by Assistant State's Attorney Merle Basset, or by defense counsel Swann either case. Swan told reporters later "we have valid defenses in both cases and prefer to present our evidence on appeal before a 12-member jury in county court." A $400 bond for appeal of Kenneth Bridges' conviction to Couy Court was filed this morning. Burnett has 20 days in which to perfect his appeal. The charge against Kenneth Bridges stemmed from a raid May 23 by sheriff's deputies, who reported they entered a back room of the tavern and found the defendant and three other men in a card game. Two decks of cards and $168.50 in cash were confiscated by the deputies as evidence. Burnett, who gave an address as 2050 Booker St., Alton, has been at liberty on $1,000 bond following a raid by deputies at his Darbecue stand the night of May 17. The raiding deputies reported they interrupted an alleged dice WeatherForecast Alton and vicinity — Generally fair, 'jontinned warm and humid tonight and Tuesday. Chance of a few isolated nighttime thunder-showers. High today and Tuesday in the mid 90s. Low tonight in the low 70s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — Temperatures will average three to six degrees above the seasonal normals with no important day-to-d a y changes. Normal highs, in the upper 80s. Normal lows, in the upper 60s or low 70s. Precipitation amounts will average less than one-third of an inch with marked local variations. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the priod—-mostly over the eastern sections of the area. City's New Sweeper Put Into Service Alton's new $14,000 street sweeper, delivered last week, was given first regular use today as the new month of July opened. The sweeper had a "shake down" trip over a regular downtown sweeping route, Friday, said Sanitation Supt. Leo Fitzgerald. Today a mechanic was here from the Key Equipment & Supply Co., St. Louis, to give t h e new equipment some final service adjustments, and the sweeper covered a regular route over East Broadway, to Sering, and also in the Upper Alton business district. A new-type broom was being used with the new sweeper in its initial operations but still another of new type also is to be tried out before a final selection is made, Fitzgerald said. The type best suited to Alton conditions, with its mixture of business and residential street sweeping, and many steep grades. The purchase of the new sweeper was authorized by City Council last Wednesday after a lend- lease arrangement. Cost, after trade-in of the city's 5-year-old sweeper was $12,449. game in a room of the building for which Burnett holds a county liquor license. George M. Wilson, 54, of 5 E. 14th St., Alton, named jointly with Burnett in the "keeping a gambling place" warrant following the raid, pleaded guilty May 18 and was assessed a $300 fine by Justice Vuagniaus. Choc-Choc Excursion /fai7 /s Hot-But Fun nj GKOllGE WEIGHTY telegraph Staff Writer Respect for the hardy pioneer was Immeasureably enhanced in the minds of the 800 who made the steam locomotive excursion trips on the Burlington Railroad durint; the weekend. If the intense heat — not to mention dirt, cinders and inconvenience — ; ; '.re to be regarded as an improvement over t h e prairie schooner, then great- greal-grandpa, who homesteaded in Kansas, ought to have a monument 200 feet high on the courthouse lawn. But it was fun. The Old-Boy crowd, having committed itself in advance to the doctrine that t h e rftilroads have gone to pot ever since they abolished Engine No. 99, a double-pistoned belchfire, were stuck with it. They lurched up and down the aisles of the '10-year-old coaches propagandizing the others. An occasional retired railroader, visibly restraining his tears, quavered about general national decay. They included the disappearance of the water tank and beside-the-track coal hopper, in this. Where's Casey Jones? The small fry, taken along on the theory that they were to ride in a real old-fashioned choo-choo, like the story books show, drank soda water by the gallon and whined because the railroad thoughtlessly left Casey Jones out of the cast. The real villain of the piece was the heat. At the same time, the heat provided the dramatic sidelights. While most of the adults were virtually prostrate, there was that segment that didn't dare lose its aplomb. One of these was a fat- sh television personality, w h o struggled to take the situation gracefully in coat and tie, constrained to refrain from uttering a complaint in the manner lest his public image be damaged.. Yet even he was not able to completely disguise h i s dismay. But the railroad and Illini Railroad Club, sponsor of the trips, lived, up to the promised agenda to the letter. An open gondola car was hauled along for the benefit of photographers. On Sunday this car was next to the engine on the trip up, at the tai lend on the return trip to St. Louis. Photo- raphers got some excellent shots of goats, cattle, pigs and sheep fleeing great-guns across pastures and barn lots to escape from the first steam locomotive and passenger cars they had ever seen. The Cars Get Hot The train made local stops at East Alton and Brighton and the wind went out of many of the passengers at the latter stop. The excursion train had to take to a siding to allow a freight to pass and it was there that the frying process got under way. The air- conditioning systems in the cars functioned only when the wheels were turning and the protracted STRANGER'S RETURN Burlington excursion passenger train took to Brighton siding Sunday, to allow freight to pass, then made scheduled stop to take on passengers. Most of crowd boarded steam-pulled train for round trip to Beardstown. delay permitted the sun to heat the cars — 'a treatment from which they never fully recovered. Another stop for a "motion picture run" was made at Alsey, 111., and approximately half of the Sunday passengers took to the station platform, partly to see and partly to gel some air. The train backed away into the country, then came chugging back into the station as cameras ground. This meant another stop —which provided more heat inside the cars. At Beardstown, division point of the Burlington line, where they take a realistic view of railroading, a bit of behind-theTScenes byplay was brought to light. The old steam engine trips had been in the planning stage for several weeks and the train crews, residents of Beardstown and vicinity, were given their assignments there. Taken in Stride First reports were that the steam engine to be used for the excursion trips would be a hand- fired coal burner and most of the firemen on the Beardstown roster suddenly developed sick grandmothers, sore backs or funerals of relatives who died at distant points. When it was learned that engine 4960, a rebuilt stoker-fed job, would be used, some of the firemen began returning from the horseweeds along the river, where they had sought refuge. As for the engineers, the hot cab of the steam locomotive was New Postal Code Bulletins Mailed Today is the day that Telegraph area residents get one more thing to think about: ZIP numbers, the post office's new numbering system. The new five-digit addressing code identifies every community or delivery station in the nation at a postal clerk's glance. Alton Postmaster Harold Klinke said the mailing of informative bulletins outlining the code number of each mailing address in the ity, was completed Friday and Saturday. A total of 15,550 cards were mailed to area residents, Klinke said, informing them of their new code numbers. "We covered every possible delivery, but it's also possible that we may have missed a few." generally looked upon as the Sibev ia of the railroading business, although all hands took the whole expedition in stride, permitting chil dren to be photographed in the cab. They rode a crowd of teen agers out to the edge of the Beardstown yards to take on a supply of water and coal and oth erwise treated the occasion like a holiday rather than a day' work. 'D PARK FREE ACROSS STREET WE VALIDATE YOUR TICKET Phone 462-9751 Best Catch of the Season The trick in shopping for a boy is to find a brand that appeals to the boy's tastes and Mother's pocketbook. Campus meets these two needs: sharp styling, low price. CAMPUS Every Convenience CHAPEL RECEPTION ROOM MODERN MOTOR EQUIPMENT PARKING !X)T SLUMBER ROOM PRIVATE FAMILY ROOMS WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE AIR-CONDITIONEU Pictured above is our beautiful Chapel ... a Chapel to give benign reverence lo any service conducted therein. This is only one of the many extra accommodations that are available when you call on us in your time of need. Alton's Only Funeral Home Built Specifically /or (he Purpose Funeral Home 2409 STATE STREET ALTON, ILLINOIS Superior Ambulance Service—Day or Night—J*U, |JO S-7781 > BOYSWEAR TOP QUALITY, LOW PRICE Knit shirts; crew 99c up, collar $1,98 up Shorts: 2 to 8 99c up, 6 to 18 $1.98 up Spprtshirts: ivy 4 to 18 $1.59 up Slacks; Juvenile 2 to 8 $2.98 up Slacks: Regular & Slim $3.98 up Swim trunks: 2 to 6x 88c up, 6 to 18 $1.82 up FREE SUMMER FUN KIT Just register—ends July 6 Nothing to buy. Shop Won., nuts.. Fii. nites till 9 CASH CHARGE LAY-A-WAY THIRP AND PIASA * AUTQN If a resident did not gel one of the information cards, look again because he may have tossed the card aside as just another advertising circular or "j u n k mail." The new five-digit code numbers are designed to enable the mail to be sent directly to one of 553 sectional distribution centers in the country. ZIP stands for Zone Improvement Plan and the Post Office Department believes it is a revolution in the distribution of U.S. Mail. The department mailed out 72 million informational cards, the largest single mailing in post office history, more addresses than even the Census Bureau and Internal Revenue Service have touched. If any complaint arises about the new system, the post office will explain that, under the conventional city-and-state addressing system in use since Benjamin Franklin's time, addresses must be read as many as 10 times en- route by various postal employes. Thanl Denies UN is Call Girl Center LONDON (API—Seurclary-Gcn- et-al U Thant of the United Nations flew to Amsterdam today en route to Hungary mid Bulgaria. Before leus'ing he denied through an aide that a call girl ring is operating at U.N. headquarters in New York. Godfrey Man Shot After Auto Crash A 33-ypar-old Godfrey man was aliol in' the face Sunday morning in Mndisoti under clrcurnsances which police snld (hey could not fully explain. Madison police learned of the shooting after William bartons, who grivp an address on Clark Street WHS brought to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City. Police said the shooting follow- ncl n two-car collision at the Intersection of Seventh and Mudlson Streets. Darkln got out of his ear and then was shot nf|er he returned to his vehicle. ' Police said a suspect had been questioned, but no arrest made until they have a chance to talk with Dm-kins in Alton Memorial Hospital loduy. Th bullet entered Darkins cheek and emerged in the back ol Uie neck. Mis condition is listed as good by the hospital. Courthouse Employes Get 4-Day Holiday EDWARDSV1LLE — Courthouse employes and county officials will enjoy a four-day Fourth of July holiday weekend, beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, thanks to action of the county board of supervisors last month. The county board on June 10 authorized closing of courthouse offices on Friday, July 5, the day after the Independence Day holiday. • BANK » TRUST COMI»ANV I3ST AUTO30* Capital and Surplus $2,250,000.00 THIltn AMI IHiLU; STIIKKTS • ALTON, ILLINOIS MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM For this week ending July 6 REGULAR $5.98 donnkenny JAMAICA SETS 4.72 2 FOB Spotfegfrf- Special... 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