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fcttttfcfttAt ...... SOCIAL . . . . , . , t»Aote spGRfs ...... , r»Aofe tfcifeVMtON .;... l"S 14 CLASSIFIED ..... PAOE IS onittMtiv ...... PAGE is ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 127 Years SUNBA* low 6Si High 88 VVoftthefj Pate a) Established January 15, 1836, Vol. CXXVffi, No. 147 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 6,1963 16 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Press. To Make Way for Power Line,.. Houses Will Be Moved Houses will bo almost as thick as autos on Alton streets soon as an epidemic; of house moving caused by construction of a hew i power lino by the Illinois Power Co., tieafs in the southeast tip of the city. Six of the seven houses affected by the utility project will be moved to locations by Sept. 1, and the other Is to be razed by the company. The. seven parcels ol land in the Peasant Street-Blscayne Street area have been purchased by the power company, and the former owners wore given the option of removing their houses to another location. Two of the owners have already received city permits to have their buildings moved, both to new locations In the 4100 block of Aberdeen Avenue. W. T. Randolph of Godfrey, who owned a four-room house at 3514 Peasant St., early this week was moving the build' ing. G. Walmsley of 3512 Peasant St. will move his home soon. Illinois Power Co. real estate agents said four others have indicated they will move their their homes by the Sept. 1 deadline. They are Leo Jacobs, 3510 Peasant Si., Jack Ainsworth, 3509 BlBcayne St., Clint Petty, 3511 Blscnyne St., and Fred I less, 3508 Peasant St. The seventh parcel of land pur* chased by the IPC was owned 'by Hattie Myers and Is located on Milton Road. A company spokesman said she had Indicated she did not plan to move her home. The. strip of land is to be used by the power company for construction of a new high tension line to run generally parallel with the existing line west of Wood Riyer Crock. Tho line will run from the power station near the river to the area north of East Alton, and will cut across that tip of Alton located west of the creek. The property Involved is that on which towers will be constructed or that where the lines will run directly overhead. Construction is expected to begin soon. The lihe is part of the expansion project under way by; the company. It will carry electricity to be generated by the new unit now almost ready for operation at the plant. HOUSES ON THE WAY The first of six houses to be moved from the foundation and on the road. All houses on right are Peasant Street-Biscayne Street' area, to make way among the seven to be moved to other locations or for an Illinois Power Co. utility project; is off its razed by Sept. 1. Piasa Elevator Collapses A half-dozen workmen escaped injury or death at 8:45 a.m. today when a huge steel grain elevator burst and collapsed at Piasa. The 50-foot structure, 19 feet in diameter, smacked the ground with an explosive force, spilling an estimated 11,000 bushels of wheat. . "The steel could have cut and killed some of the men," said Mrs. Chris. H. Blanker, secretary to the elevator owner, John L. Stone. "They were all close, but just not at the spot of the .impact." Cause of the elevator's collapse had not been determined, she said. Engineers from St. Louis were expected this afternoon to make an inspection of the wreckage. Piasa is 13 miles north of Alton. The grain stored in the elevator had been brought. .there by area farmers until it could be trucked in for sale to the large mills of the area, including Peavey mill in Alton, No'estimate of damage was given. The elevator is insured, Mrs, Blanker said. The load of grain narrowly missed pouring over a railroad track which would have blocked rail traffic. Alton June Sets Dollar Record June had the highest dollar volume of planned building activity in Alton in a period of 2Vs years. Eighty city building permits were issued for projects to estimated cost of $1,344,753. Highest previous month was January of 1961 with a total of $1,714,620. The first six months of this year is far ahead in planned building activity as compared to last year. June's high volume of building work was due primarily to two City Rec Head Bean Resigns Harold Bean, Alton Director of Parks and Recreation, submitted his resignation to the Park and Recreation Board today. HAROLD BEAN Male Kin Seek Armed Youth Who Fled Court »y ROBERT IIOLTON • NEW YORK (AP)-A heartsick and lonely retired policeman prowled the littered alleys separating rows of Bronx tenements today in one of the most tragic of all manhunts—father against son. In another rundown section of the borough, a young city police- nmn with but a lew months sery Ice on the force peered into dim hallways and musty, atojidonecl buUdings-^eeklng OH* hi! brother, A police detective canvassed the seedy neighborhood of still another section in quest of a young man-Ills nephew. Such was the lot of the Egan family today as the tether, brother jind uncle of on armed and desperate fugitive joined 100 other j-jlce in a manhunt for 19-year* pld Gregory Gregory leaped through a Bronx court house second-floor window last Thursday and escaped in a hull of police bullets. The youth, with a record ol seven earlier arrests, had jus been ordered held in $40,000 bai on a charge of kidnapping a cab driver and having used his car in two robberies. Yesterday the boy's father James Egan Sr., a 51-year-ok cop \vlio reared from the force eight years ago with a meritorious record, a.sked to join tlio manhunt The fugitive's brother, patrol man Fred Egan, 23, asked and was given permission to hunt his brother down. Detective William Egan volunteered to join the man hunt lor his erring nephew. "We've got to get him before he kills someone or gets killed himself," said the brother, The application was accepted >y the board in a special meet- ng at noon today; no successor ,vas named immediately. Bean has been superintendent of recreation since 1946 and was appointed head of the combined departments in January of this year. The resignation was effective immediately and the board is now looking for candidates to fill the position. Bean said, "My goal is com pleted, I have worked for years lo get the Park and Recreation Departments combined and now that is accomplished I feel the Commission should get someone to handle it." Bean came to the Recreation Department from Luer Brother: Packing Co. in Alton. He had worked previously at Owens-Illi nois Glass Co. and Curtis Wright Co. in St. Louis. He has served on the legisla tion committee of the Greater Al ton Assn. of Commerce and the Public Improvement Committee He also served as an ex-officio member of the Park District Com mittee for the development of a Park District. He is a member of the Grea Lakes Division of the America! Recreation Society; the Nationa Recreation Assn. (he was presi dent of the group in 1954 and board member of the same groui J955 to 1962.) and the'American Institute of Park Executives. He was graduated from Cheste Public High School in 1930 um aUendjd, Illinois College un< Southern Illinois University. DATA AT THE DAM River stage below Precipitation d»m at 3.6. Pool 24 hrs. to 8 a.ra .18 in. big constructional projects, said ames G. Bennett, city building nspector. One was the new YMCA building on upper Henry Street, estimated at $737,868. The other, the Travelodge, a 65unil: motel at E. Broadway and Ridge Street, on the former Luer packing plant location estimated o cost $350,000. New Construction Wholly new construction launch- id in June under 22 permits had a value of $1,261,418. It included 9 dwellings, $162,100 and 11 garages, $11,450, besides the business nd institutional projects. Besides new structures reacting permit stage in June this •ear 10 permits were issued for additions to buildings to an estimated total value of $32,150. Included were S additions to dwell- ngs, $20,150; a commercial addi- ion, $7,000; and an industrial addition, $5,000. The industrial item s for an extension of a machine shop at Hutchinson Foundry Products, 4131 Alby. Forty-eight permits in June were for alterations and repairs: 43'to residences; $35,185, and five o commercial structures, $16,000 -a total of $51,185. The June total of 80 permits was the largest for any month this year, and the largest since May ast year which had 94. Far Over 10U2 Both the total volume of plan- icd building activity and the vol ume of entirely new construction for the first six months of the present year in Alton show great increases over the figures for the corresponding period of 1962. Report of the city building division shows total estimated cost of all building activity under 304 permits thus far this year is $2,615,996. This is $1,042,092, or about 66 per cent more than (he figure of $1,573,692 under 359 permits for the opening half of 1962. Total of building permit fees earned by the Alton building department for the first half of the present year is $6,253; total of plumbing permit fees, $1,239; and total of electrical permit fees, ?!,304. Prize-Winning TV Producer Loses Life LOS ANGELES (AP)-George Tyssen, 42, prize-winning television film producer,, was killed Thursday (n the crash! ol a light plane at Baja California Aivport. Tyssen won the 1963 Cannes Film Festival award lov commercials. Wirtz Asks Two-Year Rail Truce By W. II. HAGSDALK ,)ll. WASHINGTON (AP) - Secre- ary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz s making a big effort to switch he railroad work rules dispute away from a threatened strike and onto the kind of a track that cd to peace in the steel industry. He has called for a decision Sunday on his unusual proposa 'or a temporary agreement, a wo-year truce and study groups modeled after the steel industry's iuman Relations Committee to search for a permanent solution. The railroads and five operating unions—who have been fighting over work rules for four years— ndicaled they will study the mat .er thoroughly and give their an swer in Wirtz' office Sunday. That the unions' answer may be "no" was indicated Frida; night in St. Louis when H. E ilbert, president of the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Engincmen, labeled the proposal "unacceptable." Uiiiicccplahle Gilbert said he spoke for him self and not the union, but added "I don't see how the union can agree to it." If the proposal is rejected, Pres ident Kennedy probably will send to Congress early next week emergency legislation to head of a nationwide rail strike, probably calling for compulsory arbitration of the dispute. The railroads have announced plans to put new work rules into effect when the present bargain ing deadline is reached at mid night Wednesday. The rules would eliminate thousands of jobs which the railroads say are unnecessary and cost about $600 million. They call such jobs "featherbedding.' The unions claim present rule must be maintained for safe op eration of the trains. They saic Friday they will call an immedi ate strike if the new rules are pu into effect. Wirlz told a news conferenc Friday he had suggested that bot sides agree to the terms laid dowr in-'May by -a -presidential emer gency board for settlement what he called "the two mos currently active issues in thi conflict"—removal of 40,000 fire men from freight and yard train and the makeup of train crew other than those in the engin cab. Fireman's Jobs The board called for eliminatio of the firemen's jobs by attrition with each job subject to negotia tion, and establishment of a sys> tern of arbitration for non-engin crew makeup. In the 20-day negotiating perioc proposed by Wirtz, efforts woul be made to clear up details le vague by the presidential boarc This period would begin Sunday with Asst. Secretary of Labo James J. Reynolds authorized t make a binding decision for "temporary" two-year contract o each point which was not settle during the 20 days. If a two-year contract is agreet on, study groups would be set u to work during the 24 months to ward a permanent settlement, t group of two union and two rai road representatives would be e; tablished for each unsettled ques tion. The groups would be give authority to make binding recon mendations for a permanent se tlement. Noted English Army Officer Dies at 64 LONDON (AP) — Gen. Sir Lasl mer Whistler, 64, winner of tl Distinguished Service Order fo gallantry three times and d scribed by Field Marshal Loi Montgomery as "probably th finest fighting brigadier in th British army," died Thursday. NAACP to Form Commando' Units Increase AT NAACP MEET CHICAGO—Before he spoke at con- Meclger Evers, and U. S. District Judge vention of JVAACP at Chicago James H. James B. Parsons, of Chicago. Meredith Meredith, right, who was center of in- said he was dissatisfied with low qual- tegration conflict at University of Mis- : *" "* i«-•»•««• «*:« "•—«~ ™««.» TMn^««c sissippi, chats with Charles Evers, left, brother of slain NAACP field worker Red China Again Raps Khrushchev MOSCOW (AP)—Red. China assailed Premier Khrushchev again today as its seven-man mission to Moscow went off with a Kremlin team apparently open the first real working session on the ideological feud between the world's two largest Communist powers. After getting together yesterday for what appeared to be a largely ceremonial and organizational meeting, the two delegations drove to a villa in the Lenin Hills overlooking Moscow this morning. Their meeting was being held in secret. The villa is a recreational area and seldom used for high level talks. The Chinese delegation leader, Teng Hsiao-Ping, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, drove there just before 10 a.m. Mikhail Suslov, head of the Soviet delegation, left the Kremlin about the same time. Soviet newspapers had little to say about the meetings between experts of the Soviet and Chinese communist parties. The dispute on how to attain world supremacy for Communism is not officially a struggle between the two governments, but one between the parties. Pravda, the Soviet party newspaper, printed a defense of Khrushchev's peaceful coexistence policy but made not mention of the meeting. Communist Chinese newspapers in Hong Kong followed up new blasts from Peking by singling out Khrushchev by name, accus ing him of being the man "who tore hundreds of economic agree ments between China and Rus sia into pieces." ity of leadership among young Negroes and the childish nature of their activities. (AP Wirephoto) Meredith Assails Negroes 'Leaders CHICAGO UP) — James H. Meredith of Chicago and a Rutger University senior exchanged heated remarks concerning th leadership of Negroes at a NAACP banquet Friday night. General Activity CHICAGO (API— The National ssociation for the Advancement f Colored People in a dramatic novc to accelerate integration, las called for a task force of 'NAACP Commandos" to wage an active battle for civil rights. Delegates to the 54th annual ^JAACP convention, which closes oday, shouted approval yesterday of a resolution calling for the creation of the commando groups. The groups are to be composed of college-age youth, attorneys, teachers, clergymen and other persons to devote time to demonstrations. The delegates also voted to stif- ien the control of the national organization of the NAACP over local branches, a move designed to force local leaders to go along with nation-wide demonstration plans. Direct Action A spokesman said the direct action resolutions reflect the desire of the NAACP to reaffirm and assert "our many pronged attack on segregation." Up to now, he said, the NAACP has relied heavily on legal maneuvers, political pressure, propaganda and education in its fight against racial prejudice. The commandos will "provide experienced personnel who could be sent into any area to lead demonstrations such as sit-ins, wade-ins, economic boycotts and other action protests," said Golst- er B. Current, NAACP director Employment Reaches New Record High WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the United States has 70 million jobs—almost two decades after Henry A. Wallace stirred a fuss by predicting 60 million. The Department of Labor reports that the 70 million total was reached in June. U.S. employment passed 60 million 15 years ago. Wallace, vice president when lie made his prediction, figured 60 million jobs would be the result of full employment. Statistics released Friday showed that the 70 million jobs did not mean full employment. Teen-agers looking for jobs pushed the unemployment total to 4.8 million. Harold Goldstein, spokesman for the department, said employment in June swelled to 70.3 million. The unemployment rate, despite the increase in unemployed, fell from 5.9 per cent in May to 5.7 per cent in June. This rate always is seasonably adjusted. Wallace, now a farmer in South Salem, N.Y., wrote a book titled "60 Million Jobs" when he was vice president. It was published in 1945. The Democrats, who nominated Harry S. Truman to replace Wallace as the vice presidential candidate, used that slogan in the campaign of 1944. .Meredith,- the first known Negro to-enter the University of Mississippi, told 800 persons at a Youth Freedom Fund dinner: "My greatest dissatisfaction today is the existence of the very low quality of leadership present among our young Negroes and the childish nature of their activities." "The two great shortcomings of our youth," Meredith said, "are lack of discipline and knowledge." When Meredith finished, he left the stage to a smattering of applause. Then John Davis, 22, of East Orange, N. J., who was master of ceremonies, said that though it s not proper for him to criticize Meredith's comments, he believed it necessary to do so. Davis, also a Negro said that "it grieves me to hear that kind of talk from someone like Mr. Meredith." Davis' comments were greeted with wild cheering, Italian Premier Wins Vote of Confidence ROME (AP)—Premier Giovanni Leone won a confidence vote in the senate last night after telling senators he supported the general principle of President Kennedy's plan to establish a multilateral NATO nuclear force. The senate endorsed Leone's all- Christian Democrat minority government 133 to 110, just 10 votes over a required majority. Seventy-six senators did not participate in the voting. TODAY'S CHUCKLE When holding a conversation, it is a good idea to let go of it occasionally. (© 1063, General Features Corp.) Drifting Down River... 3 Youths Trapped on Raft By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer Three youths rescued from a raft in the Mississippi River and put ashore at Hartford Friday evening were positive today that they were through as river travelers. The erratic journey of the three Missourians began on the Missouri River, where they had planned a one-mile journey with a fourth youth on shore using a rope to hold the raft to keep it from entering the main river current and to pull it ashore upon completion of the expedition. One of the youths, Walter Caution, 16, of St. Louis, said the expedition got off to a hapless start when the fourth youth, who had been assigned the rope*hpldjng job, threw the whole rope aboard the craft when it cast off. "This left us Just floating around in the river," Caution said. The current took the raft out into midstream and when he and the others, Ronald Meyers, 17, of Jennings and Terry Jansing, 16, of St. Louis, seized the rudder to guide the homemade craft, "the rudder came off in our hands," Caution said. There followed attempts to manage the raft by clinging to it and paddling with feet, but those efforts proved fruitless. "And we were afraid to swirn for it, so we stayed with the raft," Caution added. Their plight was discovered by the captain of a passing boat. By this time, the raft had moved out into the Mississippi River. They were taken aboard the regular river craft about two miles above Chain of Rocks. Wood River police notified their parents who came to Wood River Police Headquarters to take them home. of branches. The NAACP has been using volunteer groups on an experimental basis, Curent said, but yesterday's resolution now makes such tactics official policy. He said the resolution tightening the hold of the national organization "will brush aside any reluctance on the part of local units to join in picketing. . .and other mass actions. Power Over Locals The resolution gives the national organization power summarily :o remove any branch leader who fails to go along with demonstration plans. A third direct-action resolution was also adopted, urging all state, area and regional conferences, branches, youth councils and college chapters to fall in line with more active national policy. The delegates also approved resolutions censuring the American Bar Association and calling for ail economic boycott of Portugal and the Union of South Africa. The ABA was censured for not appointing a Negro to its committee on civil rights and racial unrest. The economic boycott of Portugal and the Union of South Africa was urged to protest both the existence of apartheid in South Africa and to "deplore the fact that the African nations of Mozambique and Angola still remain under the domination of Portugal." July 4 Death Toll Running At Low Rate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The death toll on the country's roads and highways continued to HOLIDAY TOLL TO a p.m. Traffic: 3-11 Hunting: 80 Drowning: 88 TOTAL: IBS lag behind the prc-Indepondence Day weekend estimate today, and optimistic National Safety Coun* ell officials said guardedly that the loti.1 could fall below 500. The traffic fatality total readied 182 as the four-day holiday weekend went through its third duy. The council had estimated that 550-650 persons would die in traffic accidents. The cleatii count began at 6 p.m. (local time) Wednesday and will end at midnight Sunday. "The total is running tially behind both our and behind the IQlil four-day In dependence Day weaken^," NSC spokesman said. "It seems that if the *low tt'o continues, tho toll could end less than 500 death!/' He "The death total Jg funning ,ower than wo

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