Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 5, 1963 · Page 1
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f?A01 4 PAOt S 'AOE 10 'AOE M JAOE 1« PAGE II PAGE I« PAGE 17 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FAIR SATWOAV Low 65, High tO, Serving the Alton Community for More Than W Years (Complfttft P*r« Established January 13, 1836, Vdl, dXXVffi, Nd, 146 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY*, JtfLY 5, 1963 20 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of f he Associated Pf6H« Says Union OnlyAsking Status Quo Robert Schleepef, president of Local 81 of the American Federation of Grain Millers told the Telegraph todny the members of his striking union are not asking for anything more than what they had under the old contract, The strike by the 160 members of the Grain Millers Is In Its third day against the Alton Mills of the Peavey Co. The pickets were placed at the mill at 7 p.m. Monday after negotiations broke down in St. Louis. Schleeper said the 100 members attending a meeting at the Laborers Hall on Union Street Thursday night backed the strike 100 per cent. Schleeper along with Leonard Wltcher and Leslie Hale of the Union committee answered the company proposals. 1 Schleeper said .the compan wants to cut down or our rest periods, seniority rights scheduling of work and wages. The local president said, "W have to work six-days a week t earn what the rest of the peopl In the area have to work fiv days to get." Wants to Out Rest Periods Schleeper said the company wants to cut the hour a day res period to half an hour. The union pointed out that l.OOC bags of flour weighing 100 pound a piece are used to fill a rail road car. A worker manually lift ing these sacks need work breaks Schleeper said. The Union local president, salt the company wants to ignore for mer seniority rules In assigning overtime and premium pay per iods. Under the present master agreement, the men with the mos seniority gets first chance at ov er time. Schleeper says the company wants to assign men without regard to seniority to ov crtime and this in violation o a practice that has been In ef feet for the past 20 years. Scheduling An Issue Scheduling is an issue in t h e strike. Schleeper said the company proposals on a new provision on WATCH tilFPERENT FIREWORKS result in addl some of the em scheduling would tional pay to ployes when the mill operates sey en days a week but men ih ano'th er department would be deprivec of the overtime they have recelv ed in the past. The union president said th e company's claim of an addition al eight cents an hour paid for fringe benefits is under the master agreement worked out between the International union office and the Peavey company anc it covers three other milling companies. Schleeper said the issues on the local conditions do not cover the master agreement. Unreasonable Demands Schleeper charges the company with negotiating under unreasonable demands. He said, "In five meetings between us and the company with a federal mediator present, the company would agree on terms and then in the next meeting the company would try to change the language of the proposal and throw the negotiations back into a deadlock." No meetings between the union and the company are scheduled at the present time.' Holiday Death Toll Rising At High Rate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Auto passengers contributed to a rising highway death toll today in the nation's Independence Day weekend mass motoring shuffle as the holiday fatality count quickened, The toll near mid-day was 182. Several crashes involved cars carrying groups, and killed several persons at a time. The four-day holiday death toll was mounting at a pace close to that of Independence Day 1961 when a record 509 traffic fatalities were counted. During the long weekend perl od which ends at midnight Sun day, many roads were thronged with cars, especially In vicinities of beaches and other recreation spots. The death count began at 6 p.m. (local time) Wednesday. The National Safety Council said the steadily rising toll was not keeping pace with the J96J total In which a record 509 persons died, on a corresponding four- day Fourth of July weekend. The NSC tip estimated. 55Q-65Q persons m$y die in trifle (*c«l- dents during the weekend. Three members oj a northeastern Jowfl Iwnlly were killed Thursday when two CATS collided at an intersection in West Union, Jowa, i , Some of the hundreds of spectators who" gathered on either side of the Beltline near College Avenue Thurs- day night to watch a fireworks display instead watcli end result of a six-car crash. Six-Car Belt Pileup Draws Big Audience One driver was injured in a six- car collision on the Beltline Thursday night. Hundreds of spectators, lined up to watch a fireworks display, turned their attention to the action on the highway instead. Hundreds of cars were parked along the shoulders of the Belt- line, College Avenue and other streets in the area to watch the Fourth of July display at the nearby Star-Light Drive-In theater. The chain-reaction accident occurred shortly before 11 p.m., when a car driven by Miss Dorothy Galligos, 33, of 3841 E. Broadway, heading east, struck the rear of the auto in front of her, driven by J. C. Ross, 48, of East St, Louis. Part-Time Jobs to... Fight Dropouts A new attack on the school dropout problem will be launched in the Alton school district. A program is to be instituted to obtain part-time employment for the potential dropout while he is attending school. Miss Galligos was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital for her injuries. Struck Two Others Police said the Galligos car and the then swerved to the right struck two cars parked on shoulder of the road. The machine then veered back onto the highway, crossed the center line and struck two more cars parked on the opposite shoulder. Several other Fourth of July incidents were reported in the area. Paul Whitley, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Whitley of Jerseyville, suffered eye injuries in a fire cracker accident at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was reported that some boys were putting firecrackers in a tin can and when they exploded the patient was struck Clergymen o*/ Seized in Race Crisis BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — The Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, chief executive officer of the United Presbyterian Church, and other Protestant, Catholic and Jewish clergymen were arrested when hey attempted to integrate an amusement park near Baltimore n a massive Independence Day demonstration. At least 36 clergymen were among the 275 whites and Negros arrested, suburban The police Woodlawn, docket in where the Iwynn Oak amusement park is ocated, read like a religious who's who. All were charged under Maryand's trespass law which permits he owner of a business to refuse mtrance to any person he wishes, lixty-nine demonstrators who had o be carried from the park also ivere charged with disorderly conduct. To the hundreds of patrons who ad flocked to the 68-acre park or a July 4th picnic complete with roller-coaster rides, ferris vheel and carnival barkers, the lemonstration :Was just added excitement. Most ignored the in- egrated protestors, but a few topped to jeer as police walked nd carried them to commandeered school buses and pa- rol wagons. 'Lock'em Up 1 "Take 'em all. Lock 'em up and brow away the key. It looks like revival meeting," were among tie catcalls, A few cherry bombs vere tossed, but for the most part everything was orderly. Integrationists responded by inglng freedom songs and waving )lacards stenciled with such mess- ,ges as "freedom Now". Hearings are scheduled tonight jefore the Woodlawn trial magis- rate, Some of the demonstrators •^-perhaps all—may request post- wnements. More than 2QQ of the nearly 400 yho took part in the protest came rom New York City and Phlla- elphia in buses. Among the prominent church- ien rounded up by more than 50 Baltimore County police, off Jeers ssjgned to the park were; Bishop* Daniel Corrigan of the Council of the Protestant ioderick Church; French oi the the Rev. World Council of Churches; the Rev. illlam Sloan Cojfin, Yale Uni< erslty chaplain, All but Coffin re from New To be coordinated by Homer Vowels, who also will teach, the program will • begin Sept. .5 for dropouts and potential dropouts in both Alton High School and the four junior high schools. Vowels said there are 124 dropouts from Alton High School last year and 53 from the four junior highs. The principal cause for the dropouts was lack of interest in school work, Vowels said. The other chief reasons for dropping out included armed forces, employment, illness and marriage, Chief aim of the combination school-employment program is not only to keep the students in school but to keep them off the streets and give them work experience "We're finding that many of the students after quitting school to go to work, are failing to find a job and are remaining idle," Vowels said. Under the program, the potential dropout student will be urged to remain in school, attending class in the mornings or afternoons, and working at some job the rest of the time. It is hoped, Vowels said, that Alton businesses and industries will cooperate with the school system in employing some of the students part-time. "Our biggest problem will be in seeking employment for these students," he added. The program is new in the area and will not conflict with the work of the Governor's Committee on Literacy and Learning which was begun here recently to attack the dropout problem by teaching the student to improve his reading and work habits. The Alton program will be under the supervision of C. R. Wright, administrative assistant in charge of vocational education, who also is a member of the Governor's Committee. Vowels will work closely with both employer and student, checking frequently on the work progress and personal problems of the dropout, Fire Damages Voice of America Station RHODES, Greece (AP)-A fire caused about JIQO.OOO damage today at the Voice of American installation being built on this Greek island in the eastern Mediterranean, , U.S. officials said the damage might delay work on the installation scheduled lor completion next sprang,;Cause of the fire was not determined, The installation will replace the U.S. Coast Guard vessel, Courier, which is equipped as a floating radio station, Kerner's Redistricting Veto Contested in Suit Filed To Cold to Cut-Bid Plan PHS Balks on Sewer Fund A negotiation which could amount to $225,000 in a bid for construction of the southside interceptor sewer would apparently make Alton ineligible to receive a $250,000 federal grant for the project, city officials learned today. A Public Health Service construction grants officer informed city officials that the PHS "would not regard a negotiation involving $225,000 as minor in nature" and "would be unable to approve such a substantial negotiation." Alternatives left to the city would be rejection of all bids and calling for new bids or revisions of the plans and specifications for the project. The city was told that the PHS would consider negotiation of "minor changes" with the low bidder. The information today was in answer to an inquiry from Paul A. Lenz, director of public works, as to the regulations covering contract negotiations and their relation to the federal grant. Reductions Possible The interest in negotiation rules arose at a City Council meeting last week, when the low bidder on the project, R & R Construction Co., suggested several provisional revisions in the bid which could amount to a reduction of $225,000 if no problems arose during con- structipn. The R & R bid for the project was $1,498,763, while Madison Construction Co., the only other bidder, submitted a bid of $1,562,118. The bids ranged from 57 per cent to 63 per cent above the engineers' estimates for the project, which were put at $957,066. ANTI-DALEY DISPLAY When Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley tried to address a rally of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People in downtown Grant Park July 4 he was greeted by these signs and boos from some members of the crowd. Mayor Daley walked off the platform and departed without delivering his message. (AP Wirephoto) Chinese Arrive in um eye. He suffered cuts to the left eyebrow and left cheek and his left eye was burned. Robert Bailey, 24, of 17 Babrara Place, Godfrey, was treated by a physician for a burn on his back caused by an exploding "cherry bomb'.' Thursday. Bailey's wife said he was accidentally struck in the back by the firecracker. He received a tetanus shot afterward as a precaution. Curfew and Fireworks Alton police picked up eight boys and girls at 12:40 a.m. today for curfew violation and shooting of fireworks at the Comet Drive In. Their cases were referred to juvenile authorities. In Alton, police investigated 15 reports of residents exploding fireworks in violation of the law. Wood River and East Alton police had one each of such reported violations. At Staunton a boy was reported hospitalized with injuries he received when he was run over by a float in a Fourth of July parade. The boy had darted out into the street to p i c k up souvenirs being tossed from floats when he was struck. At Troy unpatriotic July 4 burglars "peeled" a safe at Allen's Rexall Drug Store instead of blowing it open. They made off with $1,095 and a revolver. New Jail Cell Lost in Shipment HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (AP) —Lost; one jail. Somewhere between here and Kansas City, a temporary jail that Hampton Beach ordered last month has become lost in ship- nent. The bull-pen type structure was .0 be erected in the town garage n time for use during the July 4 weekend. But the jail hasn't arrived and no one seems to know where it is. It wasn't needed Thursday, lowever, even though an estimated 80,000 persons thronged Hampton Beach. Lenz and the city's Citizens Engineering Advisory Committee recommended that with bids so'high above the estimates, the city reject them and call for new bids. The City Council deferred action on the matter by a 10-3 vote, and indicated attempts would be made to • negotiate with the low bidder if the federal grant would not be jeopardized. Lenz was directed to obtain a government opinion on the subject. Multi-Million Dollar Job The south side interceptor sewer is part of the multi-million dollar city sewer project which includes construction of a treatment plant, now more than half completed. In regard to the announcement of PHS, Alton's Mayor P. W. Day said today, "I don't see how the city council can do anything but reject the bids taken 10 days ago, and order the project readvertis- ed." Day suggested, however, if re- advertising is decided on, it may be possible to break up the bidding by asking separate proposals on two or more alternates. Such a step, he believes, might make it possible for smaller contractors to bid on sections of the project they are equipped to handle. The mayor said he is advancing this suggestion after learning that two items in the specifications are for projects associated with the interceptor but not included in the work for which the federal grant has been offered to the city. "I am not sure such an arrangement to provide separate bids on. some portions of the work can be carried out, but I will refer the idea to Public Works Director Lenz and the city's engineering consultants prior to Wednesday night's council meeting." DATA AT THE DAM 8a.m. temperature Yesterday's today 08°. hlBh 82°, low 68°. River stage below Precipitation dam at 8 a.m. 24 hrs, to 8 a.m. 3.2. Pool 23.5. None, In Moscow MOSCOW (AP)— A Communi Chinese delegation arrived i Moscow today for a showdow Kn(-f]p \Vlth PpptniOT* T£flTMlchf 1 h(3 uuillc will] IrlclUlcl x\Ili UollUIlc over control of world commi nism. The outcome could determin the future of hundreds of million of persons for years to come. Th Kremlin conference was the mos dramatic peak in communism" quarrels, for overshadowing th 1948 split between Stalin an President Tito of Yugoslavia. Despite a last-minute exchang of angry charges, the Kremlin sen the head of its delegation to th airport to meet the Chinese. H is Mikhail Suslov, 60, member o the powerful party Presidium With him was a large delegatioi of party officials. The Chinese delegation was lee by the Chinese Central Commit tee general secretary, Tenj Hsiao-ping, 60. The delegation arrived about i half hour late aboard a big Sovie TU104 jet airliner. Also on hand were nearly 20 Chinese residents of Moscow headed by the smiling Chines ambassador, Pan Tzu-li. Mounting charges and counter charges between Moscow anc Peking apparently doomed chanc es of any real accord between the Communist giants. At issue is Premier Khrush chev's policy of peaceful coexist ence with the West versus Mac Tse-tung's insistence that wai and violent revolution are neces sary to achieve Communist dom inatjon of the world. The basic quarrel is who is to have the right to interpret the principles laid down by Lenin founder of the first Communist state— Russia. The Soviet Union accused the Chinese of slander, meddling anc aggravating relations on the eve of the talks. U, S. May Get Paid Corn Price at Loan Level Telegraph area farmers may find it profitable to pay off their corn government loans tills year. This would set a precedent, since the government usually loans farmers more money on their corn titan the corn will bring on the market. Under the agriculture program the farmers got Into the profitable habit of defaulting on the debt This year, however, the price of corn lias crone un and now equals the amount the government loaned on 1962 corn stored on individual farms. The tie price is ?1.22 a bushel- the amount the government loaned and also the price the farmer can get, if he sells U. However, a tie isn't good enough. In addition to paying back the money, the farmer has to pay three and one-half per cent interest. Thus, if he sells at $1.22, then pays the interest out of his nockfit. he's i/ono In His vpH In that extent. But farmers are watching the market as M. Lee Rogers, office manager of Madison County ASCS office, looks on hopefully. In a statement Issued today Roger* said the government would star shortly after July 10 taking ovw corn on which loans were made However, 'Rogers suggested thu farmers might keep an eye on the market because it "has apparent!) readied the point where it may be nmfltnhlo In nnv nff" Ifinns. in Daley Jeered at NAACP Meeting CHICAGO UP) —An angered Mayor Richard J. Daley and Negro church leader were jeered from the speaker's platform a Fourth of July rally which gathered an estimated 20,000 per sons on Chicago's downtown lakefront. Daley, boss of the Democrat! lem, and are trying to do some party in Illinois, led a 3M:-mili "Freedom March" through thi downtown area sponsored by thi National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People. The march and rally were ar ranged in connection with the NAACP's national convention. The convention sessions, suspended for Independence Day, resume today More than groes waved 100 whites anti-Daley and Ne placards as they rushed down the aisles :o the platform. The placards re fleeted claims of segregation in Chicago schools and ghetto condi- .ions in Negro sections of the city. "Tokenism must go," they shouted each time the mayor attempted to speak. "Down with ghetto! Daley must go!" The din raised by the demonstrators, a number of them bearded, forced Daley to stop after he said: "We recognize your prob- Wirtz Asking Resumption Of Rail Talks WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz called on both sides today to make a last-ditch effort to settle the railroad work rules dispute by collective bargaining. He asked for an answer by Sunday. If no agreement is reached to continue talks, the railroads already have said they will put controversial new work rules in to effect after midnight Wednesday. Union officials have warned this would bring an immediate strike, Wirtz, in a news conference after a 30-minute meeting with the legotiators for the railroads and five operating unions, indicated .hat, if his proposal was rejected, the administration would seek legislation immediately. Wirtz proposed a temporary so- utlon for two key issues in the dispute, the question of removal of some 40,000 firemen from freight and yard trains, and the make-up of the crews of all trains aside from those riding in the car. In both issues, he proposed acceptance of the recommendations of a presidential emergency board in May as a basis for a two-year trial. TODAY'S CHUCKLE Most arguments about new cars start from scratch, (® 1969. Genera) Features Corp.) thing about it." Gave Up But flustered, red-faced an angry, the deep-voiced Dale gave up after several starts o his welcoming address and thun dered into the microphone, "I rec ognize a contingent of the Repub lican party is here," then walked off. The Negro church leader, the Rev. J. H. Jackson, also was shouted down. He is president o Jie National Baptist Convention which claims 5 million Negro members. Sen. Paul Douglas, D-I11., was enthusiastically cheered before and after his speech, although he urged a policy of moderation anc non-violence such as that prac iced by the late Mohandas Gan dhi in India. Hecklers called Dr. Jackson Uncle Tom" when he tried to speak. He had addressed the con vention earlier, an aide said, anc suggested Negroes should begin wo-month quiet period withou demonstrations. The demonstrations, along with some minor heckling of Roy Wil <ins, a Negro and executive sec •etary of the NAACP, appearec o be expressions of impatience iver the pace of integration. Only New York and four South ern states have more Negroes ban Illinois. More than 810,000 of he state's 1,1 million Negroes live n Chicago, After Parade The NAACP-sponsored rally fol- owed the parade, which was ed by Daley; Wilkins; Charles Svers, brother of Medgar Evers, Mississippi NAACP field secre ary assassinated by a sniper's iullet; and Medgar Evers' widow and three of their children. Later in the rally Medgar Evers vas cited for his contribution to he cnuse of Negro civil rights, Tie Sprlngarn medal, named for \rthur B. Sprlngarn, NAACP ^resident, was presented to his vidow, Myrlie, James B, Conlisk, deputy po- Ice superintendent, estimated the mmber of marchers at 45,000. He aid another 25,000 lined the ,treets. Other estimates ranged considerably lower. A few signs carried in what the AACP called its mass freedom narch hinted at what was to One sign read, "Mayor Contends Legislature Agreed SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) - A uit challenging Gov. Otto Ker» er's right to veto a bill redls- ricting the Illinois House was Jed today in Sangamon County Circuit Court. Brought by Rep. Gale Williams, R-Murphysboro, the suit contended Kerner's veto of the bill last ,veek was invalid because th« (gislature had met a constitu- ional requirement in agreeing on lie reapportionment by July 1. The suit requested a judgment declaring the veto to be void and that Kemer be restrained from appointing a commission to re- map the House districts. The vetoed bill, drawn by Republicans, called for Chicago to ;ive up two of its 23 districts to he Cook County Suburban area. Southern Illinois would have lost one district and DuPage County would have been given two dis- :ricts. Each of the 59 districts in the state elects three House members. Kerner struck down the measure on the grounds it contained too many inequities in population of the proposed districts. House Speaker John W. Lews, and other Republican leaders, nsisted the General Assembly's action on the bill was final,and hat Kerner had no other func- lion but to sign it into law. The dispute centers on a provision in the 1954 constitutional amendment which set up the method for redistricting. At issue is a line which reads if the legislature "fails by the first day of July to redistrict the state into such districts, then the redistricting shall be accomplished by a commission." The- -legislature completed passage of the bill June 27. Kerner, however, has said he has authority to act on any bill approved by the assembly. In his opinion, redistricting now will have to be taken over by a special 10-member commission. The commission would comprise five Democrats and five Republicans appointed by the governor Erom lists of names submitted by the two parties' state central committees. Under the mechanics, if seven of the 10 commission members could not agree on reapportionment within four months after hey were appointed, House mem- >ers would be forced to run at- arge in the 1964 election. Kerner told a news conference last week the 29 Senate seats to be filled next year also would be decided on a statewide basis if House remapping is not accomplished. Williams said in his suit his rights "are greatly prejudiced" by Kerner's action. Daley, what the hell are you dong here?" ' Daley, carrying an American lag, commented, "This Is Chicago and anyone can carry a sign." Daley is Cook County chairman and his control of the cUv's po- llical structure is based in large measure on top-heavy majorities, Labor Strife Hits Freighter in Port Everglades FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. 'AP) — The freighter SS Maximus, with three pickets at dock- Ide, has departed Port Ever;lades where it unloaded some ,200 Cuban refugees amid labor trife. The pickets were registering a rotest in a jurisdictional dispute hat involves hiring by the Maximus' owners of engine officials rom an affiliate of the National Maritime Union rathern than rom those connected with the, National Engineers Beneficial Association. The dispute delayed the essel's departure to Cuba lost veek. The Maximus arrived at Port Iverglades Wednesday after car- ying to Havana the final ship, oad of $53 million in food and, medicine given Fide} Castro top •eeing 1,113 captives of the 18!R uban invasion. Burial Services Conducted From Air^ WELLINGTON, Now Zealand AP)—Three clergymen. how«|} n helicopters a tew feet above, he wreckage p| » New " Irliner on a ^QM-to oday and conduced es for tbs j/jf Hied The Njp W ay« plana w«*hed Int

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