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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 1

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Inside t 4 **«*rviJiivx « * * « ,' » i*AGE 8 MAkkEM /. . . . . £AGE 8 SOCIAL i ...... PAGE 8 SPORTS ....... PAGE (2 TELEVISION '* ', s '. I PAGE 18 .-„ f.••<•:,< ,,,.*• „»,..,, -l_...,..-.l_ -,-., „.„.,„...... .,„,«,„, ALTON TELEGRAPH FAlft WECNESOAV Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years (Oompicto Wenthe*, Paf« S), Established January 15, 183d, Vol. , No. 144 ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1963 18 PAGES ?c Per Copy Member of The Associated PICKETS ON DUTY Members of the American Federation of Grain Millers Local 81 pickets at the F. II. Peavey Co. stick up signs this morning and relax. 160 Millers Strike at Peavey Co. Alton Mill The 160 members of Local 81 of the American Federation of Grain Millers, AFL-CIO, went on strike against the Alton mills of the Peavey Co. at 7 p.m. Monday after negotiations broke down in St. Louis. J. J. Mooney of the International American Federation of Grain Millers told the Telegraph today the bargaining session broke down over issues on working conditions, seniority and wages. Roger Greene, vice president of Peavey Co. and general man- ager of the Alton Mills, said the union rejected a company offer of a wage increase of six cents an hour retroactive to June 15 and seven cents an hour boost effective June 15, 1964, plus a wage re-opener in 1965. The average hourly pay is now ?2.54V 2 . The unions want; seven cents an hour the first year and six cents the second year. A master agreement covers welfare and pension plans for all of the Peavey Mills. No meetings between the com$5.7 Million in Schools 9 Budget The Alton Board of Education Monday night adopted a budget of $5,754,521.86, including $4,543,800 for the educational fund, as pany and unions have been set The negotiations were held in the offices of the Federal Conciliation Service in St. Louis. Agreed to Benefits Greene said the company also agreed to add fringe benefits for Local 81 employes effective April 1 which would cover an additional eight cents an hour increase to include welfare bene- previously reported. The $4,543,800 figure was reported in the Telegraph June 21 as the total budget, from figures supplied in a briefing by Dr. J. B. Johnson, superintendent of schools. Actually, the $4 million figure represents the educational fund budget and the $5 million figure the total budget, which includes the educational fund budget. This distinction was not made in earlier briefings. Figures for the other funds which, added to the educational fund go to make up the total budget figure, were included in the June 21 article breaking down the revenueand expenditures expected in the district. However, in the article they were not added to the educational fund figure to make up the total school' district budget. Also adopted' Monday was the annual tax levy of $4,007,221.86, including $34,000 for transportation, $2,970,000 for educational, $425,000 for building and $77,000 for municipal retirement. A tax rate of about $2.30 to $2.32 per $100 assessed valuation is expected, up about 23 cents from last fiscal year. Voters last year authorized a 25-cent educational tax rate increase. The budget anticipates receiving $1,656,500 in state and federal aid. Budgeted for other funds in the school district are as follows: municipal retirement, $77,000; transportation, $77,000; bond and interest, $501,221.86; building fund, $540,000. fits. The company said it offered a new provision on scheduling which would result in additional pay to some of the employes when the mill operates seven days a week. ' Another issue in the dispute concerns the rest periods. At present the employes have up to one hour rest period per day excluding lunch periods taken at certain times during the morning and afternoon. The company wants the rest periods reduced to one-half hour per day. The supervisory personnel and office force are working, but all of the mill operations have been suspended including the loading of boxcars and barges. A company spokesman said no attempt will be rrjade to operate during the strike. The products on hand including the wheat in the bins and the flour ready for shipment will not be damaged by the stoppage of production. Local 81 covers all workers at the mills except the office force. Operators of grain elevators in the Telegraph area said the strike will not effect their operations because nearly all of the local wheat has been harvested. The elevators shuni wheat from their bins to the local mill. Y^*|| lierner Plans Veto ot Bill To Increase Cigarette Tax Ministry Student Suspended for 'Weight* DIETS FOR MINISTRY ST. LOUIS — Michael Hughes, 20, of suburban Jennings plans to Jose 300 pounds by September, 1964, In order to continue Ws preparation for the Lutheran ministry. Michael, who now weighs 410 pounds, was luspeMed "for roy own good" from St. Paul's College it ftmcordty, Mo., because it was felt he would be a , ., poor investment for the church at that weight, He mid they will re-admit him if ho gets down to 8QQ or ST. LOUIS (AP)—A suburban St. Louis youth has begun a diet to lose 200 pounds in order to continue his preparation for the Lutheran ministry. Michael Hughes, 20, who weighs 419 pounds, has until September 1964 to complete the task, Michael was suspended for a year by St. Paul's College in Concordia. "They felt it was a poor investment for the church if I continued at my weight." he said/ "I might not last as long to do as good a job. A pastor has got 10 be in good physical condition." He said he was told he will be readmitted if he reduces to 200225 pounds. The 6-foot-2 youth, determined to "make the weight," entered Faith Hospital in St. Louis two weeks ago. As of Monday, he re ported he had dropped 25 pounds by consuming 1,000 calories a dny. "I haven't had a potato in nbout two weeks," lie said somewhat wistfully, but added he is beginning "to get a bit used to it." •Michael hopes to be down to 340-350 pounds when he leaves the hospital in a month. Then he will diet on his own. He is determined there will be no relapses. Michael did not know how big he was when he entered the hospital. "I thought I weighed around 313," he said. "When I ulepped on the scales here, I found I had gone up to 419.1 gained 90 pounds in the past year." At the hospital, he spends most of his time watching telev.'slon, studying, walking to the halls to use up calories and "staying away from the candy machine." Sees Self Interest In Europe NAPLES, Italy (AP) — .Pres dent Kennedy said today intell gent self : interest commits th United States to Europe's defens and he called for continued cc operation between those tran atlantic partners as a step towar world unity. In time, the unity of the Wei could lead to the unity of Eas and West "until the human famil Is .truly a 'single sheepfold 1 unde !od," Kennedy declared in th final major address of his 10-da European tour. The U.S. chief executive fle\ to Naples after a historic 40-min ute audience with Pope Paul V at the Vatican and a final con ference with President Antoni Segni and other Italian official in Rome. Pope. Paul invoked the bless ngs of God upon all American and said he w6uld pray for Ken nedy's efforts to end racial dis crimination in the United States An amphibious helicopter bor Kennedy and U.S. Secretary o State Dean Rusk directly from tome to the southern Europea headquarters of the North Atlan ic Treaty Organization at Na pies. Kaps Do Gaulle Here Kennedy took issue one again with French Presiden Charles de Gaulle's separatist vi ion of Western Europe as a third orce between the United State, and the Soviet Union. He denied the De Gaulle view that America desired to dominat n Europe. The President also again clear]; denied the De Gaulle thesis tha' luropean nations threatened bj Communist agression might no >e able to rely on American-con rolled nuclear defense. : You know what we discussed above all peace of the world,' Pope Paul told newsmen afta he meeting. Vatican sources said Kenned; t one point remarked to th 'ope: "I hope to see you in th< United States." Pope Paul only raised his hands i reply, they said, gesturing ai if to say "It depends on provi dence." The papal audience was a high light of a day that winds up Ken nedy's 10-day European tour. Tensions In the political 'field, Kennedy and President Antonio Segni of Italy said their talks in Rome emphasized efforts to ease East- West tensions and brought agreement that Italy would consider proposals for a multination nuclear force within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A joint communique said their meetings provided the "occasion for a useful and thorough exchange of views on the situation of East-West relations." The pontiff, after conferring privately for 40 minutes with the first Roman Catholic American president, told his guest: We are ever mindful in our prayers of the efforts to ensure to all your citizens the equal benefits of citizenship, which have as their foundation the equality of all men because of their dignity as persons and children of God. DATA AT THE DAM J a.m. temperature Yesterday's oday 82'. high 04°, low 75° River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 5.1. Pool 23.2. 24 hrs. to 8 a.m. None, AIDS BEDRAGGLED BIRD SAVANNAH, Ga. — Nine-year-old Beverly Beville of Savannah dries out a thoroughly soaked mocking bird, a victim of recent steady rains. The bird was so wet it couldn't even fly away when Beverly approached it. (AP Wirephoto). Wood River Plots Big Street Plans Wood River City Council Monday night made preliminary plans to embark on a possible $1 million street repair and construction program. Wood River Council In Brief Following is a summary of ac on in the Wood River City Coun il Monday. Preliminary plans were made or a possible $1 million street re- tair and construction program. Also discussed was the possibility of sewer extension In the ureas of Brushy Grove, Vaughn Hill Road and Harrison Street. An ordinance stipulating that arking in front of the water office 'om the alley south to the drive ito the fire station be limited i 15 minutes for any vehicle be- veen 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday Trough Friday was also approv- d. A fire- agreement with Iva Ciininiings and (lie Ivy Heights subdivision that the city supply them with fire protection outside the city limits on a $200 feu basis was also approved. The agreement stipulates that esidents of the areas in question ill deposit with the city $200 and the event of such a call another 00 will be deposited and subse- uently each time such a call is ade. The council authorized the en gineering firm of Lopinot and Weber to make a survey of the city streets, which will take six months to complete and cost ! 800. City Manager Carlton Laird, in estimating the cost of the program today, said that in 1955 when the last all-out city sreet program was undertaken, only eight miles of streets were completed under a $500,000 bond issue. Using this figure as a base, he said, and considering the construction cost rise since that time such a street program today would cost some 20 to 30 per cent more. This would put the total cost of the project between a hali million to $1 million. Laird said that each year the city is losing ground on its street program. "It has been eight years since the last all-out street program in the community," he said, 'and we should analyze our street program in the community," he said, "and we should analyze our street needs now." "We lose ground each year because in many instances all we do s put on another seal coat and call it good. Cars of today are in many instances heavier than :rucks were in bygone days and street without good foundations are giving way," Laird added. A number of streets in the city do not have paving or gutterini and this will be considered in the jroposal. After Lopinot presents lis survey results, the council vill determine what they can af- ord to spend on the project. Kerner Vetoes Remap Bill SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP) Gov. Kerner has vetoed a Republican-drafted bill to redistrict the Illinois House, a move that could lead to election of representatives in 1964 state wide balloting. The Democratic governor in vetoing the bill Monday said it contained too many inequities in population of the proposed districts. Kerner's action meant he will name a special commission of five Republicans and five Democrats to draw a new map of the 59 House districts. Three lawmakers are elected from each. The veto brought immediate protests from several influential Republicans, including Speaker John W. Lewis, R-Marshall, and Victor L. Smith, GOP state chair- Still Undecided On School Aid By CHARLES WHALEN SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Gov. Otto Kerner said today he will keep a pledge against tax increases by vetoing a bill for a one cent boost in the state cigarette levy. Rights Issue Brings Row In Committee WASHINGTON (AP) - Political iuf'ghting over civil rights broke out in the Senate Commerce Committee today as two Republicans served notice they would not offer any amendments to the administration's public accomoda- iunp bill. Sens. Winston L. Prouty, R- man. Smith said he would discuss Kerner's action with the party's state committee and suggest the possibility of bringing a court suit. "If the governor thinks a commission could agree on a reapportionment map, then his thinking is naive," Smith said. 'Choice is His' "If he wants to force the election of representatives into an at- large basis, the choice is his." The at-large balloting would result if the bipartisan committee were unable to agree on another remapping plan. The remapping bill, passed after a long reapportionment deadlock in the legislature, called for Chicago to surrender 2 of its 23 districts to the growing suburban area. It would have taken one district from Southern Illinois and given two to Du Page County. Lewis, one of the chief architects of the redistricting plan, disputed Kerner's right to veto it. :Ie said the Constitution provides the governor has no right to act on a plan approved by the legislature before July 1. "I think the General Assembly's action was final," Lewis said. "I hope it will be taken to the courts immediately. I certainly will recommend that action." In vetoing the measure, Kerner used Lake County as. an example of what he termed its inequities. The county, with 293,656 residents, would be a single district, IB said, while 12 other districts ivould have less than half that many. Vt, and Hugh Schott, R-Pa., said it was up to the Democratic majority to propose any perfecting amendments. They said they were not going to take responsibility for sponsoring any changes that might be interpreted as crippling or watering down the bill. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D- Wash., the committee chairman, retorted that "every senator on this committee has a responsibility to suggest amendments he thinks are necessary to make a better bill to achieve the objective. The exchange came as Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy was testifying for the second day in support of the bill to ban racial discrimination by owners of stores, restaurants, theaters and other business establishments catering to the general public. Kennedy agreed under Prouty's questioning that members of Congress have raised "legitimate questions as to whether the language of the bill is exact enough" with respect to the privately- owned establishments that would be covered. Kerner told a news conference that with the sales tax bringing in more money because of better collection methods, there is no need for any tax hike. (The cigarette tax increase was the only tax boost to come out of the 1963 legislative session. It called for earmarking half of the $13 million annual revenue for recreational sites and for the remainder to go into the Illinois general fund. Kerner also said he will use his veto powers freely to keep in line his $3.9 billion two-year budget. The legislature appropriated nearly $70 million over that amount. Undecided One of the excess items was a ?32 million increase in state aid to grade and high sch.wls. Kerner said he has not decided what action to take on it. The governor announced he will a bill substituting a depart- Population Kerner also noted the range of xipulation in the 29 districts outside Cook County is from 138,306 o 293,656. He said mat after examining all districts proposed in the plan he ound them "wanting in that degree of proportionality and fair- less that I believe our Constitution intended and that the people of Illinois rightfully expect." House reapportionment is required this year under a 1954 con- .titutional amendment that requires that districts be realigned every 10 years to meet popula- ion shifts. Under terms of the Constitu- ion, Democratic and Republican tate central committees will sub- nit names of 10 persons to make ip the special commission on re- listricting. Kerner will select five rom each party, It Takes Two to... Get a Farm Job These Days By GEORGE LEIGHTY Telegraph Staff Writer If you are a farm worker, two not only can live as cheaply as one, but there better be two or you won't even live. / You won't live very high, anyway, because you will have to take along a wife if you get any of the 17 farm jobs now open in Illinois and Missouri, says Miss Wynette Abbott, employment counsellor at Illinois Employment Service. "We have several fine farm boys looking for work, but we can't place them because they aren't married," Miss Abbott says. The farm owners demand that the employes be Miss Abbott explains. A house goes with the job, along with some farm produce, and this wouldn't mean much to a young unmarried man who wouldn't be inclined to look upon a house as part of his pay. Even so, if you can come up with a family to occupy the house with you, you'll have to go to Rochelle, Freeport or maybe Elgin in Illinois or Co* lumbia or Kansas City in Missouri. Farm jobs for unmarried people virtually gave out a week or so back after the 100 corn detasselers, annually employed by Columbiana Seed Co. Farm at Eldred, had been provided, Miss Abbott said. The corn de-tasseling woj-k at the large hybrid seed farm is in its final \veek, Miss Abbott said, and NAACP Asks Civil Rights Convention CHICAGO (AP)—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People unanimously adopted today a resolution calling for a national civil lights legislative convention in Washington Aug. 6-8. The emergency resolution introduced at today's second session of the organization's convention also urged a much stiffer civil rights program than that proposed by President Kennedy. While commending the President's proposals as the best so far offered by any president, the resolution demanded these additional points to meet what it called "the minimum needs of the existing situation:" 1. A Fair Employment Practices Commission with subpoena powers and the power to enforce its decrees. 2. Extend the authority of the attorney general to " initiate and file suits for the protection and enforcement of all civil rights." 3. Provide sanctions against labor unions which against Negroes. discriminate married because it's cheaper for them that way, no more farm help is netted. Car in Sears 9 Window Is Not A Sale Item Sears, Roebuck and Co, of Alton is not selling auto mobiles — that car in the window got there by mistake. Store officials said a woman motorist, Miss Billie Buehlman of 2203 Orchard, was backing into a parking space on Piasa Street when something went wrong. The car hopped the curb and landed in the display window among mannequins displaying clothing for sale, The accident occurred about 1 p.m. Ito, one wan re* ported injuredj ment under his jurisdiction for the Illinois Public Aid Commission and that Harold 0. Swank of Springfield will become the department's first director. Swank is executive secretary of the IPAC. Kerner described the legislative session as "a good session" and said he thought the administration did a "fabulous job" in getting bills passed by the Republican controlled assembly. His biggest disappointment, he said, was refusal of the legislature to adopt a constitutional amendment for revision of the state revenue article. If he is re-elected in 1964, approval of a revenue article proposal will be a major goal, he added. Kerner said he took no part in a move to ou.n Sen. Everett R. Peters, R-St. Joseph, as chairman of the Illinois Budgetary Commission. He said last minute developments of the session concerning Peters came "as a complete surprise" to him. Fine Job He said the budgetary Commission under Peters had done a "fine job" in helping prepare the 1963-65 budget but he added he has no interest in who is the budgetary chairman. Kerner said he hasn't made up his mind about another bill increasing minimum wages of downstate firemen and policemen. When he gets around to acting, Kerner said, he will examine numerous letters he has received in the last year reporting on what cities have done about salaries since his veto two years ago of a similar firemen and policemen measure. Kerner was critical of what he called the "callous caucus system" which he said was used by the Senate Republicans in blocking some of his proposals. He said many GOP senators told him they favored some of his bills but their votes were determined by caucus policy. "The caucus system is eating away at the foundation of democratic processes," Kerner added. He also rapped the legislature for cutting requested funds of the Illinois Board of Economic Development and the Illinois Commission on Human Relations. "The human relations situation is extremely delicate at this time," he said. "The commission should have the funds to expand its services." Kerner announced he will sign a $750,000 appropriation bill to reimburse the Kanpland School District for damage suits resulting from a school bus accident in 1958. Motorists to Ride Free with Seatbeltp TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -~Motorists who get on the Sunshine State Parkway on July 4th with seat belts strapped In place will get to ride toll free. Gov. Ferris Bryant said Monday the tolls will be waived as a means of stressing the need for caution during the holiday. TODAY'S CHUCKLE By the time a boy gets old enough to know how much he owes his parents, some girl usually comes, along and getg most of U» jntereirt, «S IS

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